Thursday, December 9, 2010

The Best 10 Movies I've Seen This Year (Part 1)

Michael here...

Ok, it's nearing year end, a time to look back and evaluate, and even though I could look back at more meaningful things, I've chosen to look at the movies I've seen. I'm going to put them in order from 10-1 based on the quality of the films combined with how much I liked them personally. These movies are not all movies I've seen in theatres. They include movies I've missed in the past that I doubled back to on dvd. So, I'll also include the year they were released. Please chime in with comments about the movies I list, or with favorites of you own.....

#10 Despicable Me (2010)
I like cartoons, and I'm not ashamed to say it. (ok, a little ashamed). This movie was clever, fun, and thoughtful. I'm a bit of a sucker for family drama at times, so if you throw a story about orphans at me, I'm all in. Also, those little yellow guys were really funny....

#9 Ordet (1955)
Ok, this one is not for the tame of heart. Several sources rate this as one of the most spiritually significant movies of all time. The pace is grindingly slow, and for whatever reason, the emotional affect of most of the actors is incredibly flat. It really makes you think, and in it's own way pulls a great deal of emotion out of you. If you are brave this holiday season, grab a copy from Netflix, (it might be tough to find otherwise), and settle in. I would love your feedback!


  1. I too LOVED Despicable Me. It's so fluffy I'm gonna die!!

    I'm waiting your list to see if my top three made it. I'm guessing at least 2 of them did.

  2. No shame allowed here! haha. Ima spongebob freak myself and I try to see every animated movie they make that is in good taste! 3D if they have it! :)

    UP and Wall-e are two of my favs! Will have to see the one you guys mentioned.

  3. Ordet - added to netflix ;) thanks for the suggestion.
    BTW where'd u find the Le Fils?

  4. I think I watched in on instant view on netflix, check the name The Son too! Beware it's a slow paced grind, but well worth it, I would try it before moving on to Ordet

  5. **Ordet was awesome!!** I don't think a better depiction could have been done of spiritual distortion in the church, how the clear instructions of Jesus are so ignored, how God demonstrates true salvation in a person, and how the transformation respresents His Glory in His work to draw others and the one He is saving to His Truth and closer to Him in intimacy. Personally I LOVED IT! :) In fact I had trouble getting to sleep after this from the added life in my heart, just wanted to smile and dance! lol.