I don’t know about you but the below movies are My Top 5 All Time Movies favourites…I am sure I could add a couple of other ones in there (well actually I did…read on) but off the top of my head, these are it!
All different themes and stories but each of them have made me either laugh or cry, become angry or sad or all of these feelings at the same time!
The movies have starred different actors with favourites in each; Tim Robbins, Tom Hanks, Patrick Swayze, Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins and both Madeleine Stowe and Aidan Quinn…! 🙂
5. Shawshank Redemption
In 1946, a banker named Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins) is convicted of a double murder, even though he stubbornly proclaims his innocence. He’s sentenced to a life term at the Shawshank State Prison in Maine, where another lifer, Ellis Red Redding (Morgan Freeman), picks him as the new recruit most likely to crack under the pressure. The ugly realities of prison life are quickly introduced to Andy: a corrupt warden (Bob Gunton), sadistic guards led by Capt. Byron Hadley (Clancy Brown), and inmates who are little better than animals, willing to use rape or beatings to insure their dominance. But Andy does not crack: he has the hope of the truly innocent, which (together with his smarts) allow him to prevail behind bars. He uses his banking skills to win favor with the warden and the guards, doing the books for Norton’s illegal business schemes and keeping an eye on the investments of most of the prison staff. In exchange, he is able to improve the prison library and bring some dignity and respect back to many of the inmates, including Red.
Based on a story by Stephen King, The Shawshank Redemption was the directorial debut of screenwriter Frank Darabont.~ Mark Deming, All Movie Guide
4. Forrest Gump
Forrest Gump is a 1994 American comedy-drama film based on the 1986 novel of the same name by Winston Groom. The film was directed by Robert Zemeckis and stars Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise, Mykelti Williamson, and Sally Field.
3. Dirty Dancing
Spending the summer in a holiday camp with her family, Frances “Baby” Houseman falls in love with the camp’s dance instructor Johnny Castle.
2. Silence of the Lamb
A psychopath nicknamed Buffalo Bill is murdering women across the Midwest. Believing it takes one to know one, the FBI sends Agent Clarice Starling to interview a demented prisoner who may provide clues to the killer’s actions. That prisoner is psychiatrist Dr. Hannibal Lecter, a brilliant, diabolical cannibal who agrees to help Starling only if she’ll feed his morbid curiosity with details of her own complicated life. As their relationship develops, Starling is forced to confront not only her own hidden demons, but also an evil so powerful that she may not have the courage – or strength – to stop it!
Blink is a 1994 neo-noir thriller film starring Madeleine Stowe and Aidan Quinn. Director Michael Apted was nominated for a Crystal Globe award for the film at the Karlovy Vary International Film.
Movie blurbs compliments of Wikipedia
So why are they on my favourite list you ask?
No 1. Blink – it’s not a very well-known movie, I can’t find it on Netflix but have been able to download a copy from the internet. I love the story line and the romance between Madeleine Stowe and Aidan Quinn, electric! Love it and a bonus it has some great songs from The Drovers as well – check this one from the start of the show; checkout the trailer too, you may find you like it as well 🙂
No 2. Silence of the Lambs – Wow! What can I say, love the movie and Jodie Foster is awesome in it, with some great scenes….
The one where Clarice first meets Dr Lecter; the one where he escapes and the one where Clarice is in the house by herself in the dark with a murderer and his captive, the dog and the well, just love that part! Check out a favourite scene package.
No 3. Dirty Dancing…say no more – love it for the fun, romance, message and Patrick Swayze dancing. Check it out, you can’t tell me you don’t like it either! My absolute favourite though…drum roll……….LOVE IT!
No 4. Forrest Gump – “Run Forrest Run”! So many interesting moments in this movie – references to historical events together with some great moments. Who could forget when Forrest asks with raw emotion if Little Forrest is smart? …heart breaking!
No 5. Shawshank Redemption – who could forget the quote “swims through a river of shit to come out clean……” see the trailer here; amazing movie with a great story, love to still watch this one with my hubby.
Lastly though I would like to make mention of two action packed favourites as well, The Bourne Identity and Taken – love the movies, fast paced and action packed, maybe I could have made it my top 7???