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    Your top ten greatest movies

    Just as the title says. Greatest is subjective. Most influential, favorite, funniest, whatever. Try to explain a little as to why it made your list, too. I'll go first.

    In no particular order:

    1-Big Fish: I think all of us have our "uncatchable fish", and this is a fantastic movie. My grandfather also loves to tell stories, and his health is back and forth at the moment. It's a 64 Chevelle Malibu SS, not a Charger, for him though.

    2-Toy Story: Embedded in my subconscious. My mom actually loves this movie more than I do and it's so intertwined with memories of my childhood I can't help but put it here.

    3-Finding Nemo: This is the first movie that sold me on Pixar. I still don't miss anything Pixar comes up with because of this movie when I was a kid.

    4-Star Wars: I don't know what I can say about this one. Another movie

    5-On Any Sunday: This movie was a watershed moment for me. It's quite a bit older than I am, but it doesn't matter. Before the days when you could find anything online, I heard my dad talk about this movie and how much he loved it, and it was only a couple of years ago that I finally found him a copy and got to see it myself. It made the same impression on me.

    6-Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: I watched this movie before I read the book, and it spoke to me at the time. I was not in college, not employed, not doing anything, and I felt everything bearing down on me all at once. When I saw this for the first time, I was on an airplane to Vegas. Couldn't have been better timing.

    7-For Your Eyes Only: I will never forget the ski vs. motorcycle chase. I also considered Skyfall, Die Another Day, and GoldenEye, but the chase scene clinched it for me.

    8-Pulp Fiction: I just like this one. Who doesn't?

    9-Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone: I grew up on the Harry Potter books and this movie was everything I wanted it to be.

    10-Dust to Glory: Yeah, I slipped another motorcycle movie in there. This film is a masterpiece and it captures the love of speed better than anything else.
    "It is not the critic who counts."

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    I must be old... it is hard to pick just ten but my number one has not changed in decades.

    City Lights - My absolute favourite of all time, this film is a masterpiece.

    The Bicycle Thief (Italy)

    Casablanca

    Highlander

    Schindler's List

    The Green Mile

    2001 A Space Odyssey

    12 Angry Men

    An Affair to Remember - I had a crush on Deborah Kerr when I was a wee lad.

    Oliver

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    The greatest scene in movie history is the end scene from City Lights but you have to watch the entire film to truly appreciate it so won't post a clip.

    When my daughters saw this they broke into tears.

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    I'll have to watch City Lights. Chinatown is also on my playlist.
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    my favorites since my teens

    Amelie….magical realism

    Lost in Translation….like a gentle touch

    Juno….a girl using forthright boldness

    Spirited Away…..following the path of a child’s emotions and determination.
    How animation should be done

    Pan’s Labyrinth….two worlds on the edge of a mind with no escape route.

    Moolaade….the human nature of dissent and conformity. Women bold enough to exercise their power.

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    These movies come to mind. No particular order except for first few, can't narrow down to 10.
    Godfather
    Casablanca
    Lawrence of Arabia
    Double Indemnity
    Blade Runner
    Treasure of the Sierra Madre
    French Connection
    The Sorcerer
    Body Heat
    African Queen
    Adventures of Robin Hood (Errol Flynn)
    Wind and the Lion
    Chinatown
    Rosemary's Baby
    Out of Sight
    The Right Stuff
    Psycho
    Frenzy
    Gone With the Wind
    L.A. Confidential
    Sunset Boulevard
    Gay Divorcee
    My Fair Lady
    Animal House
    A Day at The Races
    White Heat
    From Russia With Love
    Year of Living Dangerously
    Magnificent Seven
    The Great Escape
    E.T.
    Empire of the Sun
    Excalibur
    Emerald Forest

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    In no particular order:
    Casablanca
    To Kill a Mockingbird
    Battleship Potemkin
    Trial at Nuremburg
    The Third Man
    Schindlers List
    Grapes of Wrath
    African Queen

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    Breaking Away (We're in a cycling forum and this hasn't been mentioned yet?)
    Empire of the Sun
    Emperor of the North
    Bridge on the River Kwai
    Cool Hand Luke
    Paper Moon
    The Right Stuff
    Full Metal Jacket
    The Big Lebowski
    Amazon Women on the Moon

    I have to admit that I'm not a big movie buff. I know I'm missing some great movies.

    Edit:

    Yeah hard not to include an additional three that I have to admit liking to watch as much as the others.

    Catch 22
    Tora Tora Tora
    The Good Bad and the Ugly
    The Blue Max
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    too many to narrow it to ten but the ones that come to mind first and in no particular order:

    monty python and the holy grail

    dr. strangelove

    la dolce vita

    8 1/2

    lawrence of arabia

    apocalypse now (either the original or redux version-it matters not)

    once upon a time in the west

    the big sleep

    rear window

    l'avventura.

    +1 young frankenstein
    i'd rather be alive wrong than dead right

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    Blade Runner
    Fifth Element <-- guilty pleasure movie
    Motorama
    Road Prophet
    Easy Rider
    Kung Fu Hustle
    El Topo
    Aguirre Wrath of God
    Seven Samurai
    The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

    Bonus movies:
    Videodrome
    Mulholland Drive
    Alien
    Bottle Rocket
    Audition
    Ran
    Killing Zoe
    Usual Suspects
    Machete
    Delicatessen
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    Like everyone else mentions, its tough to narrow down to 10 movies. Here's a few of my favorites:

    Being There
    King of Hearts
    The Manchurian Candidate (the original with Frank Sinatra/Angela Landsbury)
    Rashomon
    The Professional (aka 'Leon')
    Headhunter (a norwegian film from 2012)
    Bladerunner
    The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
    The Magnificent Seven
    Touching the Void
    Dr. Strangelove
    Time Bandits
    High Noon
    Some Like it Hot
    Tora Tora Tora (great cinematography)
    Dirty Harry and Bullitt (gotta put these together, they both literally ooze testosterone right out of the movie screen!)
    Alien (the first movie in the series)
    Are we having fun yet?

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    A Shot in the Dark
    Dr. Strangelove
    Citizen Kane
    Star Wars
    The Third Man
    A Clockwork Orange
    Monty Python and the Holy Grail
    The Wizard of Oz
    The Parallax View
    Animal House
    Campione Del Mondo Immaginario

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    The first ten that came to mind.

    Big Lebowski
    +1 Fifth Element
    Any of the spaghetti westerns...G,B&U, Hang Em High, Fistful of Dollars, For a Few Dollars More
    Groundhog Day
    Saving Private Ryan
    Monty Python's Life of Brian
    Midnight Run
    Goldfinger
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    Cool Hand Luke

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver View Post
    I must be old... it is hard to pick just ten but my number one has not changed in decades.

    City Lights - My absolute favourite of all time, this film is a masterpiece.
    I'll have to watch it now. This snippet mentioned that one of the scenes required 342 takes.

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    Rather than best, I just thought about what I'd like to see this moment.

    Wristcutters - incredible movie about where you go if you commit suicide.
    The Matrix - nuff said.
    Vanishing Point - best car movie. Two Lane Blacktop too. The car there was later driven by Harrison Ford in American Graffitti
    Bugsy Malone - kids playing gangsters, with Jodie Foster, marshmallow guns and great pedal cars
    Throne of Blood - Kurosawa does Macbeth
    Rififi - great french gangster film
    La Strada - Giulietta Masina, a girl sold to the circus.
    Satyricon - Closest thing to a dream.
    Tin Man - Oz 50 years after Dorothy.
    Men In Black - Tommy Lee Jones, his seriousness sells a very funny show.
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    Blade Runner
    Pulp Fiction
    The Godfather
    The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
    War of the Worlds (1950s version)
    1984 (1984 version)
    Conan, the Barbarian (1982 version)
    Kill Bill
    Star Wars
    Vanishing Point. (Arguably the greatest chase movie ever made)
    Django Unchained
    The Terminator
    Where Eagles Dare (How many of you younger folks have ever seen a movie with an intermission?)

    And.. Pretty much every Grindhouse movie made in the 70s. They have come back to some degree, but they don't
    churn them out like they used to.
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    I usually don't think about what are the best movies and I have trouble recalling some that I have liked, but off the top of my head these are some of my favorites:
    Goldfinger
    The Quick and the Dead
    Desperado
    Animal House
    Grand Prix
    Aliens
    Terminator 2
    The Blues Brothers
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    Monty Python and the Holy Grail
    A Fish Called Wanda
    Blazing Saddles
    Moneyball
    Saving Private Ryan
    Gladiator
    Easy Rider
    Citizen Kane
    The Godfather
    Tora Tora Tora
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe View Post
    1. The Giant Gila Monster
    Giant Gila Monster is probably one of the best hot rod movies ever.
    "He who serves all, best serves himself" Jack London

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    Great movies folks.
    "It is not the critic who counts."

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    my picks

    Das Boot
    Moby Dick
    Cool Hand Luke
    Godfathers 1 & 2 (3 was a stinko)
    My Fair Lady (nice change from gritty reality)
    Full Metal Jacket
    Grapes of Wrath with Henry Fonda
    Dr. Strangelove
    Midnight Cowboy
    Anything Monty Python

    extras comedy genre
    Caddy Shack
    Animal House
    Blazing Saddles
    History of the World (mel brooks)
    Gung Ho
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    American Graffiti
    Mission
    Gone with the Wind
    Bridge On the River Kwai
    Blame It On Rio
    Fargo
    Blue Max
    Massada (TV mini series)
    Butch Cassidy
    Lawrence of Arabia
    Lady Jane
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    No order:

    Sergeant York
    Moby Dick
    Joe Dirt
    Schindlers List
    Caddy Shack
    ?
    ?

    My wife says I'm movie illiterate. I don't watch many movies.
    more cops have been killed by donuts than guns in chicago it is a medical fact ask any doctor.

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    I kind of want to see Heaven's Gate, the movie that changed Hollywood.

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