Wednesday, October 29, 2008

My own Top 50

I'm all for sharing our favorites and many of my fellow bloggers have put up their top 50 lists (without any particular order, except that the Top 10 are the best). These are my favorite films. I own most of them or have seen them dozens or hundreds of times. They're not for everyone, but they all have something I like to see. Check out the really different lists at Blog Cabins, Hoping for Something to Hope For, and The Center Seat.

Top 50 Films

1. Sense and Sensibility
2. Gone With The Wind
3. The Princess Bride
4. Out of Africa
5. The Shawshank Redemption
6. Star Wars Trilogy
7. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
8. When Harry Met Sally
9. Waitress
10. 50 First Dates
11. Finding Nemo
12. The American President
13. 10 Things I hate about you
14. Good Will Hunting
15. Walk the Line
16. Dogma
17. Little Miss Sunshine
18. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
19. Sliding Doors
20. Top Gun
21. V for Vendetta
22. My Fair Lady
23. O, Brother Where Art Thou?
24. The Philadelphia Story
25. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
26. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
27. Grosse Pointe Blank
28. Groundhog Day
29. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
30. Men in Black
31. 12 Angry Men
32. Forrest Gump
33. The Little Mermaid
34. Monty Python and the Holy Grail
35. The Sting
36. A Few Good Men
37. Gattaca
38. Notting Hill
39. The Lion King
40. Live Free or Die Hard
41. Say Anything
42. March of the Penguins
43. The African Queen
44. Minority Report
45. Fargo
46. Bridget Jones’ Diary
47. Almost Famous
48. The Incredibles
49. West Side Story
50. Cold Mountain


Fletch said...

I really like a vast majority of your list, and love the love for sci-fi flicks like Gattaca and Minority Report, but boy...a big head scratchers for me on here. Live Free or Die Hard over the original?

Jess said...

Fletch, actually had to hide my geek love of all the newer Star Trek movies too. And you're right, I meant to put the first, third and fourth Die Hards on the list, just mistyped a bit (writing in the last title was supposed to remind me to do it).

Rachel said...

These are the kinds of lists I love to read: real people and the real movies they love. Screw what The Suits have told us are the best and deserve to be worshipped. How many real people have The Godfather and Citizen Kane in their top 50? None that I know of. Great list, Jess.

Jess said...

Rachel, I had to keep thinking that when I made it. "Do I actually love that movie, or do I just think it's a good movie?"