People love to be entertained, whether it be through absolute terror or a perky happy feeling, we love it. These 7 movies have stuck with their fans, myself being one of them. These movies bring out something in us that is speaks to our inner follower and we are compelled to watch them over and over, living vicariously through our favorite protagonist and fighting the good fight with them, whatever that may be.
Directed by George A. Romero starring Duane Jones. Now we all knew this would make the list. Even tho' it's been done to death it has one of the biggest cult followings of any film ever. But this movie really is special, Romero choose to use his film to comment on the social climate, everything from environmental, political, and economic too racial issues. He didn't shrink from the controversial and the strong statement on humanity. The film has gone onto create a genre that dominates horror. A genre that is a culmination of everyone's worst fears.
Directed by Sam Raimi starring Bruce Campbell. What do I say about Ash and his adventures? This has got to be one of the best ever made. Raimi has a vision that is unique for sure. Always drawing us in with the stellar story telling and amazing special effects ;D ;D. This movie will go down in history as "because it's freakin' awesome that's why"! Thank you Ash and Sam, were not worthy.
Directed by Jim Sharman starring Tim Curry. Do I even need to type a word?
Directed by Stanley Kubrick and starring Malcolm McDowell. This movie has quite the stigma with it. It does cross the lines on issues of rape and ultra violence but it also has an underlying meaning. You have to watch the movie to know what that is. It's a another movie that comments on social issues but does it in a very graphic, hard to swallow kind of way. Altho' not as bad as some films out there today, for it's time it was brutal. But as some truths do, they come with a heavy kick.
Directed by Alex Proyas and starring Brandon Lee. This movie is awesome. I'm a lover of Bruce Lee and therefore by default I should love his boy. We all know Brandon died on the set of this film, some say it's a family curse. But that doesn't take away from how great this movie is. Tall and brooding and a ladies man clearly ;) who wouldn't fall in love (even secretly) with this gallant guy? There have a been sequels to this movie but none of them touch the first and as far as some are concerned the ONLY Crow movie.
Directed by Richard Kelley and starring Jake Gyllenhaal. Great movie. I am one of the cult members of this one. My facebook cover was Frank for like ever, now it's another on this list :). This avant garde movie touches on a subject that has people wondering for years if it's even possible. It is said you should watch it twice to get it all, I agree with that. It's a very deep movie, I know but it is. There is a lot of information being exchanged in this movie and when your done you walk away with this sort of uneasy feeling, at least I did.
Directed by David Fincher and starring Edward Norton. Where do I begin. This is one massive comment on everything. I can't even say it's focus is on any one thing. The brilliance of this movie is that is disguised as some random violent movie about nothing but alas it is not. Unfortunately its dialogue and subject matter that is seen only one way, stymies it's ability to be seen by everyone, which it should be. The clever plot and the information it tries to open you up to is both revolting and eye opening at the same time. One of the best films ever made.