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Old Jan 28, 2015, 05:29 PM   #176
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Old Jan 28, 2015, 08:57 PM   #177
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Damnation Alley and Rolling Thunder.
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Old Feb 6, 2015, 02:28 PM   #178
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I can't remember if I've participated in this thread already or not, but I would have to cast my vote to the Shawshank redemption.
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Old Feb 6, 2015, 06:18 PM   #179
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very hard. not only everyone has a different answer, but most people will change their own answer depending on when they are asked

some of my favorites

Blade Runner
Film Blue
Bicycle Thief
Lord of the Rings
Fight Club
Young Frankenstein
Down by Law
2001: a space odyssey
Bagdad Cafe
The Good the Bad and the Ugly
Rear Window
Delikatessen
Finding Nemo
Being There
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Blues Brothers
8 1/2
War Games
Amelie
Fargo
The usual suspects
Il sorpasso
Empire Strikes Back
The Battle of Algiers
Deliverance

i'll stop at 25
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Old Feb 10, 2015, 07:39 PM   #180
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its impossible to pick just one. here are some of my top choices:

seven swords
gladiator
district 9
dawn of the dead
predator
mad max
the hills have eyes (reboot)
riddick
prometheus

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Old Feb 10, 2015, 08:27 PM   #181
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Seven Samurai
Rashomon
Blue
Tous les Matins du Monde
Smash Palace
The Intruder
Beau Travail
The Big Lebowski
Fargo

Nobody's been talking documentaries, but I'll offer the best set I know:

"Highland Trilogy," ("First Contact," "Joe Leahey's Neighbours," and "Black Harvest') by Robin Anderson and Bob Connolly.

I've just finished reading "Werner Herzog - A Guide for the Perplexed: Conversations with Paul Cronin," which is extraordinary. Herzog is hardcore. Want to hear from somebody who made his art his life? Read it. Last night I watched "Aguirre, the Wrath of God," which isn't on my top list but is pretty amazing, the more so now that I know a lot about how it was made.
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Old Feb 11, 2015, 04:38 AM   #182
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Terminator 2: Judgement Day
I love that my all-time favorite movie was mentioned in the 4th post. Absolutely unbeatable.
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Old Feb 11, 2015, 04:46 AM   #183
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Since I didn't see it mentioned: American History X deserves a spot in this thread. Picking a "greatest film" is too daunting of a task. Although American History X is the last film I've seen to evoke genuine emotion, and an audience connection should be one of the main criteria in judging a great film.

Oddly enough prior to that the previous movie I had seen that evoked similar emotion was The 25th Hour, an underrated film which coincidentally also stars Edward Norton.

Best superhero film made: Spider-Man 2 (original trilogy; Roger Ebert agrees).

Best big-budget action flick (don't chastise me for this): Peter Jackson's King Kong.

Edit: Roger Ebert gave all of the above flicks a perfect rating besides American History X.
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Old Feb 11, 2015, 04:46 AM   #184
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very hard. not only everyone has a different answer, but most people will change their own answer depending on when they are asked

some of my favorites

Blade Runner
Film Blue
Bicycle Thief
Lord of the Rings
Fight Club
Young Frankenstein
Down by Law
2001: a space odyssey
Bagdad Cafe
The Good the Bad and the Ugly
Rear Window
Delikatessen
Finding Nemo
Being There
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Blues Brothers
8 1/2
War Games
Amelie
Fargo
The usual suspects
Il sorpasso
Empire Strikes Back
The Battle of Algiers
Deliverance

i'll stop at 25
The Battle of Algiers is brutally good. It was censored in France -for political reasons- for a long time.
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Old Feb 11, 2015, 07:39 AM   #185
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I am very struck by the fact that a great many of the movies mentioned are modern, by which I mean movies which have been mostly made in the last twenty or so years.

In fact, I suspect that some of the older classics are completely unknown to many who have posted here, and so do not feature.

A few others to ponder, from a variety of eras>

"The Wizard of Oz" - a stupefyingly example of brilliant movie making, and an object lesson in how to meticulously adapt an adored classic ('The Hobbit', please take note).

Two (black, polished, dark) comedies from the British Ealing stable which date from the post war period:

"Arsenic And Old Lace", and (my personal favourite, this) "Kind Hearts And Coronets".

An elegant, tense and beautifully made homage to film noir style movies (and another meticulous adaptation): "LA Confidential".

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Two (black, polished, dark) comedies from the British Ealing stable which date from the post war period:

"Arsenic And Old Lace", and (my personal favourite, this) "Kind Hearts And Coronets".

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Are you maybe thinking of the original version of the Lady Killers? Arsenic and Old Lace was a Capra movie produced by Warner Bros
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Are you maybe thinking of the original version of the Lady Killers? Arsenic and Old Lace was a Capra movie produced by Warner Bros
Oooops. Mea culpa. You are absolutely right; I should have consulted the box set lurking near my printer, rather than my memory.

'The Lady-Killers', it is; 'Arsenic And Old Lace' - now that you have prodded my memory, featured Cary Grant.but I did thoroughly enjoy that mvid, as well..
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Aye arsenic and old lace was an excellent movie It used to get a regular airing on tv (I'm thankfully not old enough to have caught that one at cinema!) was always worth a watch, not seen it on TV for quite a while now
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Old Feb 11, 2015, 08:40 AM   #189
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Aye arsenic and old lace was an excellent movie It used to get a regular airing on tv (I'm thankfully not old enough to have caught that one at cinema!) was always worth a watch, not seen it on TV for quite a while now
Keep an eye out for 'Kind Hearts And Coronets' if it is ever shown; it is the most exquisitely polished black comedy of the lot.

Actually, I loved it when I saw it, so much so, that I was impelled to purchase a box set of ealing comedies.
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Re: Greatest film ever made....Go!

Although Go is an excellent film by Doug Liman, I don't think I can go as far as the OP and declare it the "greatest film ever made".

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