My Top 100 Movies

Last week I said that I would start counting down my Top 100 Movies the way I did the American Film Institute’s list. But I’ve decided not to start that yet. Instead, I’m going to provide my list before going through them one by one. Is that cool with everyone? Okay, good…

  1. Back to the Future
  2. The Empire Strikes Back
  3. Superman
  4. That Thing You Do!
  5. The Matrix
  6. Star Wars
  7. Stand by Me
  8. Wonder Woman
  9. Raiders of the Lost Ark
  10. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  11. The Dark Knight
  12. Beauty and the Beast
  13. It’s a Wonderful Life
  14. The Sound of Music
  15. The Shawshank Redemption
  16. 10 Things I Hate About You
  17. Superman II
  18. The Wizard of Oz
  19. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
  20. O Brother, Where Art Thou?
  21. E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial
  22. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
  23. The American President
  24. Parenthood
  25. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
  26. Hook
  27. When Harry Met Sally…
  28. Forrest Gump
  29. Annie
  30. National Treasure
  31. Gladiator
  32. Jurassic Park
  33. The Lion King
  34. The Karate Kid
  35. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
  36. Les Miserables
  37. Ghostbusters
  38. Father of the Bride
  39. To Kill a Mockingbird
  40. Return of the Jedi
  41. Batman Begins
  42. The Karate Kid, Part II
  43. The Rocketeer
  44. Willow
  45. Independence Day
  46. The Goonies
  47. A Walk to Remember
  48. Apollo 13
  49. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2
  50. Rear Window
  51. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  52. Die Hard
  53. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
  54. Saving Private Ryan
  55. Blast from the Past
  56. The Lego Movie
  57. The Avengers
  58. The Big Short
  59. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
  60. Love Actually
  61. A League of Their Own
  62. The Usual Suspects
  63. Rocky IV
  64. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
  65. The Princess Bride
  66. Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
  67. The Silence of the Lambs
  68. Halloween
  69. The Breakfast Club
  70. Sleepless in Seattle
  71. You’ve Got Mail
  72. A Time to Kill
  73. Terminator 2: Judgment Day
  74. Arrival
  75. Swiss Family Robinson
  76. Grease
  77. Enemy of the State
  78. Casablanca
  79. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  80. A Knight’s Tale
  81. 12 Angry Men
  82. Labyrinth
  83. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1
  84. The Whole Nine Yards
  85. Mean Girls
  86. Rain Man
  87. The Greatest Showman
  88. Toy Story
  89. Inception
  90. Super 8
  91. The Fugitive
  92. Split
  93. Fools Rush In
  94. Rogue One
  95. Star Trek: First Contact
  96. It
  97. Office Space
  98. It Could Happen to You
  99. City Slickers
  100. Can’t Buy Me Love

I think I’ve mentioned before that this list comes from my rankings over on Flickchart. Therefore, the list is fluid and subject to change depending on how I’m feeling about a particular film on any given day. But this is the list that we’ll go with as I count down the hits.

Honestly, I’m a little surprised by some of these. Actually, I’m not surprised by what’s on the list. I’m surprised by what’s not on the list. I’m sure there are a lot that just barely didn’t make the cut. But it’s a list of my top 100, not a list of every movie I’ve ever seen and enjoyed.

Should these be considered the greatest films ever made? Aside from Back to the Future, no. These are just my favorites. These movies have not been chosen because I think they are necessarily examples of great storytelling or cinematography. These movies have been chosen because I enjoy watching them. That said, I think I’m going to have a lot more fun reviewing these than I did the AFI list, overall. Some movies, as you’ll see, have overlapped with AFI.

So if you want to go on this journey with me, tune in every Monday. If you don’t, no worries. Come back Tuesday for Rewatching Buffy & Angel. Or… you know… other days for… other stuff…

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