Old 11th May 2003, 03:17   #1
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Five Best Movies of All Time

What are the five best movies of all time? They may not necessarily be your favorites; which ones were the best filmed, acted, photographed, etc. In my opinion these are among the many perfect (American) films I've seen...

1) The Third Man (the quintessential film noir)

2) Notorious (Hitchcock's best! Suspenseful & charming)

3) The Maltese Falcon (Bogart is brilliant, the story- blisteringly paced)

4) Some Like It Hot (Watch this on the big screen with a packed theater and you'll know what I mean)

5) City Lights (Is there a more touching moment in film than when the blind flower lady realizes Chaplin's Tramp is the kind, rich man?)
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Old 11th May 2003, 03:42   #2
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Well I can't tell you because I haven't seen a single one of those movies!! But I'm also not sure if any of them are great since I have never even heard of any of them!! Well everyone except "Some like it hot. What year did the others come out in?
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Old 11th May 2003, 03:45   #3
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The Third Man (1949)
Notorious (1946)
Maltese Falcon (1941)
Some Like It Hot (1959)
City Lights (1931)
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Old 11th May 2003, 03:51   #4
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Omg, no wonder I've never even head of them before!! Who talks about movies in the 40's anymore?
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Old 11th May 2003, 03:55   #5
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They're all available on vhs or dvd... many still play in theaters across the country everyday- they're as relevant as they ever were.
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Old 11th May 2003, 04:02   #6
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Really, how interesting.
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Old 11th May 2003, 04:48   #7
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hmm... (in no particular order)

1) Dr. Strangelove
2) 2001
3) 8 1/2
4) A Clockwork Orange
5) American Beauty, maybe

Okay okay. So I have a thing for Kubrick
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Old 11th May 2003, 07:04   #8
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1. Ace Ventura
2. Stripes (1981)
3. The Matrix
4. Star Wars
5. and Amazon Women on the Moon (1984 i believe)
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Old 11th May 2003, 08:32   #9
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Apocalypse Now,
The Omega Man,
The Shining,
2001, and
Casablanca.


I'm guessing White Soul is of the generation where a modern hollywood blockbuster, or a clone teen movie is more appealing than anything that makes you think, particularly if it is black and white.

I've got friends that loved the new Time Machine and Planet of the Apes films; who thought the originals were worse because the special effects were better in the modern films...

People these days seem more concerned with eye-candy than plot; it's sad really.
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People these days seem more concerned with eye-candy than plot; it's sad really.
but The Matrix would've sucked in 1959

other oldies but goodies:

the Music Man
Double Indemnity
Rear Window
Army Of Darkness
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Psycho
North Vs South
Paint your Wagon
Gone With the Wind
Blazing Saddles
the Bride of Frankenstein
Airplane (YUS! I should've added that one to my favorite 5 )
Send No Flowers
The Great Race (another one of my all time faves)
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My favourite 5 movies all time
-> Lord of the rings(though the books are waaay better)
-> Black hawk down(this movie is mind blowing!)
-> Saving private Ryan(read above)
-> Star wars(what can i say ? ah yah, über)
-> South Park,bigger,longer and uncut(no comment)
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i don't have a top five, but

- "Stand by me" (best movie of all time)
- "American Beauty" (some hate, some LOVE)

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Old 11th May 2003, 12:53   #13
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- Pulp Fiction
- Matrix Trilogy
- Fight Club
- This is Spinal Tap
- Lord of the Ring Trilogy
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Going by Bop's Criteria of "which ones were the best filmed, acted, photographed, etc.

Citizen Kane
Casablanca
Touch of Evil

My two modern selections would be-
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
About Schmidt (Which I really, really liked)
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Old 11th May 2003, 13:41   #15
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- Matrix Trilogy
You must have really high expectations seeing as you haven't seen them.
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but The Matrix would've sucked in 1959
It sucked in 1999 too. Keanu Reeves is not a good actor. The plot was just bizarre, it wasn't actually thought-provoking to any real degree.

Having said that, movies are entertainment, so whatever entertains me is good, IMO. So we have:
-The Italian Job (1969)
-Donnie Darko (2001)
-Le Mans (1970)
-Fight Club

There are probably others, but that's what I remember at the moment.


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Star Wars
LOTR
Star Trek
Back to the future
Harry Potter

i dont want to here it, i cant help it i like such movies

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I don't have the knowledge and experience of movies to say what are the best filmed and acted blah blah so i'll just say my favroute five in order of 1=best:
1: Donnie Darko
2: The Matrix
3: Quadrophenia
4: The italian Job
5: Escape From Alcatraz

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Leon
Ronin
Black Hawk Down
Pi
Jurassic Park (I must hae seen this about 40 times!!!!)

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Back to the Future, yeah. A whole trilogy of good films.


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Aww man, how could I have forgotten Fight Club and, of course, Shawshank Redemption.
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Yeah I totally forgot Donnie Darko, that movie is so great!
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Old 11th May 2003, 14:56   #23
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Cool movies, dudes

1. The Exorcist (original version )
2. Back to the Future (Like only the firsr part. II and III were ok)
3. The Silent of the Lambs (The mother of the new movies of this topic)
4. Psycho.
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I hang my head in shame. I also forgot Citizen Kane. Hard to beat that one.
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1) Dancer in the Dark
2) Metropolis
3) The Matrix
4) LOTR

I cannot really think of a 5th.
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It no order:

-Matrix
-X-Men 2
-A Clockwork Orange
-Every Bond film to date save for the one with George Lazenby (about 20 or so, so I'm cheating )
-Star Wars Ep. 4 - A New Hope

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Old 12th May 2003, 00:24   #27
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My favs:

5. Back to the Future 2
4. Aliens
3. Empire Strikes Back
2. Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country
1. Batteries Not Included (Didn't see that one coming, did you? I was a child when that came out and watched it at least 50 times, good little flick.)
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Rear Window
The Treasure of Sierra Madre

and The Manchurean Candidate, which I've seen as many times as it takes to pick up all the little bits or weirdness.

Incidentally, Many of the greatest movies of all time are in Black and white, it's almost better, they had to flatter you with plot instead of special effects. I admit, the Matrix is good, but not the greatest, and is a dimond in a junkyard. Where that movie is decent on all levels, you must understand that special effects weren't always necessary for a good movie.
Take Fight Club or American Beauty or Clockwork Orange. With minimal special effects, these movies are excellent. Those are the movies I strive to watch, despite having a large spot in my heart for The Matrix.

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Rope
Forbidden Planet
The Italian Job
Quatermass II
Groundhog Day

As you can see I'm no critic! I have the mini's from the Italian job (1/50 scale models of course). I play with them every bed-time, red mini down the pillow, blue mini up on 2 wheels.... My wife makes allowances.

Rope is a very clever film, and one of the first in colour.

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Rear Window (the original by Hitchcock)
Stand By Me
Dr. Strangelove
Blues Brothers 2000
The In-Laws (original)

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Krzysztof Kieslowski's "Three Colors" trilogy ("Bleu" is my favorite.)
Babette's Feast
Pulp Fiction
One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
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Crumb Excellent doc...Loved it..! "Two Paws Up!"
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Have you seen "Days of Heaven"? Gorgeous film!

And I'll try to be more humble...how's this:

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the best movie of all time is Glitter...(yeah right, i just wanted some contreversial replies)
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