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I only quickly looked through the lists, but I'm shocked if I saw correctly and The Boondock Saints wasn't listed... I know I'm different but that's my favorite movie...

And I obviosly am retarted, saw it on SMK's

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I see Amercian Beauty on a few lists. I've seen that movie like 5-10 times just trying to see what everyone else loves about it because it is a lot of favorites, but I just can't say I like it.

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I've thought of more to add: Snatch - Brad Pitt is hilarious in this one,Unforgiven, The Quick and the Dead (not usually a Western fan actually), Grosse Point Blank, The Right Stuff, Rocky, The Road to Perdition, Chasing Amy,This is Spinal Tap,So I Married An Axe Murderer (Mike Myers' best movie), Kill Bill Vol. 1 and 2.

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I see Amercian Beauty on a few lists. I've seen that movie like 5-10 times just trying to see what everyone else loves about it because it is a lot of favorites, but I just can't say I like it.

great acting, cinematography, script, score. perfectly executed dark comedy. only way i cant see anybody getting this movie is if you dont get the cynical, dark humor and cant relate to any of the following: dysfunction, existentialism, shallow consumerism, and alienation.

maybe deep inside you're offended by its satirical view of the typical suburban, american family with skeletons in their closets.

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great acting, cinematography, script, score. perfectly executed dark comedy. only way i cant see anybody getting this movie is if you dont get the cynical, dark humor and cant relate to any of the following: dysfunction, existentialism, shallow consumerism, and alienation.

maybe deep inside you're offended by its satirical view of the typical suburban, american family with skeletons in their closets.

I thought the acting was great, I'll give it that. As far as the script goes though, it just really didn't do it for me.

Or maybe the bolded is the case in a non-concious way.

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Crash?

American History X?

Hard Candy?

Really?

good list though

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In no particular order and I'm sure I forgot a ton of great movies.

  1. The Shawshank Redemption
  2. The Green Mile
  3. The Departed
  4. Tombstone
  5. Mystic River
  6. Office Space
  7. Old School
  8. The Last Samari
  9. Pulp Fiction
  10. Jaws
  11. Road to Peredition
  12. Anchorman
  13. The Crow
  14. Star Wars Trilogy (original 3 movies, not the last crappy 3)
  15. Silence of the Lambs
  16. Raiders of the Lost Ark
  17. Field of Dreams
  18. Animal House
  19. Gladiator
  20. Memento
  21. LA Confidential
  22. Se7en
  23. Big Fish
  24. Caddyshack
  25. Braveheart

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My addition to your lists'.

Black Hawk Down

Boiler Room

The Game

Sin City

Gone in 60 Seconds

Zodiac

The Bourne series.

Die Hard

Saw Series.

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I only quickly looked through the lists, but I'm shocked if I saw correctly and The Boondock Saints wasn't listed... I know I'm different but that's my favorite movie...

I struggled mightly through that movie. The acting was so cheezy, almost unwatchable. If you're gonna make a movie about tough guys, find some actors that make the role believable.

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I struggled mightly through that movie. The acting was so cheezy, almost unwatchable. If you're gonna make a movie about tough guys, find some actors that make the role believable.

while i completely disagree.... to each his own haha i dont expect a new yorker to understand a movie in boston B)

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I've thought of more to add: Snatch - Brad Pitt is hilarious in this one,Unforgiven, The Quick and the Dead (not usually a Western fan actually), Grosse Point Blank, The Right Stuff, Rocky, The Road to Perdition, Chasing Amy,This is Spinal Tap,So I Married An Axe Murderer (Mike Myers' best movie), Kill Bill Vol. 1 and 2.

Snatch was very good, but Lock Stock & Two Smoking Barrels was much better. Thats one of my favorites.

Layer Cake was very good too, great ending.

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Snatch was very good, but Lock Stock & Two Smoking Barrels was much better. Thats one of my favorites.

Layer Cake was very good too, great ending.

Snatch is good I've watched it once a week for the last 3 weeks

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9. V For Vendetta

VoilĂ ! In view, a humble vaudevillian veteran, cast vicariously as both victim and villain by the vicissitudes of Fate. This visage, no mere veneer of vanity, is a vestige of the vox populi, now vacant, vanished. However, this valorous visitation of a by-gone vexation, stands vivified and has vowed to vanquish these venal and virulent vermin van-guarding vice and vouchsafing the violently vicious and voracious violation of volition. The only verdict is vengeance; a vendetta, held as a votive, not in vain, for the value and veracity of such shall one day vindicate the vigilant and the virtuous. Verily, this vichyssoise of verbiage veers most verbose, so let me simply add that it's my very good honor to meet you and you may call me V.

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I agree w/ almost all of the movies on here. I'd put a list up but it's pretty much bits and pieces of everyone's I've seen posted. Here's one movie I love for it's dark humor I didn't see posted.

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Okay, I'll play, and keep it limited to movies I've seen:

Casablanca

Goodfellas

The Usual Suspects

Star Wars

All the President's Men

Raiders of the Lost Ark

12 Angry Men (original)

The Princess Bride

The Untouchables

High Fidelity

This Is Spinal Tap

Best In Show

The Godfather

M*A*S*H*

Animal House

Caddyshack

Ferris Bueller's Day Off

The Royal Tenenbaums

Waiting for Guffman

The Breakfast Club

Cape Fear (original)

Four Weddings and a Funeral

Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

Willie Wonka & The Chocolate Factory

The Crow

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1. After Dark

2. Jaws

3. To Kill A Mockingbird

4. Alien

5. Pulp Fiction

6. Full Metal Jacket

7. The Elephant Man

8. The Empire Strikes Back

9. Raiders of the Lost Ark

10. 12 Angry Men

11. Citizen Kane

12. Casablanca

13. A Clockwork Orange

14. Cinema Paradiso

15. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

16. The Big Lebowski

17. eXistenZ

18. Raging Bull

19. Jacob's Ladder

20. Bram Stoker's Dracula

21. The Deer Hunter

22. Bad Luientenant

23. Silkwood

24. The Shining

25. There Will Be Blood

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I agree w/ almost all of the movies on here. I'd put a list up but it's pretty much bits and pieces of everyone's I've seen posted. Here's one movie I love for it's dark humor I didn't see posted.

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I don't know how I forgot about American Psycho. One of my favorites as well. I even love the soundtrack.

Christian Bale is the best actor out there right now.

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1. After Dark

2. Jaws

3. To Kill A Mockingbird

4. Alien

5. Pulp Fiction

6. Full Metal Jacket

7. The Elephant Man

8. The Empire Strikes Back

9. Raiders of the Lost Ark

10. 12 Angry Men

11. Citizen Kane

12. Casablanca

13. A Clockwork Orange

14. Cinema Paradiso

15. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

16. The Big Lebowski

17. eXistenZ

18. Raging Bull

19. Jacob's Ladder

20. Bram Stoker's Dracula

21. The Deer Hunter

22. Bad Luientenant

23. Silkwood

24. The Shining

25. There Will Be Blood

You saw There Will Be Blood, I am insanely jealous

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1. After Dark

2. Jaws

3. To Kill A Mockingbird

4. Alien

5. Pulp Fiction

6. Full Metal Jacket

7. The Elephant Man

8. The Empire Strikes Back

9. Raiders of the Lost Ark

10. 12 Angry Men

11. Citizen Kane

12. Casablanca

13. A Clockwork Orange

14. Cinema Paradiso

15. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

16. The Big Lebowski

17. eXistenZ

18. Raging Bull

19. Jacob's Ladder

20. Bram Stoker's Dracula

21. The Deer Hunter

22. Bad Luientenant

23. Silkwood

24. The Shining

25. There Will Be Blood

I just watched Jacob's ladder for the first time and wasn't overly impressed. Maybe it's because it's a little dated, but that normally doesn't bother me. Also I need to re-watch Bad Luientenant, I was about 12 when I watched it.

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I'm a film fanatic & could go on forever, but here are 25 in alphabetical order ...

Alien/Aliens

Amelie

Amores Perros

Apocalypse Now

Bound

Cinema Paradiso

City of God

Dead Alive

Dr. Strangelove

Edward Scissorhands

The Godfather

The Godfather: Part 2

Goodfellas

Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Network

Pan's Labyrinth

The Producers

The Professional

Raiders of the Lost Ark

Raising Arizona

Se7en

The Shawshank Redemption

The Silence of the Lambs

True Romance

Twelve Monkeys

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Mine in no particular order:

1. Saving Private Ryan

2. Four Brothers

3. 300

4. Remember the Titans

5. The Rookie

6. Crash

7. Rush Hour (all 3)

8. Star Wars (all)

9. Lord of the Rings (all)

10. V for Vendetta

11. Pearl Harbor

12. 61*

13. Happy Gilmore

14. Inside Man

15. The Departed

16. Armageddon

17. Bad Company

18. Black Hawk Down

19. Glory Road

20. Dodgeball

21. Transformers

22. Pirates of the Caribbean

23. Wedding Crashers

24. Sin City

25. Ocean's Eleven

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I can't believe that no one has mentioned Airplane! or Blazin Saddles or Spaceballs or any of the older spoof movies. They are pure comedic gold and are tastefully done instead of the horrid ripoff spoofs like the Scary Movie Franchise.

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One of these movies doesn't belong. Lucky Number Slevin was a laughably atrocious movie. It was cheesy and predictable and Josh Hartnett has the acting chops of a 7th grade after girls film club.

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V for Vendetta

Heat

The Departed

Usual Suspects

Scarface

Casino

Goodfellas

True Romance

Godfather I and II

Taxi Driver

Raging Bull

The Big Lebowski

Platoon

One Flew Over the Cukoo's Nest

A Clockwork Orange

Braveheart

Monty Python and the Holy Grail

The Good the Bad and the Ugly

Dog Day Afternoon

The Abyss

Star Wars IV V and VI

The Patriot

Superbad

40 year Old Virgin

Me Myself and Irene

Pulp Fiction

Young Guns

Clerks

Suicide Kings

Training Day

Army of Darkness

I can't put them in order, it's just too hard, but here is a list of some of my favorite movies that I can come up with off the top of my head. A few of them aren't exactly Cinematic Masterpeices but more of just personal favorites.

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With a couple exceptions (you'll recognize them) I'll avoid listing the movies that I think are the greatest movies and also are among my favorite movies (like Godfather II, Sunset Boulevard).

Some of mine have been mentioned. Very cool. /I'll try to cover those that haven't been.

In no particular order, numbered only for reference:

1. Used Cars - A better Robert Zemeckis fable than "Forrest Gump"

2. Midnight Run - DeNiro and Grodin should have made more films; NOT to be confused with "Midnight Express". This movie has everything except a love interest. Good.

3. The Wicker Man (1973) - Some b*tch about the music. WTF? Should they have been grooving to funk on Summerisle?

4. Black Christmas (1974) - The effect of this film has been watered down over the years by the proliferation of inferior imitations (like "Halloween"). But for better and mostly worse, this started "it" all.

5. Frenzy- Hitchcock's underrated penultimate film.

6. Phantom of the Paradise- With its early days of movies melodrama (and the overacting that goes with it) segments, homage to comicbooks and sly references to Hitchcock, Led Zep and The Alice Cooper Group this "Faust/Phantom of the Opera" send-up is not for everyone. But Paul Williams great pop score (with musical nods- chord progressions and lyrical references- to the aforementioned 70s' acts), DePalma's always expert pacing, the (decidedly 70s') humor and the story-line will suck you in if you let it. If you don't let it, then it will just suck.

7. Robocop- Fast paced clever stuff. Classic last scene.

8. Monty Python's Life of Brian- This movie is f*cking brilliant. Makes "Dogma" look like "Dogsh*t" (which I think it looks regardless; an overrated piece of crap and still Kevin Smith's worst movie).

9. Taxi Driver

10. The Magic Christian- This scatological retelling- and nationality altering- of Terry Southern's classic novel is not for everyone. It's inconsistent, infallibly British and features Ringo Starr in a lead role. But there are parts of this movie that will have lovers of irreverent humor tearing. Watch for an honour roll of Britain's funniest. And for Yul Brynner. And Raquel Welch. And....

11. Bedazzled (1967) - Not sure what the hell they were thinking 8 years ago, but 40 years ago there was a nifty little movie about an unassuming devil conning one poor trusting depressive schmuck. Sweet flick. If you saw the Hurley/Fraser abomination you owe it to the makers to see the original.

12. Harold and Maude- Hal Ashby's beautiful fable on love, death and life- not necessarily in that order.

13. Being There- Another Ashby fable. His last great film was also Peter Seller's last great film.

14. Tommy- Ken Russell's adaption of The Who's groundbreaking work is uneven like nearly all Ken Russell movies. But enough works and seeing the talent involved is amazing. I want Ann-Margaret to be my mom. YES- Even now.

15. Silent Running- Bruce Dern's outer space refugee thinks green, sees red.

16. Woodstock- Some prefer "The Last Waltz" or some lame Dead concert film (sorry Deadheads- you had to be there, dropping a good deal of Window Pane helped too). I'll take this time capsule filled with awesome performances and snap-shots, expertly edited with bursts of unexpected humor. ("What's it called?" "Port-a-san." "Cool.")

17. Five Easy Pieces- Saw this in 1975 for 50 cents (yeah- I'm old) on a double-bill with "The Last Detail" I think it was. (I know for sure I saw "Detail" on a double at the same place with "Cinderella Liberty".) I had recently begun expanding my writing in many directions. But my jaw dropped as I sat transfixed with a movie that seemed to have no linear narrative only character study. Of course the whole point unfolds in the movie's last 15 minutes. See it if for no other reason than to witness where Juliette Lewis ripped off every expression for her "fringe girl" persona from Karen Black.

18. MASH- I like his treatment of "The Long Goodbye", especially the clever final line. And "Nashville" is a classic. But this basically "sketch movie" is still my favorite Altman movie.

19. Chinatown- One. Of. The. Greatest. Movies. Ever. Made. "LA Confidential" wants to be "Chinatown" when it grows up.

20. Jaws- Quint's monologue is still the best scene in any Spielberg flick.

21. This Is Spinal Tap- I know these guys. I bet you do too.

22. The Fly (1986)- Great tragic horror story. As much as I dig his other work this is still my favorite David Cronenberg film.

23. National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation- Depending upon which one it is, my girlfriend or buddies will say "That's you" in reference to Clark's scenes.

24. A Clockwork Orange- Because of the behavior it inspired in idiots and the subculture it birthed Anthony Burgess wished he had never written the book. I'm glad he did. Kubrik's color schematic (black/white/red) and modern art feel never worked so right. If this movie fails to shock you then you likely have become desensitized by mediocre grindhouse fare.

25. The Little Girl Who Lived Down The Lane- The human world is full of all different types of predators, with myriad motivations and of any shape or size.

OTHERS- Holy Grail; Star Wars (1977); Empire Strikes Back; Blade Runner; Die Hard; Terminator 2; The Warriors; The Driver; Slaughterhouse 5; American Graffiti; Dr Strangelove; 2001...

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