Ed's All-Time Favorite Movies
Last update and revision: January 5, 2023

Below is a list of my all-time favorite movies.  It is sorted alphabetically by movie title.  As of today, there are 209 movies listed.

As of December 2022, the list is brand new.  I expect it to go through many edits and revisions over the next few months, as I add (and possibly remove) titles.

I don't have any special criteria as to how or why a movie makes the list.  However, if I've seen a movie several times, that must almost certainly indicate it belongs on the list.  (Otherwise, why would I bother to watch it so many times?)  Likewise, if I've only seen a movie once, it almost certainly should not (yet) belong on this list.

Movies listed with an asterisk (*) in the second column indicate this movie is a Top 50 Favorite!

The current breakdown of movies by decade looks like this:

1950s 5 2.4%
1960s 14 6.7%
1970s 30 14.4%
1980s 68 32.5%
1990s 47 22.5%
2000s 35 16.7%
2010s 8 3.8%
2020s 2 1.0%
  209 100.0%



The
genre for each movie is the genre as designated from the Internet Movie Database website. 
I'm not sure if I agree with all of their designations.   For example...

...I don't consider Phantom of the Paradise to be a COMEDY.
...I don't consider Rounders to be CRIME.
...Silverado should almost certainly be listed as a WESTERN and not CRIME.
...Private Lessons to be an ADULT film.
etc.

Here's the genre breakdown:

Action 76 13.9%
Adult 1 0.2%
Adventure 50 9.2%
Animation 1 0.2%
Biography 8 1.5%
Comedy 45 8.2%
Crime 62 11.4%
Documentary 0 0.0%
Drama 121 22.2%
Family 3 0.5%
Fantasy 9 1.6%
History 3 0.5%
Horror 11 2.0%
Music 3 0.5%
Musical 4 0.7%
Mystery 24 4.4%
Romance 29 5.3%
Science Fiction 18 3.3%
Sport 9 1.6%
Thriller 55 10.1%
War 4 0.7%
Western 10 1.8%
546 100.0%

 

Finally, here's the top 15 actors based upon the number of occurrences of each actor's name in the ACTOR column.

Tom Cruise 14
Clint Eastwood 9
Paul Newman 7
Morgan Freeman 7
Ed Harris 6
Mel Gibson 6
Charles Bronson 6
Harrison Ford 5
Burgess Meredith 5
John Travolta 5
Daniel Craig 5
Tom Hanks 5
Sylvester Stallone 5
Nicolas Cage 5
Julia Roberts 5



Enjoy the list!!

# * MOVIE YEAR ACTOR GENRE
1   21 2008 Kevin Spacey, Jim Sturgess, Kate Bosworth, Laurence Fishburne CRI, DRA, HIS
2   3000 Miles To Graceland 2001 Kurt Russell, Kevin Costner, Courteney Cox, Christian Slater ACT, COM, CRI
3 * 48 HRS 1982 Nick Nolte, Eddie Murphy, David Patrick Kelly ACT, COM, CRI
4   5 Card Stud 1968 Dean Martin, Inger Stevens, Roddy McDowall, Robert Mitchum MYS, ROM, WES
5   Absence of Malice 1981 Paul Newman, Sally Field DRA, ROM, THR
6   Abyss, The 1989 Ed Harris, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Michael Biehn ADV, DRA, MYS
7   Air Force One 1997 Harrison Ford, Gary Oldman, Glenn Close, William H. Macy, Wendy Crewson ACT, DRA, THR
8   Airplane! 1980 Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty, Leslie Nielsen, Peter Graves, Lloyd Bridges COM
9 * An American Werewolf in London 1981 David Naughton, Jenny Agutter COM, HOR
10   An Officer and a Gentleman 1982 Richard Gere, Debra Winger, David Keith, Louis Gossett Jr., Lisa Blount DRA, ROM
11 * Back to the Future 1985 Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Crispin Glover ADV, COM, SCI
12   Bad Boys 1983 Sean Penn, Reni Santoni, Esai Morales, Clancy Brown, Ally Sheedy CRI, DRA, THR
13   Basic Instinct 1992 Michael Douglas, Sharon Stone, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Wayne Knight DRA, MYS, THR
14   Batman Begins 2005 Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Katie Holmes, Liam Neeson, Gary Oldman, Morgan Freeman ACT, CRI, DRA
15   Beautiful Mind, A 2001 Russell Crowe, Ed Harris, Jennifer Connelly, Christopher Plummer BIO, DRA
16   Before the Devil Knows You're Dead 2007 Philip Seymour Hoffman, Ethan Hawke, Marisa Tomei CRI, DRA, THR
17   Bell, Book and Candle 1958 James Stewart, Kim Novak, Jack Lemmon COM, FAN, ROM
18 * Beverly Hills Cop 1984 Eddie Murphy, Judge Reinhold ACT, COM, CRI
19   Big Hand for the Little Lady, A 1966 Henry Fonda, Joanne Woodward, Jason Robards, Burgess Meredith WES
20 * Billy Jack 1971 Tom Laughlin, Delores Taylor ACT, DRA
21   Blazing Saddles 1974 Cleavon Little, Gene Wilder COM, WES
22 * Blood Simple 1984 Frances McDormand, Dan Hedaya, M. Emmet Walsh CRI, DRA, THR
23 * Blue Thunder 1983 Roy Scheider, Daniel Stern, Warren Oates ACT, CRI, DRA
24 * Body Heat 1981 William Hurt, Kathleen Turner, Richard Crenna, Mickey Rourke CRI, DRA, ROM
25   Bound 1996 Jennifer Tilly, Gina Gershon, Joe Pantoliano CRI, THR
26 * Braveheart 1995 Mel Gibson, Patrick McGoohan BIO, DRA, HIS
27   Breakfast Club, The 1985 Emilio Estevez, Ally Sheedy, Molly Ringwald, Judd Nelson, Anthony Michael Hall COM, DRA
28   Breaking Away 1979 Dennis Christopher, Dennis Quaid, Daniel Stern, Jackie Earle Haley COM, DRA, SPO
29   Broken Arrow 1996 John Travolta, Christian Slater, Samantha Mathis, Howie Long, Bob Gunton ACT, ADV, THR
30   Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid 1969 Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Katharine Ross BIO, CRI, DRA
31   Casino Royal 2006 Daniel Craig, Eva Green, Judi Dench, Jeffrey Wright, Mads Mikkelsen, Giancarlo Giannini ACT, ADV, THR
32   Cast Away 2000 Tom Hanks, Helen Hunt ADV, DRA, ROM
33   Caveman 1981 Ringo Starr, Dennis Quaid, Shelley Long, Jack Gilford, Barbara Bach COM, ROM
34   Chitty Chitty Bang Bang 1968 Dick Van Dyke, Sally Ann Howes, Benny Hill ADV, FAM, FAN
35   Christmas Story, A 1983 Peter Billingsley, Melinda Dillon, Darren McGavin COM, FAM
36   Cincinnati Kid, The 1965 Steve McQueen, Ann-Margret, Edward G. Robinson, Karl Malden, Tuesday Weld DRA
37   Cliffhanger 1993 Sylvester Stallone, John Lithgow, Michael Rooker, Janine Turner ACT, ADV, THR
38   Coach 1978 Cathy Lee Crosby, Michael Biehn COM, SPO
39   Cocktail 1988 Tom Cruise, Elisabeth Shue, Bryan Brown, Gina Gershon COM, DRA, ROM
40 * Collateral 2004 Tom Cruise, Jamie Foxx, Jada Pinkett Smith ACT, CRI, DRA
41 * Color of Money, The 1986 Paul Newman, Tom Cruise, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio DRA, SPO
42   Con Air 1997 Nicolas Cage, John Cusack, John Malkovich, Ving Rhames, Steve Buscemi ACT, CRI, THR
43   Congo 1995 Laura Linney, Dylan Walsh, Tim Curry ACT, ADV, MYS
44   Conspiracy Theory 1997 Mel Gibson, Julia Roberts, Julia Roberts ACT, MYS, THR
45   Cool Hand Luke 1967 Paul Newman, George Kennedy, Strother Martin CRI, DRA
46   Dark Knight Rises, The 2012 Christian Bale, Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway, Gary Oldman, Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine ACT, DRA
47   Dark Knight, The 2008 Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Michael Caine, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Morgan Freeman ACT, CRI, DRA
48   Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid 1982 Steve Martin, Rachel Ward, Alan Ladd, Carl Reiner COM, CRI, MYS
49   Death Wish 1974 Charles Bronson, Hope Lange, Vincent Gardenia ACT, CRI, DRA
50   Death Wish II 1982 Charles Bronson, Jill Ireland, Vincent Gardenia ACT, CRI, DRA
51   Deep, The 1977 Jacqueline Bisset, Nick Nolte, Robert Shaw, Louis Gossett Jr., Eli Wallach ADV, MYS.THR
52 * Die Hard 1988 Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Bonnie Bedelia ACT, THR
53   Die Hard 2 1990 Bruce Willis, Bonnie Bedelia, William Atherton,  William Sadler, John Amos, Dennis Franz ACT, THR
54 * Diner 1982 Steve Guttenberg, Mickey Rourke, Daniel Stern, Kevin Bacon, Ellen Barkin COM, DRA
55   Dog Day Afternoon 1975 Al Pacino, John Cazale BIO, CRI, DRA
56   Double Jeopardy 1999 Ashley Judd, Tommy Lee Jones, Bruce Greenwood CRI, DRA, MYS
57   Escape from Alcatraz 1979 Clint Eastwood, Patrick McGoohan ACT, BIO, CRI
58   Escape From New York 1981 Kurt Russell, Lee Van Cleef, Ernest Borgnine, Adrienne Barbeau ACT, ADV, SCI
59   Excalibur 1981 Nigel Terry, Helen Mirren, Nicol Williamson ADV, DRA, FAN
60   Eyes Wide Shut 1999 Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Todd Field, Sydney Pollack DRA, MYS, THR
61   Face/Off 1997 John Travolta, Nicolas Cage, Joan Allen, Gina Gershon ACT, CRI, SCI
62   Fargo 1996 William H. Macy, Frances McDormand, Steve Buscemi CRI, DRA, THR
63 * Fast Times at Ridgemont High 1982 Sean Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Phoebe Cates, Judge Reinhold COM, DRA
64   Fatal Attraction 1987 Michael Douglas, Glenn Close, Anne Archer DRA, THR
65   Ferris Bueller's Day Off 1986 Matthew Broderick, Alan Ruck, Mia Sara, Jeffrey Jones, Jennifer Grey DRA. THR
66   Final Countdown, The 1980 Kirk Douglas, Martin Sheen, Katharine Ross, Charles Durning ACT, ADV, SCI
67   Firm, The 1993 Tom Cruise, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Gene Hackman, Ed Harris, Holly Hunter DRA, MYS, THR
68 * First Blood 1982 Sylvester Stallone, Brian Dennehy, Richard Crenna ACT, ADV, THR
69   Fistful of Dollars, A 1964 Clint Eastwood ACT, DRA, WES
70   Flashdance 1983 Jennifer Beals, Michael Nouri, Sunny Johnson DRA, MUS, ROM
71   Fly, The 1958 Vincent Price, David Hedison, Patricia Owens DRA, HOR, SCI
72   Footloose 1984 Kevin Bacon, Lori Singer, John Lithgow, Chris Penn, Dianne Wiest DRA, MUS, ROM
73   For a Few Dollars More 1965 Clint Eastwood WES
74   Forrest Gump 1994 Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise, Sally Field DRA, ROM
75   Fracture 2007 Anthony Hopkins, Ryan Gosling, Rosamund Pike CRI, DRA, THR
76   Frequency 2000 Dennis Quaid, Jim Caviezel CRI, DRA, MYS
77   Fugitive, The 1993 Harrison Ford, Tommy Lee Jones, Sela Ward, Julianne Moore, Joe Pantoliano ACT, CRI, DRA
78   G.I. Jane 1997 Demi Moore, Viggo Mortensen, Anne Bancroft ACT, DRA, WAR
79   Gauntlet, The 1977 Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke ACT, CRI, THR
80   Gladiator 2000 Russell Crowe, Oliver Reed, Joaquin Phoenix, Richard Harris ACT, ADV, DRA
81 * Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, The 1966 Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach, Lee Van Cleef ADV, WES
82   Grease 1978 John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John COM, MSL, ROM
83   Grease 2 1982 Michelle Pfeiffer, Maxwell Caulfield, Adrian Zmed, Didi Conn COM, MSL, MUS
84 * Great Escape, The 1963 Steve McQueen, James Garner, Charles Bronson, James Coburn ADV, DRA, HIS
85   Green Mile, The 1999 Tom Hanks, David Morse, Michael Clarke Duncan CRI, DRA, FAN
86   Hannibal 2001 Anthony Hopkins, Julianne Moore, Gary Oldman, Ray Liotta, Giancarlo Giannini CRI, DRA, THR
87 * Hard Times 1975 Charles Bronson, James Coburn, Jill Ireland, Strother Martin CRI, DRA, SPO
88 * History of Violence, A 2005 Viggo Mortensen, Ed Harris, Maria Bello, William Hurt  ACT, CRI, DRA
89   Hostel 2005 Jay Hernandez, Derek Richardson HOR
90   House of Games 1987 Lindsay Crouse, Joe Mantegna CRI, THR
91   House of Wax 1953 Vincent Price, Carolyn Jones, Phyllis Kirk, Charles Bronson HOR
92   In The Line of Fire 1993 Clint Eastwood, John Malkovich, Rene Russo ACT, CRI, DRA
93   Incredibles, The 2004 Craig T. Nelson, Samuel L. Jackson, Holly Hunter ACT, ADV, ANI
94 * Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark 1981 Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Paul Freeman, John Rhys-Davies ACT, ADV
95   Jack Reacher 2012 Tom Cruise, Rosamund Pike, Robert Duvall ACT, MYS, THR
96   Jack Reacher: Never Go Back 2016 Tom Cruise, Cobie Smulders ACT, CRI, DRA
97 * Jaws 1975 Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss ADV, THR
98   Jurassic Park 1993 Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough ACT, ADV, SCI
99   Karate Kid, The 1984 Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita, Elisabeth Shue ACT, DRA, FAM
100 * Kill Bill: Vol. 1 2003 Uma Thurman, David Carradine, Daryl Hannah, Michael Madsen, Lucy Liu ACT, CRI, DRA
101 * Kill Bill: Vol. 2 2004 Uma Thurman, David Carradine, Daryl Hannah, Michael Madsen, Lucy Liu ACT, CRI, THR
102   Kramer vs. Kramer 1979 Dustin Hoffman, Meryl Streep, Jane Alexander DRA
103   Last American Virgin, The 1982 Diane Franklin, Lawrence Monoson, Steve Antin COM, DRA, ROM
104 * Last Seduction, The 1994 Linda Fiorentino, Peter Berg, Bill Pullman CRI, DRA, ROM
105   Lethal Weapon 1987 Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Gary Busey ACT, CRI, THR
106   Lethal Weapon 2 1989 Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Joe Pesci, Patsy Kensit ACT, CRI, THR
107   Life of David Gale, The 2003 Kevin Spacey, Kate Winslet, Laura Linney CRI, DRA, THR
108 * Logan's Run 1976 Michael York, Jenny Agutter, Richard Jordan, Farrah Fawcett ACT, ADV, SCI
109   Longest Yard, The 1974 Burt Reynolds, Eddie Albert, James Hampton, Anitra Ford COM, CRI, DRA
110   Man Who Would Be King, The 1975 Sean Connery, Michael Caine, Christopher Plummer ADV, WAR
111   Mask 1985 Cher, Eric Stoltz, Sam Elliott, Laura Dern, Lawrence Monoson BIO, DRA
112   Mechanic, The 1972 Charles Bronson, Jan-Michael Vincent, Jill Ireland ACT, CRI, THR
113   Midnight Run 1988 Robert De Niro, Charles Grodin, Yaphet Kotto, John Ashton ACT, COM, CRI
114   Million Dollar Baby 2004 Hilary Swank, Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman DRA, SPO
115   Misery 1990 James Caan, Kathy Bates DRA, THR
116   Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation 2015 Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames, Rebecca Ferguson ACT, ADV, THR
117   Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol 2011 Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, Paula Patton, Léa Seydoux ACT, ADV, THR
118   Mission: Impossible III 2006 Tom Cruise, Michelle Monaghan, Ving Rhames, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Maggie Q ACT, ADV, THR
119   Mister Roberts 1955 Henry Fonda, James Cagney, William Powell, Jack Lemmon COM, DRA, WAR
120   Murphy's Romance 1985 Sally Field, James Garner COM, DRA, ROM
121   Mystic Pizza 1988 Julia Roberts, Annabeth Gish, Lili Taylor COM, DRA, ROM
122   Mystic River 2003 Sean Penn, Tim Robbins, Kevni Bacon, Laurence Fishburne, Laura Linney CRI, DRA, MYS
123   National Treasure 2004 Nicolas Cage, Diane Kruger, Sean Bean, Jon Voight, Harvey Keitel ACT, ADV, MYS
124   National Treasure: Book of Secrets 2007 Nicolas Cage, Diane Kruger, Ed Harris, Jon Voight, Harvey Keitel ACT, ADV, MYS
125 * No Country For Old Men 2007 Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin, Woody Harrelson, Kelly Macdonald CRI, DRA, THR
126   No Time To Die 2021 Daniel Craig, Léa Seydoux, Ben Whishaw, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Jeffrey Wright ACT, ADV, THR
127   Notebook, The 2004 Rachel McAdams, Ryan Gosling, James Garner DRA, ROM
128   Open Water 2003 Blanchard Ryan, Daniel Travis ADV, DRA, HOR
129   Orca 1977 Richard Harris, Charlotte Rampling, Bo Derek ADV, DRA, HOR
130   Pacific Heights 1990 Michael Keaton, Melanie Griffith THR
131   Pale Rider 1985 Clint Eastwood, Richard Kiel, Michael Moriarty, Fran Ryan, Carrie Snodgress DRA, WES
132   Paper Moon 1973 Ryan O'Neal, Tatum O'Neal, Madeline Kahn COM, CRI, DRA
133   Patriot, The 2000 Mel Gibson, Heath Ledger, Chris Cooper, Joely Richardson, Leon Rippy ACT, DRA, MYS
134 * Perfect Murder, A 1998 Michael Douglas, Gwyneth Paltrow, Viggo Mortensen CRI, DRA, THR
135   Phantom of the Paradise 1974 Paul Williams, William Finley, Jessica Harper COM, DRA, FAN
136   Phenomenon 1996 John Travolta, Kyra Sedgwick, Forest Whitaker, Robert Duvall DRA, FAN, ROM
137 * Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl 2003 Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley ACT, ADV, FAN
138   Planet of the Apes 1968 Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowall, Kim Hunter, Linda Harrison ADV, SCI
139 * Poltergeist 1982 JoBeth Williams, Craig T. Nelson, Heather O'Rourke HOR, THR
140   Poseidon Adventure, The 1972 Gene Hackman, Ernest Borgnine, Roddy McDowall, Shelley Winters, Carol Lynley ACT, ADV, DRA
141   Postman Always Rings Twice, The 1981 Jack Nicholson, Jessica Lange CRI, DRA, ROM
142   Pretty Woman 1990 Richard Gere, Julia Roberts, Jason Alexander COM, ROM
143   Private Lessons 1981 Sylvia Kristel, Eric Brown, Howard Hesseman ADU, COM
144 * Psycho 1960 Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Vera Miles, Simon Oakland HOR, MYS, THR
145   Pulp Fiction 1994 John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis, Tim Roth CRI, DRA
146 * Quantum of Solace 2008 Daniel Craig, Judi Dench, Mathieu Amalric, Jeffrey Wright, Giancarlo Giannini ACT, ADV, MYS
147   Rain Man 1988 Dustin Hoffman, Tom Cruise, Valeria Golino DRA
148 * Rear Window 1954 James Stewart, Grace Kelly MYS, THR
149   Reservoir Dogs 1992 Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Chris Penn, Steve Buscemi CRI, THR
150 * Road Warrior, The 1981 Mel Gibson, Bruce Spence ACT, ADV, SCI
151 * Rob Roy 1995 Liam Neeson, Jessica Lange, Tim Roth, Eric Stoltz, Brian Cox ADV, BIO, DRA
152   Rock, The 1996 Sean Connery, Nicolas Cage, Ed Harris, David Morse, Michael Biehn ACT, ADV, THR
153   Rocky 1976 Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Burgess Meredith, Carl Weathers DRA, SPO
154   Rocky Horror Picture Show, The 1975 Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Barry Bostwick, Richard O'Brien COM, HOR, MSL
155   Rocky II 1979 Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Burgess Meredith, Carl Weathers DRA, SPO
156 * Rocky III 1982 Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Burgess Meredith, Carl Weathers DRA, SPO
157   Rounders 1998 Matt Damon, Edward Norton, Gretchen Mol, John Malkovich CRI, DRA
158 * Runaway Train 1985 Jon Voight, Eric Roberts, Rebecca De Mornay, John P. Ryan ACT, ADV, DRA
159   Se7en 1995 Morgan Freeman, Brad Pitt, Kevin Spacey, Gwyneth Paltrow CRI, DRA, MYS
160   Sea of Love 1989 Al Pacino, Ellen Barkinm, John Goodman CRI, DRA, MYS
161   Searching For Bobby Fischer 1993 Joe Mantegna, Ben Kingsley, Max Pomeranc, Joan Allen, Laurence Fishburne BIO, DRA, SPO
162   Shakiest Gun in the West, The 1968 Don Knotts, Barbara Rhoades, Jackie Coogan COM, WES
163 * Sharky's Machine 1981 Burt Reynolds, Rachel Ward, Charles Durning ACT, CRI, DRA
164 * Shawshank Redemption, The 1994 Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton, Clancy Brown DRA
165 * Silence of the Lambs, The 1991 Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Scott Glenn CRI, DRA, THR
166 * Silverado 1985 Kevin Kline, Scott Glenn, Kevin Costner, Danny Glover ACT, CRI, DRA
167   Six Days Seven Nights 1998 Harrison Ford, Anne Heche, David Schwimmer, Jacqueline Obradors ACT, ADV, COM
168   Sixth Sense, The 1999 Bruce Willis,  Toni Collette, Haley Joel Osment DRA, MYS, THR
169   Skyfall 2012 Daniel Craig, Naomie Harris, Judi Dench, Ben Whishaw, Javier Bardem ACT, ADV, THR
170   Sleeping with the Enemy 1991 Julia Roberts, Patrick Bergin, Kevin Anderson DRA, THR
171   Sleepless in Seattle 1993 Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Ross Malinger COM, DRA, ROM
172   Sling Blade 1996 Billy Bob Thornton, Dwight Yoakam, J.T. Walsh, John Ritter DRA
173   Something's Gotta Give 2003 Jack Nicholson, Diane Keaton, Keanu Reeves, Amanda Peet, Frances McDormand COM, DRA, ROM
174   Spectre 2015 Daniel Craig, Léa Seydoux, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris ACT, ADV, THR
175   Speedway 1968 Elvis Presley, Nancy Sinatra, Bill Bixby, Gale Gordon COM, MSL, ROM
176   Splash 1994 Ton Hanks, Daryl Hannah, John Candy, Eugene Lefy COM, FAN, ROM
177 * Spy Who Loved Me, The 1977 Roger Moore, Barbara Bach, Caroline Munro, Richard Kiel ACT, ADV, THR
178   Stanley & Iris 1990 Jane Fonda, Robert De Niro, Swoosie Kurtz DRA, ROM
179   Star Trek 2009 Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Simon Pegg, Karl Urban,Eric Bana, Zoe Saldana ACT, ADV, SCI
180   Star Trek II:  The Wrath of Kahn 1982 William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, James Doohan, Walter Koenig ACT, ADV, SCI
181   Star Trek III:  The Search For Spock 1984 William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, James Doohan,Robin Curtis ACT, ADV, SCI
182   Star Trek Into Darkness 2013 Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Simon Pegg, Karl Urban,Benedict Cumberbatch, Zoe Saldana ACT, ADV, SCI
183 * Star Trek IV:  The Voyage Home 1986 William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, James Doohan,Catherine Hicks ACT, ADV, COM
184   Sting, The 1973 Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Robert Shaw, Charles Durning, Harold Gould COM, CRI, DRA
185   Stripes 1981 Bill Murray, Harold Ramis, John Candy, Warren Oates, P.J. Soles, Sean Young COM, WAR
186   Suspect 1987 Cher, Dennis Quaid, Liam Neeson, Joe Mantegna, John Mahoney CRI, DRA, THR
187   Taps 1981 George C. Scott, Timothy Hutton, Sean Penn, Tom Cruise DRA
188   Terminator 2: Judgment Day 1991 Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Edward Furlong, Robert Patrick ACT, SCI
189   Terminator, The 1984 Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Michael Biehn ACT, SCI
190 * Thelma & Louise 1991 Susan Sarandon, Geena Davis, Harvey Keitel, Brad Pitt, Michael Madsen ADV, CRI, DRA
191   There Was a Crooked Man… 1970 Kirk Douglas, Henry Fonda, Burgess Meredith, Warren Oates, Alan Hale Jr. COM, WES
192   Thing, The 1982 Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley, Keith David HOR, MYS, SCI
193   Top Gun 1986 Tom Cruise, Tim Robbins, Kelly McGillis, Val Kilmer, Anthony Edwards, Tom Skerritt ACT, DRA
194 * Top Gun: Maverick 2022 Tom Cruise, Jennifer Connelly, Miles Teller, Val Kilmer ACT, DRA
195   Towering Inferno, The 1974 Paul Newman, Steve McQueen, William Holden, Faye Dunaway, Fred Astaire ACT, DRA, THR
196   Troy 2004 Brad Pitt, Orlando Bloom, Eric Bana, Brian Cox, Diane Kruger DRA
197   Turner & Hooch 1989 Tom Hanks, Mare Winningham, Craig T. Nelson, Reginald VelJohnson COM, CRI, DRA
198 * Twins 1988 Arnold Schwarzenegger, Danny DeVito, Kelly Preston, Chloe Webb COM, CRI
199 * Under the Tuscan Sun 2003 Diane Lane, Sandra Oh COM, DRA, ROM
200 * Unfaithful 2002 Richard Gere, Diane Lane DRA, ROM, THR
201   Unforgiven 1992 Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman, Morgan Freeman, Richard Harris DRA, WES
202   Vanishing, The 1993 Jeff Bridges, Kiefer Sutherland, Nancy Travis, Sandra Bullock DRA, HOR, MYS
203   Verdict, The 1982 Paul Newman, Charlotte Rampling, Jack Warden, James Mason DRA
204 * Walkabout 1971 Jenny Agutter, Luc Roeg ADV, DRA
205 * WarGames 1983 Matthew Broderick, Ally Sheedy, John Wood, Dabney Coleman ACT, DRA, SCI
206   When Harry Met Sally 1989 Billy Crystal, Meg Ryan, Carrie Fisher COM, DRA, ROM
207   Witness 1985 Harrison Ford, Kelly McGillis, Alexander Godunov, Danny Glover DRA, ROM, THR
208   Wonder Woman 1974 Cathy Lee Crosby, Ricardo Montalban, Anitra Ford FAN
209   World According to Garp, The 1982 Robin Williams, Glenn Close, Mary Beth Hurt, John Lithgow, Hume Cronyn, Jessica Tandy COM, DRA

 

ACT = Action, ADU = Adult, ADV = Adventure, ANI = Animation, BIO = Biography, COM = Comedy, CRI = Crime,
DOC
= Documentary, DRA = Drama, FAM = Family, FAN = Fantasy, HIS = History, HOR = Horror, MSL = Musical, MUS = Music,
MYS
= Mystery, ROM = Romance, SCI = Science Fiction, SPO = Sport, THR = Thriller, WAR = War, WES = Western

 

The following list of moves are movies that were either once on the list and I've removed, or were at one time considered for the list.  However, at this time I don't feel any of the following movies should be considered an Ed's All-Time Favorite:

MOVIE YEAR ACTOR GENRE
12 Angry Men 1957 Henry Fonda, Jack Klugman, Martin Balsam, Jack Warden, Robert Webber CRI, DRA
A Force of One 1979 Chuck Norris, Jennifer, O'Neil, Ron O'Neal ACT, CRI, DRA
Airport 1970 Burt Lancaster, Dean Martin, George Kennedy, Jacqueline Bisset, Jean Seberg ACT, DRA, THR
An Eye for an Eye 1981 Chuck Norris, Christopher Lee, Richard Roundtree, Mako, Maggie Cooper, Rosalind Chao ACT, ADV, CRI
Another 48 Hrs. 1990 Eddie Murphy, Nick Nolte, Kevin Tighe ACT, COM, CRI
Back to the Future Part II 1989 Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Tom Wilson, Elisabeth Shue ADV, COM, SCI
Back to the Future Part III 1990 Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Mary Steenburgen, Lea Thompson, Tom Wilson, Elisabeth Shue ADV, COM, SCI
Batman 1989 Michael Keaton, Jack Nicholson, Kim Basinger, Pat Hingle, Billy Dee Williams ACT, ADV
Battle for the Planet of the Apes 1973 Roddy McDowall, Claude Akins, Natalie Trundy, Paul Williams ACT, SCI
Beneath the Planet of the Apes 1970 James Franciscus, Linda Harrison, Kim Hunter, Maurice Evans, Natalie Trundy ACT, SCI
Blame It In Rio 1984 Michael Caine, Michelle Johnson, Demi Moore, Joseph Bologna, Valerie Harper COM, ROM
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid 1969 Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Katharine Ross, Strother Martin, Henry Jones BIO, CRI, DRA
Central Station 1998 Fernanda Montenegro, Vinícius de Oliveira DRA
Commando 1985 Arnold Schwarzenegger, Rae Dawn Chong, Dan Hedaya, David Patrick Kelly ACT, ADV, THR
Conquest of the Planet of the Apes 1972 Roddy McDowall, Don Murray, Ricardo Montalban, Natalie Trundy ACT, SCI
Dances With Wolves 1990 Kevin Costner, Mary McDonnell, Graham Greene ADV, DRA, WES
Die Hard with a Vengence 1995 Bruce Willis, Jeremy Irons, Samuel L. Jackson, Graham Greene ACT, ADV, THR
Dirty Harry 1971 Clint Eastwood, Andrew Robinson, Harry Guardino, John Vernon ACT, CRI, THR
Disclosure 1994 Michael Douglas, Demi Moore, Donald Sutherland, Dennis Miller DRA, THR
E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial 1982 Henry Thomas, Drew Barrymore, Dee Wallace ADV, FAM, SCI
Empire Strikes Back, The 1980 Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Billy Dee Williams, Alec Guinness ACT, ADV, FAN
Enforcer, The 1976 Clint Eastwood, Tyne Daly, Harry Guardino, Bradford Dillman, DeVeren Bookwalter ACT, CRI, THR
Escape from the Planet of the Apes 1971 Roddy McDowall, Kim Hunter, William Windom, Natalie Trundy ACT, SCI
Goldengirl 1979 Susan Anton, James Coburn, Michael Lerner DRA, SCI-FI, SPO
Good Guys Wear Black 1978 Chuck Norris, Anne Archer, James Franciscus, Jim Backus ACT
Good Will Hunting 1997 Robin Williams, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck DRA, ROM
Incredibles 2 2018 Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Sarah Vowell, Huck Milner, Samuel L. Jackson ACT, ADV, ANI
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade 1989 Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, Alison Doody, John Rhys-Davies ACT, ADV
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom 1984 Harrison Ford, Kate Capshaw, Ke Huy Quan ACT, ADV
Lethal Weapon 3 1992 Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Joe Pesci, Rene Russo ACT, CRI, THR
Lethal Weapon 4 1998 Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Joe Pesci, Rene Russo ACT, CRI, THR
Mad Max 1979 Mel Gibson, Bruce Spence ACT, ADV, SCI
Magnum Force 1973 Clint Eastwood, Hal Holbrook, David Soul, Tim Matheson, Robert Urich ACT, CRI, MYS
Mission Impossible 1996 Tom Cruise, Jon Voight, Emmanuelle Béart, Ving Rhames ACT, ADV, THR
My Super Ex-Girlfriend 2006 Uma Thurman, Luke Wilson, Anna Faris COM, ROM, SCI
Octagon, The 1980 Chuck Norris, Karen Carlson, Lee Van Cleef ACT, DRA, ROM
People That Time Forgot, The 1977 Doug McClure, Sarah Douglas ADV, SCI-FI
Red Dragon 2002 Anthony Hopkins, Edward Norton, Ralph Fiennes, Emily Watson, Mary-Louise Parker CRI, DRA, THR
Sharky's Machine 1981 Burt Reynolds, Rachel Ward, Charles Durning, Earl Holliman ACT, CRI, DRA
Silent Rage 1982 Chuck Norris, Ron Silver, William Finley ACT, CRI, HOR
Sky High 2005 Kurt Russell, Kelly Preston, Michael Angarano, Danielle Panabaker, Lynda Carter ACT, COM, FAM
Star Wars 1977 Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Alec Guinness ACT, ADV, FAN
Striptease 1996 Demi Moore, Burt Reynolds, Armand Assante, Ving Rhames COM, CRI, DRA
Sudden Impact 1983 Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Pat Hingle, Bradford Dillman ACT, CRI, THR
The Dead Pool, The 1988 Clint Eastwood, Liam Neeson, Patricia Clarkson, Evan C. Kim ACT, CRI, MYS
Thomas Crown Affair, The 1968 Steve McQueen, Faye Dunaway, Jack Weston CRI, DRA, ROM
U.S. Marshals 1998 Tommy Lee Jones, Wesley Snipes, Robert Downey Jr., Joe Pantoliano, Tom Wood ACT, CRI, THR
Wizard of Oz, The 1939 Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr, Jack Haley, Margaret Hamilton ADV, FAM, FAN
Wonder Woman 2017 Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright ACT, ADV, FAN