Wednesday, May 28, 2008

My Favorite Movies



Good afternoon. This is a hard list to come up with. Below are 25 of my favorites films. However, it is difficult to come up the correct order. I've probably seen Goodfellas more than any other film in my life but I love many others on the list just the same. I've memorized a lot of the dialogue from many of these films as well. And I probably forgot to include a lot of films too. What are your favorites?

Here is my list:

1. Goodfellas

2. Godfather
3. Godfather 2
4. The French Connection
5. This is Spinal Tap
6. Annie Hall
7. Usual Suspects
8.Pulp Fiction
9. Citizen Kane
10 Taxi Driver
11. Fargo
12. Midnight Cowboy

13. Casablanca
14. Se7en
15. Dr. Strangelove
16. Sweet Smell of Success
17. Some Like It Hot
18. Double Indemnity
19. Psycho
20. Blazing Saddles
21. Sunset Boulevard
22. On the Waterfront
23. The Conversation
24. North By Northwest
25. To Kill a Mockingbird

- The Mountain Cat

64 comments:

Leighann said...

Out of the 25 movies you listed, I've only seen 4 of them!

Leighann said...

I like anything with Keanu in it!

BAHAHAHA!

Doc said...

I have only seen 10 of them... LOL

Gimme a few and I will make a list.

Doc said...

Mine Changes from time to time....

Currently:
1. The Usual Suspects
2. Monty Python and the Holy Grail
3. Raiders of the Lost Ark
4. Dead Poets Society
5. Forrest Gump
6. The Blues Brothers
7. The Exorcist III
8. Good Fellas
9. Red Dragon
10. Tombstone

The Harry Potter movies are close as well as the three original Star Wars movies. So is Scarface and The Godfather II

Leone de Mountain said...

Leighann, what 4 did you see?

Leone de Mountain said...

Doc, Did you see Manhunter? It is the same story as Red Dragon but I think it is a better film IMHO.

Brian Cox as Hannibal Lecter!

Karen said...

Out of the 25 I have seen all but 4. Never saw Fargo, Sweet Smell of Success, Double Indemnity or The Conversation.

But Goodfellas and Casino are probablly my favorite two movies of all time. And I really like most of the movies on your list.

Karen said...

Doc I have only seen 5 of your movies though!

Doc said...

Doc, Did you see Manhunter?

We have had this conversation before...LOL

Leighann said...

Vin, I've seen Pulp Fiction, Se7en, Psycho and To Kill A Mockingbird

Leighann said...

Some of my favorites are:

Men of Honor
Remember the Titans
What Lies Beneath
Rocky - Rocky V
Saw - Saw IV
Tombstone
The "Bourne" Trilogy
Night of the Living Dead
Nightmare On Elm Street
Cujo

Leighann said...

I don't care for mobster movies or war movies.

I like cheesy comedies like Old School, Dodgeball and pretty much anything Adam Sandler.

Leone de Mountain said...

Doc, refresh my memory please.

Doc said...

Doc I have only seen 5 of your movies though!

I highly suggest you rent the Exorcist III - It's much more than a 'horror' movie which I don't like. That movie is pure genius. I used to work as a movie theater projectionist and had to stay after work and watch the movies the day before opening to make sure all my splices were correct... Nothing (and I mean nothing) will unerve you more than watching that movie all alone in an entire theater at 3 am and then locking up to go out to your car in an empty foggy parking lot and then all of a sudden a cold wind picks up even though it's the middle of July... that movie is unbelievable!

Doc said...

Dude... how did I forget The Shawshank Redemption ??!!!

Get busy living or get busy dying

Karen said...

Leighann - I have seen 3 of your movies (Remember The Titans, The first Bourne Movie and Rocky V).

Rocky IV is among my favorites too.

Doc said...

Doc, refresh my memory please.

No I haven't seen it, I love the Ed Norton version. The tooth fairy....

runningwildkids said...

We are with Leighann with the Adam Sandler Movies, But we love

Shawshank Redemption
Green Mile
Cold Mountain
Smokey and the Bandit
Six Pack
Goonies
Gremlins
Sixteen Candles
are to name a few!

Karen said...

Here is my list off the top of my head.

Goodfellas
Casino
Gone With The Wind
Love Actually
The Apartment
The Sting
The Object of My Affection
Godfather I and II
Rocky IV
Intolerable Cruelty

Knight said...

This is Spinal Tap and Annie Hall make the top of my list as well. One of my all time favorites is One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest. Oh, and Reservoir Dogs.

Doc said...

Ooooh The Sting gets me every time I fall for it!

(but if you are gonna watch it you better like 'The Entertainer' being played on the paino)

Doc said...

Vin, How could you let me forget 'The Untouchables' ?

"I want him DEAD, I want his entire family DEAD!"

"Just like a wop... bring a knife to a gunfight"

That replaces Tombstone and jumps into my Top 10. The Shawshank Redemption takes out Red Dragon

Leighann said...

Oh yes, I like The Shawshank Redemption!

And The Green Mile

Leighann said...

Silence of the Lambs is WAY better than any of the other "Hanibal" movies.

Leighann said...

We recently had a "Pirates" marathon and watched all three Pirates of the Caribbean movies, those are entertaining.

We also did a Resident Evil marathon, those are okay.

Oh, and I forgot Pet Semetary on my list!! That's also one of my 7 year olds favorite movies.

Dice Mardell said...

I've seen (and like mind you) 13 of Mtn Cat's and 8 of Doc's!
Goodfellas RULES!
I also (very much) like:
A Bronx Tale
Heart & Souls
What Dreams May Come
Sneakers
Carlito's Way
Casino

Just to name a few.
So many GREAT movies, so little time!

Doc said...

Hey Dice whats up? I always thought you didn't like to comment... Thanks for stopping by. don't be a stranger.

Oh yeah and Sneakers was a great movie.

Leone de Mountain said...

Karen, Love Actually is a great movie! So it Intolerable Cruelty or any Coen Brother's films for that matter.

Doc, The Untouchable is nice fluff. Brian DePalma is a chump. You know I am a movie snob!

Dice Mardell, Thank you for stopping by. I appreciate your comments. Two Scorsese films on list. You rock.

Oh snap, I forgot The Color of Money!!! Scorsese's third best film behind Goodfeathers and Taxi Cab Confessions Driver.

Talisman said...

Yea, I'm pretty sure I only saw 5 of those on that list even though I've heard of them all.

Some of my favorites are (in no particular order):

Pi
A Beautiful Mind
And the Band Played On
Rush
Forget Paris
Rocketman (1997 Disney Version)
Legally Blond
Finding Nemo
Emperor's New Groove

Jay said...

I've seen them all, many of them multiple times.

Knight puts "Reservoir Dogs" near the top of her list? I'm so in love! ;-)

Has anyone mentioned "Ronin" I love that movie.

I was already planning a movie post for tomorrow.

Bina said...

WHAT? You don't have Thombstone listed? What in the world is wrong with you? You know,

"My hypocricy only goes so far"

"My hypocricy knows no bounds".

Best two lines ever!

Doc said...

Vinny would say that Tombstone doesn't count because it wasn't in black and white and wasn't directed by "Marty"

Leone de Mountain said...

No Doc I love all genres you film peasant! LOL.

Talisman, Pi is an amazing film! So i assume you saw Reqium for a Dream then? One of the most disturbing films ever.

Leighann said...

"Film Peasant" ??

WTF Vin? :p

Doc said...

Vin is trying to act like he is some sort of elitist....

(and this is the same guy who giggles so hard that he falls off the chair when the Pittsburgh Parrot mascot dances around like he is drunk)

Doc said...

I want John Mayer to direct a movie called "Say what you need to say"

Leighann said...

(and this is the same guy who giggles so hard that he falls off the chair when the Pittsburgh Parrot mascot dances around like he is drunk)

And the same guy who quotes "The Family Guy" and uses "Giggity Giggity Giggity" as a pick up line?

*giggle*

Knight said...

I'm trying to figure out which movie would be considered elitist. Not anything named so far, right?

Knight said...

Hell yeah Jay! When they pan over to the Watch Your Head sign while Mr. Blonde cuts the cops ear off, I feel all is right with the world and the very sick sense of humor.

Leone de Mountain said...

Any film with Sir Ben Kingsley in it is an elitist film!

Oh 'Sexy Beast' is an awesome film too. Kingsley is the only man who can play Gandhi and a psycho mob boss and get two Oscar nominations for both. He rocks!

Leone de Mountain said...

Check this out: 16 elusive movie objects of desire

Miss Merry Sunshine said...

Brooks was here...

Miss Merry Sunshine said...

1. Braveheart
2. Gladiator
3. Titanic
4. The Patriot
5. Blow
6. Love Actually
7. Shawshank Redemption
8. Garden State
9. The Notebook
10. Mr. Mom

Doc said...

Vin you forgot my wife's favorite movie... Better off Dead.

Dianne said...

I think I've seen every movie mentioned here. Youse all have good taste.

One Flew Over the Cukoos Nest ties with Gone With the Wind at the top of my list.

and Goodfellas!! the music and editing when he's entering the club through the back entrance is amazing.

and Midnight Cowboy
The Graduate - ahhh Anne Bancroft
Days of Wine and Roses
Steel Magnolias
Moonstruck

just so many ...

Leone de Mountain said...

Moonstuck! That is Cousin Pats favorite film. Patty where are you today?

My dad and I believe that Gone With the Wind is the best film ever MADE. However I don't like to sit through all 4 hours of it. The same goes for Lawrence of Arabia. LOL

Oh and lets not forget about Plan 9 from Outerspace. It is sooooo bad, it is good. Very entertaining film. Nevermind the alternating light vs. dark skies per continuous shots. It is not a plot point. Ed Wood was a master.
Did anyone see it?

WNG said...

off the top of my head

Singin' In the Rain
Sneakers
The Princess Bride
To Sir, With Love
Resivoir Dogs
Casablanca
Some Like It Hot
The Way We Were
Boyz N The Hood
The Long Hot Summer
*61
Guess Who's Coming To Dinner

There are SO many more - and those are in no real order, but I'd watch them over and over and over

Mike said...

My top 10, in no particular order, would be:

Coming to America
Back to School
Animal House
Army of Darkness
Empire Strikes Back
Caddy Shack
Silence of the Lambs
Slap Shot
The Graduate
Risky Business

Psycho (assuming it's the original) is a great choice and would make the top 25

Leone de Mountain said...

Wow WNG that is some list! From Gene Kelly dancing to Michael Madsen chopping som guy's ear off. Cool!

Mike said...

oops... I forgot to mention Ghostbusters to round out my top 11

Dianne said...

Singin' in the Rain and
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

yes! yes! yes!

how could I have forgotten them.

Spencer and Kate going to get ice cream, such a wonderful scene.

and anything and everything that Mr. Potier has ever said, been in, walked through ...

cammy said...

Mt. Cat, your list is too high-falutin' for this girl!

Probably late to the party, but here's a few of my favs.

The Matrix
The Devil's Advocate
The Green Mile
Shawshank Redemption
Gone with the Wind
Kill Bill (I & II)
Silence of the Lambs
Raiders of the Lost Arc

(sorry. still not an "official" blogger, yet.)

Sassy Mama Bear said...

I have a difficult time limiting myself...some I like to watch over and over are:
1. Indiana Jones series
2. Star Wars series
3. Twister
4. The Lost Boys
5. The Matrix series
6. Forrest Gump
7. Anything with Will Smith
8. Almost all Robin Williams films
9. The SAW films
10 The Nightmare on Elm Street series
11. and so many many more

Of your 25 I like 6, 11, 12, 14, 17, 19, 20 & 25

As American as Apple Pie said...

Wow! I am like in a whole different realm that most of you. Although I do have a few carry overs. Just off the top of my head in no particular order...

Dazed and Confused
A Knight's Tale
Sweet Home Alabama
Original 3 Star Wars
Harry Potter series
National Treasure 1
The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe
Gone with the Wind
The Sound of Music
Miracle
Oceans 11 & 12 (13 sucked)

Micky-T said...

All of the above in comments!
Minus about five or six!

Doc said...

Wow! I am like in a whole different realm that most of you.

This made me giggle

Dice Mardell said...

•thanks doc. you're right, I don't. but you start talking movies and you're talking about some of my best friends.

How could I forget:
Moonstruck
The Abyss
The Piano
The Color of Money
The Deep
The Green Mile
The Sting
The Untouchables
Forrest Gump
Reservoir Dogs
Sixteen Candles
This is Spinal Tap
Some Like it Hot
Singing in the Rain
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
...and so many more.
Anybody familiar with
Sweet Hostage?
Linda Blair & Martin Sheen.

•leone de Mtn.
All of 'em, no? tell me one that ain't good. I'll rent it and get back t'ya with my review.

I have just been watching movies my best pals are recommending to me. Pay it Forward was very good!

Dice Mardell said...

Oh yeah, Cammy:
Kill Bill I & II
Yes! and Yes !!

...and welcome to the Blogesphere.

Candace said...

yes. yes. yes. yes. to all of them! yes!!

Lesley said...

I like Psycho and Pulp Fiction on on your list Mt Cat..

In no particular order

Object Of My Affection
Black Book
All Lord Of The Rings
All Harry Potter
Steel Magnolias
Star Trek... all
Dr Who.. all
Star Wars.. All
Rocky Horror Picture Show
Edward Scissor Hands

and so many more...... but these are the ones I can think of right now.... I'm feeling a bit brain dead....
Sorry I have not been to everyones blogs today... I will tomorrow...

Hugs to all of you..
Lesley

Miss Merry Sunshine said...

OOhhh! The Lost Boys for sure! and OMG Apple how effing yummy is Josh Lucas in Sweet Home Alabama??!!!

As American as Apple Pie said...

Totally in love with him in that movie! The only thing I didn't like was it made McDreamy look like a doofus.

WomensDaily said...

I haven't seen most of those movies. *sigh*

Apple Hubby said...

Hey what about SlingBlade, and Monster's Ball?