Explore
 Lists  Reviews  Images  Update feed
Categories
MoviesTV ShowsMusicBooksGamesDVDs/Blu-RayPeopleArt & DesignPlacesWeb TV & PodcastsToys & CollectiblesComic Book SeriesBeautyAnimals   View more categories »
Listal logo
3
vote
26 Views    Share:

Favorite movies

Movie list created by ObligatoryName Avatar

Add header image

Choose file... or enter url:
Sort by: Showing 1-50 of 125
Decade: Rating: List Type:
People who added this item 3072 Average listal rating (1826 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8
ObligatoryName's rating:
Rate:
Watched Wanted Custom
People who added this item 1699 Average listal rating (935 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.4
ObligatoryName's rating:
Rate:
Watched Wanted Custom
ObligatoryName's rating:
Rate:
Watched Wanted Custom
Consider this a tie with Part 1. Both are masterpieces of arguably equal quality. Part 1 has the benefit of being first and thus more iconic but personally I find Part 2 to actually benefit in its continuation. Due to personally feeling the story (slightly) more and its recognition being less than it's deserved I chose it to represent The Godfather spot on my list.
ObligatoryName's rating:
Rate:
Watched Wanted Custom
People who added this item 2244 Average listal rating (1347 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 7.8
ObligatoryName's rating:
Rate:
Watched Wanted Custom
People who added this item 1432 Average listal rating (724 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.1
ObligatoryName's rating:
Rate:
Watched Wanted Custom
People who added this item 4023 Average listal rating (2506 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.3
ObligatoryName's rating:
Rate:
Watched Wanted Custom
People who added this item 3986 Average listal rating (2576 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.7
ObligatoryName's rating:
Rate:
Watched Wanted Custom
People who added this item 1296 Average listal rating (688 ratings) 8.4 IMDB Rating 8.1
ObligatoryName's rating:
Rate:
Watched Wanted Custom
People who added this item 8900 Average listal rating (5695 ratings) 8.4 IMDB Rating 8.8
ObligatoryName's rating:
Rate:
Watched Wanted Custom
People who added this item 992 Average listal rating (518 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.2
This one is a bit odd. I don't know if I'd call it Kurosawa's best movie. It's definitely not his most approachable and not everyone is going to have it resonate with them on the same level it did with me. But there are a few things that can universally be agreed on. It's strikingly beautiful, it quite brilliantly adapts King Lear (a play which itself has been quite divisive but I personally love), the action and scale is impressive and engaging... and it has a masterful central performance (in my opinion really only rivaled by Rashomon). It's hard to argue that Seven Samurai is not the better movie and I wouldn't. There's just more of a history and connection with this one.
ObligatoryName's rating:
Rate:
Watched Wanted Custom
People who added this item 1938 Average listal rating (1101 ratings) 8.6 IMDB Rating 8.7
Controversially ranked ever so slightly below Ran. Lists like this do occasionally take into account factors other than film quality.
ObligatoryName's rating:
Rate:
Watched Wanted Custom
I consider this, Fellowship of The Ring and The Two Towers to be a singular movie just in parts. But instead of taking up three spots on the list I felt the most sense for the conclusive part which wraps up the story to also represent the trilogy. Plus it happens to be my slightly preferred part. Though they all work best as a whole, so it naturally has the benefit of building off of the established story and characters.
ObligatoryName's rating:
Rate:
Watched Wanted Custom
People who added this item 5900 Average listal rating (3828 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.3
ObligatoryName's rating:
Rate:
Watched Wanted Custom
People who added this item 4180 Average listal rating (2791 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.2
ObligatoryName's rating:
Rate:
Watched Wanted Custom
The entire original trilogy would find its way on this list in some spot but since I'm only doing 1 movie per franchise I opted to represent Star Wars with what has always been my favorite (even before I knew of its reputation among fans) and, well, the best.
ObligatoryName's rating:
Rate:
Watched Wanted Custom
This is essentially the same situation with Star Wars. Raiders of The Lost Ark is near equal for me. It was naturally the first one I saw and will always have a place in my heart for that. Plus it's a near perfect and fun movie to begin with. But this is the one I most watched growing up and is probably the most fun if not better than Raiders in other aspects. As a side note, I find Temple of Doom while definitely the weakest of the three, quite underrated.
ObligatoryName's rating:
Rate:
Watched Wanted Custom
People who added this item 4539 Average listal rating (2823 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.3
ObligatoryName's rating:
Rate:
Watched Wanted Custom
People who added this item 3064 Average listal rating (1946 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.4
I love the whole Vengeance trilogy, but while I have a soft spot for them (particularly Sympathy For Mr Vengeance) it's hard to argue with this one. The other two might have made my list but this one definitely needed to be there.
ObligatoryName's rating:
Rate:
Watched Wanted Custom
People who added this item 2221 Average listal rating (1411 ratings) 8.7 IMDB Rating 8.9
ObligatoryName's rating:
Rate:
Watched Wanted Custom
People who added this item 1439 Average listal rating (916 ratings) 8.6 IMDB Rating 8.5
ObligatoryName's rating:
Rate:
Watched Wanted Custom
People who added this item 1016 Average listal rating (646 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.1
ObligatoryName's rating:
Rate:
Watched Wanted Custom
The second in Polanski's Apartment trilogy, this is quite objectively the best and my personal favorite as well. But Repulsion and The Tenant are both among my favorites. So like I have done before, I include them here in an honorary spot instead of using the limited 125.
ObligatoryName's rating:
Rate:
Watched Wanted Custom
People who added this item 1539 Average listal rating (1028 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.8
One of the most endlessly fun and rewatchable movies ever. Though I admire the first in some ways even more (plus it was my first) and love it nearly equal with all their differences, there's just something about this movie that possesses me to always give it the edge.

I also really love Army of Darkness and think it's probably the most underrated of the trilogy.
ObligatoryName's rating:
Rate:
Watched Wanted Custom
ObligatoryName's rating:
Rate:
Watched Wanted Custom
People who added this item 1058 Average listal rating (661 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 7.5
ObligatoryName's rating:
Rate:
Watched Wanted Custom
People who added this item 3071 Average listal rating (1927 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.6
ObligatoryName's rating:
Rate:
Watched Wanted Custom
Another movie that is just so rewatchable. Putting aside its qualities which are legitimately great there's just something about it that has cemented itself in my life over many years.
ObligatoryName's rating:
Rate:
Watched Wanted Custom
People who added this item 5016 Average listal rating (3242 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.5
ObligatoryName's rating:
Rate:
Watched Wanted Custom
People who added this item 1536 Average listal rating (956 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8
ObligatoryName's rating:
Rate:
Watched Wanted Custom
People who added this item 1818 Average listal rating (1170 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8.1
ObligatoryName's rating:
Rate:
Watched Wanted Custom
People who added this item 2653 Average listal rating (1653 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.3
ObligatoryName's rating:
Rate:
Watched Wanted Custom
People who added this item 3929 Average listal rating (2543 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.5
ObligatoryName's rating:
Rate:
Watched Wanted Custom
People who added this item 820 Average listal rating (505 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 7.9
ObligatoryName's rating:
Rate:
Watched Wanted Custom
People who added this item 908 Average listal rating (491 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.2
ObligatoryName's rating:
Rate:
Watched Wanted Custom
People who added this item 122 Average listal rating (94 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.4
ObligatoryName's rating:
Rate:
Watched Wanted Custom
People who added this item 8177 Average listal rating (5291 ratings) 8.4 IMDB Rating 8.9
ObligatoryName's rating:
Rate:
Watched Wanted Custom
People who added this item 2056 Average listal rating (1226 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.2
ObligatoryName's rating:
Rate:
Watched Wanted Custom
ObligatoryName's rating:
Rate:
Watched Wanted Custom
ObligatoryName's rating:
Rate:
Watched Wanted Custom
People who added this item 1130 Average listal rating (682 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.1
ObligatoryName's rating:
Rate:
Watched Wanted Custom
People who added this item 3909 Average listal rating (2578 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.1
ObligatoryName's rating:
Rate:
Watched Wanted Custom
People who added this item 3278 Average listal rating (2170 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8.1
ObligatoryName's rating:
Rate:
Watched Wanted Custom
People who added this item 2554 Average listal rating (1758 ratings) 8.5 IMDB Rating 8.5
ObligatoryName's rating:
Rate:
Watched Wanted Custom
People who added this item 1014 Average listal rating (617 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8
Notorious (1946)
ObligatoryName's rating:
Rate:
Watched Wanted Custom
People who added this item 1227 Average listal rating (747 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.3
The first Kurosawa movie I saw (I think I was maybe eight). It's pretty much flawless, with a central performance that was one of the first to make me realize just how essential one person can be to the whole of a project.
ObligatoryName's rating:
Rate:
Watched Wanted Custom
People who added this item 2875 Average listal rating (1749 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.4
ObligatoryName's rating:
Rate:
Watched Wanted Custom
People who added this item 2333 Average listal rating (1592 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.1
ObligatoryName's rating:
Rate:
Watched Wanted Custom
People who added this item 6156 Average listal rating (4103 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.4
ObligatoryName's rating:
Rate:
Watched Wanted Custom
People who added this item 3890 Average listal rating (2511 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 8
I was probably too young to see this. It was one of the few horror movies that I felt was very effective (although I fared far better than my older sister and cousin who I watched it with) it helped introduce me to the concept of getting chills by a stories subject material if done well (I find that the impact is affected by personal attributes outside of what type of movies a person likes). Although I know some people find it overrated, I can mostly see their viewpoint. But I love it for all the aspects beyond "how much it can scare" and I also find it just as effect upon revisiting it on blu ray in my home thereat set up (theatrical version, the extended just makes it silly and I definitely get the criticisms if that's the version people are seeing). All in all it was an important movie in my development.
ObligatoryName's rating:
Rate:
Watched Wanted Custom
Load more items (75 more in this list)

Movies have always been an important part of my life, since my earliest memories, and would blossom thanks to my dad and two uncles, and quite lax filtering when it comes to what I was able to see, and see a lot I did (across the whole spectrum). I was the youngest of my generation so with my one uncle along my sister and cousins (as we spent a lot of our weekends together at his place) would often rent from the video store, buy, or go see all sorts of movies. From adult comedies, dramas, etc but especially in the realm of horror for the night time viewings. With the other uncle I tended to be introduced to the old classics (the classy comedies, dramas, noirs, sci-fi, thrillers etc) of cinema, and yes he was a major horror film buff. Then my dad rounded me out with tastes from everything, things from when he grew up to the the modern (at the time) hits. Speaking of horror, considering how much I seen and how young I was, outside of (maybe) a couple horror films I didn't get scared (unlike everyone else I was with) and could sleep in a dark room alone right after (apparently I'm a freak that way), this has even lessened to the point of no reaction to practically anything (not just movies) that is supposed to be "scary." But despite this, or actually probably because of it, the horror genre has become one of if not my favorite. You might notice a lot of the movies I picked, are either outright horror or have some sort of horror involved. But that's getting off topic, without further ado I present...

One hundred and twenty-five of my favorite movies. Though not necessarily my favorite one hundred and twenty-five (if that makes sense).

My intent in the picking process was to include movies that had some sort of impact on me in various stages of my life (but not strictly affected by nostalgia), or simply resonated with me in some way. Some of these movies I believe to be of the best, but in some cases there are movies I think are better (in one way or another) than certain ones included, yet they aren't. I'm going less objective and more personal, though genuine quality does come into play.

When I originally made this I would think up movies and add them. This filled my list up pretty quick. To get something definitive the list would need to be much longer and probably broken up in some way. Maybe I'll eventually do something like that but until then this is what we have.

If you're surprised or disappointed by the omission of something (not that I would care about the latter), look to some of the movies I have rated 8-10 with the knowledge that some of them actually have a good chance of ranking among some of these. As is I had to limit myself to a maximum of only 5 movies per director. And I chose to stick to only one movie per franchise (and even loose trilogies). A decision made when I realized how quickly it can be overwhelmed. And it's a bit more boring if there is I'm not challenged to make a variety.

Added to







Post comment


Insert image

drop image here
(or click)
or enter URL:
 link image?  square?

Insert video

Format block