A variety of genres of movies appeal to different people of course. There are those who love a good horror movie that scares them and others who just will not view that sort of film. Chick flicks can appeal to both men and women yet some people loathe them. However, the great thing about the movie entertainment industry is that there is always something for everyone. Below are some of the best films of all time. Check them out. Remember you can download them nearly instantaneously to your own computer in the coziness of your own home.
From 1982 came Danny Boy. Ambitious although arrogant, unrelentingly tedious melodrama of sax player Rea, who trades his sax for a gun after observing a triple killing. This was Jordan’s directorial introduction, which he additionally did the screenplay. He and leading guy Rea later reteamed for The Weeping Game.
The Meteor Man from 1993. Townsend plays a tentative, nerdy school teacher with a terror of heights who gets hit by an odd emerald meteor that turns him into a superhero. Fantastic “Superman in the Hood” tale, full of good values, but very few really amusing moments. Cast includes Robert Townsend, Marla Gibbs, Eddie Griffin, Robert Guillaume, James Earl Jones, Roy Fegan, and Bill Cosby.
Happy Gilmore, hockey player Happy Gilmore finds his slap shot power translates into 400 yard plus drives in golf. Needing money to help his grandma save her home, he is going to try pro golf. His putting is as poor as his driving is good, so he has a lot to learn. Overcoming all odds, Happy wins the tour championship and now can save grandma’s house.
Fantomas against Scotland Yard was from 1966. Cynical cliffhanger-type venture story, with Marais as superb felon involved in sports orientated adventures. Cast includes Jean Marais, Louis De Funes, Mylene Demongeot, and Henri Serre.
Sing, You Sinners from 1938. Wagering Crosby couldn’t face responsibility, despite of jabbing his sibling MacMurray. Three brothers with different interests have a singing act. Can the other two brothers save the day when the gambling brother bets on a “sure thing”? Includes Wesley Ruggles, Bing Crosby, Fred MacMurray, Donald O’Connor, Elizabeth Patterson, Ellen Drew, and John Gallaudet.
Holiday came out 1938. First performance of Philip Barry’s play in reference to non-conformity is a wonderful film. Johnny Case finds himself married to a millionaire’s daughter and he must make a decision between a vocation in big business or living life as a holiday. 1938 version includes Katherine Hepburn and Cary Grant among others.
1948 was the year The Search came out. Poignant drama of American cadet Clift regarding for concentration camp survivor Jandl in postwar Berlin, when the lad’s mommy despondently searches all over the camps for him. Beautifully performed and directed. Cast includes Montgomery Clift, Ivan Jandl, Aline MacMahon, Jarmila Novotna, and Wendell Corey.