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My Rankings of The Top 5 Movies of All Time
5. Pulp Fiction (1994)
Quentin Tarantino's 1994 Film 'Pulp Fiction' features film greats that we all know and would recognize in a heartbeat, such as, Samuel L. Jackson, John Travolta, and Bruce Willis. This film is 2hr58mins in length which is risk to take in the film business when you don't even know if your movie will be that good.
The whole movie features tons of 'acts of God', including the moment when Vincent and Jules were surely saved by the man upstairs himself when they were unloaded on while standing and not paying attention, but at the hand of God, they were saved, as each bullet just so happened to miss. With all of the acts of God in the film and even Jules' 'Ezekiel 25:17' passage, you are yet left with a mystery of "What the fuck is in that briefcase." Well since we know the entire film has something to do with God, wouldn't it make that very thing Marcellus Wallace's soul? Now that's just my theory.
But other than the fact that I really enjoy the film, 'Pulp Fiction' received an 8.9/10 on IMDb and a 94% on Rotten Tomatoes. Which helps make this flick number 5 on my list.
4. American History X (1998)
When you're young and have older siblings there is no doubt that you look up to them or model yourself after them in some way. Well Danny Vinyard can definitely relate.
Directed by Tony Kaye, and writen by David McKenna. American History X tells the story of young Danny Vinyard who tries to become more like his big brother, Derek, played by one of my favorites, Edward Norton. Derek realizes his past mistakes and doesn't his little brother to make the same mistakes.
This movie has had a big impact in my life personally, growing up with my father, I have watched it many times, but could still watch it time and time again. With an 8.6 on IMDb and an 83% on Rotten Tomatoes. Despite what some might say about the movie and its racial habits, the movie was made to be that way. American History X is a great movie and if you haven't seen it, I highly recommend you to check it out.
3. Silence of The Lambs (1991)
The whole Hannibal movies have been iconic as we know. Hannibal Lecter is a character that every movie lover should know and love.
In 1991 it was still the coming of age for the 90's and they were just getting out of the 80's slasher films which weren't all that great. The 1990's was going to a new era of film, a great one. And with the help from a movie like Silence of The Lambs, that's what it became.
From top to bottom this movie is completed with all the things a film would need to be great. Anthony Hopkins delivered as usual with his role as Dr. Hannibal Lecter who helps an FBI agent track down a serial killer, Buffalo Bill, who apparently would just love nothing more but to be a woman. An 8.6 on IMDb and a 95% on Rotten Tomatoes helps me make this my number 3.
2. Fight Club (1999)
"The first rule of Fight Club is: You do not talk about Fight Club. The second rule of Fight Club is: You do not talk about Fight Club. Third rule of Fight Club: Someone yells stop, goes limp, taps out, the fight is over. Fourth rule: only two guys to a fight."
1999's Blockbuster hit, 'Fight Club' stars, Rising star Edward Norton and Brad Pitt. The narrator of the film (Ed Norton) finds himself meeting a soap salesman named Tyler Durden who leads him into what you know as The Fight Club. Directed by; David Fincher, this movie was a clear home run for him and gave him a spark to his future.
Though there has been a comic book, and much speculation. There will not be a sequel.
This movie scores a 8.8/10 on IMDb and a 79% on Rotten Tomatoes. In case you didn't notice. Edward Norton is the only actor with two movies in my Top 5.
1. Forrest Gump (1994)
As many times as I've seen Forrest Gump, there is no way that I could get tired of it. The movie is just a metaphoric bag of quotes. It offers a great history lesson with a bit of a switch, Forrest Gump is a positive feel good movie and a good flick to tune into when you're scrolling by on ABC Family. Rating #16 on IMDb's top 100 Greatest Movies of All Time, this one is definitely my number 1. There have only been 3 number ones of mine, and the other 2 aren't even in my top five anymore. Receiving an 8.8/10 from IMDb and a shocking low 72% on Rotten Tomatoes, I will personally give this movie a 9.5/10 and a 95%. Movies can't get much better when you're looking for all emotions in one.
Written By; Jonathan McMichael
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