Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Top 10 Films

Everyone loves a good list and sleepyanimal is no exception. Inspired by this month's Empire magazine, which features The Greatest 500 Movies Of All Time, sleepyanimal has challenged me to come up with my top 10 films.

I find it extremely difficult to come up with these sorts of lists. Inevitably, as soon as I’ve draft my top 10, I’ll come up with 10 other films I wish I’d put on the list. There is then a period of self-doubt – should I pick films I like to re-watch or films that have inspired me? Art-house v popular. Comedy v action ... Ultimately, the process dissolves into a bitter inner struggle, as I try to debate with myself on the comparative strengths of each film …

Notwithstanding the difficult process outlined above, I have managed to come up with my top 10 films. You can find it below, under Empire’s top 10 and sleepyanimal’s top 8.

Empire’s top 10 films

10. Fight Club
9. Pulp Fiction
8. Singin’ In The Rain
7. Apocalypse Now
6. Goodfellas
5. Jaws
4. The Shawshank Redemption
3. Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
2. Raiders Of The Lost Ark
1. Godfather

sleepyanimal’s top 8 films

8. Ferris Bueller
7. Iron Man
6. The Prestige
5. Spellbound
4. Lilo and Stitch
3. The Royal Tenenbaums
2. Lost in Translation
1. This is Spinal Tap

Si’s top 10 films

10. Ying Xiong ("Hero")

9. Spirited Away
8. 2001: A Space Odyssey
7. Blade Runner
6. Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
5. The Princess Bride
4. Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring
3. The Matrix
2. Life Aquatic
1. Lost in Translation

(Empire and sleepyanimal)

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