[Post 2/50] My Top 10 Favorite Movies

OK, this just gets more difficult than yesterday. Lets start with me telling you I’m not really into video watching, TV or cinema or Youtube. Sometimes I got bored and pick up a drama, but it isn’t something I do daily. Cinema to me is like less than 5 times a year. So, asking me on a top 10 favorite movies is like asking me to solve an engineering maths problem: it will take hours.

After I’m done with my working hours, I still could not come up with a good 10 movies, therefore I will only be writing of what I have and you guys will just have to assume that the others have yet to be produced. Please know that I worked really hard for this list, I even asked around to my colleagues of what their favorite movies are, to which I stumbled into an interesting theory, but hey that’s not to be discussed here.

So the below is my list.

8. Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

Revenge of the Sith really caught me because it was where the biggest plot happened: how Anakin Skywalker turned to the dark side. It showed how a seemingly harmless fear for those we love can turn really ugly. As Yoda put it,

Fear leads to anger.

Anger leads to hate.

Hate leads to suffering.

For such a strong plot, this movie made an impact to me.

7. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

A Johnny Depp story rarely goes wrong. The whole people-cutting scenes are gross, I know, but I am a mad fan of plot-twist so this story fascinates me. Even the whole singing thing isnmt disturbing.

6. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Another Johnny Depp. I love the vibrant colors of the chocolate factory in contrast of the dull gray world outside as much as the story between Willy Wonka and his dad. How despite him kicking out his son for doing the thing he despises, his father’s love remain the same. And not to mention the house not being there anymore when Willy Wonka came back is just too funny.

5. Alice in Wonderland

When I first watched Alice in Wonderland, I was really disappointed that she decided to leave Wonderland in the end. I mean, she got the charming Mad Hatter waiting for her (although technically he’s mad, but any character by Johnny Depp seems to have a kind of freak charm). It wasn’t until much later do I understand why at the end she still leave: because there is much more to do in the real world.

4. Inception

This must be a lot of people’s favorite. I especially love the way it ended with that thing spinning nonstop, leaving us the question of whether or not Dom is still in a dream. And the story between him and his wife left me gaping: how after a good fulfilling “dream“, the reality doesn’t feel like worth living anymore.

3. JSA

This is a Korean movie on Joint Security Area. For those who don’t know, it is the border between North Korea and South Korea. We first saw the movie prior to visiting the DMZ. It was a sad movie of how people are separated from their loved ones and friends killing one another over ideology differences. This is definitely my top 3 movies of all time.

2. Legally Blonde

Because what girl doesn’t like a good chick-flick. Especially one who kicks an ex-boyfriend who dumped her *ss. Sorry for the word, but yeah Elle Wood is iconic on how she made her way into Harvard Law and attended class with heart-shaped notebook and a feathered pen. Not to mention I love her boots when she first arrived at Harvard.

1. Ever After: A Cinderella Story

I don’t know if you know this story but it’s Drew Barrymore. It’s her first movie I ever watched and the story makes such a huge impact. Unlike your cliche Cinderella story, the prince isn’t charmed by her look, but rather by her intelligence, bravery and wit. It shows pretty face isn’t the only important thing about a girl and they don’t always need a prince to save them all the time either. Definitely the story to boost a woman’s confidence.

Phew! I almost gave up on this one and thought I’ll just post it tomorrow. But I just brave myself to type through barely opened eyelids.

I hope tomorrow’s topic will be much easier.


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