Favorite Movies

Oscar season brings out the annual comparison of favorite movie lists and I figure we may as well play the game together. I’ve become so compulsive on this subject that when asked about my top ten I can quickly produce a list of a couple of hundred films and about fifty television series. The secret is that I’ve built a home server system to hold files from my DVD collection so I don’t have to search through boxes of discs to find a favorite when I’m in the mood.

So click the more button to see my list. This game only works if you play along.

Comment away. I’ve shown you mine. Let us all see yours! And follow this blog!

  1. Casablanca
  2. Field of Dreams
  3. Shakespeare in Love
  4. The Adjustment Bureau
  5. 1776
  6. Exodus
  7. Becket
  8. Contact
  9. Fantasia
  10. The Sound of Music
  11. West Side Story
  12. A Night at the Opera
  13. Raiders of the Lost Ark
  14. Wizard of Oz
  15. La-La Land
  16. In the Heat of the Night
  17. National Treasure
  18. Star Wars: A New Hope
  19. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
  20. Dances with Wolves
  21. Tootsie
  22. The Hunt for Red October
  23. A Man for All Seasons
  24. Schindler’s List
  25. Back to the Future
  26. Somewhere in Time
  27. Forest Gump
  28. Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner
  29. Star Trek: The Wrath of Kahn
  30. The Godfather
  31. Titanic
  32. North by Northwest
  33. Judgement at Nuremberg
  34. Mary Poppins
  35. Good Will Hunting
  36. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
  37. San Francisco
  38. 2001: A Space Odyssey
  39. Singing in the Rain
  40. It’s a Wonderful Life
  41. Sunset Blvd.
  42. The Maltese Falcon
  43. The Bridge on the River Kwai
  44. Groundhog Day
  45. The Player
  46. Rear Window
  47. Dr. Strangelove
  48. Network
  49. Adam’s Rib
  50. When Harry Met Sally…
  51. To Kill a Mockingbird
  52. 12 Angry Men
  53. A Lion in Winter
  54. The Sixth Sense
  55. Moonstruck
  56. Blade Runner
  57. The Da Vinci Code
  58. Toy Story
  59. Cat Ballou
  60. Pretty Woman
  61. Bull Durham
  62. The Verdict
  63. Fiddler on the Roof
  64. E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
  65. Kramer v. Kramer
  66. Lawrence of Arabia
  67. My Fair Lady
  68. Angels and Demons
  69. Crime and Misdemeanors
  70. Chinatown
  71. A Few Good Men
  72. Terminator 2: Judgement Day
  73. Gone with the Wind
  74. Saving Private Ryan
  75. The Ten Commandments
  76. M*A*S*H
  77. Sleeper
  78. Ghostbusters
  79. What’s Up Doc?
  80. Broadcast News
  81. Dirty Dancing
  82. All Above Eve
  83. Shampoo
  84. Barefoot in the Park
  85. The Purple Rose of Cairo
  86. Beverly Hills Cop
  87. An Officer and a Gentleman
  88. Funny Girl
  89. Working Girl
  90. Body Heat
  91. Grease
  92. Love Actually
  93. Arrival
  94. The Witches of Eastwick
  95. Love Story
  96. Beauty and the Beast
  97. The Manchurian Candidate
  98. The China Syndrome
  99. The Day the Earth Stood Still
  100. The Next Voice You Hear


  • …Oscar worthy? .. perhaps for the Vietnam generation ?… The Quiet American Deer Hunter Apocalypse Now

    …or The English Patient Out of Africa Cabaret

    Just off the top of my head … and perhaps somewhere in my heart.

    Talk again soon…..

    best: t.



  • Cannot argue with Casablanca, but Field of Dreams #2? I guess I’d better see The Adjustment Bureau. I’d have Groundhog Day way higher. No To Catch A Thief?


    • Field of Dreams is for my father. And all the time we spent together at Comiskey Park. Let me know how you like Adjustment Bureau.


    • Saw Adjustment Bureau last night with Teri and Harry. We all liked it. Plot: boy meets girl, boy loses girl, boy gets girl back. But still charming enough. Doesn’t quite make it to the top of my list. You can see why the leads fell for each other though. Thanks for the rec.


      • Awww. How about at least, “Boy overcomes otherworldly odds to get girl back.” On the other subject, no argument. If I were going to risk everything and tempt the fates themselves for a girl, Emily Blunt’s “Elise” would be the girl I’d do it for!


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