I ran across this link from Rotten Tomatoes, which gets responses from various actors, directors, and other people on their top five favorite movies. Just from perusing the Hugo Weaving entre I find he enjoyed three films I was unfamiliar with, and two I enjoy a lot as well: Lindsay Anderson's If... and Kubrick's Barry Lyndon. I like how he prefaces his favorites by saying, these are my top five films today--tomorrow it might be another list. At any rate, here's the link if you'd like to read it:
My top five today might be:
1. Midnight Cowboy
2. 2001: A Space Odyssey
3. King Kong (original)
4. Dirty Harry
5. Dr. Strangelove
Yep, tomorrow it would probably be something else.
Whoa. These are all really good. I was going to follow this up with mine, but I'm feeling sheepish now. :)
Might as well go for it, it's just a matter of taste. :)
It's a new day so:
1. The Third Man
2. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
3. Cool Hand Luke
5. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
Cool Hand Luke is such a fantastic film. My kind of "feel good" movie.
Feel this, fuckface.
I would say my favorite movies would be ones that no matter what when or where I could sit down and watch. I probably have more than five in that category, but definitely these five:
The Bank Dick
Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein
Sounds like a classic round-up to me, pardner. I like all of those too.
The Human Comedy
The Best Years of Our Lives
Raiders of the Lost Ark
About a Boy
Ride the High Country
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.
You said favorites, right?
Oh, and "Hi!" everyone. They call me the professor. (Japanese schoolgirls, that is.)
bless your beautiful hide, prof, where you may be
We ain't met yet, Bob, but I'm willing to bet — you're the gal for me.
Hey Prof, and welcome back Kotter. You listed some classics that I'd agree with as well: Jaws, Sullivan's Travels, The Best Years of Our Lives, etc. I haven't seen The Human Comedy, I'll have to see what NF says about that one. I'm surprised by the About A Boy entree, although I enjoy that movie too. In fact, I've enjoyed a few of Hugh Grants films: light, British comedies. Yes, favorites, you got it right.