#7 Clerks (1994)

#7 Clerks (1994)

The ultimate low budget workplace comedy, written and directed by Kevin Smith, is one of those movies that flew way over my head when I saw it as a youth, but Jay and Silent Bobs antics, mixed with Star Wars banter, were both enough to keep me laughing back then. So many years later, this is still one of the smartest comedies I've ever seen. Dante and Randal have some of the best conversations anyone could ever hope to have.

#8 The Usual Suspects (1995)

#8 The Usual Suspects (1995)
Directed by Brian Singer, "The Ususal Suspects" is one of the most masterfully layered movies of all time. The ultimate mystery/crime drama ever made. No matter how many times you watch it, you get another clue of who Kayser Soze really is. Gabriel Byrne, who was also in Excalibur, but in this he plays the calculating master thief Dean Keaton, who is trying to leave that life behind him, but some jobs are just too rewarding to not take.

#9 The Princess Bride (1987)

#9 The Princess Bride (1987)
There isn't much to say about this movie that you shouldn't already know. It's one of those perfectly made films, where each thing plays off one another in absolute harmony. It just gets better each time you watch it. I mean, come on, Andre the Giant can charm the paint off the walls, before smashing them down.

#10 Star Wars The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and Willow (1988)


#10 Star Wars The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and Willow (1988)

Sorry for the wait. The tenth entry in my Top 30 Favourite Movies of All Time, is a tie! I normally have a one movie per director policy, but for George Lucas I will make an exception. It almost feels like I'm giving the tenth spot to Industrial Light and Magic, but I digress. Star Wars Episode V The Empire Strikes Back is the ultimate sequel, to the ultimate movie. Why ultimate? Because Star Wars does it all. Action, comedy, romance, sci-fi, drama, political intrigue, and it does it all masterfully to boot! I shouldn't have to explain why Star Wars is great, but I should at least try and explain why I chose the second.