Have you ever just loved everything about a particular film? So much so that you can watch it and rewatch it multiple times and never get tired of it? How about a movie that impacts you so much that you become obsessed with it forever? Even if it is just one movie, there is something about the cinematic aspect that helps us connect to the characters or the plot. Not all movies have to have an impactful influence on you to be dubbed your favorite and there are certainly a few on my list that aren’t as impactful but that I just love so much because it has either made me laugh or kept my interest. Here are my top ten all-time favorite movies.
Kill Bill Vol. 1 & 2 
I know I piled two movies into one favorite here but because it’s a series, I figured that putting them together would be easier. Kill Bill is one of those Quentin Tarantino movies that I just love for some reason. Every time I tell someone that these are my favorite movies they always look at me like I have three heads. I don’t know if it’s because of the blood and gore that is splattered across the series or the fact that it’s an action movie. I’d assume that because I am a woman, that it may not be the choice of movie most people would expect. That might be true for most people and in most cases, yes, it is true for me. Action movies or movies with blood and gore aren’t generally my go-to movie choices so for a series like Kill Bill to make it onto my top ten all-time favorites can be a shock so I understand that. The thing I love the most about this series is the way the story is told. QT is a great story-teller and the way it’s portrayed in this film really captures the attention and keeps you indulged.
Song Of The Sea 
One of the more visually impactful movies that I have seen in a really long time. It’s a magical animated story about an old Irish folk tale of seals turning into people. As goofy as that sounds it’s actually really beautiful. This movie showcases the struggle of a family going through grief, how they project that grief, and how they overcome that grief together. It’s a one of a kind story that reaches within the soul and produces something truly magical. The illustrations to this movie really bring the story together and this is one of those movies that I will always watch.
Moulin Rouge 
I love all things musicals and broadway. I have since I was fourteen years old. I love the theatrics and I love the musical compositions. Everything about it just peaks my interest so when I saw Moulin Rouge for the first time several years ago, my feelings about it wasn’t that much different than the rest. I instantly fell in love with this movie. It’s a classic forbidden love story like Romeo & Juliet with a twist and a musical addition. A penniless writer falls in love with a courtesan that is promised to a duke. A love triangle that is actually no love triangle at all. I’m usually a sucker for happy endings but this movie doesn’t have that ideal ending you’d find in a happily ever after story. Even with all the sadness, you still feel the deep love that was had between the two main characters. I love the way this story was told and how they used modern day music and applied it to 1890s style. This movie will always make me happy.
Pineapple Express 
This is one of those films that does not impact me in the slightest or speaks to my life personally but I love it just because it’s hilarious. This movie makes me laugh so much. I know most of the lines by heart and the jokes still never get old. It is one of the first movies with a Seth Rogen and James Franco duo that is absolutely hilarious to me. Add the fact that they’re high throughout the entire movie and you have pure comedic genius. This movie will forever be placed on my top favorites!
The Shining 
Another movie genre that I just love is horror/suspense. If you know me, then you know I would easily choose to watch a movie like The Shining in the middle of the day as easily as I would choose a movie like Pineapple Express. This doesn’t mean I don’t get scared in scary movies but they interest me and excite me more than anything. The Shining is one of those classic movies that isn’t exactly horror but mostly suspense. It’s a cabin fever type movie about a family that heads to a hotel with a violent history and become isolated because of a snow storm. The story takes a violent turn and your heart races as it begins to unfold before you. One of the original pioneers in the horror movie industry, I can’t think of any other reason why it shouldn’t be on my top favorites.
Death At A Funeral [2007 British Version]
This movie reaches a whole new level of comedy for me. I don’t think I have ever laughed so hard at a movie continuously from beginning to end. For me, this is such a great movie. I know they have made an American remake since then but I am a firm believer in sticking to the originals. This one takes the cake without a doubt because of its hilarious chaos. If you’re looking for a laugh, I will always recommend this one. You’ll be belly laughing in no time, I promise!
Everyone has probably seen or heard of the famous great white shark the wreaks havoc on a beach thriving town by now. It’s another one of those suspense films that was made over thirty years ago but can still be dubbed as an all-time favorite today. They made a huge saga film base on this story and while I still consider all the other sequels to be a classic just the same, the first movie is the one I think deserves my most utmost praise. It’s the one that started it all. I can’t promise this movie will help you if you have a fear of sharks but it may just feed the craving if you’re dying to watch something suspenseful.
Miss Peregrines Home For Peculiar Children 
This movie goes in the vault of all-time favorites because first and foremost, it is a Tim Burton film. He is one of my favorite directors and I have watched almost every single movie he has created or has been a part of. Most people that know me, know this fact. So it may not come as a surprise the Home For Peculiar Children reached my top ten faves. It is based off a novel created by Ransom Riggs. This movie has all the awesome, creepy, suspenseful, and whimsical sightings you would usually find in any Tim Burton movie but instead of his normal stop motion characters, he has made these characters come to life. I loved the story and how it was told as well as all the Burtonesque visuals we get to experience. If you are interested in creepy style films, you will definitely want to add this to your collection.
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street 
Another Tim Burton favorite for me! It gives me all of the elements I love most and almost all of the criteria I have stated in this blog post already. Creepy, suspenseful, blood, gore, and of course, musical. Many are familiar with the Broadway show of Sweeney Todd but Tim Burton’s rendition of it is definitely my favorite. A classic revenge story with so many twists. This movie always holds such a big chunk of my heart and I am never able to control myself from singing along when I am watching it. It may not be everyone’s cup of tea but it’s definitely mine.
Everyone has different tastes when it comes to films so these are just my personal top ten all-time favorite movies that I love to spend my time watching. These selections may not be for everyone but I hope you enjoyed my small commentaries on some of the films I find enjoyable.
Comment down below if any of these are your favorites too! – URB