My Top 3 Favorite Movies Of All Time

Andriana Rud gives us her top 3 must see movies

Andriana Rud

I’m going to be completely honest: I only did this because I don’t have any song material for this month. Plus, I want to apologize for that previous review, since it definitely wasn’t good and my opinion has changed a lot since then. Since I had complete writer’s block around music and wanted to do something different, I took inspiration from writers Katelyn Robinson and Emilie Fauerbach to do a “top” list. You should check out their list of the Top 10 Christmas Movies and Songs  since I owe this idea to them. Since they are already doing Christmas movies, I have decided to just list my personal favorite movies of all time. It’s going to be hard and I don’t know if I can sort through all the ones I like, but I think I can take on the challenge and will do my best to express my opinion. So join me for a look into my favorite movies to celebrate the end of the year and this entire decade.


#3 Into The Spider-Verse-2018

What can I say that hasn’t been said already? Into the Spider-Verse was just a funny, but an emotional film with a large variety of interesting characters and a great story that a lot of people resonate with. If you didn’t already know, Spider-Verse is about thirteen-year-old Miles Morales who, as we should all know by now, was bitten by a radioactive spider that gave him superpowers and inspired him to become Spider-Man. The difference between this and other Spider-Man movies is that the villain causes five other Spider-Men/Women to be pulled from multiple universes and end up in Miles’s universe as they all try to defeat the villain while getting back to their proper universes. My favorite part about this movie is the friendship between Miles, Gwen, and Peter, as their personalities play off each other well which always gives their conversations an interesting dynamic. There is so much more I can say about this movie and why I love it, but if I did this would turn into a whole essay. Regardless, trust me when I say that Into The Spider-Verse is a great film that you should check out if you haven’t, even though I’m sure most of you have.

#2  A Silent Voice-2016

No matter how self-aware we think we are, we can always forget that our actions can affect other people strongly and sometimes negatively. This movie perfectly demonstrates that..”

The only thing I can say about this movie is that it is absolutely beautiful. The movie comes from Japan and tells a story in which a young sixth grader, Shoya Ishida, constantly and eventually violently bullies a girl, Shouko Nishimiya, because she has impaired hearing to the point where she moves schools. This effectively makes Ishida a social outcast as he loses all his friends because of what he did, eventually becoming depressed in his teenage years and setting out to make amends for what he did all those years ago. No matter how self-aware we think we are, we can always forget that our actions can affect other people strongly and sometimes negatively. This movie perfectly demonstrates that but also shows us that we need to constantly change for the better as people and we can be forgiven if we have done something wrong if we work hard enough. And so, I would like to encourage you all to witness this beautiful story as soon as you can, and I recommend that you watch the original Japanese movie with English subtitles to truly get the full experience of this masterpiece.

#1 RANGO-2011

Rango is a Nickelodeon film starring Johnny Depp about a chameleon on the brink of an identity crisis as he is separated from his human owners and left in the Wild West, letting him find himself, love, and a new purpose in life by acting as a sheriff for a small town called Dirt. I know it seems weird, but Rango is and has always been, my favorite movie of all time. There is just something that’s so interesting in the story, endearing in the characters, and funny in the writing that makes me never get old of it. I know that all these other movies have that, but Rango just has something that I can’t describe that makes me love it a lot more than anything else. Sure, it says a lot about life, identity, and other things, but I love it so much because of one reason-it’s fun. What else can I say, except it’s just the movie I enjoy the most out of anything I’ve ever seen, mainly because it fits with my style of humor and overall comedy. While I know it’ pretty uncommon, Rango takes my spot for my favorite movie of the 2010s as we close this decade and move on to the next one, hoping for more great films like these in the 2020s, and nothing like Cats ever again.

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