Neuman’s Movie Monday-Best Movie By Numerical Title
Neuman’s Movie Monday is not a list this week. Just the best movie with the numbers 0-10 in the title. With bonuses!
Zero Dark Thirty
A movie dedicated to the biggest man hunt in human history. It took 10 years to find Osama bin Laden. From the 9/11/2001 till May 2011.
Honorable Mentions: None
*** I omitted 007 pictures because Bond films have other titles.
One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest
Simply a classic. Jack Nicholson is great and leads a great cast. Danny DeVito, Christopher Lloyd, Vincent Schiavelli, and Louise Fletcher as the incomparable Nurse Ratched. This is a must watch!
Honorable Mentions: “Rouge One” “One Hour Photo” “Kill Bill Vol. 1″
The Godfather Part II
One of the few perfect movies is “The Godfather Part 2.” It’s both a sequel and a prequel. We see the continuation of Michel Corleone and the rise of Vito Corleone. I don’t know if it’s cheating to put a sequel in to use the number 2, but this is too good of a movie to pass up.
Honorable Mentions “Terminator 2: Judgement Day” “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2″ “Kill Bill Vol. 2″ “Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels”
Truthfully, I’d rather pick “Back to the Future Part 3″, but since I used a sequel for 2, I tried to stay away from a continuation for 3. Funny…? Sure. Great…? Not really. If you’re like me and enjoy dumb humor, well enjoy yourself. There was surprising little to go on for the number 3.
Honorable Mentions: “Back to the Future Part 3″ “3 Ninjas” “D3 The Mighty Ducks”
This is surprisingly a pretty good movie. I like seeing Mark Wahlberg as a street tough and he is B.A. in this movie from start to finish. The plot is good where four guys were raised in a group home and their “mother” was recently murdered. They all come back to figure out who killed her, why, and to get revenge.
Honorable Mentions: “Four Rooms” “Four Weddings and a Funeral”
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
Again, not a lot to pick from for the number 5. This third installment is the only true choice. It is a good one but the whole Hobbit/Lord of the Rings can’t go wrong.
Honorable Mentions: “Sharknado 5: Global Swarming” ha-ha just kidding. None.
The Sixth Sense
One of the most famous plot twists of all time comes from “The Sixth Sense.” It was actually voted the second best plot twist behind “The Usual Suspects.” Also, “I see dead people” was voted by American Film Institute as the 44th best movie quote of all time.
Honorable Mentions: ” Six Days Seven Nights”
A mass murderer’s victims are the result of the Seven Deadly Sins. The murderer thinks he is doing God’s work by punishing each sinner. Morgan Freeman and Brad Pitt are truly great in this as the detectives working the case. You will probably hate the killer more now in 2017 than you did when the movie came out in 1995.
Honorable Mentions: “Seven Pounds” “Seven Samurai” “The Seven Year Itch” “The Magnificent Seven”
The Hateful Eight
Kurt Russell is a bounty hunter nicknamed, “The Hangman” because even if the bounty says Dead or Alive, he isn’t cheating the hangman. He’s bringing them in alive. He has captured the mass murderer, Daisy Domergue (Jennifer Jason Lee) who is worth $10,000. But there is a blizzard in Wyoming and need to settle in to Minny’s Haberdashery for a few days till the storm blows through. Can he keep himself and her alive to collect the bounty? If I haven’t said it enough… Tarantino rules.
Honorable Mentions: “Eight Men Out” “8 Mile”
The Whole Nine Yards
I actually really like this movie. It’s not going to blow anyone’s mind or anything but it’s funny with a good plot. Oz Oseransky (Matthew Perry) is a dentist living the quiet life with his horrible wife, Sophie (Rosanna Arquette). When notorious mob hit man, Jimmy ‘The Tulip’ Tudeski moves in next door, Sophie wants Oz to go find The Tulip’s rival mobster to collect a finder’s fee on The Tulip’s bounty. I’ve always been a big Kevin Pollak fan and this is a good one to see if you are, too. Michael Clarke Duncan is hilarious as the double agent.
Honorable Mentions: “District 9″ “Triple 9″ (Both movies I haven’t seen but want to and are on this “to see” list.)
The Ten Commandments
Another true classic. This epic is another one that is too good to pass up. Charlton Heston is at his best (even if he doesn’t say, “Get your hands off me you damn dirty Romans.”) Also, what a year for Yul Brynner. He does a fantastic job in “The Ten Commandments” and wins the Oscar for leading actor for “The King and I.” It’s a staple to be on TV every Easter season and it’s always one to watch for at least a little while.
Honorable Mentions: “10 Things I Hate About You”