Although I’m calling this my top 10 movies…it’s more like the top 10 I can think of right now Movies. If you think I missed out on some good ones, let me know on my Facebook Post!
Titanic – I LOVED this film when it came out. Saw it twice in theatres and 3 times at the Drive-In! (In high school I created a play called the S.S.Gigantic where I played Dack Jawson and pushed Rose overboard!)
Charlie (Willy Wonka) and the Chocolate Factory – probably watched it a hundred times as a kid, and it’s also my favorite slot machine. Coincidence? I think not.
The Truman Show – As silly as it sounds, this comedy had a great impact on my life. I decided not to live life as I was ‘supposed’ to and follow norms, but to discover it on my own and follow my own path.
ET – Another childhood favorite. Still an awesome film to watch. I hope Hollywood never remakes it.
Philadelphia – Probably the first film I ever cried at watching. It was super timely, well acted and sent out an awesome educational message.
Midnight in Paris – Just like Truman show, this film opened my eyes. The biggest take away is that every generation says that the previous generation had it so lucky – so to focus more on the good things in your life instead.
Goonies – I’m seeing a trend – childhood favorite – and now a slot machine!
Mambo Italiano – If you haven’t seen this Canadian film, do it! A super funny film about an Italian boy who comes out to his family. It came out around the same time as My Big Fat Greek Wedding (Mambo is better!). I loved it so much, I bought it twice so I could watch it again when I lived in Paris!
Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs – this film holds a special place in my heart. The first film I ever saw in a movie theatre and it was with my late grandmother.
The Lion King – I had the movie, I had the pillows, the comforter, the pogs and everything – even though I was probably too old for that, haha. Who else is excited about the live action film coming out!!? It looks awesome!
Mrs.Doubtfire – Instant classic for me. Robin Williams is one of my favs and he definitely kicked ass on this.
Robin Hood – I’m talking about the Disney animated feature of course. But I actually loved the Kevin Costner one too. What ever happened to him?
Big – Tom Hanks again! I loved the message in this film. I actually got to dance on the flat piano in New York when I was 15. I understand that toy store has since closed. A claim to fame I have is that I actually got to audition for the role that Tom Hanks played in BIG in front of the casting director of the film (years after it came out of course). She absolutely loved my performance and everything I brought to the character to make it my own. She said I definitely would have made it to see the producers. Born too late, haha.
I literally spent a month writing this list, and it was hard to narrow it down. I’ve never been one to have favorites of any category including slots machines (another blog I had issues writing!). That’s why in case you didn’t notice, there are 13 films listed haha. How do you choose?? If you love films like I do, check out these Movie Themed Slot Machine Videos I posted that were based around slot machines made from movies! Next week we’ll jump back into slots where I’ll explain my theory around the back up spin…
Brian Christopher xoxo ❤️