Favorite Movies

Profiling my favorite movies has been something I have wanted to do since this site’s inception, it’s just that I can only do so many things at once. I would eventually like to assemble a list that mirrors my favorite albums list, but for obvious reasons, the movie equivalent of that albums list (which I do take great pride in having assembled, incidentally) is going to be significantly trickier to pull off.

The first problem presents itself immediately in the form of logistics: it’s been years since I have even watched, yet alone analyzed, most of my favorite movies; the sheer amount of time required to watch them all and then rank them is incalculable and is enough of a deterrent to prevent me from attempting the list utilizing that approach. It’s how I did my albums list, yes, but music lends itself to multitasking; movies certainly do not. Simply put, movies demand your complete attention during their consumption, or any kind of analysis given is therefore incomplete.

What I would like to do, then, is basically take the opposite approach I took with my albums list: I’ll profile my favorite movies one at a time with no particular order in mind. Once I do maybe fifty or so, I’ll start to think about shaping the ones I have selected into a list, but that’s a long, long ways off.

The rules I am setting for myself when picking films to write about are:

  1. It must be a movie I have seen multiple times
  2. It must be a movie I have not seen in a while
  3. It must be a movie I have on Blu-ray, so I can do hi-def screen captures

Other than that, there aren’t really any limitations.

Movies Profiled

My Movie Collection

As you’ll see below, you won’t run out of stuff to watch if you crash at my place. As you’ll see below, my “home video collection” (as we used to call it back in the VHS days) is quite large — I now have just over 200 individual titles on Blu-ray. I used to display them as one giant list, but since the number is so large now, I have decided to split them up into more digestible sections.

4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Steelbook:

Standard 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray:

Criterion Collection Blu-ray:

Standard Edition Blu-ray: