My New, Revised Personal Top 10 Films

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In alphabetical order…

  • Bringing Up Baby (1938) | Directed by Howard Hawks
  • Clue(1985) | Directed by Jonathan Lynn
  • Fanny and Alexander (1982) | Directed by Ingmar Bergman
  • Manhattan (1979) | Directed by Woody Allen
  • Melancholia (2011) | Directed by Lars von Trier
  • Metropolis/Modern Times (1927/1936) | Directed by Firz Lang/Charlie Chaplin
  • Mulholland Dr./Holy Motors (2001/2012) | Directed by David Lynch/Leos Carax
  • Nights of Cabiria/Vivre sa Vie (1957/1962) | Directed by Federico Fellini/Jean-Luc Godard
  • Pan’s Labyrinth (2007) | Directed by Guillermo del Toro
  • Stranger Than Fiction (2006) | Directed by Marc Forster

(Films that were knocked off the list:

  • Casablanca
  • Star Wars
  • Casino Royale
  • Singin’ in the Rain)

Feel free to comment and let me know what you think! (Yes, I cheated. No, I don’t care.)

7 thoughts on “My New, Revised Personal Top 10 Films

    dbmoviesblog said:
    February 12, 2013 at 12:11 am

    Great list. Though I cannot even imagine seeing ‘Casino Royale’ there with such absolute masterpieces as ‘Mulholland Drive’ and ‘Melancholia’, so am glad about this knock off.

      rots28 responded:
      February 12, 2013 at 12:43 am

      It’s more of a favorite list, but I felt I would replace it with “objectively better” films anyways. And thank you!

    Steph said:
    February 14, 2013 at 11:11 pm

    Interesting, eclectic list! I just saw Pan’s Labyrinth, last night, for the first time and I loved it.

      rots28 responded:
      February 15, 2013 at 1:20 am

      Thanks! Pan’s Labyrinth is superb!

    Alex Withrow said:
    February 15, 2013 at 6:13 pm

    I’d love to read (an essay form, of course) why you lumped a few films together to occupy just one slot on the list. Hmmm….

      rots28 responded:
      February 16, 2013 at 4:16 am

      Haha, thanks.
      A lot of people were wondering about that, and that leads me to the conclusion that, yes, I should definitely write some sort of post in which I explain (or justify, for some people), why I lumped some films together. I shall do it!

    […] If you saw my personal top ten list of films, my personal favorites, you may have noticed that, instead of the standard ten, on there were technically thirteen. Some films were grouped together like thematic double features, while others stood on their own ground. Numerous (well, what I consider to be numerous) people asked me about this, specifically why. The reason: I’m indecisive. […]

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