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PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:19 pm 
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My wife and I aredoing our own top 50 films of all time (in no particular order + unfiltered) just for fun and nostalgia. Great mental exercise and tougher than I thought.

We figured a top 20 would be too narrow but more than 50 too diluted. Also tough to be honest with yourself, by not putting in movies just because they were popular, endorsed by Hollywood, Academy or considered underground cool by the industry. Also hard to remember all the damn films i've seen.

Any genre will do, in fact the more diversity the better. And remember, be honest and have fun!


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 4:23 pm 
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a Clockwork Orange
Godfather
Godfather II
Thin Red Line
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Truly Madly Deeply
Star Wars
Blade Runner
Totoro
Spirited Away

Schindlers List
Lord of the Rings trilogy
The Hurricane
Dr. Strangeglove
Full Metal Jacket
The Good, The Bad and the Ugly
LA Confidential
Mullholland Falls

Nobody Knows
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Chinatown
Howl's Moving Castle
Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
the Bourne Ultimatum
Lawrence of Arabia

first edit:

E.T
Infernal Affairs...........the movie The Departed is based on
Hard Boiled

Slap Shot......good call Chris, not sure how I forgot this one on the first pass
Blues Brothers
Usual Suspects
Get Shorty
The Dark Knight
Shawshank Redemption
Silence of the Lambs
Trainspotting
Cool Hand Luke
The Hustler

Army of Darkness
American History X
Elf
Leon: The Professional
Terminator
Alien
Vertigo
Good Will Hunting

confession, I've never seen 12 Angry Men which is one of the most highly Critically rated of all time, or To Kill a Mockingbird or Its a Wonderful Life, or Das Boot, or Mr. Smith Goes to Washington............suspect all might make my top 50 if seen.

only have 2 spots left, still thinking about Gran Torino, The Thing, V is for Vendetta, No country for Old Men, Platoon, 12 years a slave, Nausica - Valley of the Wind, Million Dollar Baby, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Sting, Apocolypse Now, Forrest Gump


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:18 pm 
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Nice Foggy. Here's a first draft......


Spanish Prisoner
Brazil
Etre et Avoir
Glengarry Glen Ross
Usual Suspects
Clockwork Orange
Annie Hall
Match Point
Midnight in Paris
The Big Short
Orlando
Ghandi
Possible Worlds
American Psycho
The Dark Knight
Brokeback Mountain
Shawshank redemption
Manchurian Candidate
Collateral
Moneyball
Hangover
Apocalypse Now
Lost in La Mancha
Hearts of Darkness
Scarface
Birdman
Almost Famous
Wolf of Wallstreet
Star Wars
One Flew Over the Cookoo's Nest
Deadpool
Moon
Blue Jasmine
Vicki Christina Barcelona


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:10 pm 
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Fave or best? Gotta be fave, no idea how to rank what I would think best.

Some, in no particular order, as they come into my head.

Tron
Who Framed Roger Rabbit(those two might actually be the first two DVDs I owned)
Hunt for the Red October
Shawshank Redemption
LOTR trilogy
The Dark Knight
Godfather 1 and 2 I think?
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
Snatch
District 9
Usual Suspects
Children of Men
No Country for Old Men
Skyfall
Terminator 2
Matrix
Silence of the Lambs
Dazed and Confused
Friday
Enemy at the Gates
Slap Shot
Jurassic Park
Trainspotting
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Interstellar
Saving Private Ryan

There are a fair number of classics that I haven't watched that I've been meaning to get around to but unfortunately Anam doesn't really like watching old movies so who knows when I will get around to it...

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:12 pm 
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Can't say I'm a big movie buff.

The Big Lebowski
Zodiac
The Departed
Ghostbusters
Star Trek: First Contact
T2: Judgement Day
Jurassic Park
Trainspotting
LA Confidential
Happy Gilmore
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Jackie Brown

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:46 am 
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Forgot about Fear and Loathing, The Departed and No Country For Old Men! Add those to my list!


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:12 am 
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E.L. wrote:
Can't say I'm a big movie buff.

The Big Lebowski
Zodiac
The Departed
Ghostbusters
Star Trek: First Contact
T2: Judgement Day
Jurassic Park
Trainspotting
LA Confidential
Happy Gilmore
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Jackie Brown


I thought about Jurrassic Park and forgot. Didn't even think of Fear and Loathing.

Billy Madison and Happy Gilmore popped into my head too but I didn't add.

Trainspotting...good call.

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Collateral

Vicki Christina Barcelona


I should go back and watch Collateral. That movie was fantastic.

All I can remember from Vicki Christina Barcelona is "I'm engaged.......to be married!". I thought she or someone said it a few times during the movie. I still say some variation on it when something related comes up.


Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and Interstellar. Loved Interstellar.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:38 pm 
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I don't think anyone other than me has a Hayao Miyazaki film, how is that possible??? IMDB has 5 of them in their top 250.

And didn't notice any Western's in anyone's list either, my word how does the Good, the Bad and the Ugly not get more love.


updated my list, sitting at 48 now. Need to save a couple spots for Av to remind me of what I am missing.


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Fogghorn wrote:
I don't think anyone other than me has a Hayao Miyazaki film, how is that possible??? IMDB has 5 of them in their top 250.

And didn't notice any Western's in anyone's list either, my word how does the Good, the Bad and the Ugly not get more love.


updated my list, sitting at 48 now. Need to save a couple spots for Av to remind me of what I am missing.


Honestly don't remember seeing The Good the Bad and the Ugly. Another one I've been meaning to see.

I put Unforgiven!

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oops, missed Unforgiven, very good movie indeed


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Saving Private Ryan added. Forrest Gump?

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Bosc wrote:
Saving Private Ryan added. Forrest Gump?


I keep debating about adding Forrest Gump, good movie and the special effects when it opened were incredible. Plus I need a Tom Hanks movie. I like Saving Private Ryan but when it was released the same year as Thin Red Line it got 99% of the attention and Thin Red Line was the better war movie by quite a lot imo so SPR won't be making my list.


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Requiem for a Dream? Chilling.


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