#7 Greatest Movie of All Time
Welcome back to our Top 10 Movies Countdown! If you missed the last few, a few of us are making a list of our favorite movies of all time. It’s not as easy as it sounds! If you haven’t read the previous ones you can find #10, #9, and #8 here. There are a lot of fun ones this week. I’ll stop blabbing–enjoy!
Kai – “Office Space” (1999)
I, like most people, did not watch Office Space when it came out in theaters. I watched it with my friends in high school and instantly loved it. Office Space combines the biting humor of the director (Mike Judge) with the anti-corporatism of Dilbert. It revolves around the life of Peter, a classic cube farm programmer. It sets up each take down of corporate culture perfectly, from annoying bosses to birthday parties to infuriating pieces of office equipment. The movie is a little dated now that we’ve moved on from the office park culture of the 90s (replaced by Judge’s excellent Silicon Valley), but the tight script, relatable characters, and 90s nostalgia make me recommend the movie to anyone over 30.
Andrew – “The Dark Knight “
Even with all this Chris v Ben talk going on right now, Heath Ledger and other villains helped to make these movies real great and real.
Sophie – “The Family Stone” (2005)
I love this movie so much that I had to stop and watch it while writing this review. Its’ the story of a big New England family all coming home for Christmas, with Diane Keaton, Sarah Jessica Parker, Dermot Mulroney, Rachel McAdams, Craig Nelson, Claire Fanes and Luke Wilson–it really has it all. Under its comedic facade, it is a deep movie depicting the struggles, complicated relationships, and love that make up a family.
Po – “Enemy At The Gates”
Jude Law plays a famous Soviet sniper in World War 2. Rachel Weisz plays the woman of my dreams. Ed Harris, Bob Hoskins & Joseph Fiennes round out a stellar cast. It can be a bit over the top, but, man, you’re gonna love the original J-Law in this role, but even more than that, well ’til you get to know Tanya.
Randy – “A Fish Called Wanda (1988)
Zany. Unpredictable. Hilarious. Sexy. This is a caper comedy of errors about a robbery by a gang of nincompoops. They eventually turn on each other, unraveling their caper but creating laughter for us. Jamie Lee Curtis’ Wanda tries every trick in the book to manipulate straight-laced, bumbling barrister Archie (Python John Cleese who also wrote the script). Michael Palin (another Python) does a great job with a killer stutter all the way through the movie. If you need one reason to watch this movie it’s Kevin Kline’s Otto – an assassin who keeps going off the deep end to our hilarious delight. Kline won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor and it elevated his career and the careers of Jamie Lee Curtis, John Cleese and Michael Palin.
Scott – “Dredd”
Hungry – “Rush Hour 2″
If I made a top 50 movie list, this might be the only comedy on the list, and while that might be because it’s an action-adventure/kung-fu movie. The first one is great, but this is my favorite. It’s so quotable.
Fit – “Titan A.E.”
An action-packed, star-studded adventure of an UNDERRATED movie with a killer soundtrack. This sci-fi animated movie made its way into my heart at a young age with its disadvantaged hero with a quest that was bigger than himself. It reveals that no matter where you are in life or who you think you are, you can always go above and beyond and make a difference. Did you know that Matt Damon, Drew Barrymore, and Ron Perlman star in this movie?
There’s comedy, romance, action, and meaning that is all rolled up into a movie that keeps you on the edge of your seat. The creators and actors produced incredible characters whom you believe and root for (or against). It’s a world that makes sense even if it seems so far in the future to us. Hope is universal and it’s worth fighting for. There are some great tracks to this movie such as “Cosmic Castaway” and “It’s My Turn to Fly”–they still hold up!
Another week down for the books! Have you watched any of these movies? Do you like them? Let us know in the comments below what you think about these. And as always, stay hungry and fit!