The Desert Island Ten

 There are box sets on this list. The two movies sets are a complete story. Other movies have sequels after sequel with no central story holding them together. The trilogies here tell a complete story mapped out from beginning to end. I could have, and probably should have, added The Godfather Trilogy to the list. The Godfather 2 was a brilliant movie and won the Oscar for best picture. However, adding the trilogy to the list would have meant giving credence to The Godfather 3. I would rather pretend The Godfather 3 was never made.
The Matrix Trilogy
“Welcome to the real world.” There’s so much more going on these films than people want to admit.
The Godfather
“I believe in America.” Hands down the greatest American movie ever made.
Blade Runner
“All those moments will be lost in time like tears in rain. Time to die.” The sci-fi film that other sci-fi films try to be, but fail. Please, no narration.
“I love you, always have.” Love, romance, battles and hacked off limbs-The perfect date movie.
The Dark Knight Trilogy
“Some men just want to watch the world burn.” It’s a shame these movies are lumped in with all the other “comic-book movies” being churned out. There’s more depth and character structure in the opening sequences than all the Iron Mans, Captain Americas, and Avengers put together.
28 Days Later
Single handedly reinvigorated the zombie film genre without having one zombie in it.”
The Shawshank Redemption
“Get busy living or get busy dying.” Should have won the best picture Oscar, but the “Academy” chose Forrest Gump instead.
Bull Durham
“You don’t need a quadrophonic Blaupunkt! What you need is a curveball!” There’s more going on in this film than just baseball.
Army of Darkness
“You’re leading two things-jack and shit and jack just left town.” Wicked, cheesy fun at its best. The remake doesn’t come close to capturing what made the original a cult classic
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
“60% of the time it works every time.” Just as funny on the first watch as the hundredth. Bring on the sequel!
Runner up:
Heavy Metal
“A shadow shall fall over the universe, and evil will grow in its path, and death will come from the skies.” Where’s the animation for adults? Not japanimation, anime, or animation that is nothing but porn-real animation. It seems all we get are Disney films, some really bad Marvel cartoons geared towards kids or nothing at all. Heavy Metal has been filling the void for decades. Plus, the soundtrack rocks!

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