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Directors Your 100 favorite English Language films of all time.

Discussion in 'Movies' started by Jay E, Feb 13, 2002.

  1. george kaplan

    george kaplan Executive Producer

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  2. Gabe D

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  3. David Dennison

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    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
     
  4. Andrew_Sch

    Andrew_Sch Cinematographer

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    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.
     
  5. Jay E

    Jay E Cinematographer

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    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.
     
  6. Scott Weinberg

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    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! [​IMG]
     
  7. Jay E

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  8. Kirk Tsai

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    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?
     
  9. Brian Lawrence

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    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.
     
  10. Jefe Noche

    Jefe Noche Stunt Coordinator

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    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".
     
  11. Rob Tomlin

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    Reading everyone else's list gives me motivation to do mine!
    Where do you guys get the time to do these lists? [​IMG]
     
  12. Jay E

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  13. LisaH

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    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...
     
  14. Josh_Hill

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    I will reply to this when I get more time.
     
  15. Jon_W

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    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
     
  16. Brian Lawrence

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    Let's see if we can at least get 2 or 3 more people to post their top 100 [​IMG]
     
  17. JohnRice

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    I genuinely do plan to give it a go. [​IMG]
     
  18. Dome Vongvises

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    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?
     
  19. Jay E

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

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    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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