Top 10 Films That Give Me Goosebumps


Now, before you jump to any conclusions about this week’s top 10, just bear with me for a minute. When I mention “goosebumps,” I mean these specific films listed provoke a profound reaction of euphoria, nostalgia, and wonderment in me, essentially any strong emotion. These feelings can be caused by breathtaking imagery, an ambient, sedating soundtrack, haunting dialogue, or simply a magnificent performance. I know this top 10 is rather personal and abstract, seeing as any film can evoke any reaction depending on the individual. I just think its time I put more of myself into these weekly posts. While the other editions of the top 10 segment are sorted and ranked by me and me alone, I do take other factors into account before concluding and publishing. You might think that this top 10 contains a lot of my all- time favourite films. Although it is a good indicator of what I look for and enjoy in a film, you’d be surprised at how many are actually considered to be some of my preferred films…but I digress…let’s just get into it!

For each film listed I’ll provide a brief clip for you all to check out. If you like what you see, I highly recommend all films listed, so give them a watch and be sure to let me know what you think!

Honourable Mention:

“The Trip” (2010) Michael Winterbottom.


10: “Melancholia” (2010) Lars Von Trier.


9: “Another Earth” (2011) Mike Cahill


8: “To the Wonder” (2012) Terrence Malick.


7: “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” (2004) Michael Gondry.


6: Into the Wild (2007) Sean Penn.


5: “The Tree of Life” (2012) Terrence Malick.


4: “127 Hours” (2011) Danny Boyle.


3: “Take Shelter” (2011) Jeff Nichols.


2: “Moon” (2009) Duncan Jones.


1: “Sunshine” (2007) Danny Boyle.


Okay all, that’ll do it for this week’s top 10, hope you all enjoyed it! If you have any comments or questions about the top 10 or any of the films listed, don’t hesitate to ask. Everyone have a great weekend!

About Joseph@thecinemamonster

Aspiring writer who absolutely adores film and television.

Posted on July 19, 2013, in Top 10s and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 31 Comments.

  1. SUNSHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIINE. Hell yes. Best sci-fi movie in years and just a LITTLE above Moon. God, I love when others love that movie as much as me.

  2. Great list!! Nice!!

  3. Hells yeah for Sunshine, that movie gets no love. Gorgeous, Gorgeous films all

  4. I’ve wanted to see Melancholia for a while now, even though the only other von Trier I’ve seen (Antichrist), I’ve hated. So happy to see Another Earth on here!

  5. Love this list! Why am I not surprised that you have TWO Terrence Malick films in this. Those moments in movies that give us goosebumps are indescribable. I live for such moments. ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. While I have only seen six of the films you mention I totally get what you are talking about with the goosebump effect.

  7. Great list! I LOVED Tree of Life. 127 Hours turned me into a weepy, sobbing mess when I first saw it. Such a powerful movie.

  8. Great list. ๐Ÿ™‚ I love the music in Sunshine… Underrated film.

  9. Nice list and not surprising to see a couple of Malick films there. I started watching Another Earth on Netflix but never got to finsih it.

  10. Eternal Sunshine would have to be my favourite on your list ๐Ÿ™‚

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