What are your favorite top five movies?
I recently wrote a hub about my favorite top twenty movies and received a lot of comments. This is my poll to see what Hubbers top movies might be but due to space and trying to pin down the answers I am limiting you to five.
"Lady Sings the Blues"
"The Wizard of Oz"
This was not easy; some favorites left off but these are among my top ten.
Had to come answer this because I love a good movie, but it will be tough. In no particular order....
Gone with the Wind
I love movies that make me think about them over and over again. I could add a bunch to this, and probably come back tomorrow and change my answers too. I could also watch these over and over again and never get tired of them.
The Gamers: Dorkness Rising (2008)
Paper Man (2009)
Another Earth (2011)
Blood Car (2007)
These aren't going to help you for finding commonalities. Two of them at least most people probably won't have ever even heard of. I tend to go for the small-budget, independent stuff. Four of them probably aren't for everyone, but Another Earth is a fantastic movie I recommend for everyone.
Return of the Jedi
Revenge of the Sith
Lost in Translation
There are more movies I'd consider my favorites, but that's the top 5.
Top 5? It changes every time I think about it. Let's see....
My top five are:
Love Me Tender
How the West was Won
National Lampoon's Vacation
Ground Hog's Day
I love old classics as well as new ones. A good love story, a western drama, or something off the wall funny are some of my favorites.
I watched lots of movie but my favourite top 5 movie are -
1) Enemy at the gates
2) Sharpshooter (2007)
3) Sherlock Holmes
5) The Transporter
My favorite top five movies are:
2) Gone with the Wind
3) Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
4) Sense and Sensibility
5) Pretty Woman
I kept watching the above mentioned film numerous times.
My top five favorite movies (at this time) are....
A Night at the Roxbury
Shrek (all of them)
Godfather 1, 2, &3 I have spent a day watching this trilogy many times in my life. You can't see just one.
Rooster Cogburn Great childhood memories that consist of popcorn and my folks.
Saving Private Ryan We should all know what our grandfathers fought for.
Kill Bill Vol 1&2 Cause everybody was Kung Fu Fighting . . . .
Wall E The story of what could be our future.
I love your choices, especially Wall E (I wrote a hub about it)...bought it for my grandson a few years ago and now its one of our favorites.
In my case What my father fought for SPR is in my top list as well, maybe top 10
Ooh, if anyone else knows these movies...
-Long, Dark Night (Druga Mracna Noc)
-Welcome to Sarajevo
-A Walk on the Moon
I always find it tough to answer the "What is your fave movie" question because, except for the last two, most people have never heard of the others.
I actually have a hard time picking five because it gives me so much choice. I can name my first and second favorites without question but finding anything beyond that is hard.
1) Interview with the Vampire
It is one of the few book-to-screen movies that actually did well in regards to the book. The acting and directing was very well done, and it is my favorite book of all time.
2) Spirited Away
The animation is beautifully painted and the story is wonderful. I think it, along with many of the Studio Ghibli films, is a movie that should be seen regardless of it being a "cartoon" or not.
3) A Few Good Men
Good script, amazing acting. Just all around a good movie. If I can't decide what movie I want to watch, this always ends up in my player somehow because it is just great.
4) Mr. Holland's Opus
It raises a really good point about the effect of arts in schools. "If you take all the arts out of schools, pretty soon kids will not have anything to read or write about!" In addition it is just a good movie.
5) Phantom of the Opera
I prefer the live stage production. But the movie, in my opinion was a very good rendition of the ALW musical. It had actors that were pleasing to the eye (an important factor in screen filming more so than on stage) who also had decent voices. Say what you will about the 2004 movie, but after having read the book and watched/heard several actors perform the roles, the movie is still good.
What a great comment! Not only did you list your movies but you gave a brief synopsis! Thanks so much.
I agree with tillsontitan - this is indeed a great comment!
Thanks! I like to give reasons for my opinions and back up my choices but I know sometimes I tend to ramble!
Top 5 favorites:
1) The Notebook (My all time favorite. Nothing else comes close.)
2) Sound of Music
3) White Chicks
4) Dirty Dancing
5) Sex In The City (1)
I love a movie that melts my heart, but also love one that makes me laugh like crazy!
My top five (not in order):
- A Bronx Tale
- The Usual Suspects
- Star Wars Ep. 3
- Saving Private Ryan
- Forrest Gump
It's A Wonderful Life
Gone With the Wind
HARD! But I'll give this one a shot. In no particular order:
The Green Mile
Arsenic and Old Lace
The Thorn Birds
The Shoes of the Fisherman
To Kill a Mockingbird
Phew. I could have kept typing for a long time! Great question.
Oooh, good ones. I forgot about Arsenic and Old Lace, a really great classic!
I've never (and still to this day never do) laughed so hard in my life. And I was only 13 the first time I saw it.
It was hilarious and Cary Grant was certainly at the top of his game in it!
Till....I see you're well aware that this is a difficult limitation. I love hundreds of movies. Just to simplify things, I'll choose 5 now, for the purpose of your question.....just so you know that on any given day, it could be 5 completely different movies. "Favorite" is the word that makes it most difficult for me.
I mean, C'mon girlfriend....for 10 years, Butter Pecan was my FAVORITE ice cream. Now I'm into Rocky Road. Although I LOVE comedy (like that would surprise you)...I also like a good drama too.
5. (Classic) "Arsenic & Old Lace"
3. "Bachelor Party"
2. "The Break-Up"
1. "Monster's Ball"
I have dozens going through my head right now.....but like a menu with too many choices.....I had to choose!
OH Dear!!! CORRECTION!! I did not mean "Bachelor Party!".........I meant "THE HANGOVER"........I suppose one causes the other, but I had to clarify this. I loved "THE HANGOVER." I don't even know if there is a movie called "Bachelor Party!"
Love your choices Effer...Hmm, you want a movie that either makes you laugh or makes you cry Sounds familiar.
Tillie.....LOL! Yeah.....laugh or cry...you're right! Two emotions I know best and can handle. I don't want movies that SCARE me, CONFUSE me (& we know how easy that is!) or put me to sleep. As for "laughter," the "Hangover," nearly did me
Have you seen "Hangover II"....three is now out you know.
I have not seen II and III.....as always, I'm months behind the pack. Besides, I need to rest up b4 watching. If II & III are even close to as hilarious as the first......I may have to be hospitalized.
Bachelor party with Tom Hanks. Very funny but his more serious ones are better like Saving PVT Ryan and Green Mile
Only 5? Hmmm....there are soooo many...I'll have to resort to some "batching."
Somewhere in Time
M.A.S.H. (The original movie)
The Star Trek Movies--all of them
The Star Wars Movies--all of them
**List subject to change upon a whim.. LOL
Of course any favorites list is always excruciating to work out - favorite guitar player, favorite food, favorite hub-writer . . . 'if I include this one, which other one is there no room for?'. Is it favorite because it's just that good, or is it a particularly influential/important film, is it special to me for some reason (a favorite of my youth or the 1st film I saw with my wife, etc). Setting all those concerns aside, just listing what comes to me as I sit here ~
1. 'A Tale Of Two Cities' (1935 with Ronald Colman) - it's a perfect movie, from the small quiet love scenes to the epic storming of the Bastille, it's flawless.
2. 'Taxi Driver' - an American masterpiece, hard to watch, but brilliant.
3. 'Brazil' - love it, one sane man against a world buried under mad bureaucracy.
4. 'Mysterious Island' - the Civil War, pirates, giant creatures, underwater cities, and Capt. Nemo . . . the perfect 10 year old boy movie.
5. 'Talk Of The Town' - Cary Grant (a suspect hiding out) & Ronald Colman (a supreme court nomine) debating the role of the law in a free society, over a game of chess in front of a fireplace in a cottage where Jean Arthur is actually running the show, directed by George Stevens - c'mon!
No 1 has to be Nacho Libre
No 2: Ghost
No 3: Bad Boys
No 4: Pretty Woman
No 5: Forrest Gump
Hi Mary, here is my list:
To Kill a Mockingbird
Gone with the Wind
The Cruel Sea
Lord of Rings - first part
Top two are The Shawshank Redemption and Seven. The other three might range from Aliens, Die Hard, LA Confidential, Syriana... too many to pick.
1. Life is beautiful
Braveheart, The Pianist, Lord of the Rings, Piñero, Requiem for a Dream, Schindler's List, etc. Cant decide.
The Wizard of Oz (1939)
Star Wars (the original)
Force Ten From Navarone
It's a toss up between Wizard of Oz and Star Wars as all time favorite
Who can possibly pick just 5?!?
My top five (in order) would have to be...
2. the Alien series (I like them all, especially the first)
3. Places in the Heart
4. Sabrina (the original version)
5. Breakfast at Tiffany's (Audrey Hepburn, George Pepard)
Coming in close behind would be the ones I can watch over and over in the background:
* Star Wars (the whole series, especially Empire Strikes Back)
* Superman (with Christopher Reeve)
* The Sound of Music
* Hamlet (B&W with Lawrence Olivier)
* Toy Story (animation directed by Pete Doctor(sp?))
* The Holy Grail (Monty Python--plebeian, but true)
* Benny and Joon (brilliant Johnny Depp, as always)
* Edward Scissorhands (Depp again)
Other favorites that require full attention:
* Rozencrantz and Gildenstern are Dead (starring everyone before they were anyone)
* The Circus (very, very obscure--by Alexander Calder, inventor of the "mobile" art form--hanging stuff from strings that moves in air currents)
* The Gold Rush (silent, Charlie Chaplin)
* Lagaan (from Bollywood)
* On Wings of Desire (foreign, German--just watch it, don't read a description of it first or it'll be ruined)
* To Kill a Mockingbird
I like dozens of "normal" movies, too, like Indiana Jones and stuff--I'm not all esoteric and totally weird--these movies just happen to be my favorites in a list such as this, "subject to change on a whim" as someone else said. I'm a huge movie fan.
Choosing just five is difficult..but let me try.
In no particular order:
The Terminal, You've Got Mail, The Shawshank Redemption, My best friend's wedding, Cast Away
My favorite films are as follows:
West Side Story (the tops for me, regarding movies.)
Sound of Music
Dirty Harry (the first one)
Wizard of Oz
Bonnie & Clyde
Lawrence of Arabia
Jaws (the first one)
Fantasia (the original one)
Fantasia 2000 (not quite as good as the original, but it was okay, just the same.)
I'd have to say
- The Dark Knight
- Pulp Fiction
- The Breakfast Club
- Reservoir Dogs
Maybe not in that particular order, but something like that.
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