There was lots of debate last week on the Paul and Young Ron show, as we discussed Entertainment weekly magazines, 100 All Time Greatest, movies, TV shows, albums and more issue. We followed up with our top ten lists, for Movies. Here is mine:
10) Pulp Fiction, so many elements, and of course John Travolta and The Gimp! A great way to ruin my day? Put on Pulp Fiction, I’m done.
9) A tie between Annie Hall and Stripes. Annie Hall, the only comedy to ever win an Oscar for best picture, and Stripes just flat out makes me laugh. Bill Murray’s number one, but he was brilliant in Groundhog day, too.
8) The Firm and Scarface, I watch the Firm whenever it’s on, Gene Hackman steels the movie, and Pacino should have gotten his academy award for Tony Montana, not Scent of a woman. Plus, I do a pretty good Montana impression.
7) Star Wars: Pick one. Saturday afternoon adventure at its finest. The originals, not the Jar Jar Binks deal.
6) The Wizard of Oz, I still watch it every year. Hard to believe it is as old as my Dad.
5) A Few Good Men. Jack Nicholson was in the movie for 5 minutes, and you can’t take his eyes off him. Can you handle the truth?
4) Goodfellas: “Do I amuse you?” Pesci was brilliant, Deniro was cold and Ray Liotta was never better. “Ever since I can remember, I always wanted to be a gangster”.
3) Silence of the Lambs: I’m a fan of a great performance, and Anthony Hopkins, was Hannibel Lector. “You’re not more than one generation away from poor white trash (Ron Brewer)”.
2) Godfather 2: Greatest sequel ever. Deniro and Pacino in the same movie? Thank you.
1) Godfather. You can argue that 2 was better than 1, but if it wasn’t for 1, there would be no 2. If it’s on, forget everything else, I’m going to the mattresses.
Others receiving votes: Raging Bull, Casablanca, Casino, The Exorcist, Rocky, Ferris Bueller, Animal House and Airplane.
I’d argue that you need a whole category for comedy alone! Your comments are welcome, but remember: These are my top ten…what are yours?