Favorite Movies

My Favorite Movies in Various Genres

Favorite Movies of All Time

  • American Beauty
  • American Psycho
  • A Bronx Tale
  • Chances Are
  • The Crow
  • D2: The Mighty Ducks
  • Dirty Dancing
  • Fight Club
  • Forrest Gump
  • Gattaca
  • Goodfellas
  • Grease
  • Jerry Maguire
  • National Born Killers
  • Pulp Fiction
  • The Shawshank Redemption

(Generally speaking,”favorite” means movies that I’ve seen a handful of times or so, and will watch again with someone who hasn’t seen it in order to show them one of my favorite movies, whereas the “favorite movies of all time” list I’ve seen each a dozen of times or more.)

Favorite Action Movies

  • Big Trouble in Little Chinatown
  • Demolition Man
  • Double Jeopardy
  • Face Off
  • Mission Impossible
  • Point Break
  • Point of No Return
  • The Professional
  • Speed

Favorite Animated Movies

  • Aladdin
  • Finding Nemo
  • The Incredibles
  • The Lion King
  • Ratatouille

Favorite Army / War Movies

Favorite Body Switch Movies

(Where they switch bodies with someone or themselves back or forward in time)

  • 13 Going on 30
  • 17 Again (Zac Efron, Matthew Perry)
  • Big
  • Freaky Friday (Lindsay Lohan, Jamie Lee Curtis)
  • The Hot Chick

Favorite Chick Flicks / Teen Movies

  • 10 Things I Hate About You
  • Bring It On
  • The Devil Wears Prada
  • Drive Me Crazy
  • The Girl Next Door
  • Legally Blonde
  • Mean Girls
  • My Fake Fiance
  • Superbad

Favorite Comedy Movies

  • Accepted
  • Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure
  • Blast from the Past
  • The Brady Bunch Movie
  • Clueless
  • Dodgeball
  • Dumb and Dumber
  • Encino Man
  • Idiocracy
  • Knocked Up
  • Meet The Parents
  • Office Space
  • Revenge of the Nerds
  • Road Trip
  • Son-in-Law
  • Step Brothers
  • There’s Something About Mary
  • The Waterboy
  • Wedding Crashers
  • Zoolander (1)

Favorite Cult Classics

  • The Breakfast Club
  • The Craft
  • Dazed and Confused
  • Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
  • Mallrats
  • Reservoir Dogs

Favorite Drama Movies

  • American Beauty
  • As Good As It Gets
  • Closer
  • Good Will Hunting

Favorite Epic Movies

  • Braveheart
  • Gladiator
  • Titanic
  • Troy

Favorite Gory Movies

  • American Psycho
  • From Dusk Til Dawn
  • Kill Bill
  • Natural Born Killers
  • Scarface

Favorite Horror Movies

Favorite Independent Movies

  • Requiem for a Dream

Favorite International Movies

  • Amelie
  • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
  • Lion
  • Slumdog Millionaire

Favorite Kid Movies / Family Fun

  • Beetlejuice
  • Big Fat Liar
  • D2: The Mighty Ducks
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid
  • Home Alone 1 & 2
  • Indiana Jones 2: Temple of Doom
  • Kindergarten Cop
  • Rookie of the Year
  • Sky High
  • The Wizard of Oz

Favorite Lawyer Movies

  • A Few Good Men
  • The Client
  • Courage Under Fire
  • The Firm
  • My Cousin Vinny
  • Runaway Jury

Favorite Jim Carrey Movies

  • Bruce Almighty
  • Dumb and Dumber
  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  • Fun with Dick and Jane
  • Liar Liar
  • The Truman Show
  • Yes Man

Favorite Mafia Movies

  • A Bronx Tale
  • The Departed
  • Goodfellas

Best Martial Arts Movies

  • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
  • Rush Hour 1 & 2

Favorite Music, Musical or Based on a Musician Movies

  • Almost Famous
  • Amadeus
  • Dancer in the Dark
  • Grease
  • La Bamba
  • Newsies
  • RENT
  • Rockstar
  • The Sound of Music
  • Walk the Line

Favorite Mystery Movies

  • The Butterfly Effect
  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
  • Donnie Darko
  • The Game
  • Memento
  • Se7en
  • The Sixth Sense
  • Unbreakable

Favorite Nick Cage Movies

  • City of Angels
  • Face/Off
  • The Family Man
  • It Could Happen To You
  • Kick-Ass
  • The Weatherman

Favorite Romantic Movies

  • City of Angels (Nick Cage, Meg Ryan)
  • The Notebook
  • The Time Traveler’s Wife
  • Titanic
  • William Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet (Leonardo Di Capri, Claire Danes)

Favorite Rom Coms

  • Along Came Polly
  • Chances Are
  • French Kiss
  • He’s Just Not That Into You
  • Hitch – Will Smith
  • I Love You, Man – Paul Rudd, Rashida Jones
  • Imagine Me & You
  • My Best Friend’s Wedding
  • My Fake Fiance – Melissa Joan Hart
  • Monster In Law – Jane Fonda, Jennifer Lopez
  • Notting Hill – Huge Grant, Julia Roberts
  • She’s Out of My League
  • Someone Like You
  • Spanglish
  • What Women Want
  • While You Were Sleeping

Favorite Sci-Fi Movies

  • The Fifth Element
  • Frequency
  • Gattaca
  • Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
  • The Island
  • The Matrix
  • Minority Report

Favorite Sports Movies

  • The Blind Side
  • Cool Runnings
  • Eddie
  • Happy Gilmore
  • Invincible
  • The Rookie
  • Rudy
  • The Sandlot
  • Tin Cup
  • Waterboy

Favorite Stephen King Movies

  • Christine (why, of course!)
  • Pet Sematary
  • The Shawshank Redemption
  • The Shining
  • Stand By Me

Favorite Stoner Movies

  • Friday
  • Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle
  • How High

Favorite Tear Jerkers

  • Every Day
  • Ghost
  • Irresistible You
  • Life Itself
  • Lion
  • Stepmom
  • Terms of Endearment
  • Up Close & Personal

Favorite Thriller Movies

  • Cruel Intentions
  • The Devi’s Advocate
  • Falling Down
  • Fight Club
  • Natural Born Killers
  • The Next 3 Days
  • Silence of the Lambs
  • Sin City
  • Sleeping with the Enemy
  • Vantage Point

Favorite Underrated / Lesser Known

  • Boys On The Side
  • D.E.B.S.
  • Saved!

Favorite Zombie Movies

  • 8 Days Later
  • Shaun of the Dead
  • Zombieland

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Other Movies I Liked, Definitely Worth Watching at Least Once

  • 12 Monkeys (tee hee)
  • A Beautiful Mind
  • American History X
  • American Pie (1)
  • Armageddon
  • Borat
  • Clerks
  • Chasing Amy
  • Crash
  • Dances with Wolves
  • Empire of the Sun
  • Get Out
  • Gia
  • Groundhog Day
  • Half-Baked
  • The Hangover (1)
  • Mystic River
  • Now You See It
  • Scarface
  • Super Troopers
  • Under Seige
  • The Usual Suspects
  • The Watchmen

Movies that were Pretty Good – OK to See Once

  • The Chum Scrubber
  • The Big Lebowski
  • Boogie Nights
  • Cinderella Man
  • Hard Candy
  • Little Miss Sunshine
  • Matchstick Men
  • Million Dollar Baby
  • Napoleon Dynamite
  • Remember the Titans
  • Starship Troopers
  • Taken
  • The Timer
  • Trainspotting
  • What’s Eating Gilbert Grape

Good Documentaries to Watch

  • Born Rich
  • Jim & Andy
  • Long Shot
  • My Date With Drew
  • Super Size Me
  • Three Identical Strangers