I figured before my Top Ten movies list of 2009 comes out, I kinda wanted to give you guys some context in terms where I’m coming from.
So, here it is, my top ten list OF ALL TIME.
10. Kill Bill (Volume 1 and 2)
6. Shaolin Soccer
5. High Fidelity
4. Singin’ in the Rain
3. Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn
2. Star Wars : A New Hope
1. Back to the Future
Now, I will save the trouble of going into WHY I put those films in that order for another time but I guess I want you guys to see how my movie taste goes.
Theres a lot of genre(sci-fi,horror, action etc.) movies on it, and quite the few comedies, but more importantly a lot of them are character based films, or films with really strong characters.
Humor is prevalent in almost all the movies, even dark humor.
Personally, I love to laugh, to the point that I get a lot of comments that I have a pretty distinctive laugh, for better or worse 😛
So, a film like “Schindler’s List” while a film I greatly admire, and a film I think is pretty much genius, is not a movie on my personal list. (though it’s a great movie)
Movies for me, the ones I love, tend to be the ones I leave with a smile on my face.
THAT being said, it doesn’t mean I don’t mind the occasional darkness, and bleakness (I.E. Oldboy).
Looking at my list, and if you have a list of shit that came out this year, you might even guess what would be on it (though I doubt any one of you guys will care enough to do such a thing.)
Another bit about my list is that a lot of these movies showed me that movies can incorporate the things you love to make a brand new thing.
Sam Raimi loved slapstick comedy, so he threw that into Evil Dead 2, as an example.
Versus is a film made a crazy Japanese director who decided to throw kung fu, horror, sword fighting, and gunplay in one movie just because he felt he might not make another one, and that enthusiasm comes through in a stupid film (Versus I will say, has no strong characters, but makes me smile like a mother)
Others are films that hit me as a child or a young adult and effected my personality and my imagination, some even helped shaped the way I wanted to become a filmmaker.
Some of these films are a combination all these elements.
When my list of my favorite films of this year comes up, think of this blog, as it help chose the films on the list.
So, fellow film fans, whats on your list?
P.S. FYI, I’m not saying every film I like fits this criteria, and I’m definitely saying not every film HAS to be like my criteria. Just wanted to clarify that.