litlover12: (Valjean)
Remember that top 20 movies list I made once? Remember how I said I might revise it someday? The day has come! There's one movie that's new and that just had to be added, and one old one that, after a couple more viewings, I realized had earned a spot. And so, from last to first . . .

20. An Affair to Remember (1957)
19. The Court Jester (1955)
18. The Sword in the Stone (1963)
17. The Princess Bride (1987)
16. Charade (1963)
15. Les Misérables (2012)
14. The Odd Couple (1968)
13. All about Eve (1950)
12. The Lion in Winter (1968)
11. It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
10. The King's Speech (2010)
9. 1776 (1972)
8. Rear Window (1954)
7. The Sound of Music (1965)
6. The Philadelphia Story (1940)
5. Casablanca (1942)
4. Notorious (1946)
3. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
2. My Fair Lady (1964)
1. Singin' in the Rain (1952)

(I still love Shadowlands and The Thin Man, though!)
litlover12: (GK1)
Yes, my two favorite movies are musicals. I don't know, there's just something about people randomly breaking into song and dance (accompanied by full orchestra out of nowhere) that's really special for me!

And the winners are . . . )
litlover12: (Classic men)
Notice a pattern here? Yesterday our featured actors included Grant, Stewart, Bergman, and Rains; today our featured actors include Grant, Stewart, Bergman, and Rains.

But today Grant and Stewart are in different movies, each with Rains as supporting actor. Which is a nice arrangement, because when you're not swooning over either Cary or Jimmy, you can be swooning over Claude. (Ohhh, Claude . . . )

#4 & #3 )
litlover12: (Casablanca)
Get ready for romance! And comedy, and heartbreak, and some of the best drunk scenes of all time.

#6 & #5 )
litlover12: (TKS3)
We've got both British monarchs and American founding fathers today! Hopefully we can include them both in one post without starting a brawl.

#10 & #9 )
litlover12: (Classic men)
Today we have one of the most heartwarming movies ever made -- and one of the least heartwarming movies ever made. We'll start with the latter.

#12 and #11 )
litlover12: (Classic men)
Today: One of the funniest movies ever made, and one of the soapiest!
#14 & #13 )
litlover12: (DK1)
It's genre mashup day! Read on to see what I mean.

#16 & #15 )

Tomorrow: The Odd Couple and All about Eve.
litlover12: (CSL)
First of all, thanks to [livejournal.com profile] mosinging1986 for suggesting that this project have a tag of its own. I think it's a great idea and I should have thought of it before. So I came up with "top 20 movies" as a tag (because I'm creative like that), and hopefully it will be helpful to anyone who wants to refer back to these posts when looking for something to watch.

On to #18 and #17! )
litlover12: (Classic men)
When I saw some of the comments on my top 20 movie list, it occurred to me: Why not provide some information for those who'd like to know more about the films? So I'm going to give a little blurb and a YouTube clip for each. Hope you guys will enjoy this mini-movie festival, and maybe even get some good Netflix fodder out of it. And don't forget, I'd love to see your film recommendations too. I know there are SO many good movies out there I haven't seen yet.

We'll start with #20 and #19. )
litlover12: (GK1)
ABC is running a Best in Film special tonight, and I'm posting a list of my 20 favorite movies. The two events are not related. Actually, I had the idea before I heard about the special -- though I'll probably watch it and fume about it, much as I used to watch and fume about the old AFI movie list shows.

I just think it's fun to make lists -- not least because it helps me avoid doing actual work. But it's hard in its own way. I'm still not certain that this list is exactly the way I want it, and a few months from now I may revisit it and do some rearranging. In fact, there's a good chance I'll end up fuming over my OWN list. That seems to be the nature of these things.

I'm not calling this a meme, because I'm not sure whether anyone else is OCD enough to make a list of 20 favorite movies, but you may treat it as one and make your own list if you so desire! Maybe we'll all end up getting some good suggestions from each other.

In order, then, from #20 to #1: )

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