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    Default Your top 20 favourite movies of all-time

    I hope this isn't in the wrong section

    1-Immortal Beloved
    2-Pirates of the Caribbean (all)
    3-Phantom of the Opera (2004)
    4-Jurassic Park
    5-Monty Python and the Holy Grail
    6-La vita è bella
    7-Edward Scissorhands
    8-Amadeus
    9-War of the Worlds
    10-Close Encounters of the third kind
    11-Angels and Demons
    12-E.T
    13-Ironman
    14-The Matrix
    15-The Elephant man
    16-The Illusionist
    17-Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain
    18-Spirited Away
    19-The curious case of Benjamin Button
    20-Copying Beethoven


    it will probably change tomorrow...

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    In no particular order. An incomplete list:

    Stalker
    Kin-Dza-Dza
    Apocalypse Now
    Pisma Myortvogo Cheloveka (Letters of a Dead Man)
    Twelve Monkeys
    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
    Sobachye Serdtse (Heart of a Dog)
    Dr. Strangelove
    Monty Python and the Holy Grail
    Army of Darkness
    Blade Runner
    Dead Man
    Donnie Darko
    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
    Ghost World
    Memento
    Pyl (Dust)

    and some anime (also incomplete):
    Texhnolyze
    Monster
    Ima, soko ni iru boku (Now and then, here and there)
    Cowboy Bebop
    Samurai Champloo
    Trigun
    Mundus vult decipi, ergo decipiatur.

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    Barry Lyndon
    Easy Rider
    The Big Sleep
    The Maltese Falcon
    The Shawshank Redemption
    The Three Musketeers (Richard Lester)
    The Four Musketeers (also Richard Lester)
    Chinatown
    Double Indemnity
    The Libertine
    Donnie Brasco
    The Dead Man
    Sergio Leone's Dollar Trilogy with Eastwood
    Kelly's Heroes
    Dirty Harry old trilogy
    Wathership Down
    Monty Python's Movies
    Forrest Gump
    Krzyżacy
    Leslie Nilsen movies before Scary Movie series
    Hot Shots

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    Very nice lists, guys! Big props to nick for including Stalker, Apocalypse Now, ESotSM, Army of Darkness, Dead Man and Fear and Loathing.

    I'm a fomer consumated cinephile myself (seriously, I was on the verge of enrolling in film school and everything)..
    Here's my off the top of my head list..

    Eternal Sunshine of The Spotless Mind (Michel Gondry)
    The Science of Sleep (Michel Gondry)
    Punch-Drunk Love (P.T. Anderson)
    Offret (Andrei Tarkovsky)
    I Fidanzati (Ermanno Olmi)
    All About Lily Chou-Chou (Shunji Iwai)
    2001: A Space Odyssey (Stanley Kubrick)
    Dazed and Confused (Richard Linklater)
    O Lucky Man! (Lindsay Anderson)
    The 400 Blows (François Truffaut)
    Mon Oncle (Jacques Tati)
    Wings of Desire (Wim Wenders)
    Ratcatcher (Lynne Ramsay)
    Yi Yi (Edward Yang)
    Ali: Fear Eats The Soul (Rainer Werner Fassbinder)
    Stranger Than Paradise (Jim Jarmusch)
    Trainspotting (Danny Boyle)
    Brazil (Terry Gilliam)
    Sans Soleil (Chris Marker)
    Closely Watched Trains (Jiri Menzel)
    Kes (Ken Loach)
    Blowup (Michelangelo Antonioni)
    The Killing of a Chinese Bookie (John Cassavetes)
    Fantastic Planet (Rene Laloux)
    City Lights (Charlie Chaplin)
    Pandora's Box (G.W. Pabst)
    A Woman Is A Woman (Jean-Luc Godard)
    In The Mood For Love (Wong Kar-Wai)
    Sólo Con Tu Pareja (Alfonso Cuarón)
    Naked (Mike Leigh)

    Hmm, just realized I did 30.. Oh well, couldn't leave any out!
    Life is a long lesson in humility.

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    Wow, this was hard. My list could be easily be 40. I had to leave so many good ones off.


    She’s Gotta Have It
    Hollywood Shuffle
    Speed
    The Matrix (1st installment only!)
    Blazing Saddles
    Pirates of the Caribbean (1st installment only!)
    West Side Story
    The Bourne Identity (all installments)
    Pride & Prejudice (2005)
    STAR WARS (all installments)
    Dangerous Liaisons
    Love Actually
    Lord of the Rings
    Beetlejuice
    The Godfather
    Pulp Fiction
    The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
    Gladiator
    The Wizard of OZ
    The Whole Nine Yards

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    In no particular order... with a few extras thrown in for good measure

    The Seventh Seal- Bergman
    Persona- Bergman
    Psycho- Hitchcock
    Virgin Spring- Bergman
    Vertigo- Hitchcock
    Spellbound- Hitchcock
    North by Northwest- Hitchcock
    Strangers on a Train- Hitchcock
    Maltese Falcon-
    Amadeus- Milos Forman
    The Godfather 1 & 2- Coppola
    Casablanca- Michael Cutiz
    Streetcar Named Desire- Elia Kazan
    On the Waterfrot- Elia Kazan
    Some Like It Hot- Billy Wilder
    Double Indemnity- Billy Wilder
    Dr. Strangelove- Stanley Kubrick
    2001: A Space Odyssey- Stanley Kubrick
    M- Fritz Lang
    Citizen Kane- Orson Welles
    Gone With the Wind- Victor Fleming
    Its a Wonderful Life- Frank Capra
    Lawrence of Arabia- David Lean
    To Kill a Mockingbird- Robert Mulligan
    Nosferatu- F. W. Murnau
    Nosferatu, the Vampyre- Werner Herzog
    The Nightmare Before Christmas- Henry Selick,Tim Burton
    The Grand Illusion- Jean Renoir
    Battleship Potemkin- Sergei Eisenstein
    Ivan the Terrible- Sergei Eisenstein

    Obviously I lean toward the dark and highly theatrical of artificial style of expressionism and film noir

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    1.) The Man with the Movie Camera - Dziga Vertov
    2.) Drugstore Cowboy - Gus van Sant
    3.) The Magnificent Ambersons - Orson Welles
    4.) The Conformist - Bernado Bertolucci
    5.) The Innocents - Jack Clayton
    6.) The Wicker Man - Robin Hardy
    7.) Once Upon a Time in America - Sergio Leone
    8.) Le Weekend - Jean Luc Godard
    9.) Chinatown - Roman Polanski
    10.) The Young and the Damned - Luis Bunuel
    11.) Blue Velvet - David Lynch
    12.) Pinocchio (1940) - Hamilton Luske/Ben Sharpsteen
    13.) Bonnie & Clyde - Arthur Penn
    14.) The Earth Trembles - Luchino Visconti
    15.) Decalogue - Krysztof Kieslowski
    16.) Scenes from a Marriage - Ingmar Bergman
    17.) Woyzeck - Werner Herzog
    18.) Citizen Kane - Orson Welles
    19.) M - Fritz Lang
    20.) The Manchurian Candidate - John Frankenheimer
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    This is NOT the list of a movie buff. No Godfathers, no Citizen Kane, no Potemkin, certainly no Shawshank! I'd much rather go to a concert, opera or a play, or at home I'd rather listen to music while surfing the net.

    Allowing for the presence of a little adventure, horror and fantasy, it's basically a humanist's list.

    A Room With A View
    American Beauty
    Cinema Paradiso
    Dances With Wolves
    Ice Cold in Alex
    It's a Wonderful Life
    Modern Times
    Ordinary People
    Raiders of the Lost Ark
    Sophie's Choice
    The English Patient
    The Exorcist
    The Sixth Sense
    The Straight Story
    The Wings of the Dove
    The Wizard of Oz

    I'm still waiting for my favourite movie to be made. It will undoubtedly involve a long journey, bravery, guilt and terrible dilemmas.

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    love watching movies, the list is more than 20 though

    Rushomon
    Yojimbo
    Shichinin No Samurai
    Madadayo
    Les Quatre Cents Coups
    A Clockwork Orange
    Omega Man
    Taxi Driver
    Maynila: Sa Mga Kuko ng Liwanag
    Godfather
    Videodrome
    Scarface
    Ferris Bueller's Day Off
    The Dark Backward
    The Usual Suspects
    Natural Born Killers
    My Left Foot
    Reservoir Dogs
    Dut Yeung Nin Wa
    Clerks
    Kids
    Trainspotting
    This is England
    Cidade de Deus
    Ju-On
    Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari
    History Boys
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    b&w

    sgt. york
    the dawn patrol
    casablanca
    maltese falcon
    the day the earth stood still (old version)
    dr. strangelove
    king kong

    color

    last of the mohicans (daniel day lewis)
    the great escape
    the godfather
    something wicked this way comes
    star wars
    fantasia
    a fistful of dollars
    the war of the worlds (old)
    terminator
    stargate
    the 10 commandments
    titanic (sort of...)
    the devil in miss jones...hehehehe

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    Music theme:

    The Red Violin
    The Pianist
    Amadeus
    Copying Beethoven
    Shine
    The Legend of 1900
    Impromptu

    Others (in no particular order):

    There Will be Blood
    Lord of the Rings
    Life is Beautiful
    A Fish Called Wanda
    Monty Python movies
    Legends of the Fall
    Shinning
    The Green Mile
    The Shawshank Redemption
    The Silence of the Lambs
    The English Patient
    Dr. Zhivago
    Casablanca

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    Amadeus
    Spirited Away
    Pulp Fiction
    Inglorious Basterds
    Alien
    Lord of the Rings Trilogy
    Sergio Leone Dollars Trilogy
    Indiana Jones Trilogy
    Star Wars Original Trilogy
    The Matrix
    The Godfather
    Watchmen
    The Shining
    Schindler's List
    Jaws
    The Fifth Element
    Once upon a time in the West
    Sweeney Todd
    Die Hard
    The Terminator (1 & 2)
    When all the paint has been dried, when all the stone has been carved, music shall remain, and we shall work with what remains.

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    Gosh this is hard... and a moving target for sure

    2001: A Space Odyssey
    Cinema Paradiso
    The Red Violin (great score)
    Wings of Desire
    Red (Kieslovski)
    The Matrix Trilogy
    The Dark Knight
    The Spanish Prisoner
    A.I.
    Children of Men
    Bad Lieutenant
    Koyaanisqatsi
    House of Games
    Ronin
    Blade Runner
    Schindler's List
    Dr. Strangelove
    Brazil
    The Big Libowski
    The Piano

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    Quote Originally Posted by Isola View Post
    The Legend of 1900
    Was this the movie about a pianist born (lived and died) in a ship named by its crew as 1900?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cultchas View Post
    Maynila: Sa Mga Kuko ng Liwanag
    Let my start off by saying how great your list is! Love all the Kurosawa picks ..
    Now... OMG!! I've been looking for this Brocka film for AGES.. Is it totally amazing?? how did you see it?
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