Before you read this, I must clarify. As was my previous list, this list is full of…you guessed it – opinions. This list isn’t based on the financial success or the reviews of the movies. It is based solely on my opinions. Please enjoy or go f*** yourself.
10 – Sinister
Sinister is the first scary movie that made me scared psychologically and physically with jump scares. I don’t think that jump scares are “cheap” like most people. I love jump scares. I will admit if your movie is based solely on jump scares that’s a problem, but if a movie uses them along with other types of horror, then there’s no problem. Anyway, Sinister is about a true crime writer who takes his family and moves into a new house where murders took place so he can write a new book. While looking through the house, he finds some super 8 films of different families being murdered. It’s a terrifying movie and the music they use during the super 8 footage is the most horrifying thing I have ever heard.
9 – Joe Dirt
Joe Dirt is a f****** classic. You can’t argue. There should never be a person who doesn’t love Joe Dirt. It’s silly and ridiculous and hilarious. If you haven’t seen it, you’ve have, but if you haven’t, it’s about a man who got separated from his parents at a young age while at the Grand Canyon. He spends his whole life trying to find his parents and meets some very interesting and awesome people on the way to do so. Not only is this movie hilarious, it also features some awesome actors such as David Spade, Christopher Walken, Brittany Daniel, and it even features Kid Rock. While I may not be a fan of Kid Rock, it’s still cool that he’s in it. Anyway, if you haven’t seen it then you better watch it or just die.
8 – Begin Again
Begin Again is the most different movie on this entire list. It is a music movie. Not a musical, a music movie. It stars Mark Ruffalo and Keira Knightley and spoiler, they do not fall in love. Basically the story goes like this, Mark Ruffalo plays a music executive talent scout guy who hasn’t really discovered any big acts in a long time. He’s kind of a drunk and no one, including his family, really expects anything from him. He gets fired and that night, after he goes to an open mic bar, he hears Keira Knightley’s character singing. He sees talent in her that the crowd doesn’t and they end up recording an entire album together outdoors in different places throughout New York. Keira Knightley isn’t the best singer, but she does pretty well for someone who isn’t a singer. Anyway, this is a good movie and features some good music. Check it out.
7 – Wes Craven’s New Nightmare
I’ve always thought that the New Nightmare Freddy is the scariest version of Freddy Krueger that there has been. It’s a darker take on Freddy where he invades the dreams of the real life actors instead of the characters that they play in the Nightmare movies. The only thing that could possibly bother me about this movie is that in this it, all of the other movies are just..well, movies and the version of Freddy from the big screen doesn’t exist. That doesn’t bother me enough to not like the movie though. It’s a great and scary movie. Watch it.
6 – The Truman Show
If you have not seen The Truman Show, chances are that you are a child. That’s the only acceptable reason for not having seen this movie. It’s number six on my list, but perhaps higher on many other people’s greatest movies lists. Just like many other people, I love Jim Carrey. (Sidenote: Jim Carrey was the perfect casting choice to play the Riddler in Batman even though the movie wasn’t good) Anyway, Jim Carrey usually plays funny roles, but this one get’s more serious and I just love this movie so much. I’m not gonna explain the plot because chances are, if you haven’t seen this movie, you’ve at least heard of it and it is a “must see” movie.
5 – School of Rock
I used to not like Jack Black, even when I was a kid. After watching this movie, I had absolutely no problem with Jack Black. I loved School of Rock as a child and I still love it just as much. It’s the story of a slacker who lives with his best friend and his best friends girlfriend. His best friends girlfriend wants him out because he doesn’t have a job and doesn’t even try. When a private school calls his friend, who is a substitute teacher, he answers the phone and takes the job as his friend. He teaches the kids rock music instead of what they’re supposed to learn. It’s a feel good movie that is just simply amazing.
4 – A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors
While I firmly believe that New Nightmare is the scariest of the franchise, I think A Nightmare on Elm Street 3 is the best one. It’s about a group of kids who are patients in a mental hospital and they’re having dreams of Freddy. Everyone pretty much just disregards this as they are in a mental hospital until Nancy (from the first movie), who is training as a sleep therapist, comes to the hospital and believes them and tries to help them. It’s a really enjoyable movie and I just love the way it feels to watch it. Plus it has Laurence Fishburne in it.
3 – Spiderman
While Spiderman: Homecoming was really good, I have a hard time believing that there will ever be a better Spiderman movie than either of the first two (not the 3rd) of the original Sam Raimi trilogy. I think Tobey McGuire is the perfect Peter Parker. People make fun of the way he cried and say it’s “overdramatic”, but what the f*** would you do if the man who raised you for your entire life died in your arms? You’d probably f****** cry like a baby just like he did in the movie. I like the suit from this movie the best, I love Willem Dafoe in this movie, there’s so much good in this movie plus it has James Franco and Randy Savage. Not only all of this, but if you look at one of my previous articles you will see what scene from this movie is the greatest movie scene of all time.
2 – The Conjuring 2
Never have I seen a scarier movie than The Conjuring 2. A lot of people will say that the first one is better, but I much prefer this one. I love the feel, the setting, the characters, I love every single detail of this movie. I seriously can’t think of a single thing that I don’t love about The Conjuring 2. I love horror and the only films I’ve made so far have been horror. I strive to one day make a movie that looks as good as this movie and is as scary.
Honorable Mention: V for Vendetta
1 – Click
This may be a strange choice to you, but I have never watched Click and not enjoyed it. I’m not really the kind of person to express emotion or cry at movies, but somehow the ending of this one get’s me every time. It’s funny, insightful, sad, etc. People seem to really like hating Adam Sandler, but I have no problem with him. I don’t love all of his movies, but they’re not all horrible. And if you don’t like the movies, don’t watch them. Thanks for reading! Make sure to subscribe to and share our blog, podcast, and YouTube. Also follow us on social media using the icons at the top of the page.