Here are my top 10, in no particular order:
1) Hot Fuzz
2) Galaxy Quest
3) Shakespeare in Love
4) The Aristocats (no lie, it really is a great movie!)
5) Star Trek 2009
6) The Sting
7) Shawshank Redemption
8) Blades of Glory
9) Jesus Christ Superstar
10) The Fifth Element
I like a movie that takes its time setting up the characters and telling the story...I'm really impressed when all the pieces of a complicated plot are kept in place and presented clearly. I think editing is probably the most important part of the movie.
One recent movie that I LOVED was American Hustle!
Great thread, Barnabas! We need to do this with music too