Posted by: ckckred | November 11, 2012

What Movie Made You Love the Movies?

We’ve all had films that made us fall in love with cinema.  So for today’s question, I’m asking if there’s any film that really changed your view of films.

Patton really changed the way at look at films

There’s a few films I could put in this category.  The Third Man is one, as well as Rear Window.  But the film that really influenced me was Patton.  I remember seeing it when I was pretty young and by the opening scene I was hooked.  It remained my favorite movie for quite a while and is my third favorite war film today after Apocalypse Now and Paths of Glory.  Plus it was written by Francis Ford Coppola.

But what movie would you choose?



  1. I’m Totally With You On “PATTON”, Dude, Along With “THE THIRD MAN” and “PATHS OF GLORY”… But There Are Others In My Little World That Snagged Me And Helped Usher Me Into The Realm Of The Cinema… “KRULL”, “THE SWORD And THE SORCERER”, “THE ROAD WARRIOR”, “THE NATURAL”, and “THE SHINING” Just To Name A Cherry-Picked-Few.
    I Simply LOVE MY MOVIES! hehehe
    Great Post…
    …Excellent Question!!!

    • Glad you loved Patton as well. George C. Scott was great in that film.

      Out of the ones you named, I’ve only seen The Shining, which I loved. I’ll have to check the other ones out. Thanks for commenting.

  2. dont remember, I love ’em from very start 🙂

  3. “Raiders of the Lost Ark” One of the first movies I remember seeing on the big screen.

    • I remember first watching Raiders when I was a kid. It’s still one of my favorites today. Nice choice.

  4. Great post I’d probably say Connery’s Bond movies and The Godfather.

    • The Godfather really impacted my view of film and is in my opinion the most influential film ever. Connery’s Bond movies are all great (with exception to Diamond are Forever). Nice choices.

  5. I think Goodfellas was a big one for me. I think it really showed me where a film could go, as I saw for the first time very young, and it brought me into the world of films for adults that used bad language, showed drug use, had graphic violence. Check out my review

    • GoodFellas blew me away. I saw that when I was a teenager and it really stunned me. Also made me a giant Martin Scorsese fan. Nice choice. I’ll be sure to check your review out.

  6. Casino for me. As my ‘about me’ page explains, it was the one that turned something in my little mind and made me explore the darker side of cinema 🙂

    • You know what, I’ve never seen Casino, despite the fact I’m a big fan of Scorsese. I have no legitimate excuse for not seeing it, but I’ll be sure to buy a copy soon. Thanks for commenting.

      • Never seen Casino? C’mon man, get it seen!! 🙂

  7. The Matrix!!! I was 9 when it came out and my father took me to watch it, and this was the moment I knew I was in love with cinema 🙂

    • I remember seeing The Matrix and being in awe of the special effects. It’s simply amazing.

  8. For me, the movie that made me love movies and appreciate the art-form behind them all, was Saving Private Ryan and was the one movie where I realized I wanted to be a movie-critic. Thank heavens for that, or I’d still be trapped in nothing land.

    • Saving Private Ryan did that to me too. I was literally stunned when I first saw it. One of the best war movies ever. Thanks for commenting.

  9. I would say The Wizard of Oz when I was a young lad. Also King Kong, every Bruce Lee movie and Mad Max. Honorable mention goes to Flash Gordon and Smokey and the Bandit. Great question. 🙂

    • Wizard of Oz and King Kong were two of my favorites as a kid and still rank up pretty high for me. I have seen zero Bruce Lee movies, which I plan to change soon. Thanks for commenting.

  10. There have been many movies that made me love cinema. a great question. I think that films such as the mentioned Wizard of Oz def meet that criteria. I also loved films like The Matrix, Saving Private Ryan, and Toy Story.

    • Good choices. Toy Story was one that I loved when I was younger and appreciate even more now. I remember watching a screening of The Wizard of Oz a few years ago (before then I hadn’t seen it for about ten years) and it was as good as I remembered it.

  11. Interesting question..I don’t think that was actually the case for me. When I was 3 years old, my brothers and I have started making movies of our own, and over the years we have gotten more serious and professional about it. Now it tends to be this big deal for us to be noticed, but never are while other local filmmakers that are clearly doing worse than us get HUGE recognition. It’s frustrating.

    From doing that for 20+ years, My love for film has grown, and I have accepted the art of film, because they can do so many things that we can’t and it blows my mind sometimes. I have gone on to take college classes on this very subject. I just have a passion for it. That’s where it came from for me 🙂

    • My passion for film started out similarly. I started making home videos when I was about eight and once I started watching more films I started getting more serious about it. I didn’t know you were a professional filmmaker, that’s really cool. Thanks for commenting.

  12. My real love for cinema started with Citizen Kane. I hadn’t seen an old film before it, but in the time since I have seen hundreds.

    • Good choice. Citizen Kane was one of the oldest movies I had seen when I first saw it as well and afterwards I started exploring older films.

  13. I think A Clockwork Orange or The Shining…definitely a Kubrick film. Chinatown and Cabinet of Dr. Caligari are up there too.

    • Kubrick’s movies definitely changed the way I viewed movies. I remember first watching 2001 when I was only 12 and years later it’s still one of my favorite movies of all time. The Shining (my favorite horror movie) and A Clockwork Orange are great as well and are also two of my favorite films. Thanks for commenting.

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