I was just clipping my beard, a number 2, the blade is new and a gift from my wife and kids for Father’s Day. I’m got me feeling good. At the time I was gathering thoughts around my favourite films of all time. That’s right, all time.
I love film. I’d consider myself a little bit of a movie junkie, especially if it’s based on a true story. And, this is a huge and, I refuse to watch trailers. I hate spoilers and will watch a movie going into it with no idea of what to expect. Even if I know the story line, I still won’t watch the trailer because I love seeing how the director interprets the story. It’s my favourite part.
If you’ve ever subjected yourself to coming up with such a list, you’ll find yourself in a blissful state of nostalgia as well as a tug-of-war, battling in your mind’s eye which films make it on the list.
Well folks, here’s mine. My favourite movies that made the list. Keep in mind, being a dude, it’s going to be a little, well, action packed. The criteria I set is this; if this list was the list, the only movies I’ll ever be allowed to watch again, this would be that list. In no order (that’s an impossible task);
- Dragon, the Bruce Lee Story
- You, Me and Dupree
- Terminator 2 – Judgement Day
- The Matrix
- A Beautiful Mind
- Blank Check
- The Rocketeer
- Man of Steel
- Honey I Shrunk the Kids
- Encino Man
- Pursuit of Happiness
- H.G. Wells’ The Time Machine
Each of them made the list because either they are exceptional movies, hold a place in my heart tied to a wonderful memory or will remind me of my childhood.
After I made the list I spent sometime going through a top 100 on IMDb and also asked my wife what she thought her list would look like.
I’ve decided one of these days I’ll have to set time aside to watch some of the top 100, as most I’m yet to see. We thought of a cool idea – to put the top 100 in a basket and once a week, pull one out and watch it, as a kind of lucky dip.
Anything in my list you also love? Or anything you can recommend? Leave a comment down below and I’ll add it to my watch list.