Western- The Outlaw Josie Whales (1976)
This movie displays Clint Eastwood at his best. It is action packed and has a tremendous storyline. This movie has great themes and really exhibits some great lessons to be learned. Many famous quotes from the film are still know today.
Science Fiction- Independence Day (1996)
This movie captured the struggles and toil of our world fighting to defend ourselves against a superior alien race. I found it interesting that the majority of the movie focused on different people and their journey to survive. It focused a lot on the everyday person dealing with this kind of threat to humanity. There was also great action and as usual Will Smith played a great role as well.
Super Hero- Tie Between Watchmen (2009), and Spider-man (2002)
Watchmen is a great movie because it is different from all other super hero movies. The difference is that it is much darker than normal superhero movies. It gives a good picture of what life would be like for real life super heroes living in society aside from just the crime fighting and being looked at like the city hero. But don’t get me wrong, it is action packed and exhibits some of the best special effects. Something that makes this movie unique is that it takes place in the 60s through 80s.
Spider-man has such a great storyline. Everybody is familiar with the story of spider-man because it has been around for so long. It is the definition of a classic comic and the movie based on the comic is also a classic. All of the actors were perfect for their role which resulted in great acting. The movie also included the green goblin which I believe is the the best only behind venom spider-man villain.
Horror- Dawn Of the Dead (1978)
The original Dawn Of The Dead I believe is the best zombie movie ever made. It formed the basis for all other zombie movies after it. It is an all time classic horror film directed by George Romero who has directed a multitude of great horror movies. Another reason it is my favorite horror movie is because of its humor. It did not have very advanced special effects or technical advances. This makes it very humorous to watch now.
Action- The Terminator (1984) / Terminator 2 (1991)
The Terminator series is one of my all time favorite collections of films. For me it is a shame that Terminator 3 and Terminator Salvation are so bad because the first two films are amazing. The first two films produced special effects that hadn’t been seen before their time. In my opinion the story lines of the first two Terminator films are of masterpiece quality. Arnold Schwarzenegger is an amazing actor in the movies. One thing I loved about these movies was that the terminator was the villain in the first movie and the hero in the second movie.