Your 10 Favorite Films From Your Favorite Actresses and Actors

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  1. DarthSkywalker May the Force Be With You

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    So I went looking for these threads, but because of the great migration, the search function isn't really working. so I thought I'd start a new one that combined the two. The idea is simple. Make a list of your 10 favorite film for any given actress or actor. You can do this as many times as you like.

    I will start with my favorite on her birthday.

    My 10 Favorite Keira Knightley Movies

    1. Pride & Prejudice
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    2. Begin Again
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    3. Colette
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    4. The Pirates of the Caribbean Trilogy
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    5. Bend it Like Beckham
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    6. Love Actually
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    7. Seeking a Friend for the End of the World
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    8. The Imitation Game
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    9. Official Secrets
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    10. Laggies

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    Honorable Mentions: Never Let Me Go, A Dangerous Method and Atonement are all really good films. Much better then Laggies really. And Keira is fantastic in them. But they are also all varying degrees of depressing as hell and thus don’t make my 10 favorite list. Would be on my top 10 best though.
     
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  2. Batmannerism Super-unknown

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    Keira is pretty awesome.

    Favourite actor/actress is tough because it comes and goes - if you'd have asked me in 1999 it would have been Nicolas Cage, no question. But 20+ years later and he's had a few ups and downs ( putting it very mildly).

    Tell you what, how about a real legendary 80s movie star ? Harrison Ford , probably not my all time favourite but definitely in my top 10 - next time around I'll do Julia Roberts or Gary Oldman.

    1. Raiders of the Lost Ark ( the other ones just aren't as good)

    2. Star Wars trilogy

    3. Blade Runner, only the first one.

    4. Witness

    5. Patriot Games

    6. The Fugitive

    7 the Mosquito Coast, most underrated Ford film ever !

    8 Force 10 from Navarone.

    9. Air Force One

    10. Hmmm..... kind of tie between Presumed Innocent and Clear and Present Danger.
     
  3. OutOfBoose #ReleaseTheAyerCut

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    I don't think any of my favorite actors have 10 movies that I love. In rare instances there's more than 5, but 10? Probably only Arnold Schwarzenegger.

    1. Conan the Barbarian

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    2. The Terminator

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    3. Total Recall

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    4. Terminator 2: Judgment Day

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    5. Commando

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    6. True Lies

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    7. Predator

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    8. Kindergarten Cop

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    9. Twins

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    10. Red Heat

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  4. flickchick85 Admin of Might

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    I'll start off with a legend we just lost, given that I've just been going through a lot of his movies on the Criterion Channel.

    My Top 10 Favorite Max von Sydow Movies:

    1.) The Seventh Seal

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    2.) Three Days of the Condor
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    3.) The Exorcist
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    4.) The Magician
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    5.) Minority Report
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    6.) Shame
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    7.) Shutter Island
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    8.) Strange Brew
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    9.) Pelle the Conqueror
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    10.) Dune (yeah, that's right!)

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    Honorable Mentions: Wild Strawberries (fantastic film, but his role's so insignificant I forget he's even in it, lol), The Virgin Spring (another great film, but I generally don't care for rape revenge flicks), Hour of the Wolf (brilliant, but a rough watch). There are still plenty I need to catch up on.
     
  5. flickchick85 Admin of Might

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    And now for a young'un.

    My 10 Favorite Tom Hardy Movies:


    1.) Mad Max: Fury Road
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    2.) Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
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    3.) Inception
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    4.) Warrior
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    5.) Dunkirk

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    6.) Bronson
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    7.) The Dark Knight Rises
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    8.) Locke
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    9.) Legend
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    10.) The Drop
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    Honorable Mentions: Lawless, RocknRolla. Yes I know he was great in The Revenant, but I ****ing hate that movie. I'd rather watch Venom 20 more times than subject myself to that again.
     
  6. Batmannerism Super-unknown

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    Okay, Schwarzenegger would be another guy I could totally do a top ten for.....and I totally agree that Conan the Barbarian is his best film - its epic and way ahead of it's time. Loved it ! Your list is awesome bro ' :highfive:
     
  7. Batmannerism Super-unknown

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    Great list ! I would have put the drop higher - very underrated film. Glad you left out Star Trek Nemesis ! :barf::facepalm:
     
  8. Ninjablade Not as bad as it looks

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    I love seeing Bend it Like Beckham get some love @DarthSkywalker. I have no idea how many times my dad made me watch that movie with him when I was younger. Great film.

    I'll have to think more about my favorite actresses, that usually changes with the mood. Picking an actor comes easy though: Tom Cruise. Ranking his films not so much though.

    1. Mission: Impossible series
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    2. Edge of Tomorrow
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    3. Jack Reacher
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    4. Top Gun
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    5. Jerry Maguire
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    6. Tropic Thunder
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    7. Collateral
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    8.
    The Mummy (2017) it's a guilty pleasure
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    9. War of the Worlds
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    10. Risky Business
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    Honorable mentions would go to just about everything else because this was so hard to pick :funny:
     
  9. Bruce Wayne Let's get nuts!

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    I can't decide between Nicolas Cage and James Stewart as my absolute favourite. I'll do one for each:

    Nicolas Cage:

    1.) Adaptation

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    2.) Mandy

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    3.) Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans

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    4.) Face/Off

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    5.) Moonstruck

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    6.) Con Air

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    7.) Raising Arizona

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    8.) 8mm

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    9.) The Weather Man

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    10.) Vampire's Kiss

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    James Stewart:

    1.) Vertigo

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    2.) Rear Window

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    3.) Harvey

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    4.) Winchester '73

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    5.) The Philadelphia Story

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    6.) The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

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    7.) It's a Wonderful Life

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    8.) Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

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    9.) The Flight of the Phoenix

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    10.) The Greatest Show on Earth

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  10. DarthSkywalker May the Force Be With You

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    The movie has the trappings of something very standard in terms of young adult material. But the performance and script elevate it imo. It also doesn't hurt that I am a big Manchester United fan and that I saw the movie for the first time in a hotel room while at Disneyland and instantly fell in love with a certain pirate king. :atp:
     
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    My 10 Favorite Marion Cotillard Movies:

    1.) Two Days, One Night

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    2.) A Very Long Engagement
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    3.) Macbeth

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    4.) Love Me if You Dare
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    5.) Rust & Bone
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    6.) Inception

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    7.) The Immigrant

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    8.) La Vie En Rose
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    9.) Contagion
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    10.) Little White Lies

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    Honorable Mentions: Nine (crap adaptation but she was great in it), Big Fish, Public Enemies.
     
  12. DarthSkywalker May the Force Be With You

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    A bit on FC's list:

    - I still remember seeing the Seventh Seal for the first time and realizing the preist from the Exoist was in it. Such a great film and Max is fantastic in it.

    - I have seen so many Tom Hardy movies, and yet I still have so many too see. Like Warrior, Locke and Legend.

    - Oh and the list just emphasizes just how different every Tom Hardy role is. Also outside of some awkward green screen, it feels a real shame that Tinker, Tailor, Solider, Spy has kind of been forgotten. Because it's so good.

    - I almost forgot Marion was in The Very Long Engagement. It wasn't Amelie, but I thought it was a worthwhile follow up from the director.

    - Also a lot like my girl Keira, Marion has a lot of really enjoyable deep cuts.
     
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    See, I much preferred it over Amelie. I never got the Audrey Tautou hype, tbh. She's likable, but a boring presence to me. Marion single-handedly brought A Very Long Engagement to life with her limited screentime, imo. I always considered Tautou the Julia Roberts to Marion's Cate Blanchett. :funny:
     
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  14. DarthSkywalker May the Force Be With You

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    When I was a little one, I watched a lot of Tom Cruise movies, as he was my grandmother's #1 crush. It must have stuck, because even with all the strangness of his association with a certain cult, his output this last decade has been my favorite of his career. I remember thinking for a few years I was the only one who got how awesome Jack Reacher was, but that was clearly a mistake. Throw in Edge of Tomorrow, the last 3 Mission Impossibles, and Knight and Day (it loses itself in the final act a bit but it is really fun imo. Also an early Gal Gadot appearance) and he had an all time decade imo. So good, that I even half expect the Top Gun sequel to be awesome.
     
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  15. DarthSkywalker May the Force Be With You

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    As a man, who crushes Audrey Tautou rather hard (my DVD collection was embarrassing), I cannot be objective here. I mean I watched an entire mad cap romantic comedy in french without subtitles just because she was in it. But I definitely see the Cate Blanchett comparison with Marion. It is a very good one imo.
     
  16. Ninjablade Not as bad as it looks

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    I had seen pretty much his entire filmography growing up, but it really was this past decade that solidified him as my number one. He'll have a meh film every once in a while, but his output has been pretty consistent. Probably the only person in Hollywood I currently trust to entertain me every time I enter the theater.

    Also, Knight and Day is underrated. The highway chase at the beginning is fun as hell. I would love to see Cruise and James Mangold work together again.
     
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    My 10 Favorite Colin Farrell Movies

    1.) In Bruges
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    2.) The Way Back
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    3.) Seven Psychopaths
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    4.) Minority Report
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    5.) The New World
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    6.) Widows
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    7.) The Beguiled
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    8.) Tigerland
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    9.) The Lobster
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    10.) Fright Night
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    Honorable Mentions: Crazy Heart, Saving Mr. Banks, Phone Booth
     
  18. flickchick85 Admin of Might

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    My 10 Favorite Ingrid Bergman Movies:

    1.) Notorious
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    2.) Casablanca
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    3.) Gaslight
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    4.) Spellbound
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    5.) Autumn Sonata
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    6.) For Whom the Bell Tolls
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    7.) Stromboli
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    8.) Journey to Italy
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    9.) Anastasia
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    10.) Under Capricorn
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    Honorable Mentions: Indiscreet, Joan of Arc, The Bells of St. Mary's
     
  19. DarthSkywalker May the Force Be With You

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    FC, your Bergman list brings back memories of a lot of weekends watching TCM marathons. There are a lot of movie stars, but Ingrid Bergman truly was a colossus of the silver screen.
     
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    Any gal who could intimidate a bully with clout like Hitchcock was obviously a force to be reckoned with. Based on what I've read, it seems like that's why they became such good friends - she wouldn't take his **** and treated him like a kid brother, lol.
     
  21. scarlet-witch Stormborn

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    Joseph Gordon Levitt is my favorite actor, and this list is ranked by his performance in the film instead of the order in which I prefer them.

    1) Mysterious Skin
    2) Brick
    3) 50/50
    4) Manic
    5) Snowden
    6) (500) Days of Summer
    7) Looper
    8) Inception
    9) 10 Things I Hate About You
    10) The Dark Knight Rises

    Honorable mentions: Lincoln and Hesher
     
  22. CJ Never skips leg day

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    Jim Carrey is my favorite actor.

    10. The Cable Guy
    9. A Series of Unfortunate Events
    8. Batman Forever
    7. The Mask
    6. A Christmas Carol
    5. The Grinch
    4. Sonic the Hedgehog
    3. Liar Liar
    2. Dumb & Dumber
    1. Me, Myself & Irene
     
  23. Batmannerism Super-unknown

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    Oh, man what a great list ! Totally agree with all of that but I would have included a Few Good Men
    and Born on the 4th if July also , Interview with a Vampire, because Cruise is the only good thing about that film, and maybe Magnolia because his role is so.....out there. Would probably put Collateral first on the list for acting - because Cruise owns that movie.

    Wow ! Love it, for me the first Ace Ventura film is the best Carrey, and I would add Batman Forever because he owned that film ( unlike Tommy Lee Jones).


    Cannot dispute any Stewart movies, the guy was a total legend.

    As for Cage I have a very serious question @Jettisoned .... why no Wild At Heart ?
     
  24. CJ Never skips leg day

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    I absolutely loved his performance as Vincent in Collateral. One of my favorite films.
     
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    Ugh, I'm not a big Tinker Tailor fan, but Tom Hardy exudes so much sexy cool in that role.

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