Top 50 Favorite Movies

(More lists will be added regularly)

My Top-50 Favorite Movies of All-Time (ranked):

1. The Godfather (1972)
2. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)
3. McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971)
4. Aguirre, The Wrath of God (1972)
5. The Big Lebowski (1998)
6. Pulp Fiction (1994)
7. Dawn of the Dead (1978)
8. Fargo (1996)
9. Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)
10. Spirited Away (2001)
11. Chungking Express (1994)
12. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
13. The Godfather, Part II (1974)
14. Days of Heaven (1978)
15. The Wild Bunch (1969)
16. The Seventh Seal (1957)
17. The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
18. Goodfellas (1990)
19. The Thing (1982)
20. Vertigo (1958)
21. Halloween (1978)
22. The Searchers (1956)
23. The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
24. Being John Malkovich (1999)
25. Fellini's 8 1/2 (1963)
26. Midnight Cowboy (1969)
27. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
28. Once Upon a Time in America (1984)
29. Jaws (1975)
30. Rear Window (1954)
31. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
32. Life of Brian (1979)
33. Citizen Kane (1941)
34. The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928)
35. Casablanca (1942)
36. The Good, The Bad and the Ugly (1966)
37. Exotica (1994)
38. Hellraiser (1987)
39. Rashomon (1950)
40. JFK (1991)
41. Enter the Dragon (1973)
42. Do the Right Thing (1989)
43. Nosferatu (1922)
44. Local Hero (1983)
45. The Evil Dead (1981)
46. The Road Warrior (1981)
47. The Graduate (1967)
48. Nashville (1975)
49. It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963)
50. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)


kim the hippie said...

Well , ones taste is really ones own. You have some that I would pick and some I'd sweep under the rug.

David said...

Just as eclectic as I've come to expect from you, Doc! Low budget horror rubbing shoulders with critically acclaimed classics! "The Texas Chain Saw Massacre" at number 2 is a bold choice and I must say I was surprised by a lack of the old Universal horror movies. I was also hoping to see "Midnight Cowboy" on there but hey, it's your list and with the amount of movies you watch I'd imagine you could easily do a top 250 list that wouldn't be short on masterpieces and classics.

I sincerely hope you do more lists like this. Maybe top tens by genre or something. I'm fairly familiar with your tastes when it comes to horror thanks to HMP but it's cool to see what movies are your favourites outside of that genre. There're quite a few on here that I haven't seen yet but I will add them to my list post-haste.

David said...

The more I think about "Texas Chain Saw" being at number 2 the more it actually makes a lot of sense. It's as visceral, pure, affecting and unforgettable a piece of cinema as can be.

I always say that it's one of those rare movies that's so vivid and gritty you can almost smell it. The dry dusty earth, the rotting vegetable matter and the sickly hum of putrefying meat. It's an ugly but wholly impressive feat.

A Southern Horror Fan said...

Interesting list! Only 8 of these are my kind of cinema, a few more I have seen but not by my Still it is an interesting list and I need to go through your archives to read why these choices are your top 25.

Diogo Vintém said...

I really appreciate your list, I particularly like the way you put Texas Chainsaw Massacre in the 2nd place.

James Robert Smith said...

Great list! I always enjoy seeing other folks' lists of favorite movies. Some of mine are there. Some of your films I haven't seen, and so I don't know if I'd like them as much as you do.

Dr. Watson said...

Great list, Doc. Love it, my good man.

John said...

I agree with ten of them! But where's Chinatown?

Mark Ewing said...

Amazing! I have many of the same movies on my list.

Bacon Beard said...

Excellent list. Some of my personal favorites on the list.

RuthlessGoat said...

Great list. I especially like #3 and #4. No Withnail & I? Say it ain't so?

Sir Sweetstick said...

A decent list, no outright duds.

Be honest, at least a handful are on the list because they are "important" and not because they are actual faves :P Looking at you, Aguirre...

DVD Infatuation said...

@Sir Sweetstick: Oh, HELL no! I absolutely LOVE Aguirre! I'm a big Herzog fan, and for me, Aguirre is his masterpiece!

As for whether or not I've included "important" films just for the sake of it, my reviews are linked for each movie on this list. Simply click on the title to read what I think of them.

Thanks for the comment, and for checking out the list!

irish said...

My favs from your list at least they were the last time I saw them.
of the others, some might be favs, some were favs, some are excellent, but not favs, some i think are overrated, and a few I haven't seen.

J.R. Kinnard said...

I love seeing 'Exotica' in there. :-)

david said...

Some great choices, but I'm sorry, I just have to say The Exorcist. Whaaaat?!

Starshiptrooper said...

Good list. Though I might have swapped out or make it top 100

david said...

Excellent list, but no.....The Exorcist. Surely a mistake... surely!!??