Not For me what makes a great film is one of three factors, the premise, the cinematography, and the entertainment factor. For a film to be great it has to have all of these, with this in mind I thought I’d do a list of what my top twenty films are, so here we go in no order:
Meet Joe Black – Anthony Hopkins and a brilliant premise, what’s not to love.
Warhorse – genius cinematography, more like poetry in motion than a film.
The Godfather – no words needed.
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy – brilliant cinematography, brilliant story. Exactly what an epic should be.
The Bourne Identity – love the filmmaking style.
Equilibrium – brilliant premise and cool fight scenes.
Saving Private Ryan – brilliant story.
Fury – brutal but does the job.
A View to a Kill – Roger Moore, Christopher Walken, a fire engine chase, and a blimp, no more needs to be said. Great fun.
Commando – Arnold Schwarzenegger at his best.
Schindler’s List – one of the most powerful stories in history.
Twelve Years a Slave – powerful story brilliantly told.
Standoff – simple premise but brilliantly put together.
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas – watching this will make you see the world in a different way.
Tom and Jerry Episode 29 – the Cat Concerto – a cat, a mouse and a piano. Genius.
Terminator 2: Judgement Day – Best of the terminator series.
Zoolander – has to be watched, hilarious.
Avengers: Infinity Wars – the ending alone makes it worth watching.
Taken – great action, great dialogue, Liam Neeson at his best.
Star Wars: A New Hope – no top film list is complete without this in it.
And there you have it, my top twenty, let me know your thoughts in the comments and what your favourite films are!
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