Two Opposable Thumbs Up

I went out with some people this weekend. We went to hear a band, then went ton Connely’s and then to Wild Wing Cafe. I was out until after 2:30. In the morning. With people. That in and of itself should get a post. And I guess it just did.

Someone started talking about The Dark Knight and how it was pretty much the best movie they’d seen a long time. In my humble opinion, Ledger’s joker was the best villian in the history of cinema…even better that Al Pacino in The Devil’s Advocate. But I digress. The movie was given the rare status of being “a flawless movie.” At that point, we felt the need to make a list. This is what we came up with.

Braveheart (Obviously)
Shawshank Redemption
A Beautiful Life
Saving Private Ryan
The Princess Bride
Waking Ned Devine (I understand this was an ambitious addition)

And while I don’t want want to fight over the definition of “perfect”, I would live to invite you to add some more cinematic gods to the pantheon.


13 Responses to Two Opposable Thumbs Up

  1. matt s says:

    The Fountain
    The Bourne Ultimatum

  2. Katie Bigbie says:


  3. matt s says:

    The Matrix (the first one only)

  4. matt s says:

    ok i light of this post, i watched the shawshank redemption last night for the first time. Yes i know, no one can believe i’ve never seen it before :0) but yes i agree, that movie is very vey close to perfect. Incredible.

  5. Jon says:

    “Waking Ned Divine” might be one of the most enjoyable movies no one has ever heard of….

    Forrest Gump (for my wife)

    anything by M.Night Shyamalan… haha… jokes, jokes…

  6. cheryl says:

    speaking of tom hanks…Toy Story, speaking of animation…Finding Nemo,

    Oh, and A Time to Kill

  7. Jared says:

    The Royal Tennenbaums.

    First prize for best movie to watch alone.

  8. matt s says:

    Blues Brothers
    Flowers for Algernon

  9. Steven says:

    Glitter, starring Mariah Carey, and From Justin to Kelly with American Idol alums Justin Guarini and the once wildly successful but now widely considered washed up Kelly “Because of You” Clarkson. Both. Classics.

  10. Dana Wood says:

    As a horse lover….The Black Stallion I think there are only ten sentences in the whole movie, but if you love horses, perfect movie!

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