100 films for 100 reasons

Have you seen any good movies lately?

One of my forty before forty goals was to watch all of the movies from the AFI’s 100 Most Inspiring Films Of All Time. I’ve watched +40 so far and some are just meh… I am sure they’re there for reasons beyond my armchair expertise, but regardless, I decided to ditch that goal and replace it with “choose an actor and watch their full IMDB profile.” As I contemplate and research who I will commit to, I thought it’d be fun to make my list of the top 100 films that impacted my life for 100 different reasons. I will admit, some films (actors) are questionable in 2019 but there are many things from our past that we can not hold judgment on and I will ALWAYS standby Grease 2 making my list over Grease!

In alphabetical order, the top 100 films that impacted my life for 100 different reasons

  1. 10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
  2. 500 Day of Summer (2009)
  3. About a Boy (2002)
  4. Adventures in Babysitting (1987)
  5. Alive (1993)
  6. Amélie (2001)
  7. Annie Hall (1977)
  8. Back to the Future (1985)
  9. Beaches (1988)
  10. Beautiful Girls (1996)
  11. Beetlejuice (1988)
  12. Before Sunrise (1995)
  13. Benny & Joon (1993)
  14. Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989)
  15. Boyz n the Hood (1991)
  16. Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)
  17. Brokeback Mountain (2005)
  18. Brooklyn (2015)
  19. Call Me by Your Name (2018)
  20. Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011)
  21. Creed (2015)
  22. Dangerous Minds (1995)
  23. Dazed and Confused (1993)
  24. Dead Poets Society (1989)
  25. Dirty Dancing (1987)
  26. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
  27. Edward Scissorhands (1990)
  28. Father of the Bride (1991)
  29. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986) or Pretty in Pink (1986) or Sixteen Candles (1984)
  30. Follow That Bird (1985)
  31. Footloose (1984)
  32. Forrest Gump (1994)
  33. Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)
  34. Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)
  35. Garden State (2004)
  36. Gleaming the Cube (1989)
  37. Good Will Hunting (1997)
  38. Grease 2 (1982)
  39. Hair (1979)
  40. Harold and Maude (1971)
  41. Home Alone (1990)
  42. I Shot Andy Warhol (1996)
  43. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)
  44. Juno (2007)
  45. Jurassic Park (1993)
  46. La Bamba (1987)
  47. Lady Bird (2017)
  48. Life Is Beautiful (1997)
  49. Little Women (1994)
  50. Lord of the Flies (1990)
  51. Love Actually (2003)
  52. Love Story (1970)
  53. Mean Girls (2004)
  54. Moonrise Kingdom (2012)
  55. My Girl (1991)
  56. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989)
  57. Oldboy (2003)
  58. One Week (2008)
  59. Opportunity Knocks (1990)
  60. Parenthood (1989)
  61. Pet Sematary (1989)
  62. Point Break (1991)
  63. Pretty Woman (1990)
  64. Pump Up The Volume (1990)
  65. Reality Bites (1994)
  66. Return of the Jedi (1983)
  67. Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)
  68. Romeo + Juliet (1996)
  69. Say Anything… (1989)
  70. Singles (1992)
  71. Sixteen Candles (1984)
  72. Sleeping with the Enemy (1991)
  73. Speed (1994)
  74. Stand By Me (1986)
  75. Surf Ninjas (1993)
  76. Taxi Driver (1976)
  77. The Basketball Diaries (1995)
  78. The Blair Witch Project (1999)
  79. The Breakfast Club (1985)
  80. The Craft (1996)
  81. The Deer Hunter (1978)
  82. The Devil Wears Prada (2006)
  83. The Girl Who Spelled Freedom (1986)
  84. The Goonies (1985)
  85. The Graduate (1967)
  86. The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (1992)
  87. The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking (1988)
  88. The Parent Trap (1961)
  89. The Princess Bride (1987)
  90. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
  91. The Sound of Music (1965)
  92. The Wizard (1989)
  93. Thelma & Louise (1991)
  94. Top Gun (1986)
  95. Toy Story 3 (2010)
  96. True Romance (1993)
  97. What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)
  98. When a Man Loves a Woman (1994)
  99. When Harry Met Sally (1989)
  100. Whiplash (2014)

There’s a podcast I listen to that always ends with rapid-fire questions. One being, what’s your favourite movie? It drives me bananas when people can’t name a movie! I love movies and although it’s hard to narrow it down to my all-time favourite, I could at least say something. Say Anything!

Tell me your favourite! Fight with me about my list (I feel like I am missing a few). Tell me which actor I should pick? I’m leaning towards Christian Slater, Michael B. Jordan, Winona Ryder, Ethan Hawke or John Hughes.

xomeg

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