Top 50 Movies of All-Time (YOUR Favorites)...

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  1. HaventGotALife

    HaventGotALife Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    This is not a classic film discussion thread. This is about the most influential films in your life.

    1. Good Will Hunting
    2. Lady and the Tramp
    3. Atonement
    4. The Bicycle Thief
    5. The Dark Knight
    (EDIT): 6. Les Miserables (2012)
    7.In Her Shoes
    8. It's a Wonderful Life
    9. In the Bedroom
    9. Phenomenon
    11. Mona Lisa Smile
    12. Black Swan
    13. 12 Angry Men
    14. Lincoln
    15. Doubt
    16. I am sam
    17. The Help
    18. Milk
    19. Philadephia
    20. Normal
    21. The Shawshank Redemption
    22. My Sister's Keeper
    23. The King's Speech
    24. As Good as it Gets
    25. Unbreakable
    26. The Silence of the Lambs
    27. All the President's Men
    28. West Side Story
    29. Crimson Tide
    30. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
    31. Star Trek: The Motion Picture
    32. City of Angels
    33. Blue Chips
    34. Frost/Nixon
    35. Road to Perdition
    36. The Siege
    37. Finding Forrester
    38. The American President
    39. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1989)
    40. The Cutting Edge
    41. Superman II
    42. Sister Act
    43. Star Trek: Insurrection
    44. The Other Woman
    45. Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back
    46. Die Hard
    47. The Peace Maker
    48. Coach Carter
    49. Clerks
    50. Hamlet (1990)
     
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  2. JirinPanthosa

    JirinPanthosa Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Bicycle Thieves is my favorite all time. I'm happy to see it so high on your list considering most of your list is American films. :)

    Not even going to try to order them, just in the order I think of them, with the best ones tending to be nearer to the top.

    Bicycle Thieves
    Persona
    Taxi Driver
    Sunrise
    Chinatown
    Children of Men
    Andrei Rublev
    The Mirror
    M
    Once Upon A Time In The West
    The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
    Chimes at Midnight
    Vertigo
    Chungking Express
    Mulholland Drive
    Diary of a Country Priest
    Leon Morin, Priest
    The Empire Strikes Back
    Los Olvidados
    The Human Condition
    Stalker
    Annie Hall
    Satantango
    Werckmeister Harmonies
    Cleo From 5 to 7
    Vagabond
    Last Year In Marienbad
    A idade da terra
    Pulp Fiction
    City Lights
    Ran
    Rashomon
    Days of Heaven
    Don't Look Now
    Passion of Joan of Arc
    Paris, Texas
    All About Eve
    8 1/2
    A Woman Under The Influence
    L'aventura
    Napoleon (Gance)
    Woman In The Dunes
    The Traveling Players
    A Brighter Summer Day
    Eraserhead
    THe Battle of Algiers
    Sansho the Baliff
    Fargo
    Celine & Julie Go Boating
    Touki Bouki
     
  3. HaventGotALife

    HaventGotALife Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    It was hard not to include Amelie, another film I love, or Run Lola Run. I really liked the plays of Eugene O'Neill, but the movie adaptations were horrible. I just thought about films I could watch twice in one day.
     
  4. cardinal biggles

    cardinal biggles Patron Saint of Dangerous Driving Premium Member

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    In no particular order, though the ones near the top are my "comfort food" movies that I can watch over and over without getting sick of them. Also, to give myself a bit more room, I'm going to cheat and list certain trilogies as one entry.

    • Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
    • The Right Stuff
    • All the President's Men
    • "Before" trilogy (Before Sunrise/Sunset/Midnight)
    • Love Actually
    • The Quiet Man
    • Fantasia
    • It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
    • The Shoes of the Fisherman
    • Gettysburg
    • Apocalypse Now Redux
    • Field of Dreams
    • Apollo 13
    • Blazing Saddles
    • The Blues Brothers
    • Magnolia
    • Glengarry Glen Ross
    • Star Wars (A New Hope)
    • The Empire Strikes Back
    • Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
    • Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
    • Raiders of the Lost Ark
    • Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
    • Cinema Paradiso
    • Monty Python and the Holy Grail
    • The Mission
    • The Breakfast Club
    • Toy Story trilogy
    • The Godfather trilogy (yes, all three!)
    • The Lord of the Rings trilogy (extended editions)
    • Henry V (1989 Branagh version)
    • Shaft (1971 version)
    • Duck Soup
    • Cars
    • Beauty and the Beast
    • Harold and Maude
    • Modern Times
    • The Shawshank Redemption
    • A Few Good Men
    • Fantasia 2000
    • Superman
    • The Muppet Movie
    • Notting Hill
    • Enchanted
    • Murder on the Orient Express
    • Network
    • Patton
    • RoboCop
    • Sabrina (1995 version)
    • Spider-Man 2
     
  5. Starbreaker

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    I just exported my spreadsheet from IMDB...

    The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
    The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
    The Prestige
    Star Trek
    Adaptation
    Inglourious Basterds
    Alien
    Pan's Labyrinth
    The Descent
    The Orphanage
    Avatar
    Aliens
    Gravity
    Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
    28 Days Later...
    Children of Men
    The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys
    Zodiac
    Casino Royale
    Match Point
    Black Swan
    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
    The Silence of the Lambs
    The Fountain
    Match Point
    The King's Speech
    The Pianist
    The Lion King
    City of God
    (500) Days of Summer
    Spider-Man 2
    Star Trek: First Contact
    Star Wars
    Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back
    The Last Emperor
    Frankenstein
    Solaris
    Friday the 13th
    Friday the 13th Part 2
    Star Trek Into Darkness
    The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
    The Hunger Games
    Inception
    Into the Wild
    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1
    Kill Bill: Vol. 1
    Amelie
    Ben-Hur
    Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ
     
  6. Mistral

    Mistral Vice Admiral Admiral

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    50? Don't have time for that.
    The World According to Garp
    The Princess Bride
    3 Days of the Condor
    Pulp Fiction
    Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
    Citizen Kane
    Its a Wonderful Life
    Pretty Woman
    There you go...
     
  7. Orac Zen

    Orac Zen Mischief Manager Super Moderator

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    These are in no particular order, though there are several scattered through the list I can watch over and over and over again (and have done) without ever tiring of them which should probably be somewhere near the top.

    Casablanca
    All About Eve
    It Happened One Night
    My Favourite Wife
    Howards End
    The Remains of the Day
    The Women
    (original version)
    Rear Window
    Suspicion
    Singin' in the Rain
    When Harry Met Sally...
    Alien
    Aliens
    The Day the Earth Stood Still
    2001: A Space Odyssey
    Forbidden Planet
    Metropolis
    The Philadelphia Story
    The Manchurian Candidate
    (original version)
    Ninotchka
    Libelled Lady
    To Kill a Mockingbird
    The African Queen
    The 3rd Man
    The Best Years of Our Lives
    Dead Again
    The Wages of Fear
    Laura
    The Letter
    Now, Voyager
    Psycho
    The Shop Around the Corner
    Sense and Sensibility
    Henry V
    (the Branagh version)
    Bringing Up Baby
    Born Yesterday
    Lost Horizon
    Picnic at Hanging Rock
    Lantana
    The Ice Storm
    Sophie's Choice
    On Her Majesty's Secret Service
    Jean de Florette
    Manon des Sources
    Raise the Red Lantern
    Red Sorghum
    Ju Dou
    Passion Fish
    Love Affair
    (original version)
    Goodbye, Mr Chips (original version)
     
  8. cardinal biggles

    cardinal biggles Patron Saint of Dangerous Driving Premium Member

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    The worst thing about putting together these lists? I've already thought of two films I neglected to mention. :p
     
  9. Base_Delta_Zero

    Base_Delta_Zero Commodore Commodore

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    I could come up with literally hundreds of great movies I love, but these are the top fifty I actually own and can call up what I love about them most easily.

    So, the Top Ten are roughly in descending order, but I really love them all almost equally.

    1. The Thing
    2. Die Hard
    3. The Empire Strikes Back
    4. The Wrath of Khan
    5. Alien
    6. Predator
    7. Raiders of the Lost Ark
    8. The Last Samurai
    9. The Game
    10. Conan the Barbarian
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    The remaining forty are in alphabetical order, since putting any one above the other would take forever.

    Aliens
    Beauty and the Beast
    Brotherhood of the Wolf
    Crimson Tide
    Cutthroat Island
    Dredd
    Galaxy Quest
    Gladiator
    Jaws
    Kelly’s Heroes
    Kingdom of Heaven
    L.A. Confidential
    Labyrinth
    Moon
    Rear Window
    Return of the Jedi
    Running Scared
    Saving Private Ryan
    Stardust
    Star Wars
    The Book of Eli
    The Crazies (Remake)
    The Ghost and the Darkness
    The Hunt for Red October
    The Last Boy Scout
    The Last of the Mohicans
    The Long Kiss Goodnight
    The Mummy
    The Neverending Story
    The Princess Bride
    The Quick and the Dead
    The Ring
    The Secret of NIMH
    The Shadow
    The 13th Warrior
    Tombstone
    Unbreakable
    We’re the Millers
    Where Eagles Dare
    Willow
     
  10. tomswift2002

    tomswift2002 Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I don't have time for fifty, but here are some of my Favorites:

    Dick Tracy (1990)
    Home Alone
    Home Alone 2: Lost In New York
    The Man Who Saved Christmas
    Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut
    Apocalypse
    Revelation
    Tribulation
    The Night Before Christmas (1905)
    The Passion Of The Christ
    Diamonds Are Forever
    The Grinch
    Dr. Syn: The Scarecrow of Romney Marsh
    Dick Tracy(1937)
     
  11. HaventGotALife

    HaventGotALife Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I feel your pain.