My Favorite Movies

This started as a list of my favorite 10 films, and it quickly grew to 20, then 50, and then 100. The movies are “somewhat” in order; anything after #20 is fair game to be moved. Over time I plan on adding text to justify my picks.

  1. The Empire Strikes Back: In Star Wars, the Empire is defeated by a farm kid who has been flying an X-Wing Fighter for a couple of hours. In The Empire Strikes Back, we get to see how bad ass the Empire really is at the Battle of Hoth, and Darth Vader stays one step ahead of everyone at Bespin.
  2. Star Wars:
  3. Big Trouble in Little China:
  4. Cloak and Dagger:
  5. Wargames:
  6. Tron:
  7. Blade Runner:
  8. Close Encounters of the Third Kind:
  9. Pee Wee’s Big Adventure:
  10. Labyrinth:
  11. The Last Starfighter:
  12. Raiders of the Lost Ark (Trilogy):
  13. Return of the Jedi:
  14. UHF:
  15. Goonies:
  16. Terminator (2/1):
  17. Fight Club:
  18. The Big Lebowski:
  19. Monty Python and the Holy Grail:
  20. Citizen Kane:
  21. The Pirate Movie:
  22. Back to the Future Trilogy (2/1/3):
  23. Scary Movie 2:
  24. My Bodyguard:
  25. Nightmare on Elm Street 3:
  26. Cannibal! The Musical:
  27. 2001: A Space Odyssey:
  28. Princess Bride:
  29. Weird Science:
  30. Almost Famous:
  31. Vacation (Original, European, Vegas):
  32. E.T. the Extra Terrestrial:
  33. The Jerk:
  34. Beetlejuice:
  35. Stargate:
  36. Jaws:
  37. Ronin:
  38. Battle Royale:
  39. Fast Times at Ridgemont High:
  40. Donnie Darko:
  41. Clerks 2 / Mallrats / Clerks / J&SBSB:
  42. Wizard of Oz:
  43. The Matrix:
  44. Rambo:
  45. Robin Hood (1938):
  46. Idiocracy:
  47. The Blues Brothers:
  48. The Muppet Movie / The Great Muppet Caper:
  49. Thrashin’ / Breakin’ / Rad:
  50. The Elephant Man:
  51. Midnight Cowboy:
  52. Robocop (1987):
  53. Frankenstein:
  54. Airplane!:
  55. Silver Streak:
  56. Breakfast Club:
  57. Pulp Fiction:
  58. Ghostbusters:
  59. Dogma:
  60. The Karate Kid (1/2):
  61. Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure / Bogus Journey:
  62. Spaceballs:
  63. Super Troopers:
  64. Rear Window / Vertigo:
  65. Halloween:
  66. Flash Gordon:
  67. V for Vendetta:
  68. Memoirs of an Invisible Man:
  69. Clockwork Orange:
  70. Reservoir Dogs:
  71. The Bourne Identity (Trilogy):
  72. Short Circuit:
  73. Say Anything:
  74. The Dark Knight:
  75. Red Dawn:
  76. Napoleon Dynamite / Nacho Libre:
  77. Enter the Dragon:
  78. Bad Boys (Sean Penn):
  79. Fletch / Fletch Lives:
  80. Boys in the Hood:
  81. A Fish Called Wanda:
  82. Network:
  83. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off:
  84. Young Frankenstein:
  85. The Exorcist:
  86. Pump Up the Volume:
  87. The NeverEnding Story:
  88. Silver Bullet:
  89. Soylent Green:
  90. Ninja III: The Domination / Revenge of the Ninja:
  91. Inception:
  92. Mad Max 2 (The Road Warrior):
  93. Dark City:
  94. Flight of the Phoenix:
  95. Poltergeist:
  96. 12 Angry Men (1957):
  97. Alien / Aliens:
  98. Three Amigos:
  99. Magnolia:
  100. Better Off Dead / One Crazy Summer:
  101. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas:
  102. Superman (1/2):
  103. Clash of the Titans (1981):
  104. Something Wicked This Way Comes:
  105. The Usual Suspects:
  106. Lost Boys:
  107. Eraserhead:
  108. Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky:
  109. The Last Broadcast:
  110. Night of the Comet:
  111. MacGruber:
  112. Popeye:
  113. The Gate:
  114. Death Race 2000 (1975):
  115. Revenge of the Nerds 2:
  116. The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra:
  117. Microwave Massacre / Nail Gun Massacre:
  118. Team America World Police:
  119. This is Spinal Tap:
  120. Chopping Mall:
  121. The Sixth Sense:
  122. Jacob’s Ladder:
  123. The King of Kong (Explain):
  124. Billy Madison:
  125. Cabin Boy:
  126. Mortal Kombat:
  127. Rubber:
  128. Bullitt:
  129. Colors:
  130. Stand By Me:
  131. Dreamscape:
  132. Rosemary’s Baby:
  133. Escape from New York:
  134. Rocky 3:
  135. Monty Python’s Life of Brian:
  136. Lord of Illusions:
  137. Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels:
  138. Harold and Maude:
  139. 8mm:
  140. Animal House:
  141. Blazing Saddles:
  142. Caddyshack:
  143. Carrie:
  144. Code of Silence:
  145. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon:
  146. Deliverance:
  147. Evil Dead (Trilogy):
  148. Invasion of the Body Snatchers:
  149. Kentucky Fried Movie:
  150. Lake Placid:
  151. Loverboy:
  152. Night of the Living Dead:
  153. Outlaw Josie Wales:
  154. Planet of the Apes:
  155. Psycho:
  156. Repo The Genetic Opera:
  157. Silence of the Lambs:
  158. Silent Rage:
  159. The Day the Earth Stood Still:
  160. The Shining: