Monday, July 6, 2009

Top 5: Movies

So I have decided to try and do a top 5 list a week. To start it off, I will tackle top 5 favorite movies. Feel free to chime in with your own lists.

My top 5 in no particular order

1. Babe

That's right, the movie with the talking pig. For those of you that know me, I really enjoy movies with talking animals. For me Babe is the penultimate talking animal movie. The scene where Farmer Hoggett sings to Babe after he spends the night in the rain. Gets me every time.

2. Braveheart

I have come to love epics, Lawrence of Arabia, Bridge on the River Kwai, etc. The classics came later for me, Braveheart came first. Stories where people overcome overwhelming odds seems to really appeal to me. The final scene with William Wallace, when he yells Freedom. Awesome.

3. Almost Famous

This movie has grown on me over the last few years. The cast is great. I really like all of the major players. The music choices are amazing. You can't help but sing along during Tiny Dancer. It's really layered as well. As I age, I find myself identifying with different characters. When I come across this movie on TV, I can't help but stop and watch.

4. Kill Bill

This is somewhat cheating as I am taking two movies as one. Since they were shot together, I think I can take the liberty with it. I love a good revenge story, and also a movie with a strong female lead (one of the reasons I love Buffy the Vampire Slayer). You take the amazing fight scenes, and top if off with Tarinto dialogue and I am sold.

5. Tommy Boy

This is probably the movie I quote the most, and I probably now a days don't even realize I am doing it. It's a movie that is guaranteed to make me laugh. I don't expect this movie to change my views on things, or win any awards, it is just good fun. Chris Farley and David Spade were a great pairing.

Honorable Mention:

Grave of the Fireflies--I have seen this movie twice, which is more than most people can do, it really tears at you

Unforgiven-- I love a good western, and this is one of the best

The Good the Bad and the Ugly-- See above

Clerks-- Kevin Smith, enough said

Rushmore-- Great cast, and I love movies based around High School, this is one of my favorites

Paths of Glory-- Stumbled upon this one when having to pick a movie to write a paper on for a class, this one was at the end of the semester, which gave me time to slack. Ended up really enjoying this film.

Dr. Strangelove-- Funny as hell, and a movie that still holds up. You can trade out the Russians for Iranians or North Koreans and the movie would work today.

The Dark Crystal-- I can't get enough Jim Henson, and this movie is classic.

Seven Samurai-- Awesome, Awesome, Awesome.


quartergoddess said...

All I can think of when I watch Braveheart is that Mel Gibson was too old to play that role. Waaaaayyyy too old.

Austin said...

How credible is this list if it doesn't include The Big Lebowski or Caddyshack?

Fern608 said...

Mel Gibson is still awesome in Braveheart. And Tommy Boy is a GREAT movie!