I had a nerd-out earlier with MP Community Manager, Andrew Marco. One thing he asked me, was what are my top 3 favorite movies of all time. Being the superhero nerd that I am, the list consisted of two superhero movies. But after our conversation, I began to think more and more about my all time favorite movies. There is just so much to go over. So i thought, why not write an article about it? Here I am, putting my thought into action as I share My Favorite Movies of All Time with you guys!
Christopher Nolan's Batman is what made me into the solid Batfan that you see today. The Dark Knight is what really sold me, but that's another story. This is one of my all time favorites because it's about my all time favorite hero, and where he, ya know, began! I loved it from start to finish; dark and gritty, just how a Batman movie should be. & boy, do I love origin stories. The cast fit perfectly into the roles that they were given. Christian Bale played an outstanding Bruce Wayne, and an even better Dark Knight. This movie is nothing short of legendary. My future kids are going to grow up watching this movie and its sequels, I swear.
The Other Guys
Will Ferrell quickly became one of my favorite comedic actors, right beside the unbeatable Jim Carey. Now this movie.. man. I've never had to hold my mouth in a movie theater because of my uncontrollable laughter, until I saw this epically funny, yet action packed movie. The Other Guys is about two unlikely partners from the NYPD who set out to fill the shoes of two fallen heroes, by blowing open the last case the fallen heroes were working on. Every joke was like a blow delivered to my funny bone. Each and every one hit me, and it hit me hard. My stomach never hurt so much from laughter before that. Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell make an AWESOME team. The movie wasn't only funny, but it actually had an interesting story taking place amongst all of the hilarity. It became a favorite of mine, as soon as the credits rolled. But here's a scene that almost made me crap my pants.
Evil Dead (2013)
I'm not into horror like I used to be, I'll say that. But when I saw the theatrical trailer for one of the scariest and bloodiest movies i've ever seen, I immediately told myself that I was going to see it. It's a remake of the original Evil Dead (1981) and is about five friends who head to a cabin, where they discover a Book of the Dead.
Of course like in any other horror movie, they unknowingly summon up demons; the evil presence possesses the five friends until only one is left to fight for their life. YOU SHOULD HAVE LEFT THE BOOK ALONE MAN.
I felt that this movie went beyond the limits that most horror films set for themselves. It didn't hold back when it came to blood and gore. This favorite of mine also delivered on their disturbing, and outright horrifying scenes. Make sure that theres nothing under the bed or in your closet, and check out the first trailer that immediately caught my eye.
Alright, let's say that superhero movies didn't exist. In that case, this would be my favorite movie of all time. Number one. For you crazy cats out there that have never seen one of the greatest movies of all time, Scarface is about a Cuban refugee who made it to 1980's Miami with nothing but a goal; to make the World his own. (Not in a super villain kind of way) Tony Montana made his way from the bottom, to the very tip top of the iceberg by taking what he wanted, which resulted in him becoming an extremely powerful drug kingpin. The supporting cast does an amazing job, but Al Pacino was just... wow. I love this movie so much because it's about a man who had nothing, who was nothing, and made himself into something. An astounding story of rags to riches. A must see for those of you who haven't yet witnessed this masterpiece.
Now say hello... TO MY NEXT FAVORITE MOVIE!!
Captain America: The First Avenger
When I caught wind of the announcement that there was going to be a Captain America movie, I just had to tell everyone. I nearly had an asthma attack talking about how the movie could open up doors to this, and to that. Before the movie, I couldn't stand Captain America. I kicked butt with him in Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2, but I still thought he was a tool. Don't get me wrong though, I was still excited for the movie. After watching The First Avenger, boom. It became my favorite Marvel movie. That, and Captain America jumped to the top of my list of favorite Marvel heroes (tied with Spidey of course). This and Winter Soldier are the best Marvel movies to date. AM I RIGHT?!
Anyways, the action kept me on the edge of my seat, and I LOVED how they brought Red Skull to life. So much awesome. This movie also did a great job on Cap's origin, as well as an outstanding job by making Captain America relatable as a character. By being more relatable, he automatically became more likable. The action, dignity, and the sheer awesomeness that was all intertwined into one is what put this film on my list of favorite movies of all time.
I can't BELIEVE I was going to forget this move. Not only do I love older movies, but I love the "will they get out alive?" kind of stories, you know? In this 1979 classic, a leader summons all of the gangs in New York, when the leader is shot and killed. The Warriors are falsely accused of the murder, and are forced to fight their way home, as they're hunted down by every other gang in the city. Man, this movie is such a thrill. I absolutely love it. The 70's vibe this classic radiates gives me feelings of nostalgia even though I was born in '95. Make sense? Yeah, I don't think it does either. It's so grounded, dark, and exciting. I definitely suggest you check it out if you haven't yet.
I Am Legend
This movie has stuck with me ever since i've seen it, years ago. It's about a man who's objective is to find other survivors like himself in a post-apocalyptic world, where a virus has turned humans into monsters. Not zombies. Monsters. Kind of.
The movie was dare I say, an emotional roller coaster? I mean seriously! Even though it's one of my favorites, I sometimes refuse to watch it, simply because it makes me so sad. Almost drove me to tears during some parts.*cough* I won't say too much, but I will say that we all can relate to the main characters struggle to survive. Will Smith had tucked yet another outstanding performance under his belt after the making of this film. I can't really explain how the movie made me feel, but it was very relatable and admirable. That's the best way I can explain to you guys why this is one of my favorite movies of all time.
That's right. Toy flippin' Story is one of my favorites of all time. I.. I cant even. This movie needs no description. Arguably the best animated movie. Ever. *Drops mic*
Dumb & Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd
The picture says it all, right? This movie is one of my favorites simply because it's an origin story, and who didn't want to know how Harry met Lloyd? Trick question reader, everyone wanted to know. & thanks to this movie, we were finally able to.. know. The movie is set in the 80's where the two met in High School, then beginning the friendship that no movie-goer would ever forget. Derek Richardson (Harry) and Eric Christian Olsen (Lloyd) both did wonderful jobs portraying the younger versions of the dynamic duo. Not the best movie of all time, but definitely one of my favorites.
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
This HILARIOUS film came out the same year I was born, but I was introduced to it about six or more years later. Not sure exactly how young I was when I first witnessed the comedy genius of Jim Carey, but I just know that I was too young to understand a lot of the references made in this movie. "Saddle bags" was pretty easy to pick up on though, that one was kind of self explanatory. But this movie follows a goofy pet detective who is hired to find the stolen mascot of the Miami Dolphins. Ace Ventura is just a riot. I'm laughing just thinking about it, guys. Jim Carey is the main character, who plays an eccentric pet detective! Do you really need me to go on about how funny it is? If for some odd reason you haven't seen it yet, well dude. Pick up the slack (;
I couldn't decide which one to pick, but I love them all. Except for the last one, I didn't really care for that one. The last Rocky was like the Spider-Man 3 of the trilogy. Sorry Spidey.
From the fight with creed, the one with the Russian who we're all certain was a cyborg that bled, the rumble with Mr. T, and the street fight with the hot headed Tommy, all of these were memorable bouts with the Italian Stallion coming out... well you'll just have to watch them all to find out, now won't you?! (You could google it, but where would the fun be in that).
Now this isn't my top eleven, but these are just SOME of the movies that are on the list of My Favorite Movies of All Time. Let's give a shout out to a couple of favorites that weren't on the list.
The Dark Knight
Duh! An exceedingly epic continuation of Batman Begins.
I enjoyed all of the Rambo films. Even the last one, mostly because of Rambo's throat rip. He did it better than MacGruber.
X-Men: First Class
Michael Fassbender's portrayal of Magneto was pretty much my favorite part about the movie.
300 Spartans overcoming armies twice their size (in numbers, not physically. Have you seen those guys?) 'Nuff said.
Phew! Boy, could I go on all night about My Favorite Movies of All Time.
But this is where I'll end it. Tried not to put too much superhero movies in there. Considering how much made the cut, that's not saying much. Feel free to share your favorites with me and everyone else! Thanks for reading guys and gals (: