Movie List Monday: My 10 Favorites (For Now)

One of the things I miss the most as I gradually ween myself from social media: all the fun and pointless list-making! When I deleted my old Instagram account, I was in the middle of a month-long thing where you’d post a screenshot from a movie in a particular category each day. Because I got fed up with Facebook’s constant interference with my favorite platform, the internet was deprived of knowing what I chose as “My Favorite Remake” (John Carpenter’s The Thing), or “A Movie With the Best Soundtrack” (Finding Nemo).

That, plus the fact that I restarted my Letterboxd account after a long period of no interest, plus the fact that I’m tired of looking for music every week for “Semi-New Song Sunday,” make me think it’s a good idea to start weekly movie lists!

To start with, I’ll set the base line with the obvious first list, my 10 favorite movies as of right this second. The only rules for this list: no more than one movie from the same director (aka The Coen Brothers Handicap); and no matter how much or how long I’ve loved it in the past, I’m only including the ones that I haven’t over-watched and I’d still be excited to watch if they were on right now (aka The Monty Python and the Holy Grail Exclusion).

  1. The Empire Strikes Back
  2. Raiders of the Lost Ark
  3. Big Trouble in Little China
  4. The Big Lebowski
  5. Rear Window
  6. Top Secret!
  7. The Cabin in the Woods
  8. Mad Max: Fury Road
  9. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
  10. Pom Poko