My Top 50 Favorite Movies (part 1)

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This post is almost like an introduction to the actual 500th post which will be the second and final part of this Top 50 scheduled for next Wednesday.

Before you continue looking at this post, remember, THIS WAS THE MOST DIFFICULT THING I’VE EVER DONE! Seriously! Lists and actually prioritizing things into an order is literally painful for me and therefore this list might not be 100% accurate! It was some what based on multiple facts, mostly the factor of re-watching and the point that I mostly went with newer movies. I’ve re-watched most of the movies in this list, some multiple times, and I love them.

Now, enjoy this part 1 of my Top 50 favorite movies as it was a pain in the ass to actually put together – but I did it all for you, guys!

50whipit1

49forrestgump

48fracture

47closer46italian job

45backtothefuture

44savingprivateryan

43rocknrolla

42mysticriver

41juno

40thedeparted39silenceofthelambs

38whiteoleander

37easya

36shutterisland

35asingleman

34loveactually

33weneedtotalkaboutkevin

32reservoirdogs

31theisland

30goodwillhunting29bigfish28fullmetaljacket

27theghostwriter26zombieland

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There you have it, a mixture of everything and a mess of a list to be honest but hey, I never said I’m an expert in making lists! Tune in next week to see my part 2 of Top 50 favorite movies where there are a lot more amazing cinema gems coming up.ย 

PS: I would have never imagined that a Michael Bay movie will be in my list but I just love The Island!

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53 Comments

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    Terry Malloy's Pigeon Coop
    April 3, 2013 at 11:12 AM

    Some great choices so far and a great looking post too! Looking forward to seeing what’s up next ๐Ÿ™‚

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      mettelray
      April 3, 2013 at 11:16 AM

      Thanks! Top 25 was even more difficult though. ๐Ÿ˜€

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    vinnieh
    April 3, 2013 at 1:05 PM

    Some excellent choices there, looking forwad to the rest of these posts.

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    B
    April 3, 2013 at 1:58 PM

    Some great choices you have there! There’s one particular movie I haven’t heard about until today. Can’t wait to see your top 25!

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    Dan
    April 3, 2013 at 2:32 PM

    Some fantastic choices there. I love your selections for photos and presentation of them – seeing such iconic images (particularly from favourites such as Back To The Future) makes me want to watch those films again as soon as possible!

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      mettelray
      April 3, 2013 at 2:41 PM

      I’ve been re-watching movies after making this list myself. So I understand where you are coming from. So go ahead! ๐Ÿ˜€

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    Brian @ Hard Ticket to Home Video
    April 3, 2013 at 3:28 PM

    Great list and looks amazing.

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    Andrew Robinson (@gmanreviews)
    April 3, 2013 at 3:31 PM

    I guess when a list includes Back to the Future, Forrest Gump and Big Fish I’m down. What can come next???

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      mettelray
      April 3, 2013 at 3:41 PM

      Who knows, who knows! ๐Ÿ˜€

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    Brittani
    April 3, 2013 at 3:57 PM

    Great choices! And it’s so pretty to look at. Fantastic job.

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      mettelray
      April 3, 2013 at 4:11 PM

      I’m glad it looks pretty, it took me some time to get the visuals done. (:

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    theipc
    April 3, 2013 at 4:38 PM

    Great post!! Nice work!!

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    Bigplatts
    April 3, 2013 at 7:30 PM

    Really good list, I like all the films on here (apart from White Oleander which I’ve never seen). Plus, how did you do the visuals? they look really professional.

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      mettelray
      April 3, 2013 at 7:51 PM

      White Oleander is great, it’s such a good coming of age story and that kind of special movie for me. I just did some copy pasting to Corel Draw and added a photo-edit automatic filter to change the images a bit. Nothing to it to be honest. ๐Ÿ˜€

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    sati
    April 3, 2013 at 7:38 PM

    Interesting choices here, especially with The Island and Fracture – I don’t think I’ve seen those featured in such a list anywhere else. I like Fracture quite a bit, as for the Island…well, the music was good and I enjoyed Scarlett’s long blonde hair ๐Ÿ™‚

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      mettelray
      April 3, 2013 at 7:53 PM

      Fracture is my favorite because we know he did it all along.. it’s such a fresh take on a murder-crime movie.
      The Island.. well, I’m a sci-fi lover and I just love the concept of it. The clones and stuff. A lot of the movies in this first half of the list are to do with the idea and a certain time of my life I guess. Plus, it’s sometimes good to stand out a bit. ๐Ÿ˜€

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    sati
    April 3, 2013 at 8:27 PM

    If you like these two you should check out Love Crime, Primal Fear, Lincoln Lawyer, Code 46, Womb, Never let me Go – they have similar themes and plot points.

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      mettelray
      April 3, 2013 at 8:33 PM

      Primal Fear sounds vaguely familiar… I’ll check it out. Never Let Me Go was decent.

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    Jess
    April 3, 2013 at 8:49 PM

    I like how eclectic this list is with some more fun choices mixed with modern classics. I would certainly have at least Juno, The Departed, and Love Actually hovering somewhere in my top 50. Can’t wait for the other half of the list.

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      mettelray
      April 3, 2013 at 8:58 PM

      Hah, thanks! I’m like that, all over the place with my movies and I don’t mind it. I like everything depending on my mood. The other half will be.. less surprising I assume. At least it was for me but then again, the top 10 was so super difficult.. I just.. even now I’m thinking of changing it again but I won’t! I won’t!

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    Chris
    April 3, 2013 at 8:57 PM

    I think this is my first visit. Dig the visual look of your top 50, especially the header. White Oleander is sooo underrated, happy to see appreciation for that.
    We share top 100 love for Good Will Hunting. I’m guess you are not a fan of black and white movies? Can’t wait to see part 2!

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      mettelray
      April 3, 2013 at 9:01 PM

      Welcome! And thanks for the visual appreciation, I’m always trying to impress. And yes, White Oleander is underrated, I don’t hear much about it but I’m certainly gonna re-watch it and write a review on it soon enough.
      Also, yes, black and white isn’t my area of expertise, I have seen some by now (BOT) but I decided to keep this list modern which simplified my life a bit.
      Come back soon!

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    Kim @ Tranquil Dreams
    April 3, 2013 at 10:22 PM

    A lot of awesome choices here. I’m glad to see White Oleander get mentioned for one! Never hear anyone talking about it. Its one of my favorite movies and books. Can’t wait for the next part ๐Ÿ™‚

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      mettelray
      April 3, 2013 at 10:24 PM

      You’re not the first one to comment on that so the movie isn’t forgotten!

      Next Wednesday will come faster than you’d expect.. already working on the visuals.

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        Paul S
        April 3, 2013 at 10:58 PM

        Another lover of White Oleander here, Michelleโ€™s unblinking predatory stare is truly spooky!

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          mettelray
          April 3, 2013 at 10:59 PM

          Welcome to our midst. Indeed, her character is truly scary at times!

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    Mr Rumsey
    April 4, 2013 at 3:54 AM

    Awesome choices here! I started listing the ones which I also love but the list became rather long ๐Ÿ˜€
    Looking forward to reading the rest!

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      mettelray
      April 4, 2013 at 10:00 AM

      I had to keep things to a 50 because I didn’t want to torture my poor head to making more choices! ๐Ÿ˜€

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    Joe Giuliano
    April 4, 2013 at 6:16 AM

    Very interesting list Mettel! Much like everyone else, I absolutely love the pictures you included with each and every film listed.

    I look forward to seeing what you in your top 25.

    Sorry, I’ve been away so long…new job doesn’t allow for much opportunity to visit my favorite blogs.

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      mettelray
      April 4, 2013 at 10:02 AM

      Many thanks! New one up next Wednesday so not long now..
      It’s okay, I totally get it. I don’t have any obligations at the moment but I will during this summer so everybody will experience my absence then. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Nostra
    April 4, 2013 at 9:52 AM

    I tried several times to make a top 50 list, but I couldn’t do it, so I understand the difficulty you’ve been through in making this. Have seen most of these and although I wouldn’t put a couple of them in my own top 50 it really doesn’t matter. These are the movie you love ๐Ÿ™‚

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      mettelray
      April 4, 2013 at 10:04 AM

      Everybody is different so I totally get that not every movie is somebody’s favorite. That’s why they make so many, so everybody can find their own favorites. ๐Ÿ˜€

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    Morgan R. Lewis
    April 4, 2013 at 11:10 AM

    Some great choices in here. Some films I’m not familiar with, but of those I’ve seen, I don’t think there’s anything where I think it’s a bad movie. Though I will say I’m a much bigger fan of the original The Italian Job than the remake.

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      mettelray
      April 4, 2013 at 11:11 AM

      I’m still yet to see the original.. but what are the films you are not familiar with?

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        Morgan R. Lewis
        April 4, 2013 at 11:20 AM

        Lordy… OK, quite a few I haven’t seen. Some I just haven’t heard of at all: Whip It, Fracture, Closer, and A Single Man. The others I’ve at least heard some discussion of, and almost always they’ve sounded interesting… though it might be easier to list the ones I have seen.

        I’ve seen Forrest Gump, The Italian Job, Back to the Future, The Departed, Reservoir Dogs, Good Will Hunting and Big Fish. Doesn’t really look like all that much now that I look at it like that… only 7 of the 25, unless I skipped something somewhere. But those 7 are all decent films. (Big Fish might be Burton’s best… at least the one that shows the most versatility from him.)

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          mettelray
          April 4, 2013 at 11:31 AM

          Hah, Fracture I recommend highly as well as Closer because it has, in my opinion, best Clive Owen performance. Whip It is a nice play of time and timeless things.. just fun and interesting to see Barrymore work the directing chair.

          • Morgan R. Lewis
            April 4, 2013 at 11:34 AM

            I can believe that. It’s often interesting to see what happens when an actor takes the director chair… sometimes it’s a train wreck, sometimes it’s brilliant. Always worth a look.

          • mettelray
            April 4, 2013 at 11:36 AM

            Affleck turned out well I think. Not an expert on the others though but Barrymore was decent as well in my opinion.

          • Morgan R. Lewis
            April 4, 2013 at 11:42 AM

            I still need to catch all of Affleck’s. Eastwood is generally my go-to example for an actor turned director.

          • mettelray
            April 4, 2013 at 11:43 AM

            I assumed as such but I’m not as familiar with Eastwood as I am with Affleck.

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    Alex Withrow
    April 4, 2013 at 4:28 PM

    I canโ€™t imagine how much of a pain this was, but it LOOKS great! So thanks for sharing your favorite movies with us. Canโ€™t wait for Pt. 2!

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      mettelray
      April 4, 2013 at 5:41 PM

      It wasn’t THAT much pain.. jeez, it’s actually relaxing to do the visuals at times. Would do it professionally but I like my minimal skill set that I required myself.

      Stay tuned for Top 25 next Wednesday! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Inspired Ground (@InspiredGround)
    April 5, 2013 at 8:28 AM

    Fascinating! Some of it are my favorite as well. I love the graphics you did. Must’ve took a lot time ๐Ÿ™‚

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      mettelray
      April 5, 2013 at 4:26 PM

      Making the list took more time than the graphics. ๐Ÿ˜€

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    Lights Camera Reaction
    April 5, 2013 at 7:47 PM

    Interesting choices.

    Forrest Gump – I can’t begin to explain how much I hate this film hahaha.
    Closer – In my top 30! Good pick.
    Back to the Future – Awesome pick!
    Mystic River – As much as I hate Marcia Gay Harden, I did love this film.
    Big Fish – I love this film! I wish Alison Lohman was in films again.

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      mettelray
      April 5, 2013 at 9:05 PM

      Forrest Gump is my childhood, I just.. I love it. It’s so symbolic and weird. Adorable.
      Glad you agree with the ones you mentioned though. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    elena
    April 7, 2013 at 12:37 AM

    Ooooh, Ghost Writer! I adored it.

    I feel shame merely by reading the titles โ€“ I’ve seen so few of them. But the ones I’ve seen โ€“ good picks. And the graphics… my deepest admiration. Cannot wait for top 25 (and can we do a predicting competition for the first place because I have a feeling I know what’s it gonna be, haha).

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      mettelray
      April 7, 2013 at 9:54 AM

      Thanks! And the graphics, seriously, it wasn’t that difficult to put together! ๐Ÿ˜€

      You can guess, send me a Twitter PM or something but I don’t know if you’re gonna be right. Maybe. Maybe not.

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