Lets face it, no-one has time to see all the great movies that exist, there's just too many of them, and we do have to live our lives as well. Thankfully, I have done all of the hard yards and compiled a list of movies that are guaranteed to impress and engage you on an epic level. Your socks will be blown off the end of your feet and your mind will be expanded. Trust me when I say that you will think about these movies for days after viewing them, because they are high quality viewings at their best.
Movies only get onto this list because they have passed my strict Hall of Fame expectations, which are as follows.
The movie must be an original story or in the very least be a new take on an old one.
The movie does not rely primarily on the power of CGI to compel.
The acting is of an exceptionally high standard.
The movie made me think, and not about what snacks to get from the snack bar.
The movie left a mark on me. In other words it changed my opinion or made me feel an emotional connection or stuck with me in an unshakable way.
The movie was either a revolution of its time or broke a mold somehow. This is particularly true of the older films that may be a bit dated now but spoke volumes when it was released.
Lastly, the most important criteria, I was glued to the screen and lost all sense of time and space.
The Hall of Fame is not discriminatory when it come to genres, and neither am I, I love all movies. So, you are going to get a mixture of all genres on this list. Therefore, it's important that you read the brief review on why it is hot before you just go off and watch it because some of that gritty shit will permanently fuck you up and the horror, well I am no lightweight when it comes to horror, so be prepared for a serious scare.
What I can guarantee is that every movie on this list has earned the right to be on the there, and not just because I say so, but also because the majority of the world agrees with me (yeah I checked IMDb and Rotten Tomatoes for public opinion to make sure that I'm not just yanking my own chain, and mostly we agreed, but not always). These are MUST SEE quality movies, trust me I watch a lot of movies. Read my blog, there are some mediocre and even Hall of Shame viewings that I have reviewed. I watch 'em all; the good, the bad and the ugly ones.
These golden flicks are compiled in no particular order because I don't believe there is an ultimate number one movie of all time, it is impossible to name just one overall winner. All of the movies on this list are of equal value and in my view are not any better than each other, especially when you consider the huge spread of genres. So please don't feel like you are reading them in order of preference.
If you only get to watch a limited number of movies in your lifetime these should be it...I mean it, make the time to see these films, they are all worthy of your attention.