My Top… Umm, How Many???

by sjbgilmour

In a cafe with my father this morning, we got to talking about our favourite films.  One of his is Ghostbusters.  We got to musing about our top ten favourites.  Not having a pen, I began counting on my fingers.  I ran out pretty quick.  I would have taken off my shoes and begun counting on my toes, but that probably wouldn’t have gone down too well with the establishment’s proprietor.

When we left, thankfully with my shoes and socks still on – it was cold outside, I continued to ponder.  I couldn’t list just ten films.  I might be able to put together a list of a hundred though.  Same applies to books.  No way I could limit my faves to a mere two digit number.  Hell, I couldn’t even limit my favourite authors to such a small number, let alone the books they turned out.  As for music – hell no!

So, today being Friday, and I’ve been procrastinating for all I’m worth, I sat down and tried to list my top 100 favourite films.  So, in no particular order, here they are:

  1. Best In Show
  2. Burn After Reading
  3. The Usual Suspects
  4. Fargo
  5. Miller’s Crossing
  6. Blade Runner
  7. Alien
  8. Aliens
  9. Kill Bill 1
  10. Kill Bill 2
  11. Pulp Fiction
  12. A Night At The Opera (An old Max Bros, but a goodie!)
  13. The Spy Who Loved Me
  14. Thunderball
  15. Live And Let Die
  16. Diamonds Are Forever
  17. Star Wars (Episode IV, A New Hope)
  18. Star Wars (Episode V, The Empire Strikes Back)
  19. Home Alone
  20. The Breakfast Club
  21. St Elmo’s Fire
  22. Dune (1984)
  23. Logan’s Run
  24. The Thing (1982)
  25. The Blues Brothers
  26. Monty Python’s The Meaning Of Life
  27. Monty Python And Now For Something Completely Different
  28. Monty Python And The Holy Grail
  29. The Silence Of The Lambs
  30. Yellowbeard
  31. Captain Blood (Another oldie from 1938, staring Errol Flynn)
  32. The Crimson Pirate (More swashbuckling stuff, from 1958 this time)
  33. Barbarella
  34. Dirty Harry
  35. The Shawshank Redemption
  36. Jaws
  37. Robocop (1987)
  38. Beetlejuice
  39. The Addams Family
  40. The Addams Family Values
  41. The Rocky Horror Picture Show
  42. The Mummy (1999)
  43. The Mummy Returns (2001)
  44. The Exorcist (1973)
  45. Better Off Dead
  46. Caddyshack
  47. When Harry Met Sally
  48. Top Gun
  49. Stripes
  50. Ghostbusters
  51. The Howling
  52. Friday The 13th (1980)
  53. Friday The 13th Part 2
  54. Friday The 13th Part 3
  55. Cool World
  56. The Adventures Of Ford Fairlane
  57. RED
  58. RED 2
  59. The Fifth Element
  60. Mad Max
  61. Mad Max 2
  62. 300
  63. E.T.
  64. Candyman
  65. Snatch
  66. Lock, Stock And Two Smoking Barrels
  67. Sin City
  68. The Matrix
  69. The Matrix Reloaded
  70. The Matrix Revolutions
  71. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
  72. The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug
  73. Ladyhawke
  74. The Crow
  75. The Big Lebowski
  76. Mulholland Drive
  77. Good Morning Vietnam
  78. One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest
  79. The Shining
  80. It
  81. True Romance
  82. Heathers
  83. Pump Up The Volume
  84. The Incredibles
  85. Predator
  86. Interview With The Vampire
  87. Scream
  88. The Return Of The Living Dead
  89. Misery
  90. Conan The Barbarian (1982)
  91. 50 First Dates
  92. The Terminator
  93. Terminator 2: Judgement Day
  94. Blade
  95. Blade 2
  96. Underworld
  97. Hardware (1990)
  98. Starship Troopers
  99. Soylent Green
  100. The Wedding Singer

So there you have it folks.  I’ve probably left great number out, but I set the limit to 100, so 100 it is. Who knows?  In a few weeks, I might have a go at my favourite authors list.

Sam

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