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Behold, the fifth iteration of my own private compulsion, THE LIST, featuring my top 365 favorite films. My 5th blogiversary post yesterday detailed the latest additions and drop-outs, but I’ve put the newest insertions in bold so they’ll stand out more.

Last year’s additions didn’t leave much of an impression on the top 200, instead clustering in the bottom third, but it seems to me that the higher rankings of the most recent films added should give you an idea of just how much I loved them. Even so, the Top 100 remains pretty solid, with only four additions, three of which are being grouped with films that were already there. (Again, Dead Men Tell No Tales is mainly on here because it continues the original Pirates trilogy).

Perhaps because I haven’t had a lot of time to revise, the rankings of existing films haven’t been touched much (Your Name went up; Out of Africa went down, but no major shakeups). Seven additions are being grouped with their respective franchises, and I’ll admit to cheating with a tie here and there when faced with two very similar and closely ranked films (e.g., A Quiet Place with Hidden, April and the Extraordinary World with Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow). And once again, I just couldn’t bring myself to knock off Psycho, even though it’s been at #365 for the last two years, so I moved it up a little for good measure.

Without further ado, I present my Top 365 Movie List, all of them true favorites.  The rankings are all based on my personal tastes and opinions and could easily change with time. I’d love to hear your thoughts, opinions, and/or recommendations! After finding new favorites in unlikely places in 2018, who knows what might find its way on here a year from now? A very happy 2019 to all!

 

  1. The Lord of the Rings Trilogy (2001, 2002, 2003)
  2. Mr. Holland’s Opus (1995)
  3. Forrest Gump (1994)
  4. It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)
  5. The Sound of Music (1965)
  6. Star Wars Trilogy (1977, 1980, 1983)
  7. Finding Nemo (2003) and Finding Dory (2016)
  8. Titanic (1997)
  9. Toy Story Trilogy (1995, 1999, 2010)
  10. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
  11. The Princess Bride (1987)
  12. Beauty and the Beast (1991)
  13. Groundhog Day (1993)
  14. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
  15. The Prince of Egypt (1998)
  16. You’ve Got Mail (1998)
  17. The Wizard of Oz (1939)
  18. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
  19. War Horse (2011)
  20. The Incredibles (2004) and The Incredibles 2 (2018)
  21. Cast Away (2000)
  22. Heart and Souls (1993)
  23. Pirates of the Caribbean (2003, 2006, 2007) and Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017)
  24. Tarzan (1999)
  25. Les Miserables (2012)
  26. The Avengers (2012), Captain America: Civil War (2016), and Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
  27. Ben-Hur (1959)
  28. Star Trek (2009)
  29. The Chronicles of Narnia (2005, 2008, 2010)
  30. The Family Man (2000)
  31. The Mummy (1999) and The Mummy Returns (2001)
  32. Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
  33. Oliver! (1968)
  34. Whisper of the Heart (1995)
  35. Spider-Man Trilogy (2002, 2004, 2007)
  36. The Five People You Meet in Heaven (2004)
  37. Elizabethtown (2005)
  38. Doctor Zhivago (1965)
  39. Chariots of Fire (1981)
  40. Babe (1995)
  41. The Blues Brothers (1980)
  42. Jurassic Park (1993)
  43. 84 Charing Cross Road (1987)
  44. National Treasure (2004)
  45. Ratatouille (2007)
  46. The Fugitive (1993)
  47. True Grit (1969, 2010)
  48. Evita (1996)
  49. The Lion King (1994)
  50. Inception (2010)
  51. When Harry Met Sally… (1989)
  52. Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) and The Last Jedi (2017)
  53. Lilies of the Field (1963)
  54. Life of Pi (2012)
  55. Mary Poppins (1964)
  56. Star Trek: First Contact (1996)
  57. Glory (1989)
  58. Singin’ in the Rain (1952)
  59. The Sixth Sense (1999)
  60. Back to the Future Trilogy (1985, 1989, 1990)
  61. Aliens (1986)
  62. Life Is Beautiful (1997)
  63. Sherlock Holmes (2009) and Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011)
  64. The Phantom of the Opera (2004)
  65. Awakenings (1990)
  66. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)
  67. Paulie (1998)
  68. Home Alone (1990)
  69. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)
  70. Big (1988)
  71. Jumanji (1995)
  72. Somewhere in Time (1980)
  73. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)
  74. A Christmas Story (1983)
  75. Speed (1994)
  76. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)
  77. 1776 (1972)
  78. High School Musical Trilogy (2006, 2007, 2008)
  79. Wit (2001)
  80. Serenity (2005)
  81. Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
  82. Gone with the Wind (1939)
  83. Aladdin (1992)
  84. The Greatest Showman (2017)
  85. Saints and Soldiers (2003)
  86. La La Land (2016)
  87. Fantasia (1940)
  88. Shadowlands (1993)
  89. Hook (1991)
  90. Young Frankenstein (1974)
  91. The Truman Show (1998)
  92. The Ten Commandments (1956)
  93. Star Wars Prequel Trilogy (1999, 2002, 2005)
  94. October Sky (1999)
  95. Saving Mr. Banks (2013)
  96. Holes (2003)
  97. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
  98. The Martian (2015)
  99. The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)
  100. About Time (2013)
  101. Taking Chance (2009)
  102. Star Trek into Darkness (2013) and Star Trek Beyond (2016)
  103. Signs (2002)
  104. The Blind Side (2009)
  105. Star Trek: Generations (1994)
  106. Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991)
  107. The Santa Clause (1994)
  108. Starman (1984)
  109. My Fair Lady (1964)
  110. The Passion of the Christ (2004)
  111. Train to Busan (2016)
  112. On Golden Pond (1981)
  113. Brother Bear (2003)
  114. WALL-E (2008)
  115. The Green Mile (1999)
  116. Air Force One (1997)
  117. Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) and Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2013)
  118. Shrek 2 (2004)
  119. Big Hero 6 (2014)
  120. Iron Man Trilogy (2008, 2010, 2013)
  121. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
  122. The Matrix (1999)
  123. Ghostbusters II (1989)
  124. The Right Stuff (1983)
  125. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
  126. Shuffle (2011)
  127. The Mask of Zorro (1998) and The Legend of Zorro (2005)
  128. The Color Purple (1985)
  129. Jesus Christ Superstar (1973)
  130. Ready Player One (2018)
  131. Shrek (2001)
  132. Inside Out (2015)
  133. The King’s Speech (2010)
  134. X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)
  135. The Hunger Games series (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)
  136. Yentl (1983)
  137. Men in Black Trilogy (1997, 2002, 2012)
  138. Skyfall (2012)
  139. The Music Man (1962)
  140. Ghostbusters (1984)
  141. Regarding Henry (1991)
  142. Alien (1979)
  143. National Treasure: Book of Secrets (2007)
  144. The Polar Express (2004)
  145. Sleepless in Seattle (1993)
  146. Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992)
  147. Julie and Julia (2009)
  148. Airplane! (1980)
  149. Darkest Hour (2017)
  150. Extraordinary Measures (2010)
  151. Secondhand Lions (2003)
  152. A Christmas Carol
  153. Grave of the Fireflies (1988)
  154. Hacksaw Ridge (2016)
  155. Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986)
  156. Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)
  157. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
  158. United 93 (2006)
  159. The Little Mermaid (1989)
  160. Die Hard trilogy (1988, 1990, 1995)
  161. Castle in the Sky (1986)
  162. Source Code (2011)
  163. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)
  164. Planet of the Apes Trilogy (2011, 2014, 2017)
  165. Overboard (1987)
  166. Coal Miner’s Daughter (1980)
  167. The Nativity Story (2006)
  168. Cinderella (1950) / Cinderella (2015)
  169. A League of Their Own (1992)
  170. The Homecoming: A Christmas Story (1971)
  171. Tangled (2010)
  172. Zootopia (2016)
  173. The Untouchables (1987)
  174. As Good As It Gets (1997)
  175. Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002)
  176. Ella Enchanted (2004)
  177. Splash (1984)
  178. Monsters, Inc. (2001) and Monsters University (2013)
  179. Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984)
  180. The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman (1974)
  181. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968)
  182. Enchanted (2007)
  183. Up (2009)
  184. Children Who Chase Lost Voices (2011)
  185. What’s Up, Doc? (1972)
  186. Ant-Man (2015) and Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018)
  187. Wolf Children (2012)
  188. Pocahontas (1995)
  189. Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989)
  190. Rudy (1993)
  191. Mulan (1998)
  192. Your Name (2016)
  193. Hidden Figures (2016)
  194. How to Train Your Dragon (2010)
  195. Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) and Vol. 2 (2017)
  196. Labyrinth of Lies (2014)
  197. Treasure Planet (2002)
  198. Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms (2018)
  199. Mission: Impossible III (2006), Ghost Protocol (2011), Rogue Nation (2015), and Fallout (2018)
  200. The Dark Knight Trilogy (2005, 2008, 2012)
  201. Les Miserables (1998)
  202. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
  203. Spaceballs (1987)
  204. King of Thorn (2010)
  205. The Way (2010)
  206. The Prestige (2006)
  207. Déjà Vu (2006)
  208. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (2011)
  209. Cars (2006) and Cars 3 (2017)
  210. Wreck-It Ralph (2012)
  211. Doc Hollywood (1991)
  212. Foul Play (1978)
  213. Saving Private Ryan (1998)
  214. Frozen (2013)
  215. Woman in Gold (2015)
  216. Twister (1996)
  217. Coco (2017)
  218. Funny Girl (1968)
  219. Rocky (1976), Rocky II (1979), Rocky III (1982), Rocky IV (1985), and Creed (2015)
  220. Hello, Dolly! (1969)
  221. Joyeux Noël (2005)
  222. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)
  223. To Sir, with Love (1967)
  224. April and the Extraordinary World (2015) / Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004)
  225. Out of Africa (1985)
  226. Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)
  227. The Hobbit Trilogy (2012, 2013, 2014)
  228. Adventures in Babysitting (1987)
  229. Hoosiers (1986)
  230. Gravity (2013)
  231. The Great Escape (1963)
  232. The Naked Gun (1988)
  233. Jumpin’ Jack Flash (1986)
  234. Soul Man (1986)
  235. Philadelphia (1993)
  236. Raising Arizona (1987)
  237. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
  238. Ghost (1990)
  239. Misery (1990)
  240. Captain Phillips (2013)
  241. School of Rock (2003)
  242. Something the Lord Made (2004)
  243. Vantage Point (2008)
  244. Peter Pan (1953)
  245. The Terminal (2004)
  246. Superman (1978)
  247. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
  248. Jane Eyre (1970)
  249. Casablanca (1942)
  250. Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension (2011)
  251. The Poseidon Adventure (1972)
  252. The Girl Who Leapt through Time (2006)
  253. Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) and Waterworld (1995)
  254. Casino Royale (2006) and Quantum of Solace (2008)
  255. Annie (1999)
  256. The Elephant Man (1980)
  257. Cloud Atlas (2012)
  258. Anastasia (1997)
  259. X-Men (2000) and X2: X-Men United (2003)
  260. Surrogates (2009)
  261. Lethal Weapon 2 (1989)
  262. WarGames (1983)
  263. My Girl (1991)
  264. Chronesthesia (or Love and Time Travel) (2016)
  265. The Ultimate Gift (2006)
  266. The Way Back (2010)
  267. Memphis Belle (1990)
  268. Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)
  269. Dances with Wolves (1990)
  270. The Judge (2014)
  271. The Terminator (1984)
  272. The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947)
  273. The Castle of Cagliostro (1979)
  274. Rain Man (1988) and Dominick and Eugene (1988)
  275. Pinocchio (1940)
  276. City Slickers (1991)
  277. The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014)
  278. Patema Inverted (2013)
  279. Forget Paris (1995)
  280. Eddie the Eagle (2016)
  281. A Silent Voice (2016) / Hear Me (2009)
  282. Doctor Strange (2016)
  283. Akeelah and the Bee (2006)
  284. Dunkirk (2017)
  285. Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)
  286. Superman II (1980)
  287. Murphy’s Romance (1985)
  288. Shenandoah (1965)
  289. The Count of Monte Cristo (2002)
  290. The Red Violin (1999)
  291. Arrival (2016)
  292. Bridge of Spies (2015)
  293. Hidden (2015) and A Quiet Place (2018)
  294. A View to a Kill (1985) along with most other Bond films I’ve seen, including Spectre (2015)
  295. Wonder Woman (2017)
  296. Con Air (1997)
  297. The River Wild (1994)
  298. A Beautiful Mind (2001)
  299. Finding Forrester (2000)
  300. Unbreakable (2000)
  301. Starter for 10 (2006)
  302. Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas (2003)
  303. The Spiderwick Chronicles (2008)
  304. Wayne’s World (1992)
  305. Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)
  306. The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya (2010)
  307. Steel Magnolias (1989)
  308. Searching (2018)
  309. Have a Little Faith (2011)
  310. Kubo and the Two Strings (2016)
  311. Music and Lyrics (2007)
  312. Sister Act (1992)
  313. The Abyss (1989)
  314. The Breakfast Club (1985)
  315. Lady and the Tramp (1955)
  316. Places in the Heart (1984)
  317. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)
  318. Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey (1993)
  319. In Time (2011)
  320. Thor (2011), Thor: The Dark World (2013), and Thor: Ragnarok (2017)
  321. Minority Report (2002)
  322. Swiss Family Robinson (1960)
  323. Scrooged (1988)
  324. A Monster Calls (2016)
  325. Wuthering Heights (1970)
  326. Coma (1978)
  327. The Peanuts Movie (2015)
  328. Trading Places (1983)
  329. Fiddler on the Roof (1971)
  330. Remember the Titans (2000)
  331. The Brave Little Toaster (1987)
  332. Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008)
  333. Sheffey (1977)
  334. Seven Samurai (1954)
  335. Citizen Kane (1941)
  336. The Great Mouse Detective (1986)
  337. Galaxy Quest (1999)
  338. Serendipity (2001)
  339. The Others (2001)
  340. Joseph: King of Dreams (2000)
  341. Baby Boom (1987)
  342. Cowboy Bebop: The Movie (2003)
  343. The Conjuring (2013) and The Conjuring 2 (2016)
  344. Amazing Grace (2006)
  345. The Wind Rises (2013)
  346. Lion (2016)
  347. Ordinary People (1980) and Rabbit Hole (2010)
  348. The Last Days (or Los Ultimos Días) (2013)
  349. Cloak and Dagger (1984)
  350. Chicken Run (2000)
  351. Sneakers (1992)
  352. The Fault in Our Stars (2014) and Paper Towns (2015)
  353. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007)
  354. Hercules (1997)
  355. Puella Magi Madoka Magica: Beginnings and Eternal (2012)
  356. Silverado (1985)
  357. Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001)
  358. The Emperor’s New Groove (2000)
  359. Dave (1993)
  360. Psycho (1960)
  361. War of the Worlds (2005)
  362. A Bug’s Life (1998)
  363. Harrison Bergeron (1995)
  364. Time of Eve (2010)
  365. The Quick and the Dead (1987)
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