I couldn’t sleep the other night, so I got out of bed around 4am and turned the television on only to catch the end of the movie The Notebook. I have seen The Notebook many times and think it is a really good movie, very well written. That got me thinking of my favorite movies, so I started a list. Unfortunately, I fell back to sleep on the couch and only listed about five of my favorite movies. Roxie and I really enjoy going to the movies. In fact, that was our very first date a movie called, The World’s Greatest Athlete, at the Grand in Madison back in 1973.

I kept that paper I started and when I was home in the evenings I would pick it up and add to it. I have broken down the movies into categories, drama, comedy, sports, holiday and romance. I hate horror movies and only have gone to a few of them in my lifetime, so I have left that out. The only horror movie I didn’t mind was, The Shining with Jack Nicholson. Another category would be musicals; I don’t like musicals, however I loved The Rocky Horror Picture Show, that actually was a musical, science fiction, horror, comedy movie. A classic movie.

Here is my list, and I gave this some really good thought. I have them ranked 1-10, number one my favorite. I did google top movies and found I really had a good memory when it came to the movies that we have seen. I did add a few from google that I hadn’t thought of and felt they needed to be on my list. Feel free to respond with your favorite movies, I would like to hear what they are.

Paul’s all-time favorite movies


  1. Titanic
  2. Saving Private Ryan
  3. JFK
  4. Billy Jack
  5. Bonnie and Clyde
  6. Dances with Wolves
  7. Rain Man
  8. Patton
  9. Shindlers List
  10.  One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest


  1. Caddyshack
  2. Young Frankenstein
  3. National Lampoons Vacation
  4. The Jerk
  5. Animal House
  6. The Naked Gun
  7. Blazing Saddles
  8. Airplane
  9. Dumb and Dumber
  10. The Blues Brothers


  1. The Notebook
  2. Titanic
  3. Love Story
  4. 50 First Dates
  5. The African Queen
  6. The Proposal
  7. Ghost
  8. An Officer and A Gentleman
  9. Pretty Woman
  10. Gone with the Wind


  1. Christmas Vacation
  2. It’s A Wonderful Life
  3. Christmas with the Kranks
  4. Elf
  5. A Charlie Brown Christmas
  6. Home Alone
  7. The Family Man
  8. Trading Places
  9. Miracle of 34th Street
  10. The Holiday


  1. Rudy
  2. Hoosiers
  3. The Greatest Game Ever Played
  4. Miracle on Ice
  5. Ali
  6. The Rookie
  7. The Sandlot
  8. Invincible
  9. The Blind Side
  10. Remember the Titans

Honorable Mention

  1. The Godfather
  2. Patton
  3. Rocky
  4. Jaws
  5. Raiders of the Lost Ark
  6. Forrest Gump
  7. American Graffiti
  8. Back to the Future
  9. The Sound of Music
  10. Tora! Tora! Tora!

Paul’s Top Ten

  1. Titanic
  2. Christmas Vacation
  3. Rudy
  4. The Notebook
  5. Caddyshack
  6. Saving Private Ryan
  7. Hoosiers
  8. Young Frankenstein
  9. National Lampoons Vacation
  10. The Greatest Game Ever Played

Well there you have it, my favorite movies of all time. When I made this list I was thinking I have seen a lot of movies in my lifetime. Most of the movies on my list I have seen a number of times. I would love to hear about your favorite movies.



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