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    • CommentAuthorimmaterial
    • CommentTimeDec 2nd 2007 edited
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    I love Top Ten Lists, and this looks to me to be the place to see some interesting ones.

    Before moving on to books and music, how about Top Ten Movies Of All Time? Or, if you're feeling ambitious, Top Ten Movies Of All Time in every genre? Or any genre. What do you like?

    Lists should be personal and quirky rather than definitive: instead of AFI, think movies you wouldn't want to go to your desert island without -- which is to say, Citizen Kane shouldn't be there if given a choice between seeing Citizen Kane or Chitty Chitty Bang Bang 100 times you'd opt for Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. There should be at least one truly embarrassing guilty pleasure per ten films named, and pet films that you have personally rescued from complete obscurity are worth extra points. The best reason to read a Top Ten list is the off chance that you might read about something you've never heard about, and it's particularly interesting to read a title you've never encountered before (or never bothered to see) in good company with a bunch of interesting films you are aware of.
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      CommentAuthorAdmiral Neck
    • CommentTimeDec 2nd 2007 edited
     (108.2)
    I'll bite, though I have difficulty ordering them.

    Movies:

    The Matrix
    Die Hard
    The Incredibles
    Singin' In The Rain
    Koyaanisqatsi
    Ran
    Heat
    The Big Lebowski
    Dazed and Confused
    His Girl Friday

    With a special mention to Fight Club and All The President's Men. And about fifty others. Not a very adventurous list, I'll admit, but I love them nonetheless.
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      CommentAuthorExploder
    • CommentTimeDec 2nd 2007
     (108.3)
    1) Wong Kar-Wai's Fallen Angels
    2) Holy Mountain
    3) Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure
    4) Nekromantik
    5) The collected short films of Maya Deren
    6) Lord of the Rings Trilogy
    7) Can all seven seasons of Buffy the Vampire Slayer be one of them? It's like a movie, but really long.
    8) Evil Dead (or Evil Dead 2, but not both on the same list)
    9) Blade Runner
    10) Stick It, just because there should be a teen sports triumph movie on every top ten movies list.

    These aren't what I would say are the top ten movies of all time, but if I only owned ten movies, I think these would be them. If you asked me at a different time, the list might be very different.
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      CommentAuthorJaredRules
    • CommentTimeDec 2nd 2007
     (108.4)
    Royal Tennenbaums
    Rushmore
    Appocolypse Now
    Boogie Nights
    Godfather
    Iron Giant
    Raising Arizona
    Waking Life
    The Cruise
    American Movie
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      CommentAuthorBen
    • CommentTimeDec 2nd 2007
     (108.5)
    Memento
    My Neighbor Totoro
    Gladiator
    MST3K:The Movie
    High Fidelity
    Sexy Beast
    Ghandi
    War of The Worlds
    Alladin
    Robin Hood*the animated one*
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeDec 2nd 2007
     (108.6)
    The Big Lebowski
    The Enigma of Kasper Hauser
    Battle Royale
    Peter Pan (Liveaction version made in 2003)
    Ichi The Killer
    The Royal Tenenbaums
    M.A.S.H.
    Ghostbusters
    Spirited Away
    Kikujiro
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    In the Bedroom
    The Matrix
    Citizen Kane
    Batman Begins
    Highlander
    Shaun of the Dead
    Cinema Paradiso
    Memento
    The Prestige
    Superman: The Movie
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      CommentAuthorJaredRules
    • CommentTimeDec 2nd 2007
     (108.8)
    Hmm, 30 minutes later, and already I realize I forgot to fit in Memento...and Fight Club actually.. hmm.
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    Seven seasons of Buffy can only count if Season 2 of Millennium can count.
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      CommentAuthorJaredRules
    • CommentTimeDec 2nd 2007
     (108.10)
    I came close to really liking Millenium a few times, but in the end it always felt lacking.
    Maybe I should watch it again..
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      CommentAuthorMiss
    • CommentTimeDec 2nd 2007
     (108.11)
    In no particular order after Brazil (which is always my #1):

    Brazil
    The Princess Bride
    Withnail & I
    Watership Down
    The Devil's Backbone
    Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!
    Cry-Baby
    A Boy and His Dog
    (even though I liked the short story much better)
    Repo Man
    Life of Brian


    A lot of those seem to be guilty pleasures...
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      CommentAuthorSvetlana
    • CommentTimeDec 2nd 2007 edited
     (108.12)
    Citizen Kane
    The Maltese Falcon
    Brazil
    The Adventures of Baron Muchausen
    Fight Club
    The Wizard of Oz
    Edward Scissorhands
    Bladerunner
    Gods and Monsters
    The Hudsucker Proxy

    and on the runners up list - The Big Lobowski, Aliens, The Fountain, City of Lost Children, Amelie, and Confessions of a Dangerous Mind
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    Yeah...Hudsucker Proxy...damn it should be on my list. Sets...acting (Paul Newman and Bruce Campbell in the same movie!)...effects, everything worked.
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      CommentAuthorravnos
    • CommentTimeDec 2nd 2007 edited
     (108.14)
    Ugh... I suck at these...
    In no particular order
    Fight Club
    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
    Hana-bi
    Cowboy Bebop (hey if all 7 seasons of Buffy count 26 episodes of Bebop can)
    Berserk (same to above)
    Ugh... can I have every movie by Akira Kurosawa ever on here? Well almost every...
    Bladerunner
    Shaun of the Dead
    Lord of the Rings Trilogy
    my guilty pleasure one - The Adventures of Milo and Otis. Sorry, best kids movie EVER.

    Also... there is a movie of Watership Down!? Gimme!
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      CommentAuthorJaredRules
    • CommentTimeDec 2nd 2007
     (108.15)
    ten not enough!
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    Ikiru
    Double Indemnity
    Brazil
    The Third Man
    The Iron Giant
    The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly
    The Killer
    Trust
    Dr. Strangelove
    and either The Stunt Man or The Ninth Configuration. I can never decide which I like better.

    Will
    • CommentAuthorimmaterial
    • CommentTimeDec 2nd 2007 edited
     (108.17)
    Jared is right. Let's try genres.


    Top Ten Favourite Horror Films, in no particular order (except that the first is definitely my favourite):


    Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me
    Cat People (1942)
    Nosferatu (1922 & 1979)
    Suspiria
    Pulse (2001 - Kiyoshi Kurosawa)
    Malpertuis
    Daughters of Darkness
    Dr. Jekyll and Miss Osborne
    Jacob’s Ladder
    Legend of Hell House
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    If we're doing genres, I'll do film noir:

    Double Indemnity
    The Big Sleep
    The Third Man
    Scarlet Street
    Blast of Silence
    Night of the Hunter
    The Big Heat
    Out of the Past
    Blackout
    The Sweet Smell of Success
    • CommentAuthorimmaterial
    • CommentTimeDec 2nd 2007 edited
     (108.19)
    I won't do Noir, but I will do:


    MYSTERY/DETECTIVE

    The Testament of Dr. Mabuse (1933)
    The Maltese Falcon
    The Big Sleep
    The Long Goodbye
    Kiss Me Deadly
    The Drowning Pool
    Angel Heart
    Rising Sun (and that would be my guiltiest pleasure on this list.)
    True Confessions
    Chinatown
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      CommentAuthorAdmiral Neck
    • CommentTimeDec 2nd 2007 edited
     (108.20)
    Horror!

    The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
    Exorcist III
    Videodrome
    The Exorcist
    The Thing
    The Shining
    Ringu
    The Descent
    Eraserhead
    Night of the Living Dead

    Again, the least exciting list ever. Perhaps I'm not thinking about this enough. I just tried to do a sci fi list and my brain locked up.

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