Indie Birds – 10 Movies You Must Watch Before You Die
Dying very soon? Are you on a death toll? Well, before you die, there are 10 great movies that you must watch first. How did I know that this is worth your time? I watched it, and so must you, to prove that I am right.
Due to boredom and got nothing else to do, I decided to have a movie marathon by myself. I went to my entertainment room and selected 10 movies that I love the most. It took me 15 hours just watching them. Here are my top 10 greatest movies of all time. I started with:
1. The Goonies – a 1985 movie that was directed by Richard Donner and a story made by Steven Spielberg. A ragtag group of young misfits are what they call the “Goonies”. These “Goonies”, who were from the “Goon Docks” neighborhood of Astoria, Oregon, started to go on an adventure to find the buried treasure of One-Eyed Willie, a legendary 17th-century pirate, hoping to save their homes from demolition .
2. Never Ending Story – is the 1984 film adaptation of the German fantasy novel by Michael Ende and the production was directed by Wolfgang Petersen.
Starring Barret Oliver as Bastian Balthazar Bux (named only “Bastian Bux” in the movie), Noah Hathaway as Atreyu, and Tami Stronach as The Childlike Empress.
The story began when Bastian started reading the book “The Never Ending Story”. And his adventure started when he started reading the book. To be able to save “Fantasia”, Bastian should rebuild the entire world through wishes and imagination.
It is considered by some critics to be even better than the original. The film is both a sequel and a prequel to The Godfather, chronicling the story of the Corleone family following the events of the first film while also depicting the rise to power of the young Vito Corleone, played by Robert De Niro.
6. The Godfather Part III (1990) – is the third and final film in the Godfather trilogy written by Mario Puzo and Francis Ford Coppola, and directed by Coppola. It completes the story of Michael Corleone, a Mafia godfather who tries to legitimize his criminal empire. The movie also weaves into its plot a fictionalized account of real-life events – the mysterious 1978 death of Pope John Paul I and the Papal banking scandal of 1981-1982 – and links them with each other and with the affairs of Michael Corleone. The film stars Al Pacino, Diane Keaton, Talia Shire, Andy Garcia, Eli Wallach, Joe Mantegna, George Hamilton, Bridget Fonda, and Sofia Coppola.
7. Good Fellas – is a 1990 film directed by Martin Scorsese, based on the book Wiseguy by Nicholas Pileggi, the true story of mob informer Henry Hill. The film stars Ray Liotta as Henry Hill, Robert De Niro as Jimmy Conway (based on Jimmy Burke), Joe Pesci, who won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as the sociopath Tommy DeVito (based on Tommy DeSimone), Lorraine Bracco as Hill’s wife (Karen Hill), and Paul Sorvino as Paulie Cicero (based on Paul Vario).
8. City Of God – is an Academy Award-nominated 2002 Brazilian film, released in its home country in 2002 and worldwide in 2003. It was adapted by Bráulio Mantovani from the 1997 novel of the same name written by Paulo Lins which, both the film and the book, are based on a true story; the war between Knockout Ned and Li’l Zé is based on their real life counterparts. It was directed by Kátia Lund and Fernando Meirelles.
The film was released under its Spanish title in the English-speaking world, although it was sometimes translated as Love’s a Bitch in marketing. In a 2001 interview on National Public Radio, Iñárritu pointed out that an American English idiom, Love’s a Bitch is not a satisfactory translation of the title. ( http://en.wikipedia.org )
There you have it, my top 10 greatest movies. Anyone who share same interests as mine, feel free to comment, or you could also suggest some movies that I should also watch before I die. Enjoy!