1. Birdman
    Saw it twice in theaters and once at home. Affected me SO deeply and also made me cry a lot during scenes where everyone else was laughing
  2. The Virgin Suicides
    The cinematography. The writing. The soundtrack. Transported me into a technicolor world of feelings and vignettes
  3. American Beauty
    I think humans are beautiful and fascinating and layered and this film captures that and more
  4. Breakfast at Tiffany's
    The idea that a human is so unsure about her own identity that she manifests another one is beautifully tragic and Audrey Hepburn is my favorite ever
  5. My Fair Lady
    I have such vivid memories of watching this for the first time and just being SO amazed and entertained. I will go to say that this is in my top 3
  6. The Breakfast Club
    It is so difficult to find any movie or television show today that does not assume teens are A) zombies who hate everything that breathes and/or B) Facebook addicts who say "LOL" instead of actually laughing. Thank the universe for John Hughes
  7. Mean Girls
    One of the first ways I was introduced to feminism. Tina Fey's speech towards the end about slut shaming and why to NOT break down other girls stayed with me from the moment I first saw it
  8. The Kings Speech
    I aspire to one day make a film like this. Colin Firth is one of my favorite actors ever
  9. Easy A
    Also such a feminist movie. Emma Stone is just wonderful
  10. The Devil Wears Prada
    88% chance I'm watching this at 9 o clock on a Sunday with my sister for the sixteenth time
  11. Paris, Je T'Aime
    Art in its truest form
  12. 2001: A Space Odyssey
    Perfection. (+5 points if you watch this on a red-eye during turbulence- it adds to the films experience) (-5 points if you watch the Daisy scene on a silent red eye flight when it's pitch black and everyone's asleep- terrifying)
  13. West Side Story
    I will always love musicals and I will always sing "when you're a jet" and "tonight" with my dad in the morning on the way to set
  14. Midnight in Paris
    Partly because of the 3 min Paris montage at the beginning but mostly because how perfect the cast is
  15. The Nightmare Before Christmas
    I get so oddly emotional and possessive with this movie. It's so beautiful both from a visual and artistic standpoint. Jack Skellington is me and I am Jack Skellington
  16. Love Actually
  17. Elf