A New List of 101 Popular and Beloved Films

I wanted to get away from lists that represent what critics think and I wanted to focus more on the films that have historically been popular with moviegoers or films that have gained a following over the years. Here is a list that mixes beloved classics, box office smashes, and iconic films all into a condensed group of 101.

These include films that have tremendous critical acclaim such as Gone With the Wind, Casablanca, Lawrence of Arabia, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, and Silence of the Lambs.

There are also blockbusters such as Jaws, Titanic, Avatar, and the Avengers.

However, you cannot forget random fan favorites like Monty Python and the Holy Grail, The Breakfast Club, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Home Alone, Mean Girls, and Anchorman either.

I hope to continue to discuss these films in more depth because I find this list to be eclectic and fun for me personally. I hope it is for you too.

It goes without saying that discussion is welcome because any list like this can never be truly subjective. No matter what you think I sincerely hope you enjoy it!

Here is a list of some of the films I did not select (including a lot of classics).

Other Candidates:
When Harry Met Sally (1989)
Top Hat (1935)
Pretty Woman (1990)
The French Connection (1971)
Vertigo (1958)
King Kong (1933)
The Great Dictator (1940)
MASH (1970)
Saturday Night Fever (1977)
Platoon (1986)
(National Lampoon’s) Animal House (1978)
Dirty Dancing (1987)
The Notebook (2004)
Dirty Harry (1971)
The Big Lebowski (1998)
Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
Ghost (1990)
Frankenstein (1931)
Apocalypse Now (1979)
The Music Man (1962)
The Fugitive (1993)
It Happened One Night (1934)
Love Story (1970)
Raging Bull (1980)
Braveheart (1995)
Pinocchio (1940)
Citizen Kane (1941)
Seven Year Itch (1957)
The Philadelphia Story (1940)
Big (1988)
Chinatown (1974)
Scarface (1983)
The Great Escape (1963)
Say Anything (1989)
Independence Day (1996)
Monster’s Inc.(2001)
Dumb and Dumber (1994)
The Passion of the Christ (2004)
Men in Black (1997)

Part of a Series:
Dr. No (1962)
Star Wars (1977)
Toy Story (1995)
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
The Planet of the Apes (1968)
Skyfall (2012)
Spider-Man (2002)
Alien (1979)
Bourne Ultimatum (2007)
Toy Story 2 (1999)
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)
The Terminator (1984)
The Godfather Part II (1974)
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (1999)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 (2011)

Note: Because of the limited space I only selected one film from a specific franchise/series

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