As you know, I sponsor the Film Club and teach the school’s film class. Give me some ideas–tell me your two favorite films in each of the categories below. Feel free to explain any of your choices.
Favorite Classic Films
Worst Films You’ve Ever Had to Watch
I think the categories are outdated, or that I’m very bad at sorting movies; however, some movies that I think are worth re-watching are “Megamind”, “The Matrix”, and “Rush Hour”. Our generation (or maybe like just my peers specifically) grew up watching a lot of animated movies that I think are the “classics” of today. Although “Megamind” might be a controversial choice (perhaps I should’ve gone with Shrek), I really enjoyed “Megamind” with the whole twist on a classic hero story. With “The Matrix” being an actual classic movie, I just think it was a good story and Neo is hella cool. “Rush Hour” is also an old movie that shows two minorities as the main leads, and the movie is really funny so I really liked it.
Best Drama: The Hate U Give and Four Good Days
Best Comedy: Instant Family and Tammy
Best Thriller: Unhinged and the show ‘Squid Game’
Best Documentary: I haven’t really watched any documentaries worth mentioning, maybe the JonBenet Ramsey documentary, but I plan on watching the Lil Peep and the Brittney Spears one
Favorite Classic Films: Dirty Dancing and The Breakfast Club
Worst Films I’ve Ever Had To Watch: Ugly Dolls(the kid movie) and In the Heights, both had too much singing that didn’t sound good. (in my opinion ofcourse)
Best Drama: Parasite and Knives Out
Best Comedy: Pitch Perfect and Ghostbusters
Best Thriller: The Conjuring and Fear Street
Best Documentary: Katy Perry: Part of Me and Blackpink: Light Up the Sky
Favorite Classic Films: West Side Story and Cinderella
Worst Films You’ve Ever Had to Watch: The Jungle Book (animated version) and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
Best Drama: CREED and A Dog’s Purpose
Best Comedy: Space Jam, Little Rascals, and Get Out
Best Thriller: Baby Driver
Best Documentary: Selma
Favorite Classic Films: The Lion King and The Wiz
Worst Film: The Emoji Movie
Best Drama: Whiplash and Call Me by Your Name
Best Comedy: Kumar and Harold Go to Amsterdam and Kumar and Harold Go to White Castle
Best Thriller: Us and Frankenweenie (which is a thriller)
Best Documentary: Blackfish and Oceans
Favorite Classic Films: The Sound of Music and Gone with the Wind
Worst Films You’ve Ever Had to Watch: Top Gun and The Unborn
Best Drama: Midsommar and The Breakfast Club
Best Comedy: The Babysitter (it’s so bad it’s good) and Little Evil
Best Thriller: Parasite and Get Out
Best Documentary: Serengeti and Evil Genius
Favorite Classic Films: West Side Story and Silence of the Lambs
Worst Films You’ve Ever Had to Watch: Horton Hears a Who (maybe it’s because I had to watch it over 50 times during one summer, or because the Lorax is 10x better, but this movie makes me shudder everytime I hear it mentioned) and Most Likely to Die (it brings shame to the horror film community)
Best Drama: The Irishman, Emma
Best Comedy: Alvin and the Chipmunks, Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel
Best Thriller: Parasite, A Quiet Place
Best Documentary: David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet, Free Solo
Favorite Classic Films: Gone With The Wind, The Shining
Worst Films You’ve Ever Had to Watch: Alvin and the Chipmunks, Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel
Best Comedy: White Chicks, Central Intelligence
Best Thriller: A Quiet Place, Parasite
Best Documentary: Planet Earth, The Blue Planet
Favorite Classic Films: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Rush Hour
Worst Film – Kissing Booth 1-3
Best Drama: A Silent Voice, A Greatest Showman
Best Classic Films: “The Note Book” and “Titanic”
Best Documentary: “Blackfish” and “The World at War”
Best Thriller: “Jaws” and “Parasite”
Best Comedy: “Palm Springs” and “Shin-Chan”
Best Drama: “True Beauty” and “Lord of the Ring”
Worst Film: “Black Panther” because I was shown that a billion time in middle school.
Best Drama: Fight Club and The Green Mile
Best Comedy: Step Brothers and Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure
Best Thriller: The Sixth Sense and Get Out
Best Documentary: Night Stalker and Hotel Cecil
Favorite Classic: The Lost Boys and Zathura
Worst Film: Any Jaws movie after the first one and The Kissing Booth 2. Really any movies that should’ve stopped after the first one.
Comedy: “The Master of Disguise” and “Monty Python and the Holy Grail”
Thriller: “Signs” and “The Conjuring”
Documentary: a dvd on Engineering (forgot name) and “Shark Week”
Classic Film: “Star Trek”(all) and “Independence Day”(both)
Drama: “High School Musical”
Don’t really hate any, just dislike it if I watch it too many times in a certain time period
I mainly like science fiction films and action movies.
Others: “Shrek”, “Megamind”, “The Matrix”, “Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy”, and all Marvel films
Best Classic Film: “The Sandlot” and “The Princess Bride”
Best Documentary: “The 13th” and “A Beautiful Planet”
Best Drama: “The Lovely Bones” and “The Departed”
Best Comedy: “Rush Hour” and “Jumanji”
Best Thriller: “The Impossible” and “Green Zone”
Worst Films: “American Me” and “Inside Out”
Best Drama: I really liked the movie Overcomer because of its portrayal of the main characters struggles and growth.
Best Comedy: I like the goosebumps movie series. Their choices for casting the movie always make me laugh.
Best Thriller: I don’t really watch thrillers.
Best Documentary: Animal Kingdom because I like to learn about animals and their habitats.
Favorite Classic Films: Wizard of Oz because the story line is so cute and wholesome.
Worst Films You’ve Ever Had to Watch: Beetle Juice was the worst because it could not keep my attention and the plot was tragic.
Best Drama: Parasite, and Juno
Best Comedy: Megamind, Sonic the Hedgehog the Movie
Best Thriller: Train to Busan, Orphan, The Devil All the Time
Best Documentary: planet earth
Favorite Classic Films: jojo rabbit
Worst Films You’ve Ever Had to Watch: Parasyte (the live action), The anime was okay and thought provoking but when they turned it into a live action they attempted to fit everything into an 90min time slot and it was not done well
Best Comedy- Monty Python and the Holy Grail (Its on Netflix)
Its comedic timing is one of the best in film despite its obvious budget constraints. I find myself laughing every time I watch it.
Best Drama- It’s not necessarily the best drama ever, but I think Marriage Story is a perfectly good honorable mention.
Best Comedy- 22 Jump Street and White Chicks are two of the best comedies I’ve ever seen. I particularly like that in both of them the goal is to be funny instead of relay a larger message.
Best Thriller- I think the best psychological thriller I’ve ever seen was a movie called Oculus. It’s an incredible horror and mind-torturing film.
Best Documentary- I really enjoyed watching Seaspiracy on Netflix. It was one of the few documentaries that have made me cry.
Favorite Film Classics- I’ve always enjoyed the Princess Bride, Mary Poppins, The Sound of Music, and Singing in the Rain. All of them give me this nostalgia feeling that modern movies can’t provide.
Worst films- Venom: Let There Be Carnage. It was genuinely a waste of time and energy. It had literally no plot, no major turning point, and at absolutely no point was anyone at the edge of their seat. It was just annoying.