Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Weekly Wednesday Top 10

I don't watch movies a whole lot anymore, not even at home. Having said that, I do love good movies. Here is my top 10 movies of all-time.

10. The Usual Suspects- It was one of the great surprise endings of all-time, but the story line is great even if you know it's coming.

Best line: (looking through his rifle scope counting targets) "1,2,3,4,5,6....7..8,9. Oswald was a fag."

9. Father of The Bride- A great "romantic comedy." I always knew I would have daughters, so even at a fairly young age this movie was a favorite of mine.

Best line: Martin Short's character in his thick accent. "Haaaonk! Haonk is a ginus, ond wee nid his mond."

8. Last of The Mohicans- The great American frontier on the big screen. It has great acting and a incredible soundtrack.

Best line: British Officer:, "and you call yourself an Englishman and loyal subject to the crown?"
Hawkeye: "I do not call myself subject to much at all."

7. Top Gun- Did any guy who watched this movie as a kid not want to be a Navy pilot?

Best line: "I feel the need...the need...for speed."

6. Van Wilder-
I just love this movie. I think the Tuesday & Co. crew watched it at least 5 or 6 dozen times.

Best line: "If he's here, who's running hell?"

5. Caddyshack- It's an all-star cast, a bunch of quotable lines, and it just doesn't get old for me.

Best line: "So I jumped ship in Hong Kong..." and all that follows.

4. The Godfather- I think most guys have an intrigue with the masculine power trip of the mafia. It's pure drama and entertainment for like six hours.

Best line: "I'm gonna make him an offer he can't refuse." (Can it really be anything else?)

3. Animal House- Simply the one of the greatest any way you slice it. It's funny, nuanced, and clever...yet outright hilarious.

Best line: "Boone, I anticipate a deeply religious experience."

2. Last Samurai-
It's on of the most epic movies I've ever seen. It glorifies honor, discipline, and brotherhood. The acting and cinematography is incredible. If you haven't seen it yet, you need to.

Best line: "My thanks, on behalf of those who died in the name of better mechanical amusements and commercial opportunities."

1. Tombstone- It's a man's movie. Gunfighting, sex, and humor rolled into one neat package.

Best line: "Oh. I'm sorry, Johnny I forgot you were there. You may go now."

Honorable Mention: Ghostbusters, Big Fish, Secondhand Lions, Emperor's New Groove, The Harry Potter Series, Tommy Boy, Batman Begins, The Bourne Series, First Knight, and almost any "Happy Madison" production.

Quasi-Honorable Mention: Field of Dreams...are we cool now, Tiff?

What are yours?

Have a great Wednesday!


Anonymous said...

I am stunned by the conspicuous absence of Ghostbusters but I like the list.

Sorry boys, bakery's closed.


Unsinkable Kristen said...

"You gonna do somethin'? Or just stand there and bleed?"

JKB said...

Kudos for including Emperor's New Groove on the HM list. What a great movie. Too bad David Spade can't do that well every time he does a movie.

J. Canterbury said...

Top 5 in order:

1. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

2. Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgandy

3. National Treasure

4. That Thing You Do

5. The Patriot

Honorable Mention: Because of Winn-Dixie, Keepin' the Faith, Tombstone, Billy Madison, We Are Marshall.

Tiffany said...

The fact that "Field of Dreams" is not on this list is almost grounds for dissolving the friendship.

I am wiling to overlook this omission, however, since it may have been triggered by the on-screen presence of Kebin Costner. Beyond that, though...

Junior said...

Last of the Mohicans is also one of my favorites but my favorite line is Hawkeye telling the British officer: "I think one of these days, you and I are going to have a serious disagreement."

I also would have included The Nightmare before Christmas.

Tiffany said...

You are now forgiven, my child.

TheChrisBerry said...

Your number one choice: Great movie.

Your number four choice: Great series (the first two...the third one I do no acknowledge). Godfather II should be number one on every list, by itself.