I’m going to borrow a prompt from Plinky because I have absolutely no clue what to write.
Make a list of movies you believe everyone should see at least once.
I’m not a huge movie person. I haven’t seen a lot of the most popular movies out there, and I don’t enjoy watching anything longer than a 21-minute episode of The Simpsons… but here are my most recommended movies.
1. Inception (2010) – This movie brings logic to the madness of dreams. It’s got drama, great special effects, and a premise that will really make you think: the notion of a dream within a dream.
2. Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (1988) – Successfully blending both animation and live action, this movie reminds us of the power of laughter. It also replenished interest in animation and helped usher in the Disney Renaissance.
3. Inglourious Basterds (2009) – Basically anything directed/written by Quentin Tarantino is going to be awesome, and this movie was no exception. Maybe it was the odd quirks in the production or the fact that history was changed to make the plot of the movie more dramatic or perhaps it was the mixing of quite a few genres, but everything blended together to make a great movie.
4. The Silence of the Lambs (1991) – Hannibal Lecter is one of the creepiest and most well-rounded villains in all of fiction, but he’s not all that makes this movie great. Jodie Foster does an excellent job as the tough, yet vulnerable Clarice Starling.
5. 12 Angry Men (1957) – You’d think this movie is boring, since it’s required viewing for a variety of college and high school classes, the majority of it takes place in one setting, and it’s in black and white… but you’ll be sucked in by the passion of the group’s argument and the decision they make at the end.
There’s nothing especially profound on this list… but I do believe all these movies are valuable for the reasons listed above.