Confessions of a Film Junkie: My Top 10 Films I could watch over and over again and never get sick of watching them
By: Brian Cotnoir
Let me start off this article by saying this list was a lot more difficult than I ever thought it could be. I must have edited this list over 15 times because I found it so difficult to limit this list to my top ten favorite films and because I wanted it to be a Top Ten list I had to make a lot of difficult decisions and changes to the list and films like “A Clockwork Orange”, “Zombieland”, “Ed Wood”, “Office Space”, “This is England”, and “Night of the Living Dorks” just barely missed making this list, but still I figured I would at least give them an honorable mention in this opening paragraph. So without further ado here are My Top 10 Films that I could over and over again and never get sick of watching them.
#10- Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
I’ve liked this movie ever since I was a little kid and every time I watch it I am sucked into its creative story and enchanted by this world of “pure imagination”. There are two things I really like about this film. The number one thing I like about “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory” is actor Gene Wilder’s portrayal of the eccentric candy maker, Willy Wonka. Willy Wonka is my favorite movie character of all-time; if I could play any character in any movie I would want to be Willy Wonka, and I know I would do a much better job than, Johnny Depp did in that god awful remake. Don’t get me wrong I am a huge fan of Johnny Depp, Tim Burton, and Danny Elfman, but to this day this is the one film that these three have collaborated on that I did not like. The other thing I like about this film is more sentimental. When I was younger I used to watch this film with my mother every time it was being shown on television and the memories this film has helped create are ones that I will remember for the rest of my life (also, I wish I had a Scary Tunnel like in Willy Wonka’s factory)
#9- Iron Man 2
This is one of those rare instances in film when I like the sequel better than the original. “Iron Man 2” is just a great super hero movie that shows many amazing visuals from all over the world and it has an amazing cast. Robert Downey, Jr. IS Tony Stark and with all of this films amazing visuals, creative effects, and enjoyable characters “Iron Man 2” is one super (hero) film I could watch again and again and never get sick of watching.
#8- Tropic Thunder
“Tropic Thunder” is probably the funniest movie I have ever seen. I like the films story, the jokes, the casting, everything! Ben Stiller, Robert Downey, Jr., Nick Nolte, and Tom Cruise are absolutely hilarious and kept me laughing throughout the films. Every time I watch this film I’m reminded that Tom Cruise is a great actor and not just some crazy (possible) closeted homosexual. Heck, I even like the parts with Matthew McConaughey and Jack Black and I don’t really like many of the films these two have been featured in. This is the one film guaranteed to make me laugh hysterically every time I watch it and I think everyone should see “Tropic Thunder” at least once in their life time.
#7- Suck and Repo: The Genetic Opera
This was a very difficult decision to make so I decided to include both these films as my number seven favorite films that I could watch over and over again and never get sick of watching since they are very similar. Both films have all-star casts, stunning visuals, creative stories, and of course lots and lots of blood and violence, but my favorite thing about these films is the music. Both “Suck” and “Repo: The Genetic Opera” have wonderful and original songs that are fun to sing along with throughout the film. Even though “Suck” and “Repo” were only released in the past few years I believe that both of these films will be fan favorite “cult classics” someday just like “Rocky Horror Picture Show” and “A Clockwork Orange”.
#6- Silent Hill
“Silent Hill” is—in my opinion—one of the best horror films ever made and has been my favorite horror film ever since I first saw it. “Silent Hill” is one of the films that helped restore my faith in horror movies and showed me that they can still be violent and scary. I have played the video game that the film is based off of and even though there are a few major differences between the game and the film, I still feel that the film version holds up very nicely and I still like it. I also like how the film used the video games music for the soundtrack and I really liked the computer-generated monsters in the film. They were about as close as you could come to the original game monsters—maybe even better. For those of you who don’t like this film because it doesn’t follow the exact story from the video game I suggest you look at it from the perspective of a person who has never even played the game before because I think after you watch the film from that perspective you’ll really like “Silent Hill” the movie and enjoy it’s story and graphic imagery.
Hope you all like the list so far; Make sure to catch my Top 5 Favorite Films that I could watch over again and again and never get tired of watching NEXT WEEK :)
The Film Junkie