What makes a great movie?

It has always been a dream of mine to have my writing turned into a movie. Ironically, I hate book to movie adaptions… but I digress. One of my favorite things about movies is the varied reactions it brings out in people. I love comedies but as much as I love certain movies, others absolutely despise them. My favorite movie is ‘Coming to America’ starring Eddie Murphy. I loved the romantic storyline, the outrageous character personalities and the subtle tweaks on common stuff, like McDowells. And don’t forget the girl he aspires to be with is named Lisa. bahah.

I noticed some movies that have cult followings, like Harry Potter, 50 Shades or LOTR all seem to have an appeal due to its alternative fantasy settings. People are fascinating by the seemingly inaccessible.