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frankie teardrop
09-23-2013, 12:33 PM
in line with ManBurning's top 25 albums and video games list, let's roll with your top 25 movies, because deep down, we all love a good superficial list. :o

in no REAL order (though 1 & 2 are probably the top of the list), one movie per director...

1. cranes are flying (1957, kalatazov)
2. wings of desire (1987, wenders)
3. that obscure object of desire
4. ghostbusters (1984, reitman)
5. the wicker man (1973, hardy)
6. martin (1977, romero)
7. the man who fell to earth (1976, roeg)
8. mulholland drive (2001, lynch)
9. blade runner (1982, scott)
10. assault on precinct 13 (1976, carpenter)*
11. the virgin spring (1960, bergman)
12. logan's run (1976, anderson)
13. the terminator (1984, cameron)
14. 2001: a space odyssey (1968, kubrick)
15. the frighteners (1998, jackson)
16. back to the future (1985, zemeckis)
17. magnolia (1999, anderson)
18. the last temptation of christ (1988, scorsese)
19. beetlejuice (1988, burton)
20. eternal sunshine of the spotless mind (2004, gondry)
21. inglorious basterds (2009, tarantino)
22. death to smoochy (2002, devito)
23. the brood (1977, cronenberg)
24. the exorcist (1973, friedkin)
25. starship troopers (1997, verhoeven)

drop dead fred (1991, jong)
barbarella (1968, vadim)
antichrist (2009, trier)
mad max (1979 miller)
don't deliver us from evil (1971, seria)
the haunting (1963, wise)
picnic at hanging rock (1975, weir)
cabinet of dr. caligari (1920, wiene)
the empire strikes back (1980, kershner)
altered states (1980, russell)
nineteen eighty-four (1984, radford)
wet hot american summer (2001, wain)
superbad (2007, mottola)
slither (2006, gunn)
carrie (1976, de palma)
trainspotting (1996, boyle)
battle royale (2000, fukasaku)
children of men (2006, cuaron)
dark city (1998, proyas)

*interchangable with the thing
**(why was this harder for me than the albums list?)

09-23-2013, 05:18 PM
1.Tree of Life
2. Wall-E
3. The Dark Knight
4. Lord Of the Rings Trilogy
5. Match Point
6. Notes On a Scandal
7. Spirited Away
8. Inglorious Bastards

From there I can't rank them

Harry Potter Series
We Need to Talk About Kevin
Bourne Series
Pride and Prejudice
Scott Pilgrim
Thelma And Louise
An Education
Star Trek (2009)
Howl's Moving Castle
The Prestige
Galaxy Quest
Finding Nemo
The Lion King

Edit: took out Spider-Man and put Donnie Darko

Edit: Taking out Match Point and putting The Winter Solider. I will die before I watch anything Woody creepy fuckface mother fucker Allen is involved in.

xmd 5a
09-23-2013, 08:28 PM
1 per director to avoid Kubrick overload.

Kill Bill
2001: A Space Odyssey
The End of Evangelion
Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind
Ghost in the Shell
24 Hour Party People
Repo Man
Il Deserto Rosso
The Dark Knight
The Tree of Life
The Empire Strikes Back
12 Monkeys
The Big Sleep
Glengarry Glen Ross
Rear Window
Enter the Void
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
No Country for Old Men
There Will Be Blood
Casino Royale (2006)

09-23-2013, 10:02 PM
L.A. Confidential (1997, Hanson)
Heat (1995, Mann)
Manhunter (1985, Mann)
The Fly (1985, Cronenberg)
Zodiac (2007, Fincher)
Blade Runner (1982, Scott)
Escape From New York (1981, Carpenter)
Batman Returns (1992, Burton)
The Shining (1980, Kubrick)
Starship Troopers (1997, Verhoeven)
12 Monkeys (1995, Gilliam)
Body Double (1984, De Palma)
Blow Out (1981, De Palma)
Videodrome (1982, Cronenberg)
Pulp Fiction (1994, Tarantino)
Dark City (1998, Proyas)
Blue Velvet (1987, Lynch)

09-23-2013, 10:27 PM
Well, I've seen nearly 4000 films so far. It's hard for me to 25 let alone 100. Let's see if I can do this though I tend to change my mind quite often.

1. Lost in Translation (Sofia Coppola)
2. Morvern Callar (Lynne Ramsay)
3. Secretary (Steven Shainberg)
4. Breaking the Waves (Lars von Trier)
5. The Good, the Bad, & the Ugly (Sergio Leone)
6. Chungking Express (Wong Kar-Wai)
7. Trainspotting (Danny Boyle)
8. Days of Heaven (Terrence Malick)
9. Trois Couleurs Trilogy (Krzysztof Kieslowski)
10. Y Tu Mama Tambien (Alfonso Cuaron)
11. The 400 Blows (Francois Truffaut)
12. Somewhere (Sofia Coppola)
13. Never Let Me Go (Mark Romanek)
14. Barton Fink (The Coen Brothers)
15. WALL-E (Andrew Stanton/Pixar)
16. The Wrestler (Darren Aronofsky)
17. Rushmore (Wes Anderson)
18. The Tree of Life (Terrence Malick)
19. Pan's Labyrinth (Guillermo del Toro)
20. La Dolce Vita (Federico Fellini)
21. Cries & Whispers (Ingmar Bergman)
22. 24 Hour Party People (Michael Winterbottom)
23. Safe (Todd Haynes)
24. Apocalypse Now (Francis Ford Coppola)
25. The Seven Samurai (Akira Kurosawa)

Cat Mom
09-23-2013, 10:49 PM
The Godfather
The Godfather II
The Last Emperor
Gone with the Wind
When Harry Met Sally
This Is Spinal Tap
Annie Hall
Lost in Translation
You've Got Mail
The Hours
National Lampoon's Animal House
The Color Purple
Pulp Fiction
American Beauty
The Sound of Music
The Big Lebowski
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Rosemary's Baby
It's a Wonderful Life
Bridget Jones' Diary
Home Alone

edit: I ignored the one-director instructions, 'cause that's the way I roll LOL.

09-23-2013, 11:24 PM
1. Heat
2. Apocalypse Now
3. Blade Runner
4. Once Upon A Time In The West
5. The Shawshank Redemption
6. Children Of Men
7. Badlands
8. 2001: A Space Odyssey
9. Unforgiven
10. Rushmore

09-24-2013, 01:45 AM
alphabetical order:

1. Aliens (1986)
2. Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989)
3. Cabin In the Woods (2012)
4. Clerks 2 (2006)
5. Cube (1997)
6. Fight Club (1999)
7. Forrest Gump (1994)
8. Ghostbusters (1984)
9. Good Will Hunting (1997)
10. Gran Torino (2008)
11. Gremlins (1984)
12. Groundhog Day (1993)
13. Hesher (2010)
14. Jurassic Park (1993)
15. Office Space (1999)
16. Predator (1987)
17. Pulp Fiction (1994)
18. Reservoir Dogs (1992)
19. Saving Private Ryan (1998)
20. Saw (2004)
21. Scott Pilgrim Vs the world (2010)
22. Seven (1995)
23. Social Network, the (2010)
24. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)
25. Weatherman, the (2005)

By Decade:
80's: 5
90's 12
00's: 4
2010's: 4

Wow, I guess I prefer movies from the 90's.

Highly Psychological
09-24-2013, 02:40 AM
Naked.(1993) Mike Leigh
Blade Runner (1982) Ridley Scott
Bound (1996) Wachowski Brothers
Apocalypse Now(1979) Francis Coppola
Leon (1994) Luc Besson
Full Metal Jacket (1987) Stanley Kubrick
Querelle (1982) Fassbinder
24 Hour Party People (2002) Michael Winterbottom
Natural Born Killers (1994) Oliver Stone
My Beautiful Laundrette (1985)Stephen Frears
Poltergiest (1982) Tobe Hooper and Steven Spielberg
American Beauty (1999) Sam Mendes
Requiem For A Dream (2000)Darren Aranofsky
Midnight Express (1978) Alan Parker
Mysterious Skin (2004) Greg Araki
Taxi Driver (1976) Martin Scorcese
The Crow (1994) Alex Proyas
Jacobs Ladder (1990) Adrian Lynne
CandyMan (1992)... Clive Barker
No Country For Old Men (2007) Cohen brothers
28 Days Later (2002) Danny Boyle
Return to Oz (1985) Walter Murch
Children of Men (2006) Alfonso Curaon
Nil By Mouth (1997) Gary Oldman
War Of The Worlds (2005) Steven Spielberg
Welcome to the Dollhouse (1997) Todd Solonz
The Keep (1983) Michael Mann

09-24-2013, 02:45 AM
Return to Oz (1985) Walter Murch

NO WAY! I Have that movie on DVD, when I sat down making my list I ALMOST included it. Never thought in a million years I would see that film popup on a list here, awesome!

09-24-2013, 07:43 AM
Return to Oz (1985) Walter Murch

NO WAY! I Have that movie on DVD, when I sat down making my list I ALMOST included it. Never thought in a million years I would see that film popup on a list here, awesome!

I never thought I'd write this in the ETS forum, but Tik Tok is the shit.

I'm gonna try a top 25 soon.

09-24-2013, 07:59 AM
Top 5:
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
The Matrix trilogy (not so keen on Reloaded as a stand-alone film, but it's just a setup for Revolutions as far as I'm concerned)
Donnie Darko
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

The rest, alphabetically...
American Psycho
Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey
Blade Runner
The Blues Brothers
Clerks II
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Flash Gordon
The Godfather (part 1)
Jurassic Park
The Land Before Time (though I can't really watch it, because it's pretty much the only thing that makes me cry. A lot.)
Pan's Labyrinth
Team America
The Tree of Life
Twin Peaks Fire Walk With Me

The decade breakdown:
60s: 1
70s: 3
80s: 6
90s: 4
00s: 11

09-24-2013, 08:08 AM
The Land Before Time (though I can't really watch it, because it's pretty much the only thing that makes me cry. A lot.)

I still get teary eyed when Little Foot's mom dies. SPOILER :)

09-24-2013, 08:29 AM
I blub through most of it, frankly. The obliteration of every non-avian dinosaur is some of the very oldest news there is, but for whatever reason it sets me off like a fire hydrant when I'm confronted with it on celluloid. I was watching Jurassic Park yesterday and felt a twinge of it during the Triceratops scene...

09-24-2013, 09:11 AM
01. Sunshine (2007) Boyle
02. The Jerk (1979) Reiner
03. The Silence of the Lambs (1991) Demme
04. Star Wars: Empire Strikes Back (1980) Kershner
05. Jaws (1975) Speilberg
06. The Iron Giant (1999) Bird
07. Se7en (1995) Fincher
08. Pee Wee's Big Adventure (1985) Burton
09. The Evil Dead (1981) Raimi
10. Pulp Fiction (1994) Tarantino
11. Cube (1997) Natali
12. Willow (1988) Howard
13. The Four Feathers (2002) Kapur
14. Kingpin (1996) Farrelly Brothers
15. The Omen (1976) Donner
16. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) Gilliam, Jones
17. The Avengers (2012) Whedon
18. The Prestige (2006) Nolan
19. Hidalgo (2004) Johnston
20. Big Fish (2003) Burton
21. Legends of the Fall (1994) Zwick
22. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) Speilberg
23. What Dreams May Come (1998) Ward
24. The Crow (1994) Proyas
25. Equilibrium (2002) Wimmer

09-24-2013, 09:12 AM
I blub through most of it, frankly. The obliteration of every non-avian dinosaur is some of the very oldest news there is, but for whatever reason it sets me off like a fire hydrant when I'm confronted with it on celluloid. I was watching Jurassic Park yesterday and felt a twinge of it during the Triceratops scene...

Maybe you were a dinosaur in a past life.

09-24-2013, 11:39 AM
wow, some of these lists have great movies, followed up by not great at all... I'll name 20 since i can't repeat directors

1. Apocalypse Now
2. Unforgiven
3. There Will be Blood
4. The Prestige
5. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
6. Pulp Fiction
7. Excalibur
8. 2001 Space Odyssey
9. Taxi Driver
10. Godfather
11. Heat
12. Big Lebowski
13. Chinatown
14. Dark Knight
15. Monty Python and the Holy Grail
16. Star Wars
17. Scarface
18. Mulholand Drive
19. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
20. 12 Angry Men

09-24-2013, 01:54 PM
Doing this from memory which means that I'll forget something for sure.

Favorite movie of all time (and that's never going to change)

Lawrence of Arabia (David Lean)

The rest in no particular order:

Nosferatu (F. W. Murnau)
The General (Buster Keaton)
Metropolis (Fritz Lang)
Frankenstein (James Whales)
King Kong (Cooper, Schoedsack)
The Great Dictator (Charlie Chaplin)
Gone With The Wind (Victor Fleming)
Giant (George Stevens)
Some Like It Hot (Billy Wilder)
Suddenly, Last Summer (Joseph L. Mankiewicz)
Sleeping Beauty (Walt Disney)
The Haunting (Robert Wise)
The Exorcist (William Friedkin)
Jaws (Steven Spielberg)
Alien (Ridley Scott)
Star Wars (George Lucas)
The Shining (Stanley Kubrick)
The Blues Brothers (John Landis)
Amadeus (Miloš Forman)
Chaplin (Richard Attenborough)
C't'à ton tour, Laura Cadieux (Denise Filiatrault)
Zodiac (David Fincher)
Der Krieger und die Kaiserin (Tom Tykwer)
Black Hawk Down (Ridley Scott)
Event Horizon (Paul W. S. Anderson)
Bon Cop, Bad Cop (Éric Canuel)
Nordwand (Philipp Stölzl)
Wanted (Timur Bekmambetov)
The Avengers (Joss Whedon)

And many many more I'm forgetting right now.

09-24-2013, 03:32 PM
Argh, I forgot Amadeus, amazing film. Love Chaplin also.

09-24-2013, 03:34 PM
I need to do the list again. I forgot to put some Kubrick films in that mix. Maybe the Orson Welles that I've seen. It's impossible to do these kinds of lists. Especially if you're a dedicated film buff.

09-25-2013, 07:49 AM
I like lists. I once made a thread for lists that went nowhere.... Anyway....

No particular order:
1. Aliens
2. Blade Runner
3. Dune (Yes, the Lynch movie)
4. Children Of Men
5. The Good, the Bad, the Ugly
6. Once Upon a Time in the West
7. 2001: A Space Odyssey
8. Lost In Translation
9. Star Trek IV
10. Ichi - The Killer
11. Mulholland Drive
12. Taxi Driver
13. The Shining
14. Silence of the Lambs
15. The Empire Strikes Back
16. Casablanca
17. Lord of the Rings - as a single big movie
18. Vertigo
19. Finding Nemo
20. Groundhog Day
21. Alien
22. Star Trek VIII
23. Matrix
24. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
25. I couldn't settle on one movie, so I just leave the slot open! - Problem solved.

09-27-2013, 09:53 PM
1. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968, Kubrick)
2. There Will Be Blood (2007, PTA)
3. Synecdoche, New York (2009, Kaufman)
4. No Country For Old Men (2007, Coen Brothers)
5. Goodfellas (1990, Scorsese)

6. Eyes Wide Shut (1999, Kubrick)
7. Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind (2004, Goundry)
8. Django Unchained (2012, Tarantino)
9. Vertigo (1958, Hitchcock)
10. The Social Network (2010, Fincher)

11. Pulp Fiction (1994, Tarantino)
12. Fargo (1996, Coen Brothers)
13. Memento (2000, Nolan)
14. Drive (2011, Refn)
15. Rope (1948, Hitchcock)

16. Up (2009, Pixar)
17. Taxi Driver (1976, Scorsese)
18. The Shining (1980, Kubrick)
19. 12 Angry Men (1957, Lument)
20. Zodiac (2007, Fincher)

21. Requiem For A Dream (2000, Aronofsky)
22. Boogie Nights (1997, PTA)
23. Little Miss Sunshine (2006, Dayton/Faris)
24. Shame (2011, McQueen)
25. Umbrellas Of Cherbourg (1964, Demy)

09-28-2013, 04:23 PM
In no particular order

Saving Private Ryan
Band Of Brothers
American History X
Terminator 2
Blade Runner
Black Hawk Down
Schindler's List
Requiem For A Dream
Mulholland Drive
The Crow
Devil's Rejects
Boondock Saints
Fight Club
American Beauty
City of God
The Pianist
Planet Earth
Full Metal Jacket

Digital Twilight
09-28-2013, 06:14 PM
No order:

1. Alien
2. Blade Runner
3. A Clockwork Orange
4. 2001: A Space Odyssey
5. Yojimbo
6. Cinema Paradiso
7. The Third Man
8. Porco Rosso
9. Monty Python and the Holy Grail
10. The Big Lebowski
11. Let the right One In
12. Drive
13. Nosferatu (Original)
14. Metropolis
15. Akira
16. Seven Samurai
17. Doubt
18. A Matter of Life and Death
19. The Fall
20. Delicatessen
21. UP
22. We Need to Talk About Kevin
23. Moonrise Kingdom
24. Die Hard
25. Terminator 2

Your Name Here
11-19-2013, 05:37 PM
1) 2001: A Space Odyssey (Kubrick)
2) The Exorcist (Friedkin)
3) Reservoir Dogs (Tarantino)
4) Alien (Scott)
5) the Shining (Kubrick)
6) The Godfather (Coppola)
7) Rosemary's Baby (Polanski)
8) Pulp Fiction (Tarantino)
9) Silence Of The Lambs (Demme)
10) Lost Highway (Lynch)
11) Seven (Fincher)
12) Enter The Void (Noe)
13) Antichrist (Trier)
14) Eyes Wide Shut (Kubrick)
15) Zodiac (Fincher)
16) Blue Velvet (Lynch)
17) Clockwork Orange (Kubrick)
18) Boogie Nights (Anderson)
19) Heat (Mann)
20) Goodfellas (Scorsese)
21) The Shawshank Redemption (Darabont)
22) The Pianist (Polanski)
23) Insidious (Wan)
24) Event Horizon (Anderson)
25) The Conjuring (Wan)

11-19-2013, 07:01 PM
Way too hard but I'll try (and it really won't be in any kind of order):

01. Fight Club
02. The Crow
03. The Life Aquatic
04. Brotherhood of the Wolf
05. Aliens
06. Drive (2011)
07. Looper
08. Suspiria
09. The Godfather Part II
10. Inception
11. The Thing
12. Mysterious Skin
13. Inglorious Basterds
14. Dawn of the Dead (1978)
15. The Big Lebowski
16. Blue Velvet
17. True Romance
18. Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
19. Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
20. The Avengers
21. Spider-Man 2
22. Heat
23. The Shining
24. Grosse Pointe Blank
25. Anchorman

Honorable mentions, of which there are many: The Dark Knight. Trainspotting, Scott Pilgrim vs The World, Equilibrium, Monty Python and The Holy Grail, Wreck It Ralph, Observe And Report, A Nightmare On Elm Street, Evil Dead 2, District 9, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, the other two Lord Of The Rings, and Shaun of the Dead.

08-17-2014, 06:23 AM
I can't think of 25 favourite movies, but here are some of my favourites.

Barry Lyndon (Stanley Kubrick, 1975)
The Godfather (Francis Ford Coppola, 1972)
Splendor in the Grass (Elia Kazan, 1961)
The Wings of the Dove (Iain Softley, 1997)
Picnic at Hanging Rock (Peter Weir, 1975)
The Full Monty (Peter Cattaneo, 1997)
Breakfast at Tiffany's (Blake Edwards, 1961)
Farewell My Concubine (Chen Kaige, 1993)
Hana-bi (Fireworks) (Takeshi Kitano, 1997)
Les Amours Imaginaires (Heartbeats) (Xavier Dolan, 2010)

I also quite like Kubrick, but never got 2001. That fifteen minutes of silence at the end of the movie really scared me.