Fun For Your Friday—The Top 100 Movie Challenge

I read this blog post this morning by Nathan Bransford about his list that he had compiled of his top 100 movies that he’s ever seen.  Apparently it had taken him a while to put this list together and he was challenging anyone who read the post to compile their own list and share it with his readers.  It got me thinking about what it would take (for me personally) to put a movie on my list of top favorite movies.  Considering I don’t just like one certain type of movie it was interesting for me to see what I would deem worthy to put on this list.

Mostly I like movies that inspire me to think and to create, and I like a lot of suspense and drama (definitely suspense), I even like some action packed movies as well.  What I don’t like is scary movies and usually I don’t like sci-fi either (with the exception of a few sci-fi movies that actually made my list).  I thought it would be fun to not only share my list with Nathan and his readers, but with mine as well, and perhaps get you to thinking about the movies you watch and what would make you list a movie as one of your top favorites.  Now this list is in no particular order accept for the number one pick is actually my absolute favorite movie.

1.)    The Shawshank Redemption

2.)    It’s a Wonderful Life

3.)    Pretty Woman

4.)    Dirty Dancing

5.)    Entire Twilight Series

6.)    Entire Harry Potter Series

7.)    The Bone Collector

8.)    The Wizard of Oz

9.)    The Sound of Music

10.)The Pursuit of Happiness

11.)The Princess Diaries

12.)The Devil Wears Prada


14.)Alex Haley’s Queen

15.)The Women of Brewster Place

16.)Save the Last Dance

17.)Sex and the City (1 & 2)

18.)Miss Potter

19.)To Kill a Mockingbird

20.)Of Mice and Men

21.)A Few Good Men

22.)Men of Honor

23.)Losing Isaiah



26.)I can do bad all by myself

27.)Poetic Justice

28.)Enemy of the State

29.)Kiss the Girls

30.)Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

31.)Love Story

32.)Edward Scissorhands

33.)Cry Baby

34.)Coming to America

35.)America’s Sweethearts

36.)The Sixth Sense

37.)Don’t Say a Word

38.)The Lovely Bones

39.)I Am Sam

40.)The Secret Life of Bee’s

41.)The Parent Trap (the original one)

42.)Steel Magnolias

43.)Riding in Cars With Boys

44.)Little Women


46.)The Long Kiss Goodnight

47.)The Little Mermaid

48.)A Time to Kill

49.)The Negotiator

50.)Million Dollar Baby

51.)The Bodyguard

52.)Good Deeds

53.)For Colored Girls

54.)The Hours

55.)Uptown Girls

56.)Murder by Numbers


58.)Girl, Interrupted

59.)Lara Croft: Tomb Raider

60.)The Man in the Moon

61.)Lean on Me

62.)Set It Off

63.)Their Eyes Were Watching God

64.)Malcolm X

65.)Mary Poppins

66.)The Color Purple


68.)The Pelican Brief

69.)The Firm

70.)Panic Room

71.)Corina, Corina


73.)Sleeping with the Enemy

74.)Secret Window


76.)John Q

77.)Remember the Titans

78.)A Raisin in the Sun

79.)Sparkle (the original)

80.)Bridget Jones’ Diary

81.)Disappearing Acts

82.)The Lady and The Tramp

83.)Waiting To Exhale

84.)A League of Their Own

85.)Cast Away

86.)Dangerous Minds

87.)What’s Love Got to Do With It

88.)The Five Heartbeats

89.)The Jackson 5: An American Dream

90.)What Lies Beneath

91.)The Talented Mr. Ripley


93.)Little Shop of Horrors



96.)Where the Heart Is

97.)Cruel Intentions


99.)Daddy’s Little Girls

100.)White Oleander

Okay so that took a lot to come up with and some of those movies I hadn’t even thought of in years.  What movies are your favorite movies over the course of your whole life?  Hope you have as much fun reminiscing as I did when I was compiling this list.  Happy Friday everyone and have a great and wonderful weekend!


Jimmetta Carpenter


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