I posted about my top eight favorite books here so now I am going to discuss my eight favorite movies!
8. Get Him to the Greek - This is a new movie, just came out a few months ago, and I know you know I'm currently obsessed with Russell Brand, so I won't rant about it. Really funny film! It's the ultimate sex, drugs, and rock n roll movie.
7. Good Will Hunting - I only saw this once and the DVD was skipping, but it was amazing anyway. Matt Damon as poor guy is a math genius. This movie shows that you are not obligated to do what society says you should do because of your status. It was good movie.
6. Across the Universe - I'm usually not one for musicals, but this makes my top eight despite the fact that it is a musical. This is a great movie. It's about this group of young people struggling with American society in the 1960s. They sing only The Beatles. Amazing film.
5. Inception - Woah. Dude. I know everyone has told you this is the best movie ever, or maybe they've told you it is overrated, but holy moly it is so intense. That is all I can say. If you haven't seen it yet, do. Seriously, of all the movies I'm telling you about here, this is the one you have to see.
4. Saw - Don't judge me. This is a gory horror series, but it is very psychological and philosophical. If you have a strong stomach, you should watch it. It really makes you think about and appreciate life.
3. Moulin Rouge - I'm usually not one for musicals, but oh wait I said that already. I find it odd that I hate musicals but two of them are my favorite movies. But anyway, gah! I think this is the movie I've seen the most number of times (except perhaps #1) and it is amazing! I can't even... oh my, just watch it!
2. Fight Club - I've seen this literally twenty times. I'm almost sick of seeing it over and over, but it's still good every time. It has an amazing entertainment value: hilarious and cool and fast-paced. It also comments on the consumerist culture of the United States, a thing that I am very interested in and, well, against, put simply. It's a cult classic with great jokes, deep meaning, and Brad Pitt. How much better can you get?
1. The Holiday - If I had to pick one movie to watch every single day for the rest of my life, I would pick this one; it's a chick flick, a romantic comedy, a gushy, girly, cheesy Christmas film, but I absolutely adore it. It has very little intellectual value and the ending does not tie up the plot struggle at all. It's Jude Law at his sexy best, Kate Winslet trying her first romantic comedy, Cameron Diaz with an awful fake inability to cry but an amazing ability to fake cry, and Jack Black in a semi-serious role that was actually really good and the only reason my cliché-masculine-anti-chick-flick father was able to sit through the whole thing. I could go on and on. Here is my favorite scene. Ignore the last minute.
So there you have it. My favorite movies.