With so many wonderful films out there, there's no way one can be 100% certain about which films are his favourites (order and rank). However, I do feel pretty confident about this list, these are all high high quality films in so many different areas, they all have inspire me in some ways and, more importantly, they all have helped me discovering certain things about myself, about my personality. There's just not much more you can ask from a work of art.
I know all of these films are fairly recent, but that doesn't mean I don't enjoy older ones. I do love many films from all decades, its just that films, it seems, from the last 20/25 years appeal more to me.
A young man and woman meet on a train in Europe, and wind up spending one evening together in Vienna. Unfortunately, both know that this will probably be their only night together. (105 mins.)
A high-school boy is given the chance to write a story for Rolling Stone Magazine about an up-and-coming rock band as he accompanies it on their concert tour. (122 mins.)
Nine years after Jesse and Celine first met, they encounter each other again on the French leg of Jesse's book tour. (80 mins.)
A child escapes from Poland during World War II and first heads to Greece before coming of age in Canada. (104 mins.)
Into the Wild
After graduating from Emory University, top student and athlete Christopher McCandless abandons his possessions, gives his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhikes to Alaska to live in the wilderness. Along the way, Christopher encounters a series of characters that shape his life. (148 mins.)
Two men reaching middle age with not much to show but disappointment embark on a week-long road trip through California's wine country, just as one is about to take a trip down the aisle. (126 mins.)
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
The true story of Elle editor Jean-Dominique Bauby who suffers a stroke and has to live with an almost totally paralyzed body; only his left eye isn't paralyzed. (112 mins.)
Black Hawk Down
123 elite U.S. soldiers drop into Somalia to capture two top lieutenants of a renegade warlord and find themselves in a desperate battle with a large force of heavily-armed Somalis. (144 mins.)
Twenty-something Richard travels to Thailand and finds himself in possession of a strange map. Rumours state that it leads to a solitary beach paradise, a tropical bliss - excited and intrigued, he sets out to find it. (119 mins.)
Rob, a record store owner and compulsive list maker, recounts his top five breakups, including the one in progress. (113 mins.)