Monday, March 18, 2013

Top Ten Movie Countdown Blogfest

Alex J. Cavanaugh is hosting a blogfest today, and I actually had time to sign up for it! Last minute, but still. ;)

My top ten movies:

10. Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children Complete

Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children was a movie I picked up years ago and watched, and I loved it, but I realized it was part of a bigger story--and it is, but it was a movie made to continue a video game's story. This is the movie that got me into the big, wide world of Final Fantasy video games--each one different and unique, with some of the best characters and most intricate stories ever. The "Complete" version added new scenes and made the story even better. I've been a gamer since I was playing Mario and Zelda on the NES when I was five years old, and fantasy worlds have always been my favorite. The characters in Final Fantasy VII are some of the most intricate I've ever encountered anywhere, and I loved this movie for exploring them further.

9. Spirited Away

I love anime, and I love Miyazaki's anime. Spirited Away has some of the most gorgeous, detailed animation that I've ever seen--and that's normal for Miyazaki's films.

8. The Dark Crystal

I grew up watching this one, and I still love it. Prophecy, destiny, two people who are the last of their kind trying to save the world. I always think of this as Jim Henson's dark side to the Muppets.

7. Kung Fu Panda

This movie makes me laugh and it's just fabulous for showing that the least expected people can become heroes--and they'll do it in ways people might not always expect.

6. How to Train Your Dragon

One of the most gorgeous movies I've ever seen, period. The story is wonderful, the music is fantastic, the characters are so great--it would probably be closer to my favorite movie if other movies didn't hold a longer place in that position. ;)

5. Serenity

This is the conclusion to the fourteen-episode show "Firefly." I adore Firefly, and Serenity was just amazing. I can't even tell you how many times I've watched this film. It has everything I love about sci-fi and it's just perfect.

4. Galaxy Quest

One of the most quotable movies ever. This hilarious sci-fi spoof is one that I have never tired of watching--it makes me laugh ever single time.

3. Star Wars (original trilogy)

One of the best stories of all time. ALL TIME. The underdogs winning, redemption, snarkiness, space battles, awesome characters.

2. Lord of the Rings

Best. Fantasy. Ever.

1. Beauty and the Beast

Yes, a Disney cartoon still holds the place of my top favorite movie. I loved from the first time I saw it. Belle was a bookworm who didn't take any crap from anybody, not even a giant, raging beast. And it had an impact on me that she had brown hair and brown eyes, like I did. I think she was the first Disney "princess" to have that combination. (Snow White had black hair, Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty were blonde, Ariel was a redhead...)


  1. Serenity and LOTR - you rock! And I see you have a soft spot for the animated films.
    Thanks for participating in my blogfest!

  2. I love all of these! And Serenity would so have been on my list if I'd remembered it. lol

  3. Love that Beauty & the Beast is your #1. I love that one, too - I can still sing all the songs. :)

    The Dark crystal scared the bejesus out of me as a kid and to this day I can't watch it. TERRIFYING. IDK why.

    Anyway, great list! Happy hopping.

  4. Serenity!! LOTR and the Dark Crystal... all awesome. I'm happy to see How To Train Your Dragon getting so much love today; it was a great movie. As was Beauty & The Beast.

  5. Yes! The Dark Crystal and Galaxy Quest. Two more that should have at least been honorable mentions on mine.

    Shannon at The Warrior Muse

  6. I haven't seen many of these movies but I loved Dark Crystal. I recently bought the Neverending Story after not seeing it forever. It was different when I was a kid. I also love the original Stars Wars trilogy. I used to have an Ewok doll:)

  7. Great choices! I've seen all but The Dark Crystal - must check it out

  8. I have LOTR too! Beauty and the Beast is a great choice! I love the prologue to that movie - beautifully written. I forgot about adding Star Wars! Great list!

  9. I miss Firefly and Serenity. I should watch that again soon. I haven't thought about the Dark Crystal in ages. I might have to see if I can get that via streaming.

  10. Ah LOTR! What's sad is that I actually didn't start watching them until two years ago and that was only because I was trying to move on from Harry Potter. I love them now though :D

  11. I love your picks! And Miyazaki movies are awesome.

  12. Interesting. I only knew Final Fantasy as a video game. Never knew there was a movie.

  13. Just dropping in from the blog hop (late I know!) to say you've got some great picks. :3

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