Friday Fire: What’s Your Favorite Movie of All Time?

I have a post about race that will be up later in the afternoon. The Cole Wiley interview will be posted early next week after I receive a couple of quotes. Things have been getting real serious around here, so I wanted to lighten it up a bit and get your favorite movie choice. I have many favorites. The top three are Spike Lee joints: Malcolm X, Do the Right Thing and Mo’ Better Blues (in that order). Menace II Society, Aliens, Strange Days, Rosewood, Training Day, Goodfellas, Less Than Zero, Love Jones, Juice, Return of the Jedi, Mission to Mars, The Best Man, Dead Presidents, Friday, Friday After Next, Belly, Sugar Hill, Pulp Fiction, Gia, Full Metal Jacket and Predator are some of the others. I also love a Terrance Blanchard score.

55 Responses to “Friday Fire: What’s Your Favorite Movie of All Time?”

  1. thebrotherreport says:

    Reading this list makes me want to update the video library.

    Wow forgot about Boggie Nights, Dead Presidents, The Professional, The French Connection, Unforgiven.

    Classic line from Eastwood in that movie:

    Gene Hackman: “You sonofabitch, you just shot an unarmed man.”

    Eastwood: “Well he shoulda armed himself if he was gonna decorate his saloon with my friend.”

  2. A break fm the serious stuff…great!
    In no particular order;
    Kug Fu Hustle
    Black Hawk Down
    Malcolm X (although I have to be rested to watch it)
    Snatch
    Menace II Society (made “Boys” seemlike an after school special)
    Star Wars (the original)
    The Matrix
    Run Lola Run
    Do the Right Thing
    Revolver

  3. des says:

    Yeah I know I’m late:

    1. Tie between ” The Godfather” and ” The God father, Part II “.

    The two greatest American films ever made.

    2. ” Do The Right Thing”.

    I still get chills when I see the cops throw the lifeless Radio Raheem in the squad car and drive away.

    3. ” Good Fellas ”

    ” For as long as I can remember, i always wanted to be a gangster.”

    4. ” Malcolm X “.

    You knew what was going to happen, but you had to see it for yourself. Spike’s high water mark as a director.

    5. ” Traffic”.

    The drug war shown from three different perspectives. When Erika Christansen first did heroin, the look on her face made me understand how some one could get hooked.

    6. ” Cadyshack”

    This movie could not be made in today’s PC-driven society. I still laugh watching it.

    7. ” Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back.”

    Far and away, the best of the original trilogy.

    8. ” The Killer”

    John Woo’s American movies are pure crap, but this, ” Hard Bolied”, and ” A Better Tomorrow”, should be watched by those who want to make action films.

    9. ” Once Upon A Time In America”

    DeNiro and James Woods. Chec out the Directors Cut.

    10. ” The Last King Of Scotland.”

    Forest Whitaker as Idi Amin. One of the best performances ever.

    11. ” Rocky”

    Just a raw, real movie. When I watch this, it makes me sad to see what became of Stallone.

    12. ” The Matrix”

    The first ten minutes hooked me. If I have another girl, I’m gonna name her Trinity :)

    13. ” True Romance ”

    ” I’m not gay, but I’d fuck Elvis.”

    14. ” Heat ”

    Great cast. Pacino & DeNiro, but Val Kilmer, Tom Sizemore, Dennis Haysbert, Ashley Judd.

    15. ” Belly ”

    Hype Williams’ movie debut. Nas, DMX, Taral Hicks, and Method Man. Wow.

    16. ” La Femme Nikita”

    If you’re familiar with this film, the american version, ” Point Of No Return” should disgust you.

    17. ” Love Jones”

    Made the spoken word sexy. Nia Long, yeah.

    18. ” Pulp Fiction ”

    I’m sorry, it was like nothing I’d ever seen before. Great cast, and dialogue I’d never forget.

    19. ” The Dark Knight ”

    I went to a 10AM show the day after it opened. It lived up to the hype and then some.

    20. ” Boogie Nights ”

    Another great cast.

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