V for Vendetta
If there is an iconic violent film in the 90s, it would be this film. Chuck Palahniuk and his rustic, gruesome, and filthy is one of the best films and novels of all time.
The movie stars an ensemble of iconic actors and actresses like Helena Bonham Carter, Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, Meatloaf, and a young Jared Leto.
Soul is one of Jamie Foxx’s best works as a singer and a voice actor. This film is Pixar’s hottest film to date. Why? Because it is driven by Jazz music, the warm and cozy feeling of cities like New York, Memphis, New Orleans, and Minnesota. Soul is an emotionally jarring, artistically captivating, and realistic story about life, love, and death.
Realistic in the sense that it punches you right in your chest. The film asks the viewer what do we live for? That is completely rhetorical, and you need to answer that for yourself.
5 Centimeters Per Second
Ponyo is one of Hayao Miyazaki’s masterpieces. The blog chose this instead of iconic titles like Spirited Away, Nausicaa, and Howl’s Moving Castle because of Miyazaki’s approach to making every scene magical.
Miyazaki never pulled any weak punches. This film brags immense levels of passionately-drawn imagery, from the tall and disastrous flood scenes based on Tsunami waves, the intricate food illustrations, and Liam Neeson’s magical portrayal as the mystical scientist/sorcerer Fujimoto. Ponyo is the most childish and youthful Hayao Miyazaki has been, showcasing the eccentric animator on his best day.