Cameron’s Top Ten Favorite Movies (As of Jan. 1st, 2015)

by cameronbarrettstewart

Well, to begin with, I feel it necessary to explain myself. Though it may sound weird, because it is, my rating of a movie is not indicative of how much I like that movie. When I rate something here (or on IMDB) I try to be more objective and refrain from purely thinking in terms of enjoyment. For instance, I didn’t enjoy Children of Men too much, but I gave it an 8/10, because regardless of how much enjoyment it gave me it is a well made movie. Vice versa, I went and saw Into The Woods on Christmas, and while I personally enjoyed it more than Children of Men I gave it a 7/10. And you will note in this list that my favorite movie is rated 9/10 while #2 and #3 are 10/10. My point is this, I can subjectively list my personal favorite movies, but I am not saying my favorite movie is the best movie ever made. I don’t know what the best movie ever made is, but I hope I haven’t seen it already.

As this list is based completely on my personal opinion, it likely will change year to year as I watch new films or lose interest in others. For instance I can see one day putting Birdman on this list, but I’ve only seen it twice so I need some more time before that.

Now the list, with a specially chosen (non-spoiler) quote for each movie…

Number 10: Tropic Thunder (2008)tropic-thunder-poster

“I don’t read the script. The script reads me.”

–Kirk Lazarus

Cameron’s Rating: 8/10

Number 9: The Cabin in the Woods (2012)


“It was the pioneer days; people had to make their own interrogation rooms. Out of cornmeal.”

– Marty

Cameron’s Rating: 9/10

Number 8: The Social Network (2010)


“Look, a guy who builds a nice chair doesn’t owe money to everyone who ever has built a chair, okay? They came to me with an idea, I had a better one.”


Cameron’s Rating 9/10

Number 7: Submarine (2010)


“My mother is worried I have mental problems. I found a book about teenage paranoid delusions during a routine search of my parents’ bedroom.”


Cameron’s Rating 10/10

Number 6: Reservoir Dogs (1992)


“I don’t wanna kill anybody. But if I gotta get out that door, and you’re standing in my way, one way or the other, you’re gettin’ outta my way.”

–Mr. Pink

Cameron’s Rating: 8/10

Number 5: Hot Fuzz (2007)


“Is it true that there’s a point on a man’s head where if you shoot it, it will blow up?”


Cameron’s Rating: 9/10

Number 4: The Big Lebowski (1998) index

“Are these the Nazis, Walter?”

“No, Donny, these men are nihilists. There’s nothing to be afraid of.”

Cameron’s Rating: 8-9/10 (I go back and forth)

Number 3: There Will Be Blood (2007)11168971_800

“I have a competition in me. I want no one else to succeed. I hate most people.”


Cameron’s Rating: 10/10

Number 2: Synecdoche, New York (2008)


“I will be dying and so will you, and so will everyone here. That’s what I want to explore. We’re all hurtling towards death, yet here we are for the moment, alive. Each of us knowing we’re going to die, each of us secretly believing we won’t.”


Cameron’s Rating: 10/10

Number 1: Goodfellas (1990)


“One day some of the kids from the neighborhood carried my mother’s groceries all the way home. You know why? It was outta respect.”


Cameron’s Rating: 9/10

Same time next year

Look at this list on IMDB:

PS: I will hopefully be coming out with a Top 10 of 2014 or an Oscar related list in the next month or two.