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Your Top 10 Favorite Films Are..? 
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Post Your Top 10 Favorite Films Are..?
My personal top 10 goes like this.

10. The Decalogue
9. Pulp Fiction
8. Grave Of The Fireflies
7. This Is Spinal Tap
6. Fargo
5. Annie Hall
4. Schindler's List
3. Goodfellas
2. 2001: A Space Oddyssey
1. Riase The Red Lantern

I have a top 100 completed, if you want to see it you can follow this link - http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/note.php?note_id=32720029167&id=696042801&index=22

I'm genuinely curious to see what some of you would select (I was mostly inspired by Pedro's sig).


Wed Jan 28, 2009 12:14 am
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Those are all excellent picks. Pulp Fiction, Grave of the Fireflies, Goodfellas, and Raise the Red Lantern all rank highly for me as well. I have an amazing amount of respect for Annie Hall and it grows on me every time I watch it. Fargo and This is Spinal Tap are brilliant.

Note about your link: it's not taking me anywhere except to my facebook home page. Personally, I wouldn't mind if you posted your top 100 here. Others might if it's a length issue, I guess. I'd post my top 100, except it's outdated.


Wed Jan 28, 2009 12:20 am
Post Re: Your Top 10 Favorite Films Are..?
That link doesn't work. It automatically sends me to my Facebook home page. Facebook is like that though - terrible.

Anyway, great list! Nice to see Raise the Red Lantern and Fargo on it. Unfortunately I never compiled a Top 10 list of favorite films since I have too many blind spots. The only Top 10s I do compile are for individual (recent) years as I see most of the films that come out. I would love to see the other posters' lists though.


Wed Jan 28, 2009 12:23 am
Post Re: Your Top 10 Favorite Films Are..?
10. The Terminator
9. Clerks
8. Once Upon a Time in the West
7. Hard Boiled
6. Star Wars Episode IV
5. Jacob's Ladder
4. The Lion King
3. Dark City
2. Terminator 2: Judgment Day
1. Fight Club

I also have posted my Top 100 movies on facebook in a series of 10 notes but I'm too lazy to link on them and you wouldn't be able to view them cause I can't view Evenflow's list?


Wed Jan 28, 2009 12:24 am
Post Re: Your Top 10 Favorite Films Are..?
1. A Clockwork Orange
2. Casablanca
3. The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly
4. 2001: A Space Odyssey
5. Manhattan
6. Dr. Strangelove
7. Children of Men
8. The Fog of War
9. The Life of Brian
10. The Lord of the Rings (2001)


Wed Jan 28, 2009 12:39 am
Post Re: Your Top 10 Favorite Films Are..?
Love some of the picks here - The Decalogue, Once Upon a Time in the West, Children of Men, Dark City, Grave of the Fireflies, all some of my favorites.
I failed in my attempt to make a strict top 10 though.
#6-18 could all change spots pretty easily.
1. Blade Runner
2. La Dolce Vita
3. The Thin Red Line
4. Once Upon a Time in the West
5. Bottle Rocket
6. Dr. Strangelove
7. Annie Hall
8. Requiem for a Dream
9. Dark City
10. Rules of the Game
Waking Life
Solyaris
The Player
My Neighbor Totoro
Before Sunrise
Singin' in the Rain
Swingers
Children of Men
Heat


Last edited by Trevor on Wed Jan 28, 2009 3:42 am, edited 1 time in total.



Wed Jan 28, 2009 1:13 am
Post Re: Your Top 10 Favorite Films Are..?
Here is the Top 100. It is long (and I've added some explanations over the last few months, but I've cut them for brevity), but it is all honest, pure film love in a list


The Top 100:

100. Cyclo (1995)
99. Sweet Smell Of Success (1957)
98. In The Company Of Men (1997)
97. Scarface (1983)
96. Blade Runner (1982 - Version: Final Cut)
95. Out Of Sight (1998)
94. Dead Man Walking (1995)
93. Miller's Crossing (1990)
92. Audition (1999)
91. Patton (1970)
90. Naked (1993)
89. Se7en (1995)
88. Five Easy Pieces (1970)
87. Talk To Her (2002)
86. Some Like It Hot (1959)
85. Battle Royale (2000)
84. The Lost Weekend (1945)
83. The Departed (2006)
82. JFK (1991)
81. Clerks (1994)
80. No Country For Old Men (2007)
79. Finding Nemo (2003)
78. A Christmas Story (1983)
77. Psycho (1960)
76. The Freshman (1925)
75. Raging Bull (1980)
74. The Third Man (1949)
73. McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1972)
72. Dead Ringers (1988)
71. Paths Of Glory (1957)
70. In The Mood For Love (2000)
69. Amadeus (1984)
68. Election (1999)
67. Glory (1989)
66. The Three Colors Trilogy (1993-4)
65. The Gold Rush (1925)
64. The Dark Knight (2008)
63. Apocalypse Now (1979)
62. Blue Velvet (1986)
61. Deliverance (1972)
60. The Princess Bride (1987)
59. The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
58. Bonnie & Clyde (1967)
57. Leaving Las Vegas (1995)
56. The Producers (1968)
55. Singin' In The Rain (1954)
54. Floating Weeds (1959)
53. Magnolia (1999)
52. The Shining (1980)
51. Lord Of The Rings Trilogy (2001 - 2003)
50. City Of God (2002)
49. The Seventh Seal (1957)
48. Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? (1966)
47. Platoon (1986)
46. The Godfather (1972)
45. Reservior Dogs (1992)
44. Memento (2000)
43. The Sweet Hereafter (1997)
42. Unforgiven (1992)
41. Midnight Cowboy (1969)
40. Raiders Of The Lost Ark (1981)
39. Yi Yi (2000)
38. Clean, Shaven (1993)
37. A Fish Called Wanda (1988)
36. It's A Wonderful Life (1946)
35. Beauty And The Beast (1991)
34. Dances With Wolves (1990)
33. Rashomon (1950)
32. One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
31. Fight Club (1999)
30. Planes, Trains, & Automobiles (1987)
29. Saving Private Ryan (1998)
28. Do The Right Thing (1989)
27. Sunset Boulevard (1950)
26. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
25. Casablanca (1942)
24. Chinatown (1974)
23. Ikiru (1952)
22. Remains Of The Day (1993)
21. The Usual Suspects (1995)
20. Clockwork Orange (1971)
19. Ugetsu (1953)
18. Taxi Driver (1976)
17. Citizen Kane (1941)
16. Silence Of The Lambs (1991)
15. Dr. Strangelove Or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb (1964)
14. Rear Window (1954)
13. Monty Python And The Holy Grail (1975)
12. City Lights (1931)
11. Withnail & I (1986)
10. The Decalogue (1988)
9. Pulp Fiction (1994)
8. Grave Of The Fireflies (1988)
7. This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
6. Fargo (1996)
5. Annie Hall (1977)
4. Schindler's List (1993)
3. Goodfellas(1990)
2. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
1. "Raise The Red Lantern" (1991)


Wed Jan 28, 2009 2:53 am
Post Re: Your Top 10 Favorite Films Are..?
Evenflow8112 wrote:
My personal top 10 goes like this.

10. The Decalogue
9. Pulp Fiction
8. Grave Of The Fireflies
7. This Is Spinal Tap
6. Fargo
5. Annie Hall
4. Schindler's List
3. Goodfellas
2. 2001: A Space Oddyssey
1. Riase The Red Lantern

I have a top 100 completed, if you want to see it you can follow this link - http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/note.php?note_id=32720029167&id=696042801&index=22

Thanks for starting a fun topic.

I'm embarassed to say that I've never seen "Raise The Red Lantern"
Rather than me going to IMDB can you tell us about the film and why you love it. I'll then watch it....

Rob



I'm genuinely curious to see what some of you would select (I was mostly inspired by Pedro's sig).


Wed Jan 28, 2009 2:55 am
Post Re: Your Top 10 Favorite Films Are..?
Ickibod wrote:
1. A Clockwork Orange
2. Casablanca
3. The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly
4. 2001: A Space Odyssey
5. Manhattan
6. Dr. Strangelove
7. Children of Men
8. The Fog of War
9. The Life of Brian
10. The Lord of the Rings (2001)


Ickibod
Do you like Kubrick? 3 of your top ten?
Well.....
You and I remarkably similar my friend
I also have huge respect for Errol Morris

I had the pleasure of working with him for several weeks on a commercial shoot

and being british there is always a place in my heart for Monty Python

and it's a great pleasure to see TGTB&TU up there

but - LOTR - nah :-)

Rob


Wed Jan 28, 2009 3:03 am
Post Top 10's tattoos and therapy
OK, here's mine

This is the hardest post to write as I feel I will ultimately need therapy to get it done.

The sad fact about compiling a favorite film list is that it tends to change with mood and moments. I anguish over the choices more than I should and fret whether I have got it right. The reality is that there are a few films that are all interchangeable. I contradict myself and get into all sorts of arguments with myself. Freud and others would be in their element. The constant debate in my mind is that whether this is a list of favorite or best films and ultimately what is the difference? After all, I love cinema.

I love Distant Voices, Still Lives , True Romance, The Big Blue (hell I named my son Luc after the director and got the poster tattooed on my back!). I have an endless fascination with Night of the Demon because it scared me to death when I was 12. I keep rewatching Bad Day at Black Rock, The Crow, Blade Runner and Christopher Lee in the Mummy - I honestly don't know why. I have recently been on a binge watching Criterion movies and catching up on missed foreign 'masterpieces".

I'm ashamed or proud to say that at 50 I have watched 10,000 films in my life and see well over 365 on average each year. Every film I see is scored out of ten as 4 stars is simply not granular enough for me, even if you allow for those curious half star things.

In 10,000 films only 34 have ever scored a perfect 10:

Apocalypse Now
Wall-E
Into The Wild
Witness For The Prosecution
Thirty Nine Steps, The
Taxi Driver
Passion Of Joan Of Arc, The
Vertigo
Amadeus
Tokyo Story
Casablanca
Citizen Kane
North By Northwest
Chinatown
Asphalt Jungle, The
Psycho
Unforgiven
Hustler, The
Field Of Dreams
Lawrence Of Arabia
It's A Wonderful Life
Sunset Boulevard
In The Name Of The Father
French Connection, The
Maltese Falcon, The
Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs
Goodfellas
Twelve Angry Men
2001 : A Space Odyssey
Badlands
Doctor Strangelove...
Saving Private Ryan
Double Indemnity
Shawshank Redemption, The

Top 3 are:
Citizen Kane (I've seen it too many time and it keeps getting better)
2001 (and to think that I hated it the first time)
Vertigo (I saw the rerelease at the cinema - Yum)

I go through agonies on this list so please help me through this as lay back on the couch. Films come onto this list and get scrutinized and drop off. Others narrowly miss and then get upgraded. Currently sitting in the confused camp is Au Hasard Balthazar. The life and times of a french donkey :-)

Anyway, that is my confessional and I'm really open to feedback
Rob


Last edited by Robert Holloway on Wed Jan 28, 2009 3:28 am, edited 2 times in total.



Wed Jan 28, 2009 3:21 am
Post Re: Your Top 10 Favorite Films Are..?
I don't have a top 100 yet. Hope a top 20 will do.

20. Fright Night
19. The Thin Red Line (1998)
18. Fargo
17. Rent
16. The Godfather
15. Serenity
14. GoodFellas
13. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
12. Glory
11. Das Boot
10. Platoon
9. The Big Lebowski
8. Taxi Driver
7. Braveheart
6. The Crow
5. Mulholland Dr.
4. Unforgiven
3. Gettysburg
2. Requiem for a Dream
1. The Sweet Hereafter


Wed Jan 28, 2009 3:25 am
Post Re: Your Top 10 Favorite Films Are..?
mkratzer21 wrote:
I don't have a top 100 yet. Hope a top 20 will do.

20. Fright Night
19. The Thin Red Line (1998)
18. Fargo
17. Rent
16. The Godfather
15. Serenity
14. GoodFellas
13. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
12. Glory
11. Das Boot
10. Platoon
9. The Big Lebowski
8. Taxi Driver
7. Braveheart
6. The Crow
5. Mulholland Dr.
4. Unforgiven
3. Gettysburg
2. Requiem for a Dream
1. The Sweet Hereafter


Great list.
Your no.1 is the definition of heartbreaking.
We have many crossover movies on our lists :-)
I also really like Fright Night
but Rent? I turned off the DVD - sorry.

Rob


Wed Jan 28, 2009 3:30 am
Post Re: Your Top 10 Favorite Films Are..?
Evenflow8112 wrote:
Here is the Top 100. It is long (and I've added some explanations over the last few months, but I've cut them for brevity), but it is all honest, pure film love in a list


The Top 100:

100. Cyclo (1995)
99. Sweet Smell Of Success (1957)
98. In The Company Of Men (1997)
97. Scarface (1983)
96. Blade Runner (1982 - Version: Final Cut)
95. Out Of Sight (1998)
94. Dead Man Walking (1995)
93. Miller's Crossing (1990)
92. Audition (1999)
91. Patton (1970)
90. Naked (1993)
89. Se7en (1995)
88. Five Easy Pieces (1970)
87. Talk To Her (2002)
86. Some Like It Hot (1959)
85. Battle Royale (2000)
84. The Lost Weekend (1945)
83. The Departed (2006)
82. JFK (1991)
81. Clerks (1994)
80. No Country For Old Men (2007)
79. Finding Nemo (2003)
78. A Christmas Story (1983)
77. Psycho (1960)
76. The Freshman (1925)
75. Raging Bull (1980)
74. The Third Man (1949)
73. McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1972)
72. Dead Ringers (1988)
71. Paths Of Glory (1957)
70. In The Mood For Love (2000)
69. Amadeus (1984)
68. Election (1999)
67. Glory (1989)
66. The Three Colors Trilogy (1993-4)
65. The Gold Rush (1925)
64. The Dark Knight (2008)
63. Apocalypse Now (1979)
62. Blue Velvet (1986)
61. Deliverance (1972)
60. The Princess Bride (1987)
59. The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
58. Bonnie & Clyde (1967)
57. Leaving Las Vegas (1995)
56. The Producers (1968)
55. Singin' In The Rain (1954)
54. Floating Weeds (1959)
53. Magnolia (1999)
52. The Shining (1980)
51. Lord Of The Rings Trilogy (2001 - 2003)
50. City Of God (2002)
49. The Seventh Seal (1957)
48. Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? (1966)
47. Platoon (1986)
46. The Godfather (1972)
45. Reservior Dogs (1992)
44. Memento (2000)
43. The Sweet Hereafter (1997)
42. Unforgiven (1992)
41. Midnight Cowboy (1969)
40. Raiders Of The Lost Ark (1981)
39. Yi Yi (2000)
38. Clean, Shaven (1993)
37. A Fish Called Wanda (1988)
36. It's A Wonderful Life (1946)
35. Beauty And The Beast (1991)
34. Dances With Wolves (1990)
33. Rashomon (1950)
32. One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
31. Fight Club (1999)
30. Planes, Trains, & Automobiles (1987)
29. Saving Private Ryan (1998)
28. Do The Right Thing (1989)
27. Sunset Boulevard (1950)
26. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
25. Casablanca (1942)
24. Chinatown (1974)
23. Ikiru (1952)
22. Remains Of The Day (1993)
21. The Usual Suspects (1995)
20. Clockwork Orange (1971)
19. Ugetsu (1953)
18. Taxi Driver (1976)
17. Citizen Kane (1941)
16. Silence Of The Lambs (1991)
15. Dr. Strangelove Or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb (1964)
14. Rear Window (1954)
13. Monty Python And The Holy Grail (1975)
12. City Lights (1931)
11. Withnail & I (1986)
10. The Decalogue (1988)
9. Pulp Fiction (1994)
8. Grave Of The Fireflies (1988)
7. This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
6. Fargo (1996)
5. Annie Hall (1977)
4. Schindler's List (1993)
3. Goodfellas(1990)
2. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
1. "Raise The Red Lantern" (1991)


With so many great Japanese movies on this list you owe it to yourself to further explore Yasujiru Ozu
Can I humbly recommend "Tokyo Story"?
With this list (and Floating Weeds) I think you'll love it

Rob


Wed Jan 28, 2009 3:34 am
Post Re: Your Top 10 Favorite Films Are..?
Robert Holloway wrote:
Ickibod wrote:
1. A Clockwork Orange
2. Casablanca
3. The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly
4. 2001: A Space Odyssey
5. Manhattan
6. Dr. Strangelove
7. Children of Men
8. The Fog of War
9. The Life of Brian
10. The Lord of the Rings (2001)


Ickibod
Do you like Kubrick? 3 of your top ten?
Well.....
You and I remarkably similar my friend
I also have huge respect for Errol Morris

I had the pleasure of working with him for several weeks on a commercial shoot

and being british there is always a place in my heart for Monty Python

and it's a great pleasure to see TGTB&TU up there

but - LOTR - nah :-)

Rob


LOTR's really one of the films that got me seriously into film - it's definitely not the best, but it has a special place for me :mrgreen:

And it's great to see someone with as extensive knowledge of film such as yourself here!


Wed Jan 28, 2009 3:35 am
Post Re: Your Top 10 Favorite Films Are..?
Robert Holloway wrote:

With so many great Japanese movies on this list you owe it to yourself to further explore Yasujiru Ozu
Can I humbly recommend "Tokyo Story"?
With this list (and Floating Weeds) I think you'll love it

Rob


Own it. Love it.

I'd say that a few too many Japanese films were left off my list for various reasons, including 'The Seven Samurai', 'Ukigumo', and 'Ran' (which fell off last year from the 100 spot).


Wed Jan 28, 2009 3:41 am
Post Re: Your Top 10 Favorite Films Are..?
Evenflow8112 wrote:
'The Seven Samurai', 'Ukigumo', and 'Ran' (which fell off last year from the 100 spot).


Holy crap, I forgot Ran!

Replace #10 with "Ran" on my list. I knew I forgot something!


Wed Jan 28, 2009 3:42 am
Post Re: Your Top 10 Favorite Films Are..?
Ickibod wrote:
Evenflow8112 wrote:
'The Seven Samurai', 'Ukigumo', and 'Ran' (which fell off last year from the 100 spot).


Holy crap, I forgot Ran!

Replace #10 with "Ran" on my list. I knew I forgot something!


Hilarious :D

I guess we could just list Kurosawa and Ozu movies and fill up out top tens

I was blown away by Ran at first but it has diminished to merely excellent!

Rob


Wed Jan 28, 2009 3:47 am
Post Re: Your Top 10 Favorite Films Are..?
Ickibod wrote:
Robert Holloway wrote:
Ickibod wrote:
1. A Clockwork Orange
2. Casablanca
3. The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly
4. 2001: A Space Odyssey
5. Manhattan
6. Dr. Strangelove
7. Children of Men
8. The Fog of War
9. The Life of Brian
10. The Lord of the Rings (2001)


Ickibod
Do you like Kubrick? 3 of your top ten?
Well.....
You and I remarkably similar my friend
I also have huge respect for Errol Morris

I had the pleasure of working with him for several weeks on a commercial shoot

and being British there is always a place in my heart for Monty Python

and it's a great pleasure to see TGTB&TU up there

but - LOTR - nah :-)

Rob


LOTR's really one of the films that got me seriously into film - it's definitely not the best, but it has a special place for me :mrgreen:

And it's great to see someone with as extensive knowledge of film such as yourself here!


Thanks for the nice compliment. I think everyone here is likely very knowlegable and of good taste. otherwise why would we be here?

I think LOTR was a phenomenon of it's time.

I genuinely loved no.2, was bored by no.1 and thought the last 20 minutes of no.3 damaged a great movie. i could not help feeling that it all became this great juggernaut.

That said, it is a wonderful trilogy, just not my favorite movies.

Rob


Wed Jan 28, 2009 3:51 am
Post Re: Your Top 10 Favorite Films Are..?
Evenflow8112 wrote:
Robert Holloway wrote:

With so many great Japanese movies on this list you owe it to yourself to further explore Yasujiru Ozu
Can I humbly recommend "Tokyo Story"?
With this list (and Floating Weeds) I think you'll love it

Rob


Own it. Love it.

I'd say that a few too many Japanese films were left off my list for various reasons, including 'The Seven Samurai', 'Ukigumo', and 'Ran' (which fell off last year from the 100 spot).


Yeah, this is a very special film.
I wonder if James has seen it? I'm seeing 4**** in his future :-)
Rob


Wed Jan 28, 2009 3:53 am
Post Re: Your Top 10 Favorite Films Are..?
Robert Holloway wrote:

Thanks for the nice compliment. I think everyone here is likely very knowlegable and of good taste. otherwise why would we be here?

I think LOTR was a phenomenon of it's time.

I genuinely loved no.2, was bored by no.1 and thought the last 20 minutes of no.3 damaged a great movie. i could not help feeling that it all became this great juggernaut.

That said, it is a wonderful trilogy, just not my favorite movies.

Rob


When I was younger, I was absolutely nuts about Lord of the Rings - seeing it come to life on screen after loving the books made me realize what film could do, and for the past eight years I've been a huge film aficianado as a result. If I had been born even four or five years earlier, LOTR would not be on my list - but, alas, due to my circumstances, it is. Funny how life works, eh?

And it's great to have a new forum of film lovers to go to - a far, far cry from the IMDB forums (or, as I like to call them "Forum Hell") which I visited for 3 minutes and then gave up.


Wed Jan 28, 2009 3:57 am
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