My Top Ten Favorite Movies
I should start by saying that I don’t usually go for the movies that are most likely going to be nominated for any awards. I like what I like. Most of my favorites did well at the box office though. All of those on my list are certainly not recent releases. We are pretty much talking old movies. But, as I said, I like what I like. I rarely go to the movies anymore.
48 Hours-Nick Nolte and Edie Murphy and James Remar. A cop, a convict and a killer. Humor and drama are one of my favorites. Excellent cast.
Tombstone-Kurt Russell, Val Kilmer, Sam Elliott, Bill Paxton, and Michael Biehn. It has two things going for it. It’s a western and the cast. The cast is just too much for any one woman. Just WOW!
The Doors-Val Kilmer and Meg Ryan. Val Kilmer played Morrison perfectly in my opinion. At time it's hard to tell if it Morrison’s vocals or Kilmer’s. After seeing this movie, I checked out Kilmer in ‘Top Secret.’ It’s a must-see. It is a spoof, but Kilmer has it going on.
Dirty Harry-Clint Eastwood. Clint Eastwood and Dirty Harry what more needs to be said. They don’t make them like Clint anymore.
Dirty Dancing-Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, and Jerry Orbach. Patrick Swayze and dancing is all I need.
Smokey and the Bandit-Burt Reynolds, Sally Fields, Jackie Gleason, and Jerry Reed. Excellent cast and entertaining movie.
The Deep-Nick Nolte and Jacqueline Bisset. Okay, I admit Nick Nolte was the only reason I went to see this movie. There must be some ladies that would agree with me.
Lethal Weapon-Mel Gibson and Danny Glover. The combination of Gibson and Glover was brilliant. Another cop movie with humor thrown in.
Die Hard-Bruce Willis, Bonnie Bedelia, Alan Rickman, Reginald Veljohnson, and Alexander Godunov. Nothing quite says Christmas movie like terrorists at a holiday party. Action packed with some added humor.
Beverly Hills Cop-Eddie Murphy as a Detroit cop. Love it!
Okay, okay, maybe, I am watching these movies for the actors. Although to be fair, all of them are good actors.
I was a fan of Nick Nolte the minute he hit the screen in the TV mini-series “Rich Man Poor Man.” And maybe the best part of The Deep was Nolte’s blonde hair and those remarkable blue eyes. I think Val Kilmer is an excellent and very versatile actor. Sam Elliott has that incredible voice along with his acting ability. Kurt Russell is a longtime favorite of mine.
Yes, I am aware that there are more well-written movies out of there. And I have even watched many of them.
Okay, share your favorite movies and actors with me.