JD’s Favorite Movies – November, 2016

With Thanksgiving here again, it’s another chance for me to take the time to share a list of the movies for which I am most thankful.

This year, I’m sharing my top 125 favorite films (excluding documentaries this time).  It’s fun to compare this list to my list from May of this year, or my list from last November, to see what’s moved up and down.  Enjoy – and have a happy Thanksgiving!

  1. The Muppet movie series (’79, Caper or MTI, MMW, 2011, MTM or Carol, then Space)
  2. Labyrinth
  3. Little Shop of Horrors (1986)
  4. Who Framed Roger Rabbit
  5. The Gremlins series
  6. Mary Poppins
  7. Duck Soup (1933)
  8. Phantom of the Paradise
  9. The Back to the Future series (1, then 2 and 3)
  10. High Anxiety
  11. The Naked Gun series (1, then 2, then 3)
  12. The Wizard of Oz
  13. Play It Again, Sam
  14. The Truman Show
  15. Singin’ in the Rain
  16. The Ghostbusters series (1, then 2)
  17. Some Like It Hot
  18. The Breakfast Club
  19. Monty Python and the Holy Grail
  20. Young Frankenstein
  21. Casablanca
  22. The Princess Bride
  23. Airplane
  24. Annie Hall
  25. CLUE
  26. Hot Fuzz
  27. The Graduate
  28. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)
  29. The Dark Crystal
  30. The Twelve Chairs
  31. The Harry Potter series (5, 2, 1, 7 or 8, 4 or 6, then 3)
  32. Love and Death
  33. Sleeper
  34. Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
  35. Bowfinger
  36. Carrie (2013)
  37. Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog
  38. Beetlejuice
  39. Citizen Kane
  40. Blazing Saddles
  41. Spaceballs: The Movie
  42. Ever After
  43. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
  44. Silver Linings Playbook
  45. The Lego Movie
  46. The Pink Panther
  47. Silent Movie
  48. Batman (1989)
  49. Magic in the Moonlight
  50. Hook
  51. The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  52. Paths of Glory
  53. Batman: The Movie (1966)
  54. Monty Python’s Life of Brian
  55. To Be or Not to Be (1942)
  56. The Lion King 1½ (aka The Lion King 3)
  57. Robin Hood: Men in Tights
  58. Shaun of the Dead
  59. The Hunger Games series (3 or 2, closely followed by 4, then 1)
  60. Star Trek II: Wrath of Khan
  61. Wayne’s World
  62. Alice (1990)
  63. Amelie
  64. The Little Mermaid
  65. The Sound of Music
  66. Crazy People
  67. Cinderella (1950)
  68. Follow That Bird
  69. The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle
  70. Inside Out
  71. The Parent Trap (1961)
  72. Twelve Angry Men
  73. The Road to El Dorado
  74. Charlotte’s Web (1973)
  75. Scoop
  76. Back to the Beach
  77. Doctor Who: The Movie
  78. Planes, Trains, and Automobiles
  79. Masters of the Universe
  80. A Night at Casablanca
  81. A Clockwork Orange
  82. Matinee
  83. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
  84. Persepolis
  85. Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens
  86. Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back
  87. Double Indemnity
  88. This Is Spinal Tap
  89. Aladdin
  90. Beauty and the Beast
  91. Delirious (1991)
  92. Guardians of the Galaxy
  93. Blade Runner
  94. Sullivan’s Travels
  95. Flushed Away
  96. Her (2013)
  97. Ed Wood (1994)
  98. Romero
  99. Deadpool
  100. The Outrage
  101. Rashomon
  102. Modern Times
  103. Scrooged
  104. The Shining
  105. Animal House
  106. Metropolis (Giorgio Moroder version)
  107. Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery
  108. The Ten Commandments (1956)
  109. Haunted Honeymoon
  110. The Avengers series (Age of Ultron, then 1)
  111. Captain America: Civil War
  112. The Now You See Me series (2, then 1)
  113. Home Alone
  114. The Spy Kids series (probably 2, 1 or 4, then 3)
  115. To Be or Not to Be (1983)
  116. Romancing the Stone
  117. The Elephant Man
  118. You’ve Got Mail
  119. The Shop Around the Corner
  120. Babes in Arms
  121. Strike Up the Band
  122. Galaxy Quest
  123. The National Treasure series (1, then 2)
  124. Shutter Island
  125. Dr. Strangelove

Maybe next time I should go with a shorter list so I can add annotations. Let me know what you think of that idea in the comments below!

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