"The book is a film that takes place in the mind of the reader." ~ Paulo Coelho

Favorites

I am creating this page for my top 100 FAVORITE books and movies. They will be ranked from "I absolutely love this and could read/watch it all the time" TO "these can't go unnoticed". These are just my personal preferences, and many of these have so much nostalgia that they made their way onto this list. This will be constantly changing as I read new books and watch new movies.

I will eventually write a review on all of these, and if I have already there will be a link to it.

These are family friendly unless they have an asterisk next to it. And it's not a bad book/movie if it has an asterisk next to it, it just might have a few bad words, intense scenes or action, or mild suggestive things. Also, younger audiences might just not understand or appreciate them (honestly, that's why most of these have an asterisk. I know that I would have been bored by most of these when I was little). Please read my reviews on them for specifics!

Enjoy reading and watching these fine works knowing how much I love them!

Favorite Books:

1. The Anne of Green Gables - by L. M. Montgomery
2. Holes - by Louis Sacher
3. North & South - by Elizabeth Gaskell
4. Pride & Prejudice - by Jane Austen (Parts OneTwoThree, and Four)
5. Anna Karenina - by Leo Tolstoy*
6. Flipped - by Wendelin Van Draanen
7. Tuck Everlasting - by Natalie Babbit
8. Peter Pan - by J. M. Barrie
9. A Tale of Two Cities - by Charles Dickens*
10. The Hobbit - by J. R. R. Tolkien*

11. The Q - by Beth Brower
12. To Kill a Mockingbird - by Harper Lee*
13. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe - by C. S. Lewis
14. The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian by C. S. Lewis
15. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C. S. Lewis
16. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair (Part IPart IIPart IIIby C. S. Lewis
17. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Horse and His Boy by C. S. Lewis
18. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Magician's Nephew by C. S. Lewis
19. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Last Battle by C. S. Lewis (Honestly, I love each of these so much and not one more than another, but I had to put them down somehow so I did them in the order that they were published).

21. Anne of the Island - by L. M. Montgomery
22. Rilla of Ingleside - by L. M. Montgomery
23. Persuasion - by Jane Austen
24. The Girl Who Drank the Moon - by Kelly Barnhill
25. When You Reach Me - by Rebecca Stead
26. Summer of the Monkeys - by Wilson Rawls
27. Bridge to Terabithia - by Katherine Paterson
28. The Magician's Elephant - by Kate DiCamillo
29. Little Women - by Louisa May Alcott

31. Death on the Nile - by Agatha Christie*
32. Five Poisoned Apples - by Skye Hoffert, Jenelle Hovde, Courtney Manning, Maddie Morrow, & Rachel Wallen.*
33. Murder on the Orient Express - by Agatha Christie
34. Sense and Sensibility - by Jane Austen
35. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - by J. K. Rowling*
36. Harry Potter and the Order of the Pheonix - by J. K. Rowling*
37. A Christmas Carol - by Charles Dickens
38. The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp - by Kathi Appelt
39. I am Malala - by Malala Yousafzai with Christina Lamb
40. Pax - by Sara Pennypacker

42. Emma - by Jane Austen (Part 1Part 2Part 3)
43. Great Expectations - by Charles Dickens*
44. The Lord of the Rings - by J. R. R. Tolkien*
45. Wonder Struck - by Brian Selznick
46. Ella Enchanted - by Gail Carson Levine
47. The Rumpelstiltskin Problem - by Vivian Vande Velde
48. Funerals are Fatal (aka After the Funeral) - by Agatha Christie*
49. Anne of Avonlea - by L. M. Montgomery
50. Anne of Windy Poplars - by L. M. Montgomery

51. Frankenstein - by Mary Shelley
52. Five Magic Spindles - by Rachel Kovaciny, Kat Medill, Grace Mullins, Michelle Pennington, and Ashley Stangl
53. Howl's Moving Castle - by Diana Wynne Jones
54. The Land of Stories: An Author's Odessey - by Chris Colfer
55. The Adventures of Robin Hood - by Roger Lancelyn Green*
56. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - by Lewis Carroll
57. The Mysterious Affair at Styles - by Agatha Christie*
58. Oliver Twist - by Charles Dickens*
59. Two Princess of Bamare - by Gail Carson Levine
60. Wives and Daughters - by Elizabeth Gaskell

61. Northanger Abbey - by Jane Austen
62. Five Enchanted Roses - by Kaycee Browning, Savannah Jezowski, Jenelle Schmidt, Dorian Tsukioka, and Hayden Wand
63. Anne’s House of Dreams - by L. M. Montgomery
64. Anne of Ingleside - by L. M. Montgomery
65. Harry Potter and the Socerer's Stone - by J. K. Rowling*
66. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - by J. K. Rowling*
67. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Askaban - by J. K. Rowling*
69. The Hundred and One Dalmatians - by Dodie Smith
70. Raymie Nightingale - by Kate DiCamillo 

71. Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm - by Kate Douglas Wiggin
72. Because of Winn-Dixie - by Kate DiCamillo
73. The Invention of Hugo Cabret - by Brian Selznick
74. Framed - by Frank Cottrell Boyce*
75. The Princess Bride - by S. Morgenstern and William Goldman
76. Where the Mountain Meets the Moon - by Grace Lin
77. The Tale of Despereaux - by Kate DiCamillo
78. A Study in Scarlet - by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle*
79. The One and Only Ivan - by Katherine Applegate
80. The Hound of the Baskervilles - by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle*

82. Fairest - by Gail Carson Levine
83. The Crownless King - by Kara Linaburg
84. One Bad Apple - by Rachel Kovaciny
85. Flora and Ulysses - by Kate DiCamillo
86. Dancing and Doughnuts - by Rachel Kovaciny
87. A Riddle in Ruby - by Kent Davis
88. Five Glass Slippers - by Elisabeth Brown, Emma Clifton, Rachel Heffington, Stephanie Ricker, and Clara Diane Thompson
89. The Wild Robot - by Peter Brown
90. The Land of Stories: The Enchantress Returns - by Chris Colfer

91. The Land of Stories: A Grimm Warning - by Chris Colfer
92. Storybound  - by Marrisa Burt
93. Johnny Tremain - by Esther Forbes
94. The Penderwicks - by Jeanne Birdsall
95. Emily of New Moon - by L. M. Montgomery (Part 1Part 2Part 3Part 4)
96. Starry River of the Sky - by Grace Lin
97. Rainbow Valley - by L. M. Montgomery
98. The Wizard of Oz series - by L. Frank Baum
99. Charlotte's Web - by E.B.White
100. Mansfield Park - by Jane Austen (Part 1Part 2Part 3Part 4)


Favorite Movies:

1. Singin' in the Rain (1952)
2. It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
3. STAR WARS IV: A New Hope (1977)
4. STAR WARS VIII: The Last Jedi (2017)*
5. Amazing Grace (2006)
6. Cinderella (2015)
7. This Beautiful Fantastic (2017)
8. The Music Man (1962)
9. Support Your Local Sheriff (1969)
10. Flipped (2010)

11. Fiddler on the Roof (1971)*
12. The King's Speech (2010)*
13. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)
14. Avengers: Endgame (2019)*
16. Brave (2012)
17. Coco (2017)
18. Seventh Heaven (1937)
19. You Can't Take It With You (1938)
20. Bringing Up Baby (1938)

21. The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
22. Chariots of Fire (1981)
23. Penelope (2006)
26. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)*
27. Willow (1988)*
28. Big Fish (2003)
29. Beauty and the Beast (2017)
30. The Illusionist (2006)*

31. The Magnificent Seven (1960)*
32. Sherlock Holmes (2009)*
33. The Adventures of Tintin (2011)
34. The Greatest Showman (2017)
35. Kung Fu Panda (2008)
36. STAR WARS IX: The Rise of Skywalker (2019)*
37. STAR WARS V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)*
38. Into the Woods (2013)
39. Murder on the Orient Express (2017)
40. Robots (2005)

41. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)*
42. Groundhog Day (1993)*
43. The Princess Bride (1987)
44. Miss Potter (2006)
45. How to Train Your Dragon (2010)
46. Sense & Sensibility (1995)
47. A Knight's Tale (2001)*
48. Anastasia (1997)
49. Gnomeo and Juliet (2011) 
50. The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)

51. Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)
52. Gandhi (1982)* 
54. STAR WARS VII: The Force Awakens (2015)*
55. For Me and My Gal (1942)
56. The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)*
57. Saving Mr. Banks (2013)
58. Up (2009)
59. The Emperor's New Groove (2000)
60. Harvey (1950)

62. Spider-man: Homecoming (2017)*
63. The Fox and the Hound (1981)
64. Captain America: Civil War (2016)*
65. The Odd Life of Timothy Green (2012)
66. Inspector Gadget (1999)
67. Black Panther (2018)* 
68. The Princess Diaries (2001)
73. Mulan (1998)
74. Sabrina (1954)*
75. Ratatouille (2007)
76. Captain Marvel (2019)
77. Monsters University (2016)
78. You've Got Mail (1998)
79. Aladdin (1992)
80. Aladdin (2019)

81. Mary Poppins (1964)
82. Mary Poppins Returns (2018)
83. The Black Cauldron (1985)*
84. Unicorn Store (2019)
85. Napoleon Dynamite (2004)
86. Zootopia (2016)
87. Easter Parade (1948)
88. Father Goose (1964)
89. Howl's Moving Castle (2004)*
90. Home on the Range (2004)

91. A Bug's Life (1998)
92. How to Train Your Dragon 3: Hidden World (2019)
93. Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
95. Akeelah and the Bee (2006)
96. Beauty and the Beast (1991)
97. Hugo (2010)
98. The Swan Princess (1994)
99. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1986)
100. Robin Hood (1973)


That is just a list for movies, so it does not include series or mini series. That would be a whole other list! I haven't seen a total of 100 series or mini series, but when I do I will make a list including that.

Remember, some are better suited to older ages than younger others, so make sure to read the review (if it has one, if not, I'm getting there). Thank you so much for reading! Tell me what your top 10 favorite books and movies are!

Chloe the MovieCritic

2 comments:

  1. I was just wondering if you have reviewed the movie The Mummy. I though you had, But I can't find it on here. I might be wrong. But if you have would you link it for me?

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    1. Hey, Rakayle! I've never seen The Mummy, but after reading your post I want to! When I eventually do, I'll review it and leave the link here. Thanks for the request!

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