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Al_Bundy_007
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PostPosted: 02.29.2004 9:57 pm    Post subject: TOP TWENTY MOVIES OF ALL TIME VOTING Reply with quote

I got this idea from someone over at RT. Post your twenty favorite movies of all time here in no particular order. For movies like Lord of the Rings or the Godfather movies, list your favorite or list them seperately. By the end of March, I'll count up all the movies. The twenty movies that were posted the most will be listed as the TOP TWENTY MOVIES OF ALL TIME. If this goes well, which I hope it will, we will have a pretty good list. Okay, post away, here's my twenty (mine might change over time, because I have so many favorites.

Pulp Fiction (1994, Tarantino)

American History X (1998, Kaye)

Seven Samurai (1954, Kurosawa)

Edward Scissorhands (1990, Burton)

The Godfather (1972, Coppola)

The Godfather Part II (1974, Coppola)

Alien (1979, Scott)

Aliens (1986, Cameron)

Goodfellas (1990, Scorsese)

Taxi Driver (1976, Scorsese)

Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981, Spielberg)

The Evil Dead (1981, Raimi)

Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn (1987, Raimi)

Chasing Amy (1997, Smith)

Scarface (1983, De Palma)

A Clockwork Orange (1971, Kubrick)

Unforgiven (1992, Eastwood)

Dawn of the Dead (1978, Romero)

Dumb and Dumber (1994. Farrelly)

The Silence of the Lambs (1991, Demme)
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PostPosted: 02.29.2004 10:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

To even contemplate this almost seems ludicrous, but:

1. Tonari No Totoro

2. The Silence of the Lambs

3. Citizen Kane

4. Forrest Gump

5. Psycho

6. Rashomon

7. Fargo

8. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

9. The Star Wars Movies

10. Casablanca

11. The Godfather

12. Schindler?s List

13. The Lord of the Rings Trilogy

14. Goodfellas

15. To Kill A Mockingbird

16. The Exorcist

17. Lawrence of Arabia

18. The Pianist

19. Requiem For A Dream

20. Halloween
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PostPosted: 02.29.2004 10:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tough game. I guess these will do:

The Act of Seeing With One's Own Eyes (Brakhage 1971)

L'Atalante (Vigo 1934)

Chinatown (Polanski 1974)

Citizen Kane (Welles 1941)

The Grand Illusion (Renoir 1937)

Ikiru (Kurosawa 1952)

La Jetee (Marker 1962)

Malcolm X (Lee 1992)

The Passion of Joan of Arc (Dreyer 1928)

Pather Panchali (Ray 1955)

Psycho (Hitchcock 1960)

Rosemary's Baby (Polanski 1968)

Sherlock Jr. (Keaton 1924)

Shoot the Piano Player (Truffaut 1960)

Sunrise (Murnau 1927)

Taxi Driver (Scorsese 1976)

The Truman Show (Weir 1998)

Ugetsu (Mizoguchi 1953)

Umberto D. (De Sica 1952)

The Virgin Spring (Bergman 1959)

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PostPosted: 02.29.2004 11:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great googlymoogly! An accurate list of my top twenty fims would probably consist of nearly nothing but Lynch, Cronenberg, and Coen Bros. movies. But here's one with no director repeats, except for Ridley Scott:

(Scott, 1979)

(Scott, 1982)

Raising Arizona (Coen Brothers, 1987)

Eraserhead (Lynch, 1977)

Dead Ringers (Cronenberg, 1988)

The Silence of the Lambs (Demme, 1991)

Princess Mononoke (Myazaki, 1997)

Psycho (Hitchcock, 1960)

The Maltese Falcon (Huston, 1941)

Yojimbo (Kurosawa, 1961)

Vampyr (Dreyer, 1932)

Taxi Driver (Scorsese, 1976)

The Thing (Carpenter, 1982)

Repo Man (Cox, 1984)

The Empire Strikes Back (Kershner, 1980)

The Third Man (Reed, 1949)

Touch of Evil (Welles, 1958)

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles (1987, Hughes)

Trouble in Mind (Rudolph, 1985)

The Shawshank Redemption (Darabont, 1994)
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PostPosted: 02.29.2004 11:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm surprised Pulp Fiction hasn't appeared on any of your lists. It's such a great movie, and it won the number one position on that guy's list over at RT, followed closely by 2001.
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PostPosted: 03.01.2004 12:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like Pulp Fiction a lot too, but if I'd included a Tarantino film, it would have been Jackie Brown.
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PostPosted: 03.01.2004 12:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pulp Fiction is terrific, but I agree with Night Watchman that Jackie Brown is a more mature, more accomplished picture. Neither is even close to cracking the 20 All-Time Best, though. That's a rather elite, exclusive list.

NW--I nearly placed Third Man on my list. Nice choice, along with Planes, Trains & Automobiles, which is certainly one of my favorites but I can't say I think it ranks as a significant artistic achievement. Vampyr is marvelous, although I much prefer Joan of Arc, which would make my Top Five. I'm obsessed with that movie.

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PostPosted: 03.01.2004 12:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

[shame]I haven't seen Joan of Arc yet.[/shame] I'll have to get to it soon.

I almost included Jackie Brown, and sometime during the next couple of days I'll probaby be wishing I'd listed it instead of one of the last three I did choose, along with about thirty other movies. Does anyone else have the same trouble with these kinds of lists that I do? Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: 03.01.2004 4:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In no particular order:

Reservoir Dogs

Texas Chainsaw Massacre original

Shawshank redemption

Breakfast Club

Mulholland Drive

The Big Lebowski

The Shining

Halloween

Pulp Fiction

Swingers

The Omen

Suspiria

Rosemarys Baby

Night of the Living Dead

High Fidelity

National lampoons vacation

Dawn of the dead

Fifth element

The Others

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PostPosted: 03.01.2004 5:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

the night watchman wrote:
Does anyone else have the same trouble with these kinds of lists that I do? Rolling Eyes


Absolutely. It's impossible to give a true list, since my idea of what gives one artwork the edge over another is constantly shifting. Plus, I'm not sure there's a reasonable method for discerning the Top 20 from any others in the Top 50 or 100. (Why can't they be equally important?) Still, there are at least a handful that I'll always consider near the top--Kane, Joan, Pather Panchali, Sherlock, Jr.--and children's games are kinda fun. Lists sometimes help us develop and grasp significant critical distinctions, but mostly they are just playtime.

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PostPosted: 03.01.2004 6:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sure, I'll play along:

2001: A Space Odyssey (Stanley Kubrick)

8 1/2 (Federico Fellini)

Mon Oncle (Jacques Tati)

Le Samourai (Jean Pierre Melville)

The 400 Blows (Francois Truffaut)

Top Hat (Mark Sandrich)

Children of Paradise (Marcel Carne)

City Lights (Charlie Chaplin)

The Kid Brother (J.A. Howe & Ted Wilde)

The Bicycle Thief (Vittorio de Sica)

Rear Window (Alfred Hitchcock)

Les Diaboliques (Henri-Georges Clouzot)

The Lady Eve (Preston Sturges)

Napoleon (Abel Gance)

Once Upon a Time in the West (Sergio Leone)

Pather Panchali (Satyajit Ray)

Throne of Blood (Akira Kurosawa)

The Third Man (Carol Reed)

Vampyr (Carl Theodor Dreyer)

Bringing Up Baby (Howard Hawks)

Man, this is a cruel game. I had to leave off some of my precious babies.

And yeah, this sort of off-the-cuff listmaking means little and doesn't necessarily provoke much debate, but man, it is fun, and it's a great way of seeing how tastes differ and evolve and of realizing (if in a very arbitrary way) the unbounded love we can have for movies.
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PostPosted: 03.01.2004 6:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree that Jackie Brown is more mature than Pulp Fiction (and it might be better), but Pulp is one of the big three movies that really got me into movies (the other two being Romero's Dawn of the Dead and Hitchcock's Vertigo). A top 20 list accurately reflecting my taste is impossible to compile, but below I've listed 20 films that I love dearly (allowing for only one film per director and no films released in the past four years).



  • The Apartment (Wilder, 1960)

  • The Best Years of Our Lives (Wyler, 1946)

  • Bride of Frankenstein (Whale, 1935)

  • Brief Encounter (Lean, 1946)

  • City Lights (Chaplin, 1931)

  • Dawn of the Dead (Romero, 1978)

  • Dazed and Confused (Linklater, 1993)

  • Heavenly Creatures (Jackson, 1994)

  • Magnolia (Anderson, 1999)

  • Nashville (Altman, 1975)

  • Playtime (Tati, 1967)

  • Pulp Fiction (Tarantino, 1994)

  • Rio Bravo (Hawks, 1959)

  • Say Anything (Crowe, 1989)

  • Something Wild (Demme, 1986)

  • Sunrise (Murnau, 1927)

  • Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me (Lynch, 1992)

  • Vertigo (Hitchcock, 1958)

  • Vivre sa vie (Godard, 1962)

  • Wild Strawberries (Bergman, 1957)



Some of my picks would be different tomorrow I'm sure.
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PostPosted: 03.01.2004 6:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Michael B. Scrutchin wrote:
I agree that Jackie Brown is more mature than Pulp Fiction (and it might be better), but Pulp is one of the big three movies that really got me into movies.


I know where you're coming from; for me, at the time of its release, it just came absolutely out of nowhere. It was like experiencing movies again for the first time.
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PostPosted: 03.01.2004 3:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice pick with Something Wild, Michael. You know how much I adore that movie, and I'd say that the kind of first-time love some people felt with Pulp Fiction, I felt with Demme's underrated classic. It nearly made my list, too.

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PostPosted: 03.02.2004 2:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Didn't really put a whole lot of thought into it, just winged twenty of my favorite films off the top of my head. Minus ones like Citizen Kane, Casablanca, and Aparajito, they all kind of blur together anyway. My two cent on Pulp Fiction is I love it, that movie is the reason I really began to get into cinema in the first place, so to not include it in my list would be a travesty.

8 1/2) (Fellini)

A.I. Artificial Intelligence (Spielberg)

Aparajito (Ray)

Apocalypse Now (Coppolla)

Citizen Kane (Wells)

Star Wars (Lucas)

Godfather (Coppolla)

Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (Leone)

Rules of the Game (Renoir)

Casablanca (Curtiz)

Sherlock Jr. (Keaton)

Seven Samurai (Kurosawa)

Pulp Fiction (Tarantino)

Seventh Seal (Bergman)

Lawrence of Arabia (Lean)

Grand Illusion (Renoir)

2001: A Space Odysey (Kubrick)

Raging Bull (Scorsese)

The Hustler (Rossen)

Treasure of the Sierra Madre (Huston)
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