Top 20 Films I Could Watch Anytime

by George Watches Things

Disclaimer: I am stealing this idea from here. You should click on that link after you’re done reading this post.

This top 20 list is pretty self-explanatory. When these movies are on cable, I’ll watch them. When I don’t feel like processing a new movie, and I want to watch something good, I’ll watch them. My criteria: happy, funny, engaging.

Just missed the list: The Thin Man (1934), The Out-of-Towners (1970), Toy Story 2 (1999), Up (2009), How to Train Your Dragon (2010)

20. Ice Age (2002) – Very fun, has great characters, is kind of a road-trip movie

19. Herbie Rides Again (1974) – Not the strongest Disney movie ever, but a classic in my family (that’s a whole ‘nother post that I’ll get to someday)

18. It Should Happen to You (1954) – One of my favorite all-time Jack Lemmon films

17. The Return of the Pink Panther (1975) – Interesting mix of kinds of comedies

16. The Fugitive (1993) – It only jumps the shark at the end… the rest is very, very entertaining

15. Meet the Robinsons (2007) – Underrated Disney movie that’s full of interesting plot twists

14. The Hangover (2009) – It’s never on any of the channels I get, but if it were…

13. No Country for Old Men (2007) – This movie isn’t necessarily happy, but it’s so great that it doesn’t matter.

12. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005) – I think The Prisoner of Azkaban was better. But, come on! Lord Voldemort!

11. Beetle Juice (1988) – Alec Baldwin is my favorite.

10. The Gods Must Be Crazy (1981) – So clever, so funny

9. Airplane! (1980) – What a great screwball comedy! [Insert famous phrase from movie here.]

8. Home Alone (1990) – It doesn’t have to be Christmas for me to enjoy this movie.

7. The Social Network (2010) – The movie is so fascinating, and the characters are so real, I can watch this movie multiple times in one day. Incredible.

6. A Christmas Story (1983) – It starts at Thanksgiving. We watch it once then. I’ll see it twice from then until Christmas. I’ll watch it thrice in late December, usually twice on Christmas Eve itself. Once in February or March. Maybe another time in July or August, when it’s hot out.

5. My Cousin Vinny (1992) – Joe Pesci. Marisa Tomei. Hilarity. When the movie is slow, they pull it through. I’ll watch it every time it’s on.

4. That Darn Cat! (1965) – Another family classic, and one of the best live action Disney movies ever.

3. Some Like it Hot (1959) – This is probably my favorite movie. And it makes no sense.

2. Star Wars (1977) – Imagine life without Star Wars. Every time you skip over it with your remote, a nerd movie lover dies. There you go.

1. Meet the Parents (2000) – Stop typing your expletive-filled comment, and calm down. It’s not the best movie ever. It’s not the best movie on this list. But we can all agree that it’s solid Sunday afternoon entertainment, especially if you hate watching your favorite football teams lose.