5 Perfect Films, 5 Friends (The Incomplete List)

Twitter at its best is a wonderful universe. An exchange of ideas for like-minded travelers and lovers of words. Good lighting not required. It’s keeping me company during the long isolating days and nights of the coronavirus, never more so than this week’s 5 Perfect Films, 5 Friends challenge that sprang out of nowhere with a tag from my dear, long-time friend @theresakereakes who was tagged by goddess activist @lizzwinstead, and instantly connected me to old friends, new friends, friends of friends and more.

Someone commented what a great list. I agreed, so I typed it up, because, well, you know, I have some time on my hands.

Not so scientific observation: People love Ferris Bueller’s Day Off in this survey of mainly media professionals.

A little surprising: No Star Wars.

all the films
1917
2001: A Space Odyssey
About a Boy
A Bronx Tale
A Lion in Winter
Anchorman
Au Revoir Les Enfants
Avatar
Baby Driver
Back to the Future
Batman
Better Off Dead
Big Fish
BlacKkKlansman
Blade Runner
Broadcast News
Casablanca
Catch Me if You Can
Charade
Cinema Paradiso
Clue
Coming to America
Darling
Deadpool
Diary of a Mad Black Woman
Fantastic Mr Fox
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
Fight Club
Forrest Gump
Ford vs Ferrari
Forgetting Sarah Marshall
Friday Night Lights
Funny Face
Galaxy Quest
Get Out
Gladiator
Glory
Gone With The Wind
Good Fellas
Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner
Harry Potter (1-8)
Hereditary
Inception
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
It’s a Wonderful Life
Joker
Joy Luck Club
Julia
Jurassic Park
La Dolce Vita
Lawrence of Arabia
Life is Beautiful
Lolita
Love, Actually
Mamma Mia
Manchester By the Sea
Mean Girls
Midnight in Paris
Miracle
Moonstruck
Mystery Man
Once Upon a Time in America
Parasite
Party Girl
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
Princess Bride
Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
Psycho
Pulp Fiction
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Riding Giants
Rocky
Rudy
Schindler’s List
Seems Like Old Times
Selena
She’s The Man
Shutter Island
Stand By Me
Step Brothers
Step Up
Summertime
Steel Magnolias
Tangled
Terminator
Terms of Endearment
The Big Lebowski
The Breakfast Club
The Color Purple
The Dark Knight
The Dirt
The Godfather
The Godfather (part 2)
The Good Earth
The Goonies
The Great Escape
The Guardian
The Hangover: Park III
The Lady Eve
The Lion King
The Little Mermaid
The Matrix
The Prestige
The Princess Bride
The Royal Tenenbaums
The Scent of Green Papaya
The Shawshank Redemption
The Shining
The Sound of Music
The Talented Mr. Ripley
The Usual Suspects
The Wizard of Oz
The Wolf of Wall Street
The Wiz
Time Bandits
Titanic
Top Gun
Toy Story 3
Trading Places
True Romance
Truman Show
Up
Up Close and Personal
Usual Suspects
Weird Science
When Harry Met Sally
Zombieland
Zoolander

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