In honor of my blog’s 5th anniversary, my 55 favorite films

This was much harder than I thought it’d be; I haven’t attempted a comprehensive list like this in about a decade. There are at least 55 films I could likely swap with the bottom third of the list and not feel bad about.

  1. Princess Mononoke (1997)
  2. Three Colors: Red (1994)
  3. Children of Men (2006)
  4. Millennium Actress (2001)
  5. The Night of the Hunter (1955)
  6. The Godfather (1972)
  7. Tokyo Story (1953)
  8. Tree of Life (2011)
  9. 5 Centimeters Per Second (2007)
  10. Spirited Away (2002)
  11. Mulholland Drive (2001)
  12. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)
  13. The Bicycle Thief (1948)
  14. A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
  15. Whisper of the Heart (1995)
  16. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
  17. My Neighbor Totoro (1988)
  18. The Lion King (1994)
  19. Star Wars (1977)
  20. Only Yesterday (1991)
  21. Raise the Red Lantern (1991)
  22. Ran (1985)
  23. The Princess Bride (1987)
  24. Grave of the Fireflies (1988)
  25. Singin’ in the Rain (1952)
  26. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2003)
  27. Yojimbo (1961)
  28. Psycho (1960)
  29. Late Spring (1949)
  30. Sunset Boulevard (1950)
  31. Taxi Driver (1976)
  32. The Fall (2006)
  33. Dark City (1998)
  34. Suspiria (1977)
  35. The Shining (1980)
  36. A Little Princess (1995)
  37. Casablanca (1942)
  38. Inglourious Basterds (2009)
  39. Rear Window (1954)
  40. The Vanishing (1988)
  41. Beauty and the Beast (1991)
  42. Ratatouille (2007)
  43. Brooklyn (2015)
  44. Alien (1979)
  45. On the Waterfront (1954)
  46. All About Eve (1950)
  47. Departures (2008)
  48. Jurassic Park (1993)
  49. The Night of the Living Dead (1968)
  50. Kiki’s Delivery Service (1989)
  51. Summer Wars (2009)
  52. Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
  53. The Thing (1982)
  54. Jaws (1975)
  55. The Apartment (1960)
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About johnmichaelmaximilian

Freelance writer from New Bedford, Massachusetts. Movies are my favorite thing.

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