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Old 03-14-14, 09:06 PM   #1
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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.
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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.

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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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Old 03-14-14, 11:08 PM   #5
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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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Old 03-14-14, 11:19 PM   #6
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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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Old 03-15-14, 12:17 AM   #7
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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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Old 03-15-14, 12:51 AM   #8
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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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Old 03-15-14, 03:37 AM   #9
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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
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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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Old 03-15-14, 08:40 AM   #11
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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)
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Old 03-15-14, 10:03 AM   #12
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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
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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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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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  1. The Omega Man
  2. The Giant Gila Monster
  3. Zontar, the Thing from Venus
  4. Destination: Moon
  5. Apollo 13
  6. Apollo 18
  7. By Dawn's Early Light
  8. DR Strangelove
  9. On The Beach
  10. The Blue Max
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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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  1. The Giant Gila Monster
Giant Gila Monster is probably one of the best hot rod movies ever.
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Great movies folks.
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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
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My wife says I'm movie illiterate. I don't watch many movies.
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I kind of want to see Heaven's Gate, the movie that changed Hollywood.
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