My Top 10

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Seeing No Country for Old Men last night got me thinking about my top 10 list of movies.  To put a list together, I looked at several “top movies of all time” lists online.  One thing became clear very quickly — I haven’t seen very many movies.  In particular, I’ve only seen a handful of films that were made before the late 1970’s and I rarely watch indie flicks.   I’m going to make a point to see movies like Casablanca, Bridge on the River Kwai, and Annie Hall that seem to be near the top of everyone’s list.

I selected most of the movies on my list based on pure enjoyment rather than profundity.  One more thing — One of the litmus tests I applied is whether I would watch the movie again and again.  There are a lot of films — like Saving Private Ryan — that are great but I don’t have interest in watching again. 

Se here is my first stab, compiled in 10 minutes and in no particular order:

  1. Forrest Gump
  2. Pulp Fiction
  3. Boogie Nights
  4. The Hunt for Red October
  5. No Country for Old Men
  6. Top Gun
  7. Raiders of the Lost Ark
  8. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
  9. The Incredibles
  10. When Harry Met Sally

Honorable mention — Here are a few more that I considered:

  • Glengarry Glen Ross
  • Rocky
  • Silence of the Lambs
  • Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
  • Goodfellas
  • The Usual Suspects
  • The Matrix
  • Reservoir Dogs
  • Groundhog Day
  • A Few Good Men
  • Braveheart
  • Eyes Wide Shut (I may be the only person that liked this one)
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5 thoughts on “My Top 10

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  2. Solution:
    Netflix (or Blockbuster) and the American Film Institutes top 100 movies. This is a great way to catch up on all those “important” movies you hear about. Start this, and we can compare notes later.

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