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Old 08-19-04, 02:43 AM
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In no order save for The Graduate as #1 (has been for years):

1-The Graduate
2-A Clockwork Orange
3-Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
4-Casablanca
5-Annie Hall
6-Once Upon a Time In The West
7-City Lights
8-Citizen Kane
9-Jaws
10-Fight Club
11-Pulp Fiction
12-Gone With The Wind
13-Rebel Without a Cause
14-Taxi Driver
15-Easy Rider
16-Monty Python's The Holy Grail
17-Rushmore
18-Stand By Me
19-Psycho
20-Charade

Man, that's hard...ask me again tomorrow and some of those titles might change.
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1 Usual Suspects
2 Gattaca
3 Dark City
4 Godfather II
5 Infernal Affairs
6 JFK
7 Shawshank Redemption
8 Grave of the Fireflies
9 Sixth Sense
10 Pulp Fiction
11 Heat
12 Truman Show
13 Forrest Gump
14 The Godfather
15 Memento
16 City of God
17 The Thin Red Line
18 To Live
19 Fight Club
20 AfterLife
Old 08-19-04, 08:29 AM
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I can't pick just 20, but in random order, some of my favorites are:

LOTR trilogy
Star Wars trilogy
Matrix
Fight Club
Snatch
Interview With the Vampire
Desperado
Heat
Pulp Fiction
Terminator 2
Usual Suspects
Gladiator
Transformers: The Movie
Teen Wolf
Godfather
Alien
Back to the Future
Indiana Jones: Raiders and Last Crusade
Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas
Beverly Hill Cop
12 Monkeys
Legends of the Fall
Donnie Brasco
The Fifth Element
Dr. No
Goldfinger
Kill Bill
Last Samurai
Underwolrd
Major League
Office Space
Old School
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Swingers

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Old 08-19-04, 08:49 AM
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Andrei Rublov
Arabian Nights (Pasolini)
Brazil
Cinema Paradiso (US Theatrical cut)
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Duck Soup
The Exorcist
Fanny and Alexander
Ikiru
King Kong (1933)
Lawrence of Arabia
My Life as A Dog
My Name is Joe
Nausicaa and the Valley of the Wind
Pinocchio
Prospero’s Books
Raiders of the Lost Ark
The Devils
Trainspotting
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

honourable mention (and since most lists are usually twenty-five)

Blade Runner (European version)
Das Boot
Toy Story 2
Battle Royale
Beautiful Thing

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Old 08-19-04, 09:56 AM
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Originally posted by Joe Molotov
It's also funny how the people that make fun of other people's choices in these kinds of threads almost never post their own.
I dunno. That seems less funny.

And I wasn't making fun. I was observing.

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Old 08-19-04, 10:00 AM
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Originally posted by scott shelton
I dunno. That seems less funny.
So let's see your list already, Sparky.
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Originally posted by Ruderic
Scotty, everyone's list seems pretty legit to me. Where's yours?
Mine comes when Chmiel's comes.
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1. 2001: A Space Odyssey
2. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
3. American Beauty
4. The Shining
5. Kill Bill
6. Nashville
7. Vertigo
8. Blue Velvet
9. Raging Bull
10. Boogie Nights
11. The Empire Strikes Back
12. The Godfather Part II
13. Persona
14. Psycho
15. GoodFellas
16. Schindler's List
17. Lawrence of Arabia
18. Once Upon a Time in the West
19. Jaws
20. Popeye
Old 08-19-04, 10:21 AM
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Originally posted by scott shelton
Mine comes when Chmiel's comes.
and pray tell what's your reasoning for this comment.
Old 08-19-04, 10:32 AM
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In some kind of order:

The Goonies
Braveheart
The Quiet Man
Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring
Groundhog Day
Good Will Hunting
The Big Lebowski
From Russia With Love
Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
Schindler's List
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Rushmore
Patton
Out of Sight
Grosse Point Blank
Empire of the Sun
The Bourne Identity
Beautiful Girls
Star Wars
The 25th Hour

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Originally posted by Giles
and pray tell what's your reasoning for this comment.
Vague curiosity. Ammo for future childishly vindictive behavior and postings. Ya know, common stuff.
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Originally posted by scott shelton
Vague curiosity. Ammo for future childishly vindictive behavior and postings. Ya know, common stuff.
somehow I thought you'd say this...
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List threads are great when you're bored at work...

1. The Third Man
2. Lawrence of Arabia
3. Sweet Smell of Success
4. 2001: A Space Odyssey
5. Touch of Evil
6. Apocalypse Now
7. Once Upon a Time in the West
8. Metropolis
9. Shadow of a Doubt
10. The Apartment
11. The Quiet Man
12. Sunset Blvd.
13. Mister Roberts
14. The Adventures of Robin Hood
15. Limelight
16. Sullivan's Travels
17. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
18. Sherlock, Jr.
19. The Thin Man
20. Charade
Old 08-19-04, 01:54 PM
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1. The Matrix
2. Kill Bill Vol. 1 & 2
3. Unbreakable
4. Forrest Gump
5. Goodfellas
6. Pulp Fiction
7.Clueless
8. X
9. Raging Bull

After 1-9 its hard to be exact in order
10.Dumb and Dumber
11. Austin Powers 2
12. Matrix Reloaded
13.Jurassic Park
14. Austin Powers 1
15.Spiderman 2
16. Matrix Revolutions
17.Fight Club
18. A Beautiful Mind
19. The Naked Gun
20.As Good as it Gets

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Garden State
Collateral
Maria Full of Grace
Before Sunset
Kill Bill Vol. 2
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Ok, what the hell... But the list could be 100, and it still isn't enough.

Shelton's from-the-heart list:


1) The Abyss
2) Raiders of the Lost Ark
3) Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
4) Die Hard
5) Flash Gordon (1980)
6) Trust
7) Uncle Buck
8) Bottle Rocket
9) The Dark Crystal
10) Rudy
11) This is Spinal Tap
12) Grosse Pointe Blank
13) Fast Times at Ridgemont High
14) Jerry Maguire
15) The Bad News Bears
16) E.T.
17) Dances with Wolves
18) Superman
19) Boogie Nights
20) Dogma
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From the YMDB link in my sig, here's my Top 20 (with the foreign titles translated):

1. Brazil (1985)
2. Seven Samurai (1954)
3. Godfather, The (1972)
4. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
5. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
6. Dumbo (1941)
7. Rashomon (1950)
8. The Seventh Seal (1957)
9. Fantasia (1940)
10. Taxi Driver (1976)
11. Star Wars (1977)
12. Throne of Blood (1957)
13. Mulholland Dr. (2001)
14. Record of a Tenement Gentleman (1947)
15. Rebecca (1940)
16. Red Shoes, The (1948)
17. Beauty and the Beast (1946)
18. Talk To Her (2002)
19. An Autumn Afternoon (1962)
20. In The Mood For Love (2000)
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15. Compañeros! (1970)
I never thought I'd ever see this listed in a top-20 list!
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Off the top my head:[list=1][*]2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)[*]Boogie Nights (1997)[*]The Bride of Frankenstein (1935)[*]Citizen Kane (1941)[*]Double Indemnity (1944)[*]The Empire Strikes Back (1980)[*]The Godfather (1972)[*]Jaws (1975)[*]Malcolm X (1992)[*]Once Upon a Time in America (1984)[*]On the Waterfront (1954)[*]Patton (1970)[*]Pickup on South Street (1953)[*]Rebel Without a Cause (1955)[*]Schindler's List (1993)[*]The Player (1992)[*]The Shawshank Redemption (1994)[*]Taxi Driver (1976)[*]To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) (RIP, Elmer Bernstein)[*]Vertigo (1958)[/list=1]
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My list from over a year ago. Still seems pretty sound to me. There might be a few changes here and there if I made the list today but nothing is really screaming to be removed or added and the first 5 are pretty much set in stone.

1. Notorious (1946)
2. Blood Simple (1984)
3. The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928)
4. Amélie (2001)
5. Being John Malkovich (1999)
6. Singin' in the Rain (1952)
7. Blue Velvet (1986)
8. City Lights (1931)
9. Three Colors: Blue (1993)
10. Mary Poppins (1964)
11. Lovely & Amazing (2001)
12. Nosferatu (1922)
13. Manhattan (1979)
14. Magnolia (1999)
15. Toy Story 2 (1999)
16. Safe (1995)
17. Roman Holiday (1953)
18. Election (1999)
19. Your Friends & Neighbors (1998)
20. Lilo & Stitch (2002)

Runners up:
Run Lola Run
A Room With A View
When Harry Met Sally
Beauty and the Beast (Disney's)
This Is Spinal Tap
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Hmm this is hard but I'll give it a go (note list is subjec to change without notice depending on my mood)

1) Star Wars Saga (all 5 of em. not subject to negotiation)

everything else in under a whim and pretty much interchangable since they are put in as I think of them

2) The Indiana Jones Trilogy
3) The Romero Dead Trilogy
4) Highlander (there can be only one.. and just this one)
5) John Carpenter's The Thing
6) Alien / Aliens (tie)
7) Halloween
8) This Is Spinal Tap
9) The Terminator
10) Jaws
11) The Godfather Trilogy
12) Spiderman 1 and 2
13) Tecas Chaainsaw Massacre (1973)
14) The Exorcist
15) The Road Warrior
16) Conan the Barbarian
17) Escape From NY
18) The Howling
19) Superman 1 & 2
20) Scarface

Sure I tied a lot of sequels togeter but this is my list (plus I get to fit much more in anyway.)
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You people really like Pulp Fiction, don't ya?
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Originally posted by RyoHazuki
You people really like Pulp Fiction, don't ya?
Hey, you know who didn't like Pulp Fiction? Hitler. Think about it.

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Originally posted by RyoHazuki
You people really like Pulp Fiction, don't ya?
Why, yes. Yes I do. It's amazing how you could know that even though it wasn't one of the twenty films I listed- are you a mind reader or something?
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Originally posted by Mondo Kane
I never thought I'd ever see this listed in a top-20 list!

Franco Nero, Tomas Milian, a catchy ass theme song and a pot smoking Jack Palance....what more could you want.

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