Thursday, November 29, 2007

Your 25 Favorite Movies

Remember when I had you all scrambling to pick your 25 favorite films and vote for them? I think I just realized that I never actually posted the results. Oops.

But we did tally them, my faithful vote-tallying siblings and I. Back in early Spring. And I'm pleased to announce the results! (I shall come in with comments every now and then. When I feel like it. It was actually my desire to comment on every choice that slowed (read: stopped) me from posting the results. So my comments will be limited.*)

In first place we have:

1. Fellowship of the Ring

What can I say? Lots of people like this movie. I wish I knew how I felt about it, but so many

2. Return of the King

This one too...

3. Serenity

A mere three people voted for this movie. How did Serenity make it on the list? The three just put it very high on their lists. Incidentally, all of three of these voters last names rhyme with "ice". Hmm...

4. Casablanca

I'm glad this movie made it on here. I feel like Casablanca is overlooked by a lot of my friends (though probably also over-esteemed by a lot of other people).

5. Star Wars, A New Hope

6. Pride and Prejudice

7. To Kill a Mockingbird

8. The Incredibles

9. The Truman Show

10. Babette's Feast

A beautiful film about food and art, with an underlying parable of grace. Couldn't be better.

11. The Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers

12. Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back

13. (tie) Monty Python and the Holy Grail
(tie) Spider-Man

15. Princess Bride

16. Batman Begins

17. Gladiator

18. Fiddler on the Roof

A tie for my favorite musical. I want to gather all my friends and loved ones and make them watch this movie. I love it so.

19. Life is Beautiful

20. (tie) Chariots of Fire
(tie) The Shawshank Redemption
(tie) The Village

23. Finding Neverland

I am conflicted about this movie.

24. The New World

The beauty of this movie has wedged itself deep within my soul! I am enthusiastic about this film! This is not just a pretty film; Tarrence Malick's beauty means something. That people means things by what they say and do is very reassuring to me when I find it. That there's more than just money involved.

25. Not of This World

*Eriol and I actually recorded a podcast to announce the winners, giving much backstory and interesting trivia tidbits about the polls, but I still can't figure out how to upload the thing. I'll post it when I can.


Anonymous said...

I wish I was alive in the blogger community when this was going on.

wildflower* said...

me too!

Queen of Arrrts and England said...

I can't say that I've heard of all of those, but I think its probably a very good list! Lots of movies I still need to see.

Katie said...

Good to see the list! Apparently I don't have exactly the same opinions as everyone else, but its still a list I like quite a bit. A few I need to obviously give another chance. Um... I'm a bit embarassed to admit it but I've never watched Fiddler on the Roof all the way through.