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35 Actors List their 5 Favorite Films: Which One Is Your Movie Soul Mate?

By Dustin Rowles | Lists | March 13, 2012 |

By Dustin Rowles | Lists | March 13, 2012 |

RottenTomatoes has been running a weekly feature for several years now, in which they ask a particular actor or director what their five favorite films are. It’s a neat little series, and occasionally, you can try and determine whether that actor or actress is pulling a Rachel Greene and revealing that her favorite movie is Dangerous Liasons instead of what it actually is, Weekend at Bernies. Of the 35 Actors listed below, I actually think they’re all being fairly honest, for better (Dane Cook) or worse (Taylor Lautner) or worst (Megan Fox). I might also note that the fact Kramer vs. Kramer is on both John Krasinski and Emily Blunt’s list does not bode well for their relationship.

Among the titles listed, Kubrick is well represented, as is Marlon Brando, James Dean, Spielberg, and The Wizard of Oz. There’s not a lot of wild cards in the list of five favorites, but among these 35 Actors, based on their movie selections, who would you consider your movie soul mate? That is to say, the one whose Five Films would best jibe with your own?

I would tentatively have to go with Jonah Hill.

1. Ewan McGregor

Easy Rider
Doctor Zhivago

megan_fox_nightie-300x300.jpg2. Megan Fox

The Lord of the Rings trilogy
How to Train a Dragon
Kung Fu Panda 2
The Wizard of Oz
Teenage Mutan Ninja Turtle trilogy

3. Elizabeth Olsen

Gone with the Wind
Annie Hall
Roman Holiday
Pal Joey

4. Emily Blunt

Kramer vs. Kramer
Princess Bride
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
The Lives of Others

5. Daniel Radcliffe

12 Angry Men
A Matter of Life and Death
Dr. Strangelove
Little Miss Sunshine
Jason and the Argonauts

athlete6_gina1.jpg6. Gina Carano

True Romance
Let Me In (remake)
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

7. Emile Hirsch

A Streetcar Named Desire
The Matrix
Raging Bull
Usual Suspects
The English Patient

8. Gary Oldman

Apocalypse Now
The Conversation
The Godfather Part II

9. Kermit the Frog an Miss Piggy

The Wizard of Oz
Rocky Horror Picture Show
Vanilla Sky
Devil’s Advocate

rosario-dawson.jpg10. Rosario Dawson

Resovoir Dogs
The Misfits
Killer of Sheep
Man on Wire

11. Aaron Eckhart

Apocalypse Now
Five Easy Pieces
The Getaway
Bringing Up Baby
Midnight Express

12. Abigail Breslin

Meet Me in St. Louis
The Help
Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?

13. Hayden Panettiere

Life is Beautiful
The Power of One
Moulin Rouge
How to Train Your Dragon
Legends of the Fall

o-alan-tudyk-to-debate-abraham-lincoln-vampire-hunter.jpg14. Alan Tudyk

All that Jazz
Young Frankenstein
What’s Up Doc?
Sexy Beast
Smokey and the Bandit

15. Taylor Lautner

Man on Fire
Iron Man
The Notebook

16. Joel McHale

Dr. Strangelove
Blade Runner
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Children of Men

17. Nick Frost

Dead Man’s Shoes
Bottle Rocket
Raiders of the Lost Ark
The Shining
Close Encounters of the Third Kind

frostnicknewpic2011b_3541x3541_634341642049339276.jpg18. Bradley Cooper

Life Lessons
The Celebration
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
The Conversation
The Shop Around the Corner

19. Nicolas Cage

East of Eden
Streetcar Named Desire
A Clockwork Orange
The Wizard of Oz

20. Amy Adams

Gone with the Wind
The Wizard of Oz
The Shawshank Redemption

21. Jane Lynch

Private Benjamin
The Big Lebowski
The Crossing Guard

XeFs6HSAIq2zd7t1c6kGS4pCo1_400.jpg22. Justin Long

The Drugstore Cowboy
Back to the Future
Boogie Nights
Way Out West
Annie Hall

23. Tim Burton

Dracula A.D.
The Wicker Man
The Golden Voyage of Sinbad
The War of Gargantuas
The Omega Man

24. James McAvoy

The Goonies
Brief Encounter
My Wife is An Actress
The Great Escape
Back to the Future

25. Jonah Hill

Boogie Nights
The Big Lebowski
Back to the Future

26. Katherine Heigl

Coming to America
Steel Magnolias
The Blind Side

27. Craig Ferguson

Inglourious Basterds
Night of the Hunter
Run Lola Run
In the Name of the Rose
Carry on Screaming Timothy Olyphant

Blue Velvet
Chariots of Fire
Pulp Fiction
Sid and Nancy
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

29. Kristen Bell

The Apartment
The Last King of Scotland
When Harry Met Sally
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

30. John Krasinski

Kramer vs. Kramer
Ordinary People
The Verdict
On the Waterfront
The Godfather

31. Dane Cook

Planes, Trains and Automobiles
The Empire Strikes Back
The Dark Knight

PremiereColumbiaPicturesGreenHornetArrivalsA-Fs_y_VHJpl.jpg32. Seth Rogen

The Big Lebowski
The Last Detail
Total Recall

33. Robert Pattinson

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
The Exorcist
Prenom Carmen
ivan’s xtc
Corky Romano

34. Jason Statham

Cool Hand Luke
The Godfather
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
The Sting
Enter the Dragon

35. James Franco

Gimme Shelter
My Own Private Idaho
The Bicycle Thief

The Wrestler

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