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06-16-2010, 05:27 PM
What are your top 10 favorite movies of all time?

06-16-2010, 10:32 PM
The Empire Strikes Back
Dirty Harry
Batman Begins
Die Hard
Terminator 2
Rocky IV

06-16-2010, 10:46 PM
The top 10 would include the following definitely, and then 4 others that would almost be too hard to pick.

Fight Club
Romeo & Juliet
Monsters Inc
American History X
Run Lola Run
American Beauty

06-16-2010, 11:19 PM
American History X
The Silence of the Lambs
Reservoir Dogs
Love Actually
Pride & Prejudice
The Lost Boys
When Harry Met Sally
The Outsiders
The Picture of Dorian Gray
Boondock Saints

06-16-2010, 11:25 PM
Pulp Fiction
Breakfast at Tiffany's
The Empire Strikes Back
Reservoir Dogs
Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Kick ***

In no particular order

06-16-2010, 11:36 PM
I believe many of these are a must see.

1. Jaws
2. The Terminator
3. Caddyshack
4. Rocky
5. Rocky III
6. The Matrix
7. The Blues Brothers
8. Halloween (original)
9. Deliverance
10. Star Wars

06-16-2010, 11:55 PM
Blades of Glory
The Big Lebowski
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
My Cousin Vinny
East Is East
Home Alone
Cool Runnings
Uncle Buck

06-17-2010, 12:19 AM
1. the Crow
2. Titanic
3. Braveheart
4. the Shawshank Redemption
5. Back to the Future
6. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
7. the Neverending Story
8. Run Lola Run
9. the Sixth Sense
10. Castaway

06-17-2010, 12:25 AM
Vanilla Sky
Fight Club
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
The Edge
LOTR:Return of the King
Leaving Las Vegas
Peaceful Warrior
Grave of the Fireflies
Shawshank Redemption
Black Hawk Down

06-17-2010, 02:04 AM
1) Shawshank Redemption
2) The Sting
3) Superman 2
4) Jaws
5) The Matrix Revoloutions
6) The Godfather
7) Saw 6
8: Troy
9) Star wars: Revenge of the sith
10) Shawn of the dead.

06-17-2010, 03:45 AM
1) Jeremiah Johnson
2) Bullitt
3) Star Wars
4) Rocky
5) The Shawshank Redemption
6) The Green Mile
7) Cool Hand Luke
8) Underworld (maybe just because of Kate Beckensale)
9) The Blues Brothers 2000
10) The Quiet Man

06-17-2010, 04:07 AM
Top 5:
Fight Club
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
L.A. Confidential

Harder to rank beyond this but I guess the rest of the top 10 would include:
The Usual Suspects
Requiem for a Dream
Burn after Reading
A Clockwork Orange
Twelve Monkeys

06-17-2010, 04:28 AM
In no particular order

1) Forest Gump
2) Walle
3) Alien
4) I am legend
5) Up
6) Hellboy
7) Underworld
8) Fried Green Tomatoes
9) Robocop
10) Braveheart

Those come to my mind right now, those are some movies that whenever I find them on the TV and watch them.

06-17-2010, 04:58 AM
Wow..this is tough as there are so many..

1. What Dreams May Come
2. American History X
3. Kill Bill: Vol. 1 & 2
5. E.T.
6. Crash
7. Salem's Lot (the original)
8. The Exorcist
9. Easy Rider
10. Something Wicked This Way Comes

My top 5 are pretty solid in their positions but the bottom 5 are fairly soft.

06-17-2010, 05:44 AM
The Hangover
10 things i hate about you
The Notebook

06-17-2010, 05:44 AM
No order...

Pulp Fiction
Star Wars
Das Boot
Planes, Trains and Automobiles
2001: A Space Odyssey
Lost In Translation
Swimming to Cambodia
Reservoir Dogs
Boogie Nights

06-17-2010, 05:55 AM
wow we are all over teh map.

top ones have to include
pulp fiction
the dark knight
my sassy girl(korean v)
OldBoy (from the triology)
some other korean ones i cant remember the name of

albino smurf
06-17-2010, 06:32 AM
Blues Brothers
Old Boy
The Deer Hunter
The Ninth Gate
Manchurian Candidate (orig)
Ali G in da House (for the sheer silliness)
Kill Bill 1
House of Flying Daggers

06-17-2010, 07:16 AM
I don't think I even have 10 that are must-sees.


Office Space
In Bruges
Hotel Rwanda
Eternal Sunshine
The Usual Suspects

06-17-2010, 08:10 AM
I feel like we did this thread before already.......ok on top of my head

Kill Bill 1
Old Boy
Devil Wears Prada (light but amusing lol)
Gran Torino
Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon
V for Vendetta
The Bourne Trilogy
X Men

Sorry but I had to add these Kurosawa movies...

High and Low

Dedans Penthouse
06-17-2010, 08:22 AM
wow we are all over teh map.
Indeed and some interesting ones at that
(Tiffany's, QuietMan, CoolLuke, BoogieNts, ClockOrange)

There are so many to choose from, could they possibly be broken down into categories, e.g. "classics" (Breakfast at Tiffany's), "contemporary" (Gladiator), "cult" (Clockwork Orange) or "comedies" (Shanghai Express, Gigli) ? In any event,

- Wizzard of Oz
- Casablanca
- Dr. Strangelove: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
- Godfather (I & II)
- North by Nortwest
- Seventh Seal
- La Dolce Vita
- Gone With the Wind
- Pinocchio
- Teenage Stewardesses (The Trilogy)
.........."Teenage Stewardesses at the French Open"
.........."The French Open the Teenage Stewardesses"
.........."Teenage Stewardesses Rollin' Garish"

06-17-2010, 08:51 AM
off the top of my head 10 movies i can watch 10,000x and never tire of:

la dolce vita
blue velvet
there will be blood
grandma's boy
shaolin soccer
princess mononoke/spirited away
LOTR trilogy (if i have to pick one, two towers)
american psycho

06-17-2010, 08:57 AM
not in any order

Kill Bill 1&2
Forrest Gump
Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon
Bourne Trilogy
Godfather (all)
Being There
Sleepless in Seattle
An Affair to Remember
Love Affair

06-17-2010, 09:11 AM
No order:

Terminator 2
The Sting
Cat On A Hot Tin Roof
True Lies
The Sound of Music
The Shawshank Redemption
The Searchers
Back To The Future
The Godfather
Gone With The Wind

06-17-2010, 09:28 AM
As good as it gets
Lost in translation
Forrest Gump
I am Sam
The Silence of the Lambs
The English patient
In the mood for love
Arizona dream

06-17-2010, 09:39 AM
1. Shawshank Redemption
2. Usual Suspects
3. Fight Club
4. The Prestige
5. Se7en
6. L.A confidential
7. Bourne films
8. Oceans 11
10. The Departed

06-17-2010, 10:10 AM
My typical list always includes:

Remember the Titans
Gone in 60 Seconds

Then some that are there depending on the day:
The Incredible Hulk
Mr. & Mrs. Smith
The Dark Knight
Wedding Crashers
You, Me, and Dupree
Rush Hour movies
Shanghai Knights

I'm always hesitant to put comedies on my favorites list, just because they usually don't have a big impact on me so to speak.

06-17-2010, 10:10 AM
Animal House.
Love and Death (Woody Allen).
The Godfather I, and maybe II.
Walk Hard (The Dewey Cox Story).
Debbie Does Dallas.

06-17-2010, 10:39 AM
Terminator 1
Terminator 2
Rocky IV
Die Hard
The Hangover
the man with no name trilogy (fistful of dollars, for a few dollars more, and the good, the bad and the ugly)
Rambo: first blood
Halloween (the original Carpenter one)
V for Vendetta

06-17-2010, 02:19 PM
The top 10 would include the following definitely, and then 4 others that would almost be too hard to pick.

Fight Club
Romeo & Juliet
Monsters Inc
American History X
Run Lola Run
American Beauty

As I read the thread, I am reminded that Love Actually and Lost in Translation would likely be two of the remaining four, and that Slumdog would be somewhere in the top 20.

Keep posting people, this thread is giving me some good movies to watch....

albino smurf
06-17-2010, 02:47 PM
Caveman's Valentine as number eleven.

06-18-2010, 12:52 AM
I am not much of a movie guy, tbh. Too much violence in most movies. I'd prolly go for some good sci-fi movies.

Some of my fav movies are too painful to watch over and over. I'd probably picks some old comedies -- from the B&W days.

06-18-2010, 04:12 PM
I like documentaries.

1. Hoop Dreams.

2. Murder on a Sunday Morning.

3. The Fog of War

4. An Inconvenient Truth

5. March of the Penguins

6. Supersize Me

7. Bowling For Columbine

8. Farenheit 911

That's all I can think of right now. I will use my final two slots for "Finding Nemo" and "Pulp Fiction."

06-18-2010, 04:37 PM
- Patton
- Godfather pt2
- Barry Lyndon * My favorite
- Doctor Zhivago
- The Sand Pebbles
- The Quiet Man
- Tora Tora Tora
- The Cross of iron
- The Last Picture Show
- The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
- The Searchers
- Apocalypse Now
- Field of Dreams

06-19-2010, 04:13 PM
Not necessarily my top favorites but here's some movies I enjoy. Some are guilty pleasures like Night of the Comet

Groundhog Day
Empire Strikes Back
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Foul Play
Cinema Paradiso
Kill Bill I
Harold and Kumar go to White Castle
Night of the Comet
The line "We do not cross against the light" always makes me laugh.

06-19-2010, 05:30 PM
right now I would say(in no particular order):

A Clockwork Orange
Pulp Fiction
Blade Runner
12 Monkeys
Cidade de Deus
Full Metal Jacket
The Shining
Mean Streets

if you ask me in about a month I would probably give a different list
anyway I love futuristic satires,Stanley Kubrick and neo-noirs
of course I like all kinds of movies if they're good but I think I lean towards some more than other
also I like De Palmas style,Verhoevens in-movie commercials, action movies like Commando,Tarantino,Tarantinos sountrack choices,Spanish comedies...
I could go on forever

a guilty pleasure would probably be Total Recall,I think it's a really good action movie

my favorite cartoon at the moment is 5cm per second
also have to mention Akira,I favor it over any Miyazaki movie

06-19-2010, 05:44 PM
like Dead again as #1 all time movie

06-19-2010, 07:32 PM
In this order:

Lord of the Rings: The Return Of The King

Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Saving Private Ryan

Shaun Of The Dead

Sin City

Forrest Gump


Knocked Up

Saw (all of them expect for 5)

06-19-2010, 07:49 PM
There are others, but here are some I liked much more than others:
_ 2001, A Space Odyssey
_ The Hidden Fortress
_ Dogville
_ The Station Agent
_ Long Day's Journey Into Night
_ All About Eve
_ How Green Was My Valley
_ Morvern Callar
_ Ben-Hur, a Tale of the Christ
_ Lord of the Rings

06-19-2010, 08:17 PM
Why does everyone like A Clockwork Orange so much ? I even have the DVD at home -- its my bros.

That movie sickened me - the violence ... :-(

06-19-2010, 08:19 PM
It's A Wonderful Life
The Godfather
North by North West
The Godfather 2
Being There
The Family Man
Mr. Destiny
Wedding Crashers

06-19-2010, 08:31 PM
Raising Arizona
The Air Up There
Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky
Das Boot
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
The Big Lebowski
Blade Runner
Pulp Fiction
Sin City

06-19-2010, 08:36 PM
I love all sorts of movies ^_^.

06-19-2010, 08:55 PM
Top 5:
Fight Club
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
L.A. Confidential

Harder to rank beyond this but I guess the rest of the top 10 would include:
The Usual Suspects
Requiem for a Dream
Burn after Reading
A Clockwork Orange
Twelve Monkeys

your list is excellent.
Requiem for a dream blew my mind. do you like david lynch?

06-19-2010, 09:44 PM
Groundhog Day
The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
Mr. Smith Goes To Washington
Shallow Grave
The Shawshank Redemption
Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust

06-20-2010, 01:09 AM
My "best" faves:

- Ran, Kurosawa's masterpiece and the best Shakespere adaptation on film.
- Throne of Blood, the best film adaptation of Macbeth.
- 2001: A Space Odyssey, Kubrick's most important work, and the best sci-fi film on record.
- The Age of Innocence, the best work by the otherwise laughably fawned-over Scorsese.
- Amadeus. Boasts the best soundtrack ever, and worth watching for Abraham's performance as the old Salieri alone.

The last two may fall short of the first three in storytelling, but these are some of the movies I revisit occasionally.

Five of my near-faves (that is, I don't enjoy them in their entirety, but parts of them I love):

- Barry Lyndon, Kubrick's 2nd best film. If the rest of the film were as good as its masterful climax, this, not 2001, would be his magnum opus. Perhaps his most humane work.
- West Side Story, for this scene (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=II2uaRmlQNg), particularly the mambo. Never fails to make me wanna get up and dance. Huge props to Bernstein and Robbins for the incredibly catchy score and choreography.
- The Godfather Part II, the "best" of the two (or three if you count the whole trilogy) most overrated films ever. Much as I hate their second-rate plot, sometimes risible character development, tiresome shticks and even a forgettable performance by Lee "The Method" Strasberg himself, I find myself coming back to the flashback at the end of the film where Michael stuns everyone with his announcement. Hell, I even dig the laughable scene where everyone (and I mean every single one of 'em, like that ever happened in real life) hopefully gazes at the Statue of Liberty in unison while the "Immigrant" theme blares in the background.
- Clueless. Features some of the most quotable catchphrases and dialogues ever, and puts most Jane Austen adaptations to shame. It's a movie J. D. Salinger would've been proud of, if he'd had a sunnier disposition and turned to filmmaking instead.
- Titanic, for the sinking sequence and the unashamedly saccharine ending. Mush at its best.

And these are a few popcorn flicks that, while I'd never buy and watch them on my own, I'd veg out to if I caught them while flipping channels on TV:

- Die Hard (surprised that nobody but T1000 has mentioned this warhorse).
- Speed, the best kick-*** action flick I've ever seen.
- Terminator 2, which is superior to the embarrassing (and incomprehensibly better-regarded) original in almost every way.
- 1st two of the Pirates of the Caribbean series (calling the 3rd overwrought would be an understatement).
- Animated movies that don't suck but also are great fun. Most Pixar films are good to excellent (I have yet to see Cars), though I find A Bug's Life a tad lacking in entertainment value. Disney classics like Snow White and Fantasia (either version) bore the hell out of me, but I do like The Little Mermaid, Mulan and Tarzan. Shrek 1 and 2 (haven't seen the latest one) are the only DreamWorks productions I've enjoyed.

Don't care much for Japanese anime. Most of it is kiddie fluff or faux-metaphysical porn that sodomizes good taste and buggers the viewer's intelligence. (Akira and the Evangelion series are particularly serious offenders.) But there are a few good ones out there. Off the top of my head:

- Though it drags at times, Millennium Actress by Satoshi Kon, his best work, is a beautiful work of art, with an ending to die for (almost literally--see for yourself). But his last film Papri-ka (without the hyphen--had to put it in there 'cause of the asterisks) is a disappointment. It's Freud meets Parajanov on acid, and just as boring as the Armenian's celluloid tableaux.
- The Girl Who Leapt Through Time by Mamoru Hosoda is every bit as cute and funny as Amélie, another fave of mine, and less cloying.
- If you like the cinematic equivalents of ambient music where the atmosphere takes over the story--not always in a good way, mind you--then Makoto Shinkai's 5 Centimeters per Second and The Place Promised in Our Early Days are fine wistful love stories.
- For some reasons I've never been a big fan of Miyazaki, certainly not Spirited Away. But his most celebrated works are still worth a look, including Castle in the Sky, My Neighbor Totoro, Kiki's Delivery Service, Princess Mononoke and his latest Ponyo.

06-20-2010, 01:45 AM
Waiting for someone to post these 10....

The Shawshank Redemption (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0111161/) (1994)
The Godfather (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068646/) (1972)
The Godfather: Part II (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071562/) (1974)
Sergio Leone's The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0060196/) (1966)
Pulp Fiction (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0110912/) (1994)
Schindler's List (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0108052/) (1993)
12 Angry Men (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0050083/) (1957)
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0073486/) (1975)
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0080684/) (1980)
The Dark Knight (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0468569/) (2008 )

I'll be amused if anyone does.

As it is, it'd be far more interesting to see anonymous top tens, as opposed to having them tied to a name. I mean, there are some rather cliched 'ultra cool i want to pick up an indie actress at a film festival' lists here!

06-20-2010, 03:12 AM


Just kidding.

For real:

Back to the Future
The Shawshank Redemption
June 17th, 1994
Dark City
Blade Runner
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Rush Hour
Battle Royale

Honourable mention:
5cm per second
Big Fish
Citizen Kane
Cowboy Bebop: Knockin' on Heaven's Door
Die Hard
District 9
Donnie Darko
Dr. Strangelove
Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift
Fight Club
Full Metal Jacket
Groundhog Day
Hot Fuzz
How to train your dragon
Into the wild
Jurassic Park
Lucky Number Slevin
Million Dollar Baby
No Country for Old Men
Oceans 11 & 13
Pirates Films
Pitch Black
Planes Trains and Automobiles
Pulp Fiction
Rear Window
Schindler's List
Seven Samurai
Shaun of the Dead
Sin City
Slumdog Millionaire
Stand by Me
Star Wars
Terminator 2: Judgment Day
The Blind Side
The Dark Knight
The End of Evangelion
The English Patient
The Hurt Locker
The Incredibles
The Life Aquatic
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
The Man from Earth
The Matrix
The Usual Suspects
The World's Fastest Indian
There will be blood
Twelve Monkeys
Uncle Buck
Whisper of the Heart

West Coast Ace
06-20-2010, 11:52 AM
In no particular order:

The Big Lebowski
Get Shorty
The Matrix
Don (2006 remake with Shahrukh Khan)
Sin City
Wall Street
Rock N Rolla
The Hustler (Newman, Gleason)

06-21-2010, 10:11 AM
The Royal Tenenbaums.

06-21-2010, 10:32 AM
- Die Hard (surprised that nobody but T1000 has mentioned this warhorse).
- Speed, the best kick-*** action flick I've ever seen.
- Terminator 2, which is superior to the embarrassing (and incomprehensibly better-regarded) original in almost every way.

Bollocks on two counts:

1. I was the first reply to this thread and I included Die Hard.
2. How is The Terminator embarrassing? It's the only film that still scares the **** out of me after all these years.

06-22-2010, 01:23 AM
Bollocks on two counts:

1. I was the first reply to this thread and I included Die Hard.
2. How is The Terminator embarrassing? It's the only film that still scares the **** out of me after all these years.

I skimmed this thread rather quickly and must've missed your pick of Die Hard. My bad.

As for The Terminator, well, it's the script that I really find embarrassing. I guess this is a case of "you either get it or you don't." It's just too contrived, much more artificial than its antagonist. It's as if Roger Kumble had gone tech-noir instead.

And speaking of Kumble, we certainly could've been spared the metallic romance between Sarah and Kyle. Mind you, I actually rather like unintentional comedy--the Star Wars love scenes are particularly entertaining in this respect--but given the subject matter and atmosphere of T1 the Sarah-Kyle subplot is just nauseating. Not unlike the equally embarrassing Crying Game, whose dialogue is just as cringe-worthy and whose rep as a love story in its own right remains beyond me.

06-22-2010, 08:46 AM
1) Godfather
2) Silence of the Lambs
3) Shawshank Redemption
4) Fargo
5) Godfather II
6) Star Wars
7) Memento
8) No Country for Old Men
9) Planes, Trains and Automobiles
10) Raiders of the Lost Ark