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Old 11-08-19, 03:10 AM
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^ no “Wiseblood” ?
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Old 11-08-19, 03:33 AM
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Wise Blood would make the bottom half of my top 10. A bottom half that is interchangable with like 50 movies that I adore. But the Top 5 were seminal movies for me. Movies that were game changers in my life. When I chose the name Hazel Motes for the board, I tried Lemmy Caution first, but it was taken. So suffice it to say Alphaville would make the list too.
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Old 11-08-19, 11:04 AM
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Ten films I really like. It’s hard to narrow down a true list of ten favorites but all of these are films I watch continually.

​​​​​​​Back to the Future
Star Wars: Episode IV- A New Hope
Jaws
Pulp Fiction
Goodfellas
Terminator 2: Judgement Day
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Batman Begins
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
The Big Lebowski
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Old 11-08-19, 11:34 AM
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Off the top of my head:
(in chronological order)
THE GRAPES OF WRATH
CASABLANCA
THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES
WHITE HEAT
THE SEVEN SAMURAI
THE SEARCHERS
WEST SIDE STORY
IT'S A MAD, MAD, MAD, MAD WORLD
YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE
MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO
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Old 11-08-19, 11:54 AM
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1. Midnight Madness - This has been my favorite movie for close to 30 years. We had it taped off HBO and we were missing the first ten minutes or so. I never saw the beginning for years until I found a real vhs copy. I still watch it at least twice a year. I’m holding out hope for a blu release, but not holding my breath.
2. The Thing - I could almost fill out my top ten with John Carpenter films, but I’ll try to keep it to one.
3. Alien - No matter how bad Ridley wants ruin this franchise, this film’s luster will never fade.
4. Dawn Of The Dead - Hands down the greatest zombie movie ever made.
5. Gremlins - My home is filled with gremlins stuff.
6. The Temple Of Doom - Yeah Raiders is better, but man I love this one a hair more.
7. Ghostbusters - The elevator scene gets me every time.
8. Back To The Future - I love all three, but obviously the first the most.
9. Die Hard - Simply the greatest action movie that will ever exist.
10. Halloween - Fuck I couldn’t do it.
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Old 11-08-19, 12:17 PM
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Re: Your Top Ten Films of All-Time?

The Maltese Falcon
2001
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
The Seven Samurai
Bob le Flambeur
Jaws
Eyes Wide Shut
Metropolis
The Godfather
A Touch of Evil
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Old 11-08-19, 12:34 PM
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The Godfather
The Godfather Part II
Jaws
Bridge on the River Kwai
A Clockwork Orange
Once Upon a Time in the West
Apocalypse Now
North by Northwest
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Raiders of the Lost Ark
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Old 11-08-19, 01:36 PM
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1. The Accidental Tourist
2. Manhattan
3. The Double Life of Véronique
4. Star Wars
5. My Fair Lady
6. Housekeeping
7. The Piano
8. Cries & Whispers
9. Picnic at Hanging Rock
10. City Lights
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Old 11-08-19, 01:42 PM
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Halloween
Die Hard
Jaws
Top Gun
Good Will Hunting
Clue
T2
Unforgiven
Black Hawk Down
Pulp Fiction
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Old 11-08-19, 02:15 PM
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1. The Empire Strikes Back
2. This Is Spinal Tap
3. Mulholland Drive
4. The Red Shoes
5. Picnic At Hanging Rock
6. Project A
7. The Good, The Bad And The Ugly
8. Grizzly Man
9. Zodiac
10. The Lady Vanishes

The top 3 are locked down tight, but everything after that is pretty fluid. This list is probably more representational of varying tastes than it is a definitive list of my 10 absolute favorite movies (top 3 aside).
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Old 11-08-19, 03:34 PM
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sampler top 10

mr. smith goes to washington
it's a wonderful life
last of the mohicans
taking of pelham 123
terminator 2
jaws
stalag 17
raiders of the lost ark
singin in the rain
back to the future
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Old 11-09-19, 11:41 AM
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Re: Your Top Ten Films of All-Time?

My Top 10 Favorite Movies Of All Time

(1) 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
(2) The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
(3) The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (1966)
(4) Jaws (1975)
(5) Alien (1979)
(6) Star Wars (1977) - [but only the original theatrical version without all that Special Edition crap ruining the movie]
(7) Raiders of The Lost Ark (1981)
(8) Monty Python's Life of Brian (1979)
(9) Goodfellas (1990)
(10) Singin' In The Rain (1952)
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Old 11-09-19, 12:26 PM
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Re: Your Top Ten Films of All-Time?

Top 8 (no order)
Star Wars
Back to the Future
Raider of the Lost Ark
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Jaws
Goodfellas
The Little Mermaid
Citizen Kane

9 & 10 could change at anytime. That Thing You Do, Spinal Tap, Swingers, etc. could fill the list.
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Old 11-11-19, 11:24 AM
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1. The Incredibles
2. The Empire Strikes Back
3. The Princess Bride
4. The Dark Knight
5. The Sixth Sense
6. Jurassic Park
7. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
8. Jaws
9. Avengers: Infinity War
10. Toy Story 2

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Old 11-11-19, 11:40 AM
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^ A trilogy of movies = 3 movies. They don't count as a single film. You have 17 movies in your top 10.
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Old 11-11-19, 11:53 AM
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Originally Posted by Decker View Post
^ A trilogy of movies = 3 movies. They don't count as a single film. You have 17 movies in your top 10.
Ugh, fine. I fixed it. But inwardly I'm rebelling for the sake of those movies that work best as part of a series as opposed to standalone films.
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Old 11-11-19, 12:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Decker View Post
^ A trilogy of movies = 3 movies. They don't count as a single film. You have 17 movies in your top 10.
That’s par for the course at DVDTalk. We can’t follow instructions for shit!

Not even the OP can follow his own instructions...and he’s edited his post like 3 times already to “fix” it.
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Old 11-11-19, 12:33 PM
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1. Royal Space Force: The Wings of Honneamise (1987)
2. The Train (1964)
3. Mulholland Dr. (2001)
4. Stranger Than Paradise (1984)
5. SW: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
6. Taxi Driver (1976)
7. Woman in the Dunes (1964)
8. The Last Detail (1973)
9. Midnight Run (1988)
10. The Day of the Jackal (1973)
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Old 11-11-19, 02:37 PM
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Re: Your Top Ten Films of All-Time?

I am never able to make a top 10 list as there are just too many choices to pare down. The best I can do is separate English Language from Foreign and make 2 lists. Since I can only post 1 list, it will be the English language one but it cannot be definitive as there will never be one for me.

1- 2001: A Space Odyssey

The rest are in no particular order:

Taxi Driver
Annie Hall
Sweet Smell of Success
Life is Sweet
Vertigo
Nashville
Alien
Rosemary's Baby
Glengarry Glen Ross
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Old 11-11-19, 06:25 PM
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Within the last year or so, I made a list of films I would consider putting on a favorites list, from all genres, all decades, all countries. The final list came out to a round number: 250. I was gonna publish it on my blog, but it got too long and unwieldy with explanations for how I chose what should go on the list, so I never published it. I've been meaning to go back and shorten the text, but in the meantime I've seen new films I would add to the list, so I'd have to take something off to keep it to 250. As an exercise, I winnowed it down to 100 in case I wanted to publish a shorter list. But after 60 years of regular movie-watching, it's hard to do a top ten (even though I did one that I'd completely forgotten a few posts above). Still, it's a list that could change every day.

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Old 11-11-19, 10:38 PM
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I still have vivid memories of making up lists of this stuff all the time in 7th and 8th grade.
It's a lot harder to do now.

A few things that I would definitely want to be on it would be

• Jean de Florette and/or Manon des Sources
• The Apartment
• The Accidental Tourist
• Jaws
• Alien
• Who'll Stop The Rain
• The Silent Partner
• Walkabout
• Queen Christina
• Out Of The Past


FWIW, this is what my list probably looked liked forty years ago as I carefully printed it out in Mr. Totten's science class.
Spoiler:
1) King Kong ('33)
2) Superman The Movie
3) Jaws 2
4) Star Wars
5) Alien
6) Jaws
7) Breaking Away
8) Foul Play
9) The Exorcist
10) Halloween
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I have tried a couple times now to make the "list". Can't do it. Something jogs the memory and I think yeah that should be on there before this etc...ends up being an internal struggle. Sigh/
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1) Planet of the Apes (1968)
2) Speed
3) Let Me In
4) Kingdom of Heaven (DC)
5) The Crow
6) The Time Machine (60)
7) Scarface
8) Lilya 4-Ever
9) Kill Bill Vol. 1
10) Passengers

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Old 11-12-19, 03:11 PM
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My list hasn't changed in about 20 years. I have not seen a new (not necessarily "new", but unseen by me) film I would rate 10/10 in about the same length of time. I think I have seen a small handful of 9.5s in that time (Dying at Grace comes to mind), but they wouldn't quite make my top-10 list.
Perhaps I was more evaluatively generous when I was younger, or not as jaded as, and more impressionable than, I am now. I also think I have lost some of my intense passion for film, especially in the last 10 difficult years.
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Old 11-12-19, 07:51 PM
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Re: Your Top Ten Films of All-Time?

Goodfellas
Back to the Future 2
Clerks
Terminator 2
Star Wars
Jurassic Park
Die Hard with a Vengeance
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
The Matrix
Casino
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