#1 Seven Samurai (1954)


#1 Seven Samurai (1954)
     Directed by the legendary master of cinema, Akira Kurosawa, Seven Samurai is hands down, my favourite movie of all time. Ever. Forever. The end. Shut up. This movie is the closest human beings will ever achieve in terms of a time machine.

#2 Rushmore (1998)

#2 Rushmore (1998)

In my opinion, this is the greatest love story ever told. Two best friends. One amazing woman. The rest is history. Rushmore is my favourite Wes Anderson movie, and it's a tough call to choose just one. Life Aquatic may be my favourite Bill Murray performance, but Rushmore just gets my in a much deeper place. Life Aquatic is about exploring the deep sea, and this movie gets me in a deeper place. See what I did there?


#3 Reservoir Dogs (1993)


#3 Reservoir Dogs (1993)

This can't be a surprise. Tarantino's best work in my opinion. Harvey Keitel is an absolute force of nature in this movie, and everyone else in it is just superb. The soundtrack is incredible. Scorsese invented the slow motion walk, and Tarantino perfected it. This is the most riveting ticking clocks ever filmed. My blood runs cold every time I have to see it seeping out of Tim Roth, whose bathroom speech was one of the best monologues I've ever witnessed. This movie is as brutal as it is sincere, and rests comfortably at number 3 on my list of Top 30 Favourite Movies of all time.

#4 The Big Lebowski (1998)

#4 The Big Lebowski (1998)

A movie about nothing. This Coen Brothers masterpiece has got to be one of the most influential films in my entire life. Even the most laid back, too cool to care, to high to cry kinda dude can have his life turned upside down by holding on to petty grudges and stolen rug too tightly. The music is great. Especially the Credence, but don't hold out for it. Jeff Bridges and John Goodman. Fucking Jeff Bridges and John Goodman. Not much else to say about this film really. I mean there's plenty to say, but I'm into the whole brevity thing, so there's that.

#5 Princess Mononoke (1997)



#5 Princess Mononoke (1997)

This is the ultimate depiction of both Hayao Miyazaki's masterful grasp of film making, as well as the pinnacle of man-vs-nature storytelling. With Billy Crudup and Billy Bob Thornton (among many others) perform wonderfully as this has got to be one of the best English dubbed movies ever. The soundtrack is positively phenomenal and the completely hand drawn animation blows my mind more each time I see this film. The character designs are from another world, and are glorious to behold. I can't do this movie justice with words, so I'm going to stop trying.

#6 Three Amigos (1986)

#6 Three Amigos (1986)
This movie has got to be the greatest comedic trio performance of all time. Chevy Chase, Martin Short, and Steve Martin play three silent film actors go to Mexico thinking they are going to put on a lucrative live performance, only to come to a tearful realization that they're actually in Mexico, and that one of them has "been shot already!"