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top 13

Brian and I were talking about movies lately and what we thought were the top 10 best–not necessarily our top 10 favorites, but movies we really liked that we thought others should see. For example, Mulholland Drive is one of our favorites, but it didn’t make the cut because it doesn’t appeal to a large enough audience. We also tried to keep it to one film per genre (so that’s why Goodfellas is on there and The Godfather is not).

We couldn’t get the list down to 10, so here’s our top 13 (in no particular order):

  1. The Shawshank Redemption
  2. Pulp Fiction
  3. Fight Club
  4. Goodfellas
  5. Se7en
  6. The Silence of the Lambs
  7. The Usual Suspects
  8. Saving Private Ryan
  9. American History X
  10. The Departed
  11. The Shining
  12. No Country for Old Men
  13. Groundhog Day