1- A Bronx Tale 1993 - directed by and starring Robert Dinero. Great coming of age tale taking place in NYC in the 1960's. Great story, great acting, great sound track, great wiseguys!
2- The Sound of Music 1965 - I always want to start out thinking that this is a sappy movie, but it really isn't. Great love story and not just between Julie and Christopher, but also about the love of their home and their country.
3- American History X 1998 - intense, not for the faint of heart! Edward Norton has some great monologues in so many of his movies- my favorite in this one was the family dinner scene with Elliot Gould.
4- The Godfather 1972 - how could you not include the Godfather and it's cavalcade of stars in a top 10 list. Nuff said!
5- Jaws 1975 - yes, I'm a sucker for shark movies, but Jaws is actually done really well and not in a bad way... As a matter of fact, if it were on right now, if be watching it - but it's not. Oddly, it seems to be on every Thanksgiving. How is Thanksgiving related to sharks?!
6- Bell, Book, and Candle 1958 - another movie with a cavalcade of stars - Jimmy Stewart, Jack Lemmon, Ernie Kovacs, Elsa Lancaster, Hermione Gingold, and Kim Novak as a hip beatnik witch. takes place in NYC where they go to a cool underground club, called The Zodiac, where the Brothers Candoli play a mean rendition of Stormy Weather.
I still need 4 more movies, but I'm just not ready to commit yet. In the meantime, here are some other movies that I like a lot:
Sharknado - good in a really bad way - or is that bad in a really good way
My Cousin Vinny
West Side Story
Gone With the Wind
These are all movies that I've seen way more than once. Future postings will include a comedy list, more obscure and interesting movies, scary movies, b-movies, etc.