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« on: October 15, 2004, 04:06:00 AM »

American films, obviously. Otherwise, I'd squeeze in RAN.

casablanca
singin' in the rain
goodfellas
forbidden planet
the sand pebble
wizard of oz
fargo
spartacus
princess bride
crimes and misdemeanors

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mutiny on the bounty - brando's version

edit edit edit: sorry, I forgot about a film
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« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2004, 05:35:14 AM »

American only huh?

Let's see...

1. King Kong
2. Citizen Kane
3. Casablanca
4. City Lights
5. The Searchers
6. Gone With the Wind
7. The Adventures of Robin Hood
8. Apocalypse Now
9. Double Indemnity

edit: hehe, forgot one 10. Wizard of Oz
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« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2004, 07:08:19 AM »

10 films????
You ask a lot of a GAMER


1)Blazing Saddles

the rest of the order changes over time

6th Sense
Amadeus
Maltese Falcon
Dirty Dozen
GoldFinger
Invaders From Mars
Star Wars
American Graffiti
Sullivans Travels


What can I say?  I like what I like.

The 5 struggling to break the top 10

Shawshank Redemption
Magic Flute (foreign)
Lady Sings the Blues
Chinese Connection (foreign)
Wizard of Oz


The 4, I like them so much I will give them there due

Them
Fantastic Planet (Foreign)
Terminator 2
Aliens 2
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« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2004, 07:27:57 AM »

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American films, obviously.


Only American? So I can't have Das Boot, or Lawrence of Arabia, or The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, or City of God? Lame :p

Favourite 10 in no order and some are not American:

Godfather
Godfather II
Das Boot
Alien
Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Lawrence of Arabia
Apocalypse Now
Pulp Fiction
Bladerunner
City of God

It's hard to list just 10...
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« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2004, 07:41:46 AM »

I must have terrible taste. I like so few of the movies mentioned so far I find it almost hard to believe.

Matter of fact, other than Star Wars and The Princess Bride I think the entire thread is so far devoid of movies I actually had fun watching.
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« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2004, 07:46:19 AM »

You don't like King Kong?!?!?!   :shock:
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« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2004, 08:18:10 AM »

Not particularly no. Do I like the story? Sure. But I damned if I can stand sitting through that movie.
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« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2004, 08:27:16 AM »

Because it was handy, here's a list I kept of my top 20 as put up by me on the YMDB site (which appears to be currently down/gone?) a year or two ago.  

1. Notorious (1946)
2. Blood Simple (1984)
3. The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928)
4. Amélie (2001)
5. Being John Malkovich (1999)
6. Singin' in the Rain (1952)
7. Blue Velvet (1986)
8. City Lights (1931)
9. Three Colors: Blue (1993)
10. Mary Poppins (1964)
11. Lovely & Amazing (2001)
12. Nosferatu (1922)
13. Manhattan (1979)
14. Magnolia (1999)
15. Toy Story 2 (1999)
16. Safe (1995)
17. Roman Holiday (1953)
18. Election (1999)
19. Your Friends & Neighbors (1998)
20. Lilo & Stitch (2002)

Runners up:
Run Lola Run
A Room With A View
When Harry Met Sally
Beauty and the Beast (Disney's)
This Is Spinal Tap

It still looks pretty good to me, except I sort of find myself wondering now (as great as the film is) why I chose to put Your Friends & Neighbors on the list over many other films I love.
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« Reply #8 on: October 15, 2004, 10:52:10 AM »

Given I haven't seen anywhere near every film ever made and even if I could I likely wouldn't remember what I thought of each by the end I'll stick with just some of my own personal favorites (random order).

Papillon
Seven
2001: A Space Odyssey
Never Cry Wolf
Shawshank Redemption, The
Magnolia
Being There
Sling Blade
Groundhog Day
Donnie Darko
Mulholland Drive
Pi
Network
Heavy
Fight Club
Breaking the Waves
They Shoot Horses, Don't They?
Fisher King, The
Buffalo 66
What's Eating Gilbert Grape
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« Reply #9 on: October 15, 2004, 11:13:53 AM »

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Papillon


Another McQueen classic, and it's in my top 15.

Hell, add Cincinatti Kid to that list.
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« Reply #10 on: October 15, 2004, 11:31:22 AM »

I'm not much of a fan of old classics.  To me, the acting always seems overblown and cheesy.  With that in mind...

Lord of the Rings (the whole thing)
Schindler's List
Saving Private Ryan
Patton
Vanilla Sky
Nosferatu (1922)
Godfather
Finding Nemo
2 others to be named later, when I'm awake.  smile
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« Reply #11 on: October 15, 2004, 12:15:27 PM »

My Top 10.  These are not the "best" movies ever in terms of direction, acting, etc., but they're certainly my favorites.  The top 4 are set in stone, the rest change depending on my mood:

1.  Star Wars original trilogy (I'm counting these as one for simplicity's sake)
2.  Lord of the Rings trilogy (ditto here)
3.  Spirited Away
4.  Braveheart
5.  The Usual Suspects
6.  Airplane
7.  Young Frankenstein
8.  Clerks
9.  Raiders of the Lost Ark
10.  Grave of the Fireflies
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« Reply #12 on: October 15, 2004, 01:14:29 PM »

1- Goodfellas
2- Indiana Jones Series
3- Highlander (original)
4- Braveheart
5- Young Frankenstein
6- Godfather
7- Rope
8- Maltese Falcon
9- Star Wars (4,5,6)
10- Groundhogs day..
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« Reply #13 on: October 15, 2004, 02:02:06 PM »

In no particular order..

Godfather
Alien
Outlaw Josie Wales
Das Boot
The Good the Bad and the Ugly
Reservoir Dogs
Saving Private Ryan
Patton
Office Space
Gladiator
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« Reply #14 on: October 15, 2004, 02:07:26 PM »

In no particular order....
Tombstone
Ghostbusters
Better Off Dead
Aliens
Toy Story 1 and 2
Star Wars first three
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
Full Metal Jacket
Saving Private Ryan
Monty Python and the Quest for the Holy Grail (obviously!!!)
Time Bandits!!! (More of sedimental fav. but I love this movie!!)

I'm sure I'm missing a ton but those are the first ones that come to mind.
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« Reply #15 on: October 15, 2004, 02:14:29 PM »

The Godfather
The Godfather Part 2
Taxi Driver
The Graduate
The Deer Hunter
Apocalypse Now
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Star Trek 2: The Wrath of Khan
Resevoir Dogs
Alien
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« Reply #16 on: October 15, 2004, 02:32:56 PM »

So you like happy movies eh Siljanus. slywink
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« Reply #17 on: October 15, 2004, 02:40:43 PM »

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So you like happy movies eh Siljanus. slywink


Yeah.  I always thought Old Yeller got what was coming to him... :wink:
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« Reply #18 on: October 15, 2004, 02:51:44 PM »

Pulp Fiction
Lord of the Rings
Magnolia
Casablanca
Shawshank Redemption
It's a Wonderful Life
Fargo
Saving Private Ryan
The Shining
American Beauty
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« Reply #19 on: October 15, 2004, 03:17:57 PM »

There are alot of good movies listed here.  I tend to think of my top 10 list as those movies you can watch over and over again without it ever getting stale and/or those that have left a permanent emotional mark on me in some way.  Here's mine:

[list=1]
  • Alice Adams (1935) - Katharine Hepburn
  • Star Wars - A New Hope (1977)
  • The Terrornauts (1967)
  • Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
  • Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)
  • Moonraker (1979)
  • Ffolkes (1980)
  • Secret of My Success (1987)
  • Shakespeare in Love (1998)
  • Smokey & the Bandit (1977)
  • [/list:o]
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« Reply #20 on: October 15, 2004, 03:29:11 PM »

1) Shawshank Redemption (despite TNT's best efforts to force feed this to the public, kinda like the Celion Dion theme from Titanic, I still love it)

2) Star Wars/Empire Strikes Back

3) Raiders of the Lost Ark

4) The Lord of the Rings

5) Jaws

6) Aliens

7) Young Frankenstein

Cool Raising Arizona ("These blow up in the funny shapes and all?" "Well no, unless round is funny.")

9) For Rosanna

10) The Terminator

My personal Top 10 List is all the movies I can watch again and again. The Top 5 are usually pretty consistent, but the Bottom 5 tend to fluctuate.
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« Reply #21 on: October 15, 2004, 04:58:00 PM »

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I must have terrible taste. I like so few of the movies mentioned so far I find it almost hard to believe.

Matter of fact, other than Star Wars and The Princess Bride I think the entire thread is so far devoid of movies I actually had fun watching.


Ahh, come on TJ and instead of telling us what you don't like tell us what you do like.

You listed two so far . . .
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« Reply #22 on: October 15, 2004, 05:07:07 PM »

Most of mine are already listed, but so far I am suprised no one has mentiond The Sting  great flick!  Anyway heres my list, in no particular order.

StarWars
Indiana Jones
Shawshank Redemption
The Sting
 Blazing Saddles
Young Frankenstien
Monty Pythin and the Holy Grail
The Mummy  (Sommerville version)
Ghostbusters
Aliens 1&2
Lord of the Rings

honorable mention to The Matrix, Memento, Frailty, Dark City and I was glad to see Raising Arizona mentioned , excellent movie!

edited to add The Lord of The Rings, a glaring omission from my list!
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« Reply #23 on: October 15, 2004, 05:48:54 PM »

My top 10 movies in no order:

Night of the Living Dead (original version)
Titanic
StarWars Empire Strikes Back
Aliens (2)
Predator
Shawshank Redemption
JFK
Lord of the Rings (all)
Jaws
The Jerk
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« Reply #24 on: October 15, 2004, 05:53:35 PM »

In chronological order:

1. The Third Man
2. Lawrence of Arabia
3. Once Upon a Time in the West
4. Woody Allen's Love and Death
5. Star Wars
6. Rocky
7. Stripes
8. Reservoir Dogs
9. Pulp Fiction
10. Lord of the Rings Trilogy
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« Reply #25 on: October 15, 2004, 10:20:51 PM »

In no particular order:

Matrix
Army of Darkness
Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back
The Rock
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
The Truman Show
Full Metal Jacket
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Star Wars Trilogy
Pulp Fiction
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« Reply #26 on: October 15, 2004, 10:35:25 PM »

Star Wars (all of 'em)
Aliens
Terminator 2
Indiana Jones (all of 'em)
Lord of the Rings (all of 'em)

That's all that I can think of for now...
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« Reply #27 on: October 15, 2004, 10:47:05 PM »

To help me whittle my list down, I tried to only give my top picks in that movie's genre.
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« Reply #28 on: October 15, 2004, 10:53:57 PM »

Quote from: "Stardrifter"
There are alot of good movies listed here.  I tend to think of my top 10 list as those movies you can watch over and over again without it ever getting stale and/or those that have left a permanent emotional mark on me in some way.  Here's mine:

[list=1]
  • Alice Adams (1935) - Katharine Hepburn
  • Star Wars - A New Hope (1977)
  • The Terrornauts (1967)
  • Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
  • Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)
  • Moonraker (1979)
  • Ffolkes (1980)
  • Secret of My Success (1987)
  • Shakespeare in Love (1998)
  • Smokey & the Bandit (1977)
  • [/list:o]


Moonraker?  Did that leave a "permanent emotional mark" on you?  I know I was moved when Jaws and random Swiss girl fell in love, but still...
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« Reply #29 on: October 15, 2004, 11:01:32 PM »

In no specific order-

Bottlerocket
Citizen Kane
Night of the Hunter
Night of the Living dead (original)
The Big Lebowski
Reservour Dogs
Taxi Driver
Apocalypse Now
The Conversation
Rear Window
Vertigo (omg overtime!)
Bridge over the River Kwai
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