Shannon Stacey

The Stacey Family’s Top 5 Movies

During dinner on Saturday night, my oldest randomly asked me what my favorite movie OF ALL TIME is and my brain froze up on me. One favorite movie? There is no way I could narrow it down to one movie, no matter how many hours I spent obsessing over it. But I did, after obsessing for only a few hours, manage to narrow my favorites down to an all-time Top 5, and forced my family to do the same.

My Top 5:



The Heat

A Knight’s Tale

Die Hard

(I had a hard time leaving Miracle off the list but as my oldest pointed out, it’s mostly blah blah blah and then the insanely emotional ending.)

My husband’s Top 5:

Open Range

Last of the Dogmen (I also love this movie madly.)

Pulp Fiction

Dances With Wolves

The Shootist (My favorite John Wayne movies both also star Maureen O’Hara: The Quiet Man and McLintock!) (They put the exclamation point on the title, not me.)

His honorable mentions because he cheats: Casablanca, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, Zombieland, El Dorado

My 22 year old son’s Top 5:

Master and Commander

Spider-Man 2

Pacific Rim


The Empire Strikes Back

My 16 year old son’s Top 5:

Pacific Rim

Mad Max: Fury Road

Rogue One

Guardians of the Galaxy

A Knight’s Tale

My sons’ taste in movies might be one of the my greatest achievements as a mom. (Edited to add: except Spider-Man 2. He must get that from his father.) What are your Top 5?

5 comments to “The Stacey Family’s Top 5 Movies”

  1. Suzanne Mongan
      · September 19th, 2017 at 9:31 am · Link

    My top five are: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Natural, Field of Dreams, The Sting, Dances With Wolves.

  2. Shannon
      · September 19th, 2017 at 6:33 pm · Link

    Grosse Pointe Blank
    Shawshank Redemption
    Wedding Singer
    Good Will Hunting

  3. Cheryl Hastings
      · September 19th, 2017 at 8:03 pm · Link

    Jaws, Steele Magnolias, Field of Dreams, The Wedding Date, and Deep Impact

  4. library addict
      · September 19th, 2017 at 8:07 pm · Link

    In alphabetical order:
    1. Frequency
    2. The Mummy Returns
    3. Sense and Sensibility (1995 version)
    4. 10 Things I Hate About You
    5. Year of the Comet

    If I were to cheat like Mr. Stacey, I would also add Die Hard, Gosford Park, Leap of Faith, Love Actually, Nim’s Island, 9 to 5, Return to Snowy River, and/or The Thomas Crown Affair. But I behaved ;)

  5. Betty
      · September 22nd, 2017 at 11:01 pm · Link

    Braveheart, Dances with Wolves, Rocky, The Godfather and Ghost or is it Dirty Dancing… Okay so you have 6 of my favorite movies.

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