My Favorite Movies- A Comprehensive List
Epigramman recently challenged me to write about my favorite movies… I don’t know if he realized how much of a challenge it would actually be. My taste in movies is varied and expansive, so I do better when someone gives me a genre or some other limitation to pick from. For the sake of my sanity, I am not going to try to rank or rate my favorite films, and I’ve chosen to break them up into two major categories: movies for average, everyday viewing and movies for the more discerning critic looking for something deep or beautiful. Actually, there’s a lot of crossover between these categories in my collection so I’ll also have a third category of films that work for both. Keep in mind, these categories are not meant to distinguish the quality of the films, but rather the amount of patience and film experience you should have before you go into them.
Forgive me for only listing the films; there are a lot of them (68! AGH WHAT WAS I THINKING?!). If you’re interested in seeing a whole hub around one film or a group of related films please let me know.
I'd be interested to know how much I have in common with all of you!
For the average movie-goer
X-Men and X2: X-Men United (Note! X-Men: The Last Stand and X-Men Origins: Wolverine are not listed. Please do yourself a favor and skip them.)
The Emperor’s New Groove
Lilo and Stitch
Lucky Number Slevin
Stranger than Fiction
Back to the Future
Star Wars Episodes IV, V, and VI (the original trilogy)
Monty Python’s The Holy Grail
Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure
Kung Fu Hustle
The Fifth Element
The Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
The Boondock Saints
Little Miss Sunshine
Mr. and Mrs. Smith
The Shawshank Redemption
Star Trek (2009)
The Nightmare Before Christmas
Heart and Souls
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
For the sophisticated film connoisseur
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