Phew, that took me long enough... Remember that time I said I was making a wishlist featuring the top film posters I would love to have hanging around my new place? Yes, well, that was two weeks ago. Needless to say I found it quite difficult to choose only ten, but in the end I thought I'd settle for some of my all-time favourites, and films that have a rather important spot in my heart. Let's take a look at what I came up with!
1. TRAINSPOTTING. Trainspotting opened up a whole new world for me in terms of genres. I was only seven when it first came out, so no worries: it took me a little while longer to discover it. ;-) I guess it was one of the first films I saw that didn't revolve around cartoon characters, magical story lines or general heart-warming situations, so that's one thing. But it's just one hell of a good film, regardless, AND the beginning of a huge, life-long Ewan McGregor crush.
2. THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL. Wes Anderson is life. It's as simple as that. I love every single one of his films and his typical style just captures me every time. The Grand Budapest Hotel is his latest and a really funny one at that.
3. BRAVEHEART. Oh, dear... How do I even begin to explain this one? We've got something strange going on, Braveheart and me, as it's one of my favourite films but I hardly watch it. Why? Because it leaves me absolutely heartbroken afterwards, even though I know it's 'just' an overly romanticised version of the legendary William Wallace story. And Gibson isn't even really Scottish! But I love it, what can I say. The soundtrack is my absolute favourite, by the way. Even that brings me to tears sometimes. Pretty sure it's the bagpipes.
4. RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK. This is the type of film I grew up with (thank you, parents!) and can endlessly watch again and again. The one that started it all for Indiana Jones is, of course, the one that I hope will end up on my wall.
5. SINGIN' IN THE RAIN. One of the best musicals - if not films - ever made, if you ask me. And you know me: I love rain, so this poster genuinely almost screams my name.
6. THE PRINCESS BRIDE. You hate or love this film, apparently, although I've heard from a couple of people that - while they really thought it was just a weird movie at first - it grew on them after a couple of watches. Difficult for me to understand, actually, because my love for the Princess Bride was instant and unconditional. Give it a try, will you? And let me know what you thought!
7. BATMAN RETURNS. Sorry, Nolan, I did love your take on Batman (at least the first two) but the combo Keaton/Burton will always win for me, by however little. The whole vibe of this Batman era is just right; the music, the setting, the characters, the humour,... It was still a difficult decision between Batman (1989) and this Batman Returns, but Pfeiffer's Catwoman just reeled me in!
8. STAR WARS V: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK. Again with the whole growing up thing. We're all huge Star Wars fans here at home, so this was actually the first poster I just knew I wanted from the start.
9. THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING. I suppose I experienced the same thing my dad experienced when Star Wars was first released, with this amazing trilogy. I hadn't read all the books by the time the first one came out, but it quickly became a tiny obsession to so AND a lot more. The behind the scenes books, story books, a sticker collection, video games; I had it all. My love for movies in general only grew when this one came out, as well, of that I am absolutely sure.
10. HACKSAW RIDGE. To be fair, I only just saw this film so I'm not sure I would have added it to the list if that hadn't been the case. On the other hand, I genuinely think I would have. Does that make sense? It's been a while since a film had this kind of effect on me. It left me utterly speechless and I actually won't believe it if this one doesn't get at least a couple of Academy Awards next February. In short? Wow.
Which film posters would you choose for your top ten?