1. Galaxy Quest: SO funny. SO perfect. Hits the genre exactly, and well acted. When in the car using a gps app, I am Tawny Madison because I repeat everything the app tells us. It is my job, it's a lousy one, but I am going to do it.
2 and 3. Start Trek, the new canon: These are the ones with Christopher Pine and Anthony Quinto. I thought I would hate the changes they made in the story line, but I don't. They took a stale franchise, and made it addictive once again.
4. Dirty Dancing: Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze doing everything perfectly.
5. The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly: A timeless classic. Clint Eastwood doing one of his best. I clearly like it better than the Dirty Harry stuff. "Hey Blondie!"
6 The Matrix: It was groundbreaking, and amazing. The others disappointed. But my alterego is, indeed, Trinity.
"My officers can handle one little girl."
"Lieutenant, your men are already dead."
7. It's A Wonderful Life: Over and over again, it is a holiday season must. I like the B&W version best. And I cry every single time.
8. Wizard of Oz: Only the Judy Garland version. There really is no place like home.
9. Charade: Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn doing what they do best. Saw this so many years ago, and find new stuff in it every time I watch it. Life lessons: if you want to make sure he is really dead, put a mirror under his nose to see if he is breathing. And if that doesn't convince you, stab him with a pin.
10. When Harry Met Sally: A classic. Nothing they did after was as good as this one. Billy Crystal just talks and talks and talks, and it works.
11. The Princess Bride: Totally stolen from Carole. But she is right. This is a classic, oft quoted film in my household. The Inigo Montoya line is just the start.