Gabriel is a 2007 Australian supernatural action film, set in purgatory. It follows the archangel Gabriel as he travels to purgatory to fight the fallen angels and find out the fate of the other archangels. I discovered this film after a friend, who has a reputation for liking terrible movies, recommended it, I dubiously watched it and discovered it was a great movie.
9. Lake Placid
Lake Placid is a 1999 killer crocodile movie about, unsurprisingly, a giant crocodile killing people. As you might have been able to tell from my Killer Crocodile Season, I like monster movies and I love the mix of horror and dark humour from this movie.
8. Sweeney Todd
Sweeney Todd is the 2007 horror musical director by Tim Burton. I really like musicals and Sweeney Todd is just excellent all around, it's got a great cast and a terrific sound track.
Misery is the 1990, oscar winning adaptation of Stephen King's novel of the same name. I have read the novel hundreds of times and seen the film just as many. It's a classic, though I still can't watch the hobbling scene, no matter how many times I've seen the movie.
6. Lord of the Rings (Trilogy)
Lord of the Rings, the trilogy won a total of 17 Oscars and was nominated for a further 13. I'm a Star Wars fan, but this was the trilogy for my generation. It's epic. I like to watch all three films back to back, extended edition of course, then watch it with the cast commentary back to back, then the directors, and so on. Yeah, I'm a nerd.
5. Alien Quadrilogy
Alien franchise needs little explanation and if it does, you just need to go out and watch these films. Some people dislike the latter 2, but I like them all in their own way. I just really like monster movies, I suppose.
4. Starship Troopers
Starship Troopers was released in 1997 and was the first movie I ever went to see in the cinema that I wasn't old enough to see. Did I mention I like monster movies? It's about space marines fighting space bugs and is satirical and just brilliant.
3. The Crow
The Crow, released in 1994. Eric Draven and his girlfriend Shelley are murdered, later, Eric is brought back to life by the spirit of the crow to exact revenge. Everyone has that one movie which defined their teenage years and this was mine. One of the only posters I still have up is a poster from this movie, I have two others which I keep up due to the sentimental reasons of the people who gave me them. Of all the movies on this list, if they got remade, this is the one which would break my heart.
2. Jurassic Park
Jurassic Park giving every child who grew up in the 90's nightmares about velociraptors jumping out of wardrobes and eating them. Revolutionised the way CGI was done in films. It's about dinosaurs eating people, but come on, you knew that.
JAWS I first saw it in 1985 and it started a life long obsession with sharks. It's the ultimate monster movie, every horror movie tries to be the JAWS for it's own sub-genre. Few ever achieve this. I watch this movie all the time, I named my dog Brody after the main character. I love this movie, it's place in my heart could never ever be replaced because it affected me as such a young child.