Top 10 Movie Countdown & Agent Request Manuscript

Top 10 Movie Count Down

I thought Alex Cavanaugh's Top-Ten-Movie-Countdown-Blogfest, would be a quick and easy blog post. Wow, was I ever wrong. Is anyone else finding it nearly impossible to narrow down your all time favorite movies to only 10? I didn't realize how many movies that I love. I made a list, narrowed it down to thirty-then twenty, but getting it down to ten was a challenge.

I feel like I am cheating on some of the all time best movies or that I am somehow being unfaithful. At first, I realized that I had far too many movies from my favorite genre, Mystery/Suspense or Thriller, so I removed some of my favorites from that genre to make my countdown a bit more rounded.  And putting them in countdown order- well that just about made me have a melt down. I have them in order, but since it changes each time I view my list, who knows if the number one or the number ten are in the right order? Not me!

Drumroll Please:  Keep in mind I have deleted many of my very, very favorite mysteries and thrillers. I also noticed a pattern. Many of my choices had the same lead actor so I narrowed again, trying not to let one or two lead men take over the stage.

10.  Mystic River (2003)


9.   12 Angry Men (1959)


8.   The Departed (2006)



7.  Presumed Innocent (1990)


6.  Juno (2007)


5.  When Harry Met Sally (1989) 




4. Schindler's List (1993)


3.  North by Northwest (1959)



2.  The Godfather 1 and 2 (guess I cheated here) (1972 & 1974)


and....the all time best movie ever....



Number 1.  The Usual Suspects


Sorry guys, that I have been an absentee blogger lately. I returned from the SanFrancisco Writer's Conference to a boat load of personal, family and professional issues. 

On a more fricken, flippin fabulousa note: 




Three of my top four agents have requested my manuscript. 





I am super uber excited and have been working 'round the clock to get everything in pristine condition, edited by a professional editor and out the door. Now comes the agonizing, waiting period. Wish me luck. There were days and nights and days and weeks and months...that I was afraid I could not see the end in place.

Of course, requesting my manuscript is no guarantee of anything, but it's the most promising, fulfilling and exciting part of my journey thus far.

Thank you Alex, for hosting this blogfest. I needed any easy transition back to da blog. Next month will be a writing frenzy.

Click here  & you will land on Alex Cavanaugh's blog, where you can read everyone else's best-movie-countdown! 

44 comments:

  1. Congratulations on the requests!!
    The Usual Suspects just missed my top ten.
    Thanks for participating in my blogfest.

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  2. The Usual Suspects was an awesome movie. Great list.

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  3. You have some fantastic selections here. Presumed Innocent is a dynamite book!! You made me think of one I left off...The Hunt For Red October. :)

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  4. Congrats on all those requests! Querying can be tough, so the requests help get us through the tension. Good luck!

    I loved Presumed Innocent, North by Northwest, and The Usual Suspects. Nice list!

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  5. Good luck with your requests! That's fantastic. :D

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  6. Juno's great, watched it with my kid in the theater when it came out.

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  7. Congrats, Melissa! Remember you can't get an offer if no one requests your ms, so this is big. :D

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  8. I would so love to comment but I fear this damn is going to kick me out again regarding the browser I use. Good list Melissa, I loved the Usual Suspects. Severl of the others we very good too and some I have never seen. Here goes, I am pressing Post...

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  9. I can't believe it actually worked!!!

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  10. Congratulations on the requests, Melissa. That is so awesome. I am sincerely happy for you. 3 requests from your 4 top choices is certainly something to be excited about, and to be proud of. Yay for you!

    And the Usual Suspects is so great. I totally had that on my list, in my head anyway!

    P.S. I just started sending out queries this weekend.

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  11. Loved 12 Angry Men and the Usual Suspects. They are so well-written and the casts are just amazing. I had such a hard time leaving my list at only ten.

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  12. When Harry Met Sally is the only one on your list I have seen. Congrats on your requests.

    Rhonda
    Laugh-Quotes.com

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  13. Following you back. :) Congratulations on all the requests - what an achievement! It's always great to hear good news!

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  14. Congratulations on the requests! Three out of four is fantastic! I'll keep my fingers crossed for you. (:

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  15. Great list! And Schindler's List is a movie everyone should watch at least once.

    Good luck!

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  16. 12 Angry Men. Wow, I'd totally forgotten that movie, and it was a great one.

    By the way, I just made in interesting discovery. I'd stopped following your blog because I could never get it to come up currently in IE. Got the heading but not the post. Just realized I can read you fine if I use Firefox. So I'll try to visit more often.

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  17. congratulations on your positive feedback!

    and i love the old thrillers!

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  18. Loved Mystic River a heck of a lot, though it was tragic too. Great soundtrack! I haven't seen all these movies but also loved When Harry Met Sally.

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  19. Interesting list, though the only one I liked from it was "the usual suspects".

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  20. Mystic River was awesome. I loved the book, also.

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  21. Thank you and I loved your post. I spent hours following the links you provided.

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  22. Thanks for letting me know. I wonder if others can't follow it if they also use IE. I am such a computer idiot, I don't understand any of it. I will have to get the person who set it up to work on that problem for me. I really appreciate you telling me.

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  23. Thank you. I am so excited, but really nervous as well.

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  24. Thanks for visiting and for following.

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  25. You should see some of the others if you ever have time. Harry Met Sally always makes me laugh- all these years later and I still love it as much I did the first time.

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  26. I had quite a few on the list in my head as well. Good luck with your queries. Let me know how it goes.

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  27. You are the second person who mentioned having a difficult time because of the browser. I am so stupid when in comes to computer issues. I wish I knew how to fix the problem. Thanks for trying.

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  28. Thanks. It is so exciting, but I am so nervous, as well. I am going crazy.

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  29. Thanks Carrie. I am so excited, but my nerves are killing me. Was it like that for you?

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  30. Thanks for visiting and for the encouraging words.

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  31. You are very welcome. Thanks for hosting it.

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  32. I've not seen your No 1 choice film. Might see if I can get that in our new TV link up box. I've still not seen anyone choose Casablanca (the original version). It has to rate as one of my favourites.
    Thanks for your visit and it's so good to meet you.
    Rosalind Adam is Writing in the Rain

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  33. Yes, this hop was a little difficult. You've made some wonderful choices. Yay for your happy dance!

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  34. Love your blog Melissa and I'm following you back. Take care and chat soon.

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  35. Okay, I tried to add my comment and it say's I'm a guest and does't show my picture. Hummmm. I'll try it again.

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  36. Thanks so much for visiting my blog! I'm looking forward to A-Z! I only recently saw Mystic River. Sean Penn's meltdown when his daughter was found was extremely heart wrenching. I liked the movie but it sure was dark.

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  37. I can only agree with When Harry met Sally. That scene in the diner...Priceless!

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