Top Ten Movie Countdown Blogfest

To Alex’s blog

Hey all! I’m finally making a come-back after finally putting the stomach bug in its place. Thanks so much to everyone who left good wishes. I truly appreciated them.

But now, time for some movies. I only have a rough idea about what’s in my top 10, so I won’t be numbering them. It’s odd, I know, but I don’t have favorite books either. My reasons, as silly as they may be, are in green.

Inception
Just because the writing, plot, characterization, everything worked together just like. Oh and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. 

Tombstone
“I’m your huckleberry.” Val Kilmer as Doc Holliday is probably my most favorite movie character of all time. Just watchin him in the movie makes me want to write. 

The Untouchables
For inspiring my approach to conflict management. 😉 In case you’re wondering: 
“You wanna get Capone? Here’s how you get him. He pulls a knife, you pull a gun. He sends one of yours to the hospital, you send one of his to the morgue! That’s the Chicago way, and that’show you get Capone!” 

Seriously, though, probably the most to the point but efficient film speech I ever heard. And if I’m remembering right, Sean Connery improvised it.

Dark Knight
The Joker.
Enough said. 
Brrrrrrrr.

Unstoppable
Because the train eventually feels like an evil entity. And because those guys put themselves into so much danger because no one else was there to stop the train. 

Hunt for Red October 
Even though the Cold War is over, there’s enough info in the writing to pull me into the world at the edge of nuclear fall-out. And make me care about how it turns out in the end. 

Even though I watched the movie about 6 years after the iron curtain went down. 

and its (sort of) sequel Executive Decision. 
Not in the same class, really. But Steven Seagal did something amazing in this movie. Astounding. 

He died within the first 30 or so minutes of the movie’s opening credits. 

Special mention to another “sequel” Clear and Present Danger.
For one line: “By being a sneaky bastard, sir.” 

Actually the story is excellent too. With Willem Dafoe playing a good guy. Which doesn’t happen often.

The three Chronicles of Narnia adaptions
Brought the magic of the books to life. 

The Patriot
I lived in that movie for the whole time it played. Mel Gibson’s character was brilliantly written. 

The Replacements
A lot of people missed this one. It’s a football movie about a random bunch of guys having to get their team into the Superbowl because the pros went on strike. 

It’s sort of a comedy, but actually really deep. With a buddy story as the whole replacement team needs to learn how to get along with each other. And they are from EVERY walk of life. 

And… 

“At first I was afraid… I was terrified.” 

Okay no. It’s too good not to show. 


Made my day when I saw it again. Probably my favorite random scene.

So. What’re your favorite movies and why?

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55 thoughts on “Top Ten Movie Countdown Blogfest

  1. I got to see Hunt For Red October in the theater — a packed one, with an audience that oohed and ahhed at all the right times. I'll never forget that experience.

  2. I loved The Replacements! I know nothing about American Football (being from Australia) but for some reason this movie and Remember The Titans are some of my favourites!

  3. Hi Misha,

    Your movie choices are awesome! One of my favourite movies is “Close Encounters of the Third Kind”. I liked the refreshing ideal that the aliens were our friends.

    Anyway, most importantly, Misha is that you're feeling better.

    Kind wishes,

    Gary 🙂

  4. So glad you're feeling better Misha. Stomach bugs – eek! Loving some of your choices…. Doc Holiday is a superb character and one of Val's best performances I'd say. And oh my The Joker – But
    I love all of the last three Batman movies. My hub is a pilot and actually met Willem Dafoe on a flight. They shared a chat and he is very short and very polite, softly spoken. Both surprised me. Great choices. Mine are at my blog. 🙂

    shahwharton.com

  5. I love that line from Sean Connery in the Untouchables. Classic, and such a great movie. Inception is a movie I need to finally sit down and watch.

    Enjoyed your list!

  6. Just dropping by from the blog hop. While our lists don't overlap, I have much love for the Chronicles of Narnia adaptations. I think they've been brilliantly done so far. :3

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