Top 10 movies of all timeOct 9, 2000 Write an essay on this topic.
When asked about the best movies of all time, it's very easy to ramble off the best movies you've seen in the past year or 2. But for the best movies of all time, you have to sit and think a little bit longer. I didn't have all day to research EVERY movie that ever came out, but these are the top 10 BEST movies of all time that jumped out at me when I began my stroll down movie memory lane.
10. Clockwork Orange-- Well for one it's a well known cult classic. People that have never seen it have heard of it. The main character IS the killer. You're confused on whether we're meant to like or dislike him. Then they show us how he himself is a victim of society and your actualy torn between whether or not this is terrible or if he deserves it.
Parts of it are disturbing, such as the scene where they rape and beat an old woman while singing "Singing in the rain". Several disturbing scenes like this are why it's back at #10
9. The Outsiders-- Great acting by an allstar cast of cuties. Shows you what it's really like to be in a gang (at least gangs back then). Really shows us the consequences of steriotyping and how the bad kids aren't ALWAYS bad.
8. American Beauty-- Yes, I know this is one of those recent movies I was talking about before. But I really thought it should make the list anyway. It's your basic every day family imperfections and all. GREAT acting, especially by Kevin Spacey. One of those movies that really surprises you even though you really knew it the whole time. There are also several things that they put out there (such as his obsession w/his daughters best friend) as not being right or wrong. They let you decide for yourself.
7. Old Yeller-- Yes you read right. The first "boy and his dog" movie. I know it's VERY old compared to some of the others. But it really is a good movie. It's also a good family movie. There aren't to many of those around anymore. And I admit that I STILL cry at the end.
6. Interview With the Vampire-- This is the ultimate vampire movie. It's told by the vampire. What more do you need to know? It takes you deep into their world. Their love and their hate. Their joy and pain. And every time you watch it, it raises the question, If given the chance to be immortal, would you do it? And if you did, would it be worth it?
Ok, now for the top 5. I'm not putting these in any particular order because the fight for #1 would just be to hard and I'd be switching this movie with that one, and you know the deal :)
5. GO-- Another one of those 90's movies :-) Alot of people didn't really like this movie. I've actualy HAD nights like this movie. It all takes place in one night but it takes you through the same night several differant times from a differant characters point of view. It's your basic teen movie. I'll admit that. But it still has that kind of draw to it where every time I watch it I identify with one of the characters and laugh at some of the irony in it.
4. Mad Love-- I am a HUGE Drew Barrymore fan! The only way I could keep this from being the top 10 Drew movies, was to decide to pick only one. It was between this and Wedding Singer. If you've never seen Mad Love, go get it. It shows very nicely the relationship between a girl with real mental problems, and her boyfriend who doesn't realize until it's to late just how serious her problems are. You laugh and cry (sometimes simultanously)
3. Breakfast Club-- Just like ALL the brat packer movies(which by the way are all included on this list in spirit, 16 candles, St. Elmos Fire, Pretty in Pink,etc.) They show you how it felt to be a teenager in the 80's. Anytime a movie comes on and we see Judd Nelson, Ally Sheedy, Andrew Mcarthy, or Emilio Estevez, the vibe in the air is 80's! But the breakfast club is the best because, for one, the whole movie takes place inside the school (mostly the library). And it shows the seperation between cliques like it really is in schools. Everyone would be friends in a perfect world, not to mention when thrown together in a library. But when social standing rears its ugly head, good friendships don't always seem so important.
2. Weekend at Bernies 1 and 2-- The movie many people love to hate :) Come on, talk about great acting. I don't think I could play a dead guy through a whole movie. This was a very origonal story and even when parts of it got downright weird (like the spell they put on him to walk to music) you still want to watch it over and over, especially when it's on TNT 5 times a year.
1. Rocky Horror Picture Show-- What top 10 list of any kind wouldn't have this on it? True, it's a cult classic. But this is THE cult classic. Aliens, crossdressers, and Susan Sarandon singing "TOUCHA TOUCHA TOUCH ME!" what more do you need?
Well, that's 10. I know that right after I hit submit I'll think of 100 more and think WHAT HAVE I DONE?! But I guess that's just life. Feel free to tell me what you think. What should have made it, or what shouldn't have. But these are still my top 10 favorites :-)
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