My friend James created this video as a tribute to his favorite movies; I’ve seen nearly all of them and their some of the best. He also challenged his followers to do his movie tag, listing your top favorite movies. I’ve been wanting to create a post for my favorite movies for a while, so this was the perfect opportunity for me. Here are the official rules:
I don’t have the patience to list these in order as it seems like every time I re-watch one of these, my list will get mixed around. So, this is in no particular order; some are expected and I think some will be a surprise. So, I’m excited.
I tagged a few of you at the bottom. 🙂
The Avengers: I’ve been telling everyone since this came out last spring that this is my most favorite movie ever and it’s just kinda stuck there at the top (tied with the Star Wars franchise of course.) If you haven’t seen The Avengers yet then I don’t know… what to say. This franchise is a must see for everyone and this movie is one of the best.
Captain America The First Avenger: No one is surprised to see this movie here. And I’ve already said a lot about why Captain America is my favorite superhero. So, if you want to know more of my feelings about him and this movie, you can browse the tags later.
Iron Man Trilogy: Who doesn’t like Tony Stark and Pepper Potts and Jarvis and iron suits and selfishness turned to selfless-nes. This trilogy was great; Iron Man is classic, I did like Iron Man 2 and Iron Man 3 was so good, the perfect movie to come after The Avengers.
Corpse Bride: this simple, beautiful yet underrated Tim Burton film shot it’s way into my heart easily. The love triangle actually worked out perfectly for everyone, I loved the use of colors and the songs and soundtrack are wonderful.
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: I LOVED THIS MOVIE SO MUCH. I’m such a book worm for classics, and when you can take classic character from classic books and blend them into a dramatic film like this one, you will find me running around in excitement in my room. Jekyll and Hyde, Dorian Grey, Tom Sawyer, Captain Nemo and others create an Avengers-like group for the Victorian period that sent me to heaven.
Warm Bodies: romance, comedy, and a zombie apocalypse that has a happy ending warmed my heart this past year with it’s interesting adaption of Romeo and Juliet and now I happily own it. Again, I’ve already talked a lot about this movie, but if you missed them, you can read more of my thoughts here.
The Dark Knight: I love this movie because it has THE JOKER. I watch this movie for The Joker, I’m not going to lie. Psychotic, yet almost sympathetic, yet horribly evil, Heath Ledger’s Joker made the movie and stole the limelight for me. While I like Batman well enough, the baddie is what made this movie my favorite.
Star Wars Originals: YOU ALL KNOW I LOVE THESE THREE MOVIES TO DEATH AND IF YOU DON’T THEN YOU MUST BE NEW, HERE, HELP YOURSELF TO MY ARCHIVE OF POSTS WHERE I HAVE GONE ON ABOUT THESE MOVIES FOR THE PAST TWO AND HALF YEARS, ALRIGHT, LET’S MOVE ON.
Despicable Me 1 and 2: First off, the minions are so cute!!!! Second off, these two movies were adorable, actually taught lessons, and were adorable, and were so funny, and adorable, and the music rocked, and they both were really adorable and I think you get the picture.
Monsters Inc and Monsters University: I think the Monsters universe is my favorite from all the Pixar movies. Monsters Inc is a classic and must see and Monsters Uni was the perfect prequel.
The Amazing Spider-Man: This movie was awesome, it was a great reboot for the franchise, I loved Gwen and I loved Andrew Garfield as Peter and the plot was great and I can’t wait for the sequel next year and I’m using too many ands…
Ben-Hur: CLASSIC. This has been one of my favorites for probably three to four years. It’s an epic story, the cinematography and sets are amazing for the time it was made, and it’s just downright beautiful. Colorful robes, beautiful horses, dramatic battles of war and soul, family and betrayal: it’s such a great movie.
Die Hard: Christmas, unbelievable feats of action, hilarious lines, perfect plot flow, great characters–this movie is dang near perfect (I have only seen a clean version of it). It’s a must see for anyone mature enough to watch it. One of the best action films I’ve ever seen.
Terminator 1 and 2: Can you hear the theme music yet? Time travel meets robots meets apocalypse meets great movies. I like the Terminator as a villain in the first film, but I liked him almost more as a hero in the second. While both movies have their ups and downs, they’re both great action guy films that this girl enjoyed (again, I have only seen their cleaned up versions.)
Super 8: I think Super 8 was what introduced me to the suspenseful/dark genre of films and I loved it. I scared me, gave me thrills, the characters were delightful and was really fun but scary film (I saw the cleaned version of this, which I’m glad because while I can usually put up with swearing in films, I hate it when kids swear.)
Transformers Trilogy: another great set of movies; fun, hilarious, full of action and adventure. Shia Labeouf plays Sam Witwicky, who I really love but he often falls to the back of my mind which makes me upset when I do remember him. Sam and his first girlfriend Mikaela are also one of my most favorite movie couples.
The Rocky Movies: I love Rocky sosososo much. He’s what every man should strive to be–I’m not talking about the body build (although that never hurt), but the heart of gold and nobility of character. The movies are all great, they have great flow and I like seeing his life story throughout the six films.
Beauty and the Beast: Again, this is one of those movies that I’ve mentioned a lot. It moves me to tears and inspires me. I think I can safely say this my most favorite animated film ever.
Pirates of the Caribbean franchise: My list would not be complete without Captain Jack, the Black Pearl and all those wonderful pirate-y adventures. The franchise speaks for it’s self in a lot of ways and is a must see!
Sweeney Todd Demon Barber of Fleet Street: If you didn’t read my review of this film over on James’ blog, you need to go do so now. For all the blood and extremely dark themes, I really adore this movie and it’s settings and costumes and characters and music. “There’s no place like London…”
Rambo First Blood: Sylvester Stallone was a-maaaz-ing in First Blood. There was a ton of action and survival in this guy film, what I liked most was how the film really showed what war veterans have experienced and how much we should show gratitude to their sacrifices. (again, I saw only a cleaned version of this)
Inkheart: Okay, I’m not trying to overwhelm you, but everyone should see this movie; especially writers. If you write, especially fiction, you will ADORE this movie. What’s more awesome then having a book come to life, with characters leaping off of pages into reality? This was an amazing, clean fantasy film that was a complete delight.
How to Train Your Dragon: I always have a hard to understanding why some people don’t like this movie. At the same time, it’s super easy to understand why EVERYONE loves it’s soundtrack. This movie was so fun and creative, with two endearing characters Hiccup and Toothless. I’m really excited for the sequel so we can see more dragons and dragon training!
Honorable Mentions: Thor, Inception, She’s the Man, The Prince of Egypt A Christmas Story, Rudy, 101 Dalmatians, Rio Bravo, Singin’ in the Rain, Batman Begins, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Air Force One, The Adventures of Robin Hood, Wreck-It Ralph
I’ve tagged who I think would enjoy listing or ranking their favorite movies (and because I’m curious to see what their favorites are! :P) Be sure to let me know if you can do the challenge so I (and James) can come check it out! 😀