Top 10 Movies

The all-time Top 10 movies – in order (but subject to change) – are…

  1. Life is Beautiful
  2. Gandhi
  3. A Christmas Carol (George C. Scott version)
  4. Searching for Bobby Fischer
  5. Apollo 13
  6. A Beautiful Mind
  7. The Princess Bride
  8. Bridge of Spies (NEW as of 11/19/2015)
  9. To Kill a Mockingbird
  10. The King’s Speech (PG-13 version)

Nearly there – in no particular order…

  • The Sixth Sense
  • Joe Versus the Volcano (demoted 11/19/2015)
  • Groundhog Day
  • Pride and Prejudice (6-hour BBC version)
  • 12 Angry Men
  • The Truman Show
  • It’s a Wonderful Life
  • Chariots of Fire

Honourable Mention (in alphabetical order)…

  • Amazing Grace
  • Casablanca
  • Field of Dreams
  • Finding Nemo
  • Matilda
  • The Help
  • The Incredibles
  • The Kid
  • The Nativity Story
  • Toy Story (1)
  • What About Bob

Disagree?  Something missing?  Feel free to leave a comment below!

By the way, here are two highly recommended sites for gauging the cleanliness of the content of movies before subjecting yourself to them:  Kids-in-Mind and Parent Reviews.

7 responses

  1. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington was horrible!

    1. Dearest Sisyphus, I feel a mixture of gratitude and embarrassment over my re-watching (for the first time in about 30 years) Mr. Smith yesterday and concluding that it does not meet the very high standards of the other movies on my list — and, so, have removed it. (Every other movie on the list I’ve seen in the last few years, so I can confirm they’re good to go.) Mr. Smith is an excellent movie, but as with many other excellent movies suggested by wise friends recently, it falls just a tad short. And heaven knows I need to maintain my high standards. :-) Respectfully yours…

  2. And I get Joe Versus the Volcano, but I don’t get why you think it is of enough merit to deserve that ranking.

  3. The choice of Joe vs The Volcano makes me question your wisdom…

  4. Dearest Sisyphus, your comment about Mr. Smith does not merit a response. :-) Joe vs. the Volcano is about overcoming your fears in life and LIVING! Perhaps it resonates more with me than with you because I have more fears!

  5. What makes Mr. Smith so great?

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