"I'm going to make him an offer he can't refuse" Marlon Brano, The Godfather
Favorite Scene From A Movie
- Plastic Jesus scene in Cool Hand Luke
- I coulda been a contender scene in On The Waterfront
- You think i'm funny scene from Goodfellas
- Feet on the table scene in Casino
- Hit me harder scene from Raging Bull
- Shootout scene in Taxi Driver
- Many scenes from The Tree of Life
- Do you feel lucky scene from Dirty Harry
- Tiny Dancer scene from Almost Famous
Some Like it Hot
Danny Pudi, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci, Robert De Niro, Sam Rockwell, Marlon Brando, Robin Williams, Jeff Bridges, Hilary Swank, Amy Adams
Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Terrence Malick
Posted on 01/03/12 03:19 PM | Last edited on 01/03/12 03:19 PM
These are the ten best films i've seen this year. This does not mean they were made in 2011.
10) Glengarry Glen Ross
Glengarry Glen Ross combines a great cast with an okay director. What effect does that give? It gives us the sense that the movie might not be as good as it is supposed to be. That is the wrong assumption to make. Glengarry Glen Ross is well directed and has an unbeatable script
9) It's a Woderful Life
It's a Wonderful Life is AFI's top movie in the 100 cheers section. I was very curious to see how this movie would turn out. The first half of the movie is slower than the second but it is still a great film. James Stewart gives one of his finest performances and therefore, the film is masterful.
8) Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back
I always thought that the first stars wars made was a little overrated but I saw why it was so masterful. It is considered a masterpiece because George Lucas did what no other director could do. He does it once again in this film. The reason why I like this one better than the first is because there is more of Han Solo. Han Solo is one of my favorite characters in the Star Wars saga. from the simple scenes of Luke walking to the confrontation scene between Luke and Darth Vader, every minute of this film is not to miss.
7) The Sting
Before this year, I had never seen a Paul Newman film. I started off by seeing Cool Hand Luke, a great film but not great enough to make it onto this list. But this film, The Sting, is truly funny and smart. The script is well written and Robert Redford and Paul Newman team up to make their best film together. You might compare them to Clint Eastwood and Morgan Freeman, Robert Deniro and Martin Scorsese, Leonardo Dicaprio and Martin Scorsese or even Troy and Abed from Community but none of those pairs had the connection that Paul Newman and Robert Redford had. They truly worked as a team and you could see that the enjoyed working together.
This is not the first time i've seen Casablanca. I think it is actually my 5th or 6th time seeing it. It's such a great romance and no movie can evertop it for the romance catergory. Casablanca is a classic, a movie in which the talents of Humphrey Bogart really show. It was said that he was an alcoholic but this film really shows that when he wants to make a movie, he puts that aside and really acts. He is one of the greatest actors and this is one of his great roles.
5) Miller's Crossing
When I was choosing what films to put on this list, there were about 3 or 4 Coen Brothers films. The talents of these two brothers are just so extroidinary. This film is one that really stood out to me. It is filled with emotion and thrill. The script is one of the best in the 90's and this film even surpasses the level of mastery that films such as L.A. Confidential possess. The lead cast is so good and the mood is so dark like many gangster films. Even though this is a gangster film, it is nothing like the violent Martin Scorsese films you would see. It is a less violent but just as good gangster film.
4) The Departed
How many ties have i seen this film this year? I'd have to say about 3. This film is Martin Scorsese's take on the Infernal Affairs story. Even though both movies have their ups and downs, I have decided that The Departed is the better film. It goes more in depth about subjects. The gang in The Departed is much more violent than the one in Infernal Affairs. I think this is a good thing because it shows the brutallity of gangs and how money,drugs and girls can make a man crazy.
3) Singin' in the Rain
When I saw this film, I was expecting a lovable musical with lovable characters but I was wrong. It is a spectacular musical with the most lovable characters of any film there has been. The acting is great and the musical numbers are so catchy. The mood is so bright and it shows a world that sometimes resembles a utopia. There is only one other film that is as happy and sincere as this one and that is the 2011 revival of The Muppets. Both musicals, both lively and both great. Singin' in the rain is one of the personal favorites.
2) Taxi Driver
This is yet another great Scorsese film. It stars Robert Deniro who is a psychopathic man. In the first half of this film, the mood is just normal and/or content but by the second half of the film, you can see the true Travis Bickle coming out from under that "nice guy" act. There is also a film I saw this year that reminds me greatly of this one. Drive was my favorite movie of the year and great resembled the sequence of events in this movie. Both films are great and both are on my list of favorites.
1) On The Waterfront
Is On the Waterfront a film? No. Is On the Waterfront a great film? No. Then what is it? It's the 1950's life for gangsters. On the Waterfront doesn't only keep you watching the screen but it brings you into the film and makes it an experience. Marlon Brando who was great as the godfather, gives an even more admirable performance as Terry Mallone. This fim is filled with great romance and shows what Elia Kazan can really do.