My list isn’t particularly deep, or clever, and isn’t even necessarily a list of films I consider great. The Third Man is missing, as are Aliens, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, and many other films I think are essential viewing.
But this isn’t a list of amazing films. It’s a list of films that I just keep going back to and watching again.
There’s no particular order to it; it’s just the order that I happened to think of them in. You may wish to read some significance into this, but I don’t personally.
Star Wars: A New Hope
Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
Star Wars: Return of the Jedi
Star Trek 2: The Wrath of Khan
Die Hard 2: Die Harder
The Bride of Frankenstein
The Princess Bride
The Spy Who Loved Me
The Quiet Earth
Metropolis (usually the Moroder version, but with the sound off)
I shan’t perform any particular analysis on why I keep coming back to these above all others, but I will say I would consider every single one of these films, if you haven’t seen them, to be well worth your time.
Now, let’s see if I can remember how these meme things work. Oh, yes.
1. Provide a non-exhaustive list of films you’ll happily watch again and again;
2. There is no rule 2.
3. Reprint the rules.
4. Tag three others and ask them to do the same.