intowiz wrote:im a media student who wants to progress into film class. give me a while and i could make an awesome list.
I think if I keep on staying on here forever, this list could become very very long! I've seen so many good movies. I have actually started a new goal for this year: Watch 100 movies that I have never seen in 1 year! Here's the 1st 13 that I watched. I started on December 26th (so technically last year, but it will go until December 26th of this year):
1. Walk the Line (With Joaquin Pheonix and Reese Witherspoon)
2. The Family Stone (with Sarah Jessica Parker, Luke Wilson, Craig T. Nelson, and Rachel McAdams)
3. Forrest Gump (with Tom Hanks and Robyn Wright Penn)
4. Win a Date With Tad Hamilton! (with Topher Grace (That 70s Show), Kate Bosworth, and Josh Duhamel (Las Vegas)
5. Crash (with Matt Dillon, Sandra Bullock, Don Cheadle, and Ryan Phillippe, among many others)
6. The Second Chance (with Michael W. Smith)
7. Failure to Launch (with Matthew McCaunaghey and Sarah Jessica Parker)
8. Cinderella Man (with Russell Crowe, Renee Zellweger, and Paul Giammatti (Sideways))
9. The Pianist (with Adrien Brody, among many other German and Polish actors I didn't know)
10. Superman (with Christopher Reeve)
11. Superman 2 (with Christopher Reeve)
12. Risky Business (with Tom Cruise)
13. The Constant Gardener (with Ralph Fiennes and Rachel Wiesz)
Of those, the really great ones were numbers 1-5, 8-9, and 13. The okay ones were numbers 6-7 and 10-11. I didn't like Risky Business.
For a good laugh:
Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!, Superman 1 and 2 (b/c you can laugh at the lines and special effects), The Family Stone (which has already been previously mentioned), as well as others like Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Elf, Wedding Crashers, Mean Girls, Failure to Launch,Meet the Parents, Meet the Fockers, Old School, Big Daddy, Runaway Bride, Pretty Woman, Mrs. Doubtfire, 13 Going on 30, The Princess Diaries, and Zoolander.
For a good dramatic presentation that may or may not make you cry: Crash, Walk the Line, Cinderella Man, Forrest Gump, The Constant Gardener, The Pianist, Cold Mountain, Gattaca, Erin Brockovich, Patch Adams, Bicentennial Man, The Notebook, A Walk to Remember, Field of Dreams, Remember the Titans, Mrs. Doubtfire, The Cider House Rules, Pay it Forward, Secondhand Lions, and The Sixth Sense. The last three (and Forrest Gump) have Haley Joel Osment in them. In the last three he has a starring role.
For if you want a movie with a good message: Any of the above dramatic movies and The Second Chance.
For a good girlpower movie: Bend it Like Beckham, Where the Heart Is, Erin Brockovich, Mulan, Anastasia, Mean Girls, Fly Away Home, The Princess Diaries.
Fun and Adventure: Any of the LOTR or Harry Potter films will due. Anything that has to do with Peter Pan or Star Wars or Pirates.
Musicals: Chicago, Rent, Grease, Moulin Rouge (who knew Nicole Kidman could sing b4 this movie?), and Footloose.
Sci-fi: Gattaca (Starring Ethan Hawke, Uma Thurman, and Jude Law) (a great futuristic thriller), Star Wars.
Family: The Wizard of Oz, Shirley Temple films, The 1994 Miracle on 34th street (with Elizabeth Perkins, Dylan McDermott, and Mara Wilson), Matilda, Mrs. Doubtfire, The Grinch (old or newer one), pretty much any of the traditionally animated Disney films up through Tarzan. Although Atlantis and The Emporer's New Groove are good too. Pixar films (all of them, except A Bug's Life). THe Prince of Egypt, Anastasia, Polly, Fly Away Home.
I am definitely sure I will post more later!