Since I’m in the mood to write and I’m hyped up on movie talk, here’s a douchebag’s top 10 favorite movies.
10. Pokemon 2000 (2000)
Allright, allright, I can hear you thinking, ‘’How could you possibly have a Pokemon movie in your top 10 list of all-time favorite movies?’’ But before you skip through this list, give me a chance to explain.
I grew up in the Pokemon generation, and enjoyed it in all it’s glory. So this franchise has a lot of nostalgic value to me.
I was 7 years old when this movie came out, and it is the first movie I remember seeing in my life. The animation was tight, the story was decent and it had some top tier musical pieces.
For many this is just another child flick like many others, but it has a special place in my heart.
9. Ed Wood (1994)
I could talk for hours about how much appreciation and love I feel for director Ed wood and his movies, but that would take to long. So in his place I present to you Tim Burton’s masterpiece by the same name.
The movie is based on the true story of the eccentric sci-fi/horror director Ed Wood and it shows us how Wood lived out his dream.
Wood is well known for making some of the worst movies in cinematic history, but even though everyone was against him, he kept going to make his dream a reality. Because his love for directing was stronger than any negative review that was thrown to him.
It is a really inspiring tale and I think that everyone that is interested in film-making should give it a watch.
8. Zombieland (2009)
The zombie genre has become as deadbeat as zombies themselves, we’ve seen it a hundred times and we’ll see it a hundred more times. But along came Zombieland and for me it was a breath of fresh air.
All of the sudden zombies were something new and interesting again. Now, zombies in a comedy setting has been done before by movies like Shaun of the Dead and Zombie Strippers (I’m not making that up, it’s a real movie starring the actor that played Freddy Krueger) but Zombieland had something that made it more appealing.
Maybe it was because of Woody Harrelson, Jessie Eidenberg and Emma Stone, some of my favorite actors, maybe it was the well written dialoge and subtle humor, or maybe it was because of Metallica in the opening credits.
I might never find out what it was exactly, but what I do know is that I can go back to this movie at any time, and always finish watching it with a satisfied feeling.
7. The Dark Knight Trillogy
- Batman Begins (2005)
- The Dark Knight (2008)
- The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
It’s Batman. Do I have to say more?
Allright I guess that I do, the number 7 spot goes out to these 3 movies because the feel and watch like 1 movie. You live along the rise of our beloved, caped vigilante and see him coping and dealing with how he is supposed to live his live.
The camera work in these movies is absolutely marvelous and at times gives you the feeling of actually watching from the side of the streets of Gotham. And with the works of musical genius Hans Zimmer thrown into the mix, there is nothing keeping you from an ultimate Batman experience.
6. Kill Bill 1 and 2 (2003/2004)
Again, a shared spot, and for the same reason as the last one. Kill Bill 1 and 2 are not 2 separate movies. Every scene of this movie has TARANTINO smeared on it in big, fat red letters, and I love it.
It’s artsy, it’s over the top and it feels like a wild ride from start to finish.
It knows when to take it slow and steady so it can blow you away with some of the spectaculair action sequences that follow. This movie knows exactly what it is and isn’t afraid to take full advantage of that.
You’re on one of two sides with Tarantino’s movies, either you strap in and enjoy the wildest ride of your life, or you try to make sense of it all and you end up confused and bored.
I fall into the first category, and Kill Bill will be one of my favorites for a long, long time to come.
5. Freddy Vs. Jason (2003)
2 world famous horror icons dishing it out on each other. What’s not to love?
Y’know, apart from the overused cliche’s, mediocre story and stereotype characters.
I won’t deny that this flick has some major flaws and I can see how many people would disagree with me on this, but I loved seeing Jason and Freddy kick each others ass.
I loved how they used both of their home fields and weaknesses. It’s just a ton of fun to watch.
4. 28 Days Later (2002)
Without a doubt, my favorite zombie movie of all time. The setting, the cast, the atmosphere, the music. Everything in this movie works for me. There’s just something about how the characters react to their surroundings and what is happening to them that makes it feel so real.
But even though this is my all-time favorite zombie flick, there is 1 series that tops it off. How? Let me explain.
3. George A. Romero’s‘’Of the Dead’’ series (1968 – 2009)
George A. Romero is well known as ‘Grandpa Zombie. He revolutionized the way we look at zombies and some might argue the way we look at the horror genre as a whole.
In 1968 he came with the groundbreaking movie ‘Night of the Living Dead’ where we saw the zombies we know today for the first time, the slow, dumb and bloodthirsty monsters we grew to love.
Romero brought this genre to light, and even though some of his later works (Diary of the Dead/Survival of the Dead) dropped a bit in quality, without Grandpa Zombie we’d maybe never had zombie movies to begin with. And that’s why he deserves a number 3 spot.
2. Spirited Away (2001)
Even though you might not like the animu’s or the mango’s, the works of Hayao Miyazaki has something in store that everyone can enjoy.
The focus of this particular movie is with a little girl named Chihiro, who thanks to a series of unfortunate events loses her parents to an evil witch and ends up working in her bathhouse for spirits to attempt and set them free. That’s about all I can tell without spoiling this amazing story for you.
The film itself feels like a piece of art, the animation is absolutely magnificent. Every character is so creative and memorable, the music accompanies the animation beautifully and keeps you hooked from beginning to end.
1. The Green Mile (1999)
When I think perfection, I think Green Mile. I can’t think of anything that I don’t like about this movie. When I first saw it, I was about 15 years old and I cried. I cried so freaking much that I had to be put on an IV to rehydrate myself.
And no movie since has been able to touch me on such an emotional level.
The movie centers around the prison guard on death row Paul Edgecomb, played by Tom Hanks, and a new inmate named John Coffey, played by Michael Clarke Duncan, who is accused of murdering 2 little girls.
The film shows the last days of John Coffey until his sentence is carried out.
Every actor plays his or her role perfectly, absolutely perfectly.
You feel what they feel, you think what they think. Even that asshole Percy is a great character because he’s the guy you love to hate.
When someone asks me for my favorite movie, The Green Mile is the first one to pop up in my mind, and with that it deserves it’s spot on number 1.
And that about concludes this list. Cya!