Directors What Is Your 25 Best Movies List?

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  1. DaveJJ

    DaveJJ Stunt Coordinator

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    Here is my list in no particular order!

    1. Star Wars
    2. Raider of the Last Ark
    3. Speed
    4. Alien
    5. Back to the Future
    6. Jurassic Park
    7. Jaws
    8. The Fugitive
    9. Lethal Weapon
    10.Animal House
    11.Young Frankenstein
    12.Die Hard
    13.The Wild Bunch
    14.Ture Lies
    15.Terminator II
    16.The Magnificent Seven
    17.Outlaw Josey Wales
    18.2001:Space Odyssey
    19.Toy Story
    20.Gladiator-2000
    21.Where Eageles Dare
    22.Tombstone
    23.Black Hawk Down
    24.Lord of the Rings
    25.The Matrix

    DaveJJ
     
  2. george kaplan

    george kaplan Executive Producer

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    Here's my list. In order:

    1. The Apartment
    2. Rear Window
    3. The Godfather
    4. Casablanca
    5. Citizen Kane
    6. Star Wars
    7. Dr. Strangelove
    8. Raiders of the Lost Ark
    9. North by Northwest
    10. Some Like It Hot
    11. The Godfather, Part 2
    12. Chinatown
    13. Vertigo
    14. 2001
    15. The Gold Rush
    16. Toy Story
    17. Planes, Trains & Automobiles
    18. Jaws
    19. Psycho
    20. The Empire Strikes Back
    21. Young Frankenstein
    22. Duck Soup
    23. Toy Story 2
    24. Back to the Future
    25. Modern Times
     
  3. JonZ

    JonZ Lead Actor

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    25 Citizen Kane
    24 Scarface
    23 Platoon
    22 Monty Python & The Holy Grail
    21 Akira
    20 Halloween
    19 Roshomon
    18 The Wild Bunch
    17 Empire Strikes Back
    16 Dr Strangelove
    15 The Good The Bad & The Ugly
    14 One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest
    13 Superman The Movie
    12 Ran
    11 Jaws
    10 Excalibur
    9 Once Upon A Time In America
    8 Blade Runner Dir Cut
    7 Amadeus
    6 A Clockwork Orange
    5 The Godfather part 2
    4 The Seven Samurai
    3 The Godfather
    2 Apocalypse Now
    1 2001 A Space Osyssey
     
  4. Andrew Chong

    Andrew Chong Supporting Actor

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    Alphabetically:
    01.A.I.
    02.An American In Paris
    03.Babe
    04.Contact
    05.Drunken Master II
    06.E.T.
    07.The Emperor's New Groove
    08.Fist of Legend
    09.Hannibal
    10.Iron Giant
    11.Jurassic Park
    12.Kill Bill
    13.Lolita (Kubrick)
    14.The Lord of the Rings
    15.The Matrix
    16.My Father is a Hero
    17.Nightmare Before Christmas
    18.Princess Mononoke
    19.Psycho (Hitchcock)
    20.Raiders of the Lost Ark
    21.Saving Private Ryan
    22.The Shining
    23.Singin' In The Rain
    24.Star Trek First Contact
    25.Superman
     
  5. Brook K

    Brook K Lead Actor

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    1. Taxi Driver
    2. Ikiru
    3. 2001: A Space Odyssey
    4. It's A Wonderful Life
    5. Tokyo Story
    6. The Seventh Seal
    7. The Passion Of Joan Of Arc
    8. The Maltese Falcon
    9. Sullivan's Travels
    10. The Bitter Tears Of Petra Von Kant
    11. Singin' In The Rain
    12. The Blue Angel
    13. Tabu
    14. Chloe In The Afternoon
    15. Ugetsu Monogatari
    16. Aguirre, The Wrath Of God
    17. A Woman Under The Influence
    18. Unforgiven
    19. M
    20. All That Heaven Allows
    21. My Life To Live
    22. Germany Year Zero
    23. Psycho
    24. That Obscure Object Of Desire
    25. Steamboat Bill, Jr.
     
  6. Christ Reynolds

    Christ Reynolds Producer

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    1. Boogie Nights
    2. Barton Fink
    3. A Clockwork Orange
    4. 2001: A Space Odyssey
    5. The Shining
    6. Dr. Strangelove: Or...
    7. Fargo
    8. Pulp Fiction
    9. Repo Man
    10. Donnie Darko
    11. Rushmore
    12. Magnolia
    13. Requiem for a Dream
    14. Election
    15. Taxi Driver
    16. Bottle Rocket
    17. American Movie
    18. Blood Simple
    19. Dawn of the Dead
    20. The Kids Are Alright
    21. Fight Club
    22. Slap Shot
    23. Big Lebowski, The
    24. Eraserhead
    25. Man Who Wasn't There, The
     
  7. Andrew_Sch

    Andrew_Sch Cinematographer

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    In no order:
    -Citizen Kane
    -Goodfellas
    -The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
    -Unforgiven
    -Dr. Strangelove
    -The Big Lebowski
    -Pulp Fiction
    -Tresure of the Sierra Madre
    -The Third Man
    -Terminator 2: Judgment Day
    -Rear Window
    -Once Upon a Time in the West
    -Rio Bravo
    -The Searchers
    -The Elephant Man
    -Lawrence of Arabia (seeing this in 70MM at The Senator was the greatest movie-going experience of my life)
    -On The Waterfront
    -Casablanca
    -Fight Club
    -Memento
    -Patton
    -Bravheart
    -The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
    -Ferris Bueller's Day Off
    -Dances With Wolves: Director's Cut
    -The Bridge on the River Kwai

    Edit: Removed "Stalag 17" in favor of "Dances with Wolves." When I say my list changes every day, it's no cliche [​IMG]
     
  8. John Kilduff

    John Kilduff Screenwriter

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    The big 25:

    -"Lethal Weapon"
    -"The Little Mermaid"
    -"Scarface"
    -"Who Framed Roger Rabbit"
    -"The Blues Brothers"
    -"Back To The Future"
    -"Working Girl"
    -"Casablanca"
    -"Singin' In The Rain"
    -"The Muppets Take Manhattan"
    -"Network"
    -"Animal House"
    -"Beverly Hills Cop"
    -"New Jack City"
    -"Talking Heads: Stop Making Sense"
    -"Silence Of The Lambs"
    -"Crossing Delancey"
    -"Beauty And The Beast"
    -"Monty Python And The Holy Grail"
    -"The Muppet Movie"
    -"16 Candles"
    -"Gremlins"
    -"Gremlins 2: The New Batch"
    -"Cinderella"
    -"Ferris Bueller's Day Off"

    Sincerely,

    John Kilduff...

    Enjoy, guys!
     
  9. Robyn

    Robyn Stunt Coordinator

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    My list (in no particular order):

    1. Murder By Death
    2. The 'burbs
    3. My Neighbor Totoro
    4. Spirited Away
    5. WaterBoys (Japanese Comedy)
    6. Steel Magnolias
    7. Sixteen Candles
    8. Snowball Express
    9. To Kill a Mockingbird
    10. Where the Heart Is
    11. Briget Jones' Diary
    12. Labyrinth
    13. A Christmas Story
    14. Once Were Warriors
    15. East of Eden
    16. The Goonies
    17. Finding Nemo
    18. Monsoon Wedding
    19. Ladyhawk
    20. The Private Eyes
    21. The Ghost and Mr. Chicken
    22. The Glass Bottom Boat
    23. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
    24. Willow
    25. Shall We Dance (Japanese version)
     
  10. Alex S

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    In no order:

    Raiders of the Lost Ark
    Star Wars
    The Empire Strikes Back
    Godfather
    Godfather II
    LOTR:The Fellowship of the Ring
    LOTR:The Two Towers
    LOTR:The Return of the King
    LA Confidential
    Jaws
    Witness
    Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
    The Lion King
    Braveheart
    The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
    Last of the Mohicans
    Saving Private Ryan
    Toy Story
    Midnight Run
    Gettysburg
     
  11. Zen Butler

    Zen Butler Producer

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    1. Blade Runner
    2. Lawrence of Arabia
    3. Léon (1994)
    4. Seventh Seal, The (1957)
    5. Sabrina (1954)
    6. Manchurian Candidate, The (1962)
    7. Ninth Configuration, The
    8. Beauty and the Beast (1946) Cocteau
    9. Once Upon a Time in the West
    10. Odd Man Out (1947)
    11. Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai
    12. Children of Paradise
    13. King of Masks, The
    14. Trouble in Mind
    15. Umbrellas of Cherbourg, The
    16. Farewell My Concubine
    17. City of the Lost Children
    18. Enter the Dragon
    19. Cinema Paradiso
    20. Gaslight-(1944)
    21. 2001: A Space Odyssey
    22. Dances with Wolves
    23. Baran
    24. War of the Worlds
    25. Perfect Blue
     
  12. Byron_T

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    My Top 25 (No Order)

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    The Crow
    Donnie Brasco
    Usual Suspects
    The Matrix
    Jaws
    Donnie Darko
    Reservoir Dogs
    Halloween
    Alien
    Dark City
    Seven
    Fight Club
    Silence of the Lambs
    Momento
    Fargo
    Snatch
    Taxi Driver
    The Godfather
    Star Wars
    12 Monkeys
    Dazed and Confused
    Back to the Future
    Saving Private Ryan
    Terminator 2
     
  13. Ron-P

    Ron-P Producer

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    Edward Scissorhands
    Moulin Rouge
    Nightmare Before Christmas
    Black Hawk Down
    Alien
    Aliens
    Legends of the Fall
    Star Wars: A New Hope
    Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
    Raiders of the Lost Ark
    Star Trek: The Undiscovered Country
    Road Warrior
    Predator
    Unbreakable
    Pirates of the Caribbean
    Sleepy Hollow
    Lord of the Rings Trilogy
    High Plains Drifter
    The Passion of the Christ
    Tombstone
    Gladiator
    Blade Runner
    Conan the Barbarian
    Bambi
    Peter Pan (2003)
     
  14. Christ Reynolds

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    CJ
     
  15. Sean Moon

    Sean Moon Cinematographer

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    My list fluctuates. I cannot honestly put any one film on top though. Is this the best overall list? Best comedy? Best action? Or just movies I never tire of? I will go with films I never tire of, with some cheating. This is in no order, and the cheating is lumping sagas together so they dont dominate the list


    Casablanca
    Princess Bride
    Edward Scissorhands
    Aliens
    Jaws
    Indiana Jones Trilogy
    Close Encounters of the Third Kind
    Star Wars saga
    Lord of the Rings Trilogy
    Lawrence of Arabia
    Blazing Saddles
    Young Frankenstein
    Producers
    Almost Famous
    Ferris Bueller's Day Off
    Godfather(I and II mainly)
    Anything Pixar
    Tarzan (Disney)
    Beauty and the Beast (Disney)
    Gattaca
    Superman (I and II)
    Spider Man (I and II)
    Forrest Gump
    Shawshank Redemption
    Back to the Future Trilogy


    God there are so many films I would love to put here. Just too much to pick from. It is maddening.
     
  16. Joe Fisher

    Joe Fisher Screenwriter

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    Wow. Had a insane time coming up with this list. But for the most part these are my 25 favorites............for now.

    Movies in bold are firm choices.

    2001: A Space Odyssey
    Alien
    Aliens
    Ben Hur

    Bride of Frankenstein
    The Exorcist-25th Anniversary Special Edition
    First Men in the Moon
    Forbidden Planet
    Frankenstein
    Full Metal Jacket
    Jaws
    Journey to the Center of the Earth
    Lawrence of Arabia
    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring(EE)
    The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers(EE)
    The Lord of the Rings: The Return of The King(EE)
    Patton
    Planet of the Apes-1968

    Schindler's List
    The Ten Commandments
    The Terminator
    Terminator 2: Judgment Day
    Tora! Tora! Tora!
    The War of the Worlds
    The Wizard of Oz
     
  17. Walter Kittel

    Walter Kittel Producer

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    Chariots of Fire
    2001: A Space Odyssey
    Once Upon A Time In The West
    A Clockwork Orange
    Dr. Strangelove

    The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
    The English Patient
    Miller's Crossing
    It's A Wonderful Life
    The Right Stuff

    Taxi Driver
    Blade Runner
    Cool Hand Luke
    The Godfather
    Harvey

    Raging Bull
    Hud
    Citizen Kane
    Some Like It Hot
    Pulp Fiction

    The General (1927)
    The Last Picture Show
    Goldfinger
    The Bridge on the River Kwai
    Blue Velvet


    Five films I wish I could have made room for on the list:

    Mister Roberts
    The Shawshank Redemption
    The Miracle of Morgan's Creek
    Last of the Mohicans
    The Sweet Hereafter


    No surprise:
    3 Kubrick films in my top 5.

    Biggest omissions from my list:
    Humphrey Bogart
    Alfred Hitchcock

    Film noir is one of my favorite film styles and yet nothing
    cracked the top 25.

    - Walter.
     
  18. Nick Sievers

    Nick Sievers Producer

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    My list changes more often than J.Lo's husbands but as of right now.

    1. Pulp Fiction
    2. The Godfather: Part II
    3. Rear Window
    4. 2001: A Space Odyssey
    5. Ikiru (1952)
    6. Vertigo
    7. La Grande illusion (Grand Illusion)
    8. Rashomon
    9. Hotaru no haka (Grave of the Fireflies)
    10. Miller's Crossing
    11. Bande à part (Band of Outsiders)
    12. King Kong (1933)
    13. Goodfellas
    14. Apocalypse Now
    15. Dawn of the Dead (1978)
    16. Magnolia
    17. Trainspotting
    18. Raging Bull
    19. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
    20. The Third Man
    21. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
    22. Unforgiven
    23. Monty Python's Life of Brian
    24. Out of Sight
    25. The Thing (1982)
     
  19. DavidAls

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    Apu trilogy
    Sansho The Bailiff
    Godfather II
    The Apartment
    Taxi Driver

    Dr. Strangelove
    Ugetsu
    Rashomon
    Annie Hall
    Charulata

    2001: A Space Odyssey
    Floating Weeds
    Goodfellas
    Throne Of Blood
    Crimes & Misdemeanors

    La Dolce Vita
    Tokyo Story
    Notorious
    The Big Heat
    Citizen Kane

    Wild Strawberries
    Five Easy Pieces
    Silence (a.k.a. Sokhout)
    after life
    Being There
     

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