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My Top 10 Favorite Movies

by on 07/11/2012

I really like movies. I have seen over thirteen hundred movies, and don’t plan on ever stopping. On the website flickchart.com you are given two movies to decide which you think is better. These movies are added to two lists, one of seen movies and one for unseen. I’ve been doing it for a while and have created an accurate list of my favorite movies. I’m not saying these are the best movies, but they are my favorite:

 

10. The Darjeeling Limited (2007)

In the wake of their father’s death three brothers decide to go on a train ride across India to bond with each other. I didn’t know who Wes Anderson was and the only movie of his I’d heard of was Royal Tenenbaums, and I didn’t care to see it. I watched this movie one morning and was surprised at how much I enjoyed it. It had great characters and an emotional story that almost brought on some dude tears, which is very rare for me.

 

9. The Man From Nowhere (2010)

Cha Tae-sik is a pawn shop owner with a violent past whose only friend is the little girl who lives next door. When her mother gets involved with a drug robbery thing go bad and she gets kidnapped. He goes on a mission to get her back. This movie introduced me to Korean films and blew me away with it’s awesomeness. The fight scenes are brutal and intense.  If this is the only foreign language movie you see, you are an idiot but you will have seen my favorite.

 

8. Collateral (2004)

When taxi driver Max accepts his fare, Vincent’s offer to be his driver for one night he doesn’t know that he just agreed to ferry a hitman from target to target. My second favorite Micheal Mann movie, first later, Collateral has great gun fights, club scene alone is a must watch, and fantastic performances. Tom Cruise’s cool and scary portrayal of Vincent is countered very well by Jamie Foxx’s nervous and frightened Max. Also Mark Ruffalo is great as the detective trying to stop Vincent from completing his list.

 

7. Reservoir Dogs (1992)

When a diamond heist goes South the robbers have to find out what went wrong and who’s to blame. I’m not sure why I like any Tarantino movie but this one is definitely my favorite. Good dialogue and characters and a just good story telling I guess.

 

6. No Country For Old Men (2007)

What would you do if you wandered upon two million dollars? Llewellyn Moss decided he was going to take it, but now he has to deal with the consequences. Anton Chigurh is the most deadly and the best part of this movie, which is full of great things. He’s cold, unforgiving, and the most terrifying villain in recent film history.

 

5. Memento (2000)

Suffering from short-term memory loss, Leonard tries to find his wife’s killer. Told in reverse, you are experiencing his memory loss for yourself. I love mysteries and this one by Christopher Nolan keeps you questioning what is actually happening and blowing your mind with revelations.

 

4. Leon: The Professional (1994)

Hitman Leon rescues a teenage girl from a corrupt detective and trains her to become an assassin. There is some weird stuff in this movie, like twelve-year-old Natalie Portman trying to seduce a middle-aged man. But there’s also awesome stuff, like everything else. Gary Oldman as the cop, some sweet hits, and milk drinking.

 

3. Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)

Owe money to a violent gangster? Why not steal it from you neighbors that stole it from some drug manufacturers that work for another violent gangster? This British movie has a whole cast of amusing characters that fail at things in the perfect way leading to coincidences of a disastrous nature is hilarious and stylish and keeps you wondering who’s getting out alive and who’s biting the bullet.

 

2. Heat (1995)

Professional robbers feel the heat of police after a recent robbery. Michael Mann masters telling both sides of the story from the cops and robbers perspective. The famous bank robbery scene is famous for good reason. It’s when the cops meet the robbers but the robbers won’t go quietly shooting up the streets of downtown Los Angeles. I love bank robberies and have participated in a few myself(see Perfect Crime page) and this is the coolest despite ending rather badly. Oh and Val Kilmer is in this so go watch it.

 

1. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)

“A murder mystery brings together a private eye, a struggling actress, and a thief masquerading as an actor.” Hands down my favorite movie, Val Kilmer and Robert Downey Jr.’s witty dialogue is consistently funny and entertaining. The movie’s plot is intriguing but confusing and in the end is still not clear what happened. That being said it doesn’t interfere with my enjoyment. Also there’s a ton of nudity, so that’s cool. Everyone should see this movie and no one should not like it or I will slap them in the face.

 

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