TOP 10: Films I Want To Live In

Everyone would have imagined, well at-least once in their lifetime, about being inside a movie universe. Here are some movies I felt great about. But first off, let me remind you, I’m not running into a list of my favorite movies right here (Well these are of course movies that I love). The things that have influenced me in bringing out this post are evidently, the subjects being dealt, the characters involved, and most importantly the whole ATMOSPHERE in the film (the locations having a really great influence on it). Be sure to leave your opinions and comments.

#10.Children of Men (2006)

One of the best cinematography I’ve ever seen; from Emmanuel Lubezki. The world is approaching the apocalypse. The year 2027, a woman gets mysteriously pregnant, a rarity for mankind who have long lost their fertility.The quest begins- to protect her and her baby in a dystopian world, where racism and terrorism dominates. The film has a beautiful London setting. It is so realistic and it sometimes appears like a first person shooting game (sometimes switching to a third person).

#9.300 (2006)

The epic battle between the Spartans led by King Leonidas, and the Persians at Thermopylae; captured in front of a blue-screen, working out to be a masterpiece. Though not gigantic with the story (but which the movie is), the style and tone of the film makes it a cult favorite.

#8.Reservoir Dogs (1992)

The first film from the all-American auteur Quentin Tarantino, who is one among those responsible for bringing and promoting the “wave” to Hollywood. The soundtracks from the 70s completes the film. Joe Cabot, count me in for the job……how about “Mr. Grey”?

#7.Narc (2002)

One of my favorite films, and one of the most under-rated movies of all time, and Ray Liotta’s performance too is overlooked- this is one of the best works he has done. The dark theatrical chroma, is what makes this film more than likable. Officer Oak, if you need any assistance with your investigations just leave a message!

#6.Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (2005)

The latest installment of the greatest sci-fi franchise made in the history of cinema. In fact, I would love to be a part of the Star Wars Universe (the whole franchise). But to pick one, I’d call the third- for its vibrancy,action and visuals (the latest Star Wars, with the latest technology). The ultimate villain, Darth Vader, gets shaped in this film. I wanna fight for the Jedis!!

#5.Taxi Driver (1976)

“All the animals come out at night – whores, skunk pussies, buggers, queens, fairies, dopers, junkies, sick, venal. Someday a real rain will come and wash all this scum off the streets. I go all over. I take people to the Bronx, Brooklyn, I take ’em to Harlem. I don’t care. Don’t make no difference to me. It does to some. Some won’t even take spooks. Don’t make no difference to me.” These lines at the very beginning of the movie, with the beautiful soundtrack from  Bernard Herrman in the BG, sets the mood. An ever-inspiring story of a Vietnam vet, now an unstable, NYC cab driver, pushing himself to make a change around! The way Scorsese has picturized NY is what makes “Taxi Driver” so special in the list, and of course, the lead role by De Niro.

#4.Inception (2010)

A quite guessable choice. It would be a dream come true to star in a dream within a dream within a dream-(how many layers was that?). And also I’ve got another excuse – Christopher Nolan.

#3.Revolver (2005)

A film that is often ignored and not making it to Guy Ritchie’s pop-hits among the viewers (But I just love this one). The intimate connection between the character and his narration, shot with splendid cinematography gives rise to a cult like no other. This deep and dark ‘mind thriller’, forces you to THINK and that’s why I wanna live inside it.

#2.Good Will Hunting (1997)

A successful attempt from Gus Van Sant, with a screenplay that will surely hook you up with the movie. In fact, what I liked about the movie is the relationship between the characters, and the dim but colorful Boston depicted in the film. There’s no way you’re gonna turn your head away from this movie once you’ve heard Matt saying this -> Why Shouldn’t I Work for the NSA?

#1.Goodfellas (1990)

An American tale that takes us through the heart of the culture, from the 50s to the 90s. The film is seen through the eyes of Henry Hill, who narrates his story, an associate of Lucchese crime family. It also takes us through the Sicilian ways of the Italian Americans, the joyful moments between the members of the family; there’s a whole lot of genre mash-up going on in here. How I wish, I could experience this film as a reality.

Honorable Mention

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

The Matrix (1999)

Burn After Reading (2008)

Midnight in Paris (2011)

Fight Club (1999)/Pulp Fiction (1994)

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