Favorite Movies

Because I often mention movies, I decided to offer this list of movies I have rated over the years (a total of over 700, but only ones I really liked are listed here), and top it off with my all-time favorites. I know I left some very important ones off the list, either because I haven’t seen them, forgot to rate them, or didn’t think they were very good. Some of the ones on the list aren’t that great, but apparently I enjoyed them at the time for some reason.

Movies I Liked a Lot (as of December 31, 2008)

All-Time Favorites:

12 Angry Men 1957

A Streetcar Named Desire 1951

Airplane! 1980

American Graffiti 1973

Annie Hall 1977

Band’s Visit, The 2007

Baraka 1992

Big Chill, The 1983

Body Heat 1981

Death of a Salesman 1985 (wonderful play, movie very good)

Deliverance 1972

Fargo 1996

Fiddler on the Roof 1971

Forrest Gump 1994

Four Months, Three Weeks, Two Days 2008

Godfather Series, The (1972 – )

Gone With the Wind 1939

Graduate, The 1967

Happy-Go-Lucky 2008

High Noon 1952

Love Actually 2003

MASH 1970

On Golden Pond 1981

On the Waterfront 1954

Once 2006

Planet Earth Series 2007

Psycho 1960

Schindler’s List 1993

Seven Up (first in Up Series) 1964

Sex and the City Series

Sopranos Series, The

To Kill a Mockingbird 1962

United 93 2006

Up Series, The 1964 – 2005

Walk on Water 2004

Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace & Music 1970

Others:

2001: A Space Odyssey 1968

40-Year-Old Virgin, The 2005

5 x 2 2005

A Beautiful Mind 2001 (book is better)

A Clockwork Orange 1971

A Walk on the Moon 1999

About a Boy 2002

About Schmidt 2002

Across the Universe 2007

After the Wedding 2007

Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer 2003

Akeelah and the Bee 2006

All the President’s Men 1976

Amadeus 1984

Amazing Grace 2006

American Beauty 1999

An Inconvenient Truth 2006

Angels in America 2003

Antz 1998

Apartment, The 1960

Apocalypse Now 1979

Apocalypto 2006

Apollo 13 1995

As Good as it Gets 1997

Austin Powers 2 1999

Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman, The 1973

Aviator, The 2004

Away From Her 2006

Babel 2006

Back to the Future 1985

Bananas 1971

Basic Instinct 1992

Batman Begins 2005

Beaches 1988

Becoming Jane 2007

Before Sunrise 1995

Being There 1979

Bend it Like Beckham 2002

Betrayal 1983

Big Easy, The 1987

Birds, The 1963

Black Hawk Down 2001

Blazing Saddles 1974

Bloody Sunday 2002

Blue Velvet 1986

Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice 1969

Bonnie and Clyde 1967

Boogie Nights 1997

Borat 2006

Bowling for Columbine 2002

Boys Don’t Cry 1999

Boyz N the Hood 1991

Bridge on the River Kwai, The 1957

Bridget Jones’s Diary 2001

Brokeback Mountain 2005

Bugsy 1991

Business of Being Born, The 2007

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid 1969

Cabaret 1972

Capturing the Friedmans 2003

Casablanca 1942

Casino Royale 2006

Cast Away 2000

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof 1958

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof 1984

Charlie Wilson’s War 2007

Chosen, The 1982

Cider House Rules, The 1999

Cinderella Man 2005

Citizen Kane 1941

City of Angels 1998

City of God 2002

Coach Carter 2005

Collector, The 1965

Color Purple, The 1985

Constant Gardener, The 2005

Cookie’s Fortune 1999

Crash 2005

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon 2000

Crying Game, The 1992

Dead Calm 1989

Death of Mr. Lazarescu, The 2006

Deer Hunter, The 1978

De-Lovely 2004

Devil Wears Prada, The 2006

Dirty Harry 1971

Diving Bell and the Butterfly, The 2007

Do the Right Thing 1989

Door in the Floor, The 2004

Doors, The 1991

Downfall 2004

Dr. No 1962

Dr. Strangelove 1964

Dreamlife of Angels, The 1998

Driving Miss Daisy 1989

Duma 2004

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial 2002

Easy Rider 1969

Elizabeth – the Golden Age 2007

Elizabeth 1998

Elizabeth I 2005

Enchanted 2007

Everyday People 2004

Everything is Illuminated 2005

Everything You Wanted to Know About Sex 1971

Fahrenheit 9/11 2004

Fast Food Nation 2006

Fat Girl 2001

Fight Club 1999

Finding Nemo 2003

Five Easy Pieces 1970

Flags of Our Fathers 2006

Fog of War, The 2003

Freaky Friday 2003

French Connection, The 1971

Frequency 2000

Frida 2002

Friday Night Lights 2004

Gandhi 1982

Ghost 1990

Girl in the Café, The 2005

Glory 1989

Godfather, The 1972

Good Night, Good Luck 2005

Good Will Hunting 1997

GoodFellas 1990

Gosford Park 2001

Grizzly Man 2005

Groundhog Day 1993

Guess Who’s Coming for Dinner 1967

Half Nelson 2006

Hannah and Her Sisters 1986

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix 2007

Henry & June 1990

Hero 2002

Hilary and Jackie 1998

Hitch 2005

Holiday, The 2006

Honeysuckle Rose 2006

Hoop Dreams 1994

Horton Hears a Who 2008

Hotel Rwanda 2005

Hunting of the President, The 2004

Hustle & Flow 2005

Hustler, The 1961

Ice Storm, The 1997

Immortal Beloved 1994

In & Out 1997

In the Bedroom 2001

Incredibles, The 2004

Independence Day 1996

Infamous 2006

Inherit the Wind 1960

Inside Deep Throat 2005

Insider, The 1999

Insomnia 2002

Intimate Strangers 2004

Into the Wild 2007

Jaws 1975

Jesus Christ Superstar 2000

Jet Lag 2002

Junebug 2005

Juno 2007

Kalifornia 1993

Kinsey 2004

Kite Runner, The 2007 (excellent adaptation of the book)

Knocked Up 2007

Kramer vs. Kramer 1979

Kurt & Courtney 1998

Lady Chatterley 2006

Last King of Scotland, The 2006

Last Picture Show, The 1971

Last Temptation of Christ, The 1988

Legally Blonde 2001 (saw this right after 9/11; good escape!)

Leonard Cohen: I’m Your Man 2005

Letters from Iwo Jima 2007

Liar Liar 1997

Life is Beautiful 1997

Little Miss Sunshine 2006

Lives of Others The 2007

Lonesome Dove 1989

Love and Death 1975

Lust, Caution 2007

Mad Hot Ballroom 2005

Manhattan 1979

March of the Penguins 2004

Maria Full of Grace 2004

Matador, The 2005

Merchant of Venice, The 2004

Michael Clayton 2007

Midnight Cowboy 1969

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil 1997

Milk (2008)

Million Dollar Baby 2004

Miracle 2004

Monsoon Wedding 2001

Moonstruck 1987

Mrs. Brown 1997

Mulholland Drive 2001

Munich 2005

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2002

My Fair Lady 1964

My Left Foot 1989

My Life as a Dog 1985

Namesake, The 2006

Neil Young: Heart of Gold 2006

Network 1976

Night at the Museum 2006

Nine Lives 2005

No Country for Old Men 2007

No Direction Home: Bob Dylan 2005

North by Northwest 1959

Nowhere in Africa 2001

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest 1975

Ordinary People 1980

Paper Moon 1973

Paradise Now 2005

Parenthood 1989

Paris, Je T’aime 2007

Passion of Ayn Rand, The 1999

Patton 1970

People vs. Larry Flint, The 1996

Philadelphia 1993

Pianist, The 2002

Piano, The 1993

Pirates of the Caribbean: Black Pearl 2003

Platoon 1986

Play it Again, Sam 1972

Pleasantville 1998

Pride and Prejudice 2005

Primary Colors 1998

Prime Suspect series

Prince of Egypt, The 1998

Priscilla, Queen of the Desert 1994

Private Fears in Public Places 2006

Private Parts 1997

Proof 2004

Pursuit of Happyness, The 2006

Queen, The 2006

Rain Man 1988

Ratatouille 2007

Ray 2004

Real Women Have Curves 2002

Rear Window 1954

Rebel Without a Cause 1955

Remember the Titans 2000

Right Stuff, The 1983

Rocky 1976

Roger & Me 1989

Romance 1999

Romancing the Stone 1984

Sarah Silverman: Jesus is Magic 2005

Savages, The 2007

Saving Private Ryan 1998

School of Rock, The 2003

Seabiscuit 2003

Secret Lives of Dentists, The 2003

Secretary 2003

Sense and Sensibility 1981

Sex, Lies, and Videotape 1989

Shakespeare in Love 1998

Shortbus 2006

Shrek 2001

Shut Up & Sing 2006

Sicko 2007

Silence of the Lambs, The 1991

Simpsons Movie, The 2007

Six Feet Under Series

Sixth Sense, The 1999

Sleeper 1973

Sliding Doors 1998

Sling Blade 1996

Somersault 2005

Songcatcher 1999

Sophie Scholl: the Final Days 2005

Sophie’s Choice 1982

Sound of Music, The 1965

Spirited Away 2002

Squid and the Whale, The 2005

Stalag 17 1953

Star 80 1983

Station Agent, The 2003

Sting of Death 1966 (my uncle produced this one!)

Sting, The 1973

Straight Story, The 1999

Super Size Me 2004

Take the Money and Run 1969

Talk to Her 2002

Taxi Driver 1976

Ten Questions for the Dalai Lama 2006

Terms of Endearment 1983

Thelma & Louise 1991

There’s Something About Mary 1998

Thirteen 2003

Thumbsucker 2005

Tom Jones 1963

Touching the Void 2003

Truman Show, The 1998

Tsotsi 2006

Tudors Series, The

U2 3D 2008

Unconditional Love 2002

Unfaithful 2002

Unforgiven 1992

V for Vendetta 2006

Valet, The 2006

Venus 2006

Visitor, The 2008

Verdict, The 1982

Waking Ned Devine 1998

Walk the Line 2005

West Side Story 1961

Whale Rider 2003

When Harry Met Sally 1989

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf 1966

Why We Fight 2005

Wild Things 1998

Winged Migration 2001

Wizard of Oz 1939

Wonder Boys 2000

Yellow Submarine 1968

Young Frankenstein 1974

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