My top ten movies of all time

I watch a lot of obscure, independent and old movies(‘30s and ‘40s old), stuff that nobody cares about. To me, it’s like discovering buried treasure. I’ve always been like that.

Still, when it comes to choosing my absolute ten favorite movies of all time, I have the most basic ‘80s kid list ever.

Each of the above had a profound impact on my life, and I’ll never get tired of any of them. I’ll watch them anytime, anywhere. And I make no apologies for that.

Are they the “best” movies ever? No, because that’s subjective. That’s an opinion. They’re my personal favorites, though, and I make no apologies for that.

I saw most of these at the following Lawton, Oklahoma theaters:

Cache 8 cinema, where I played many hours of air hockey and saw many an iconic film.
A more recent photo of cache 8 😢
Video Triple, also closed. I remember seeing Bill and Ted’s Excellent adventure here, Jurassic Park, and so many more.
The Vaska, possibly still open
Ah, the Showcase Twin, also closed. So many fond memories here.


  1. I feel like movies (especially Sci-Fi movies) in the 70’s and 80’s were more willing to experiment and take risks. Alot of the time, the results were laughably cheesy, but sometimes those movies did things that were incredibly cool.

    There’s too much money at stake with the big budget Sci-Fi movies we get today. Hollywood execs don’t want to take risks on unconventional stories anymore.

  2. “Moon” is on my list. It sounds really interesting. I remember seeing “Cube” on the Sci-Fi Channel when it came out. It wasn’t exactly my favorite, personally, but I respected it for doing something new and different.

  3. I rented it on VHS sometime in the late ‘90s and it hit me just right at the time. I haven’t seen it(Cube)in a while, but I still really like the idea of people doing compelling science fiction movies on a shoestring budget. Or any kind of movie, really. It’s interesting to me to see what kind of creativity can be forced out of budgetary constraints.

  4. Texas chainsaw massacre, that’s another benchmark of low-budget cinema whose lack of funds actually helped it. Meanwhile, certain huge franchises dump millions of dollars into clunkers.

  5. Star Wars, the original movie, was a low-budget film. The Disney trilogy can’t touch it, IMO. It’s an amazing feat, pulling that movie off.

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