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Monday, September 26, 2011

My Movie list

Well, i decided to give you guys a list of my top 40 movies, beware it's a decently sized list. I'll start from the bottom and go from there. if you guys comment enough, i'll watch all of these movies again, with recommended movies and recreate the top 40 list, possibly it will become a top 50 list.

40. Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters
This movie was good at the time and i haven't watched it in about 2 years, so the only thing i can say is to go to IMDB about it, sorry.

39. Monty Python and the Holy Grail

A true classic in comedy movies and Monty Python was just genius and that's how it goes. Movie is about a quest for the holy grail, only with a comedic twist going about it.

38. Selena

Well, you guys never would have thought this could be in a straight mans top 40, but it is. I don't care what anyone says, but growing up half mexican, this is a movie you own, as i do right now. Selena is about, well, Selena and her growing up through her years up to her untimely death.

37. Terminator 2: Judgement Day

This is a classy one and if you haven't seen it, well, you're either an Amish (why are you on the internet if you are?) or were born in the late 2000s. This movie is about John Connor, who has to kill a robot from the future from killing him with the aid of a terminator reprogrammed by himself from the future.

36. Gladiator

Pretty good movie about a Roman General who was betrayed by someone and his entire family is murdered. He then goes to Rome and fights as a Gladiator to get revenge. Great movie and cast if i must say, would be in the lower part of the list, but it has a bunch of good movies and it was hard to choose.

35. The Social Network

This movie as we all must know is about Facebook about Mark Zuckerbergs rise to billionaire because of facebook , but it wasn't exactly true, albeit some parts were, but it's a moot point.

34. Rocky IV

For all Rocky fans the series of Rocky movies were amazing, some better than others, but needless to say rocky challenging a soviet boxer to a match because his friend died was pretty sweet.

33. The Illusionist

This one's about a magician named Eisenheim in the 1900s Vienna, Austria who fell in love with a lady in a different social setting. Eisenheim then does everything in his power to win her over, which makes it a great movie, nevertheless he wins her over in a very elaborate way.

32. Kill Bill: Vol. 1

This movie was awesome, that's all i have to say about it and as for the summary of the movie, i'll just leave this here. The Bride wakes up after a long coma. The baby that she carried before entering the coma is gone. The only thing on her mind is to have revenge on the assassination team that betrayed her - a team she was once part of. -taken from IMDB

31. The Big Lebowski

hilarious movie about "dude" Lebowski who is mistaken as a rich Lebowski and all he wants is compensation for a rug that got ruined. hilarious movie as i said the movie is, to me, a movie that deserves spot 31 because i only saw it one.

30. Star Trek (2009)

All i have to say is Chris Pine destroyed the captain Kirk part, all in a good way. This particular star trek movie was about kirk growing from a child to, well, captain and did so in an extraordinary way.

29. Apocalypse Now

Don't get me wrong now, this is an absolute badass movie to the end, but i haven't really watched it all the way through since i started to watch it with my dad. by the way this is his #1 movie of all time, sadly i haven't watched all of it as i said. This movie is about Captain Willard during the Vietnam War, who is sent into Cambodia to kill an AWOL Green Beret who makes himself out to be a god in a small village.

28. The Exorcist

Movie is scary as hell if you can't handle the types of movies about demons and possession. once the teenage girl gets possessed her mom calls for a priest to come and try to save her daughter, and all hell breaks loose.

27. Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels

Movie about four guys from London pool their money to get into a high stakes card game, but things don't turn out the way they should and end up having to pay half a million pounds in a week.

26. Shooter

great action movie about a former military sniper who was exiled and came back into action after being told of a presidential assassination plot, only to be betrayed by the guys who told him this and seeks out to find the truth.

25. The Departed

About 2 guys, one from the Irish mafia and the other an undercover police officer, who get too consumed with the double-life they live. soon, the mafia finds there is a mole in the organization and try to find out who it is.

24. Shoot em' up

About a guy named Mr. Smith who sees a pregnant woman being chased by a guy with a gun, he ends up saving her, but she dies giving birth. he then sets out to find out who and why these men want the baby that he has.

23. Unforgiven

In this movie i can only use the summary for the movie since it is about the only way to tell about it.
The town of Big Whisky is full of normal people trying to lead quiet lives. Cowboys try to make a living. Sheriff 'Little Bill' tries to build a house and keep a heavy-handed order. The town whores just try to get by. Then a couple of cowboys cut up a whore. Unsatisfied with Bill's Justice, the prostitutes put a bounty on the cowboys. The bounty attracts a young gun billing himself as 'the Schofield Kid', and aging killer willaim munny. Munny reformed for his young wife, and has been raising crops and two children in peace, but his wife is gone. Farm life is hard and Munny is no good at it, so he calls his old partner Ned, saddles his ornery nag and rides off to kill one more time, blurring the lines between heroism and villainy, man and myth.

22. Gran Torino

About Walt Kowalski who was recently widowed and is a grumpy, tough-minded, unhappy old guy who doesn't get along with anyone. Soon, a young man named Thao is pressured into stealing walts 72' Gran torino, but doesn't manage to. After that Walt tries to reform him and soon, tries to protect Thaos' family against the gangs in the neighborhood.

21. No Country for Old Men

great movie about a hunter who goes out and finds dead people, heroin and more than 2 million in cash near the Rio Grande and is chased by a murder named Anton Chigurh who is chasing him and killing everything in his path to get back the money that was taken.

20. A Fistful of Dollars

About an unkown man comes into a town in the midst of a faction war between the Baxters and the Rojo's. Instead of running away or dying likes most of the others, he schemes to play off the two sides getting rich while doing so.

19. American History X

Movie about Derek Vineyard who was paroled after being in prison after 3 years for killing 2 thugs who tried to steal his truck. Derek's brother Danny started to follow in his brothers footsteps after he went to prison, 3 years later Derek gets out reformed and is determined to keep Danny off the path he went down before he went to prison.

18. The Shawshank Redemption

This classic is about Andy Dufresne who was a young and successful banker who was falsely convicted of killing his wife and her lover back in the 40s. once he gets to prison he starts to make friends with some of the prisoners and he meets red a very unconventional prisoner.

17. High Planes Drifter

This Eastwood movie is about a stranger who rides out of the desert into a small town in the west. The people of the town are scared of him and soon 3 gunmen try to kill him and fail miserably and he then takes a room in town and decides to stay. in another part of the west a group of outlaws are returning to the town to take their revenge and the towns people try to convince the drifter to help rid the town of the coming outlaws.

16. Cool Hand Luke

Luke Jackson is a cool and gutsy prisoner in a chain gang in the south, who refuses to conform under authority and constantly escapes only to be recaptured. the prisoners admire Luke because of this and the camp authorities try to crush lukes spirit until he finally breaks.

15. The Deer Hunter

About 3 friends, Michael, Steven and Nick who were factory workers in Pennsylvania who enlist in the Army to fight in Vietnam. Before they go, Steven Married Angela who was pregnant with his baby and the wedding was a farewell party for the guys. Soon after they arrive in nam' they are caught by the Vietcong and are brought to a prison camp where they are forced to play Russian roulette against each other. Michael helps them escape and they get separated once again.

14. We Were Soldiers

This great is about 400 troopers from the American 7th Air Cavalry surrounded by 2,000 North Vietnamese who were dug into the mountainside. The battle was one of the most savage in U.S history between the American and North Vietnamese armies.

13. Fight Club

About an Insomniac man and a soap salesman start a fight club as a form of therapy and the concept takes with many people who start fight clubs in every town. So many plot twists and turns makes this a great movie. All is not as it seems.

12. Casino

This mob movie is about Ace Rothstein and Nicky Santoro who move to Las Vegas to start a casino to leave a mark in the city. this one shows the involvement of the mobs in casinos in the 70s and 80s and is a great movie.

11. The Boondock Saints

These Two Irish brothers killed 2 mafia thugs in self defense and turned themselves in and were released as heroes. They took this as a call from god and started to kill mafia gangsters one by one, until there are none. The detective trying to figure out the killings, finds that the closer he gets to catching them the more he thinks they are right in the killing.

10. Outlaw Josey Wales

This beauty of a movie is about Josey Wales who, after the civil war moves out west, with settlers who need protection. A few years later his past catches up with him and his wife and child are murdered and he seeks out the men who are after him.

9. Scarface

This movie is about Cuban refugee Tony Montana who comes to America because he wants it all. Tony sets out with his friend Manny set out to do so and the first job they get is to deliver money to columbians, but when the deal goes wrong Tony and Manny leave with the money and succeed in the job. Afterwards Tony falls for Elvira who is drug kingpin Frank Lopez and thus starts Tony Montana's Story.

8. Full Metal Jacket

Another movie where the summary is all i can say about this masterpiece.
A two-segment look at the effect of the military mindset and war itself on Vietnam era Marines. The first half follows a group of recruits in basic training under the command of the punishing Sgt. Hartman. The second half shows one of those recruits, Joker, covering the war as a correspondent for Stars and Stripes, focusing on the Tet offensive.

7. The Man from nowhere

I did say this was in my Top 10 movies and if you want the summary, i believe it is in my previous post, but if it isn't i'll edit this with a summary.

6. Leon: The Professional

This is about Leon and professional hitman who ends up saving Mathilda a 12 year old girl whose family was killed by a corrupt cop Norman Stansfield. Leon, takes her in trains her a little bit in being a hitman and ultimately ends up killing the corrupt cop.

5. Carlito's Way

Carlito is a former drug dealer/killer who wants to stay out of his former ways finds himself being pulled back into his past. Ultimately he ends up back to his old ways to get just enough money to leave New York.

4. Blow

This is a movie based on the story of George Jung who grew up in a struggling family in the 50s. George finds out his family goes bankrupt and he doesn't want the same thing to happen to him and his friend in the 60s. Soon he starts selling weed in California and gets put in jail once he got caught, but in jail he finds out about cocaine and soon makes an empire of it, but it all falls apart.

3. Goodfellas

This is yet another true life based movie, but about Henry Hill. Henry Hill was a small time gangster who took part in a robbery with Jimmy Conway and Tommy De Vito, his partners kill of everyone else involved in the robbery and climb up the ranks in the mob. Henry is badly affected by their success and things go downhill fast.

2. Pulp Fiction

Well, i'll let the summary speak for itself.
Jules Winnfield and Vincent Vega are two hitmen who are out to retrieve a suitcase stolen from their employer, mob boss Marsellus Wallace. Wallace has also asked Vincent to take his wife Mia out a few days later when Wallace himself will be out of town. Butch Coolidge is an aging boxer who is paid by Wallace to lose his next fight. The lives of these seemingly unrelated people are woven together comprising of a series of funny, bizarre and uncalled-for incidents.

1. Platoon

This is my absolute favorite movie that i let the summary speak for itself.
Chris Taylor is a young, naive American who gives up college and volunteers for combat in Vietnam. Upon arrival, he quickly discovers that his presence is quite nonessential, and is considered insignificant to the other soldiers, as he has not fought for as long as the rest of them and felt the effects of combat. Chris has two non-commissioned officers, the ill-tempered and indestructible Staff Sergeant Robert Barnes and the more pleasant and cooperative Sergeant Elias Grodin. A line is drawn between the two NCOs and a number of men in the platoon when an illegal killing occurs during a village raid. As the war continues, Chris himself draws towards psychological meltdown. And as he struggles for survival, he soon realizes he is fighting two battles, the conflict with the enemy and the conflict between the men within his platoon.

That is it and i hope you watch some if not all of them, if they fit your criteria for movies.


Max Power said...

fight club is my favorite movie of all time.

neatfit said...

Agreed with most of these, I would put kill bill higher up in the list though :) I loved it.

John said...

Fight club should have a better ranking

Trish Ish said...

Monty Python far to low, but some great films there that I love and had forgotten about.

oh, and fight club should be in the top 10

MRanthrope said...

Pretty solid list. I've seen most of them and even own a bunch myself.

also, lol @ Selena. haha. I agree though, it's a damn fine movie.

Hasidic Plumber said...

Oh wow, that's a shitload of movies. I skimmed through it and i saw many of my own favorites too.

Natural One said...

The Outlaw Josey Wales & Leon: The Professional ftw

the 4rt of love said...

great list, i like Platoon..