It's Someone's Favorite Movie

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It's simple: Post your #1 ever (no runners-up or ties please) in the comments and I'll add it if it’s not already listed. Please share your story about why it's your choice too. I think #1s usually go beyond saying the acting, writing, visuals, music, etc, are perfect. It's deeply personal. Let us know when you saw it, your first reaction, how many times you've seen it, when you made it your #1, and so on. 

If you're the type to separate best and favorite, go for the latter. Quick tip for those who ask: the best way to look to see if a movie is here already is to search the list by year. Please do…

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  • Thirteen Conversations About One Thing
  • Once
  • Bronson
  • Big Fish
  • Cabaret
  • Sing Street
  • The Truman Show
  • The Red Light Bandit
  • Brokeback Mountain
  • Children of Paradise
  • Ghost World
  • Se7en
  • It's a Wonderful Life
  • Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace
  • Forrest Gump
  • Dunkirk
  • Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
  • La Dolce Vita
  • Vertigo
  • Dancer in the Dark
  • Things to Come
  • Lawrence of Arabia
  • Heartbeats
  • North by Northwest
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
  • Harvey
  • Pitch Perfect 2
  • Mommy
  • Fantastic Planet
  • Chungking Express
  • Princess Mononoke
  • The Godfather
  • Vivre Sa Vie
  • Pee-wee's Big Adventure
  • Gone Girl
  • Song to Song
  • Dogtooth
  • Aliens
  • Kiki's Delivery Service
  • Swiss Army Man
  • Under the Skin
  • Nightcrawler
  • Nashville
  • Hellraiser
  • 8½
  • True Romance
  • Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed
  • It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
  • Kill Bill: Vol. 2
  • The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
  • The Intouchables
  • The Squid and the Whale
  • Clue
  • Finding Nemo
  • Snowpiercer
  • The Royal Tenenbaums
  • Noriko's Dinner Table
  • Bend It Like Beckham
  • How to Train Your Dragon
  • Network
  • The Neon Demon
  • Miss Congeniality
  • The Long Day Closes
  • Nocturnal Animals
  • Chinatown
  • The Lego Movie
  • Signs
  • Hick
  • Y Tu Mamá También
  • Stardust
  • Everything is Illuminated
  • The Dirties
  • To Be or Not to Be
  • Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me
  • Peter Pan
  • Possession
  • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
  • Garden State
  • Barry Lyndon
  • Margaret
  • Black Swan
  • Amélie
  • About Time
  • The Deer Hunter
  • Frances Ha
  • The Silence of the Lambs
  • Diabolique
  • Laura
  • Citizen Kane
  • Memento
  • Inside Llewyn Davis
  • Charade
  • Sleeping Beauty
  • The Devil Wears Prada
  • Love
  • Alien
  • Blue Velvet
  • 21 Jump Street
  • Ocean's Eleven
  • A River Runs Through It