Ranking 50 of the Top 250 Movies on IMDb: Part 1

As you probably can tell from my blog I love movies and boy have I seen a lot of movies. On a recent visit to IMDb, I casually began reading a list of the 250 top ranked movies on IMDb and I soon discovered that I had seen exactly 50 of them. I was super excited to learn that so many of my favorite films were on the list and so I immediately came up with the idea to list my own ranking of these 50 films.

Because it is 50 movies though I’m going to present this ranking in five parts, leading all the way to my favorite movie of all time which will be announced on Sunday. So today, I’m ranking the films from #50 to #40. Enjoy!

50. Casablanca


When Casablanca came out in 1942 it was the cream of the crop, telling a concise partly tragic love story. While it’s regarded as one of the greatest movies of all time I personally didn’t like it very much. Hence, it’s #50 on this list.

49. WALL·E


I’ve seen a lot of good animated movies in my time and while WALL·E did win an Oscar for Best Animated Picture I watched it twice in nine years and both times I came away from the film dissatisfied.

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My Version of The Last Jedi: Chapter Forty-One

The Calm Before the Battle

There was a tense quiet in the Zipher clan capital. The city’s residents had been evacuated, leaving only the Xeeter warriors and Resistance to inhabit the would-be base. Patrols on the ground and in the sky roamed casually about the area, preparing for the moment when the First Order’s arrival had been announced.

Commander Dameron stood on the tarmac wearing his orange and white pilot suit with his black helmet tucked under one arm. He gazed upward at the gaseous green sky. He knew he couldn’t see when the First Order’s star destroyers would appear miles above their head but still, he looked.

General Leia Organa joined his side. They didn’t speak. They only stared at the sky together, both of them lost in deep thought. And then finally, Leia spoke.

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