A while back Julia shared with us her Great™ movie list, and I felt that it was time for me to do the same. As I’ve been told, this is a list of movies that I would watch right now, if given the opportunity. This was a borderline impossible task for me, as I like a lot of movies. I’ve seen plenty of movies that I think are Great™ but are only viewable under certain conditions. I have also seen movies that I’ve thought were Great™ but never need to see again. This is a list of movies that will usually cause me to stop whatever it is I’m doing to watch. Obviously not everyone will agree with these, but these are movies I would recommend to almost anyone.

Huey Lewis“I’m afraid you’re
just too darn loud.”
-Huey Lewis in
Back to the Future

Comedies, Dramas, and Dramedies:

  • Say Anything …
  • The Breakfast Club
  • 500 Days of Summer
  • Kicking and Screaming (Noah Baumbach)
  • Frances Ha
  • Metropolitan
  • Manhattan
  • The Royal Tennenbaums
  • Bottlerocket
  • High Fidelity
  • Adventureland
  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  • Lost in Translation
  • Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
  • Almost Famous
  • Basquiat


Action/Adventures and Mysteries:

  • The Dark Crystal
  • Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure
  • Ghostbusters
  • The Pink Panther (1963)
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope
  • Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back
  • Zombieland
  • Back to the Future
  • Big Trouble in Little China
  • L©on: The Professional
  • The Adventures of Baron Munchausen
  • Batman Begins
  • The Dark Knight
  • The Dark Knight Rises
  • Pulp Fiction
  • The Usual Suspects
  • Donnie Darko



  • Monsters University
  • ParaNorman
  • The Incredibles
  • The Triplets of Belleville


And lastly “¦ movies from my childhood:

  • The Karate Kid
  • The Goonies
  • Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure
  • The Sandlot
  • Cloak & Dagger
  • The Princess Bride
  • Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory