The Latino Lists … All time movies
Everyone loves lists … so over the coming months I’ll be blogging all kinds of lists from movies to music to favourite destinations to literally anything you can list about and all to give an insight into my strange little mind.
To start it off I’m going to list my all time top 10 movies.
1. Star Wars
In 1977 a movie arrived from a galaxy far far away and was so far ahead of its time that it changed cinema forever. This movie has everything, action, invention, comeraderie, romance, villains, heroes, suspense, a great score and of course ‘The Force’.
2. The Goonies
I was the same age as Mikey, Mouth, Chunk & Data when this movie was released and immediately fell in love with it. I’m sure every boy wanted to go on this adventure and who could forget the fantastic Sloth … Hey you guys.
3. Stand By Me
Another movie where I was the same age as the boys involved and another film with Corey Feldman who starred in so many of my favourite movies of the time … Gremlins, Lost Boys, Goonies & Stand By Me. A small town group of friends go on an adventure to find the body of a kid thought to have been killed by a train. The quintescential coming of age movie with a great cast and even has a young Kiefer Sutherland playing the villain.
da da, da da … this movie has probably affected more people than any other movie in history – how many people are scared of the water or sharks because of the huge mechanical fish with the fin? It scared the crap out of me.
5. 12 Angry Men
When I first heard about this movie I thought, black & white movie about 12 jurors in a room discussing a case doesn’t sound to interesting but how wrong was I!!!! The movie never really leaves the room but the writing and cast are top notch and yes that is a young Quincy.
A violent story about the Mob and one guy’s rise from kid through to fully fledged mob member. With a cast that includes Ray Liotta, Robert De Niro & Joe Pesci and an early cameo from Samual L Jackson this movie packs one hell of a punch.
7. The Shawshank Redemption
An extremely clever movie which starts off with a guy being charged with 2 murders he didn’t commit and sentenced to life in prison. The film follows Andy Dufresne on his journey of life behind bars, his friendship with Red (Morgan Freeman) and a long long plan of escape.
8. 101 Dalmatians
The very first movie I ever saw in a cinema and I always remember being mesmerised at seeing all those puppies on the screen and hating Cruella DeVille. The film is also one of the only Disney movies to be set in London and surely everyone has one Disney movie in their top 10.
9. The Wizard of Oz
Surely has to be ‘the most ahead of its time’ movies of all time. Being released in 1939 it was one of the first movies to incorporate colour on the big screen and still to this day has one of the most recognised songs of all time.
I’ve got a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore!
10. One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest
Last but not least the Jack Nicholson classic about a criminal who feins mental illness so he can spend the rest of his sentence on easy street. The film is a battle of wits between Randall (Nicholson) and Nurse Ratchett, often with dire consequences for Nicholsons character. The film also has a colossal performance by a young Danny DeVito.
There are so many movies that almost make the cut but these are the films I have watched the most over the years and still do not get bored.
Great acting, great scripts, great movies.
Hasta La vista Baby.
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