Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Top 100 Movie Challenge

In response to Nathan Bransford's top 100 movie challenge, here are my 100 favorite(ish) movies. Unlike Nathan, I didn't spend much time on this list. It's really the first 100 movies I love as I thought of them, but it covers my tastes.

I love romantic comedies and Hitchcock, teeny bopper films and Wes Anderson. There's a lot of classic Gen X stuff, a few action flicks, and—just for fun—a smattering of surrealism. I pretty much love anything with Cary Grant in it, and I have a soft spot for summer camp hijinks. I'm sure there are a few great ones I missed!

1. The Princess Bride
2. Rushmore
3. My Fair Lady
4. Notorious
5. Casablanca
6. Vertigo
7. Rear Window
8. The Goonies
9. Empire Strikes Back
10. Star Wars
11. Return of the Jedi
12. Ferris Bueller's Day Off
13. Pretty in Pink
14. Sixteen Candles
15. You've Got Mail
16. French Kiss
17. Sleepless in Seattle
18. Dirty Dancing
19. Pulp Fiction
20. Ella Enchanted
21. To Catch A Thief
22. Bringing Up Baby
23. The Philadelphia Story
24. Suspicion
25. His Girl Friday
26. Bridget Jones' Diary
27. Pride and Prejudice (BBC)
28. 10 Things I Hate About You
29. American Pie
30. Reality Bites
31. To Kill A Mockingbird
32. Lost in Translation
33. The Life Aquatic
34. Darjeeling Limited
35. Moonrise Kingdom
36. Fantastic Mr. Fox
37. Sweeney Todd
38. Father of the Bride (both versions)
39. Roman Holiday
40. Adam's Rib
41. Dangerous Liaisons
42. Back to the Future
43. The Parent Trap (original)
44. Raiders of the Lost Ark
45. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
46. Sliding Doors
47. Office Space
48. Rosemary's Baby
49. The Shining
50. Belle de Jour
51. That Obscure Object of Desire
52. The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie
53. Repulsion
54. Stranger on a Train
55. The 39 Steps
56. The Man Who Knew Too Much
57. The Big Sleep
58. Mulholland Drive
59. Being John Malkovich
60. Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
61. Contact
62. The Fifth Element
63. Adventures in Babysitting
64. The Incredibles
65. Superman
66. Beauty and the Beast (Disney)
67. Aladdin
68. Sleeping Beauty
69. Alice in Wonderland
70. Funny Face
71. Breakfast at Tiffany's
72. Sabrina
73. Wizard of Oz
74. Hunger Games
75. Terminator
76. Terminator 2: Judgement Day
77. Die Hard
78. True Lies
79. Scrooged
80. Camp Nowhere
81. Meatballs
82. Wet Hot American Summer
83. Only Angels Have Wings
84. North by Northwest
85. Charade
86. The Bishop's Wife
87. I Was a Male War Bride
88. An Affair to Remember
89. Grosse Pointe Blank
90. 500 Days of Summer
91. Better off Dead...
92. Midnight in Paris
93. Mallrats
94. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
95. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
96. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
97. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Part 1)
98. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Part 2)
99. Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
100. Lord of the Rings: Return of the King


  1. So many great movies on this list! I ADORE The Princess Bride, too. Only the book is better. :) I missed the parenthesis in the movie.

  2. Thanks! I can't even remember how many times I've seen The Princess Bride...and the book was great too!

  3. Romantic comedy movies are definitely on top of my list! I can imagine myself with this movie challenge with our new home theater; I bet we’re gonna have fun this movie night!