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My criteria for a favorite movie is one I can watch once a year, at least, without getting bored by it entirely—if I become bored with a scene here and there, well, that’s what the remote is for.

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I first saw West Side Story, topping my list eternally, when I was 16, and since then I’ve lost count, but I’d estimate I’ve seen it upwards of 40 times. I take issue with some of the politics, but there’s so much to see in WSS that I catch something new with almost every viewing, and I have no doubt I’ll be watching it till the day I die. Most of the others—which aren’t in any kind of order—I’ve seen an average of four times each.

MUSICALS

West Side Story
My Fair Lady
Camelot

Funny Girl
Chicago
On a Clear Day You Can See Forever

CLASSICS

All About Eve
It’s a Wonderful Life
Midnight Cowboy

A Streetcar Named Desire
Some Like it Hot
The Misfits

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
La Strada

DRAMA

Missing
El Norte

Return to Paradise
Titanic
Set It Off

DRAMA WITH MUCHO COMEDY
(I wouldn’t classify these as strictly drama or strictly comedy. I believe they call them dramedies these days. They’re also pretty much chick flicks.)

Terms of Endearment
The Big Chill
Mystic Pizza

The Way We Were
Rain Man
The Five Heartbeats
Steel Magnolias
Saturday Night Fever

COMEDY

Legally Blonde I and II
Overboard

Wedding Crashers
Little Miss Sunshine
All of Me
Groundhog Day
Tootsie

Back to the Future (first one only!)

Shallow Hal/School of Rock

My Cousin Vinny

WOODY ALLEN

Annie Hall
The Front
Hannah and her Sisters

Crimes and Misdemeanors
Husbands and Wives
Deconstructing Harry
Small Time Crooks

KIDS

Bad News Bears (Original only! from 1976)


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