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  • Kichijoten 11 Dec 2014 09:49:55 4,555 posts
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    EDIT, results at the bottom of this post.

    So after seeing some impeccable taste in the film score thread I thought I would see what everyone's favourites are.

    Just PM me your top 10 movies of all times in order or/and post them in this thread for discussion and in a few days I will post up the forums favourite films.

    number 1 gets 20 points
    number 2 gets 15
    number 3 gets 10
    number 4 gets 7 then 6,5,4,3,2,1 points.


    I shall start then....oh my god it is really hard to choose a top ten. I looked at my dvds and the top 250 films ever on imdb to help me out http://www.imdb.com/chart/top
    and I had thirty films I wanted in my top ten.

    I have made some wrong choices I am sure but for times sake as I could takes ages on this, instead I have gone with these in ten mintues -

    1: Shawshank Redemption
    2: Good will hunting
    3: The Usual Suspects
    4: Fellowship of the Ring
    5: 21 Grams
    6: Empire Strikes Back
    7: Spirited Away
    8: Saving Private Ryan
    9: Reservoir Dogs
    10:In Bruges

    edit. Awards ceremony on Monday, dress to impress. Winning films producer will be informed of this prestigious prize and asked for comment.

    Edited by Kichijoten at 15:44:06 13-12-2014


    Number 20

    The Matrix
    1999
    "The Matrix slams you back in your chair, pops open your eyes and leaves your jaw hanging slack in amazement."




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    Number 19

    Godfather 2
    1974
    "This is quite simply one of the saddest movies ever made, a tale of loss, grief and absolute loneliness, an unflinching stare into the darkest moral abyss."




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    Number 18

    Platoon
    1986




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    Number 17

    2001 A space odyssey
    1968
    "A masterpiece that can still leave you dizzy with wonder. As much as any movie ever made, this visionary science-fiction tale of space travel and first contact with extraterrestrial life is a spellbinding experience."





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    Number 16

    Old Boy
    2005
    "Oldboy is a powerful film not because of what it depicts, but because of the depths of the human heart which it strips bare."





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    Number 15

    Toy Story
    1995
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    The computer-generated effects are a marvel. It's something of a bonus that the characters, dialogue, and story provide entertainment value of their own."





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    Number 14

    Godfather
    1972
    "Just about as great as a movie's ever gonna be... As for the storytellng, The Godfather is an intricately constructed gem that simultaneously kicks ass."



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    Number 13

    The Shawshank Redemption
    1994
    "A thumpingly good ode to friendship, hope, wit, wiles and wisdom, brimming with crackling characters and topped with the most twisteroo of twists since "The Crying Game."



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    Number 12

    Blade Runner
    1982
    "This is perhaps the only science-fiction film that can be called transcendental."



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    Number 11

    Aliens
    1986
    "Tautly paced and expertly directed, this roller coaster ride of a motion picture offers a little bit of everything, all wrapped up in a tidy science fiction/action package."



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    Number 10

    The Terminator
    1984
    "A blazing, cinematic comic book, full of virtuoso moviemaking, terrific momentum, solid performances and a compelling story."



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    Number 9

    Die Hard
    1988
    "This brash, clever picture has caught the attention of audiences after years of moribund product from the likes of Schwarzenegger and Stallone."



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    Number 8

    Goodfellas
    1990
    "No finer film has ever been made about organized crime - not even "The Godfather."



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    Number 7
    Big Trouble in little China
    1986



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    Number 6
    Jaws
    1975

    "One of the most effective thrillers ever made."



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    Number 5
    Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the lost ark
    1981

    "One of the most deliriously funny, ingenious and stylish American adventure movies ever made."



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    Number 4
    Dark City
    1998

    "A great visionary achievement, a film so original and exciting, it stirred my imagination like "Metropolis" and "2001: A Space Odyssey."



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    Time for the big three!


    Number 3
    Back to the future
    1985

    "This brilliant contraption of a film could become the hit of the summer. It's a cinematic Rube Goldberg machine whose parts connect in audacious, witty ways"




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    Number 2
    Alien
    1979

    "Scott’s masterful use of shadows, framing and sound has never been more terrifying. No matter how many times you’ve seen this, you’ll still be hiding behind your fingers at every conceivable juncture"



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    And your number 1 of all time is....

    Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
    1980

    "It balances bloodshed with charm, spectacle with childlike glee. It's a near flawless movie of its kind."






    So a few surprises in there for me, especially Dark City as I remember thinking it was good but not great. Will have to order that now to re watch it.
    What do you think?

    Edited by Kichijoten at 11:32:09 15-12-2014
  • nickthegun 11 Dec 2014 09:55:32 71,935 posts
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    Alien 3
    Salt
    Enemy Mine
  • CosmicFuzz 11 Dec 2014 09:57:36 32,022 posts
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    I can't wait to see jablonski's list. French silent movies and nothing from after 1947.
  • MrTomFTW Best Moderator, 2016 11 Dec 2014 10:02:09 47,200 posts
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    Commando
    Demolition Man
    Hard Target
    Tough and Deadly
    Paranormal Entity
    Transmorphers

    Edited by MrTomFTW at 10:06:23 11-12-2014
  • twelveways 11 Dec 2014 10:06:36 7,127 posts
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    Backdoor Sluts 7
    Backdoor sluts 5
    Backdoor Sluts 6
    Backdoor Sluts 4
    Backdoor Sluts
    Backdoor Sluts 3
    Backdoor Sluts 2
    Freddy Got Fingered
    Backdoor Sluts 8
    Backdoor Sluts 10
  • anephric 11 Dec 2014 10:18:15 2,743 posts
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    I fail to see the supposed superiority of Backdoor Sluts 7 compared to the rest of the series. Sure, there were experiments with parametric narrative and the allusions to Georges Bataille were satyrically clever, but the conclusion...
  • Deleted user 11 December 2014 10:20:14
    twelveways wrote:
    Backdoor Sluts 7
    Backdoor sluts 5
    Backdoor Sluts 6
    Backdoor Sluts 4
    Backdoor Sluts
    Backdoor Sluts 3
    Backdoor Sluts 2
    Freddy Got Fingered
    Backdoor Sluts 8
    Backdoor Sluts 10
    I don't know, 5 is a classic, can't believe it's not number 1.
  • reviewer 11 Dec 2014 10:26:20 4,747 posts
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    Transformers 3
    Transformers 2
    Transformers 4
    Transformers 1
  • TheMayorOfJugs 11 Dec 2014 10:54:31 6,464 posts
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    Physically_Insane wrote:
    twelveways wrote:
    Backdoor Sluts 7
    Backdoor sluts 5
    Backdoor Sluts 6
    Backdoor Sluts 4
    Backdoor Sluts
    Backdoor Sluts 3
    Backdoor Sluts 2
    Freddy Got Fingered
    Backdoor Sluts 8
    Backdoor Sluts 10
    I don't know, 5 is a classic, can't believe it's not number 1.
    Neither could he!

    /squirt humour
  • Deleted user 11 December 2014 13:18:37
    I've never heard of The Shawshank Redemption.
  • Kichijoten 11 Dec 2014 13:25:44 4,555 posts
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    Only seven votes so far!!! Keep em coming, some interesting choices.

    deep throat has four points.
  • Tonka 11 Dec 2014 13:27:11 26,489 posts
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    Enemy Mine
    SALT
    The Mist (for the ending)
    The Prestige
    Guardians of the Galaxy
  • BinaryBob101 11 Dec 2014 13:29:10 26,502 posts
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    I'm not doing this. I find it totally impossible to quantify films in this kind of way.

    Jaws and Empire would be up there, but then about twenty others would be too and depending on genre/mood they'd all wrestle together and it's be wrong to put them into a top 10.

    This is as bad as a slickloose thread.
  • DaM 11 Dec 2014 13:31:02 16,846 posts
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    dutchspeededup wrote:
    I've never heard of The Shawshank Redemption.
    There's a trailer on the Backdoor Sluts 2 DVD
  • Kichijoten 11 Dec 2014 13:31:37 4,555 posts
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    BinaryBob101 wrote:
    I'm not doing this. I find it totally impossible to quantify films in this kind of way.

    Jaws and Empire would be up there, but then about twenty others would be too and depending on genre/mood they'd all wrestle together and it's be wrong to put them into a top 10.

    This is as bad as a slickloose thread.
    i know what you mean. I had loads that aren't on my list that are as good as the ones that are. Too many wonderful films over the years.
  • BinaryBob101 11 Dec 2014 13:32:54 26,502 posts
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    So, why do it then? It'll just be a worthless list and won't mean anything.
  • GameCriticDOTcoDOTuk 11 Dec 2014 13:33:13 413 posts
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    Terminator 1 (Michael Biehn version as Kyle Reese)
    Weird Science
    Breakfast Club

    That's me I'm done. I'm all juiced out.
  • GameCriticDOTcoDOTuk 11 Dec 2014 13:33:39 413 posts
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    BinaryBob101 wrote:
    So, why do it then? It'll just be a worthless list and won't mean anything.
    It's SCIENCE!
  • Kostabi 11 Dec 2014 13:34:16 5,896 posts
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    anephric wrote:
    I fail to see the supposed superiority of Backdoor Sluts 7 compared to the rest of the series. Sure, there were experiments with parametric narrative and the allusions to Georges Bataille were satyrically clever, but the conclusion...
    Too much teal and a poor sound mix.
  • BinaryBob101 11 Dec 2014 13:35:06 26,502 posts
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    Also, your list has one film from the 80s that you watched for the first time the other day, the rest are from the 90s and on.

    Are you really saying that there were no top ten films before the 80s?
  • Deleted user 11 December 2014 13:36:45
    In Bruges lol
  • Kichijoten 11 Dec 2014 13:39:59 4,555 posts
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    Loads of amazing 80s movies

    blade runner
    aliens
    terminator
    predator
    back to the future
    Indiana jones
    escape from new york
    abyss
    Scarface

    this list could be in the hundreds
  • BinaryBob101 11 Dec 2014 13:40:13 26,502 posts
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    Yeah and Fellowship better than The Two Towers? Lollier.
  • GameCriticDOTcoDOTuk 11 Dec 2014 13:41:22 413 posts
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    Extended, uncut version of list.

    In no particular order:

    1) Terminator 1 (Michael Biehn version as Kyle Reese)
    2) Weird Science
    3) Breakfast Club
    4) American Pie
    5) Platoon
    6) Vanilla Sky
    7) The Beach (Di Capro's Best Movie)
    8) Cool as Ice (Vanilla Ice Screen Debut)
    9) Test Tube Teens from the Year 2000
    10) What Women Want (Not for the story)

    A very manly list that will see be knighted as Movie Buff for sure.
  • Deleted user 11 December 2014 13:41:49
    Kichijoten wrote:
    Loads of amazing 80s movies

    blade runner
    aliens
    terminator
    predator
    back to the future
    Indiana jones
    escape from new york
    abyss
    Scarface

    this list could be in the hundreds
    Good job there's only 20 places available. When's the awards ceremony?
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