Thursday, November 19, 2009
Thursday Thirteen - My 13 Favorite Movies
For this week's Thursday Thirteen, I decided to make a list of my 13 favorite movies.
1. HIS GIRL FRIDAY (1940) Without a doubt my favorite movie of all time, starring my favorite actor Cary Grant. I actually just wrote a review of this film last week, so you can check that out whenever you get time.
2.Bringing Up Baby (1938) Another Grant film and another comedy classic. Co-starring the always great Katherine Hepburn and a leopard named Baby.
3. Star Trek (2009) The new updated Trek film is awesome. And it makes the list effortlessly. Can't wait for the second one.
4. The Empire Strikes Back (1980) My favorite of all the Star Wars films. I thought this was wonderfully done that had one hell of a cliff hanger.
5. The Thin Man (1934) Nick & Nora Charles first film and it's a doozy. Superbly acted by William Powell and Myrna Loy, this is the start of a wonderful series.
6. Aliens (1986) Superior sequel to the first Alien film, which is a classic in its own right. Sigourney Weaver owns this movie from the very start.
7. The Lady Vanishes (1938) My favorite Alfred Hitchcock film of all time. That statement alone speaks volumes about this entertaining little mystery/comedy.
8. Cat On A Hot Tin Roof (1958) Elizabeth Taylor just melts the screen in this riveting drama.
9. Arsenic & Old Lace (1944) The third Cary Grant film to make the list..are you sensing a pattern here? Wickedly fun black comedy.
10. The Big Sleep (1946) Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall work their magic in this excellent murder mystery.
11. Remember The Titans (2000) I love this movie. It's inspiring and entertaining as all get out. Terrific performance by Denzel Washington.
12. A Few Good Men (1992) The scene where Tom Cruise and Jack Nicholson go at it is worth the price of admission alone.
13. Dead Again (1991) Great homage to the Hitchcock films of old, expertly directed by Kenneth Branagh and starring him, Emma Thompson, Andy Garcia, and a caustic Robin Williams.