Jeffrey Overstreet's Favorite Films

This is not a list of the films that I think are the "greatest works of art." That would be a different list, and one far more challenging to create. This is, rather, a list of the films I most enjoy watching again and again. Sure, great artistry has a lot to do with my enjoyment in most cases. But the movies I choose to revisit also have a lot to with personal experiences, and the times, places, and relationships that I associate with certain films. So, your mileage may vary. I wouldn't call these the movies I "recommend" the most. But they're certainly the movies I watch the most, the movies I want in my home library, the movies that fill me with gratitude.

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  • Wings of Desire

    1

  • Three Colors: Blue

    2

  • Raiders of the Lost Ark

    3

  • The Muppet Movie

    4

  • The New World

    5

  • Code Unknown

    6

  • Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

    7

  • Babette's Feast

    8

  • Raising Arizona

    9

  • Blade Runner

    10

  • Midnight Run

    11

  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

    12

  • The Son

    13

  • Ordet

    14

  • Certified Copy

    15

  • Apocalypse Now

    16

  • Fast, Cheap & Out of Control

    17

  • The Fisher King

    18

  • Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope

    19

  • Watership Down

    20

  • The Mirror

    21

  • Close Encounters of the Third Kind

    22

  • Tokyo Story

    23

  • Au Hasard Balthazar

    24

  • The Iron Giant

    25

  • The Double Life of Veronique

    26

  • A Room with a View

    27

  • The Long Day Closes

    28

  • My Neighbor Totoro

    29

  • Finding Nemo

    30

  • The Station Agent

    31

  • Beauty and the Beast

    32

  • Monty Python and the Holy Grail

    33

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

    34

  • Toy Story 2

    35

  • Chariots of Fire

    36

  • Top Secret!

    37

  • Punch-Drunk Love

    38

  • Gosford Park

    39

  • The Tree of Life

    40

  • Taxi Driver

    41

  • Days of Heaven

    42

  • In the Mood for Love

    43

  • Make Way for Tomorrow

    44

  • The Decalogue

    45

  • The Red Shoes

    46

  • The Passion of Joan of Arc

    47

  • The Red Balloon

    48

  • Barton Fink

    49

  • Andrei Rublev

    50

  • Empire of the Sun

    51

  • Alien

    52

  • Yi Yi: A One and a Two

    53

  • Pina

    54

  • The Secret of Kells

    55

  • The Insider

    56

  • Pinocchio

    57

  • Ikiru

    58

  • Stevie

    59

  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

    60

  • La Jetée

    61

  • Almost Famous

    62

  • The Gleaners & I

    63

  • In the City of Sylvia

    64

  • Three Colors: Red

    65

  • Amadeus

    66

  • The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh

    67

  • The Princess Bride

    68

  • Into Great Silence

    69

  • Spirited Away

    70

  • Out of Sight

    71

  • There Will Be Blood

    72

  • The Thin Red Line

    73

  • The Apostle

    74

  • Stalker

    75

  • Brazil

    76

  • Hannah and Her Sisters

    77

  • Magnolia

    78

  • The Royal Tenenbaums

    79

  • Distant Voices, Still Lives

    80

  • Down by Law

    81

  • Secrets & Lies

    82

  • Heat

    83

  • Zelig

    84

  • Fargo

    85

  • Lost in Translation

    86

  • Life of Brian

    87

  • A River Runs Through It

    88

  • Pulp Fiction

    89

  • Paris, Texas

    90

  • Millions

    91

  • Shotgun Stories

    92

  • Munyurangabo

    93

  • Delicatessen

    94

  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

    95

  • The Incredibles

    96

  • Close-Up

    97

  • Summer Hours

    98

  • Henry V

    99

  • Séraphine

    100

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