My esteemed colleague at It's Not Our Fault, Computers Make Us Lazy has put up his list of the top fifteen movies ever. This got me thinking about movie, song or book lists. They are all rather arbitrary. Every once in a while you find a list compiled by experts who proclaim to love and study movies but then you look at their lists and think, "Would they really spend the only two hours of free time they get this week watching "My Fair Lady"? No, of course they wouldn't. To get true lists and I mean truly honest lists, I think you have to get them from people who write on blogs or live journals. There's less snobbery and no one is putting a dime in our pockets to act like we're experts or to promote a certain film. That means my opinion is just as valid as everyone else's.
So, without any further ado, here is my list of the top eighteen movies I would watch if I could ever stay up two hours after I get the kids to bed! I listed eighteen because cutting any one of these was just too difficult. They are in no particular order.
Good Will Hunting
The Magnificent Seven
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
The Usual Suspects
There you have it. These are the movies I feel have reached the pinnacle of achievement that would force me to stay awake, make popcorn and go to work bleary eyed the next day. Feel free to comment on what you like or dislike.
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