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Old 08-18-04, 03:12 PM
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What were your 20 favorite films?

Call me crazy but I just like to see other peoples lists and reasons they liked a certain film. Ill post mine after some thought......
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1-Fight Club
2-Star Wars
3-Citizen Kane
4-Invisible Man (1933)
5-THX 1138
6-Halloween
7-Assault on Precinct 13
8-Taxi Driver
9-Nosferatu (1922)
10-Dawn of the Dead (1979)
11-House on Haunted Hill
12-Planet of the Apes (1968)
13-Fantasia
14-American Psycho
15-Empire Strikes Back
16-Pulp Fiction
17-Kill Bill
18-X2
19-King Kong (1933)
20-White Zombie

I think just seeing those titles are inforamtional enough. Granted some films I love, but aren't equal to other pics, but these are my personal favs.
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You crazy freak! *points and laughs*
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Hooray! It's a list thread.
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My top 20:
http://www.ymdb.com/user_top20_view.asp?usersid=7859

Or maybe my top 100:
http://www.shillpages.com/films/top100.htm

(slightly different because they were done at different times)
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Originally posted by Numanoid
Hooray! It's a list thread.
I love list threads

Here are mine...

1. Citizen Kane
2. 8 1/2
3. Casablanca
4. Tokyo Story
5. The Godfather
6. The Seven Samurai
7. Lawrence of Arabia
8. The Good, The Bad and the Ugly
9. The Seventh Seal
10. The Third Man
11. Gone with the Wind
12. The Byicycle Thief
13. Schindler's List
14. La Dolce vita
15. Star Wars
16. The Wizard of Oz
17. Notorious
18. Once upon a Time in the West
19. Ikiru
20. Sunset Blvd.
Old 08-18-04, 08:20 PM
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In no order

Good Will Hunting
The Pianist
Pulp Fiction
Dazed and Confused
Goodfellas
Shawshank Redemption
The Godfather I, II
The Big Lebowski
The Good The Bad and The Ugly
Snatch
Stand By Me
Fargo
Rear Window
Miller's Crossing
Road to Perdition
Chinatown
Kill Bill 1 and 2
City of God
The Great Escape
The Man Who Wasn't There

A few others

Requiem for a Dream
OUATITW
Leon
The Usual Suspects
American Beauty
12 Angry Men
Rushmore
The Royal Tenenbaums
Old 08-18-04, 08:54 PM
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(waits for scott to come in and yell at you for not searching)
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In some particular order.......

JFK
GoodFellas
Fight Club
2001:A Space Odyssey
The Exorcist
Seven
Dr. Strangelove
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)
Aguirre, The Wrath of God
Star Wars
Jackie Brown
This is Spinal Tap
Brazil
Shadow of a Doubt
The French Connection
Treasure of the Sierra Madre
Requiem For A Dream
Boogie Nights
Sorcerer
Cruising
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1. The Good The Bad And The Ugly (1966)
2. Dawn of the Dead (1978)
3. Deep Red (1975)
4. Once Upon a Time in America (1984)
5. Death Wish (1974)
6. Suspiria (1977)
7. Great Escape, The (1963)
8. Knightriders (1981)
9. Soldier Of Orange (1977)
10. Black Caesar (1973)
11. For A Few Dollars More (1965)
12. Fitzcarraldo (1982) Buy
13. Flesh & Blood (1985) Buy
14. Treasure of the Sierra Madre, The (1948)
15. Compañeros! (1970)
16. Phenomena (1985)
17. Fright Night (1985)
18. Hills Have Eyes, The (1977)
19. Seven Samurai (1954)
20. Curse of Frankenstein, The (1957)
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1. The Godfather
2. Raiders of the Lost Ark
3. Goodfellas
4. Empire Strikes Back
5. Planet of the Apes (1968)
6. Seven
7. Pulp Fiction
8. X2
9. Schindler's List
10. Superman 1 & 2
11. Apocolypse Now
12. The Fugitive
13. The Godfather Part 2
14. Star Wars (1977)
15. The Great Escape (1963)
16. Star Trek II:Wrath of Khan
17. Cinema Paradiso
18. Lawrence of Arabia
19. Sixth Sense
20. Tombstone

All the movies on my list I currently own on DVD with the exception of Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back which should be making it's way to my collection next month.

Almost making the cut was Braveheart. The movies that did make it are movies that I have enjoyed watching over and over or affected me in some way. The Godfather is my favorite of all time and it made me a fan of Mafia movies and of Marlon Brando.

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The Graduate
Almost Famous
Tao of Steve
The Big Lebowski
Say Anything
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Rushmore
The Limey
Ghost busters
The Blues Brothers
Dazed and Confused
Big Daddy
Before Sunrise
Magnolia
Toy Story 2
The Virgin Suicides
Out of Sight
The Shawshank Redemption
Roger Dodger
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It's fun to see what people will put down as FUN, TRUTHFUL choices, and the fake titles they choose to make themselves seem like smart, informed moviegoers.

Hilarious.
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[list=1][*]The Godfather Pt. II[*]Forrest Gump [*]Jurassic Park[*]Apocalypse Now[*]Aliens[*]Blade Runner: Director's Cut[*]The Shawshank Redemption[*]Saving Private Ryan[*]One Flew Over Cuckoo's Nest[*]Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back[*]The Conversation[*]Raiders Of The Lost Ark[*]Das Boot[*]Taxi Driver[*]Memento[*]Silence Of The Lambs[*]Se7en[*]Pulp Fiction[*]The Last of the Mohicans[*]Adaptation.[/list=1]
Old 08-18-04, 11:32 PM
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Originally posted by scott shelton
It's fun to see what people will put down as FUN, TRUTHFUL choices, and the fake titles they choose to make themselves seem like smart, informed moviegoers.

Hilarious.

Scotty, everyone's list seems pretty legit to me. Where's yours?
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http://www.ymdb.com/user_top20_view.asp?usersid=8461

It's been a while since I've updated my list. Upon looking it over, I added and removed a few movies, but I'm still not completely happy with it. I kinda want to take Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon off, but I can't really think of anything to replace it with. Lawrence of Arabia is a little iffy too. Not that I didn't like it, but I don't know if really liked it THAT much. Weird, because I generally like desert adventure movies (hence my love for the Post-Apoc genre, and The Road Warrior in #2). I think I may watch it again this weekend and see how I feel about it now.

Another little thing is that upon watching and rewatching the LOTR series, I now think I enjoy watching Return of the King and The Two Towers more than Fellowship of the Ring, but I just can't bring myself to take it off. There was something intangible about seeing FOTR in the theater for the first time, that just couldn't be recaptured with the sequels. Maybe after seeing the first movie, I just "expected" the sequels to be great so I wasn't as impressed when they were. Anyway, I'm leaving FOTR at #1 and I'll just let it stand for my appreciation for the trilogy as a whole.

Overall though, I think this list is close enough to the way I feel.

1. Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
2. Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981)
3. Schindler's List (1993)
4. Once Upon a Time in the West(1969)
5. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
6. Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
7. Godfather, The (1972)
8. Star Wars (1977)
9. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
10. Last Emperor, The (1987)
11. This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
12. Citizen Kane (1941)
13. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
14. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
15. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
16. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
17. Brazil (1985)
18. Adventures of Robin Hood, The (1938)
19. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
20. The Three Musketeers (1973)

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Originally posted by scott shelton
It's fun to see what people will put down as FUN, TRUTHFUL choices, and the fake titles they choose to make themselves seem like smart, informed moviegoers.

Hilarious.
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.
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In no particular order:
Star Wars Ep IV : A New Hope - brings back memories of playing Star Wars with my friends as a kid
Alien - First movie I watched over and over again on VHS
Raiders of the Lost Ark - Brings back memories of going to the movies with my uncle who really sparked my interest for film
King Kong (the original) - remember seeing this every Thanksgiving along with Mighty Joe Young
Ghostbusters - more childhood memories
The Lion King - Probably my most memorable Disney film.
Fight Club - just caught me off guard.
LOTR : Return of the King - awesome
Black Hawk Down - Gritty, Dirty, a true sensory assault
Unforgiven - Acting, Direction, Everything blended perfectly together to create an awesome western.
The Shawshank Redemption - one of my favorite King novellas/movie adaptations
Tombstone - A great movie with a scene stealing performance by Val Kilmer ( even though my favorite scene was when Billy Bob Thorton gets man handled)
Jaws - I knew every fact about sharks when I was young because of this film.
Memento - made me think
Leon : The Professional - Jean Reno was just a badass and Oldman was as villainous as ever
Pulp Fiction - my first introduction to QT
The Matrix - Great fusion of film genres
Spider-man 2 - IMHO may have surpassed Superman as the greatest comic book film ever
The Godfather - Pacino was great especially in the restaurant scene
Austin Powers International Man of Mystery - Got laid a couple of times because of this film (chicks dug it -go figure) and I met my wife because of this film (she was seeing a friend of mine, they came over to my place to hang out, she and I talked endlessly about Austin ( and Mike Meyer's films), Yada yada yada she blows my buddy off and we end up married.

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In no particular order....

Jaws
Fight Club
Goonies
Tombstone
Superman
Pulp Fiction
Kill Bill 1 and 2
Raiders of the Last Ark
Seven Samurai
Top Gun
The Thing
Terminator 2
Die Hard
The Godfather
Aliens
The Money Pit
Evil Dead
Scarface
Braveheart
Big Trouble in Little China
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Would take too long to put in order:

Fargo
Usual Suspects
Halloween
Pulp Fiction
Big Fish
Dances With Wolves
Toy Story
Sleepy Hollow
Scarface
Lion King
the Longest Day
Heat
Beavis and Butthead do America
Donnie Brasco
Duel
Ghost and the Darkness
Gladiator
Leon the Professional
Shawshank Redemption
Green Mile
Caddyshack
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#1- Pulp Fiction
#2- Jackie Brown
#3- fight club
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In keeping with the title of the thread, these are my "favorite" films, not necessarily what I feel are the "best" films (I.E. Citizen Kane, Godfather I & II, Lawrence of Arabia, etc.).

1) Apocalypse Now
2) Jaws
3) The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
4) Pulp Fiction
5) Heat
6) Ed Wood
7) Halloween
8) Dr. Strangelove
9) Lost In Translation
10) North By Northwest
11) Star Wars
12) Boogie Nights
13) Goodfellas
14) Rounders
15) Roxanne
16) Raiders Of The Lost Ark
17) Trainspotting
18) Point Break
19) Saving Private Ryan
20) Almost Famous
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Originally posted by scott shelton
It's fun to see what people will put down as FUN, TRUTHFUL choices, and the fake titles they choose to make themselves seem like smart, informed moviegoers.

Hilarious.
Let me guess: the comedies and blockbusters are the truthful ones, and all foreign films are the fake ones, right?

Are there unspoken rules for this sort of thing? Like, you can only put a foreign film on the list if you have at least one Farrelly Bros or Tarantino film? I mean, I'd hate to not conform with your rules.
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20. Saving Private Ryan
19. Adventures in Babysitting
18. Cast Away
17. Only You
16. The Devil's Advocate
15. Jerry Maguire
14. Desperado
13. The Breakfast Club
12. True Romance
11. Bram Stoker's Dracula
10. Almost Famous
9. Interview with the Vampire
8. The Game
7. Seven
6. Road Trip
5. The Usual Suspects
4. The Matrix
3. Forrest Gump
2. Point Break
1. The Lost Boys
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Like Dubya stated, these are favorites (not necessarily the best or most important...just fun to watch) in no particular order:

THE WORLD ACCORDING TO GARP
PULP FICTION
APOCALYPSE NOW
THE VERDICT
SUPERMAN
INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF DOOM
DAVE
WALL STREET
AMADEUS
CASINO
JFK
SUPERMAN II
THE GODFATHER TRILOGY (or THE GODFATHER EPIC, either one)
PURPLE RAIN
MIDNIGHT RUN
GOOD FELLAS
A.I.
TO LIVE AND DIE IN L.A.
THE EDGE
GLORY

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