My ~100 Favorite Movies (Roughly In Order)

Nick Lo Bue
2 min readAug 13, 2018

Please note that the title of this post says “favorite” and not “best”. A film’s staying power is the most influential criteria for making this list. If I can watch a movie over and over again without getting tired of it — it becomes a favorite.

  1. Jaws
  2. Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
  3. Lost In Translation
  4. The Big Lebowski
  5. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
  6. Saving Private Ryan
  7. Shawshank Redemption
  8. Apollo 13
  9. Ocean’s 11
  10. Star Wars: A New Hope
  11. The Pianist
  12. Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  13. WarGames
  14. Zero Dark Thirty
  15. Fargo
  16. The Revenant
  17. Grosse Point Blank
  18. The Grand Budapest Hotel
  19. The Descendants
  20. The Three Amigos
  21. Real Genius
  22. Little Miss Sunshine
  23. Sexy Beast
  24. Fight Club
  25. Wonder Boys
  26. Caddyshack
  27. Ghostbusters
  28. Bourne Identity
  29. The Fugitive
  30. The Social Network
  31. Munich
  32. Sicario
  33. Pulp Fiction
  34. Groundhog Day
  35. In The Bedroom
  36. 40 Year Old Virgin
  37. Back to the Future
  38. The Shining
  39. The Dark Crystal
  40. National Lampoon’s Vacation
  41. The Godfather
  42. Top Gun
  43. My Cousin Vinny
  44. A Few Good Men
  45. Casino Royale
  46. Ratatouille
  47. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
  48. The Hunt for Red October
  49. 1917
  50. Spotlight
  51. Vertigo
  52. Drive
  53. Swingers
  54. Cast Away
  55. Spaceballs
  56. Spies Like Us
  57. The Fisher King
  58. Anchorman
  59. Napoleon Dynamite
  60. Best In Show
  61. Chef
  62. Baby Driver
  63. Groundhog Day
  64. What About Bob
  65. The Hangover
  66. Trading Places
  67. Zombieland
  68. Slapshot
  69. Scent of a Woman
  70. Air Force One
  71. Uncle Buck
  72. Parasite
  73. Skyfall
  74. Rain Man
  75. Amélie
  76. Innerspace
  77. The Sandlot
  78. Lars and the Real Girl
  79. Dumb and Dumber
  80. Office Space
  81. The Dark Knight
  82. Raiders of the Lost Ark
  83. American Psycho
  84. The Power of the Dog
  85. E.T. — The Extra-Terrestrial
  86. Catch Me If You Can
  87. Jurassic Park
  88. Juno
  89. Mr. Death: The Rise and Fall of Fred A. Leuchter, Jr.
  90. True Romance
  91. Punch-Drunk Love
  92. Everything Must Go
  93. Pig
  94. The Goonies
  95. Inglourious Basterds
  96. La La Land
  97. Planes, Trains, and Automobiles
  98. Old School
  99. Cedar Rapids
  100. Whiplash
  101. Nocturnal Animals
  102. Reservoir Dogs
  103. Big Night
  104. The Big Short
  105. Win Win
  106. I Don’t Feel At Home In This World Anymore
  107. Garden State
  108. Donnie Darko
  109. Full Metal Jacket
  110. Hoosiers
  111. The Usual Suspects
  112. The Help
  113. Enemy
  114. Gifted
  115. Leave No Trace

Movies that I haven’t seen yet that could make this list…

  • Mudbound
  • Happiness
  • Carol
  • The Hate U Give
  • The Sisters Brothers
  • The Old Man and the Gun
  • JoJo Rabbit
  • Joker
  • Sound of Metal
  • Ford v Ferrari
  • Another Round
  • The Father
  • Don’t Look Up
  • The Green Knight
  • The French Dispatch
  • Coda
  • C’mon C’mon
  • The Card Counter
  • Belfast
  • Red Rocket
  • Prisoners
  • The Worst Person in the World

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