‘Top 100 Favorite Feature Films #80-71′ (Post #21)
80 Cinderella Man (2005)
Not that this film was badly rated but I believe it is one of the most under rated films I have ever seen. I remember when it came out and they portrayed it as a boxing movie on TV spots and I wasn’t overly interested. One day I finally was able to watch it and was awestruck about how great this film was. Cinderella Man takes place during the great depression and is the story of a champion boxer who has fell out of the limelight. Russell Crowe does fabulous as the strong father and husband who must over come economic struggles to help feed and furnish his family. Cinderella Man is outstanding.
79 Master and Commander: Far Side of the World (2003)
I didn’t mean to put two Russell Crowe films in a row, it just turned out that way. If The Return of the King didn’t get Best Picture in 2004 this film should have one. This an absolutely gorgeous film with superb cinematography and a steady plot with interesting and impaction subplots. This is a beaut!
78 Home Alone (1990)
Don’t judge me! This is my list! This has always been a favorite film to watch not only during Christmas but all year round. It is a fun filled story that I was all was captivated by as a kid. Of course my favorite parts were during Kevin’s booby trapped house fight against the burgers Marve and Harry. This movie has a special place in my heart.
77 The Secret of NIMH (1982)
I remember seeing previews for this movie when I was younger, but never got a chance to see it until a few months ago I finally dived into the fantastic animated film, The Secret of NIMH.This story has a great sense of mystery, magic, thrill and wonder. After watching this film I wanted to watch it again. So beautiful and dark! So I still haven’t gotten to it again but I have so many films on my to watch list.
76 Forrest Gump (1994)
One of the most quoted movies of all time for a good reason. Forrest is one of the most loved characters of all time. I had seen this film in bits and pieces quiet often but it wasn’t until last year I finally watched the whole film through and I love it! So many memorable scenes. Tom Hanks at his best.
75 Schindler’s List (1993)
Spielberg’s masterpiece? Maybe. This is definitely one of the most important stories that has ever been told in film. The Holocaust was devastating and I found that Spielberg captured this horrible time with an excellent and heart felt portrayal. I have only seen it once but maybe once in every few years is enough. This movie leaves me speechless.
74 The Social Network (2010)
Like The King’s Speech this isn’t my favorite film of 2010 but I love it dearly. I have already seen it three times which is allot for me but I still can’t get enough of it. Every so often I get a great urge to see this film. I need to buy this on BluRay soon. David Fincher’s traditional dark cinematic style is used throughout but many situations are made light upon by some excellent dialogue. I deserves its Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay.
73 The Bridge On the River Kwai (1957)
Just finished watching this for the first time since I originally saw it, probably 3 years ago. Anyways this film deserves its numerous Academy wins. The Bridge On the River Kwai is another wonderful films from the Golden Age of Films (The 1950s). Bridge is a fascinating cinematic feet mostly film on location with gorgeous sets and real to life situation. This is one of the best WWII pictures ever made and runs fluidly from start to finish with help from its memorable cast and loveable characters. I found myself really admiring Col. Nicholson (Alec Guiness). If any cinephiles out there haven’t seen The Bridge On the River Kwai, get to it!
72 Breathless (1960)
French New-Wave is fabulous. This is the first film that invited me into its fabulous art style. A good way for me to describe this film is by saying it was a breath of fresh air. But in all seriousness this was one of the most beautiful and free films I have ever seen. The leading lady Jean Seberg was one of the most beautiful women I have ever seen. The acting in this film was superb and I fell deeply in love with it. Soon after watching Breathless I revisited Bonnie and Clyde in my Film History class and it gave me an even deeper appreciation to both films. I applaud this films originality.
71 Beauty and the Beast (1991)
Beauty and the Beast is one of the best animated films ever made and helped replace the magically glory that is Disney. It was always a loved film when I was a kid and still remains to this day just as vivid and alive with color and music. Beauty and the Beast lead to an excellent Broadway musical that i have had the pleasure to perform in. Disney did great things with this film, a land mark, a beauty.