Friday, January 9, 2009

Top Ten Movies of All Time

(According to me)

The other day I was having a conversation with Tyler about great movies. As much as I love movies I thought it a shame that I could not actually pinpoint a favorite.

Here is my list of the top ten greatest movies from the last 25 years in the order that they came out.

10. Splash (1984)/Big (1988)

For me, these two tie for my favorite movie as a child. I used to wish that I were a mermaid so that Tom would fall in love with me and we could live together in the sea.

9. Forrest Gump (1994)

No big surprise that I loved this one, as well. It was so much more than just a story about a man from Alabama.

8. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

7. Romeo and Juliet (1996)

DiCaprio and Danes are HOT in a modern take on the classic love story.

6. Titanic (1997)

Hate to love it. Fun to watch until the ship hits the iceberg. It breaks my heart every time.

5. Almost Famous (2000)

I didn’t even come to appreciate this movie until college when I used to watch it over and over again. It’s a classic to me.

4. The Pianist (2002)

The best WWII movie to date. Roman Polanski and Adrian Brody earned their Oscars.

3. Cinderella Man (2005)

Extremely entertaining true story about a boxer who never gave up. Always makes me cry.

2. No Country for Old Men (2007)

Unlike any movie I’ve ever seen. Beautiful, honest, and brutal.

1. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)

Reminiscent of Forrest Gump, it is the life story of a man from New Orleans. I found myself wanting to warp into his world. At three hours long, I still wanted more.

The Top 30 after that!
(There are so many to love)

Girls Just Want to Have Fun (1985), The Princess Bride (1987), Willow (1988), Dances with Wolves (1990), Thelma and Louise (1991), Jurassic Park (1993), Braveheart (1995), Elizabeth (1998), The Green Mile (1999), Gladiator(2000), Cast Away (2000), The Lord of the Rings Trilogy (2001, 2002, 2003), Bridget Jones’s Diary (2001), Catch Me If You Can (2002), Love Actually (2003), The Notebook (2004), National Treasure (2004), Brokeback Mountain (2005), Munich (2005), Talladega Nights (2006), The Departed (2006), The Holiday (2006), Once (2006), Knocked Up (2007), Into the Wild (2007), Seven Pounds (2008), The Dark Knight (2008), Sex and the City (2008)

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