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    The folks on the forums over there entered their top 50 movies and some guys put the lists together and they came out with a top 100. About 80 or so people entered a list.

    Anyway, the list:

    1. 2001: A Space Odyssey (Stanley Kubrick, 1968)
    2. Apocalypse Now (Francis Ford Coppola, 1979)
    3. The Godfather (Francis Ford Coppola, 1972)
    4. Rear Window (Alfred Hitchcock, 1954)
    5. Mulholland Dr. (David Lynch, 2001)
    6. Raiders of the Lost Ark (Steven Spielberg, 1981)
    7. Jaws (Steven Spielberg, 1975)
    8. Taxi Driver (Martin Scorsese, 1976)
    9. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (Sergio Leone, 1966)
    10. Casablanca (Michael Curtiz, 1942)

    11. Alien (Ridley Scott, 1979)
    12. Goodfellas (Martin Scorsese, 1976)
    13. Vertigo (Alfred Hitchcock, 1958)
    14. The Third Man (Carol Reed, 1949)
    15. Lawrence of Arabia (David Lean, 1962)
    16. The Fellowship of the Ring (Peter Jackson, 2001)
    17. There Will Be Blood (Paul Thomas Anderson, 2007)
    18. Pulp Fiction (Quentin Tarantino, 1994)
    19. Psycho (Alfred Hitchcock, 1960)
    20. The Shining (Stanley Kubrick, 1980)

    21. Dr. Strangelove (Stanley Kubrick, 1964)
    22. Blade Runner (Ridley Scott, 1982)
    23. A Clockwork Orange (Stanley Kubrick, 1971)
    24. The Empire Strikes Back (Irvin Kershner, 1980)
    25. The Godfather Part II (Francis Ford Coppola, 1974)
    26. Citizen Kane (Orson Welles, 1941)
    27. Fargo (The Coen Brothers, 1996)
    28. 12 Angry Men (Sidney Lumet, 1957)
    29. Stalker (Andrei Tarkovsky, 1979)
    30. The Seven Samurai (Akira Kurosawa, 1954)

    31. The Shawshank Redemption (Frank Darabont, 1994)
    32. No Country for Old Men (The Coen Brothers, 2007)
    33. Back to the Future (Robert Zemeckis, 1985)
    34. 8 ˝ (Federico Fellini, 1963)
    35. The Seventh Seal (Ingmar Bergman, 1957)
    36. The Big Lebowski (The Coen Brothers, 1997)
    37. The Passion of Joan of Arc (Carl Theodor Dreyer, 1928)
    38. Schindler's List (Steven Spielberg, 1993)
    39. Once Upon a Time in the West (Sergio Leone, 1968)
    40. The Assassination of Jesse James... (Andrew Dominik, 2007)

    41. Chinatown (Roman Polanski, 1974)
    42. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (James Cameron, 1991)
    43. The Thing (John Carpenter, 1982)
    44. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (Jones & Gilliam, 1975)
    45. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Michel Gondry, 2004)
    46. City Lights (Charles Chaplin, 1931)
    47. On the Waterfront (Elia Kazan, 1954)
    48. Persona (Ingmar Bergman, 1966)
    49. The Silence of the Lambs (Jonathan Demme, 1991)
    50. Sunset Blvd. (Billy Wilder, 1950)

    51. Memento (Christopher Nolan, 2000)
    52. Raging Bull (Martin Scorsese, 1980)
    53. L. A. Confidential (Curtis Hanson, 1997)
    54. Rashomon (Akira Kurosawa, 1950)
    55. Blue Velvet (David Lynch, 1986)
    56. Eyes Wide Shut (Stanley Kubrick, 1999)
    57. Seven (David Fincher, 1995)
    58. The Tree of Life (Terrence Malick, 2011)
    59. Pan's Labyrinth (Guillermo del Toro, 2006)
    60. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (Milos Forman, 1975)

    61. Paris, Texas (Wim Wenders, 1984)
    62. M (Fritz Lang, 1931)
    63. Aguirre the Wrath of God (Werner Herzog, 1972)
    64. Aliens (James Cameron, 1986)
    65. Children of Men (Alfonso Cuaron, 2006)
    66. Shaun of the Dead (Edgar Wright, 2004)
    67. Boogie Nights (Paul Thomas Anderson, 1997)
    68. Drive (Nicolas Winding Refn, 2011)
    69. Barry Lyndon (Stanley Kubrick, 1975)
    70. Heat (Michael Mann, 1995)

    71. The Wizard of Oz (Victor Fleming, 1939)
    72. Die Hard (John McTiernan, 1988)
    73. F for Fake (Orson Welles, 1973)
    74. The Matrix (The Wachowskis, 1999)
    75. The Graduate (Mike Nichols, 1975)

    76. Once Upon a Time in America (Sergio Leone, 1984)
    77. Amadeus (Milos Forman, 1984)
    78. The Thin Red Line (Terrence Malick, 1998)
    79. Double Indemnity (Billy Wilder, 1944)
    80. Bicycle Thieves (Vittorio de Sica, 1948)

    81. Fight Club (David Fincher, 1999)
    82. Sunrise (F. W. Murnau, 1927)
    83. La Dolce Vita (Federico Fellini, 1960)
    84. Touch of Evil (Orson Welles, 1958)
    85. American Beauty (Sam Mendes, 1999)
    86. Days of Heaven (Terrence Malick, 1978))
    87. Brazil (Terry Gilliam, 1984)
    88. Network (Sidney Lumet, 1976)
    89. The Dark Knight (Christopher Nolan, 2008)
    90. Amélie (Jean-Pierre Jeunet, 2001)

    91. Requiem for a Dream (Darren Aronofsky, 2000)
    92. Star Wars (George Lucas, 1977)
    93. Ikiru (Akira Kurosawa, 1952)
    94a. Annie Hall (Woody Allen, 1977)
    94b. Spirited Away (Hiyao Miyazaki, 2001)
    96. Metropolis (Fritz Lang, 1927)
    97. Unforgiven (Clint Eastwood, 1992)
    98. Rosemary's Baby (Roman Polanski, 1968)
    99. Three Colors: Red (Kyrzysztof Kieslowski, 1994)
    100. The Red Shoes (Powell & Pressburger, 1948)
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    Not much respect for westerns I'm afraid. But that is sort of common now.

    I might not agree with the entire list, but there are a few that I really hate seeing there.

    Seven for one. It's a movie that I thought I would love... It's dark, moody and very unpleasant. But Mills and Somerset are uninteresting. It's the ever so predictable old wise cop vs. the hotshot young detective that things he knows it all. Pitt's acting at the end of the movie threw me off also. Even with that, a moody and dark film like this should hold my attention. It usually would, but this movie fails to stick with me no matter how many times I watch it. I'd rather watch Silence of the Lambs instead. Jodie Foster is just so much better than Pitt and Freeman.

    Driver. No doubt that it's stylish, and the Michael Mann influence can be clearly seen. It's like the movie was made by a MM fanboy who also loved Steve McQueen movies. Only, Ryan Gosling is no Steve McQueen, and the style becomes tedious IMO. The story is pretty basic... And that's fine. But the director tried to give us the impression that we are seeing something new.

    The Tree of Life. Hey, I'm a Malick fan, but even I had a hard time getting through this one.

    Children of Men. I think it's a good film, but I'm not sure what makes this one great either. It is sort like the last decades Seven for me. It's bleak and moody, but I didn't find the characters (with the exception of Michael Caine) to be all that interesting. I'm not a big fan of movies that throw the audience right into the action either.

    American Beauty. It has probably been a decade since I last watched this one, but I remember thinking it was just ok.

    The Dark Knight. I have already explained why I don't have a love for this movie. Ledger is great, but nothing else is top notch. Nolan tells his stories like everybody is 10 years old and he has to really explain everything. Dents transition to Two Faced was less than smooth, and the Rachel Dawes character did more to hurt the film than help it.

    Otherwise, I think all of these movies are "good" at the least. I'm not as big of a fan of "Old Hollywood" as many. While that era threw out a lot of good to great movies, I prefer the "New Hollywood" era were films were more edgier and more appealing to me.
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    When did I say I agree with it....
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    "I have never seen it, but by all accounts it is terrible. However, I have seen the house that it built and it is terrific."

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    I love me some Raiders and Jaws....but ain't no way in hell they are better movies than Godfather Part II and Goodfellas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rocknblues81 View Post
    When did I say I agree with it....
    Who's talking to you? I'm commenting on yet another list from what I consider to be a shit website.

    I watch movies and judge them on my own. Websites like RT throw out a % rating based on reviews of others, and if the popcorn bucket is knocked over, some people won't even bother checking the film out at all. That list is comparable to many before it, but pointless unless it helps to mention a film you might not have heard of before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MF5150 View Post
    I love me some Raiders and Jaws....but ain't no way in hell they are better movies than Godfather Part II and Goodfellas.
    I'm not a huge fan of Jaws and Raiders. I like them, but I really didn't care for Shaw's over the top performance. Raiders is a movie I saw well after it came out. I never grew up with it so it's like a well made action/adventure movie for me.

    There are a number of Martin's movies I'd rather watch over Goodfellas also. I didn't give a rats ass about any of the characters other than Joe Pesci's. Again, good movie, but I would rather watch Taxi Driver or Raging Bull. Goodfellas is when Martin's movies started to get more slick. I mean, he followed this movie up with Cape Fear one year later.

    But his work before that divides a lot of people. Many people stick their nose up in the air if I mention The King of Comedy or After Hours. Or even Mean Streets. But soon after Goodfellas he makes Cape Fear and Casino. Casino is a good movie, but it's like he was trying to make Goodfellas over again. He tried to go gritty again when he made Bringing Out the Dead. But that movie sucked.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Number 47 View Post
    Who's talking to you? I'm commenting on yet another list from what I consider to be a shit website.

    I watch movies and judge them on my own. Websites like RT throw out a % rating based on reviews of others, and if the popcorn bucket is knocked over, some people won't even bother checking the film out at all. That list is comparable to many before it, but pointless unless it helps to mention a film you might not have heard of before.
    No... No... lol

    This list is from the folks on the forum there. Not critics.
    Michael Caine on Jaws: The Revenge:

    "I have never seen it, but by all accounts it is terrible. However, I have seen the house that it built and it is terrific."

    Samuel Johnson 1775 : “Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel”

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    Quote Originally Posted by Number 47 View Post
    Who's talking to you? I'm commenting on yet another list from what I consider to be a shit website.

    I watch movies and judge them on my own. Websites like RT throw out a % rating based on reviews of others, and if the popcorn bucket is knocked over, some people won't even bother checking the film out at all. That list is comparable to many before it, but pointless unless it helps to mention a film you might not have heard of before.
    I agree with you about the audience meter.

    Hell, the popcorn bucket is almost knocked for 48 hrs. It's only at 62%.

    Red Rock West is another movie I really liked that has a low audience meter.
    Michael Caine on Jaws: The Revenge:

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    Samuel Johnson 1775 : “Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel”

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    I respect a lot of personal lists. People have their favorites and rank them. I do it all the time. With the understanding that it isn't the be-all-end-all of opinion.

    When compilation lists are made it's almost like being told "These rankings were collected by a lot of people, therefore it represents the majority." And I hate that. I liked Pan's Labyrinth way more than a #60 ranking, certainly more than a lot of films on there. Same goes for Requiem For A Dream.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZachenFoot View Post
    I respect a lot of personal lists. People have their favorites and rank them. I do it all the time. With the understanding that it isn't the be-all-end-all of opinion.

    When compilation lists are made it's almost like being told "These rankings were collected by a lot of people, therefore it represents the majority." .
    A lot of the dudes on that forum have been on that forum for 10-12 years just like the people here have been on this forum for 10+ years. So you make lists and all of that kind of stuff. I've been there since 2004.

    It's just something to do. Especially since the blockbuster season has underwhelmed a lot of people. It seems like most movies this summer has got slammed by a lot of people. Including Iron Man 3.
    Michael Caine on Jaws: The Revenge:

    "I have never seen it, but by all accounts it is terrible. However, I have seen the house that it built and it is terrific."

    Samuel Johnson 1775 : “Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel”

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    Sorry, but when I look at that RT list, it just screams of people that were told that those are the best movies out there. It's a practical list for sure, but 2001 at the top is pure coercion. Well!... maybe not coercion, but I saw 2001 back in the early 70's at a theater when I was just a wee lad, and several times since, and the movie just doesn't even enter into a top 100 that I might be able to drum up. And I watch a lot of movies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Number 47 View Post
    Sorry, but when I look at that RT list, it just screams of people that were told that those are the best movies out there. It's a practical list for sure, but 2001 at the top is pure coercion. Well!... maybe not coercion, but I saw 2001 back in the early 70's at a theater when I was just a wee lad, and several times since, and the movie just doesn't even enter into a top 100 that I might be able to drum up. And I watch a lot of movies.
    I love the musical score, and some parts of it are interesting. But it wouldn't make my top 100 either. Most of mine would probably be late 60's, 70's and 90's movies. Almost nothing from the last 10-13 years.

    So many of my favorites missed the list

    The Terminator
    The Hustler
    The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
    The Exorcist
    The Searchers
    Mean Streets
    Deliverance
    Bullitt
    Escape from New York
    Full Metal Jacket
    Cool Hand Luke
    Dog Day Afternoon
    All The President's Men
    Hud
    The Killing
    Blood Simple
    The King of Comedy
    Ghostbusters
    Jackie Brown
    Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
    Badlands
    High Plains Drifter
    Blazing Saddles
    Sling Blade
    Tombstone
    The Night of the Hunter
    Bonnie and Clyde
    Serpico
    The Last Detail
    Duel

    Just so many more. Like I said, I respect and like many of the old hollywood era of movies, but the 67-80 period is my favorite.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Number 47 View Post
    Sorry, but when I look at that RT list, it just screams of people that were told that those are the best movies out there. It's a practical list for sure, but 2001 at the top is pure coercion. Well!... maybe not coercion, but I saw 2001 back in the early 70's at a theater when I was just a wee lad, and several times since, and the movie just doesn't even enter into a top 100 that I might be able to drum up. And I watch a lot of movies.
    Schindler's List was what? Ranked 38th? I wouldn't say it was an obvious case of people going with what they have been told. If so Schindler would be in the top 10, IMO.

    I mean...Im a fanatic when it comes to BTTF. I've memorized all the films, Ive watched them so much.

    But it being ranked higher than: Schindlers List, Cuckoo's Nest, On the Waterfront, Raging Bull, Silence of the Lambs?????

    Only a fool would tell somebody to rank a movie about a crazy scientist who converts a Delorean into a Time Machine that runs on Plutonium over those.

    It definitely belongs in the Top 50. Hell, on my personal, biased list, Id probably rank BTTF as one of the best, most enjoyable movies to watch. But nobody is going to try and tell me it's better than Raging Bull or Lambs.
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