Re: Your Top 5 Favorite Movies
Not necessarily what I think are the 'best' movies ever, but as the OP says, my favourites...
The Godfather I & II (yeah, fuck it, they count as one. Incredible character study's, possibly the best ever in film imo.)
The Empire Strikes Back (Imo, probably the most 'fun' movie ever. It's character's are great and pretty complex for the genre, it's brilliantly dark and has some stunning set pieces. The effects still look outstanding.)
Magnolia (An amazing labyrinth of a film, a lot of fun despite it's themes and it's length, the use of sound mixed with the editing is fantastic, and every single actor in it is on award worthy form.)
Goodfellas (A fascinating study of Gangster life, feels like you've literally been transported to that time and are watching it first hand. Maybe my favourite single shot in history (anyone that's seen it should know the one), and the best soundtrack ever to boot.)
Drive (Fuck it, this gets a spot. Incredible masterpiece imo, and my favourite film of the last 5 years at least. A great lead character and performance, stunning visuals, editing, cinematography and of course that soundtrack. The SHIT!)
Ask me on another day and Tree Of Life, Pulp Fiction, Breathless, Pan's Labyrinth and a whole bunch of other stuff might be in there, but today this is my top 5.