My Favorite Movies


Nobody asked, but I gather this is something of a weblogging right-of-passage. In any case, I knew I'd started this list somewhere, and figured this is as good a place as any to keep it

  1. Dr. Strangelove
  2. The King of Comedy
  3. The Naked Gun
  4. 2001: A Space Odyssey
  5. The Fountainhead
  6. Duck Soup
  7. The Godfather II
  8. The Meaning of Life
  9. The Seven Samurai
  10. Groundhog Day

A few honorable mentions, in no particular order:

  • Carrie
  • Goodfellas
  • The Maltese Falcon
  • As Good as it Gets
  • Citizen Kane
  • The Birds
  • The Godfather
  • You Can't Take It with You
  • Adventures in Babysitting
  • National Lampoon's Vacation
  • The Missouri Breaks
  • Annie Hall
  • Donnie Darko
  • The Wizard of Oz
  • Brazil
  • Planes, Trains, and Automobiles
  • Patton
  • Bad Santa
  • The Producers
  • U-571
  • Contact
  • 8 1/2
  • Apollo 13
  • Dead Ringers
  • Drugstore Cowboy
  • Gettysburg
  • The Right Stuff
  • Naked Lunch
  • Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
  • The Bridge on the River Kwai
  • Amadeus
  • Dead Man
  • Blazing Saddles
  • The Color of Money
  • Galaxy Quest
  • The Silence of the Lambs
  • The Jerk

I'll undoutedly think of more. Ranking these is reminiscent of any peer reviewed process / process involving grading or ranking : broadly accurate, but fickle at the margins...

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