Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted over at The Broke and The Bookish, and this weeks theme is:
Movie Freebie — top ten all time favorite movies, top ten foreign films, top ten rom-coms, top ten 90’s movies, top ten action flicks, top ten tear-jerkers, top ten movies your favorite actor/actress is in, top ten movies with PoC leads, etc. etc.)
This week I decided to keep it simple and go with ten of my current favourite films!
1. The Avengers
You might not know this, but I love superhero movies. And this was probably the first one that really showed me how great the genre could be.
2. Captain America: Civil War
As I said, I’m a sucker for superhero movies.
3. Star Trek Beyond
I watched this on the plane out to Japan and it was love at first viewing. I’ve been a huge fan of the franchise since the first reboot film (and long before that, when I used to watch The Original Series and Next Gen as a kid), and I think this was the best one so far. (Also, how beautiful is this film poster?!)
Honestly, it was hard not to just make this entire list out of Disney films. I adore Tangled and it made me weep, laugh, and sing (quietly) in the cinema the first time I saw it. (I also have long blonde hair, so I get compared to Rapunzel a lot which pleases me immensely.)
Mulan is another of my favourite Disney films. You just can’t beat films about badass women saving their country.
6. Toy Story 3
To me, Toy Story 3 was about as perfect an ending to a trilogy as you can get. That’s why I’m rather worried that they’ve announced a fourth film, but I’m trying to remain optimistic that it’ll be just as good.
When I found out there was only one season of Firefly, a little piece of my heart broke. But thankfully Serenity was a piece of cinematic brilliance that answered many of the questions left unanswered in the final episode, and rounded the series off beautifully.
8. Sherlock Holmes A Game of Shadows
I thought the first film in the Guy Richie franchise was excellent, but then we were hit with this fireball and I had to rethink my whole ratings system. It had drama, it has sass, it had RDJ’s wonderful British accent. It was gold.
I’m a huge fan of films that are clever at their core; they make you think and offer ambitious, inventive ideas about society. In short, I’m a fan of films that are smart. And Inception, in every scene and every line, is smart.
10. Dead Poets Society
As someone who studied a Language and Literature degree and then a Linguistics degree, this film just spoke to me. It’s all about the power of words and how we can use language to inspire and do incredible things and it’s just so beautifully directed. If you’ve never seen DPS you need to go and watch it now.
So there you go! Those are ten of my favourites (and believe me, it was hard to narrow it down!). What are some of your favourite films? Are any on this list?
As always, if you’ve done TTT this week, feel free to hit me up with a link!