My Top 30 Favorite Movies

I was tempted to up-rank high-brow movies to suggest that my movie palate is more refined. Instead, I'm admitting my guilty pleasures.

I know that "everybody" likes Star Wars. With thousands of movies to choose from, why should I list it as my #1 favorite instead of standing out from the crowd? BECAUSE I LOVE IT.

Creature From the Black Lagoon was a cheaply made flick that doesn't compare in any category with the production value of The Godfather. BUT I LOVE IT.

I've tasted caviar and I don't pretend to like it. Likewise, I watched Titanic when it came out. I didn't like it then and I don't like it now - Best Picture Award or not.

So, enjoy my list. If you don't recognize some of these movies, check them out and just let them be what they are.

  • Star Wars

    1

  • Creature from the Black Lagoon

    2

  • The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

    3

  • Vertigo

    4

  • The 'Burbs

    5

  • This Is Spinal Tap

    6

  • The Wicker Man

    7

  • Invasion of the Body Snatchers

    8

  • The Spanish Prisoner

    9

  • The Thing

    10

  • Nacho Libre

    11

  • Alien

    12

  • The Fly

    13

  • The Bride of Frankenstein

    14

  • Melancholia

    15

  • Apollo 13

    16

  • Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

    17

  • Parasite

    18

  • The Karate Kid

    19

  • It's a Wonderful Life

    20

  • Katyn

    21

  • Let the Right One In

    22

  • What We Do in the Shadows

    23

  • The Big Lebowski

    24

  • Big Trouble in Little China

    25

  • The Godfather: Part II

    26

  • Raiders of the Lost Ark

    27

  • The Big Short

    28

  • The Matrix

    29

  • The Deer Hunter

    30