Five Favorite Films

Five Favorite Films with Corey Feldman

The Lost Boy shares his all-time favorites with RT

by | October 13, 2010 | Comments

Corey Feldman

Think of some of the most beloved movies of the 1980s and chances are Corey Feldman made an appearance in them. From Gremlins and Stand By Me to The Goonies and The Lost Boys, the young actor notched up a succession of classics before those heady days of teen idolatry — the so-called “Two Coreys,” named for his movies with fellow pin-up Corey Haim — would go on to enshrine him on the adolescent bedroom walls of an era. Though his well-publicized period since has been erratic — and marred by tragedy, with Haim’s unfortunate death earlier this year — Feldman has proved that he’s a survivor, returning to the role of vampire hunter Edgar Frog that he made famous in The Lost Boys. With this week’s latest installment, Lost Boys: The Thirst, reuniting him with fellow ’87 Frog brother Jamison Newlander, Feldman has come full circle — complete with signature head band and copy of Batman No. 14. We spoke to the actor recently and asked him to name his Five Favorite Films. He politely declined to include Gremlins, despite RT’s insistence.

The Star Wars trilogy (1977-1983;
97%, 94%, 78% Tomatometer)

Star Wars

Star Wars, the first trilogy. Obviously Star Wars is one of the landmark films of all time, being ahead of its time with special effects — the overall scope and perspective of that film being what it was at that time; not to mention the ingenuity of the story line and the character development of all of those films. I really like the fact that not only are we dealing with great characters, great storylines, great special effects, and all of those things, there’s the extra added element of spirituality, which a lot of people seem to either not recognize or ignore. But the fact is you’re talking about the dark side of the Force and the light side and what’s good and evil, and the Emperor, and the politics; there’s a lot of politics involved. I think it’s a great reflection on life as a whole.

The Godfather trilogy (1972-1990;
100%, 98%, 66% Tomatometer)


Obviously the Godfather films are what they are — some of the best written and directed films in history, you know; the best performances I’ve ever seen by the greatest ensemble cast probably ever in the history of cinema. Some of the best art direction, best lighting, best cinematography, I mean — all of it.

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971,
90% Tomatometer)

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

I’m a big kid, I’m a kid at heart, so I still love the classic family films, such as the great Warner Bros film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factorynot the remake, but the original. It’s still one of the best movies, hands down, ever made, and of course that goes back to the ingenuity of the characters and the storyline. [Producer] David Wolper did such an amazing job bringing it to life, and Gene Wilder gave such an amazing performance. The songs, the music, the colors, the scope — it was just brilliant and really lead you to a fantasy world that didn’t exist, but that we could all imagine was real.

The Wizard of Oz (1939,
100% Tomatometer)

The Wizard of Oz

Same thing, The Wizard of Oz — that will always be one of my all-time favorites. The transition from black-and-white into color, you know, that idea of merging the two worlds using cinematic magic, to meld those worlds for the first time ever. I mean, you look back at the movie and obviously you can see now that there were backdrops and cheap sets and all of that kind of stuff, where today we would probably laugh at it and brush it off as a B-movie. But in those days it was magic. And it’s still magic.

The Color Purple (1985,
88% Tomatometer)

The Color Purple

I would say five would probably have to go The Color Purple, Steven Spielberg’s film, which obviously deals with racism but also deals with a lot of human emotions. Everything from abuse, controlling husbands, abusive parents to family life. Just so much emotion. The music is incredible — Quincy Jones did an incredible job on the soundtrack. The vocalists on the soundtrack were staggering. And the performances by Whoopi Goldberg, Oprah Winfrey and Danny Glover, I mean just some of the best performances ever put on screen. Eloquently and beautifully directed by Steven Spielberg — I think, actually, his best work.

Lost Boys: The Thirst is out now on DVD and Blu-ray.

Tag Cloud

WarnerMedia Freeform Song of Ice and Fire quibi SDCC Emmys Epix Peacock video Watching Series HBO Max canceled TV shows based on movie south america dceu Apple TV Plus Film Quiz Women's History Month YouTube Premium Mary Tyler Moore Tarantino Valentine's Day animated unscripted breaking bad Martial Arts New York Comic Con doctor who CNN Tomatazos Oscars stand-up comedy Teen Winners elevated horror cooking FXX composers justice league Awards Tour witnail VICE Warner Bros. DC Universe 2015 MTV Black Mirror LGBT harry potter cancelled television serial killer PBS ABC Family The Walking Dead ABC TruTV true crime sports Logo spinoff Marvel Television Vudu Action DC streaming service Lucasfilm blaxploitation GIFs foreign Ghostbusters green book TBS X-Men Superheroes Shudder Holiday Photos docudrama Mary poppins Superheroe TIFF Star Trek Biopics slashers Hallmark Holidays spain transformers comic space Rocky series BBC America HBO Disney streaming service NBC MSNBC PaleyFest miniseries ITV A24 Syfy kids Binge Guide LGBTQ indie Disney Plus hist dramedy President Amazon Prime Video zombies binge spy thriller sitcom YouTube Netflix Christmas movies Polls and Games CBS The CW Ellie Kemper FOX biography mockumentary cancelled TV series Crunchyroll boxoffice Heroines Marvel Pet Sematary Character Guide Christmas Election Spring TV Summer MCU Masterpiece Turner Classic Movies Sony Pictures sequel TCM Calendar ESPN Ovation Film Festival Lionsgate natural history American Society of Cinematographers award winner Cannes screenings Reality Competition TNT Certified Fresh Stephen King Pixar crime ratings mutant Disney Channel DC Comics Television Academy crime drama YA Infographic cops Opinion IFC 2016 Trivia TLC BBC RT21 travel Drama Grammys Shondaland Emmy Nominations TV Land nature GoT comics Extras adventure Trophy Talk cancelled canceled TV renewals The Arrangement Awards The Witch Interview Food Network Rom-Com Winter TV Horror VH1 Spectrum Originals DirecTV medical drama Columbia Pictures festivals Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt First Look National Geographic children's TV theme song A&E Music facebook Paramount Rocketman 20th Century Fox San Diego Comic-Con hispanic Set visit OWN psycho ghosts spider-man RT History talk show See It Skip It book Amazon Writers Guild of America Walt Disney Pictures vampires Fox News Fall TV USA Network 007 war SundanceTV Crackle comiccon GLAAD casting Star Wars El Rey streaming 45 Tumblr halloween Best and Worst Schedule Spike Starz zombie Pop renewed TV shows Hallmark Christmas movies 2020 Kids & Family Country Mary Poppins Returns dc Red Carpet TCA 71st Emmy Awards Musical DGA werewolf Podcast IFC Films rotten movies we love WGN Disney revenge Elton John independent Toys Chernobyl social media disaster finale Box Office versus cartoon game show robots jamie lee curtis Sci-Fi tv talk technology crime thriller movies romance CMT Video Games Dark Horse Comics Hulu Nominations SXSW Comic Book joker Family Classic Film strong female leads Universal singing competition 2018 blockbuster E! 2017 Comedy 21st Century Fox Year in Review television Comedy Central thriller FX zero dark thirty Creative Arts Emmys Premiere Dates BET Super Bowl Britbox Disney+ Disney Plus First Reviews latino cars Fantasy Musicals Cartoon Network Cosplay politics crossover Pride Month Apple free movies period drama Pirates Mindy Kaling Acorn TV Mystery psychological thriller historical drama golden globes AMC Nickelodeon CW Seed anthology Comics on TV batman Bravo Brie Larson dragons anime Anna Paquin romantic comedy Esquire Western Sundance Now 2019 Reality Rock toy story science fiction Sneak Peek 24 frames Mudbound police drama Thanksgiving teaser christmas movies game of thrones Turner diversity NYCC what to watch discovery History Adult Swim supernatural adaptation Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Lifetime Christmas movies Arrowverse Captain marvel Amazon Prime TV Animation Nat Geo cats political drama cinemax Marathons The Purge CBS All Access USA cults Showtime Countdown cancelled TV shows Netflix Paramount Network TCA 2017 Marvel Studios aliens YouTube Red Lifetime spanish language E3 Sundance Apple TV+ richard e. Grant Trailer APB