Counting Down to #1
10. Armageddon (1998) Action . Adventure . Sci-Fi . After discovering that an asteroid the size of Texas is going to impact Earth in less than a month, N.A.S.A. recruits a misfit team of deep core drillers to save the planet.
Stars: Bruce Willis . Billy Bob Thornton . Ben Affleck
9. American Beauty (1999) Drama . Romance . A sexually frustrated suburban father has a mid-life crisis after becoming infatuated with his daughter’s best friend.
Stars: Kevin Spacey . Annette Bening . Thora Birch . Wes Bentley
8. Psycho (1960) Horror . Mystery . Thriller . A Phoenix secretary embezzles $40,000 from her employer’s client, goes on the run, and checks into a remote motel run by a young man under the domination of his mother.
Stars: Anthony Perkins . Janet Leigh . Vera Miles
7. Scarface (1983) Crime . Drama . In Miami in 1980, a determined Cuban immigrant takes over a drug cartel and succumbs to greed.
Stars: Al Pacino . Michelle Pfeiffer
6. Titanic (1997) Drama . Romance . A seventeen-year-old aristocrat falls in love with a kind but poor artist aboard the luxurious, ill-fated R.M.S. Titanic.
Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio . Kate Winslet . Billy Zane
5. Gran Torino (2008) Drama . Disgruntled Korean War veteran Walt Kowalski sets out to reform his neighbor, a Hmong teenager who tried to steal Kowalski’s prized possession: a 1972 Gran Torino.
Stars: Clint Eastwood
4. Thelma & Louise (1991) Adventure . Crime . Drama . An Arkansas waitress and a housewife shoot a rapist and take off in a ’66 Thunderbird.
Stars: Susan Sarandon . Geena Davis . Harvey Keitel
3. Saving Private Ryan (1998) Drama . War . Following the Normandy Landings, a group of U.S. soldiers go behind enemy lines to retrieve a paratrooper whose brothers have been killed in action.
Stars: Tom Hanks . Matt Damon . Tom Sizemore
2. Braveheart (1995) . Biography . Drama . History . When his secret bride is executed for assaulting an English soldier who tried to rape her, Sir William Wallace begins a revolt against King Edward I of England.
Stars: Mel Gibson . Sophie Marceau . Patrick McGoohan . Catherine McCormack
1. The Gladiator (2000) Action . Adventure . Drama . When a Roman general is betrayed and his family murdered by an emperor’s corrupt son, he comes to Rome as a gladiator to seek revenge.
Stars: Russell Crowe . Joaquin Phoenix . Connie Nielsen
Watch the Top Ten Video for the Honorable Mentions
I will however mention one of the Honorable’s which swept my emotions away . It would have been my choice to be included as one of the Top Ten . since 8 out of the 10 were male protagonists . Where are the Female Protagonists who do not make it to the end of the final reel?
Black Swan (2010) Drama . Thriller . A committed dancer wins the lead role in a production of Tchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake” only to find herself struggling to maintain her sanity.
Stars: Natalie Portman . Mila Kunis . Vincent Cassel
The Actors in RED are the ones who sacrificed or were sacrificed for the film & some were actual people who did die for their beliefs.