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Old Sep 1, 2010, 10:15 PM   #1
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Top 5 movies of all time...thread

Looking for new movies to watch, and I thought why not make a thread! That way I can get some good recommendations from you guys! Not just me, everyone else will benefit!

So here's mine:

- Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
- Garden State
- 500 Days of Summer
- Love Actually
- Wedding Crashers

not ranked at all
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Old Sep 2, 2010, 12:53 AM   #2
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Sounds like someone just went through a breakup.

In this order:
Casablanca
The Godfather I/II (I consider them one film)
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Singin' in the Rain
Up (The first 10 minutes deserves it's own spot)

My list changes day by day though, but Casablanca is always at the top.
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Old Sep 2, 2010, 05:43 AM   #3
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Dark Days
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
can't decide if Into the Wild should be here. It's an inspiration film but all I thought throughout it was "what a selfish twundle"
Die Hard with a Vengeance
South Park
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Old Sep 2, 2010, 06:22 AM   #4
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I haven't been much a movie watcher lately. My movies now range around sleeping beauty, toy story and the backyardigans thanks to my 4 year old girls

but here's my list as it seems to stand at the moment.
Star Wars Episode 4 - The original that set the standard.
Star Wars Episode 3 - Yes I like the new ones .
Star Trek Wrath of Khan
Tombstone
Raiders of the Lost Ark.
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Old Sep 2, 2010, 08:22 AM   #5
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Godfather 1-2
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Pulp Fiction
The Matrix
The Good the Bad and the Ugly

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Old Sep 2, 2010, 08:42 AM   #6
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Some good choices already, and the thread is still young.
  • Casablanca - every scene a painting, every word a poem, every gesture a volume
  • Unforgiven
  • Raiders Of The Lost Ark
  • Road To Perdition
  • The African Queen

(This is tougher than it first appears.)
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Old Sep 2, 2010, 08:52 AM   #7
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The Pianist

The Godfather 1&2

Magnolia

Drunken Master 2

Memento

Not in any particular order and just off the top of my head
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Old Sep 2, 2010, 08:53 AM   #8
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Casablanca
Blade Runner
Strictly Ballroom (I don't know why I liked it, really)
Dear Frankie
The Illusionist (way better than The Prestige)
Departures
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Wall•E, Up, Ratatouille, basically any Pixar.

...but it really depends on the mood I'm in. Movies I really like I still can't just sit down and vegetate if I'm not in the right mood for it.
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The Illusionist was way better wasn't it
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Old Sep 2, 2010, 10:26 AM   #10
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Two of the best movies I have ever seen:

Million Dollar Baby
American Beauty

Other favs:

When Harry Met Sally
Bladerunner, director's cut
The Forbidden Planet

And for a laugh:

Dude, Where's My Car?
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Old Sep 2, 2010, 11:07 AM   #11
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Though it's become a bit ubiquitous, Pulp Fiction will always be near the top of my list. It never looks like a bitch and I never try to fsck it like a bitch.

The Big Lebowski. Abide!

Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. It must be Thursday. I never could get the hang of Thursdays.

Fight Club. I am Jack's smirking revenge.

Pineapple Express. This is like the apex of the vortex of joint engineering.

Sorry but I'm also going to list some close contenders to top 5:

Wedding Crashers, 50 First Dates, True Romance, Sin City, Kill Bill Vol 1 & 2, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Ferris Bueller's Day off, The Breakfast Club, Drop Dead Fred. ... just off the top of my head. I loves me some movies but I'm fickle and forgetful.
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The Departed
Argo
Die Hard (any of them really, except for 2)
Lethal Weapon (any of them)
Inception

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Old Sep 2, 2010, 11:20 AM   #13
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Forrest Gump
Castaway
Platoon
Deer Hunter
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Nobody included "Spaceballs" ?
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Old Sep 2, 2010, 11:38 AM   #15
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In alphabetical order:

The Good Shepherd
Lawrence of Arabia
Lost In Translation
Meet Joe Black
Munich
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I copied and pasted from this older thread http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=706506

Maybe not the top movies of all time but top-notch!
  • Mulholland Dr.
  • Citizen Kane
  • Picnic at Hanging Rock
  • Life is Beautiful
  • Night on Earth
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  • Bram Stocker's Dracula (1992)
  • Pulp Fiction
  • Terminator 2
  • The Matrix Trilogy
  • Goodfellas
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Evil Dead 2: Dead By Dawn
Star Trek: First Contact
The Matrix Reloaded
X-Men 3: The Last Stand
Ferris Bueller's Day Off

There are more that I like almost equally, but I'll leave it at these for now.
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but here's my list as it seems to stand at the moment.
Star Wars Episode 4 - The original that set the standard.
Star Wars Episode 3 - Yes I like the new ones .
Star Trek Wrath of Khan
Tombstone
Raiders of the Lost Ark.
Those are what you think are the top 5 moveis of all time? How utterly tragic. I just died a little inside

Shawshank Redemption
American Beauty
Silence of the Lambs
Gran Torino
And I have to put a word in for 'The Queen', 'The Damned United', 'Frost/Nixon' and 'The Deal' Michael Sheen is just extraordinary as a character actor. If I had to pick one, it would be The Damned United. I can't stand soccer, but it's an amazing movie.

First half of WALL-E gets a special mention.
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In no particular order..

The Departed

Catch Me if You Can

Forrest Gump

The Shawshank Redemption

Good Will Hunting

Rainman
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Dude, Where's My Car?
That movie was so dumb. So dumb it was funny.
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My list changes day by day though, but Casablanca is always at the top.
Casablanca always tops my list too.

1. Casablanca
2. Seven Samurai
3. Spirited Away
4. Ran (Akira Kurosawa's version of King Lear)
5. Grave of the Fireflies (Hotaru no Haka)

Today it's 2 Kurosawa movies and 2 anime. Tomorrow it might be a Sci-Fi (2001), action (Mad Max), western (Josey Wales) and drama (God Father). But Casablanca will always be #1.
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Those are what you think are the top 5 moveis of all time? How utterly tragic. I just died a little inside
Why because my list differs from yours. perhaps you need to get off your high horse and realize that different people have different tastes

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The Matrix
I remember buying the matrix as the very first dvd for my large tv; I was blown away, that is a great movie. The two sequel were less enjoyable.
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