My Top 10 Favourite Films of All Time

by GatoradeBoom | created - 18 Sep 2012 | updated - 25 Feb 2014 | Public

NOTES/SPECS: If there is a film in this list (there are three) that are from a trilogy, this means it is the TRILOGY that sits in that spot's place; I have chosen my favourite of the three films to represent that specific trilogy. While my number one film on this list is permanent, and films two through four float around in those three spots, films five through ten have no particular order, much like two, three and four. I hope this second paragraph makes sense, LOL! :P

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1. The Artist (I) (2011)

PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

89 Metascore

A silent movie star meets a young dancer, but the arrival of talking pictures sends their careers in opposite directions.

Director: Michel Hazanavicius | Stars: Jean Dujardin, Bérénice Bejo, John Goodman, James Cromwell

Votes: 208,579 | Gross: $44.67M

When I saw this film in theaters on New Year's Eve 2011, the nominees for the Academy Awards hadn't been released. Yet when I walked out of that theater, my heart singing and tears streaming down my face, I said to myself, "That film is going to WIN Best Picture. Not just get nominated -- NO. It is going to WIN." And guess what? It did. :) Simply the most gorgeous and profound film I have ever seen.

2. Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)

PG | 131 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

58 Metascore

After a daring mission to rescue Han Solo from Jabba the Hutt, the rebels dispatch to Endor to destroy a more powerful Death Star. Meanwhile, Luke struggles to help Vader back from the dark side without falling into the Emperor's trap.

Director: Richard Marquand | Stars: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams

Votes: 803,376 | Gross: $309.13M

'The Artist' recently ousted this film as my number one. It had been my number one since I was kid! :)

3. Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971)

G | 117 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

An apprentice witch, three kids and a cynical conman search for the missing component to a magic spell useful to the defense of Britain.

Director: Robert Stevenson | Stars: Angela Lansbury, David Tomlinson, Roddy McDowall, Sam Jaffe

Votes: 29,089 | Gross: $18.53M

Always one of my top four. I am a huge Disney nerd and this one is my fave of their live action movies, with Mary Poppins losing by literally a hair's breadth.

4. The Big Lebowski (1998)

R | 117 min | Comedy, Crime

69 Metascore

"The Dude" Lebowski, mistaken for a millionaire Lebowski, seeks restitution for his ruined rug and enlists his bowling buddies to help get it.

Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Stars: Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Julianne Moore, Steve Buscemi

Votes: 618,449 | Gross: $17.50M

Best comedy ever made. Period.

5. Little Women (1994)

PG | 115 min | Drama, Family, Romance

87 Metascore

The March sisters live and grow in post-Civil War America.

Director: Gillian Armstrong | Stars: Susan Sarandon, Winona Ryder, Kirsten Dunst, Claire Danes

Votes: 40,781 | Gross: $50.08M

This has been one of my absolute favourites since it first came out. Warms my heart and makes me cry! One of the most beautiful films ever.

6. A League of Their Own (1992)

PG | 128 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

67 Metascore

Two sisters join the first female professional baseball league and struggle to help it succeed amidst their own growing rivalry.

Director: Penny Marshall | Stars: Tom Hanks, Geena Davis, Lori Petty, Madonna

Votes: 79,386 | Gross: $107.53M

CLASSIC. Always has been. And it's one of the best comedies out there, with a very touching side to it, as well. Definitely my favourite sports movie!!! :D

7. Back to the Future Part III (1990)

PG | 118 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

55 Metascore

Enjoying a peaceable existence in 1885, Doctor Emmet Brown is about to be killed by Buford "Mad Dog" Tannen. Marty McFly travels back in time to save his friend.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Mary Steenburgen, Thomas F. Wilson

Votes: 330,182 | Gross: $87.73M

So much fun!!!!! There aren't enough words to properly describe how much I ABSOLUTELY ADORE the BttF trilogy. Part three has always been my favourite, ever since I was a kid; I loved the wild west theme of it.

8. The Thing (1982)

R | 109 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

57 Metascore

A crew in Antarctica finds a neighboring camp destroyed and its crew dead. Whatever killed them is nowhere to be found, unless it's hidden in plain sight.

Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley, Keith David, Richard Masur

Votes: 305,386 | Gross: $13.78M

I am a huge horror geek, and this has got to be the best of the best. My fave horror flick, right here!!

9. The Wizard of Oz (1939)

PG | 102 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

100 Metascore

Dorothy Gale is swept away from a farm in Kansas to a magical land of Oz in a tornado and embarks on a quest with her new friends to see the Wizard who can help her return home in Kansas and help her friends as well.

Directors: Victor Fleming, George Cukor, Mervyn LeRoy, Norman Taurog, King Vidor | Stars: Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr

Votes: 331,456 | Gross: $22.20M

Seriously. Who doesn't love this film?????

10. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

PG | 115 min | Family, Sci-Fi

91 Metascore

A troubled child summons the courage to help a friendly alien escape Earth and return to his home world.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Henry Thomas, Drew Barrymore, Peter Coyote, Dee Wallace

Votes: 316,883 | Gross: $435.11M

My comments on the Wizard of Oz also apply to this film, as well.