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In no particular order......

 

2046

Inception

Memento

Gone With the Wind

Lolita

Coherence

All About Eve

Jane Eyre (original with Orson Welles, or the Timothy Dalton version)

The Aviator

The Magnificent Seven

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Oh my, this is difficult.

 

No doubt this list will change:

 

Fight Club

Aliens

Contact

A Room With A View

The Fisher King

Goodfellas

The Silence of the Lambs

American History X

Collateral

Heat

 

Honorable Mentions:

 

Twelve Monkeys

Dead Poets' Society

Love Actually

Pleasantville

The Shawshank Redemption

American Beauty

Donnie Darko

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OK, here goes...

 

1. Amelie

2. Spirited Away

3. LOTR (all three)

4. My Neighbor Totoro

5. The Hobbit (all three)

6. Howl's Moving Castle

7. Chakushin Ari (Japan, One Missed Call)

8. The Birdcage

9. The Nightmare Before Christmas

10. A Christmas Story

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OK, here goes...

You've listed quite a few that I really like too :D (nrs. 1, 2, 4, 6).

 

I've never seen The Nightmare Before Christmas fully (only a few minutes of it), I hope to find the DVD some time or on TV, so I can finally see it.

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  • Some like It Hot.
  • Psycho.
  • Etre Et Avoir
  • Fanny and Alexander.
  • Star Wars (the original one, natch).
  • Carry on up the Khyber.
  • To kill a Mockingbird
  • Inherit the Wind.
  • Once upon a time in the West (1968)
  • Now, Voyager
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Wow, someone else who loves Etre et Avoir!!!  I adore that film, but I don't know many people who've seen it.  I'm so glad to see it in your top 10, Marie. :smile2:

 

I'm hoping to see Some Like It Hot at the cinema in a couple of weeks.  The local(ish) art house cinema is showing a James Dean and Marilyn Monroe season, and this one is on soon.  I've only ever seen it at home on the television.

 

I also love Now, Voyager - although unusually, I saw it first at the cinema.  I can't remember why, but the multiplex was doing a whole series of old films, and my other half said I had to see it, so we went for my birthday, and it was fabulous.  Has been one of my favourites ever since. :)

 

Great selection of films, Marie … I approve! :lol:

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I'm hoping to see Some Like It Hot at the cinema in a couple of weeks.  

 

I saw that in my local Cineworld a few years back, it's very good on the big screen (and small, for that matter...).

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Wow, someone else who loves Etre et Avoir!!!  I adore that film, but I don't know many people who've seen it.  I'm so glad to see it in your top 10, Marie. :smile2:

Oh that's great!!  You are this second person I've found who has seen Etre et Avoir!!  :friends3: 

And it's such a shame that so few people have seen this documentary, as it is so good!! It's also disappointing that I haven't seen it on the television, since I first saw it on the BBC.  I did buy the DVD, and watches occasionally, at it always makes me smile when I see it. George Lopez was such a wonderful teacher  :smile2:.

 

I'm hoping to see Some Like It Hot at the cinema in a couple of weeks.  The local(ish) art house cinema is showing a James Dean and Marilyn Monroe season, and this one is on soon.  I've only ever seen it at home on the television.

Some Like It Hot is my absolute favourite film - I love it to bits, and never get tired of watching it.  :D

 

In fact, most of my films are oldies, and most are black and white - I think I was born the wrong time in the mid-60s, I should've been much earlier than that  :giggle2: . I love Betty Davis, and Paul Henreid was so handsome, and with Claude Rains, Now, Voyager is such a classic  :wub: .

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This is tough because I'm not that into movies (I have a terribly short attention span when it comes to movies), so I might not even get to 10. But here goes nothing. 

 

1. Captain America: Winter Soldier

2. Ferris Bueller's Day Off

3. Talledega Nights

4. Step Brothers

5. Thor

6. The Lucky One

 

Gosh I don't even know. These are the only movies that I've even seen more than once. 

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The Good The Bad And The Ugly

Fight Club

12 Monkeys

Last Of The Mohicans

Blade Runner

The Fifth Element

Pleasantville

Dark City

True Grit (remake)

Enemy At The Gates

 

Other runners-up that will always be in my collection:

 

Silent Running

Dark Star

Apocalypto

Platoon

Cross Of Iron

Glory

Journey To The Centre Of The Earth (original)

Zathura

Pulp Fiction

Resident Evil

Mad Max 2 The Road Warrior

Quatermass And The Pit

Fantastic Voyage

Sleepy Hollow

Lagaan

Conan (original)

Total Recall (original)

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1. The Tree of Life

2. The Shawshank Redemption

3. Rebecca

4. 2001: A Space Odyssey

5. A.I.

6. Pursuit of Happyness

7. You've Got Mail

8. Planet of the Apes

9. It Happened One Night

10. West Side Story

 

I haven't seen 12 Monkeys, but I have heard great things about it, so I need to see it. :smile:

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2. Ferris Bueller's Day Off

 

I still maintain that this is every 15 year olds favourite film (and there is nothing wrong with being 15 years old at heart.  Or five in my case . . . ).

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I still maintain that this is every 15 year olds favourite film (and there is nothing wrong with being 15 years old at heart.  Or five in my case . . . ).

 

Never actually seen it!

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1) Some Like It Hot 1959

My favourite of all time and will always have the number one spot. The rest are in no particular order but are films I love

2) Pretty Woman 1990

3) Stepmom 1998

4) Father of the Bride 1991

5) Grease 1978

6) Bringing Up Baby 1938

7) Nine To Five 1980

8) Goodbye Mr Chips 1939

9) My Man Godfrey 1936

10) Monkey Business 1952

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Wow, someone else who loves Etre et Avoir!!!  I adore that film, but I don't know many people who've seen it.  I'm so glad to see it in your top 10, Marie. :smile2:

 

Oh that's great!!  You are this second person I've found who has seen Etre et Avoir!!  :friends3: 

And it's such a shame that so few people have seen this documentary, as it is so good!!

I'm at one with you both on Etre et Avoir - an all-time favourite film.

 

Like others, I really, really struggled to whittle down to a 10, but here goes, in very roughly descending order (more like a top 5 and a second 5):

 

Amelie - French, humour and Tautou - a winning combination.

Sense and Sensibility - the best Austen interpretation to date for me, although Love and Friendship comes close. Emma Thompson is brilliant, both as actress and scriptwriter.

The Hours  - another winning combination: Streep, Moore and Kidman on form, Woolf and Glass to boot.

Top Hat - Astaire and Rogers are another must, and I could watch and listen to this almost every day

Etre et Avoir - wonderful fly on the wall documentary, a French masterpiece

Philadelphia Story - must have Hepburn, with the added bonus of Grant and Stewart; suits all three perfectly

Local Hero - the first of two quintessentially British films, this being the 'Scottish one'.  And the music...

A Month in the Country - whilst this is the 'English one', with a young Firth and Brannagh

Master and Commander - my son says it should be Gladiator, but I'm a sucker for Napoleonic and the sea

Waterloo - what was that about the Napoleonic era?  Maybe not a conventional film great, but what an amazing technical achievement, and suprisingly accurate historically.  Eminently rewatchable.

 

Bubbling under:

Apollo 13

Women on the Edge of a Nervous Breakdown (or any one of half a dozen Almodovar films)

Lawrence of Arabia

Love and Friendship

A Very Long Engagement

MASH

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Local Hero the first of two quintessentially British films, this one being the 'Scottish one'.

 

Ah, bugger it! I meant to say cheerio.

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Back in 2009 we had a similar thread for listing our favourite films. Back then mine were ...

 

poppy, on 03 May 2009 - 10:33 AM, said:
Gone With the Wind
Dr Zhivago
Out of Africa
The English Patient
Shrek
The Shawshank Redemption
Love Actually
Japanese Story
Shadowlands
The Piano
V for Vendetta
The God's Must Be Crazy
Crocodile Dundee
Forrest Gump
Shine
Howard's End

 

I wouldn't leave out any of them but would add a few more that I've thoroughly enjoyed since ...

 

O Brother Where Art Thou

The Book of Eli

District 9

The Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared

Boy

The King's Speech

Pirates of the Caribbean

Inglourious Basterds

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I'm at one with you both on Etre et Avoir - an all-time favourite film.

 

Yay, another fan of Etre et Avoir! :-)

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I don't really have a favourite list since it always changes if I see a good movie but I will try and write down, probably in a random order, some of my top 10 fav movies. 

 

1. Harakiri - 1962  . 

2. 2001 A Space Odyssey - 1968

3. The Seventh Seal - 1957

4. Sympathy for Lady Vengeance - 2005

5. Love Exposure - 2008

6. City of God - 2002

7. Lawrence of Arabia - 1962

8. Metropolis - 1927

9. Melancholia - 2011

10. Monty Python and the Holy Grail - 1975

 

Would also add : 

 

Monty Python - Life of Brian

Trainspotting

Oldboy

Pan's Labyrinth 

Breathless 
Au Revoir Les Enfants

Funny Games 

 

And many many more. 

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Here we go. This is my list. 

1 Forrest Gump. 
2 The Godfather. 
3 The Dark Knight. 
4 The Shawshank Redemption. 
5 Star Wars: Episode V 
6 Pulp Fiction. 
7 The Lord of the Rings.
8 Back to the Future

9 Cinema Paradiso
10 Home Alone

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