I’ve watched a few movies in my day – some good, some bad, some horrendous. But a select few have stood out to me as classics that must be remembered.
These are my top five favorite movies.
When I was playing hockey as a kid, this movie would constantly get played at tournaments while hanging out with buddies. It’s a hockey cult classic and the first hockey comedies to hit the big screen. There’s no way I could leave it off my list.
This one has an all-star cast – George Clooney, Matt Damon, Brad Pitt, Bernie Mac, and the list goes on. Oceans 11 is one of those movies that I find myself watching over and over. Oceans 12 and 13 were solid but not as good as the original. Oceans 11 does a great job combining storyline with humor.
Rush Hour, Rush Hour 2, Rush Hour 3
In most trilogies, the sequel isn’t as good as the original, and the third installment is a money grab. That’s not the case with the Rush Hour movies, though, which are so good that I have to list all three. Rush Hour 3 just came on the other night, and my roommates and I couldn’t stop laughing. I’ve always liked Chris Tucker, and I’m in awe of Jackie Chan performing his own stunts. You can’t skip any one of these three.
Dazed & Confused
This movie features some massive actors before their big breaks, like Matthew McConaughey, Ben Affleck, Adam Goldberg and more. Seeing them when they were young is always a trip, and you can’t help but love the rawness. This is another classic.
This is considered one of the greatest movies of all time, and with good reason. It’s incredibly well written, and you can’t go wrong with a Morgan Freeman narration. If you’re looking for a movie with a legitimate journey, Shawshank Redemption is for you, and that’s why it’s for me.