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The famous (and infamous) name their five favorite films


Five Favorite Films is an excellent ongoing column at Rotten Tomatoes where a variety of recognizable actors, directors, musicians, comedians, writers, adult film stars, one frog and one Paris Hilton name their five favorite films. It’s not the most easily browsable section, so Metafilter user dgaicun helpfully indexed some of them. With Comic-Con in the works, I thought it’d be relevant to share Stan Lee’s five favorite movies. His tastes are not that of a high-brow aesthete necessarily, but unsurprisingly he does seem to enjoy films that are about entertaining a large audience.

  • MY FAIR LADY (This is the last thing you expect me to say…That’s probably my favorite movie of all time.)
  • CAPTAIN BLOOD (Errol Flynn was my god. I wanted to be Errol Flynn.)
  • KING KONG, 1933 (I liked all the adventure movies)
  • THE PRODUCERS (I love comedy, too.)
  • E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL (I loved E.T. Believe it or not, I don’t go to the movies. I don’t have the time, so I wait the six months or so until the DVD comes out. [chuckles])

On the opposite end of the spectrum from these mainstream films are the surprising selections of Sasha Grey. They are legit super artsy.