Your Top 10

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  1. SoNicRaDiATioN

    SoNicRaDiATioN Well-Known Member

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    Really. I'm not sure you can reconcile it, or even have to. It's a work of great beauty and great ugliness. There's no doubt it's racist and offensive. It's been scorned as much as it's been celebrated. But it's a creative marvel and pretty much laid the groundwork for the modern film language. It expanded the scope of cinema into a great artform. It's a sobbering historical document about the politics and attitudes (ignorance) of America and of it's director. A powerful film which cannot be ignored. The attitudes to a large extent have changed but the cinematic techniques that Griffith contributed are firmly entrenched.
     
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  2. Sloth7d

    Sloth7d Escapist

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    1. Kenneth Branagh's Hamlet
    2. Peter Jackson's The Lord of The Rings
    3. Pan's Labyrinth
    4. Memento
    5. The Dark Knight
    6. Red Cliff
    7. The Fountain
    8. Hero
    9. Watchmen
    10. Scott Pilgrim vs The World

    4-10 can easily change at any time with these Honorable Mentions depending on how I'm feeling:

    Rashomon
    Seven Samurai
    The Godfather
    The Dark Knight Rises
    Impromptu
    Pride and Predjudice
    Alice in Wonderland
    Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
     
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  3. Matt Mortem

    Matt Mortem RIP Hype Forums

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    Great list!
     
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  4. Bobber

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    Von Trier + Cassavetes = Thumbs up from me.
     
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  5. SoNicRaDiATioN

    SoNicRaDiATioN Well-Known Member

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    Can't go wrong with either. :up:
     
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  6. Brother Jack

    Brother Jack Believer

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    I won't deny that it's important but I wouldn't call it a favorite because of that. It's the difference between liking something and objectively recognizing that it's well made; I can do the latter with Birth of a Nation but not the former.
     
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  7. SoNicRaDiATioN

    SoNicRaDiATioN Well-Known Member

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    That's fair enough.
     
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  8. spider-neil

    spider-neil spins a web any size!

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    Sci Fi is my first love but if I had to make a top 10 that didn't contain any Sci-fi movies my top ten would be;

    1. Shawshank Redemption
    2. Pulp fiction
    3. Raiders of the Lost Ark
    4. Seven
    5. The Two Towers
    6. Enter the Dragon
    7. Fist full of Dollars
    8. Ninja Scroll (Anime)
    9. The Social Network
    10. The Rear Window

    Honerable mention for Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy, the Toy Story Trilogy, Memento and the Prestige
     
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  9. newwaveboy87

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    My Top 10:
    1. Bonnie and Clyde
    2. King Kong (1933)
    3. The Nightmare Before Christmas
    4. Chinatown
    5. L.A. Confidential
    6. Some Like It Hot
    7. Alien quartet
    8. Star Wars: The Original Trilogy
    9. The Godfather trilogy
    10. Beauty & the Beast (1946)

    As for the rest...I'm currently working on my own Top 250. I figured if IMDB can have one, so can I! I've got a TON of movies to sift through. Stay tuned as it updates.

    http://www.listal.com/list/favorite-movies-jxsxpx
     
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  10. J'adore

    J'adore Vous

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  11. Megarob

    Megarob www.digitalbomb.net

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    In no real order, and most likely going to change, but as for now... This is my Top 10.

    -The Shinning
    -Batman Begins
    -Pulp Fiction
    -Dirty Harry
    -Psycho (Original)
    -The Big Lebowski
    -Memento
    -Kill Bill Vol. 2
    -Inglourious Basterds
    -Snatch
     
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  12. Victarion

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    The Dark Knight Rises
    Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
    Unforgiven
    The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
    Hellboy II: The Golden Army
    Hellboy
    The Big Lebowski
    Goemon (Live action)
     
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  13. dgnightwing

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    In no particular order

    The Godfather Trilogy
    The Dark Knight Trilogy
    Heat
    State of Grace
    Leaving Las Vegas
    Man on the Moon
    The Insider
    Inception
    The Departed
    Donnie Brasco
     
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  14. moviedoors

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    Screw 10. I'm going to point to the one film I most frequently cite as the greatest marvel of cinema, and that movie is....
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    No Country For Old Men
     
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  15. Brain Damage

    Brain Damage Everything Under the Sun

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    Off the top of my head:

    1. Taxi Driver
    2. The Dark Knight
    3. Forrest Gump
    4. The Empire Strikes Back
    5. Goodfellas
    6. The Big Lebowski
    7. The Wizard of Oz
    8. The Godfather Part II
    9. Collateral
    10. Zodiac
     
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  16. CConn

    CConn Fountainhead of culture.

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    1. Batman
    2. Inception
    3. The Life Aquatic
    4. Persona
    5. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
    6. Brick
    7. Kill Bill, Vol. 1
    8. The Graduate
    9. The Invisible Man
    10. Beau Geste
     
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  17. DarkSovereignty

    DarkSovereignty Ooga Chakka

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    I decide reevaluate my list.
    1. Jaws
    2. Psycho
    3. Kiss, kiss, bang bang
    4. Amelie
    5. Back to the future
    6. Cabin in the woods
    7. Wall-e
    8. Paprika
    9. Little shop of horrors
    10. Red state
     
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  18. weezerspider

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    I've tried many times to make a top 10 list and I'm never really satisfied, so here is a very loose top 10:

    1.The Dark Knight- I grew up reading comics and have always loved The Joker and Batman's relationship. This film pretty much perfected that relationship and the other aspects of the film were great as well.

    2.There Will Be Blood-Paul Thomas Anderson is my favorite director because he deals with many themes and ideas that strike me personally. There Will Be Blood is his best film and, IMO, a return to true classic cinema. Daniel Day Lewis is phenomenal in it and really carries the film.

    3.Schindler's List- As one of Jewish decent, this film struck me very personally. It also, IMO, is one of the few films to perfectly capture the true brutality of mankind and also the true goodness of mankind. All nerdyness aside, this is Spielberg's masterpiece.

    4.Chinatown- It doesn't get much better than Chinatown for me. I love Jack Nicholson and he gives a great performance. The film tells a great mystery story and has one of the greatest twists in cinema history.

    5.Star Wars- Lucas' first Star Wars opened up the imaginations of many children and I was no different. The film is delicately crafted as a true return to the old serials, while at the same time being so innovated for its time. The film is a great adventure and one that never gets old.

    6.Taxi Driver- I mean this in the least crazy way possible, but I relate to Travis Bickel. I think we all do. We see something wrong, something bad, and we want to stop it, change it. But unlike superheroes, Travis lives in the real world. The moral ambiguity of Travis Bickel is the driving force behind my love for Martin Scorsese's Taxi Driver.

    7.Raiders Of The Lost Ark- This was my film as a child. I watched it all of the time. As I have gotten older, I don't watch it as often and don't find it quite as exhilarating, but it's still played such an important part in my life, it deserves this spot. Not that I find it bad now, its still great.

    8.Magnolia-Paul Thomas Anderson returns on the list with his biggest film, Magnolia. This film, again, deals with many themes that touch me on personal levels I can't completely explain. And guys, I dug the frogs. That hit me. Hit me real good.

    9.Apocalypse Now- Something about this film really put me in awe. Its such a great story and its one of those few sensible character driven films that has real great spectacle to it. The helicopter invasion scene near the beginning is probably in my top five scenes of all time.

    10.The Lord Of The Rings- This trilogy has it all. It has a great story, great spectacles and great characters. Literally everything you need in a film. The action set pieces are tremendous. The character moments are heart warming and the story is exciting. These films really were events on the big screen and that is ALWAYS a good thing.

    A few honorable mentions:

    The Social Network
    One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
    Back To The Future
    The Departed
    The Avengers
    Drive
    Goodfellas
    Pulp Fiction
    The King Of Comedy
    Jaws
    Django Unchained
    Die Hard
    The Master
    Cool Hand Luke
    Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid
    Ben Hurr
    Paths Of Glory
    Boogie Nights
    Punch Drunk Love
    Spiderman 2
    The Dark Knight Rises
     
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  19. Ezio Auditore

    Ezio Auditore Lord of Firenze

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    1. Godfather I & II (I consider them a whole movie and i exlude the final part)
    2. Gladiator
    3. Lion King
    4. Braveheart
    5. Casablanca
    6. Empire Strikes Back
    7. Lord of The Rings Trilogy (same reason with Godfather ptI & II)
    8. Inception
    9. Raiders of the Lost Ark
    10. The Dark Knight/The Dark Knight Rises (I put them at the same level

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    honorable mentions:
    Alien, Aliens,
    Shawshank Redemption,
    Casino,
    The Departed,
    Cloud Atlas,
    Rob Roy,
    The Mission,
    Blade Runner,
    Beauty and the Beast,
    SW:A New Hope,
    Revenge of the Sith,
    Memento,
    The Matrix (the first one only)
    Terminator 1&2
    Titanic,
    Aladdin,
    Life is Beautiful
    Saving Private Ryan
    Hamlet (Kenneth Branagh)
    Toy Story Trilogy
    Men of Honor
    The Untouchables
     
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  20. Schlosser85

    Schlosser85 Watchful Protector

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    Not sure exactly what order:

    Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings trilogy

    Schindler's List

    Gladiator

    The Silence of the Lambs

    Avatar

    The Dark Knight

    The Last of the Mohicans (Day-Lewis)

    Master and Commander

    The Matrix

    Road to Perdition
     
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  21. Spider-Aziz

    Spider-Aziz Raul Boston's Dish Gaunt

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    1. Batman (1989)
    2. Mortal Kombat (1995)
    3. Enter the Dragon
    4. Dragon: Bruce Lee Story


    Don't remember the rest
    I like this movie
    Strange thing about it is how that guy making his career on Bale was both angry and glad so openly, and their boss said nothing about him being angry, conveying emotion
     
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  22. CConn

    CConn Fountainhead of culture.

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    A little tweaking....

    1. Batman
    2. Inception
    3. The Life Aquatic
    4. Persona
    5. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
    6. The Master
    7. The Graduate
    8. The Invisible Man
    9. Brick
    10. Kill Bill, Vol. 1
     
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  23. Senator Pleasury

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    10 is a small number for this list. Nevertheless:

    - Godfather I and II.
    - Pulp Fiction.
    - Amadeus.
    - Superheroes: Superman (1978), Batman (1989), The Dark Knight (2008).
    - Crimes and Misdemeanors.
    - Bride of Frankenstein.
    - Faust (1926).
    - Barry Lyndon.
    - Edward Scissorhands.
    - Se7en.
     
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  24. Brain Damage

    Brain Damage Everything Under the Sun

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    Updated a little:

    1. Taxi Driver
    2. Forrest Gump
    3. The Dark Knight
    4. The Empire Strikes Back
    5. Goodfellas
    6. The Big Lebowski
    7. The Wizard of Oz
    8. The Godfather Part II
    9. Pulp Fiction
    10. Collateral
     
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  25. Donnie Darko

    Donnie Darko Forgotten Pre-New 52 Hero

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    Not necessarily in order...

    1. The Goonies
    2. The Monster Squad
    3. Swingers
    4. Back to the Future
    5. Say Anything
    6. The Princess Bride
    7. Ghostbusters
    8. The 40 Year Old Virgin
    9. Chasing Amy
    10. Lord of the Rings (everyone else seems to be counting it as one, so I will as well)

    Honorable Mention:
    The rest of Kevin Smith's first five movies (Clerks, Mallrats, Dogma, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back)
     
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