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I thought this would be as good a place as any to kick-start my membership of the forum. I've been a long-term visitor to the site and really enjoy James Berardinelli's reviews. But i know as soon as i hit the "submit" button here that there will probably a new top 10 list that i regret not posting instead.

Anyway, here goes.

10 - Memento
09 - The Dark Knight
08 - Pulp Fiction
07 - The Matrix
06 - Fight Club
05 - Psycho
04 - Aliens
03 - Terminator 2
02 - Dr Strangelove
01 - Once Upon A Time In the West

Wed Apr 22, 2009 6:40 pm
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GunBehindTheToilet wrote:
1. The Godfather
2. Schindler's List
3. The Return of the King
4. Pulp Fiction
5. 2001: A Space Odyssey
6. Rear Window
7. Fargo
8. Bonnie and Clyde
9. The Godfather, Part II
10. The Dark Knight

Well, my list hasn't changed that much in the last few weeks. Here's where I currently stand:

1. The Godfather
2. Schindler's List
3. LOTR trilogy
4. Casablanca
5. 2001: A Space Odyssey
6. Pulp Fiction
7. Rear Window
8. The Godfather, Part II
9. Fargo
10. Annie Hall

It was really hard for me to get rid of Bonnie and Clyde, but Annie Hall definitely earned its special place in my heart. Casablanca, however, is a no-brainer; I can't believe I went so long without seeing it.

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Wed Apr 29, 2009 1:56 am
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Okay so I know I might get flamed for some of these picks, but hey you can't change what you like right?

10. Starship Troopers - this is my all time favorite guilty pleasure movie. I can watch it monthly and never get tired of it. I don't know why it struck such a chord with me, but it continues to resonate.
9. Aliens - This movie scared the crap out of me when I was younger and I can't shake my love for it.
8. Big Fish - This is another movie that is just quirky and does it for me, I break down like a 4 year old with a skinned knee at the end of this movie everytime I watch it.
7. Band of Brothers - Although I guess considered a mini series, I watch this at least yearly. One of the greatest works in Speilberg's career. Absolutely perfect.
6. Brick - I guess these quirky off the beaten path movies are going to compile alot of the list; Brick's just a great adaptation of old school noir. The dialogue is remarkable and I love all the little intricacies that make it great.
5. Braveheart - what can I say? I'm a fan of epics. This one just seems to be timeless. Pre-i am a crazy jew hater and a religious adulter, Mel Gibson owned Hollywood. If only he wasn't crazy.
4. The Dark Knight - A perfect comic book adaptation. Someone's going to have to really raise the bar to one up this film in this genre. None of the current superhero adaptations will hold a candle to this. None of the past comic book films have come close either.
3. Godfather 1 - Although I love GF2, in my opinion Brando was just too good. I love how the story unfolds and how you see this change in Michael from the beginning to the end. Just an amazing film.
2. Pulp Fiction - Pretty standard here, PF took traditional gangster movies and turned them on their heads. Pretty standard stories done with a twist and all wrapped together. Great dialogue, better cast, can't say enough good things.
1. Lord of the Rings Trilogy - Every Christmas Eve my family gets together and watches these beginning to end. Doesn't get any better for me that this, hope the Hobbit can fall in line with the Trilogy and be somewhere near as good.

Honarable Mentions:
Star Wars - Original Triology
Forrest Gump
Sin City
Good Fellas
Dr. No
Godfather 2
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Shawshank Redemption

Wed Apr 29, 2009 3:29 am
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I simply could not narrow this down to 10. Here’s 100. Will probably add more later...

Blade Runner
Forrest Gump
LOTR Trilogy
The Big Lebowski
The Departed
The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
Meet The Parents
The Thing
There Will Be Blood
Orange County
The Matrix
The Road Warrior
Kiss of the Dragon
The Hulk (Lee)
Sin City
Cool Hand Luke
American Psycho
The Fifth Element
40 year Old Virgin
Die Hard
The Deer Hunter
Knocked Up
War of the Roses
Trailer Park Boys: The Movie
Field of Dreams
The Bourne Supremacy
Raiders of the Lost Ark
The Incredibles
Fight Club
Mickey Blue Eyes
Star Wars
Tropic Thunder
The Princess Bride
The Long, Hot Summer
Wedding Crashers
The Aviator
The Exorcist
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Escape From Alcatraz
Fistful of Dollars
Superman: The Movie
Casino Royale
One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
Monty Python And The Holy Grail
This Is Spinal Tap
Raising Arizona
Dark City
The Royal Tenenbaums
Nightmare on Elm Street
Dawn of the Dead
Shaun of the Dead
The Mist
The Skeleton Key
Pitch Black
Austin Powers 1,2,3
Blazing Saddles
Galaxy Quest
Men In Black
Coming to America
Training Day
Fallen (1998)
Young Frankestein
The Jerk
The Nutty Professor
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
The Shining
Falling Down
Pulp Fiction
To Kill a Mockingbird
Stand By Me
The Machinist
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Pink Floyd: The Wall
Big Trouble in Little China
The 13th Warrior
Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy
Time bandits
Me, Myself and Irene
The Apostle
Total Recall

Wed Apr 29, 2009 3:36 pm
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After scanning the titles here, I picked some dvd rental choices… Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is listed many times, so I´ll rent it and watch it again!

As a 30 year old movie buff still in touch with his inner kid, there are a lot of superhero movies on my top ten favorites:

10. Spider-man 2. Loved, loved, loved this one after the first viewing, but now the relentless corniness is starting to irritate me so much that it will probably drop out of the top ten, and Speed will move up.

9. Tomorrow Never Dies. Hard to call yourself a 007 fan and not include one title here. This is a great action movie, but without forgetting the 007 formula.

8. Iron Man. Talk about a change of mind. I was unimpressed at first, saying Iron Man was nothing more than a more advanced version of Robocop. The closeness to the real world was also uncomfortable (that shot of Stark surrounded by terrorists was too close to the one of the beheaded journalist). But I´ve enjoyed Iron Man more with each viewing, so much that it´s on this list. When Rhodes sees Stark put on his suit and says “That is the coolest thing I have ever seen,” that´s exactly what I was thinking!

7. Superman. More than 30 years after its release, it´s still one of the finest superhero movies. I sometimes find myself clapping and cheering when Superman catches that falling helicopter with one hand.

6. The Dark Knight. At a time when so few movies are truly great, here´s one that is intelligently written, masterfully directed, and powerfully acted. Just the possibility that Nolan can finish what he started and completes the trilogy gives me goose bumps.

5. Fist of Legend. Legendary choreographer Yuen Woo Ping + superstar Jet Li + simple but engaging story + all the clichés in martial arts movies expertly done – poor acting found in other kung fu movies = my favorite martial arts movie.

4. The Godfather. The Ultimate Guy Movie. Probably The Greatest Movie Ever. What else is there to say?

3. Braveheart. Tremendous movie about love, betrayal, and overcoming impossible odds. With glorious music and expertly executed action sequences, it´s hard to beat this one when it comes to spectacle. The torture of William Wallace never fails to move me.

2. The Hunt for Red October. Great example of an infallible way to grab viewers´ attention and never let it go: introduce a series of interesting characters and give them something incredibly difficult to accomplish. For lovers of smart movies, Red October will be a treat. The movie is populated by characters who ask the right questions, make skilled guesses, and don´t make stupid mistakes.

1. Batman Begins. As a fan of Batman, it wasn´t hard to pick the #1 movie. There aren´t enough words to describe the pleasure of finally watching one of your favorite character´s background and mind explained with patience, skill, and detail. More so after four movies that neglected to do it.

Thu Apr 30, 2009 1:55 pm
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10. Days of Heaven - Malick is a poet and an artist.
9. Braveheart - Great acting and direction by Gibson.
8. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford - I love visual films and Andrew Dominik is like Terrence Malick and Robert Altman rolled into one amazing director.
7. The Searchers - John Ford's brilliant direction and John Wayne's best performances
6. Saving Private Ryan - Touching story with the some of the best battle sequences in any war film.
5. The Thin Red Line - Terrence Malick is a genius.
4. 2001: A Space Odyssey - Such an awe-inspiring movie.
3. Patton - When you combine George C. Scott's acting with Francis Ford Coppola's writing, it's the perfect combo.
2. El Dorado - The chemistry between John Wayne and Robert Mitchum is priceless. Hawks is one of my favorite directors.
1. Gettysburg - I'm such a Civil War buff that I'll never stop loving this film.

Fri May 01, 2009 9:38 pm
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I am clearly coming to this extremely late:

Some of my favourites are a bit populist...but I guess that's OK...

[1] The Big Sleep - I love this film: for me, this is Bogart at his best.
[2] Casablanca - Yeh yeh, I know...Bogart Fixation...sue me :)
[3] The Warriors
[4] Chinatown
[4.5] The Iron Giant
[5] Singing in the Rain
[6] Blade Runner
[7] The Princess Bride
[8] Highlander - All Time Guilty Pleasure
[9] A Midwinter's Tail
[10] Near Dark

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Sun Jun 14, 2009 11:35 pm
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1. 2001: A Space Odyssey
2. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
3. The Good, The Bad, The Ugly
4. Dark City
5. 12 Angry Men
6. City of God
7. Dr. No
8. The Straight Story
9. The Maltese Falcon
10. Everything is Illuminated

Mon Jun 15, 2009 3:09 pm

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1. The Shawshank Redemption
2. Hoosiers
3. Rudy
4. October Sky
5. Once Upon a Time in the West
6. Searching for Bobby Fischer
7. Rocky
8. Godfather Part II
9. Serpico
10. Donnie Darko

Sat Jun 27, 2009 12:30 pm
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Ok, these are not quite in order, I think I would have to spend hours to make a really accurate ordered top ten.

1. The Pink Panther
2. Lost in Translation
3. Breakfast at Tiffanies
4. Dark City
5. The Fifth Element
6. Dirty Dancing
7. Big Fish
8. Coraline
9. The Royal Tenembaums
10. Rocky Horror Picture Show

And honerable mention to all the Aardman Animation shorts & films.

Sun Jul 12, 2009 10:55 am

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My top ten films(best films i've seen only at the age of eigthteen):
1.The Searchers
2.Witness for the Prosecution(great twist ending)
4.The Incredibles
5.In the Heat of the Night
6.Ratatouille(Brad Bird is a f**kin' genius)
7.From Russia with Love(Goldfinger is a tad bit overrated)
8.Oliver Twist (2007)
9.L.A. Confidential
10.North by Northwest

P.S. Any questions just ask, I'm going to college and I had to update my list to be accurate.

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Sun Jul 12, 2009 1:58 pm
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This is ridiculously impossible to do and it changes everyday, but this is what I think my top ten looks like right now (in alphabetical order)

Do the Right Thing
Married to the Mob
Miller's Crossing
Modern Romance
The Princess Bride
Punch-Drunk Love
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Raising Arizona

Mon Jul 13, 2009 9:05 pm
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My list has changed a bit since I posted it. Just so everyone knows I'm only 20 so this list definitely skews more toward new films rather than old ones. I guess you could say it's my favorite films of the 90's and up.

1. The Dark Knight
2. The Matrix
3. Harry Potter & The Order of the Phoenix (HBP could replace this)
4. Atonement
5. Pan's Labyrinth
6. 3:10 to Yuma (remake)
7. Rachel Getting Married
8. Adventureland
9. Harry Potter & The Goblet of Fire
10. Sweeney Todd

Tue Jul 14, 2009 12:23 am
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I've been creating a top one hundred list since the age of 11,(I'm now sixteen), and it has obviously changed throughout the years. I have added anywhere from 5 movies to 20 movies, as i revisit the list every year. And i see anywhere from 50-100 movies a year, both classics and new releases. Because of the fact that i am of such a young age there are many many movies that i have not seen including the classics. Of the list Robert Holloway posted on another thread of the top 100 movies I have yet to see about 80 of them. Though I do consider my self to be an avid movie lover and as much a fan as anyone, as i have visited James' site everyday for about five years, I don't consider myself to be a classic movie lover, though that may change with time, which is why my list may differentiate so much from many others. Sure there are classics that i love such as It's a wonderful life, on the waterfront and many others, but there many movies i find boring and uninteresting, such as the third man and 2001 (though i appreciate i don't find it to be a movie I like.) So here it goes

100. The French Connection
99. Accepted- Yes accepted, the one with the guy from the mac commercials
98. Hostage
97. Last of the Mohicans
96. Courage Under FIre
95. Bad Boys
94. Man on FIre
93. Terminator
92. Dog Day Afternoon
91. The Hudsucker Proxy- Just visually amazing
90. Schindler's List
89. Ferris Bueller's Day Off
88. It's a Wonderful Life
87. School of Rock
86. Air Force One
85. Donnie Brasco
84. Dodgeball
83. Taxi Driver
82. Die Hard with A Vengeance
81. The Bourne Ultimatum
80. The Rock
79. Butch Cassidy and the the Sundance Kid
78. The Hunted
77. Last Samurai
76. 300
75. Home Alone 2
74. The Breakfast Club
73. U. S. Marshalls
72. Revenge of the Sith
71. Beverly Hills Cop
70. Kill Bill 1+2- apart they are good, combined they are great
69. Bad Boys 2- A childhood favorite
68. Scarface
67. Forgetting Sarah Marshall
66. Beverly Hills Cop 2
65. Body of Lies
64. The Big Lebowski
63. Memento
62. Minority Report
61. Apocalypse Now
60. Knocked Up
59. The Manchurian Candidate
58. Lethal Weapon 3
57. Batman Begins
56. Michael Clayton
55. American Gangster
54. Die Hard 2
53. Lethal Weapon
52. On the Waterfront
51. Beverly Hill cop
50. Terminator 2
49. Star Wars IV-VI - I prefer to watch them together
48. Speed
47. Tropic Thunder
46. Gone Baby Gone
45. Oceans 11
44. In the Name of the Father
43. Mystic River
42. Anchorman
41. The Negotiator
40. Training Day
39. The Shawshank Redemption
38. Full Metal Jacket
37. Matrix Reloaded
36. American History x
35. The Good Shepherd
34. The Untouchables
33. The Fugitive
32. Reservoir Dogs
31. Seven
30. The Matrix Revolutions
29. Black Hawk Down
28. Sin CIty
27. Platoon
26. Inside Man
25. Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
24. No Country for Old Men
23. Silence of the Lambs
22. Saving Private Ryan
21. Pulp Fiction
20. Wedding Crashers
19. Goodfellas
18. The Boondock Saints
17. Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
16. Mission Impossible 2
15. L. A. Confidential
14. Fight Club
13. Munich
12. Collateral
11. Home Alone
10. The Dark Knight- Dark and powerful, it grabs you by the throat and never lets go
9. The Godfather pt. 2- The parts with DeNiro make it inferior to the original
8. The Departed- Scorsese's greatest masterpiece
7. Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King- A masterpiece with the only drawback being the never ending ending
6. The Matrix- Enter a new world filled with action and awe
5. Gladiator- Crowe steals the show along with the breathtaking battles
4. The Usual Suspects- The perfect crime drama with the greatest ending in movies
3. Die Hard- John McClane kicking terrorist ass
2. Braveheart- A stunning epic filled with love, blood, and freedom
1. The Godfather- Simply put the greatest movie

As you can see my tastes are indeed slightly different from many but these lists are supposed to be who you are, not conforming to what AFI or anyone else deems to be great.


Sun Aug 16, 2009 3:08 pm
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That's quite a list Meatloaf...you do lose cred for having Die Hard 2.

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In my ever changing top 100 list (sorry to the title of this thread):

#1. Into the Wild
#2. American History X
#3. 2001: A Space Oddysey
#4. Fight Club
#5. Reservoir Dogs
#6. Return of the Jedi
#7. Superbad
#8. The Shining
#9. Lord of the Rings - The Return of the King
#10. The Godfather
#11. The Godfather Part II
#12. District 9
#13. Heat
#14. Last of the Mohicans
#15. Gladiator
#16. Mystic River
#17. The Usual Suspects
#18. Silence of the Lambs
#19. The Princess Bride
#20. Glory
#21. Aliens
#22. Alien
#23. Big Fish
#24. Fargo
#25. The 25th Hour
#26. Raiders of the Lost Ark
#27. Se7en
#28. Pulp Fiction
#29. Mulholland Dr.
#30. Saving Private Ryan
#31. The Dark Knight
#32. City of God
#33. Back to the Future
#34. The Departed
#35. The Empire Strikes Back
#36. Die Hard
#37. Rear Window
#38. Gone Baby Gone
#39. Monty Python and the Holy Grail
#40. Unforgiven
#41. Best in Show
#42. Slumdog Millionaire
#43. Star Wars
#44. The Terminator
#45. A Christmas Story
#46. The Fugitive
#47. Ferris Bueller's Day Off
#48. Apocalypto
#49. Braveheart
#50. Children of Men
#51. The Exorcist
#52. Magnolia
#53. The Sixth Sense
#54. Field of Dreams
#55. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
#56. Cast Away
#57. The Matrix
#58. Requiem for a Dream
#59. Casablanca
#60. Rain Man
#61. The Bridge on the River Kwai
#62. 12 Angry Men
#63. Raging Bull
#64. The French Connection
#65. Gandhi
#66. United 93
#67. Dances With Wolves
#68. Saw
#69. Deliverance
#70. Signs
#71. The Lord of the Rings - The Two Towers
#72. The Lord of the Rings - The Fellowship of the Ring
#73. My Cousin Vinny
#74. Good Will Hunting
#75. O Brother, Where Art Thou?
#76. The Lookout
#77. Sunshine
#78. Apollo 13
#79. Airplane
#80. Rocky
#81. The Mist
#82. Pan's Labyrinth
#83. The Proposition
#84. American Beauty
#85. In the Bedroom
#86. There's Something About Mary
#87. V for Vendetta
#88. Groundhog Day
#89. Zodiac
#90. The Ring
#91. The Last King of Scotland
#92. Office Space
#93. Speed
#94. Sin City
#95. A History of Violence
#96. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
#97. Animal House
#98. Rudy
#99. 28 Days Later
#100. Lost in Translation

Honorable Mentions:

Sexy Beast
L.A. Confidential
Mississippi Burning
The Wrestler
Glengarry Glen Ross
The Deer Hunter
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
Little Children
Casino Royale
Planet Terror
House of Sand and Fog
The Color Purple
Rob Roy

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UPDATED 8/26 - Top 100 List *Updated*

Sun Aug 16, 2009 5:54 pm
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The Shawshank Redemption
Ocean's 11
O Brother, Where Art Thou?
Fight Club
The Illusionist
25th Hour

Just naming some off the top of my head.

Sun Aug 16, 2009 6:57 pm
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Here's what I'm at now. This is very much subject to change over time:

Do the Right Thing
The King of Marvin Gardens
The Godfather Part II
Lawrence of Arabia

10. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
9. Killing Zoe
8. Dog Day Afternoon
7. Taxi Driver
6. The Evil Dead
5. Citizen Kane
4. The Enigma of Kasper Hauser
3. A Clockwork Orange
2. 8 1/2
1. Andrei Rublev

Sun Aug 16, 2009 7:00 pm
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This ain't easy, but here goes...

10. The Dark Knight
9. Star Wars
8. Raiders of the Lost Ark
7. Aliens
6. Schindler's List
5. Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
4. The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
3. Pulp Fiction
2. Casablanca
1. The Godfather (parts 1 and 2)

Mon Aug 17, 2009 1:56 am
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In no particular order:

"2001: A Space Odyssey" (confounding, awe-inspiring, brilliant)
"A Clockwork Orange"
"Monty Python and the Holy Grail" (arguably more jokes per minute than any other film ever made)
"Bonnie and Clyde"
"Fanny and Alexander" (skip the theatrical cut; go straight to the richer, 4-part, 5-hour TV cut)
"The Conversation"
"Apocalypse Now"
"Taxi Driver"

Wed Aug 19, 2009 8:36 pm
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