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Your Top 10 Favorite Films Are..? 
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Post Re: Your Top 10 Favorite Films Are..?
Talisker wrote:
These are not my top ten favorites, because I don't have a top ten. I mean, how are you supposed to rank something like Psycho against Groundhog Day? Seriously. Anyway, ten movies I love:

Brotherhood of the Wolf -- Take an 18th century costume drama, a monster movie, a political thriller, and a kung fu flick, throw 'em in a blender for two hours, and enjoy your concentrated AWESOME.


I feel the same on creating a top ten or 100 or 1000, but hey...gotta try right?

As for Brotherhood of the Wolf I rented it for the 4 principle actors: Samuel le Bihan, Vincent Cassel, Monica Bellucci and Mark Dacascos. The latter partly from his being rumored to play Bruce Lee in Dragon but more from American Samurai. I found it really phenomenal, and everyone was great in it. The story, the locations...wow. Major favorite!


Wed Feb 04, 2009 9:41 pm
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Sci Fi Wasabi wrote:
I generally do Top Tens within a genre and my numbers don't mean anything but here goes:


10. Stranger than Fiction
9. The Big Lebowski
8. Slingblade
7. Rope
6. Casino
5. Bullitt
4. Opera
3. The Omen
2. Star Wars
1. Once Upon a Time in the West

Others include:

The Proposition
Memento
Throne of Blood
District B13
Hard Times
Death Hunt
Tora! Tora! Tora!
Breaking the Waves
No Country for Old Men
Wait Until Dark


If I had time I might be able to compile a 100 list but it would change over time I think.



Hi SFW

Great list!!

I wish I could get more people to see "The Proposition" - just a great movie! And Wait Until Dark. Another awesome pick!

If anyone worked their way through these 20 they'd have a right royal movie feast :-)

but.... and there's always one

B-13 - My girlfriend is into this as she does parkour. i just have not clicked on that one yet - and i even named my son after Luc Besson - he's cursed over her in the US as everyone calls him Luke!

Rob


Wed Feb 04, 2009 11:28 pm
Post Re: Your Top 10 Favorite Films Are..?
Robert Holloway wrote:
Sci Fi Wasabi wrote:
I generally do Top Tens within a genre and my numbers don't mean anything but here goes:


10. Stranger than Fiction
9. The Big Lebowski
8. Slingblade
7. Rope
6. Casino
5. Bullitt
4. Opera
3. The Omen
2. Star Wars
1. Once Upon a Time in the West

Others include:

The Proposition
Memento
Throne of Blood
District B13
Hard Times
Death Hunt
Tora! Tora! Tora!
Breaking the Waves
No Country for Old Men
Wait Until Dark


If I had time I might be able to compile a 100 list but it would change over time I think.



Hi SFW

Great list!!

I wish I could get more people to see "The Proposition" - just a great movie! And Wait Until Dark. Another awesome pick!

If anyone worked their way through these 20 they'd have a right royal movie feast :-)

but.... and there's always one

B-13 - My girlfriend is into this as she does parkour. i just have not clicked on that one yet - and i even named my son after Luc Besson - he's cursed over her in the US as everyone calls him Luke!

Rob


Parkour has really taken off lately. I see it in a ton of games now and films [Ong Bak had a good amount, and you can see elements of it of course in most Jackie Chan films] which is really wonderful. Heck, they just released a game called Mirror's Edge that is solely about parkour. Of course I am not Mr. Graceful so I may be too enamored!! lol

Now to get back on topic; District B13 was one movie I just randomly picked but once I read about David Belle it became that much more interesting. And if you check out the 'making of' it gets even more incredible. I can't wait for District B14 to release. I was excited for Prince of Persia until they cast Gyllenhaal...an actual traceur would have been better, or 'gasp' someone of proper ethnicity.

I think you should see it. It was a lot of fun. It hasn't a huge amount of story in it, but enough to make it work. It's like...you don't watch Jackie Chan for the plot so much as the action.. ;)

*Edit - Was it just me or was The Proposition not only one great western but one of the most amazingly shot films?


Thu Feb 05, 2009 11:57 pm
Post Re: Your Top 10 Favorite Films Are..?
Hi SFW

Parkour - My girlfriend has me crawling along railings, jumping over garbage cans, walking on all fours across playgrounds and trying Kongs over pummel horses. She already converted me to climbing mountains!

The Proposition - I thought the film was sensational, photography et al.

Rob


Fri Feb 06, 2009 12:25 am
Post Re: Your Top 10 Favorite Films Are..?
Robert Holloway wrote:
Hi SFW

Parkour - My girlfriend has me crawling along railings, jumping over garbage cans, walking on all fours across playgrounds and trying Kongs over pummel horses. She already converted me to climbing mountains!

The Proposition - I thought the film was sensational, photography et al.

Rob


No offense intended, but I think the revisionist Western, while once a great idea (it lead to 'Unforgiven', which is pretty much the best all-around Western from any angle), is now somewhat of a slog, much like the 'gritty crime drama'. The shock has faded, even though Nick Cave's screenplay does in some ways hint at what the Coens would do more successfully with 'No Country For Old Men'.

Just to prove I'm not being completely unfair, I will admit to 'The Proposition' being much tighter and well-executed than 'Deadwood', of which I'm still uncertain actually has a plot.


Fri Feb 06, 2009 12:14 pm
Post Re: Your Top 10 Favorite Films Are..?
Here are my top 10 films of all-time:

10. Memento (2000)
9. Schindler's List (1993)
8. Raging Bull (1980)
7. Rashomon (1950)
6. Rear Window (1954)
5. The Godfather (1972)
4. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
3. The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
2. The Searchers (1956)
1. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)

With these being a few inches behind (in no particular order):
Requiem for a Dream (2000)
The Lord of the Rings (2001-2003)
Blade Runner (1982)
The Big Lebowski (1998)
Fight Club (1999)
Seven Samurai (1954)
Tokyo Story (1953)
Fargo (1997)
A History of Violence (2005)
The Conversation (1974)
Chinatown (1974)
A Clockwork Orange (1971)
The Dark Knight (2008)
The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada (2005)
The Decalogue (1988)
Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
Cinema Paradiso (1988)
To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
North By Northwest (1959)


Sat Feb 14, 2009 5:00 pm
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1. The Dark Knight
2. The Matrix
3. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
4. Casino Royale
5. Pan's Labyrinth
6. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
7. Batman Begins
8. 3:10 to Yuma (Remake)
9. Atonement
10. Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers


Sat Feb 14, 2009 7:29 pm
Post Re: Your Top 10 Favorite Films Are..?
My top 10:

1. The Big Lebowski
2. Network
3. Glengarry Glen Ross
4. Sleuth (the original, 1972)
5. Almost Famous
6. American Beauty
7. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
8. The Big Chill
9. Dr. Strangelove
10. Michael Clayton

I'm still kinda young and have a LOT of movies left to see, but these are the movies I can watch over and over again, even though they may or may not be the "best" movies.


Sat Feb 14, 2009 7:43 pm
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only the numbered ones are in order, the rest are just some of my favorites

#1. Fargo
#2. Almost Famous (this one inspired me as a music critic)
#3. Shawshank Redemption
#4. Taxi Driver
#5. Brick (a pitch-perfect noir film in the Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler tradition)
#6. Run Lola Run
#7. Raising Arizona
#8. Sling Blade
#9. American Beauty
#10. Mask (the Peter Bogdanavich film, not the Jim Carrey crapfest)

and some Honorable Mentions:

Mean Creek
Throw Mama From The Train
61* (the Billy Crystal HBO ode to the baseball summer of '61 and the Roger Maris home-run title)
Gone Baby Gone
Dogma


Sat Feb 14, 2009 7:52 pm
Post Re: Your Top 10 Favorite Films Are..?
I tend to go with recent well liked movies, having seen thousands and thousands, I really can't get a list down to just 10.

recent movies from the last few years that are classics,

Departed, No Country for Old Men, Reader, Dark knight, American Beauty, heck, I have to stop, I will be here all night........ Only a few hundred more to go!


Sat Feb 14, 2009 9:35 pm
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Honorable Mentions:
Star Wars: Episodes 4, 5, and 6
The Manchurian Candidate (The Original)
The Thing
Five Easy Pieces
A Fistful of Dollars (I should be noted though that I haven't seen either sequel or Yojimbo)
Being There
The Prestige
Unforgiven
The Evil Dead
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Top 10:
10. Aquirre: The Wrath of God
9. Big Trouble in Little China
8. 12 Monkeys
7. Fight Club
6. Brazil
5. In the Company of Men
4. Barry Lyndon
3. The Enigma of Kasper Hauser
2. Dog Day Afternoon
1. A Clockwork Orange


Sat Feb 14, 2009 9:51 pm
Post Re: Your Top 10 Favorite Films Are..?
It's funny how many have mentioned a Clockwork Orange. I just find that it has aged terribly, and that the parable-aspect of it just seems naff. The violence was certainly shocking then, but now it gives me these Benny Hill-vibes. Gotta love the iconography of the film though. Kubrik in general is far too "cold" a director for me to like, although I certainly admire 2001 and some scenes of the Shining did scare me. I suppose I just never *got* Clockwork.

And Burton is far too much style over substance. I like Ed Wood and the Corpse Bride (and, to some extent, I enjoyed Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, but it's not a memorable film as such), but the rest is just pretty. No emotions, no depth. Just quirkiness for the sake of it.

As for my list, it would maybe look something like this:

the Apartment
Casablanca
Before Sunrise/Sunset
the Godfather parts I & II
the Princess Bride
The Three Colour Trilogy
Empire Strikes Back
The Age of Innocence
Notorious
All About Eve


Sun Feb 15, 2009 12:07 am
Post Re: Your Top 10 Favorite Films Are..?
I'll just list a random ten that come to mind (in no particular order):

-The Big Sleep (Bogart Version, not the terrible '70s version)
-The Prisoner (Alec Guinness)
-Spider (Ralph Fiennes)
-Dog Day Afternoon
-Lawrence of Arabia
-Pan's Labyrinth
-The Conversation
-Casablanca
-The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
-The Dead Ringers


Sun Feb 15, 2009 12:21 am
Post Re: Your Top 10 Favorite Films Are..?
The Dude wrote:
Here are my top 10 films of all-time:

10. Memento (2000)
9. Schindler's List (1993)
8. Raging Bull (1980)
7. Rashomon (1950)
6. Rear Window (1954)
5. The Godfather (1972)
4. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
3. The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
2. The Searchers (1956)
1. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)

With these being a few inches behind (in no particular order):
Requiem for a Dream (2000)
The Lord of the Rings (2001-2003)
Blade Runner (1982)
The Big Lebowski (1998)
Fight Club (1999)
Seven Samurai (1954)
Tokyo Story (1953)
Fargo (1997)
A History of Violence (2005)
The Conversation (1974)
Chinatown (1974)
A Clockwork Orange (1971)
The Dark Knight (2008)
The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada (2005)
The Decalogue (1988)
Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
Cinema Paradiso (1988)
To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
North By Northwest (1959)



Hi there and welcome to the forum!

This is an awesome list. I'm a huge Kubrick fan and had the great good fortune of watching Full Metal Jacket in his presence in the same theater at the premiere.

It's rare to see your no.3 in top ten lists. I just love that movie.

The overall list should be given to any movie beginner as compulsory viewing. Love it.

Rob


Sun Feb 15, 2009 12:25 am
Post Re: Your Top 10 Favorite Films Are..?
El Duderino wrote:
My top 10:

1. The Big Lebowski
2. Network
3. Glengarry Glen Ross
4. Sleuth (the original, 1972)
5. Almost Famous
6. American Beauty
7. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
8. The Big Chill
9. Dr. Strangelove
10. Michael Clayton

I'm still kinda young and have a LOT of movies left to see, but these are the movies I can watch over and over again, even though they may or may not be the "best" movies.



With your avatar and name I am shocked to see the first choice :-) Welcome to the forum!
Rob


Sun Feb 15, 2009 12:28 am
Post Re: Your Top 10 Favorite Films Are..?
As someone who has only been a serious film fan for about a year now, I've barely skimmed the cinematic surface. As such, my list is likely to change even in the near future. For what it's worth, here's my Top 10 list as it stands now:

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

Definitely a safe list.

My inner snob scoffs at the inclusion of The Dark Knight, but every repeat viewing renews my appreciation. Still, it probably won't be there for long.


Sun Feb 15, 2009 2:38 am
Post Re: Your Top 10 Favorite Films Are..?
These are probably the ones that affected me most and I could watch over and over again. There's a lot of great classics out there but I find that I'm just not as emotionally affected by them as I am modern films.

1. The Shawshank Redemption
2. Magnolia
3. Trainspotting
4. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
5. The Lives of Others
6. The Station Agent
7. Vanilla Sky
8. Mulholland Dr.
9. Almost Famous
10. LA Confidential


The Next 10:

Amores Perros
Man Push Cart
Lawrence of Arabia
Closer
About a Boy
Platoon
Schindler's List
Boogie Nights
Animal House
Apollo 13


Sun Feb 15, 2009 3:30 am
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GunBehindTheToilet wrote:
As someone who has only been a serious film fan for about a year now, I've barely skimmed the cinematic surface. As such, my list is likely to change even in the near future. For what it's worth, here's my Top 10 list as it stands now:

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

Definitely a safe list.

My inner snob scoffs at the inclusion of The Dark Knight, but every repeat viewing renews my appreciation. Still, it probably won't be there for long.



Hey, nice list - welcome!
I struggled with the ending of ROTK. I wish they'd stopped 20 minutes earlier - great film though.
Strange how people fluctuate on Godfather pt.1 and 2
Rob


Sun Feb 15, 2009 3:35 am
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A couple notes. I'm 25 years old. Most of the movies I've seen were made in my lifetime.

10. The Contender
9. Serenity
8. 12 Angry Men
7. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
6. Almost Famous
5. Children of Men
4. Master and Commander
3. The Godfather
2. Shawshank Redemption
1. Rocky


Sun Feb 15, 2009 3:42 am
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In alphabetical order:

The 400 Blows
2001: A Space Odyssey
Chloe in the Afternoon
Citizen Kane
Double Indemnity
Hoop Dreams
M
My Neighbor Totoro
The Silence of the Lambs
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory


Sun Feb 15, 2009 3:44 am
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