Fifty Perfect Movies

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I rate movies I watch on IMDB.com. It is an interesting exercise, since I find that I remember liking movies differently than I actually did. For instance, it is common to remember loving a comedy only to find I gave it 7 of 10 stars. Similarly, there are movies I have forgotten seeing that I rated 10 of 10 stars. For this reason, I try to rate them immediately after watching in order to capture my initial response. There are a few whose ratings I changed upon re-watching, but that’s rare.

Mostly because I’m curious myself, I have gone through IMDB and prepared a list of all the movies I have rated 10 of 10 (perfect) to date. Think of it what you will, but consider checking out any you’ve not seen. At least one of theme, Buster Keaton’s The Goat, is a short, but I think it deserves to be in here. All of these movies were rated the same, so the list is in no particular order.

1. The General (1926)
2. Black Widow (2021)
3. Key Largo (1948)
4. The Elephant Man (1980)
5. Everly (2014)
6. The Maltese Falcon (1941)
7. Paterson (2016)
8. The Goat (1921)
9. Stranger Than Fiction (2006)
10. Loving Vincent (2017)
11. The Big Sleep (1946)
12. It Happened One Night (1934)
13.  The Shining (1980)
14. To Have and Have Not (1944)
15. Saving Private Ryan (1998)
16. Ready Player One (2018)
17. The Little Traitor (2007)
18. The Intouchables (2011)
19. The Philadelphia Story (1940)
20. High Noon (1952)
21. The Wizard of Oz (1939)
22.  Despicable Me 2 (2013)
23. The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
24.  Finding Forrester (2000)
25. The Avengers (2012)
26. Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)
27. The African Queen (1951)
28. The Warriors (1979
29. Black Panther (2018)
30. West Side Story (1961)
31. Blazing Saddles (1974)
32. The Green Mile (1999
33. Wonder Woman (2017)
34. Inside Out (I) (2015)
35. Casablanca (1942)
36. Dark Passage (1947)
37. Top Five (2014)
38. Blade Runner (1982)
39. Hidden Figures (2016)
40. City Lights (1931)
41. Today’s Special (2009)
42. Zootopia (2016)
43. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)
44. Steamboat Bill, Jr. (1928)
45.  Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014)
46. The Only Living Boy in New York (2017)
47. Storks (2016)
48. Psycho (1960)
49. M (1931)
50. The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014)