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  • What I did during my shelter in place

    What I did during my shelter in place

    When I was in grade school and middle school every fall when the new school year started the teacher would give us an assignment, “What I did on my summer vacation”.  Now after spending several months sheltering in place from the Corona virus, I thought what have I done with my extra time at home. First I will mention that I am fortunate enough to work from home, the warehouse where I work is about 75 feet from my back door. So I have had plenty of time to work.

    Away from work I am not a person who watches much television; I have done no binge watching. I do enjoy movies on occasion, which got me thinking about my favorite movies of all time.  So I decided to put together a list of my 100 favorite movies of all time. The only criteria being that these are the movies that I really like the most, they are not all Academy Award winners, not all classics, except maybe to me. The process of putting together my own list took longer and was more effort than I originally expected. I started with a list of movies that came to mind, and then I started searching top movies of all genres, lists of movies from favorite actors, any movie list that came up in a search. I listed all of the movies on spreadsheet that I thought might make the top 100 list. After I had a list of approximately 150 movies, I started to put the movies in order and came up with “Tim's Favorite Movies (Top 100 & 25 Honorable Mention)”. Yes I was unable to stop at 100, because I still had movies left on the list that I thought deserved mentioning. 

    The list could be modified at any time, by recalling a movie that I had forgotten or even by seeing one of the movies on the list that I haven’t seen for 30 years and realizing maybe it wasn’t as good as I remember.  Here is my list; 

    1

    The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

    2

    Apollo 13 (1995)

    3

    Raiders of the Lost Ark(1981)

    4

    Gladiator (2000)

    5

    A Christmas Carol (1951)

    6

     Pale Rider (1985)

    7

    Big Jake (1971)

    8

    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

    9

    A CHRISTMAS CAROL - (1999)

    10

    You've Got Mail (1998)

    11

    Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)

    12

    The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)

    13

     High Plains Drifter (1973)

    14

    What Dreams May Come (1998)

    15

     Unforgiven (1992)

    16

    Enemy of the State (1998)

    17

    Independence Day (1996)

    18

    Predator (1987)

    19

    Tombstone (1993)

    20

    White Nights (1985)

    21

    12 Strong (2018)

    22

    The Magnificent Seven (2016)

    23

    True Grit (2010)

    24

    A CHRISTMAS CAROL - (1938)

    25

      Shanghai Knights (2003)

    26

    Jaws (1975)

    27

     Star Trek: First Contact (1996)

    28

    The Fugitive (1993)

    29

    Avatar (2009)

    30

    The Ten Commandments (1956)

    31

    The Jazz Singer (1980)

    32

    The Great Escape (1963)

    33

    Airplane (1980)

    34

    Fiddler on the Roof (1971)

    35

    Back to the Future (1985)

    36

     Chisum (1970)

    37

    The Wizard of Oz (1939)

    38

    Air Force One (1997)

    39

    Unstoppable (2010)

    40

    Forest Gump (1994)

    41

    Towering Inferno (1974)

    42

     Magnum Force (1973)

    43

     Star Trek: Generations (1987)

    44

     The Green Berets (1968)

    45

     Taken (2008)

    46

    A CHRISTMAS CAROL - (1984)

    47

    The Equalizer (2014)

    48

    Captain Phillips (2013)

    49

    The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)

    50

     In Harm's Way (1965)

    51

    Silver Streak (1976)

    52

    Argo (2012)

    53

    Beverly Hills Cop (1984)

    54

    The Dirty Dozen (1967)

    55

    Animal House (1978)

    56

     Shrek (2001)

    57

     Rear Window (1954)

    58

    It's a Wonderful Life (1946)

    59

    Gone with the Wind (1939)

    60

    White Christmas (1954)

    61

    RIO BRAVO (1959)

    62

    American Sniper (2014)

    63

    U-571 (2000)

    64

     A Fistful of Dollars (1964)

    65

    Rocky (1976)

    66

    The Santa Claus (1985)

    67

    Die Hard (1988)

    68

    Grease (1978)

    69

    Hunter Killer (2018)

    70

    Ghostbusters (1984)

    71

    The Bourne Identity (2002)

    72

    The Sixth Sense (1999)

    73

    Hunt for Red October (1990)

    74

    The Naked Gun (1988)

    75

    Bruce Almighty (2003)

    76

    Crimson Tide (1995)

    77

    Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)

    78

    Evan Almighty (2007)

    79

    Black Hawk Down (2001)

    80

    Trading Places (1983)

    81

    Lethal Weapon (1987)

    82

    The American President (1995)

    83

    Behind Enemy Lines (2001)

    84

    The Bucket List (2007)

    85

    48 Hours (1982)

    86

    Who's Minding the Mint (1967)

    87

    Elf (2003)

    88

    The Dark Knight (2008)

    89

    Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)

    90

    Time After Time (1979)

    91

    Smokey and the Bandit (1977)

    92

    Scrooged (1988)

    93

    Caddy Shack (1980)

    94

    Monty Python & the Holy Grail (1975)

    95

    Blues Brothers (1980)

    96

    Flight of the Phoenix (2004)

    97

    Murder on the Orient Express (2017)

    98

    THE LONGEST DAY (1962)

    99

    The Night Stalker (1972)

    100

    The Island (1980)

    101

    Pretty Woman (1990)

    102

    How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003)

    103

    Speed (1994)

    104

    Mr. Deeds (2002)

    105

    The Ghost and Mr Chicken (1966)

    106

    Iron Man (2008)

    107

     Hoosiers (1986)

    108

     Shrek 2 (2004)

    109

    Star Trek (2009)

    110

     Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018)

    111

    To Hell and Back (1955)

    112

    Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)

    113

    Fred Claus (2007)

    114

    Heaven can Wait (1978)

    115

    Dead Poets Society (1989)

    116

     Armageddon (1998)

    117

    National Treasure (2004)

    118

     In the Line of Fire (1993)

    119

    U.S. Marshalls (1998)

    120

    Top Gun (1986)

    121

    The Star Chamber (1983)

    122

    Romancing the Stone (1984)

    123

    Uncommon Valor (1983)

    124

    BackDraft (1991)

    125

     The Magnificent Seven (1960)