Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Favorite list

Because blogs are basically narcissistic and self indulgent by nature of their very existence, herewith I present to you the five best movies ever seen by MY eyes. I'm not a critic (although I have written six or seven screenplays which really means nothing but I wanted to mention it) but I am narcissistic and self indulgent and this is my blog so my opinion is the only one that matters.

#5: Aliens.

#4: Big Trouble in Little China

#3: Forrest Gump

#2: The Empire Strikes Back

#1: The Natural

Are there technically better or more popular movies out there? Of course there are. But these are my five favorites, in order.


Chris Yeoman said...

Ha! That's a cool list. I think I have to agree with you on Empire Strikes Back, Forest Gump's great too, love Tom Hanks! So, my favorite, not officially THE best movies, but my favs would be: (Not in any order coz I suck at that)

Good Will Hunting
Empire Strikes Back
Batman Begins
The Outlaw Josey Wales
Jurrasic Park
Stand by me
Back to the future
The Last Samurai
Superman: The Movie
Return of The Jedi
The family man
For a few dollars more
Road to Perdition

the FUNNIEST films I've ever seen are: Napoloen Dynamite, Along came Polly and Hot shots.


robskiles said...

Good Blog and good choices. I love seeing BTiLC on the list. I have to go with Chris though and include Outlaw Josey Wales. I would also like to include "The Big Labowski" as an honorable mention and slip in the "The man who knew too little" as guilty pleasure.

Also - LOTR Trilogy Brother. How could you leave it out? I'm embarrased also to not see The Godfather or Scareface. Aliens was great but come on, I think you're just trying to be controversial.

Finally, "Sho-Nuf", " The Last Dragon" rules.

robskiles said...

I think you've chosen some fine films but come on man! No Lord of the Rings, Godfather, Scarface?

No honorable mention for "Last Dragon" or "Man who knew too little"?

No "Excalabur". No "Highlander" for crying out loud. How many times have you seen those flics?

And don't even tell me that "Indian Jones" didn't blow your mind when you first saw it.

Again, good list and no one loves Big Trouble in Little China more then I do but I have to acknowledge it's place amongst the greats.

Wait- you didn't even give "Conan" a chance.

This blog will be controversial.

keith champagne said...

No controversy here. If I had made a top ten list, some of the other films mentioned would make the cut.

robskiles said...

Fellow Blogers - I know my two posts seem redundant. That is because I was given a send error on the first. Sorry for any confusion.

MrNinja said...

All I can say is:

Pick me out a winner, Bobby.

Chris Yeoman said...

Yeah I too love the Lord of the rings trilogy and The Matrix! :)

MrNinja said...

Having some time to steep, I wonder how close Vision Quest, Hawk the Slayer, Ninja III The Domination, & Remo Williams came to the top 5.

Spellbound said...

Great pics by all. I'd go for the Good the Bad and The Ugly for Eastwood Films..solely for the sound clip. And I would add Braveheart to the list. Forrest Gump is probably #1 for me.

MrNinja said...

All good choices, but I would say its hard to believe that greatest movie of all time isn't entitled 'Kill and Kill Again'. Perhaps becuase it's technically considered a foreign film I imagine this pushed it back to #6. Its worthy to note that it is not only the greatest sequel to a South African/American action film EVER, it was also the first film to use BULLET-TIME. Way ahead of its time.

liondormant said...

Pardon me but I would like to suggest everyone consider The 13th Warrior, Jurrasic Park, and Rob Roy. Is that a Crouching Tiger in your pocket are you just hapy to see me? I mean, woah, we gotta make a long list to get the good ones in. I'm partial to Kenneth Branagh's Henry V, but I may be part of a very small audience there. Excalibur. I say again, Excalibur.