The internet loves lists, saying things are the best thing ever or the worst thing that exists. Hyperbole for the sake of comedy and all that. I’ve been wanting to do a post like this for some time– A thing like this sort of lays out biases and what people look for in their entertainment and why they like certain things over other things. For me it’s not as simple, I think. Ranking things subjectively, sure, but actual favorites? Well, my Spotify “Starred” playlist has over 1000 songs on it, so it’s never been particularly easy. I have standard answers to many things, of course. “Empire Strikes Back”, “Harry Potter”, “Teen Titans”, etc. but I’ve never been one for real favorites.

Which is part of the reason I’m organizing this list the way that I am. See, the title is a bit of a lie, because I’m not including many of my favored films on this list. That is, I’m not including any franchise films. Not Star Wars, not Harry Potter, not LOTR, not any of them. Nor am I including any Disney or PIXAR films, though I do absolutely love many of them. I want to talk about movies that I love that aren’t the one’s I would immediately answer with. They’re not un-famous, many are quite recognizable in fact.

But they’re all fantastic.

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