Here's mine, in no particular order:
- Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988, Almodovar) - Had to include one Almodovar film... it was a tough call between this classic and Volver.
Lost in Translation (2003, Coppola) - I lived in Tokyo for 10 years and choose this film to remember it by.
Annie Hall (1977, Allen) - Need a good comedy to take along... vintage Woody.
Halloween (1978, Carpenter) - Had to have at least one good horror film.
Back to the Future (1985, Spielberg) - Just for fun. Who is old enough to remember Pepsi Free?
Stolen Kisses (1968, Truffaut) - I had to sneak in one Antoine Doinel film.
It's a Wonderful Life (1946, Capra) - My favorite film of all time, even if I watch it only once a year.
The Godfather (1972, Coppola) - Many would choose the second film... but I'll take the first, with Brando.
The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly (Leone, 1966) - What's a desert island list without a Western?
Lord of the Rings (2001-2003, Jackson) - Okay, technically I suppose this should take up 3 of my choices... but who cares? One of the best films ever made, and doesn't get stale after repeat viewings. Although I will say I enjoy the scenes with Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli much better than the scenes with Frodo and Sam. If I had to pick one I'd choose The Two Towers.