15 movies

Back-dated and cross-posted from Facebook, this is my list of 15 movies that will “always stick with me.”

Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind Japanese poster

  • Laputa: Castle in the Sky (Hayao Miyazaki)
  • Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind (Hayao Miyazaki)
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey (Stanley Kubrick)
  • Blade Runner (Ridley Scott)
  • Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (George Lucas)
  • Henry V (Kenneth Branagh)
  • 1984 (Michael Radford)
  • Dreams (Akira Kurosawa)
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (Peter Jackson)
  • Children of Men (Alfonso Cuarón)
  • Stranger Than Fiction (Marc Forster)
  • Cloverfield (Matt Reeves / J.J. Abrams)
  • Wall-E (Andrew Stanton)
  • District 9 (Neill Blomkamp / Peter Jackson)
  • Where the Wild Things Are trailer (Spike Jonze)

What’s a trailer doing in an all-time list of favorite movies? Because it’s the single best one and a half minutes of movie-making I’ve ever seen. The actual movie can only be a disappointment…