Lets hope the movie industry don’t get their claws into this list of fantastic timeless classics. These movies will forever stand the test of time just the way they are. The fact that these movies are still watched over and over to this day makes them a classic. Lets take a look at the list.
Stand By Me:
The movie is from 1987. After learning that a stranger has been accidentally killed near their homes, four boys decide to go see the body. On the way, Gordie Lachance (Wil Wheaton), Vern Tessio (Jerry O’Connell), Chris Chambers (River Phoenix) and Teddy Duchamp (Corey Feldman) encounter a mean junk man and his terrifying dog, a marsh full of leeches, and face some heated disagreements with each other. The adventure soon evolves into a defining event in their lives one which they would never forget.
In 1985 the world was introduced to The Goonies and even to this day I sit and watch this movie with my children. This is a timeless classic about two brothers who find out they might lose their house. They are desperate to find a way to keep their home, so when they find a treasure map they go on an adventure of a life time with the help of their friends. The part of the movie which sticks in my mind the most is the wishing well scene. Along with the line from Corey Feldman; “Yeah, but you know what? This one, this one right here. This was my dream, my wish. And it didn’t come true. So I’m taking it back. I’m taking them all back.”
In 1994 I went with a group of friend to see Forrest Gump at the cinema and I still love it as much now as I did back then. Slow-witted Forrest Gump (Tom Hanks) has never doubted he can do anything he sets his mind to, thanks to his supportive mother (Sally Field), he leads anything but a restricted life. He shows people what he is made of when he becomes a college football star, a soldier in Vietnam and captain of a shrimp boat. Forrest inspires people with his childlike optimism. But one person Forrest cares about most may be the most difficult to save, his childhood Jenny (Robin Wright).
I watched this movie 2 days ago with my little ones and they loved it. The movie first came out in 1986 and starred the late David Bowie as the Goblin King. This is one of my all time favourite movies and always will be. It’s about a teenage girl called Sarah (Jennifer Connelly) who journeys through a maze facing all sorts of trickery to recover her baby brother (Toby Froud) from the Goblin King (David Bowie). She meets friends along the way who help her get through the Labyrinth and reach the Goblin City, where her brother is being held captive. The movie is full of amazing catchy songs and clever puppets made by no other than Jim Henson.
Coming To America:
In 1988 Coming To America hit our screens and it was easily the funniest movie Eddie Murphy has ever done. Prince Akeem (Eddie Murphy) is the prince of an African country and wants for nothing, except a wife who will love him in spite of his title and wealth. To escape an arranged marriage, Akeem jets off to America accompanied by his sidekick, Semmi (Arsenio Hall), to find his queen. Disguised as a student working in a fast food diner, he meets the beautiful Lisa (Shari Headley), but struggles with revealing his true identity to her and his marital intentions to his king father (James Earl Jones).
The Green Mile:
The Green Mile came out in 2000. If your after a movie which will make you sob your eyes out, then this one is for you. No matter how many times I’ve seen this movie I still bawl like a baby. It’s about Paul Edgecomb (Tom Hanks) who has walked the mile with many different cons. But he had never met someone like John Coffey (Michael Clarke Duncan), a massive black man convicted of brutally killing a pair of young sisters. Coffey had the size and strength to kill anyone, but not the demeanor. Beyond his simple nature and a fear of the dark, Coffey seemed to possess a supernatural gift. Paul began to question whether Coffey was truly guilty of murdering the two girls.
Back to the Future:
In 1985 the world was introduced to Back to the Future, and we loved it. Small-town teen, Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox), is thrown back into the ’50s when an experiment by his scientist friend, Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd), goes awry. Traveling through time in a modified DeLorean car, Marty encounters young versions of his parents (Crispin Glover, Lea Thompson) and must make sure that they fall in love or he’ll cease to exist.
What would you add to my list?