Inspired by @LizDawson and @ListPrompts and the rest of you. For clarification, these are my ten favorites, not what I consider to be the ten best films ever made.
  1. Honorable Mention:
    Fletch; Major League; Young Guns; Back to the Future; Dr.Strangelove; Anchorman; Half Baked; Spinal Tap; Blazing Saddles; U-Turn
  2. The Usual Suspects
    I knew Bruce Willis was dead, in the Sixth Sense. You name a twist from any movie around that time and I probably figured it out long before the director/writer had intended. But, did I know Verbal Kint was Kaiser Soze...? Nope! And that's the greatest trick the devil ever pulled, convincing the world he doesn't exist. 🗣👌🏻💨
  3. Sin City
    I even liked A Dame to Kill For and The Spirit(featuring most of my celebrity crushes). I love the style and imagery of this film, and the corresponding films that stole it's aesthetic. I was never into the graphic novels but have since read a few. I like Frank Millers writing style and think Sin City is a great representation of that on the big screen.
  4. Casablanca
    "I remember every detail, the Germans wore grey, you wore blue." Before I met my wife, I met the only other woman I seriously considered marrying at the Paris hotel in Las Vegas. Later I took her on a date to a restaurant named Cadablanca. We quoted this movie to each other a lot, after we stopped dating and remained friends it was a lot of "we'll always have Paris" and similarly themed quotes. (We're both married and don't talk much anymore, and she's never come into my bar with the new guy).
  5. L.A. Confidential
    If this movie was like 30min shorter, without cutting anything out(somehow?), I'd watch it everyday. Literally. Love this movie!
  6. The Princess Bride
    I will argue to my death that this would be considered one of the greatest movies of all-time if the title was: The Dread Pirate Roberts. I'm amazed at the number of people(usually men) who haven't seen this movie, and usually it's because of the title. Also, my wife wouldn't let our officiant say "mawwiage is what brings us here today" like I requested. *currently working on my immunity to iocane powder.*
  7. Where the Buffalo Roam
    My favorite of the Hunter Thompson movies. Johnny Depp and Fear and Loathing do a great job of bringing Dr.Gonzo to the big screen, but my preference is for the Bill Murray version from the 80's. Where the Buffalo Roam doesn't have the special effects to rival Fear and Loathing but Bill Murray and Peter Boyle do as good a job as Depp and Del Toro do in bringing the characters to life.
  8. The Maltese Falcon
    If I could be any movie character it might be Sam Spade... if he was taller. Mary Astor really does nothing for me, but the rest of the characters are great!
  9. Rocky
    If your significant other wants to watch some boring rom-com, try to convince her that Rocky is a love story, not a sports movie. It really is, but he/she won't believe you. At the end, when the underdog(Rocky) has gone the distance with the champ, and is on the verge of his life's goal - instead of waiting around to find out if he won the heavyweight championship of the world - he starts looking, and screaming for "Adrian!!!!" Rocky 2,3&4 should all be in the honorable mention list as well.
  10. The Hustler
    This is the movie I watch the most, at this point in my life. I've seen the Big Lebowski so many times that scientist just started rounding the total number to infinity. There are still nuances that I notice in the Hustler, that make every viewing experience different and I long ago lost those with the Big Lebowski. Paul Newman, George C. Scott, Jackie Gleason, Piper Laurie are all fantastic. This would be #1 on my best films ever list.
  11. The Big Lebowski
    Well, that's just like your opinion, man...