Sunday, December 17, 2006

Here is my Top 100 List of Movies

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These are not necessarily "great" movies. My dad asked the three of us (sisters) for our lists of 100 movies that we could watch over and over--even if they were hard to admit to. I got stuck around 65 (I thought I might get to 50), but as I was the last person to finish I got to cheat and look at my dad's list and my two sisters where I could freely steal movie ideas and be inspired by them.

This is not a hard and fast list by any means and I reserve the right to substitute at will. I also lied. It is a list of 102 movies.

I now have fancy pictures like Ellen Aim, who has posted her list. Remember, these are not necessarily award winning movies. I mean, she has Pretty Woman on her list. I will say no more.

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1. Watership Down

2. Bridget Jones's Diary

3. The Lord of the Rings Triology (I know, this is too easy, but I adore them)

4. Beauty and the Beast (Jean Cocteau, 1946)

5. Beauty and the Beast (Disney—hey, I think with small children I am entitled to a Disney movie)

6. L.A. Confidential

7. Seven Samurai

8. The Seventh Seal

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9. Big Night

10. Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

11. All About My Mother

12. Amelie

13. The Andromeda Strain

14. Miracle on 34th Street (do I need to say the original one?)

15. Babette's Feast

16. Pippi Longstocking movies (let's just call this one, shall we?)

17. The Lemondrop Kid (Although I never would have remembered this without seeing Dad's list! I can't wait to see it again)

18. Philadelphia

19. A Christmas Carol—I used to say the George C. Scott one was my favorite. I think it still is, but I just finished the Alistair Sim one, and that is also great. I also like Jean Luc in the role.

20. The Cane Mutiny

21. Brazil

22. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

23. Eat, Drink, Man, Woman

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24. Tampopo

25. Totoro

26. La Cage Aux Folles

27. Labyrinth (oh, leave me be!)

28. The Last Temptation of Christ

29. Logan's Run

30. Firefly series (I would not have added this, but I see we are bending the rules a bit)

31. The Piano (oh, if I were rating this, this would be in my top 5)

32. Princess Mononoke

33. Nobody's Fool (what a great movie)

34. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (the original one)

35. Ringu

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36. The Secret of Roan Inish (another top 5)

37. Spirited Away

38. What's Eating Gilbert Grape (as Doug said, "who knew Leonardo DiCaprio could act?")

39. The Wizard of Oz

40. Yellow Submarine (yes, still).

41. The Wrath of Khan (Star Trek II)

42. Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark

43. The Secret Garden

44. The Flame Trees of Thika (ok, bending the rules again)

45. Orlando (I love this!)

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46. Much Ado About Nothing (*hides*)

47. My Fair Lady

48. The Princess Bride

49. Ferris Bueller's Day Off

50. Halloween

51. Alien

52. Invasion of the Body Snatchers

53. Joy Luck Club

54. A Christmas Story

55. Holiday Inn

56. Cinema Paradiso

57. The Exorcist

58. Big

59. Bringing up Baby

60. Christmas in Conneticut

61. Casablanca

62. Airplane!

63. A Fish Called Wanda

64. Dead Poet's Society

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65. the OLD Star Wars movies

66. Thelma and Louise

67. The Full Monty

68. Amityville Horror

69. Parenthood

70. The Time Machine (the 60s-70s version, I think…HG Wells)

71. Stand By Me

72. Out of Africa

73. War Games

74. Sneakers

75. Shallow Grave

76. Black Adder Series (NOT including season 1)

77. Romancing the Stone

78. Farewell my Concubine

79. Amadeus

80. Breakfast at Tiffany's

81. Kafka

82. The Shining

83. The Professional

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84. They Live (even that drawn out fight scene—ha ha!)

85. The Fog

86. El Mariachi/Desperado

87. Oliver's Travels (I have to agree!)

88. Rear Window

89. This is Spinal Tap

90. To Kill a Mockingbird

91. Memento

92. Seven

93. Terminator

94. Die Hard

95. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (I'll include also The Life of Brian)

96. Blade Runner

97. Working Girl

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98. Mr Smith Goes to Washington

99. Braveheart

100. City Slickers

101. Philadelphia Story

102. The Bishop's Wife


Ellen Aim said...


Well, the totally hot Ken pic makes it ok by me!

Lone Star Ma said...

I have a clear memory of the conversation we had when you got home from a date which included your first viewing of The Piano...and pretty much your last shred of interest in that boy.

Veloute said...

Yeah, that hot Ken pic! I had to have it.

LSM, wow you have a great memory! I'm sure that boy is one of the best lawyers right now. He was trying to take the view of the husband and I realized I was not with the right person...finally. (For those who have no idea what I'm talking about, this was one of many signs. I don't really use movies as litmus test for compatibility.)