My top 15 films (and more that didn’t make the cut)

I was asked recently what my top 15 movies might be, and it turns out it’s quite difficult to come up with the list – so this is going to be a work in progress while I re-watch them all!

The Top 15:

These made the top 15 for various reasons… not because they’re cool films, critically acclaimed or cult classics – but because I love watching them – and do, time and time again.

  1. Stand By Me
  2. Harvey
  3. North By Northwest
  4. Garden State
  5. Way of the Dragon
  6. Dazed and Confused
  7. Office Space
  8. Lost In Translation
  9. Amelie
  10. Into the Wild
  11. Old Boy (Korean version)
  12. Ip Man
  13. Dead Mans Shoes
  14. Zoolander
  15. Star wars 4,5,6 (Cheating to have it all as one, so if I have to choose – Empire Strikes Back)

The Rest!

While making the list, I actually came up with over a hundred movies – so here is the rest so far – in no particular order. I will try to shuffle them so my favourites are at the top at some point!

  • Napoleon Dynamite
  • Apocalypse Now
  • The Day the Earth Stood Still (50s version)
  • Goonies
  • Ong Bak
  • 2001: A space odyssey
  • The Wicker Man
  • Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
  • Aliens
  • Enter the Dragon
  • V for Vendetta
  • Enemy of the State
  • Fight Club
  • Fong Sai-Yuk II
  • Inglorious Basterds
  • True Romance
  • Gran Torino
  • Citizen Kane
  • The Princess Bride
  • Shaun of the Dead
  • Monty Python and the Holy Grail
  • Airplane
  • Clerks, Clerks II
  • Spirited Away
  • Fargo
  • Network
  • Rocky
  • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
  • Gross Pointe Blank
  • The Blues Brothers
  • The Sixth Sense
  • Blade Runner
  • Donnie Darko
  • The Shining
  • Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
  • Full Metal Jacket
  • Battle of Britain
  • The Great Escape
  • Its a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
  • Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
  • The Never Ending Story
  • Pulp Fiction
  • Good Morning, Vietnam
  • The Abyss
  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark
  • Uncle Buck
  • E.T.
  • This Is Spinal Tap
  • The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (new version)
  • The Big Lebowski
  • Romancing the Stone
  • Planes, Trains and Automobiles
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Jacobs Ladder
  • Pi
  • Desperado
  • O Brother, Where Are Thou?
  • The Breakfast Club
  • Shallow Grave
  • Pleasantville
  • Big
  • Juno
  • Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
  • The Matrix (whole series I guess, but part 1 is the best)
  • Harry Potter (putting the full series in here, but deathly hallows 1 & 2 are best)
  • Taxi Driver
  • Army of Darkness
  • Back to the Future (full series by obviously part 1)
  • Lawrence of Arabia
  • Godfather (1,2,3 but 2 is my fave)
  • The Shawshank Redemption
  • Vertigo
  • First Blood and Rambo
  • Being John Malkovich
  • Predator
  • Ronin
  • Dogma
  • Roman Holiday
  • Love Actually
  • Silence of the Lambs
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest
  • Human Traffic
  • 8-mile
  • Field of Dreams (I don’t even like baseball)
  • Its a Wonderful Life
  • The Ladykillers (50s version)
  • Withnail and I
  • K-Pax
  • The Third Man
  • Goldfinger
  • The Green Mile
  • Seven
  • A Clockwork Orange
  • Akira
  • The Royal Tenembaums
  • Open Your Eyes
  • Terminator
  • Casino
  • Goodfellas
  • Heat (thanks to Simon for reminding me of this classic!)