We all are a fool for love, even more on the big screen. Many of the great love stories have been about the connection of two people, the sacrifice of love and the absence of it. Others about the quirkiness and unfair nature that comes with it. The great romances of the past, are all but forgotten to the cheap rom-coms of today. Here is a list with some of the greats, some my favorites and some of the best love stories you will ever see.
Another year has past, with more great films to remember and abysmal films to forget. In general it was a pretty light year. Films were mostly about superheroes, blockbusters, Harry Potter and Twilight fever than films that capture movie magic or push the boundaries of cinema. Those special films that we all rave about, I'm sad to say weren't that many. Not that they weren't exceptions.
2010 was no different than previous years, with films that delivered thrills, chills and major disappointments. The biggest film of the year was without a doubt "Inception", that not only broke the box office, but also our minds. This was also a great year for thrillers from old legends in "Shutter Island" and "The Ghost Writer" and also from new filmmakers with films like "Buried".
Heist films have never managed to be one the best genres in cinema. They have though a number of superb films that define its genre and cinema. Many directors through the heist genre have pulled off to make a name for themselves and glorify the act of robbing a person blind. Here are some of the best Heist films ever made.
Love them or hate them remakes have actually made better films of their originals in quite a few cases. They are useless and bad most of the time, but still some have proved to be better films to there original counterparts. So give some of these remakes a chance as they have a reason of being the best in one of the worst genres of cinema.
There isn't anything glamorous about war and most of these films try not to glamorize something that has ruined mankind chances of living in peace so many times. All these films show in their own way the cruelty of war, the consequences, the reasons why we go to war. Some also manage to perfectly satirize the whole idea of war and some even come close to being some of the best anti war material ever created.
Too many Hitchcock films? Well your going to have to live with it. Because the 50's were dominated by some his best films. Films that were a great inspiration and continuing to define cinema till this day. But the 50's weren't only about Hitch. The 1950's were also a time with a much different focus than ours. With aliens, unlikely heroes and an intense and rebellious youth being right at the forefront.
Some of our most favorite films happen to be about the most retched, cruel and greedy people on Earth, Mobsters. Their charm, way of life and smug attitude that they deserve it all and never had it coming. Constantly intrigues us and makes us at times want to be apart of the lifestyle and in on the social hierarchy of control. No matter their evil deeds and even sometimes good. They provide most often some of the best entertainment cinema has to provide, hands down.
Now the 70's are probably the most beloved decade of them all. How couldn't it be with two Godfather films, Star Wars and the Exorcist to name a few. The 70's are the most remembered for the genre classics that were created and also the rise of new filmmakers, that today have become masters of cinema. Scorsese, Coppola, Spielberg, Lucas all rose to dominance in the 70's and made it a special decade, with fond memories of hope in galaxies far far away, of deep love for family & honor and the fear of the devil within us all. Ladies and gentlemen the best of the 1970's.
The 1980's wasn't as special for me as the 90's were, but it wasn't all that bad. It had some great moments with films like Raging Bull and Ran, we also had the creation of franchises like Terminator, Die Hard and the continuation of others through their incredible sequels like Aliens and Empire.