My Favorite Movies

August 31, 2018

10. Gladiator


9. Saving Private Ryan


8. City of God


7. The Pianist


6. Blade Runner


5. Star Wars : The Empire Strikes Back


4. Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King


3. The Godfather Part 2

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2. The Godfather

One of my favorite sequences from the movie is when Michael Corleone is at a baptism ceremony while having orchestrated the demise of various rivals at the very same moment. The Godfather is a masterpiece. The film features some of the finest acting I’ve ever seen. The story, setting, soundtrack- everything feels authentic. _config.yml

1. The Matrix

I didn’t really understand the storyline of The Matrix when I first watched it, but I fell in love with the cyberpunk setting of the film. Rewatching it a few times, even the story was really unique. The machines had subdued humans and plugged our consciousness into a computer generated world called The Matrix. It was prophesized that Neo would free mankind from their enslavement. What ensues is a mind-bending journey through the eyes of Neo as he jumps across buildings and dodges bullets in slow motion. _config.yml

Honorable Mentions

Lion King, Shrek, Toy Story 2, Seven Samurai, Goodfellas, Full Metal Jacket, V for Vendetta, Big Lebowski, Shaun of the Dead, Sunshine, Amelie, Interstellar, Catch Me If You Can, Shawshank Redemption, 28 Days Later, Trainspotting, Lawrence of Arabia, Schindler’s List