Top Ten lists are sort of something I enjoy doing, especially at the end of each year. But Top Ten Favourite Movies of all time? Harder. I used to have a list a while back of which some of the movies below used to appear on. Yet I gave up putting them in a particular order as they are so different some of them, comparing is impossible. So find below Ten movies I think have had the greatest effect on me, either growing up, inspiring me (writing, movie tastes) or just hitting me on an emotional level.
Made me a big fan of the movies of David Fincher and has arguably Edward Norton’s finest turn. Style, effects work in a movie that didn’t need it, a great soundtrack, that twist and endlessly quotable.
Emotional, heart-wrenching, funny, touching with one of Eastwood’s best performances. The cast of newcomers surrounding him are also first-rate.
Complex and twist-filled with three stunning performances (especially Naomi Watts) and a script that is quite literally genius. Tough going but well worth the journey.
Possibly still my all time favourite movie. The dialogue is amazing, funny, very cool and believable. The sound track is stuff of legend and performances across the board are superb.
Natalie Portman’s debut. Ice-cool, Gary Oldman’s looniest but greatest villain, Jean Reno as a lovable assassin and Luc Besson on stunning form.
All of Woody Allen’s best ideas, cleverest dialogue and touching observations rolled into one perfect movie. Diane Keaton is excellent and Allen has never been funnier.
Terminator 2: Judgement Day
James Cameron fully realising Terminator … stunning effects work, amazing action sequences, Arnie at his best, Linda Hamilton as the most bad-ass female role model since Ellen Ripley. The ultimate sci-fi blockbuster.
Weird but one of David Lynch’s most coherent works, with a great cast (Hopper is just plain nuts) and haunting music and a dream-like atmosphere. Sexy and disturbing just how Lynch should be.
The finest gangster movie ever made, fast, packed with ideas, dialogue, people getting wacked, great dialogue and great performances throughout. Martin Scorsese at his very best.
Stunningly filmed, creepy as hell, scary, with an amazing Jack Nicholson and a true directing auteur in the shape of the late Stanley Kubrick. The best horror movie ever made? Quite possibly.
Nice list! Most of them are also on my list of all-time favorite/inspiring film, I just have Aliens instead of T2, Apocalypse Now instead of 21 Grams and Scarface instead of Blue Velvet.
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all good choices by the sounds of it! Have taken a look at your blog too…very nicely done.
thanks! Glad you like it.
I like several on the list, especially Annie Hall. But I have the unpopular opinion that Fight Club is just average. That whole, “It was all a delusion” kind of ending in a film somewhat peeves me. But I do understand the brilliance of the concept and it makes the most sense in Fight out of all the other films I’ve seen with it. But I really only like that concept in episodes of The Twilight Zone.
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Leon is so underrated! It is awesome to see it on your list. It is my second favorite movie of all time behind Pulp Fiction. I’ve always thought they should have a sequel with Natalie Portman’s character much older and a master assassin like Leon was.