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My Favorite Movies- A Comprehensive List

Updated on March 14, 2011


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

V for Vendetta

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

Iron Man

Lucky Number Slevin

Stranger than Fiction

Liar Liar

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 Incredibles

Monster’s Inc.


Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels

The Boondock Saints


Hot Fuzz

Little Miss Sunshine

Minority Report

Mr. and Mrs. Smith

The Shawshank Redemption

Star Trek (2009)

The Nightmare Before Christmas

Heart and Souls

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy


Van Helsing

The Goonies

Batman Returns


For the sophisticated film connoisseur


Annie Hall

The Conversation

Taxi Driver


Amores Perros

For both

Pulp Fiction

Kill Bill

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

Fight Club

Shaun of the Dead

Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind

The Matrix


Children of Men

Pan’s Labyrinth


Run Lola Run

American Beauty


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    • girlincape profile imageAUTHOR

      Kasey Rubenstein 

      8 years ago from California

      I do have some guilty pleasures on here, and some that I'm attached to from my childhood. At least I'm not afraid to admit what I like.

    • satomko profile image

      Seth Tomko 

      8 years ago from Macon, GA

      You've got good taste. There are a few that I could do without, but as a whole that's a good list.

    • girlincape profile imageAUTHOR

      Kasey Rubenstein 

      8 years ago from California

      Thanks! I tried to write a little bit about each movie too, but there were too many!

    • carolina muscle profile image

      carolina muscle 

      8 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      wow.. I see a couple of my alltime favs- like the fifth element, and annie hall ! fine post!!!


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