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  • Cheshire
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    #126957

    The hardest list for a film buff to make. But I’ll give it a shot.
    1.Beauty and the Beast (1991) 
    2.Sunset Boulevard (1950) 
    3.Amadeus (1984) 
    4.The Silence of the Lambs (1991) 
    5.The Dark Knight (2008) 
    6.The Lion King (1994) 
    7.Pulp Fiction (1994) 
    8.The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (2003) 
    9.Black Swan (2010) 
    10.Moonstruck (1987)

    What’s your top 10? 

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    babypook
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    #126959

    “The hardest list for a film buff to make.”

    You’ve got that right!

    Not in any particular order

    Days of Heaven

    Dersu Uzala

    Ran

    Rashomon

    The Right Stuff

    Get Out Your Handkerchiefs

    The Lord of the RingsX3

    Avatar (sue me Smiley; lol)

    Dr Stangelove

    Network

    HM: Nicholas and Alexandre; Chinatown, Network, Star Wars, Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Last Emperor etc etc et al

    There are so many others really. Tomorrow my list would be different.

     

    ETA: Yikes! Cloud Atlas

     

     

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    Scottferguson
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    #126960

    Vertigo (Alfred Hitchcock/1958)
    The Rules of the Game (Jean Renoir/1939)
    Tokyo Story (Ozu Yasujiro/1953)
    Sunrise (F.W. Murnau/1927)
    Au hasard, Balthazar (Robert Bresson/1966)
    A Voyage to Italy (Robert Rossellini/1953)
    The Searchers (John Ford/1956)
    Rio Bravo (Howard Hawks/1959)
    M (Fritz Lang/1930)
    The Night of the Hunter (Charles Laughton/1955)

    The first 4 are pretty constant for me; the other 6 float around with another 12-15 depending on my mood

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    Pieman1994
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    #126961

    It changes a little bit here and there. Right now… 

    10. City of God (2002)
    9. Dr. Strangelove (1964)
    8. The Usual Suspects (1995)
    7. Little Miss Sunshine (2006) 
    6. Fargo (1996)
    5. Full Metal Jacket (1987)
    4. The Social Network (2010)
    3. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)
    2. The Dark Knight (2008)
    1. Once (2007)

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    babypook
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    #126962

    Cloud Atlas!

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    KT
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    #126963

    I love these conversations, but what interests me more than the list are people’s reasons for choosing certain films. Why should other posters on Gold Derby watch these films?  What inspires you to keep revisiting them?  I haven’t seen everything and love to hear what draws people to the great works, which hold up over repeat viewings over many years.

    And to really have a top 10 list that can be taken seriously, you need to have seen all major films from the great directors and have a perspective of the history of cinema (not an easy undertaking).  This means foreign cinema, as well as American films.  Example: for Black Swan, I suggest you look at The Red Shoes, which is a masterwork and very clearly inspired Aronofsky.  Where is the line distinguishing a director being truly new and innovative VS. drawing from old works that the general public and many critics haven’t seen and aren’t familiar with and thus cannot criticize?  I think a top 10 all-time list a different responsibility from listing your 10 favorite films.  This is the opportunity people have who participate in the Sight and Sound List and it helps canonize films in the pantheon.

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    K-Hole
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    #126964

    Top 11 Favorite Italian Films

    L’Avventura
    Bicycle Thieves
    The Conformist
    Death in Venice
    La Dolce Vita
    Fists in the Pocket
    The Garden of the Finzi-Continis
    Rome, Open City
    Salo, or the 120 Days of Sodom
    Senso
    Umberto D.

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    Laactingnyc
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    #126965

    I’m not going to list my top 10 (making an accurate list would take too long) but i will give you some of my FAVORITE!!!!

    Gone with the Wind
    Titanic
    The Master
    Dancer in the Dark
    The Hours
    The Tree of Life
    Meet me in St. Louis
    Gravity
    A Streetcar named Desire
    Lion in Winter
    Whatever happened to baby jane?
    Schindler’s List

    and many others…… 

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    ColinWesley
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    My Neighbor Totoro
    Dr. Strangelove
    Citizen Kane
    Do the Right Thing
    12 Angry Men
    Seven Samurai
    Singin’ in the Rain
    Walkabout
    Apocalypse Now
    City Lights

    to be continued of course… 

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    Macbeth
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    #126967

    This changes so often, but I will try:

    1. Targets (1968, Peter Bogdanovich)
    2. The Blues Brothers (1980, John Landis)
    3. There Will Be Blood (2007, Paul Thomas Anderson)
    4. Harold and Maude (1971, Hal Ashby)
    5. The Birdcage (1996, Mike Nichols)
    6. Pulp Fiction (1994, Quentin Tarantino)
    7. Some Like It Hot (1959, Billy Wilder)
    8. The Trial (1962, Orson Welles)
    9. The Shining (1980, Stanley Kubrick)
    10. Dead Man (1995, Jim Jarmusch)
    11. Waiting for Guffman (2000, Christopher Guest)
    12. Fitzcarraldo (1982, Werner Herzog)
    13. Requiem for a Dream (2000, Darren Aronofsky)
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    benbraddock
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    TOP 10   pretty much the same last 5 years…

    1   ALL ABOUT EVE —mankiewicz 1950
    2   WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?—nichols 1966
    3   WEST SIDE STORY—wise, robbins 1961
    4   THE GRADUATE—nichols 1967
    5   A PLACE IN THE SUN—stevens 1951
    6   TERMS OF ENDEARMENT—brooks 1983
    7   ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOOS NEST—forman 1975
    8   SCHINDLER’S LIST—speilberg 1993
    9   A CLOCKWORK ORANGE—kubrick 1971
    10  GONE WITH THE WIND—fleming 1939

    the next 10….network, the godfather part II, the miracle worker
                         they shoot horses, dont they? there will be blood
                         sunset boulevard, a streetcar named desire, the godfather
                         my fair lady, reds, julia

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    youngfella
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    #126969

    Some solid choices im seeing, hard list but here’s mine in this exact order:

    1. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
    2. Shawshank Redemption
    3. Pulp Fiction
    4. Taxi Driver
    5. There Will Be Blood
    6. High Noon
    7. Dr Strange Love
    8. Lost in translation
    9. Donnie Darko
    10. Social Network

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    unsunganthem
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    #126970

    1. The Lion in Winter (1968)
    2. Interiors (1978)
    3. A Single Man (2009)
    4. Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)
    5. There Will Be Blood (2007)
    6. The Hours (2002)
    7. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
    8. The Philadelphia Story (1940)
    9. Annie Hall (1977)
    10. The Pianist (2002) 

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    streepfan
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    #126971

    To be or not to be (1942); The Letter; Vertigo; Dr Strangelove; Citizen Kane; Bonnie and Clyde; The Magnificent Ambersons; Gosford Park; Eat Drink Man Woman; All that Jazz.

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    ETPhoneHome
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    #126972

    It’s not easy but I get asked this a lot so here is as good a list that I can muster:
    These films are almost always on it though the order changes

    1. Inglourious Basterds
    2. Lord of the Rings trilogy
    3. 12 Angry Men
    4. Dr. Strangelove
    5. Spirited Away
    6. Singin’ in the Rain
    7. The Godfather
    8. Up
    9. Network
    10. Rear Window

    Others that are close: Pulp Fiction, District 9, No Country for Old Men, Psycho, Amélie, City of God, Vertigo, O Brother Where Art Thou, and The Hunt (which I feel will be on the list later, but is too recent for me to include it yet)
    I also have many films on my watchlist that are included on many of these lists^.

     

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