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    What is your personal list of the 100 best movies … here is mine

    Psycho
    Requiem for a dream
    Jurassic Park
    Titanic
    The Birdcage
    Wall-E
    Brooklyn
    Inception
    Mad Max: Fury Road
    Brokeback Mountain
    The Piano
    Black Swan
    Gravity
    Drive
    Inglorious Bastards
    Casino Royale
    Inside Out
    Young Frankenstein
    Rear Window
    Best in Show
    Volver
    The Dark Knight trilogy
    The Reader
    A Simple Plan
    House of Sand and Fog
    Whiplash
    Jackie Brown
    Toy Story series
    Lion
    Star Wars 1-7
    Skyfall
    Like Crazy
    Halloween (2007)
    Atonement
    Babel
    The Birds
    Doubt
    Beauty and the beast
    No Country for Old Men
    Interview with a vampire
    The Exorcist
    Pulp Fiction
    Up
    Little Miss Sunshine
    Monty Python and the Holy Grail
    Let the Right One in
    Aladdin
    Paranormal Activity
    Fargo
    American beauty
    Alien
    Melancholia
    The Great Gatsby (2013)
    Gentlemen prefer Blondes
    One flew over the cookoo’s nest
    The Sixth Sense
    Curse of the golden flower
    The Omen
    Million Dollar baby
    The Station Agent
    Elf
    The Lion king
    Junebug
    The Shawshank redemption
    Harry Potter 1-8
    Die hard
    Snowpiercer
    Bonnie and Clyde
    The Princess Bride
    Philadelphia
    Indiana Jones 1-4
    Gran Torino
    There will be Blood
    The Poseidon adventure
    The Hurt Locker
    The House of Flying Daggers
    The Silence of the Lambs
    Gladiator
    The 40 Year old virgin
    12 Angry Men
    American history x
    Airport
    Moulin Rouge
    Life of Pi
    Rosemary’s baby
    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
    Eternal Sunshine of the spotless mind
    Kramer vs. Kramer
    Seven
    Terms of Endearment
    The Decent
    The Manchurian candidate (1962
    Gone girl
    Saw
    Annie Hall
    Zero dark thirty
    United 93
    Elizabeth
    Ex machine
    Harold and Maude

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    prabhash.s
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    Forest Gump

    Cast Away

    Man of Steel

    The dark knight rises

     

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    Here’s my list…I wouldn’t call it a list of what I think are the best films (example my #1 favorite film has huge sentiment for me personally on it’s side) but a list of films I can watch over and over for sure for sentiment, entertainment and/or aesthetics. Lots and lots of older films, even the newer ones some on these boards might consider old!

    1. Nine To Five (Colin Higgins, 1980)
    2. The Wizard of Oz (Victor Fleming, 1939)
    3. Sunset Blvd. (Billy Wilder, 1950)
    4. The Exorcist (William Friedkin, 1973)
    5. Jaws (Steven Spielberg, 1975)
    6. M*A*S*H (Robert Altman, 1970)
    7. Fargo (Joel Coen, 1996)
    8. Dr. Strangelove (Stanley Kubrick, 1964)
    9. Double Indemnity (Billy Wilder, 1944)
    10. All About Eve (Joseph L. Mankiewicz, 1950)
    11. Cabaret (Bob Fosse, 1972)
    12. The Manchurian Candidate (John Frankenheimer, 1962)
    13. Young Frankenstein (Mel Brooks, 1974)
    14. The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (Stephan Elliott, 1994)
    15. The Graduate (Mike Nichols, 1967)
    16. The Awful Truth (Leo McCarey, 1937)
    17. Moonstruck (Norman Jewish, 1987)
    18. Raising Arizona (Joel Coen, 1987)
    19. His Girl Friday (Howard Hawks, 1940)
    20. Adaptation. (Spike Jonze, 2002)
    21. Election (Alexander Payne, 1999)
    22. The Third Man (Carol Reed, 1949)
    23. Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore (Martin Scorsese, 1974)
    24. Victor/Victoria (Blake Edwards, 1982)
    25. What Ever Happened To Baby Jane? (Robert Aldrich, 1962)
    26. Alien (Ridley Scott, 1979)
    27. Chinatown (Roman Polanski, 1974)
    28. The Philadelphia Story (George Cukor, 1940)
    29. The Lion King (Roger Allers & Rob Minkhoff, 1994)
    30. Ball of Fire (Howard Hawks, 1941)
    31. Psycho (Alfred Hitchcock, 1960)
    32. Requiem For a Dream (Darren Aronofsky, 2000)
    33. The Maltese Falcon (John Huston, 1941)
    34. The Little Foxes (William Wyler, 1941)
    35. Annie Hall (Woody Allen, 1977)
    36. Modern Times (Charles Chaplin, 1936)
    37. The Crying Game (Neil Jordan, 1992)
    38. GoodFellas (Martin Scorsese, 1990)
    39. The Heartbreak Kid (Elaine May, 1972)
    40. The Muppet Movie (James Frawley, 1979)
    41. North By Northwest (Alfred Hitchcock, 1959)
    42. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (John Hughes, 1986)
    43. Postcards From the Edge (Mike Nichols, 1990)
    44. The Thin Man (W.S. Van Dyke, 1934)
    45. Pulp Fiction (Quentin Tarantino, 1994)
    46. Raiders of the Lost Ark (Steven Spielberg, 1981)
    47. Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure (Tim Burton, 1985)
    48. I Love You To Death (Lawrence Kasdan, 1990)
    49. Singin’ In the Rain (Stanley Donen & Gene Kelly, 1952)
    50. The Little Mermaid (Ron Clements & John Musker, 1989)
    51. The Silence of the Lambs (Jonathan Demme, 1991)
    52. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (John Huston, 1948)
    53. Duck Soup (Leo McCarey, 1933)
    54. Ace In the Hole (Billy Wilder, 1951)
    55. Casablanca (Michael Curtiz, 1942)
    56. A Star Is Born (George Cukor, 1954)
    57. Auntie Mame (Morton DaCosta, 1958)
    58. The Incredibles (Brad Bird, 2004)
    59. The Piano (Jane Campion, 1993)
    60. No Country For Old Men (Joel Coen & Ethan Coen, 2007)
    61. The Conversation (Francis Ford Coppola, 1974)
    62. The Miracle Worker (Arthur Penn, 1962)
    63. Sleeping Beauty (Clyde Geronimi, 1959)
    64. A New Leaf (Elaine May, 1971)
    65. The Lady Eve (Preston Sturges, 1941)
    66. The Shining (Stanley Kubrick, 1980)
    67. Some Like It Hot (Billy Wilder, 1959)
    68. The Magnificent Ambersons (Orson Welles, 1942)
    69. Welcome To the Dollhouse (Todd Solondz, 1995)
    70. Adam’s Rib (George Cukor, 1949)
    71. Strangers On a Train (Alfred Hitchcock, 1951)
    72. Y Tu Mamá También (Alfonso Cuarón, 2001)
    73. The Last Picture Show (Peter Bogdanovich, 1971)
    74. High Noon (Fred Zinnemann, 1952)
    75. Being John Malkovich (Spike Jonze, 1999)
    76. The Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (Gore Verbinski, 2003)
    77. The Princess and the Frog (Ron Clements & John Musker, 2009)
    78. Brokeback Mountain (Ang Lee, 2005)
    79. Citizen Kane (Orson Welles, 1941)
    80. The Nightmare Before Christmas (Henry Selick, 1993)
    81. The Shawshank Redemption (Frank Darabont, 1994)
    82. The Princess Bride (Rob Reiner, 1987)
    83. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (Julian Schnabel, 2007)
    84. The Jungle Book (Wolfgang Reitherman, 1967)
    85. Taxi Driver (Martin Scorsese, 1976)
    86. Radio Days (Woody Allen, 1987)
    87. On the Waterfront (Elia Kazan, 1954)
    88. Throne of Blood (Akira Kurosawa, 1957)
    89. Down and Out In Beverly Hills (Paul Mazursky, 1986)
    90. My Cousin Vinny (Jonathan Lynn, 1992)
    91. Pickup On South Street (Samuel Fuller, 1953)
    92. A Room with a View (James Ivory, 1986)
    93. Alice In Wonderland (Clyde Geronimi & Wilfred Jackson, 1951)
    94. Clue (Jonathan Lynn, 1985)
    95. Babe (Chris Noonan, 1995)
    96. Libeled Lady (Jack Conway, 1936)
    97. Animal House (John Landis, 1978)
    98. Yentl (Barbra Streisand, 1983)
    99. The Player (Robert Altman, 1992)
    100. Sense and Sensibility (Ang Lee, 1995)

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    Here’s my list…I wouldn’t call it a list of what I think are the best films (example my #1 favorite film has huge sentiment for me personally on it’s side) but a list of films I can watch over and over for sure for sentiment, entertainment and/or aesthetics. Lots and lots of older films, even the newer ones some on these boards might consider old!

    its alwasy a balance of movies that are “the best ” example Schindler’s list is a “great” movie … But then i look at my list and im like well It was great but i dont ever want to watch it again … so for me its always a mix of the Best and my Favorite.

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    1. The Purple Rose of Cairo (1984)
    2. Chinatown (1974)
    3. Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
    4. Sunset Boulevard (1950)
    5. Annie Hall (1977)
    6. Pulp Fiction (1994)
    7. Ordinary People (1980)
    8. Bullets Over Broadway (1994)
    9. Roman Holiday (1953)
    10. All About Eve (1950)

    11. Murder on the Orient Express (1974)
    12. Toy Story (1995)
    13. Two for the Road (1967)
    14. What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)
    15. Ghost (1990)
    16. Election (1999)
    17. Atonement (2007)
    18. Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
    19. Death Becomes Her (1992)
    20. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

    21. Autumn Sonata (1978)
    22. The Little Mermaid (1989)
    23. Sudden Fear (1952)
    24. Sunday Bloody Sunday (1971)
    25. Volver (2006)
    26. Wait Until Dark (1967)
    27. Tootsie (1982)
    28. The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)
    29. Do the Right Thing (1989)
    30. Thelma & Louise (1991)

    31. Rear Window (1954)
    32. Chicago (2002)
    33. Being John Malkovich (1999)
    34. The Godfather (1972)
    35. Hush… Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964)
    36. The Deer Hunter (1978)
    37. Adaptation. (2002)
    38. The Fisher King (1991)
    39. Titanic (1997)
    40. The Hours (2002)

    41. The Promised Land (1975)
    42. No Country for Old Men (2007)
    43. Cries and Whispers (1973)
    44. Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989)
    45. Boyz n the Hood (1991)
    46. Death on the Nile (1978)
    47. Interiors (1978)
    48. The Graduate (1967)
    49. Sabrina (1954)
    50. Gosford Park (2001)

    51. Rebecca (1940)
    52. The Conversation (1974)
    53. Babel (2006)
    54. Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)
    55. North by Northwest (1959)
    56. Knife in the Water (1963)
    57. The Truman Show (1998)
    58. Romancing the Stone (1984)
    59. Funny Face (1957)
    60. Network (1976)

    61. Million Dollar Baby (2004)
    62. Some Like It Hot (1959)
    63. Possessed (1947)
    64. The Player (1992)
    65. Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)
    66. Midnight Cowboy (1969)
    67. Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)
    68. A Clockwork Orange (1971)
    69. Good Will Hunting (1997)
    70. Full Metal Jacket (1987)

    71. The Pianist (2002)
    72. Nights and Days (1975)
    73. Manhattan (1979)
    74. The Others (2001)
    75. The Nun’s Story (1959)
    76. Fatal Attraction (1987)
    77. The Trip to Bountiful (1985)
    78. Fargo (1996)
    79. Katyn (2007)
    80. Postcards from the Edge (1990)

    81. Reversal of Fortune (1990)
    82. Adam’s Rib (1950)
    83. Prizzi’s Honor (1985)
    84. Broadway Danny Rose (1984)
    85. Out of Sight (1998)
    86. Moulin Rouge! (2001)
    87. Zelig (1983)
    88. Mystic River (2003)
    89. Munich (2005)
    90. Woman of the Year (1942)

    91. Pan’s Labirynth (2006)
    92. Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)
    93. The Heiress (1949)
    94. Patton (1986)
    95. The Letter (1940)
    96. The Tenant (1976)
    97. The Miracle Worker (1962)
    98. The Sea Inside (2004)
    99. Sweet Bird of Youth (1962)
    100. Harry Potter & the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)

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    ^^The most recent are 10 years old (from 2007).

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    ^^The most recent are 10 years old (from 2007).

    d o you wait on purpose ?

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    I’ve seen 68 of your top 100 Andrew

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    ^^The most recent are 10 years old (from 2007).

    d o you wait on purpose ?

    Yep. National Film Registry does that and I think that’s wise to see how the films holds up a decade later.

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    I’ll just do top 10

    1. Vertigo (1958)
    2. Psycho (1960)
    3. Grave of the Fireflies (1988)
    4. Akira (1988)
    5. Perfect Blue (1997)
    6. Audition (1999)
    7. The Exorcist (1973)
    8. Beauty and the Beast (1991)
    9. ET (1982)
    10. Mulholland Drive (2001)

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    #1-10 are the only ones ranked. It’s hard to properly rank 100 so I listed the rest in no particular order.

    1. Gone with the Wind
    2. Black Swan
    3. A Street Car Named Desire
    4. The Seven Year Itch
    5. The Sound of Music
    6. West Side Story
    7. Atonement
    8. Bridesmaids
    9. Splendor in the Grass
    10. Carrie (1976)

    11. North by Northwest
    12. There Will Be Blood
    13. Casablanca
    14. Breakfast at Tiffany’s
    15. Walk the Line
    16. Sleeping Beauty
    17. Some Like it Hot
    18. Silver Linings Playbook
    19. The Wizard of Oz
    20. The Godfather, pt. II

    21. Dial M for Murder
    22. Love Story
    23. Brooklyn
    24. The Godfather
    25. The Shining
    26. Gypsy (1962)
    27. The Birds
    28. The Wolf of Wall Street
    29. Blue Jasmine
    30. Psycho

    31. Citizen Kane
    32. Jackie
    33. La vie en Rose
    34. Rebel Without a Cause
    35. Like Crazy
    36. Pulp Fiction
    37. The Martian
    38. Fargo
    39. Jaws
    40. Schindler’s List

    41. All About Eve
    42. The Graduate
    43. Send Me No Flowers
    44. My Darling Clementine
    45. The Little Mermaid
    46. The Grand Budapest Hotel
    47. Toy Story
    48. The Breakfast Club
    49. Move Over, Darling
    50. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

    51. The Silence of the Lambs
    52. Meet Me In St. Louis
    53. On Golden Pond
    54. Rebecca
    55. Goodfellas
    56. Midnight in Paris
    57. The Way We Were
    58. Bye Bye Birdie
    59. The Heiress
    60. What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

    61. Cinderella
    62. To Each His Own
    63. The Hateful Eight
    64. The Truman Show
    65. Gone Girl
    66. The Runaways
    67. A Trip to the Moon (1902)
    68. A Bug’s Life
    69. The Shawshank Redemption
    70. Forrest Gump

    71. Finding Nemo
    72. Monster’s, Inc.
    73. The King’s Speech
    74. The Devil Wears Prada
    75. Wings
    76. Kiki’s Delivery Service
    77. Moonrise Kingdom
    78. Can’t Buy Me Love
    79. Grease
    80. Sixteen Candles

    81. Arrival
    82. Side Effects
    83. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
    84. The Lovely Bones
    85. How to Marry a Millionaire
    86. Mary Poppins
    87. Juno
    88. The Diary of Anne Frank
    89. A Star Is Born (1954)
    90. Dracula (1931)

    91. The Big Chill
    92. The Bucket List
    93. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
    94. Home Alone/Home Alone 2
    95. Steel Magnolias (1989)
    96. Bambi
    97. The Princess Diaries
    98. The Beguiled (1971)
    99. Blue Valentine
    100. Gidget Goes Hawaiian

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    I’ve seen 68 of your top 100 Andrew

    which ones havent you seen ?

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    It’s nice to have a place to share one’s favourite movies. And nice lists too! I’ll add mines, favourite films and best films, although I might have already posted something similar here in Goldderby.

    FAVOURITES
    1. Lost in translation
    2. Before sunrise
    3. Inside Llewyn Davis
    4. Her
    5. 2001: A Space Odyssey
    6. The Graduate
    7. Aguirre, the Wrath of God
    8. Frances Ha

    9. Inherent vice
    10. There Will Be Blood
    11. The new world
    12. Fargo
    13. Kill Bill Vol.1
    14. The White Ribbon
    15. The Virgin Suicides
    16. A serious man
    17. Alice in the cities
    18. Before sunset
    19. Children of Men
    20. We All Loved Each Other So Much
    21. Tree of life
    22. The Piano Teacher
    23. The Deer Hunter
    24. Once upon a Time in America
    25. From what is before

    ALL TIME BESTS:
    1. L’avventura
    2. Andrej Rublev
    3. Persona
    4. The act of Killing
    5. Man with a Movie Camera
    6. Sayat Nova
    7. 2001: A Space Odyssey
    8. Aurora
    9. Sunset Boulevard
    10. The Seventh Seal
    11. 8½

    12. Vertigo
    13. The Trial
    14. Pierrot le fou
    15. From what was before
    16. Citizen Kane
    17. Solaris
    18. M
    19. La dolce vita
    20. Ordet
    21. The Godfather
    22. Pather Panchali
    23. Tokyo Story
    24. Bicycle Thieves
    25. Apocalipse Now

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    Here are my top favourites based on my enjoyment of rewatching them: American Graffiti, Nashville, Terms of Endearment, The Last Picture Show, Coming Home, Rosemary’s Baby, All About Eve, Sunset Boulevard, The Exorcist, Ordinary People, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Sounder, Pete n Tillie, Butterflies are Free, The Poseidon Adventure (original), Almost Famous,  Harold & Maude, The Heiress,  Harry & Tonto, Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore,  The Big Chill, The Graduate, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, On Golden Pond, The Goodbye Girl, The Turning Point, Julia,  The Birds, Forrest Gump…..

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    The Poseidon Adventure (original)

    THE BEST DISASTER MOVIE EVER

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