Monday, 18 March 2013

My top 10 movies - in no particular order!


Today is the Top 10 Movies countdown hosted by Alex J. Cavanaugh, and these are my top 10 movies (of the moment anyway, who knows how I'll feel tomorrow?). They're in no particular order 'cause there's no way I could pick one single #1 favourite.



Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure - this movie takes me back to childhood. It's so cheesy and silly but it's also totally bodacious, dude, and though I hardly ever watch it anymore, I still smirk with delight anytime I see it in my DVD collection. Gotta love Miss of Arc and "Bob" Genghis Khan.

The Lion King is probably still my favourite Disney movie, though I love most of them. But The Lion King has real sentimental value for me. I saw it in high school and quickly became obsessed. The irony is that my friends and I were more obsessed with this little movie they showed before the feature. It was about a little sheepish lion called Lambert. We sang the Lambert song more than any actual Lion King song.


Robin Hood: Men in Tights
stars Cary Elwes, and I had to pick at least one movie he was in from my two favourites (the other being The Princess Bride). I opted for this one because it's another silly yet awesome one. But of course j'adore the other as well, with equal fervour. Men in Tights is another that never fails to give me a giggle, whether I'm actually watching it or not.


Blade Runner is a classic that I was first exposed to in high school days, when I studied it in English class. Later during university I was again able to study it, and I even wrote about it in my honours thesis. I think it's just a classic view of a very dingy, depressing future that nonetheless makes me wish I could be alive to see that future unfold. ;)


Cast Away
 stars Tom Hanks and, more importantly, a very special volleyball a.k.a. my beloved Wilson. I love this movie because it's dramatic and inspiring but also because it's not utterly swamped down with swells of dramatic music. In fact, the whole time Hanks's character is on the island there is no music, and this actually has a profound and unique effect. I think it's a really well done movie. And I still love Wilson.



The Wedding Singer
probably doesn't need any defense as a choice. But let's just say I love the '80s, and this wasn't even made in the '80s, but it did the '80s oh so much justice. This movie is made of pure genius and it doesn't hurt that the soundtrack rocks too. Plus, Billy Idol's in it!

Jurassic Park is another movie I first saw in high school - my entire year went on an excursion to Underwater World (I think) and finished the day off with a movie. My friends and I sat in the very front row (which, you know, sucked, but it didn't make the movie suck) and I remember being so excited to see this groundbreaking new movie with its purported amazing special effects. Well, watching the movie now, it still looks damn good - better than a lot of CGI crap I've seen.


28 Days
 
- no, I don't mean the zombie one, I really do mean the Sandra Bullock one. I have watched this movie over and over again and it always makes me cry at the same parts. I won't give spoilers away but suffice to say it's not a typical Bullock rom com or action flick. I guess it could be seen more as a work of women's fiction? I dunno. But I do know it's one of my faves.

The Sixth Sense is one of those movies that once you've seen it the first time, you're never going to be able to watch it the same way again, due to the gasp-worthy twist near the end. So really it's a one-time deal. And yet I have watched it numerous times and I still think it's amazing. I love Bruce Willis's role in that it's so unlike any of his other stuff that I've seen. And though now whenever I hear Haley Joel Osment's name I think of Supernatural (heh), I still think he was incredible in the movie too. He put the Harry Potter kids to shame. ;)



Speed
 also stars Sandra Bullock of course, and Keanu Reeves (yeah, I like the guy - so sue me!) and I just reckon it's a super sexy exhilarating ride. It's definitely a movie I can watch and re-watch, though I do tend to give it myself a good amount of time between viewings. This one never gets old for me.

77 comments:

  1. I loved the Bill and Ted movies. Such loveable dorks.

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  2. awesome list. seen all of these and enjoyed them!

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  3. OO, I forgot about The Sixth Sense when I did my list, but then if I'd remembered all my fav movies, it would have been even more difficult to work down to 10 ;P

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  4. Oh, Blade Runner! One of those beloved cult classics... I like Speed a lot, too. Fast enough pace that you don't really notice Keanu Reeves can't act.

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  5. Robin Hood Men in Tights, I haven't seen that in ages! I'll have to rewatch.

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  6. Great choices, esp. Blade Runner which is just classic. I think Keanu Reeves is quite sexy, too, even if he isn't the best actor in the world and I love Sandra B. :)

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  7. Hi, we have some movies we definitely agree on. I really enjoyed going down memory lane with you. Check out my top 10 at http://mary-anderingcreatively.blogspot.com/

    Thanks, Mary

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  8. Seeing Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure and Men in Tights up there put a huge smile on my face. Loved those movies. :D

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  9. Great list! I love 28 Days as well=)

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  10. I realised from looking at all the entries in this blogfest that I missed out on so many movies! A top ten isn't enough lol.

    I REALLY want to watch Robin Hood: Men In Tights now!

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  11. Lion King is awesome, as are many others I see on this list! Cool choices:)

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  12. What a wimpy list. Are you an Oscars voter or something?

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  13. All these are awesome, but I gotta love Bill and Ted. Miss of Arc and "Bob" Genghis Khan. LOL

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  14. Bill and TEd, Blade Runner, and Castaway . . oh, I should have remembered those!
    Great picks!!!

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  15. ..."We're men, we're men in tights. *tight tights*" ... Such a funny movie!

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  16. Blade Runner made my list too. I loved the Lion King.

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  17. I love the wedding singer! I have yet to watch Bill and Ted and Blade Runner though> :S
    Nutschell
    www.thewritingnut.com

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  18. Love Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure....nice list, as well :)

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  19. I loved the Wedding Singer...along with 50 First Dates. There's something about the combination of Sandler and Barrymore. :)

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  20. We overlapped with Sixth Sense, but not with any of the others. Although I haven't watched Cast Away, I was glad to see a list that included Tom Hanks. Me thinks he is a bit under-appreciated.

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  21. Aww, I love The Lion King too. I took my nephew to see that when he was little and he stood up and clapped at the end he was so excited. Still makes me smile to think of it.

    LOVED Speed and Jurassic Park, I never tire of watching those. And you're right, Jurassic Park has aged well in terms of effects. The raptors are still scary as can be LOL.

    Fun list! :)

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  22. I'm a fan of 28 Days, and yes I do mean the Sandra Bullock film.

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  23. You had me at Bill & Ted. None of these movies were a part of my top ten of all time, but most of them are at the top of their perspective genres. What a great list!

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  24. I saw Speed in the movie theater 6 times. I am so proud of that. Keanu was great because he stuck with what he knew. He looked great and didn't talk much. haha. Great list.

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  25. Speed! Haven't thought of that movie in a while. LOVE that one!

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  26. I didn't include Sixth Sense on my list because it's not a movie I watch over and over but for impact on that first viewing, it's near the top of my list.

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  27. Excellent list! I've seen every single one of them. :)

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  28. Man, I almost chose Bill and Ted. So close! Castaway is one of Hanks' best films for sure.

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  29. Jurassic Park - excellent! That movie still looks great even twenty years later.
    Thanks for participating in my blogfest!

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  30. Love your list! I forgot about Blade Runner and Castaway. Those are great!

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  31. Ah, I forgot about Castaway!! Good movie.

    Allison (Geek Banter)

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  32. Castaway - that is an odd love, but I do like Wilson. Great eclectic list!

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  33. As my mother lay in her hospital bed, dying of cancer, she watched THE LION KING over and over.

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  34. I love the Wedding Singer!
    Cast Away was very moving. I'd like to see it again!

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  35. So many great choices! I love Lion King & Blade Runner & Speed! Haven't seen all of the others yet! :)

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  36. Castaway was such a great movie!! Forgot about that one. And Lion King too. I was quoting that movie just today. :)

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  37. The Sixth Sense - another great one I'd forgotten about!

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  38. Trish, you have so many of my favourites here. Love Speed, Sixth Sense...all of them! Great choices!

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  39. Of the Bill & Teds, I prefer the Bogus Journey ('cause, you know, I'm a spooky chick, so a dude in a black cowl always grabs my attention). ;-) (Did you know a third Bill and Ted is in the works???????) Also loved The Sixth Sense - brilliant film. I like the quietness of Shyamalan's films.

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    1. Oh, yeah; and Speed's another flick that always has me slowin' down what I'm doing to watch it, if it comes on telly. (I like the fella, too.) :-D

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  40. "Look at my package." That is my favorite line from 28 Days.

    Jurassic Park is one of those movies I have to watch if I come across it. I can't stop myself. I like your choices. :)

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  41. I've never seen Speed, but all of your other choices are excellent :)

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  42. Following from the "most excellent" Top Ten Movie Countdown blogfest!

    I had never thought myself an Adam Sandler fan, but then "You Don't Mess With the Zohan", the remake of "The Longest Yard", and "50 First Dates" came along.

    And if you haven't seen "Unbreakable" with Bruce Willis and Samuel Jackson yet, you'd probably enjoy it.

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  43. Awesome picks! Although none of these would make my list of all time favorites, I still think they're all great movies.

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  44. Great choices! I love Jurassic Park.

    "Shooot heeeer!" :)

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  45. I was just reading about plot twists yesterday and The Sixth Sense came up. Never saw that twist coming.

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  46. Awesome movies. At my local theater, they have a poster for Jurassic Park 3D and I'm very tempted to go see that just to have dinosaurs jump out at me.

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  47. awesome list - I love all of these movies. :)

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  48. Fantastic list. I see many favorites here, especially from the 80's and 90s.

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  49. I thought about Bill & Ted but just couldn't get them high enough up the list.
    And Blade Runner skirted the list a lot, but I couldn't decide what to do with it and ended up leaving it off.

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  50. Great list! Bill and Ted rock. Did you hear they're making a new one? They're even getting Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves for it.

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  51. I think Blade Runner is another influential film, and I don't know why I forgot it. . .but ten isn't enough to list all the ones we like.

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  52. Great list, have seen most of them. Funnily enough we watched Castaway on TV just the other day. Sixth Sense was a great movie although I only ever saw it once.

    Thanks for your visit, I think you would like catching up with some of the oldies I mentioned.

    JO ON FOOD, MY TRAVELS AND A SCENT OF CHOCOLATE

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  53. I definitely toyed with having Blade Runner on my list. It's both magical and techno. So amazing. Great list all around. Castaway was so intense the first time I saw it. I'll never look at ice skates the same again!

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  54. I love your list! Especially Lion King.

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  55. bill and ted!! like shaaaaaa...

    great choices girl!

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  56. Excellent choice with Bill and Ted, dude!

    It's a shame that Keanu Reeves no longer smiles :P

    Jamie

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  57. I've seen all of them and they are some pretty solid movies (especially 6th Sense and 28 Days). Great list! :3

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  58. Oh, so many good ones here! THE SIXTH SENSE is awesome as is JURASSIC PARK, CAST AWAY and THE LION KING.

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  59. Sixth Sense was a fantastic twist. I loved that movie.

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  60. I love most of those movies on your list!

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  61. Incredible list!! I LOVED Men in Tights and really should have put it on my list. Carey Elwes was so hot. ;)

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  62. I've seen maybe half of the films. I still remember how my ninth grade Studio Art teacher let us watch Speed on her VCR in the days leading up to Winter Break in '94. I was so excited to finally get to see this movie I'd heard so much about, esp. since my parents didn't let me watch movies like that unless I snuck it while they were out of the house.

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  63. I love many of those movies. The Lion King holds a special memory. I took my nephew to see it, his first movie. He's about to graduate college now. It's such a sweet memory, though.

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  64. Great list and interesting choices. I love this movie fest as I'm adding more to my 'to watch' list!

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  65. Jurasic Park was amazing! Great list! Loved all of those movies.

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  66. Castaway and Blade Runner I am right there with you. I was INVOVLED in Castaway which I thought was fantastic. Wilson of course stole the show. Sixth Sense, well it's an M. Night movie so I'm in. Thought it was so good. Willis was well cast. And Speed, Dennis Hopper was a super villain in this and was great! Nice list and thanks for visiting me!

    Chuck at Apocalypse Now

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  67. Oooh. Great list! Jurassic Park and Speed are on mine too!
    HMG

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  68. Wilson!!!!! Come back!!!! Who knew how the loss of a volleyball, could bring so much sorrow? Love Castaway. Also love Sixth Sense, only in my old age, I can't do creepy shows like I used to. Now I have to sleep with a light on, lol.

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  69. I like your list! You have fun taste in movies.

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  70. what an awesome movie selection! each one brings back memories!

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  71. Excellent diverse list. Some surprise choices. I don't know how I forgot about Jurassic Park.

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  72. These are some great movies! I love Sandra Bullock too :)

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  73. Hi Trisha, nice to meet you. I cannot believe I forgot about 'The Wedding Signer'. I love that movie.

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  74. Interesting selection. Blade Runner is a definite favorite. I haven't seen 28 Days, will have to check it out!

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  75. Oh, I love your selections, too. Love Lion King, Wedding Singer, Jurassic Park (I guess we're a bit apart in age, The Engineer and I went to see it for our first wedding anniversary at age 28...) and were totally blown away with the CGI. I can't believe they were able to do that in 1993 when what comes out today sometimes is SO obviously green screen it makes ME scream.
    I've also seen 28 Days numerous times and love it. it's just plain a good movie. And though I really try to hate him, I just can't stay away from his movies. Keanu Reeves. Loved Speed but let's not even mention it's horrid sequel which made my top FIVE worst movies list. And I should have had Matrix on my list...but ten was hard.
    Nice to meet you, Trisha.


    Tina @ Life is Good
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    @TinaLifeisGood, #atozchallenge

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