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I suppose it’s inevitable. Lots of people have a few favorite movies, so here are my “top eleven”. Like most, I’m sure it’s apt to fluctuate a bit here and there—although Vertigo will always be number one. And it doesn’t mean I don’t love the movies not included any less. That said, these ten left a crucial impact on me, and deserve recognition. These are movies that if they happen to be on when I enter a room, I stop what I’m doing, sit down, and can’t turn away. Essays about these movies can be read at