…I own, or should own, because I like them enough to re-watch each of them multiple times.
It was interesting to put this list together (observing my own idiosyncratic tastes; I’m sure it would be possible to draw all kinds of conclusions about me from the list), but because most readers won’t care too much about this, I’ve put it in the extended body section of this entry (link below). Please note that there are some guilty pleasures in the list, and I’m not going to defend any of them.
I’m planning a list of favorite short stories, too, at some point (making the list leads me to re-reading them, which is a Good Thing as far as my own creative process goes) — and I’ll banish that list to the extended body (what a strange term; it evokes a lot of odd images) as well.
A Room with a View
Blast from the Past
Contender, The (2002)
Enemy at the Gate
English Patient, The
Ghost and Mrs. Muir, The (1947)
Impromtu (Judy Davis, not widely known)
It’s a Wonderful Life
Last of the Mohicans (Daniel Day-Lewis version)
Philadelphia Story, The
*Pride & Prejudice
Sense & Sensibility (1996)
Shakespeare in Love
Shawshank Redemption, The
When Harry Met Sally
While You Were Sleeping
Yanks (Richard Gere; bet you’ve never seen it)
*so it’s not a movie. so sue me