aren't the best movies of all time, but they're movies I enjoyed enough
to watch more than once. Several have become like old friends.
The Top Ten (in no
- Exciting action/science fiction movie with wonderful scene transitions.
The ending is a little weak, unfortunately.
Favorite Year - I wished I talked like Peter O'Toole. "I'm
not an actor; I'm a movie star!"
- The visuals really make it look like you're in space, and the audio
makes you feel it in your chest.
Amateur - Thrilling revenge story, set during the cold war.
- Funniest spy movie I've seen. Walter Matthau is great as an aging
spy who refusing to be given a desk job.
Scared - Funniest cop-buddy movie I've seen.
Hard - Possibly the only really well-thought-out action movie I've
seen. See if even if you don't like Bruce Willis. Alan Rickman does
a great job as the head bad guy.
Your Local Sheriff - Funniest Western I've seen. James Garner plays
an unwilling, unassuming hero.
Heroes - Funniest adventure/war movie I've seen. Clint Eastwood
and Don Rickles on the same "team."
Durham - Great romantic comedy in a timeless baseball minor league
The Next Ten
Ninth Configuration - Incredible movie. Incredible writing. Wildest
dialog I've ever heard. Can't recommend it enough. If you really want
to enjoy it, *don't* read about it first.
- The Marines of the future take on a powerful enemy.
Lion in Winter - I thought Peter O'Toole was a great actor, but
Katharine Hepburn dusts him in this movie about King Henry II. It's
fun to see the future Richard the Lionhearted as a not-yet-mature bonehead.
Beast - Tightly written, almost archetypal story set during the
Russian invasion of Afghanistan
Quest - Inspiring coming-of-age movie about following your dreams.
- Immature, irreverent. A classic.
- A classic guy movie. Based on the historical battle at Roarke's Drift.
Michael Caine's first credited movie role (I think).
- Another classic guy movie about a man who is willing to give up everything
for ... something unclear but internally very important to him. (Sorry.)
- The Cyrano story retold in the modern day. Steve Martin's best movie,
in my opinion.
Bridge Too Far - Last of the big-budget war movies, this one had
EVERYONE in it. Operation Market Garden during World War II is the setting
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