Friday, June 29, 2007

Top 10 Movies

Inspired by the recent American Film Institute's top 100 movies of all time, Jen suggested that I create a list of my favorite movies. She mentioned this a couple of days ago, and after much thought, I think I'm ready. In no particular order:

1. Superman: the movie; "They are a great people Kal-El..."
2. the Godfather; "Leave the gun, take the canoli."
3. Star Wars Episode V: the Empire Strikes Back; "No, Luke. I am your father."
4. Jaws; "We're gonna need a bigger boat."
5. Raiders of the Lost Ark; "Snakes. Why did it have to be snakes?"
6. Die Hard; "Come out to the coast, we'll get together, have a few laughs..."
7. Pulp Fiction; "It's the one that says, 'Bad Motherf$@%er'."
8. National Lampoon's Vacation; "Are you kidding me?! This is a 'Magnum P.I.'!"
9. Caddyshack; "A hat like that should come with a free can of soup."
10. Se7en; "What's in the box?!"

As you can see, my tastes are kind of all over the place. I love good thrillers, but sometimes you just can't beat classic comedies. While these are some of my favorites, I'm sure that once I post this, I'll think of ten more that I should have put on here, because that's the way my life is. What are some of your favorites? Any movies that, when you see the on TV, you have to stop and watch? At least for a few minutes?


Jen said...

My top 10 (in no particular order):
1. The Goonies--"That's what I said, a boody trap"
2. Casino Royale--no quotation, just a VERY HOT James Bond
3. Toy Story (1 & 2)--"You are a TOY!!
4. Grease--"Rockin' and rollin' and whatnot"
5. The Lord of the Rings-Return of the King--"Do you still have my old ring Frodo? No uncle, I'm afraid I lost it."
6. Sideways--"I'm not drinking any F---ing Merlot!"
7. Star Wars--all 6 are good...gotta love Yoda, "mine, or I will help you not!"
8. The Music Man (Imagine you're hearing Ron Howard's lisp-- "Oh sister, have you ever seen anything as scrumptuous as a solid gold thing, oh sister!")
9. Harry Potter--All of 'em
10. The Princess Bride "Inconceivable!"

Anonymous said...


Patton - He's my man!

A Band of Brothers


The Mrs. said...

Tough task! I'll try to list 10 of my favorites, but I know I'll forget some of the really big ones.

1. A Few Good Men
2. Wizard of Oz
3. The Patriot
4. Saving Private Ryan
5. Steel Magnolias
6. The Lion King
7. Legend of the Falls
8. Forrest Gump
9. Tommy Boy
10. Girls Just Want to Have Fun (it's a sentimental favorite, taking me back to days of slumber parties and junior high)

zztopdog said...

Ok, it's taken a while because so many of my favorites seem to fit into different categories. So, because so many of the first ones that came to mind are in the "major emotional impression" category, I'll start with those top ten (in no particular order):
1. All the President's Men
2. Coming Home
3. Crash
4. The Deer Hunter
5. The Graduate
6. Hotel Rwanda
7. Midnight Cowboy
8. Ordinary People
9. Serpico
10. To Kill a Mockingbird

Except for Crash and Hotel, this list may seem dated; but if you haven't seen these movies, check them out; the topics are mostly timeless, with wonderful actors!