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Top Ten Films of all Time!!
« on: September 21, 2007, 05:59:42 am »
What are your top ten films?

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Re: Top Ten Films of all Time!!
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2007, 08:37:15 am »
Films?? Now you're talking my language  ;D

The 10 films I'd take to a desert Island, that i know I could watch over and over, that would get me through any mood imaginable are...

In no particular order...

Brokeback Mountain (well, duh...)
The Shawshank Redemption
The Bridges of Madison County
Saturday Night Fever
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
Billy Liar
Mildred Pierce
Gallipoli
The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

(But then again, how could i do without...
Wings of the Dove
Muriel's Wedding
Four Weddings and a Funeral
Alien
Rear Window
and so many more!

Only 10 - that is WAY harsh!! ;D)
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Re: Top Ten Films of all Time!!
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2007, 08:53:06 am »
BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN on so many levels

SOLARIS (!972) great philosophical science fiction

MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE (original) shocking revelation, excellent suspense

CRASH, HAH! GOT YOU

VERTIGO, best Hitchcock film, it's been said that SOLARIS borrowed a bit from this film in so much as how real is a replica if she looks, talks, dresses likes the original.

HOWARDS END yep it humorless, but the characters are great.  Like BBM, much use of symbolism.  The old house represents England.  The characters represent their respective class.

ROMEO AND JULIET (1968)  the most popular Shakespeare film ever on cinema. It was a blockbuster and with good reason.

CHINATOWN great film noir.  Complicated plot with a dark secret at the center.  Acting doesn't get much better. Nicholson and Dunaway are great

BONNIE AND CLYDE.  GReat gangster film.  So much style for this sort of film. French new wave I think they called it.

2001, A SPACE ODYSSEY.  The grandfather of science fiction film. 

THE LITTLE FOXES.  Older movie, based on the Lillian Hellman play.  Greed in the Deep South. Betty Davis is at her best.



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Re: Top Ten Films of all Time!!
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2007, 11:22:42 pm »
TITANIC - I'm sorry. I absolutely LOVE this movie and I could watch it over and over again.

BENNY AND JOON - I totally agree with you Susie. I love this movie and I have the DVD. Johnny Depp was absolutely loveable in it. His character was so sweet, shy and gentle. Mary Stuart Masterson and Aidan Quinn were very good in the movie too. I felt so sorry for Benny (Aiden Quinn) when his goldfish died!  :'( I can't help it. I feel so bad for him.

THE CORN IS GREEN I love both the 1946 version with Bette Davis and the 1979 version with Katharine Hepburn. I think I like the 1979 version a little more, because I am a HUGE Katharine Hepburn fan!

ON GOLDEN POND Brilliant movie!

HARRY POTTER ALL of them!

THE COLOR PURPLE This is another film I can watch over and over. Tragic, sad and beautiful. I have the DVD too!

FOUR WEDDINGS AND A FUNERAL I love ANYTHING Hugh Grant is in! But this would be a very good movie even without him!

NOTTING HILL Surprise! Hugh Grant again!  ;)

BELOVED Oprah Winfrey and Danny Glover. SCARY!!!! It's a shame it did so poorly at the theater. The acting is brilliant. I have the DVD and I catch something new and different everytime I watch it.

FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH Sean Penn was hysterical in this movie! I love it!

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Honorable Mentions.....

BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN  ;)

THE SHINING

HOME ALONE

THE AFRICAN QUEEN

DESK SET (Katharine Hepburn movie)

GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER

BRINGING UP BABY

BOYS ON THE SIDE I love Drew Barrymore.

MUSIC AND LYRICS I have the DVD!  ;)

MR. HOLLAND'S OPUS Wonderful movie!

MUSIC OF THE HEART Meryl Streep

HOOSIERS Of Course!

BREAKING AWAY

REVENGE OF THE NERDS You gotta love those nerds! That was actually a very sweet movie.

GHOST

GALLIPOLI Brilliant Australian movie.

WITNESS

DANCES WITH WOLVES I love Kevin Costner and I appreciated the honest attemt at portraying Native Americans in a positive way.

INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE I love Anne Rice. I have many family members in the New Orleans area and I have traveled there numerous times. It's fun to watch the movie and pick out all the various places I recognize. And Brad Pitt was just soooo damn sexy in that movie!  :D

MASTER AND COMMANDER I love ANY movie with big ships in it; especially those old sailing ships!

THE WIZARD OF OZ Hey, I'm gay!!  ;)

NORTH AND SOUTH This is actually a mini series that aired on television, so I'm not sure if it's fair to list it here. But I will anyway!  ;)

SIMON BIRCH Sweet and cute.

THE GREEN MILE Very disturbing, but the acting was brilliant.

THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION

HOPE FLOATS Sandra Bullock, Gena Rowlands and Harry Connick Jr were all very good in this movie.

FOR KEEPS This is the ONLY movie I've seen with Randall Batinkoff in a starring role. Cute movie.

PRETTY IN PINK

DRIVING MISS DAISY I am a big Jessica Tandy fan. She and Morgan Freeman were brilliant in this movie.

FRIED GREEN TOMATOES

THE BREAKFAST CLUB

ST. ELMO'S FIRE

The list just goes on and on and on and on and on doesn't it?  :)
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Re: Top Ten Films of all Time!!
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2007, 04:25:56 am »

 
Sorry Susie, I adore movies....to me they are like peanuts, can't eat just one!  So here is a list of my current favorites ...the top ten are in order...after that nope  ::)


My personal fav's

1. To Kill a Mockingbird
2. Brokeback Mountain
3. Billy Elliott
4. Dead Poet's Society
5. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (the orginal w/Gene Wilder)
6. Silence of the Lambs
7. The Birds
8. Priest
9. Shawshank Redemption
10. Frist Star Wars Trilogy
11. Lord of the Rings Trilogy
12. Truly, Madly, Deeply
13. Mulan
14. Latter Days
15. Driving Miss Daisy
16. Phantom of the Opera
17. Donnie Darko
18. A Home at the End of the World
19. The Green Mile
20. The Childrens Hour
21. The Mission
22. Street Car Named Desire
23. The Uninvited (1944)
24. The Haunting (1963)
25. The Innocents (1966)
26. All This and Heaven Too
27. The Joy Luck Club
28. Road to Perdition
29. Master and Commander
30. Rosemary's Baby
31. Mrs Miniver
32. Little Women (1994)
33. Pride & Prejudice (1995)
34. Searching for Bobby Fisher
35. Auntie Mame (1958)
36. Strictly Ballroom
37. FRIED GREEN TOMATOES
38. The Unforgiven (1960)
39. Long Days Journey into Night(1962)
40. The Lion in Winter
41. The Glass Menagerie (1973)
42. A Moon for the Misbegotten (1975)
43. Belle et la bête, La (1946)
44. The Color Purple
45. Million Dollar Baby
46. Sense and Sensibility
47. Gods and Monsters
48. Good Will Hunting
49. Erin Brockavich
50. Little Man Tate
51. The Illusionist
52. The Queen
53. The Others
54. 3:10 to Yuma (2007)
55. Secretary
56. Pan's Labrynth
57. Beautiful Thing
58. The Horatio Hornblower Series (1998-2003)
59. North by Northwest
60. IL postino
61. Tea with Mussolini
62. Steel Magnolias
63. Rabbit Proof Fence
64. Two Hands
65. Silence of the Lambs
66. Benny and Joon
67. Brideshead Revisited
68. The Corn is Green (thanks David! )
69. The Education of Little Tree (thanks again David)
70. The Ice Storm
71. Maurice
72. Wilde
73. Tom Brown's School Days
74. Chairots of Fire
75. Big Eden
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Re: Top Ten Films of all Time!!
« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2007, 05:02:53 am »
Great selections Dottie!  :D

Here's a few more to add to my honorable mentions list....

WHITE SQUALL Another ship movie!

DAZED AND CONFUSED For ANYONE who grew up in the seventies, this one is for YOU! Hysterical!

ARTHUR Totally funny movie. Dudley Moore was a legendary actor. I miss him.

SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER Can you believe I actually used to disco dance? White suit and everything!  :laugh:

STEEL MAGNOLIAS Love it. Love it. Love it.

THE BOUNTY Another ship movie! Mel Gibson was sexy in this movie!

GODS AND MONSTERS Thanks for reminding me about this one Dottie! I haven't seen it in years, and nearly forgot about it! Wonderful movie.

E.T. Cute and lovable movie. Who couldn't love little ET?

THE EDUCATION OF LITTLE TREE This one should have probably been in my top 10... or top 11! Excellent movie about a White/Cherokee youngster growing up in 1930's Tennessee. Beautiful, cute and emotional movie.

THE BASKETBALL DIARIES Dark, disturbing and haunting true story about the dangers of drug abuse. Leonardo DiCaprio did a wonderful job as the lead actor in this film.

CANDY Another disturbing story of drug abuse, this one from Australia featuring our very own Heath Ledger!

That's all for now, I guess..... until I think of some more!  :D
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Re: Top Ten Films of all Time!!
« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2007, 05:15:07 am »
My fave films of all time(and there might be more than 10 are:)

The Accused
The Blue Lamp  (great British classic)
The Glenn Miller Story
Van Helsing
Salems Lot
National Lampoons Animal House. (funniest film I ever saw)
Two Brothers (about the tigers)
Happy Feet
Bugs Life
Monsters Inc
The Incredible Journey(the orginal version of Homeward Bound and the best)
The Magnificent Seven
The Great Escape
1000 Heros

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Re: Top Ten Films of all Time!!
« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2007, 10:01:45 am »
There are more, but these are my top 10:

1. Brokeback Mountain

2. Beautiful Thing

3. Maurice

4. The Ghost & Mrs Muir (1947)

5. Alexander (2004)

6. Cabaret

7. The Sum of Us

8. My Fair Lady

9. Death in Venice

10. Priest

Crikey, I didn't realise until I listed them, that 8 have a gay theme!  :o

Guess my secret's out!  ::)   ;)   :D
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Re: Top Ten Films of all Time!!
« Reply #8 on: September 22, 2007, 12:25:55 pm »
So I guess this group doesn't like foreign language films?  It becomes easier to watch when you have already seen it once and don't have to miss the scense because you are reading  the subtitles.  I rent these highbrow films (CRITERION COLLECTION) from the Public Library and I have a hard time not being distracted.  I rarely finish watching one. Bergman films are always checked out.    Anybody a fan of Bergman or any of the many famous Italian directors.  I was going to start a thread of favorite foreign language films. But I don't think I have a top ten.   

Silent films are even harder.  I really did love Passion de Jeanne d'Arc, La   by  Carl Theodor Dreyer.  I'm not religious, but the film did move me.  I strongly recommend it.

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Re: Top Ten Films of all Time!!
« Reply #9 on: September 22, 2007, 07:47:10 pm »
Here are 12 of my favorites in no particular order (except BBM is definitely no. 1).


Brokeback Mountain

City Lights (1931, Charlie Chaplin)- it's phenomenal and very surprising.  I highly recommend it if you've never seen it.  It's also a great Chaplin film to start with if you've never seen a full Chaplin film before.

The Haunting (1963 with Julie Harris)- one of the best scary movies of all time

Bound

Maurice

Mrs. Dalloway

Lost in Translation

The Hours

The Royal Tenebaums

Far from Heaven

Bringing Up Baby

Rear Window
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