Claire's favorite movies

This list is not actually based on anything. This came from me walking around the store at Blockbuster one summer when there was no business, writing down movies I liked as I saw them. So you have to keep in mind several things: 1) this list is not finished 2) this list is based on my taste 3) this list is only current up through about 2001 and won't be updated until I have occasion to wander around a Blockbuster store for several hours.
Also, there are some obvious omissions. I tried to leave out movies that won best picture at the Academy Awards (seemed a little obvious to add them to the list), but a few sneaked on anyway cause I either liked them too much to leave off or something related. Disney movies are generally left off the list.
As with movies I own, these are in no particular order (yet--one day there will be a "Claire's top 100 movies list"), but are broken down by rough category. Suggestions will be accepted, but will not make it on to the list until I see the movie and think it should. Enjoy.





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Best Comedy:
Ferris Beuller's Day Off
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Kevin Smith quartet:

  • Clerks
  • Mall Rats
  • Chasing Amy
  • Dogma
  • Dazed and Confused
    Reality Bites
    So I Married an Axe Murderer
    One Crazy Summer
    Real Genius
    Can't Hardly Wait
    Swingers
    Gross Point Blank
    Goonies
    Austin Powers (1)
    Space Balls
    Animal House
    Princess Bride
    Tremors
    Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels
    Empire Records
    Only You
    Big Lebowski
    The Burbs
    Sleepless in Seattle
    Sliding Doors
    A Life Less Ordinary
    Sabrina
    Fargo
    Everyone Says I Love You
    Rushmore
    State and Main
    If Lucy Fell
    Newsies

    Best Drama/Action:
    Pulp Fiction
    Dead Poets Society
    As Good As it Gets
    Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
    Sleepers
    Devil's Advocate
    Suicide Kings
    LA Confidential
    Shakespeare in Love
    Magnolia
    Red Violin
    Hurricane
    American Beauty
    Ususal Suspects
    Stigmata
    Sixth Sense
    Fight Club
    Legend of the Falls
    Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves
    Life is Beautiful
    Stand By Me
    Heat
    Shawshenk Redemption
    The English Patient
    12 Monkeys
    Bullworth
    Braveheart
    Trainspotting
    Swingkids
    Casino

    Best Horror:
    The Shining
    Scream
    The Exorcist
    Seven
    Shallow Grave

    Good Old Movies
    Rear Window
    Shop Around the Corner
    Sunset Blvd
    Harvey
    The Red Shoes
    An American in Paris
    Singin in the Rain
    Breakfast at Tiffany's
    A Christmas Story
    Sabrina

    Good Kids Movies:
    The Last Unicorn
    The Never Ending Story
    The Dark Crystal
    Labyrinth

    Good Movies You've Probably Never Heard Of:
    The Cradle Will Rock
    Dancer Texas Population 81
    Liberty Heights

    WORST Movies Ever:
    Eyes Wide Shut
    Spanking the Monkey
    Still Breathing
    Practical Magic
    The Blair Witch Project
    Meet Joe Black
    Speed II
    Polish Wedding


    Claire Weiss 2003