My Top 10 Movies of AllTime!


My Top 10 Movies of AllTime!

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10. Do The Right Thing 20130427-161649.jpg

Main Actor(s): Spike Lee, Danny Aiello, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Rosie Perez

Most Memorable Scene: When Radio Raheem was killed.

Most Merorable Line: “Hey Sal home come you don’t have any brothers up on the wall here?”

Director: Spike Lee

Release Date: June 30, 1989

Commentary: Talk about a classic. Still to this day I feel as if this is Spikes’ best work. I absolutely love this movie. I can watch this a million times and still love it. I have an emotional connection to it. It’s centered around Brooklyn, which for me is always a plus. This movie was spot on, the cultural diversity of the neighborhood, the dialect & most importantly the state of mind of the people. Sometimes Dramatic, Sometimes funny but all the time real. 2 Thumbs all the way up Spike you deserved an Oscar for this film.

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9. Weird Science 20130427-161709.jpg

Main Actor(s): Anthony Michael Hall, Kelly LeBrock, ILan Mitchell-Smith

Most Memorable Scene: The Creation of Lisa.

Most Memorable Line: “What would you lil maniacs like to do first?”

Director: John Hughes

Release Date: August 2nd, 1985

Commmentary: Ah the memories of my youth, this flick was one of the first movies i can say i knew verbatim. A typical 80’s comedy/ coming of age flick where the plot is oh so familiar. Two nerds with no social life made a pledge to be cool and get laid by the end of the school year. So they concocted an idea to create the woman of their dreams on their personal home computer, and it actually worked. The creation of Lisa turned their lives upside down and turned them both into legends!

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8. The Wanderers 20130427-161725.jpg

Main Actor(s): Ken Wahl, John Friedrich, Karen Allen

Most Memorable Scene: The Classroom scene

Most Memorable Line: “Nobody F*cks With the Baldies!”

Director: Philip Kaufman

Release Date: July 4th, 1979

Commentary: This movie was very similar to but a more comical approach than The Warriors. That doesn’t mean it’s better it’s just my personal choice, because i love The Warriors Too. It showed how urban life was back in the 60’s in the Bronx. Cultures, ego’s and gangs collide in this perfectly rendered movie. For some reason Hollywood did a great job making gang related movies in this era. The soundtrack to this flick just captured the moments leading up to a great ending. My favorite line in the whole movie is “Nobody f*cks with the baldies!”, said best by Pee-Wee. I Smell a remake.

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7. The Wood 20130427-161801.jpg

Main Actor(s): Elayn J. Taylor, Omar Epps, Richard T. Jones

Most Memorable Scene: The Bet Scene.

Most Memorable Line: “Macking, Hanging!”

Director: Rick Famuyiwa

Release Date: 16 July 1999

Commentary: This was a great coming of age film. It made you feel like you were right there with the rest the of the guys. You could identify with the characters and their storylines. I definitely enjoyed the story as it was told from the teenage junior high school/ high school point of view. It was more compelling, atleast to me it was. Overall, this movie was a great watch Taye Diggs can be a bit annoying in his portrayal of a drunk, cold feet version of a soon to be married man. I encourage everybody to take a look at this movie, maybe you’ll love it for the same reasons i did.

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6. Baby Boy 20130427-161822.jpg

Main Actor(s): Tyrese Gibson, Taraji P. Henson, Omar Gooding

Most Memorable Scene: Choke Scene, where Melvin chokes Jodie for talking tough to him. Then asks him he wants something from the store, lol.

Most Memorable Line: “Jodi my Jodi”

Director: John Singleton

Release Date: 29 June 2001

Commentary: Perfect everything, Soundtrack, Actors, Storylines, Scenery you couldn’t ask for a better movie. All of the drama of growing up in the hood in LA with two baby mamas, while living with your mama, who just moved in her boyfriend. Enough to make anybody go crazy. There is nothing but emotion oozing out of this movie from every angle. It is often compared to Boyz N The Hood & Menance To Society because of its LA roots but it’s very different. Only sprinkles of violence are scattered in this movie. It’s more a about a young man trying to work out his relationships with the people in his life. Babymamas, Mama, Best Friend, Kids & etc.

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5. House Party 20130427-162057.jpg

Main Actor(s): Christopher Reid, Christopher Martin & Robin Harris

Most Memorable Scene: Jail House rap.

Most Memorable Line: “Kick his Freaking *ss!”

Director: Reginald Hudlin

Release Date: March 9th, 1990

Commentary: Pure comedy from start to finish, every scene is memorable. Everyone did a fantastic job in this movie. Kid N Play went from being rappers with better than average success to Stars in Hollywood. Well atleast for this one film. The storyline felt so real because it played into the hands of all of the characters. This movie helped introduce the world to Martin Lawrence who played Bilal (DJ) with the stinkiest breathe. All in all i know remakes were made that never lived up to the billing of the first movie but that is to be expected. If you haven’t seen House Party ever i reccommend you seeing it ASAP.

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4. Don’t Be A Menace...

Main Actor(s): Shawn Wayans & Marlon Wayans

Most Memorable Scene: Pick one, there are simply too many to pick one.

Most Memorable Line: “Grandma you better stay out my indo before i smoke your ass!”

Director: Paris Barclay

Release Date: January 12th 1998

Commentary: This is the Funniest movie in the world to me. That may not be saying much to many people but i’m very critical on comedies. Scene for scene i will put this up with just about any satire or spoof comedy ever! even the Great Airplane movies. However you must have an affinity for these style of comedies, i admit they’re not for everybody. Many of the jokes in the movies aren’t as universal as a Airplane movie. Due to it’s large influence on the Hip-Hop Genre of movies which mainstream Hollywood viewers probably aren’t used to. Funny as a M.F’er!

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3. Love & Basketball 20130427-162235.jpg

Main Actor(s): Saana Lathan & Omar Epps

Most Memorable Scene: When Monica (Saana) played Quincy (Omar) for his love.

Most Memorable Line: “Play me 1 on 1 … for your heart”

Director: Gina Prince-Bythewood

Release Date: April 21st, 2000

Commentary: You can call it a chick flick if you want but trust me it’s not. What it is is an incredibly well written, Directed and Acted movie. Memorable characters, Heartfelt emotions man this movie felt real. The life cycle of a relationship from it’s inception to conception. The ups of success and the downs of failure. Every aspect of a persons relationship is addressed. The relationship of mother & son, Father & Daughter, Coach & Player, Boyfriend & Girlfriend & so forth and so on. Gina Prince-Bythewood got this one all the way right. It’s one of those movies that is always referenced when you’re amongst friends Men & Women alike.

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2. Coming To America 20130427-162257.jpg

Main Actor(s): Eddie Murphy & Arsenio Hall

Most Memorable Scene: Sexual Chocolate!, Sexual Chocolate!” C’mon you don’t remember that?

Most Memorable Line: “F*ck you!, Yes, yes F*ck you too!”

Director: John Landis

Release Date: June 29th, 1988

Commentary: Pure comedy at it’s finest, Eddie & Arsenio broke the mold with this classic. Complete genius from start to finish. The story of a African Prince looking to find his Wife/Princess in all Queens, NY. There are so many hidden gems in this movie, so much that everytime you watch it you may notice things you never saw before. They really nailed the characters in this movie from the Bruce Springsteen like cab driver to old men in the barber shop. I Believe that this is Eddie Murphy’s best film to date, and that’s saying alot considering his resume. This was one of those movies where you wish there was a part 2 but then again you don’t want them to ruin it either so were stuck wondering how the rest of the story plays out. I’m fine with that.

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1. Berry Gordy’s The Last Dragon 20130427-162314.jpg

Main Actor(s): Taimak, Vanity & Julius J Carry III

Most Memorable Scene: “Who’s The Master?…I’am”

Most Memorable Line: “You sure look like a master to me”

Director: Michael Schultz

Release Date: March 22nd’ 1985

Commentary: I have nothing bad to say about this film other than i wish it never ended. This movie is my favorite movie of all time, period. You can laugh & discredit me all you want but i stand firm on my choice. Bruce LeRoy has to be one of the more likable characters in Hollywood history. What is there not great to say about VANITY quite simply beauty personified. On Bruce LeRoys’ journey to acquire to glow he must first clash with “The Shogun of Harlem” to “Total Supremacy”. Everything works, 80’s themed music with a Motown twist. I enjoyed watching this movie from the very first time until now after about 1000 times watching it. It’s confirmed to be my favorite movie ever! What?!

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Bonus:

A Bronx Tale: 20130506-140647.jpg

Main Actor(s): Robert De Niro & Chaz Palminteri

Most Memorable Scene: When Jane opens the car door for C.

Most Memorable Line: “Sunny is right the working man is a sucker”

Director: Robert De Niro

Release Date: September 29th, 1993

Commentary: Let it be known that i’m from Brooklyn, NY & im love my borough and everything it stands for (Except for the Brooklyn Nets) . However, when it comes to this movie i absolutely love it. The story completely grabs you. Yeah it’s the prototypical mobster story with a twist. C (Calogero) is in love with a black girl from Brooklyn. The soundtrack of this movie captures both the African American & Italian American cultures. The racial tensions that exists between the two communities in the 60’s. It didn’t make my top 10 but that doesn’t mean i don’t love this movie.

Friday:

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Main Actor(s): Ice Cube & Chris Tucker

Most Memorable Scene: When Red ask Deebo to return his bike…you know the rest.

Most Memorable Line: Damn, You got knocked the f*ck out!”

Director: F. Gary Gray

Release Date: April 26th, 1995

Commentary: Hilarious, Still laughing another movie with alot of hidden jewels and great replay value. This was Ice Cubes’ finest hour as a writer & Actor in my opinion. You can’t have a great movie without great characters this movie doesn’t dissappoint. Chris Tuckers’ performance of Smokey dominated this movie. It really turned him into a household name. The plot “how do you get fired on your day off from work” was epic. This movie also created a new term for bullying it is now affectionately known as Deebo(ing). Not enough can be said about this Urban oriented movie which i feel is so funny it appeals to everyone.

There you have it My Top 10 Movies of allTime many of you may disagree and if you do tell me about it. Let’s see if i can agree with you on some of your choices. You know how to reach us #TellMeHowiLookNow.

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4 thoughts on “My Top 10 Movies of AllTime!

  1. A Bronx tale was eye opening good. Believe it or not I would have added American History X. I know, some will not agree; but it was great movie. Well acted and depicted a lot of truth.

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