Top 46 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.  The Thin Red Line

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

26.  Titanic

27.  The Abyss

28.  Dancer in the Dark

29.  Dogville

30.  The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

31.  Moonlight

32.  Dunkirk

33.  A Simple Plan

34.  A Time to Kill

35.  Ghost

36.  Dead Poets Society

37.  Her

38.  The Hours

39.  Big Fish

40.  Life is Beautiful

41.  Brokeback Mountain

42.  Braveheart

43.  Anomalisa

44.  The Fall

45.  Arrival

46.  Parasite


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 46 amazing movies that I personally connect with in beautiful ways.  And I hope you do too.