Top 8 Favorite Movies Ever.
This is your own opinion list.
God I love Top 5 Lists...but my favorite number is 8 so I had to go with it.
(In no particular order)
8: Wonder Boys: It's strange but I don't really really care for any of the actors in this movie, yet I love them all in this movie. Douglas and Maguire are hilarious. The bit with the dog, and "Vernon Hardapple" are classic. And the scene where they read the typewriter while Maguire is changing makes me kick myself for not writing more every single time I see it.
7: Almost Famous. Cameron Crowe is my favorite director...in part because of his ability to tell a great story and the other part because of his ability to capture the essence of a scene, of a moment, of a feeling through the music. This movie is the culmination of all of that.
6: Pulp Fiction. Great cast, great script, and a okay story done greatly. Favorite scene(s) "Man, I just shot Marvin in the face." and "I'm a mushroom cloud laying motherfucker, motherfucker."
5: High Fidelity. My favorite actor is John Cusack and you can't get much better than this. The first time I saw this movie, the character, his method of analyzing life and relationships, the musical moron twins that he works with, and the way that he more or less contradicts himself with what he says he believes, I said "Holy shit it's me."
4: Stand By Me. On so many levels this movie just hits me. It's got humor, yet sorrow. It's got the coming of age element, but it's got the seperation of the lost innocence. It's got archairc 80's actors (who would have thought that Vern would have been the most succesful kid as an actor) and it's just one of those stories that most everyone can relate to in one way or another.
3: The Goonies. How the hell can someone not love this movie? The Truffle shuffle, "Baby Ruth," "Sloth Love Chunk," "Fifty dowwa bill," the list goes on and on. It's got great adventure, great comedy, a setting which holds the story perfectly, and a Sloth. How can you go wrong?
2: Fight Club. What can I say that hasn't already been said here before? It still amazes me how a great story was captured, and enchanced, so greatly, so perfectly, and so passionately. The Raymond K. Hessel scene is my favorite scene of any movie ever.
1: Braveheart. The greatest epic that I've ever seen. This movie has two of my all time favorite characters...William Wallace and Stephen...and the history of this man is so compelling, and Mel Gibson did such a fantastic job with it, every time I watch it I'm still blown away by it.
Honorable Mention... The Big Lebowski, Rocky II, Wizard of Oz, The Godfather, and Scarface.