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My Film Awards

List of many of my favorite movies. Loosely grouped, not necessarily in order of preference.

NOTE: You can sort the below table by clicking on a column header.

# Title Year Director Country Genre1 Genre2
1. The Full Monty 1997 Peter Cattaneo UK Comedy Comedy
2. The Graduate 1967 Mike Nichols USA Comedy Romance
3. Casablanca 1942 Michael Curtiz UK Drama Romance
4. Delicatessen 1992 Jeunet & Marc Caro France Foreign Language Sci-Fi
5. Amélie 2001 Jean-Pierre Jeunet France (subtitles) Foreign Language Romance
6. Italian Job 1969 Peter Collinson UK Action Crime
7. Italian Job
(sequel)
2003 F. Gary Gray USA Action Crime
8. The Blues Brothers 1980 John Landis USA Comedy Comedy
9. The Sound of Music 1965 Robert Wise UK Family Music
10. Cinema Paradiso 1990 Giuseppe Tornatore Italy (subtitles) Foreign Language Drama
11. Raise The Red Lantern 1990 Zhang Yimou China (subtitles) Foreign Language Drama
12. The Brother from Another Planet 1984 John Sayles USA Comedy Sci-Fi
13. The African Queen 1951 John Huston USA Adventure Drama
14. The Crying Game 1992 Neil Jordan USA Thriller Thriller
15. Smoke Signals 1998 Chris Eyre USA Comedy Drama
16. Once 2007 John Carney Ireland Drama Music
17. Romancing the Stone 1984 Robert Zemeckis USA Adventure Romance
18. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl 2003 Gore Verbinski USA Adventure Comedy
19. The Great Escape 1963 John Sturges USA War War
20. The Girl in the Café 2005 David Yates UK, Iceland Drama Romance
21. Rear Window 1954 Alfred Hitchcock USA Mystery Thriller
22. Three Colors: Blue; Red; White (trilogy) 1993 Krzysztof Kieslowski France, Poland (subtitles) Foreign Language Drama
23. 'Round Midnight 1986 Bertrand Tavernier USA, France (subtitles first half) Foreign Language Music
24. Bourne Identity 2002 Doug Liman USA, Germany Action Thriller
25. Enter the Dragon 1973 Robert Clouse Hong Kong, USA Action Martial Arts
26. Rumble in the Bronx 1995 Stanley Tong Hong Kong, Canada Action Martial Arts
27. The Dirty Dozen 1967 Robert Aldrich USA War War
28. Before Sunrise 1995 Richard Linklater USA, Austria Comedy Romance
29. My Left Foot 1989 Jim Sheridan Ireland Drama Drama
30. Waking Ned Devine 1998 Kirk Jones Ireland Comedy Comedy
31. Babette's Feast 1987 Gabriel Axel Denmark (subtitles) Foreign Language Drama
32. Pulp Fiction 1994 Quentin Tarantino USA Crime Drama
33. Shrek 2001 Andrew Adamson USA Animation Family
34. Schindler's List 1993 Steven Spielberg USA Drama War
35. The Shawshank Redemption 1994 Frank Darabont USA Drama Prison
36. Trainspotting 1996 Danny Boyle UK Comedy Crime
37. Wedding Crashers 2005 David Dobkin USA Comedy Comedy
38. Benny & Joon 1993 Jeremiah S. Chechik USA Comedy Romance
39. Into the West 1992 Mike Newell Ireland Adventure Family
40. Priscilla, Queen of the Desert 1994 Stephan Elliott Australia Comedy Comedy
41. The 400 Blows 1959 François Truffaut France (subtitles) Foreign Language Drama
42. Shallow Grave 1994 Danny Boyle UK Thriller Thriller
43. Bend It Like Beckham 2002 Gurinder Chadha UK Comedy Sport
44. Run Lola Run 1998 Tom Tykwer Germany (subtitles) Foreign Language Crime
45. Sixteen Candles 1984 John Hughes USA Comedy Comedy
46. Big 1988 Penny Marshall USA Comedy Family
47. Rushmore 1998 Wes Anderson USA Comedy Comedy
48. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind 2004 Michel Gondry USA Romance Sci-Fi
49. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels 1988 Frank Oz USA Comedy Crime
50. Like Water for Chocolate 1992 Alfonso Arau Mexico (subtitles) Foreign Language Romance
51. Fargo 1996 Joel Coen USA Crime Thriller
52. Toy Story 1995 John Lasseter USA Animation Family
53. Mediterraneo 1991 Gabriele Salvatores Italy (subtitles) Foreign Language Comedy
54. Garden State 2004 Zach Braff USA Comedy Romance
55. The Commitments 2001 Alan Parker Ireland Comedy Music
56. The Station Agent 2003 Thomas McCarthy USA Comedy Drama
57. Escape from Alcatraz 1979 Don Siegel USA Drama Prison
58. Cool Hand Luke 1969 Stuart Rosenberg USA Drama Prison
59. Born Into Brothels 2004 Zana Briski India, USA Documentary Documentary
60. The Princess Bride 1987 Rob Reiner USA Adventure Fantasy
61. Snatch 2000 Guy Ritchie UK Comedy Crime
62. The Bridge on the River Kwai 1957 David Lean USA War War
63. Whale Rider 2002 Niki Caro New Zealand Drama Family
64. Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels 1998 Guy Ritchie UK Comedy Crime
65. She's Gotta Have It 1986 Spike Lee USA Comedy Romance
66. Babe 1995 Chris Noonan Australia Comedy Family
67. Lost in Translation 2003 Sofia Coppola USA Drama Drama
68. The Natural 1984 Barry Levinson USA Drama Sports
69. Corpse Bride 2005 Tim Burton USA Animation Fantasy
70. Mad Max 1979 George Miller Australia Action Sci-Fi
71. The Royal Tennenbaums 1965 Wes Anderson USA Comedy Comedy
72. A River Runs Through It 1992 Robert Redford USA Drama Sports
73. Deliverance 1972 John Boorman USA Adventure Drama
74. Hoop Dreams 1994 Steve James USA Documentary Sports
75. The Sure Thing 1985 Rob Reiner USA Comedy Romance
76. Wonder Boys 2000 Curtis Hanson USA Drama Comedy
77. Fearless 1993 Peter Weir USA Drama Drama
78. Heart of the Game 2005 Ward Serrill USA Documentary Sports
79. Hugo 2011 Martin Scorsese USA Adventure Family
80. Valley Girl 1983 Martha Coolidge USA Comedy Romance
81. A Knight's Tale 2001 Brian Helgeland USA Adventure Comedy
82. My Winnipeg 2000 Guy Maddin Canada Weird Weird
83. Cowards Bend the Knee 2003 Guy Maddin Canada Weird Weird
84. Night of the Living Dead 1968 George Romero USA Horror Zombies
85. Shaun of the Dead 2004 George Romero USA Horror Zombies
86. The Gold Rush 1925 Charlie Chaplin USA Silent Comedy
87. City Lights 1931 Charlie Chaplin USA Silent Comedy
88. Modern Times 1935 Charlie Chaplin USA Silent Comedy
89. The General 1926 Buster Keaton USA Silent Comedy
90. Safety Last
(starring Harold Lloyd)
1923 Fred Newmeyer and Sam Taylor USA Silent Comedy