I recently asked what books hubbers like to reread, and I thought it would be interesting to know the same thing about movies. It's a little easier to rewatch movies though, so let's stick with your top 3 favorites that you can rewatch any time and still love.
My Top 3: Slumdog Millionaire Hitch Beauty and the Beast (best Disney movie ever!)
Nice choices. His Girl Friday is so sharp and funny, I mean it's a real classic movie with the style and grace of Grant and Russell to anchor it, but its really quick and clever and full of rapid fire Aaron Sorkin style dialog. So ahead of its time, and still such fun.
H'mm,my three films that I would gladly re-watch would be
1. The Incredibles, arguably the best Pixar has ever done, and it is equally popular with adults as with kids.
2. Heat - with Al Pacino and Rbert de Niro, a pure joy to watch. I especially love the gunfight against the police - which the Director based on actual events in the USA when a group of heavily armed criminals held the police at bay and were armed with protective vests and it was crazy stuff. For the star power alone, it's hard to beat.
3. The Jungle Book - I don't know why I rate this film so highly. The bear Baloo and the boy Mowgli, a very enduring friendship so convincingly brought to life on the screen through animation. The day I saw this film, I knew that with animation - anything is possible. I have a thing for characters that are convincing and realistic. I am sure there are thousands of other possible film threesomes too.
I think I'd have to divide my response into categories. For classic films, three of my Top 10 would be:
1. "The Searchers"--John Ford's best western and John Wayne's best role 2. "The Seven Samurai"--Akira Kurosawa's homage to Hollywood westerns 3. "Animal Crackers"--not The Marx Brothers' most consistently hilarious film but the highs make up for the occasional dull patches
I think the graphics were over done in the last two movies. However, The Matrix was the best. If the other two are near me, after I watch the first one and I have time, then you can better believe I'll watch the entire series in one sitting.
Wanna join me for a movie night on Friday evening? You can rip into the boxed set, and I'll pop some popcorn..... BUT on the condition that you don't tell me anything about the movies, especially like what happens next, or you'll love this part.
Sorry Beth, it's quite a distance and would be unable to make, due to other factors. Not to mention, if I went to Canada, I might not make home alive....because I would have to stop in other places to see other people as well, otherwise, I hurt their feelings too, because of being in the "neighborhood", so to speak and didn't drop in.
idk, it's tough for me to say since there's a lot of great movies that i could name. plus, im feeling too lazy right now to even bother listing some of them. however, it amazes me how much people seem to think the wachowski brothers are creative geniuses for creating the matrix trilogy, even though they're other movies bombed pretty hard at the box office. yet people STILL consider them great directors? Oh well. it's like Michael Bay and Stephen Sommers; how those guys are still able to dupe people into accepting action and special effects over substance and quality, I"ll never figure out. however, it is fun to watch, and make fun of in reviews. i know as a kid, i used to be a lot more ruder about films that I thought sucked. good thing i've grown to be a lot more nicer of a person about films that i think suck over the years. otherwise, hubpages might ban me for cursing about how bad some movies are these days. lol.
oh hi beth, hows it going? i would tell you, beth, what my 3 choices are, but im too lazy right now to even bother, as i said before. lol. sorry. besides, there's not enough incentive to say it out in forums anyway. i'd rather write a hub about it, and make some cash off it anyway. lol j/k.
@ Rebekah -- Inception is AWESOME!! I saw it last night and this is one that I could watch over and over again. There's a lot of depth and I can't help wonder if this could really happen in the near future! Enjoy it Rebekah! And come on up on Friday...we'll keep partying until the next night!!!
#1- The Interview- Hugo Weaving and Aaron Jeffery - One of the most interesting movies that has almost no violence or action. Almost all dialogue. And I would highly recommend it. Came out of Australia in 2000
#2- Pitch Black - Vin Diesel - Sci Fi at its best
#3- The Lion King - Hey I got some little kid in me too ! And the kids and the kids kids love it too
I so agree with you about any Cary Grant movie. He knew how to be, rather than act. Very natural. So funny in his younger days, then careful, serious and reserved in some of his later movies. A winner all-around, my fave hollywood star of all-time.
I'm not a huge movie fan but I think you may agree with atleast one of them.
1: "Sixth Sense" (The twist at the end is probably the best ever) 2: "Tropic Thunder" (It's just a good laugh. Tom Cruise is now a legend in my books) 3: "Rumble In The Bronx" (My favorite Jackie Chan movie ever)
Kung Fu Panda (my favorite animation) Arsenic and Old Lace (my favorite old comedy) One Night With the King (my favorite romance)
I love old movies, but the Arsenic and Old lace one is by far one of my faves!!! Kung fu Panda has so many quotable lines, love it! And I fall in love with the King every time I watch One Night With the King.......