Monday, April 14, 2014
A to Z Challenge - L
I could probably do a top 10 for the letter L in every movie genre.
This was an extremely hard list to compile!
My apologies if some of your favorites did not make the list.
Legend of Billie Jean, The (1985)
Starring Helen Slater as Billie Jean and her on-screen brother Christian Slater as Binx (no relation). This coming of age movie has plenty of drama and action. When Billie is wrongly accused and hunted, her and her friends go on the run becoming a martyr for her cause. This is a great movie about fighting injustice, I remember watching it when I was younger and fell in love with it instantly.
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001)
Angelina Jolie portrays the iconic character, Lara Croft. As much as I am not a huge fan of Jolie's, this movie made me appreciate the actress a smidgen more. Comparing the video game character to the movie character, I feel that they nailed it. In this rendition, Lara is racing against the bad guys; who want ancient artifacts for a more sinister reason. This movie is full of action and adventure, it's one of those movies that I can watch over and over again.
Letters to Juliet (2010)
This movie might not find it's way onto many "Top 10" movie lists, but I love this movie. It is a romantic comedy starring Amanda Seyfried as Sophie. She's a journalist that travels to Italy with her fiance as a pre-honeymoon. Soon she discovers that her fiance has a passion and it doesn't include her necessarily. During her travels, she discovers Juliet's wall where lovers leave messages. She soon joins the group that answers the letters via Juliet. When Sophie answers a letter, it will change her life forever.
Lethal Weapon (1987)
Who hasn't seen Lethal Weapon, right? Starring the legendary duo Mel Gibson as Martin Riggs, and Danny Glover as Roger Murtaugh. Riggs is the cop with a damaged past, he thinks he has nothing to lose and takes big risks. Murtaugh is the family man, the by-the-book cop, retirement, pension, and in his future, he only sees the years adding up in his legendary quote "I'm getting too old for this sh!t."
It's a fabulous action comedy that will leave you wanting more - thank goodness there are sequels.
Ladder 49 (2004)
Joaquin Phoenix portrays Jack Morrison, a probationary firefighter for the Baltimore fire station. His mentor is Captain Mike Kennedy, when they get called to a huge warehouse explosion and Jack gets trapped inside, he reflects on his past. This dramatic depiction will leave you with an all new appreciation for those men and women that run toward the flames, when most are running away.
Starring Michelle Pfeiffer as Isabeau, a cursed woman. Rutger Haur as Navarre, a cursed man. Their cursed lovers that have longed for so long to be together. One is a hawk by day, the other a Wolf by night. Matthew Broderick is the pickpocket that gets thrown into their attempt to break the curse. There is action and romance, a great movie for couples to enjoy.
League of Their Own, A (1992)
This classic is about two sisters that join the professional baseball team, it was up to the women to hold the fort in the field while the men were off fighting World War II. There is great drama and comedy within this all-star cast ensemble. Tom Hanks plays Jimmy Dugan, a down and out baseball player made to coach one of the teams. Geena Davis and Lori Petty portray two sisters that enter the league and face challenges of their own. This is a wonderful movie that gives you an appreciation for the women's league.
Last of the Mohicans, The (1992)
During the French and Indian War, Nathaniel Poe a trapper, also known to his Native American friends as Hawkeye, is given the task to protect the Colonel's daughters. The eldest daughter played by Madelyn Stowe, forms a passionate affair with Poe, which fuels his desire to protect them even more. The legendary Wes Studi portrays ruthless Magua, who is hot on their trail and actually captures the daughters. Now it is up to Hawkeye and his companions to get the daughters back.
Lord of the Rings, The (2001)
The Fellowship of the Ring is the first in the trilogy that follows Frodo Baggins (Elijah Woods) and his troupe through an amazing adventure to save Middle Earth. When a legendary ring resurfaces, Gandalf (Ian McKellan) tasks Frodo with the task of destroying the ring. To accompany him is his loyal best-friend Sam (Sean Astin), along with other characters that you won't soon forget. This is a quest full of fantasy, action, and adventure.
Long Kiss Goodnight, The (1996)
Gene Davis plays Samantha Caine, a devoted house wife that has been living a happy life with her husband and daughter until a New Years Eve crash that jolts her memory; now she's not quite sure who she actually is. She hires Mitch Henessey, an unorthodox detective that needs to discover who she really is. Her true identity is Charlie Baltimore, a retired assassin that is being hunted. The duo has to race against the facts and put the pieces of the puzzle together to take down the 'bad guy' before they're both put down for good.
Lone Ranger, The (2013)
Land Before Time, The (1988)
Lorax, The (2012)
Lilo & Stitch (2002)
Lady and the Tramp (1955)
Little Mermaid, The (1989)
Lion King, The (1994)