Top 10 Movies? Pretty off topic.

JimTriche
JimTriche
edited August 2010 in General Discussion
Just interested in what everyone's top 10 movies are. I know some of my ideas come from movies so it's not as off topic as it seems.

Here's mine in no order:

Sweeney Todd

The Shawshank Redemption

Casablanca

The Wizard of Oz

Secondhand Lions

The Boondock Saints

Gone With The Wind

Clerks

Memento

A Clockwork Orange

What are yours?
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  • Duskreign
    Duskreign
    Posts: 1,085 edited August 2010
    Also in no order:

    Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

    The Seven Samurai

    Lord of the Rings: Return of the King

    North by Northwest

    The Stand

    The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

    The Dark Knight

    Snatch

    The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad

    To Kill a Mockingbird
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  • gaaran
    gaaran
    Posts: 740
    In no order (keeping the trend):

    The Matrix
    Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
    The Dark Knight
    Inception
    Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
    The Hangover
    Gladiator
    Avatar
    Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
    Robin Hood: Men in Tights
  • Duskreign
    Duskreign
    Posts: 1,085 edited August 2010
    God, there's 29 movies I would watch right now.
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  • JimTriche
    JimTriche
    Posts: 483
    There's an overlap, only 29 movies.

    Seven Samurai is one of my faves, Duskreign. Kurosawa is genius, but I foolishly limited myself to 10, so Akira, Stand By Me, Goonies, 12 Monkeys, Yojimbo etc. all had potential to be there, but were edged out by stuff I watched a bit more.

    Some excellent movies here.
  • RaseCidraen
    RaseCidraen
    Posts: 890
    I would say these are in no particular order, but they are! They're ordered by the first ones that come to mind :P (Turns out that this is tougher than I thought - I'm trying not to have too many repeats.. you guys went and picked some of the best ones already!)

    Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
    Casino Royale
    Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels (I preferred Snatch, but LSTSB is still pretty good)
    Shaun of the Dead
    Hot Fuzz (My favorite of the two)
    Pirates of the Caribbean
    Howl's Moving Castle
    Titan A.E.
    Iron Man
    Sherlock Holmes (The sheer number of times I've seen this movie is rediculous.)

    Totally doesn't count as a favorite movie, but I love the atmosphere (Well, bits of it) - Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (I think it'd make an interesting campaign world).
    (On a separate note - has anyone got that One Movie that they thought would be amazing, but regretted going to? Mine was the film adaptation of DOOM. The first time was alright, but I made the mistake of going to it a second time... *cries*)
  • Duskreign
    Duskreign
    Posts: 1,085 edited August 2010
    Jim, regarding Kurosawa:

    He's simply the best. Period. There have been none who even come close in our time. And Rash
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  • RaseCidraen
    RaseCidraen
    Posts: 890
    That's an odd phenomenon - ruining a prior experience based on something that came after - coloring the past based on the future. (On a game note - I've seen this occur to my party, when the person they trusted turned out to be the big bad - it was a shocked realization, and they became more and more angry with her because they kept remembering subtle things that had been done, that at the time were "harmless", but their new perception colored them to be quite malice-filled)
  • Duskreign
    Duskreign
    Posts: 1,085
    See, the difference there is, that's awesome. They didn't ruin the Matrix on purpose. They ran it into the ground to make as much money in as short a period of time as possible.

    The Prequel trilogy of Star Wars is kind of another example of this, though I often defend Revenge of the Sith. For some people, the original trilogy is now tainted. It's different for everyone, I suppose.

    I thought of some more films. I'm starting...

    The top ten films that I haven't mentioned yet:

    Bullitt

    The Quiet Man

    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

    Blazing Saddles (The first film I broke down into an uncontrollable fit of laughter watching.)

    The Professional

    L.A. Confidential

    Groundhog Day

    Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

    Rash
  • RaseCidraen
    RaseCidraen
    Posts: 890
    No Fair! I forgot about Blazing Saddles! I can't remember which movie it was, but half the time, instead of movies that produce loud guffaws, I vastly prefer a movie which will make me laugh a little bit, but through the next week will cause me to suffer from sniggering/giggling fits for no apparent reason and cause worry amongst my friends and family. Unless they had seen the movie with me, that is.
  • Duskreign
    Duskreign
    Posts: 1,085 edited August 2010
    Brooks films do that to me. Honestly, the earlier Zucker/Abrahams/Zucker films too. Specifically Kentucky Fried Movie and Ruthless People, for vastly different reasons.

    I hate you, JimTriche (not really), for revealing just how many movies I have seen, and how impossible it is to define a top ten. In the 20 minutes or so since I posted my second 10, I've come up with another ten.

    Raging Bull (best Scorcese film)

    The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

    Ed Wood

    Gran Torino

    Gladiator

    High Anxiety

    Hearts in Atlantis

    The Green Mile (best Stephen King adaptation)

    Saving Private Ryan (Spielberg's/Tom Hank's best work, imho)

    Silence of the Lambs
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  • RaseCidraen
    RaseCidraen
    Posts: 890
    It could be worse, Dusk. JimTriche could have made it be raining. ;)
  • Duskreign
    Duskreign
    Posts: 1,085
    That's just too much power for one man to have.
  • FrankSirmarco
    FrankSirmarco
    Posts: 250
    In no particular order:

    Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
    The Godfather
    Goodfellas
    Dr. Zhivago
    The Third Man
    Caddyshack
    Midnight Run
    The Great Escape
    The Matrix
    Blazing Saddles

    It also doesn't include those movies that I'll watch whenever they're on, like Tombstone, Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead, Excalibur, Planes, Trains, and Automobiles, etc.
  • FrankSirmarco
    FrankSirmarco
    Posts: 250
    LA Confidential is an expert adaptation of a GREAT book with a lot going on in it. Love that film!
  • Duskreign
    Duskreign
    Posts: 1,085
    My God, how could I have left out The Third Man.
  • RaseCidraen
    RaseCidraen
    Posts: 890
    Because the First and Second Men were more important?
  • Duskreign
    Duskreign
    Posts: 1,085
    Buhdum-psssh!
  • RaseCidraen
    RaseCidraen
    Posts: 890
    Back in college, I was making so many horrible jokes and puns, my best friend looked into hiring a monkey to follow me around with a snare drum and make rim-shots all the time.

    ...she meant to discourage it, but I just tried harder.
  • Duskreign
    Duskreign
    Posts: 1,085
    If I had a monkey, I'd put that lazy little bastard to work. Real work, not some bullcrap effect drums.

    I hate freeloading primates.
  • RaseCidraen
    RaseCidraen
    Posts: 890
    You have to make sure you wash him regularly. I hate damn, dirty apes.
  • JimTriche
    JimTriche
    Posts: 483
    It often surprises me how many people liked The Matrix. I watched it, loved the scenery and effects, but the story just made no sense. I mean, if the AI was half as intelligent as portrayed, why not use the few remaining animals as batteries rather than people? I mean, take a penguin, much higher metabolism, better energy potential, and all you have to simulate is a block of ice and some fish. Think of the saved resources!

    I have plenty more that I would love to cheat and shoehorn in, and since Duskreign already did that, here's a few more.

    American History X

    The Princess Bride

    A Beautiful Mind

    The Breakfast Club

    Tron

    Highlander (only the first)

    Dr. Strangelove

    Requiem for a Dream

    Sling Blade

    The Big Lebowski

    Full Metal Jacket

    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

    er... I'll stop now...
  • JonathonVolkmer
    JonathonVolkmer
    Posts: 114
    I don't know if these are my Top 10 of all time or not, but they're 10 movies that come to mind when I try to choose - I've also attempted to describe why I picked them. I will likely repeat some things that other people have said, because you all have excellent taste so far. The jokes in my descriptions, on the other hand, will be in poor taste at best.

    THE MATRIX: Because, as cliche as it sounds, it really did make me say, "whoa."

    THE DARK KNIGHT: While the movie had its flaws, Heath Ledger definitely put a smile on my face.

    WALL-E: Because it was brilliant and made me feel like a kid again. No jokes here.

    BRUCE CAMPBELL VS. ARMY OF DARKNESS: Hail to the king, baby. Also, I just watched the original "The Day the Earth Stood Still," and laughed aloud at the origins of Klaatu barada n... Um, hmm. Ni... Huh. Anyway.

    DOCTOR STRANGELOVE, OR HOW I LEARNED TO STOP WORRYING AND LOVE THE BOMB: In remembrance of the noble sacrifice of General Jack D. Ripper. And because there's no fighting in the War Room.

    DESPICABLE ME: Best original movie I've seen in a while. Also, one of the best introductions of any super villain ever. FREEZE RAY!

    SEVEN SAMURAI: Already mentioned a couple of times, I know. But it's just that good. Also, it helps to balance this roster's age a little bit.

    PULP FICTION: I learned a lot about storytelling from this movie, which may be a strange thing to take away from it. Plus, I learned to do the twist.

    THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS: Suspense, horror, and class. Seriously, more horror/suspense movies need to emulate this film. Trust me, I'm a doctor.

    FIGHT CLUB: The greatest mindf*** I've seen since kindergarten.

    THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION: Like there's any question.

    And that's all I have to say about that. For the moment, anyway.

    -JTV

    P.S. Note that my list goes up to 11. (And that This is Spinal Tap! nearly made the list.)
  • Duskreign
    Duskreign
    Posts: 1,085
    Damn it. Princess Bride and Spinal Tap... where were you when I needed you several posts ago?
  • arsheesh
    arsheesh
    Posts: 850 edited August 2010
    Wow, looks like I've been a way for a while.

    Well several of my favorites have already bean mentioned by you guys, but what the hey, I guess I'll way in. Here are some of my favorites (though if I thought long and hard about it the list might change as I remember new movies):

    1. _It's A Wonderful Life_
    2. _Life is Beautiful_
    3. _Star Wars: Episode V_
    4. _The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring_
    5. _Bladerunner_
    6. _Little Miss Sunshine_
    7. _Gattaca_
    8. _Pride and Prejudice_ (not the BBC version, though I like that one as well)
    9. _The Goonies_
    10. _Pretty in Pink_

    And here are some that nearly made the list:

    11. _Shrek_ & _Shrek 2_
    12. _The Never Ending Story_
    13. _The Secret of Nyhm_
    14. _The Incredibles_
    15. _Waiting for Guffman_
    16. _Hot Fuzz_
    17. _City of the Lost Children_
    18. _A Very Long Engagement_
    19. _A.I._ (Except for the ending)
    20. _Chariots of Fire_
    21. _Willow_
    22. _The Usual Suspects_
    23. _L.A. Confidential_
    24. _Minority Report_
    25. _Serenity_
    26. _Cat on a Hot Tin Roof_
    27. _Memoirs of a Geisha_
    28. _Les Miserables_
    29. _Spirited Away_
    30. _Raising Arizona_

    And many, many more...
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  • JimTriche
    JimTriche
    Posts: 483
    Frigging Bladerunner, how on earth did I forget that...
  • Duskreign
    Duskreign
    Posts: 1,085
    Shame on you, JimTriche. Of all the films for a cyberpunk junkie like you to neglect.
  • Embirsiphone
    Embirsiphone
    Posts: 385
    i just have to post mine as well in no particular order

    Men in tights
    North by northwest
    Psycho
    Dead Poetry society
    Sweeney Todd
    The shawshank redemption
    Charlie and The chocolate Factory
    The Incredibles
    Dr.Horrible
    Chronicles or Riddick

    Though I really just have favorite Directors.. Tim Burton and Alfred Hitchcock...

    There are loads of good movies listed here and some I haven't seen but I want to watch now..
  • Silence_Eve
    Silence_Eve
    Posts: 106
    I don't have an order...and mine get a little...weird.

    Sweeney Todd
    Alice in Wonderland
    Aladdin
    Phantom of the Opera
    Harry Potter
    Pirates of the Caribbean
    The Shawshank Redemption
    Dr. Horrible
    Tinkerbell
    The Hangover

    I have many, many more...and they aren't exactly appropriate to add on a public forum lol
  • Duskreign
    Duskreign
    Posts: 1,085
    I love Dr. Horrible! Sweet choice!
  • gaaran
    gaaran
    Posts: 740
    I totally forgot about Dr. Horrible, cause it's technically not a movie.. but that would be on there, that was amazing! I love Joss Whedon's creations.
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