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MOBIUS
29-04-2003, 20:06:53
OK, here's the list and there's some real humdingers on there - you know the drill, pick the ten you think are the best from this list and I will score them with 10 points for your first pick and 1 point for the tenth, etc...

I'll keep this thread open for about a week...

12 Angry Men
2001: A space odyssey
39 Steps, The
7 Samurai
A Fistful of dollars
A River Runs Through It
African Queen
Airplane!
Alien
Aliens
All Quiet on the Western Front
Amadeus
Amelie
American Beauty
Amores Perros
Apocalypse Now
Army of Darkness
Attack of the Killer Tomatoes
Babe
Barry Lyndon
Battle Royale
Battleship Potemkin
Beauty & the Beast
Ben Hur
Big sleep, The
Blade Runner
Blazing Saddles
Blues Bros
Braveheart
Brazil
Breaking Away
Bridge over the river Kwai
Brigadoon
Brotherhood of the Wolf
Buffalo 66
Bugs Life
Bugsy Malone
Bullitt
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Casablanca
Casino
Chitty-chitty bang-bang
Citizen Kane
City of God
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Clubbed To Death
Conan the Barbarian
Conan the Destroyer
Cool Hand Luke
Coup de Torchon
Cross of Iron
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
crying game, The
Cyrano de Bergerac (Avec Depardieu)
Dancing in the rain ;)
Das Boot
Dawn of the Dead
Dead Man
Deathrace 2000
Deep Blue Sea
Deer Hunter, The
Delicatessen
Dirty Harry
dogma
Dr Zhivago
Dr. Strangelove
Duck Soup
Duellists, The
Eagle has Landed, The
Ed Wood
Edward scissorhands
El Espinazo del Diablo
Elephant Man, The
Empire Strikes Back, The
English Patient, The
Escape from New York
ET
Event Horizon
Evil Dead II
Excalibur
Exorcist, The
Fantasia
Fargo
Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas
Fifth Element, The
Final Fantasy
Flesh and Blood
Flight of Phoenix, The (Awesome movie!)
For a Few Dollars More
forest gump
Fugitive (the most recent version)
Full Metal Jacket
Get Carter (the original, not the risible stallone remake)
Ghost Dog
Ghost World
Glory
Go-between, The
Godfather, The
Gone With the Wind
Good, Bad and Ugly, The
Goodfellas
Goonies
Graduate, The
Great Dictator, The
Great Escape, The
guys and dolls
Hannah and her Sisters
Heathers
Hellraiser
Herencia
High Noon
Highlander
Hustler, The
In The Heat of the Night
In the Realm of the Senses
Insider, The
It's a Wonderful Life
Jack Frost (the killer snowman movie, not the atrocious Michael Keaton movie)
Jacob's Ladder
Jason and the Argonauts
Jeremiah Johnson
Jesus Christ Superstar
Jungle Book, The
Kentucky Fried Movie
Kids
Killer, The
Killing Fields, The
Kind Hearts and Coronets
L.A. Confidential
La Haine
Last Crusade, The
Last of Mohicans, The
Lawrence of Arabia
Le Dernier Combat
Le Diner au Cons
Le Père Noel est une ordure
Life of Brian
lone star (written and directed by john sayles)
Long Good Friday, The
Loose Cannons
LOTR I
LOTR I
magnolia
Man on the Roof
Man Who Would be King, The
Matrix, The
Meaning of Life, The
memento
Metropolis
Miller's Crossing
Mission, The
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
nightmare before christmas
Nightmare Before Christmas, The
Nightmare on Elm St III: Dream Warriors
Nightmare On Elm Street
North by NorthWest
O Brother, Where Art Thou
Oklahoma
On the Waterfront
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Outlaw Josey Wales, The
Party, The
Patton
Pianist, The
piano, The
Plan 9 From Outer Space
Planet of the Apes
Player, The
Police Academy: Mission To Moscow
Porco Rosso
Princess Bride, The
Princess Mononoke
Prisoner of Zenda, The
Prophecy, The
Psycho
Pulp Fiction
Pump Up The Volume
Punch-Drunk Love
Quadrophenia
Quest for fire
Quigley Down Under
Raiders of the Lost Ark (Indy Jones)
rain man
Ran
Rear Window
Red River
Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins
Ridicule
Road Warrior
Robocop ("I'd buy that for a dollar!")
Romance
Roseanna's Grave (or For Roseanna for the Americans)
Rumble Fish
Running on Empty
Rushmore
Salo
Saving Grace
Saving Privite Ryan
Scarface
Schindler's list
Serpico
Se7en
Sex and Lucia
Shawshank redemption
Shining, The
Shrek
silence of the lambs
Silent Running
Silience of the Lambs
Silverado
Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger
singin in the rain
Sixth Sense
Sleeper
Smoke
Solaris (1972)
Some like it Hot
Sound of Music, The
Spartacus
Spinal Tap
Spirited Away
Stalingrad
Star Wars
Starship Troopers
Sting, The
strange christmas of Mr Jack, The
Strangers on a Train
Straw Dogs
Sunshine Boys
Sweet Hereafter, The
Tandem (P. Leconte)
Taxi Driver
Terminator 2, The
Terminator, The
Thing, The
Third Man, The
Three Colours Red
Time Bandits
tootsie
Total Recall
Toy Story I
Toy Story II
Toys
Traffic
Transformers the Movie
True Romance
Unforgiven
Usual suspects, The
Vacas
Vertigo
Virgin Suicides
Warriors, The
West Side Story
Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Wicker Man, The
Wild Bunch, The
willow
Wizard of Oz, The
Wrath of Khan, The
Young Frankenstein

ADDENDUM (For all you Slackers!):p

Jaws
Rosemary's Baby
Platoon
Empire Strikes Back
Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
Being John Malkovich
Lagaan
Bend it Like Beckham
Slacker (quite apt that this was on that list, eh?;))
Strictly Ballroom
The Coca-Cola Kid
Bad Day at Black Rock
Beau Jest (Original)
Big Wendsday
The Big Blue
Burden of Dreams
Aguirre, the Wrath of God
Fitzcaraldo

No more! If you forget one, vote for it but I won't be sticking on this list...

Good Luck!

We can maybe split them down into their genres at a later date if people want a 'Best Western' etc...:D :nervous:

jsorense
29-04-2003, 20:24:35
Ummmmmm, where did you get this master list?

MOBIUS
29-04-2003, 20:31:21
I pulled it from out of my bottom!:bouncmsk:

TAZ
29-04-2003, 20:36:08
Yuck. I'll need some time to make my mind up with a list that long.

Debaser
29-04-2003, 20:46:29
Who the fuck nominated Willow???

Scabrous Birdseed
29-04-2003, 20:56:42
So what's gonna stop us from just voting for the stuff we nominated, and ignore the rest? Bad approach. If I was running this (no, I'm not volunteering) I would have everyone give every film they've seen a score from 1-5, and then find the average score for each film. The top 20 or so would then go into a second round of voting and be voted for normally.

BigGameHunter
29-04-2003, 21:22:27
Every film they've seen? Holy shit...that would be hundreds and hundreds...I don't think so.
Between CM and LWP I doubt I'll be able to really put the old brain pan on high to figure this out.

But I WILL give some consideration to movies I didn't nominate...for instance, Barry Lyndon is a great movie I neglected. What a turd O'Neill was in that movie--a glorious, wonderful turd!

MOBIUS
29-04-2003, 21:25:12
Originally posted by Scabrous Birdseed
So what's gonna stop us from just voting for the stuff we nominated, and ignore the rest? Bad approach. If I was running this (no, I'm not volunteering) I would have everyone give every film they've seen a score from 1-5, and then find the average score for each film. The top 20 or so would then go into a second round of voting and be voted for normally.

Snap: I like your idea, but you're talking about a monumental marking effort which I am not prepared to make - someone else can, but not me! Actually a workaround would be for everyone to score using this list in an excel spreadsheet and then consolidating the results - but even that would be very complicated if not everyone has excel etc...:gasmaske:

I have merely come up with an expedient idea given that I don't have time to chain myself to the PC for hours on end - I am happy to do the work, and if we can come up with a better scoring system then fine, as long as it doesn't take me too long...;)

Why I decided on my system: When I try and think of my top ten I usually don't have a handy list ready - so it only represents those that I can think of at the time. Also I nominated more than ten movies myself, so I'll hardly be able to pick all of those myself...;)

This approach at least allows you to see what others are thinking before making your picks - there have been several movies that I really rate that I had forgotten about until someone else nominated them - so the memory has been jogged and I for one will be picking differently than if I had been left up to my own devices...

Lazarus and the Gimp
29-04-2003, 21:28:23
The Wicker Man
Get Carter
Sex and Lucia
The man who would be king
La Haine
Hellraiser
Au revoir les enfants
Brazil
Le belle et la bete
Cool hand Luke

MOBIUS
29-04-2003, 22:25:13
Monty Python and the Life of Brian
Flight of Phoenix, The
Rear Window
Dr. Strangelove
Silent Running
7 Samurai
L.A. Confidential
Alien
Cyrano de Bergerac
Dawn of the Dead

Arrrgh! So many movies I wanted to mention...!

GP
30-04-2003, 01:00:53
I also had a very hard time. Will write a long post about it: But here is my list. (best at the top)

It's a Wonderful Life
Wizard of Oz
High Noon
Sound of Music
Great Escape
Breaking Away
Fitzcaraldo
Strangers on a Train
Fantasia
Star Wars

GP
30-04-2003, 01:38:35
disregard. I will type an essay. Moderator please excise post.

GP
30-04-2003, 01:39:13
post reserved

(excise)

GP
30-04-2003, 01:49:15
excise

jsorense
30-04-2003, 01:57:05
I pulled it from my bottom. It looks like it.
What, no 'Jaws' no 'Rosemary's Baby'?
:(

Sultan Bhargash
30-04-2003, 02:08:44
Glaring Ommissions: Platoon, Empire Strikes Back, Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, Being John Malkovich, Lagaan, Bend it Like Beckham, Slacker...

Nevertheless I saw at least 10 worthies. My list from the choices to vote for (in reverse order):

10) Amelie- one of the most creative and cutest films I don't care if I see again.

9) Aliens- there was a long phase where I watched this almost every week.

8) Conan the Barbarian- ditto Aliens, except this launched Arnold down the path of humvee spokesmanship.

7) Planet of the Apes (Original version)-remove this vote if we are talking Burton's mega-letdown. The original Planet of the Apes was the greatest film of its kind.

6) Brotherhood of the Wolf- worth watching twice; most genres crossed of any film I've ever seen.

5) Apocalypse Now- not many 3 hour plus films worth watching twice, this is one.

4) O Brother, Where Art Thou?- this film really demonstrates how much closer rural America in the 1930s was to the days of the Oddysey than we are to it...

3) Army of Darkness- This was the reason human beings invented film.

2) Raiders of the Lost Ark- I like Temple of Doom better, but the world's introduction to Dr. Jones running through the temple in Peru was an all time classic.

1) Casablanca- who am I to argue?

Jeratain
30-04-2003, 03:54:32
Full Metal Jacket
Dr. Strangelove
2001: A space odyssey
Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas
Godfather, The
Pulp Fiction
Patton
Apocalypse Now
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Casablanca


Where the hell is A Clockwork Orange?? That would have been my number 1 pick.

notyoueither
30-04-2003, 06:11:57
1. Attack of the Killer Tomatoes
2. Attack of the Killer Tomatoes
3. Attack of the Killer Tomatoes
4. Attack of the Killer Tomatoes
5. Attack of the Killer Tomatoes
6. Attack of the Killer Tomatoes
7. Attack of the Killer Tomatoes
8. Attack of the Killer Tomatoes
9. crying game, The
10. Attack of the Killer Tomatoes

maroule
30-04-2003, 07:51:36
It's a fucking difficult exercise : in the end I chose to rate them not for aesthetic/cinematographic qualities alone, but for the emotion it created when I first saw them (hence Conan makes the cut)

Conan the Barbarian
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Dr Zhivago
Excalibur
Le Père Noel est une ordure
Porco Rosso
Princess Bride, The
Princess Mononoke
Blade Runner
West Side Story


I forgot one in my first list I nearly included here : the Big Lebovski

edited I included Blade Runner

King_Ghidra
30-04-2003, 08:03:22
This is frustrating...i don't like making 'best of' lists. I've made an effort to represent different genres, but to say that Airplane! is a better film than say Alien or 12 angry men, both of which i have left off, is fairly ridiculous. I suppose only the top ones really count and I have no doubt that Apocalypse Now and Goodfellas are two of the best films ever made.

1. Apocalypse Now
2. Goodfellas
3. The Godfather
4. Seven Samurai
5. Blade Runner
6. 2001: A space odyssey
7. Casablanca
8. The Empire Strikes Back
9. The Killer
10. Airplane!

Scabrous Birdseed
30-04-2003, 08:52:03
I'm considering whether I should do it tactically, in such a way as to boost good, universally loved movies, or whether to do it purely by heart including some lesser-known films (I didn't nominate several 'cause they were too unknown, Man on the Roof only slipped through 'cause I was reminded of it). Straight voting like this always seems to favour the ones people kinda like over the ones they love... I'd be surprised in the winning film is anyone's sincere #1.

King_Ghidra
30-04-2003, 10:18:13
the danger of proportional representation - the strong 'love it or hate it' candidates never win, only the wishy washy 'well i don't mind it...' ones

Funkodrom
30-04-2003, 10:20:50
1. Spinal Tap
2. Shawshank Redemption
3. Silent Running
4. Army of Darkness
5. Hustler, The
6. Godfather, The
7. Goodfellas
8. Cool Hand Luke
9. Dirty Harry
10. Princess Bride, The

Like KG there are so many I've missed out that it's silly but what the hell. The Player missed out 'cause I already had Shawshank Redemption. The Sting and Butch and Sundance missed out 'cause I already had 2 Newman films.

Some of the films I just love so they had to get in there.

Funkodrom
30-04-2003, 10:25:00
None of my top 10 are "I don't mind it" ones. I'd actually be happier with a system where every film on each poster's top 10 got 1 mark.

Bob
30-04-2003, 11:29:18
Oh my ...

Guy
30-04-2003, 12:58:19
1. Sting, The
2. Blazing Saddles
3. Brazil
4. Dr. Strangelove
5. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
6. Star Wars
7. Raiders of the Lost Ark (Indy Jones)
8. Alien
9. Three Colours Red
10. Blues Bros

Ditto what most everyone else said. I voted from the heart rather than a objective cinematic perspective.

Funkodrom
30-04-2003, 13:07:42
It's an art thing isn't it so makes sense to vote with the heart not with the head.

GP
30-04-2003, 13:09:19
I voted from the heart. And to a certain extent voted the list as a whole. For instance, I only pikced one Hitchcok movie. And wanted not all war movies, etc.

GP
30-04-2003, 13:10:49
I also voted for what I liked regardless of gamesmanship in terms of boosting flicks that others will like.

King_Ghidra
30-04-2003, 13:36:29
Originally posted by Funkodrom
It's an art thing isn't it so makes sense to vote with the heart not with the head.

if it's art then surely you're using both faculties

in fact i don't really understand what you mean by that statement

Debaser
30-04-2003, 13:45:48
I think he means judge by enjoyment rather than technical merit or artistic worthyness. i.e You know Back To The Future isn't particularly special in any way (average story, average direction, average cinematography etc), but you still love it so you vote it higher than a more technically 'difficult' film, eg. Pulp Fiction (clever, funny story, witty, original direction, stylish soundtrack etc), which you don't actually enjoy as much.

King_Ghidra
30-04-2003, 14:09:17
ok i know why he said vote with the heart not the head but i don't know why that is 'an art thing'

Funkodrom
30-04-2003, 14:10:40
Originally posted by King_Ghidra
if it's art then surely you're using both faculties

in fact i don't really understand what you mean by that statement

Yes, of course. Just a throwaway comment really. I would say you are using your head to understand it and your heart to enjoy it. If you don't understand it you are unlikely to be able to enjoy it. I wouldn't say the enjoyment you can get out of something was necessarily linked to how hard something was to understand although you do get the potential for further enjoyment as you uncover deeper layers of something etc.

Funkodrom
30-04-2003, 14:13:02
Originally posted by King_Ghidra
ok i know why he said vote with the heart not the head but i don't know why that is 'an art thing'

Lazy terminology. An art thing as opposed to a science thing, so there's no qualitative definition of how good something is only a subjective one.

Sean
30-04-2003, 14:27:21
OK, this is too tricky.

Sean
30-04-2003, 15:00:36
The only way I’ve made any headway is with themed lists, like best recent films, best films with cool costumes/outfits, best films by the best directors, etc.

GP
30-04-2003, 15:57:36
I think it is a head/heart mixture. Sean, try doing what I did.

Put the list in Excel. Add a column for wether you;ve seen a flick. Sort away all you haven't seen. Than do some successive winnowing rounds. It was tough, but I got it done.

Funkodrom
30-04-2003, 16:02:46
I just went through picking out ones I really liked then looked through the list a couple more times. Realised I wasn't going to get anything perfect and submitted it.

Debaser
30-04-2003, 16:36:24
Taxi Driver
American Beauty
La Haine
Dirty Harry
Heathers
Battle Royale
Buffalo 66
True Romance
Se7en
Virgin Suicides

Sean
30-04-2003, 17:40:53
This took longer than you might think. GP’s method helped, though it ‘only’ got me to somewhere between 20 and 30. The rest was whittled away by grouping films and picking one or two from each group. And what did I end up with? A pretty intuitive (for me) list. Hooray. This list has been sorted slightly, although there aren’t great gulfs between the films.

Amelie*
O Brother, Where Art Thou
Princess Mononoke
Dead Man
Magnolia
Blade Runner
It’s a Wonderful Life
Goodfellas
Vacas
Citizen Kane

* possibly the most difficult, as it effectively elminated La Haine (because of the Kassovitz connection. I’ll admit this doesn’t seem that logical), Delicatessen (Jeunet), and The City of Lost Children (also Jeunet).

GP
30-04-2003, 21:57:38
I had to do the same thing, Sean. When i had about 25 or so, I just grouped them in groups of 4 or so and elminated one from each group. Than I did a little thinking about list diversity.

Nav
30-04-2003, 22:16:50
Hey there's no Back To The Future on that list. That was my favourite film for most of my formative years.. :)

Scabrous Birdseed
30-04-2003, 22:28:54
Right, I've done the Sean/GP Heavy Cut/Divide Into Groups/Fine Cut method, reaching 20 in stage one and 10 in stage 2.

Comedies:
Airplane!
Spinal Tap
Hannah and her Sisters
Life of Brian

Drama:
Barry Lyndon
Godfather, The
Solaris (1972)

Thriller/Action/Cool stuff:
Vertigo
Pulp Fiction
For a Few Dollars More

MOBIUS
01-05-2003, 00:01:02
Originally posted by jsorense
It looks like it.
What, no 'Jaws' no 'Rosemary's Baby'?
:(

Originally posted by Sultan Bhargash
Glaring Ommissions: Platoon, Empire Strikes Back, Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, Being John Malkovich, Lagaan, Bend it Like Beckham, Slacker...

This list was compiled by us in the initial 'preparation round' to try and avoid missing as many important movies as possible, so any glaring omissions are as a result of you not posting them in the list in the first place...;)

By all means vote for them in your top ten by editing your post, I'm not going to be precious and penalise a genuine omission... [EDIT: I've actually included them in the list...:)]

----------------------

I also had real difficulty getting my numbers below 30-40 movies, that's why it's so tough I think - I ended up with mainly heart choices with a smattering of genuinely legendary movies...

I definitely agree with what Sean said about Amelie - for every movie on my list at least one or two similar movies failed to make the cut as I tried to spread my picks around as much as possible.

After this vote is completed, I would be happy to go through each genre (though we'll have to decide on the genres ;)) and vote for those - we could even vote for a voting system!:lol:

Thanks for the turn out - there are some early frontrunners, and none of them would I call 'middle of the road'...

jsorense
01-05-2003, 16:30:58
MOBIUS,
Thanks for the information. It is very helpful.
j

BigGameHunter
01-05-2003, 17:31:15
Dead Man (one of the most original, bizarre, and best acted movies I've ever seen--uncategorical).

The Mission (this really, really impacted my sense of morality and conscience. A little surface dwelling, but a very sweeping, human tale.)

The Duellists (another great story set against an interesting period backdrop, with cool fight scenes to boot)

Blade Runner (I'm a PKD fiend and I think this is one of the best "noir" Sci Fi films ever --gave sci fi a ten year life extension)

True Romance (I know...a bit off the radar, but for its genre [Comic Drama?] it was aces!)

Barry Lyndon (liked it better than "Amadeus" or "Dangerous Liasons" etc...very curiously directed and acted period piece)

Jeremiah Johnson (excellent work by Redford...very satisfying film with a great look at the early American West)

Sixth Sense (yeah, it had a gimmick, but it fooled me and was the last movie--besides The Ring, which was gratuitous--to actually give me the serious creeps)

Unforgiven (simplistic Western with some big messages and some of the best Eastwood one-liners ever)

Forrest Gump (yeah, I'm a sap, but this really touched me and was quite innovative in its time)


TEN IS NOT ENOUGH!!!
BRING ON THE GENRE VOTING!!!!

Noisy
01-05-2003, 20:12:53
1. Total Recall
2. Close Encounters of the Third Kind
3. Apocalypse Now
4. Airplane!
5. Lawrence of Arabia
6. Casablanca
7. Monty Python and the Holy Grail
8. Bridge over the river Kwai
9. Fifth Element, The
10. Rain man

That was so, so difficult. Went from 30, to 27,and then dropped one by one until I reached eleven. Throwing out the last one was the hardest, but there was no way I could justify two Bruce Willis films in my top ten.

Which reminds me, ones that have been forgotten are 'El Cid', 'Die Hard' and 'My Cousin Vinnie'.

MOBIUS
05-05-2003, 01:51:08
OK, I'm gonna be totting these up in a few, so get a move on if you haven't already voted...:D

Bob
05-05-2003, 07:32:17
I like to add
Tarkovsky's "Stalker",
"French Connection" (also Part II) ,
"Le Charme Discret de la Bourgeoisie" (hmm, both with Frenando Rey),
"Hellzapoppin",
"Once Upon a Time in the West ",
"Picnic at Hanging Rock",
"The Treasure of the Sierra Madre",
"Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolfe?,
"Blowup"

and maybe
"The Lost Weekend"

MOBIUS
05-05-2003, 13:20:05
Are those your top ten - or more suggestions?

BTW I visited Hanging Rock when I was in Australia - spooky place!

Bob
05-05-2003, 13:42:55
More suggestions, but my top 10 would be:

1. Citizen Kane
2. Stalker
3. Le Charme Discret de la Bourgeoisie
4. French Connection
5. Once Upon a Time in the West
6 .Duck Soup
7. Pulp Fiction
8. Being John Malkovich
9. Alien
10. Blowup

zmama
05-05-2003, 14:04:28
1. Seven Samurai
2. Some Like it Hot
3. Citzen Kane
4. Le Charme Discret de la Bourgeoisie (saw this by accident, the other film we were going to see was sold out. The first film that totally blew my mind)

5. The Producers ( Mel Brooks' best and not on your list! How can you forget "Springtime For Hitler"?)

6. O Brother, Where art Thou
7. North by Northwest
8. Duck Soup
9. Hannah and Her Sisters
10. Being John Malkovich

If you asked again in a week, I'd probably pick some different ones.

Bob
05-05-2003, 14:13:26
Yeah, you should pick more german movies!!!

zmama
05-05-2003, 14:26:28
"Germany was having trouble, what a sad, sad story Needed a new leader to restore its former glory Where oh where was he? Where could that man be? We looked around, and then we found, the man for you and me, And now it's ...

Springtime for Hitler and Germany,
Deutschland is happy and gay.
We're marching to a faster pace,
Look out, here comes the master race.

Springtime for Hitler and Germany,
Winter for Poland and France.
Springtime for Hitler and Germany,
Come on, Germans, go into your dance ...

(spoken)I was born in Dusseldorf, and that is why they call me Rolf. Don't be stupid, be a smarty, come and join the Nazi party.

Springtime for Hitler and Germany
(Gun fires twice)
Goose-step's the new step today
(Machine gun fires)
Bombs falling from the skies again,
(Bomb falls and explodes)
Deutschland is on the rise again

Springtime for Hitler and Germany
U-boats are sailing once more

[woman's voice]: "Well! Talk about bad taste!"

Springtime for Hitler and Germany Means ... that ... soon we'll be going ... We've got to be going ... You know we'll be going to ... WAR! "

Close enough?

Goob
05-05-2003, 17:45:19
I'll try to get a top ten list together quickly though if you are comiling the answers now I may not be quick enough.

Goob
05-05-2003, 18:37:52
Here is a top ten movies for me. This particular list is an amalgum of movies that I enjoyed very much plus what I think is "objectively" good. Thus some comedies and other fluff (eg. Dumb and Dumber - Austin Powers) that are among my personal favorites did not make it to this list.

1.Lord of the Rings
2.Casablanca
3.Empire Strikes Back, The
4.Blade Runner
5.Princess Bride, The
6.Life of Brian
7.Seven Samurai
8.Annie Hall (not included on master list)
9.Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
10.Lawrence of Arabia

Obviously I have a week spot for epics and the action/adventure genre.

GP
05-05-2003, 20:42:23
Originally posted by Bob
Yeah, you should pick more german movies!!!

I picked one.

Scabrous Birdseed
05-05-2003, 23:10:15
I don't think I've ever seen a German movie. Oh wait, there is that one they always show at christmas about the two men and the plank.

Bob
06-05-2003, 08:06:28
?

Scabrous Birdseed
06-05-2003, 09:18:49
Clue: it's got a silly sound effect every time someone falls over.

Vincent
06-05-2003, 19:21:39
Sounds like german porn

Lazarus and the Gimp
06-05-2003, 22:06:15
Originally posted by Scabrous Birdseed
I don't think I've ever seen a German movie. Oh wait, there is that one they always show at christmas about the two men and the plank.

That sounds like "The Plank", featuring those prominent German actors Eric Sykes and Roy Kinnear.

MOBIUS
10-05-2003, 01:01:55
LAST ORDERS!

I will be totting this up over the W/E...

Rodgers
10-05-2003, 14:11:10
Shit! I know it's Saturday, but here's my list if it's not too late -

1. Kelly's Heroes
2. Alien
3. Das Boot
4. All the President's Men
5. Glengarry Ross
6. Manhattan Murder Mystery
7. The Ipcress File
8. Good the Bad & The Ugly
9. Salvador
10. The Thing

Sorry if I've messed up the count

MOBIUS
11-05-2003, 16:18:38
Hey Scabby what order was your top ten, otherwise I'll have to give then a '5' each...?

BigGameHunter
12-05-2003, 06:34:37
I was thinking we forgot "Easy Rider" this weekend. That was a great movie--belongs in the "American Dreams" subset along with "American Graffitti", "Apocalypse Now" etc...

Scabrous Birdseed
12-05-2003, 12:49:32
Er, randomly:

1. Barry Lyndon
2. Solaris (1972)
3. Life of Brian
4. Pulp Fiction
5. Vertigo
6. Godfather, The
7. Spinal Tap
8. Hannah and her Sisters
9. For a Few Dollars More
10. Airplane!

GP
13-05-2003, 19:24:22
Originally posted by BigGameHunter
I was thinking we forgot "Easy Rider" this weekend. That was a great movie--belongs in the "American Dreams" subset along with "American Graffitti", "Apocalypse Now" etc...

I agree. Was thinking that would nake my top 100 list. But not top 10.

BigGameHunter
13-05-2003, 20:27:02
Yeah...not quite a top tenner, but up there for sure. Hopper kind of bugs me, but he's perfect for that role.

GP
14-05-2003, 03:11:15
Actually I like Hopper. And he is best in roles where he plays a doper. He was a great alcoholic in HOOSIERS. The one who bugs me is Jack Nicholson. I think he mugs for the camera.

GP
14-05-2003, 03:14:31
And I think the whole movie works just as well if they leave Jack Nicholson out. I think they were just cramming another star into it. The ending totally blew me away. I was surprised when the guys "turned back". Just saw it for the first time on video a few months ago. It had been on TV before, but I always caught it midwayt through and wanted to see the whole thing.

King_Ghidra
20-05-2003, 14:40:08
So what the fuck happened to declaring a winner?

Scabrous Birdseed
20-05-2003, 14:46:49
Originally posted by GP
And I think the whole movie works just as well if they leave Jack Nicholson out. I think they were just cramming another star into it.

Surely Nicholson was a minor bit-part player until Easy Rider?

Funkodrom
20-05-2003, 14:52:09
It's the taking part that counts.

King_Ghidra
20-05-2003, 15:08:49
that's what all the losers say

Funkodrom
20-05-2003, 15:10:25
Ah, I always wondered where that phrase came from.

BigGameHunter
20-05-2003, 20:45:09
I thought Nicholson was in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (by Oregon son Ken Kesey, BTW) before Easy Rider?

And GP, if you want annoying mugging, try Christian Slater on for size. He thinks he's Nicholson and mugs.

GP
23-05-2003, 05:53:02
Originally posted by BigGameHunter
I thought Nicholson was in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (by Oregon son Ken Kesey, BTW) before Easy Rider?

And GP, if you want annoying mugging, try Christian Slater on for size. He thinks he's Nicholson and mugs.


good point.

GP
23-05-2003, 05:54:40
Originally posted by Scabrous Birdseed
Surely Nicholson was a minor bit-part player until Easy Rider?

He gets some prominent billing in the credits. I think he was known.

Scabrous Birdseed
23-05-2003, 10:08:53
Originally posted by BigGameHunter
I thought Nicholson was in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (by Oregon son Ken Kesey, BTW) before Easy Rider?

There's half-a-dozen years between the two, during which time he made (among other things) Five Easy Pieces and Chinatown.

Before Easy Rider he almost exclusively played small parts in B-movies with titles like "The Castle of Terror" and "Psych-Out", although he starred in a couple of them and did a few small character roles in bigger films.

The reason he got high billing is, I assume, that he was a bit of a biker-movie Icon after starring in "Hells Angels on Wheels" and thus could pull in the biker crowd.

mr_G
10-06-2006, 19:58:08
Being Jon Miller
Sex and Lucia
Shawshank redemption
Blade Runner
Fargo
Matrix, The
Karakter
Simon
Walk the line
Godfather, The

Chris
10-06-2006, 21:33:12
Only three years late.

Colon
11-06-2006, 14:08:20
Amelie
Lost In Translation
Random Tarantino movie
Forrest Gump
A Beautiful Mind
Black Cat White Cat
Random Godfather movie
Random Coen brothers movie
Se7en
Random movie that is the absolute best but which escapes me for the moment

Morte
12-06-2006, 13:24:02
My ten favourite films in no order:

Alien
Harold & Maude
Wings of Desire
Braindead
Lord of the Rings (I'm counting it as one choice so nah)
It's a Wonderful Life
Spinal Tap
Goodfellas
Empire Strikes Back
Day of the Dead

Fergus & The Brazen Car
01-07-2006, 09:12:32
Ten of my favourites:

The Grifters

Passion Fish

The Last Seduction

The Maltese Falcon

The Vanishing

Tokyo Story

Went The Day Well ?

Touch Of Evil

Salaam Bombay

Rue Cases Negres

Greg W
03-07-2006, 11:52:50
God, resurrecting some old threads here. But, what the hey (without checking the list)... ;)

Lord of the Rings (don't ask me to pick one)
Star Wars
Aliens
Highlander
Monty Python and the Meaning of Life
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
The Matrix
Excalibur
The Fifth Element
Saving Private Ryan

King_Ghidra
03-07-2006, 11:57:43
:lol: very funny greg, now post your real list

Greg W
03-07-2006, 13:37:16
Oh, do I have to? :cry:

In no particular order:

Dead Poet's Society
The Shawshank Redemption
Gattaca
Ben Hur
The Empire Strikes Back (truly)
All Silent on the Western Front
The Ten Commandments
Aliens (I really do love that film)
Spartacus
Saving Private Ryan (for the opening 30 mins alone)

King_Ghidra
03-07-2006, 15:04:44
funnily i was just making a joke, i thought they were your real ones :D

and empire strikes back was in my top 10 anyway so no jokes from me there

mr_G
03-07-2006, 15:14:29
Gattaca mostly filmded in a FLW building woooohooooooooo!!!

Greg W
04-07-2006, 08:10:29
Well, consider it about 17 of my best films. I like a mix of silly, mindless films, and more engrossing stuff.

TCO
18-07-2006, 03:02:58
I loved this thread. Wanted to marry it.

Mr. Bas
27-07-2006, 14:47:59
Let's see what I can come up with. In no particular order:

Fight Club
Full Metal Jacket
American Beauty
Festen
Pulp Fiction
LA Confidential
Lawrence of Arabia
Life of Brian
Apocalypse Now
Unforgiven

Lazarus and the Gimp
27-07-2006, 19:07:23
Originally posted by Lazarus and the Gimp
The Wicker Man
Get Carter
Sex and Lucia
The man who would be king
La Haine
Hellraiser
Au revoir les enfants
Brazil
Le belle et la bete
Cool hand Luke


Three years on, I'd probably drop "Hellraiser" and "Cool Hand Luke" in favour of "Don't look now" and "Apocalypse now".

TCO
06-08-2006, 17:04:01
I like CHL more then AN.

Lazarus and the Gimp
06-08-2006, 17:40:36
In terms of pure likeability, I'd agree- but "Apocalypse Now" wins for the great visuals and incredible sense of menace. I also think it's aging better than "Cool Hand Luke".

TCO
11-09-2006, 03:57:06
What we have here is a failure to communicate...jk

Actually, I might even amend my list a bit. I think what I really want on there is movies that I especially like. They need to be good as well. But even if they are cinematographic classics like Lawrence of Arabia, that's not good enough. I have to really like it as well. For instance, I prefer Breaking Away to just about anything and it is not some super cinima classic. Just a very deft and nice coming of age movie. But I like it more then Citizen Kaine.