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So what's your top ten movie list?

 

I watch movies to laugh and escape so my list probably seems rather light.  I do like challenging, thought-provoking movies, but I'm generally not inclined to watch them again and again.  All of the movies on my list are ones I could set on a loop and still have fun watching.  

 

So in no particular order, here's my top ten list:

 

The Princess Bride

Ramen Girl

The Breakfast Club

My Fair Lady

Star Wars (The original.  I'm not messing around with this CGI Jar Jar Binks nonsense.)

When Harry Met Sally

Space Camp (Don't judge ;)  )

Drop Dead Gorgeous

Idiocracy

Stranger Than Fiction

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Hmmmm, difficult question.  For escape movies, I usually like "action", with lots of racing cars, chase scenes and the like.  There is my favorite chase scene from one of the Bond films...Diamonds Are Forever.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iuh2L-_yf3M  Ya have to watch 'till the end, that is the best. :D

Not one of my favorite films though. :)

 

Must think on it. :snack:

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Mmhhh, it's not so easy, but let's try.

I usually watch movies that make me think or that make me cry.. so, in no specific order, here we go..

 

Good Night, and Good Luck

I am Sam

Dead Man Walking

The Legend of the Pianist on the Ocean

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Pulp Fiction (ok, this one does not make me think nor cry, but I love Tarantino)

Dead Poet Society

Schindler's List

Back to the Future

The Ghostbusters .. I like to laugh too, you know :)

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I have not yet seen all movies that I wish to see that are on the IMDB top 250. So of course, my top 10 list is often changing. But right now, I'd say it looks like this

 

My favorite none-Swedish movies:

Ice Age

Casino Royale

Love Actually

Ocean's 11 (1960s version and 2001 version)

Mr and Mrs Smith

Christmas vacation

Naked gun

Amelie from Montmartre

Monty Python and the holy grail

Pink Panther (Peter Sellers)

 

IMO, the best none-Swedish movies I've seen:

Dr Strangelove

Citizen Kane

Babel

Slumdog millionaire

The Godfather

Seven

I am Sam

Kramer vs Kramer

Schindler's list

The Lion king

 

Favorite Swedish movies:
Änglagång (House of Angels 1 & 2)

Sällskapsresan (The Charter trip)
Jägarna (The Hunters)

Jönssonligan (The Johnson gang)

Sunes sommar (Sune's summer)

Lasermannen (The Laser man)

Män som hatar kvinnor (The girl with the dragon tattoo)

Vi hade i alla fall tur med vädret (We were at least lucky with the weather)

En sång för Martin (A song for Martin)

Fu--ing Åmål (Show me love)

 

As I often say: the movies that I think are brilliant may not always be my favorites. 

Edited by emelee

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Hmmm, this is tricky

 

Forest Gump

Dirty Dancing

Matilda

The Little Mermaid

The Lion King (both the film and the musical)

The Matrix

The Lady Killers (both the old version and the new version)

The Never Ending Story

Walace and Gromit

Shrek

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Hmmmm, difficult question.  For escape movies, I usually like "action", with lots of racing cars, chase scenes and the like.  There is my favorite chase scene from one of the Bond films...Diamonds Are Forever.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iuh2L-_yf3M  Ya have to watch 'till the end, that is the best. :D

Not one of my favorite films though. :)

 

Must think on it. :snack:

I love me some Bond!

 

Mmhhh, it's not so easy, but let's try.

I usually watch movies that make me think or that make me cry.. so, in no specific order, here we go..

 

Good Night, and Good Luck

I am Sam

Dead Man Walking

The Legend of the Pianist on the Ocean

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Pulp Fiction (ok, this one does not make me think nor cry, but I love Tarantino)

Dead Poet Society

Schindler's List

Back to the Future

The Ghostbusters .. I like to laugh too, you know :)

I love Dead Poets Society and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.  Back to the Future is great.  I also love the movie Timer.  Blast.  This is difficult.

 

As I often say: the movies that I think are brilliant may not always be my favorites. 

I completely agree with that.  :I-Agree:

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Dawn Of The Dead (1978)

Day Of The Dead (1985)

Night Of The Living Dead (1990)

A Nightmare On Elm Street Series (all of them)

28 Days Later (2002)

Halloween Series (all of them)

Friday the 13th (all of them)

Dumb & Dumber (1994)

Casino (1995)

Goodfellas (1990)

 

I could go on and on really

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I'd have to agree with Eternal Sunshine for mine as well.

 

Star Wars V (1980)

Moulin Rouge (2001)

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

American History X (Edward Norton, 1998)

The Score (Edward Norton, 2001)

Italian Job (2003)

The Corpse Bride (2005)

Singing In the Rain  (1952)

Into the Wild (2007, Sean Penn directs Emile Hirsch) 

Fight Club (1999)

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OK here goes:

 

Blade Runner

Journey To The Centre Of The Earth (1959  James Mason version)

The Good The Bad And The Ugly

Kung Fu Hustle

Conan The Barbarian (Arnold version)

Total Recall (Arnold version)

Strictly Ballroom

Platoon

Get Carter (Michael Caine original)

Muriel's Wedding

 

 

edit: I just realised that there is one Chinese, two Australian, one Spanish , one British and five American movies in my 10

Edited by vodkafan

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Casino Royale - 2006 version

Lolita - either version although I do favor the James Mason, because I favor James Mason. :P

Star Wars - the original trilogy

South Pacific - the original version

Shadow of A Doubt - Joseph Cotton and Teresa Wright

Memento

Inception

2046

In the Mood for Love

The Day the Earth Stood Still - the original (1950)  FAR superior to another version that I won't mention.

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Oh!  I have to add at least one.....The Grandmaster.  Fabulous.  Cinematography.  Just fabulous!

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You seriously expect me to cut in down to 10 ?? :o

 

I was thinking that as well.

 

Lets see . . .

 

Sideways

Pleasantville

Spirited Away (although this is interchangeable with Princess Mononoke, depending on my mood).

Blade Runner

Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Jaws

Stardust

The Dark Knight

The Matrix

Amelie

 

But ask me again tomorrow and the list will probably be different again . . . (where's The Lord of the Rings, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, Forbidden Planet, 2001: A Space Odyssey, various Star Trek films etc. etc.)

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1.  My Neighbour Totoro

2.  The Cat Returns

3.  Spirited Away

4.  Minority Report

5.  The Princess Bride

6.  Eagle vs Shark

7.  Mary and Max

8.  Jaws

9.  Brazil

10.  Dawn of the Dead (1978)

 

:)

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Aliens

LA Confidential

Star Wars (the original)

Planet of the Apes (1968)

Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)

Ben-Hur

The Thing

Tremors

Jaws

Raiders of the Lost Ark

The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)

The Searchers

Some Like It Hot

 

Okay, that's 13 :giggle2:

Edited by Karsa Orlong

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Okay, adding Pleasantville and amending Star Wars to include the entire trilogy.   :giggle2:  Including my earlier amendments of Dead Poets Society, Eternal Sunshine and Timer, that brings it to sixteen, but the Star Wars trilogy is actually one, which was included in my original list, which makes it fourteen, which is the exact same thing as ten.  (Ten plus four, but we'll ignore that.) New math.  It works.

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Oh my, there are LOADS I love!  After some considerable thought, here are my top ten (in no particular order)

 

Amazing Grace 

Singin' in the Rain 

Monkey Business (the Cary Grant/Ginger Rogers film, not the Marx Brothers one)

Barefoot in the Park 

The Big Lebowski

Sunset Blvd.

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Mona Lisa Smile

A Midsummer Nights Dream (the 1999 version with Stanley Tucci, Kevin Kline and Dominic West)

Heaven Knows Mr Allison

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but the Star Wars trilogy is actually one

:o  :P

 

 

Memento

 

That's a great one!

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Okay, adding Pleasantville and amending Star Wars to include the entire trilogy.   :giggle2:  Including my earlier amendments of Dead Poets Society, Eternal Sunshine and Timer, that brings it to sixteen, but the Star Wars trilogy is actually one, which was included in my original list, which makes it fourteen, which is the exact same thing as ten.  (Ten plus four, but we'll ignore that.) New math.  It works.

 

Ah, I have to disagree dtr. Because when you look at a trilogy as individual films there is always one that you like better than the others; so you must be hard with yourself and make that one your choice, even if it not the first one in the series. That's why I chose Mad Max 2 . It was overall a much better film than the first film. In the same way Aliens is a better film than  Alien.  

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In the same way Aliens is a better film than  Alien.  

 

For some. 

 

Personally I agree, but I know someone who thinks that filmmaking peaked with Alien and it has ALL been downhill since then.  He is clearly crazy, but that is another story . . .

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In no particular order apart from the first;

 

Withnail & I

 

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

 

This Is England

 

Harvey

 

Mystic River

 

Fight Club

 

Snatch

 

O Brother Where Art Thou ?

 

Ghost Dog

 

Grosse Pointe Blank

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In no particular order, some of my favorites:

 

Singing In The Rain

Lawrence of Arabia

The Searchers

Unforgiven

It’s A Wonderful Life

Doctor Zhivago

One Flew Over The  Cuckoo’s Nest

Mash

American Graffiti

The Last picture Show

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

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I couldn't restrict it to just 10, and I'm probably forgetting some! In no particular order:

 

The Shawshenk Redemption

The Sound of Music

Girl, Interrupted

Alice in Wonderland

Bonnie and Clyde

The Third Man

Gone with the Wind

The Philadelphia Story

Pleasantville

Young Frankenstein

Hair

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

The Time Machine (1960)

Dead Poets Society

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