Braveheart - Mel Gibson in a kilt, Scotland, sword fighting., the fight against injustice and oppression. Did I mention Mel Gibson in a kilt?
The Affair of the Necklace - Simon Baker, political intrigue, amazing locations. They shot part of the movie in Prague, which is on my list of top five places I want to visit, and I think seeing this movie may have bumped it up from 4th to 2nd position.
The Count of Monte Cristo - Jim Cavaziel, betrayal, revenge, and more sword fighting.
Pride & Prejudice - The Colin Firth version is my favorite, although the new movie in theatres is a close second. But really, can you have a top 5 favorite period piece picks and not include P&P?
Cold Mountain - Jude Law, before the whole taint of the nanny scandal. This movie to me was one of the most moving I've seen in a long while and not even the nanny scandal can turn me away from it. It depicted the human element of the Civil War in a way I haven't really seen in a long time. Most movies that focus on this era, focus more on the battles and the soldiers. This one showed the human toll taken on those left behind and those trying to get back to them whatever the cost.
So there's my list. And oddly enough, every movie also filled my Hot Guy requirement. Although I'm sure they would have been equally as great without that. Though I'm happy that I never had to find out.
So what's your Top 5 list?