Seeing as how Jens publicly challenged me to make a ‘hitlist’, what other choices did I have? What follows here is first a selection of movies across the scale, so as to define – for you – what my conditions for a good movie are. Pay attention now!
The scale runs from 1 to 10, 1 being worst. The 10 digit scale was chosen primarily because it is similar to IMDB’s rating scale. Though I have allowed myself the luxury of also giving .5 grades when I feel like it. That’s one of the benefits I get from being the future emperor of Earth. Also, I have for the most part tried to select movies that I believe there’s a high probability you have seen. Otherwise, what would the point be? Also, the score is not merely a cold representation of the ‘value’ of the movie, but a reflection on my relationship to it (read: the nostalgia factor). Thus Rocky IV manages to slide into a 6 instead of the 4 that it truly deserves.
8) Gladiator (2000), The Pianist (2002), Saving Private Ryan (1998), Braveheart (1995), Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986), LÃ©on (1994), Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000), Ghostbusters, Beetlejuice.
10) Blade Runner (1982), Fight Club (1999), The Abyss (1989), Lord of the Rings (2000-2003), T2: Judgement Day (1991), The Shining (1980), 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), Solaris (2002), Alien (1979), E.T. (1982), Star Wars: A New Hope (1977).