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10 Favorite Movies

Discussion in 'Entertainment Forum' started by timcsheehan, Sep 13, 2016.

  1. timcsheehan


    I'm working on a list of my top 10 favorite movies of all time for a blog post. It is so hard to narrow down. What does your list look like?
  2. Morrissey


    This is one of those situations where this bizarre forum switch is so disappointing. I had written a great top 100, including a thorough evaluation of the top ten. All lost to the Internet archives now.

    1. Au Hasard Balthazar
    2. La Dolce Vita
    3. Masculin feminin
    4. The Godfather Part II
    5. Citizen Kane
    6. The Tree of Life
    7. Andrei Rublev
    8. Late Spring
    9. Raging Bull
    10. The Passion of Joan of Arc
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  3. Jake Gyllenhaal

    Wookie of the Year Supporter

    1. Back to the Future
    2. Shawshank Redemption
    3. Pulp Fiction
    4. Goodfellas
    5. Blazing Saddles
    6. Boogie Nights
    7. Good Will Hunting
    8. Bottle Rocket
    9. Fargo
    10. Tremors
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  4. Ferrari333SP

    Prestigious Supporter

    1. The Motorcycle Diaries
    2. Gladiator
    3. Kingdom of Heaven
    4. Syriana
    5. The Dark Knight
    6. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
    7. Back to the Future
    8. The Thin Red Line
    9. Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure
    10. Can't decide....
  5. Davjs Sep 14, 2016
    (Last edited: Sep 14, 2016)


    I know my list may seem super random but....

    1. Man of Steel
    2. Terminator 2
    3. Reservoir Dogs
    4. The Patriot
    5. American History
    6. Scott Pilgrim vs The World
    7. The Dark Knight
    8. South Park
    9. Kung Fu Panda
    10. Die Hard
  6. BKO5950505


    Favorites? Something along the lines of...

    1.) Kill Bill
    2.) Attack the Block
    3.) Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
    4.) Shaun of the Dead
    5.) Extract
    6.) The Way Way Back
    7.) Celeste and Jesse Forever
    8.) Heat
    9.) The Big Lebowski
    10.) No Country for Old Men

    Honorable Mentions: Can't Hardly Wait, Fargo, Mystic River, Memento, Hot Fuzz
  7. fronkensteen


    1. 2001: A Space Odyssey
    2. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
    3. Young Frankenstein
    4. Zodiac
    5. Adaptation.
    6. The Thing
    7. Walk Hard: A Dewey Cox Story
    8. Enemy
    9. Punch-Drunk Love
    10. Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan
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  8. timcsheehan


    Are you counting Kill Bill as one film or are you referring to one Volume specifically?
  9. Davjs


    If I were to take it as a whole, I would rank it a lot better. Separate though, I think they are uneven and all the action and best moments are in part 1.
  10. Jake Gyllenhaal

    Wookie of the Year Supporter

    Tarantino counts both volumes as one film.
  11. Davjs


    That being true, he still released it as two separate movies. I've heard from people who have seen the cut of it as one film is awesome and it's actually re edited with scenes from both parts mixed in differently resulting in a different flow of the movie.

    I wonder if it'll ever got a real release.
  12. Jake Gyllenhaal

    Wookie of the Year Supporter

    I remember at the time the original cut was over 3 hours and the Weinsteins thought that would hurt its box office potential so they forced QT to split it up
  13. Davjs


    Makes sense. Seems a common mistake that studios are still making.
  14. kyle Sep 14, 2016
    (Last edited: Sep 15, 2016)
    In no order:

    Apocalypse Now
    The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
    Animal House
    Dead Man
    Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory
    Dazed and Confused
    Blade Runner
    Boogie Nights
  15. Henry

    Moderator Moderator

    I'll have to come back to this. Off the top of my head:

    Princess Mononoke
    Scott Pilgrim
    Leon (The Professional)
    Fell Metal Jacket
  16. Davjs


  17. LightWithoutHeat

    You're not a teammate on my team

    The Godfather I, II
    The Tree of Life
    Lost in Translation
    History of the World Pt. 1
    Home Alone
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  18. fronkensteen


    Home Alone 1 & 2 are so good.
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  19. I love The Patriot. Such a great movie.
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  20. Nathan

    Always do the right thing. Supporter


    Apocalpyse Now
    Before Trilogy
    Do the Right Thing
    Eyes Wide Shut
    Inglorious Basterds
    On the Waterfront
    Tree of Life
    The Wolf of Wall Street
    Yi Yi

    I could have switched any of Scorsese's top films with Wolf, Raging Bull and Taxi Driver, particularly, though I love Goodfellas and the King of Comedy. Obviously the first two Godfather films and Citizen Kane deserve a spot in any top ten, but I wanted to include Yi Yi and any film from the Before trilogy given how much I love Edward Yang and Richard Linklater. I would have liked to include Wes Anderson and Kevin Smith, given they (along with Scorsese) were my gateway into taking film seriously, but as much as I love the Royal Tenenbaums I'm comfortable with the ten films selected above it (and as much as I love Kevin Smith's first few films, they'd look wildly out of place next to most of these). Eyes Wide Shut is not only my favorite Kubrick, but also my favorite Tom Cruise film, and I love him as an actor. He's made a few films that could threaten my top ten in Magnolia, Minority Report, and Collateral. To speak of actors, On the Waterfront is Brando at his most focused while Apocalypse Now is him at his most indulgent, but both are transcendent performances.
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  21. GetUpAndrew

    Constant horror and bone-deep dissatisfaction.

    Mulholland Drive
    Pulp Fiction
    Once Upon a Time in the West
    Once Upon a Time in America
    The Godfather
    The Royal Tenenbaums

    Damn, that was really hard.
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  22. timcsheehan


    finally got my list together.

    Super 8
    Pulp Fiction
    The Shining
    Almost Famous
    The Darjeeling Limited
    Fight Club
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  23. Davjs


  24. crunchprank Prestigious

    That took too many posts before Jaws was mentioned ;-p

    I can do a top 5, not so much a top 10, in no particular order except Jaws.
    1) Jaws
    - The Silence of the Lambs
    - The Thing (1982)
    - The Exorcist
    - Misery
  25. CarpetElf

    douglas Prestigious

    Children of Men
    Die Hard
    Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
    The Assassination of Jesse James
    The Darjeeling Limited
    The Kings of Summer
    The Wind That Shakes the Barley
    Wet Hot American Summer
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