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Don't mind me--just bumping this thread because I was looking back at some of the earliest pages and felt like sharing my trip down memory lane. A wide variety of people and a wide variety of tastes, some the same, some evolved, and some long gone.

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I'll definitely be using this thread for viewing ideas.

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To my surprise, I discovered I never posted my Top 10 in this thread. So here it is.

1. Metropolis (1927, Lang)
2. Potemkin (1925, Eisenstein)
3. The Seven Samurai (1954, Kurosawa)
4. The Wages Of Fear (1954, Cluzot)
5. Videodrome (1983, Cronenberg)
6. The Graduate (1967, Nichols)
7. Ace In The Hole (1951, Wilder)
8. Carrie (1976, De Palma)
9. La Dolce Vita (1960, Fellini)
10. Salo (1975, Pasolini)

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Alright guys. Here's my first attempt at a kind of Top 10. I've only seriously been watching movies for about a year, so I'm drawing from a very limited number of movies. Some very conventional choices, some not so much.

In order of release date:

Citizen Kane
Casablanca
It's A Wonderful Life
Lawrence of Arabia
The Godfather
Star Wars Trilogy
Pulp Fiction
La Vita é Bella (Life is Beautiful)
Moulin Rouge!
The Social Network
127 Hours

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I haven't seen many movies, but if I had a top 10 list this is what it would probably look like:

1. The Lord of the Rings trilogy (with The Two Towers getting a slight edge over the others)

2. The Tree of Life

3. Vertigo

4. Memento

5. Harry Potter & the Goblet of Fire

6. Schindler's List

7 [tie] The Social Network

7 [tie] Zodiac (2007)

8. The Dark Knight

9. Last Year at Marienbad

10. The Manchurian Candidate (1962)

If Breaking Bad were a single fifty-five hour-long movie, it would be 2 or 3.


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Honorable mentions: Gladiator, Wonder Boys, American Beauty, Malcolm X, Unbreakable, The Last Samurai, The Girl Next Door, Speed Racer, The Wizard of Oz, Mary Poppins, Casablanca, Life of Pi, Schindler's List, JFK, Platoon, The Untouchables, Forrest Gump, Pulp Fiction, True Lies, Braveheart, The American President, Se7en, The Usual Suspects, Heat, Goodfellas, Gangs of New York, Fight Club, The Sixth Sense, The Insider, The Cell, All the Pretty Horses, Rebel Without a Cause, The Godfather Parts I & II, Lethal Weapon, Born on the Fourth of July, Arachnophobia, Heart & Souls, The Fugitive, Of Mice and Men, Reservoir Dogs, The Silence of the Lambs, Amistad, Good Will Hunting, Titanic, What Dreams May Come, American History X, Pleasantville, The Truman Show, The Horse Whisperer, Mystic River, Batman Begins, Cinderella Man, V for Vendetta among many more.


My Top 25 Favorite Movies of all time:

1. Almost Famous
2. Contact
3. The Shawshank Redemption
4. Jaws
5. Cast Away
6. Field of Dreams
7. The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
8. Saving Private Ryan
9. Glory
10. Die Hard

11. L.A. Confidential
12. Aliens
13. Lost in Translation
14. Raiders of the Lost Ark
15. The Dark Knight Rises
16. Terminator 2
17. Road to Perdition
18. The Departed
19. Minority Report
20. Air Force One

21. Up
22. Rachel Getting Married
23. The Dark Knight
24. Airplane!
25. Rocky




And yes, I do realize that I obviously need to see a lot more old movies. From 70's and before. Hopefully, this year, I'll catch up on many of them. Although I do tend to prefer movies from the 70's-now than pre-70's movies with obvious exceptions. For instance, The Grapes of Wrath is a "classic" that I have seen, but I can't stand that movie. It was such a chore to sit through. It was so boring and the acting wasn't that great to me and the characters were really annoying. On the other hand, plenty of old movies that do hold up amazingly well after all these years such as Casablanca and The Wizard of Oz. Those are classics that I actually do love. Rebel Without a Cause, despite having some hideously bad knife fighting choreography, nonetheless otherwise still holds up well and is excellent. As for Hitchcock, I've only seen a couple of his movies, Psycho and North by Northwest, and while I think both movies are kind of dated and could actually benefit from being remade, I still for the most part, enjoyed both of them. I don't think Psycho is remotely scary, but I did find it compelling and Anthony Perkins is fantastic as Norman Bates. Really liked the twist at the end. Fascinating stuff. And as for North by Northwest? I found Carey Grant super annoying in the lead. He would just never shut up. I also think the movie would have benefited from a serious tone, instead of making a little too silly at times, but I liked the story so much that I was still able to enjoy the movie despite these pretty big handicaps.

But there are plenty of older movies I haven't seen and definitely will catch up some time, starting this year, for sure.


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Ohhh I felt it was around time I returned to this, and I don't think I've done so this extensively. It's long and full of random shit, but its mine. My top ten has changed very little since the last time, maybe the extended list will inspire curiosity.
The Top Fifty(-One)
01 – ‘Dazed and Confused’ (Linklater, 1993)
02 – ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ (Kubrick, 1968)
03 – ‘Nashville’ (Altman, 1975)
04 – ‘Apocalypse Now’ (Coppola, 1979)
05 – ‘The Wages of Fear’ (Clouzot, 1953)
06 – ‘Pinocchio’ (Sharpsteen/Luske, 1940)
07 – ‘Casablanca’ (Curtiz, 1942)
08 – ‘Aliens’ (Cameron, 1986)
09 – ‘Magnolia’ (Anderson, 1999)
10 – ‘Weekend’ (Godard, 1967)
11 – ‘Pulp Fiction’ (Tarantino, 1994)
12 – ‘Au Revoir, Les Enfants’ (Malle, 1987)
13 – ‘Se7en’ (Fincher, 1995)
14 – ‘Trainspotting’ (Boyle, 1996)
15 – ‘The Shining’ (Kubrick, 1980)
16 – ‘Come and See’ (Klimov, 1985)
17 – ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ (Spielberg, 1981)
18 – ‘Strange Circus’ (Sono, 2005)
19 – ‘Alien’ (Scott, 1979)
20 – ‘Fight Club’ (Fincher, 1999)
21 – ‘A.I. Artificial Intelligence’ (Spielberg, 2001)
22 – ‘The Thing’ (Carpenter, 1982)
23 – ‘Fargo’ (Coen, 1996)
24 – ‘The Lord of the Rings Trilogy’ (Jackson, 2001 – 2003)
25 – ‘Spirited Away’ (Miyazaki, 2001)
26 – ‘Glengarry Glen Ross’ (Foley, 1992)
27 – ‘The Big Lebowski’ (Coen, 1998)
28 – ‘Kill Bill’ (Tarantino, 2003/2004)
29 – ‘Silence of the Lambs’ (Demme, 1991)
30 – ‘In the Mood for Love’ (Wong, 2000)
31 – ‘Dark City’ (Proyas, 1998)
32 – ‘Heat’ (Mann, 1995)
33 – ‘Brokeback Mountain’ (Lee, 2005)
34 – ‘Lost in Translation’ (Coppola, 2003)
35 – ‘Monty Python & the Holy Grail’ (Gilliam, 1975)
36 – ‘L’Age d’Or’ (Bunuel, 1930)
37 – ‘Where the Wild Things Are’ (Jonze, 2009)
38 – ‘Femme Fatale’ (De Palma, 2002)
39 – ‘The General’ (Bruckman/Keaton, 1927)
40 – ‘Breathless’ (Godard, 1960)
41 – ‘Suicide Club’ (Sono, 2002)
42 – ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’ (Selick, 1993)
43 – ‘The Descent’ (Marshall, 2005)
44 – ‘Tetsuo: The Iron Man’ (Tsukamoto, 1988)
45 – ‘Titanic’ (Cameron, 1997)
46 – ‘Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me’ (Lynch, 1992)
47 – ‘Mulholland Dr.’ (Lynch, 2001)
48 – ‘Cache’ (Haneke, 2005)
49 – ‘Fitzcarraldo’ (Herzog, 1982)
50 – ‘Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles’ (Akerman, 1975)
51 – ‘True Romance’ (Scott, 1993)

The Best of the Rest
The Abyss’ (Cameron, 1989); ‘Aguirre, the Wrath of God’ (Herzog, 1972); ‘American Beauty’ (Mendes, 1999); ‘Battle Royale’ (Fukasaku, 2000); ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ (Edwards, 1961); ‘The Brothers Bloom’ (Johnson, 2008); ‘Castle in the Sky’ (Miyazaki, 1986); ‘The Crow’ (Proyas, 1994); ‘The Dark Knight’ (Nolan, 2008); ‘The Departed’ (Scorsese, 2006); ‘Die Hard’ (McTiernan, 1988); ‘Edward Scissorhands’ (Burton, 1990); ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ (Kershner, 1980); ‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch’ (Mitchell, 2001); ‘In Bruges’ (McDonagh, 2008); ‘Inglourious Basterds’ (Tarantino, 2009); ‘The Godfather’ (Coppola, 1972); ‘Goodfellas’ (Scorsese, 1990); ‘Kiki’s Delivery Service’ (Miyazaki, 1989); ‘Man on Wire’ (Marsh, 2008); ‘Mean Girls’ (Waters, 2004); ‘Nosferatu the Vampyre’ (Herzog, 1979) ‘Pan’s Labyrinth’ (Del Toro, 2006); ‘Perfume: The Story of a Murderer’ (Tykwer, 2006); ‘Poltergeist’ (Hooper/Spielberg, 1982); ‘The Princess Bride’ (Reiner, 1987); ‘Princess Mononoke’ (Miyazaki, 1997); ‘Return to Oz’ (Marsh, 1985); ‘Rosemary’s Baby’ (Polanski, 1968); ‘The Royal Tenenbaums’ (Anderson, 2001); ‘The Shawshank Redemption’ (Darabont, 1994); ‘Showgirls’ (Verhoevan, 1995); ‘Sleeping Beauty’ (Geronimi/Larson, 1959); ‘The Social Network’ (Fincher, 2010); ‘South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut’ (Parker, 1999); ‘Stranger Than Fiction’ (Forster, 2006); ‘They Shoot Horses, Don't They?' (Pollack, 1969); ; ‘Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy’ (Alfredson, 2011); ‘28 Days Later’ (Boyle, 2002); ‘Vertigo’ (Hitchcock, 1958)

+ A Few Others
The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert’ (Elliot, 1994); ‘Akira’ (Otomo, 1988); ‘Almost Famous’ (Crowe, 2000); ‘Babel’ (Inarritu, 2006); ‘Blazing Saddles’ (Brooks, 1974); ‘Borat’ (Charles, 2006); ‘Elf’ (Favreau, 2003); ‘Ghost in the Shell’ (Oshii, 1996); ‘Little Miss Sunshine’ (Dayton/Faris, 2006); ‘The Man Who Would Be King' (Huston, 1975); ; ‘Michael Clayton’ (Gilroy, 2007); ‘The Mist’ (Darabont, 2007); ‘Sunshine’ (Boyle, 2007); ‘20,000 Leagues Under the Sea’ (Fleischer, 1954); ‘When Harry Met Sally’ (Reiner, 1989)

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Happy to eventually see Titanic and The Descent making someone's list. I recently made a top 100, and they are on there too, although outsides the top 50.

I also have Casablanca at exactly #7, but other than that we have a pretty different list; I think our intersections in the top 50-60 are only Casablanca, Lost in Translation, Fellowship of the Ring, and the two Aliens. Your list serves to remind me I need to delve into Lynch, Godard, and Wong Kar Wai soon.


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Happy to see True Romance on your list, though I am quite surprised that you liked Showgirls


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Decided to expand my Top 10 to a top 40. Starting off with the original Top 10.

Goodfellas
Apocalypse Now
Do The Right Thing
Chinatown
Boogie Nights
Monty Python And The Holy Grail
Blue Velvet
Aliens
Dr. Strangelove
Precious
Ghostbusters
Jaws
JFK
Halloween
The Blues Brothers
Last Tango In Paris
Dark City
Pulp Fiction
Seven
Fight Club
Dazed And Confused
Sunset Boulevard
The Big Lebowski
Die Hard
Dawn Of The Dead
Aguirre
Taxi Driver
Beetlejuice
Groundhog Day
Touch Of Evil
Carlito's Way
Casablanca
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Dead Presidents
The Ice Storm
Good Night And Good Luck
Stop Making Sense
Vertigo


Aside from the top 10, no particular order.

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It feels like just yesterday since I last revised my list, but looking back, it's actually been about a year. Less than a week to the year.

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Since my top 10 hasn't changed at all, I would like to expand the list too. Here's my top 100, with poster pics. I think the positions of the first 70 or so are pretty in order, while the rest's positions are still flexible.

Highest changes to the list recently would be 2001 (#20), Before Midnight (#26), and The Tree of Life (#35).

A particular one from there that I wish to see on people's lists more often: Speed. :)


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1. Vertigo
2. Jaws.
3. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
4. The Godfather
5. Taxi Driver
6. The Graduate
7. The Man Who Would Be King
8. The Last Picture Show
9. Aliens.
10. A Place In The Sun


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calvero wrote:
1. Vertigo
2. Jaws.
3. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
4. The Godfather
5. Taxi Driver
6. The Graduate
7. The Man Who Would Be King
8. The Last Picture Show
9. Aliens.
10. A Place In The Sun


4 of those would crack mine too. Right on

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I guess this is as good a place as any other to start posting again.

1)2001: A Space Odyssey
2)Casablanca
3)Citizen Kane
4)Stalker
5)The Maltese Falcon
6)The Birth of a Nation/Intolerance
7)The Seven Samurai
8)Lawrence of Arabia
9)The Shining
10)The Silence of the Lambs

Honorable Mentions: Titanic, Brazil, Goodfellas, The Hairdresser's Husband, The Celluloid Closet

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Looks like I've never posted in this thread before, so here's a quick stab at a favorites list. I haven't given it too much thought, so this shouldn't be considered official. And because it's almost an impossible task to determine varying degrees of masterful, the order of these is fairly interchangeable. At this point though, I think #1 is there to stay.

1. Stop Making Sense
2. My Neighbor Totoro
3. Raiders Of The Lost Ark
4. Mystery Train
5. La Jetee
6. The Truman Show
7. Before Sunrise
8. Pan's Labyrinth
9. Yojimbo
10. Wings Of Desire
11. Almost Famous
12. Spirited Away
13. In The Mood For Love
14. Lost In Translation
15. Night And Fog
16. Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind
17. Chungking Express
18. Chinatown
19. Dr. Strangelove
20. Le Samourai
21. Annie Hall
22. On Her Majesty's Secret Service
23. Scenes From A Marriage
24. Pinocchio
25. A Christmas Story
26. Memories Of Murder
27. To Be Or Not To Be
28. 2001: A Space Odyssey
29. Robocop
30. Nashville
31. Seven Samurai
32. The Third Man
33. High Fidelity
34. The Princess Bride
35. High And Low
36. The Umbrellas Of Cherbourg
37. The Last Picture Show
38. Brazil
39. Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring
40. Harakiri
41. Citizen Kane
42. Modern Times
43. Psycho
44. The Diving Bell And The Butterfly
45. All The President's Men
46. Z
47. Jaws
48. Solaris
49. Invasion Of The Body Snatchers (1978)
50. Blade Runner

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^ That's an awesome list, Blondie. You're one of the more adventurous viewers on the forum, and that list certainly reflects that.

Also, tons of props for having To Be or Not To Be on there. And pretty high too!


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Any man who has Pan's Labyrinth and Stop Making Sense among his favorites can get to at least third base with me any time he wants

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^ That's an awesome list, Blondie. You're one of the more adventurous viewers on the forum, and that list certainly reflects that.

Also, tons of props for having To Be or Not To Be on there. And pretty high too!


Thanks, good sir! To Be Or Not To Be and Scenes From A Marriage are the newest two additions to the list; I watched both for the first time only in the last year.

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Nicely played!

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