My Top 10 All-Time Favorite Films

I believe that everyone has some favorite films of their own. Sometimes it’s not about the best film which won Oscar or Golden Globe, either a box office one. Maybe it’s just an ordinary simple film which is very special personally. It makes us keep watching several times but it feels like we aren’t bored at all.

The main story, some scene, the acting, the score, or other unexplained reasons which make us keep re-watching them continuously.

Yeah, some films always inspire us..and they stay with us forever and ever…

Here are my Top 10 personal films,,

10. The Social Network (2010)

Director: David Fincher

Writers: Aaron Sorkin (screenplay), Ben Mezrich (book)

Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Justin Timberlake

Fincher’s finest work so far I guess. How a chronicle about the invention of facebook becomes one of the most incredible film about a real history. It’s cold, serious, and thrill as usual as Fincher’s. While most people find this one is really boring with full of dialogue, I’m in the contrary. It has everything: deep character, effective script, sharp and smart dialogue, tension score, amazing acting, and of course briliant direction. What else are you asking for? And by the way, Garfield is the most stunning one.

“Sorry! My Prada’s at the cleaners! Along with my hoodie and my ‘f#ck you’ flip-flops, you pretentious douchebag!”

9.  The Blind Side (2009)

Director: John Lee Hancock

Writers: John Lee Hancock, Michael Lewis (book)

Stars: Quinton Aaron, Sandra Bullock, Tim McGraw

A heartwarming family film about an extraordinary true story. A modern high class mother helps a homeless teenage African-American straightly by taking him in her home with her family without re-thinking about the consequences. What an ultimately awesome performance of  Sandra Bullock!

“You threaten my son, you threaten me.”

8. Taare Zameen Paar a.k.a Like Stars on Earth (2010)

Director: Aamir Khan

Writer: Amole Gupte

Star: Darsheel Safary, Aamir Khan

One of the most educational film about understanding a child with some special needs. All scenes are useful and unforgettable which will simply touch your heart and change your mind about how to educate a child. Some parts totally made me almost cry. Well. I didn’t cry but I admit that my deepest heart couldn’t bear crying a lot.

All songs scene are my favorite, but for me, personally, the most meaningful is Meera Jahaan (means “My World”, if I’m not wrong). It’s very peaceful when we can see something clearly through a child’s perspective.

Let me in without a shout. Let me in, I have no doubt. There are more..many more..many many many more like me..

7. Kill Bill Vol. 1 (2003)

Director: Quentin Tarantino

Writer: Quentin Tarantino

Stars: Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu, Vivica A. Fox

I really enjoy every character, every sadistic martial art fighting scene, and Tarantino’s long-cool dialogue. That’s it!

“No, no, no, no, no. No, to get even, even-Steven… I would have to kill you… go up to Nikki’s room, kill her… then wait for your husband, the good Dr. Bell, to come home and kill him. That would be even, Vernita. That’d be about square.”

6.   Kill Bill Vol. 2 (2004)


Director: Quentin Tarantino

Writer: Quentin Tarantino

Stars: Uma Thurman, David Carradine, Daryl Hannah, Michael Madsen.

Unlike the first with extreme sadistic action, Vol. 2 is everything that was missing in the first. This is actually the first one. The origin of everything.

“Bitch, you don’t have a future!”

5. Babel (2006)

Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu

Writer: Guillermo Arriaga

Stars: Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Gael García Bernal

One of the most powerful  interconnection film I’ve ever seen. It’s offering a common theme:  a (mis)communication in modern world. Despite of using a hand-held camera,  it’s still impressive and leave me nothing but speechless. Watchout, it moves so fast. My favorites one is a second moment when Santaolalla’s beautiful score “Deportation Iguazu” shows up. It’s relieving.

 “This is your f#cked-up country, it’s your responsibility!”

4. The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

Director: Christopher Nolan

Writers: Jonatahan Nolan, Christopher Nolan

Stars: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Anne Hathaway, Tom Hardy, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Morgan Freeman

Here is it, the epic conclusion of the Batman Trilogy which is also the most spectacular action film in 2012. No matter what people say, I agree with Nolan about not to continue this one. It’s an elegant way to end the story of a legend mysteriously.

See my full review here.

“Suffering builds character.”

3. Do ga ni a.k.a Silenced a.k.a Crucible (2011)

Director: Dong-hyuk Wang

Writer: Dong-hyuk Wang

Stars: Yoo Gong, Yu-mi Jeong

Unlike the most box offices Korean film which shows us about the melancholy and romantic of falling in love, this one is the opposite mainstream. Adapted from a novel by Jee-young Cong (published in 2009) which based a real story that occurred on a special school for deaf and mute children at Mujin in 2005,  it’s not easy to see by all audiences, but I guess it’s a must see. You can read my full review here.

After watching this, I conclude that no matter where we are, the situation is always same. It’s all about justice. It is a something that very hard to get, especially for a lower middle class people, but deserve fighting for, no matter what.

“….watching them grow so well, it makes me think that we should not fight to change the world itself but to stop it from changing us that we really are….”

2.  Inception (2010)

Director: Christopher Nolan

Writer: Christopher Nolan

Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Ken Watanabe, Ellen Page, Marion Cotillard, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Tom Hardy, Michael Caine.

One original simple idea by the genius and the acclaimed filmmaker, Christopher Nolan, becomes the most innovative film in a decade. What a brilliant achievement!

A good complicated story, breathtaking special effects, spectacular actions, stunning score, and top casts are the reason why this box office film which won four Oscars in 2011 deserve watching more and more.

How could I drop you without gravity?

1. Atonement (2007)

Director: Joe Wright

Writer: Christopher Hampton

Stars: James McAvoy, Saoirse Ronan, Keira Knightley

What could I say? The best film I’ve ever seen so far, no matter what people say, especially Oscar Judges. It’s about a hundred times I re-watch it, but I always feel thrilling and exciting. Wright’s solid direction, Marionelli’s innovative score, the beautiful cinematography, and the superb performance of the stars, especially Ronan are the perfect combination all time.

Unquestionable, long shot of “Elegy for Dunkirk” is the greatest one.

“How old do you have to be before you know the difference between right and wrong? Do you have to be eighteen? Do you have to be eighteen before you can bring yourself to own up to a lie? There are soldiers of eighteen old enough to be left to die on the side of the road! Did you know that?”


So, what’s yours?? Share, please 😉


4 thoughts on “My Top 10 All-Time Favorite Films

  1. check my top 10 all time favorite films:
    10. 300
    9. up
    8. Atonement
    7. the hangover
    6. the dark knight rises
    5. the dark knight
    4. the girl with the dragon tattoo
    3. inception
    2. confessions
    1. shawshank redemption

    • Which version of “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” is your most favorite one? Original/Swedish or the remake/Hollywood?

    • Yes, indeed.
      Btw, the next “300” called “300: Rise of an Empire” will be released this year.
      Thanks for sharing 🙂

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