What are your top 3 picks for best movies ever?

Well that totally depends on one’s taste and favorite genre.

But to not bore you with just one genre, I’ll put the best from each.

DRAMA:

There will be blood

Words cannot do it but I’ll try anyway:

exhilarating, suspenseful, chilling and beautiful.

i heard once that the reason people stand whenever the 'hallelujah chorus' is performed is because it was first performed for a king, and he was so moved by it, he simply stood up during the song. this movie is just like that.

i'm happy to be alive and at an age where i can appreciate this sort of thing now, because 50 years from now, people will surely say, 'i wonder what it was like to see that movie in theaters when it had just been released.'

when i say, 'you should go see this movie,' i don't mean it's really entertaining, a good way to spend a Saturday night, worth the price of admission or what have you. i mean it in the way that i think everyone should see the Sistine chapel, read Hemingway, listen to Beethoven's 9th symphony and so on. it will certainly be remembered for generations to come as an important work of art.

THRILLER :

BLUE RUIN

This movie 'Blue Ruin' has received so much acclaim despite it lacking a star cast or any major publicity that I had to find out why. However once you have seen this film, it's easy to understand how this movie has captured the attention of so many people. Revenge thrillers are about a strong lead character who embarks on an impeccable road of destruction which is heroic and clinical, this is what we have come to expect but here we have something different. This movie follows a down and outer who returns home once he hears the murderer of his parents has been released. His aim is to take revenge which is something he has no preparation for and this leads to a series of tragic events. The film is riveting and compelling, with a real feel of the main character as he goes deeper and deeper into a path of self-destruction. This film is so different, you need to be patient with it and empathize with the lead character who makes some difficult decisions and is forced to bear the consequences.

SCI-FI :

DISTRICT-9

After "District 9" was over, I had to run from the theater to the hotel and take a long, long shower. "District 9" is a first. We've never seen anything quite like it. A metaphor for a world that's becoming faster and faster a huge melting pot where nothing truly melts. The have and the have not. New ghettos, new forms of life and we have to learn to live with it or, or what? Neill Blomkamp, the 30 year old director, is someone who's exploded into the film scene and I'm sure he'll stay for a long time to come. A commercial director with a refined artistic mind. Accessible without being condescending a real find and who found him? Peter Jackson. A man that I suspect is creating a Hollywood overseas, a Hollywood for the thinking man. I urge you to see "District 9" and get used to those aliens, they stand for something that is already here.

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Only upvote if you agree with my choice of movies. Also, if any similar movie available, post in comments.

Much Love,

Rish.

19 Replies to “What are your top 3 picks for best movies ever?”

  1. Pan's Labyrinth

    It's just a tragically beautiful, fantastic story. I recommend all my friends to watch it, and they usually end up loving it.

    Gattaca

    This one is sort of a personal favorite because I feel that the themes really apply to me. I have a sibling who overshadowed me my entire life (sometimes to the point of emotional abuse), and she got away with it because she always performed well in school, appeased her parents that way, etc. She's been in a top tier medical school for a while now and every conversation with my parents eventually results in a comparison between me and her. So i've always felt like Vincent in the movie, just working as hard as I can always knowing that I'll never surpass my sister. Anyways, hard work really does pay off, since I just recently got accepted to medical school myself, and I can't wait to finally start a life off on my own!

    Plus, besides the parallels to my own life, I watched it before taking my MCAT to motivate myself and absolutely rocked it, so there's that value too.

    Peter Jackson's LOTR Trilogy.

  2. Top 3 movies of all time?
    Here the list:

    • Apocalypse Now by Francis Ford Coppola, acting Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall, Frederic Forrest, Sam Bottoms, Larry Fishburne, Albert Hall, Harrison Ford, Dennis Hopper, G.D. Spradlin, Jerry Ross, Colleen Camp

    • Match Point by Woody Allen, acting Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, Scarlett Johansson, Brian Cox, Emily Mortimer, Matthew Goode, Penelope Wilton, Ewen Bremner, Alexander Armstrong, Paul Kaye

    • Alien by Ridley Scott, acting Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton, John Hurt, Ian Holm

    – – – – –
    Sources Amazing Cinema[1] & Wikipedia[2]

    Footnotes

    [1] Film, Televisione, Teatro, Eventi e Contest

    [2] Alien (film) – Wikipedia

  3. I judge a movie by a) how it makes me feel b) if it makes me think.

    For me, there’s no film that gives the audience such a sense of hope, happiness, and freedom as The Shawshank Redemption. It’s on the top of IMDB and it’s there for a reason. The standout performances from Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman and phenomenal, and every scene tells a different story. Definitely recommend.

    A film that makes me think is Blade Runner. It’s set in a futuristic world, and even though it was made in the 80s, it still looks incredible today. The story is great, but it’s the visuals that made it ahead of its time. The film, specifically the Final Cut, poses the question ‘What does it mean to be human?’ The soundtrack and cinematography and also incredible.

    A newer movie that I have begun to appreciate even more than when I originally watched is Children of Men. It makes the viewer think and feel. It’s about a dystopian future where humans are no longer physically able to reproduce. Some of the scenes in this movie are the best that I have ever seen. The ending gives a feeling of redemption, survival, hope, and sacrifice.

    If you have not seen any of these, give them a try!

  4. WONDER WOMAN

    Wonder Woman's appearance on the big screen was a long time coming, and her first stand-alone feature was well worth the wait. Patty Jenkins's epic serves as an origin story for the Amazon superhero, and its third act has all of the typical comic book movie cliches. But it's also charming, funny, impeccably filmed, and features a star-making performance from Gal Gadot—the sole bright spot in DC's dismal cinematic universe

    FANTASY ADVENTURE

    A hunter named Cygnus is called to protect his people. He travels across a desert valley to protect his tribe against a band of Heretics. Cygnus must find a way for his tribe to survive.

    ACTION ADVENTURE

    Two brothers have half of a powerful ancient Chinese talisman. An evil gang leader has the other half, and determines to get the brothers' half and have a complete medallion so he can gain absolute power.

  5. Can’t do three, but I’ll give myself 20 seconds, see what comes to mind.

    Aliens

    casablanca

    goodfellas

    raging bull

    butch cassidy and sundance kid

    Clint westerns

    Once upon a time in the west

    Seven

    fight club

    citizen kane

    showgirls.

    I’d throw T2 on there as well… and a number of others…

  6. For me.

    Crime/Drama – The Unforgiven, New World (Korean epic), Lawless,

    Thriller/ Horror – Memories of Murder, The Wailing, Shutter Island

    For Animation/Adventure – UP, Catch me if you can

    Drama/Easy going – Secondhand Lions, Forrest Gump

    and… can not sort out my thoughts…sorry for this time.

  7. In no order:

    • Gladiator (2000, Ridley Scott), a historical epic which reminds me of Ben- Hur. Touching film.
    • Schindlers List (1993, Steven Spielberg), the greatest movie from the greates director of all time. The first movie to ever make me cry.
    • Mullholland Drive (2001, David Lynch), I really can’t explain this in a short answer. Just trust me.
  8. The three movies that came to my mind after reading this question are:

    1: The Lord of the Rings Trilogy

    2: The Dark Knight Trilogy

    3: The Matrix Trilogy

    I know, I know you asked about movies and I gave you trilogy but I just couldn’t help myself. 😉

  9. Hard question to answer but these three happen to be three of my personal favourite films and also, what I would consider to be, three of the greatest films ever made:

    2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) – Dir: Stanley Kubrick

    There Will be Blood (2008) – Dir: Paul Thomas Anderson

    The New World (2005) – Dir: Terrence Malick

  10. Well……………….uh……..yeah okay…..

    Titanic

    Everything, Everything

    AND………………………..

    Robin Hood: Men In Tights

    I’m a love story kind of person….. Leave me alone.

  11. Eyes Wide Shut (1999)

    Vertigo (1958)

    Room (2015)

    Picking the top three films over 100s and 1000s of beautiful films ever made is a difficult task. The three films picked in the above are selected on the basis of the depth of the content and visual technicalities. Each film picked above covers a particular genre. These films are associated and relatable to life on a wider and deeper scale.

  12. TOP 3-

    INTERSTELLAR

    THE LORD OF THE RINGS

    SHUTTER ISLAND

    Honourable mentions

    BATMAN:THE DARK KNIGHT

    THE MATRIX SERIES

    INCEPTION

    THE OTHERS

    GONE GIRL

    HARRY POTTER SERIES

    These are my favourite movies of 21’st century.

    Otherwise there are lot of movies to be considered.

    Thanks.

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