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No offense was meant - I know I get touchy too - so my comment not about pple here it was a general comment but critics and us ordinary folk always have lists so different its comedy Thanks to your response you prove why these polls are a waste because they should then break them done to age groups - but we need to honor those who came before us lest they be forgotten -
 

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All About Eve (1950) (Joseph L. Mankiewicz)
All About My Mother (1999) Pedro Almodovar
All That Heaven Allows (1955) Douglas Sirk
Asphalt Jungle (1950) John Huston
L'Avventura (1960) Michelangelo Antonioni
Battle Of Algiers (1966) Gillo Pontecorvo
Battleship Potemkin (1925) Sergei Eisenstein
Bay Of Angels (1963) Jacques Demy
Black Narcissus (1947) Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger
Blue Velvet (1986) David Lynch
Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (1969) Paul Mazursky
Bonnie And Clyde (1967) Arthur Penn
Call Me By Your Name (2017) Luca Guadagnino
Children Are Watching Us (1943) Vittorio De Sica
Carrie (1976) Brian De Palma
Citizen Kane (1941) Orson Welles
Close Encounters Of The Third Kind (1977) Steven Spielberg
The Conformist (1970) Bernardo Bertolucci
Contempt (1963) Jean Luc Godard
Day Of Wrath (1943) Carl Theodor Dreyer
Discreet Charm Of The Bourgeoisie (1972) Luis Bunuel
Do The Right Thing (1989) Spike Lee
Dogville (2003) Lars von Trier
La Dolce Vita (1960) Federico Fellini
Double Indemnity (1944) Billy Wilder
E.T. (1982) Steven Spielberg
Earrings Of Madame de (1953) Max Ophuls
Everything Everywhere All At Once (2022) Daniel Kwan & Daniel Scheinert
Fires On The Plain (1959) Kon Ichikawa
Garden Of The Finzi Continis (1970) Vittorio De Sica
The Godfather (1972) Francis Ford Coppola
Great Beauty (2013) Paolo Sorrentino
High And Low (1963) Akira Kurosawa
Imitation Of Life (1959) Douglas Sirk
In The Mood For Love (2000) Wong Kar Wai
Invasion Of The Body Snatchers (1956) Don Siegel
Johnny Guitar (1954) Nicholas Ray
Jules And Jim (1962) Francois Truffaut
The Killing (1956) Stanley Kubrick
La La Land (2016) Damien Chazelle
Last Picture Show (1971) Peter Bogdanovich
Last Tango In Paris (1972) Bernardo Bertolucci
Letter From An Unknown Woman (1948) Max Ophuls
Lolita (1962) Stanley Kubrick
M (1931) Fritz Lang
Magnificent Ambersons (1942) Orson Welles
Magnolia (1999) Paul Thomas Anderson
Maltese Falcon (1941) John Huston
Manchurian Candidate (1962) John Frankenheimer
Marnie (1964) Alfred Hitchcock
Metropolis (1927) Fritz Lang
Napoleon (1927) Abel Gance
Nashville (1975) Robert Altman
Night Of The Hunter (1955) Charles Laughton
Nights Of Cabiria (1957) Federico Fellini
Nutty Professor (1963) Jerry Lewis
On The Waterfront (1954) Elia Kazan
Once Upon A Time In The West (1968) Sergio Leone
Onibaba (1964) Kaneto Shindo
Passion Of Joan Of Arc (1928) Carl Theodor Dreyer
Persona (1966) Ingmar Bergman
Proud And The Beautiful (1953) Yves Allegret
Providence (1977) Alain Resnais
Psycho (1960) Alfred Hitchcock
Purple Rose Of Cairo (1985) Woody Allen
Reflections In A Golden Eye (1967) John Huston
Rocco And His Brothers (1960) Luchino Visconti
Rosemary's Baby (1968) Roman Polanski
Rules Of The Game (1939) Jean Renoir
The Searchers (1956) John Ford
Seven Samurai (1954) Akira Kurosawa
Seventh Seal (1957) Ingmar Bergman
Shoeshine (1946) Vittorio De Sica
Shoot The Piano Player (1960) Francois Truffaut
Singin' In The Rain (1952) Stanley Donen & Gene Kelly
Skin I Live In (2011) Pedro Almodovar
Smiles Of A Summer Night (1955) Ingmar Bergman
Some Came Running (1958) Vincente Minnelli
Spartacus (1960) Stanley Kubrick
Streetcar Named Desire (1951) Elia Kazan
Sunrise: A Song Of Two Humans (1927) F.W. Murnau
Suspiria (1977) Dario Argento
Sweet Smell Of Success (1957) Alexander Mackendrick
Taxi Driver (1976) Martin Scorsese
They Shoot Horses Don't They? (1969) Sydney Pollack
Tokyo Story (1953) Yasujiro Ozu
Touch Of Evil (1958) Orson Welles
Tree Of Life (2011) Terrence Malick
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) Stanley Kubrick
Umberto D (1952) Vittorio De Sica
Umbrellas Of Cherbourg (1964) Jacques Demy
Vertigo (1958) Alfred Hitchcock
Violent Summer (1961) Valerio Zurlini
Vivre Sa Vie (1962) Jean Luc Godard
Weekend (1967) Jean Luc Godard
West Side Story (1961) Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins
Wild Strawberries (1957) Ingmar Bergman
Written On The Wind (1956) Douglas Sirk
Young Girls Of Rochefort (1967) Jacques Demy
Z (1969) Costa Gavras

http://www.thecinemascopecat.blogspot.com
 

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All About Eve (1950) (Joseph L. Mankiewicz)
All About My Mother (1999) Pedro Almodovar
All That Heaven Allows (1955) Douglas Sirk
Asphalt Jungle (1950) John Huston
L'Avventura (1960) Michelangelo Antonioni
Battle Of Algiers (1966) Gillo Pontecorvo
Battleship Potemkin (1925) Sergei Eisenstein
Bay Of Angels (1963) Jacques Demy
Black Narcissus (1947) Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger
Blue Velvet (1986) David Lynch
Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (1969) Paul Mazursky
Bonnie And Clyde (1967) Arthur Penn
Call Me By Your Name (2017) Luca Guadagnino
Children Are Watching Us (1943) Vittorio De Sica
Carrie (1976) Brian De Palma
Citizen Kane (1941) Orson Welles
Close Encounters Of The Third Kind (1977) Steven Spielberg
The Conformist (1970) Bernardo Bertolucci
Contempt (1963) Jean Luc Godard
Day Of Wrath (1943) Carl Theodor Dreyer
Discreet Charm Of The Bourgeoisie (1972) Luis Bunuel
Do The Right Thing (1989) Spike Lee
Dogville (2003) Lars von Trier
La Dolce Vita (1960) Federico Fellini
Double Indemnity (1944) Billy Wilder
E.T. (1982) Steven Spielberg
Earrings Of Madame de (1953) Max Ophuls
Everything Everywhere All At Once (2022) Daniel Kwan & Daniel Scheinert
Fires On The Plain (1959) Kon Ichikawa
Garden Of The Finzi Continis (1970) Vittorio De Sica
The Godfather (1972) Francis Ford Coppola
Great Beauty (2013) Paolo Sorrentino
High And Low (1963) Akira Kurosawa
Imitation Of Life (1959) Douglas Sirk
In The Mood For Love (2000) Wong Kar Wai
Invasion Of The Body Snatchers (1956) Don Siegel
Johnny Guitar (1954) Nicholas Ray
Jules And Jim (1962) Francois Truffaut
The Killing (1956) Stanley Kubrick
La La Land (2016) Damien Chazelle
Last Picture Show (1971) Peter Bogdanovich
Last Tango In Paris (1972) Bernardo Bertolucci
Letter From An Unknown Woman (1948) Max Ophuls
Lolita (1962) Stanley Kubrick
M (1931) Fritz Lang
Magnificent Ambersons (1942) Orson Welles
Magnolia (1999) Paul Thomas Anderson
Maltese Falcon (1941) John Huston
Manchurian Candidate (1962) John Frankenheimer
Marnie (1964) Alfred Hitchcock
Metropolis (1927) Fritz Lang
Napoleon (1927) Abel Gance
Nashville (1975) Robert Altman
Night Of The Hunter (1955) Charles Laughton
Nights Of Cabiria (1957) Federico Fellini
Nutty Professor (1963) Jerry Lewis
On The Waterfront (1954) Elia Kazan
Once Upon A Time In The West (1968) Sergio Leone
Onibaba (1964) Kaneto Shindo
Passion Of Joan Of Arc (1928) Carl Theodor Dreyer
Persona (1966) Ingmar Bergman
Proud And The Beautiful (1953) Yves Allegret
Providence (1977) Alain Resnais
Psycho (1960) Alfred Hitchcock
Purple Rose Of Cairo (1985) Woody Allen
Reflections In A Golden Eye (1967) John Huston
Rocco And His Brothers (1960) Luchino Visconti
Rosemary's Baby (1968) Roman Polanski
Rules Of The Game (1939) Jean Renoir
The Searchers (1956) John Ford
Seven Samurai (1954) Akira Kurosawa
Seventh Seal (1957) Ingmar Bergman
Shoeshine (1946) Vittorio De Sica
Shoot The Piano Player (1960) Francois Truffaut
Singin' In The Rain (1952) Stanley Donen & Gene Kelly
Skin I Live In (2011) Pedro Almodovar
Smiles Of A Summer Night (1955) Ingmar Bergman
Some Came Running (1958) Vincente Minnelli
Spartacus (1960) Stanley Kubrick
Streetcar Named Desire (1951) Elia Kazan
Sunrise: A Song Of Two Humans (1927) F.W. Murnau
Suspiria (1977) Dario Argento
Sweet Smell Of Success (1957) Alexander Mackendrick
Taxi Driver (1976) Martin Scorsese
They Shoot Horses Don't They? (1969) Sydney Pollack
Tokyo Story (1953) Yasujiro Ozu
Touch Of Evil (1958) Orson Welles
Tree Of Life (2011) Terrence Malick
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) Stanley Kubrick
Umberto D (1952) Vittorio De Sica
Umbrellas Of Cherbourg (1964) Jacques Demy
Vertigo (1958) Alfred Hitchcock
Violent Summer (1961) Valerio Zurlini
Vivre Sa Vie (1962) Jean Luc Godard
Weekend (1967) Jean Luc Godard
West Side Story (1961) Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins
Wild Strawberries (1957) Ingmar Bergman
Written On The Wind (1956) Douglas Sirk
Young Girls Of Rochefort (1967) Jacques Demy
Z (1969) Costa Gavras

http://www.thecinemascopecat.blogspot.com
So many greats!
 

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No, we couldn't. We'd just come up with a different list that would have just as many disagreements.
You are so right --- remember I think Kane started as number 1 way back in the 50's No I know why I am happy I tried but will never do it again because I bet no two pple would agree
 
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Picking 100 greatest films is impossible in something as subjective as film. My top films include Paths of Glory, All Quiet on The Western Front, Akira, Night on The Galactic Railroad and Graveyard of The Fireflies just to name a few and not one of them is on any of thse lists.
 

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Kind of an odd list. Despite the quality of Psycho I don’t think I’ve ever seen it as number one on these kinds of lists. Pulp Fiction could easily be on this list but seems a bit high at number 5. Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Dazed and Confused being on this list is pushing it. Alien should be higher. And Jaws not being on the list is baffling
 
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Not sure how this list has ranked each movie in relation to each person's choice.

How many people voted? Did each person have 1 choice to submit for their favourite movie?

These lists that magazines and such do might help give a picture of the public's general taste but they are far from scientific.

What countries were the votes taken from? What were the age range? What ethnic origin of each voter etc. Just variety magazine subscribers?

That said I do find the lists interesting whenever they are published. Also, who was counting the votes? If taken by computer (email etc) did people exploit any loopholes and vote more than once?

I have a picture in my mind of Matthew Broderick in Election throwing a couple of submitted votes in the bin to ensure flick does not win. What if the vote counters were movie lovers and threw Avatar in the trash?

I am surprised there are not more modern movies in the list. Overall it's a good eclectic mix with many excellent movies getting chosen. Everyone will complain about what is not on the list. That is inevitable.

I must also defend Bridesmaids. It's one of the most funniest movies I have ever seen so glad to see that one make the list.
 

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Not sure how this list has ranked each movie in relation to each person's choice.

How many people voted? Did each person have 1 choice to submit for their favourite movie?

These lists that magazines and such do might help give a picture of the public's general taste but they are far from scientific.

What countries were the votes taken from? What were the age range? What ethnic origin of each voter etc. Just variety magazine subscribers?

That said I do find the lists interesting whenever they are published. Also, who was counting the votes? If taken by computer (email etc) did people exploit any loopholes and vote more than once?

I have a picture in my mind of Matthew Broderick in Election throwing a couple of submitted votes in the bin to ensure flick does not win. What if the vote counters were movie lovers and threw Avatar in the trash?

I am surprised there are not more modern movies in the list. Overall it's a good eclectic mix with many excellent movies getting chosen. Everyone will complain about what is not on the list. That is inevitable.

I must also defend Bridesmaids. It's one of the most funniest movies I have ever seen so glad to see that one make the list.
 

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These lists that magazines and such do might help give a picture of the public's general taste but they are far from scientific.
How, exactly, is it possible to provide a "Scientific" answer to a question that is inherently subjective?

"Best" in relation to anything creative can not possibly be defined in a scientific manner.
 

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How, exactly, is it possible to provide a "Scientific" answer to a question that is inherently subjective?

"Best" in relation to anything creative can not possibly be defined in a scientific manner.

All these lists are an exercise in fertility.
I have not seen Lifeboat on any list
 

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How, exactly, is it possible to provide a "Scientific" answer to a question that is inherently subjective?

"Best" in relation to anything creative can not possibly be defined in a scientific manner.

I was thinking from a perspective of how different cultures and age demographics like different types of movies.

A good survey could determine particular tastes of different types of people.

You can see how different cultures interpret movies by looking at movie posters from around the world.

Polish and Czech original film posters in particular are very interesting and totally different to American and English posters of the same movie.

However, magazine surveys are not going to reflect these different views and tastes due to how they are conducted.

But you are obviously correct in stating that this is a subjective thing and nothing will be black and white despite how it may or may not be completed.
 
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I was thinking from a perspective of how different cultures and age demographics like different types of movies.

A good survey could determine particular tastes of different types of people.

You can see how different cultures interpret movies by looking at movie posters from around the world.

Polish and Czech original film posters in particular are very interesting and totally different to American and English posters of the same movie.

However, magazine surveys are not going to reflect these different views and tastes due to how they are conducted.

But you are obviously correct in stating that this is a subjective thing and nothing will be black and white despite how it may or may not be completed.
Art is subjective, but the graphics in Polish and Czech original film posters strike me as the most, well, striking and innovative.
 
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That’s GRAVE Of The Fireflies that would be in your top 10. ;)

…mine too.
Well that's embarrassing to misremember the title. Still a top film in my book; although it is also one that is hard to visit often because it is so depressing.
 

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