Almost half way through the list! Tomorrow I will post the in-depth trailer review for Thor: The Dark World and Friday will be the countdown to Iron Man 3.
At Number 60: Forrest Gump
Although it is a much loved film, I had low expectations for Forrest Gump when I first watched, but it greatly surprised me. While it is not quite a comedy, there are plenty of hilarious parts of the films and Tom Hanks' Oscar winning performance is perfect as the clumsy Forrest Gump.
At Number 59: The Terminator
*Cue suspenseful Terminator music* While it may be overshadowed by its sequel, the original Terminator still holds excellently as a suspenseful action thriller. Despite some ludicrous time traveling logic, the plot is original and works very well to deliver the thrills. Schwarzenegger was perfect for emotionless robotic antagonist, The Terminator, which was and still is, his most famous role.
At Number 58: The Bounre Identity
Just as Die Hard spawned many copy cats, The Bounre Identity has made a similar impact on this century's action flicks. Matt Damon's first outing as the amnesiac hero Jason Bourne is still among the best actions films have to offer. The Bourne Identity had as much intrigue and mystery as it did action and thrills, which made it completely unique compared to other films of the genre.The Bourne Identity Review.
At Number 57: Goldfinger
While Goldfinger might not necessarily be a great film, it is a lot of fun and has been one of my favorites since I was a kid. Goldfinger amped up the action to a whole other level compared to the previous James Bond films or any other action flick from the era and it introduced almost sci-fi gadgets to the Bond franchise and created the blue print for future Bond movies to come.
At Number 56: Lethal Weapon
Despite a few 80s action movie clichés, Lethal Weapon was a different type of action film compared to most action movies from the period. It basically invented the "Buddy Cop" genre in many respects. Gibson and Glover are hilarious together with great use of humor to lighten the tone, unfortunately the sequels were not that great.
At Number 55: True Grit
Often overshadowed by the recent remake, you cannot beat the "Duke" in his only Oscar Winning role. The remake is probably a better "Film", but the original will always be a favorite of mine and my favorite John Wayne film.
At Number 54: The Great Escape
The Great Escape is based on a true story of WWII POWs escaping from German prison, although do not expect a dark and realistic take on the events but more of a entertaining Hollywood flick. Many of the characters are likable from the all-star cast particularly Steve McQueen gave as Captain Virgil Hilts "The Cooler King". Who can forget his iconic motorcycle chase through the German country side.
At Number 53: The Fugitive
Smart and full of thrills, The Fugitive really surprised me when I first watched it. Not only was Harrison Ford excellent as always, Tommy Lee Jones gave an Oscar Winning performance in one of his first major roles. The Fugitive is one of the few movies were the main character makes smart decisions that you would want him to make in that situation oppose to the often stupid mistakes that make you start screaming at the movie screen.
At Number 52: Some Like it Hot
One of the funniest movies ever made and the best from blonde bombshell Marilyn Monroe, Some Like it Hot is the essence of hilarity. It takes a crazy concept and makes it absurdly hilarious to watch! Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis are the best comedic duo I have ever seen and the film is just pure comedic gold. It even ranks number 1 on AFI Top 100 laughs and number 14 on the AFI's 100 Years...100 Movies series in June, 2007. Sure it isn't a perfect, but "Well, nobody's perfect."
At Number 51: Iron Man 2
Yes, I know a lot of people really disliked Iron Man 2 and I was one of those when I first watched it. However, after repeated viewings it is actually a fantastic and fun movie, especially considering that it had the tough job of setting up for The Avengers. Many viewers at the time were confused as to why some of these characters like Nick Fury and the Black Widow were showing up, which is understandable for those who had not read the comics. More Robert Downy Jr. as Tony Stark is always a good thing.
Are any of these your favorite films as well? Please comment below.
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Top 100 Movies: Part 2: 90-81.
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