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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 - 10:35 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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Posted February 15 2002 - 12:19 PM

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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 - 05:33 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

#24 of 92 OFFLINE   Andrew_Sch

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Posted February 15 2002 - 09:02 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 - 05:58 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 - 12:43 PM

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.



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#27 of 92 OFFLINE   Jay E

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Posted February 21 2002 - 01:33 PM


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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

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Posted February 21 2002 - 02:29 PM

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 - 12:58 PM

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 - 11:34 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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Posted February 28 2002 - 12:20 PM

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



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Posted March 01 2002 - 05:35 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 - 01:58 PM

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...

#34 of 92 OFFLINE   Josh_Hill

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Posted March 01 2002 - 03:49 PM

I will reply to this when I get more time.

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Posted March 01 2002 - 03:50 PM

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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Posted April 02 2002 - 10:37 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 - 12:06 PM

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Posted April 02 2002 - 12:12 PM

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 - 12:17 PM

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

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Posted April 02 2002 - 01:02 PM

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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