The rules of this particular meme are: 1. List your top ten favorite films (in no particular order). 2. If you are tagged, you have to post and tag 3-5 people. 3. Link back to the one who tagged you. 4. Tip the hat to Dan.
These movies are not in any special order:
- Amadeus–There is just something about the story of Mozart, my student musician days and this wonderful film that offer a unique convergence.
- Star Wars (Episode IV)–I was a kid and got to see this film as a field trip. Imagine that? My imagination is still captivated and the power of the mythology is still relevant today in the story telling strength of this film.
- Raiders of the Lost Ark–I just love most of Spielberg’s list of films, but this one makes me laugh and I love cliff hangers.
- Tucker: The Man and His Dreams–This film by Coppola and Lucas is not really just about the car, but about the idealist and his desire to do something that would help everyone only to be crushed by the bureaucracy of the U.S. government and business.
- The Chronicles of Narnia:The Lion Witch and the Wardrobe–This film is an amazing retelling of the book by C.S. Lewis.
- National Lampoons Christmas Vacation–I have to put one of my favorite holiday flicks here, too.
- The Terminator–My the girlfriend, now wife, took me to see this. I love this cheesy and timely scifi-action motion picture.
- Master And Commander–The story telling in this film and the lessons in leadership that offers make this film a special one for me. Of course, most boys dreamed of running their own ship and sword fights.
- The Apostle–Robert Duvall did an amazing job capturing Pentecostal Christians and this film offers a peek into the torture of what it might be like to be called and flawed as a minister. I think this can relate to all of us, especially if you were raised a Christian.
- Hoosiers–I love the series of feel-good underdog flicks. This one I might play when I need a pick me up and a few locker room sermons to get me going. You gotta love Gene Hackman, too.