What do you suppose is #1? Got a guess?
The winner — this was done with a general poll — is Star Wars.
Well? What do you think? I must admit I do not feel any desire to rewatch any part of the Star Wars franchise, not even the original trilogy, which I enjoyed at the time.
Walt Hickey provides the top 25 movies overall, then breaks the list by gender and provides the top 25 for men and women separately. Click through to see all that — it’s interesting — but here are just the top 5 movies by the respondent’s gender:
For men: Star Wars, The Godfather, TLotR, The Wizard of oz, Pulp Fiction.
For women: The Wizard of Oz, The Sound of Music, Gone With the Wind, Star Wars, TLotR.
For me, if I had to pick just from that set of movies, I would order them this way:
TLotR, The Sound of Music, The Wizard of Oz, no real interest in any of the rest of them, especially not Gone With the Wind.
I go back and forth between the men’s list and the women’s. Let’s see. Sticking with the two lists of twenty-five each, I think I’d pick:
1. TLotR — from both lists
2. The Shawshank Redemption — from both lists
3. The Sound of Music — from both lists (surprisingly) (or at least I find that surprising).
Aaaand … now I’m going to be girly and go for the women’s list:
4. Dirty Dancing
5. Pretty Woman
Interestingly, a couple of my own personal most-watched movies are not on either list. I’d kinda expect them on the men’s list:
6. The Hunt for Red October. Or maybe I’d expect that on the women’s list, because, you know, Sean Connery.
7. The Fugitive. I loved that movie.
Also, I really love some of the Jane Austen movies, but Pride and Prejudice wasn’t my favorite. The one I’ve gone back to is:
8. Sense and Sensibility. Great film.
Of the animated films, The Lion King and Finding Nemo make appearances on the lists. I was actually so underwhelmed by both of those. Of all animated films, the ones I’ve rewatched more than twice each are:
9. The Incredibles
Okay, how about you? Do any of the films from the lists belong on your most-rewatched lists? What is missing from those lists that totally should be on there?