I know I'm not the only one participating in this blogfest from Alex Cavanaugh. It's just so much darn fun!
I think the movies are supposed to be in some kind of order, like Dave Letterman's Top Ten List. But I am unable to do that. So, here, in no particular order are my top ten favorite movies. At least, these are the ones that came to me right off the bat.
Brother Sun, Sister Moon: The cinematography for this movie on the early life of St. Francis, is stunning and the music by Donovan, beautiful.
To Kill A Mockingbird: Nothing to be said here. But did you know Boo Radley was played by Robert Duvall?
The Princess Bride: It's the best!
Lawrence of Arabia: I so fell in love with Peter O'Toole, and after seeing it I was inspired to try to read THE SEVEN PILLARS OF WISDOM, by T. E. Lawrence. I didn't finish it. After all I was only like 13 or so when I first saw the movie.
Raising Arizona: Laugh out loud funny. Probably one of Nicolas Cage's best movies. And Holly Hunter is fantastic.
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy (Does that count as one?): When I first read the books I knew a day would come when a movie would be made. I kind of dreaded it because I had such clear pictures in my mind of what the characters and places looked like. I was blown away at how closely my mental images matched with the film maker's. Or maybe it's because Tolkien was clear in his story telling.
The Shawshank Redemption: Love this movie!
Babe: There's nothing like "rooting" for the underdog, err, underpig.
Dances With Wolves: So beautiful, so tragic.
George Harrison: Living in the Material World - Sigh... my favorite. Wonderfully done, incredibly moving.