This was originally one of those chain Facebook posts where a friend tags you to do a list. In this case, listing the top 15 films that most affected you. So it’s not quite a list of favorites but probably pretty close.
Anyway, I wanted to post mine here as it’s already getting buried in Facebook and I think it’s a fun thing to remember. So, here we go:
This was super tricky, even with 15 to choose. As a film student I wish I could pick a lot of film classics that I do legitimately enjoy, but I had to go with the ones that continue to mean the most to me in my life. Which is of course mostly 80s-90s sci-fi and action films.
Here we go, in a vague but not exact order:
2) Terminator 2: Judgement Day
3) Jurassic Park
4) The Boondock Saints
6) The Transformers: The Movie (1986)
7) Star Wars (Ep 4 A New Hope)
11) Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
12) Die Hard
13) Pulp Fiction
15) A Christmas Story
I purposefully neglected to include most animated/Disney films as watching them with my daughter these days has allowed them to take on even more precious meaning, so it would be a bit unfair.