I was just clipping my beard, a number 2, the blade is new and a gift from my wife and kids for Father’s Day. I’m got me feeling good. At the time I was gathering thoughts around my favourite films of all time. That’s right, all time.

I love film. I’d consider myself a little bit of a movie junkie, especially if it’s based on a true story. And, this is a huge and, I refuse to watch trailers. I hate spoilers and will watch a movie going into it with no idea of what to expect. Even if I know the story line, I still won’t watch the trailer because I love seeing how the director interprets the story. It’s my favourite part.

If you’ve ever subjected yourself to coming up with such a list, you’ll find yourself in a blissful state of nostalgia as well as a tug-of-war, battling in your mind’s eye which films make it on the list.

Well folks, here’s mine. My favourite movies that made the list. Keep in mind, being a dude, it’s going to be a little, well, action packed. The criteria I set is this; if this list was the list, the only movies I’ll ever be allowed to watch again, this would be that list. In no order (that’s an impossible task);

  1. Dragon, the Bruce Lee Story
  2. You, Me and Dupree
  3. Terminator 2 – Judgement Day
  4. Rambo
  5. The Matrix
  6. A Beautiful Mind
  7. Blank Check
  8. The Rocketeer
  9. Man of Steel
  10. Bloodsport
  11. Honey I Shrunk the Kids
  12. Encino Man
  13. Pursuit of Happiness
  14. Rocky
  15. H.G. Wells’ The Time Machine

Each of them made the list because either they are exceptional movies, hold a place in my heart tied to a wonderful memory or will remind me of my childhood.

After I made the list I spent sometime going through a top 100 on IMDb and also asked my wife what she thought her list would look like.

I’ve decided one of these days I’ll have to set time aside to watch some of the top 100, as most I’m yet to see. We thought of a cool idea – to put the top 100 in a basket and once a week, pull one out and watch it, as a kind of lucky dip.

Anything in my list you also love? Or anything you can recommend? Leave a comment down below and I’ll add it to my watch list.


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14 thoughts on “My favourite movies of ALL TIME

  1. Some of my favorites are Shawshank redemption, the lord of the rings series, the hunger games series, we bought a zoo, Narnia, and stand by me. I’m sure I’m missing some but those ones come to mind.

      1. I remembered another movie I really like. Tombstone. That movie is one of my favorites mostly for sentimental reasons and I like soc holiday in that movie.

  2. That’s such a neat idea to watch those movies. I’ve had a book containing 501 movies to watch or best movies or something along that line (haven’t seen it in a while) and I’ve always wanted to tackle it and watch them all or most of because 500 is a lot and now you have given me an idea of how to go through with it.

    1. Yeah, I thought so too. It really has to be a random choice though, like drawing out of a hat or something. Otherwise it becomes 2hrs of flicking through the movies and not watching. Lol. That’s what I tend to do on Netflix. Too big of a selection. Lucky you have the titles in a book. You could even put the movie number into a random number generator too and select it that way 🤓😁 Thanks a bunch.

      1. For real! Too big of a selection means spending the time on trying to choose and even more when trying to agree with someone else on watching the same thing. Ha! That’s also genius. All these tips, thanks!!! I definitely have to narrow the movies and I’m sure I’ve already seen some of them so that’s a plus. I’ll stick to watching those I haven’t.

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