"If any question why we died, tell them, because our fathers lied." -- Rudyard Kipling
Besides chess, I really like to watch good movies whenever I can, wherever I can... To me, the actors & their acting and story are all equally important in determining the quality of any motion picture. Thus, all of the actors and films I've listed below have made, each in its/his or her own way(s), strong impressions to me.
The following is my current twenty-seven most memorable movies:
Easy A (2010)
The Help (2011)
District 9 (2009)
The Matrix (1999)
Total Recall (1990)
Body of Lies (2008)
Ballet Shoes (2008)
Blade Runner (1982)
The Departed (2006)
Batman Begins (2005)
The Terminator (1984)
The Hurt Locker (2008)
The Dark Knight (2008)
The Thin Red Line (1998)
Starship Troopers (1997)
The Hunger Games (2012)
The Social Network (2010)
Enemy at the Gates (2001)
How to Train Your Dragon (2010)
-- 03/13/13: The initial selection of my current twenty-five most memorable movies is completed.
-- 03/14/13: A 26th movie, Enemy at the Gates (2001), is added. The list may consist of up to thirty films.
-- 03/17/13: A 27th film, Easy A (2010), is added.
-- 04/29/13: A 28th film, Jarhead (2005), is added.
-- 05/05/13: A 29th film, Soldier (1998), is added.
And my current ten most "effective" actors, as of 04/29/13:
Robert Downey Jr.
-- 04/29/13: Mark Strong replaces Carrie Henn (03/15/13 to 04/29/13).