My Favorite Films (right now)

MY FAVORITE FILMS

(RIGhT NOW)

Here is my feeble attempt to compile a list of my favorite films. Admittedly, this is a little silly, since there are plenty of movies I haven't discovered yet, several I'm still wrestling with, and others I need to revisit. But it's a start.

In terms of criteria, I didn't allow myself to include any films I haven't seen more than once. I'm confident there are some that will make the cut once we go on a second or third date.

As with any list of favorites, this is subjective. You may wonder "How could he not include _____?" The film you have in mind might be one I've seen and admire, but one that, for whatever reason, hasn't left its mark as indelibly as the others have. But this is an ever-evolving list, and I'll do my best to update it as time goes on.

  • M (1931)
  • Grand Illusion (1937)
  • The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
  • Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
  • The Shop Around the Corner (1940)
  • Citizen Kane (1941)
  • Casablanca (1942)
  • To Be Or Not to Be (1942)
  • Shadow of a Doubt (1943)
  • Double Indemnity (1944)
  • It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
  • Notorious (1946) 
  • Out of the Past (1947)
  • Black Narcissus (1947)
  • The Red Shoes (1948)
  • The Third Man (1949)
  • Sunset Boulevard (1950)
  • Strangers on a Train (1951)
  • Rear Window (1954)
  • The Night of the Hunter (1955)
  • All That Heaven Allows (1955)
  • The Ten Commandments (1956)
  • The Seventh Seal (1957)
  • Vertigo (1958)
  • Touch of Evil (1958)
  • North by Northwest (1959)
  • The Apartment (1960)
  • Cape Fear (1962)
  • Peeping Tom (1962)
  • Charade (1963)
  • Persona (1966)
  • Le Samurai (1967)
  • Rosemary's Baby (1968)
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
  • The Godfather (1972)
  • Chinatown (1974)
  • The Conversation (1974)
  • The Godfather Part II (1974)
  • Jaws (1975)
  • Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
  • Star Wars Trilogy (1977-1983)
  • Alien (1979)
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
  • Blade Runner (1982)
  • E.T. (1982)
  • Fanny and Alexander (1982)
  • Back to the Future (1985)
  • Brazil (1985)
  • Die Hard (1988)
  • Jurassic Park (1993)
  • Three Colors: Blue (1993)
  • Before Sunrise (1995)
  • 12 Monkeys (1995)
  • Gattaca (1997)
  • Dark City (1998)
  • Sleepy Hollow (1999)
  • The Talented Mr. Ripley (2000)
  • Gosford Park (2001)
  • The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
  • Spirited Away (2001)
  • Inglorious Basterds (2009)

 

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