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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  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

    101

  • In the City of Sylvia

    102

  • Munyurangabo

    103

  • Cameraperson

    104

  • Summer Hours

    105

  • Man with a Movie Camera

    106

  • Of Gods and Men

    107

  • The Fits

    108

  • The Wind Will Carry Us

    109

  • WALL·E

    110

  • The Unbelievable Truth

    111

  • Picnic at Hanging Rock

    112

  • A Separation

    113

  • Shotgun Stories

    114

  • Henry V

    115

  • Moonrise Kingdom

    116

  • Timbuktu

    117

  • Amazing Grace

    118

  • The Strange Little Cat

    119

  • Before Sunset

    120

  • Toy Story 3

    121

  • True Grit

    122

  • The 'Burbs

    123

  • No Country for Old Men

    124

  • What We Do in the Shadows

    125

  • Amélie

    126

  • Before Sunrise

    127

  • The Night of the Hunter

    128

  • Séraphine

    129

  • The Master

    130

  • Up

    131

  • The Ice Storm

    132

  • About Elly

    133

  • Something, Anything

    134

  • This Is Martin Bonner

    135

  • The Truman Show

    136

  • Sense and Sensibility

    137

  • My Kid Could Paint That

    138

  • The Last Days of Disco

    139

  • Another Year

    140

  • The Ladykillers

    141

  • Chinatown

    142

  • The Florida Project

    143

  • Phantom Thread

    144

  • Museum Hours

    145

  • Columbus

    146

  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    147

  • Twin Peaks: The Return

    148

  • The Silence of the Lambs

    149

  • Children of Men

    150

  • Flight of the Red Balloon

    151

  • Silence

    152

  • The Return

    153

  • Ratatouille

    154

  • The Red Balloon

    155

  • Pan's Labyrinth

    156

  • Selma

    157

  • Inside Out

    158

  • Where the Wild Things Are

    159

  • Before Midnight

    160

  • Three Colors: White

    161

  • Hell or High Water

    162

  • The Past

    163