Top Ten Movies

These is just a rundown of my favorite ten movies of all time in no particular order (with the exception of Pulp Fiction which is number 1… always)
Pulp Fiction- I make no qualms about being a Tarantino fan. I love witty dialogue, non-linear storytelling, dynamic characters and amazing action sequences. Pulp Fiction, in my opinion, is Tarantino’s magnum opus encompassing everything Tarantino does and turning it up to eleven.
Charlie Bartlet- I’m not quite sure why this movie makes the list. I guess when I first saw the movie I could relate to some of the characters and the overall message behind it. The acting is good, the writing is decent. I will be the first to admit that this is the most unremarkable film on my list, it just resonated with me for some odd reason.
The 40 Year Old Virgin- This movie is nearly two movies on its own. The first half of the film is comprised of the typical “this guy is still a virgin like the title suggests, let’s make all of the sex jokes possible” routine. In this part, there are a lot of hilarious moments which already set this movie apart from a lot of other comedies. The second half of this film switches gears and becomes a surprisingly sweet romance (interlaced with more vulgarity, but really, it would be disappointing if it weren’t)
Scream- I love horror movies. Scream is basically a love letter to horror movies while also being a decent slasher flick itself. The idea of a horror movie world, where all of the characters are aware of the “rules” of horror movies (and by “rules” I mean common sense that most horror movie scripts just chuck out of the window) is such a fresh take on an overused concept.
Office Space- Anybody who has hated a job will love this movie. That’s it. It’s a hilarious representation of corporate structure and follows the adventure of a guy who gets hypnotized and lives every menial employee’s fantasy before getting in over his head.
Dr. Horrible’s Sing Along Blog- At about 45 minutes long and being released in three parts on the internet, I’m not sure if this would qualify as a movie… but this is my list so deal with it. Great cast, great writing, interesting take on the hero/villain dynamic. This movie is what made the big television writers’ strike in some way worth it to the world.
Empire Strikes Back- Star Wars is amazing. You know it, I know it. People in the most remote regions of the world who may have never seen a movie before know it. Okay, that might be an exaggeration, but the fact is Star Wars is awesome and Empire Strikes back is the best movie of the series, hands down. The ending is fantastic, it introduces the revelation of Luke’s father, and it had the freakin battle of HOTH!!! The AT-AT walkers are still my favorite part of the entire series.
Clerks- Hey look, a movie that debated which Star Wars was the best Star Wars appearing right after the correct answer to said debate, it’s almost as if this was pre-meditated. Clerks had some fantastic writing and is a testament to the fact that you don’t need a massive budget to make an amazingly influential film.
Les Miserables- Musicals are awesome. Les Miserables is one of my favorites for its tragic storyline filled with memorable characters and fantastic compositions. The movie representation of this story is beautifully shot and filled with great performances across the board. I understand that this movie isn’t for everyone but I absolutely love it.
Silver Linings Playbook- This movie is another one that defies my explanation for why it is on the list. I just remember seeing this movie three times in theaters and loving it more with each viewing. The acting is amazing, the writing is superb, and the message is inspiring, it’s just a fantastic experience that everybody should watch at least once.

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4 thoughts on “Top Ten Movies

  1. Wow, you have an interesting taste in movie, and i agree with many of your choices. For example Silver Linings Playbook, which i have seen multiple times. I will try to see Office Space as soon as possible. Great list!

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