Top #10 Favorite Movies

Let’s see if we agree.  Here are mine.  Not in order.

  1. Laura
  2. North by Northwest
  3. Rebecca
  4. Remember the Titans
  5. The Hunger Games
  6. The Godfather
  7. Saving Private Ryan
  8. Behind Enemy Lines
  9. The Last of the Mohicans
  10. The Family Man
  11. Star Wars
  12. Munich

You can see that Top #10 became Top #12.

Caveat:  I don’t generally like movies.  I get bored about half-way through and want to go home.  I like the popcorn, though.

Caveat #2:  I saw Star Wars  7 nights in a row when it first came out.

 

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60 Responses to Top #10 Favorite Movies

  1. bennettsammy says:

    I felt like Harry potter is universally a great movie series

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    • Barb Knowles says:

      I agree, and have watched them all, but I think the books are so much better that I didn’t include the movies. That being said, I own them all. Sounds silly for a list that sort of rolled off the top of my head, but I went back and forth about including Harry Potter. Thanks for commenting 🙂

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    • Barb Knowles says:

      I love reading blogs and comments from all over as well. I have a close friend from Senegal, but they have lived in the US for quite some time now. He still have a business in Senegal and I will be going there in a year or two with his family. I have never traveled to Africa or Australia. I have students from Africa and love learning about their culture as they learn about ours. Where in Africa are you from?

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  2. ksbeth says:

    i love movies and agree with two! ) godfather and north by northwest –

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  3. I’ve only seen a few of these. I saw the beginning of “Private Ryan”, but turned it off early on. Not because it was bad, but rather that it was just too realistic and intense.

    Now I think I may have to do my own list…

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  4. I agree with many of your choices. But where are The Big Lebowski, Jacob’s Ladder, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and of course, Animal House?

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  5. George says:

    You have some good ones on there. I could never come up with a list like this…there are just too many, though The Godfather tops every list for me. I also love The Sting and Usual Suspects but that’s just off the top of my head. There are others.

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    • Barb Knowles says:

      Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid is another I loved, but I haven’t watched it in 20 years, so I guess I don’t love it that much., lol.

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    • Barb Knowles says:

      My husband was watching North by Northwest this morning and I thought, because it is tied with Laura for my favorite movie ever, that a list would be fun. So I rattled it off in 5 minutes. Just what was on the top of my head. The only one I spent more time over was wondering if the Harry Potter movies would make the cut. They did not but the books are among my favorites.

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  6. Carrie Rubin says:

    Moonstruck and Planes, Trains, and Automobiles have always been among my favorites. Little Miss Sunshine too.

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  7. Dances with Wolves, The Terminator (original and the others after my top ten), The Colour Purple, The Glenn Miller Story, It’s a Wonderful Life, A Star is Born (Judy Garland, and Barbra Streisand’s), Law Abiding Citizen (for the way he bumps off the judge), The Bourne series, Shooter, Fly Away Home.
    Animations would be The Incredibles, Despicable Me 1 and 2, plus The Minions (cos I’m daft like that), Brother Bear, Up, Happy Feet, Lady and the Tramp, Ice Age, Dumbo.

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  8. Some of mine are:
    Away All Boats
    THX 1138
    The Muppet Movie
    Contact
    Apollo 13
    anything with Tom Hanks

    but my advice has always been, “Don’t judge a book by it’s movie.”

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  9. Some of those movies are new to me, I will definitely check them out!

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    • Barb Knowles says:

      Taste is so subjective, and the first 3 are from the 1940s or 50s but I love them. Rebecca I had read and loved the book first, but this is the rare occasion where the movie is also phenomenal.

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  10. Quite a few good ones on this list, but I’d need to bump a few to make room for the LoTR trilogy, Blind Side (I know I know I’m gonna have to turn in my man-card if I’m not careful), and of course Kung Fu Panda. Can’t believe you let this one slip by Barb 😉

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  11. LOTR, definitely, although I was less impressed with the Hobbit follow up. Tombstone. Star Wars, of course. Priest is a guilty pleasure favorite–the one about vampires, because I’m sure there are others out there by the same name! Guardians of the Galaxy is so much fun. Beauty & the Beast by Disney. Ultraviolet. Way too many to list!

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  12. I too have long been a movie fan. I tried several years ago to compose a list of my top favs. I found that I couldn’t lump them together on a single list because of the diversity of genres. So I ended up with a four and a half page doc with categories like Comedy/Fantasy, Horror and Classic Vintage Drama which included 33 films from the hilariously cleaver Jimmy Stewart-Hepburn-Cary Grant “Philadelphia Story” (1940) to the inimitable drama of Bette Davis in “Now, Voyager” (1942). I mean, how can I include “The Odd Couple,” or “Ben Hur” (1959) with those folks? Nor “Psycho,” “Rosemary’s Baby,” or “High Noon.” BTW — can’t wait to see the special effects in “Kong: Skull Island,” on the big screen March 10. I saw the original version (1933) on late night TV as a grade schooler. Couldn’t get to sleep afterwards. Thought I heard growling and trees snapping in the back yard. Still don’t like zoo monkeys.

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  13. shiarrael says:

    Munich was VERY good – now I’ll have to re-watch when I get a chance 🙂

    In no particular order:

    1) Casablanca (that scene when Bogie gives “The Nod” …)
    2) The Wind and The Lion
    2) The Lion in Winter (do I sense a theme?)
    3) Letters from Iwo Jima
    4) all the “Back to the Future” ones
    5) Slap Shot
    6) My Fair Lady (Audrey Hepburn’s “Move yer bloomin’ arse!” – incomparable)
    7) It started in Naples
    8) almost all Star Trek movies (do NOT talk to me about ‘Nemesis’, please…)
    9) almost all Star Wars movies
    10) Lord of the Rings. Yes, ALL. Fine, the Hobbit ones, too. The New Zealand scenery plus Smaug saved the trilogy. And the dwarven war-hogs.

    … ummm … I could probably add another 50.

    Honorable mention to Wall-E, Shrek and Ice Age. As well as the Marvel movies. OK OK I’ll stop. 😉

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    • Barb Knowles says:

      I agree with about 1/2 of them. You should have included The Lion King to keep with your theme lol. I never saw Slap Shot or It Started in Naples. I agree about the New Zealand scenery and the LoTR were good. But I liked the books better. A no to My Fair Lady. Yes to most of the Star Trek movies and you saw what I wrote about Star Wars. I HATED Shrek. I know I’m alone with that one, lol.

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  14. Hunger Games! Love both books and movies, though books are better.

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  15. Huge movie fans we are….12 Angry Men (awesome!), Shawshank Redemption, My Cousin Vinny, Mr. Holland’s Opus, Dead Poet’s Society, It’s a Wonderful Life, Sound of Music, Patch Adams, A Few Good Men, Rain Man, A Beautiful Mind, Crash,Singing in the Rain, Jaws…OK, I can’t count and I can go on….

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  16. Oh, I LOVE Remember the Titans! ❤

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  17. peckapalooza says:

    After I finish the AFI top 100, I’m gonna do my personal top 100. It’ll be nice to have another 100 blog posts that are easy to write.

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    • Barb Knowles says:

      lol!! I agree they are the easy ones to write, but I love the ideas, and sometimes arguments with the responses. And I love it when readers start talking to each other. Especially about books. What we like and why we like it is so telling.

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  18. Ann Coleman says:

    I don’t think I could come up with a list, but I did like The Sting, Young Frankenstein, Blazing Saddles, Raising Arizona, Buck, The Trip to Bountiful and Little Miss Sunshine, among others. As you can see, I have a taste for off-beat comedies.

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    • Barb Knowles says:

      Don’t be mad at me, but the movies that you listed that I have seen, I didn’t like. Don’t be mad.

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      • Ann Coleman says:

        Of course I’m not mad! We have different taste in movies, and that’s just fine! It just means if we ever met and decided to spend some time together, we wouldn’t go to the movies. (I saw the Star Wars movie with my husband and another couple. Our husbands loved it, my friend and I slept through it.)

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      • Barb Knowles says:

        If I never saw a movie in a theater again I would be as happy as could be. Star Wars was an anomaly. But that’s funny about you sleeping. I watch movies on tv once in a blue moon. I like cable series but really never watch tv except for politics. I’ll watch Netflix for a bit before I go to sleep, but never ever ever ever a comedy.

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  19. Paul says:

    I’ve seen two of these movies – Remember The Titans (which they showed us at school about 1800 times) & The Hunger Games.

    I don’t have a list of favourite movies. They bore me.

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