Top 10 Favorite Movies?

What are your top 10 favorite movies of all time?

Hard to say, huh?

Of course the character development has to be absolutely amazing … but just as important is how the story is told! And also for me (perhaps you too?) there must be a ‘gotcha’ moment that lingers on well after having seen the film.

In no particular order here are my top 10…

Gargoyles (1972)

16 Blocks

The Flight of the Phoenix (1965)

The War of the Worlds (1953)

Godzilla (1954)

My Dinner with Andre

Akira (1988)

8 Mile

The Dark Knight

Pulp Fiction

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Oh man… ugh… I see so few movies…

This is an odd one, but ‘Man in the iron Mask’ sadly the Leonardo Dicaprio one. He was god awful, but he rest of cast made up for it.

Good Will Hunting
A Beautiful Mind
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Time Lapse (a creative independent film)
Requiem for a Dream
not a specific movie, but any epic movie involving the romans, gladiators, fantasy, medieval war, etc
The Shawshank Redemption


My only criteria for a good movies is that (1) I need to get totally caught up in the story and (2) feel better after I’ve seen it than before. There are a few exceptions, but not many.

To Kill a Mockingbird
2001: A Space Odyssey
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
A Beautiful Mind
Forbidden Planet
Days of Heaven
Apocalypse Now
Lawrence of Arabia
Lord of the Rings
EDIT: Grand Canyon (needed to add this favorite)
ONE MORE EDIT: Midnight Cowboy
OK, JUST ONE MORE: Monty Python and the Holy Grail


Favorite movies are ones I could watch over and over again and not get tired of them. None of them are deep thinkers.
In no particular order:
Ben Hur (1959)
War of the Worlds (1953)
Scarecrow of Romney March (1963 Disney 3-parter also released as a movie)
Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
Dracula (1931)
Young Frankenstein (1974)
The Great Escape (1963)
2001: Space Odyssey (1968)
House of Dark Shadows (1970)
The King’s Speech (2010)


Oh boy, I watch tons of movies. I have no real criteria other that I’ll know fairly quickly if I am going to like it or not. I also have a tendency to love what movies critics hate and hate movies critics rave about. Needless to say … I don’t base my viewing on critics lol :smiley:

I’m sort of like PD in the fact I would consider favs those movies I can watch over and over and over… and have :wink:

Here goes - in no particular order.:

All About Eve 1950

Gone With The Wind 1939

I Was a Male War Bride 1949

White Christmas 1954

Funny Girl 1968

Breakfast at Tiffany’s 1961

Fried Green Tomatoes 1991

Baby Boom 1987

The Dirty Dozen 1967

Avatar 2009

The Shawshank Redemption 1994

Tombstone 1993

Stargate 1994

Psycho 1960

Empire of the Sun 1987

The Birdcage 1996

The Green Mile 1999

Dances with Wolves 1990

Mildred Pierce 1945

Some Like It Hot 1959

Overboard 1987

I don’t follow directions very well it seems lol :smiley:

Now I’ve gotten carried away and could go on and on. There are many, many more lol :smiley:

Here are some honorable mentions:

Any James Bond Movie… and I mean any. I loved them all.

Any Harry Potter movie

Any Lord of the Rings/Hobbit movies

Any Indiana Jones movie

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All of these are also favorites that I could and have watched over and over :slight_smile:

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Let’s see …

A Taste of Honey (1961)
The Leather Boys (1964)
Nothing But the Best (1964)
A Hard Day’s Night (1964)
Whisky Galore! (1949)
Alien (1979)
The Ladykillers (1955)
Warlock (1959)
The Magnificent Seven (1960)
Blade Runner (1982)
Scaramouche (1952)
The Fastest Gun Alive (1956)

… Never claimed a designer could count.


Wow with all y’all listing some truly great films I’ve realized that I’ve been remiss to mention just a few more…

Psycho (1960)

The Birds (1963)

North by Northwest

2001: Space Odyssey (1968)

Blade Runner (1982)

Silent Running (1972)

…yikes! hard to stop.


Yeah, maybe change the heading to Top 83 Favourite Movies?


Haha! Perfect!

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Groundhog Day
Almost Famous
The Committments
Il Posto (1961)
A Hard Days Night
The Big Lebowski
O Brother Where Art Thou
Intolerable Cruelty
Dazed and Confused


The Big Lebowski

Raising Arizona

The Station Agent

Dr. Strangelove Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

So I Marred an Ax Murderer

The Princess Bride

Moonrise Kingdom

Bottle Rocket


The Royal Tenenbaums


Oh, how could I overlook The Caine Mutiny (1954)?


I consider my fav’s the movies that show up on the TV and you can’t not watch.

Star Trek Into Darkness
Star Trek Nemesis
Shawshank Redemption
Batman (Christian Bale stuff)
Dracula (Oldman)
Interview with a Vampire
The Girl In Photographs
The Others
The Wizard of OZ


Yes! Love these too :smiley:

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A must on any list :smiley:

I’ve seen those multiple times … love them as well :slight_smile:

I think we need to go with Eriskay’s idea … I could go on and on I think :smiley:

Love seeing all these lists!


Many favorites already mentioned; a few more…

Raging Bull
The Godfather
Django Unchained
Behind Enemy Lines
Heaven Help Us
Scent of a Woman
For a Few Dollars More
Grand Prix
The Verdict
Inglorious Basterds
Toy Story
The Time Machine (2002)


Off the top of my head, and in no particular order;

2001 A Space Odyssey (1968)
Life of Brian (1979)
Blade Runner (1982)
Seven Samurai (1954) - so much better than Magnificent 7
Kagemusha (1980)
Akira (1988)
Lord of the Rings Trilogy (2001-2003) counts as one movie for me
The Apartment (1960)
Spirited Away (2001)
Casablanca (1942)

Honourable mentions to;
all the Harry Potter movies, Raiders of the Lost Ark series, Alien (1979) - just the first one, Gladiator (2000), Kingdom of Heaven (2005), Shawshank Redemption (1994), The Usual Suspects (1995), The Philadelphia Story (1940), Star Wars (1977) and some but not all of the rest of the series, Silence of the Lambs, The Matrix, … I’d better stop there.

From this list it is clear that my favourite directors are Akira Kurosawa and Ridley Scott.


I’d forgotten about Kagemusha. That was an excellent movie.


I LOVE Baby Boom, & they just started playing it a ton.


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