It’s an off-week here at FilmFire, just ramping up for The Dark Knight Rises this weekend. During the downtime, I’ve decided to write up a top ten list of my personal favorite films. Lists are fun and I like writing them. Reverse order:
- 10. Hugo (2011)
- 9. Mission: Impossible – 2 (2000)
- 8. Space Jam (1996)
- 7. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
- 6. Memento (2000)
- 5.The Dark Knight (2008)
- 4.Pulp Fiction (1994)
- 3.Toy Story 3 (2010)
- 2.Spirited Away (2001)
- 1.The Truman Show (1998)
Hugo is the perfect movie for film lovers. One of a few films that actually make good use of 3D. You can tell Scorsese poured his heart and soul into this one.
I realize this is everyone’s least favorite M:I film but I still love it. I understand its flaws but it’s so much fun I don’t care.
I like sports because of Space Jam. I like movies because of Space Jam. I like music because of Space Jam. Space Jam is solely responsible for the person I am today.
I strangely have 2 Jim Carey films in my top ten, neither of which is a comedy. The more you think about this one, the better it gets.
Christopher Nolan’s first major release and one of my all time favorites. Memento explores themes that had never been previously explored. The reverse structure of the narrative works perfectly within the context of the story.
It’s going to be tough for something to come along and top The Dark Knight as my favorite comic book movie. Having the chance to walk through the set in Chicago makes this even more memorable for me. Has anything actually lived up to it’s own hype as well the The Dark Knight has?
Still Tarantino’s best. So many memorable lines and scenes it’s hard not include in a favorites list.
I can’t name one thing Toy Story 3 could have done better. I was 9 years old when the original came out. Over 15 years later and I still love the franchise, as an adult with a master’s degree. I cried.
My personal favorite animated movie. Miyazaki breathes so much life into every frame. It has a sense of wonder like no other film I’ve seen.
The Truman Show has been my favorite film since it came out in 1998. Everything about it completely clicked with me. Jim Carey is great in it but Ed Harris is even better in his turn as Christof, the director of the show. Cue the sun.