"Top" movies means that these are the best of my favorites, and my favorite of the best. Though all of the movies in this top 100 are ones I consider to be great quality films, I've only included the ones that I personally like best and consider my favorites. Not included are movies that I think are great artistically, but that whose style or subject matter I don't appreciate or enjoy so much. On the other hand, I also left out "guilty pleasures", favorites of mine that I admit aren't great films. And then there are other top movies that just didn't make the cut. It was harder than I thought it would be to keep the list to 100. I got my inspiration to develop my own top 100 movies list from the lists drawn up by the staff members at the Film Junk blog and podcast ( http://www.filmjunk.com/2007/08/08/film-junks-top-100-movies-of-all-time/ ).
You might notice that the list actually goes up to 117. I decided to leave the remaining films on for this Listal showing and not cut them off like I did when I posted the list to my Facebook page. Someday after I've seen more movies I will probably have a list that goes up to 200. But this is just the first version, which I compiled in April, 2009.