My Top 50 Favorite Movies (part 1)

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This post is almost like an introduction to the actual 500th post which will be the second and final part of this Top 50 scheduled for next Wednesday.

Before you continue looking at this post, remember, THIS WAS THE MOST DIFFICULT THING I’VE EVER DONE! Seriously! Lists and actually prioritizing things into an order is literally painful for me and therefore this list might not be 100% accurate! It was some what based on multiple facts, mostly the factor of re-watching and the point that I mostly went with newer movies. I’ve re-watched most of the movies in this list, some multiple times, and I love them.

Now, enjoy this part 1 of my Top 50 favorite movies as it was a pain in the ass to actually put together – but I did it all for you, guys!

50whipit1

49forrestgump

48fracture

47closer46italian job

45backtothefuture

44savingprivateryan

43rocknrolla

42mysticriver

41juno

40thedeparted39silenceofthelambs

38whiteoleander

37easya

36shutterisland

35asingleman

34loveactually

33weneedtotalkaboutkevin

32reservoirdogs

31theisland

30goodwillhunting29bigfish28fullmetaljacket

27theghostwriter26zombieland

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There you have it, a mixture of everything and a mess of a list to be honest but hey, I never said I’m an expert in making lists! Tune in next week to see my part 2 of Top 50 favorite movies where there are a lot more amazing cinema gems coming up.Β 

PS: I would have never imagined that a Michael Bay movie will be in my list but I just love The Island!

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53 thoughts on “My Top 50 Favorite Movies (part 1)”

  1. Some great choices you have there! There’s one particular movie I haven’t heard about until today. Can’t wait to see your top 25!

  2. Some fantastic choices there. I love your selections for photos and presentation of them – seeing such iconic images (particularly from favourites such as Back To The Future) makes me want to watch those films again as soon as possible!

  3. Really good list, I like all the films on here (apart from White Oleander which I’ve never seen). Plus, how did you do the visuals? they look really professional.

    1. White Oleander is great, it’s such a good coming of age story and that kind of special movie for me. I just did some copy pasting to Corel Draw and added a photo-edit automatic filter to change the images a bit. Nothing to it to be honest. πŸ˜€

  4. Interesting choices here, especially with The Island and Fracture – I don’t think I’ve seen those featured in such a list anywhere else. I like Fracture quite a bit, as for the Island…well, the music was good and I enjoyed Scarlett’s long blonde hair πŸ™‚

    1. Fracture is my favorite because we know he did it all along.. it’s such a fresh take on a murder-crime movie.
      The Island.. well, I’m a sci-fi lover and I just love the concept of it. The clones and stuff. A lot of the movies in this first half of the list are to do with the idea and a certain time of my life I guess. Plus, it’s sometimes good to stand out a bit. πŸ˜€

  5. If you like these two you should check out Love Crime, Primal Fear, Lincoln Lawyer, Code 46, Womb, Never let me Go – they have similar themes and plot points.

  6. I like how eclectic this list is with some more fun choices mixed with modern classics. I would certainly have at least Juno, The Departed, and Love Actually hovering somewhere in my top 50. Can’t wait for the other half of the list.

    1. Hah, thanks! I’m like that, all over the place with my movies and I don’t mind it. I like everything depending on my mood. The other half will be.. less surprising I assume. At least it was for me but then again, the top 10 was so super difficult.. I just.. even now I’m thinking of changing it again but I won’t! I won’t!

  7. I think this is my first visit. Dig the visual look of your top 50, especially the header. White Oleander is sooo underrated, happy to see appreciation for that.
    We share top 100 love for Good Will Hunting. I’m guess you are not a fan of black and white movies? Can’t wait to see part 2!

    1. Welcome! And thanks for the visual appreciation, I’m always trying to impress. And yes, White Oleander is underrated, I don’t hear much about it but I’m certainly gonna re-watch it and write a review on it soon enough.
      Also, yes, black and white isn’t my area of expertise, I have seen some by now (BOT) but I decided to keep this list modern which simplified my life a bit.
      Come back soon!

  8. A lot of awesome choices here. I’m glad to see White Oleander get mentioned for one! Never hear anyone talking about it. Its one of my favorite movies and books. Can’t wait for the next part πŸ™‚

    1. You’re not the first one to comment on that so the movie isn’t forgotten!

      Next Wednesday will come faster than you’d expect.. already working on the visuals.

  9. Awesome choices here! I started listing the ones which I also love but the list became rather long πŸ˜€
    Looking forward to reading the rest!

  10. Very interesting list Mettel! Much like everyone else, I absolutely love the pictures you included with each and every film listed.

    I look forward to seeing what you in your top 25.

    Sorry, I’ve been away so long…new job doesn’t allow for much opportunity to visit my favorite blogs.

    1. Many thanks! New one up next Wednesday so not long now..
      It’s okay, I totally get it. I don’t have any obligations at the moment but I will during this summer so everybody will experience my absence then. πŸ™‚

  11. I tried several times to make a top 50 list, but I couldn’t do it, so I understand the difficulty you’ve been through in making this. Have seen most of these and although I wouldn’t put a couple of them in my own top 50 it really doesn’t matter. These are the movie you love πŸ™‚

    1. Everybody is different so I totally get that not every movie is somebody’s favorite. That’s why they make so many, so everybody can find their own favorites. πŸ˜€

  12. Some great choices in here. Some films I’m not familiar with, but of those I’ve seen, I don’t think there’s anything where I think it’s a bad movie. Though I will say I’m a much bigger fan of the original The Italian Job than the remake.

      1. Lordy… OK, quite a few I haven’t seen. Some I just haven’t heard of at all: Whip It, Fracture, Closer, and A Single Man. The others I’ve at least heard some discussion of, and almost always they’ve sounded interesting… though it might be easier to list the ones I have seen.

        I’ve seen Forrest Gump, The Italian Job, Back to the Future, The Departed, Reservoir Dogs, Good Will Hunting and Big Fish. Doesn’t really look like all that much now that I look at it like that… only 7 of the 25, unless I skipped something somewhere. But those 7 are all decent films. (Big Fish might be Burton’s best… at least the one that shows the most versatility from him.)

        1. Hah, Fracture I recommend highly as well as Closer because it has, in my opinion, best Clive Owen performance. Whip It is a nice play of time and timeless things.. just fun and interesting to see Barrymore work the directing chair.

        2. I can believe that. It’s often interesting to see what happens when an actor takes the director chair… sometimes it’s a train wreck, sometimes it’s brilliant. Always worth a look.

        3. Affleck turned out well I think. Not an expert on the others though but Barrymore was decent as well in my opinion.

  13. I can’t imagine how much of a pain this was, but it LOOKS great! So thanks for sharing your favorite movies with us. Can’t wait for Pt. 2!

    1. It wasn’t THAT much pain.. jeez, it’s actually relaxing to do the visuals at times. Would do it professionally but I like my minimal skill set that I required myself.

      Stay tuned for Top 25 next Wednesday! πŸ™‚

  14. Interesting choices.

    Forrest Gump – I can’t begin to explain how much I hate this film hahaha.
    Closer – In my top 30! Good pick.
    Back to the Future – Awesome pick!
    Mystic River – As much as I hate Marcia Gay Harden, I did love this film.
    Big Fish – I love this film! I wish Alison Lohman was in films again.

    1. Forrest Gump is my childhood, I just.. I love it. It’s so symbolic and weird. Adorable.
      Glad you agree with the ones you mentioned though. πŸ™‚

  15. Ooooh, Ghost Writer! I adored it.

    I feel shame merely by reading the titles – I’ve seen so few of them. But the ones I’ve seen – good picks. And the graphics… my deepest admiration. Cannot wait for top 25 (and can we do a predicting competition for the first place because I have a feeling I know what’s it gonna be, haha).

    1. Thanks! And the graphics, seriously, it wasn’t that difficult to put together! πŸ˜€

      You can guess, send me a Twitter PM or something but I don’t know if you’re gonna be right. Maybe. Maybe not.

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