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What Is Your 25 Best Movies List?

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#1 of 19 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
21.Where Eageles Dare
23.Black Hawk Down
24.Lord of the Rings
25.The Matrix


#2 of 19 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 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 Andrew Chong

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Posted July 27 2004 - 01:52 AM

02.An American In Paris
05.Drunken Master II
07.The Emperor's New Groove
08.Fist of Legend
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

#5 of 19 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 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
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#7 of 19 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 John Kilduff

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Posted July 27 2004 - 06:52 AM

The big 25:

-"Lethal Weapon"
-"The Little Mermaid"
-"Who Framed Roger Rabbit"
-"The Blues Brothers"
-"Back To The Future"
-"Working Girl"
-"Singin' In The Rain"
-"The Muppets Take Manhattan"
-"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 2: The New Batch"
-"Ferris Bueller's Day Off"


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#9 of 19 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 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 II
LOTR:The Fellowship of the Ring
LOTR:The Two Towers
LOTR:The Return of the King
LA Confidential
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
The Lion King
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Last of the Mohicans
Saving Private Ryan
Toy Story
Midnight Run

#11 of 19 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)

The Crow
Donnie Brasco
Usual Suspects
The Matrix
Donnie Darko
Reservoir Dogs
Dark City
Fight Club
Silence of the Lambs
Taxi Driver
The Godfather
Star Wars
12 Monkeys
Dazed and Confused
Back to the Future
Saving Private Ryan
Terminator 2
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Posted July 28 2004 - 10:29 AM

Edward Scissorhands
Moulin Rouge
Nightmare Before Christmas
Black Hawk Down
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
Pirates of the Caribbean
Sleepy Hollow
Lord of the Rings Trilogy
High Plains Drifter
The Passion of the Christ
Blade Runner
Conan the Barbarian
Peter Pan (2003)
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#14 of 19 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 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

Princess Bride
Edward Scissorhands
Indiana Jones Trilogy
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Star Wars saga
Lord of the Rings Trilogy
Lawrence of Arabia
Blazing Saddles
Young Frankenstein
Almost Famous
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Godfather(I and II mainly)
Anything Pixar
Tarzan (Disney)
Beauty and the Beast (Disney)
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 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 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.

- Walter.

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#18 of 19 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
Annie Hall

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

La Dolce Vita
Tokyo Story
The Big Heat
Citizen Kane

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