Over a decade ago, I emailed a list of my top ten films of the year (yes, they did have email back then) to about a dozen of my closest friends and relatives. It's been a tradition for me ever since.
Each one of these ten films that I chose as the years best is more then just a film to me. They are memories.
I'll always be able to watch them, but I'll never be able to capture that one simple moment when I walked out of the theater for the first time.
I think that's what makes them so special.
Saving Private Ryan
"The real horror of war comes from the silence."
"Made with the same fanatic ambition it so deftly satires."
"A mysterious turn at every corner, a story that makes us wonder and imagine."
Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
"Watching this journey unfold is akin to inviting back your childhood dreams."
Road to Perdition
"What begins as a simple gangster tale soon unravels into a complex saga of a father’s attempt to protect his son from the very life that may end his own. "
All The Real Girls
"A naked look at the true helplessness that comes with true heartbreak."
"An unforgettable mix of characters, all fighting the demons of loneliness, guilt and regret "
"There are no easy answers. Or, for that matter, any answers."
"When it's all over, you understand. Not why evil prevailed that day, but why it didn't."
Into the Wild
"A story of rebellion, of freedom, of self-discovery, of testing the limits of ones humanity, and, in the end, of finding truth."