Top 5 movies of all time...thread

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  1. macrumors 65816

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    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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    MovieCutter

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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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    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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    maflynn

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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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    Godfather 1-2
    Raiders of the Lost Ark
    Pulp Fiction
    The Matrix
    The Good the Bad and the Ugly

    -J.-
     
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    iJohnHenry

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    Some good choices already, and the thread is still young. :cool:

    • 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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    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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    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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    ctt1wbw

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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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    iBlue

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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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    wvuwhat

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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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    In alphabetical order:

    The Good Shepherd
    Lawrence of Arabia
    Lost In Translation
    Meet Joe Black
    Munich
     
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    RawBert

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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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    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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    Melrose

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    That movie was so dumb. So dumb it was funny. :D
     
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    God Father
    Pulp Fiction
    The Matrix
    Fight Club
    Scarface
     
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    [​IMG] 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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    maflynn

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    Why because my list differs from yours. perhaps you need to get off your high horse and realize that different people have different tastes :rolleyes:

    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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