Name Your Top 5 Movies

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But all work and no play makes for a dull person and a dull blog so let’s mix it up again. I’d like to ask you to share your top five favorite movies. And of course as you loyal servant I will begin. In fact I’ll even up the ante by sharing a few more bits and pieces.


5 Favorite Movies

  1. Casablanca
  2. Raiders of the Lost Ark
  3. Star Wars
  4. Unforgiven
  5. On The Waterfront

5 Favorite Musical Artists/Bands

  1. Ray Charles
  2. Johnny Cash
  3. Bruce Springsteen
  4. U2
  5. The Beatles

5 Favorite Authors

  1. Mark Twain
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien
  3. George R.R. Martin
  4. Nelson Demille
  5. Stephen Donaldson

Your Turn

You are not obligated to answer any or all of these but we sure would love to see whatever you are willing to share with us.

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  1. Carolyn September 2, 2012 at 8:40 am

    Hi Josh,

    Great question. Mine are:

    Sliding Doors
    A Simple Plan
    Anything by Hitchcock
    Philadelphia Story

    My husband and I are in the process of watching the American Film Institute’s Top 100 movies and enjoying some of the classics.

  2. Jens P. Berget August 31, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    I can never do something like that. I watch a lot of movies, and I always end up enjoying some of the new movies I just watched and forget if they’re better or worse than some of my old favorites. Like now, I’ve just watched the latest batman movie and it was awesome and right now it’s one of my top 5 movies of all time, but I doubt that it would make the list if I’d watch all the other movies again πŸ™‚

    • Josh September 1, 2012 at 12:08 am

      Hi Jens,

      I can appreciate that. I expect that if I watched some movies again I would feel like I need to consider whether they belong on the list or not.

      Fortunately this sort of list making is simple and has no real impact on anything important. It is just fun.

  3. Sandi Amorim August 30, 2012 at 10:48 am

    5 Fave Movies:

    1. The Sound of Music
    2. Lord of the Rings (all 3, but #1 is fave)
    3. Camille Claudel
    4. Cinema Paradiso
    5. Finding Nemo πŸ™‚

    Back later to fill in the rest…

  4. Rita Chand August 30, 2012 at 10:12 am

    Every now and again, I have to admit, it’s pretty satisfying to answer these types of questions to keep us humble. πŸ™‚

    5 Favorite Movies:
    1. The Sound of Music
    2. PS I Love You
    3. Transformers (the 1st one)
    4. Serendipity
    5. Only You

    5 Favorite Musical Artists/Bands
    1. Bruce Springsteen
    2. Bon Jovi
    3. Jack Johnson
    4. Van Morrison
    5. Matt Nathanson

    5 Favorite Authors
    I read everything and anything, so to pick a favorite would take me forever.

  5. Craig McBreen August 30, 2012 at 9:55 am

    These always come to the top for me. The only movies I’ve watched more than once:
    2001: A Space Odyssey
    Saving Private Ryan
    It’s a Wonderful Life
    The Matrix
    The Terminator
    The Shawshank Redemption
    Fight Club
    The Pianist
    The Deer Hunter

  6. Hajra August 30, 2012 at 8:54 am

    I am an Indian – so a few Indian movies, music and authors on my list! I listen to English music – except Charles (not familiar with his music), I am a fan of the rest four mentioned here.

    As for movies, the ones from Hollywood that remain favorites are Forrest Gump (basically any movie that has Tom Hanks in it), The Matrix triology, Julie and Julia.

    As for books, there are so many I would like to name….

  7. Kaarina Dillabough August 30, 2012 at 7:13 am

    Favourite movies: Casablanca (yes!)/ Sliding Doors/ Rear Window/ Across the Universe/ The Jane Austen Book Club

    Favourite music: anything Beatles, Burton Cummings, Harry Chapin, Roy Orbison

    Favourite authors: hmmm…I have favourite books! I picked 13 of them and noted them here

    Happy to share. Cheers! Kaarina

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