Favorite Films

As anyone holding any type of film degree can attest we are always being grilled about our favorite films or the best/most important films ever made. This is an incredibly hard question to answer because there are so many films, so many genres, so many directors that narrowing that down to one or even ten is nearly impossible. Nevertheless over the years I have been forced to compile a list. Please note this is not a ranked list and instead is alphabetical with the exception of the first entry. It is also in no way a top ten greatest films ever list.

      Anything Hitchcock (See Below)
      Cleo From 5 to 7     
      Days of Heaven
      L.A. Confidential
      Raise the Red Lantern     
      The 400 Blows
      The Postman Always Rings Twice
      Sherlock Jr.
I firmly believe that Alfred Hitchcock is a cinematic genius. There may be those that disagree and would argue that he is "too Hollywood," but even those that doubt will at least admit to his place in the pantheon of directors. He made 53 films; the following are 10 of his best (in my opinion) that are also a good place to start Hitchcock viewing. They are listed chronologically.

        The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog (1927)
        The 39 Steps (1935)
        Rebecca (1940)
        Shadow of a Doubt (1943)
        Notorious (1946)
        Strangers on a Train (1951)
        Rear Window (1954)
        Vertigo (1958)
        Psycho (1960)
        The Birds (1963)
        (plus a personal favorite) Marnie (1964)

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