What are your three favorite movies?


The Rambler

This week, the staff of The Rambler wrote about their favorite movies. Read their picks below.

Henry Abercrombie

My three favorite movies, in no particular order, are The Princess Bride. It is whimsical, humorous, and just lots of fun. It’s a classic movie, and I really do enjoy it. The characters are all very endearing and memorable, and that makes it a source of a lot of great quotes. I also really like Monty Python’s Holy Grail, simply due to its absurdity. It is really just a hilarious movie, all things considered. However, there are a couple movies that I really like, but I am just not sure which one would take a place as one of my top three. I think the most likely contender would by Army of Darkness, which, funnily enough, also has a medieval theme. It’s a hilarious and horrific movie, with plenty of grotesque monster-slaying scenes. Another movie that I enjoy would definitely be UHF. In true Weird Al fashion, the movie is wonderfully wacky. As a child, I also liked Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal, and Labyrinth as well. Labyrinth features David Bowie—as he is one of my favorite musicians, Labyrinth is one of my favorite movies. Lastly, This Is Spinal Tap was also a ridiculous and hilarious movie. Each of these would have to be my top picks. 

Gabe Allegretto

My top three favorite movies are probably Coraline, Fight Club, and The Hangover. As a kid, Coraline really fascinated me. It perfectly captures horror for a movie made for children. It also has a great level of replay-ability. Fight Club is very entertaining for both its view on life, as well as the entertainment value that it brings. It has an excellent message of not “letting the things you own, own you.” The Hangover is probably just my favorite movie when I want to have a laugh. Regardless of what you think of the third movie, the series as a whole is excellent and I would strongly recommend it to anyone who is of age. 

Olivia Buckel

My top three favorite movies are Little Women (2019), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1, and Revenge of the Sith. I also love Rogue One and Infinity War, but there are so many movies I can’t even begin to decide. I also love the Dark Knight trilogy and basically anything with Florence Pugh in it. I love action movies with deeper emotional undertones to them, and I also love when classic books get turned into movies. I also love deep character analysis, so anything with that I am done.  

Luke Costello

Alicia Gonzalez

If I had to choose my three favorite movies, I would have to choose Goodfellas, Lost Boys, and Grown Ups. Goodfellas is a great mobster movie that shows a true great story about the mob and helps to tell a great story through the directing of Martin Scorsese. Lost Boys to me is one of the best, if not the best vampire story, told and paved the way for great horror movies. Grown Ups is a family friendly comedy that all ages could come to love and is able to be enjoyed by all ages. These three movies are a few of my all time favorites and continue to be watchable at any time.  

Hayden Hutchinson
My three favorite movies are No Country for Old Men, The Godfather 2, and Miracle. I like No Country for Old Men because it has an overall theme I enjoy while also being an entertaining movie. The Godfather 2 is also just a masterpiece of cinema and has great acting and also an amazing plot. Finally, Miracle because it could pump anyone up to run through a wall. Overall, all these movies I could watch many times over while still getting something out of it.  
Matt Kalie
Kendra Piotrowski
My three favorite movies, are Hannah Montana, The Last Song, and A Dog’s Journey. I have always loved Hannah Montana growing up and it is just one of my comfort movies. The Last Song and A Dog’s Journey are two sad movies I watch when I need a good cry; they are also my comfort movies. 
John Santone
Dominick Scarpino
My three favorite movies are The Princess Bride, Lord of the Rings: Return of the King, and All Quiet on the Western Front. I like Princess Bride because it has a little bit of everything. The characters are easily likable, the dialogue is well constructed, and the humor is very natural and witty. I like Return of the King because I’m just a nerd, and that movie is basically made for LOTR nerds. Finally, I like All Quiet on the Western Front because it is the best war movie I have ever watched. I really enjoyed how the producers portrayed the war in a realistic fashion instead of the “hero guy does hero stuff” cliché.