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Old 11-13-19, 04:57 AM
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Re: Your Top Ten Films of All-Time?

This is my list for at least the next 5 minutes I guess I have a hard time distinguishing between favorite and best. For instance Schindler's List is one of the greatest and most important films of all time. But is it my favorite? Do I rewatch it at all? No.
I'll put in order of release date:
  1. Rear Window (1954)
  2. Mary Poppins (1964)
  3. The Sound of Music (1965)
  4. Star Wars (1977)
  5. Empire Strikes Back (1980)
  6. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
  7. The Lord of the Rings (2001) - Yeah I know I'm cheating but it's really more like one long story then three individual movies.
  8. The Dark Knight (2008)
  9. Up (2009)
  10. The Princess and the Frog (2009)
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Re: Your Top Ten Films of All-Time?

In no order. And could probably change at any moment depending on the day

Fight Club
Jurassic Park
The Nightmare Before Christmas
From Dusk Until Dawn
Twister
The Lord of the Rings
The Dark Knight
Open Range
The Avengers
How to Train Your Dragon
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Originally Posted by tanman View Post
This is my list for at least the next 5 minutes I guess I have a hard time distinguishing between favorite and best. For instance Schindler's List is one of the greatest and most important films of all time. But is it my favorite?
Or like listing, say, Dangerous Liaisons when you really want to put Weekend at Bernie's.
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Or like listing, say, Dangerous Liaisons when you really want to put Weekend at Bernie's.
My 10 year old self would have definitely put Weekend at Bernieís in his Top 10.
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Originally Posted by Paff View Post
Or like listing, say, Dangerous Liaisons when you really want to put Weekend at Bernie's.
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My 10 year old self would have definitely put Weekend at Bernieís in his Top 10.
That's a perfect example
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Originally Posted by mattysemo247 View Post
In no order. And could probably change at any moment depending on the day

Fight Club
Jurassic Park
The Nightmare Before Christmas
From Dusk Until Dawn
Twister
The Lord of the Rings
The Dark Knight
Open Range
The Avengers
How to Train Your Dragon
I think my eyes saw How to Train Your Dragon first so I was thinking about cartoons and I thought you meant this movie:



Spoiler:

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Originally Posted by Paff View Post
Or like listing, say, Dangerous Liaisons when you really want to put Weekend at Bernie's.
I see what you did there.
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Originally Posted by Hazel Motes View Post
I see what you did there.
Sure, I used an example from pop culture (for those that didn't get it, it was a Friends reference). But seriously, while you may consider Seven Samurai to be one of the greatest films of all time (it is), aren't you far more likely to pop From Dusk Till Dawn in your player?? What is a "top film"? One that you feel is a great achievement in the art of motion pictures, or one that you enjoy more? The two can very much be mutually exclusive.
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Re: Your Top Ten Films of All-Time?

Originally Posted by Paff View Post
Sure, I used an example from pop culture (for those that didn't get it, it was a Friends reference). But seriously, while you may consider Seven Samurai to be one of the greatest films of all time (it is), aren't you far more likely to pop From Dusk Till Dawn in your player?? What is a "top film"? One that you feel is a great achievement in the art of motion pictures, or one that you enjoy more? The two can very much be mutually exclusive.
I tried to choose great movies that I've watched more than once. City of God and Schindler's List are great movies, but I don't think I'll ever watch either of them again. Seven Samurai has great rewatchability, so it's on my list.
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Re: Your Top Ten Films of All-Time?

That's ultimately the argument that got me to leave Schindler's List off of my list.

I used to host an annual Super Bowl party, and before the first person would arrive I would have Schindler's List queued up ready to hit play to show the first guest that was what I was doing with my afternoon prior to their arrival.
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Originally Posted by Paff View Post
What is a "top film"? One that you feel is a great achievement in the art of motion pictures, or one that you enjoy more? The two can very much be mutually exclusive.
To me they are not mutually exclusive. All films on my top-10 list are ones I could watch over and over (though I tend not to re-watch films very often), even the awfully depressing or slow-moving ones, because they provide a certain emotional, visceral, or cerebral reward.
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..and ultimately itís up to the poster on how they want to do it.
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I went with the "Desert Island" (aka "Deserted Island") view of this topic, so I picked the 10 movies I would want if they were the only ones I would ever be able to see at all.
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Re: Your Top Ten Films of All-Time?

Here's my list based on re-play value and nostalgia and are not necessarily "great" films (in some opinion not even so-so films) in no particular order.

The Road Warrior
Fast Times at Ridgemont High
Angel Heart
Lethal Weapon
Miami Blues
Goodfellas
No Man's Land (1987)
Johnny Handsome
Halloween (1978)
Raiders of the Lost Ark

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Originally Posted by Maxflier View Post
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
Nice choice!

Originally Posted by mattysemo247 View Post
In no order. And could probably change at any moment depending on the day

Fight Club
Jurassic Park
The Nightmare Before Christmas
From Dusk Until Dawn
Twister
The Lord of the Rings
The Dark Knight
Open Range
The Avengers
How to Train Your Dragon
Nice variety of films. "Open Range" is one of the best westerns ever made. Not a fan of "Twister" though


Originally Posted by tanman View Post
I think my eyes saw How to Train Your Dragon first so I was thinking about cartoons and I thought you meant this movie:



Spoiler:
HA! I'm one of the few people who doesn't hate this movie. It wouldn't be in Disney top 100. But it's an enjoyable film.

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Re: Your Top Ten Films of All-Time?

I feel like Alien (obvious influences aside) is a perfect film. After that, my ability to make a list drops right off. Repo Man as number two?
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Bill and teds excellent adventure
The Motorcycle diaries
dazed and confused
City lights
Dances with Wolves
Pulp fiction
T2
Doctor zhivago
Lost in translation
Back to school
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Re: Your Top Ten Films of All-Time?

TOP TEN FAVORITE MOVIES LIST WITH AN ENTRY THAT REVEALS THE LIST-MAKER AS SOMEONE ONLY PRETENDING TO BE AN ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF CINEMA STUDIES AT AN AUSTRALIAN UNIVERSITY

1. Chikamatsu Monogatari (Kenji Mizoguchi, 1954)
2. La Battaglia di Algeri (Gillo Pontecorvo, 1965)
3. Andrei Rublev (Andrei Tarkovsky, 1966)
4. The Thin Red Line (Terrence Malick, 1998)
5. Chimes at Midnight (Orson Welles, 1966)
6. La Grande Illusion (Jean Renoir, 1937)
7. L’eclisse (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1962)
8. Caddyshack (Harold Ramis, 1980)
9. Sunrise (F.W. Murnau, 1927)
10. Barry Lyndon (Stanley Kubrick, 1975)


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