Ron Millennor, Executive Sports Producer
I've recently had some requests to list, what I consider, the best movies of all time. I have given this quite a bit of thought and have decided to list my ten favorite movies. The difference, at least to me, is that best and favorite mean different things. Best is something that is ground-breaking or somehow stands out from everything else. Citizen Kane is generally considered the best movie ever because of it's innovative cinematic style and it's amazing script and cast. And I agree that it's one of the greatest movies ever made however, as great as I think it is I don't consider it one of my favorites to watch. Favorite for me means enjoyable to watch...just a pleasant experience. So below are my ten favorites, in no order except for number one.
1) The Bicycle Thief- The most poignant, heart-breaking, yet hopeful film I have ever seen. No movie has ever affected me as much as this one has.
The Breakfast Club- The perfect high school movie.
In America- Always makes me cry
Pieces of April- A fun, dysfunctional family...plus the wonderful Patricia Clarkson.
Shane- My father introduced me to this wonderful western that taught me what a man really is.
Being There- Peter Sellers at his subtle best.
Sunset Boulevard- A haunting tale of fame and loneliness. Plus, directing great Eric Von Stroheim as the chauffeur is priceless.
Frankenstein (1931 James Whale's uncut version) I grew up loving horror movies, especially ones from this period, and none made me happier, and more frightened then this classic.
The Wrestler- Three flawless performances from Mickey Rourke, Marisa Tomei and Evan Rachel Wood.
As Good as it Gets- Reminded me of the old Bob Hope road movies, only 100 times better. Jack Nicholson is the ultimate, neurotic curmudgeon...but with a heart.
* Everyone one of these movies is available on DVD. Check one or all of them out and let me know what you think. What's your favorite movie?