summakumbaya said: TOP FIVE FAVORITE MOVIES GO.
Raiders of the Lost Ark/Indiana Jones & the Last Crusade
Star Wars (A New Hope)/The Empire Strikes Back
Ocean’s Eleven (2001)
The Thin Man
nb: this could all change five minutes from now! I have a lot of favorites!
MAN I LOVE MOVIES
everyone should post their ten most CRUCIAL CRUCIAL CRUCIAL-ASS movies, like the movies that explain everything about yourselves in your current incarnations (not necessarily your ten favorite movies but the ten movies that you, as a person existing currently, feel would help people get to know you) (they can change later on obviously).
Surprisingly, this wasn’t as difficult as I thought it was going to be.
- The Neverending Story
- Princess Bride
- Ghostbusters 1 & 2
- The Little Mermaid
- Men in Black
- Fern Gully
ten formative cinematic influences that might explain why I am the way I am, presented in no particular order:
- Lilo & Stitch
- Jurassic Park
- Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella
- The Iron Giant
- LOTR trilogy
- Monsoon Wedding
- Bend It Like Beckham
- Roman Holiday
for the purpose of this list, I stuck to movies I saw before age eighteen - these aren’t necessarily my faves, but they were formative as hell
This is not a list of my favorites, but all of these are movies I saw either before or during adolescence, and they are all super indicative of the sort of person I am. Basically: my brain, let me show you it.
(Also, they are all generally recommended.)
1. Priest (honestly, we could just end this list right here)
4. Farewell My Concubine
5. La Haine
7. The Russian version of The Three Musketeers
8. The Russian parody dub of the LOTR movies (still rewatch that ENDLESSLY)
9. Cecil B. Demented
10. Plata Quemada
…Aaaaand now I’m off to rewatch Priest for the billionth time.
Huh. That was SO LONG AGO. Movies that were formative as fuck (in no particular order):
- Star Wars (the first and original)
- Raiders of the Lost Ark
- Trading Places
- The Thin Man
- The Philadelphia Story
- Robin Hood (Errol Flynn version)
- The Sure Thing
- Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Missing, but should be mentioned: Say Anything,The Breakfast Club, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, The Princess Bride, Stripes, His Girl Friday, It Happened One Night, Arsenic and Old Lace, Stalag 17, Silk Stockings, Singin’ in the Rain, The Sound of Music, Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, It’s a Wonderful LIfe, Planet of the Apes, The Sting, Roman Holiday, The Muppet Movie.