Films aren’t just celluloid collections of mindless entertainment. The truly great movies can stir the soul. They can lift the human spirit and literally save mankind by proving to the cruelest of fates that men are capable of much more than starting holy wars, wiping out whole sections of humanity and using the least capable members of society as pawns for their own tiny grasps for power. Also, a really good shower scene can do the same thing, but with boobies.
Shower scenes are often portrayed as a cheap way to add sex to a movie. That’s not totally untrue. The truly great bathing scenes can be just as funny, scary or even downright frightening as any other plot driven part of the film. And even if they are, at least it’s the closest you’ll ever come to see Angelina Jolie’s side boob, so quit whining.
1. “Weird Science”
This sci-fi coming of age comedy from John Hughes might not be the most high-brow title in his list, but it still does a good job of portraying the condition of the teenage spirit. [Read more…]