Movie buff or not, you've likely been asked this question: "What's your favorite movie of all time?" It's a tough one, but some folks have no problem answering. In fact, I never hesitate when someone drops the question on me. It's 'Jurassic Park', hands down. First off, it was one of my very first truly memorable moviegoing experiences, not just for the film's entertainment value, but for everything Steven Spielberg, Michael Crichton, the cast and crew accomplished. Well, that and because I'll never forget my younger sister, who was four at the time, bolting out of the theater during the T-Rex attack. Now, what makes it my favorite of all time is how well the film holds up on every level. Seventeen years after it hit theaters, 'Jurassic Park' is still my absolute favorite film to watch.

Before we start a battle of the favorite movies here, let's get into the real topic of discussion, namely: Is it valid to name your favorite movie of all time? Nearly every time we've been asked, "What's your favorite movie of all time," someone else always has to chime in not only to criticize our choice, but to trash the concept all together. And, as eager as we are to defend 'Jurassic Park,' you've got to admit those favorite movie scrooges have a point.