What are my top 5 movies?

1. My favorite movie is Contact.  A person with Asperger’s Syndrome with an intense interest in astronomy would likely dedicate themselves one hundred percent to the cause of finding extra-terrestrial intelligence (similar to the Ellie Arroway character). 

2. I enjoyed Good Will Hunting.  One of the most influential people in my life was my high school teacher, Mr. Frew.  Mr. Frew encouraged students to read books such as Dale Carnegie’s How To Win Friends and Influence People.  Mr. Frew taught me about the importance of developing conversational and listening skills to build relationships.  The relationship between the Will Hunting character (played by Matt Damon) and Sean Maguire (played by Robin Williams) reminded me of the influence that Mr. Frew had on my life.

3. The Imitation Game was a fascinating story about Alan Turing.  Benedict Cumberbatch is a great actor.  It is likely that Alan Turing had Asperger’s Syndrome.

4. One of the best action movies that I’ve seen is Independence Day.  It was exciting to watch David Levinson (played by Jeff Goldblum) write a computer program that helps prevent the annihilation of the Earth.  I like the idea of a nerd saving the world.

5. The Batman trilogy with Christian Bale was well written.  In particular, Heath Ledger did an amazing job portraying the Joker.  I like the concept of an ordinary human training himself for years to develop the necessary skills to prevent crime in Gotham.

On a different note, the worst movie that I’ve seen is Spring Breakers.  The story was pointless.  On The Big Bang Theory, the character Raj once said that “Star Trek V is the standard against which all badness is measured.”  I haven’t seen Star Trek V.  For me, I measure every bad movie against Spring Breakers.


If you have any feedback, please send me an e-mail at info@hitchhikeraspie.com