List of movies everyone should see at least once

Indeed one of the most difficult matters to write about is the notion of movies. When done properly the films should be broken down according to their genre or category. How fair is it to compare the Harry Potter films with say Platoon? Actually it is unfair to both genres insofar as how could one possibly compare fantasy, elite school children flying around on brooms with a drama that deals with inter-service murder, a tour in Vietnam, and what those people were doing that did not entail Quidditch or any other sport.

 Then there is the chance that an author would try to go through categories of films and make a comparison that not only would do the films a tremendous disservice but the author would come away a definitely a changed person. Currently among the reputable trade magazines and of course the Imdb, there exist 25 different categories of films such as History, Comedy, Sports, Shorts, Documentaries, Drama, and then the bigs, which are Action, Adventure, Animation, and Film Noir.

 For the life of me and I don’t know why – I suspect that these lists could easily vary from day to day, like today for example I must be in some expressive mood and would want others to see the following films for a brief reason.

First, if for no other reason that I thought of it first would be the film Splice that stars Sarah Polley and Adrian Brody. The film lands into the “Thriller” category and the brief explanation is genetic engineers Clive Nicoli and Elsa Kast hope to achieve fame by successfully splicing together the DNA of different animals to create new hybrid animals for medical use. There are obvious implications when dealing with any DNA; however, when one uses the reproductive apparatus of one’s self beware of what you may create.

I really enjoyed the film titled, I Am Legend with Will Smith and how he and a few others deal with a deadly tragic disease that overwhelms the planet Earth. Keeping to his regiment and discipline Dr. Legend finds that he has a cure for the disease.

In The Book of Eli both Denzel Washington and Mila Kunis are superb in their respective roles. “Eli” is a film about an apocalyptic Earth and what remains after the blast. I felt is showed humankind in their basic and most fundamental natures. One or two good guys and the rest literally crawling through the use of guns, explosives, and knives to dominate what little society there remains. An interesting point about “Eli” is the back and forth banter that exist as to Eli’s sight, is he impaired or blind or neither?

I loved the film Signs with Mel Gibson, Joaquin Phoenix, Abigail Breslin, and Rory Culkin primarily because it deals with a man’s faith after the loss of his wife who comes face to face with an alien with an attitude.

Now again for the simple reason of a moral lesson in each film I would also suggest Turistas, staring Melissa George, Olivia Wilde, and Josh Duhamel who as young adventurers on holiday in Brazil when their bus overturns and they get stranded on some exotic white sand beach with extraordinary sea caves. Being stranded they friend-up and go to this person’s jungle house where all the little Niño’s and Niña’s have been blessed with other visitors’ organs.

Now if you’ve made it through to this far the only movie I could ever recommend to any one at this point would be The Passion of the Christ.

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