Greatest Movies of All Time?

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megaman2 said:

As I am a movie critic i will give you the definitive top 20 movies of all time in no particular order;

- Lord of the ring trilogy
- Dark Knight
- Goodfellas
- Godfather, Godfather II

- Land before time
- Indiana jones raiders of the los ark
- Shawshank redemption
- Pulp fiction

- A new hope
- Scarface

- Empire strickes back
- Silence of the Lambs
- Casablanca

- Fight Club
- Rocky
- Raging bull
- Taxi driver


Its a little early to make any long term statements about The Dark Knight.  I generally give a movie a year before making any extreme statements about it.

And WTF at Land Before Time?  I mean at least pick something like Beauty and the Beast, Ratatouille, Aladdin, or something else that wasn't super cheesy.

Other than that your picks are pretty good, although I think people way too hastily overrate the LOTR and Star Wars trilogies.


I'll throw in some for the artsy crowd:

Citizen Kane



The Rules of the Game

8 1/2

Singin' in the Rain

Bicycle Theives

The Passion of Joan of Arc


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This changes constantly but here are a bunch I watch over and over and over again:

The Empire Strikes Back
Beautiful Girls
Star Wars
Moulin Rouge
Breakfast at Tiffany's

Honorable mention goes to the Band of Brothers series. I've watched the entire series probably 15-20 times overall.

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Fight Club
Pulp Fiction
Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas
40 Year Old Virgin
Star Wars (All 6)
The Lord Of The Rings trilogy
The Departed
The Boondock Saints
The Aviator
We Own The Night

Dark Knight

Star Wars (all of them)

Wizard of Oz

Onyxmeth said:
The Ghost of RubangB said:
Here are 13 of my current super favorites, but they shift around all the time. They're all pretty old or pretty recent. I skipped over the 70s and 80s because they're not that hard to discuss. You've got Coppola, Chinatown, Kubrick, Gilliam, Buckaroo Banzai, Death Wish 3, Evil Dead, the rise of indie film, and tons of shit. But here are 13 of my favorites before and after then.

8 1/2 by Fellini (1963).
Week-End by Godard (1967).
Un Chien Andalou by Buñuel (1929).*
Battleship Potemkin by Eisenstein (1925).*
Kikujiro no natsu by Kitano (1999).
Blue by Kieślowski (1993).
Citizen Kane by Welles (1941).
Happiness of the Katakuris by Miike (2001).
Forbidden Zone by Elfman (1980).
Children of Men by Cuarón (2006).
One Week by Keaton (1920).*
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920).*
Night of the Hunter by Laughton (1955).

* = it's in the public domain, so it's up on Google Video for free and totally mandatory if you want be a film freak.

Ooooo...I might need to do this. Link me please. I'm lazy.

I used to just go to Google Video and type in "public domain" to see what they had, because a lot of the films will mention that they're in the public domain somewhere in the description.  But after some film classes in which I skipped a lot of the screenings and watched them at home, I found a lot of them there at Google, and even more on YubeTube.  Now the ones on the Tube are even better since they have the playlist function, so you can see a movie split into 10 or 20 parts, but just hit play all at the beginning.

I'll compile a bunch soon and put them in a new thread with links in chronological order and stuff.  It'll be a big help to bookmark it for myself so I can have it as a resource for my last semester, and would be great to have here for the other film buffs to help add entries and discuss/debate stuff.

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I finally checked out Netflix for Xbox today... Holy shit, this is genius. The selection kinda sucks but wow, this could become addicting very quickly... Going to start watching Eraserhead in a few minutes after I finish up Heroes season three.

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Last of the Mohicans, Pans Labyrinth, The Terminator, American Beauty, Superman Returns, Aliens, Blood Diamond, The Prestige ( got this on Blu for Xmas gona watch tomorrow loved it at the cinem).


@ rocketpig forgot about Magnolia Cruise is amazing in that.


SpaceBalls needs a mention =/

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