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Thudpucker
05-02-2005, 04:19 PM
(that I have seen):

01 - The Professional
02 - Seven Samurai
03 - Amelie
04 - The Fifth Element
05 - Tombstone
06 - Dr. Strangelove
07 - Groundhog Day
08 - The Royal Tenenbaums
09 - Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind
10 - Monty Python: Search For The Holly Grail
11 - Path Of Daggers
12 - Dave
13 - O Brother, Where Art Thou
14 - I Heart Huckabees
15 - Princess Bride
16 - Big Fish
17 - The Big Lebowski
18 - Rushmore
19 - Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels
20 - Lost In Translation



Honorable mentions - Donnie Darko, Once Upon A Time In China, Field Of Dreams, Shawshank Redemption, Labyrinth, Rocky, Almost Famous, Love Actually, Harvey, Garden State

edit - the list has changed, becuase when I made it I forgot to look over at my Asian films stack :Oops: :Oops: :Oops:

Mike Haseloff
05-02-2005, 04:21 PM
Wow, that's interesting.

Are they your favourite twenty, or, by all measures, what you believe are the top twenty films of all time?

Piechuck
05-02-2005, 04:22 PM
that's funny, The 5th Element is on my 20 worst movies list

The Human Target
05-02-2005, 04:22 PM
Tombstone, Dave, and the Fifth Element seem out of place.

The Cheap-Arse Film Critic
05-02-2005, 04:22 PM
I like almost every film here.

A shock to see Dave make the top ten.

Michael John Wheeler
05-02-2005, 04:24 PM
Why the Fifth Element dislike? It's in my top ten.

Thudpucker
05-02-2005, 04:25 PM
Wow, that's interesting.

Are they your favourite twenty, or, by all measures, what you believe are the top twenty films of all time?

My favorite movies, which to me makes them the best ;)

Thudpucker
05-02-2005, 04:25 PM
Why the Fifth Element dislike? It's in my top ten.

What dislike? It's my #3.

The Human Target
05-02-2005, 04:26 PM
Why the Fifth Element dislike? It's in my top ten.

I don't hate it, but I don't like it. But it just seems out of place among most of the rest of Thud's picks.

Michael John Wheeler
05-02-2005, 04:27 PM
What dislike? It's my #3.

Not you, Pie Chuck. It's an awesome movie.

Mike Haseloff
05-02-2005, 04:28 PM
My favorite movies, which to me makes them the best ;)Well, without being too harsh, yeah, that makes a lot more sense then. :p

Do you invite others to post their top 20 favourite flicks?


What dislike? It's my #3.He's talking about the other posters.

Gotta say, I don't understand why anyone would despise this movie, and, I don't think it's out of place at all.

Thudpucker
05-02-2005, 04:30 PM
I don't hate it, but I don't like it. But it just seems out of place among most of the rest of Thud's picks.

I love Sci-fi. but dislike most Sci-fi movies. So few movies seem to capture the things I love most about the genre - but Fifth Element got it all into one movie, and did it perfectly.

It's a beautiful movie in every sense.

Thudpucker
05-02-2005, 04:30 PM
Well, without being too harsh, yeah, that makes a lot more sense then. :p

Do you invite others to post their top 20 favourite flicks?

Of course :D

Piechuck
05-02-2005, 04:31 PM
Not you, Pie Chuck. It's an awesome movie.

It's just not my cup of tea mate. I remember seeing it in the theaters and not liking it. Granted it's been a few years, my tastes could have changed, but I remember it being really bad.

The Human Target
05-02-2005, 04:31 PM
Gotta say, I don't understand why anyone would despise this movie, and, I don't think it's out of place at all.

The Fifth Element next to The Royal Tenenbaums?

The Roman Candle
05-02-2005, 04:31 PM
Dave? :mistrust:

Andrew j
05-02-2005, 04:32 PM
I love Groundhog day too.

The Roman Candle
05-02-2005, 04:32 PM
It's just not my cup of tea mate. I remember seeing it in the theaters and not liking it. Granted it's been a few years, my tastes could have changed, but I remember it being really bad.

Sir, your memory deceives.

Thudpucker
05-02-2005, 04:33 PM
Tombstone, Dave, and the Fifth Element seem out of place.

Tombstone is pure pleasure. I've seen it 10 times at least, and love in more every time. The action, the dialogue, the flawless acting. For what it is, it's the best of it's kind of movie.

Dave is just the most likable movie I've ever seen. Kline is awsome, and that move makes me feel good.

The Human Target
05-02-2005, 04:34 PM
It's just not my cup of tea mate. I remember seeing it in the theaters and not liking it. Granted it's been a few years, my tastes could have changed, but I remember it being really bad.

Nope, still is kinda lame. :D

The Human Target
05-02-2005, 04:35 PM
Tombstone is pure pleasure. I've seen it 10 times at least, and love in more every time. The action, the dialogue, the flawless acting. For what it is, it's the best of it's kind of movie.

Dave is just the most likable movie I've ever seen. Kline is awsome, and that move makes me feel good.

Okay I can understand with Tombstone. But I would have knocked out my love of Kline and cowboys in one fell swoop with Silverado.

Andrew j
05-02-2005, 04:35 PM
I think I'm the only person in the world who likes Kasdan's Wyat Earp more than Tombstone.

Andrew j
05-02-2005, 04:36 PM
Okay I can understand with Tombstone. But I would have knocked out my love of Kline and cowboys in one fell swoop with Silverado.

I hope one day they release the 4 hour cut of Silverado.

The Human Target
05-02-2005, 04:37 PM
I hope one day they release the 4 hour cut of Silverado.

I didn't know such a glorious thing existed.

Piechuck
05-02-2005, 04:38 PM
Top 20 movies in random order:
1) Ghostbusters
2) Back to the Future
3) Terminator 2
4) This is Spinal Tap
5) Silence of the Lambs
6) Die Hard
7) Jurassic Park
8) Toy Story
9) Toy Story 2
10) Incredibles
11) Batman
12) Empire Strikes Back
13) Almost Famous
14) Monty Python: Holy Grail
15) Hard Boiled
16) Shaun of the Dead
17) Raiders of the Lost Ark
18) Aliens
19) Army of Darkness
20) Big Lebowski

Honorable mentions: Bubba Ho Tep, 6th Sense, Unbreakable, Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma, Usual Suspects, Memento

Artie Pink
05-02-2005, 04:39 PM
Tombstone is a great, fun movie.

The director, George Cosmatos, just passed away in the last few weeks, I'm not sure if that news made the board.

The Roman Candle
05-02-2005, 04:39 PM
I think I'm the only person in the world who likes Kasdan's Wyat Earp more than Tombstone.

I prefer "Sunset."

http://www.thezreview.co.uk/posters/posterimages/s/sunset.jpg

James Garner plays Wyat Earp. Bruce Willis plays a hollywood actor playing Wyat Earp. Hilarity ensues.

Thudpucker
05-02-2005, 04:40 PM
Tombstone is a great, fun movie.

The director, George Cosmatos, just passed away in the last few weeks, I'm not sure if that news made the board.

oh wow, I hadn't heard that :(

Jerome Gibbons
05-02-2005, 04:40 PM
The Fifth Element? :mistrust:

Andrew j
05-02-2005, 04:41 PM
I prefer "Sunset."

http://www.thezreview.co.uk/posters/posterimages/s/sunset.jpg

James Garner plays Wyat Earp. Bruce Willis plays a hollywood actor playing Wyat Earp. Hilarity ensues.

James Garner's best western is "Support Your Local Sheriff"

Mark
05-02-2005, 04:42 PM
I disagree with a good 14 of those (meaning that I don't even really like them. I don't think the other 6 would land on my list). Diff'rent strokes.

The Roman Candle
05-02-2005, 04:43 PM
James Garner's best western is "Support Your Local Sheriff"

Agreed. Dug the Maverick movies, too.

Thudpucker
05-02-2005, 04:43 PM
Top 20 movies in random order:
1) Ghostbusters
2) Back to the Future
3) Terminator 2
4) This is Spinal Tap
5) Silence of the Lambs
6) Die Hard
7) Jurassic Park
8) Toy Story
9) Toy Story
10) Incredibles
11) Batman
12) Empire Strikes Back
13) Almost Famous
14) Monty Python: Holy Grail
15) Hard Boiled
16) Shaun of the Dead
17) Raiders of the Lost Ark
18) Aliens
19) Army of Darkness
20) Big Lebowski

Ghostbusters and Almost Famous almost made my list. And I forgot Holy Grail, that definately would have ranked on mine.

I chose not to use animated films on mine because the Studio Ghibli films (Grave Of The Fireflies, Nausicaa, ect.) would have taken up all the top spots.

BriRedfern
05-02-2005, 04:43 PM
that's funny, The 5th Element is on my 20 worst movies list

Ditto.

Artie Pink
05-02-2005, 04:43 PM
oh wow, I hadn't heard that :(


Yeah. Sucks. He seemed like a great guy on the Tombstone commentary track.


'Tombstone' director dead at 64


Monday, April 25, 2005 Posted: 8:38 AM EDT (1238 GMT)



VICTORIA, British Columbia (AP) -- Director George P. Cosmatos, best known for box-office hits "Rambo" and "Tombstone," died last week. He was 64.

Cosmatos had recently been diagnosed with lung cancer, his friend and fellow director Richard Donner said Saturday.

"George was just a wonderful, bigger-than-life character," Donner said. "You never forgot his entrance and hoped there would never be an exit."

Known for an ability to fix troubled projects and create blockbuster films, he delivered what many consider his finest achievement in 1993 -- "Tombstone," the film about legendary American lawman Wyatt Earp starring Val Kilmer and Kurt Russell.

Cosmatos dismissed criticism of violence in "Rambo," the 1985 film about a U.S. combat veteran who returns to Vietnam on a one-man mission to rescue soldiers missing-in-action.

"What's with these prejudiced people? They're for censorship, not a free society," Cosmatos said. "It's a psychological release for people to have a hero who can do the fighting and dirty work while we eat our popcorn."

Born in Florence, Italy and raised in Egypt and Cyprus, Cosmatos spoke six languages and was an avid bibliophile with a passion for cigars and film restoration.

Thudpucker
05-02-2005, 04:44 PM
I disagree with a good 14 of those (meaning that I don't even really like them. I don't think the other 6 would land on my list). Diff'rent strokes.

I'd be interested in seeing that list

BriRedfern
05-02-2005, 04:45 PM
Tombstone is pure pleasure. I've seen it 10 times at least, and love in more every time. The action, the dialogue, the flawless acting. For what it is, it's the best of it's kind of movie.

Dave is just the most likable movie I've ever seen. Kline is awsome, and that move makes me feel good.

LOVE it.

The Roman Candle
05-02-2005, 04:45 PM
Ditto.

http://www.leeloo.net/multipass.jpg

MULTIPASS, BITCH! :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad:

Thudpucker
05-02-2005, 04:45 PM
Wow, so many people don't like The Fifth Element?

I had no idea, I thought it was pretty Universally liked. Huh.

FredC
05-02-2005, 04:48 PM
that's funny, The 5th Element is on my 20 worst movies list

No way man. I love that movie. No way i'd say it'd be in the top 3 though.

Mike Haseloff
05-02-2005, 04:48 PM
Of course :DVery well! Let's see...

1. LA Story
2. Rocky
3. Solaris
4. 12 Angry Men
5. Gattaca
6. Changing Lanes
7. Blade
8. Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie
9. Ed Wood
10. The Shadow
11. Dark City
12. Batman: Mask of the Phantasm
13. Robocop
14. Zhong hua ying xiong
15. Flatliners
16. Quiz Show
17. Les Rivières pourpres
18. Ghost in the Shell
19. Unbreakable
20. Chasing Amy

There you go. I'm sure that would be subject to change quite often, but that would probably be something like my top 20. :D

BriRedfern
05-02-2005, 04:49 PM
http://www.leeloo.net/multipass.jpg

MULTIPASS, BITCH! :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad:

Its pronounced Muuuulti-pass bitch.

Mike Haseloff
05-02-2005, 04:50 PM
8) Toy StoryThat's so right if for no other reason, "Look, I'm Woody! Howdy, howdy, howdy."

Piechuck
05-02-2005, 04:51 PM
Dark City also gets a spot on my 20 worst

The Roman Candle
05-02-2005, 04:53 PM
Its pronounced Muuuulti-pass bitch.

THAT'S NOT HOW YOUR MOM PRONOUNCED IT LAST NIGHT!!!1ONE :mad:

Andrew j
05-02-2005, 04:54 PM
1. Out of Sight
2. Eternal Sunshine
3. Stalag 17
4. Casablanca
5. Ghostbusters
6. The Big Red One
7. Raiders of the Lost Arc
8. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
9. Casino
10. It's a Wonderful Life
11. Serial
12. Broadcast news
13. Defending your life
14. Chinatown
15. Full Metal Jacket
16. Jaws
17 Quills
18. Boogie Nights
19. True Lies
20. The Incredibles

and since you have to have one of those movies that everybody makes fun of but you secretly love...

21. Fools Rush In

EDIT: and why I hate making these lists is I always forget the big ones

**Beetlejuice

Thudpucker
05-02-2005, 04:54 PM
Very well! Let's see...

1. LA Story
2. Rocky
3. Solaris
4. 12 Angry Men
5. Gattaca
6. Changing Lanes
7. Blade
8. Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie
9. Ed Wood
10. The Shadow
11. Dark City
12. Batman: Mask of the Phantasm
13. Robocop
14. Zhong hua ying xiong
15. Flatliners
16. Quiz Show
17. Les Rivières pourpres
18. Ghost in the Shell
19. Unbreakable
20. Ghost in the Shell

There you go. I'm sure that would be subject to change quite often, but that would probably be something like my top 20. :D

Very interesting list!

I've seen most of those, but except for Rocky and Ed Wood (which I liked alot) none of those really hit with me. I think I'll take a second look at a few of those now though :o

BriRedfern
05-02-2005, 04:56 PM
1. Jaws
2. Empire Strikes Back
3. Donnie Darko
4. Akira
5. Event Horizon
6. China Town
7. LA Confidential
8. Usual Suspects
9. Braveheart
10. Sin City (Oh, it's up there for sure)
11. Boogie Nights
12. Momento
13. Full Metal Jacket
14. The Shining
15. 2001
16. Alien
17. Big Lebowski
18. Pulp Fiction
19. Kill Bill
20. A River Runs Through It - One of the greatest adaptations of the written word ever.

Those in no order and it is not even an accurate list. I would need to be looking at my movies to make a perfect list, but those are 20 DAMN GOOD movies in my mind.

BriRedfern
05-02-2005, 04:57 PM
THAT'S NOT HOW YOUR MOM PRONOUNCED IT LAST NIGHT!!!1ONE :mad:

Dude, my brother would totally be my kid if my mom was as hot as that bitch.

Freeway
05-02-2005, 04:59 PM
Let me see....

1. Almost Famous
2. Chasing Amy
3. It's A Wonderful Life
4. Saving Private Ryan
5. Traffic
6. Good Will Hunting
7. Casablanca
8. Clerks
9. The Truman Show
10. Jerry Maguire
11. Say Anything...
12. Schindler's List
13. The Lord of the Rings (trilogy as a whole)
14. Unforgiven
15. Lost In Translation
16. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
17. About A Boy
18. The Star Wars Original trilogy (as a whole)
19. The Pianist
20. The Shawshank Redemption
Honorable Mentions go to Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind & Garden State, both of which are too new for me to consider truly one of my 20 faves. Also, Rear Window, LA Confidential & Requiem for a Dream barely missed the cut.

Mike Haseloff
05-02-2005, 04:59 PM
Very interesting list!

I've seen most of those, but except for Rocky and Ed Wood (which I liked alot) none of those really hit with me. I think I'll take a second look at a few of those now though :oYeah, I'm pretty unashamed about some of the crap I like, too. Double Dragon very well nearly made the list. :D

I kinda like that I have a few movies to my self (sorta, but I think there's some real underrated stuff in that list.

Twenty is supposed to be Chasing Amy.

Groove, Scream and The Singing Detective are honorable mentions. :p

EDIT: I could spend all day shuffling the list, and tacking on honorable mentions. :p

Thudpucker
05-02-2005, 05:00 PM
My list has changed, becuase when I made it I forgot to look over at my Asian films stack :Oops: :Oops: :Oops:

BriRedfern
05-02-2005, 05:03 PM
Let me see....

1. Almost Famous
2. Chasing Amy
3. It's A Wonderful Life
4. Saving Private Ryan
5. Traffic
6. Good Will Hunting
7. Casablanca
8. Clerks
9. The Truman Show
10. Jerry Maguire
11. Say Anything...
12. Schindler's List
13. The Lord of the Rings (trilogy as a whole)
14. Unforgiven
15. Lost In Translation
16. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
17. About A Boy
18. The Star Wars Original trilogy (as a whole)
19. The Pianist
20. The Shawshank Redemption
Honorable Mentions go to Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind & Garden State, both of which are too new for me to consider truly one of my 20 faves. Also, Rear Window, LA Confidential & Requiem for a Dream barely missed the cut.

Ya see, Garden State, and Shawshank BOTH should have made my list. Iyt would take me a year to get that shit right I think.

Thudpucker
05-02-2005, 05:05 PM
Yeah, I'm pretty unashamed about some of the crap I like, too. Double Dragon very well nearly made the list. :D

I kinda like that I have a few movies to my self (sorta, but I think there's some real underrated stuff in that list.

Twenty is supposed to be Chasing Amy.

Groove, Scream and The Singing Detective are honorable mentions. :p

EDIT: I could spend all day shuffling the list, and tacking on honorable mentions. :p

Never be ashamed of your crap movies! ;)

Yea, an I could edit all day too. But I am going to try and keep my edits down to just this one, because when I realized I left off Seven Samurai I was pretty mortified and really had to edit

BriRedfern
05-02-2005, 05:06 PM
Necer be ashamed of your crap movies! ;)

Yea, an I could edit all day too. But I am going to try and keep my edits down to just this one, because when I realized I left off Seven Samurai I was pretty mortified and really had to edit

DMANIT!!!! Not a single Kurosawa film on my list. The list I posted is worthless. :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad:

Mike Haseloff
05-02-2005, 05:06 PM
Dark City also gets a spot on my 20 worstWhy? :(



I'm a little surprised, and pleased that The Matrix hasn't made anyone's list. I considered it seriously, but it didn't make top twenty. Maybe top twenty-five.

Piechuck
05-02-2005, 05:11 PM
Why? :(

I watched it expecting Kiefer to be a badass like in 24. Also I watched it right after my ex broke up with me, so my heart wasn't in it.

Mike Haseloff
05-02-2005, 05:13 PM
I watched it expecting Kiefer to be a badass like in 24. Also I watched it right after my ex broke up with me, so my heart wasn't in it.:no:

Like 24?!? NEWB!!!! :mad:

It's a really good movie!
Under better circumstances you might enjoy it.

BriRedfern
05-02-2005, 05:14 PM
I watched it expecting Kiefer to be a badass like in 24. Also I watched it right after my ex broke up with me, so my heart wasn't in it.

Thats how I feel about the Michael Jackson trial.

Thudpucker
05-02-2005, 05:16 PM
1. Out of Sight
2. Eternal Sunshine
3. Stalag 17
4. Casino
5. Ghostbusters
6. Aliens
7. Raiders of the Lost Arc
8. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
9. Boogie Nights
10. It's a Wonderful Life
11. As Good as it gets
12. Broadcast news
13. Defending your life
14. Chinatown
15. Full Metal Jacket
16. Jaws
17 Quills
18. Jackie Brown
19. True Lies
20. The Incredibles

and since you have to have one of those movies that everybody makes fun of but you secretly love...

21. Fools Rush In

EDIT: and why I hate making these lists is I always forget the big ones

*Serial
*Beetlejuice

Broadcast News is such a great movie :o

Thudpucker
05-02-2005, 05:17 PM
1. Jaws
2. Empire Strikes Back
3. Donnie Darko
4. Akira
5. Event Horizon
6. China Town
7. LA Confidential
8. Usual Suspects
9. Braveheart
10. Sin City (Oh, it's up there for sure)
11. Boogie Nights
12. Momento
13. Full Metal Jacket
14. The Shining
15. 2001
16. Alien
17. Big Lebowski
18. Pulp Fiction
19. Kill Bill
20. A River Runs Through It - One of the greatest adaptations of the written word ever.

Those in no order and it is not even an accurate list. I would need to be looking at my movies to make a perfect list, but those are 20 DAMN GOOD movies in my mind.

Usual Suspects and Momento are both really good, but they fall in with movies like Fight Club, 12 Monkeys, and Bladerunner for me - I like them alot, but they just don't crack the top 20.

Thudpucker
05-02-2005, 05:18 PM
Let me see....

1. Almost Famous
2. Chasing Amy
3. It's A Wonderful Life
4. Saving Private Ryan
5. Traffic
6. Good Will Hunting
7. Casablanca
8. Clerks
9. The Truman Show
10. Jerry Maguire
11. Say Anything...
12. Schindler's List
13. The Lord of the Rings (trilogy as a whole)
14. Unforgiven
15. Lost In Translation
16. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
17. About A Boy
18. The Star Wars Original trilogy (as a whole)
19. The Pianist
20. The Shawshank Redemption
Honorable Mentions go to Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind & Garden State, both of which are too new for me to consider truly one of my 20 faves. Also, Rear Window, LA Confidential & Requiem for a Dream barely missed the cut.

:o I thought I was the only other person who liked The Truman Show enough to buy it!

BriRedfern
05-02-2005, 05:20 PM
Usual Suspects and Momento are both really good, but they fall in with movies like Fight Club, 12 Monkeys, and Bladerunner for me - I like them alot, but they just don't crack the top 20.

12 Monkeys and Fight Club both could have made my list, I love that shit. :eek:

Freeway
05-02-2005, 05:21 PM
:o I thought I was the only other person who liked The Truman Show enough to buy it!

Jim Carrey should've at least been nominated for an Oscar for that film. Outstanding work. Nuanced and occasionally even subtle.

Bradley
05-02-2005, 05:42 PM
i have an ever shuffling list as well....off the top of my head..and in no real order:

1. Big Trouble in Little China
2. Akira
3. Unbreakable
4. Halloween
5. Boondock Saints
6. Punch Drunk Love
7. The Toxic Avenger
8. Ghost World
9. 100 Girls
10. UHF
11. Fargo
12. Donnie Darko
13. Amelie
14. King Kong
15. An American Werewolf in London
16. 12 Angry Men
17. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
18. Garden State
19. The Nightmare Before Christmas
20. About A Boy

some of these might be on there out of nostalgia, i don't know if they'd really be a current favorite of mine, but definitely were at some point.

CapnChaos
05-02-2005, 05:45 PM
1.) Ghostbusters
2.) Rushmore
3.) Rio Bravo
4.) The Goonies
5.) The Empire Strikes Back
6.) Raiders of the Lost Ark
7.) Dogma
8.) Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie
9.) Who Framed Roger Rabbit
10.) Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
11.) Evil Dead II
12.) Monty Python and the Holy Grail
13.) The Truman Show
14.) Kill Bill Vol. 1
15.) Toy Story 2
16.) Tremors
17.) Big Trouble in Little China
18.) Drunken Master II
19.) Strange Brew
20.) Cowboy Bebop: Knockin' On Heaven's Door

I only included the best film from Star Wars and LotR.
My "outcast" film: The Cable Guy. I love that flick.

Thudpucker
05-02-2005, 06:04 PM
Big Trouble in Little China and Strange Brew are great movies too :D

Mike Haseloff
05-02-2005, 09:03 PM
I only included the best film from Star Wars and LotR.
My "outcast" film: The Cable Guy. I love that flick.It drives me nuts when people try to claim trilogys as one film. :no:

Freeway
05-02-2005, 09:41 PM
It drives me nuts when people try to claim trilogys as one film. :no:

Lord of the Rings is very watchable as a single entity. Longer than fuck, but completely fluid.

Star Wars is...slightly less so. Different directors for each segment in the original trilogy left things a bit detatched, but still somewhat fluid.

EDIT: 500 posts! I'm a real boy!

Mike Haseloff
05-02-2005, 09:46 PM
Lord of the Rings is very watchable as a single entity. Longer than fuck, but completely fluid.

Star Wars is...slightly less so. Different directors for each segment in the original trilogy left things a bit detatched, but still somewhat fluid.

EDIT: 500 posts! I'm a real boy!A trilogy is a trilogy because there are three of them.

DEAL WITH IT! :mad:

REX!

Opus Croakus
05-02-2005, 09:47 PM
1. Raiders of the Lost Ark
2. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
3. This Is Spinal Tap
4. Monty Python and the Holy Grail
5. Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
6. Vertigo
7. Ed Wood
8. The Big Lebowski
9. Ghostbusters
10 Fight Club
11. North By Northwest
12. South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut
13. Fargo
14. Evil Dead II
15. The Producers
16. Braveheart
17. Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery
18. There's Something About Mary
19. A Fish Called Wanda
20. Ocean's 11

Scotty
05-02-2005, 09:51 PM
17 - The Big Lebowski

So good to see that movie..I love that movie.

artimoff
05-02-2005, 10:50 PM
6. Vertigo


I was going to say that Thunder hadn't seen Vertigo, or else it would be in his top 20, but at least it's in someone's top 20. ( other than mine)

It's the only movie I've seen that I watched it a second time as soon as the tape was rewound.

Freeway
05-02-2005, 10:57 PM
Oh, I LOVE Vertigo. Rear Window's just barely my fave Hitchcock film. Also, I have mucn love for Ridley Scott's Matchstick Men.

Thudpucker
05-03-2005, 05:27 AM
I was going to say that Thunder hadn't seen Vertigo, or else it would be in his top 20, but at least it's in someone's top 20. ( other than mine)

It's the only movie I've seen that I watched it a second time as soon as the tape was rewound.

I've never seen Vertigo or North By Northwest.

Gene Reginato
05-03-2005, 06:09 AM
This is my lists. It's made of movies I'd watch over and over again, despite their technical qualities and such

1.Die Hard
2.Evil Dead II
3.Eternal Sunshine...
4.The Untouchables
5.The Iron Giant
6.Shaun of the Dead
7.Before Sunset
8.Mute Witness
9.Groundhog Day
10.Schindler's List
11.Harry & Sally
12.The Matrix
13.Ladyhawke
14.Superman
15.Clerks
16.LA Confidential
17.The Usual Suspects
18.High Fidelity
19.City of God
20.12 Monkeys

Doug
05-03-2005, 06:42 AM
My list (no real order just my top 20 favorite films of all time)
1. Jaws
2. Goodfellas
3. Godfather
4. Godfather Part II
5. Citizen Kane
6. The Third Man (everyone should see this movie!!!)
7. Fritz Lang's M
8. Casablanca
9. Shawshank Redemption
10. Saving Private Ryan
11. Evil Dead II
12. Once Upon a Time in the West
13. Raging Bull
14. Dawn of the Dead (Romero)
15. The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
16. The Incredibles
17. King Kong (original)
18. An American Werewolf in London
19. Halloween
20. The Untouchables or Die Hard (I can't decide)

Bear in mind that these films are in no particular order (except for #1 Jaws is my all time favorite movie), and they change constantly.

artimoff
05-03-2005, 06:58 AM
I've never seen Vertigo or North By Northwest.


If you want your top 20 to stay as it is don't see them. :p

McAfee
05-03-2005, 07:02 AM
1. Shawshank Redemption
2. Tombstone
3. Ocean's Eleven (remake)
4. The Matrix
5. Braveheart
6. Goodfellas
7. LOTR: Return of the King
8. Star Wars: Empire Strikes Back
9. Seven
10. Terminator 2: Judgment Day
11. Aliens
12. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
13. The Godfather
14. Spider-Man 2
15. The Sixth Sense
16. American History X
17. A Christmas Story
18. Groundhog Day
19. Stand By Me
20. Good Will Hunting

copypastepuke
05-03-2005, 07:09 AM
what about your top 20 documentaries? i want to see that list.

Drewr15
05-03-2005, 07:13 AM
Not really in any order but these are the movies I can watch over and over

1. Original Star Wars Trilogy
2. The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
3. Raiders of the Lost Ark
4. Spiderman 2
5. Dragonheart
6. Tombstone
7. Caddyshack
8. Miracle
9. Rocky
10. Willow
11. Die Hard
12. Clerks
13. Mall Rats
14. Xmen 2
15. Saving Private Ryan
16. Its A Wonderful Life
17. A Christmas Story
18. The Road Warrior
19. Chasing Amy
20. West Side Story

I liked Fifth Element up until the end, thought it ended badly but I still like the movie and on some days it might make my top 20.

moonspider
05-03-2005, 07:15 AM
YAY
PRINCESS BRIDE!!!

Drewr15
05-03-2005, 07:22 AM
yeah see I forgot about Princess Bride.
Still say "Good luck storming the castle" to anyone who leaves my place. Not enough people get it.

Sir Erudite Gav
05-03-2005, 07:23 AM
YAY
PRINCESS BRIDE!!!

As you wish...

Angel of Distraction
05-03-2005, 07:26 AM
The lack of inclusion of Young Frankenstein, Chinatown, The Thin Man or Spirited Away robs this list of all credibility.

DaGetHighKnight
05-03-2005, 07:34 AM
1-The Shining
2-Jaws
3-The Godfather 1-2
4- Star Wars
5-Shaun of the Dead
6-Dawn of the Dead (original)
7-Murder by Death
8-Enter The Dragon
9-Return of the Master Killer
10-The last Samurai
11-A Bronx Tale
12-Taxi Driver
13-On The Town
14-Basquiat
15-The Warriors
16- The Wanderers
17-Dead Man on Campus
18- Blazing Saddles
19-History of the World
20-Imagine

Drewr15
05-03-2005, 07:37 AM
I forgot Blazing Saddles too! Shoot, just tear my list up, need to do it in more than thirty seconds while trying to work too...

Andrew j
05-03-2005, 08:41 AM
Can't believe I forgot Casablanca and The Big Red One on my list.

Those are easily in my top five of all time

Andreas
05-03-2005, 09:56 AM
I chose not to use animated films on mine because the Studio Ghibli films (Grave Of The Fireflies, Nausicaa, ect.) would have taken up all the top spots.

:D

Not to mention Satoshi Kon's animes.

While I like many movies listed, in particular The Fifth Element, Dark City, and The Big Lebowski, I somehow doubt they'll make my top 20. :( Not sure which one of Stanley Kubrick's movies I'd pick, but I plan to watch all of Kubrick's movies again this summer and will see then.

I'll come up with my own list later. Difficult, difficult... :)

Andreas
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Bill?
05-03-2005, 10:01 AM
not bad. I didnt like I Heart Huckabees, though. and The Fifth Element was fun, but not one of the best ever. So i cant marry you.

J. R. Scherer
05-03-2005, 10:28 AM
My list, and therefore the most important:

1. King Kong (1933)
2. Raiders of the Lost Ark
3. Jaws
4. Airplane!
5. Blazing Saddles
6. The Blues Brothers (NOT the director's cut)
7. Silverado
8. Star Wars
9. True Grit
10. Quick Change
11. The Untouchables
12. Superman
13. Spider-Man 2
14. The Incredibles
15. Goldfinger
16. LotR: The Fellowship of the Ring (NOT the extended edition)
17. Castle of Cagliostro
18. The Road Warrior
19. The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly
20. Gamera 3: The Revenge of Iris

Much kudos to the guy that put A Man Called Hero on his list! I personally prefer Storm Riders, but hey...

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SolidGoldBomb
05-03-2005, 10:37 AM
Very well! Let's see...

1. LA Story
2. Rocky
3. Solaris
4. 12 Angry Men
5. Gattaca
6. Changing Lanes
7. Blade
8. Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie
9. Ed Wood
10. The Shadow
11. Dark City
12. Batman: Mask of the Phantasm
13. Robocop
14. Zhong hua ying xiong
15. Flatliners
16. Quiz Show
17. Les Rivières pourpres
18. Ghost in the Shell
19. Unbreakable
20. Chasing Amy

There you go. I'm sure that would be subject to change quite often, but that would probably be something like my top 20. :D

You're joking right....that is the worst top 20 list i've ever seen.

J. R. Scherer
05-03-2005, 10:39 AM
You're joking right....that is the worst top 20 list i've ever seen.

Hey, way to be a dick.

SolidGoldBomb
05-03-2005, 10:47 AM
Hey, way to be a dick.
Hey anytime Fin Fang Foom

I wasnt trying to be a dick, but look at the movies I seriously think its a joke

LA Story - The Steve Martin movie.....at #1....this says parody to me
Solaris - the one with George Clooney....gotta be a joke
Gattaca - another ugh movie
Changing Lanes - such a HORRIBLE movie
Ed Wood - Ugh
The Shadow - Alec Baldwin...come on please, you gotta be joking
Dark City - Horrible
Zhong hua ying xiong - ok, never seen it
Quiz Show - weak
Les Rivières pourpres - also never seen it
Unbreakable - ugh, I hate everything the director has touched

SolidGoldBomb
05-03-2005, 11:12 AM
In no particular order...

Pulp Fiction
The Treasure Of Sierra Madre
The Blues Brothers
Clockwork Orange
The Big Lebowski
Apocalypse Now
The Godfather (1 & 2)
Raging Bull
Snatch
Fist Of Legend
King Of New York
Easy Rider
Cool Hand Luke
The Jerk
Natural Born Killers
Dr. Strangelove
Taxi Driver
The Usual Suspects
Casino
Goodfellas

J. R. Scherer
05-03-2005, 11:52 AM
Hey anytime Fin Fang Foom

I wasnt trying to be a dick, but look at the movies I seriously think its a joke

LA Story - The Steve Martin movie.....at #1....this says parody to me
Solaris - the one with George Clooney....gotta be a joke
Gattaca - another ugh movie
Changing Lanes - such a HORRIBLE movie
Ed Wood - Ugh
The Shadow - Alec Baldwin...come on please, you gotta be joking
Dark City - Horrible
Zhong hua ying xiong - ok, never seen it
Quiz Show - weak
Les Rivières pourpres - also never seen it
Unbreakable - ugh, I hate everything the director has touched

So he likes different movies than you. Big deal.

SolidGoldBomb
05-03-2005, 12:01 PM
So he likes different movies than you. Big deal.

I like your list (TRUE FUCKIN GRIT!), I wanted to put some westerns on mine too but never got to it. All Clint Eastwood's westerns kind of blur together also...High Plains Drifter, Fistfull Of Dollars, Good Bad & Ugly, Outlaw Josey Wales.... but all awesome tho

AAlgar
05-03-2005, 12:08 PM
In no particular order...

The Empire Strikes Back
The Big Lebowski
Pulp Fiction
Nixon
Monty Python's Life of Brian
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Back to the Future
Kids in the Hall: Brain Candy
Citizen Kane
Duck Soup
This is Spinal Tap
Fletch
Ghostbusters
The Godfather (1 & 2)
Fight Club
Silence of the Lambs
The Naked Gun
Office Space
Vertigo
Time Bandits

Andrew j
05-03-2005, 01:26 PM
Hey anytime Fin Fang Foom

I wasnt trying to be a dick, but look at the movies I seriously think its a joke

LA Story - The Steve Martin movie.....at #1....this says parody to me
Solaris - the one with George Clooney....gotta be a joke
Gattaca - another ugh movie
Changing Lanes - such a HORRIBLE movie
Ed Wood - Ugh
The Shadow - Alec Baldwin...come on please, you gotta be joking
Dark City - Horrible
Zhong hua ying xiong - ok, never seen it
Quiz Show - weak
Les Rivières pourpres - also never seen it
Unbreakable - ugh, I hate everything the director has touched

Ed Wood almost made my list. Great great movie.
Solaris is very minimalist (and it has to be because it's about what you think happened) and I think the only reason it got bad reviews is because people were expecting a sci fi blockbuster. It's a great indie movie and the more I watch it the more I love it. Great commentary by soderberg and Cameron on the DVD.
Dark City has some great concepts in it and visually stunning.
Changing Lanes is very underrated. Afflecks best movie
Unbreakable is the best live action superhero movie ever made.

gwyllgi
05-03-2005, 01:35 PM
No particular order:
Donnie Darko
Pi
Fight Club
Sin City
Girl, Interrupted
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (the original, of course)
Hellraiser
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Trainspotting
Velvet Goldmine
American History X
Requiem for a Dream
City of Lost Children
Tell Me Something
Baxter
American Psycho
Se7en
Interview With the Vampire
Halloween
the Big Lebowski

that's just off the top of my head.

J. R. Scherer
05-03-2005, 01:37 PM
Ed Wood almost made my list. Great great movie.
Solaris is very minimalist (and it has to be because it's about what you think happened) and I think the only reason it got bad reviews is because people were expecting a sci fi blockbuster. It's a great indie movie and the more I watch it the more I love it. Great commentary by soderberg and Cameron on the DVD.
Dark City has some great concepts in it and visually stunning.
Changing Lanes is very underrated. Afflecks best movie
Unbreakable is the best live action superhero movie ever made.

I think those are all pretty darned good movies, myself.

SolidGoldBomb
05-03-2005, 01:45 PM
Actually, I apologize for shitting on Ed Wood, I was thinking of another movie completely. Ed Wood is a funny ass movie. Johnny Depp is great, and that guys movies are so bad its hilarious.

But I really disliked Unbreakable, Dark City & Changing Lanes. Unbreakable had a cool concept but I don't like the way M Night Shamalyan makes movies. All his films suck IMO, but I would say Unbreakable was his best (which isn't saying much).

Dark City was visually interesting i'd say, but I just didn't think it was well executed. I might have to watch it again, its been years since I saw it, I just distinctly remember not liking it.

Changing Lanes....I don't know how anyone could pick this for a top 20 movie. Its not bad...but it just doesn't seem like a movie I could watch more than once. It just doesn't do much for me beyond a one-time thriller.

But like my pal JR said, to each his own... ;)

J. R. Scherer
05-03-2005, 01:53 PM
No particular order:
Donnie Darko
Pi
Fight Club
Sin City
Girl, Interrupted
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (the original, of course)
Hellraiser
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Trainspotting
Velvet Goldmine
American History X
Requiem for a Dream
City of Lost Children
Tell Me Something
Baxter
American Psycho
Se7en
Interview With the Vampire
Halloween
the Big Lebowski

that's just off the top of my head.


BAXTER!!

Baxter is awesome!

http://images.amazon.com/images/P/6302451787.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg

Angel of Distraction
05-03-2005, 04:26 PM
No order:

1. The Raiders of the Lost Ark
2. The Thin Man
3. Spirited Away
4. Chinatown
5. Young Frankenstein
6. The Nightmare Before Christmas
7. Being John Malkovich
8. The Shawshank Redemption
9. The Fox and the Hound
10. Dances with Wolves
11. Dr. Strangelove
12. Jeremiah Johnson
13. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
14. American Beauty
15. Robin Hood: Prince of Theives
16. Silence of the Lambs
17. The Quiet Man
18. The Incredibles
19. Psycho
20. Lethal Weapon

This list subject to change quite like the wind.

However, I can't believe Beign John Malkovich hasn't been mentioned more. You are all sanity-challenged.

Angel of Distraction
05-03-2005, 04:29 PM
Tombstone was blah, Dave was amusing but I still can't see it knocking out YF as the best comedy ever.

Thudpucker
05-03-2005, 04:30 PM
It's interesting seeing what everyones taste is.

and The Quiet Man is an great movie! :eek:

Smokinblues
05-03-2005, 04:31 PM
Tombstone was blah

this is the most heinous lie ever told.

Angel of Distraction
05-03-2005, 04:32 PM
that's funny, The 5th Element is on my 20 worst movies list

You all getting worked up about this flick are about to have a new target: me.

Why? Because if we are doing worst: Monty Python and the Holy Grail ranks near #1. I hates that flick.

Thudpucker
05-03-2005, 04:32 PM
Tombstone was blah, Dave was amusing but I still can't see it knocking out YF as the best comedy ever.

I wouldn't say Dave is the best Comedy ever, not even close. But I enjoy the movie more than most other movies I have ever seen, all of those 'great' comidies included.

Dave is one of a very few movies that I think I will never be tired of, no matter how many times I see it.

Angel of Distraction
05-03-2005, 04:34 PM
this is the most heinous lie ever told.

Well, as long as our opinions are fact, I'm calling you incorrect.

J. R. Scherer
05-03-2005, 07:59 PM
It's interesting seeing what everyones taste is.

and The Quiet Man is an great movie! :eek:

The Quiet Man almost made my list.

Piechuck
05-03-2005, 08:55 PM
You all getting worked up about this flick are about to have a new target: me.

Why? Because if we are doing worst: Monty Python and the Holy Grail ranks near #1. I hates that flick.

:no:

J. R. Scherer
05-03-2005, 08:58 PM
You all getting worked up about this flick are about to have a new target: me.

Why? Because if we are doing worst: Monty Python and the Holy Grail ranks near #1. I hates that flick.

Oh, yeah? Well, I think Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves is terrible. Just plain awful, in fact.

So there.

PeterSparker
05-03-2005, 09:35 PM
here's 20 off the top of my head, I'm sure I'm forgetting many that I'd probably replace a lot of these with, but anyway...


Godfather (I&II)
A Place In The Sun
Basquiat
Notorious
Empire Strikes Back
The Big Lebowski
Key Largo
Caddyshack
Red
Broken Blossom
Fallen Angels
The Hollywood Knights
Gone With The Wind
Nosferatu
LOTR - 'Fellowship of the Ring'
Se7en
Goodfellas
Young Frankenstein
Jackie Brown
Moulin Rouge

anthony the ghost
05-03-2005, 09:39 PM
DAMN! last year was good to you eh?

PeterSparker
05-03-2005, 09:51 PM
Yikes, 20 doesn't even scratch the surface! Just re-reading my list after posting it, I realized there's no, 'A Night At The Opera', 'Streetcar Named Desire', 'King Kong', 'Shindler's List', 'Lock, Stock, & Two Smoking Barrells', 'Easy Money', 'JFK', 'Mulholland Drive', 'Boogie Nights', 'The Fugitive', 'Fast Times at Ridgemont High', 'Miller's Crossing', 'Ghostbusters', 'Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas' or about 50 friggin other movies I could've named. 20 seems like a lot, till you start typing...

CapnChaos
05-03-2005, 09:54 PM
Quiet Man. Fuckin' A. Glad to see some more John Wayne.

As far as "driving someone batshit" by only including what I feel is the best from movie series... well, tough noogies. If I had to figure out where all the Star Wars and Lord of the Rings or Indiana Jones flicks went, it'd be a big pain in the ass, and I actually wanted to have fun with the list.

Gotta say, I'm surprised there's not more Goonies love, man!

Almost making my list: Star Trek 2, Bad Taste (for blowing up a sheep), Young Frankenstein and Harvey

Sir Erudite Gav
05-04-2005, 03:32 AM
I could only really think of 10.

1. Batman (1989)
2. Batman Returns (1992)
3. Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother, The (1975)
4. Clue (1985)
5. Young Frankenstein (1974)
6. Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan (1982)
7. Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
8. Licence to Kill (1989)
9. Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The (2002)
10. Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The (2001)

Let the ridiculing begin....

Humphrey_Lee
05-04-2005, 03:41 AM
Godfather I
Godfather II
Shawshank Redemption
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Memento
Fight Club
Dr. Strangelove...
Saving Private Ryan
Seven Samurai
Casablanca
Leon
Fellowship of the Ring
Two Towers
Return of the King
Taxi Driver
Rushmore
Finding Neverland
The Usual Suspects
American Beauty
LA Confidential

nny
05-04-2005, 05:21 AM
Nobody uses ymdb?

http://www.ymdb.com/user_top20_view.asp?usersid=4255&ce=y (http://www.ymdb.com/user_top20_view.asp?usersid=4255&ce=y)

Gene Reginato
05-04-2005, 05:33 AM
I didn't put "The 5th Element" in my top 20 but I have to say that there's something brilliant in it: During the whole movie, hero and villain never face each other. Never. That's odd, specially considering that Willis is somewhat responsible for Oldman's death!

Thudpucker
05-04-2005, 05:32 PM
I didn't put "The 5th Element" in my top 20 but I have to say that there's something brilliant in it: During the whole movie, hero and villain never face each other. Never. That's odd, specially considering that Willis is somewhat responsible for Oldman's death!

ha! I never thought about that before :o

Thudpucker
05-04-2005, 05:33 PM
DAMN! last year was good to you eh?

Last year made me a very happy Thudpucker :D

luckofthedraw
05-04-2005, 06:16 PM
(that I have seen):

01 - The Professional
02 - Seven Samurai
03 - Amelie
04 - The Fifth Element
05 - Tombstone
06 - Dr. Strangelove
07 - Groundhog Day
08 - The Royal Tenenbaums
09 - Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind
10 - Monty Python: Search For The Holly Grail
11 - Path Of Daggers
12 - Dave
13 - O Brother, Where Art Thou
14 - I Heart Huckabees
15 - Princess Bride
16 - Big Fish
17 - The Big Lebowski
18 - Rushmore
19 - Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels
20 - Lost In Translation



Honorable mentions - Donnie Darko, Once Upon A Time In China, Field Of Dreams, Shawshank Redemption, Labyrinth, Rocky, Almost Famous, Love Actually, Harvey, Garden State

edit - the list has changed, becuase when I made it I forgot to look over at my Asian films stack :Oops: :Oops: :Oops:
YOU HAVE A GREAT TASTE IN MOVIES.

luckofthedraw
05-04-2005, 06:27 PM
in no particular order:

-fight club
-a nightmare before christmas
-pulp fiction
-memento
-the good the bad and the ugly
-seven Samurai
-lock, stock
-gladiator
-traffic
-almost famous
-reservoir dogs
-the big lebowski
-the usual suspects
-taxi driver
-donnie darko
-o brother where art thou
-Sin City
-Spaceballs
-Monty Python and the Holy Grail
-The Godfather
-Airplane
-The producers
-The El Mariachi Trilogy
-Bigger, Longer and Uncut
-The lord of the rings trilogy

(akaRyanHoffman)
05-04-2005, 10:57 PM
heh, no way I could do a 20 best in any kind of order but I'll name 20 off the top of my head that I like a lot.


Touch of Evil
Yojimbo
Fargo
Pulp Fiction
Grave of the Fireflies
Ed Wood
Brazil
The Magnificent Ambersons
Paths of Glory
Dr. Strangelove
Dawn of the Dead
Dancer in the Dark
Babe
Throne of Blood
The Straight Story
M
The Jerk
Spirited Away
Crumb
Do the Right Thing
Raising Arizona

madmartigan
05-04-2005, 10:57 PM
In no particular order:

The Killer
Hard Boiled
A Better Tomorrow 2
Godfather I
Godfather II
Pulp Fiction
Fight Club
Se7en
Battle Royale
In The Mood For Love
Brother
Seven Samurai
Willow
Leon: The Professional
The Big Blue
Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Lord of the Rings: Return of the King
Silence of the Lambs
Almost Famous: Bootleg cut
The Station Agent

Andreas
05-05-2005, 02:34 AM
24 of my favorite movies in May 2005:

- Dr. Mabuse, der Spieler. Teil 1: Ein Bild der Zeit, Teil 2: Inferno des Verbrechens (Dr. Mabuse, The Gambler. Part One: An Image of Our Time, Part Two: Inferno - A Play of People in Our Time) (Germany, 1921, Fritz Lang)
- Citizen Kane (USA, 1941, Orson Welles)
- Orphée (France, 1949, Jean Cocteau)
- Det Sjunde inseglet (The Seventh Seal) (Sweden, 1957, Ingmar Bergman)
- Lawrence of Arabia (UK, 1962, David Lean)
- The Haunting (UK, 1963, Robert Wise)
- Suna no onna (Woman in the Dunes) (Japan, 1964, Hiroshi Teshigahara)
- The Train (USA/France/Italy, 1964, John Frankenheimer)
- Pierrot le fou (France/Italy, 1965, Jean-Luc Godard)
- C'era una volta il West (Once Upon a Time in the West) (Italy/USA, 1968, Sergio Leone)
- The Holy Mountain (Mexico/USA, 1973, Alejandro Jodorowsky)
- Stalker (Soviet Union/Germany, 1979, Andrei Tarkovsky)
- Fitzcarraldo (Germany/Peru, 1981, Werner Herzog)
- Forbrydelsens element (The Element of Crime) (Denmark, 1984, Lars von Trier)
- Hotaru no haka (Grave of the Fireflies) (Japan, 1988, Isao Takahata)
- Bis ans Ende der Welt (Until the End of the World) (Germany/France/Australia, 1991, Wim Wenders)
- Passion Fish (USA, 1993, John Sayles)
- Chong qing sen lin (Chungking Express) (Hong Kong, 1994, Wong Kar-Wai)
- Saimt el Qusur (Les silences du palais) (Tunisia/France, 1994, Moufida Tlatli)
- Lekce Faust (Faust) (Czech Republic/France/UK/Germany, 1994, Jan Svankmajer)
- Conte d'automne (Autumn Tale) (France, 1998, Eric Rohmer)
- Cremaster 3 (USA, 2002, Matthew Barney)
- Irréversible (France, 2002, Gaspar Noe)
- Oldboy (South Korea, 2003, Chan-wook Park)

Poets and rebels, visionaries and madmen. ;)


The last movie I saw was Jingi no hakaba (Graveyard of Honor) (Japan, 1975, Kinji Fukasaku). The next movie I plan to see is Dare mo shiranai (Nobody Knows) (Japan, 2004, Hirokazu Koreeda).

Andreas
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"[Godard] does a curious thing. He will have a scene that is perfectly conventional, like a scene in a Hollywood gangster movie. But it doesn't come out of anything or lead into anything; it is important because of its tone, its texture and not because it advances the plot. Thus a Godard movie becomes a montage of pure technique; the parts don't fit together -- but they add up to an attitude." --Roger Ebert

Vroom_Socko
05-05-2005, 03:14 AM
Yikes! It's hard to narrow it down to just twenty. Oh well, starting at the bottom...

20: Repo Man
19: Ronin
18: Raising Arizona
17: The Thin Man
16: Drunken Master II
15: Conan the Barbarian
14: Duck Soup
13: Akira
12: Looking For Richard
11: Citizen Kane
10: The Killer
9: North by Northwest
8: The Manchurian Candidate (the one with Sinatra)
7: Jaws
6: The Shawshank Redemption
5: Seven Samurai
4: The Third Man
3: Star Wars
2: The Lord of the Rings (it's all one story, so fuck you.)
1: Casablanca

Doug
05-05-2005, 05:11 AM
heh, no way I could do a 20 best in any kind of order but I'll name 20 off the top of my head that I like a lot.


Touch of Evil
Yojimbo
Fargo
Pulp Fiction
Grave of the Fireflies
Ed Wood
Brazil
The Magnificent Ambersons
Paths of Glory
Dr. Strangelove
Dawn of the Dead
Dancer in the Dark
Babe
Throne of Blood
The Straight Story
M
The Jerk
Spirited Away
Crumb
Do the Right Thing
Raising Arizona

That is a great list there my friend. I love that you included Paths of Glory and Touch of Evil.

Although my favorite early Kubrick is The Killing, and I think the Third Man is the best Wells movie other than Kane (I know he didn't direct it, but man that Ferris Wheel scene is one of my favorites in film history, and I think he wrote that monologue.)

(akaRyanHoffman)
05-05-2005, 01:53 PM
That is a great list there my friend. I love that you included Paths of Glory and Touch of Evil.

Although my favorite early Kubrick is The Killing, and I think the Third Man is the best Wells movie other than Kane (I know he didn't direct it, but man that Ferris Wheel scene is one of my favorites in film history, and I think he wrote that monologue.)



Yeah, The Killing is fantastic. I haven't in seen it in quite awhile though and have been meaning to pick it up on dvd for the last few years. The Third Man is a better movie that Citizen Kane! :D While I appriciate the aritistry of CK, I don't think it's the "greatest movie ever made". I appriate it's place in the history of cinema, and I understand it's one of the most "important" movies ever made, but I'd give the film itself a B.


Paths of Glory and The Killing need to be seen by anybody who considers themselves a Kubrick fan.