below is the video-love theme and final scene of “made in heaven”, which made it to my 7th top heavenly films:
And yes, I saw them all. Since highschool, I used to cut-classes and spent my allowance watching movies in old cinemas in Recto Ave. & Cubao. Those were the glorious days of mine. I would skip my lunch meal, and presto! I am off to the cinema! My mom would always wonder why I am so hungry everytime I went home in the afternoon, as if I hadn’t eaten lunch! Haha! She never knew I spent my ‘lunch money’ watching those great American films…
Now, I seldom watch movies. It’s expensive. I am always running-out of cash. Internet is now my best outlet!
But as I thought (and always dream of them) of angels a lot recently, I managed to remember these “TOP EIGHT ALL-TIME “BEST MOVIES ABOUT ANGELS… AND HEAVEN!” in my mind. I have saved that ‘title’ in those tiny cells inside my brain, and now, with the help of Wikipedia.Com, Google.Com, Youtube.Com and the internet itself- bravo! I saw these movies coming alive in my heart and mind again!
You better seek the synopsises of each film at the Wikipedia page, blogging the storylines of each film will take so much space on my blog. I only included the casts’ names and other credits, plus some bits of infos I do remember now about them.
My All Saints’ Day treat to everyone! Hope you guys and gals enjoy!!!
from sip & sip
TOPPING ON MY LIST IS:
1.) DATE WITH AN ANGEL-
# Michael E. Knight – as Jim Sanders
# Phoebe Cates – as Patricia ‘Patty’ Winston
# Emmanuelle Béart – as Angel
Date with an Angel is an American film which was released in 1987, starring Emmanuelle Béart and Michael E. Knight. The romantic fantasy/comedy was an updated reworking of the 1942 film I Married an Angel and released by De Laurentiis Entertainment Group. The film was written and directed by Tom McLoughlin. The original music score was composed by Randy Kerber. The visual effects were produced at Boss Film Studios under the supervision of Visual Effects Supervisor Richard Edlund. The film was marketed with the tagline “Jim is about to marry a princess… but he’s in love with an angel.”
sip & sip — “Yes, this the best heavenly movie about angels for me! It’s so entertaining, so natural and so candid! Very human characterizations and the story is so nice!!! Phoebe Cates was so very naughty and pretty in this film, and Emmanuelle Beart who portrayed the angel was so lovely! Michael Knight as the male lead was so natural in this film! I recommend this film to young male proffesionals (the yuppies), this film is for them!!”
2.) MEET JOE BLACK-
# Brad Pitt as Joe “Death” Black / Young Man in Coffee Shop
# Anthony Hopkins as William “Bill” Parrish
# Claire Forlani as Susan Parrish
Meet Joe Black is a 1998 American fantasy romance film produced by Universal Studios, directed by Martin Brest and starring Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins and Claire Forlani, loosely based on the 1934 film Death Takes a Holiday (originally by Paramount Pictures, but now owned by Universal through EMKA, Ltd.). It was the second pairing of Hopkins and Pitt after their 1994 film Legends Of The Fall. The film may have also been inspired by the 1959 Twilight Zone TV episode “One For The Angels”, starring Ed Wynn and Murray Hamilton.
sip & sip — “Brad Pitt looked gorgeous in this film!!! He’s terribly handsome! The movie was so polished, and the casting was perfect. I never thought that ‘an angel of death’ and ‘dancing with death’ could ever look as good as this!!!”
# Patrick Swayze as Sam Wheat
# Demi Moore as Molly Jensen
# Whoopi Goldberg as Oda Mae Brown
# Tony Goldwyn as Carl Bruner
Ghost is a 1990 romantic drama film starring Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore and Whoopi Goldberg. It was written by Bruce Joel Rubin and directed by Jerry Zucker.
sip & sip — “A good ghost is also like an angel- and Patrick Swayze was so great in this record-breaking film! Also, Whoopi Goldberg who won an Academy Award in this film! Great story, powerful music and a look beyond the heavens equals an immortal movie in Ghost!”
4.) FIELD OF DREAMS-
* Kevin Costner as Ray Kinsella
* Amy Madigan as Annie Kinsella
* James Earl Jones as Terence Mann
* Ray Liotta as Shoeless Joe Jackson
* Burt Lancaster as Dr. Archibald “Moonlight” Graham
* Timothy Busfield as Mark
* Frank Whaley as Archie Graham
* Gaby Hoffmann as Karin Kinsella
* Dwier Brown as John Kinsella
Field of Dreams is a 1989 American drama-sports-fantasy film directed and adapted by Phil Alden Robinson from the novel Shoeless Joe by W. P. Kinsella. The film stars Kevin Costner, Amy Madigan, James Earl Jones, Ray Liotta, and Burt Lancaster in his last major film appearance.
Field of Dreams was nominated for three Academy Awards including Best Original Score, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Picture.
sip & sip — “This the view of heaven! This is heaven itself! This is my real unforgettable heavenly film of all time!!! Playing football-soccer with your dead heroes and angels in a field of dreams was such a wonderful plot and storyline for a film! And seeing your dad at the prime of his youth and you play football with him- oh my! I wish I can see paradise soon! Or maybe, I will just watch this film again and again AND AGAIN…!”
5.) CITY OF ANGELS-
# Nicolas Cage as Seth
# Meg Ryan as Maggie Rice
# Andre Braugher as Cassiel
City of Angels is a 1998 German-American romantic fantasy drama film directed by Brad Silberling. The film stars Nicolas Cage and Meg Ryan. Set in Los Angeles, California, the film is a remake of Wim Wenders’ 1987 German film Wings of Desire (Der Himmel über Berlin), which was set in Berlin, West Germany.
sip & sip — “A truly fascinating film! So simple, yet it touched my heart. A story of a lady doctor who became the object of affection of a real angel, but the sad thing is, she later died as the angel transformed himself into a real human being! Wow, what a story! Hope we can make films like this one again now!”
6.) HEAVEN CAN WAIT-
# Warren Beatty as Joe Pendleton/Leo Farnsworth/Tom Jarrett
# Julie Christie as Betty Logan
# James Mason as Mr. Jordan
# Jack Warden as Max Corkle
# Charles Grodin as Tony Abbott
# Dyan Cannon as Julia Farnsworth
Heaven Can Wait is a 1978 American comedy film directed by Warren Beatty and Buck Henry. It is the second film adaptation of Harry Segall’s stageplay of the same name, preceded by Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941) and followed by Down to Earth (2001). Beatty stars in the lead role, playing a football player who, after being killed in a collision accident, is sent back to earth in the body of a millionaire.
sip & sip — “Saw this film during my early teens and I was so mesmerized by the beauty of this film! A classic! Warren Beatty was so handsome! And the musical score on this film was fantastic!”
7.) MADE IN HEAVEN-
Timothy Hutton as Mike Shea/Elmo Barnett
Kelly McGillis as Annie Packert/Ally Chandler
Maureen Stapleton as Aunt Lisa
Ann Wedgeworth as Annette Shea
Mare Winningham as Brenda Carlucci
Don Murray as Ben Chandler
Timothy Daly as Tom Donnelly
Amanda Plummer as Wiley Foxx
Ellen Barkin as Lucille
Debra Winger as Emmett Humbird
Neil Young as Truck Driver
Made in Heaven is a 1987 feature film directed by Alan Rudolph, script from Bruce A. Evans and Raynold Gideon, and produced by Lorimar Productions. The film stars Timothy Hutton and Kelly McGillis and has cameos by Tom Petty, Ric Ocasek, Ellen Barkin and Neil Young. An additional character known only as “Emmett” in the film was played by Debra Winger (Hutton’s then wife), who acted as a chain-smoking male angel.
The original music score was composed by Mark Isham. The film was marketed with the tagline “How in Heaven did they meet? How on Earth will they find each other?”
Made in Heaven concerns two souls who cross paths in Heaven and then attempt to reconnect once they are reborn on Earth.
In 2009, the film made its DVD debut as part of the Warner Archive Collection.
sip & sip — “A heavenly love story between two human beings – the male, sent back to earth by angels, and the female, awaiting for his return in a roller-coaster-ride of love, passion and freedom! Great music, wonderful cinematography. And the young Timothy Hutton here rocks!!! Especially in one scene wherein he showed his butt!”
8.) JUST LIKE HEAVEN-
# Reese Witherspoon as Dr. Elizabeth Masterson
# Mark Ruffalo as David Abbot
# Jon Heder as Darryl
Just Like Heaven is a Hollywood romantic comedy fantasy film released on September 16, 2005, in the United States and Canada. Set in San Francisco, it was directed by Mark Waters, starring Reese Witherspoon, Mark Ruffalo, and Jon Heder. It reached #1 in the United States box office, though it earned much less than anticipated. It is based on the novel “If Only It Were True” (Et si c’était vrai…) by Marc Levy. Steven Spielberg acquired the rights to make the film out of the book.
sip & sip — “I saw and watched this film twice! And after that, I fell in love with a guy all-over again!”
(P.S.– HONORABLE MENTIONS TO THESE TWO FILMS: “CASPER” which starred Christina Ricci, Devon Sawa and Bill Pullman, and “MICHAEL” which starred John Travolta, Andie Mcdowell and William Hurt. sip & sip … )