Winter Movie Nights in the comfort of your own home!

During these long, cold winter nights, settling in for the evening with a movie or series in the cozy comfort of home is the perfect way to spend an evening. These days with cable movie channels like HBO, Showtime, Cinemax (and even TCM) plus popular streaming services like Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime, the choices are endless. Hammertown friend, film producer & wonderful photographer Carolyn Marks Blackwood, recently posted a list of her favorite top 20 films on her Facebook page.  Here’s her original post:

“Someone asked what my list of top ALL TIME movies are. I started making a top 20 list which turned into a top 109 list. Boy, anything to not do my work- but I am sure I am missing a bunch- and they are not in any ranking or order- Love to hear which ones I missed and should add!”

1. The Red Shoes
2. I Know Where I’m Going
3. Boogie Nights
4. David Lean’s, Great Expectations
5. The Great Beauty
6. Citizen Kane
7. 8 1/2
8. The Godfather and Godfather II
9. Breathless
10. Bicycle Thieves
11. The 400 Blows
12. Some Like it Hot
13. To Kill a Mocking Bird
14. Woman Under the Influence
15. Annie Hall
16. Cinema Paradiso
17. Good Fellas
18. On the Waterfront
19. Raging Bull
20. Rosemary’s Baby
21 All About Eve
22 Best in Show
23. Blowup
24. A Star is Born with Judy Garland
25. Casablanca
26. Truly Madly Deeply
27. Secrets and Lies
28. Four Weddings and a Funeral
29. Notorious
30. Tender Mercies
31. Cache
32. The Deer Hunter
33. The African Queen
34. Rebecca
35. Sophie’s Choice
36. ET

37. Lawrence of Arabia
38. The Wizard of Oz
39. Sunset Boulevard
40. The Best Years of our Lives
41. Dr. Zhivago
42. Rear Window
43. La Strada
44. Silence of the Lambs
45. The French Connection
46. City Lights
47. To Catch a Thief
48. La Dolce Vita
49. Metropolis
50. Nosferatu
51. Repulsion
52. The Conformist
53. Age of Innocence
54. Adams Rib
55. All About My Mother
56. All The President’s Men
57. Amadeus
58. Apocalypse Now
59. Atlantic City
60. l’Avventura
61. The Bad and the Beautiful
62. Beauty and the Beast
63. Big Night
64. Black Orpheus
65. Born Yesterday
67. Brief Encounter
68. Cabaret
69. Coal Miner’s Daughter
70. Local Hero
71. Crossing Delancey
72. Coming Home
73. Dangerous Liaisons (Demme)

74. Days of Heaven
75. Death in Venice
76. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
77. Divorce Italian Style
78. Do the Right Thing
79. The Elephant Man
80. Empire of the Sun
81. Children of Paradise
82. Europa Europa
83. Funny Girl
84. The Good Earth
85. The Graduate
86. Hiroshima Mon Amour
87. Almost Famous
88. Juliet of the Spirits
89. Kramer vs Kramer
90. The Last Emperor
91. The Leopard
92. Lolita
93. The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner
94. Moonstruck
95. Now Voyager
96. Ordinary People
97. The Pawnbroker
98. The Right Stuff
99. Sense and Sensibility- 1995
100. Seven Beauties
101. When Harry Met Sally
102. The Russian Arc
103. Little Miss Sunshine
104. The Contender
105. Sense and Sensibility -Ang Lee
106. Walk About
107. Shawshank Redemption
108. The Last Laugh
109. Good Will Hunting

This is a fantastic list from someone “in the business” and will take you through this winter and probably into the next one 😉  Thanks Carolyn!  You should be able to find most of these films on Netflix, Amazon Prime Video or Hulu.

And, by the way, if you’re not up for a movie and ready for a long-term commitment, check out some of my favorite Netflix original series: “The Crown”, “Alias Grace” and “Ozark”; on Hulu “The Handmaids Tale” or on Amazon Prime “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”.  So, pop up some popcorn tonight and get busy watching!


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