My Top Ten Movies (Favorite to Least)A concise list of a breakdown for my love of cinema
The Top Ten
It may not seem fair to count three movies as one, but every time I watch this masterpiece, I have to watch the other two back to back with it. You can't just watch the first one if you want the whole story. The acting is great, the story is great, and it's such a nostalgic depiction of time travel. I love how surreal it is, how it has real, fleshed out characters experiencing what time travel would be like if it were real. How can you not love Doc and Marty? I've been watching this trilogy religiously since I was 5.
The Empire Strikes Back of Spider-Man movies. enough said.
This movie made me appreciate what I have and learn not to take for granted what God has given me. Logan spend so much of his latter years in pain and regret when he still could've been making the difference in the world. A heart breaking story of redemption, family, and conflict. I've never felt more compelled by a superhero movie. Logan is genre defying and a great last run with great messages hidden under all that blood, gore, and f-bombs.
Great story of a young farm boy coming out of his shell and learning the ways of the force. I list this one as my favorite because I love the final attack on the Death Star and I love all the foreshadowing. If not for this movie, "I am your father", "Leia is your sister", "Anakin= Darth Vader", etc. wouldn't of been as shocking.Great chemistry between the cast and great FX for it's time. I also like that this was prior to the obsession with lightsaber battles. This movie had very few and didn't have to rely on them to sell the picture.
Hands down one of the creepiest movies I've ever seen. The original Evil Dead is a movie with great practical effects, a compelling mythos, and a movie that not only kept me on the edge of my seat, but kept me wanting more. This is what real horror should look like. Sam Raimi is a genius in his own right.
This film takes everything set up in the first Terminator and steps it up a notch. Top line acting and action, and effects that transcended the time period. This film set the stone for all CGI and visual effects to come. James Cameron is the man. Making the T-800 the protagonist rather than antagonist was also a great twist I might add. We've gotten used to it now, but at the time, I'm sure that was quite a paradigm shift.
The idea of something taking you over and wiping out your kind is intriguing. This movie is the perfect portrayal of that. At the end of the day, it's not so much about the alien as it is about who you can and cannot trust.
Whenever I went and saw this at the theater with my nephew, I couldn't help but think this is the kind of movie me and him would make. Funny, action packed, just plain silly at times, and all kinds of cool plot twists. I love the extra humor and I love the serious, teachable moments as well.
A movie that teaches you that regardless of your suffering or circumstances, God is going to use that to bless someone else. It's not about us.
I love the storyline of Tommy Jarvis and I think this would've been a great end to the series as a whole. Love the kills, love the low key dark humor. Everything about this movie makes it the perfect Friday the 13th and they haven't made one this good since then.