My Favorite Movies and Films of All TIme

For the past couple of weeks at work, we have had a discussion ongoing about the greatest films of all time. Now, one of the best courses I ever took at college was a film course my very last semester at U of I. It was am amazing course that opened up my eyes to a whole bunch of films I had never seen or even heard of. What's more is that the university had an actual theater to use so all of the films were viewed in their original film format. It was an amazing experience. 

So back to our discussion at work, a few of us have set out to list our top ten list of films. After getting into the discussion a bit we decided to make a top ten films list and also a top ten movies list. We felt the films list was for the films that made technical or thematic impacts in film making or the industry, while movies are the sort of thing that may be wonderfully fun, but may not technically be a defining element in culture or the industry. Of course when you really sit down to think about it, limiting your list to just ten films is insanely difficult. So I also have listed my notables that didn't make my top ten, but certainly could have.

Top 10 Films

  1. Blade Runner
  2. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
  3. North By Northwest
  4. Ghost in the Shell
  5. The Lord of the Rings
  6. The Godfather
  7. Kagemusha
  8. Once Upon A Time In The West
  9. Metropolis (1927)
  10. 12 Angry Men

Notable Films

  • Unforgiven
  • We Were Soldiers
  • Rashomon
  • Akira
  • 2001 Space Odyssey
  • Waltz With Bashir
  • Bram Stoker's Dracula

Top 10 Movies

  1. Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind
  2. Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade
  3. Enter The Dragon
  4. Dr. Strangelove
  5. Tampopo
  6. Space Balls
  7. The Princess Bride
  8. The Fifth Element
  9. Evil Dead II
  10. The Nightmare Before Christmas 

Notable Movies

  • Meet Me In St. Louis
  • The Little Mermaid
  • Dark City
  • Ong Bak
  • Metropolis (2002)
  • Young Guns
  • Terminator 2