My Top Ten Number Movies 

Being a crazy alphabetizer, those movie titles that start with numbers kind of annoy me! And should they go from lowest to highest number?? No! I believe the socially accepted order goes like this, for example: 10 then 10,000 BC then 12 Angry Men then 127 Hours then 1408. Right??? Crazy! 

So here are the simple rules for this top ten list: the movie title must start with a number (not spelled out). Loads of movies have a number somewhere in the title but I’m talking about the ones you have to put before ‘A’ on your DVD shelves. 😉

Today I have a lazy list just counting down from ten to my number one favorite. Here are My Top Ten (10??) Number Movies:

10. 21

9. 54

8. 50 First Dates

7. 13 Going On 30

6. 10 Things I Hate About You

5. 30 Days Of Night

4. 12 Angry Men

3. 2001: A Space Odyssey

2. 101 Dalmatians

1. 28 Days Later…

Honorable Mentions:
28 Weeks Later
2010: The Year We Make Contact
12 Monkeys (before anyone moans at this not being in the top ten, it’s because I barely remember it now & need to re-watch it. Also, I think it may officially be Twelve Monkeys)
200 Cigarettes
28 Days
1408
1984
21 & 22 Jump Street
(500) Days Of Summer
The 40-Year-Old Virgin
976-EVIL (Okay, I never saw it – just always loved the title!)

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62 thoughts on “My Top Ten Number Movies 

  1. Interesting idea.

    Amazingly, there are many more to choose from – 13 Assassins, 2046, 36, 13 Tzameti, 1941, 10,000 Years BC, The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms, The Murderer Lives At No 21, 2LDK, 300, Stalag 17, 2012…. 😉 😛

    • Hehe. I knew I’d get lots of people adding stuff! A few of those don’t count because the rule for this list is that the title has to START with a number. 😉 The rest here wouldn’t make my list but I’m going to go ahead & shame myself by saying I did actually like 2012! Lol. I may have put that in the honorable mentions. 😉

  2. Great list, but here are a few I’d have on it.

    48 Hours???
    101 Dalmations
    61* – ok, I doubt ur a baseball fan, but this is one of the best baseball biopics ever made and Billy Crystal directed it
    9/11 – One of the best documentaries made about a subject it wasn’t meant to be about

    Do u think I’d like 28 Days later?

    • Thanks! I love that so many people have added their own ideas. Yes, my strict rules for this list are that they have to be digits & the title name has to start with the number. Lol. There were thousands to choose from otherwise! And Seven Samurai would most definitely be my number one in that case. And Sixteen Candles would make an appearance. 😉 Of the others you listed that start with a number, I’ve only seen 21 Grams…

  3. Nice picks! (and great idea for a list) I think my favorites would be 12 Angry Men, (500) Days of Summer, 30 Days of Night, Thirteen, The 25th Hour, 10 Things I Hate About You and Se7en.

    • Thanks! I love all the ideas people have added. 🙂 But Thirteen & Se7en don’t count under my super strict rules I set for this list. Lol! (Really, I was just being lazy & wanted a quick, easy list this week) 😉 They have to be numbers not spelled out & have to start with the number. It’s amazing the thousands there would be to choose from otherwise! And Seven Samurai would probably be my number one. 🙂

    • Hahaha! NO, dammit! Only if it was called 3.1415926535897932384626433832795028841971693993751058209749445923078164062862089986280348253421170679…….etc…..to infinity!!!!!!!! 😉

      • Haha! I don’t know, dude… IMDB says Pi! My other rule is “whatever IMDB says”. 😉 This stresses me out greatly, though. I actually have that DVD. Oh god, where did I put it?? I put it in the “P” section! Where the HELL would you put a symbol in the alphabet?! Should it be in the number section with the “3”s? And, with a decimal in there, would it go before or after 300??? This is why I didn’t buy any Prince albums when he was a symbol! (Plus his songs sucked by then). Although my hubby argues that the pi symbol is a “symbolic representation” of a number instead of a number itself. Which still doesn’t help my alphabetization problem. Either way, IMDB says Pi & I didn’t like the movie anyway so it wouldn’t make my list. 😉 (lol! I know you love my rambling)

  4. I thought, “huh, that looks like Andy Serkis in 13 Going on 30.” And then I thought, “…is that Andy Serkis in 13 Going on 30?” And then after a little trip to IMDb I thought, “well I never knew Andy Serkis was in 13 Going on 30!”

    And technically — technically — the animated 101 Dalmatians is actually called One Hundred and One Dalmatians, because that’s the on-screen title at the start of the film. (I feel horrendously nitpicky and geeky for pointing this out… but not so much that it’s stopped me!)

    • Lol. Yes, he was in it but, no, I can’t say I really remember him in it that well either. 😉 And… I’ve looked into 101 Dalmatians & the original title was spelled out but it’s now 101 for whatever reason. My unofficial rules were “go by the way it’s listed at IMDB” 😉 lol. And that was an edited addition anyway after MovieRob mentioned it so we can blame him! 😉

  5. Great list, looking at all my number films i would pick a different Adam Sandler one even though i don’t like his comedy 8 Crazy Nights got me in a certain way.
    2012 because well it mindless disaster
    and not sure if you have seen 12 Years a Slave
    i would have 10 things, 500days 28 days 30 nights for sure, but i think my number one would have to be 50/50 one of my all time favourites

    • Thanks! And I totally agree – love that soundtrack! Love In The House – In A Heartbeat. And… You must be viewing my original post – I think 12 Angry Men is now fourth since I added one I forgot. 😉

  6. I smell some cheater-y going on here: The 40 Year Old Virgin shouldn’t count, and 127 Hours is missing 😉

    Also, you really ought to get around to seeing 69. It’s a really . . . . .. . . good. . . . . . .movie. (?) (I don’t know if it is, but I just had to see if there was a movie with that naughty number and indeed there is. Actually, multiple.)

    • Ha! Why shouldn’t The 40 Year-Old Virgin count? Everyone knows that the first word of “The” gets ignored in the rules of alphabetization! 😉 As for 127 Hours, I’ve not seen it so it can’t make my list. And…. Lol… I hope you didn’t actually go Googling “69”! 😉

      • True, I forget that most of the time ‘The’ doesn’t even count as a word. It’s sub-human. Or whatever the subhuman form of a word is.

        I did go googling ’69’ and you totally need to see 127 Hours. One of Danny Boyle’s best IMO. 🙂

      • Was that a Google IMAGE search…? Lol. And I’ve kind of lost faith in Danny Boyle in recent years. I’ll try to watch it sometime. But probably will have to look away during the arm-chopping-off bit! Or was it a leg? No, it was an arm… Right? Or… Left?

      • It was his right arm, and yeah that scene is excruciating. I actually have to look away during it too, and I almost never do that.

  7. Another good list! I’m not a fan of 2001, but love 101 Dalmatians and 12 Angry Men. The only number movie I own, though, is 1776, a great film for anyone who likes history and/or musicals. I’d definitely recommend it.

  8. Hmm…what an interesting idea. I like 12 Angry Men, 28 Days Later and 30 Days of Night. Sorry to say that Adam Sandler does indeed suck, and the only exception is the Wedding Singer, probably because he’s not being very Adam Sandler in it.

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