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For anyone who is interested, here is a... 

List of my 10 favourite movies:

Blue Velvet (1986, David Lynch)
Annie Hall (1977, Woody Allen)
American Beauty (1999, Sam Mendes)
The Apartment (1960, Billy Wilder)
Koyaanisqatsi (1982, Godfrey Reggio)
Manhattan (1979, Woody Allen)
Shawshank Redemption (1994, Frank Darabont) [*2]
Alien (1978, Ridley Scott)
American Werewolf in London (1981, John Landis)
The Fly (1986, David Cronenburg)
Thelma & Louise (1989, Ridley Scott)
Basic Instinct (1992, Paul Verhoeven)
Husbands & Wives (1992, Woody Allen)
Some Like It Hot (1959, Billy Wilder)
Chinatown (1974, Roman Polanski)
Something Wild (1986, Jonathon Demme)
Hannah and Her Sisters (1986, Woody Allen)
Bambi (1941, Walt Disney)
12 Angry Men (1957, Sidney Lumet)
Stalag 17 (1951, Billy Wilder)
Sunset Boulevard (1950, Billy Wilder)
Vertigo (1956, Alfred Hitchcock)
Psycho (1960, Alfred Hitchcock)
The Birds (1963, Alfred Hitchcock)
Ace in The Hole (1951, Billy Wilder)
Dial M For Murder (1954, Alfred Hitchcock)
The Matrix (1999, Wachowski Bros)
The Haunting (1960, Robert Wise)
Don't Look Now (1973, Nicholas Roeg)
Paperhouse (1988, Bernard Rose)
The Music Box (1932, Laurel & Hardy)
State Of Grace (1994, Phil Joanou) [*2]
Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986, John Hughes) [*1]
Threesome (1994, Andrew Fleming) [*2]
Sex, Lies and Videotape (1989, Steven Soderbergh)
Brief Encounter (1945, David Lean)
The Third Man (1949, Carol Read)
Starship Troopers (1997, Paul Verhoeven)
Woodstock (1970, Michael Wadleigh)
Rosemary's Baby (1968, Roman Polanski)
Near Dark (1987, Kathryn Bigelow)
Swingers (1996, Doug Liman)
Jaws (1975, Steven Speilberg)
The Seven Year Itch (1955, Billy Wilder)
Chasing Amy (1997, Kevin Smith)
Leon (1994, Luc Besson) [*2]
Alfie (1966, Lewis Gilbert)
E.T. (1982, Steven Speilberg)
The Incredibles (2004, Brad Bird)
Toy Story 1, 2 & 3 (1995 - 2010, John Lasseter)
The Ninth Gate (1999, Roman Polanski)
Dark Water (2005, Walter Salles)
Silver Streak (1976, Arthur Hiller) [*1]
Tootsie (1982, Sidney Pollack)
Touch Of Evil  (1958, Orson Welles)
The Amityville Horror (1979, Stuart Rosenburg)
One, Two, Three (1961, Billy Wilder)
The Mask (1994, Chuck Russell) [*2]
Marnie (1964, Alfred Hitchcock)
Hound Of The Baskervilles (1959, Terence Fisher)
Lair Of The White Worm (1988, Ken Russell)
Dream Demon (1988, Harley Cokliss)

These almost made it:

Double Indemnity (1944, Billy Wilder)
Exotica (1994, Atom Egoyan) [*2]
Robocop (1987, Paul Verhoeven)
Withnail and I (1987, Bruce Robinson)
The Innocents (1961, Jack Clayton)
The Ring (1998, Hideo Nakata)
Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974, Tobe Hooper)
Clerks (1994, Kevin Smith) [*2]
Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994, Mike Newell) [*2]

As you might be able to guess, I think Billy Wilder is the greatest filmaker of the english speaking world.

To make it onto my first list, the main criteria I applied was that I must be able to go back and watch the movie over & over again, and never tire of it.

I am trying to sort this list in order of preference, but this is proving rather difficult... every time I do some editing, the order changes.

These lists might not be finished.


[*1]  I think Ferris Bueller's Day Off and Silver Streak have the best movie endings of all time!
[*2]  1994 was a particularly good year for movies.