A Conversation About Films
This isn't really much of an editorial, it just started as an idea I had a few days ago that I'm just now getting around to writing...
This site is about comic book movies, so obviously those of us who come here and write articles and comment on articles love both comic books AND movies. It seems to me, however, that a lot of the opinions given often come from the comic book side of that equation. We all have our favorite characters, and we care very much about seeing them brought to the screen in a way that meets our expectations. It's easy to tell after a short amount of time on this site who cares about which characters, and which comic book films, and what they're opinions or understandings of that character are, but I feel like we probably don't know too much about each others actual taste in movies. Just general movies.
Obviously we're all regular film-watchers, and I thought it might sort of enhance the sense of community around here if maybe we all talked about our top five favorite movies. I want to clarify that I don't mean what you think are the top 5 best movies ever made, because that's a very different thing; it requires taking into account things like historical context and technical innovation in a way that goes beyond what I'm talking about and is all-too-objective. Let's be subjective here.
If you had to pick five movies, and you could only watch those five for the rest of your life, which five are so great to you personally that you just couldn't leave them out. And I don't mean that comic book movies can't be included, just that I thought it might be interesting for us all to learn about each others tastes outside of that specific genre, so they don't have to be. I also think it's okay to have ties for a place, if the two films are related to each other for a good reason (like as a sequel, or two films from a particular director or actor that really go together, or potentially for other reasons).
I'll go ahead and start out here. I've given this a lot of thought, and it's definitely a tough list to make, but here goes.
1. The Godfather Parts 1 and 2
2. 2001: A Space Odyssey
3. The Good, the Bad, & the Ugly
4. Die Hard
5. Batman (1989) & The Dark Knight (I love them both for different reasons and honestly couldn't pick a favorite).
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