I love being reminded of something wonderful that I haven’t thought about for a long time. Sometimes it’s a favourite shampoo or an old pair of shoes, but usually it’s a movie that I haven’t seen for a while. So these are some kind-of-older movies that are super awesome. Hopefully you can re-enjoy a few of them.
(not really in any particular order)
10. Fight Club (1999)
Without giving too much away for those who haven’t seen it, I will say that I am usually not a huge fan of this style of plot twist. However, this movie has a perfect combination of action, darkness, and comedy, and there is nothing about it that doesn’t work.
9. The Departed (2006)
Maybe this movie isn’t as old as the rest, but if you haven’t seen it for about eight years, I’d say it’s due for a re-watch. My personal Scorsese favourite, this movie is blunt, gritty, and complex.
8. Gladiator (2000)
Where epic-ness is concerned, it doesn’t really get much better than this. Russell Crowe is just such a badass.
7. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
This is Internet Movie Database’s #1 movie on their Top 250 list, so that pretty much makes my point. I don’t know why Tim Robbins hasn’t stayed in the spotlight because this proves how incredibly capable he is.
6. Interview with a Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994)
A real vampire movie with vampires that don’t sparkle or wear miniskirts. Seriously, these vampires are actually cool.
5. A Few Good Men (1992)
Round two for Tom Cruise and Jack Nicholson fans! This film deals with complicated issues in a captivating and inspiring way. Plus, Jack Nicholson is really good at playing the “likeable bad guy” role.
4. A Time to Kill (1996)
This is one of my all time favourites. The cast is phenomenal, the subject matter is dark, and the message is inspiring.
3. Good Will Hunting (1997)
Ben Affleck, Stellan Skarsgard, and Minnie Driver are good. Matt Damon is great. Robin Williams is amazing. Some of the scenes are unforgettable. Just watch it.
2. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
One of the best thrillers of all time, in my opinion. Speaking of likeable bad guys, Hannibal Lecter is basically the most likeable, ever.
1. American Beauty (1999)
Strange. Beautiful. Disturbing. Funny. These are a few of the words that come to mind when I think about this amazing movie. It is highly entertaining but also very thought-provoking, and definitely worth a re-watch.
Well, these are some of my personal favourites; these ten movies never get old and always leave me completely amazed. Hopefully you enjoy some of them, too!
What are some of the movies on your “epic” list? I probably forgot a few of my own favourites, so let me know some of yours!
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