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Your 100 favorite English Language films of all time.


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#21 of 92 OFFLINE   george kaplan

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Posted February 15 2002 - 05:35 AM

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"Does that mean this guy thinks Son of Flubber is actually greater than Citizen Kane?" then allow me to say "Indeed I do."
I don't think it's as odd that you prefer Son of Flubber as it is that you don't think Citizen Kane is even in the top 100 of greatest films of all time.
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#22 of 92 OFFLINE   Gabe D

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Posted February 15 2002 - 07:19 AM

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...you don't think Citizen Kane is even in the top 100 of greatest films of all time.

Citizen Kane is a great movie, I don't dispute that. It was on my list of about 150 that I slowly whittled down to a hundred. There are other movies that were harder to cut, including Some Like it Hot, Jaws, The Thin Man and Sullivan's Travels. Holding myself to a hundred was a lot harder than I thought it would be.

#23 of 92 OFFLINE   David Dennison

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Posted February 15 2002 - 12:33 PM

Okay, I'll take a shot at my top 100 favorite movies. I am sure I forgot something, and it would probably look slightly different if I tried it again next week.

12 Angry Men
39 Steps, The
African Queen
Aliens
All About Eve
All Quiet on the Western Front
All the President's Men
Amadeus
Apollo 13
Arsenic and Lace
Babe
Back to the Future
Beauty and the Beast (1991)
Ben-Hur
Best Years of Our Lives, The
Big
Braveheart
Bridge on the River Kwai, The
Bringing up Baby
Casablanca
Christmas Story, A
City Lights
Contact
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Dances with Wolves
Dave
Die Hard
Doctor Zhivago
Double Indemnity
Dr. Strangelove
Empire Strikes Back, The
E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
Fargo
Fellowship of the Ring, The
Few Good Men, A
Forrest Gump
Gladiator
Glory
Godfather, The
Godfather Part II, The
Gone with the Wind
Good Will Hunting
Groundhog Day
Great Escape, The
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
Hoosiers
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
It Happened One Night
It's a Wonderful Life
Jaws
King Kong
Kramer vs. Kramer
Lady Vanishes, The
Last of the Mohicans, The
Lawrence of Arabia
Lethal Weapon
Lorenzo's Oil
Man for All Seasons, A
Matrix, The
Modern Times
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Moulin Rouge
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
My Fair Lady
My Man Godfry
Network
Neverending Story, The
North by Northwest
On the Waterfront
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Pinocchio
Princess Bride, The
Psycho
Pulp Fiction
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Rain Man
Rear Window
Rebecca
Return of the Jedi
Rocky
Saving Private Ryan
Schindler's List
Sense and Sensibility
Shawshank Redemption, The
Shrek
Silence of the Lambs, The
Spartacus
Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs
Some Like it Hot
Sound of Music, The
Star Wars
Sting, The
Superman The Movie
To Kill a Mockingbird
Toy Story
Toy Story 2
Traffic
Vertigo
Wild Bunch, The
Wizard of Oz, The

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Posted February 15 2002 - 04:02 PM

Well, I haven't really been alive long enough to watch enough movies to amass a top 100, so I'll just spout out about 25 or so of my top ones, starting with my elite top five, in no particular order:

Fight Club
Gladiator
Terminator 2
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
Ferris Bueller's Day Off

And some others that don't quite make the top five:
The Godfather
Office Space
Black Hawk Down
Saving Private Ryan
Apocolypse Now
Platoon
Rear Window
Orgazmo
LOTR:FOTR
Patton
To Kill A Mockingbird
The Rock
Men In Black
Unforgiven
Forrest Gump
Braveheart
O Brother, Where Art Thou?
The Big Lebowski
Blazing Saddles
National Lampoon's Vacation
American Beauty
Austin Powers: Internation Man of Mystery
Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure
Happy Gilmore(some things just can't be explained)
Falling Down
Jaws
A Christmas Story
Die Hard
Dr. Strangelove
Toy Story 2

That's my top 35, keep in mind I have yet to see such supposed classics as Star Wars, Raiders of the Lost Ark, On The Waterfront, Casablanca, Citizen Kane, Se7en, The Usual Suspects, I could go on like this all night.
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Posted February 21 2002 - 12:58 AM

Bump


I knew this would happen with all the tournaments going on, which is why I tried to place this in the movie section.

In the event this thread dies again, I just want to thank everyone for contributing their lists.

#26 of 92 OFFLINE   Scott Weinberg

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Posted February 21 2002 - 07:43 AM

Jay,

I don't think it has anything to do with the tourneys. Putting together a Top 100 is a doozy of a project, particularly to the more active HTFers, who I assume would not dream of offering a lazy, half-assed effort.

I enjoyed putting my list together, although even now I'd like to make about 17 alterations! Posted Image


#27 of 92 OFFLINE   Jay E

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Posted February 21 2002 - 08:33 AM

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I don't think it has anything to do with the tourneys. Putting together a Top 100 is a doozy of a project, particularly to the more active HTFers, who I assume would not dream of offering a lazy, half-assed effort.


You're right Scott on that point. I myself love the tournaments, it's just that a thread such as this will get lost quicker with such competition. I hate bumping threads, and I know the administrators are not crazy about it either, I was just hoping for some more lists so that I would have enough to tally.

And I also would like to change a few of my picks but I'm holding off on it. Maybe a 200 favorite movies list would be a good...Posted Image

#28 of 92 OFFLINE   Kirk Tsai

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Posted February 21 2002 - 09:29 AM

Yes, this sounds insane, but who says we're sane?

12 Angry Men
A Bug's Life
Age of Innocence, The
Amadeus
Apocalypse Now
Back to the Future
Bamboozled
Being John Malkovich
Best Years of Our Lives, The
Big Sleep, The
Billy Elliot
Body Heat
Braveheart
Brief Encounter
Bulworth
Casino
Chinatown
Citizen Kane
Contact
Conversation, The
Crimson Tide
Die Hard
Dog Day Afternoon
Double Indemnity
Dr. Strangelove
Edward Scissorhands
Election
Emperor's New Groove, The
Empire Strikes Back, The
E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial
Fight Club
Fly Away Home
The Fugitive
The General
The Godfather
The Godfather, Part II
GoodFellas
Great Expectations (Lean)
Groundhog Day
Heat
Hedwig and the Angry Inch
High Fidelity
In The Bedroom
Jaws
JFK
Jurassic Park
Killing, The
LA Confidential
Lawrence of Arabia
Limey, The
Malcom X
Man Who Wasn't There, The
Mask of Zorro, The
The Matrix
Memento
Moulin Rouge
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
North By Northwest
Notorious
On The Waterfront
Ordinary People
Paths of Glory
Philadelphia
Primal Fear
Primary Colors
Psycho
Pulp Fiction
Quiz Show
Raging Bull
Rebecca
Remains of the Day
Reservoir Dogs
Return of the Jedi
Roger and Me
Rudy
Schindler's List
Se7en
Searchers, The
The Shawshank Redemtion
Sherlock Jr.
Silence of the Lambs
Singin' in the Rain
Snow White and the Seven Dwarves
Speed
Star Wars: A New Hope
Steamboat Bill Jr.
Sunrise
Superman: The Movie
Talented Mr. Ripley, The
Third Man, The
Three Kings
Titus
Touch of Evil
Toy Story
Toy Story 2
Traffic
Unbreakable
Vertigo
Viva Zapata!
What's Eating Gilbert Grape?

#29 of 92 OFFLINE   Brian Lawrence

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Posted February 27 2002 - 07:58 AM

Come on folks. With so many opinionated people on these forums we should be able to get a few more top 100 lists than this.

#30 of 92 OFFLINE   Jefe Noche

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Posted February 28 2002 - 06:34 AM

Here's a list of films that I'm sure are in my Top 100 (taken from my dvd collection):

12 Monkeys
2001: A Space Odyssey
Almost Famous
American Beauty
Apocalypse Now
Apollo 13
Boogie Nights
Braveheart
Carlitos' Way
Casino
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Cider House Rules
A Clockwork Orange
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Dead Man Walking
Do The Right Thing
The Exorcist
Fargo
Forrest Gump
Full Metal Jacket
Girl, Interupted
Glory
Go
The Godfather
The Godfather, part 2
Goodfellas
Good Will Hunting
The Green Mile
Heat
In the Line of Fire
Jacobs' Ladder
JFK
LA Confidential
Leaving Las Vegas
Leon, The Professional
Matrix
Murder in the First
Natural Born Killers
One Flew Over the Cuckoos' Nest
The People vs Larry Flynt
Platoon
Pulp Fiction
Rain Man
Requiem for a Dream
Rocky
Saving Private Ryan
Scarface
Se7en
The Shawshank Redemption
The Shining
The Silence of the Lambs
Stand By Me
Taxi Driver
T2: Judgement Day
Tombstone
True Romance
Traffic
Unforgiven
The Untouchables
Wall Street
When Harry Met Sally

Movies that I don't own that are in my Top 100:

Schindlers' List
The Empire Strikes Back
Wild at Heart
Amadeus
A Beautiful Mind

There is 66 "for sures".
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#31 of 92 OFFLINE   Rob Tomlin

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Posted February 28 2002 - 07:20 AM

Reading everyone else's list gives me motivation to do mine!

Where do you guys get the time to do these lists? Posted Image

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#32 of 92 OFFLINE   Jay E

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Posted March 01 2002 - 12:35 AM

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Where do you guys get the time to do these lists?


I did mine on the subway while coming to work. I know it's not an easy task but I appreciate everyone's effort.

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Posted March 01 2002 - 08:58 AM

English language only is harder than I thought!

Adventures of Robin Hood
After The Thin Man
Aliens*
All About Eve*
Almost Famous
Apartment, The*
Arsenic and Old Lace*
Awful Truth, The (all time #2)
Being John Malkovich*
Best Years of Our Lives*
Brief Encounter*
Bringing Up Baby
Chicken Run*
Crucible, The
Dangerous Liaisons*
Empire Strikes Back, The
Fabulous Baker Boys
Fight Club*
Godfather Part 2, The*
Godfather, The*
Harvey*
His Girl Friday*
Holiday
It Happened One Night*
L.A.Confidential*
Laura
Lavender Hill Mob, The
Libeled Lady
Life of Brian*
Lion in Winter, The*
Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring
Maltese Falcon, The*
Moulin Rouge (2001)* (Current #3)
Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House
My Man Godfrey
Ninotchka
North by Northwest*
Oscar and Lucinda
Philadelphia Story* (#4)
Piano, The
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Rear Window*
Red Shoes, The
Rebecca*
Red Dust
Roman Holiday
Sense & Sensibility*
Shakespeare in Love*
Some Like it Hot*
Streecar Named Desire, A* (all time #1)
Suspicion
Thin Man, The (#5)
To Kill A Mockingbird
Topsy Turvy*
When Harry Met Sally*
Withnail and I
Witness
Woman in Black, The*
Women, The

* I have on dvd

Okay, that's 58 so far. More to come...

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Posted March 01 2002 - 10:49 AM

I will reply to this when I get more time.

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Posted March 01 2002 - 10:50 AM

This is my list. The top thirty are pretty much in order, however as you go further down the list it gets less accurate .


The Thin Red Line
2001: A Space Odyssey
Lawrence of Arabia
The Godfather
The English Patient
West Side Story
Apocalypse Now
Patton
Vertigo
Schindler's List

Dances With Wolves
The Bridge on the River Kwai
The Godfather, Part II
Casablanca
The Last Emperor
The Silence of the Lambs
Gone with the Wind
Doctor Zhivago
Dr. Strangelove: or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
Citizen Kaine

Fight Club
L.A. Confidential
Taxi Driver
Ben-Hur
Spartacus
An American in Paris
The Maltese Falcon
JFK
Braveheart
A Clockwork Orange

American Beauty
Rear Window
My Fair Lady
Fargo
Gattaca
Amadeus
North By North West
Sing'in the Rain
Some Like it Hot
Galliopoli

Pulp Fiction
Oliver!
Star Trek IV: The Unidiscovered Country
The Sound of Music
Ghandi
The Dear Hunter
Back to the Future
Contact
Born on the Fourth of July

Moulin Rouge
All Quiet on the Western Front
Planet of the Apes
Were Eagles Dare
Star Wars
The Shining
Cabaret
Psycho
Dr. NO
From Russia With Love

Goldfinger
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
Star Trek: First Contact
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
Star Trek: The Motion Picture
Boogie Nights
Magnolia
Alien
Seven
Gigi

Raider of the Lost Ark
Annie Hall
Return of the Jedi
Empire Strikes Back
Apocalypse Now Redux
Austin Powers: International Manm of Mystery
The Talented Mr. Ripley
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Platoon
Saving Private Ryan

Titanic
Forest Gump
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
12 Monkeys
Aliens
Barry Lyndon
The Longest Day
A Bridge Too Far
Legends of the Fall
Rocky

Bent
Full Metal Jacket
Eyes Wide Shut
Paths of Glory
The Wizard of Oz
Out of Africa
Yankee Doodle Dandy
In the Heat of the Night
Chariots of Fire
Four Wedings and a Funeral
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#36 of 92 OFFLINE   Brian Lawrence

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Posted April 02 2002 - 05:37 AM

Let's see if we can at least get 2 or 3 more people to post their top 100 Posted Image

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Posted April 02 2002 - 07:06 AM

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Posted April 02 2002 - 07:12 AM

It's going to take a lot of time. What about films that contain a significant chunk of foreign language, like The Godfather Part II?

#39 of 92 OFFLINE   Jay E

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Posted April 02 2002 - 07:17 AM

The Godfather II or any other film that contains large segments of foreign language is fine.

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Posted April 02 2002 - 08:02 AM

I really need to catch up on watching older movies. My list is so limited because I'm only 22, and I haven't had cable or satellite since I was about 7.

Top 3:
1. All About Eve
1. Pulp Fiction
3. Fight Club

The rest:

10 Things I Hate About You
Adventures in Babysitting
Almost Famous
American Beauty
American History X
American Psycho
The Apostle
Army of Darkness
Back to the Future
Back to the Future Part 2
Beautiful Girls
Beetlejuice
The Big Sleep
Boogie Nights
Bowfinger
Bringing Up Baby
The Cell
Clueless
Dark City
The Daytrippers,
Dazed and Confused
Dead Again
Dick
Dr. T and the Women
Emma
Ever After
Everyone Says I Love You
Evita
Forrest Gump
The Game
Get Shorty
Go
Good Will Hunting
The Grapes of Wrath
The Green Mile
Grosse Pointe Blank
Groundhog Day
House of Yes
Jackie Brown
Jerry Maguire
LA Confidential
The Labyrinth
The Limey
Lone Star
Mallrats
Mars Attacks!
The Matrix
Memento
Moulin Rouge
The Neverending Story
Nurse Betty
O Brother Where Art Thou
The Opposite of Sex
The Others
Out of Sight
Panic Room
Parenthood
The Player
Playing By Heart
The Princess Bride
Pump Up the Volume
John Grisham's The Rainmaker
Real Genius
Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion
Rounders
The Royal Tenebaums
Rushmore
Ruthless People
Saving Private Ryan
The Secret of Nimh
Sense and Sensibility
sex, lies, and videotape
Shakespeare in Love
The Shawshank Redemption
The Silence of the Lambs
The Sixth Sense
Sliding Doors
Sling Blade
Snatch
Stand By Me
The Talented Mr. Ripley
The Terminator
Terminator 2: Judgement Day
There’s Something About Mary
Titanic
To Die For
To Have and Have Not
Traffic
Trainspotting
The Truman Show
Unbreakable
The Usual Suspects
Vanilla Sky
The Watcher in the Wood
When Harry Met Sally
While You Were Sleeping
Wonder Boys

Edited Apr. 7th to add The Grapes of Wrath.


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