Jerome’s 100 Favorite Movies Ever

Before getting into the actual list, let’s talk about why this list is happening. I like to rank all of the theatrical movies in a given year. I’ve done it the last couple years and it’s been a great way to organize my thoughts on things I’ve seen. There’s no way I’ll be seeing anywhere close to the usual movie output, so I thought why not go back and review over some of my favorite movies of all-time. That’s what I’ll be doing the next six months or so. I am distinguishing between favorite and best. Those are two distinct categories. Trying to objectively state the 100 best movies can be really tricky. Many of my favorite movies would not be considered the “best” movies, but I still enjoy them.

I want to point out that I’ll be organizing these movies and releasing about four movies a week, maybe three in some cases. This is not the official order. I will create a ranked list and release it the last week of 2020.

Also, when it comes to art from the past, certain things do not age well. That’s why I will point out some problematic elements of the various movies. That’s not to say I don’t enjoy the movies, but it’s a way of acknowledging how standards in art change.

The (Unranked) List 

June 2nd: Back to the Future

June 3rd: Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

June 4th: Forrest Gump

June 5th: Jurassic Park

June 9th: Aladdin

June 10th: The Lion King

June 11th: South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut

June 12th: High Fidelity

June 16th: The Thin Man (1934)

June 17th: Citizen Kane

June 18th: Casablanca

June 19th: The Maltese Falcon

June 23rd: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

June 24th: The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

June 25th: The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

June 26th: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

June 30th: The Social Network

July 1st: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

July 3rd: Her

July 4th: Independence Day

July 7th: All the Presidents’ Men

July 8th: Almost Famous

July 9th: Good Night, and Good Luck

July 10th: Spotlight