This is my top-10 of favourite movies, listed in no particular order. As I go to the cinema about once a week, it may change regularly.
I know a lot of these films are about war and violence. Well, I hate the use of any kind of weapon (Except the verbal) to prove a point. Your case is lost when you reach for a gun or start hitting/kicking your opponent. I believe you have to study the history and having seen this and this, I've started wondering what will be the next !!
Movies right outside the top-10 includes Hurricane Street, Welcome to the Dollhouse, Ice Storm, Fargo, Pusher, Blues Brothers, Blues Brothers 2000 (Yes, I know it's not THAT good, but I love it :-)) and a lot of others. Perhaps I should do a top-100....
|Pink Floyd, The Wall||The ultimate movie to test the sound system of your local cinema.|
|Ponette||French. About a 4 year old girl, dealing with loosing her mother. Filmed at eye level with the kids. It's only when you see them from a distance you realize how small they are, An amazing movie.|
|Titanic||Yes, it's embarrassing, but I really like this film for technical reasons (What a lame excuse !!). The cinema was shaking when they reversed the engines. Awesome. As for the lovestory....well, I've seen worse.....|
|Saving Private Ryan||The description of D-day is terrifying. Later a small group of soldiers are send out on a "PR-stunt" to find and bring back Private Ryan to his family, as he is the only son of four still alive.|
|The Great Dictator||Charlie Chaplin playing Hitler. Recorded during WW2. I've always had a place in my heart for Chaplin.|
|Europa Europa||About a Jewish boy ending up in the Hitler Youth, during WW2. Based on a true story. He was still alive in 1998 !|
|Sling Blade||A beautiful, quiet movie about a mentally handicapped man, going back to his hometown from the State Hospital (He killed his Mother as kid). He befriends a kid and his mother, moves in, and becomes a part of the family. Idyllic ? - Well, not in the end !!|
|La vita e bella||Italian comedy, but definitely also a tragedy about a family of 3 ending in a Concentration Camp during the war. How can you make a comedy about the Holocaust. Well, this one shows it's possible.|
|The thin red line||Boy, is this film scary. Not because of the combat scenes, but in-between you get a close-up look at the soldiers and their eyes !!! It's about the combats of Guadalcanal in the Pacific.|
|Parenthood||Not really a top-10 movie, but still...I'm not a fan of Steve Martin, but this one is special. Basically it's about the "joys" of being a parent. Yawn ! - No way, these people are real !|