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Christine's Favorite Movies and TV Shows


"That's part of your problem: you haven't seen enough movies. All of life's riddles are answered in the movies." Grand Canyon - Lawrence & Meg Kasdan

My favorite book ever, Illusions, depicts movies as a metaphor for the meaning of Life, a means to both entertainment and education. The best films immerse me so completely into the story I lose myself to it until the end. The story, the characters and the lessons it offers make a film worth watching; if it integrates all three I'm won over. It's my hope to someday create a page for each title on list below, loaded with film acolyte pontification.

A word or two about the films I've listed. With 1250+ movie and TV show seasons in my collection, this was a hard list to pick. If you're curious what I felt strongly enough to buy, here is my entire video collection. Some of the films I added merely because of a connection to my youth (like Billy Jack) or because I like an actor (like the 70s movies Pam Grier starred in). Sometimes I added a film because, as a screenwriter, I want to study why a film doesn't work. And sometimes I buy a film because it's a guilty pleasure: 70s Exploitation, Showgirls or, my favorite, Zombie Strippers (sorry, Mom).

I am less than enthusiastic about television. My FAQ page catalogues my old favorites, but now I only have time for Southland, the original Law & Order, and most of all ER.

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Top Ten:

1. The Matrix
2. L.A. Confidential
3. Network
4. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
5. The Princess Bride
6. Groundhog Day
7. Postcards from the Edge
8. Mulholland Dr.
9. 2001: A Space Odyssey
10. Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang
Honorable Mention:

American Beauty
Magnolia
Almost Famous
Bound
SuckerPunch
Devil's Advocate
Casablanca
The Breakfast Club
Double Indemnity
Thelma & Louise