OUR 250 FAVORITE MOVIES SO FAR

A few days ago we hit 250 movies featured here on Movie Valhalla, and I wanted to do something to celebrate even though I forgot about it until after it happened. So here are our first 250 movies, ranked. Not in order of “greatness,” which has been done lots of times and I have no way of figuring out anyway, or by which movies I think are the “best,” but, extremely unscientifically, from my most favorite to my least favorite on this go around. This list is not meant to be valid for anyone but me, so if you do not think Santa Claus Conquers the Martians is better than The Godfather, don’t at me. All I’m saying is, given the choice between watching one of the two this afternoon, I’m picking the former.

Anyway, thanks to everyone who has supported us and read my ramblings about movies. Here’s to 250 more!

1 – THE PRINCESS BRIDE (1987)

2 – 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (1968)

3 – DR. STRANGELOVE OR: HOW I LEARNED TO STOP WORRYING AND LOVE THE BOMB (1964)

4 – LAWRENCE OF ARABIA (1962)

5 – THE MUPPET CHRISTMAS CAROL (1992)

6 – GHOSTBUSTERS (1984)

7 – BLADE RUNNER (1982)

8 – ANNIE HALL (1977)

9 – APOCALYPSE NOW (1979)

10 – THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS (1993)

11 – GROUNDHOG DAY (1993)

12 – DUCK SOUP (1933)

13 – NETWORK (1976)

14 – DET SJUNDE INSEGLET (1957)

15 – TOM JONES (1963)

16 – ALIEN (1979)

17 – SEVEN SAMURAI (1954)

18 – ODD MAN OUT (1947)

19 – RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (1981)

20 – STAR WARS (1977)

21 – ELECTION (1999)

22 – BEST IN SHOW (2000)

23 – AMADEUS (1984)

24 – GATES OF HEAVEN (1978)

25 – THE MUPPETS TAKE MANHATTAN (1984)

26 – DO THE RIGHT THING (1989)

27 – LA REGLE DE JEU (1939)

28 – SPARTACUS (1960)

29 – RASHOMON (1950)

30 – THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS (1991)

31 – RAISING ARIZONA (1987)

32 – GALAXY QUEST (1999)

33 – BLAZING SADDLES (1974)

34 – AIRPLANE! (1980)

35 – NASHVILLE (1975)

36 – NOSFERATU, EINE SYMPHONIE DES GRAUENS (1922)

37 – BEING THERE (1979)

38 – PSYCHO (1960)

39 – THE SHINING (1980)

40 – LA PASSION DE JEANNE D’ARC (1928)

41 – BILL AND TED’S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE (1989)

42 – NORTH BY NORTHWEST (1959)

43 – CHINATOWN (1974)

44 – GLADIATOR (2000)

45 – JAWS (1975)

46 – THE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI (1957)

47 – PRINCESS MONONOKE (1997)

48 – THE WICKER MAN (1973)

49 – AGUIRRE, DER ZORN GOTTES (1972)

50 – BONNIE AND CLYDE (1967)

51 – PULP FICTION (1994)

52 – STAR TREK VI: THE UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY (1991)

53 – THE MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH (1964)

54 – BELLE DE JOUR (1967)

55 – 12 ANGRY MEN (1957)

56 – ALL ABOUT EVE (1950)

57 – MULAN (1998)

58 – CITIZEN KANE (1941)

59 – GOJIRA (1954)

60 – THE LEOPARD (1963)

61 – THE MALTESE FALCON (1941)

62 – THE PIANO (1993)

63 – SUSPIRIA (1977)

64 – ALL THE PRESIDENT’S MEN (1976)

65 – THE THING (1982)

66 – SAFETY LAST! (1923)

67 – KING KONG (1933)

68 – DIE HARD (1988)

69 – THE EXORCIST (1974)

70 – VERTIGO (1958)

71 – WAG THE DOG (1997)

72 – HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL (1959)

73 – KIKI’S DELIVERY SERVICE (1989)

74 – TOY STORY (1995)

75 – SCHINDLER’S LIST (1993)

76 – THE GOLD RUSH (1925)

77 – CASABLANCA (1942)

78 – SHERLOCK JR. (1924)

79 – CHUNGKING EXPRESS (1994)

80 – CITY LIGHTS (1931)

81 – YI YI (2000)

82 – SHOAH (1985)

83 – THE APARTMENT (1960)

84 – CLÉO DE 5 À 7 (1962)

85 – MODERN TIMES (1936)

86 – WITHIN OUR GATES (1920)

87 – SANTA CLAUS CONQUERS THE MARTIANS (1964)

88 – LOVE & BASKETBALL (2000)

89 – DEVIL IN A BLUE DRESS (1995)

90 – CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON (2000)

91 – BLACK CHRISTMAS (1974)

92 – LAURA (1944)

93 – FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH (1982)

94 – DOUBLE INDEMNITY (1944)

95 – REAR WINDOW (1954)

96 – THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE (1962)

97 – GOLDFINGER (1964)

98 – POINT BREAK (1991)

99 – PLANES, TRAINS & AUTOMOBILES (1987)

100 – THE SEARCHERS (1956)

101 – A CLOCKWORK ORANGE (1971)

102 – SUNRISE: A SONG OF TWO HUMANS (1927)

103 – 8 ½ (1963)

104 – TOKYO STORY (1953)

105 – SULLIVAN’S TRAVELS (1941)

106 – BLUE VELVET (1986)

107 – HARLAN COUNTY, USA (1976)

108 – M*A*S*H (1970)

109 – FRANKENSTEIN (1931)

110 – FREAKS (1932)

111 – COOLEY HIGH (1975)

112 – THE NAKED GUN: FROM THE FILES OF POLICE SQUAD! (1988)

113 – MOONSTRUCK (1987)

114 – MAN WITH A MOVIE CAMERA (1929)

115 – ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST (1975)

116 – THE PHILADELPHIA STORY (1940)

117 – THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES (1946)

118 – A NIGHT AT THE OPERA (1935)

119 – NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (1968)

120 – REPO MAN (1984)

121 – THE TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE (1948)

122 – HOUSE PARTY (1990)

123 – MADCHEN IN UNIFORM (1931)

124 – HALLOWEEN (1978)

125 – THE AFRICAN QUEEN (`1951)

126 – BOYZ N THE HOOD (1991)

127 – MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY (1935)

128 – TOUKI BOUKI (1973)

129 – CABARET (1972)

130 – BEN-HUR (1959)

131 – HIMALA (1982)

132 – IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT (1`967)

133 – IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE (2000)

134 – SUNSET BOULEVARD (1950)

135 – ON THE WATERFRONT (1954)

136 – TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD (1962)

137 – A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE (1951)

138 – ӦRӦKBEFOGADÁS (1975)

139 – JALSAGHAR (1958)

140 – CANDYMAN (1992)

141 – JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR (1973)

142 – GUESS WHO’S COMING TO DINNER (1967)

143 – SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN (1952)

144 – THE SILENCES OF THE PALACE (1994)

145 – WAKING NED DEVINE (1998)

146 – BATTLESHIP POTEMKIN (1925)

147 – GONE WITH THE WIND (1939)

148 – DAZED AND CONFUSED (1993)

149 – BORN YESTERDAY (1950)

150 – AMERICAN PSYCHO (2000)

151 – ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT (1930)

152 – LOCK, STOCK AND TWO SMOKING BARRELS (1998)

153 – A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN (1992)

154 – MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET (1947)

155 – THE GODFATHER (1972)

156 – COMING TO AMERICA (1988)

157 – SAVING PRIVATE RYAN (1998)

158 – TO BE OR NOT TO BE (1942)

159 – THE WILD BUNCH (1969)

160 – WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? (1966)

161 – WHEN HARRY MET SALLY… (1989)

162 – ROMA CITTÁ APERTA (1945)

163 – GANJA & HESS (1973)

164 – THE GENERAL (1926)

165 – ÉL (1953)

166 – THE DEAD (1987)

167 – LATE SPRING (1949)

168 – THE LEARNING TREE (1969)

169 – THE WATERMELON WOMAN (1969)

170 – ROMAN HOLIDAY (1953)

171 – GOLDENEYE (1995)

172 – THE GODFATHER PART II (1974)

173 – MAN OF ARAN (1934)

174 – MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON (1939)

175 – REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE (1955)

176 – A PLACE IN THE SUN (1951)

177 – EASY RIDER (1969)

178 – SWING TIME (1936)

179 – WILLOW (1988)

180 – STAND AND DELIVER (1988)

181 – THE WIZARD OF OZ (1939)

182 – THE ASCENT (1977)

183 – LA NOIRE DE… (1966)

184 – WUTHERING HEIGHTS (1939)

185 – SOUNDER (1972)

186 – THE SIXTH SENSE (1999)

187 – THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION (1994)

188 – TITANIC (1997)

189 – E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL (1982)

190 – AMERICA AMERICA (1963)

191 – INTOLERANCE (1916)

192 – DARBY O’GILL AND THE LITTLE PEOPLE (1959)

193 – THE LAST PICTURE SHOW (1971)

194 – BRIAN’S SONG (1971)

195 – IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT (1934)

196 – MY BEAUTIFUL LAUNDRETTE (1985)

197 – LES QUATRE CENTS COUPS (1959)

198 – GOING MY WAY (1944)

199 – THE GRAPES OF WRATH (1940)

200 – THE LAST EMPEROR (1987)

201 – THE BLOOD OF JESUS (1941)

202 – PLAY MISTY FOR ME (1971)

203 – THE MAGNIFICENT AMBERSONS (1942)

204 – BRAVEHEART (1995)

205 – THE SOUND OF MUSIC (1965)

206 – DESPERATELY SEEKING SUSAN (1985)

207 – THE FRENCH CONNECTION (1971)

208 – THE ICE STORM (1997)

209 – SHAFT (1971)

210 – TO SLEEP WITH ANGER (1990)

211 – SOPHIE’S CHOICE (1982)

212 – GOODFELLAS (1990)

213 – WAITING TO EXHALE (1995)

214 – EVE’S BAYOU (1997)

215 – FOOTLOOSE (1984)

216 – SHANE (1953)

217 – WHITE CHRISTMAS (1954)

218 – THE GODFATHER PART III (1990)

219 – HOOSIERS (1986)

220 – HIGH NOON (1952)

221 – SCROOGED (1988)

222 – THE QUIET MAN (1952)

223 – SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE (1993)

224 – MIDNIGHT COWBOY (1969)

225 – RITUAL IN TRANSFIGURED TIME (1946)

226 – THE LIFE OF EMILE ZOLA (1937)

227 – TAXI DRIVER (1976)

228 – AN AMERICAN TAIL (1986)

229 – BRINGING UP BABY (1938)

230 – MODERN ROMANCE (1981)

231 – IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE (1946)

232 – YANKEE DOODLE DANDY (1942)

233 – RAGING BULL (1980)

234 – THE CONNECTION (1961)

235 – THE GRADUATE (1967)

236 – SOME CAME RUNNING (1958)

237 – AMERICAN GRAFFITI (1973)

238 – A GOOFY MOVIE (1995)

239 – FORREST GUMP (1994)

240 – MANHATTAN (1979)

241 – THE DEER HUNTER (1978)

242 – RYAN’S DAUGHTER (1970)

243 – DEATH BECOMES HER (1992)

244 – SOME LIKE IT HOT (1959)

245 – KRAMER VS. KRAMER (1979)

246 – THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH (1952)

247 – THE PARTY (1968)

248 – THE BROADWAY MELODY (1929)

249 – TOOTSIE (1982)

250 – THE BEST MAN (1999)

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