THE TOP TEN MOVIES OF ALL TIME, ACCORDING TO ME 🎥
Inspired by @ListPrompts
- •Seniman Bujang LapokMade by film renaissance man, P. Ramlee in the 60s, it's a scion of classic old Malay movies. He has many other great films but this is my fav of his. I can quote his movies verbatim. Oh, the title means 'The Three Worn Out Actor Bachelors'.
- •Infernal Affairs'The Departed' is based on this Cantonese/Hong Kong original. I will beat this horse till it's double dead 🤓
- •In the Mood for LoveWong Kar Wai 🙌🏼 UST galore! Maggie Cheung is perfect in those cheongsams 💯
- •Pan's LabyrinthI was amazed at the sheer majesty of this movie. Just, Del Toro, you know.
- •Wings of DesireWim Wenders ode to Berlin (or rather mine). I always associate this movie with my time in Germany.
- •The GodfatherNo explanation needed.
- •Cat on a Hot Tin RoofThe movie is such a great homage to the play. I still get goosebumps when I rewatch it.
- •The RaidThis is the ultimate silat (Malay martial art) movie. It's action-packed from the get-go and never stops. The sequel 'The Raid: Redemption' is as good though nothing impacts like this one. Already well-renown in his homeland Indonesia, the fighting choreographer, Iko Ruwais was so good that JJ Abrams got him for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The way Rey and Kylo Ren fight? Yup, him 🙌🏼 He was even in the movie ☺️
- •RanAkira Kurasawa's last epic based on the legends of the daimyo Mōri Motonar and Shakespeare's King Lear. He has other epics like Rashamon and Seven Samurai but this is my first foray into his movies and will always be a sentimental fav. I will always remember his response on why he filmed a fight scene in a single long-shot camera angle; he said it was because the staircase was smacked in the middle of convenience shops, something unavailable in feudal Japan. That was it.
- •Toy Story 3The trilogy itself is fab but this last one, that last scene. I bawled like a baby in the theatre and it was not funny! Damn you, Pixar!