Saturday, December 10, 2011

My Top 25 Film Picks

I have not posted anything on my blog for several months, as I've committed almost all of my time to writing my second novel. However, since the holiday season usually brings with it free time to do such "frivolous" things as watching movies, I have decided to depart from my usual musings by offering a list of my favorite 25 films (listed alphabetically). These are movies that I consider to be "classics". To me, a classic film is one that can be viewed repeatedly and never gets stale. In fact, the viewer sees new things in it every time it's played. It's a simple definition, but sometimes the simplest explanations are the most apt. I've watched all of these movies again and again, and I'm not embarrassed to admit that even the sight of the names in this list makes me want to run out and watch each one of them one more time. Hope you enjoy!

An Officer and a Gentleman (1982)

Best Years of Our Lives (1946)

The Brothers McMullen (1995)

Casablanca (1942)

Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989)

Crossing Delancey (1988)

David Copperfield (1935)

The Family Man (2000)

The Firm (1993)

The Fugitive (1993)

The Great Escape (1963)

Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)

High Noon (1952)

It Could Happen to You (1994)

It Happened One Night (1934)

Moonstruck (1987)

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)

North by Northwest (1959)

Notorious (1946)

The Philadelphia Story (1940)

Saboteur (1942)

Shadow of a Doubt (1943)

She’s the One (1996)

Spellbound (1945)

Splendor in the Grass (1961)