Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Big Hollywood Requests: A List of Favorite Movies

As commentor dan_O requested, here's a list of my all-time favorite movies. These are in no particular order, except for the first handful. Some of them aren't worth watching more than once, but they do need to be seen at some point in your life.

Boondock Saints
Batman: The Dark Knight
Batman Begins
Breaking Away
XXX (better than James Bond, if I say so myself.)
Sullivan's Travels

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
Sleeping Beauty
Beauty and the Beast
Rules of Engagement
La Boum
The Princess Bride
Die Hard with a Vengeance
The Prestige
It Happened One Night
Stranger Than Paradise
Bull Durham
Fistful of Dollars
Star Wars (all 6, but I like ep 3 the best)
Far and Away
October Sky
Terminator 1 and 2
Shaolin Soccer
To Sir, With Love
Rocky (1 & 2)
A Christmas Story
The Nightmare Before Christmas
Muppet Family Christmas
Les Ripoux (aka "My New Partner")
Jean de Florette
Meet Me in St Louis
Stand and Deliver
Amadeus (I took a music class in high school, this was the class where they threw all the deadbeats (read drug dealers, drug users, and all around lazy people) who needed one credit to graduate, and any course that required thinking might be too hard to pass. They were riveted to the screen.)
Rear Window
Gladiator (Russel Crowe, not Cuba Gooding Jr)
The Patriot (Mel Gibson one, not the Stephen Seagal one.)
Jerry McGuire
Aliens (and Alien)
Batman and Batman Returns (Micheal Keaton)
The Bucket List
I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry
Curse of the Golden Flower
The Emporer and the Assassin
What's Eating Gilbert Grape
Pirates of the Caribbean
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (Gene Wilder version)
The Producers (Gene Wilder and Zero Mostel version)
Blazing Saddles (Notice a trend here?)
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

And there I think the list is long enough. Further additions as events warrant.

1 comment:

  1. The Patriot (Mel Gibson one, not the Stephen Seagal one.)