This category may or may not be a catch-all for movies that didn’t quite fit into the other categories.
If I’m being honest, action and adventure is a staple of most of the movies that I love. And humor. Most of these have a hefty amount of humor in them.
10) The Hunt for Red October
First off, pretty much anything Sean Connery touches is good. Tim Curry is in here too. Add a young Alec Baldwin, and you have a stellar cast! Great tension. I still say that I don’t react well to bullets!
9) World War Z
This is the first movie my hubby and I saw after we got married. We were still on our honeymoon, and decided to get out for a bit. This show was in the dollar theaters in the not-so-great part of town. So they’re a bit run-down.
The movie was in the theater around the corner, down the hall, around another corner and almost hidden. The film itself is pretty tense, and there were’t many people at the 3pm showing on a weekday.
When we came out the place felt deserted. Quiet. Scary…just like the end of the stupid movie! I had to use the bathroom, and I swear the place was freezing. I was all alone, and suddenly a rumble comes from behind one wall. Like someone running down stairs. I can’t tell you how fast I peed and bolted.
Then, on our way home, we went to the grocery store and someone had hit a power box so they were having a brown out. Lights flickering…probably zombies around the next aisle…My imagination got the best of me that day!
8) National Treasure
While completely ridiculous, I love this movie. It’s…fun. The good guys are good and do nice things and are trying to do something amazing. Plus, watching Nicolas Cage try to run is kind of funny.
7) The Three Musketeers
I know, I know, it’s not a great movie, but it entertains me. The queen of America? Smelly cheese? Badly wooing wenches? Sword fights? Bring it.
6) The Goonies
This one goes way back to my tween years. I got caught up in what kids could do, and I’m sure I fantasized about finding treasure for months.
While based on comics, it’s not a superhero movie, because the characters don’t have ‘super powers.’ Because they don’t need them! There’s something endearing about the moment when Bruce Willis has come to the girl’s apartment-she obviously freaks out-and then she asks if he vacuumed. He did. Because it was messy. Awkward spies? Yes please!
4) The Mummy
I could probably come up with a hundred little moments in this movie that make it amazing. Funny lines. Crazy Americans. Camels. Librarians. Bugs. Sand. Oh, and the mummy.
3) The Fifth Element
I have a confession…I forgot to put this one on my Sci-Fi list. No idea how I missed it, but i did. So here it is! Everything about this movie is over the top, and that’s what makes it so enjoyable. I quote Ruby Rod all the time.
2) Jumanji-Welcome to the Jungle
This one made me laugh. A lot. Like every minute of the movie I was laughing about something. I was surprised at how good it is, and bought a copy as soon as it came out! The cast is awesome and I’ll never get over Jack Black’s portrayal of a teenage girl. Or the dance fighting. Or the backpack guy. And who doesn’t love Dwayne Johnson?
1) Ghostbusters (The 1984 Version)
How could you not love a movie in which someone says, “Ray, when someone asks you if you’re a god, you say yes!” Plus many other funny lines, cruel irony and an all-star cast. Forget the new one, watch this one again!