There is a reason people who watch a lot of movies have a hard time telling you what their favorite movie is… IT’S IMPOSSIBLE! I know this is just a silly little article I have put together and it really doesn’t mean much, but for some reason I take things like this seriously and this was the single hardest list I have had to put together. As a matter of fact I’m still not entirely confident it reflects what I may say should someone ever leave me stranded on a desert island and be caring enough to let me choose five movies to watch for the rest of my life (or at least until I rope myself a couple of sea turtles and escape on a raft). But can anyone ever be sure of such things when it comes to their favorite movies?
As far as the decision process and choosing five films, a major factor in the process was staying away from films that were too somber. I mean, I’m already stranded on a desert island, who wants to watch a depressing movie over and over again?
So, to put my list together I began looking at dialogue driven films, action films I felt held up to repeated viewings, films from a favorite actor/actress/director and some that just lightened the mood a little.
I have listed my five choices with a bit of reasoning as to why each was chosen directly below along with three alternates for each (you know, just in case my kidnapper’s DVD collection is missing a title or two). After checking out my list, think on it for a minute and share your list in the comments below. It’s a wild exercise if you try and take it seriously.
So there you have it. You’re stranded on an island, all the rum is gone and you get five films to accompany you for eternity… What five do you choose? Comment below.