My Top 20+ Movies

In answer to Trader X’s question, here are some of my favorite movies. There’s no way I can rank them beyond maybe the first three. Nor could I stop at just twenty so with the help of my historical rankings on NetFlix I’ve gone 40 deep. Depending on my mood, any of these could be in the top 20:

  • The Shawshank Redemption
  • City of God (Cidade de Deus)
  • Trading Places
  • A Fish Called Wanda
  • O Brother, Where Art Thou?
  • Clear and Present Danger
  • Friday
  • Malcolm X
  • The Matrix
  • The Devil’s Advocate
  • Rabbit-Proof Fence
  • Memento
  • Get Shorty
  • Rush Hour
  • Brown Sugar
  • The Sixth Sense
  • Austin Powers 1
  • There’s Something About Mary
  • Buena Vista Social Club
  • The Fifth Element
  • Desperado

Honorable Mention:

  • Training Day
  • The Usual Suspects
  • Misery
  • Pulp Fiction
  • Amistad
  • Analyze This
  • As Good as It Gets
  • Better Than Chocolate
  • Black Hawk Down
  • Blade
  • Casino
  • The Game
  • GoodFellas
  • Heat
  • Set it Off
  • Sling Blade
  • The Thomas Crown Affair
  • The Untouchables
  • Donnie Brasco
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  • Good ones – Training Day, The Untouchables, Casino, the first Blade, Black Hawk Down, The Shawshank Redemption, Trading Places, Desperado, the first Austin Powers – all are close to being on my list.

  • Ditto X’s comment. Haven’t seen Desperdo but I’m adding it to my list of must see films.

  • Great list. How could I forget Desperado?! Also excited to see your love of O Brother Where Art Thou? Some people just didn’t “get” that movie.

    It’s good to know my blogger friends have such great taste in films.

  • Several movies from your Honorable Mention list make my top list! I love mob related movies (parents from the Bronx helps). You surprise me with As Good as It Gets.

  • Great minds guys!

    Chris — Why does “As Good as It Gets” surprise you?

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