Friday, July 24, 2009

Top 37?

So I thought I'd release a top 25 movies list of my favorite flicks of all time. Whittling a list that started at 130+ titles was way more difficult than I thought it would be. I tried to pick movies that weren't only well put together with solid acting, a great plot, and wonderful imagery, but movies that left an impression on my soul. That trimmed quite a few comedies off the list! I got the list down to 37. Here is what I have (and feel free to comment! Remember that all comments are moderated so it might take a few hours before I approve/publish your comments):

Amadeus (1984)
Bird (1988)
Braveheart (1995)
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
The Dark Crystal (1982)
The Dark Knight (2008)
Dune (1984)
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
The Fifth Element (1997)
Fight Club (1999)
Gladiator (2000)
The Goonies (1985)
Hook (1991)
House of Flying Daggers (2004)
Interview with the Vampire (1994)
Into the Wild (2007)
Jaws (1975)
Jurassic Park (1993)
The Last Samurai (2003)
The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe (2005)
LOTR: Fellowship of the Ring: Extended Ed. (2001)
The Matrix (1999)
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
Poltergeist (1982)
Reservoir Dogs (1992)
Rudy (1993)
Schindler's List (1993)
Secondhand Lions (2003)
Seven (1995)
Seven Years in Tibet (1997)
The Shawshank Redemption: Special Edition (1994)
The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
Star Wars: A New Hope (1977)
Three Kings (1999)
Tombstone (1993)
The Usual Suspects (1995)
V for Vendetta (2005)

1 comment:

  1. While I have seen many on the list, there are still a few that apparently I need to rent. I do agree with some, but wonder why the entire LOTR trilogy is not on here?!! Here's ones I definitely agree with: Braveheart, fight club, gladiator, interview with a vampire and schindler's list. Some of the others I don't think have any great theatrics or acting and wonder if it's a thing from when you grew up: Poltergeist, Dune, The fifth element, the goonies, hook?! (really!). I would also suggest: Million Dollar Baby, Doubt, This is England, Life is Beautiful, The Pianist, Brokeback Mountain, On the Waterfront, or Gran Torino. :o) Love you!