As I've mentioned a few times before, as a junior high and high school student I was a MAJOR movie buff. I loved exploring the facets of a film, taking it apart, and seeing if it could be put back together another way to give an altered view. Of course, I'm speaking figuratively. I took about the story, not the physical movie, scenes and such. I'm a writer, not a film editor.
But there were always those films that struck me so deeply I could never pull them apart, because it seemed like a violation. My list for this TOP TEN MOVIE Blogfest was so huge when I began to write it out that I added an additional list of films I just had to mention.
So here goes. Movies that influenced my life (on whatever level) during whatever period ... You can try to guess what age I was at when I felt moved by each film. LOL
When Victor Geddes (Campbell Scott) discovers that he is suffering from leukemia, his wealthy family hires pretty, young Hillary O'Neil (Julia Roberts) to help nurse him through his chemotherapy treatment. As the two struggle through the debilitating effects of Victor's treatment, they fall in love and attempt to make the most of their time together.
When a Jewish prince is betrayed and sent into slavery by a Roman friend, he regains his freedom and comes back for revenge.
After being killed during a botched mugging, a man's love for his partner enables him to remain on earth as a ghost.
American classic in which a manipulative woman and a roguish man carry on a turbulent love affair in the American south during the Civil War and Reconstruction.
Epic tale of three brothers and their father living in the remote wilderness of 1900s USA and how their lives are affected by nature, history, war, and love.
Film version of the musical stage play, presenting the last few weeks of Christ's life, told in an anachronistic manner.
A computer hacker learns from mysterious rebels about the true nature of his reality and his role in the war against its controllers.
A fisherman, a smuggler, and a syndicate of businessmen match wits over the possession of a priceless diamond.
A vampire tells his epic life story: love, betrayal, loneliness, and hunger.
Aurora and Emma are mother and daughter who march to different drummers. Beginning with Emma's marriage, Aurora shows how difficult and loving she can be. The movie covers several years of their lives as each finds different reasons to go on living and find joy. Aurora's interludes with Garrett Breedlove, retired astronaut and next door neighbor are quite striking. In the end, different people show their love in very different ways.
More Awesomes: The Breakfast Club, Lord of the Rings Trilogy, The Notebook, Immortals, Gladiator, Law Abiding Citizen, Iron Eagle, Pride & Prejudice, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Some Kind of Wonderful, Rain Man, The Secret of Nimh, Black Hawk Down, The Neverending Story, Underworld (love them!), The Ten Commandments, Dirty Dancing, Wuthering Heights.
For more awesome movie lists today, check out the list over on Alex's site!! What do you think of my list? Ecclectic? Sound? Original? Have you seen any of these films?