Monday, January 12, 2009

My Favorite Movies (Some with comments)

These are in no particular order. I might actually cause myself to have a brain hemorrhage if I tried to put this list in order.

1. Pulp Fiction (Very violent, very funny, not for the faint of heart)
2. Monty Python's The Holy Grail, and The Life of Brian (I still find myself quoting these).
3. Seven (Absolutely brilliant detective movie, also has some conspiracy elements).
4. The Usual Suspects (talk about plot twists and turns).
5. Suicide Kings (talk about plot twists and turns, with the benefit of Christopher Walken).
6. Heat (excellent, very realistic gun handling, director Michael Mann is a perfectionist when it comes to firearms and proper handling).
7. Silence of the Lambs (I feel no comment is needed).
8. Donnie Darko (very odd, time travel?, parallel universe?, Drew Barrymore?).
9. Troy (excellent depiction of Homers epic, not to mention really cool fight scenes).
10. The Last Samurai (excellent movie, great moral value, cool fight scenes).
11. Reservoir Dogs (nearly as violent as Pulp Fiction, more nail biting here though).
12. The Wall by Pink Floyd (for those that have seen it in a certain context nothing else needed)
13. Easy Rider (A very funny Jack Nicholson role).
14. The Patriot (wonderful portrayal a small part of the Revolutionary War, I wish all Americans would watch this at least once).
15. Braveheart (excellent, shows the extent to what Freedom and Liberty are truly worth).
16. Blackhawk Down (just remember this was mainly due to Clinton having no spine whatsoever).
17. 300 (portrayal of the single battle that allowed Western thought to spread, if not for this battle it would almost be certain we would not have what we consider a Western worldview, also gives us the wonderful quote "Molon Labe!").
18. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (Johnny Depp at his best).
19. All the Clint Eastwood "Spaghetti Westerns" (revolutionary film making and directing, also has lots of very cool gunfights).
20. Fight Club (wonderful movie, two of my favorite actors).
21. American History X (extremely violent, powerful movie about how people can change even though their surroundings don't).