Top Ten Films - August 2016


1. - The Goonies

[PG] – 1985 – Richard Donner – Adventure, Comedy, Family
Starring: Sean Astin, Josh Brolin, Jeff Cohen
In order to save their home from foreclosure, a group of misfits set out to find a pirate’s ancient treasure. Story by Steven Spielberg.


2. - Grand Budapest Hotel


[R] – 2014 – Wes Anderson – Comedy
Starring: Ralph Fiennes, F. Murray Abraham, Mathieu Amalric
The adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous hotel from the fictional Republic of Zubrowka between the first and second World Wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend.


3. - When Harry Met Sally


[R] – 1989 – Rob Reiner – Comedy, Drama, Romance
Starring: Billy Crystal, Meg Ryan, Carrie Fisher
Harry and Sally have known each other for years, and are very good friends, but they fear sex would ruin the friendship. Screenplay by Nora Ephron.


4. - True Romance


[R] – 1993 – Tony Scott – Crime, Drama, Thriller
Starring: Christian Slater, Patricia Arquette, Dennis Hopper
Clarence marries hooker Alabama, steals cocaine from her pimp, and tries to sell it in Hollywood, while the owners of the coke try to reclaim it. Screenplay by Quentin Tarantino.


5. - Short Circuit


[PG] – 1986 – John Badham – Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Starring: Ally Sheedy, Steve Guttenberg, Fisher Stevens
Number 5 of a group of experimental robots in a lab is electrocuted, suddenly becomes self-aware, and escapes.


6. - Kindergarten Cop


[PG-13] – 1990 – Ivan Reitman – Comedy, Action, Crime
Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Penelope Ann Miller, Pamela Reed
A tough cop is given his most difficult assignment ever: to masquerade as a kindergarten teacher in order to find a drug dealer.


7. - Blazing Saddles


[R] – 1974 – Mel Brooks – Comedy, Western
Starring: Cleavon Little, Gene Wilder, Slim Pickens
To ruin a western town, a corrupt political boss appoints a black sheriff, who promptly becomes his most formidable adversary.


8. - Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory


[G] – 1971 – Mel Stuart – Family, Fantasy
Starring: Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson, Peter Ostrum
A poor boy wins the opportunity to tour the most eccentric and wonderful candy factory of all.


9. - Will Farrell Collection


Step Brothers
[R] – 2008 – Adam McKay – Comedy
Starring: Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Mary Steenburgen
Two aimless middle-aged losers still living at home are forced against their will to become room-mates when their parents marry.


Talladega Nights
[PG-13] – 2006 – Adam McKay – Comedy
Starring: Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Sacha Baron Cohen
#1 NASCAR driver Ricky Bobby stays atop the heap thanks to a pact with his best friend and teammate, Cal Naughton, Jr. But when a French Formula One driver, makes his way up the ladder, Ricky Bobby’s talent and devotion are put to the test.


The Other Guys
[PG-13] – 2010 – Adam McKay – Comedy
Starring: Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Derek Jeter
Two mismatched New York City detectives seize an opportunity to step up like the city’s top cops whom they idolize – only things don’t quite go as planned.


10. - The Warriors


[R] – 1979 – Walter Hill – Action, Thriller
Starring: Michael Beck, James Remar, Dorsey Wright
In 1979 a charismatic leader summons the street gangs of New York City in a bid to take it over. When he is killed, The Warriors are falsely blamed and now must fight their way home while every other gang is hunting them down to kill them.

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