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As promised, it’s time to post my latest update of THE LIST, my ultimate top 365 film countdown, which is technically more than 365 since I group sequels and similar films together. There aren’t any huge changes this time, with only thirteen films being added, two of which are being grouped with others. Yet we have both low and high rankers, with one even managing to crack the Top 100. And yes, Psycho still somehow remains firmly ensconced at #365.

The new films added are in bold below for easy identification, and there has been a little shuffling for the existing films on the List. I believe the greatest rise belongs to Eddie the Eagle gaining 27 places, while Bridge of Spies suffered the greatest loss, falling from #298 right off the list entirely. Imagine “Taps” playing as I give a special mention to the films I sadly had to remove to make room for the new blood: Serendipity, Time of Eve, Marriage Story,  Lion, The Brave Little Toaster, Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008), Have a Little Faith, The Fault in Our Stars and Paper Towns, The Others, and Bridge of Spies. These are all still great films in my book and can wear the label of former List-Worthiness proudly.

As we set out on another year of life and movies and Rhyme and Reason, I want to once again thank everyone who reads and follows this blog of mine and takes any interest in my poetry-movie mash-ups and impulsive list-making. After last year, I don’t know what 2021 has in store, but hopefully it will include lots of great movies to add to this list a year from now, plus easier times all around. May God bless us, every one!

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 Series  (1995, 1999, 2010, 2019)
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.  The Avengers (2012), Captain America: Civil War (2016), Infinity War (2018), and Endgame (2019)
19.  Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
20.  War Horse (2011)
21.  The Incredibles (2004) and The Incredibles 2 (2018)
22.  Cast Away (2000)
23.  Heart and Souls (1993)
24.  Pirates of the Caribbean (2003, 2006, 2007) and Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017)
25.  Tarzan (1999)
26.  Les Miserables (2012)
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) and National Treasure: Book of Secrets (2007)
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), The Last Jedi (2017) and The Rise of Skywalker (2019)
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) and Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992)
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. Little Women (1994, 2019)
78.  1776 (1972)
79.  High School Musical Trilogy (2006, 2007, 2008)
80.  Wit (2001)
81.  Serenity (2005)
82.  Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
83.  Gone with the Wind (1939)
84.  Aladdin (1992)
85.  The Greatest Showman (2017)
86.  Saints and Soldiers (2003)
87.  La La Land (2016)
88.  Fantasia (1940)
89.  Shadowlands (1993)
90.  Hook (1991)
91.  Young Frankenstein (1974)
92.  The Truman Show (1998)
93.  The Ten Commandments (1956)
94.  Star Wars Prequel Trilogy (1999, 2002, 2005)
95.  October Sky (1999)
96.  Saving Mr. Banks (2013)
97.  Holes (2003)
98.  Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
99.  The Martian (2015)
100. The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)
101.  About Time (2013)
102.  Mr. Church (2016)
103.  Taking Chance (2009)
104.  Star Trek into Darkness (2013) and Star Trek Beyond (2016)
105.  Signs (2002)
106.  The Blind Side (2009)
107.  Star Trek: Generations (1994)
108.  Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991)
109.  The Santa Clause (1994)
110.  Starman (1984)
111.  My Fair Lady (1964)
112.  The Passion of the Christ (2004)
113.  Train to Busan (2016)
114. 1917 (2019)
115.  On Golden Pond (1981)
116.  Brother Bear (2003)
117.  WALL-E (2008)
118.  The Green Mile (1999)
119.  Air Force One (1997)
120.  Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) and Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2013)
121.  Shrek 2 (2004)
122.  Big Hero 6 (2014)
123.  Iron Man Trilogy (2008, 2010, 2013)
124.  To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
125.  The Matrix (1999)
126.  Ghostbusters II (1989)
127.  The Right Stuff (1983)
128.  Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
129.  Shuffle (2011)
130.  The Mask of Zorro (1998) and The Legend of Zorro (2005)
131.  The Color Purple (1985)
132.  Jesus Christ Superstar (1973)
133.  Ready Player One (2018)
134.  Shrek (2001)
135.  The King’s Speech (2010)
136.  X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)
137.  The Hunger Games series (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)
138.  Yentl (1983)
139.  Men in Black Trilogy (1997, 2002, 2012)
140.  Skyfall (2012)
141.  The Music Man (1962)
142.  Ghostbusters (1984)
143.  Regarding Henry (1991)
144.  Alien (1979)
145.  The Polar Express (2004)
146.  Sleepless in Seattle (1993)
147.  Julie and Julia (2009)
148.  Airplane! (1980)
149.  Castle in the Sky (1986)
150.  Darkest Hour (2017)
151.  Secondhand Lions (2003)
152.  A Christmas Carol (any version)
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.  The Little Mermaid (1989)
159.  Die Hard trilogy (1988, 1990, 1995)
160. Soul (2020)
161.  Source Code (2011)
162.  Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)
163.  Planet of the Apes Trilogy (2011, 2014, 2017)
164.  Inside Out (2015)
165.  Extraordinary Measures (2010)
166.  Overboard (1987)
167.  Cinderella (1950) / Cinderella (2015)
168.  A League of Their Own (1992)
169.  The Homecoming: A Christmas Story (1971)
170.  Tangled (2010)
171.  Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984)
172.  Zootopia (2016)
173.  The Untouchables (1987)
174.  Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002)
175.  Ella Enchanted (2004)
176.  Splash (1984)
177.  Monsters, Inc. (2001) and Monsters University (2013)
178.  Children Who Chase Lost Voices (2011)
179.  The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman (1974)
180.  Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968)
181.  Enchanted (2007)
182.  Up (2009)
183.  What’s Up, Doc? (1972)
184.  Ant-Man (2015) and Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018)
185.  Wolf Children (2012)
186.  Jojo Rabbit (2019)
187.  Your Name (2016)
188.  Coal Miner’s Daughter (1980)
189.  Pocahontas (1995)
190.  Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989)
191.  Rudy (1993)
192.  Mulan (1998)
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.  Selma (2014)
201. Knives Out (2019)
202.  As Good As It Gets (1997)
203.  King of Thorn (2010)
204.  Les Miserables (1998)
205.  The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
206.  Spaceballs (1987)
207.  The Way (2010)
208.  The Prestige (2006)
209.  United 93 (2006)
210.  Déjà Vu (2006)
211.  Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (2011)
212.  Doc Hollywood (1991)
213.  Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) and Far from Home (2019)
214.  Blinded by the Light (2019)
215.  Foul Play (1978)
216.  Wreck-It Ralph (2012) and Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018)
217.  Saving Private Ryan (1998) / The Longest Day (1962)
218.  Frozen (2013) and Frozen II (2019)
219.  The Dark Knight Trilogy (2005, 2008, 2012)
220. Harriet (2019)
221.  Woman in Gold (2015)
222.  Twister (1996)
223.  Coco (2017)
224.  Funny Girl (1968)
225.  Rocky (1976), Rocky II (1979), Rocky III (1982), Rocky IV (1985), and Creed (2015)
226.  Hello, Dolly! (1969)
227.  Joyeux Noël (2005)
228. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)
229.  To Sir, with Love (1967)
230. Weathering with You (2019)
231.  April and the Extraordinary World (2015) / Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004)
232.  Out of Africa (1985)
233.  Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)
234.  The Hobbit Trilogy (2012, 2013, 2014)
235.  Cars (2006) and Cars 3 (2017)
236.  Adventures in Babysitting (1987)
237.  Hoosiers (1986)
238.  Gravity (2013)
239.  The Great Escape (1963)
240.  The Naked Gun (1988)
241.  Jumpin’ Jack Flash (1986)
242.  Philadelphia (1993)
243.  Raising Arizona (1987)
244. The Jerk (1979)
245.  Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
246.  Ghost (1990)
247.  Misery (1990)
248.  School of Rock (2003)
249. 42 (2013)
250.  Captain Phillips (2013)
251.  Something the Lord Made (2004)
252.  Vantage Point (2008)
253.  Peter Pan (1953)
254.  The Terminal (2004)
255.  Superman (1978) and Superman II (1980)
256.  Eddie the Eagle (2016)
257.  Soul Man (1986)
258.  Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
259.  Jane Eyre (1970)
260.  Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension (2011)
261.  The Poseidon Adventure (1972)
262.  The Girl Who Leapt through Time (2006)
263.  Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) and Waterworld (1995)
264.  Casino Royale (2006) and Quantum of Solace (2008)
265. Ride Your Wave (2019)
266.  Cloud Atlas (2012)
267.  Anastasia (1997)
268.  X-Men (2000) and X2: X-Men United (2003)
269.  Green Book (2018)
270.  Surrogates (2009)
271.  Lethal Weapon 2 (1989)
272.  WarGames (1983)
273.  My Girl (1991)
274.  Chronesthesia (or Love and Time Travel) (2016)
275.  The Ultimate Gift (2006)
276.  The Way Back (2010)
277.  Memphis Belle (1990)
278.  Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)
279.  Dances with Wolves (1990)
280.  The Terminator (1984)
281.  The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947)
282.  The Castle of Cagliostro (1979)
283.  Casablanca (1942)
284.  Rain Man (1988) and Dominick and Eugene (1988)
285.  Pinocchio (1940)
286.  City Slickers (1991)
287.  The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014)
288.  Patema Inverted (2013)
289.  Forget Paris (1995)
290.  A Silent Voice (2016) / Hear Me (2009)
291.  Doctor Strange (2016)
292.  Akeelah and the Bee (2006)
293.  Dunkirk (2017)
294.  Murphy’s Romance (1985)
295.  Shenandoah (1965)
296.  The Red Violin (1999)
297.  Arrival (2016)
298.  Hidden (2015) and A Quiet Place (2018)
299.  A View to a Kill (1985) along with most other Bond films I’ve seen, including Spectre (2015)
300.  Wonder Woman (2017)
301.  Con Air (1997)
302.  Shazam! (2019)
303.  Annie (1999)
304.  The Elephant Man (1980)
305.  The River Wild (1994)
306.  A Beautiful Mind (2001)
307.  Finding Forrester (2000)
308.  Unbreakable (2000)
309.  Starter for 10 (2006)
310.  Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas (2003)
311.  The Spiderwick Chronicles (2008)
312.  Wayne’s World (1992)
313.  Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)
314.  The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya (2010)
315.  Steel Magnolias (1989)
316. Mean Girls (2004)
317.  Searching (2018)
318.  The Nativity Story (2006)
319.  Dancer in the Dark (2000
320.  Please Stand By (2018)
321. The Big Year (2011)
322.  The Count of Monte Cristo (2002)
323.  Kubo and the Two Strings (2016)
324.  Music and Lyrics (2007)
325.  Sister Act (1992)
326.  The Abyss (1989)
327.  The Breakfast Club (1985)
328.  Places in the Heart (1984)
329.  Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey (1993)
330.  Klaus (2019)
331.  Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)
332.  In Time (2011)
333.  Thor (2011), Thor: The Dark World (2013), and Thor: Ragnarok (2017)
334.  Galaxy Quest (1999)
335.  Minority Report (2002)
336.  Swiss Family Robinson (1960)337.  Scrooged (1988)
338.  A Monster Calls (2016)
339.  Wuthering Heights (1970)
340.  Coma (1978)
341.  The Peanuts Movie (2015)
342.  Trading Places (1983)
343.  Fiddler on the Roof (1971)
344.  Remember the Titans (2000)
345.  Seven Samurai (1954) / The Magnificent Seven (1960/2016)
346.  Citizen Kane (1941)
347.  The Conjuring (2013) and The Conjuring 2 (2016)
348.  Sneakers (1992)
349.  Dave (1993)
350. Captain Marvel (2019)
351.  The Great Mouse Detective (1986)
352.  The Majestic (2001)
353.  Joseph: King of Dreams (2000)
354.  Baby Boom (1987)
355.  Cowboy Bebop: The Movie (2003)
356.  The Wind Rises (2013)
357.  Ordinary People (1980) and Rabbit Hole (2010)
358.  A Bug’s Life (1998)
359.  The Last Days (or Los Ultimos Días) (2013)
360.  Chicken Run (2000)
361.  Hercules (1997)
362.  Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001)
363.  Cloak and Dagger (1984)
364.  The Emperor’s New Groove (2000)
365.  Psycho (1960)

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