In Stef’s latest ‘Tidbit Tuesday‘, blog post she put the question out to readers – what are your top 5 favourite movies? As I could not cut off my list at 5, I decided to make this post my top 10 favourite movies of all time. Without further ado and in no particular order, here they are:
01: The Blues Brothers – definitely one of my long standing favourite films. I love Jake & Elwood Blues, and Dan Ackroyd’s dancing in every single musical scene throughout the film never fails to make me laugh. So many quoteable lines too. 02: The Dreamers – If you don’t already love Eva Green, you will after watching this film. It’s beautiful, and the imagery is still fresh for me even after years of re-watching.
03: Atonement – Watching this film will result in a full scale crush on James McAvoy, be warned. This is one of the rare circumstances (at least for me personally) where the film supersedes the book. 04: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off – I doubt I have to explain why this movie is so amazing. If you’ve not seen it, you’ve obviously not lived through the 80’s.
05: Constantine – I’m not really sure why I like this movie so much, but it’s one of the few I can re-watch a countless number of times without getting sick of it. Tilda Swinton as Gabriel is simply genius. 06: Romeo & Juliet – When this film first came out, I went and saw it at the cinema around 4 times. I became obsessed with it, and the story of Romeo & Juliet. It also sparked my unhealthy teenage obsession with Leonardo DiCaprio, but we won’t go into that now…
07: Alien Vs Predator – Guilty pleasure film, don’t ask. 08: Star Wars Trilogy – I call this a trilogy because the recent films 1-3 are dead to me. Nothing beats the original. I still have memories of being a child and doing everything I could to stay away to watch the entire films when they were shown on TV, but I remember always falling asleep when Luke gets attacked by the Sand People. Gosh I’m cool.
09: Indiana Jones Trilogy – If I have to explain to you why Indiana Jones is amazing, well then we can’t be friends I’m sorry. The original trilogy is still my favourite, but the 4th film wasn’t too bad. Shia LaBouf’s smart mouth usually makes a film pretty bearable for me. 10: The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy – Now my inner geek is really showing. I love these films, and can still get a lot of enjoyment out of them after countless re-screenings. You know you’ve matured when you no longer find Orlando Bloom as Legolas attractive, but think Viggo Mortensen as Aragorn is the cat’s pyjamas.
So now I pose the question to you – what are your top 5 or 10 favourite movies of all time?