It's Someone's Favorite Movie

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It's simple: Post your #1 ever (no runners-up or ties please) in the comments and I'll add it if it’s not already listed. Please share your story about why it's your choice too. I think #1s usually go beyond saying the acting, writing, visuals, music, etc, are perfect. It's deeply personal. Let us know when you saw it, your first reaction, how many times you've seen it, when you made it your #1, and so on. 

If you're the type to separate best and favorite, go for the latter. Quick tip for those who ask: the best way to look to see if a movie is here already is to search the list by year. Please do…

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  • Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters
  • The Matrix
  • Raging Bull
  • The Hours
  • Enemy
  • The Shining
  • Amadeus
  • The Elephant Man
  • Airplane!
  • Casino Royale
  • A Man Escaped
  • Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Lost in Translation
  • The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
  • Seven Samurai
  • GoodFellas
  • The Princess Bride
  • Mr. Nobody
  • Videodrome
  • In Bruges
  • Carnage
  • The Usual Suspects
  • Baby Driver
  • Inglourious Basterds
  • Lola Montès
  • The Night of the Hunter
  • Back to the Future Part II
  • Return of the Jedi
  • The Conversation
  • Piku
  • Rosemary's Baby
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Happy Gilmore
  • Hot Rod
  • The Wizard of Oz
  • 20th Century Women
  • Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion
  • Stoker
  • The Holy Mountain
  • The Empire Strikes Back
  • Harakiri
  • La La Land
  • I Saw the Devil
  • Interstellar
  • The Master
  • Lost Highway
  • Blade Runner
  • No Country for Old Men
  • Napoleon Dynamite
  • The Sweet Hereafter
  • Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai du Commerce 1080 Bruxelles
  • Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind
  • Punch-Drunk Love
  • House
  • All the President's Men
  • Pacific Rim
  • Persona
  • Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
  • The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
  • The Iron Giant
  • Fargo
  • Her
  • The Muppet Movie
  • Spider-Man 2
  • As I Was Moving Ahead Occasionally I Saw Brief Glimpses of Beauty
  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
  • Phantom of the Paradise
  • The Godfather: Part II
  • Blow Out
  • Evil Dead II
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  • Funny Games
  • Resident Evil: The Final Chapter
  • Spirited Away
  • Captain Fantastic
  • Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark
  • Good Will Hunting
  • Dead Poets Society
  • Harold and Maude
  • Hunt for the Wilderpeople
  • Oldboy
  • The Breakfast Club
  • Last Year at Marienbad
  • The Great Beauty
  • The Terminator
  • Halloween
  • Take This Waltz
  • The Handmaiden
  • Andrei Rublev
  • The Browning Version
  • 12 Angry Men
  • Wings of Desire
  • Rushmore
  • Home Alone
  • Donnie Darko
  • Cloud Atlas
  • American Beauty
  • The Fall
  • Scarface