Sunday, December 09, 2007

My Top 25 Favorite Movies

I was tagged by the uber-talented illustrator, David Sones a.k.a. Pickeldog, to put together my list of top 25 favorite movies. Whenever asked this question I draw a blank. While there are many, many movies I've enjoyed I just can't go handing out the title of 'favorite' all willy nilly. It's been over a year since I've been to the theater, so if it's not on dvd I haven't seen it. There are only 7 movies that I personally own. To make it into my library a film must be full of artistic eye candy, and/or have a story that somehow pulls me in every time I see it. So, this list took some deep thought, and I feel like I'm forgetting some goodies, but here's the ones that came to mind.
  1. Run Lola Run
  2. The Nightmare Before Christmas
  3. Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events
  4. The Chronicles of Narnia
  5. James and the Giant Peach
  6. Empire of the Sun
  7. Children of Dune
  8. Memoirs of a Geisha
  9. Alice and Wonderland (Hallmark version)
  10. Lara Croft Tomb Raider
  11. Fight Club
  12. Pan's Labyrinth
  13. Mirrormask
  14. Ratatoulli
  15. The Princess Bride
  16. Star Wars (the original trilogy)
  17. Titanic
  18. Scrooged
  19. A League of Their Own
  20. Stranger Than Fiction
  21. Jumanji
  22. Back to the Future- trilogy
  23. Batman Begins
  24. The Neverending Story
  25. The Journey of Natty Gann
I now tag the following 5 incredible artists:
Eric Orchard
Andi Butler
James Bradshaw
Claudine Hellmuth
Michelle Lana


Unknown said...

Did you just make this sketch for this post? It's great. I'll need a couple of days to think about this, I find it so hard to make these lists because I love so many movies. I'll try to whittle it down.

Angela Matteson said...

Thanks Eric! Yeah, I sketched this because my IF sketch isn't working out yet.

I love your new avatar! :)

claudine hellmuth said...

oh fun! I need to ponder -- will do this this week!!

claudine hellmuth said...

I just did my tag, here's the link:

Eric M. Smith said...

The face on this girl really works. Not sure how to put it, but it has a nice balance to it.

Great movie list, too. We have lots of overlap.

Flora Chang said...

Aw.... you like Never Ending Story too! I was gonna put it as one of my top 25, but i didn't. Still I LOVE it! Such a great movie!!
(Seems like everybody has Fight Club on their list... I've got to check it out!)
: )