My 100 Favorite Movies.

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Here is the list of my all-time favorite movies. But first, a few words to explain the process and criteria. Obviously the list is totally subjective. Cut off date is 2010. I haven’t seen that many recent movies. Although there is no order to the list, Lady and the Tramp is my #1 Movie ever. It’s just a perfect movie in all aspects. You will find very few movies that depend on special effects. I never cared for that. None of the Star Wars movies made the list. Not even close. Some of the so-called Greatest Movies of All Time didn’t make it: Citizen Kane, The Wizard of Oz, Midnight Cowboy, Titanic, Patton, Schindler’s List, etc…Not because I didn’t like them, it’s just that the list is limited to 100. I sat down and started writing movie titles on a yellow pad and I did use the internet. Before I knew it I had 367 titles. I started eliminating and was down to 242. Then it got complicated. There are very few movies I don’t like. But I was able to get it down to 127. I just love movies and it wasn’t easy to just choose 100. But I did. Most of the movies on the list you will recognize, of course. You will also find obscure little movies like Quick Change, Funny Farm, Hollywood Knights, Wild in the Streets, Running on Empty and a few more. It was just 100 films that I really love and can watch over and over. There are many movies that you might have never heard of. I love to talk movies, so just ask me. So, here they are…


My 100 favorite movies. (In no particular order)

1 – 20

Lady and the Tramp (1955)

Mr. Holland’s Opus (1995)

Hollywood Knights (1980)

Heart and Souls (1993)

Field of Dreams (1989)

Funny Girl (1968)

American Graffiti (1973)

ET (1982)

1941 (1979)

Rain Man (1988)

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)

Pinocchio (1940)

National Lampoon’s Vacation (1983)

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989)

The Godfather (1972)

The Godfather Part II (1979)

The Godfather Part III (1990)

Casablanca (1942)

The Verdict (1982)

Nuts (1987)

21 – 40

The Bucket List (2007)

Americathon (1979)

The History of the World, Part 1 (1981)

Blast from the Past (1999)

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)

The King of Comedy (1982)

Lost in America (1985)

Grease (1978)

Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959)

The Music Man (1962)

Bye Bye Birdie (1963)

Fiddler on the Roof (1971)

Von Ryan’s Express (1965)

Funny Farm (1988)

Quick Change (1990)

The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

Jamboree (1957)

Sing Boy Sing (1958)

A Summer Place (1959)

The Out-of-towners (1970)


41 – 60

Wild in the Streets (1968)

Southern Comfort (1981)

There’s No Business like Show Business (1954)

The Lords of Flatbush (1974)

Fame (1980)

Analyze This (1999)

Shutter Island (2010)

The Jerk (1979)

The Idolmaker (1980)

Porky’s (1982)

Red Dawn (1984)

Colossus – The Forbin Project (1970)

Capricorn One (1977)

Coma (1978)

The Goonies (1985)

The Sting (1973)

The Sixth Sense (1999)

Where the Buffalo roam (1980)

Crazy People (1990)

Gidget Goes to Rome (1963)

61 – 80

Running on Empty (1988)

My Fellow Americans (1996)

Absolute Power (1996)

Enemy of the State (1998)

Forest Gump (1994)

Popi (1969)

Splendor in the Grass (1961)

M*A*S*H (1970)

Ed Wood (1994)

Rage (1972)

Hotel (1967)

Cannonball Run (1981)

Cannonball Run 2 (1984)

Heaven Can Wait (1978)

Plan 9 from Outer Space (1956)

The Manchurian Candidate (1962)

Mirage (1965)

Airport (1970)

Assault on Precinct 13 (1976)

7 Days in May (1964)

81 – 100

Executive Action (1973)

The Carpetbaggers (1964)

Cool Hand Luke (1967)

Escape from Alcatraz (1979)

Panic in the Year Zero (1962)

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)

The Blues Brothers (1980)

The Breakfast Club (1985)

The Big Chill (1983)

Death of a Salesman (1951)

The Longest Yard (1974)

Dog Day Afternoon (1975)

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)

Vantage Point (2008)

Network (1976)

Animal House (1978)

…and Justice for all (1979)

The Village (2004)

The Great Escape (1963)

Suddenly (1954)


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