Friday, March 25, 2016

The Personal Top 50

For no reason, except that it's something Shyam and I discussed during our ride up to Bristol the other night.  It's been a while since I've made an actual list, which is odd considering how much I love making lists.  Here's a list of my Top 50 Go-To flicks, at present.  Call it my favorites, I guess.   Listed alphabetically, it's just movies that work for me on any number of levels:

12 Angry Men    (1957)
13th Warrior  (1999)
Animal House    (1978)
Apollo 13   (1995)
Arsenic and Old Lace    (1944)
the Big Lebowski   (1998)
Blazing Saddles   (1974)
Captain America: Winter Soldier   (2014)
Cedar Rapids    (2011)
Chinatown    (1974)
a Christmas Story    (1983)
Clerks    (1994)
Cloud Atlas    (2012)
Dark Knight   (2008)
the Day the Earth Stood Still   (1951)
the Departed   (2006)
the Devil's Backbone   (2001)
Dr. Strangelove    (1964)
the Empire Strikes Back    (1980)
Field of Dreams    (1989)
Ghostbusters    (1984)
the Godfather, part II    (1974)
Harvey    (1950)
the Incredibles    (2004)
the Iron Giant    (1999)
Iron Man    (2008)
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World   (1963)
Jurassic Park   (1993)
Kill Bill, volume 1    (2003)
a League of Their Own    (1992)
Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring   (2001)
Mad Max:  Fury Road   (2015)
the Man who Shot Liberty Valance     (1962)
the Meaning of Life    (1983)
No Country for Old Men    (2007)
O Brother Where Art Thou?   (2000)
Princess Bride   (1987)
Raiders of the Lost Ark    (1981)
Rashomon    (1950)
Robin Hood   (1973)
the Shawshank Redemption   (1994)
Star Trek II: the Wrath of Khan    (1982)
Star Wars   (1977)
This is Spinal Tap     (1984)
Time Bandits     (1981)
To Kill a Mockingbird    (1962)
UHF    (1989)
the Usual Suspects    (1995)
Yojimbo   (1961)
Young Frankenstein   (1975)

Completely subjective to the morning of March 25, 2016.  I've left something out, of course.  I'm sure I'll look at my list this afternoon, and say "what the hell was I thinking with that Disney Robin Hood flick?"  This is the list I came up with just looking up and down my movie shelves....


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