DMD's Top 6 Favorite Movies of All Time
Top 6 favorite movies of all time! Let’s begin.
1. Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella (1997)
I absolutely love this movie with every fiber of my being. Now, of course, we all know the story of Cinderella (and if you do not, I highly encourage you to either look it up or…. WATCH THIS MOVIE!!!) First, let’s talk about the cast. This film had the most diverse
set of actors that brought about such amazing magic to the film. Truly, we watched a Black queen, a White King who had an Asian son and with a man servant and didn’t even think twice. A few of the cast members consisted of the amazing and talented Whitney Houston and Brandy Norwood; the comical styles of Jason Alexander, Whoopi Goldberg, Victor Garber, Natalie Desselle-Reid, Veanne Cox and the singing vocals of both Bernadette Peters and Paolo Montalbán. Then we continue to the beauty of the set, all of which were made/created with an array of colors, an abundance of diversity and vivid artistry. The theme music composed by Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein including the renowned musical number, “Impossible”, Sung by both Whitney Houston and Brandy Norwood in the film. I will forever be in love with the song “Ten Minutes ago,” Sung by both Brandy Norwood and Paolo Montalbán. This movie, paved the way in providing the much needed and missing representation to little Black girls everywhere.
2. The Three Musketeers (1993)
This version of the film stars Charlie Sheen as Aramis, Kiefer Sutherland as Athos, Oliver Platt as Porthos and Chris O'Donnell as D'Artagnan. Once again, if you are unfamiliar with the story of the three musketeers I highly encourage you to either look it up or…. WATCH THIS MOVIE!!! This movie gives you everything. You get passion, pride, anger, love, hate, confusion and everything else. The set of this film is supposed to embody 17th century France who at the time is under the rule of King Louis. I think with a $30 million budget they did pretty good. The movie definitely takes advantage of the filming location in Austria. The fighting scenes and the symbolism in this film are what make it one of my favorites; not to mention who doesn’t like a bunch men fighting each other with long, metal objects?
3/4. Rush hour (1998) + Rush hour two (2001)
Do I really need to explain why these two movies are of course in my top 10? If you have never seen these movies, you really need to WATCH THESE MOVIES!! You are literally missing a critical piece of your cinematic comedy history here. These films star the comical genius of both Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan. Both films follow The two police officers as they battle with corrupt people in power and bring them to justice. If cars blow up, people get kidnapped and people end up dead, then…. it is what it is. Of course, these gentlemen don’t take on the evils of the mean streets on their own. Rush hour one also consists of the following cast Tom Wilkinson, Chris Penn, Elizabeth Peña. Rush hour two consisting of the following cast: John Lone, Alan King, Roselyn Sánchez, Harris Yulin, Zhang Ziyi. These movies are great action/comedies that can be watched anytime for any occasions.
5/6. The Mummy (1999) + The Mummy Returns (2001)
These two movies are on the list for obvious reasons! Egypt + Action + Romance = I’m here for it! Now, the story lines for both films are similar. An evil spirit comes back from ancient Egypt bent on the destruction and enslavement of the human race. Can’t get any clearer on what you want than that. Anyway, our bad guy is played by none other than Arnold Vosloo. Our heroes played by Brendan Frasier, Rachel Weisz, John Hannah and Kevin J O’Connor. The mummy returns is when the audience is first introduced to Freddie Boath who plays Alex, the son of the main characters and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as the Scorpion King. Though the films were not shot in Egypt as portrayed, the combined film budgets of $178 million did not disappoint. The special effects, the sound tracks and the emotional roller-coasters of the characters are enough to keep any fantasy/action fanatic at the edge of their seats.
What are your top favorite movies of all time? Let me know if the comments section.