Day 10: Top 10 Favorite Movies

I have lacked a bit on writing (missed two days but who’s counting) and this should be Day 11 however I’m calling it Day 10 because well this is my blog and I can do what I want.

Kate gave me shit for missing two days and then my friend Melissa also gave me shit (claiming she had nothing to read if I didn’t post to which I replied she should expand her reading horizons because well the shit she’s reading on here is not life changing or Nobel Prize worthy but anyways…) so here I am.

I thought I would make another list because well it’s easy and because well I am lazy. So without further ado…I love movies. I love being lazy. I love rainy days so that I have an excuse to stay in, watch movies, and be lazy. I love the movie theater. The popcorn, the reclining seats, (how did we ever go to the movies without reclining seats??) the excuse to drink a huge cup of Diet Coke. I love it all.

And I love all movies. I don’t even have a type when it pertains to movies. Some people love action or romance or horror but for me so long as it’s a good movie and entertaining I will enjoy it. Except for that one time I allowed Kate to pick out the movie and she picked some movie with Zac Efron called “That Awkward Moment” which was THE MOST AWFUL movie ever. EVER. And now she’s not allowed to pick out movies. EVER AGAIN. (Love you babe).

So here is my list of my top ten favorite movies. Spoiler Alert “That Awkward Moment” will not be on this list. Perhaps I will create another post on my top ten LEAST favorite movies and that one will absolutely be on it.

  1. L.A. Confidential
    • 1950s LA crime story with all the old Hollywood vibes. Newspaper headlines, scandals, celebrities, hookers, corruption, and murder. What’s not to like?? “That’s all the news that’s fit to print” is something I still say and so many people have no idea why I say it or where it’s from.
  2. Almost Famous
    • A young high school kid gets an opportunity to write his first piece for The Rolling Stone covering a rock band on tour. Rock ‘n’ roll, groupies, drug and alcohol fueled debauchery, sex, journalism, and Kate Hudson. Philip Seymour Hoffman is also amazing in it. And it starts in San Diego.
  3. The Shawshank Redemption
    • A feel good story about the falsely imprisoned protagonist Andy who encounters many people and situations in prison and forms a friendship with Morgan Freeman who, of course, narrates the movie. Who knew the horrors of prison and existential hope could make for such an amazing movie.
  4. The Godfather (ALL)
    • Mob-dramas directed by Francis Ford Coppola that watch the Corleone family go down the inevitable cycle of violence and betrayal. Marlon Brando, Al Pacino and Diane Keaton, enough said.
  5. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
    • The protagonist (Jack Nicholson) pleads insanity and gets sent from prison to a psychiatric ward where he is witness to the atrocious oppression and abuse from a crazy nurse (Nurse Ratchet). He rebels against the nurse and rallies up the scared patients.
  6. Chinatown
    • Corruption, deceit and sinister family secrets set the tone for this 1970s (although set in the 50s) crime drama. Roman Polanski directing + Jack Nicholson acting = amazing.
  7. The Usual Suspects
    • Crime mystery with one of the biggest twists I never saw coming. Brilliantly directed and acted.
  8. The Silence of the Lambs
    • Hello Claricccceee. Hauntingly brilliant crime story about a FBI agent who, in order to catch a serial killer, seeks aid from one of the most notorious serial killers – Hannibal Lecter. Chilling, creepy, suspenseful and amazing.
  9. Pan’s Labryinth
    • Guillermo Del Toro’s masterpiece. Science Fictionish Alice in Wonderland for grown ups. In Spanish subtitles so not for those who don’t know how to read.
  10. Forrest Gump
    • I could watch this over and over. Robin Wright Jennnny. Always and forever.

These are not in order of favoritism HOWEVER L.A. Confidential and Almost Famous are definitely my top two. Also there are so many other great movies however this list is of 10 favorites not 20 or 30 (although I could definitely fill those out too). Honorable Mentions: The Deer Hunter, Pulp Fiction, Schindler’s List, Life Is Beautiful and American History X. (I guess I could have made this Top 15 Best Movies but I was too lazy to fill them out so there.)

Looks like you have some Netflix and chillin to do.

Till we meet again…

 

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Day 10: Top 10 Favorite Movies

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