I’ve been tagged by my blogger friend Sai regarding an ongoing Facebook meme – 15 Movies That Will Always Stay With You. I decided to just post it here on my birthday. I’m not even sure if I can even make to 15. Here they are, in no particular order.
1. The Truman Show
Jim Carey’s first attempt to becoming a serious actor. I am a sucker for comedians doing drama, for me it becomes more emotional and touches me more than cheesy lines and crying scenes. I actually wanted to see Dolphy in family drama movie with Tito, Vic, and Joey.
2. It’s a Wonderful Life
A Christmas classic that still gets me teary-eyed every time I watch it.
A Disney animated film that had our VHS player and rewinder busy for a while.
4. Lion King
Our VHS player also had a beating with this movie. Our cassette player was also abused by the Lion King’s original motion picture soundtrack.
5. Tanging Yaman
The last significant film that Star Cinema produced before they settled for the money-making romantic-comedy, comedy, and horror. I wish they make more of this.
6. On The Job
Who would have thought that local action films are dead. I am so happy to have seen the movie. It has given me hope that Star Cinema will start producing/co-producing quality films. It has proven that action films still have a room in the local entertainment industry, but it has to be more than just gun and goons, there has to be a story too.
7. Muro Ami
The last movie from GMA that mattered. The rest is just… sad, so sad.
8. Jose Rizal
Many have tried to create an epic historical film, but no one has come close to the Marilou Diaz-Abaya classic. The movie is the best historical film made in the local film industry. Sorry ER, but your El Presidente sucks. I just hope that Robin’s Andres Bonifacio does better.
9. Saving Mr. Banks
The most recent film that made me cry. I watched Mary Poppins again right after seeing this and it felt different when I first saw it.
10. The Dark Knight
As a Batman fan, this for me is the best Batman movie. It stayed true and loyal to Batman’s character and I love how Heath Ledger played the joker. He’s really amazing. The movie showcased that Batman is more that just a crime fighter.
11. Finding Nemo
I watched it on DVD with my 3 month old son. I cried.
12. Scorpio Nights 2
My personal favorite among all the R18 movies in the 90s. Joyce Jimenez eating chocolates while it’s slowly melting and dripping all over her body is just hot. The school gymnasium bathroom scene, I can watch that on loop all day.
13. Darna Kuno
I am a fan of Dolphy and like most of his films, Darna Kuno has left a mark in my childhood. My elder brother used to scare me by chanting “Annabel… Annabel.. yuhoo..” I also find the movie very funny.
Yup, I didn’t make it to 15. I don’t want to pressure myself and just name any movie, I’m happy with my list, what are the 15 Movies That Will Always Stay With You? Tell me.