Staff Picks: Finally, a day to celebrate Hollywood - #GlobalMovieDay

By Bob Doda, News 12 Digital Producer

With the hostless Oscars upon us again, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science decided to launch #GlobalMovieDay – a day to celebrate your favorite films and, according to them:

“…engage with Academy members and filmmakers across social media.”

Because if it’s anyone who needs more engagement and praise on social media, it’s Hollywood royalty. I plan on letting Jake Gyllenhaal know he was great in “Source Code.” 

But OK. I’ll bite. I love movies. I’ve listed below my favorite films of all-time across a wide spectrum of genres, some of which are made up. I encourage you to do the same and share with us at News 12.

Keep in mind I was born in 1982.

Best Mob Movie: “Goodfellas” (Runner-up: “Casino”)
Best Action Movie: “Predator” (Runner-up: “Terminator 2”)
Best Space Horror: “Aliens” (Runner-up: “Alien”)
Best Comic Book Movie: “The Dark Knight”
Best Romantic Comedy: “Grosse Pointe Blank” (Runner-up: “Annie Hall”)
Best Straight Up Comedy: “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective” (Runner-up: “Sleeper”)
Best High School Movie: “Can’t Hardly Wait” (Runner-up “Dazed and Confused”)
Best College Movie: “Animal House” (Runner-up: “Van Wilder”)

Best War Movie: “Saving Private Ryan” (Runner-up: “Full Metal Jacket”)
Best Sports Movie: “Rocky”
Best All Rapper Cast (almost): “Belly”
Best Parody: “Airplane!” (Runner-up: “Naked Gun 33 1/3”)
Best Slasher: “Jason Lives: Friday the 13th Part VI” (Runner-up: “Halloween”)
Best Musical/Car Chase Movie: “Blues Brothers”

Best Crime Movie: “Silence of the Lambs”
Best Journalism Movie: “All the President's Men” (Runner-up: “Spotlight”)
Best Prison Movie: “The Shawshank Redemption”
Best Courtroom Movie: “A Few Good Men”
Best End of the World Movie: “Independence Day” (Runner-up: “Children of Men”)

Best Adventure: “The Goonies” (Runner-up: “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade”)
Best Buddy Cop Movie: “Running Scared”
Worst/Best Jean Claude-Van Damme Movie: “Double Impact”
Best Christmas Movie: “It's a Wonderful Life” (Runner-up: “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation”)
Best Animated Movie: “Aladdin”
Best Brawler Movie: “Fight Club”
Best Documentary: “Bowling For Columbine” (Runner-up: “Man on Wire”)
Most Rewatchable Movie: “Back to the Future” series, “The Big Lewbowski,” “The Inside Man,” “Zero Dark Thirty,” “Groundhog Day”…

Best Movie of All-Time: “There Will Be Blood”

As for the Oscars, here’s who should win.
Best Picture: “1917”
Best Actor: Joaquin Phoenix (“Joker”)
Best Actress: Renee Zellweger (“Judy”)
Best Director: Sam Mendes ("1917")


Here, make your own list:

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