Great Watching: Top 50 Movies

So seems I did my fave books last weekend, might be time to name my fave films now!

I’m calling my fave movies the ones I repeated watched like again and again, not anything else! These are the ones, well the 50 that entertained me the most over many years and that’s about it so does that make sense? Trying to included something from every style of film but it’s top heavy on oddball stuff, pretty much and if your going to call it anything? Oddball might be the best word to use?

It includes films from 1977 to 2012 with 90’s/2000’s movies having my biggest views. Directors David Lynch and Wes Anderson both tied with four films each and as one of the main actor it might be Bill Murray who wins with three plus has some cameos/smaller parts too!

Alphabet order and NOT ranting or numbering them at all. So here’s what I watch the very most over all my bloody years on earth…

Apocalypse Now (1979) Director: Francis Ford Coppola Stars: Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007) Director: Andrew Dominik Stars: Brad Pitt, Casey Affleck

Black Cat White Cat (1998) Director: Emir Kusturica Stars: Bajram Severdzan, Srdjan ‘Zika’ Todorovic, Branka Katic

Blue Velvet (1986) Director: David Lynch Stars: Isabella Rossellini, Kyle MacLachlan, Dennis Hopper

Brazil (1985) Director: Terry Gilliam Stars: Jonathan Pryce, Kim Greist

The Big Blue (1988) Director: Luc Besson Stars: Jean-Marc Barr, Jean Reno, Rosanna Arquette

Buffalo ’66 (1998) Director: Vincent Gallo Stars: Vincent Gallo, Christina Ricci

Candy (2006) Director: Neil Armfield Stars: Heath Ledger, Abbie Cornish, Geoffrey Rush

Chopper (2000) Director: Andrew Dominik Stars: Eric Bana, Simon Lyndon, Vince Colosimo

The City of Lost Children (1995) Directors: Marc Caro & Jean-Pierre Jeunet Stars: Ron Perlman, Daniel Emilfork, Judith Vittet

The Dark Knight (2008) Director: Christopher Nolan Stars: Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart

Dancer in the Dark (2000) Director: Lars Von Trier Stars: Björk, Catherine Deneuve

The Darjeeling Limited (2007) Director: Wes Anderson Stars: Owen Wilson, Adrien Brody, Jason Schwartzman

Dead Man (1995) Director: Jim Jarmusch Stars: Johnny Depp, Gary Farmer

Delicatessen (1991) Directors: Marc Caro & Jean-Pierre Jeunet Stars: Marie-Laure Dougnac, Dominique Pinon, Pascal Benezech

Donnie Darko (2001) Director: Richard Kelly Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone

Dogville (2003) Director: Lars Von Trier Stars: Nicole Kidman, Paul Bettany

Down by Law (1986) Director: Jim Jarmusch Stars: Tom Waits, John Lurie, Roberto Benigni

Eraserhead (1977) Director: David Lynch Stars: Jack Nance, Charlotte Stewart

Fight Club (1999) Director: David Fincher Stars: Brad Pitt, Edward Norton

Ghost Dog (1999) Director: Jim Jarmusch Stars: Forest Whitaker, John Tormey

Groundhog Day (1993) Director: Harold Ramis Stars: Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell

The Hurt Locker (2008) Director: Kathryn Bigelow Stars: Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie

The Hangover (2009) Director: Todd Phillips Stars: Zach Galifianakis, Bradley Cooper

Inception (2010) Director: Christopher Nolan Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page

The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004) Director: Wes Anderson Stars: Bill Murray, Owen Wilson

Lost Highway (1997) Director: David Lynch Stars: Bill Pullman, Patricia Arquette

Love Serenade (1996) Director: Shirley Barrett Stars: Miranda Otto, Rebecca Frith, George Shevtsov

The Machinist (2004) Director: Brad Anderson Stars: Christian Bale, Jennifer Jason Leigh

The Master (2012) Director: Paul Thomas Anderson Stars: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Joaquin Phoenix

Memento (2000) Director: Christopher Nolan Stars: Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss, Joe Pantoliano

Miller’s Crossing (1990) Directors: Joel Coen & Ethan Coen Stars: Gabriel Byrne, Albert Finney, John Turturro

My Own Private Idaho (1991) Director: Gus Van Sant Stars: River Phoenix, Keanu Reeves

Naked (1993) Director: Mike Leigh Stars: David Thewlis, Lesley Sharp, Katrin Cartlidge

No Country for Old Men (2007) Directors: Joel Coen & Ethan Coen Stars: Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin

Paris, Texas (1984) Director: Wim Wenders Stars: Harry Dean Stanton, Nastassja Kinski

Pi (1998) Director: Darren Aronofsky Stars: Sean Gullette, Mark Margolis

The Pillow Book (1996) Director: Peter Greenaway Stars: Vivian Wu, Ewan McGregor

The Proposition (2005) Director: John Hillcoat Stars: Ray Winstone, Guy Pearce

Reservoir Dogs (1992) Director: Quentin Tarantino Stars: Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth

 The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) Director: Wes Anderson Stars: Gene Hackman, Anjelica Huston, Gwyneth Paltrow

Rushmore (1998) Director: Wes Anderson Stars: Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray, Olivia Williams

Scarface (1983) Director: Brian De Palma Stars: Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer

Subway (1985) Director: Luc Besson Stars: Christopher Lambert, Isabelle Adjani

Thank You for Smoking (2005) Director: Jason Reitman Stars: Aaron Eckhart

There Will Be Blood (2007) Director: Paul Thomas Anderson Stars: Daniel Day-Lewis, Paul Dano

The Thin Red Line (1998) Director: Terrence Malick Stars: Jim Caviezel, Sean Penn, Nick Nolte

Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992) Director: David Lynch Stars: Sheryl Lee, Ray Wise

Zombieland (2009) Director: Ruben Fleischer Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, Woody Harrelson


OK, I’ll be the first to say maybe not the greatest movies ever made but I enjoy them so much and that’s how I listed them and do love them all. Some very big names directors, male and female actors did miss out but 50 is very small number once you get going, you know? Maybe should have gone back in time more, past the late 70’s too? Maybe one day I’ll also blog about these films in more detail! Who what’s to say anything about all that? Anyone going share your fave or most watched movies will me now?

Cheers 🙂


  1. You do have more of a taste for darker, edgier films than I. But then I cannot watch incredibly popular shows like “Walking Dead”, “The Sopranos” or “Game of Thrones” – all of which are too violent for me.

    I do like a good suspense film, but many of the ones I can watch over and over tend to be comedies. Some of my favorite films to watch over and over are:

    The Wizard of Oz
    The Women
    Sunset Boulevard
    All About Eve
    Rear Window
    Auntie Mame
    The Apartment
    To Kill A Mockingbird
    The Graduate
    Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
    Terms of Endearment
    Raiders of the Lost Ark
    Mrs. Doubtfire
    Sense & Sensibility
    Romy & Michelle’s High School Reunion
    Muriel’s Wedding
    The 40 Year-Old Virgin
    Little Miss Sunshine
    Any and all Harry Potter films

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    1. i guess, i do enjoy stuff a bit violent and yeah darker and edgier is better way to describe them and maybe i should have had included a few more older movies too! Cheers and thank you for sharing your fave movies 🙂

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  2. Some great titles in here, many of which would feature in mine but I’m just delighted to see Black Cat, White Cat here. Love that film and it would make my top 10. What did you think of Life is a Miracle?

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    1. Sorry to say, I’ve not keep up with director Emir Kusturica stuff! Now that you’ve said that, I’ll take it as a reco and try to check it out real soon and maybe find out what I’ve missed of his?
      I think, both Underground and Time of the Gypsies did just miss out my 50 but Arizona Dream was far from his best but maybe should have another look at it before dismissing it!
      So can i ask? What else would be in your top ten movies???


      1. Hm. A good question. From your list I’d certainly include The Darjeeling Limited and Groundhog day. I think I’d swap out Millers Crossing for The Big Lebowski though.

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      2. Cool 🙂 The Big Lebowski is a great movie! Anything else you wanted share? Maybe, not relate to my list, you’ve got six more to have your top ten!


      3. 🙂 Oh wicked Tony, i figured you were not going to bother! So thank you so much, you were just taking your time which is fine! screaming “SNAP!!!” for subway, that one was also on my list but rest are totally great movies too but you don’t need me to tell you that! I think it would be, at least for me the deer hunter as the one that’s closest toooo missing out in my little list, if you wanna know?
        You wouldn’t want to now? just keep going and name 40 more films to make your own top 50?
        Cheers again 🙂

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