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Your Top 10 Favorite Films Are..? 
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1. The Empire Strikes Back-I love Star Wars(yes even the prequels) but I recognize there are flaws in the films. ESB I see one flaw, it ends.
2. Goodfellas-Yes I'm placing it above The Godfather. I just think it moves better and the performances are slightly better overall.
3. The Godfather-It's really close with Goodfellas but I think the Michael in Sicily portion runs a little too long.
4. The Manchurian Candidate-Original version of course. Just an awesome film. Angela Lansbury might be the most underrated villian in film history.
5. Lord of the Rings-I consider it one giant film. Just an amazing achievement and I think much better than the books.
6. Star Wars-My love of film came from this movie.
7. Aladdin-The best Disney film hands down. Great fun. A tour de force from Robin Williams(remember when he was this good)
8. Lawrence of Arabia-One of those films I need to see on the big screen. But for a three hour plus film I think it moves.
9. Animal House-The classic slobs vs snobs comedy. Always imitated, never equaled never bettered
10. The Dark Knight-I've read Batman over the years, seen the films, tv shows and this film gets the entire mythology of Batman's world right.

Some honorable mentions: Jaws, Close Encounters, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Back to the Future, Pinocchio, Bridge on the River Kwai, A Day at the Races, Peter Pan(Disney) the entire Pixar output(even Cars) Disney Animation in the late 80's early 90's Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast and the Lion King, The Shawshank Redemption, Good Will Hunting, Casino, The Departed, Caddyshack, The Outlaw Josey Wales, The Good the Bad and the Ugly, Sunset Boulevard and probably one or two I'm forgetting.


Wed Feb 18, 2009 12:33 am
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DAR wrote:
1. The Empire Strikes Back-I love Star Wars(yes even the prequels) but I recognize there are flaws in the films. ESB I see one flaw, it ends.
2. Goodfellas-Yes I'm placing it above The Godfather. I just think it moves better and the performances are slightly better overall.
3. The Godfather-It's really close with Goodfellas but I think the Michael in Sicily portion runs a little too long.
4. The Manchurian Candidate-Original version of course. Just an awesome film. Angela Lansbury might be the most underrated villian in film history.
5. Lord of the Rings-I consider it one giant film. Just an amazing achievement and I think much better than the books.
6. Star Wars-My love of film came from this movie.
7. Aladdin-The best Disney film hands down. Great fun. A tour de force from Robin Williams(remember when he was this good)
8. Lawrence of Arabia-One of those films I need to see on the big screen. But for a three hour plus film I think it moves.
9. Animal House-The classic slobs vs snobs comedy. Always imitated, never equaled never bettered
10. The Dark Knight-I've read Batman over the years, seen the films, tv shows and this film gets the entire mythology of Batman's world right.

Some honorable mentions: Jaws, Close Encounters, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Back to the Future, Pinocchio, Bridge on the River Kwai, A Day at the Races, Peter Pan(Disney) the entire Pixar output(even Cars) Disney Animation in the late 80's early 90's Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast and the Lion King, The Shawshank Redemption, Good Will Hunting, Casino, The Departed, Caddyshack, The Outlaw Josey Wales, The Good the Bad and the Ugly, Sunset Boulevard and probably one or two I'm forgetting.



Hey Dar

Welcome, and a nice list. Love the honorable mentions!

Rob


Wed Feb 18, 2009 1:05 am
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Don't worry, DAR, you're not alone in your opinion. I should start a 'Goodfellas is better than Godfather' club sometime. I don't see how it isn't at least the equal of Coppola's film in every aspect - and it's also more intensely personal and involving (in my opinion).


Thu Feb 19, 2009 2:23 pm
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Just off the top of my head, in no particular order:

-Goodfellas
-Toy Story
-Prison on Fire
-A Better Tomorrow
-Infernal Affairs
-Requiem for a Dream
-The Mission (Hong Kong)
-Spirited Away
-Ong-Bak
-The Godfather


Thu Feb 19, 2009 4:14 pm
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A Top 10 is almost impossible to come up with, but I suppose I'll give it a go.

10. Treasure of the Sierra Madre - I love John Huston and Bogart. Rewatching it after learning that PTA watched it while writing "There Will Be Blood", it is easy to notice similarities between Bogart's and Day-Lewis' characters decent into madness.
9. Dr. Strangelove - Didn't like it the first time I saw it, but it gets funnier and funnier everytime I see it. Everyone raves about Sellers, but I personally love George C. Scott more.
8. Pulp Fiction - Post modernism at it's finest. Easily the most influential film of the 90s and 00s.
7. Unforgiven - As a huge Western fan, the revisionist text is a thing of beauty. Eastwood, Hackman, and Freeman are flawless.
6. Lawrence of Arabia - I was fortunate enough to see this on the big screen a few months ago at the AFI Theater in Silver Spring, MD (I believe it's the only AFI theater in the country). What an experience. This is THE epic IMO.
5. The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly - Leone's masterpiece.
4. Citizen Kane - Seems like a cliche choice, but all American filmmaking requires a thorough knowledge of this film. It's also entertaining as hell.
3. Fargo - The Coens are the best contemporary filmmakers, and this is their best. From camerawork, to script, to acting, this is a perfect film.
2. Goodfellas - Best mob movie ever made. I love that it deglamorizes the mafia lifestyle and tells the story of the regular guys in the mob. The camerawork isn't too shabby either.
1. The Maltese Falcon - Huston and Bogey again. Film noir starts here, and it couldn't be better. Fantastic use of the Macguffin to set off a character study about the humanity of the darker side of the world.

Anyway, that's my list as of Feb. 19, 2009. I'm sure by Feb. 20, 2009, it will be different.


Thu Feb 19, 2009 4:45 pm
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Here are mine:

Goodfellas
Trainspotting
Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
Ran
The Untouchables
Grave of the Fireflies
Blade Runner
Pulp Fiction
The Dark Knight


Thu Feb 19, 2009 6:58 pm
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This should be easy.

1. Blade Runner
2. The Life of Brian
3. The Hunt for Red October
4. The Thing
5. Before Sunrise
6. Fargo
7. Goodfellas
8. Das Boot
9. The Godfather 2
10. Groundhog Day


Fri Feb 20, 2009 12:53 am
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This was very difficult for me because I love movies so much. Here is what I could come up with at this late hour. In no particular order:

City Lights
The Princess Bride
Beetle Juice
Back to the Future
Seven Samurai
Star Wars V
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
The Big Lebowski
The Girl on the Bridge


Fri Feb 20, 2009 2:06 am
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walterego wrote:
This should be easy.

1. Blade Runner
2. The Life of Brian
3. The Hunt for Red October
4. The Thing
5. Before Sunrise
6. Fargo
7. Goodfellas
8. Das Boot
9. The Godfather 2
10. Groundhog Day


yay, another Blade Runner #1!

Before Sunrise, also a favorite of mine.


Sun Feb 22, 2009 12:35 am
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Possible 'new' films for my Top 100:


'Los Olvidados' (1950)
'Pixote' (1981)
'Time Out' (2003)


I will decide if any of these films pass the test in about a week. I'm not entirely sure either way.


Wed Feb 25, 2009 9:51 pm
Post Re: Your Top 10 Favorite Films Are..?
In no particular order:

JFK
Nixon
Clerks
The Big Lebowski
Jaws
Boogie Nights
Network
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Wall-E
The Godfather


Thu Feb 26, 2009 4:23 pm
Post Re: Your Top 10 Favorite Films Are..?
1. Requiem for a Dream
2. The Big Lebowski
3. Dark City
4. Memento
5. Tommy Boy
6. Dumb and Dumber
7. Super Troopers
8. Reservoir Dogs
9. Fight Club
10. The Dark Knight


Thu Feb 26, 2009 6:16 pm
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Bump.


Mon Mar 16, 2009 12:18 am
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1. A Christmas Story
2. Fargo
3. Fight Club
4. The Sting
5. Stop Making Sense
6. Reservoir Dogs
7. The Empire Strikes Back
8. Memento
9. The Goonies
10. The Spanish Prisoner


Mon Mar 16, 2009 9:17 pm
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1. The Dark Knight
2. Shawshank Redemption
3. Schindler's List
4. Fight Club
5. The Godfather
6. Apocalypse Now
7. Pulp Fiction
8. Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back
9. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
10. The Silence of the Lambs
11. Citizen Kane
12. Vertigo
13. Lawrence of Arabia
14. Memento
15. Star Wars
16. Amelie
17. North By Northwest
18. 12 Angry Men
19. The Matrix
20. The Bridge on the River Kwai
21. Rear Window
22. To Kill a Mockingbird
23. All About Eve
24. Requiem for a Dream
25. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

May seem a little like IMDB top 250, and that's because I've been basing my movie viewing on that list. Give me time, I'm only 17. And yes, Benjamin Button made my top 25; I think it's one of the best love stories I have ever seen.


Mon Mar 16, 2009 10:29 pm
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TunaFanForever wrote:
1) JFK
2) Goodfellas
3) Oliver Stone's Nixon biopic
4) Spike Lee's Malcolm X biopic
5) Sex, Lies, and Videotape
6) Born on the Fourth of July
7) Amadeus
8) Cop(1986 James Woods crime drama)
9) Philadelphia
10) The Abyss

Edit: Just changed Schindler's List to Cop b/c I just remembered this movie. This James Woods crime drama really struck a chord with me.



Hey Tunafanforever

Nothing before the 1080's?
Say it ain't so?
Rob


Tue Mar 17, 2009 2:31 am
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Arkana XII wrote:
Glad to hear from people with similar (or at least discriminating) tastes for a change. I have to confess that I'm a young'un (born 1989) and that I have yet to see a fair amount of the classics. I'm working on it. In any case, of what I've seen, here's are some of my favourites:

10. Blade Runner (Ridley Scott)
9. Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade (Mamoru Oshii)
8. Taxi Driver (Martin Scorsese)
7. Jacob's Ladder (Adrian Lyne)
6. Das Boot (Wolfgang Petersen)
5. Old Boy (Chan-Wook Park)
4. Princess Mononoke (Hayao Miyazaki)
3. Memento (Christopher Nolan)
2. Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang (Shane Black)
1. The Fountain (Darren Aronofsky)



Very coool, Oldboy is just awesome.
Have you seen Lady Vengeance?
Rob


Tue Mar 17, 2009 2:33 am
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Starearedkid wrote:
Well being new here, I figured I'd post my list. However, as a clarifier to my list, I do not believe these movies are the best that were made. But for a movie to be on my "favorites" list, I need to be able to watch over and over again. And at any moment, start reciting lines from that movie.

My favorites: (in no particular order)

10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
When Harry Met Sally (1989)
Jaws (1975)
Jurassic Park (1993)
Beauty and the Beast (1991)
Spider Man 2 (2004)
Definitely Maybe (2008)
Muppets Christmas Carol (1992)
Sound of Music (1965)
Wizard of Oz (1939)

If I were thinking of the best movies that were ever made, at least half of those movies wouldn't make the list. However, when I want a movie to be on my favorites, I want to be able to watch it repeatedly.

-Jordyn



best and favorite are are the eternal personal quandry
Rob


Tue Mar 17, 2009 2:34 am
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DAR wrote:
1. The Empire Strikes Back-I love Star Wars(yes even the prequels) but I recognize there are flaws in the films. ESB I see one flaw, it ends.
2. Goodfellas-Yes I'm placing it above The Godfather. I just think it moves better and the performances are slightly better overall.
3. The Godfather-It's really close with Goodfellas but I think the Michael in Sicily portion runs a little too long.
4. The Manchurian Candidate-Original version of course. Just an awesome film. Angela Lansbury might be the most underrated villian in film history.
5. Lord of the Rings-I consider it one giant film. Just an amazing achievement and I think much better than the books.
6. Star Wars-My love of film came from this movie.
7. Aladdin-The best Disney film hands down. Great fun. A tour de force from Robin Williams(remember when he was this good)
8. Lawrence of Arabia-One of those films I need to see on the big screen. But for a three hour plus film I think it moves.
9. Animal House-The classic slobs vs snobs comedy. Always imitated, never equaled never bettered
10. The Dark Knight-I've read Batman over the years, seen the films, tv shows and this film gets the entire mythology of Batman's world right.

Some honorable mentions: Jaws, Close Encounters, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Back to the Future, Pinocchio, Bridge on the River Kwai, A Day at the Races, Peter Pan(Disney) the entire Pixar output(even Cars) Disney Animation in the late 80's early 90's Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast and the Lion King, The Shawshank Redemption, Good Will Hunting, Casino, The Departed, Caddyshack, The Outlaw Josey Wales, The Good the Bad and the Ugly, Sunset Boulevard and probably one or two I'm forgetting.


Hey there,

No foreign movies?

A few members are about to star a guide to foreign movies. If you're open to it, you have a wonderful and rich journey ahead ;-)

Rob


Tue Mar 17, 2009 2:42 am
Post Re: Your Top 10 Favorite Films Are..?
PeachyPete wrote:
A Top 10 is almost impossible to come up with, but I suppose I'll give it a go.

10. Treasure of the Sierra Madre - I love John Huston and Bogart. Rewatching it after learning that PTA watched it while writing "There Will Be Blood", it is easy to notice similarities between Bogart's and Day-Lewis' characters decent into madness.
9. Dr. Strangelove - Didn't like it the first time I saw it, but it gets funnier and funnier everytime I see it. Everyone raves about Sellers, but I personally love George C. Scott more.
8. Pulp Fiction - Post modernism at it's finest. Easily the most influential film of the 90s and 00s.
7. Unforgiven - As a huge Western fan, the revisionist text is a thing of beauty. Eastwood, Hackman, and Freeman are flawless.
6. Lawrence of Arabia - I was fortunate enough to see this on the big screen a few months ago at the AFI Theater in Silver Spring, MD (I believe it's the only AFI theater in the country). What an experience. This is THE epic IMO.
5. The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly - Leone's masterpiece.
4. Citizen Kane - Seems like a cliche choice, but all American filmmaking requires a thorough knowledge of this film. It's also entertaining as hell.
3. Fargo - The Coens are the best contemporary filmmakers, and this is their best. From camerawork, to script, to acting, this is a perfect film.
2. Goodfellas - Best mob movie ever made. I love that it deglamorizes the mafia lifestyle and tells the story of the regular guys in the mob. The camerawork isn't too shabby either.
1. The Maltese Falcon - Huston and Bogey again. Film noir starts here, and it couldn't be better. Fantastic use of the Macguffin to set off a character study about the humanity of the darker side of the world.

Anyway, that's my list as of Feb. 19, 2009. I'm sure by Feb. 20, 2009, it will be different.


Hey PeachyPete
It's now Mid march
What changed :-)
Rob


Tue Mar 17, 2009 2:44 am
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