For me, films are a seriously form of art. My likes are mostly horror and thriller films but, like books, I am an opened minded about this. Then, these are several of my favorite movies and why.
Insidious (2010; 2011; 2015)
This horror saga is interesting because it has a real plot inside the plot, like stories behind the principal story, and that’s what makes them scheming.
The Exorcist (1975)
I like it because it was a real story and because is a “traditional” movie that, although it is from 1975, it’s quite good.
The Shinning (1980)
As The Exorcist, this is an old movie but a great one. It is mixed chase, legend and psychological issues (this last makes the plot more interesting).
The Conjuring (2013)
The film it’s about a parapsychologist couple (that existed too) that tries to help a family with paranormal problems in their house. It’s very recommendable.
This is one of my favorite films because it’s totally unexpected. You can’t imagine what will happen.
Shutter Island (2010)
This is a fascinating psychological movie that involves you since the first minute. And it is starring by Leonardo DiCaprio, please. For me, it’s of the best in this category.
The silence of the lambs (1991)
Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins in this film of 1991 are astonishing. It is about a doctor (Hannibal Lecter) with his senses very activated, some way.
Panic room (2002)
Another one’s of Jodie Foster. It’s one of ma favorites because it sticks you watching it all the time not knowing what’ll happen. I’d said impressive.
Stonehearted Asylum (2015)
This one is a psychological film too. I mostly like it because the end it’s totally a surprise. And the actors are just amazing.
Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman perform this movie as polices that investigate a case that becomes a frustrating brain teaser. A really, really awesome film.
Inside out (2015)
This is one of the latest movies of Disney and Pixar and I must confess that I completely love it! It’s about the personified emotions of a little girl as Joy (yellow), Sadness (blue), Fear (purple), Anger (red) and Disgust (green). They work in the brain of Riley Andersen and for them it’s an adventure every day.
Big Hero 6 (2014)
It’s a superhero film that it’s starring by a boy and his new cute, fluffy and protective friend (Baymax). It is based on the comic of Big Hero 6, by Marvel Comics. Awesome.
Monsters, Inc. (2002)
Two monsters friends in a monsters world that work in a company dedicated to scare kids entering in their bedrooms at night. The plot changes when a little girl is who scared the monsters with his cuteness.
Toy Story (1996; 2000; 2010)
It’s a film about toys that talk! Please! How can you not love it? Every time I watch it I feel a kid again and I cannot get excited about it.
Ice Age (2002; 2006; 2009; 2012)
It’s one of the most funny animation movies I’ve ever seen! There are three main characters: Manfred (a mammoth), Sid (a sloth) and Diego (a saber-toothed tiger). They live adventures during the glacial period, 20.000 years ago.
World War Z (2013)
This film is based in a Max Brooks novel and starring by Brad Pitt, who is a former United Nations investigator who must travel the world to find a way to stop a zombie pandemic. His behavior is fascinating.
The road (2009)
Viggo Mortensen and Kodi Smit-McPhee are a father and a son in an apocalyptical world. They walk during all the film looking for food, safeness and a roof over their heads. It’s one of the most captivating films I’ve ever seen, seriously.
Jurassic Park (1993; 1997; 2001; 2015)
Jurassic Park saga (and the sequel Jurassic World) I like it because of how well dinosaurs are made, they look real! And it shows how imprudent can be the human being.
In this film Angeline Jolie (a lovely actress) is reincarnated to the villainous of the Disney “Sleeping beauty” film, Maleficent. The story who everybody knows is narrated by her point of view and its shows that the biggest demonstrations of love not only come from your partner.
Star Wars (1977; 1980; 1983; 1999; 2002; 2005; 2015)
What can I say about this awesome saga of seven films that it’s known as one of the best movie series of all times. My favorite one is the prequel Episode II: Attack of the clones.
Remember me (2010)
It’s a love story but not a common love story. Robert Pattinson and Emilie de Ravin interpret two young people that fall in love, but he has a problem with his father because of the tragedy in his family. Warning: stunning final.
My Sister’s keeper (2009)
Abigail Breslin star in this film with Cameron Diaz, Sofia Vassilieva and Alec Baldwin. It is told by the point of view of Anna (Abigail Breslin), whose sister has cancer and all the family have to deal with that. Totally impressive.
“It tells the true story of Louis Zamperini, who after participating in the Olympic Games in 1936; he enlisted in the Air Force of the United States to fight in World War II (1939-1945). When the bomber which he fought crashed in the Pacific, he sailed adrift until it was captured by the Japanese.” It’s directed by Angelina Jolie and starring by Jack O’Connell. Absolutely incredible.
Billy Elliot (2000)
This story is about Billy Elliot, a boy whose father wants him to take boxing classes but he is not good at it. He soon became interest in Mrs. Wilkinson’s ballet classes. Jamie Bell at his youngest is amazing.
The book thief (2014)
My mother read the book and she was fascinated about it, she recommended me to read it, I read the book and I fall in love. Although the film lacks many details, I think that they have made a great adaptation. Love it.
American History X (1998)
“Derek (Edward Norton), a young “skin head” Californian of neo-Nazi ideology, was imprisoned for murdering a black man who wanted to steal his van. When he comes out of prison and returns to his neighborhood to get away from the world of violence, is with his younger brother (Edward Furlong), for whom Derek is the model to follow, to follow the same path that it led him to jail.” So impacting.
Tim Burton’s films
Big Fish (2004)
An old man at his latest re-stars to tell his fantasy stories to his son and his son’s wife, but this time he try to discern between reality and fantasy as well as know better his dad.
The Nightmare before Christmas (1994)
“When Jack Skellington, the Lord of Halloween, discovers the Christmas, is fascinated and decides to improve it. However, his vision of the festivity is totally contrary to the spirit of Christmas. Their plans include the kidnapping of Santa Claus and the introduction of changes quite macabre. Only his girlfriend Sally is aware of the error that is committing.” I love it so freaking much!
Edward Scissorhands (1991)
“During a night of Christmas, an elderly woman tells her granddaughter the history of Edward Scissorhands (Johnny Depp), a boy created by an extravagant inventor (Vincent Price) that was not able to finish its work, leaving the young with knives in place of fingers.” I think it was the first Tim Burton’s film (and Johnny Depp’s too) and I got so fascinated it turned into one of my favorites one’s of all times.
Tell me about yours, I’d like to know it!