"List 20 of your favorite movies."
I love watching movies. Heck, I could stay all day in bed, as long as I have movies to watch.
Though I haven't been inside a movie theater for, like a month now, I can still download and watch my favorite films online, anyway. That's what internet's for. Duh.
I'm into animated films, romantic comedies, adventure films, and yeah, sometimes action movies. And I have to write down 20 movies and share something about them. This list will be of movies that I've enjoyed watching, still enjoys watching and will never get tired of watching.
- Kung Fu Panda - This movie is so funny. It's a story about a lazy panda named Po, who dreams of joining the Kung Fu world and fight side by side with his idols, the legendary Furious Five - Monkey, Crane, Mantis, Viper and Tigress, under Master Shifu's guidance. Po knows that those are only dreams. but when an opportunity arrives and he finds himself chosen as the next Dragon Warrior, Po excitedly accepts the task. He then later realizes that what he thinks as his greatest weakness turns out to be his greatest strength. All he had to do is believe.
- Toy Story movies - I love all 3 movies. The first film (1995) tells the story of the cowboy sheriff Woody, who gets jealous when Andy (his person) gets a fancy space toy as a birthday present. Woody was determined to get rid of Buzz Lightyear (the space ranger). In the process, both of them got lost and must find the way home before Andy moves to a new home. In the second movie (1999), Woody was stolen by a toy collector and is going to ship him to Japan, along with some other toys. Woody realized that he was an icon and was convinced that he'd be living a more fulfilling life if he goes to Japan and be part of the museum display. Meanwhile, Buzz and his friends set an all-out rescue mission to bring Woody home, and explained to him that the most fulfilling life a toy could get is when he's owned and played by a kid. In the end, Woody came home to Andy. The third installment (2010) is very funny but full of heart. Andy grew up, is already set for college, and he has a decision to make - what to do with his toys. Basically, this movie is about being thankful for the memories, the art of letting go and of moving on. This is one film that never fails to make me cry.
- The Lion King - I so love this 1994 Disney animated film. I think everybody knows the story of Simba, a young lion cub who was tricked by his power-hungry uncle Scar into thinking that he killed his own father, King Mufasa. He abandons his identity as the true heir to the throne and goes to live with his happy-go-lucky friends, Timon and Pumbaa. Aside from the fact that it's a Disney film, the movie soundtrack is amazing, mostly produced and arranged by Hollywood's musical talent, composer Hans Zimmer. *The Lion King is the best-selling home video of all time, with 55 million copies sold to date.
- Saving Private Ryan - The very first movie on my list is this 1998 film by Steven Spielberg. It's about the journey of 8 men, walking into enemy territory just to save the life on one marine. I'm not into war films.. but with a plot this good, a cast so powerful and with an excellent production outfit, I just couldn't set it aside. Watch it, I did. And I never did regret watching it. It is a war film set in World War II. The first 30 minutes in the movie is one of the most violent and most gory depiction of war I've seen on screen. It's the soldier's eye view of the D-Day Invasion of Normandy. This movie has captured my attention, and I consider it as one of the finest films I've seen. The main question in the movie is "When is one man's life more important than another? Where is the sense in risking eight lives just to save one?" Well, watch the movie and see for yourself if that question's been answered in the end.
- The Jason Bourne trilogy - The movies are based on Robert Ludlum's novel of the same title. The first movie, The Bourne Identity, is about a man who has suffered amnesia, and tried to regain his memory by following a series of signs and clues. while eluding a bunch of assassins who were very determined to keep his identity hidden and memory lost forever. A 2002 film by Doug Liman, The Bourne Identity has two other movies in tow. It stars Matt Damon, and it is said that *the martials arts he had used in the movie is a combo of the Filipino Kali and Bruce Lee's Jeet Kune Do.
- How To Train Your Dragon - This movie was released March of last year, and it did good in the box office. Toothless is simply adorable. Who wouldn't be mesmerized by a cute-looking toothless dragon? hehe. Actually, Toothless isn't toothless. His teeth are retracted into his jaws, so they won't interfere with his fire breathing. This movie is also based on a novel by Cressida Cowell. It's about a young viking who befriends a very rare Night Fury, a highly intelligent dragon designed for stealth and speed.
- I Am Legend - I'm really not into horror or suspense films. But this one, I truly like. Robert Neville is a scientist, a lone survivor of New York City, after a deadly virus spread around the globe. For years, he did some experiments on some affected victims using his own immune blood, as he tried to find the cure. His only companion is his dog, Samantha, and they both know that they're outnumbered. I could never forget the scene when Sam saved Robert. When the virus killed her, the thought of being alone was just too painful that he went out to search for the human monsters during the night. It's suicide, since these creatures only hunt at night. For me, this is a beautiful movie, and though I know I'd cry, cover my eyes and scream, I wouldn't mind watching it over and over again.
- Cars - Another Disney/Pixar film. Cars (2006) tells the story of the young hotshot race-car Lightning McQueen, on his way to fame and fortune, but then, he gets stranded in Radiator Springs, a small town off Route 66. There, he learns the true meaning of friendship and family. This movie is a thrill to watch. With excellent animation and special effects, superb voice talents (Owen Wilson, Paul Newman and Bonnie Hunt) and beautiful soundtrack, I give this movie two thumbs up. Just imagine what it would be like if our cars can talk. hehe. Cars is a Disney/Pixar movie, directed by John Lasseter and Joe Ranft. A true winner on its own right.
Here are the rest...
- Transformers trilogy
- Surf's Up
- Star Wars Saga
- Harry Potter movie series
- Iron Man
- Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy
- A Walk To Remember
- Despicable Me
- Mercury Rising
- Mamma Mia
What about you? What are your favorite movies? What kind of movie genres interest you.. horror? comedy? Romance? These are mine. Care to share yours?
* Excerpts taken from IMDB.