Directors Your 100 favorite English Language films of all time.

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  1. Bill J

    Bill J Producer

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    Hey, I count 101 titles on that list. What's up with that? [​IMG]
     
  2. Justin_S

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    This was an extremely hard list to make, as I have much more favorites than just 100, so this list changes all the time, but here is the one I wrote down. Remember, it changes as I have many, many more favorites:

    EDIT: I am in the process of redoing my list.
     
  3. Rob P S

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    Adaptation (2002)
    Air Force One (1997)
    Airheads (1994)
    Animal House (1978)
    Antwone Fisher (2002)
    Apollo 13 (1995)
    The Apostle (1997)
    Armageddon (1998)
    Avalon (1990)
    Awakenings (1990)
    Bad Boys (1983)
    Badlands (1973)
    Bang the Drum Slowly (1973)
    Big Night (1996)
    Billy Madison (1995)
    Black Hawk Down (2001)
    Bowling for Columbine (2002)
    Boyz N the Hood (1991)
    Brassed Off (1997)
    The Bread, My Sweet (2001)
    Breakdown (1997)
    Chill Factor (1999)
    A Christmas Story (1983)
    Clay Pigeons (1998)
    Cliffhanger (1993)
    Con Air (1997)
    Courage Under Fire (1996)
    Dead Man Walking (1995)
    Deep Blue Sea (1999)
    Deliverance (1972)
    Die Hard (1988)
    The Dish(2000)
    Dominick & Eugene (1988)
    The Edge (1997)
    The Emperor's Club (2002)
    Escape From Alcatraz (1979)
    A Family Thing (1996)
    Fargo (1996)
    Field of Dreams (1989)
    Forrest Gump (1994)
    The Full Monty (1997)
    Ghostbusters (1984)
    The Green Mile (1999)
    Happy Gilmore (1996)
    Hearts in Atlantis (2001)
    A Home of Our Own (1993)
    Hoosiers (1986)
    In the Line of Fire (1993)
    The Insider (1999)
    Insomnia (2002)
    It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
    King of the Hill (1993)
    L.A. Confidential (1997)
    Lock Up (1989)
    Lone Star (1996)
    Lucas (1986)
    Mask (1985)
    Memento (2000)
    Memphis Belle (1990)
    A Midnight Clear (1992)
    The Mighty (1998)
    Monster's Ball (2001)
    Mr. Holland's Opus (1995)
    Mutant Aliens (2001)
    My Bodyguard (1980)
    My Dog Skip (2000)
    O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
    October Sky (1999)
    Office Space (1999)
    One False Move (1992)
    One Hour Photo (2002)
    A Perfect World (1993)
    Pleasantville (1998)
    Pulp Fiction (1994)
    Punch-Drunk Love (2002)
    Road to Perdition (2002)
    The Rookie (2002)
    Rudy (1993)
    The Sandlot (1993)
    Saving Private Ryan (1998)
    Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993)
    The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
    The Shining (1980)
    Shoot to Kill (1988)
    A Simple Plan (1998)
    Smoke (1995)
    Smoke Signals (1998)
    Speed (1994)
    Spider-Man (2002)
    10 to Midnight (1983)
    Three Kings (1999)
    Ulee's Gold (1997)
    Unstrung Heroes (1995)
    Untamed Heart (1993)
    Waking Ned Devine (1998)
    The Waterboy (1998)
    We Were Soldiers (2002)
    What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)
    The Wizard of Oz (1939)
    Yours, Mine and Ours (1968)
     
  4. Dome Vongvises

    Dome Vongvises Lead Actor

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    Animal House

    Army of Darkness

    Back to the Future

    Back to the Future Part II

    Back to the Future Part III

    Better Off Dead

    Blazing Saddles

    The Blues Brothers

    Braveheart

    The Breakfast Club

    The Bridge on the River Kwai

    Bull Durham

    Casablanca

    Chasing Amy

    Citizen Kane

    Clerks

    A Clockwork Orange

    Conan the Barbarian

    Dawn of the Dead

    Dazed and Confused

    Die Hard

    Die Hard 2: Die Harder

    Die Hard with a Vengeance

    Dumb and Dumber

    The Empire Strikes Back

    E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial

    The Exorcist

    The Evil Dead

    Evil Dead II: Dead by Dawn

    Fast Times at Ridgemont High

    Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

    Field of Dreams

    Fight Club

    First Blood

    Forrest Gump

    Full Metal Jacket

    Ghostbusters

    Glory

    The Godfather

    The Godfather Part II

    Goodfellas

    The Goonies

    Halloween

    Heat

    High Noon

    Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

    Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

    Jaws

    Jurassic Park

    The Karate Kid

    The Karate Kid Part II

    Kentucky Fried Movie

    L.A. Confidential

    Lawrence of Arabia

    Lethal Weapon

    Lethal Weapon 2

    Lethal Weapon 3

    Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring

    Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

    Major League

    Mallrats

    The Matrix

    Maverick

    The Monster Squad

    The Natural

    One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

    Patton

    Psycho (1960)

    Pulp Fiction

    Raging Bull

    Raiders of the Lost Ark

    Rambo: First Blood Part II

    Rear Window

    Reservoir Dogs

    Return of the Jedi

    Revenge of the Nerds

    Rocky

    Rocky II

    Rocky IV

    Saving Private Ryan

    Scent of a Woman

    Schindler’s List

    The Shawshank Redemption

    Se7en

    The Shining

    The Silence of the Lambs

    This Is Spinal Tap

    Spaceballs

    Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

    Star Wars

    Superman: The Movie

    The Terminator

    Terminator 2: Judgement Day

    The Thing (1982)

    The Third Man

    Tombstone

    Top Gun

    Unforgiven

    Wayne’s World

    Young Frankenstein

    This was hard. Very hard to do.
     
  5. Brian Lawrence

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    I made a few minor tweaks to my list which is on page 1 of this thread.
     
  6. Angelo.M

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    about a boy

    alien

    almost famous

    annie hall

    austin powers: international man of mystery

    being there

    the big lebowski

    black hawk down

    blade runner

    the blues brothers

    bottle rocket

    bound

    braveheart

    the bridge on the river kwai

    bullets over broadway

    casablanca

    clerks

    the conversation

    crimes and misdemeanors

    crimson tide

    days of heaven

    the dirty dozen

    do the right thing

    double indemnity

    dr. no

    dumb and dumber

    the empire strikes back

    the english patient

    fargo

    fight club

    from russia with love

    the game

    gladiator

    glengarry glenn ross

    glory

    the godfather

    the godfather part 2

    goldfinger

    the good, the bad and the ugly

    goodfellas

    heat

    hi fidelity

    hoop dreams

    house of games

    jackie brown

    l.a. confidential

    the last waltz

    lawrence of arabia

    lost in america

    the magnificent seven

    the maltese falcon

    the manchurian candidate

    manhattan

    map of the human heart

    marry poppins

    the matrix

    the matrix reloaded

    memento

    miller’s crossing

    monty python and the holy grail

    moulin rouge

    north by northwest

    once upon a time in america

    once upon a time in the west

    planes, trains and automobiles

    the princess bride

    pulp fiction

    the purple rose of cairo

    raiders of the lost ark

    rear window

    the remains of the day

    reservoir dogs

    the road warrior

    ronin

    saving private ryan

    schindler’s list

    seven

    the shawshank redemption

    sixteen candles

    the spanish prisoner

    stop making sense

    the taking of pelham 1, 2, 3

    the thin red line

    the third man

    this is spinal tap

    tombstone

    touch of evil

    twelve angry men

    twelve monkeys

    unbreakable

    unforgiven

    unstrung heroes

    the untouchables

    the usual suspects

    vertigo

    west side story

    the wild bunch

    young frankenstein

    zelig

     
  7. john davies

    john davies Stunt Coordinator

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    In chronological order. Asterisks denote favourites

    1919 Broken Blossoms

    1924 Sherlock jnr

    1925 The Gold Rush

    1926 The General

    1927 Sunrise**

    1933 King Kong

    Duck Soup

    1934 It Happened one Night

    The Scarlet Empress

    1935 Top Hat*

    The 39 Steps

    David Copperfield

    The Devil is a Woman

    Bride of Frankenstein

    1936 Swing Time

    1938 Bringing up Baby

    1940 The Thief of Baghdad

    Fantasia

    1941 Citizen Kane**

    The Maltese Falcon

    Dumbo

    The Lady Eve

    1942 Casablanca**

    To Be or Not to Be*

    The Magnificent Ambersons

    1944 Double Indemnity

    1946 The Big Sleep*

    It's a Wonderful Life

    A Matter of Life and Death

    1948 Letter from an Unknown Woman**

    The Red Shoes

    1949 Kind Hearts and Coronets

    The Third Man

    1950 Sunset Boulevard

    1952 Singin in the Rain**

    The Quiet Man

    1953 The Band Wagon*

    1954 Rear Window

    Johnny Guitar

    1955 Night of the Hunter**

    Kiss me Deadly*

    East of Eden

    1956 The Searchers*

    The Court Jester

    1957 Funny Face

    1958 Vertigo**

    Touch of Evil

    1959 North by Northwest**

    Some Like it Hot**

    1960 The Apartment

    1961 El Cid*

    One-Eyed Jacks

    The Innocents

    1962 Lawrence of Arabia*

    1963 The Great Escape

    1964 Dr Strangelove

    Marnie

    Goldfinger

    1967 The Graduate

    Bonnie and Clyde

    1968 2001: A Space Odyssey**

    1969 The Wild Bunch

    1972 Deliverance

    The Godfather

    1973 The Wicker Man

    The Day of the Jackal

    1974 The Godfather 2

    Chinatown

    1975 Barry Lyndon

    1976 The Outlaw Josey Wales

    1978 The Deer Hunter

    1979 Apocalypse Now*

    Manhattan*

    1980 The Shining*

    Raging Bull*

    1982 Blade Runner

    The Draughtsman's Contract

    1983 Once Upon a Time in America*

    1984 Paris, Texas**

    Street of Crocodiles

    1985 Brazil*

    1986 Blue Velvet*

    1987 The Untouchables

    Hope and Glory

    1988 A Fish Called Wanda

    1990 Miller's Crossing

    The Sheltering Sky

    Goodfellas

    Edward Scizzorhands

    1991 Silence of the Lambs

    1993 The Age of Innocence*

    Schindler's List

    Groundhog Day

    The Wrong Trousers

    1994 Pulp Fiction

    1996 The English Patient

    1998 The Thin Red Line

    2000 The Claim

    2001 Mulholland Drive*

    2002 Far from Heaven
     
  8. Arman

    Arman Screenwriter

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    Work in Progress 5/1/05
     
  9. Steve Christou

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    John after seeing your 100 favorite films in the other thread it must have taken quite an effort for you to come up with 100 favorite 'English-language' films in this thread, and btw you missed out 1977 (Star Wars? wink wink].[​IMG]
    I haven't counted mine but I think there's close to 100 here, and like all lists subject to change. I'm sure I've missed a few good favorites.
    The Abyss
    Adventures of Robin Hood
    Alien
    Aliens
    An American in Paris
    Animal House
    Apocalypse Now
    Back to the Future
    Beauty and the Beast (1991)
    Ben-Hur (1959)
    The Big Country
    Blade Runner
    Blazing Saddles
    Brazil
    Bride of Frankenstein
    Bridge on the River Kwai
    Casablanca
    Close Encounters of the 3rd Kind
    Day The Earth Stood Still
    The Devil Rides Out
    Die Hard
    Dr.Strangelove
    Dracula (1958)
    Duck Soup
    Dune (1984)
    El Cid
    Enter the Dragon
    The Exorcist
    Fantasia
    Final Fantasy
    Forbidden Planet
    Ghostbusters
    The Godfather
    The Godfather P.II
    Goldfinger
    Goodfellas
    The Great Escape
    Horse Feathers
    Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
    The Innocents
    Jason and the Argonauts
    Jaws
    King Kong (1933)
    Lawrence of Arabia
    The Living Daylights
    Lord of the Rings - Fellowship of the Ring
    Lord of the Rings - The Two Towers
    The Magnificent Seven
    The Matrix
    Monkey Business (1931)
    Monty Python and the Holy Grail
    A Night at the Opera
    Night of the Demon (1958)
    North by Northwest
    The Omen
    On the Town
    Pinocchio
    Planet of the Apes (1968)
    Psycho (1960)
    Quatermass and the Pit
    Raiders of the Lost Ark
    Rear Window
    Rebecca
    Red River
    Rio Bravo
    Robocop
    Scarface (1983)
    Shrek
    Singin' in the Rain
    Sleeping Beauty
    Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs
    Some Like it Hot
    Spartacus
    The Spy Who Loved Me
    Star Trek The Motion Picture
    Star Trek II-The Wrath of Khan
    Star Trek First Contact
    Star Wars (1977)
    Star Wars V-The Empire Strikes Back
    Star Wars VI-Return of the Jedi
    Superman the Movie
    Taxi Driver
    The Terminator
    Terminator 2-Judgement Day
    Tomorrow Never Dies
    Total Recall
    The Towering Inferno
    Toy Story
    20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
    2001 A Space Odyssey
    The Untouchables
    War of the Worlds
    West Side Story
    Who Framed Roger Rabbit
    The Wind and the Lion
    You Only Live Twice
    Young Frankenstein
    Zulu
     
  10. Arman

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    Finally completed my list somewhere in this page. [​IMG]
     
  11. Adam_S

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    Doing this without foreign language films was tough. But actually I ended up with two extras, Who Framed Roger Rabbit and Back to the Future (haven't seen both recently enough to allow them on the list). This IS favorites of course, which means George Kaplan entertainment/rewatchability scale (which is how I judge most of my film watching anyway). So for that reason you won't find films I respect but don't care for, like 2001, Citizen Kane and some of the other sacred cows. Give me David Lean over Welles anyday!

    A.I. – Artificial Intelligence

    Adventures of Robin Hood, The

    All About Eve

    Almost Famous

    Apartment, The

    Apocalypse Now

    Beauty and the Beast

    Big Lebowski, The

    Braveheart

    Bridge on the River Kwai, The

    Bringing up Baby

    Casablanca

    Chasing Amy

    Christmas Story, A

    City Lights

    Dances with Wolves

    Die Hard

    Dr. Strangelove

    Doctor Zhivago

    Dogma

    Donnie Darko

    Empire Of the Sun

    Empire Strikes Back, The

    E.T. – the Extra-Terrestrial

    Fantasia

    Fight Club

    Forget Paris

    Forrest Gump

    Gangs of New York

    Godfather, The

    Godfather Part II, The

    Grapes of Wrath, The

    Great Escape, The

    Great Outdoors, The

    His Girl Friday

    How Green Was My Valley

    Hudsucker Proxy, The

    I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang

    Iron Giant, The

    It’s a Wonderful Life

    Jaws

    King Kong

    L.A. Confidential

    Lady Vanishes, The

    Lawrence of Arabia

    Lord of the Flies

    Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring

    Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

    Magnolia

    Man for All Seasons, A

    Man Who Shot Liberty Valence, The

    Miller’s Crossing

    Missing, The

    Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

    Monsters, Inc.

    National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

    North By Northwest

    O Brother Where Art Thou?

    Of Mice and Men

    Old Yeller

    Oliver Twist

    One Two Three

    Out of Sight

    Parent Trap, The

    Paths of Glory

    Pollyanna

    Princess Bride, The

    Psycho

    Raging Bull

    Raiders of the Lost Ark, The

    Raising Arizona

    Red Shoes, The

    Rocky

    Se7en

    Searchers, The

    Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

    Shawshank Redemption, The

    Shop Around the Corner, The

    Silence of the Lambs, The

    Singin’ in the rain

    Sixth Sense

    Some Like it Hot

    Spartacus

    Stage Door

    Stagecoach

    Stand By Me

    Star Wars

    Swiss Family Robinson, The

    Taxi Driver

    Ten Commandments, The

    Terminator 2: Judgement day

    Thin Man, The

    To Kill a Mockingbird

    Traffic

    Treasure of the Sierra Madre

    Unbreakable

    Unforgiven

    Walkabout

    What About Bob?

    You Can’t Take it With you
     
  12. MartinTeller

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    In the year and a half since I made my list, I've seen a lot more movies. So here's some new additions:
    Donnie Darko
    Kill Bill, Vol. 1
    Lawrence of Arabia
    Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (haven't seen it yet, but it's a pretty safe bet)
    Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
    Picnic at Hanging Rock
    River's Edge
    Singin' in the Rain
    Then of course 8 have to be scratched off the original list, which I found surprisingly easy:
    Army of Darkness
    Gaslight
    Night of the Living Dead
    Office Space
    Rumble Fish
    The Children's Hour
    The Dark Backwards
    UHF
    Gaslight and Rumble Fish could return, been too long since I've seen them.
     

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