I've just decided my three favourite films of all time, as of now:
1) Groundhog Day (I can't see this ever changing, though who knows?)
2) You've Got Mail.
3) The Way, Way Back.
After that, there isn't really a clear number four.
I've heard that this sort of list-making is a very male thing. I'm not sure if that's the case. People are sometimes bemused at my own propensity to make lists like this, but I can't help it. They make themselves.
I think, at this stage in my life, I would describe my favourite sort of movie as "a realistic fairy tale". I want it to be set in the ordinary, everyday world (even if it involves the supernatural, like my favourite film) but to have as idealised a picture of that as possible. Although The Way, Way Back is fairly gritty in some ways, but ultimately I think it's an idyll.
Feel free to weigh in with your top three, top five or top ten movies....I'm always interested. (Why don't people make small talk about interesting things like this, rather than the weather or your route to work or what you had for lunch?)