Here I am again, with a new Top Ten Tuesdays blog post! So far, I've posted about my Top Ten Favorite Oscars Films, my two first Top Ten Favorite Actors Films (Nicolas Cage & Bruce Willis), my first Top Ten Favorite Producer's Films (Jerry Bruckheimer) and my first Top Ten Favorite Actress Films (Meryl Streep). This week I've decided to bring my top ten favorite films from one of the most important Film Studios in Hollywood: Paramount Pictures.

It has been such a really difficult list, since the Paramount Pictures films list is HUGE and obviously, the list for favorite ones was really long. I had to leave some important films out of this list, but they'll come back in the near future, since they are icons for some actors, actresses, genres or directors. I've tried to place the films in my favorite order. Hope you guys can enjoy the list!

Rat Race
Synopsis: Donald Sinclair owns the biggest, snazziest, flashiest, high rolling-est casino in Las Vegas. And to entertain some of his wealthiest patrons, he's staged the most original high stakes game that Sin City has ever seen! The contestants? Six teams. The jackpot? Two million dollars stuffed in a locker hundreds of miles away. The odds of winning? One in six. The rules? Well there's only one--get there first! What the racers don't know is that the tycoon and his rich buddies are betting on the outcome and are tracking every move the teams make. It's only a matter of time before they figure out who really stands to win the most before switching course to look for a different kind of pay-off.

Personal Comments: One truly funny film with a unique cast. It was actually one of those films that broke the mold of having so many great actors and actresses giving their best to make it all work like a charm. Noone tried to shine more than the other ones, making the film so fresh and extremely funny. I believe it was the funniest film I watched over and over that year 2001.

Tommy Boy
Synopsis: When Tommy Callahan graduates triumphantly after seven years of college with a D+ average and returns to Sandusky, Ohio, to learn the family business, no one is prouder than his father, Big Tom--or more surprised than his hometown. Callahan Auto Parts is the lifeblood of the town, so when Big Tom takes a new bride, young Tommy finds himself confronted with buyout attempts and intrigue. It becomes clear that the only way to save the plant and the town rests squarely on Tommy's round shoulders. Hopelessly oafish, Tommy enlists the reluctant aid of Big Tom's former righthand man, Richard Hayden. Together, the two hit the road. And the road hits back.

Personal Comments: It's SO sad that one of the funniest promising guys in Hollywood died so young, having such a HUGE potential to give us some really funny laughs. Chris Farley was THE guy to watch on the late 90s. This film was actually one of the funniest films I watched on that decade. David Spade did such a funny and excellent job on this film as the responsible supporting role. I really love this film... Simply HILARIOUS!

Synopsis: After he's murdered, a young executive attempts to communicate with his girlfriend through a phony psychic.

Personal Comments: What can I say from this film? One of the biggest classics of all times. Such a unique cast, a superb script, great direction and even the soundtrack is amazing! Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore at their very best.

War of the Worlds
Synopsis: As Earth is invaded by alien tripod fighting machines, one family fights for survival.

Personal Comments: A perfect combination for a superb film: Steven Spielberg and Tom Cruise. This film adaptation of H. G. Wells' novel of the same name was such a great Sci-Fi/Drama to watch back in 2005. Tom Cruise played so brilliantly his role as Ray Ferrier, a scared and stressed divorced father, with also a brilliant performance by Dakota Fanning as Tom Cruise's little daugther. Great acting performance, great visual effects and an excellent direction.

Major League
Synopsis: Story of the losing Cleveland Indians baseball team threatened with relocation to Miami.

Personal Comments: If you are a sport & movie lover, this is definitely a film to watch. It's the perfect triple combination... Sport/Film/Comedy. I had some really, really good laughs back in 1989 when this film was released, and every time I watched it ever since. It was one of the craziest and most hilarious comedies about sports I've watched so far.

Napoleon Dynamite
Synopsis: From the rural town of Preston, Idaho, comes Napoleon Dynamite. With a red 'fro, his moon boots and illegal government ninja moves, he is a new kind of hero. His family consists of fragile brother Kip, who's seeking his soulmate in online chat rooms; Uncle Rico, who is stuck in his "glory" days of high school football; and Grandma, who enjoys going out to the dunes on her quad-runner. Napoleon spends his days drawing magical beasts, working on his computer hacking skills to impress the chicks, and begrudgingly feeding his grandma's pet llama. When his friend Pedro decides to run for class president, it is Napoleon to the rescue to help him triumph over adversity.

Personal Comments: One of the weirdest and funniest films I've watched in a while. I wrote a short review back in 2009 about this film. As said in that ocasion, Napoleon is a dork with some special skills, if you know what I mean. A simple, fresh and funny plot. I personally believe that Napoleon Dynamite is one of the best teen movies in years. The first time I saw this movie, I totally believed Jon Heder was actually a complete dork! The way he looks, dresses, walks, runs, talks, his actions, his appearance... everything was so natural! Such a funny dork. It's interesting how this independent production with such a low budget could get everyone's attention in Sundance Film Festival and become such a comedy success. Definitely a funny movie that everyone should watch, especially if you're looking for a good teen comedy.

Synopsis: In the late 13th century, William Wallace returns to Scotland after living away from his homeland for many years. The king of Scotland has died without an heir and the king of England, a ruthless pagan known as Edward the Longshanks, has seized the throne. Wallace becomes the leader of a ramshackle yet courageous army determined to vanquish the greater English forces. At the historic battle of Stirling, Wallace leads his army to a stunning victory against the English. Knighted by the grateful Scottish nobles, Sir William Wallace extends the conflict south of the border and storms the city of York. King Edward I is astonished by the unexpected turn of events. Unable to rely on his ineffectual son Prince Edward, Longshanks sends his daughter-in-law Princess Isabelle to discuss a truce with Wallace.

Personal Comments: I believe it was such an inspiring and amazing film. Mel Gibson at his best, not just as the lead actor, but as a director. So worth of the two precious Oscars Awards. If it was a miningful and inspiring film back in 1995 and years later, it is even more now living in Scotland, where I've been able to learn a bit more about William Wallace and the historic sites related with his heritage in the Scottish history.

Wayne's World
Synopsis: Film based on the skit from NBC's "Saturday Night Live," featuring Wayne and Garth, whose late night public access cable show offers their inspired views on teenage life.

Personal Comments: Yes... Just like the poster says... I laught and cried (for laughing so hard) with Wayne's World. Just another great comedy classic worth to watch over and over again!

Synopsis: Frank Dux has spent most his life being trained by Tanaka to participate in the Kumite, the ultimate martial arts tournament, where participants are seriously injured, even killed. Frank decides to go despite being told by his superiors in the army that he can't because they need him. Two army officers are sent to get him and the trail leads to Hong Kong but Frank eludes them. While Frank advances, he knows that he may have to face Chong Li, the defending champion, who has killed a few participants.

Personal Comments: Jean Claude Van Damme at his very best. I DO believe this was the film that made his whole career. One of the best modern martial arts film I've watched in decades. It offered not just a pretty strong and entertaining story, but a really good cast and some really, really cool fight scenes for its time. Totally recommended!

Forrest Gump
Synopsis: The title character leads viewers through an accidental travelogue of American social history from the early 1960s through the present in this revisionist fable. Vietnam, desegregation, Watergate, and more are presented from the perspective of Tom Hanks's loveably slow-witted Forrest Gump as he finds himself embroiled in situations he can't quite comprehend. Hanks leads an excellent cast, featuring Robin Wright Penn as Jenny, Forrest's lifelong love; Gary Sinise as the irascible Lt. Dan, his Vietnam superior; Mykelti Williamson as Bubba, a shrimp-loving soldier; and Sally Fields as his devoted mother. Robert Zemeckis's emotional, heartwarming film garnered 13 Academy Award nominations and six wins, including Best Picture, Director, Actor--Tom Hanks, and Adapted Screenplay.

Personal Comments: Furrest Gump is simply a master piece. One of the greatest acting performances in decades played by Tom Hanks, one of the best scripts I've enjoyed in decades, a unique cast and superb direction. One of the greatest classics to watch over and over again.

What do you think of this list? Is any of these films also one of your top favorite ones?


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