Top Five
There aren’t much more movies than these that I would give 5 stars. So far these are my absolute favorite films. These really aren’t in any order. I love these 5 just as much…

1 Leon the Professional
2 Donnie Darko
3 Whispering Corridors 2: Memento Mori
4 Audition
5 Mulholland Drive



The Rest
These movies are certainly not in order either. They are not necessarily my absolute favorite 50, but this is what comes to mind.

6 Vertigo
7 Fight Club
8 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
9 Being John Malkovich
10 Memento
11 LA Confidential
12 Inland Empire
13 There will be Blood
14 Synecdoche, New York
15 Amelie
16 Ghost World
17 Rushmore
18 The Departed (Infernal Affairs is good too)
19  The City of Lost Children
20 Run Lola Run
21 American History X
22 1984
23 Savages
24 Gilda
25 12 Angry Men
26 Heat
27 The Breakfast Club
28 Fallen Angels
29 Three Kings
30 12 Monkeys
31 Cool Hand Luke
32 Casshern
33 House of Cards (the BBC series)
34 Rear Window
35 Evil Dead 2
36 Duck, you sucker!
37 Payback (Mel Gibson’s remake)
38 O Brother Where Art though?

39 I Heart Huckabees
40 Ghost in the Shell (The Feature film)
41 The Elephant Man
42 The Dreamers
43 Seven Samurai
44 Snatch
45 The Usual Suspects
46 In Treatment Season 1 (Haven’t seen Bi Tipule yet)
47 The Shining
48 Eraserhead
49 Pulp Fiction
50 The Empire Strikes Back

I would love any recommendations you could think of based on the above. However, be warned, I am kind of the most finicky film goer ever. It’s not surprising to hear me call a definite classic as overrated. Also another hint to help you help me, is that I’ll take substance over style any day of the week, or a thinking movie over a cool one. I don’t watch thousands of movies. I’m just searching for the few films that I will absolutely love on a personal level. I really do appreciate any effort in helping me find such. Here’s a preemptive, “Much obliged” to those who try, and thank you for checking out my list.