It’s tough to limit my list of favourite movies to just 25.
I realized I left a couple of crucial films off of my first list, like High Fidelity, Car Wash and a couple of guilty pleasures like House on Haunted Hill, National Treasure and The Conjuring.
So, not to leave my original Top 25 Movies hanging, here is my follow up, including 25 more films that can pretty much sum up my DVD collection if it was whittled down to 50.
Cast: Brad Pitt, Jason Statham, Dennis Farina, Benicio Del Toro and Vinnie Jones.
Director: Guy Ritchie
Best Quote: “… Should precipitate your balls into shrinking, along with your presence. Now, fuck off.” ~Bullet Tooth Tony
Cast: Pierce Brosnan, Sean Bean, Izabella Scorupco, Famke Janssen and Judi Dench.
Director: Martin Campbell
Best Quote: “What, no small-talk? No chit-chat? That’s the trouble with the world today. No one takes the time to do a really sinister interrogation anymore. It’s a lost art.” ~James Bond
|48.||What: Lucky Number Slevin
Cast: Josh Hartnett, Bruce Willis, Lucy Liu, Morgan Freeman and Ben Kingsley.
Director: Paul McGuigan
Best Quote: “Lying to a dead man is the same as lying to yourself.” ~The Boss
|47.||What: School of Rock
Cast: Jack Black, Sarah Silverman and Joan Cusack.
Director: Richard Linklater
Best Quote: “I have been touched by your kids… and I’m pretty sure that I’ve touched them.” ~Dewey Finn
|46.||What: Office Space
Cast: Ron Livingston, Jennifer Aniston, Stephen Root, Diedrich Bader and Gary Cole.
Director: Mike Judge
Best Quote: “I already told you: I deal with the god damn customers so the engineers don’t have to. I have people skills; I am good at dealing with people. Can’t you understand that? What the hell is wrong with you people?” ~Tom Smykowski
|45.||What: Shaun of the Dead
Cast: Simon Pegg, Kate Ashfield and Nick Frost
Director: Edgar Wright
Best Quote: “Oh my god, she’s so drunk.” ~Shaun
|44.||What: The Rock
Cast: Nicolas Cage, Sean Connery and Ed Harris
Director: Michael Bay
Best Quote: “Personally, I think you’re a fucking idiot.” ~John Patrick Mason
|43.||What: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Cast: Johnny Depp, Benicio Del Toro and Christina Ricci
Director: Terry Gilliam
Best Quote: “What? No. We can’t stop here. This is bat country.” ~Raoul Duke
|42.||What: Big Trouble in Little China
Cast: Kurt Russell, Kim Cattrall, Dennis Dun, James Hong and Victor Wong
Director: John Carpenter
Best Quote: “It’s all in the reflexes.” ~Jack Burton
|41.||What: Army of Darkness
Cast: Bruce Campbell, Embeth Davidtz, Marcus Gilbert and Bridget Fonda
Director: Sam Raimi
Best Quote: “This is my boomstick!” ~Ash
|40.||What: The Faculty
Cast: Elijah Wood, Josh Hartnett, Jordana Brewster, Clea Duvall and Laura Harris
Director: Robert Rodriguez
Best Quote: “Guaranteed to jack you up.” ~Casey
|39.||What: National Treasure
Cast: Nicolas Cage, Diane Kruger, Justin Bartha and Sean Bean
Director: Jon Turteltaub
Best Quote: “Who wants to go down the creepy tunnel inside the tomb first?” ~Riley
|38.||What: The Maltese Falcon
Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Peter Lorre, Sydney Greenstreet and Mary Astor.
Director: John Huston
Best Quote: “I hope they don’t hang you, precious, by that sweet neck … That means if you’re a good girl, you’ll be out in 20 years. I’ll be waiting for you. If they hang you, I’ll always remember you.” ~Sam Spade
Cast: Denzel Washington, John Goodman, Donald Sutherland and Embeth Davidtz.
Director: Gregory Hoblit
Best Quote: “Time is on my side …” ~Various characters singing
|36.||What: Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid
Cast: Steve Martin, Rachel Ward, Carl Reiner and Reni Santoni
Director: Carl Reiner
Best Quote: “It’s all right. It’s just a bullet. My wife Carmelita will suck it out. Go ahead. And don’t worry about your pajamas. I’ll take care of them!” ~Carlos Rodriguez
|35.||What: House on Haunted Hill
Cast: Geoffrey Rush, Famke Janssen, Taye Diggs, Ali Larter and Peter Gallagher.
Director: William Malone
Best Quote: “Guess old Melissa found what she was looking for.” ~Evelyn
|34.||What: Big Fish
Cast: Ewan MacGregor, Albert Finney, Billy Crudup and Jessica Lange
Director: Tim Burton
Best Quote: “There are some fish that cannot be caught. It’s not that they’re faster or stronger than other fish. They’re just touched by something extra.” ~Young Ed Bloom
|33.||What: Big Trouble
Cast: Tim Allen, Rene Russo, Stanley Tucci and Tom Sizemore
Director: Barry Sonnenfeld
Best Quote: “Make it stop. God in heaven, make it stop. She wants my soul.” ~Arthur Herk
|32.||What: High Spirits
Cast: Steve Gutenberg, Peter O’Toole, Daryl Hannah and Beverly D’Angelo.
Director: Neil Jordan
Best Quote: “Sir, once again I must remind you that my first name is not ‘dick’. Nor is my surname ‘face’. It is simply ‘Peter’. ‘Peter Plunkett’. No, I was not given a middle name but I’m sure if I had, my mother would not have chosen ‘shit-for-brains peckerhead’.”~Peter Plunkett
|31.||What: Key Largo
Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Edward G. Robinson and Lionel Barrymore.
Director: John Huston
Best Quote: “You don’t like it, do you Rocco, the storm? Show it your gun, why don’t you? If it doesn’t stop, shoot it.” ~Frank McCloud
|30.||What: Kill Bill Vol. 1 and 2
Year: 2003, 2004
Cast: Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu, David Carradine and Daryl Hannah
Director: Quentin Tarantino
Best Quote: “Those of you lucky enough to have your lives, take them with you. However, leave the limbs you’ve lost. They belong to me now.” ~The Bride
Cast: Johnny Depp, Penelope Cruz, Paul Reubens and Cliff Curtis
Director: Ted Demme
Best Quote: “So in the end, was it worth it? Jesus Christ … I’ll grant you I’ve had more than my share of poignant moments. Life passes most people by while they’re making grand plans for it.” ~George Jung
|28.||What: Car Wash
Cast: George Carlin, Richard Pryor, Antonio Fargas, Franklyn Ajaye and Bill Duke.
Director: Michael Schultz
Best Quote: “Honey, I’m more man than you’ll ever be and more woman than you’ll ever get.” ~Lindy
|27.||What: High Fidelity
Cast: John Cusack, Iben Hjejle, Jack Black and Todd Louiso.
Director: Stephen Frears
Best Quote: “Books, records, films – these things matter.” ~Rob Gordon
|26.||What: The Conjuring
Cast: Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga, Lily Taylor and Ron Livingston.
Director: James Wan
Best Quote: “You have a lot of spirits in here, but there is one I’m most worried about because it is so hateful.” ~Lorraine Warren