I once had the dream of making movies (and some romantic part of me still does). A great movie can transport you through a world of emotions, and always leaves you with that feeling. That something that sticks with you for a couple days after the credits role. That itch that makes you rethink everything you’ve ever seen before. That need to see the same thing over and over again to pick up all the references and dialogue and over analyze the plot and characters. If the formula is right, movies can still be magic.
Below are films that are certified diesel.
The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1976)
The genius of Peter Sellars. Top notch slapstick comedy.
Sixteen Candles (1984)
I’m a sucker for eighties teen comedies. John Hughes was the master.
Boogie Nights (1997)
Dirk Diggler is a star. PT Anderson’s ode to the porn industry is hilarious, poignant and masterfully shot.
Fight Club (1999)
The late Patrice O’Neal called Fight Club “the white man’s Scarface.” I am not my khakis.
Tom Cruise as a contract killer. Yes please.
The Dark Knight (2008)
Heath Ledger transcends the comic book genre to deliver one of the best performances of modern film.