List o’ the Week: My Top 25 Films
Nearly 15 years ago, in spring 2000, the editor of the Classic Images newspaper, Bob King, invited readers to share their top 25 classic movies. I recently came across the list that I sent in, and was interested to see how my favorites have changed over the years. So for my list of the week, I decided to create another top 25 list, 2014 style.
Every film on the list had to meet my personal criteria: (1) it had to be one of those movies that I’ve watched over and over again, and (2) when I thought of it, I had to say, “OH! I LOVE that movie!”
A total of 15 films from my first list made it onto this year’s version. But a whopping 10 did not: Strangers on a Train, Laura, My Man Godfrey, Sunset Boulevard, Midnight, Born Yesterday, A Streetcar Named Desire, The Wizard of Oz, Gilda, and Come Back, Little Sheba. (Come Back, Little Sheba?? I mean, it’s a great movie, but come on. What was I thinking?)
Here’s this year’s funky-fresh edition of my 25 favorite movies – the films that are new to this list are marked with an asterisk.
All About Eve
The Big Heat *
Criss Cross *
Dinner At Eight
The Divorcee *
Gone With the Wind
His Girl Friday
Imitation of Life (1959 version)
It’s a Wonderful Life
The Little Foxes
Platinum Blonde *
Possessed (1931 version) *
The Postman Always Rings Twice
Red Dust *
Twentieth Century *
You Can’t Take It With You *
Young and Willing (1943) (You may never have heard of this one – I don’t know anybody else who’s ever seen it, but it’s a hoot! I watch it ALL the time.)
What are your top 25 films? List them here, or share them on your blog! It might be hard to come up with a final list, but it’s a lot of fun!!