What makes a favorite movie? For me, it’s wanting to watch it multiple times, enjoying watching it multiple times, nostalgic value, and the overall subjective “I liked it.”
These aren’t ranked by number, but you can assume that the higher on the list the movie is, the more I like it.
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Children of Men
The Third Man
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Merlin’s Shop of Mystical Wonders
Dumb and Dumber
Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles
The French Connection
The Three Amigos
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie
Lost in Translation
Toy Story 2
Catch Me if You Can
Bringing Out the Dead
The Hudsucker Proxy
Touching the Void
The Darjeeling Limited
The Host (Gwoemul)
O Brother, Where Art Thou?
A King in New York
Songs from the Second Floor
The Blues Brothers
Born into Brothels
Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media
Waco: The Rules of Engagement
Fantastic Mr. Fox
A Beautiful Mind
Life is Beautiful
The Rules of the Game
On the Waterfront
Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room
This list is perpetually incomplete. I will change it whenever and however I feel like it.
I wanted to include as many as I could here without being excessive. Maybe this is already excessive.
If I list every movie I’ve ever so much as remotely enjoyed or could at least recommend to people, we’d both be here all night. I don’t want that. Maybe I’ll categorize things like that in the future. Maybe I’ll make an “honorable mention” list. Maybe I should review every single movie I’ve ever seen in a separate blog. That’s the only way I could be completely thorough about this. Anyway, if/until that happens, we’ve got this concise list here for now.
Did I forget anything? Got any recommendations for me?