The list author says: "The following movies are my personal favorites. I am not guided by critics or the consensus of the majority. I have a single criterion for inclusion on my list: Something about the movie makes it compulsively watchable, and I can watch it not only a second time but obsessively again and again. (Contrast this to so-called great films which for some odd reason are a torture to watch more than once.) All of the movies on my list I've watched at least 5 times, some 10-15 times. They are listed in alphabetical order."