As a change of pace, purely for esthetic enjoyment, here is a list of my favorite movies. The top ten are ranked numerically; the rest are simply in chronological order. (I will periodically make additions.) 

DRAMA

  • The King’s Speech (2010)
  • Secondhand Lions (2003)
  • Kate and Leopold (2001)
  • Chocolat (2000)
  • Les Miserables (1998)
  • Braveheart (1995)
  • Apollo 13 (1995)
  • Cool Runnings (1993)
  • Pretty Woman (1990)
  • Crocodile Dundee (1986)
  • The Man from Snowy River (1982)
  • Rocky (1976)
  • The Flight of the Phoenix (1965)
  • The Great Escape (1963)
  • Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)
  • Inherit the Wind (1960)
  • The Rainmaker (1956)
  • Marty (1955)
  • On the Waterfront (1954)
  • High Noon (1952)
  • The African Queen (1951)
  • Born Yesterday (1950)
  • The Bishop’s Wife (1947)
  • Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941)
  • The Scarlet Pimpernel (1934)
  • Wuthering Heights (1939)
  • The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
  • Queen Christina (1933)

COMEDY

  • Love Actually (2003)
  • Play It Again, Sam (1972)
  • The Importance of Being Earnest (1952)
  • Kind Hearts and Coronets (1950)
  • Ninotchka (1939)
  • Holiday (1938)

MUSICAL

  • That’s Entertainment (1974)
  • How to Succeed in Business (1967)
  • The Sound of Music (1965)
  • My Fair Lady (1964)
  • West Side Story (1961)
  • South Pacific (1958)
  • The King and I (1956)
  • Singin’ in the Rain (1952)
  • Shall We Dance (1937)
  • Follow the Fleet (1936)
  • Top Hat (1935)

ANIMATION

  • Toy Story 3 (2010)
  • Ratatouille (2007)
  • Finding Nemo (2003)
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