I have totally forgotten about my lonely Top 5ness label for the past few weeks. How sad. :( Well the wait is over! And it's all about the Disney movies. Call me a sucker for the things that were made in my generation, but most of my favorites are from the 90's. :)
1. Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)- I really like this one mainly because it was made in an age when movie makers had no fear of openly promoting Christianity. The cathedral has images of Mary and Jesus and that's who Esmerelda turns to when she is in trouble. Now I know that it's Catholic, but hey--that's pretty close. The images of the architecture are stunning. My favorite image is the one where you see the cathedral breaking through the clouds. The songs are well done. Even though it's a children's movie it has the characters struggling with deep sin issues and tough choices. It's overall a great movie.
2. Hercules (1997)- I enjoy watching it mostly because of all the references to Greek mythology, and the portrayal of the gods is especially entertaining. The self-sacrificing theme towards the end is great.
3. Robin Hood (1973)- This is a movie that's just plain fun to watch. I love seeing the characters interact with each other, it has a great plot. The movie-makers did a great job playing up the wittiness and brilliance of Robin Hood and they do justice to the original authors of the Robin Hood stories. The directors did a great job of portraying the despair and crushing sadness when everybody is locked up in jail.
4. Aladdin (1992)- First of all I love how evil Jafar is. He's just evil all over from his turban to his curled-toed shoes. X) The Genie is hilarious. I love the extravagance of the parade when Prince Ali shows up.
5. Tangled (2010)- Yes, yes I know it's a princess movie. This is up here because I feel like it's deeper then the other ones, the songs are fun, and I like the Kingdom Dance. But mostly because it has Flynn Rider. Or Eugine Fitzherbert if you prefer. Either way he's a great character.