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My Top Movies of All Time

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Here's my list in no particular order:

1. Scarface

2. American Psycho

3. Fight Club

4. Godfather

5. Godfather 2

6. Gangs of New York

7. Goodfellas

8. Casino

9. Blow

10. Tombstone

11. Braveheart

12. Gladiator

13. Pulp Fiction

14. Shawshank Redemption

15. Mystic River

16. Silence of the Lambs

17. True Romance

18. City of God

19. American History X

20. 300

21. Sin City

22. The Departed

23. Forrest Gump

24. The Usual Suspects

25. A Clockwork Orange

Others also: Taxi Driver, Wall Street, Big, Good Will Hunting, The Fugitive, Jerry Maguire, Primal Fear, The Sixth Sense, Traffic, Collateral, A History of Violence, Cinderella Man

These last few are ones I overlooked before making my list up. To many to choose from.....

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Here's my list in no particular order:

1. Scarface

2. American Psycho

3. Fight Club

4. Godfather

5. Godfather 2

6. Gangs of New York

7. Goodfellas

8. Casino

9. Blow

10. Tombstone

11. Braveheart

12. Gladiator

13. Pulp Fiction

14. Shawshank Redemption

15. Mystic River

16. Silence of the Lambs

17. True Romance

18. City of God

19. American History X

20. 300

21. Sin City

22. The Departed

23. Forrest Gump

24. The Usual Suspects

25. A Clockwork Orange

Others also: Taxi Driver, Wall Street, Big, Good Will Hunting, The Fugitive, Jerry Maguire, Primal Fear, The Sixth Sense, Traffic, Collateral, A History of Violence, Cinderella Man

These last few are ones I overlooked before making my list up. To many to choose from.....

Daniel Day Lewis and Johnny Depp are the most underrated actors of our generation. Jake Gyllenhaal is just about in their class.

I missed flicks too, Spun: Usual Suspects; Sisters; The Abominable Doctor Phibes; Tourner's "Night (Curse- US Title) of the Demon"; Donnie Darko...so many. But a lot have been mentioned and would be even more redundant anyhow.

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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.

Oh my. Oh effin' my.

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Here's my list in no particular order:

1. Scarface

2. American Psycho

3. Fight Club

4. Godfather

5. Godfather 2

6. Gangs of New York

7. Goodfellas

8. Casino

9. Blow

10. Tombstone

11. Braveheart

12. Gladiator

13. Pulp Fiction

14. Shawshank Redemption

15. Mystic River

16. Silence of the Lambs

17. True Romance

18. City of God

19. American History X

20. 300

21. Sin City

22. The Departed

23. Forrest Gump

24. The Usual Suspects

25. A Clockwork Orange

Others also: Taxi Driver, Wall Street, Big, Good Will Hunting, The Fugitive, Jerry Maguire, Primal Fear, The Sixth Sense, Traffic, Collateral, A History of Violence, Cinderella Man

These last few are ones I overlooked before making my list up. To many to choose from.....

thats an interesting # 2...

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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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#18 on my list...

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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

EDIT* Add on's: Airplane, Man On Fire, Forest Gump, Enemy of the State

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thats an interesting # 2...

Mine were in no order really. I love that movie just because it's so outlandish and some of the scenes in the movie are so ridiculous I just can't help but laugh at them. The best is when he starts talking about music in scenes and their appeal to culture and what not.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e553Z1tG5aQ

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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.

I love Mel Brooks & there's so much to choose from, I went w/ The Producers (1968) instead of the spoofs. Gene Wilder & Zero Mostel will make you laugh until you pee your pants!

Ah, another amazing Brooks film is the under-appreciated 12 Chairs (1970)! Rent it!

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.

Even though I saw the ending from a mile away, I enjoyed the ride to get to the ending. It's a fun film & I gave it 8 out of 10 stars on IMDB.

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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 found myself at a party of allegedly well-read, intelligent acquaintances and friends, some of whom were (and presumably still are) gay.

They were talking about the film. They asked my impression.

"Very moving and wickedly funny."

They looked at me as if I just punted a puppy through a plate glass window.

One summoned the courage to allow "Well, I guess it had some funny scenes".

And it was on...

Black comedy (or dark comedy/humor) is in its purest satirical form a very dangerous medium. Played for farce (Monty Python, SNL the movie "Little Murders") it's easy to follow, if not digest. Played as straight satire it's sometimes hard to laugh.

Personally, "American Beauty" has more wry obvious moments than "Bob Roberts" and was a lot easier to enjoy without a lump in my throat. But it is still on the depressing side in a lot of ways, that's the natural observation of black humour.

Still- What blows me away is that many miss that it is a happy ending. Lester sluffs off his mortal coil at a point of spiritual contentment and a moral pinnacle. We should all be so lucky.

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Oh my. Oh effin' my.

Lol if I remember correctly it was an unrated version or something too. But I really can't remember a single thing about the movie other than Harvey Keitel is in it. Pretty dirty?

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Lol if I remember correctly it was an unrated version or something too. But I really can't remember a single thing about the movie other than Harvey Keitel is in it. Pretty dirty?

Definitely not for 12 year olds...but I bet you could handle it now... B)

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Definitely not for 12 year olds...but I bet you could handle it now... B)

Meh I used to watch all kinds of stuff like that when I was a tike.

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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.

Lock Stock...is good as well. I forgot about Layer Cake it is a great movie!

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I forgot one movie that I love that I never hear anyone ever talk about. U-Turn, it's an Oliver Stone film with a huge cast.

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anyone else ever see this movie? watching it now on ifc. tobe hooper film with the girl from texas chainsaw (74)

pretty friggin scary!

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0074455/

mattygrabs - arent you a horror film guy? robert englund was even in this movie

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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'm curious what you liked so much about this movie. I remember you listing this and noticed it was on TV last night. I DVR'd it and started watching it but fell asleep about 30 minutes in. So far it seems to be a little cheesy, i'll finish watching it tonight.

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I'm curious what you liked so much about this movie. I remember you listing this and noticed it was on TV last night. I DVR'd it and started watching it but fell asleep about 30 minutes in. So far it seems to be a little cheesy, i'll finish watching it tonight.

Well it's David Cronenberg, who has to have a spot in the top-25. And it's a cool mind-bender, I've seen it about 20 times and still enjoy it. It's not for everyone for sure.

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One thing I have to ammend: at #1 I meant After Hours, not After Dark. It was long after dark when i wrote that, obviously.

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One thing I have to ammend: at #1 I meant After Hours, not After Dark. It was long after dark when i wrote that, obviously.

Yes, "After Hours" is a fine film, you reminded me of another film I enjoy. "After Dark, My Sweet" is an underrated film from 1990 starring Jason Patric & Rachel Ward. I highly recommend it as a rental. Here's a plot summary below.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0098994/

From IMDB.com:

An ex-boxer is drifting around after escaping from the mental hospital. He meets a widow who convinces him to help fix up the neglected estate her ex-husband left. Her Uncle talks them both into helping kidnap a rich boy for ransom money, and the ex-fighter must make decisions about his loyalties and what is right.

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One thing I have to ammend: at #1 I meant After Hours, not After Dark. It was long after dark when i wrote that, obviously.

Cool flick.

Does anyone know if the DVD to "After Hours" has Scorsese's original ending to the film? The one originally released was a reshot "happy" one after the studio balked at releasing it.

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Yes, "After Hours" is a fine film, you reminded me of another film I enjoy. "After Dark, My Sweet" is an underrated film from 1990 starring Jason Patric & Rachel Ward. I highly recommend it as a rental. Here's a plot summary below.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0098994/

From IMDB.com:

An ex-boxer is drifting around after escaping from the mental hospital. He meets a widow who convinces him to help fix up the neglected estate her ex-husband left. Her Uncle talks them both into helping kidnap a rich boy for ransom money, and the ex-fighter must make decisions about his loyalties and what is right.

I saw that in college and was thoroughly impressed...great sleeper pick...and a nice reminder that Jason Patric was more than one of "The Lost Boys"...

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I just remembered another movie that I like alot, Sid and Nancy. Gary Oldman did a great job playing Sid Vicious IMO. That guy doesn't get enough credit for his huge variety of roles. From a heroin addcit in Sid and Nancy to an Apache Pimp in True Romance to a prison warden in Murder in the First.(also another good flick)

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any charlie kaufman fans in here?

i didnt see adaptation or eternal sunshine on anyone's list but they were both great flicks. being john malkovich is up there as well.

i dunno if i'd put it in my top 25-30, but i recently revisited one hour photo. robin williams' performance was awesome and the cinematography (although music video-ish) was excellent.

every time i step into a wal-mart or another of those mega-marts (which isnt often) i think of this movie.

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