Over 100 movies and 11 posts later, here is the final part of my Top 100 Favorite Movies ever made!
At Number 5: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring/Extended Edition
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, the Star Wars of my generation. Does it even require an explanation as to why I love the movie? Even though those with short attention spans might not enjoy it, the Fellowship of the Ring's pacing was perfect for building the world and setting-up the characters, a perfect launching point for second best trilogy of all-time.
At Number 4: The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King/Extended Edition
The final chapter in the most epic trilogy of the 21th Century, The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King. Everything built up to this epic finale and it did not disappoint in the slightest. It validated the fantasy genre as a serious genre by winning the Oscar for Best Picture, not even a sci-fi film has done that, unfortunately.
At Number 3: Star Wars Episode IV: Return of the Jedi
The epic conclusion to the most incredible cinematic experience ever conceived. While some may complain that the Ewoks were out of place, they worked well in the film for me. Jabba Palace rescue is awesome, especially Leia. Luke's epic struggle with the Emperor, Vader, and the Darkside is perfectly symbolized in the final battle. Han and Leia's relationship and characters are further developed and come a fitting end. Just about everything works, it trilogy could not have ended any better.
At Number 2: Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope
Star Wars, the first film in the greatest and most influential franchise of all-time. Basically, Star Wars, created the modern Sci-Fi genre. Sure there was 2001 and Forbidden Planet, but Star Wars made science fiction a legitimate genre. Nothing has been more original than Star Wars, a perfect mix of science fiction and fantasy into a completely new universe. The characters are one of the many keys to the trilogy's greatest because they are so relatable and likeable. No film has influenced me more than Star Wars, without it, I would have never even started this blog.
At Number 1: Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
Hands Down Best Movie Ever Made! It is hard to describe how beyond incredible The Empire Strikes Back is in words. It had an amazing opening, the most shocking plot twist ever, amazing special effects, the best soundtrack ever, outstanding action, and that is not even half of it. It is a true masterpiece of cinema in every sense of the word. There are no flaws in the film, it is the closest thing there ever will be to a perfect film to me. While I am opened minded, the chances that I will ever see a film that surpasses Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back is incredibly slim to none.
While it may seem that the this list is finished, I have two special video tributes planned for the coming weeks and an updated version of the list will be posted in the near future featuring many of my new favorites that I have seen since starting the list and some honorable mentions. Hopefully the first video, featuring mostly films in the top 20, will be posted next week and the other one in the following week with a special challenge.
In a previous post, I asked you, the readers to guess which are my Top 10 Favorite films and the winners are Shena Tokala at Pens, Thespians, and Words and JT at JT's Tales and The Window on the South. Both where quite close and just about everyone guessed that Empire Strikes Back was my favorite since it is kind of obvious.
What are your thoughts on my list? I hope everyone enjoyed it, look for my video tribute soon.
Top 100 Movies: Part 1: 100-91.
Top 100 Movies: Part 2: 90-81.
Top 100 Movies: Part 3: 80-71.
Top 100 Movies: Part 4: 70-61.
Top 100 Movies: Part 5: 60-51.
Top 100 Movies: Part 6: 50-41.
Top 100 Movies: Part 7: 40-31.
Top 100 Movies: Part 8: 32-21.
Top 100 Movies: Part 9: 20-11.
Top 100 Movies: Part 10: 10-6.
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