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My Top 30 Favourite Movies: Part 1

By Geeky Gem

Now a few weeks ago Hmsbeefnuts told you all about his Top 20 movies and not to be outdone I started to think about what my Top 30 movies. When you look at my list you may well go back to Hmsbeefnuts list and find some movies are the same and that’s because well they are my favourite too. Shall we get down to it then?

Tron

Tron is a movie I have spoken about on All Geek a few times so is it any wonder that it is on my list. It’s a fantastic movie and brings back a memory of my childhood every time I watch and in the end isn’t that what a great movie should do.  Its simple yet thought-provoking story is both fantastic and fun.

Back to the Future

What kind of child of the eighties would I be if this wasn’t n my list, I have lost count of how many times I have watched. Who knows how many times I have day dreamed about time machines being really and where and when would I go? What and who would I see.

Lord of the Rings

Yes I am doing the same as Hmsbeefnuts and including trilogy’s on my list, all the movies are good apart but together they add up to one epic, fantastic adventure through worlds unknown, mix in some epic battles and Orcs and what more did this movie have to be. I can’t wait for the Hobbit, it going to be brilliant plus it will have a dragon and we know I love those.

Hellboy

I don’t even know where to start with Hellboy, its everything I love about movies and comics. It dark, edgy and Ron Perlman is just fantastic as the Demon from another realm. If the BPRD where real I would so want to work there, I’ve seen enough movies to banish a few demons.

Superman

This was one of the first Super Hero movies I ever saw, and it sounds cheesy but to quote the tag line I really did believe man could fly. This is where y love for Super Heroes came from and that can only be a good thing in book. That’s why I enjoyed written about The Sons of Krypton back in Avenging April.

Star Trek

I had to have Star Trek on this list; yes I know there is more than trilogy. There’s 11 in fact and with the newest one they broke the myth that every odd-numbered Star Trek is shit. These movies vary and not all of them are good but they are worth a watch, there are fantastic and run alongside the show nicely. However I really wish Deep Space Nine and Voyager had been given a go at the big screen.

Batman Begins

Did you really think I would include Superman and not include Batman? After having watched all six movies for Bat-A-Thon for Summer Knights, I sat there and had a good hard think about which of the six I like the most and this was it. This was everything I love about The Dark Knight with Nolan’s flare and a whole lot more.

How To Train Your Dragon

I have mentioned my love for Dragon’s many times and this movie even made it on to a list of favourite dragon movies. It was then I realized it’s actually one of my favourite movie, the animation is stunning and musical score is brilliant the voice cast is rich and the story line is brilliant. I can’t wait for squeal.

Krull

Krull came out about month after I was born, not a lot of people remember it and Hmsbeefnuts is the only other person I know to have seen it. Put this with The Princess Bride and you have one of favorite weekend double bills. A prince and a fellowship of companions set out to rescue his bride from a fortress of alien invaders who have arrived on their home planet. What more could you ask for.

300

Oh 300 where do I start. This was just the height of epicness for me. It has a brilliant story and fantastic effects. The graphic novel is really good as well if you can get your hands on it read it. The soundtrack and dialogue for this move was just everything it should have been.

Well that is the first part of my top 30. Come back soon to find what else made it on the list that I have already changed five times.

Take Flight With Dragons

By Geeky Gem

 I am going to start by saying I love Dragons. I think they are one of the most interesting mythical creatures out there. I like the fact they can fly, breath fire and in some cases be tamed in order to be ridden. They fascinate me, so here I want to share with you my top five movies that include a Dragon. Now the dragons on this list are either the main character or just happened to be in the movie.

 Pete’s Dragon

 

Pete’s Dragon I believe was the first film I ever saw with a Dragon in it, I loved this movie and often watched it with my Grampy, so it holds a special place in my heart. The story is about an orphan boy called Pete who has a very special, very secret friend called Elliot who happens to be a Dragon. The story is sweet and is really about Pete and Elliot, the trouble they get in to and how they get out of it.

 

Dragonheart

 

Dragonheart has to be up here in the Dragon list as Draco is played by Sean Connery who has an awesome voice for such a fantastical creature. The cast is very rich in the movie with Denis Quiad and David Thewlis fitting the bill. There was just something about this one that I thought was brilliant. I think it is down to the fact that they basically go around conning villages into helping with their Dragon problem, which to me is funny.

 

Reign of Fire

Slightly more grown up movie here, with Dragons burning the place up. Basically a brood of fire-breathing dragons emerges from the earth and begins setting fire to everything, establishing dominance over the planet. Which is really good. Another all star cast in this one with Christian Bale and Gerard Butler. Although this movie is only a 12, the Dragon’s in this one are, unlike the other two I have mentioned, not friendly, and are in fact scary and want the death of all the humans. It adds a grown up edge to Dragon’s, not all of them can talk and want to be your friend.

 

The 7th Voyage of Sinbad

 

Now this movie doesn’t have a Dragon at the heart of the story, but we here at All Geek like Ray Harryhausen so much I had to include this Dragon on the list. I love these movies, OK the the effects are dated and they don’t age well (umm speak for yourself Gem!! (Hmsbeefnuts)), but for the time in which they were released they were fantastic. I mean look at this fantastic beast, it’s amazing. In case you want to know what the film is about, a princess is shrunken by an evil wizard, Sinbad must undertake a quest to an island of monsters to cure her and prevent a war.

 

How to Train Your Dragon

 

I know, I’ve gone back to a kid’s movie, but I couldn’t leave this off the list seen as I watch it about once a month. Yes that’s right folks, I know it word for word, I cant help it, it is brilliant and for all the right reasons, Dragon riding, beautiful scenes and backdrops. All paired up with fantastic music and a wonderful story. A hapless young Viking who aspires to hunt dragons becomes the unlikely friend of a young dragon himself, and learns there may be more to the creatures than he assumed.

 

There we have it, five of my all time favourite movies with Dragons in them. If you haven’t seen any of theses then why not give them a go? There are so many I missed out like Dragonslayer and Harry Potter and Deathly Hallows Part 2, both of which have fantastic Dragons in. Not to mention B-movie fair Dragon Wars. Any way, keep your eyes to the skies, you never know when these brilliant beasts may return.

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