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It's a mess, and could use some cleaning up, but here's the top 80 of my favorite movies (it starts getting pretty sketchy after #80):

1. Pulp Fiction (1994)
2. Alien / Aliens (1979/1986)
3. Full Metal Jacket (1987)
4. The Shining (1980)
5. No Country for Old Men (2007)
6. The Thing (1982)
7. Clockwork Orange (1971)
8. Terminator 2 (1991)
9. Star Trek II (1982)
10. Casino (1995)

11. The Big Lebowski (1998)
12. Misery (1990)
13. Ninja Scroll (1995)
14. Donnie Brasco (1997)
15. Catch Me if You Can (2002)
16. Fight Club (1999)
17. Twelve Monkeys (1995)
18. Whiplash (2014)
19. The Fifth Element (1997)
20. Back to the Future (1985)

21. Snatch (2000)
22. Tombstone (1993)
23. Taxi Driver (1976)
24. Requiem for a Dream (2000)
25. Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
26. Jarhead (2005)
27. Blade Runner (1982)
28. A Few Good Men (1992)
29. Time Machine (1960)
30. Dune (1984)

31. Empire Strikes Back (1980)
32. Beetlejuice (1988)
33. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017)
34. Ex Machina (2015)
35. Cape Fear (1991)
36. Seven (1995)
37. Unforgiven (1992)
38. American Beauty (1999)
39. True Romance (1993)
40. American Psycho (2000)

41. Dirty Harry (1971)
42. First Blood (1982)
43. Logan's Run (1976)
44. Eyes Wide Shut (1999)
45. The Fly (1986)
46. Silence of the Lambs/Red Dragon (1991/2002)
47. Gladiator (2000)
48. The Matrix (1999)
49. Lord of the Rings Trilogy (2001/02/03)
50. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

51. Interview with the Vampire (1994)
52. Forrest Gump (1994)
53. Idiocracy (2006)
54. Braveheart (1995)
55. Office Space (1999)
56. A Time to Kill (1996)
57. Watership Down (1978)
58. The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996)
59. The Butterfly Effect (2004)
60. Ghostbusters (1984)

61. Planet of the Apes (1968)
62. The Hunt (2012)
63. Goodfellas (1990)
64. American Werewolf in London (1981)
65. Rounders (1998)
66. Flight (2012)
67. Sling Blade (1996)
68. Dogville (2003)
69. Downfall (2004)
70. Punch Drunk Love (2002)

71. Erin Brockovich (2000)
72. Nightcrawler (2014)
73. Inglourious Basterds (2009)
74. WarGames (1983)
75. Poltergeist (1982)
76. Drive (2011)
77. Escape from Alcatraz (1979)
78. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
79. Dark City (1998)
80. The Elephant Man (1980)

Yes, I know... some of these are kinda bad (Logan's Run, Butterfly Effect) or have lots of flaws (Dune), but I like them anyway. And yes, I know... pretty standard stuff; just because everyone else likes it, doesn't mean I can't like it too.

I haven't read much for, well, decades. But here's my old "to read" list:

Favorites:
1984 - George Orwell
Dune - Frank Herbert
Earthsea Trilogy - Ursula K. Le Guin
Ender's Game - Orson Scott Card
Interview With the Vampire - Anne Rice
Legends Trilogy - Margaret Weis
The Martian Chronicles - Ray Bradbury
A Princess of Mars - Edgar Rice Burroughs

Recommended:
I, Robot - Asimov
Legacy - Greg Bear
Papillion - Henri Charrière
Speaker for the Dead - Orson Scott Card
The Once and Future King - T.H. White
Vampire of the Mists - Christie Golden (okay for a TSR book)
Watership Down - Richard Adams

Okay-ish:
A King of Infinite Space - Allen Steele
Book of the Dead - John Tigges
Dark Materials Trilogy - Philip Pullman
First King of Shannara - Terry Brooks
Heir to the Empire Trilogy - Timothy Zahn
Knight of the Black Rose - James Lowder
Tapestry of Dark Souls - Elaine Bergstrom
Native Son - Richard Wright
No Country for Old Men - Cormac McCarthy
Starship Troopers - Robert A. Heinlein
Things Fall Apart - Chinua Achebe
The Hobbit - J.R.R. Tolkien
The Last Unicorn - Peter S. Beagle
The New Rebellion - Kristine Rusch
The Stars My Destination - Alfred Bester
Will - G. Gordon Liddy (just an interesting book--I don't actually like Liddy)

Eh...:
Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
Burnt Offerings - Laurell K. Hamilton
Casca Series - Barry Sadler
Childhood's End - Arthur C. Clarke
Dance of the Dead - Christie Golden
Dragon Tears - Dean Koontz
Dune Messiah - Frank Herbert
Echoes of the Fourth Magic - RA Salvatore
Factoring Humanity - Robert J. Sawyer
I, Jedi - Michael A. Stackpole
Metamorphosis - Franz Kafka
Moving Mars - Greg Bear
Mythago Wood - Roert Holdstock
Nine Levels Down - William R. Dantz
Snow Crash - Neal Stephenson
Stranger in a Strange Land - Robert A. Heinlein
The Demolished Man - Alfred Bester
The Dispossessed - Ursula K. Le Guin
The Haunting of Hill House - Shirely Jackson
The Left Hand of Darkness - Ursula K. Le Guin
When Gravity Fails - George Alec Effinger

Bleh:
Atlas Shrugged - Ayn Rand
Burning Chrome - William Gibson
Call of the Wild - Jack London
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court - Mark Twain
Heart of Midnight - J Robert King
Carnival of Fear - J Robert King
Mordenheim - Chet Williamson
Roadwork - Stephen King
Something Wicked this Way Comes - Ray Bradbury
Tale of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
Tales from Jabba's Palace - Various
The Awakening - Kate Chopin
The October Country - Ray Bradbury
The Pearl - John Steinback
The Scarlet Letter - Nathaniel Hawthorne

Couldn't even finish:
Chronicles Trilogy - Margaret Weis
Lord of the Rings Trilogy - J.R.R. Tolkien
Moby Dick - Herman Melville
Seize the Night - Dean Koontz
The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald
Walden - Thoreau (Great ideas... but dead boring)

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