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stuh505's top 40

 
 
stuh505
 
Reply Thu 14 Jun, 2007 12:29 am
Boooo to the AFI!

1. Adaptation
2. Fight Club
3. Legends of the Fall
4. Secretary
5. Office Space
6. The Big Lebowski
7. Alien
8. Requiem for a Dream
9. The Matrix
10. Terminator 2: Judgement Day
11. The Last of the Mohicans
12. Donnie Darko
13. Gladiator
14. Braveheart
15. Forrest Gump
16. Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon
17. Amelie
18. The Shawshank Redemption
19. Vanilla Sky
20. Phantom of the Opera
21. Chocolat
22. Blade Runner
23. The Shining
24. Casino Royale
25. The Devil's Advocate
26. The Usual Suspects
27. Heat
28. Twelve Monkeys
29. American Beauty
30. V for Vendetta
31. American History X
32. Heat
33. LA Confidental
34. Hotel Rwanda
35. The Graduate
36. Pulp Fiction
37. The Sixth Sense
38. Scarface
39. Serenity
40. Interview with a Vampire
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Shapeless
 
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Reply Thu 14 Jun, 2007 01:42 am
This looks fun.

1. Trainspotting
2. Moulin Rouge
3. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
4. Wet Hot American Summer
5. Malcolm X
6. Waiting for Guffman
7. My Cousin Vinnie
8. Gross Pointe Blank
9. Le goût des autres
10. The Full Monty
11. A Life Less Ordinary
12. Boogie Nights
13. The Secret of NIMH
14. The Night Before
15. Swingers
16. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
17. The Truman Show
18. The Incredibles
19. The Royal Tenenbaums
20. The Usual Suspects
21. 12 Monkeys
22. Pulp Fiction
23. Clue
24. Midnight Madness
25. Pleasantville
26. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
27. A Few God Men
28. Batman
29. True Romance
30. Roxanne
31. Willow
32. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
33. Fever Pitch
34. Boyz n' the Hood
35. Beetlejuice
36. Fargo
37. Spaceballs
38. The Neverending Story
39. Pi
40. Tron
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joefromchicago
 
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Reply Thu 14 Jun, 2007 08:18 am
I suggest you both watch some movies that were made before 1965. Or at least one.
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Lightwizard
 
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Reply Thu 14 Jun, 2007 08:33 am
You got that right, Joe --

"Blade Runner" and others from both lists are on the AFI 400 nominations.

If one never walked into a darkened theater and sat down to watch the black-and-white wonder of "The Third Man" or "Touch of Evil," or any other classics, they might be experiencing a wide generation gap. It's why Jackson remade "King Kong" and, as it turned out, a remake at least worthy of the original even with losing some of the mystery and suspense of the original.

"Legends of the Fall?" Yawn. Originally one of my guilty pleasures -- it didn't do well at the box office and receiver poor critical response. Trying to watch it again, I unfortunately caught on to all the awkward scripting and sticky sentiment.
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Letty
 
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Reply Thu 14 Jun, 2007 08:57 am
Anything Kevin Spacey has been in has been great. Never saw a bad movie in which he has starred.

Loved the movie Phantom of the Opera.

My Cousin Vinny was hilarious

Moulin Rouge was all right, but I think it was a remake of Camille.

Liked Fargo but O Brother Where Art Thou was better.

The only reason that Gladiator was good was because Joaquin Phoenix did such a wonderful job.

Loved The Devil's Advocate, especially the ending.

When AMC shows the oldies, I try to watch, if at all possible.

Gangs of New York was excellent, especially Daniel Day Lewis.
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stuh505
 
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Reply Thu 14 Jun, 2007 08:58 am
joefromchicago wrote:
I suggest you both watch some movies that were made before 1965. Or at least one.


Have done, not impressed.

From Shapeless' list, I would adopt Neverending Story and Pi as well.

Kevin Spacey is pretty good, but sometimes I have a hard time seeing him as a real raw person and not an actor in his movies.

So you think Legends has a bad plot...well...as you can see, I disagree Smile
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Lightwizard
 
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Reply Thu 14 Jun, 2007 09:11 am
I also loved the movie version of "Phantom," but it doesn't fit all the criteria of AFI's list.

There's nothing wrong with the original story of "Legends," but it gets lost somewhere in it's own striving to be "important cinema." Too much slick gel and not enough shaping product (the director had some bad hair days).

"The Usual Suspects" is also on the AFI nomination list. If one reads the list, they would likely find several of their favorites. However, it's a democratic voting system even though the criteria is certainly on a higher level than for politicians.
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joefromchicago
 
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Reply Thu 14 Jun, 2007 11:29 am
stuh505 wrote:
joefromchicago wrote:
I suggest you both watch some movies that were made before 1965. Or at least one.


Have done, not impressed.

From your list, I can see why.
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kickycan
 
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Reply Thu 14 Jun, 2007 11:53 am
The Big Lebowski is number SIX???!!!

It should be number ONE!
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Lightwizard
 
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Reply Thu 14 Jun, 2007 12:01 pm
He doesn't seem to have a clue....opps, he does have a "Clue."

As far as Coen films, "Fargo," then "Blood Simple," and finally "The Man Who Wasn't There." I suppose I love "The Hudsucker Proxy" purely for Tim Robbins on-target comedic acting and the score including parts of Khachaturian's "Spartacus."
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Shapeless
 
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Reply Thu 14 Jun, 2007 12:34 pm
I was deliberately restricting myself to movies of the last twenty years or so, per Stuh's suggestion on the other thread. There didn't seem to be much point in re-ordering the AFI's perennial list of heavyweights. (I'm reminded of the "Top 100 Greatest Classic Rock Hits" that one of my local radio stations likes to do every so often. The only thing that changes from year to year, as far as I can tell, is whether Bob Dylan or the Rolling Stones gets to be #2 to Led Zeppelin.)
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stuh505
 
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Reply Thu 14 Jun, 2007 12:51 pm
Shapeless wrote:
I was deliberately restricting myself to movies of the last twenty years or so, per Stuh's suggestion on the other thread. There didn't seem to be much point in re-ordering the AFI's perennial list of heavyweights. (I'm reminded of the "Top 100 Greatest Classic Rock Hits" that one of my local radio stations likes to do every so often. The only thing that changes from year to year, as far as I can tell, is whether Bob Dylan or the Rolling Stones gets to be #2 to Led Zeppelin.)


Thank you...and yes. Such a list would be pointless anyway.

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From your list, I can see why.


Mhmm. Citizen Kane takes its rightful place just above Master of Disguise.
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Brandon9000
 
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Reply Thu 14 Jun, 2007 12:58 pm
I agree with these:

Legends of the Fall
The Big Lebowski
Alien
The Matrix
Terminator 2: Judgement Day
Braveheart
Forrest Gump
The Shawshank Redemption
Blade Runner
Casino Royale
Twelve Monkeys
The Graduate
Pulp Fiction
The Sixth Sense
Interview with a Vampire
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Brandon9000
 
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Reply Thu 14 Jun, 2007 01:05 pm
As for movies from before 1965, I can't see how one could argue with:

1. North by Northwest
2. Stalag 17
3. Topper
4. It's a Wonderful Life
5. Some Like it Hot
6. The Day the Earth Stood Still
7. How the West Was Won
8. It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
9. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
10. The Shop Around the Corner

and many, many more.
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shewolfnm
 
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Reply Thu 14 Jun, 2007 01:52 pm
Hmm..

my top 40 will have to be just good movies that I have seen lately.
I hardly ever watch a movie more then once so I dont have any TRUE favorites...

1 Hard Candy
2 Blood Diamond
3 Freddy vs Jason ( yes, my little dirty secret is out.. I like slasher flicks. It isnt my FAVORITE movie, I just enjoyed it..)

4 The Devils Rejects
5 Donnie Darko
6 Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon
7 Curse of the Golden Flower
8 Memoirs of a Geisha ( the only hormone film I DO like..)
9 Old Boy
10 Brick
11 The Illusionist
12 Pirates of the Carribean ( the first one)
13 V
14 Saw ( all of them I think..)




hmmm.. this is harder then I thought..
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TTH
 
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Reply Thu 14 Jun, 2007 01:59 pm
shewolfnm wrote:
........14 Saw ( all of them I think..).....
shewolfnm I was told by a certain group of people that I must be deranged because I saw (no pun intended) the 1st one.
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stuh505
 
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Reply Thu 14 Jun, 2007 04:53 pm
shewolfnm wrote:
Hmm..

1 Hard Candy
2 Blood Diamond
3 Freddy vs Jason ( yes, my little dirty secret is out.. I like slasher flicks. It isnt my FAVORITE movie, I just enjoyed it..)

4 The Devils Rejects
5 Donnie Darko
6 Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon
7 Curse of the Golden Flower
8 Memoirs of a Geisha ( the only hormone film I DO like..)
9 Old Boy
10 Brick
11 The Illusionist
12 Pirates of the Carribean ( the first one)
13 V
14 Saw ( all of them I think..)


This brings more meaning to the phrase, "shewolfnm you are one sadistic bitch." The Devil's Rejects? Without a doubt, one of the most sick and twisted movies I have never seen...makes se7en look like PG13. And I haven't seen Hostel, but I'm surprised that's not on your list!

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1. V (1983) (TV)
2. "V" (1984)
3. V (2003)
4. V (2000) (TV)
5. "V" (1999)
6. V (2003) (V)


Which one?

And Brick I have not seen, but I'll try to.
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shewolfnm
 
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Reply Thu 14 Jun, 2007 05:36 pm
Ooo.. hostel was good too.


I LOVED devils rejects... loved it loved it loved it.

In fact, I broke my " I never watch movies more then once" rule and saw it twice.


V for vendetta..

I just call it V. Easier to type
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TTH
 
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Reply Thu 14 Jun, 2007 06:16 pm
Band of Brothers didn't even make your list
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Chumly
 
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Reply Thu 14 Jun, 2007 06:21 pm
Lightwizard wrote:
"Blade Runner" and others from both lists are on the AFI 400 nominations.
They made a little known Ebonics version of that film created by a group of black scholars called "Spade Gunner".
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