hadassah's top ten
9. a nightmare on elm street (1984)
What better way to get to know our regular contributors than finding out their top ten movies...of all time!
Today we have the list of Hadassah who not only works in a law firm doing law stuff but she loves anime, sausage dogs, and is of course House Slytherin.
10. the secret life of walter mitty (2013)
I obviously have a thing for movie with imaginative themes… I actually kind of forget about this movie but when I remember it I HAVE to watch it. It’s a feel good, what-we-all-secretly-wish-would-happen-to-us kind of movie.
This was my dad’s first scary movie he saw as a kid and warned me that I was going to be too scared to sleep after watching it. It is one of the scariest concepts I could imagine but somehow is comedically executed - which I like because I am a big chicken - although that may be because of the ageing of the film.
8. sleepy hollow (1999)
Dark, comedic, and way over the top. It’s weird and wonderful and I love the tones and colours of it - 90% grey and muted with vibrant red blood! Yes please. It also makes it onto the list because it’s a major re-watcher for me.
7. pulp fiction (1994)
Not a movie to watch with your religious grandmother, but if you’re into over the top violence, excessive profanities, and captivating monologues, no one hits the spot like Quentin Tarantino.
6. cloudy with a chance of meatballs (2009)
5. v for vendetta (2005)
Hilarious. Straight up tickles my funny bone. 10/10 would watch again and again. Also (to squeeze another movie into the list) Horton Hears a Who - another one that makes me giggle. Yes. I am a child.
I enjoy a good totalitarian setting almost as much as much as I love a masked hero with who know his way around a eloquent sentence, and carries a sword. Great dialogue, fantastic concept and fantastically acted.
4. district 9 (2009)
An out of the box way to portray themes which are never irrelevant. Perhaps one of the most ‘real’ sci-fi movies ever made.
3. moulin rogue (2001)
I do love a musical, and this one has to be my favourite. Amazing songs, vibrant colours, quirky cast, and the Duke. One of my favourite villains of all time “It’s not that I’m a jealous man, I just don’t like other people touching my things.”
2. big fish (2003)
1. pans labyrinth (2006)
A captivating plot and a colourful cast, and actually one of the few movies where I can say every character is likeable. I’ve cried every time I’ve watched it - and I’ve watched it a fair few times!
Firstly, it’s beautiful. The tones, the sets, and the characters (albeit not in the traditional sense of beauty) are all incredible. It all just highlights the contrast between the brutal reality and the protagonist’s fantasy world perfectly. I also love the music in it!