Top 42 of All time

(not a multiple of 5 because
I keep adding & subtracting movies)

1.  Heart and Souls

2.  Forrest Gump

3.  The Shawshank Redemption

4.  Pleasantville

5.  Kramer vs. Kramer

6.  Magnolia

7.  American Beauty

8.  Good Will Hunting

9.  The Truman Show

10.  Shakespeare in Love

11.  Adaptation

12.  Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

13. Synecdoche, New York 

14.  Fargo

15.  The Paper

16.  Lost in Translation

17.  Children of Men

18.  Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

19.  Donnie Darko

20.  Dark City

21.  Heat

22.  L.A. Confidential

23.  The Usual Suspects

24.  A Simple Plan

25.  The Thin Red Line

26.  The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

27.  Titanic

28.  The Abyss

29.  Dancer in the Dark

30.  Dogville

31.  The Hours

32.  The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

33.  A Time to Kill

34.  Ghost

35.  Dead Poets Society

36.  Her

37.  Big Fish

38.  Life is Beautiful

39.  Brokeback Mountain

40.  Braveheart

41.  Anomalisa

42. The Fall

 

And almost every day, I think about adding a movie like Jerry Maguire, or Stand By Me, or Requiem for a Dream, or Juno, or even Tootsie.  But I don't.  Though Dead Poets Society was a relatively recent addition (even though I've loved it since I was a kid) - so you never know what may happen.

On any given day, the ordering feels like it wants to be something different - so I just don't think about it or look at this list too often, cuz that would just madden me, as it never feels quite right.  Our personal relationships to movies are ever-ebbing-and-flowing things that depend so much on any day's mood, memories, and unpredictable stimuli.  So more think of this as an unordered list of 42 amazing movies that I personally connect with in beautiful ways.  And I hope you do too.

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