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What Is Your 25 Best Movies List?

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#1 of 19 OFFLINE   DaveJJ


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Posted July 26 2004 - 12:21 PM

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 of 19 OFFLINE   george kaplan

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Posted July 26 2004 - 01:04 PM

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

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#3 of 19 OFFLINE   JonZ


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Posted July 27 2004 - 01:43 AM

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 of 19 OFFLINE   Andrew Chong

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Posted July 27 2004 - 01:52 AM

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 of 19 OFFLINE   Brook K

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Posted July 27 2004 - 02:53 AM

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.
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#6 of 19 OFFLINE   Christ Reynolds

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Posted July 27 2004 - 04:15 AM

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
And then when I feel so stuffed I can't eat anymore, I just use the restroom! And then I CAN eat more!

#7 of 19 OFFLINE   Andrew_Sch



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Posted July 27 2004 - 05:49 AM

In no order:
-Citizen Kane
-The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
-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
-Fight Club
-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 Posted Image
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#8 of 19 OFFLINE   John Kilduff

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Posted July 27 2004 - 06:52 AM

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!
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#9 of 19 OFFLINE   Robyn


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Posted July 27 2004 - 10:39 AM

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)
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#10 of 19 OFFLINE   Alex S

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Posted July 28 2004 - 08:51 AM

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 of 19 OFFLINE   Zen Butler

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Posted July 28 2004 - 09:06 AM

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


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Posted July 28 2004 - 09:13 AM

My Top 25 (No Order) Contact 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
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#13 of 19 OFFLINE   Ron-P



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Posted July 28 2004 - 10:29 AM

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)
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#14 of 19 OFFLINE   Christ Reynolds

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Posted July 29 2004 - 04:47 AM

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And then when I feel so stuffed I can't eat anymore, I just use the restroom! And then I CAN eat more!

#15 of 19 OFFLINE   Sean Moon

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Posted July 29 2004 - 09:48 AM

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.

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#16 of 19 OFFLINE   Joe Fisher

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Posted July 29 2004 - 03:44 PM

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
Ben Hur

Bride of Frankenstein
The Exorcist-25th Anniversary Special Edition
First Men in the Moon
Forbidden Planet
Full Metal Jacket
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)
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 of 19 OFFLINE   Walter Kittel

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Posted July 30 2004 - 06:44 AM

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

Raging Bull
Citizen Kane
Some Like It Hot
Pulp Fiction

The General (1927)
The Last Picture Show
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.

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#18 of 19 OFFLINE   Nick Sievers

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Posted July 30 2004 - 01:41 PM

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)
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Posted June 21 2005 - 05:35 AM

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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