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Posted By: MikeofNorthumbria
18-Sep-00 - 09:43 AM
Thread Name: BS: What's your favorite movie?
Subject: RE: BS: What's your favorite movie?
"Best of" lists are apt to be unreliable, even as indicators of our own judgement. How do you compare a movie that totally blew you away when you were 16, with one that seemed deeply meaningful to the more mature (or cynical) you of today?

But for what it's worth, here's my list. All of them (except the winner of the "worst" category) are movies that I revisit regularly, and have never yet been disappointed by.

Absolute All Time Favorite: It's a Wonderful Life

Most Influential: Dr Strangelove

Funniest: A Day at the Races

Most Exciting: Bullitt

Saddest: Blade Runner

Worst: Yellowbeard

And how about one more category - best musical movie? Meaning 'best movie centred on music', but not necessarily best 'movie musical' (as in South Pacific, etc.)

For that one, my vote goes to Jazz on a Summer's Day.