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My Top Ten Films

My Top Ten Films

    OK. So I thought with all the movies I have watched over the years I would compile my “Best Of” list
    Now this may not match up with yours and the criterion is a bit varied. These are films I love for different reasons; either they are just fantastic screenplays, brilliantly acted or just feel-good movies.
    Either way it has taken me a bit of thinking and some films just missed out on the top ten.

    OK then, in no particular Order I give you my favourite movies list.

    The Matrix: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0133093/
    I like films that leave you thinking. This was so original in its concept and execution…. it is just awesome.

    The Shawshank Redemption: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0111161/
    This fits in the Feel-good category, but it is also a brilliant screenplay and brilliantly acted.

    Saving Private Ryan: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120815/
    What can you say, re-defines war movie genre. Cinematography is superb. You are in the film from the start.

    2001 A Space Odyssey: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0062622/
    Another thinking film…Just leaves you turning things over in your head and so ahead of its time.

    Terminator 2: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0103064/
    One of the Sci-Fi daddies…Robots, Guns and awesome special effects…and Arnie in a role that fitted.

    Pulp Fiction: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0110912/
    Tarrantino…once you get used to the timeline hoping…just outstanding.

    Duck Soup: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0023969/
    The Marx bros at their best….just full of so many one liners and jokes, I never tire of this film.

    Back to the Future: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0088763/
    Fun, Fun and more Fun. Silly in execution but it has time travel….In a wacky way….with a De-lorean car

    Lock Stock & Two Smoking Barrels: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120735/
    Awesome plotline, and succeeds with its mix of wacky characters, despite the contributions of Sting and Vinnie Jones. Comedy & crime superbly mixed.

    Monty Python & The Holy Grail: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071853/
    Just down right stupid and appeals to my sense of humour.

    The following films just missed out:
    Life of Brian: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0079470/
    Ditto..as for The Holy Grail….

    Moon http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1182345/
    On a similar level to 2001. Awesome result on a low budget…brilliant acting and story.

    I-Robot http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0343818/
    I love Asimov’s storyline in this and it is pretty well executed.

    Pink Floyd The Wall: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0084503/
    OK, you really have to be a Pink Floyd Fan for this…but just a brilliant showcase for the album and Gerald Scarfe’s contribution is awesome.

    The Sixth Sense: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0167404/
    Good Story …..with a brilliant twist. One of those thinking ones…

    The Great Escape: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0057115/
    One of the Feel-good ones and one that still has a British feel to it even with huge American stars involved.

    Close Encounters of the Third Kind http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0075860/
    It was this or Star Wars, both kind of blew Cinema apart in the late 1970’s. I go for this because it was just so epic. (it was borderline)

    ET: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0083866/
    The ultimate feel good movie. Ok, it’s not meant to be realistic but you get so involved in this movie. Awesome.