This list is by no means exhaustive because I have a lot of favourite movies. Plus, I excluded any movies that I have already talked about on my blog, and/or that everybody knows and loves.
So these are ten fantastic movies that I haven’t talked about yet!
10. SLC Punk! (1998)
This movie is so fantastically strange, hilarious, and dark. I wish Matthew Lillard was is more movies.
9. Dawn of the Dead (2004)
This movie will always be my favourite zombie story (yes, even over The Walking Dead). There’s just something about it that’s so truly terrifying–maybe it’s the creepy mall setting. Whatever it is, it has provided the material for many nightmares. Plus, the characters are awesome too.
8. The Illusionist (2006)
This movie was released too closely to the critically-preferred and highly similar The Prestige, so it lost a lot of fans and attention. I still really like it though — it is a dark, endearing, and complex movie with a fantastic cast.
7. Se7en (1995)
Kevin Spacey makes an awesome bad guy.
6. Dazed and Confused (1993)
Great soundtrack, great characters, and just a really fun movie. Plus, if you have not yet seen Matthew McConaughey saying his most famous line on his first-ever movie, you probably should.
5. Watchmen (2009)
This movie is visually stunning, and the story is dark, detailed, and highly symbolic of real-world problems. Plus, Rorschach is one of the coolest superheroes ever.
4. The Town (2010)
Ben Affleck wrote, directed, and starred in this Boston-based crime drama. It is heavy on the action, filled with interesting and likeable characters, and it has that intense, gritty feeling that makes it so exciting.
3. American Pie (1999)
This movie and its sequel have almost unlimited re-watchability. Plus, the soundtrack is filled with awesome nineties music. If only they left a good thing alone and avoided all of the sequels and spin-offs after this.
2. The Words (2012)
I went into this movie knowing nothing about it, and I left in awe. The story, the characters, and the setting were all so intricately designed and beautiful. Bradley Cooper is at his finest, and the rest of the cast is amazing as well. Plus it combines movie-watching and writing, two of my favourite things.
1. Pride and Prejudice (2005)
Maybe this is a little dorky, but I freakin’ love this movie. I have read the book a few times and watched the movie more times than I care to admit. But I’m only slightly embarrassed because this movie really is amazing. Seriously, this is what love stories are supposed to look like.
Again, this list is by no means exhaustive because I have already talked about so many of my favourites on this blog… so what are some of your favourites?
Photos courtesy of Internet Movie Database (IMDb.com)