Heres a list that fits in with my project! Yay me! Now these aren’t films that I think are the pinnacle of the industry and are perfect in every way, on the contrary, most of them have glaring faults, they’re simply the ten films that entertain me the most.
This film is a bit of a guilty pleasure, it’s one of those films thats bad…but it’s awesome! When I first saw it I thought that it was gonna be another one of those cheesy, boring sci-fi horror films that leeches off of the game it’s based on, I was wrong, this film was funny, original and has the best acting that The Rock has ever done. Also the first person scene at the end is GENIUS!
9. Steam boy
A successful anime film that isn’t Ghibli? Surely not! Eastern anime always amazes me with the sheer amount of detail in every scene, and this film is no exception, but with a budget of $20,000,000 and a production time of ten years it kinda had to be. A thrilling story and a fantastic setting (woo England) this film is great fun.
8. Crank 1 & 2
These films are insane.
7. The Shawshank Redemption
A classic in every sense of the word. I could go on about how perfect this film is but I wont, it’s simply astounding. Based on (like all good things) a Stephen King novel this film showcases absolutely brilliant acting talent from every single character and one of the best stories you will ever see.
6. Army of Darkness
A cult classic (as well as the two prequels), this film is hilariously ridiculous with awesome special effects and gore as well as a lead role that only the one and only Bruce Campbell could play. It’s groovy.
This film series is a bit of an acquired taste, it’s not for everyone. But personally I think they’re fantastic. They set the standard for all other sports films to come. Yes, they’re extremely cliche and cheesy but they’re aloud to be because Rocky invented all the cliches.
4. Anything that comes out of Pixar
Every single film that Pixar has ever made is incredible. Every movie is filled with brilliant characters, hilarious dialogue and originality that just seeps out of the seems. You know where you stand with a Pixar film, whenever you go to see one you know that you’re in for a great time, young or old.
3. The Matrix
This film shaped a generation, with it’s unique filming style, brilliant casting and superb special effects it is a household name that asked it’s audience to question the very nature of reality. The inspired script delivered by a perfectly selected cast still makes people really think about life to this day. (I dont include the sequels here because I didn’t think they had the same effect on their audience not because they were ‘crap’. I actually enjoyed them)
2. Pulp Fiction
Three words, Bad Mother Fucker. Quentin Tarantino constantly impresses me with his distinctive style. His larger than life characters make this film seem so surreal and exaggerated and yet they are grounded by real obstacles that bring this films back into the real world. Never before has a film been so well edited and so well scripted that a barrage of separate tales and points of view flow so effortlessly into one epic story. (I strongly suggest that you see Inglorious Basterds, it’s a perfect example of the awesome insanity that is Quentin Tarantino)
1. Back to the Future 1,2 & 3
Do I even need to explain why these films are my number one? No I dont. Anyone who doesn’t like these films wasn’t paying attention, they are AWESOME in every meaning of the word. Time travel is a difficult concept to write effectively, but these films make it almost believable, from the 80’s, to the near future of 2015 (Im still waiting on those hover-boards) to the Wild West they make the sets and characters really feel like the era with subtle little effects and of-the-time dialogue that pulls the audience head first into the story. With the wild, eccentric Dc. Brown (Christopher Lloyd) providing all exposition with very natural feel and a grounded, struggling Marty Mcfly (Michael J. Fox) who handles the situation with a blend of difficulty and coolness, the pair gel as a great team and provide a superb moral compassion throughout the films with the ever present villainous Tannen family. Every time I watch these films I notice some new little way in which they tie in to each other in the flawless dance of plot that is the very definition of the word ‘trilogy’.
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