Open Thread: What Is Your All-Time Favorite Movie, And Why?

This Is Spinal Tap

There are certain films that one of never tires of. These are movies that become more than just entertainment, they become a part of who we are. As someone who loves watching movies, loves writing about movies, loves thinking about movies, and so on, It’s more than fair to say that these flickering images in the dark have informed my personality. My all-time favorite film is This Is Spinal Tap, Rob Reiner‘s 1984 mockmumentary about a down-on-their-luck English heavy metal band. There’s a lot about the flick that has endeared itself to me: The performances from stars Michael McKean, Christopher Guest, and Harry Shearer (all of whom also co-scripted), great and hilarious songs, iconic moments, appearances from the likes of Bruno Kirby, Billy Crystal, Dana Carvey, Howard Hesseman, Fran Drescher, Anjelica Houston, Patrick Macnee, and others, and a laugh-per-minute ratio that is unmatched.

I consider it to be perfect, and I will never tire of seeing it.

Now that you have heard what my all-time favorite film is, and a few of the reasons why, I’d like you to return the favor. In the comments, let me know what your all-time favorite film is — and tell me why you love your selected film more than any other. There are no wrong answers here, just a shared love of great movies!