Thursday, May 3, 2007

Top Ten Movies, Annotated

My top 12 favorite movies:

1. To Kill a Mockingbird--characters that you'd want to know personally.

2. Twelve Angry Men (1957 version)--great story that unfolds entirely in a jury room; diverse, interesting, believable characters and dialogue.

3. Apollo 13--true, intense, inspiring drama; quotable dialogue.

4. Braveheart--brings history to life. Great story; Mel Gibson in a kilt.

5. Sixth Sense--Suspense and a great twist. Watch the DVD extras.

6. Cool Hand Luke--Paul Newman is so good looking it’s painful. And Luke is just plain cool.

7. Shawshank Redemption--Great story, great characters, great ending.

8. The Usual Suspects--Clever caper that keeps you guessing. Made me love Kevin Spacey.

9. Wit--True to life; wrenching. Emma Thompson acts the crap out of this role.

10. Toy Story--Clever and LOL funny, and not just for kids.

11. House of Games--Suspenseful con game that fools you to the end.

12. A Man for All Seasons--True, inspiring, fascinating story of Sir Thomas More.

2 comments:

K-Dawg said...

I don't see Gunga Din on this list...

E. Peevie said...

Oh yeah, I forgot. There are about 25 other "top ten" movies not listed, also, like Whale Rider and The Great Escape.