7. Jurassic World
Now, this is one of those movies in this Top 10 list, of which the fan in me gives more meaning/pleasure to the film I watch. Being a fan of Jurassic Park and of dinosaurs in my childhood makes this movie bring back some special memories. The movie on its own is good, but not spectacular. It has action & humour all around it. But the nostalgic references to the original gives more meaning for fans. (Fortunately, its not overexcessive). And seeing some raptors flanking a man in a motorbike in the forest is just one of the many key highlights that satisfies the imagination of a fan.
This film is probably the surprise package of the list. As even after watching this film, I was personally surprised by how much I loved this film. I was amazed that I could, not only enjoy this film, but also re-live this classic tale. Despite a classic plot, no action sequences, and some over the top acting - there are some very powerful scenes and powerful characters that we can come to love, and I really do think its because of how much heart & soul the cast & crew put in into this film.
5. Bridge of Spies
You certainly can never doubt the quality of Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks, but these two aren't the main reason why I find this film amazing. The credit must go to the writers and to actor Mark Rylance. Its Mark Rylance's character, Rudolf Abel, that brings out the heart & the drama of this film, and yet also, a lot of the humour. The character he played is very calm & composed, yet has a lot of charisma. You just can't help but love him. And the film's ending is beautifully crafted and works so very naturally for this film. Its really one of the most satisfying endings I've ever seen.
4. The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
I seriously to find it difficult to find another film which is as fun and energetic as this film is. Most of the credit should really go to director Guy Ritchie. He really puts his mark with the kind of scenes that we see in this film. And a lot of the humour comes from how he constructed or designed these scenes. And the three main cast are excellent, and the banter between their characters is just fun & brilliant altogether. Its not the perfect film - with some slow-paced bits and some lack of drama - but I had a ton of fun with this film.
Top 3 in the next post...