My life in movies
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Dirty Dancing (1987)
1st Place: Dirty Dancing
This movie has been one of my favorites for years. I am a big fan of movies about dancing. The music is amazing and the dancing fantasting. I watched this movie several times already and just can't get enough of it.
I was heartbroken when Patrick Swayze died, because this means there won't be any new movies with him.
Random Fact: I watched this movie the first time in my mothers tummy.
Lethal Weapon (1987)
2nd Place: Lethal Weapon
I thought it was quite funny and I really like the older movies with Mel Gibson. I have seem all four parts of the series but I liked the first one the most. Mel Gibson and Danny Glover worked well together and had a very good chemistry on screen.
Random Fact: It was quite hard to find a second place for this year since I haven't seen many from the year of my birth.
The Princess Bride (1987)
Most Wanted Movie: The Princess Bride
I have heard very good things about this movie and it is very high on the list of movies I want to watch. Even though its quite an old movie many people consider it as one of the most romantic movies since decades.
Random Fact: Mandy Patinkin plays in this movie. I never noticed that before I know him from Criminal Minds.
Die Hard (1988)
1st Place: Die Hard
What can I say about this movie it is a classic action piece. My mom is a huge action fan so I guess I have that from her. I really like the old action movies with Stars like Bruce Willis or Sylvester Stallone. Alan Rickman plays the villain in this movie which makes it even better.
Random Fact: Can you believe that between the first and last movie are 25 years?
2nd Place: Willow
In my opinion this is a very entertaining and well done fantasy movie considering the time it was done. I really enjoyed the story and Val Kilmer delivered a really great performance. Of course it can't compete with fantasy movies done nowadays but film making changed enormously.
Random Fact: I did not recognize that Willow and Professor Flitwick in Harry Potter were played by the same actor.
Rain Man (1988)
Most Wanted Movie: Rain Man
There is not much to say about this movie. The story sounds interesting and in my opinion any movie with Dustin Hoffman is worth watching.
When Harry Met Sally... (1989)
1st Place: When Harry Met Sally...
This movie is absolutely hilarious and the chemistry between Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal was amazing. I had so much fun watching this movie, first of all because it is really funny but secondly because the story is really cute too.
Random Fact: On Youtube there is a Prank based on this movie made by Improv Everywhere only that there was not one woman involved but many.
Lethal Weapon 2 (1989)
2nd Place: Lethal Weapon 2
Usually sequels are never as good as the previous movie but in this case I have to say that not much has changed. The chemistry between the two main characters was the same and the overall movie was pretty funny. Joe Pesci was a really good addition to the movie because he is funny as hell.
Random Fact: It was quite hard to find another movie in this year that I have watched and enjoyed.
The Little Mermaid (1989)
Disney Favorite: The Little Mermaid
The Little Mermaid is one of my favorite Disney Movies of all time. I think it is a really nice story and the music was chosen beautifully. My favorite songs are "Part of Your World", "Under the sea" and "Kiss the girl".
Random Fact: The Little Mermaid is one of the few Disney movies that was turned into an animated TV-Series as well.
Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
Most Wanted Movie: Driving Miss Daisy
Morgan Freeman is an amazing actor and the story of this movie sounds interesting. Its not only a story about friendship but also about the prejudice of the society at that time.
Pretty Woman (1990)
1st Place: Pretty Woman
Even though for many people this movie is full of cliches and not enjoyable to watch I really liked it. I am a huge fan of Julia Roberts which might be the reason why I thought it was really funny. The story might not be the best but it is a good movie you can watch with a group of friends on a girls night.
Random Fact: Hector Elizondo plays a part in every movie directed by Garry Marshall. But also his daughter Kathleen Marshall has minor roles in many of his movies.
Home Alone (1990)
2nd Place: Home Alone
This movie is one of my all time favorites, maybe because it is played in the Christmas time almost every year. I think it is a funny movie that you can watch with your family while eating some Christmas cookies and drink hot chocolate. Of course it may not be the best movie of all time but it makes people happy and that is also what movies should be about.
Random Fact: I watch it almost every time it is on TV which means almost once a year. I also really like the sequel to the movie but the rest is just not the same.
Edward Scissorhands (1990)
Most Wanted Movie: Edward Scissorhands
I heard a lot of good things about this movie but didn't have the chance to watch it yet. I am a huge fan of Johnny Depp and Tim Burton movies always get really great reviews.
The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
1st Place: The Silence of the Lambs
This movie was amazing. Not only that the story is fascinating but the acting performance by Anthony Hopkins and Jodie Foster was incredible. Anthony Hopkins is one of the best actors that are out there and this movie only proves his great abilities. It is not easy to find an actress who can survive next to him on screen but Jodie Foster did an incredible job.
Random Fact: In 2003, Hannibal Lecter (as portrayed by Hopkins) was chosen by the American Film Institute as the #1 movie villain.
2nd Place: Hook
A really nice movie version of Peter Pan. It focuses on a grown up Peter Pan who has forgotten everything about his childhood. But when Captain Hook kidnaps his children he has to return to Neverland to save them. Dustin Hoffman, Robin Williams and Julia Roberts are only a few of the wonderful actors who play in this movie.
Random Fact: Steven Spielberg started to work on the movie in 1980.
Beauty and the Beast (1991)
Disney Favorite: Beauty and the Beast
Another beautiful Disney movie that should be in every classic collection. I love Belle, she is such an incredible character. The music in this movie is one of my favorite from all Disney movies. My favorite songs are "Belle", "Be our Guest", "Something There" and "Beauty and the Beast".
Random Fact: Beauty and the Beast became the first animated film to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture.
Thelma & Louise (1991)
Most Wanted Movie: Thelma and Louise
Sounds like an interesting movie about friendship, road trips and relationships in general. Susan Sarandon is a really talented actress and Geena Davis is staring next to her. Most likely this movie will be fun to watch because both actresses are pretty funny.
Death Becomes Her (1992)
1st Place: Death Becomes Her
What a hilarious movie. The story is quite simple, two women who hate each other and one guy stuck in the middle of it. What they have in common is that both drank an elixir to stop aging. They didn't know that one of the side effects of it is immortality. Meryl Streep and Goldie Hawn in one of the funniest movies I have ever watched.
Random Fact: This is one of the rare movies where Bruce Willis doesn't play a hero or is involved in any kind of action.
The Bodyguard (1992)
2nd Place: The Bodyguard
Usually I am not a big fan of singers trying to act in movies. But Whitney Houston did a decent job, of course the role she had to play was not really that challenging for her. Still it is a really nice romantic movie to watch on your own or with your girlfriends.
Random Fact: In 2011 it was announced by Warner Bros. that there will be a remake.
Disney Favorite: Aladdin
This may be by far one of the funniest Disney movies. The Genie is only one reason for that but what do you expect when Robin Williams gives his voice to a character. My favorite song is "A Whole New World" which is by far one of the best Disney love songs.
Random Fact: Aladdin is another of the few Disney movies that has been turned into an animated TV-Series.
Most Wanted Movie: Unforgiven
I am usually not the biggest fan of Western Movies but if Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman and Morgan Freeman play in the same movie its got to be good.
Schindler's List (1993)
1st Place: Schindler's List
This is one of my favorite movies of all time. Even though the topic/story may be though, it is based on real people which makes it even more extraordinary. The acting performance by Liam Neeson and Ralf Fiennes was incredible. I have seen some other movies dealing with the Holocaust but none impressed me as much as this did.
Random Fact: In 2007, the American Film Institute ranked the film 8th on its list of the 100 best American films of all time.
Demolition Man (1993)
2nd Place: Demolition Man
This movie is not only filled with more action, shooting and cursing than you can wish for. It is actually pretty funny. Even if you are not a fan of Stallone you can enjoy it, especially for the convincingly crazy Wesley Snipes and funny Sandra Bullock.
Random Fact: On YouTube there is a video by CinemaSins that counted the actual damage this movie would have caused. Only 21 318 646 $
What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)
Most Wanted Movie: What's eating Gilbert Grape
I heard only very good things about this movie. Both Johnny Depp and Leonardo DiCaprio deliver an amazing performance. The story is touching and beautifully shot. I can't wait to watch this movie soon.
1st Place: Interview with the Vampire
One of the best vampire movies ever. Not only that the story is interesting but the cast is amazing. Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise had an amazing chemistry and young Kirsten Dunst did an incredible job as well.
Random Fact: At age six Kirsten Dunst had her first small role in a Woody Allen movie but this performance was her breakthrough.
Forrest Gump (1994)
2nd Place: Hook
A really wonderful story, even though some slight changes have been made adapting it from the book it is based on. I think is a must have for every Tom Hanks fan. He does a marvelous job in this movie.
Random Fact: Forrest Gump made it on the American Film Institute 100 movies list.
The Lion King (1994)
Disney Favorite: The Lion King
This Disney movie has everything your heart desires. Wonderful songs, funny moments and one of the best villains of all time. It is one of my all time favorite movies. No matter how often I watch it there is a scene that brings tears to my eyes every time. I am a huge fan of Jeremy Irons and I think he does a superb job in here. His voice gives me chills. My favorite songs are "Can You Feel the Love Tonight", "Circle of Life" and "Hakuna Matata".
Random Fact: Timon and Pumba got their own spin-off show which concentrated on their funny relationship and random adventures.
Pulp Fiction (1994)
Most Wanted Movie: Pulp Fiction
This movie is almost on every list of the best movies ever. So of course there is the urge to watch it. Somehow I never had the chance yet to do so but will do it in the near future.
Sense and Sensibility (1995)
1st Place: Sense and Sensibility
I am a huge Jane Austen Fan, I have read the book this movie is based on and really loved it. The cast of it is amazing Alan Rickman, Emma Thompson, Kate Winslet and Hugh Grant. What more can you wish for? This movie fills my Janeite heart with joy and warm fuzzy feelings.
Random Fact: Did you know that Emma Thompson who plays Elinor is married to Greg Wise who played her sisters love interest John Willoughby?
Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995)
2nd Place: Die Hard: With a Vengeance
I loved this movie, it has the same evil feel to it as the first. Jeremy Irons is the perfect villain, his voice gives me chills all over my body. Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson have a great chemistry on screen and create some funny moments. Just overall a great action movie.
Random Fact: I think it was a great choice to make Alan Rickman and Jeremy Irons brothers in the Die Hard Series as they are both great actors who play villains authentically.
Most Wanted Movie: Seven
I am a fan of Morgan Freeman and Brad Pitt but I didn't have a chance yet to see this movie. I am a fan of crime movies so a story about a serial killer who kills corresponding to the seven deadly sins sounds interesting though.
Romeo + Juliet (1996)
1st Place: Romeo + Juliet
Romeo and Juliet is a wonderful story that is beautifully written. This adaptation of it is a lot different from its original source but I still enjoyed it. First of all because the chemistry between the two main actors was amazing but secondly I really enjoyed the modern touch to a well known story.
Random Fact: Natalie Portman was supposed to play the role of Juliet but the age difference between her and Leonardo Di Caprio was just too huge.
2nd Place: Emma
Another Jane Austen book adapted into a movie. I have seen different versions of this story but this one is still one of my favorites. Gwyneth Paltrow does a really marvelous job playing the character of Emma. It is not easy to do that job well, because even Jane Austen said that Emma is a character only she loved.
Random Fact: In the same year a TV-Movie was released staring Kate Beckingsale who did a great job as well it was hard to decide between those two.
101 Dalmatians (1996)
Disney Favorite: 101 Dalmatians
Glenn Close is the perfect Cruella De Vil and one of my all time favorite villains. I already loved that crazy lady in the 1961 animated version. I am a fan of movies about dogs and this one has the cutest dalmatians puppies ever in it. How can you not love that?
Random Fact: There was an animated TV-Show based on both the movies. I really enjoyed all the adventures Lucky, Cadpig, Rolly and Spot had.
Most Wanted Movie: Trainspotting
The movie is almost on everyone's favorite movie list. The themes in the movie are not a piece of cake, drug addiction and poverty being the main ones. It sounds like a great movie especially the performance of Ewan McGregor was praised by the viewers.
1st Place: Titanic
No matter what people say I think this is one of the most romantic yet tragic love stories of all times. I really love this movie and can watch it over and over again. This was actually the first movie I saw Kate Winslet in and I fell in love with her immediately. She is amazing and Leonardo Di Caprio always was one of my favorite actors. I cried the first time I watched it even though everyone knows how it ends.
Random Fact: Titanic is still one of the highest-grossing films of all time worldwide.
Men in Black (1997)
2nd Place: Men in Black
I really enjoy the chemistry between Will Smith and Tom Lee Jones on screen. The movie is funny and full of action. Usually movies about aliens are not my type but this is just too funny not to watch.
Random Fact: There are rumors about Men in Black 4 but if it will be made is questionable. Especially if Smith and Jones would star in it again.
Most Wanted Movie: Amistad
This movie has an amazing cast and an incredible story. I can't wait to see it since I heard so many good things about it. The theme of this movie is nothing for a light movie night, I think you need to be in the right mood to watch it.
The Man in the Iron Mask (1998)
1st Place: The Man in the Iron Mask
I really enjoy watching historic movies that are either based on real things that happen in the past or made up stories that just are set in different time periods. The cast of this movie is amazing, as I already mentioned I am a huge fan of Leonardo Di Caprio and Jeremy Irons. It is hard to play a dual role but I think that Leo did a great job to differentiate the two characters.
Random Fact: There really was a prisoner who wore a mask whose identity was unknown around 1670 in France.
Shakespeare In Love (1998)
2nd Place: Shakespeare in Love
I adored everything about this movie, from the cast to the costumes. The story is pure fiction but nevertheless romantic. For a fan of Shakespeare's work this movie is a real treat. Even though it may not be 100 percent literary or historical accurate it is still a movie you can enjoy.
Random Fact: A stage adaptation is currently in production, due to have its world premiere in London's West End in July 2014.
The Big Lebowski (1998)
Most Wanted Movie: The Big Lebowski
I just want to see what all the hype is about. Usually not my type of movie but everyone likes to laugh so I will give it a chance eventually. Also there was no other movie I could think of to add atm.
The Sixth Sense (1999)
1st Place: The Sixth Sense
This film is about a young boy who is able to see and talk to the dead played by Haley Joel Osment. His child psychologist portrayed by Bruce Willis tries to help him. I really enjoyed this movie, first of all because it is a nice change to see Bruce Willis in a movie that is not all about action. I am a fan of supernatural themes in movies so this thriller was right up my alley.
Random Fact:The Sixth Sense is on the American Film Institute 100 Years...100 Thrills list.
2nd Place: Dogma
What a crazy movie about angels, god and religion. Usually I am not a fan of movies about religion but this cast is amazing and the movie well done. Alan Rickman is really outstanding in it.
Random Fact: I think this was the first movie I saw with Matt Damon and Ben Affleck, I think they should do more movies together.
Disney Favorite: Tarzan
This is just a wonderful Disney movie about love and friendship. I really enjoy the story of the little boy who grows up in the jungle. The music by Phil Collins is amazing, full of emotions and fit perfectly. My favorite songs are "You'll Be in My Heart" and "Strangers Like Me".
Random Fact: Phil Collins also sang the songs from Tarzan in several different languages like German or Italian.
The Green Mile (1999)
Most Wanted Movie: The Green Mile
Many people who watched this movie had either tears in their eyes or cried. It is a sad story but I am sure you can learn something from it. I haven't seen it yet because it is a heavy theme and for such movies you need to be in the right mood to watch them.
1st Place: Unbreakable
What an amazing movie. I think the story is really great and the performance by Samuel L. Jackson is breath taking. Bruce Willis does a great job as well and like I already said its a nice change to see him in something different than an action piece.
Random Fact: In 2009 Quentin Tarantino said that Unbreakable is on his list of the 25 best movies made since 1992.
Erin Brockovich (2000)
2nd Place: Erin Brockovich
This is a really inspiring and interesting story. I am a huge fan of Julia Roberts and I think this might be one of her best performances so far. She won many awards for her portray of Erin Brockovich including the Oscar, a Golden Globe and a BAFTA.
Random Fact:The movie is based on a true story however some facts and events were changed for it.
American Psycho (2000)
Most Wanted Movie: American Psycho
Sometimes I am in the mood for a good thriller and this one sounds really interesting. Stories about serial killers can be very fascinating and I heard very good things about Christian Bales performance.
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
This is the beginning of an amazing story. I am a huge fan of fantasy movies and books and this one has everything you can wish for magic, love and friendship. The cast is really stunning and it would be hard for me to pick a favorite performance. Beside the story I think the locations picked for this movie were breathtaking.
Random Fact: As of January 2014, it is the 35th highest-grossing film worldwide.
Moulin Rouge! (2001)
2nd Place: Moulin Rouge!
I am a fan of musicals and Moulin Rouge is one of my favorite. Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor have an amazing on screen chemistry. Not only are they talented actors but I think their singing was really great as well. My favorite song is "Come what may" it is very emotional and beautiful.
Random Fact: The film was selected by the National Board of Review as the best film of 2001.
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This list is inspired by tersanay
The concept of this list is pretty simple from 1987 till 2014 I will list my favorite movie of the year.
There are some rules/notes:
1. It has to be a movie I have seen.
2. There will be a runner up.
3. If I can't decide I might have two movies for the same place.
4. I may add a Disney favorite if in that year movies were released that I loved.
5. Some movies might not show the right year since I went for the release date.
6. I will add for each year one or two movies I want to watch most but haven't had the time or mood for yet.
7. This list may change if I watch some of the wanted movies or change my mind on a certain year because a new movie I watched was better than the one named here.
*I am truly sorry if I sound repetitive or boring but its hard for a non English speaker to find different words to describe the same emotions and views. Hope you bare with me. :3
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