My Top 99 Favorite Movies

…just because.

51 Birch Street
7 Up Documentaries
Airplane
Akira Kurosawa’s Dreams
All About my Mother
Amalie
American Splendor
An Angel at My Table
Annie Hall
The Apartment
As Good as it Gets
Barfly
Being There
Betty Blue
Blazing Saddles
Blue Velvet
The Bobo
Born Into Brothels
Broadway Danny Rose
Chuck and Buck
Cinema Paradiso
Clock Watchers
A Clockwork Orange
Danielson Family Movie
The Deer Hunter
Defending Your Life
Detour
The Devil and Daniel Johnson
Dial M for Murder
Dr. Strangelove
Edward Scissorhands
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Fargo
Frances
Frida
Fur
Garden State
Goodfellas
Gray Gardens
Hannah and her Sisters
Happiness
Harold & Maude
How to Draw a Bunny
I heart Huckabees
The Ice storm
In the Realms of the Unreal
Juno
Kill Bill
Killer of Sheep
L’iceberg
L.A. Story
Lolita
Lost in America
Léon (a.k.a. The Professional)
Magnolia
Manhattan
Me and You and Everyone we Know
Modern Romance
Mr Death
Nikita (a.k.a. Le Femme Nikita)
North by Northwest
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
The Party
Personal Velocity
Pi
Postcards from the Edge
Price of Milk
Rabbit-proof Fence
Radio Flyer
Raise the Red Lantern
Rear Window
Rope
Ruby in Paradise
Run Lola Run
Secretary
Short Cuts
Siesta
Smart People
Snow cake
Stardust Memories
The Squid and the Whale
Sweet Land
Swoon
Tarnation
Things Behind the Sun
This is Spinal Tap
Thin Blue Line
Thumbsucker
Topaz
Trains, Planes, and Automobiles
Vertigo
Volver
Waitress
Welcome to the Dollhouse
What’s up Doc?
Where’s Papa
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
Year of the Dog
You’re Gonna Miss Me

6 thoughts on “My Top 99 Favorite Movies

  1. mjp October 21, 2008 / 11:44 am

    You’ve seen 99 movies?! Where was I???

  2. reuben October 21, 2008 / 5:12 pm

    I watched The Cool School four or five times this month, Netflix. Some nice old footage of L.A. There’s actually a scene in there of the exact view I had for a spell in 69 –looking west down the alley 1/2 block north of Windward Ave. I think it’s called Windward Place.

  3. david kramer October 22, 2008 / 6:25 pm

    Can’t have everything, but I didn’t see “Night at the Opera”
    on your list…
    DK

  4. baby smith October 24, 2008 / 11:26 am

    ‘planes, trains & automobiles’ has GOT to be in my top 10. i should print this off and fill up my netflix cue, cuz i haven’t seen a bunch of these.

    i think ‘raising arizona’ is my all time fave, have you seen it?

  5. juno November 5, 2008 / 12:26 am

    3 absolutely brilliant amazing breathtaking films missing in your list:
    La Haine
    Wings of Desire
    Everything is illuminated

    x

  6. Holly January 16, 2009 / 12:20 pm

    Hi Carol,
    I haven’t been to your blog in a while but seeing your movie list, I just knew I liked you for a reason :-). You should rent “Thank you for Smoking” if you haven’t yet. I loved the 7 up series too. An interesting albeit kookyish documentary “I like to kill flies” about a guy who owns a small diner in NYC and is a lovable curmudgeon.

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