1. Pick your favorite film to represent each letter of the alphabet.
2. The letter "A" and the word "The" do not count as the beginning of a film's title, unless the film is simply titled A or The, and I don't know of any films with those titles.
3. Return of the Jedi belongs under "R," not "S" as in Star Wars Episode IV: Return of the Jedi. This rule applies to all films in the original Star Wars trilogy; all that followed start with "S." Similarly, Raiders of the Lost Ark belongs under "R," not "I" as in Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark. Conversely, all films in the LOTR series belong under "L" and all films in the Chronicles of Narnia series belong under "C," as that's what those filmmakers called their films from the start. In other words, movies are stuck with the titles their owners gave them at the time of their theatrical release. Use your better judgement to apply the above rule to any series/films not mentioned.
4. Films that start with a number are filed under the first letter of their number's word. 12 Monkeys would be filed under "T."
5. Link back to Blog Cabins in your post so that I can eventually type "alphabet meme" into Google and come up #1, then make a post where I declare that I am the King of Google.
6. If you're selected, you have to then select 5 more people.
Fletch and I have insanely similar taste so I was tempted to just copy and paste his entire list, but that wouldn't have been any fun. NOTE: these do not include documentaries, because I didn't have time to do that much research - I just used this site recommended by Fletch. Also, don't confuse these with the best movies I've ever seen or some favorite classics (some of them are in fact bad movies). I'm thinking about these in terms of "Movies I Could Watch At Any Given Moment, Regardless of Mood", so most of them will be fluff:
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
Back to the Future
Cidade De Deus (City of God)
Empire Strikes Back, The
Good Will Hunting (over The Godfather?!?!)
Happy Gilmore (just barely over High School High)
Krieger und die Kaiserin, Der (Fletch used Lola Rennt, so take that)
Lord of the Flies (1990 version)
Power of One, The (otherwise known as my favorite of all time - ever, with a bullet)
Shawshank Redemption, The
What's Up Doc?
X-Men (wow, not a lot of options here)
Y Tu Mamá También
Zodiac (slim pickings here as well)
I feel like I ended up picking whatever was listed in the first few pages for each letter, so they're almost all recent movies. Lazy, I know.
I think this is why I have such a hard time making "favorites" lists, or at least narrowing them down. How can you remember the thousands of movies in your head?
I'm asking you:
Alexander at Coleman's Corner in Cinema
Miranda at Cinematic Passions
Marilyn at Ferdy on Films
Rick at Coosa Creek Cinema
Nick at Fataculture (;-P)
The Mad Hatter at The Dark of the Matinee
Matthew at From the Front Row
Jonathan at Hollywoodland Flash
Pat at Doodad Kind of Town
Kathie Smith at Kathie Smith
Only if you're interested, of course, and if you haven't already done it. And if you don't have a blog or I didn't tag you - go for it, even in the comments!