Hey Friends, I have decided to take this Anks Reviews & Movie interest ahead and working on getting this on much bigger space which will be beyond SMS & FB Notes. To start with I have seriously put a lot of time during my vacation and came up with my Top 5 picks from various category. Please provide your feedback on the same. These favorites has been picked among the collection of around 764 movies which I own.
1. Top 5 Cult Movies of all time
Fight Club is a 1999 American feature film adapted from the 1996 novel of the same name by Chuck Palahniuk. The film was directed byDavid Fincher and stars Edward Norton, Brad Pitt, and Helena Bonham Carter. Norton plays the nameless protagonist, an "everyman" who is discontented with his white-collar job in American society. He forms a "fight club" with soap salesman Tyler Durden, played by Pitt, and becomes embroiled in a relationship with him and a destitute woman, Marla Singer, played by Bonham Carter.
Pulp Fiction is a 1994 crime film directed by Quentin Tarantino, who cowrote its screenplay with Roger Avary. The film is known for its rich,eclectic dialogue, ironic mix of humor and violence, nonlinear storyline, and host of cinematic allusions and pop culture references. The film was nominated for seven Oscars, including Best Picture; Tarantino and Avary won for Best Original Screenplay. It was also awarded thePalme d'Or at the 1994 Cannes Film Festival. A major critical and commercial success, it revitalized the career of its leading man, John Travolta, who received an Academy Award nomination, as did costars Samuel L. Jackson and Uma Thurman.
Gangs Of New York
Gangs of New York is a 2002 American historical film set in the mid-19th century in the Five Points district of New York City. It was directed by Martin Scorsese and written by Jay Cocks, Steven Zaillian and Kenneth Lonergan. The film is inspired by Herbert Asbury's 1928 nonfiction book The Gangs of New York.
Sex, Lies & Videotape
Sex, Lies, and Videotape is a 1989 independent film that brought director Steven Soderbergh to prominence. It tells the story of a man who films women discussing their sexuality, and his impact on the relationship of a troubled married couple.
The Big Lebowski
The Big Lebowski is a 1998 American comedy film written and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen. Jeff Bridges stars as Jeffrey Lebowski, an unemployed Los Angeles slacker and avid bowler, who refers to himself as "The Dude".
The Dude is introduced to a multimillionaire also named Jeffrey Lebowski after a case of mistaken identity. When the millionaire Lebowski'strophy wife is later kidnapped, he commissions the Dude and friends to deliver the ransom to secure her release. The plan goes awry when the Dude's friend Walter Sobchak (John Goodman) schemes to keep the full ransom sum.
2. Top 5 Action Movies of all time
Terminator 2: Judgment Day
Terminator 2: Judgment Day is a 1991 science fiction action film directed, co-written and co-produced byJames Cameron and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Edward Furlong, and Robert Patrick. Set eleven years after the events of The Terminator, it follows Sarah Connor, her 10-year-old son John, and a reprogrammed Terminator from the future as they defend themselves from a T-1000 and attempt to prevent Judgment Day, a future event in which machines will begin to exterminate humanity.
Rocky Series was my source of inspiration, I still remember in college days we used to hear "eye of the tiger" just before getting into exams.
Rocky IV is a 1985 film that was the fourth and most financially successful sequel of the Rocky franchise. Rocky Balboa (played again bySylvester Stallone), plans to retire from boxing after regaining his title from Clubber Lang in Rocky III. An unknown amateur boxer from theSoviet Union, Ivan Drago (played by Dolph Lundgren), makes a bid to enter the U.S. boxing ranks. After an exhibition match with Apollo Creedgoes tragically wrong, Rocky must step in and challenge the Russian boxer himself to avenge the passing of his friend.
Gladiator is a 2000 American epic film directed by Ridley Scott, starring Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen, Oliver Reed,Djimon Hounsou, Derek Jacobi, and Richard Harris. Crowe portrays General Maximus Decimus Meridius, favorite of the Emperor Marcus Aurelius who is betrayed and murdered by his unhinged son, Commodus (Phoenix). Captured and enslaved along the outer fringes of the Roman empire, Maximus rises through the ranks of the gladiatorial arena to avenge the murder of his family and his Emperor.
Kill Bill Vol 2
Kill Bill is a four part film by writer-director Quentin Tarantino, starring Uma Thurman as The Bride. Originally conceived as one film, it was released in two separate 'volumes' (in late 2003 and early 2004) due to its running time of approximately four hours. The movie is an epic-lengthrevenge drama, with homages to earlier film genres, such as Hong Kong martial arts movies, Japanese Chanbara films, exploitation films and Italian spaghetti westerns; an extensive use of popular music and pop culture references; and aestheticization of violence.
I fell in love with Uma thurman after this.
300 is a 2007 American action film adaptation of the graphic novel of the same name by Frank Miller, and is a fictionalized retelling of theBattle of Thermopylae. The film was directed by Zack Snyder, while Miller served as executive producer and consultant. The film was shot mostly with a super-imposition chroma key technique, to help replicate the imagery of the original comic book.
Spartan King Leonidas (Gerard Butler) and 300 Spartans fight to the last man against Persian "God-King" Xerxes (Rodrigo Santoro) and his army of more than one million soldiers. As the battle rages, Spartan Queen Gorgo (Lena Headey) attempts to rally support in Sparta for her husband. The story is framed by a voice-over narrative by the Spartan soldier Dilios (David Wenham). Through this narrative technique, various fantastical creatures are introduced, placing 300 within the genre of historical fantasy.
Most amazing special effect and spine chilling action, not for people with weak hearts.
3. Top 5 Movies Based On Real Incidents (This is my most fave genre of movies)
The Ghost & the darkness
Catch me if you can
4. Top 5 Movies Made of Crime/Gangsters (My another fave genre)
5. Top 5 Bollywood Flicks
Rang De Basanti
Dil Chahta Hai
6. Top 5 Movies on Conspiracy & Geo-politics
The Bourne Trilogy
Enemy of the states
7. Top 5 Comedy Movies
Andaz Apna Apna
Dumb & Dumber
The God Must be Crazy
Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls
8. Top 5 Romantic Movies
Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge
50 First Dates
When Harry Met Sally
9. Top 5 Horror/Thriller Movies
The Final Destination
The Silence of the Lamb
The Bone Collector
The Butterfly Effect
10. Top 5 Animated Movies (my another fave genre)
The Lion King
The Toy Story
11. Top 5 War Movies
Saving Private Ryan
Black Hawk Down
Thin Red Line
Enemy at the gates
12. Top 5 Classic Movies
Dog Day Afternoon
The Good The Bad The ugly
13. Top 5 Heist/Con/Robbery Movies
The Italian Job
The Inside Man
14. Top 5 Erotic Movies
Eyes Wide Shut
Last Tango in Paris
The Color of Night
Two Moon's Junction
15. Top 5 Wicked Movies
Requiem for a Dream
Split wide Open
16. Top 5 Chick Flicks (Well my idea of chick flicks are different... for me those movie which portrayed female power their strong will... one of my fave "Death Proof" is already in wicked movie category)
Thelma & Louise
Sex And The City: The Movie
17. Top 5 Science Fiction Films
The Matrix Trilogy
The Truman Show
18. Top 5 Fantasy Films
The Princess Bride
The Lord Of The Rings: Trilogy
19. Top 5 Movies on Sports
Remember the titans
Million Dollar Baby
20. Top 5 Foreign Language Films
Run Lola Run
No Man's Land
Life is beautiful
Khuda Kay Liye
21. Top 5 Movies with Best Performances throughout
One flew over the cuckoo's nest
The curious case of benjamin button
Well, trust me people it took quite a lot of time to organise this. The above listed movie is solely my opinion and I am really looking forward for your responses and if you think some other movies needs to be included in some categories.
I am sure there are movies which may be equally good or some may feel better than what its listed here, however this is what I thought are best or may be I have not seen those so your comments needed. This notes is just beginning, soon I am planning to take it further to next level.
It really took me around 5 hrs. to make this so will appreciate if you drop a line of your comment.
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