I thought about doing a post like this before, but here’s the thing…I can’t decide which films are my favorite, there are just too many.
There is only one film that I know would make my top ten list no matter how I’m feeling, every single day of the week. That film is The Graduate. In my opinion it is the closest there has been to a perfect film, everything about is amazing.
I find it easier to make lists of my preferred filmmakers or actors. My top director list will always include; Wes Anderson, Martin Scorsese, Woody Allen, Stanley Kubrick, Francois Truffaut, Howard Hawks, Sergio Leone and Alfred Hitchcock. There are of course countless other directors that I’d add and take away depending on what my opinion might be on that day (Quentin Tarantino, Jean-Luc Godard, David Fincher, Edgar Wright, Chris Nolan, Mike Nichols, Hal Ashby…to name a few) but those five are the ones that always stick.
I’m the same with actors, Robert De Niro, Dustin Hoffman, Montgomery Clift, Johnny Depp, Marlon Brando, Peter Sellers and Harrison Ford have been actors I’d list as my favorite’s for years now. They have recently been joined by Ryan Gosling, who over the last few years has shown himself to be an actor of great range (see Half Nelson, The Believer, Lars and the Real Girl, Blue Valentine and Drive for proof of this) and all round awesomness. Actresses as well, I’d list Audrey Hepburn, Helen Mirren, Kate Winslet, Michelle Williams and Diane Keaton are long standing favorites of mine. Although over the last few weeks I’ve come to realise what a talented actress Imogen Poots is, she’s only young but she has already shown considerable range and believability in a number of roles.
But for some reason when it comes to films I just can’t decide…so today’s list is just that today’s list.
The Graduate, Shaun of the Dead, Rushmore, Sweet and Lowdown, Taxi Driver, The Good The Bad and The Ugly, A Clockwork Orange, Superbad (it’s my generation’s teen comedy), Rebel without a Cause, On The Waterfront…
I’ve just read that list back and already feel like changing my mind….