Directors Your 100 favorite English Language films of all time.

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  1. Andrew_Sch

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    A lot has changed since I last posted on this thread, and since this new shit has come to light, here's my top 30. :b I'm just not man enough to go all out for 100.

    1. Fight Club

    2. LOTR:FOTR

    3. The Big Lebowski

    4. The Godfather

    5. Goodfellas

    6. Ferris Bueller's Day Off

    7. American Beauty

    8. Pulp Fiction

    9. Patton

    10. On The Waterfront

    11. Saving Private Ryan

    12. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

    13. O Brother, Where Art Thou?

    14. Fargo

    15. The Matrix

    16. Se7en

    17. 12 Monkeys

    18. LA Confidential

    19. Gladiator

    20. T2: Judgment Day

    21. Braveheart

    22. Unforgiven

    23. Blazing Saddles

    24. The Usual Suspects

    25. Jaws

    26. Falling Down

    27. Tombstone

    28. Dirty Harry

    29. Dr. Strangelove

    30. A Christmas Carol (George C. Scott version)

    For the record, either myself or my dad owns 24 out of the 29 that are currently available, with #'s 5, 8, 10, 25, and 28 being the only ones not currently gracing our shelves.
     
  2. Bill J

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    Andrew, please don't take offense, but I think you need to see more films.
     
  3. Andrew_Sch

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    BillJ, I don't take offense at all to your last post, but I'd like to know what films on my list led you to the conclusion that I need to see more films. Also, what films would you suggest?
     
  4. Bill J

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    Andrew, judging by yor top 3, you must be pretty young.
     
  5. Andrew_Sch

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    Yeah, I'm 16, but I have seen my fair share of older movies, those three just happen to be my favorites.
     
  6. LukeB

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    Posting my list would lose any legitimacy I have on these forums! :b [​IMG]
     
  7. Bill J

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  8. Evan Case

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    Bill,

    Everyone was 16 once. How about giving him some time?

    FWIW, I think Andrew has shown remarkable taste based on what he has seen. There are really only about 6-7 films on his list that that I don't find at least very good.

    That said, let me also recommend the films on Bill's mini-list. If you're lucky, your local library should have plenty of classics on VHS or DVD. My public library provided me an invaluable source of film knowledge throughout my teen years.

    Evan
     
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  10. Kevin Leonard

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    Wow, I had completely forgotten about this! Finally went back and finished off my Top 100.
    And why are some people so down on Andrew's list? Anybody who can appreciate both L.A. Confidential and Orgazmo (see his original post on the first page) is just fine in my book. [​IMG]
     
  11. JohnRice

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    Here is my best attempt, in alphabetical order. I made sure to include several guilty pleasures.

    2001, A Space Odyssey

    12 Monkeys

    Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension, The

    Alien

    Always

    American History X

    Apocalypse Now

    Army of Darkness

    B. Monkey

    Ben-Hur

    Blade Runner

    Bliss

    Blood Simple

    Body Snatchers

    Brazil

    Bridge on the River Kwai, The

    Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

    Carlito's Way

    Citizen Kane

    Cool Hand Luke

    Cruel Intentions

    Dangerous Beauty

    Dark City

    Dark Star

    Deer Hunter, The

    Doctor Zhivago

    Donnie Darko

    Exorcist, The

    Fahrenheit 451

    Falling Down

    Fargo

    Fiddler On The Roof

    Fifth Element, The

    Fight Club

    Fistful of Dollars, A

    For All Mankind

    From Dusk Till Dawn

    Game, The

    Godfather, The

    Godfather Part II, The

    Goodfellas

    Good, the Bad and the Ugly, The

    Gone with the Wind

    Haunting, The (1963)

    Heat

    High Plains Drifter

    Immortal Beloved

    Killer Klowns From Outer Space

    Lawrence of Arabia

    Leaving Las Vegas

    Liebestraum

    Mad Max

    Magnificent Seven, The

    Magnificent Ambersons, The

    Magnolia

    Man in the Moon, The

    Man Who WasnÕt There, The

    Memento

    MillerÕs Crossing

    Monty Python and the Holy Grail

    National Lampoon's Animal House

    North by Northwest

    Night of the Hunter

    O Brother, Where Art Thou?

    Once Upon a Time in America

    On Her Majesty's Secret Service

    On the Beach

    Ordinary People

    Paths of Glory

    Payback

    Princess Bride, The

    Psycho

    Pulp Fiction

    Quiet Earth, The

    Raising Arizona

    Rapture, The

    Reservoir Dogs

    River Runs through It, A

    Romeo is Bleeding

    Room with A View, A

    Scarface

    Shawshank Redemption, The

    Silverado

    SchindlerÕs List

    Sorcerer

    Starship Troopers

    State of Grace

    Sting, The

    Thelma and Louise

    They Live

    To Kill a Mockingbird

    To Live and Die in L.A.

    Tombstone

    Untamed Heart

    Usual Suspects, The

    Waking the Dead

    When Harry Met Sally

    Wild at Heart

    Wizard of Oz, The

    Young Frankenstein
     
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  13. Andrew_Sch

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    Looking back at that list, it doesn't really reflect my top 30 movies, it was late when I made it and I was too tired to think of all the great movies I've seen.

    BillJ, I've seen 2001, LOA and Apocolypse Now, but I won't reveal the embarrasingly low number of films on your longer list that I've seen:b . I really didn't care for 2001 or LOA at all, and I loved Apocolypse, but not as much as some of the films on my list.

    Thanks to everyone who defended my taste, but I don't believe BillJ was questioning it, and he has a point, as 19 out of 30 films on the list are from the 1990's.
     
  14. Zen Butler

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    I'd like to try this, I'm at work so this will take a while:
    (also including guilty stuff) I'm doing what pops in my head first...
    1. Blade Runner
    2. Lawrence of Arabia
    3. The Manchurian Candidate
    4. Seventh Seal
    5. LOTR:FOTR
    6. Gladiator
    7. Orpheus
    8. Touch of Evil
    9. The Third Man
    10. Pulp Fiction
    11. Welcome to The Dollhouse
    12. Run Lola Run
    13. Heavenly Creatures
    14. Casablanca
    15. Shawshank Redemption
    16. O' Brother Where Art Thou?
    17. Se7en
    18. Fight Club
    19. Batman
    20. Batman Returns
    21. Raiders of the Lost Ark
    22. Empire Strikes Back
    23. Star Wars
    24. Return of the Jedi
    25. Liquid Sky
    26. Fifth Element
    27. The Professional
    28. 48 Hours
    29. Die Hard
    30. Silverado
    31. Dances with Wolves
    32. Full Metal JAcket
    33. Dark City
    34. The Nightmare before Christmas
    35. Men in Black
    36. Night Shift
    37. Stir Crazy
    38. Foul Play
    39. Donnie Brasco
    40. Once Upon a Time in the West
    41. Once Upon a Time in America
    42. The Killer
    43. King of Masks
    44. Tao of Steve
    45. Cruel Intentions [​IMG]
    46. Big Lebowski
    47. Bridge/River Kwai
    48. The Great Escape
    49. Magnificent Seven
    50. Good, Bad and the Ugly
    51. High Plains Drifter
    52. Firelight
    53. Horror of Dracula
    54. Goodfellas
    55. A Bronx Tale
    56. Rushmore
    57. Election
    58. Do the Right Thing
    59. Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon
    60. Midnight Run
    61. What about Bob?
    62. Fantastic Planet
    63. The Man Who Fell to Earth
    64. Annie Hall
    65. High Fidelity
    66. Treasure of Sierra Madre
    67. Duck Soup
    68. Jackie Brown
    69. Logan's Run
    70. ST: First Contact
    71. Godfather II
    72. Godfather I
    73. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
    74. The Bounty
    75. Braveheart
    76. Dog Day Afternoon
    77. Deliverance
    78. Terminator 2
    79. Terminator
    80. 12 Monkeys
    81. Alice in Wonderland
    82. East of Eden
    83. Farewell my Concubine
    84. Wish you Were Here
    85. The Deep End
    86. You can Count on me
    87. Silence of the Lambs
    88. U2-Rattle and Hum
    89. a Clockwork Orange
    90. Sleepy Hollow
    91. Babe II-Pig in the City
    92. Bullets over Broadway
    93. Swingers
    94. The Matrix
    95. Gone With The Wind
    96. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
    97. Wizard of Oz
    98. Giant
    98. Blue
    99. Akira
    and last...
    100. Buttman in Budapest!
     
  15. Jay E

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    Zen

    This is English language films only. Would you be able to subsitute those foreign language films for an Engish language one instead. Thanks!
     
  16. Zen Butler

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    Yeah sorry, that would make me short...

    98. Blue - Unforgiven

    83. Farewell my Concubine - Untouchables

    59. Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon - Memento

    43. King of Masks - King of Comedy

    7. Orpheus - Raging Bull

    4. Seventh Seal - Gattaca
     
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  18. Jay E

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    John

    My original idea was for this thread to be "your 100 favorite American films", but I decided to change it to English Language as sometimes it's very hard to distinguish which country a film is from (ie; Lawrence of Arabia, Bridge Over the River Kwai).

    I did not consider Metropolis for my list since it was made in Germany and I would put it on my 100 Favorite Foreign language films list. When I compile these lists (if I get enough posters), I will not include it. The only way it would skew the voting is the fact that it leave you with 99 entries and not 100.
     
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    Then I'll replace Metropolis with Memento. I updated my original list. Heck, it even fits in the same spot.
     
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