What are your Top Five movies of all time?

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by thestereofan, Feb 10, 2015.

  1. October Man

    October Man Forum Resident

    Ice Cold In Alex
    Flight Of The Phoenix
    Independence Day
    Evil Dead II
    Pans Labyrinth
  2. yesstiles

    yesstiles Forum Resident

    Haha! Oddly enough, my favorite movie is "Meatballs" and my most hated movie is "Sleepaway Camp."
  3. TheSeldomSeenKid

    TheSeldomSeenKid Forum Resident

    This person concurs with your statement:

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  4. yesstiles

    yesstiles Forum Resident

    I prefer this one ;)

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  5. Denim Chicken

    Denim Chicken Forum Resident

    Bakersfield, CA
    A Clockwork Orange
    Raiders of the Lost Ark
    Dr Strangelove
    It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World
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  6. Denim Chicken

    Denim Chicken Forum Resident

    Bakersfield, CA
    How did I forget Amadeus?!
  7. Mylene

    Mylene Forum Resident

    O Lucky Man
    Young Adult
    Brighton Rock
    The Searchers
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  8. rockerreds

    rockerreds Forum Resident

    Young Adult is one of the greats!
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  9. Complier

    Complier Forum Resident

    Harrisburg, PA
    The Jerk
    Seven Samurais
    One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest
    Boogie Nights
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  10. Pastle

    Pastle Forum Resident

    The Godfather
    Midnight Cowboy
    Treasure of the Sierra Madre
    Last Tango in Paris
  11. gitters

    gitters Forum Resident

    Toxic Avenger
    Police Academy
    Back to the Future
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)
  12. skisdlimit

    skisdlimit Forum Resident

    Bellevue, WA
    Based on re-watchability:

    1. Star Wars - only the classic '77 version counts for me (it is not "A New Hope"!); I've worn out at least 3 VHS editions, and have finally ponied up for the 2006 "Gout" DVD ("George's Original Unaltered Trilogy"), which works just fine on my old analog Hitachi TV, but would be problematic for anyone with an anamorphic widescreen. I've also supplemented this with the '93 box set of soundtracks from each of the three films, but have only additionally purchased Empire Strikes Back on DVD to complement Star Wars (never liked Return of the Jedi). While there's been some talk of Disney re-releasing them with a full restoration at last, I'm not exactly holding my breath, and can live with these old laserdisc transfers until that eventuality; besides, the clunkiness of this "bonus" DVD presentation actually kinda makes Star Wars look more like a "70's movie" anyway.

    2. Road House - this comes on television so often that I almost didn't need to get it on DVD, but I've recently relented, and picked it up for cheap. IMHO, this film should be put in a time capsule to sum up all things 80's; basically, mullets and monster trucks! :cool:

    3. The Wizard of Oz - yes, it's full of sentimental goo, and yes, it has perhaps lost some of its "magical" luster from the days when it enjoyed those yearly showings on television, but for me, I remain "enchanted" (if you will) by its sheer entertainment value, which has just as much a "camp" following as it does a mainstream one. This would actually make a great double feature with The Rocky Horror Picture Show, but that latter film didn't make my top five, nor did The Sound of Music, which might also work especially well as a singalong with the right audience.

    4. The Blues Brothers - my favorite of the SNL-derived feature films (if you asked me this 20 years ago I might have said Caddyshack, which I still enjoy, btw), making the top five mainly by virtue of those outstanding cameo appearances by various musicians, many of whom are sadly no longer with us. Never again will there be a cast assembled quite like this, nor perhaps a movie that is so eminently quotable. "Orange whip?"

    5. The Producers - my guess is that Mel Brooks will be better remembered for Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein, but I've always found this earlier film to be more consistently enjoyable; I recommend passing on the Broadway remake, however.

    Runners up (any of these could have been #5):
    Raiders of the Lost Ark, Conan the Barbarian, The Road Warrior, The Terminator, This Is Spinal Tap, Jaws, Lawrence of Arabia, The Bad News Bears, Time Bandits, any Thin Man movie, any Astaire & Rogers movie, (almost) any Sean Connery Bond film, (almost) any Marx Bros. movie, (almost) any Hitchcock movie, etc.
  13. Sundown

    Sundown Active Member

    1. Grease (1978)
    2. Roman Holiday (1953)
    3. Its A Mad Mad Mad Mad World (1963)
    4. Stagecoach (1939)
    5. Some Like It Hot (1959)
  14. steelvelvet20

    steelvelvet20 Forum Resident

    United Kingdom
    The howling
    The Stepford wives
    The shining
    Erin Brockovich
  15. bherbert

    bherbert Forum Resident

    South Africa
    The Godfather Part 1
    No Country For Old Men
    LA Confidential
  16. Steve Martin

    Steve Martin Wild & Crazy Guy

    Plano, TX
    If you participate in this thread, make sure "favorite movie" isn't one of the security question/answers you use for any important accounts.
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  17. Saintbert

    Saintbert Forum Resident

    In no particular order:

    Solaris (directed by Andrei Tarkovsky, 1972) has so many layers there's a couple of good movies in there.
    Invisible Waves (Pen-Ek Ratanaruang, 2006) treads the line between a dream and a waking nightmare.
    Runaway Train (Andrei Konchalovsky, 1985) has me rooting for characters I don't really like.
    Hana-bi (Takeshi Kitano, 1997) shocks me every time because I remember it as such a sweet story but there's such brutality to it.
    Woman of the Dunes (Hiroshi Teshigahara, 1964) stays with me like a misplaced grain of sand.
  18. Here's my list, in chronological order:

    A Clockwork Orange (Stanley Kubrick, 1971)
    The Towering Inferno (John Guillermin, 1974)
    Superman (Richard Donner, 1978)
    Koyaanisqatsi (Godfrey Reggio, 1982)
    Battle Royale (Kinji Fukasaku, 2000)

    That's a far more diverse - and older - collection of films than I'd originally expected it to be!
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  19. andrewskyDE

    andrewskyDE Island Owner

    Zack Island
    straight out of my head but maybe not officially yet...

    Star Wars (the original 1977 cut)
    Forrest Gump
    The Truman Show
    Das Boot
    Pink Floyd: Live at Pompeii (the original 1972 cut)
  20. JMT

    JMT Forum Resident

    Rocklin, CA
    The Godfather
    The Godfather Part II
    Animal House
    The Empire Strikes Back
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  21. ando here

    ando here Sitting Weed Floating Bull

    new york, ny
    Well, this thread certainly tells you who's in the forum. Mine (hasn't changed in years, regrettably (wish I'd seen more!)) -

    Andrei Rublev, Tarkovsky
    Grand Illusion, Renoir
    Long Days Journey Into Night, Lumet
    Five Women Around Utamaro, Mizoguchi
    Rashomon, Kurosawa

    About the only thing that these movies have in common is that they're all black and white films made by directors at the beginning of their most productive period. I suppose it's the rawness or freshness of their approaches, along with their very distinct styles and concerns that continues to intrigue me after countless viewings.
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  22. jwoverho

    jwoverho Forum Resident

    Mobile, AL USA
    Apocalypse Now
    Lawrence of Arabia
    Touch of Evil
    The Conformist
    Throne of Blood

    Too many to choose!
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  23. Dude111

    Dude111 An Awesome Dude

    Too many to list!!!

    Ah man!!
  24. ando here

    ando here Sitting Weed Floating Bull

    new york, ny
    Watching Pans Labyrinth in a few minutes. Thanks for the reminder. The CC edition certainly has an odd director intro. Here is del Toro chatting up the film taped around the time of it's initial release.

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  25. bherbert

    bherbert Forum Resident

    South Africa
    Interstellar - Christopher Nolan’s masterpiece IMO. This movie filled me with wonder more than any other sci-fi movie. The scene where the ship flies over the black hole blew my mind.

    The Godfather 2 - Al Pacino. What an actor. Understated masterpiece of acting. Brilliant storyline. Leaves you thinking about a lot of things for days afterwards.

    Million Dollar Baby - Hillary Swanks’s best performance and Clint Eastwood’s masterpiece IMO. The story of an underdog refusing to let life get the better of her. Very moving film. Stayed with me for days afterwards.

    Lord Of The Rings - Return Of The King - An epic film that has pretty much everything you want in an epic. An amazing conclusion to one of the best trilogies of all time.

    Twister - I’m fascinated by tornadoes and this film certainly fascinated me at the time.

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