Sunday, February 19, 2006

Top Five Movies

Mike and I, to pass the time in the car, decided to try to name our top five movies (chosen for their merits as a film and for personal reasons) in different genre catagories. I figured we'd share our picks with the world. Feel free to agree or disagree. Plus, these are a little rough, because we did it really spur of the moment.

Mike first; then Gloria:

The Empire Strikes Back;The Empire Strikes Back
The Two Towers; The Two Towers
Serenity; Serenity
The Princess Bride; The Princess Bride
Back to the Future II; Fellowship of the Ring

The Lion King; Beauty and the Beast
Finding Nemo; Finding Nemo
The Curse of the Wererabbit; Mulan
Muppets Take Manhattan; Babe
Willy Wonka (1971); A Little Princess (1995)

Singin' in the Rain; Singin' in the Rain
1776; 1776
The Music Man; Shall We Dance (1937)
The Merry Widow (1934); The Merry Widow (1934)
On the Town; My Fair Lady

Batman Begins; Batman Begins
Indiana Jones (Lost Ark); Pirates of the Caribbean
GoldenEye; GoldenEye
Adventures of Robin Hood; The Mark of Zorro (1940)
Die Hard; Oceans 11

Drama (political/war themed):
Munich; Munich
Good Night, and Good Luck; Good Night, and Good Luck
Wag the Dog; Glory
Cradle Will Rock; Saving Private Ryan
Casablanca; Casablanca

Drama (personal themed):
Good Will Hunting; The Winslow Boy
A Few Good Men; The Apartment
The Big Chill; Pride and Prejudice (2005)
Broadcast News; A Beautiful Mind
Sliding Doors; American History X

All the President's Men; Spellbound
Sneakers; Vertigo
The Sting; The Lady Vanishes
The Usual Suspects; The Usual Suspects
The Hunt For Red October; The Hunt for Red October

Romantic Comedy:
Grosse Pointe Blank; Grosse Pointe Blank
Trouble in Paradise; Trouble in Paradise
Shakespeare in Love; Shakespeare in Love
Love Actually; Bridget Jones's Diary
When Harry Met Sally; His Girl Friday

A Fish Called Wanda; A Fish Called Wanda
Blazing Saddles; In and Out
Pirates of the Caribbean; 10 Things I Hate About You
To Be or Not to Be; To Be or Not to Be
Mash; Monty Python and the Holy Grail

For the record, we agree on 20 of the above (not counting the fact that I put Pirates in Action/Adventure and he put it in Comedy). Plus, within each catagory, things are just listed in random order.

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