Friday, July 26, 2013

My Top 50 Films

Sometimes when I'm bored I make lists. But always, without fail, the hardest of all is to make a list of my favorite movies. There's so many and I can barely limit myself. At the same time I feel like I haven't seen enough films to say any X amount stand above the rest. And then there's the issue that depending on how I'm feeling one film might stand out more than another. Sometimes I may leave off something that I love but just haven't seen in awhile to refresh my memory. It's pure subjectivity. I mean, what's the difference between slot 35 and 36 anyway?

But, I decided to have another go at it. So here, ranked, is my list of my Top 50 favorite films. There's stuff I had to cut (Pulp Fiction, Frenzy) but overall I'm happy with it. It's not an exhaustive sampling of my movie taste, there's plenty of genres and filmmakers I've left off. And very well if I do this list again in a year, I wouldn't be surprised to find that it's drastically different. But at this very moment, these are the movies that feel right to me.