Lists by Jriff87
These are my favorite film villains. With the exception of a handful of entries, I have avoided adding historical characters for various reasons (mostly because it seems unfair to the fictional ones; also, due to varying viewpoints on what makes a real life character a "villain" and also to avoid increasing the gap between the evil and destruction caused by a Hitler and, say, a Captain Hook. There are about 5 or 6 historical villians, but they are included because they are either fictionalized versions (Edward I, for example) or their names have been changed for the dramatization of the events (the "Goodfellas ones, for example)
Villains are ranked according to how much Ithey proyect certain qualities that make them memorable for me: dread, strenght, power, charisma, cleverness, a propensity for evil schemes, a veneer of joviality (sometimes sincere, sometimes false) or a mask of fury or inhumanity, with the added "value" of the crimes or atrocities they are willing to commit to achieve their dastardly ends (whether it is to control the universe, the galaxy or their office space)
Additional Note: Some of the pictures show actors other than the ones that I'm thinking of when it comes to a particular type of character. I've written the name of actor and film to explain which is the one I'm thinking of.
The Movies I most want to watch (I'll add more if I forget some) in alphabetical order (titles that start with prepositions like "a", "an" or "the" are arranged according to the following word.
Best soundtracks I've heard so far. Listed chronologically.
Crafting a love story that moves me and feels real it's really difficult in cinema, and most "rom-coms" or modern day romantic dramas don't do it for me...This is a selection of love stories (the sweet, the fiery, the triumphant, the tragic, the chaste, the passionate) that deliver.
I made a list of Top 250 that ballooned into a Top 300 and will end up being a Top 500 in a year or two...in the meantime, I decided to share my top 100 (which includes two TV-miniseries that I could not remove just because of their format...I consider them to be between two worlds, so I choose to include them both on this list) until I am happy about my 500 list and can write some nice little reviews.
Stats: 71 films from the USA, 10 from Mexico, 11 from the UK, 4 from Italy, 2 from Japan, 1 from Brazil and 1 from Germany.
Feautre-length films only.
I've known Bond since the days of "GoldenEye" (movie and game) but I started becoming a fan after watching "From Russia With Love". I was hooked. The following list is my personal ranking of the EON-produced Bond movies. Each Bond fan has his or her taste, and mine is pretty easy to glimpse: I favor the Bond adventures that are more grounded in reality (within the confines of its universe, that is) and that favors clever suspense over showy displays of action. That being said, I also love the Bond films that have some of that trademark British humor, that dashing sense of adventure, the amazing globetrotting (the Bond movies excel at making you want to visit every location), the wish fulfillment fantasies of fancy parties and fancier ladies. And yes...I do have a weakness for the beautiful women in the series, especially if they are fleshed out. So, without further ado, my personal ranking.
A combination of talent, versatility, number of memorable roles, onscreen magnetism, off-screen personality, likability, beauty and familiarity.
There are other actresses that I still need familiarize myself with in order to add them to the list and some to add them into my top favorites. I list my favorite roles for each actress in order, according to how much I enjoyed the character and the excellence of the acting. There are some important gaps to fill and some movies to re-watch.
Most of the actresses here are from Mexico, the USA, the UK, Ireland, Italy, Argentina and France. If you see some well known actors missing is because they slipped my mind, I haven't really seen any of their films or TV shows yet or I don't really like them that much. If you see a lack of actors from your non-USA, non-UK countries it's because I haven't made their acquaintance yet, but I promise to do so.
A combination of talent, versatility, number of memorable roles, onscreen magnetism, off-screen personality, likability and familiarity.
The first hundred and plus are in order, then it becomes a very loose ranking.
I have a soft spot for character actors. Most of the actors here are from Mexico, the USA, the UK, Ireland, Italy, Japan, France, Canada and Hong Kong. If you see some well known actors missing is because they slipped my mind, I haven't really seen any of their films or TV shows yet or I don't really like them that much. If you see a lack of actors from your non-USA, non-UK countries it's because I haven't made their acquaintance yet, but I promise to do so.
Movies that never fail in making me weep or at least feel choked up, every time. A couple of classic "tearjerkers" are not here because I have not seen them yet (i.e. "Old Yeller", "Terms of Endearment", "Grave of the Fireflies", etc.) I have tried to avoid spoilers, but be warned that there a fewin the description boxes, so it's best to avoid reading on the films you haven't watched.
According to TVTropes, the title of "The Dragon" is inspired from Joseph Campbell's "The Man With A Thousand Faces", which establishes that the Hero must confront a, usually literal, dragon before finally coming toe to toe with the top villain or antagonist (also known as "Big Bad") at the end of the journey. When not a literal dragon, "The Dragon" is the antagonist's top enforcer, posing a physical challenge to the hero. Some are ferocious fighters while others are also strategic warriors and administators who handle the Big Bad's operations with a more hands-on approach. As in ancient myth , some dragons are defeated before their bosses, but with frequent exceptions (see the films of James Bond or John McClane, for top examples). Dragons come in all shapes, sizes, ambitions and fats. Some have equal commanding power with the Big Bad. Many remain loyal to their leaders to their death (or even after), while others are bidding their time to betray them (and convince the sons to join them so they can "RULE the GAlaXy, as FathER AND SON!"). Some Dragons would undergo a "Heel Face Turn", and betray their leaders for the sake of the Heroes...sometimes at the cost of their own life (In TVTropes speak: "Redemption Equals Death")
These are my favorite movie "Dragons". They are ranked according to several factors: awesomeness, effectivness, evilness, looks (they do matter) and my personal, emotional favoritism I might ave for the character and/or movie.
This is a list of films that I have seen that, if IMDB would allow me, I would rate up to 11, because they are the closest to cinematic perfection in every aspect. While I have rated hundreds of movies with a 10, there are a few times when I feel that certain pictures are in a different echelon of quality and artistic power. Not only because all of the formal elements of a film are in complete harmony with each other, and of top-notch quality on their own, but also because they offer some sort of trascendent experience. Also, they are practically flawless in many technical regards. If I could have another wish (years ago I wished IMDB had a list-making feature, and it happened) is to have the ability to give a certain number of films a special score or badge for such movies. In other words, this are the movies I can safely call "The Best" (as objectively as possible) that I have ever seen.
In Chronological Order.