posted on Mar, 3 2012 @ 10:10 AM
Man I love stuff like this. Kinda beats the head pounding trauma of trying to understand what the heck is happening in the world.
So without any further ado:
1. Signs - A lot of people gets this confused as an alien movie. For me it was a lot more personal than that. The fact aliens were in the movie does
not necessarily mean it was about them. They served as a backdrop to Gibsons character who had lost faith only to slowly regain it over the course of
the movie. For me this will always be my favourite.
2. How To Train Your Dragon - Yeah its an animation, but to be honest if every movie made me feel emotions as much as this did then I'd have a bigger
difficulty coming up with a Top 10. This movie had it all - Humour, romance, joy, sadness... There were just to many elements that made this a
fantastic experience to watch.
3. The Goonies - Need I say more. Came out roughly when I was just discovering life is too short to be taken seriously. One of the few gems that
should never and could not be replicated "YOU HEAR ME HOLLYWOOD?" From the moment the credits started rolling I wanted to go on a crusade to find my
own pirate ship. How often does a movie make you want to do that?
4. Jurassic Park - One of the very few movies that had me on the edge of seat. I had bother trying to visualize the Dinosaurs when I started reading
the book prior to the movie release, not out of lack of imagination, rather to how man could interact with these creatures. Not always well as the
film assumed, although it was about time these prehistoric beasts got the treatment they deserved thanks to CGI.
5. Close Encounters of The Third Kind - For it's time this movie is a masterpiece. Even though I had some gripes involving the climax, especially the
aliens but the build up was exceptional and a good vocal point for how governments can be ruthless against their citizens to cover up any contact from
other worldly entities.
6. The Prophecy - Forget Legion, forget Michael, forget City of Angels, for me this movie could be an accurate portrayal of how angels feel and act
against not only humans but to their own kind. There was something eerily human in this movie that had myself wondering if angels do exist, they may
not be so different from ourselves.
7. Waiting For Forever - As a guy I hate romance films nearly all of the time mainly due to their predicability, but this movie went for a different
angle in terms of how love is found and lost. It is a tragic tale of how two individuals who grew up together went their seperate ways within their
own lives. Or so you think when the girl finds out that her once best friend has been following her all over the country just to be close to her. It
is not as creepy as it sounds as revelations are revealed as to why he does this is not down to stalking or possessiveness, but mainly trying
desperately hard to hang unto something that will stop him from facing his problems. Check it out. You won't be disappointed.
8. Ong Bak - Brilliant, brutal and relentless this movie for me really set the benchmark in terms of martial art movies. The timing and choreograph
was so pin perfect for the execution of bone cruching, muscle jawing moves that had you begging for more of the same like some sadistic madman long
after the credits. One of the few movies I forgave in an instant of a paperthin plot especially when I discovered the amount of injuries that was
inflicted during the making of the movie.
9. Wargames - One of the few movies from my childhood that resonates even more today in terms of computer hacking. With the growing threat of cyber
warfare this concentrated on a geek schoolboy who inadvertently starts the countdown towards WW3 by hacking into the defence program servers. The
finale of making the machine learn odds of winning a nuclear war is still by far an edge of the seat thriller.
10. Gremlins - Pure manic genius. The idea of supernatural creatures causing havoc on a grand scale was always going to be a winner in my book and
instead of hating the chaos creating half brothers of the innocent mowgi, you actually went along for the ride and enjoyed their senseless
destruction. A comedic gem.
Thats basically it. I await the thunder of the obvious ones that didn't make it but I like my films to have heart.