The Island Broad's 50 Best Movies

This is for my six (6) awesome partners for the "50 Best Movies" swap from . I am putting a bit of a twist to it. Since I am a movie buff, my favorites vary w/ my mood, time of day/year and/or the lastest cause I am involved in. So I'm going to list the 50 best movies I like currently.

1. The Namesake

Staring: Kal Penn

2. Reservation Road

Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Jennifer Connelly, Mark Ruffalo, Ella Fanning

3. 12 Angry Men

Cast: Henry Fonda

4. Arsenic and Old Lace

Staring: Cary Grant

5. Gone with the Wind

Staring: Clark Gable

6. Waitress

Cast: Kerri Russell, Nathan Fillion, Cheryl Hines, Adrienne Shelly {RIP}

7. Failure to Launch

Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Bates, Terry Bradshaw, Zooey Deschanel, Justin Bartha, Bradley Cooper

8. Sex and the City: The Movie

Staring: Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Catrell, Kristin Davis, and Cynthia Nixon

9. Forrest Gump

Staring: Tom Hanks, Sally Fields, and Gary Sinise

10. Love & Basketball

Staring: Sanaa Lathan and Omar Epps

11. Much Ado About Nothing

Cast: Denzel Washington, Keanu Reeves, Emma Thompson, Kate Beckinsale and Michael Keeton

12. What's Eating Gilbert Grape

Staring: Johnny Depp, Leonardo Dicaprio and Juliet Lewis

13. Schindler's List

Staring: Liam Niesson

14. Disney's Beauty and the Beast

15. From Hell

Staring: Johnny Depp

16. Haven

Staring: Orlando Bloom, Bill Paxton

17. Holes

Cast: Sigourney Weaver, Jon Voight, Tim Blake Nelson, Shia LaBeouf, Henry Winkler, Patricia Arquette

18. Identity

Cast: John Cusack, Ray Liotta, Alfred Molina

19. Jane Eyre (1996)

Cast: Anna Paquin, Charlotte Gainsbourg, William Hurt

20. Misses Pettigrew Lives for a Day

Cast: Amy Adams, Frances McDormand, Lee Pace

21. My Big Fat Greek Wedding

Cast: Nia Vardalos, Joey Fatone, John Corbett, Lainie Kazan, Ian Gomez

22. P.S., I Love You

Cast: Hilary Swank, Gerard Butler, Cathy Bates, Lisa Kudrow

23. Practical Magic

Cast: Sandra Bullock, Nicole Kidman, Stockard Channing, Dianne Wiest

24. High Fidelity

Cast: John Cusack, Jack Black, Lisa Bonnet

25. The Breakfast Club

Cast: Molly Ringwall, C. Patrick Harris, Amilo Estevaz, Alley Sheady

26. The Devil Wears Prada

Cast: Anne Hathaway, Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, Stanley Tucci, Adrian Grenier, Simon Baker

27. The Jane Austen Book Club

Cast: Hugh Dancy, Maria Bello, Emily Blunt, Kathy Baker, Amy Brenneman, Maggie Grace, Jimmy Smits

28. The Slums of Beverly Hill

Cast: Natasha Lyonne, Alan Arkin, Marisa Tomei, David Krumholtz

29. The Sound of Music

Cast: Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer

30. The Wizard of Oz

Cast: Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr, Jack Haley, Billie Burke, Margaret Hamilton

31. Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)

Cast: Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson, Peter Ostrum

32. Transformers

Staring: Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson, Rachael Taylor, Anthony Anderson, Jon Voight, John Turturro

33. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Cast: Daniel Radcliff, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson

34. 300

Staring: Gerard Butler

35. Goodfellas

Staring: Ray Liotta, Robert Deniro, Joe Pesci,


37. American History X

Staring: Edward Norton, Edward Ferlong

38. Find Me Guilty

Staring: Vin Diesel

39. Casino

Staring: Robert Deniro, Sharon Stone, Joe Pesci

40. Crash

41. The Birdcage

Cast: Robin Williams, Gene Hackman, Nathan Lane, Dianne Wiest

42. August Rush

Cast: Freddie Highmore, Kerri Russell, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Robin Williams, Terrance Howard

43. Good Will Hunting

Cast: Matt Damon, Robin Williams, Ben Affleck, Casey Affleck

44. The Holiday

Cast: Kate Winslet, Jack Black, Cameron Diaz, Jude Law , Rufus Sewell and Shannyn Sossamon

45. 10 Things I Hate About You

Cast: Heath Ledger, Julia Stiles, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, David Krumholtz, and Gabrielle Union

46. How the Garcia Girls Spent Their Summer

Cast: America Ferrera and Elizabeth Peña

47. Slumdog Millionaire

Cast: Dev Patel, Irrfan Khan

48. Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

49. Little Miss Sunshine

Cast: Abigail Breslin, Greg Kinnear, Paul Dano, Alan Arkin, Toni Collette,Steve Carell

50. Rob Roy

Cast: Liam Neeson, Jessica Lange, Tim Roth, John Hurt