- Ben-Hur -- I hadn't reached my teen years yet when I watched this movie. It wowed me, and I have seen it so many times since then. I think what gets me all the time is the powerful acting by Charleton Heston and Steven Boyd. The rest of the story is also beautiful, and it is the reason why I finally read the book.
- The Lord of the Rings -- This movie trilogy was incredible! I cannot describe the thrill that coursed through me when I watched it on screen. I have to admit, at this point, that I haven't watched The Fellowship of the Ring on the large screen. I was too scared at the time to go view it because I wasn't sure it could live up to the book. However, when I read the rave reviews and my best friend endorsed it, I quickly caught up with it on DVD before going to the theatre for the second one. This trilogy might have skipped a lot, and taken a wee bit of liberty here and there with the plot and characters, but I think Jackson got the essence of Tolkien's Middle-Earth down pat.
- The Age of Innocence -- There was something about this movie that moved me. I cannot pin-point what it is exactly. I only know that it impressed itself upon my senses and I loved it. It was because of this I finally tried the book. But I'm sorry to say, for me, this was one of those instances with the movie made a way better impression than the book.
- My Fair Lady -- I have watched this a countless number of times, and I still never tier of it. I find something new to enjoy and love about this movie each time I view it. As a child I loved Eliza. As an adult my favourite parts have to be the conversations that involve Higgins, Eliza's father, and Col. Pickering.
- Equilibrium -- This is a dystopian movie starring Christian Bale. I enjoyed the symmetry and precision of the movie as well as the story line. It is a cult movie, and every time it came on television my sister and I would watch it.
- Batman Begins -- I just enjoyed this background set-up of Batman. It was convincing, the music was great, and I liked the cinematography.
- Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl -- This doesn't need much explanation, does it? Period drama. Fantastic music. Great acting. Swashbuckling story-line. I didn't like the subsequent movies in the franchise, but this one is all time favourite.
- The Scarlet Pimpernel (1982 version) -- Of all the movies mentioned on this list, this one is the most recent I have watched. I thought it a lovely representation of Orczy's most loved 'superhero'. Anthony Andrews is a splendid Sir Percy Blakeney / Scarlet Pimpernel.
- Sense & Sensibility (1995 version) -- I thought this a very charming adaptation of Austen. This was a case of watching the movie before the book, and I believe I like both the book and the movie equally well.
- The Crimson Pirate -- It's been nearly a couple of decades since I last saw this one. But I remember it with so much fondness. I've spent many a pleasurable hour re-watching this and laughing my butt off the chair! I haven't been able to locate a copy of this Lancaster movie even in this time of the internet. I hope to some day!
Tuesday, 15 November 2016
My ten all-time movie favourites!
Top Ten Favourite Movies @ The Broke and Bookish