Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week there is a new topic for bloggers to choose and list their top ten. This week’s theme is a movie freebie, so I picked Top Ten All Time Favourite Movies.
While I could have gone with a less expansive topic I’ve never really spoken much about my favourite films. Favourite books? Yes all the time. Music and TV shows? A fair bit. I have a lot more than ten favourite films, and I could anything from Disney, Pixar or the Marvel Cinematic Universe as favourites, so I tried to pick all time favourites; films that mean something to me.
There have been plenty of Alice in Wonderland remakes over the years, and I own most of them on DVD, but the Tim Burton version is probably my favourite. It shows us Alice back in Wonderland after her original adventures, on a journey to take down the Red Queen and Jabberwocky. It’s brilliantly put together and I just love all of Alice’s dresses.
This film has been described as similar to John Tucker Must Die, and having seen both there are some similarities. Three women discover one man has been seeing all of them behind their backs and come together to get revenge. However I enjoyed The Other Woman so much more. It has a stronger story and stronger characters, plus the revenge is so much more satisfying.
I watched this film for the first time with my friend, and it is a masterpiece. She had already seen it so I think part of the fun for her was seeing my reactions and hearing my theories as the events unfolded. I was constantly trying to guess what was happening but, even seeing it unfold with my own eyes, I still couldn’t wrap my head around what was happening.
Every Marvel film could have been put on this list, and rather than Top Ten All Time Favourite Movies it would be Top Ten All Time Favourite Marvel Movies. I’ve yet to see a bad one but of all of the MCU films Captain America: Civil War was my favourite. Although it probably would be been more appropriate for it to be called The Avengers 2.5: Civil War, after all the only Avengers not in this film ending up being Thor and Dr. Banner.
I couldn’t have a list of my favourite movies and not include Harry Potter. Normally book to film adaptations are hit and miss but the Harry Potter series is one I think was pretty much all hit. They stayed true to the stories and the characters of Harry, Ron and Hermione weren’t played by eighteen year olds like you see in some films *cough* The Lightning Thief *cough*. There’s nothing more I love than going back and marathoning all eight.
Normally I read books before watching their film adaptations but The Princess Bride is one where I watched the film first before the book. It’s such an iconic film for me and has everything I love about fairytales but in film format; princesses and princes, pirates and daring sword fights, ROUS and scenes which had me practically crying with laughter, and of course that all important happy ending.
This is another book to film adaptation which I count as a major hit. I had The Book Thief on my to-read list for ages but it was only when the film was in the works that I actually got around to reading it. It ended up becoming a favourite of mine so the film had some large expectations to live up to. Luckily it did. All of the important storylines of the book were in there and by the end I was in tears.
Like with The Princess Bride I think one of the main reason I love this film is because of the fairytale elements; an adventure for true love, a fallen star, wicked witches, pirates, and princes on a quest. There’s magic and wonder and watching this film is like reading a favourite fairytale, complete with a happily ever after.
Normally I don’t like horror films but The Mummy, if you can even call The Mummy a horror film (I do), is the one exception. I think of all the films I own this is one that I have watched over and over again the most. I love everything about it but I think the thing that keeps me going back again and again is the fact that it’s set in Egypt. This movie made me want to visit the country and see the pyramids, and one day I’ll get there.
I can’t remember having seen the original Disney film (though I’m sure I have) but I will definitely say the live action remake of Cinderella is even more amazing. The story seems to have a lot more depth, kind of like what Maleficent added to Sleeping Beauty, and the transformation scene before Cinderella goes to the ball is my favourite simply because the dress is amazing.
So what do you think? Did you take part in this week’s Top Ten Tuesday, if so let me know what you picked for this week’s themed free-for-all, or what some of your favourite movies are.