Sunday’s Den; Chris the Bartender’s 13 favorite movies…….

Today we yield the floor to my friend Chris the Bartender, who has a wider knowledge of movies than I do (which means, he hasn’t seen Moneyball 100+ times). 

13) The Princess Bride (1987)— This movie had it all; story, cast, music. RIP Andre the Giant.

12) Up in the Air (2009)— We all know the feeling of getting old and unwanted/unneeded.

11) Lethal Weapon 2 (1984)— I normally don’t like many sequels, but I have many reasons for liking this movie, the biggest one being it was the one/only movie I saw with my grandfather before he passed.

10) Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987)— Steve Martin at the car rental desk steals the whole movie. John Candy lends a comic hand in this one.

9) City Slickers (1991)— Another movie with a fantastic cast (Billy Crystal, Jack Palance, Helen Slater, Jeffrey Tambor) and an excellent story- on the verge of turning 40, an unhappy Manhattan yuppie is roped into joining his two friends on a cattle drive in the southwest.

8) Beverly Hills Cop (1984)— Eddie Murphy at his best, teaming with Judge Reinhold- Murphy plays a  freewheeling Detroit cop pursuing a murder investigation, but finds himself dealing with the very different culture of Beverly Hills.
(Armadillo’s note: Detroit Lions are 0-7 in playoff games since Murphy wore a Lions jacket in Beverly Hills Cop 3)

7) Back to the Future (1985)— “Now, Biff……”
(Armadillo’s note: My name is Biff; this movie gave Biff’s a bad name)

6) Stealing Home (1988)— Underrated Mark Harmon/Jodie Foster movie; Harmon plays a washed-up baseball player who is called back home to handle the ashes of his childhood sweetheart/first love who had committed suicide. As he searches for what to do with them, he remembers the past and the relationship they had.

5) Midnight Run (1988)— Great cast; Robert DeNiro, Charles Grodin made a great team.

4) Die Hard (1988)— You could feel the intensity from the very beginning.

3) Caddyshack (1980)— Two words; Ted Knight.

(Armadillo’s note: Bill Murray’s son Luke is an assistant basketball coach at Louisville; he’s said that he has never seen Caddyshack)

2) Rocky (1976)— I can watch this movie every time it is on.

1) The Godfather (1972)— Possibly the greatest movie ever made, and possibly the greatest movie that was adapted from a book. 

Author: Armadillo Sports

I've been involved in sports my whole life, now just write about them. I like to travel, mostly to Las Vegas- they have gambling there.