"The Dark Knight", quite possible the best movie I have ever seen. I went to the cinema expecting an amazing film... it exceeded my already high expectations, something I don't think it happens very often. It is also the only movie that I watched twice on the big screen, ever! It was that good.
My favorite movie ever? No. Best movie ever made? Probably not. The best movie I have ever watched? I might consider it.
One cannot understand this movie with words, it must be seen and rewatched totally focused to understand the masterpiece behind it. The ending is shocking, and don't come saying you already saw it coming from miles away... And we are actually continually being hinted at the "truth", I admit that.
When I first started watching this movie I wasn't sure what I was getting into, I just knew it was a high-regarded crime thriller with a great cast. What I saw was one of the most epic duels I've ever seen on screen, 2 men doing what they do best, the bankrobber who always dodges the police and the cop who never stops chasing them. Al Pacino and De Niro in 2 mind-blowing performances.
Ok you can't go wrong with this movie... It's one of those movies that can reach every kind of audience and please almost anyone. Because let us be honest, people like suspense and mystery, and when you throw in a great story, powerful performances and the seven sins to the mix you cannot help but enjoy it, even if you are not religious and couldn't care less for the seven sins.
The start of one of the, if not the, greatest stories ever told in the form of the 7th art, one of the greatest movies ever shown and the build-up of one of the greatest sequels of all time, while being the masterpiece it is on his own.
An incredible movie with superb gun-action when it starts and in its final act. An incredibly powerful story with great, great performances by Jean Reno, young Natalie Portman and Gary Oldman. A character development trip, emotional through the ride.
People's tastes can vay greatly, be it in movies, sports or even food. But say whatever you may, Tarantino is a great story teller and knows how to make a movie with style and that is a fact. Pulp fiction is a an icon of the 90s.
An incredible life story in a place where living can be a real trial. The characters are fantastically well done, the tragic moments painfully hard to watch and the entertainment value is aided by the surprising humour at times. A lesson of life.
I can see why this is one of the most popular movies of all time. If there's an example of how a movie should be made, a plot should be planned and the characters should be like, it's The Shawshank Redemption. One of the most amazingly crafted endings ever.
A disturbing movie indeed, but it's not that characteristic that makes this movie a masterpiece. What makes this movie a masterpiece is the themes in it, the ethic questions it evokes, the defiance of morals, the removing of liberty of choice and the using of aversion therapy to manipulate and create a "good" person in the eyes of society.
A dark and hideous vision of the future focusing the routes that violence, criminality and corruption are taking. Thought-provoking with a thrilling story about the young delinquent that goes through all this, with a performance worthy of praise.
Another Al Pacino masterfully done performance, but this time Michael Madsen and Johnny Depp also have a share of the show. A great cast in a more emotional-driven mob story which has basis on real life events. This one was the first one of its kind to make me shed some tears (at this time I've watched many crime movies). It's really, really sad at some parts. I recommend this movie to anyone.
I honestly thought this was one of the greatest gangster movies when I watched it. Today I see some of its flaw, but Denzel Washington and Russel Crowe are great here and the whole way the movie shows how the drug business was being contucted back in the day is just fascinating.
I honestly think that this movie is a little ovarrated. Crime thrillers are among my favorite movies, but this one might be just a little overlong. The performances are great though and the story remains super exciting, just like Scorcese knows best.
My first memory of James Bond and probably the first one I've watched. Word be said, this is one of the coolest and most entertaining 007 movies, featuring once again SPECTRE and yet another one of its evil plots, this time, revealing the big boss, nº 1 (AND one of the most known 007 villains). This movie also has the coolest spy vehicle of the franchise, the Little Nellie chopper!
Comparing this movie to the previous installments this one is more fast-paced and action-packed, and with a Sci-Fi concept not seen in the others (well, it's not the most credible thing ever and it wouldn't be much of a Sci-Fi today). Definitely my favorite SPECTRE story and one of my favorite Bonds overall.
A step up from the first movie. This one has a more detailed storyline, more impressing action scenes and great direction, as well as one of the most stunning Bond girls in the Franchise, the blonde russian naive spy. This one introduces Q and our favorite spy tools, 007's gadgets. This movie expands on the SPECTRE organization mentioned by Dr. No.
The first 007 and still one of the best. Introduces James Bond, his charm, his taste for gambling and the famous Martini shaken, not stirred. It also contains some of the most famous features present in practically all of james Bond movies, a Bond girl and a villain with a complex and villainous plot.
A movie I watched many years ago and one of the first movis with Samuel L. Jackson that I never forgot. The suspense in this movie was mind-blowind, it left me on the edge of my sit the whole time and I was somewhat surprised by the twists.
I probably enjoyed this movie so much because at the time it was something new for me, probably one of the first of the genre I watched.
Gangster, Mob, Police, Detective, Heist, Prison, etc. A list comprising my 50 favorite crime stories of all time.
This list contains a lot of my movies of choice due to being about one of my most watched genres. Not only that, but also personal director favorites like Scorsese; Lumet; Coppola; Nolan; Tarantino, as well as actors like De Niro; Al Pacino; Duvall; Pesci; L. Jackson, among others, have had constant presence on the genre.