My list of Best Movies isn’t constantly changing, but occasionally I am reminded of how great a movie is, and I simply must move it up in the ranks. I recently watched some movies in my top ten and figured… well wait, this one is better than that one. So, I reordered it in a very preferable style. So now that I have stated this, here is my final (until a better movie comes out) list of the greatest movies ever, at least for the time being, as I said in the former parentheses. Here they are (comment if you agree or disagree):
10. The Big Lebowski – Directors: The Coen Brothers – Hilarious movie that really “ties the room together.”
9. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford – Director: Andrew Dominik – The best Western ever. Simple enough. A must see.
8. Pulp Fiction – Director: Quentin Tarantino – Awesome Crime Drama that shows how cool Samuel L. Jackson and John Travolta would have been as mobsters 30 years ago.
7. Brick – Director: Rian Johnson – Great crime drama with fantastic writing, direction, twists and acting.
6. Moon – Director: Duncan Jones – Best Sci-Fi movie ever. Best movie of 2009. Must see.
(P.S.: #’s 4 & 5 are interchangeable.)
5. Vanilla Sky – Director: Cameron Crowe – The movie has multiple amazing twists and is thrilling and amazing from beginning to end. One of the only movies that is a remake that is better than the original.
4. Requiem for a Dream – Director: Darren Aronofsky – The drug drama that is Requiem for a Dream is possibly the GREATEST (but not the best) film ever, because it shows realistic importance of how drugs effect you and those around you. A must see, as well.
3. Forrest Gump – Director: Robert Zemeckis – One of the most touching stories ever, Forrest Gump is a great film that shows the strength of the human spirit regardless of the strength of the human brain.
2. The Departed – Director: Martin Scorsese – Crime Dramas are always a good watch at a theater, and the greatest one of them all, The Departed, was given many deserved Oscars for its great direction, writing and… general greatness (2006 Best Picture Winner). A must see.
1. Inception – Director: Christopher Nolan – The movie that truly shows the ability of imagination and a 8-year-progressive script, along with the best director ever, is my number 1. Inception had the best ending, plot, characters, action and brilliance ever, and I think that the movie will go down in history as a true classic and hopefully will win many deserved Oscars at the 2010 event.