The Muppet Movie: Just good-old plain silliness and fun.
The Godfather: Everything about this movie is right: the casting, the acting, the costumes, the music, the one-liners, the plot-twists. One of very few movies that is better than the book it’s based on (and the book is excellent).
The Matrix: Every plot twist was believable, and yet completely surprising at the time; the action sequences still look good more than a decade later. It’s between this and Empire Strikes Back as the greatest Science Fiction movie ever made; today I’m giving the edge to The Matrix, although tomorrow I might give a different answer.
The Silence of the Lambs: A great mystery movie, and yet also the grandfather of most modern-day horror films. This movie twists your perceptions about who the good guys and the bad guys really are more than any other movie I’ve ever seen.
Wall-E: Pixar’s best, in my opinion, with apologies to Monsters, Inc, The Incredibles, and Up. Gregg Easterbrook, a writer for ESPN and The Atlantic, calls it the greatest love story Hollywood has told in 50 years, and I can’t say he’s wrong.