Friday, November 21, 2008

Favorite Films

I've been wanting to do a post for some time on some of my favorite movies. Most of the movies we watch we received free from our local library - or have watched on PBS at one time or another. Movies are not something we usually buy (for the most part) or pay to rent. If the library doesn't have it - too bad!

If there are more than one version of a movie or a remake of the movie - it's usually the oldest one that is the favorite. In no particular order here they are:

1. To Kill a Mockingbird
2. Casablanca
3. Moby Dick (Gregory Peck)
4. Fiddler on the Roof
5. Citizen Kane
6. It's a Wonderful Life
7. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
8. Sound of Music
9. Anne of Green Gables (series)
10. Best Years of Our Lives
11. 12 Angry Men (Fonda)
12. The Third Man (Orson Welles)
13. Shadow of a Doubt (Cotton)
14. Bridge on the River Kwai
15. Grapes of Wrath
16. The Great Escape
17. Jane Eyre (Orson Welles) - I have seen a few different versions of this movie with various actors and BY FAR the version with Welles is the only one worth seeing!
18. The Longest Day
19. Caine Mutiny (Bogart)
20. Dark Victory (Betty Davis)
21. Rear Window (Stewart)
22. Chariots of Fire
23. Wallace & Grommit (series)
24. Miss Potter
25. Key Largo (Bogart)


Amy said...

Have you seen the Jane Eyre with George C. Scott??? It is good too:)

TheSaxonHus said...

A great list!

Many of these would be on my top 25. I see Welles, Peck, and Bogart appear more than once. Perhaps the blogger is revealing her taste in actors!

My #1 of all time is your #5, Citizen Kane. Unfortunately, I don't believe my family agrees with me! Of your top 10, I am not a fan of #7 or #9.

Your second group of 10 have some great flicks as well. "12 Angry Men", "The Third Man","Bridge on the River Kwai", and "The Caine Mutiny" are classics. And I enjoy each of your final five selections.

I have never sat down and written out a top 25 list but, if I did, I suspect "High Noon" and "North by Northwest" would be on there plus some musicals in addition to "Sound of Music" such as "Scrooge".

The Correspondent said...

What a great list, Edi.

The first time Christiana (my sensitive child) watched Fiddler on the Roof, and the scene appeared where Tevye sings about Chava, Christiana blurted out in a flood of tears, "I HATE this movie!"

That was a heart-wrenching song, but I think Christiana will still watch the rest of the movie and leave the room when that song plays.

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