Top Ten Movies of All Time Part3

We are now in the second half of these posts. I felt like taking a break from my couponing posts, but I’ll get another one of those out tomorrow (probably)

7) Apollo 13

This is a movie that I watch on cable all of the time, and just like most of my favorites, I’ll watch it the whole way through. In a weird sort of way, I consider this the ultimate guys film. All of the stars, save one, are guys. The space program at the time was constituted of nothing but guys. My favorite parts of the film?

  • All of the Mission control scenes. Ed Harris gives a wonderful performance, and when they safely land, he makes it OK for all of the guys in the audience to cry.
  • When the engineers have to fix the C02 scrubbing apparatus with very little parts. “We’ve got to make this go into this, with nothing but this!” The geeky side of me goes nuts during this scene
  • When Gary Sinies’s character gives back the flashlight while trying to work the reentry procedure saying, ” They don’t have this flashlight up there. Don’t give me anything they don’t have up there”

Not as fond of the space stuff in this film, but it’s not that distracting.

8) The Dark Knight

Best comic book movie ever!!! And for now, the best reason to get a blue-ray player. The first 15 minutes in this film (the bank robbery) was filmed in IMAX and is just stunning on a Blue Ray player and HDTV. Although I liked most of the performances in this film, the one you know that will resonate will be the late Heath Ledger’s performance. I liked the first Tim Burton Batman (with Jack Nicholson as the Joker) but, honestly, we’re not even talking in the same ballpark here. Ledger has created a character that I hope is never played again that I’ll remember forever. I’ve got to give some props to the director, Chris Nolan. I’ve watched most of his films, and I’ve not seen one I’ve not liked yet.

9) Monty Python’s The Holy Grail

Funniest movie ever! I remember watching this as a teenager every time in came on WHYY late nights (either Friday or Sat) nights. We’d stop playing D&D or Kingmaker and sit through this whole thing. “And there was great rejoicing” The only thing that could be added would be more nudity J

Next part I’ll disclose my three way tie for 10th place on my list and touch on a few movies that just quite didn’t make the cut.



One Response

  1. Great list so far


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