My Lists

Below is a list of the lists on this site. Can you tell I like lists? It’s a fun word. List, list, list.

My Essential Movies

These are films that, for lack of a better description, make me happy I do this job. Because of the movies on this list, I’d do this even if I didn’t get paid. Oh, wait, I don’t get paid… Hmmm.


The cinematic equivalent of finding an unknown Picaso at a yard sale. These are films that you may not have heard of and I never would have seen if I hadn’t started doing this site.

Recommended for Families

These aren’t just movies that are safe for the kiddies. Some of these might have mature subject matter but I think they’re worth watching as a whole family.

The National Film Registry

The Library of Congress maintains a list of “culturally significant” films that they have deemed worthy of preservation. I tend to agree with their selections.

AFI’s 100 Years 100 Films

While a ranking from 1 to 100 is of dubious value, I think that inclusion on this list is still of sufficient distinction to highlight it here.

Roger Ebert’s Great Films

I’m not trying to crib off your homework, Roger. I just thought it would be fun to see how your tastes stacked up against mine.

Movies to Avoid

These are the bullets I took for you. I hope you appreciate it.