Sunday, May 2, 2010

Top twenty Badass movies of all time!

To be quite honest as an avid movie fanatic, this could really be a list of about 400 to 500 movies. These of course are all just my opinion, and who knows maybe over time I will create such a list but for now here are the top twenty.

1. Pulp fiction- I love Quentin Tarantino, hell I could have almost made this whole list about him but in the interest of fairness, I’ll skip the Tarantino countdown. This, I believe, is his best film ever and deserves its place right here at number 1 (or is it Reservoir Dogs, lol).

2. The Dark Knight- Heath Ledger’s sadistic, dark, and quite frightful performance as the Joker had to be one of the best, if not, the best movie villain portrayals I have ever seen. He truly will be missed.

3. The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly- So far ahead of it’s time it’s unreal. An Italian director, Italian actors, American Leads, Spanish extras, and filmed in Spain , gave this Spaghetti Western all the ammunition it needed to make this list. Oh yeah, and Clint Eastwood as Blondie… priceless.

4. Inglourios Basterds- Like I said before this could have easily been about Tarantino, but to boldly rewrite history deserves credit, and Christoph Waltz performance as Colonel S.S. Hans Landa was absolutely riveting.

5. Snatch- The best Guy Ritchie flick, with one of the best British casts. With the addition of Benicio Del Toro, Dennis Farina, and Brad Pitt, who plays a barley understandable gypsy, makes this an all time classic. And lest we forget… some of the best nick names in movie history; Frankie Four Fingers, Brick Top, Bullet Tooth Tony and Boris the Blade.

6. Scarface- Al Pacino as a coked out Cuban immigrant gangster, and his rise to power. Need I say more?

7. The Godfather- Hands down the best mob movie ever made. The casting of Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, and Robert Duvall all bring impeccable acting to this timeless film.

8. Desperado- What more can you ask for? Big guns, big action, and a sultry, sexy Salma Hayek. Robert Rodriguez is one hell of a director/ writer.

9. The Untouchables- Another Brian De Palma film (Scarface.) Starring Kevin Costner, Sean Connery, Robert De Niro, and Andy Garcia, taking place in Chicago during prohibition is one of my all time favorite films.

10. Tombstone- Probably Val Kilmer’s best performance of his career. As Doc Holiday he steels the show, but Kurt Russell plays a pretty badass lawman himself. I too, must give credit to lesser known actor Michael Biehn, for his performance as badass bad guy Johnny Ringo.

11. The King of New York- What can I say, this movie catapulted itself into cult status right out of the gate. This is truly a badass movie featuring an all star cast, with the likes of Christopher Walken in possibly his best role ever.

12. The Boondock Saints- A movie with very limited release in theaters due to the columbine shootings, but gained a massive cult following by word of mouth, this completely original story is not one to miss. (If you have seen it, check out the sequel just released on DVD.)

13. Good Fellas- Joe Pesci won an academy award for supporting actor in this gritty mean mob tale about Henry Hill, and rightfully so. This is one of Martin Scorsese’s masterpieces.

14. Sin City- A Robert Rodriguez/ Frank miller production based on Frank Millers graphic novels, features an amazing cast, gripping stories, and stunning visuals. Can’t wait for the sequel or prequel.

15. North by North West - By one of the best directors of all time, Alfred Hitchcock. This movie should be in every man’s home. If you haven’t seen it I suggest you do!

16. Silence of the Lambs- Suspenseful, scary, intelligent, riveting, and all around damn good movie.

17. 300- A beautiful, stylized, all be it gory journey into one of the most badass battles of all time.

18. Die Hard- I loved this movie. I love this movie. I will always love this movie and this may be weird but I watch this movie every Christmas.

19. Heat- Pacino and De Niro under one roof, we all knew this was going to be an instant hit. Also featuring a huge, A list, cast with Val Kilmer in his second greatest role, Jon Voight, Tom Sizemore (before he really lost it,) and Natalie Portman.

20. Terminator 2: Judgment Day- Of course this was back when Arnold didn’t say much (nor was he a pathetic governor) he just shot up every thing in his path. I’m not gonna lie I cried at the end, don’t ask me why but I did.

Again,there is so many more moveis,so throw out the ones you think should have made the list below.

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