Here are more movies from my Top 100 List! Tomorrow I will post a the recent Man of Steel trailer review and a "Name That Soundtrack" post on Saturday.
Who can argue that Jaws shouldn't make this list? It is a film everyone should see at least once, even though I do not hold it quite as highly as others might, it is a true classic. The problem is that it loses the suspense upon multiple viewings. Despite that, Steven Spielberg's direction is amazing, creating "The Jaws Effect" and forever changing how suspense/horror films are made.
At Number 79: The Princess Bride
Despite the name, The Princess Bride was not a "chick flick" as I expected. Actually I found it "inconvincible!" how hilarious and clever the film was. Rarely does the film ever become too silly and ridiculous, despite how intentionally cheesy some of the effects and other aspects of the film are. As many have said before, The Princess Bride is one of the more quotable films ever made, because there is so much great dialogue throughout.
At Number 78: Rango
Rango was a surprisingly funny animated film that is among the best animation has to offer and a great satire of classic western films combined with its own unique spin. Even the Academy agreed Rango was excellent giving it an Oscar for Best Animated Feature that finally unseated Pixar's four year reign of the category.
At Number 77: Ben-Hur
Despite a painfully slow first hour, Ben-Hur's next three hours easily make up for slow start. From the incredible chariot race to seamlessly tying Christ's resurrection into the film's plot, Ben-Hur truly is an epic in every sense of the word. Also Ben-Hur won the Oscar for Best Picture.
At Number 76: Star Trek: First Contact
Although I am not much of a Star Trek fan, Star Trek: First Contact is currently my favorite Star Trek movie, even after watching The Wrath of Khan. Boasting an impressive 92% on the Rotten Tomatoes meter, it is very underrated when compared to other sci-fi films. It has the best action of the Next Generation series, and the Borg are the best Star Trek enemy, hopefully J.J. Abrams' movie series will eventually use them in his reboot.
At Number 75: Patton
Patton, based on the true story of General George S. Patton, and won the Oscar for Best Picture in 1977. George C. Scott gives a career defining and Oscar winning performance as the great General, which he no doubt deserved. Definitely one of the best biopics ever made and it actually made the subject matter entertaining were other such films often fail.
At Number 74: Jurassic Park
Jurassic Park changed films forever with its revolutionary CGI effects, yet it never let the effects become the star of the movie. Steven Spielberg's direction is top notch, no one else could have done what he did and make it work so well. Jurassic Park is exactly what it needs to be, a fun, thrilling summer Block Buster packed with stunning visual effects.
At Number 73: The Big Sleep
At Number 72: The Searchers
Often considered the "Best Western of All-Time", The Searchers is a fantastic film, just not quite the best. John Wayne plays a darker and more complex character than most of his other roles, which is a good change for him. John Ford is at his directorial best in The Searchers with some brilliant cinematography and fun action scenes.
At Number 71: The Magnificent Seven
The Magnificent Seven is one of the best action western ever made. The movie was adapted from the Japanese film "Seven Samurai", which you will see later on this list, and has been copied many times in various genres but none do it better than The Magnificent Seven.
Are any of these your favorite films as well? Please comment below.
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