These aren't necessary my favorite movies that begin with these letters. Also these are all movies I own.
  1. #: 50/50
    This movie has it all. It's funny and sad at the same time, and there are wonderful performances from everyone, especially Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen, Anna Kendrick, and Anjelica Huston.
  2. A: Anywhere But Here
    I saw this movie in theaters the day after Thanksgiving with my mom and cousin, and let me tell you there was not a dry eye in the place. Like, there were grown men crying. It's just one of those movies that gets you.
  3. B: The Babadook
    What a fucking terrifying movie. The Babadook pop up book alone is the stuff of nightmares, and it only gets worse from there. I still think about how scary it would be to be lying in bed and hearing "Babadook-dook-DOOK!"
  4. C: Confessions of a Shopaholic
    This is such an underrated movie and is why I fell in love with Isla Fisher. I used to be a lot like her character Rebecca and was actually very sad for her because I could totally empathize, and I was so happy when she finally made it through her issues.
  5. D: Deep Impact
    I finally bought this movie the other day, but I watch it all the time. The scene of Teá Leoni on the beach with her dad as the wave comes gets me every time.
  6. E: Enemy
    What a weird as fuck movie. It's kind of like Donnie Darko in the sense that it takes more than one viewing to fully understand it, and I haven't totally cracked it yet. I like it though, and Jake Gyllenhaal is great in it.
  7. F: Flight 7500
    This movie languished in production hell for something like five years and was finally released the other day. It's about some weird shit that goes on during a flight from LA to Tokyo. It was pretty good, and it had an ending I didn't see coming.
  8. G: Ghost World
    I was only 13 when this movie came out (my parents were pretty liberal in letting my siblings and me watch whatever the hell we wanted from a young age), so I thought at first this involved actual ghosts. It does not, but it's still awesome, even if the thought of anyone being with Steve Buscemi makes me want to throw up a little. On the other hand, this was my first exposure to ScarJo, my love.
  9. H: He Loves Me...He Loves Me Not
    The first of two Audrey Tautou movies on this list. I'm not typically one for foreign cinema, but I love her movies (I could have easily put Amélie for A). For about half of this movie, you think you know what's going on, and then it totally turns on its head and becomes something altogether different. It's pretty gripping and taut with tension, and Audrey's awesome in it.
  10. I: In Their Skin
    I thought this movie was going to suck, but I was pleasantly surprised. It's suspenseful and tense and kept me invested the entire time. One of my favorite Selma Blair roles (though there was a bit too much gratuitous nudity for my taste)
  11. J: Jawbreaker
    This movie is so campy, but in the best way. Rose McGowan is at her best playing this kind of character, and the rest of the cast nails it too (even if none of them look like high schoolers). And I love this exchange: "It's just weird the way time erases things." "Time doesn't erase things, people erase things." "Yeah...people erase people." I don't know why, but I do.
  12. K: King Kong
    Specifically the Naomi Watts version. She's such an incredible actress, and she's the biggest reason I loved this adaptation so much.
  13. L: Life As We Know It
    This movie is one of the ones I watch when I'm feeling sad. I'm a sucker for a good rom-com, and I love Katherine Heigl and Josh Duhamel, so this movie is aces.
  14. M: Martha Marcy May Marlene
    Man...if this were Scattegories, I'd get four points for this. Anyway, this movie slowly builds suspense that the cult Martha escaped from has come for her while flashbacks elaborate on what she's has been through. Meanwhile, the present day narrative also details her reacclimation to society. Sarah Paulson and especially Elizabeth Olsen are amazing.
  15. N: Never Been Kissed
    Like I said, I'm a sucker for a good rom-com, and this is one of my faves, even though I get a lot of secondhand embarrassment for Josie. The scene where Billy eggs her on prom night STILL infuriates me, and the final scene is one of my fave movie moments. I love the "it took me forever to get here" "I know what you mean" exchange at the end.
  16. O: Oculus
    Another weird as fuck movie (though not as weird as Enemy amazingly). Karen Gillan was great in this.
  17. P: The Perks of Being a Wallflower
    I resisted going to see this movie because I thought I wouldn't like it. But I wasn't working a lot, so I finally broke down and saw it in the cheap theater one day, and I'm glad I did. To me, it was phenomenal, and I lost my shit during the "stop crying" scene and was basically a mess the rest of the film. Logan Lerman doesn't get near enough credit as an actor. A perfect, perfect movie.
  18. Q: The Quiet
    This movie is oftentimes difficult to watch, but Elisha Cuthbert and Camilla Belle - both underrated - are awesome. "One day we wake up and we realize the world sucks. And we suck for being in it, and we run away. Anything but to face ourselves as we are. Anything to avoid asking why we hate ourselves so much."
  19. R: Return to Oz
    This movie is surprisingly scary. Y'all remember that scene where Dorothy has to steal the Elixir of Life and wakes up all of Mombi's heads, which all start screaming and wake up the headless Mombi, right? And don't get me started on those damn Wheelers.
  20. S: The Skeleton Twins
    Such a good movie. Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader were incredible, and it was so emotionally effecting. One of my absolute faves.
  21. T: They Came Together
    This movie is so ridiculous, but it's in the most hilarious way. I mean, it's truly absurd, from Amy Poehler wearing glasses with a comically large nose to see if Paul Rudd notices (that's how she'll know he's the one) to Cobie Smulders revealing herself to be Judge Judy to the movie's beyond funny interpretation of Boston. I love this movie.
  22. U: The Upside of Anger
    So many good actresses in this movie: Joan Allen, Keri Russell, Evan Rachel Wood, Erika Christensen, Alicia Witt. Joan and Evan in particular were amazing, and man, the ending is surprisingly brutal. A great movie all around.
  23. V: A Very Long Engagement
    Another Audrey Tautou movie. I don't normally go for period pieces, but this one was great. Audrey is such an amazing actress that I would probably watch her in anything.
  24. W: Walled In
    I have a soft spot for Mischa Barton B-movies, and this is my favorite. It's about a building inspector who stumbles upon long buried, sinister secrets, and Mischa is actually very good in the lead role. I like this movie a lot.
  25. X: X-Men
    Specifically the first one because I love love love the relationship between Logan and Rogue (or should I say Marie). One of my biggest disappointments in the series is the way that close bond sort of faded away as the movies went on.
  26. Y: Year of the Dog
    Molly Shannon is a surprisingly great dramatic actress (see also: Me and Earl and the Dying Girl). This movie is so sad. It's about a socially-awkward woman who begins to unravel when her only real friend - her dog - dies suddenly. I feel like her a lot, and it was heartbreaking to watch her downward spiral.
  27. Z: Zombieland
    Love this movie. I'm not normally big on Jesse Eisenberg, especially when he's the lead, but I love Emma Stone, Abigail Breslin, and Woody Harrelson. Even Jesse was good in this movie. And don't get me started on the hilarious Bill Murray cameo.