are probably the coolest thing ever (even cooler than pirates). I doubt
this is even the best Western (I remember really liking Unforgiven, but
that is a very distant memory). Regardless, it is definitely the best
to come out lately. It also has probably the best performances from both
Christian Bale and Russell Crowe.
9. Full Metal Jacket
Kubrick, boy do I have to watch more of your movies. A classic
specifically for two scenes which are two of the biggest shockers I’ve
seen in movies.
8. Lord of the Rings: Return of the King
its time, it is hard to deny this wrapped the trilogy in a suitably
epic and magical way. Since then, its dull colours and slow pace kind of
wore on me, but that doesn’t keep it from being one of my favourites.
7. Blade Runner
is far from a perfect movie. In fact, the first time I watched it, I
was thinking this would soon join my list of most overrated movies. Then
I watched it again and realized that Blade Runner was actually a pretty
good movie. After possibly have a dozen more re-watches, it soon dawned
on me that this was going to be among my favourite movies (despite its
many glaring faults); Unlike almost every other movie, I continue to see
new things in the extremely detailed world of Blade Runner.
6. The Dark Knight
walking out of the theatre from the first time I watched this movie, I
thought it was a contender for best movie ever (like many others).
Watching it more, it was pretty obvious this wasn’t going to be another
Blade Runner that I will watch every six months or so. The plot doesn’t
really leave anythingto the imagination. Regardless, it’s still a fantastic movie for reasons I’m sure everyone here understands.
5. Requiem for a Dream
movie about drugs, how original!Still, if one movie effectively
dissuaded me from the stuff, it’s this one. Overall, it’s very well
edited and entertaining without shoving the shocking stuff in your face
4. Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl
I can’t speak for its numerous sequels, the original Pirates is the
quintessential Pirate movie. And since I love pirates that is a really
huge bonus! This movie does the pirate genre so well, I have to wonder
if those mildly entertaining sequels really added anything at all to the
3. Stars Wars Episodes IV-VI
might be thinking ‘that’s cheating’ by lumping three movies into one
spot, but I actually like to see this trilogy as a single movie. It’s
also really hard to for me to pick a favourite considering they each
have advantages over one another. I also probably don’t have to tell you
why Star Wars is awesome.
2. Donnie Darko
something about high-school movies that are really appealing to me.
Maybe it’s because they are often over glamorized versions filled with
all the drama and not the usual boring days we got. What works better is
mixing that with sci-fi, a creepy bunny, and a truly mindf*** of an
ending and it’s a movie that is hard not to enjoy.
1. Princess Mononoke
at the rest of this list, you would probably never know I was an anime
fan. To enjoy this movie though, you really don’t have to be. I’ve
watched this movie about ten times now and continue to be astonished by
the world it’s created. It’s one of those worlds that feel like it would
be really cool to live in.
The Aviator, Cowboy Bebop: The Movie, Dangerous Days: Making Blade
Runner (yes, the documentary on the movie!), District 9, Gladiator,
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, The King of Kong: A Fistful
of Quarters, Inglorious Basterds, LOTR: Two Towers and Fellowship, The
Matrix, Millennium Actress, Samurai X: Trust & Betrayal, Serenity,
Spirited Away ... (and probably more)