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Autobiographically chrono list of favorites

(Peep this in list mode vs grid for deeper analysis into my 10 year old brain and beyond)


For shits and giggles I wanted to throw a list together from memory of my favorite movies. Pretty heavy on action movies growing up into more universally appreciated fare in my later years.

Not sure I’ve watched another movie after Gummo that has really struck me in this way, and shortly after this (2004) I think I stopped keeping a mental list of what “favorite” really means. I’ve watched a ton of great cinema since, and plenty of trash. But it is hard to argue what makes something more valuable than anything else as art in the world. The list is revealing in this way and I assume plenty of others would have something similarly disjointed and personal. We all have our reasons we like what we like. Movies are great.

Thanks for reading.

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  • E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
  • The Goonies
  • Rocky IV
  • Red Dawn
  • An American Tail
  • Russkies
  • No Retreat, No Surrender
  • The Running Man
  • Cyborg
  • The Little Mermaid
  • RoboCop
  • 7 Lucky Ninja Kids
  • Terminator 2: Judgment Day
  • Last Action Hero
  • Romeo + Juliet
  • A Clockwork Orange
  • American Beauty
  • Magnolia
  • The Big Lebowski
  • Punch-Drunk Love
  • American Movie
  • Gummo