My Favorite Flicks

These are all 5 stars:

Science Fiction

 The Matrix: No flick crams more action, more cool ideas, and more adrenalin into one sitting.

 Bladerunner: Ruttger Hauer is terrifying as the replicant Harrison Ford has to take him down.

 Fifth Element: An action flick that makes you giggle. Bruce Willis is perfect as is Gary Oldman and Lelu (Milla Javovich).

 Predator: Awesome idea--what would hunt man? My favorite Arnold movie.

 Terminator 1 & 2: Also great Arnold flicks.

 Aliens: Gotta be the scariest bad guys ever in this one, but Sigourney Weaver handles 'em. Bill Paxton is perfect as the whiney defeatest space marine who thinks it's, "Game over man, game over".

 Forbidden Planet: Awesome space travel flick, the best of the old genre. The effects are unbelievable for the period, and of course there's Robby the Robot.

 War Of The Worlds: I remember being terrified as a child when I watched this flick. Just like all the folks who were scared by the original radio broadcast.

 Robinson Crusoe on Mars: Another great space travel flick. I personally think this movie is every bit as entertaining as the much artier "2001". So far, I've only seen it on LaserDisc, so I keep my laser player going.

Action

 Under Siege: Seagal has never even come close to doing better than in this movie.

 Broken Arrow: John Woo's best flick. John Travolta has so much style, and the action is relentless. Best quote, "Please don't shoot the nuclear weapons!"

 Absolute Power: A fabulous caper with lots of plot twists and turns. I love Clint Eastwood and Gene Hackman both.

 Goldeneye: The best of the post-Connery Bonds.

 Goldfinger: Together with Thunderball, these two are Sean Connery's best Bond flicks.

 Thunderball: Together with Goldeneye, Sean Connery's best Bond flicks.

 Never Say Never: It was great to see Sean Connery come back in this remake of Thunderball.

 Silence of the Lambs: Hopkins/Hannibal are an amazingly chilling character.

 The Game : What an amazing premise! Many surprising plot turns. Gripping.

 Ocean's 11: My favorite Clooney flick, and a wonderful "caper" movie.

 Italian Job: None of the actors are my faves, but this movie just works for me. Great fun!

 Thomas Crowne Affair: Bravo! What a fantastic exposition on the difficulties of becoming bored with wealth. Much better than the original IMHO, but then you can imagine Steve McQueen robbing banks for money and Pierce Brosnan pilfering art for art's sake.

Comedy

 Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels: How the English do a movie like "Get Shorty". Hilarious!

 Blues Brothers: Great music, a hilarious story, and the immortal Jim Belushi.

 Home Alone 1 & 2: Perfect slapstick. Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern are comic geniuses.

 Get Shorty: Travolta, DeVito, and Hackman in very funny Elmore Leanord flick.

 Grosse Point Blanke: A hilarious black comedy starring John Cusack and Dan Aykroyd as two rival hit men among others. Awesome sound track.

 Jackie Brown: Get Shorty style crime flick. These characters are cool. Some find this movie boring though.

War Movies

 Kelly's Heroes: How can you miss? Clint Eastwood, Donald Sutherland, Telly Savalas, and Don Rickles on a WWII caper. Quote, "This could be the perfect crime!"

 Dirty Dozen: Lee Marvin and an early Charlie Bronson. An excellent suicide mission set in WWII.

 Where Eagles Dare: Richard Burton and Clint Eastwood. The third member of the WWII triumvirate, and a great Alistair McLean thriller.

Westerns

 Quincy Down Under: Gotta love Selleck's character, as well as the villain. Offbeat locale (a western in Australia?!??) also wins big.

 Pale Rider : Great comeback movie for Eastwood.

 Unforgiven : A literary Western, and it involves Dirty Harry--you've gotta love that. Can't go wrong with Gene Hackman or Morgan Freeman either.

 Silverado : Hated Kevin Costner, loved the movie. Linda Hunt is a fantastic actress I never tire of.

Drama / Chick Flick

 Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil: The atmosphere and quirky characters are what make this flick tick. Spacey is wonderful and Cusack is always worth watching. Makes me want to go to Savannah just to see those old houses. Warning: lots of friends just thought the movie was boring, but I loved it.

 The Year of Living Dangerously: Such adventure. Such atmosphere. Such characters! I loved it. Linda Hunt, Mel Gibson, Sigourney Weaver, really a very fine movie with something for everyone.

I can watch these movies over and over again!
 
All material 2001-2006, Robert W. Warfield.