Week #20 | Top 10 favourite films

Part of the 52 Week Blog Challenge


I don’t have particularly eclectic taste in films. Usually I like things that will make me laugh or help me relax after a long day. I’m particularly fond of beloved childhood films but occasionally I will find an off-the-wall piece of cinema that really appeals to me. With special mentions to: Moon Child, Disney’s Hercules and Mulan, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, Santa Claus: The Movie (not the Tim Allen one), Les Diaboliques and The Mummy (Fraser, not 2017 Cruise)…

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…here are my current Top 10 Favourite Films…

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10 | MEMORIES OF MATSUKO

When Matsuko is murdered, her nephew Sho gets to progressively unveil many details of her mysterious past, discovering she wasn’t only a forgotten outcast but led a very interesting yet bizarre life.

My verdict: One of the first foreign language films I ever watched and loved. Incredibly interesting cinematography and a moving plot that I still think about occasionally.

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9 | WATERWORLD

In a future where the polar ice-caps have melted and Earth is almost entirely submerged, a mutated mariner fights starvation and outlaw “smokers,” and reluctantly helps a woman and a young girl try to find dry land.

My verdict: Definitely the guiltiest of my guilty pleasures but I loved seeing a film hero with webbed feet like mine, no matter how cheesy the rest of the film was. Love love love.

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8 | DIE HARD

John McClane, officer of the NYPD, tries to save his wife Holly Gennaro and several others that were taken hostage by German terrorist Hans Gruber during a Christmas party at the Nakatomi Plaza in Los Angeles.

My verdict: An absolute classic. There is no Christmas without this film. And there is no Die Hard without Hans Gruber. 

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7 | THE ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND

When their relationship turns sour, a couple undergoes a procedure to have each other erased from their memories. But it is only through the process of loss that they discover what they had to begin with.

My verdict: A beautifully conceived, constructed and executed film. 

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6 | DEADPOOL

A fast-talking mercenary with a morbid sense of humor is subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers and a quest for revenge.

My verdict: A newbie but a goody. The superhero film that even people who don’t like superhero films will love.

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5 | LABYRINTH

A 16-year old girl is given 13 hours to solve a labyrinth and rescue her baby brother when her wish for him to be taken away is granted by the Goblin King.

My verdict: I’m pretty sure Jareth the Goblin King was responsible for an entire generation simultaneously hitting puberty.

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4 | GET OVER IT

When Berke Landers, a popular high school basketball star, gets dumped by his life-long girlfriend, Allison, he soon begins to lose it. But with the help of his best friend Felix’s sister Kelly, he follows his ex into the school’s spring musical. Thus endues a love triangle loosely based upon Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, where Berke is only to find himself getting over Allison and beginning to fall for Kelly.

My verdict: Hands down one of the funniest teen movies I have ever seen, this film made my friend literally fall off the sofa laughing. One of the greats.

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3 | ROBIN HOOD: PRINCE OF THIEVES

When Robin of Locksley returns to England to find his family slaughtered and his home under the tyrannous rule of the Sheriff of Nottingham, he decides to fight back as an outlaw.

My verdict: Another guilty pleasure and the source of many a family quote at the dinner table. Another ‘must-see’ during the Christmas holidays; it just wouldn’t be the same without it.

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2 | THE PRINCESS BRIDE

A not-so-usual fairy tale adventure about a beautiful young woman and her one true love. He must find her after a long separation and save her. They must battle the evils of the mythical kingdom of Florin to be reunited with each other. Based on the William Goldman novel “The Princess Bride” which earned its own loyal audience.

My verdict: The ultimate sick-day movie marathon starter. I can’t count the amount of times I’ve sat under a blanket watching this film. It never gets old and I only love it more with every watch. Incredibly quotable, witty and heartfelt.

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1| 10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU

A pretty, popular teenager can’t go out on a date until her ill-tempered older sister does. A modern take on Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew

My verdict: If you haven’t see this film, you should. It is the queen of all teen movies, bar none. Classy, funny, intelligent and it has Heath Ledger singing ‘Can’t Take My Eyes Off You’. 

What are your favourites?

 

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One thought on “Week #20 | Top 10 favourite films

  1. People generally find me to be an all-round disappointment when it comes to films. I loathe committing 2-3 hours at a time to watching them so if I don’t see something in the cinema, it’s very unlikely that I will ever get around to watching it! I do have some favourites though: The Prestige, Minority Report, Quills, V For Vendetta, The Nightmare Before Christmas… just to name a few.

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