Over at Big Hollywood, Burt Prelutsky published a list of his favorite -- not necessarily "the best" -- movies, decade by decade. It's always fun to see what appeals to fellow film fans.
It was an enjoyable list. I've seen a majority of the titles listed through the '60s, and many of the movies he mentions from later decades, as well.
I was intrigued by his inclusion of Jeanne Crain's APARTMENT FOR PEGGY (1948), which I commented last October is a film which deserves wider recognition.
He also lists two of my top three favorite movies, SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS (1954) and MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS (1944). I was also delighted to see the recognition for one of James Garner's very best movies, SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL SHERIFF! (1969). Prelutsky must be a Garner fan, as he also lists 36 HOURS and MURPHY'S ROMANCE.
Newer movies which make his list include SENSE AND SENSIBILITY (1995) and GROUNDHOG DAY (1993).
A few of my favorites which didn't make his list: THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD (1938), THE MARK OF ZORRO (1940), YOU WERE NEVER LOVELIER (1942), SHE WORE A YELLOW RIBBON (1949), THE QUIET MAN (1952), WHITE CHRISTMAS (1954), MARY POPPINS (1964), and THE SOUND OF MUSIC (1965), which is the third film on my own "Top 3" favorite movies list.
Newer titles I would include among my favorites: THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS (1992), EMMA (1996 Paltrow version), and YOU'VE GOT MAIL (1998).