I am a huge movie fan. I have always enjoyed the movies and not just the whole popcorn, big drink experience but also remembering quotes, facts etc.
I decided to compile my own list of “bests” so here they are: –
Best psychological thriller: Dead Again starring Kenneth Branagh, Emma Thomson, Andy Garcia and Derek Jacobi.
Best Western: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Best War Movie: The Great Escape
Best Sci-fi: Blade Runner
Best Martial Arts: Enter the Dragon
Best Action: Die Hard
Best Sci-fi Action: Total Recall or Predator
Best Swashbuckling Comedy: The Princess Bride
Best Tarantino: Reservoir Dogs
Best Cult Movie: Highlander or Terminator
Best Dark Comedy: Grosse Point Blank starring John and Joan Cusack, Minnie Driver and Dan Ackroyd
Best Spoof: Austin Powers, International Man of Mystery
Best Rom-Com: Addicted to Love starring Meg Ryan and Matthew Broderick
Best Comedy: Life of Brian or Young Frankenstein
Best bar-room brawl: Zhang Ziyi in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Best sword fight: Uma Thurman’s Bride in Kill Bill faces off against all the Crazy 88
Best gun fight: Raiders of the Lost Ark in the Souk.
Best fist fight: Fury of the Dragon where Bruce Lee fights Chuck Norris
Best car chase: Steve McQueen as Bullitt
Best anti-hero: Kurt Russell defines the genre as Snake Plisken in Escape from New York
Best court room scene: Jack Nicholson as Col. Nathan Jessep explains some hard truths to JAG lawyer Tom Cruise, “You want the truth. You can’t handle the truth!” A Few Good Men.
Most likely to be sponsored by Energizer: Bruce Willis as John McClane in Die Hard
Villain we just have to hate: Alan Rickman sneers his way to the peak of euro-evildom as uber-villain Hans in Die Hard (and not a stolen nuclear warhead in sight)
Best stiff upper lip: Sean Connery in Goldfinger is James Bond, “Do you expect me to talk, Goldfinger?”
Best quotes ever: so many from Dirty Harry, all Clint Eastwood.
Most committed to vengeance: “My name is Inego Montoya…” The Princess Bride
Best angst ridden cry: James T. Kirk howls in unbridled rage “Khaaaaan!” Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan
Best death scene: Opera, tommy guns and the crawling bullet riddled Sean Connery as Malone in The Untouchables
Best we never saw that coming moment: “Luke, I’m your father!”
There are so many others that I might just do a follow on but for now enjoy the list and if you have other ideas let me know.