Directors What Are Your Top 10 Favorite Movies of All Time?

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  1. Rob Tomlin

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    Note that the question is YOUR top 10 FAVORITE movies. Not what you think the top 10 best movies of all time are. There is a difference. For example, Cape Fear is on my top 10 list, but I sure would not consider it to be one of the best 10 movies ever made!
    Anyway, here is my list:
    1. Lawrence of Arabia
    2. Taxi Driver
    3. Pulp Fiction
    4. The Godfather (I and II)
    5. Full Metal Jacket
    6. Goodfellas
    7. The Terminator
    8. Raging Bull
    9. Amadeus
    10. Cape Fear (1991)
    Note that 4/10 of my favorites are directed my Marty Scorsese! [​IMG]
    What are your top 10 favorite movies?
     
  2. Rob Tomlin

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    Going through my list above, I noticed something. The vast majority of these movies need to be re-released on DVD for improved transfers. This includes Pulp Fiction (needs to be anamorphic) The Terminator (that will be resolved next Tuesday [​IMG]), Goodfellas (non-anamorpic and a flipper!), Midnight Cowboy, Raging Bull, and even Amadeus could use a better anamorpic transfer along with some good supplements!
    I also wish that Full Metal Jacket was anamorphic (without getting into Kubrick's "wishes", this still could have been, and should have been, an anamorpic disc imo).
    Its sad that so many of my favorite movies are not available with a top notch DVD transfer! [​IMG]
     
  3. Jeremiah

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    Good list Rob.
    1. Caddyshack
    2. The Game
    3. Leathal Weapon I
    4. Die Hard
    5. The Usual Suspects
    6. The Terminator
    7. Empire Strikes Back
    8. Leathal Weapon II
    9. Thombstone
    10. Cannonball Run
    Close....Braveheart, Raiders of the lost ark, Star Wars, Memento, Full Metal Jacket, Apocalypse Now.
    [Edited last by Jeremiah on September 26, 2001 at 03:07 PM]
     
  4. JonZ

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    1. 2001 A Space Odyssey
    2. Apocalypse Now
    3. The Godfather
    4. The Godfather Part2
    5. A Clockwork Orange
    6. Jaws
    7. Blade Runner
    8. Amadeus
    9. Seven Samurai
    10.Excalibur
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    1. Accidental Tourist
    2. Manhattan
    3. Empire Strikes Back
    4. Cries and Whispers
    5. Carrie
    6. City Lights
    7. Picnic at Hanging Rock
    8. Network
    9. Piano
    10. Anne of Green Gables (1985 made for tv version)
     
  6. Alex Spindler

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    1. Rushmore
    2. The Big Lebowski
    3. Memento
    4. Pulp Fiction
    5. Tremors
    6. The Thing
    7. Leon : The Professional
    8. Big Trouble in Little China
    9. Fight Club
    10. Seven
    That list is accurate as of right now. Likely to change given that I am watching Goonies right now.
    I NEED a real version of Pulp Fiction.
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  7. Brad_W

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    1. Jurassic Park
    2. Braveheart
    3. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
    4. Return of the Jedi
    5. Gladiator
    6. Army of Darkness
    7. Contact
    8. Hellbound: Hellraiser 2
    9. Transformers: The Movie
    10. Aliens
    I think my fave movie list has changed since the rise of DVD.
    There are a plethora of others not mentioned that I would tie with my top 10: Alien, Star Wars films, Indianna Jones Trilogy, Terminator, etc. etc. etc.
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  8. Matthew Chmiel

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    My Everchanging Top 10 Favorite Movies of All Time List (excluding Kevin Smith and Dario Argento films): [​IMG]
    1) Dark City
    2) Brazil
    3) Memento
    4) Goodfellas
    5) 2001: A Space Odyssey
    6) Pulp Fiction
    7) Fight Club
    8) Almost Famous
    9) Requiem for a Dream
    10) Shock Treatment (the guilty pleasure)
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  9. Steve Christou

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    Rob come on, top 10? Its too hard man, how about a top 50?
    Oh alright, just off the top of my head (I have a small piece of paper on my head with my favorite films on it), here goes...
    In no particular order whatsoever just to confuse everyone.
    Ben-Hur (1959)(my favorite movie)
    Lawrence of Arabia (1962)(my 2nd favorite movie)
    Spartacus (1960)
    2001 A Space Odyssey (1968)
    Star Wars (1977)
    The Godfather (1972)
    The Godfather II (1974)
    Duck Soup (1934)
    Singin' in the Rain (1952)
    Aliens (1986)
    Brazil (1985)
    Dune (1984)
    North By Northwest (1959)
    Jaws (1975)
    Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
    Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
    Better stop before it becomes a top 20, I'm sure I've missed a few favorites, looking at my list the newest film is Aliens (1986), hmmmm interesting.
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  10. David Dennison

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    1. It's a Wonderful Life
    2. Star Wars
    3. The Shawshank Redemption
    4. To Kill a Mockingbird
    5. North by Northwest
    6. The Godfather
    7. The Sound of Music
    8. Apollo 13
    9. Fargo
    10. Ben-Hur
    Well, that's a good start.
     
  11. Scott Weinberg

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    These are some damn good choices.
    If you asked me the same question every day, the answer would probably change every time. Here are my choices, definitely NOT in any particular order:
    1. Young Frankenstein
    2. Alien
    3. Fight Club
    4. The Blues Brothers
    5. Airplane!
    6. Dark City
    7. Jaws
    8. Raiders of the Lost Ark
    9. Star Wars
    10. The Untouchables
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  12. Tom-G

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    Very difficult to narrow it down to ten, but here goes (in no particular order):
    • Star Wars
    • Dark City
    • The Godfather
    • Fight Club
    • 2001: A Space Odyssey
    • Terminator 2
    • GoodFellas
    • Rocky
    • Heat
    • Taxi Driver
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    The Apartment
    Star Wars
    Rear Window
    North by Northwest
    Toy Story
    Planes, Trains & Automobiles
    Young Frankenstein
    Back to the Future
    It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
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  14. Kevin Leonard

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    Only 10? Ooooh, so many choices:
    1) Raging Bull
    2) Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
    3) Fight Club
    4) Throne of Blood
    5) Foreign Correspondent
    6) Mean Streets
    7) Pulp Fiction
    8) Dawn of the Dead
    9) Brazil
    10) Office Space/The Big Lebowski (tie)
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    1. Star Wars
    2. The Empire Strikes Back
    3. Return of the Jedi
    4. The Godfather Part II
    5. The Godfather
    6. Glory
    7. Patton
    8. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
    9. Forrest Gump
    10. Lawrence of Arabia
    Honorable Mentions
    The Third Man
    The Deer Hunter
    Rocky
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    A friend just asked me this the other day so while it is still fresh on my mind:
    1. Apocalypse Now Francis Ford Coppola, 1979
    2. 2001: A Space Odyssey Stanley Kubrick, 1968
    3. Rear Window Alfred Hitchcock, 1954
    4. Woodstock: Three Days Of Peace And Music Michael Wadleigh, 1970
    5. Interiors Woody Allen, 1978
    6. Nashville Robert Altman, 1975
    7. Magnolia Paul Thomas Anderson, 1999
    8. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love The Bomb Stanley Kubrick, 1964
    9. Citizen Kane Orson Welles, 1941
    10. The French Connection William Friedkin, 1971
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  17. JustinT

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    Here's my list, in no particular order.
    True Lies
    The Fifth Element
    Predator
    Die Hard
    Fight Club
    Pulp Fiction
    Dumb and Dumber
    South Park: BLU
    Last of the Mohicans
    The Usual Suspects
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  18. Kevin Leonard

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    Rob:
    Just in case you haven't heard, MGM is working on a Special Edition of Raging Bull for next year. I hear it's going to be a new print and one that comes with all the trimmings.
    Considering it's my favorite film of all time, the upcoming SE should make Scorsese fanatics like you and me go crazy! [​IMG]
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    Today anyway...
    1. Chinatown (1974)
    2. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying & Love the Bomb (1964)
    3. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
    4. BladeRunner (1982)
    5. Casablanca (1942)
    6. North by Northwest (1959)
    7. GoodFellas (1990)
    8. Rashomon (1950)
    9. Once Upon A Time in the West (1969)
    10. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
    [Edited last by Holden Pike on September 27, 2001 at 05:09 AM]
     
  20. David Lambert

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    I couldn't possibly pick just 10...
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