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Top Ten Favourite Movies

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I invite everyone to post their top ten favourite movies of all time!

Now, I want to make it clear that this is a top ten of the films that you could watch any time, no matter how you're feeling, and enjoy them. This is NOT a top ten of the BEST movies of all time! I think 'Raging Bull' (1980) is incredible but I find it a very difficult film to watch, therefore I wouldn't include it in my list. You see?

Your 'Desert Island Reels', if you will!

No TV shows, TV movies, games, books, paintings, sculptures, tapestries or multimedia installations!
Mine are all feature films, but I see no reason why documentaries or shorts couldn't be included.

Also, feel free to change your mind any time! My favourite movies change from time to time, so I imagine most other people's do too!

I've done mine in chronological order, as I don't rank these above / below each other:

It's A Wonderful Life (1946)
Star Wars (Original Theatrical Cut! ) (1977)
Planes, Trains And Automobiles (1987)
The Princess Bride (1987)
Shadowlands (1993)
Dead Man (1995)
Heat (1995)
The Big Lebowski (1998)
Fight Club (1999)
Bubba Ho-Tep (2002)
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Not an exhaustive list by any means, but these are probably the movies I enjoy the most:

Empire Strikes Back
Star Wars
Return of the Jedi
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Batman
Batman Returns
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Superman
O Brother, Where Art Thou?

Can't think of a 10th one to keep those 9 appropriate company...
MTFBWY. Always.

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Star Wars
The Empire Strikes Back
Return of the Jedi
Superman: the Movie
E.T.
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Goonies
My Life as a Dog
Back to the Future
Ferris Bueller's Day Off

As I'm sure anyone can see I'm a sucker for American escapism. There's just one movie there that's a seriously GOOD movie. I just really love superficial entertainment. Oh well.
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The Rock
Unbreakable
The Matrix
Punch Drunk Love
Dawn of the Dead (original)
First Contact
Lord of the Rings Fellowship
Silence of the Lambs
Pulp Fiction
A few good men

This list could be different tomorrow, because I love so many movies, but important for me here is: I am the first to list NO Star Wars movie... they are not even in my top 200 list. A matter of taste.

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Star Wars series
Akira
The Breakfast Club
Clerks
Tron
Evil Dead series
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Spider-Man 2
The Matrix
A Clockwork Orange

In no particular order.
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2001 - A Space Odissey
A Clockwork Orange
Fight Club
Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind
Memento
Shawnshank Redemption
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Pulp Fiction
The Empire Strikes Back
Drunker Master 2


I've tried to balance guilty pleasures with good films. Kinda hard after #5. You might notice a lack of SW films, that is because I tend to "separate" them from regular films.
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Originally posted by: ricarleite
2001 - A Space Odissey
A Clockwork Orange
Fight Club
Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind
Memento
Shawnshank Redemption
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Pulp Fiction
The Empire Strikes Back
Drunker Master 2


I've tried to balance guilty pleasures with good films. Kinda hard after #5. You might notice a lack of SW films, that is because I tend to "separate" them from regular films.


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1) Masters of the Universe
2) Robocop
3) Star Trek III: The Search for Spock
4) Conan the Barbarian
5) Star Wars: A New Hope original theatrical cut
6) Raiders of the Lost Ark
7) Temple of Doom
8) Superman
9) Batman
10) The Ten Commandments

Oh who am I kidding? That doesn't even scratch the surface of my many favorites.
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boon23, then what you say about loving movies MUST be true. I can't imagine why ANYONE would even be near this website if they don't list Star Wars pretty high up in their favorite movies. I don't even like Star Trek and yet those movies might be in the lower end of my top 200. There's a good chance I'll never watch a Star Trek movie again. To each their own, I guess.
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Some of my favorites, in no particular order...

Star Wars Trilogy
Wizard of Oz
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country
Superman: The Movie
Superman II
The Shadow
Rio Bravo
The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly
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The Empire Strikes Back
Back To The Future (all three parts)
Star Wars Episode IV
Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring
The Matrix
Spiderman 2
Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
Lord of the Rings: Return of the King
Return of the Jedi
The Fifth Element

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Ernest Goes to Jail
Ernest in the Army
Ernest Goes to Africa
Slam Dunk Ernest
Ernest Goes to School
Ernest Saves Christmas
Ernest Goes to Camp
Ernest Scared Stupid
Ernest Rides Again
Star Wars

War does not make one great.

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You forgot "Ernest needs a kidney"!
“Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country.” — Nazi Reich Marshal Hermann Goering
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Well, it's only a top ten list. It pained me to not include Police Academy 4, but when compiling top ten lists one must be ruthless.

War does not make one great.

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Originally posted by: Han Solo VS Indiana Jones
10) The Ten Commandments


Cool!

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Don't you call me a mindless philosopher...!
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Yeah, I just thought of a few extra that I'd add:

Fight Club
The Matrix
Pulp Fiction
Kill Bill Vol. 2
Indiana Jones & The Last Crusade

Most of those are for fun factor and repeated viewability...
MTFBWY. Always.

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Top 5 brazillian movies, just out of my head right now...

1- Boleiros
2- O Pagador de Promessas - 1962 version (The Promise)
3- Cidade de Deus (City of God)
4- Central do Brasil (Central Station)
5- O Que é Isso Companheiro (Four Days in September)
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I only have it listed out to 7:

1) Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind [2004]
2) Pulp Fiction [1994]
3) The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou [2004]
4) Alien [1979]
5) Amadeus [1984]
6) Alien 3 [2003 SE]
7) Kill Bill [2004] -- I see it as one movie.
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1) The Empire Strikes Back
2) Batman Begins
3) Star Wars
4) The Wizard of Oz
5) E.T.
6) The Shawshank Redemption
7) Superman: The Movie
8) Gandhi
9) Raiders of the Lost Ark
10) Lord of the Rings Extended Edition (I see this as one long movie)

Honorable Mentions:
11) Band of Brothers (ditto)
12) Hudson Hawk
13) Caddyshack
14) From Russia With Love
15) Gladiator
16) Terminator
17) T2
18) Alien
19) Aliens
20) Dances With Wolves Director's Cut
21) From The Earth To The Moon
22) Apollo 13
23) Blade Runner
24) 2001: A Space Odyssey
25) Pulp Fiction
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1. Star Wars
2. The French Connection
3. Halloween 1 & 2 (all one film to me)
4. Godfather 1 & 2 (all one film to me)
5. The Thing (John Carpenter one)
6. Empire Strikes Back
7. Big Trouble in Little China
8. Scarface
9. Suspira/Tenebre (cant separate)
10 Friday the 13th Series


Thats just (over) 10 of my favourites, though most wouldnt get into my top ten of all time if I was ranking them as best of all time, I can think of plenty of others I would take with me but it would take ages so I will leave it at that..
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How can you list all the others, but leave out "Ernest Goes to Hell"?

Anyway...

Star Wars
The Empire Strikes Back
Raiders of the Lost Ark
The Seven Samurai
E.T.
The Nightmare Before Christmas
Toy Story 2
Alien
Casablanca
Lawrence of Arabia
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It's interesting to see what some people (myself included) consider to be one film when a series of films are involved. My criteria was that it had to be produced and shot as a single production. Superman and Superman II would have almost qualified if they hadn't stopped and restarted production with a different director, resulting in so much changed footage.

Others seem to consider certain movie franchises (or the good parts within them) one big film. That's interesting too.
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The only film I can recall that was supposed to be just one and then was cut into two for profit reasons is Kill Bill. I can't think of any other film in which something like that has happened. There has been movies shot back-to-back like BTTF 2 and 3, Superman 1 and 2, LOTR trilogy, but those were specificly different and separated movies.
“Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country.” — Nazi Reich Marshal Hermann Goering
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Don't make me pick. It'll take me a month to narrow it down.

Princess Leia: I happen to like nice men.
Han Solo: I'm a nice man.

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Here's my list, pretty much in order oddly enough. it does change daily, however.

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
Full Metal Jacket
2001
Hoop Dreams
Mibu Gishiden (When the Last Sword Is Drawn)
North by Northwest
Attack the Gas Station
Hearts of Darkness
Godfather Trilogy
Goodfellas