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 Post subject: Mets8608's movie guide. Top 400, top 10 lists,comedies,US+UK
PostPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2008 12:31 am 
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Edited on Feb 22nd 8:45 with addition of top 10 for 2008 nothing was added to overall top 400 list, comedy or decade list. Will update after 2009 year.

My top US + UK films – top 250 + 150 honorable mentioned list, top 100 funniest comedies (50 honorable mentions), top 10 lists (1980-2007), top 25 by decade and my must see list. All American/British films.

Well, I guess this is the moment of truth (here on NYFS). Haven't updated my lists since 2005 which I posted on another message board.
I cheated sometimes by combining trilogies & original/sequels/remakes etc. for one position. Each list, besides the yearly top 10 lists, are films that were produced out of The U.S. or Great Britain. Not too much has changed, basically I kept about 80% of my original top 250 and added a list of 150 honorable mentioned films, and a lot of films in my top 100 remained but the positions changed for the most part. Anyway...


Top 400 (United States & Great Britain)
1.Lawrence of Arabia (1962) – A cinematic treasure.
2.Citizen Kane (1941) - Ideas and groundbreaking achievements were so revolutionary that much of its majesty wasn't fully realized for over a generation. Absolutely insane genius, may seem dated, but its really not.
3.Graduate, The (1967) – The film that made me to seriously decide to study film. Great soundtrack and revolutionary directing.
4.Godfather, The (Part 1+2)(1972/1974) – Profound American saga. The lines of dialogue have been forever embedded into the American culture and film discourse.
5.Star Wars – A New Hope (1977) – Probably the most exciting film ever made. Ground shattering special effects. Shook the foundation of the sci-fi genre with a 9.0 on the Richter scale.
6.Sunset Blvd. (1950) – Easily the greatest Hollywood film about Hollywood ever made.
7.Wizard of Oz (1939) – As a musical or fantasy, it can’t get much better than this.
8.Bridge on the River Kwai, The (1957) – IMO, best ending ever. David Lean is an amazing director.
9.Casablanca (1942) – Like a fine bottle of perfectly aged wine, its complexities are seemingly endless
10.Lord of the Rings, The (2001-2003) – Best trilogy ever, IMO. True imagining of the book.
11.E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982) - I’ll admit it, this is the only film that made me cry. My favorite Spielberg movie.
12.Psycho (1960) – The greatest twist of all time. What no other director would dare to put on screen, Hitchcock does with surprising bluntness.
13.Shawshank Redemption (1994) – Script was pure poetry. Tugs at your emotions with a surprising twist.
14.Gone With the Wind (1939) - This is the epitome of the Hollywood epic. The most memorable female lead ever.
15.Singin' in the Rain (1952) – Hollywood musical that deserves its due credit. Most famous dance sequence ever.
16.Annie Hall (1977) – My favorite comedy of all time. Intelligent and hilariously quirky script.
17.Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) – Probably was my favorite movie as a kid.
18.It's a Wonderful Life (1946) – A holiday season tradition. A provocative poignant theme.
19.Pulp Fiction (1994) – Absolutely insane situations, witty dialogue and the gimp. Defined the 90s film at the peak of the indie movement.
20.Raging Bull (1980) – Fascinating sports/bio pic that’s a great study for aesthetic violence. One of the greatest and devoted performances of all time.
21.High Noon (1952) – Real time film that builds up tension like no other film. My favorite western.
22.Goodfellas (1990) – Arguably Scorsese’s best. Hysterical, highly entertaining and extremely quotable.
23.2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) – A ballet of visual poetry. Amazing imagination and a great hidden villain.
24.Grapes of Wrath (1940) – No remake can possibly improve upon this adaptation of Steinbeck’s classic novel.
25.Apocalypse Now (1979) – Most exciting war scene ever! Shows the insanity of war.
26.Jaws (1975) – You’ll never swim the same again… even in the tub.
27.Taxi Driver (1976) – My favorite line of all time. DeNiro establishes himself as one of the great American Actors.
28.Rear Window (1954) – Hitchcock does so much with so little space.
29.One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) – An American classic that works perfectly as a comedy and a dramatic story.
30.African Queen, The (1951) – Bogey and Katherine Hepburn. EOM.
31.Schindler's List (1993) – Emotional, powerful and shocking scenes throughout.
32.M*A*S*H (1970) – Funniest war movie ever.
33.Chinatown (1974) - Neo-noir done with great skill and craft. Fascinating character piece done with depth and intrigue.
34.Saving Private Ryan (1998) – Best war scene ever.
35.Fargo (1996) – Coen Brothers made probably the most splendid modern small budget film ever constructed.
36.Double Indemnity (1944) – Great lines are spitted out at rapid pace just enough for you to soak in the amazing dialogue. The definition of film noir.
37.French Connection, The (1971) – IMO, best chase scene ever.
38.West Side Story (1961) – The Romeo and Juliet of musicals.
39.North By Northwest (1959) – Grant and Hitchcock make a classic combination.
40.Silence of the Lambs (1991) – Probably the most memorable villain of all time with such a small screen time.
41.Midnight Cowboy (1969) – One of the great New York films of all time. Dustin Hoffman was walkin’ there.
42.Apartment, The (1960) – Among my favorite romantic films ever made.
43.Gold Rush, The (1925) – Chaplin is gold.
44.Dr. Strangelove… (1964) – The greatest satire.
45.The Searchers (1956) – John Wayne is not just a western icon or a Hollywood icon he’s an American icon. Also has has one of the most memorable group of supporting characters for any film. The best Ford/Wayne film.
46.King Kong (1933) –The MONSTER of all monster movies.
47.Vertigo (1958) - Just another example of Hitchcock’s genius as a master craftsman. A very haunting movie experience.
48.Platoon (1986) – A powerful and sad commentary about the Vietnam war.
49.City Lights (1931) - Charlie Chaplin's signature film. Has more heart than any other comedy ever made and easily the funniest boxing scene of all time.
50.Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948) – Almost every scene brings about a new twist or turn.
51.Deer Hunter, The (1978) – Half great war film, half great ‘coming home’ film.
52.Rocky (1976) – Some of the sequels were memorable, but this is clearly the best one.
53.American Graffiti (1973) – Great soundtrack, heartfully nostalgic and classic cars = winner.
54.Some Like it Hot (1959) – Marilyn Monroe is an amazing screen presence. Funny subtle sexual innuendos cleverly done. Great opening scene.
55.Ben-Hur (1959) – Best race scene and one of my favorite music scores.
56.Dances With Wolves (1990) – Epic Civil War film that dispelled the antagonization of Native Americans in film.
57.Clockwork Orange, A (1971) – Great adaptation and my favorite rendition of Singin’ in the Rain.
58.Amedeus (1984) – Beautiful costume (somewhat-historical) drama that is also funny, thoughtful and tragic.
59.Titanic (1997) – Greatest editing in a film, IMO. Breathtaking action. Extremely technical and historically meticulous. But only the love story is remembered.
60.Birth of a Nation (1915) – Birth of film grammar. Cinema’s biggest skeleton in the closet.
61.The General (1927) – Every scene has a different comedic twist that keeps you guessing what will happen. Many believe Buster Keaton, the stone faced actor, exceeds Chaplin in humor.
62.Forrest Gump (1994) – Soundtrack, Leading role, scope, and humor all top notch.
63.To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) – An unforgettable social commentary about the injustices during the time before the civil rights movement.
64.Duck Soup (1933) – There are 2 types of comedy lovers, those who have seen the Marx Brothers and those who haven’t or refuse.
65.Manchurian Candidate (1962) – Political thriller defined.
66.Mutiny on the Bounty (1935) – Even I wanted to kill Captain Bligh in this gripping, adventurous tale.
67.Bonnie and Clyde (1967) – America’s fascination with rebellion given its cinematic freedom.
68.Fight Club (1999) – My favorite title sequence ever. Hilariously cynical. ‘Sandbagging’ end.
69.Maltese Falcon (1941) – Established film noir as a genre. Gotta love the crispness and murkiness of the genre. Tough dames, slick talking detectives and fast paced dialogue.
70.Third Man, The (1949) – The zither F T W! Harry Lime classic character. Borgias quote is one of my favorites. Classic noir.
71.Deliverance (1972) – You know the quote. What Jaws did for swimming, this did for redneck country.
72.Gladiator (2000) – A great testament to ancient battle history. Awesome music score. Mono e mono!
73.Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) – Aliens coming to Earth as friendly visitors? An exciting welcomed change.
74.Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) – Funny and sharply written buddy western. The best of its kind.
75.Patton (1970) – George C. Scott IS George S. Patton. Opening monologue is an American staple.
76.Network (1976) – Peter Finch’s rant shook the entire foundation of the 1970s.
77.Easy Rider (1969) – The movie that defined the ‘hippie’ generation. Loved the soundtrack.
78.Sixth Sense, The (1999) – If you haven’t heard yet, one of the greatest shock endings of all time.
79.On the Waterfront (1954) - One of the most influential performances by any actor, Brando emerges as one of the greatest method actors ever.
80.All About Eve (1950) - One of the greatest scripts ever and the best film with a female majority cast.
81.Modern Times (1936) – Chaplin’s final appearance as ‘The Tramp’ fittingly ends. The first ‘nose candy’ joke.
82.Sound of Music, The (1965) – You would be surprised with a lot of themes/familiar songs in this film.
83.Braveheart (1995) – Aesthetic violence done with precision. Brilliant battle strategies. WILLIAM WALLACE!!!
84.Bringing Up Baby (1938) – My favorite screwball comedy. Interestingly long takes. Shocking animal stunts.
85.The Jazz Singer (1927) – “You ain’t heard nothing yet.” Sound scenes were cleverly selected.
86.Shane (1953) – the greatest bar fight scene ever. My favorite western villain. Beautiful early color cinematography.
87.Aviator, The (2004) – DiCaprio’s best performance ever. Fascinating biographic historical film.
88.Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927) – The death of the silent film and birth of the sound film merge.
89.Doctor Zhivago (1965) – Epic love story. Lawrence of Arabia of Siberia. Poetic filmmaking.
90.Beautiful Mind, A (2001) – Another shocking twist, only this time way before the end of the film yet still holds up really well through the end.
91.Toy Story (1995) – Groundbreaking animated film. Great/fun buddy film.
92.From Here to Eternity (1953) – Very appropriate ‘D-day’ film. Lancaster beach make-out scene, is a Hollywood trademark.
93.Sullivan’s Travels (1941) – Funniest chase scene I’ve ever seen. Preston Sturges is a genius.
94.Witness (1985) – Revealed the world of the Amish culture. Ford at his top performance.
95.Giant (1956) – My favorite James Dean film. Oil tycoon families’ epic story told through generations.
96.In the Heat of the Night (1967) – Crime drama set in a time of racial injustices. What did they call him?
97.Streetcar Named Desire, A (1951) – “Method” acting, what would modern film be without it?
98.L.A. Confidential (1997) – The Chinatown of the 90’s. Deep plot and great dialogue.
99.Cool Hand Luke (1967) – One of the best prison movies ever. There was a failure of communication.
100.Marty (1955) – The most lovable character ever. Visceral script.
101.Usual Suspects, The (1995) – Career defining supporting performance. Jaw-dropping twist.
102.Once Upon a Time in America(1984) – the most unknown great gangster film ever made.
103.Babe (1995) – Family film that strongly appeals to children just as much (if not even more) to adults.
104.Intolerance (1916) – Breakthrough multiple story lines for a single film. The most influential set decoration ever.
105.Night at the Opera, A (1935) – Funniest comedy film climax of all time. Genius skits.
106.Yankee Doodle Dandee (1942) – Patriotic and entertaining musical with Cagney at his best. See, he can play a heroic character.
107.Cabaret (1972) – Won a lot of Oscars over ‘The Godfather’. Very sexual, foreboding, musical. Talent wise for Minnelli the apple didn’t fall far from the tree.
108.Stagecoach (1939) – Ford and Wayne (officially discovered here) team up for the first time. One of the most exciting chase scenes.
109.Frankenstein (1931) – Boris Karloff gave a groundbreaking performance. Historic horror film.
110.Trainspotting (1996) – The British ‘Pulp Fiction’. One of the quintessential 90s films.
111.Blade Runner (1982) – Visual style paved the way for countless future sci-fi films.
112.American Beauty (1999) – The script and acting reminds me of movies from the B&W era of Hollywood when that’s all that mattered.
113.Rebel Without a Cause (1955) – The iconic James Dean film.
114.Paths of Glory (1957) – The best film about the trench warfare in World War I. Tries to expose the hypocrisy of war.
115.Rain Man (1988) – Hoffman transforms himself in a memorable performance.
116.The Shining (1980) – One of the most eerie films ever made.
117.Blazing Saddles (1974) – In 1974 Mel Brooks and the comedy spoof became synonymous.
118.Airplane! (1980) – Countless rapid fire hysterical gags and jokes.
119.Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) - An absolute must for political students. Stewart's final speech at the end of the film is probably the most politically and cinematically influential that it transcended the medium.
120.It’s a Gift (1934) – Without a doubt W.C. Fields’ funniest film.
121.Twelve Angry Men (1957) – Simple, yet extremely thought provoking. A great character play.
122.Ninotchka (1939) – Who knew Garbo would be so funny?
123.Place in the Sun, A (1951) – Beautifully tragic tale of love and avarice.
124.Kill Bill (Vol. 1+2) (2003/2004) – The best American martial arts film done by one of the modern masters of violence and dialogue. Great anime sequence.
125.National Lampoon’s Animal House (1978) – There probably won’t be a funnier college comedy.
126.Last Picture Show, The (1971) – One of the great monologue scenes by Ben Johnson. Many young stars got their start here.
127.Raising Arizona (1987) – Rip roaring comedy. Stupid characters have never been so hysterical.
128.Born on the Fourth of July (1989) – An anti-Vietnam war film that stirs the emotions.
129.Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961) – Perhaps the best classic ‘date’ IMO. Audrey Hepburn is so stunningly beautiful it almost breaks your heart.
130.It Happened One Night (1934) – Cleverly written screwball comedy that inspired many subsequent movies of its kind.
131.Reservior Dogs (1992) – One of the best directing debut’s ever. A great blood soaked indie film.
132.Alien (1+2) (1979/1986) – Sigourney Weaver is one kick ass bitch. Fascinating Aliens. Great sci-fi action.
133.Gandhi (1982) – A curious choice of Kingsley pays off greatly. Very interesting epic tale.
134.Gangs of New York (2002) – Daniel Day-Lewis steals the show. 1863 New York is brought to life.
135.Terminator (1+2) (1984/ 1991) – Schwartzenegger becomes a movie icon. Wall to wall action. Better sequel which was a technical triumph.
136.Exorcist, The (1973) – Perhaps the scariest movie of all time.
137.Matrix, The (1999) – Mind warping and breathtakingly beautiful choreographed action. The pinnacle of sound, special effects and visuals.
138.Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner? (1967) – Spencer Tracy’s finest and final performance. Racial issues are deeply confronted.
139.Thin Red Line, The (1998) – Somewhat dream-like film with very visceral war scenes. Euphorically written.
140.All the President’s Men (1976) – A must see for anyone really interested in journalism.
141.Apollo 13 (1995) – Inspiring historical space voyage story meticulously retold.
142.Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (1988) – Marvelously conceived merging of live action and animation.
143.Natural Born Killers (1994) – Action film that pushes the envelope to the extreme.
144.Casino (1995) – Worthy follow up to ‘Goodfellas’. Scorsese & company does it again.
145.Superman (1978) – My favorite super-hero film. Among my favorite music scores.
146.Stand By Me (1986) – One of the best nostalgic films ever. Unforgettable train scene.
147.Empire of the Sun, The (1987) – Yet another powerful film by Spielberg. Possibly Bale’s best performance.
148.As Good As it Gets (1997) – Quirky humor is seemingly improved. Great performances all around even by the dog.
149.Million Dollar Baby (2004) – One of the most tragic stories ever. The heart wrenching almost goes over the edge.
150.Groundhog Day (1993) – Ingenious idea that somehow doesn’t get repetitive. Who’s better at wry humor than Murray?
151.Truman Show, The (1998) – Fascinatingly suggestive and evocative premise. Jim Carrey can play a semi-dramatic role.
152.Caddyshack (1980) – A laugh riot. Murray plays one of the funniest supporting characters ever.
153.Back to the Future (1985) – Another one of my favs as a kid. Movies can’t get much more fun than this.
154.Star Wars - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) – Arguably the best SW movie. One of great shock revelations ever. Yoda becomes a household name.
155.Odd Couple, The (1968) – Lemmon and Matthau are one of the best comedy duos.
156.Die Hard (1988) – Blockbuster that made Willis a huge action star. Action movie that delivers, big time.
157.Se7en (1995) – Artistically dark and looming crime thriller with a good twist and one of the most insanely evil villains ever.
158.Coming to America (1988) – Eddie Murphy’s funniest movie. Unrecognizable in his multiple parts.
159.Wild Bunch, The (1969) – The standard for action westerns.
160.Full Metal Jacket (1987) – You can’t think of a drill sergeant without thinking of Lee Emery’s performance.
161.Christmas Story, A (1983) – Has become a Christmas tradition.
162.Fugitive, The (1993) – Tommy Lee Jones gives the performance of his career. Great cat and mouse chase.
163.Insider, The (1999) – Very well constructed drama with strong moral values.
164.Ghostbusters (1984) – My favorite sci-fi comedy. Good production value.
165.Night of the Hunter (1955) – Robert Mitchum plays one of the best villains ever.
166.Big Lebowski (1998) – Unconventional hysterical comedy. The scene with the chair against the door gave me the biggest laugh of the 90’s.
167.Sophie’s Choice (1982) – Undoubtedly one of the great female performances ever by Streep.
168.Quiet Man, The (1952) – The number one Irish heritage film. Colorful and funny characters.
169.Good Will Hunting (1997) – Inspiring film. Best performance ever by Robin Williams.
170.No Country for Old Men (2007) – Good chance to be significantly higher on my next list update.
171.Trading Places (1983) – Eddie Murphy proves his status as a comedy film star. Intelligent and goofy at the same time.
172.Lethal Weapon (1987) – Action, laughs, and a great duo. I thought Glover was too old for this crap.
173.Chicago (2002) – Briskly edited and entertaining songs that get stuck in your head.
174.Master and Commander… (2003) – Meticulous historical snap shot of the Napoleonic Wars on the seas.
175.Brazil (1985) – Monty Python’s ‘1984’. One of my favorite unknown modern films.
176.Sling Blade (1996) – Billy Bob Thorton performance alone makes this a great film.
177.Finding Nemo (2003) – The most vibrant and beautiful colors for an animated film I have ever seen.
178.Naked Gun, The (1988) – Frank Drebin is one of the most hilarious characters ever.
179.Pianist, The (2002) – Emotionally powerful film.
180.Spider-man (1+2) (2002/2004) – Great special effects. EL train scene one of the best action scenes ever. Maguire was the correct casting choice.
181.Dead Man Walking (1995) – Sarandon & Penn give the performance of their careers.
182.Leaving Las Vegas (1995) – …also for Cage in this as well. One of the saddest films ever.
183.Catch Me if You Can (2002) – Highly enjoyable and fun. IMO, Spielberg’s best film of the decade.
184.Best Years of Our Lives, The (1946) – The most honorable acting part ever would probably go to Harold Russell.
185.Boogie Nights (1997) – Finally, a Hollywood film about the porn industry.
186.Being John Malkovich (1999) – What a weird bizarre trip and I loved it.
187.Navigator, The (1924) – Buster Keaton goes on a hilarious voyage.
188.There’s Something About Mary (1998) – Hair gel scene is one of the most outrageously funny scenes ever.
189.Swing Time (1936) – Gene Kelly may be the best Dancer, but Fred Astaire is close behind. Really funny as well.
190.Letters from Iwo Gima (2006) – Interesting exploration of the other side of the battle.
191.Edward Scissorhands (1990) – Trademark Tim Burton film. Johnny Depp’s most memorable role.
192.Unforgiven (1992) – Revived the western genre.
193.Lion King, The (1994) – The scenery was gorgeous and the soundtrack was great.
194.Field of Dreams (1989) – A really cool baseball fantasy.
195.Indiana Jones (2+3) (1984/1989) – Continuing adventure saga that never slows down for a second. Tons of fun.
196.Bugsy (1991) – Very slick gangster bio pic.
197.Sherlock Jr. (1924) – Ingenious comedic ideas throughout.
198.American History X (1998) – Controversial racial issues are faced head on. Powerful performance from Norton.
199.Clerks (1994) – One of my most quotable comedies.
200.Scent of a Woman (1992) – One of Pacino’s greatest performances.
201.All Quiet on the Western Front (1930) – A sad anti-war film years ahead of its time.
202.Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987) – Funniest road trip ever. Gotta love John Candy and Steve Martin as the straight character.
203.American in Paris, An (1951) – Wonderful final dance sequence number that’s probably the longest in film history.
204.Spartacus (1960) – Spectacular battle scene and ‘I am Spartacus’ may be the most inspirational scene ever.
205.East of Eden (1955) – Another great adaptation. Very relevant family issues.
206.Being There (1979) - Satirical political comedy that scores big. Peter Sellers is great once again.
207.Jurassic Park (1993) – Great special effects and sound are the stars of this blockbuster.
208.When Harry Met Sally (1989) – Very thoughtful romantic comedy.
209.Young Frankenstein (1974) – What the original Frankenstein did for horror Young Frankenstein did for comedy.
210.National Lampoon’s Vacation (1983) – You have to have reminisced about this film during family road trips.
211.Shrek (2001) – Great character and no fairy tale was left un-parodied.
212.Philadelphia Story, The (1940) – Great talents of the Hollywood golden age make a richly filled dialogue comedy.
213.Driving Miss Daisy (1989) – Great acting throughout.
214.What’s Eating Gilbert Grape? (1993) – Really sad ending. Convincing DiCaprio performance.
215.Thelma and Louise (1991) – Exciting road friendship film. Pitt’s breakthrough part.
216.Scarface (1932/1983) – Remake and original are just as memorable.
217.Misery (1990) – How can someone like Kathy Bates be scary?… Oh, that’s how.
218.Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) – Ferocious rabbit. Extremely quotable.
219.City Slickers (1991) – You should watch this for Jack Palance’s performance alone. Lots of fun.
220.Departed, The (2006) – Rousing entertainment.
221.My Fair Lady (1964) – Elegant musical.
222.Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966) – Intriguing character study.
223.Game, The (1997) – A little far-fetched, but extremely enjoyable Hitchcock inspired thriller.
224.Memento (2000) – Chronologically jumbled films were nothing new, but this really kept you guessing.
225.Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) - A breakthrough event in movie history.
226.Cape Fear (1962) – Great thriller. Nail biting scenes.
227.My Man Godfrey (1936) – Really funny comedy. Some rich people are really, really shallow, LOL.
228.Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) – Another Charlie Kaufman brilliant script.
229.Fantasia (1940) – Animated film as an artistic concerto.
230.Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936) – Another Capra tale with strong moral and poignant values.
231.Nashville (1975) – Another great Robert Altman multiple character film. Sweeping country soundtrack.
232.Children of Men (2006) – Great premise, totally seamless editing and very suspenseful scenes.
233.The Lady Eve (1941) – Stanwyck plays the predator in disguise to a tee. Hysterical veranda scene with Eugene Pallette.
234.Touch of Evil (1958) – One of the greatest opening scenes ever made. A classic film noir.
235.Planet of the Apes (1968) – Memorable ending. Great makeup.
236.Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939) – A film every teacher/professor should see.
237.Do the Right Thing (1989) – Racial tensions boil up in New York. The most notable Spike Lee film.
238.Few Good Men, A (1992) – Gripping court room drama.
239.Twelve Monkeys (1995) – Mind bending sci-fi film. Pitt’s craziest performance.
240.Lean on Me (1989) – Morgan Freeman is the man.
241.Birds, The (1963) – Effectively scary Hitchock film.
242.True Romance (1993) – Early Tarantino script that work entertainingly well.
243.Nightmare on Elm Street, A (1984) – Freddy is a classic horror character.
244.Thin Man, The (1934) – Old time comedy mystery that works well both ways.
245.His Girl Friday (1940) – Typical Howard Hawks dialogue rich film.
246.Wuthering Heights (1939) – William Wyler’s sweeping ageless romancic love story.
247.Tootsie (1982) – Shows the desperation of the acting industry. Hoffman has transformed himself once again.
248.Out of the Past (1947) – Gotta love the smooth dialogue of film noir.
249.Jerk, The (1979) – Really funny Steve Martin comedy.
250.Breakfast Club, The (1985) – The best film from the ‘brat pack’.

Honorable Mention:
Adaptation (2002)
Adventures of Robin Hood, The (1938)
Almost Famous (2000)
American Psycho (2000)
American Werewolf in London, An (1981)
Animal Crackers (1930)
Arthur (1981)
Asphalt Jungle (1950)
Atonement (2007)
Awful Truth, The (1937)
Babel (2006)
Babes in Toyland (1934)
Back to School (1986)
Bad Santa (2003)
Ball of Fire (1941)
Batman (1989)
Beauty and the Beast (1991)
Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1925)
Better off Dead (1985)
Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
Big (1988)
Big Chill, The (1983)
Big Sleep, The (1946)
Black Hawk Down (2001)
Blues Brothers, The (1980)
Borat… (2006)
Born Yesterday (1950)
Boyz n the Hood (1991)
Breaking Away (1979)
Brokeback Mountain (2005)
Broken Blossoms (1919)
Bull Durham (1988)
Bullit (1968)
Carrie (1976)
Cast Away (2000)
Chocolat (2000)
Cocoon (1985)
Crash (2005)
Crocodile Dundee (1986)
Day at the Races, A (1937)
Day the Earth Stood Still, The (1951)
Dazed and Confused (1993)
Dead Poet’s Society (1989)
Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
Ed Wood (1994)
Elephant Man, The (1980)
Elizabeth (1998)
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)
Firm, The (1993)
Five Easy Pieces (1970)
Freaks (1932)
Freshman, The (1925)
Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)
Getaway, The (1972)
Ghost (1990)
Goldfinger (1964)
Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)
Gosford Park (2001)
Great Dictator, The (1940)
Grease (1978)
Gun Crazy (1950)
Halloween (1978)
Harold and Maude (1971)
Harry Potter & the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
Heiress, The (1949)
Hoosiers (1986)
Hotel Rwanda (2004)
House of Sand and Fog, The (2003)
How Green was My Valley (1941)
Hunt for Red October, The (1990)
In Cold Blood (1967)
In the Line of Fire (1993)
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
Jerry Maguire (1996)
JFK (1991)
Juno (2007)
Karate Kid, The (1984)
King Kong (2005)
Kiss Me Deadly (1955)
Last Emperor, The (1987)
Laura (1944)
Longest Day, The (1962)
Lorenzo’s Oil (1992)
Magnolia (1999)
Manhattan (1979)
Mean Streets (1973)
Men in Black (1997)
Midnight Express, The (1978)
Midnight Run, A (1988)
Miller’s Crossing (1990)
Minority Report (2002)
Mister Roberts (1955)
Mr. Holland’s Opus (1995)
Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)
Mulholland Drive (2001)
Munich (2005)
My Cousin Vinny (1992)
Mystic River (2003)
Night of the Living Dead (1968)
Notorious (1946)
O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
Officer and a Gentlemen, An (1982)
On Golden Pond (1981)
Ordinary People (1980)
People vs. Larry Flynt, The (1996)
Philadelphia (1993)
Piano, The (1993)
Poltergeist (1982)
Pleasantville (1998)
Predator (1987)
Producers, The (1968)
Quiz Show (1994)
Ratatouille (2007)
Ray (2004)
Rebecca (1940)
Requiem for a Dream (2000)
Road to Morocco (1942)
Romancing the Stone (1984)
Rosemary’s Baby (1968)
Royal Tenenbaums, The (2001)
Saturday Night Fever (1977)
Serpico (1973)
Shallow Grave (1994)
She Done Him Wrong (1933)
Shot in the Dark, A (1964)
Sin City (2005)
Sleeper (1973)
Sleepless in Seattle (1993)
Smokey and the Bandit (1977)
Snatch (2000)
Sons of the Desert (1933)
South Park: Bigger…(1999)
Spaceballs (1987)
Splendor in the Grass (1961)
Stalag 17 (1953)
Star Wars:I, II, & III(99,02,05)
Star Wars – Episode VI (1983)
Sting, The (1973)
Strangers on a Train (1951)
Take the Money and Run (1969)
Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The (1974)
This is Spinal Tap (1984)
THX 1138 (1971)
To Be or Not to Be (1942)
Topper (1937)
Top Hat (1935)
Total Recall (1990)
Toy Story 2 (1999)
Training Day (2001)
United 93 (2006)
World According to Garp, The (1982)

Top 100 funniest comedies: (United States & Great Britain)

1.Annie Hall
2.Duck Soup
3.Airplane!
4.Raising Arizona
5.Caddyshack
6.Blazing Saddles
7.The Graduate
8.The General
9.National Lampoon's Animal House
10.The Naked Gun
11.M*A*S*H
12.The Gold Rush
13.Coming to America
14.The Big Lebowski
15.National Lampoon's Vacation
16.It’s a Gift
17.Clerks
18.Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
19.Groundhog Day
20.Planes, Trains, and Automobiles
21.Monty Python and the Holy Grail
22.Bringing Up Baby
23.Dr. Strangelove
24.A Night at the Opera
25.Sullivan’s Travels
26.The Odd Couple
27.Ninotchka
28.City Slickers
29.Back to School
30.Spaceballs
31.Some Like it Hot
32.The Jerk
33.Ghost Busters
34.My Man Godfrey
35.Young Frankenstein
36.A Day at the Races
37.City Lights
38.There's Something About Mary
39.Trading Places
40.Sleeper
41.This is Spinal Tap
42.It Happened One Night
43.A Christmas Story
44.The Apartment
45.The Navigator
46.O Brother, Where Art Thou?
47.A Shot in the Dark
48.Better Off Dead
49.Blues Brothers
50.Juno
51.Mrs.Doubtfire
52.Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
53.The Birdcage
54.Everything You Wanted to Know about Sex…
55.Analyze This
56.National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
57.Throw Momma From the Train
58.Being There
59.Modern Times
60.Borat…
61.Dumb and Dumber
62.Pee Wee’s Big Adventure
63.When Harry Met Sally
64.Superbad
65.Sherlock Jr.
66.Beverly Hills Cop
67.The 40 Year Old Virgin
68.Dazed and Confused
69.Knocked Up
70.The Lady Eve
71.My Cousin Vinny
72.Topper
73.Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
74.Sideways
75.To Be or Not to Be (’42)
76.The Producers
77.Being John Malkovich
78.The Royal Tenenbaums
79.Up in Smoke
80.Austin Powers: (1+2)
81.Crocodile Dundee
82.Kingpin
83.Arthur
84.Little Miss Sunshine
85.Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (’36)
86.Happy Gilmore
87.His Girl Friday
88.Take the Money and Run
89.Old School
90.Billy Madison
91.Tommy Boy
92.High Fidelity
93.Grumpy Old Men (1+2)
94.The Freshman (’25)
95.Scary Movie
96.Bad Santa
97.Friday
98.Major League
99.School of Rock
100.Scrooged

Honorable Mention:
American Graffiti
American Pie (1+2)
Animal Crackers
Arsenic and Old Lace
As Good As It Gets
The Bad News Bears (’76)
Bananas
Beetle Juice
Big
Bowfinger
Bull Durham
Bullets over Broadway
Clerks II
Defending Your Life
Don’t Be a Menace….
Elf
Fletch
The Great Dictator
Half Baked
History of the World: Part I
Home Alone
Hot Shots
Jackass (1+2)
Kentucky Fried Movie
Lost in Translation
It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
Man on the Moon
Moonstruck
Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream Home
The Nutty Professor
Overboard
Patch Adams
Porky’s
The Princess Bride
Private Parts
Quick Change
Revenge of the Nerds
Shaun of the Dead
Silver Streak
Smokey and the Bandit
Stripes
Talladega Nights
Thank You for Smoking
The Thin Man
Top Secret!
Tootsie
Wag the Dog
The Waterboy
Wayne's World
What About Bob?


Top 10 lists: (Some foreign films included)

2008
1. Slumdog Millionaire
2.Wall-e
3.Wrestler, The
4.Frost/Nixon
5.Dark Knight, The
6.Gran Torino
7.Curious Case of Benjamin Button
8.Doubt
9.Reader, The
10.Changeling

2007
1.No Country for Old Men
2.Atonement
3.Juno
4.Ratatouille
5.American Gangster
6.There Will be Blood
7.3:10 to Yuma
8.Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
9.Knocked Up
10.Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead

2006
1.Letters From Iwo Jima
2.Departed, The
3.Children of Men
4.Babel
5.Pan’s Labrynth
6.United 93
7.Borat…
8.Little Miss Sunshine
9.Little Children
10.Notes on a Scandal

2005
1.Crash
2.Sin City
3.Munich
4.King Kong
5.Brokeback Mountain
6.Star Wars: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
7.Good Night and Good Luck
8.40 Year old Virgin, The
9.Wallace and Gromit: Curse of the Ware-Rabbit.
10.Capote

2004
1.The Aviator
2.Million Dollar Baby
3.Spider-Man 2
4.Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
5.Kill Bill: Vol. 2
6.Hotel Rwanda
7.Ray
8.Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
9.Sideways
10.The Incredibles

2003
1.Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
2.Kill Bill: Vol.1
3.Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
4.Finding Nemo
5.Mystic River
6.House of Sand and Fog
7.Bad Santa
8.Seabiscuit
9.American Splendor
10.21 Grams

2002
1.Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
2.Gangs of New York
3.Chicago
4.The Pianist
5.Catch Me If You Can
6.Spider-Man
7.Adaptation
8.Minority Report
9.Signs
10.About Schmidt

2001
1.Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
2.A Beautiful Mind
3.Shrek
4.Black Hawk Down
5.Mulholland Drive
6.Training Day
7.The Royal Tenenbaums
8.Gosford Park
9.The Man Who Wasn’t There
10.Frailty

2000
1.Gladiator
2.Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
3.Memento
4.Requiem for a Dream
5.Cast Away
6.American Psycho
7.O’ Brother Where Art Thou
8.Almost Famous
9.Chocolat
10.High Fidelity

1999
1.Fight Club
2.The Sixth Sense
3.American Beauty
4.The Matrix
5.The Insider
6.Being John Malkovich
7.Toy Story 2
8.Magnolia
9.Star Wars: Episode I- The Phantom Menace
10.South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut

1998
1.Saving Private Ryan
2.Life is Beautiful
3.The Thin Red Line
4.The Truman Show
5.The Big Lebowski
6.There’s Something About Mary
7.American History X
8.Pleasantville
9.A Bug’s Life
10.Elizabeth

1997
1.Titanic
2.L.A. Confidential
3.As Good as It Gets
4.Good Will Hunting
5.Boogie Nights
6.The Game
7.Men in Black
8.Gattaca
9.U Turn
10.Jackie Brown

1996
1.Fargo
2.Trainspotting
3.Sling Blade
4.Jerry Maguire
5.People vs. Larry Flynt
6.Primal Fear
7.Bound
8.The English Patient
9.Kingpin
10.The Birdcage

1995
1.Braveheart
2.Toy Story
3.The Usual Suspects
4.Babe
5.Apollo 13
6.Casino
7.Se7en
8.Dead Man Walking
9.Leaving Las Vegas
10.Twelve Monkeys

1994
1.Shawshank Redemption
2.Pulp Fiction
3.Forrest Gump
4.Natural Born Killers
5.The Lion King
6.Clerks
7.Ed Wood
8.Quiz Show
9.Shallow Grave
10.Bullets Over Broadway

1993
1.Schindler’s List
2.Groundhog Day
3.The Fugitive
4.Jurrasic Park
5.What’s Eating Gilbert Grape?
6.True Romance
7.The Firm
8.In the Line of Fire
9.The Piano
10.Mrs.Doubtfire

1992
1.Reservior Dogs
2.Unforgiven
3.Scent of a Woman
4.A Few Good Men
5.Lorenzo’s Oil
6.My Cousin Vinny
7.A League of Their Own
8.The Crying Game
9.The Last of the Mohicans
10.The Player

1991
1.Silence of the Lambs
2.Terminator 2: Judgment Day
3.Bugsy
4.Thelma and Louise
5.City Slickers
6.JFK
7.Boyz n the Hood
8.Fried Green Tomatoes
9.Beauty and the Beast
10.Barton Fink

1990
1.Goodfellas
2.Dances with Wolves
3.Edward Scissorhands
4.Misery
5.The Hunt for Red October
6.Miller’s Crossing
7.Ghost
8.Total Recall
9.Awakenings
10.Europa Europa

1989
1.Born on the Fourth of July
2.Field of Dreams
3.Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
4.When Harry Met Sally
5.Driving Miss Daisy
6.Do the Right Thing
7.Lean on Me
8.Dead Poets Society
9.Batman
10.National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

1988
1.Rain Man
2.Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
3.Die Hard
4.Coming to America
5.Naked Gun
6.Big
7.Bull Durham
8.A Midnight Run
9.Working Girl
10.Beetle Juice

1987
1.Raising Arizona
2.Empire of the Sun
3.Full Metal Jacket
4.Leathal Weapon
5.Planes, Trains, and Automobiles
6.Good Morning, Vietnam
7.The Last Emperor
8.Predator
9.Spaceballs
10.Fatal Attraction

1986
1.Platoon
2.Aliens
3.Stand By Me
4.Hoosiers
5.Back to School
6.Crocodile Dundee
7.Blue Velvet
8.The Fly
9.Labrynth
10.The Color of Money

1985
1.Witness
2.Back to the Future
3.Brazil
4.The Breakfast Club
5.Cocoon
6.Better off Dead
7.Mask
8.Pee Wee’s Big Adventure
9.The Color Purple
10.The Goonies

1984
1.Amadeus
2.Once Upon a Time in America
3.Ghost Busters
4.Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
5.The Terminator
6.A Nightmare on Elm Street
7.Romancing the Stone
8.This is Spinal Tap
9.The Karate Kid
10.Beverly Hills Cop

1983
1.A Christmas Story
2.Trading Places
3.Scarface
4.National Lampoon’s Vacation
5.Star Wars: Episode IV – The Return of the Jedi
6.The Big Chill
7.Risky Business
8.Wargames
9.Terms of Endearment
10.El Norte

1982
1.E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
2.Blade Runner
3.Ghandi
4.Sophie’s Choice
5.Tootsie
6.An Officer and a Gentleman
7.The World According to Garp
8.Poltergeist
9.The Verdict
10.Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

1981
1.Raiders of the Lost Ark
2.Das Boot
3.The Road Warrior
4.On Golden Pond
5.Arthur
6.An American Werewolf in London
7.Mommie Dearest
8.Stripes
9.Chariots of Fire
10.History of the World: Part I

1980
1.Raging Bull
2.The Shining
3.Airplane!
4.Caddyshack
5.Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
6.The Elephant Man
7.Ordinary People
8.The Blues Brothers
9.Coal Miner’s Daughter
10.The Great Santini

Best of the decades: (United States & Great Britain)

The 00’s

1.The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
2.Gladiator
3.The Aviator
4.A Beautiful Mind
5.Kill Bill (Vol. 1+2)
6.Gangs of New York
7.Million Dollar Baby
8.No Country for Old Men
9.Chicago
10.Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
11.Finding Nemo
12.The Pianist
13.Spider-Man (1+2)
14.Catch Me if You Can
15.Letters From Iwo Gima
16.Shrek
17.The Departed
18.Memento
19.Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
20.Children of Men
21.Crash
22.Atonement
23.Hotel Rwanda
24.Adaptation
25.Minority Report

The 90’s

1.The Shawshank Redemption
2.Pulp Fiction
3.Goodfellas
4.Schindler’s List
5.Saving Private Ryan
6.Fargo
7.Silence of the Lambs
8.Dances with Wolves
9.Titanic
10.Forrest Gump
11.Fight Club
12.The Sixth Sense
13.Braveheart
14.Toy Story
15.L.A. Confidential
16.The Usual Suspects
17.Babe
18.Trainspotting
19.American Beauty
20.Reservior Dogs
21.Terminator 2
22.The Matrix
23.The Thin Red Line
24.Apollo 13
25.Natural Born Killers

The 80’s

1.E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
2.Raiders of the Lost Ark
3.Raging Bull
4.Platoon
5.Amedeus
6.Witness
7.Once Upon a Time in America
8.Blade Runner
9.Rainman
10.The Shining
11.Airplane!
12.Raising Arizona
13.Born on the Fourth of July
14.Aliens
15.Ghandi
16.Terminator
17.Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
18.Stand By Me
19.The Empire of the Sun
20.Caddyshack
21.Back to the Future
22.Star Wars – The Empire Strikes Back
23.Die Hard
24.Coming to America
25.A Christmas Story

The 70’s

1.The Godfather (1+2)
2.Star Wars
3.Annie Hall
4.Apocalypse Now
5.Jaws
6.Taxi Driver
7.One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
8.M*A*S*H
9.Chinatown
10.The French Connection
11.The Deer Hunter
12.Rocky
13.American Graffiti
14.A Clockwork Orange
15.Deliverance
16.Close Encounters of the Third Kind
17.Patton
18.Network
19.Cabaret
20.Blazing Saddles
21.National Lampoon’s Animal House
22.The Last Picture Show
23.The Exorcist
24.All The President’s Men
25.Superman

The 60’s

1.Lawrence of Arabia
2.The Graduate
3.Psycho
4.2001: A Space Odyssey
5.West Side Story
6.Midnight Cowboy
7.The Apartment
8.Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
9.To Kill a Mockingbird
10.Manchurian Candidate
11.Bonnie and Clyde
12.Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
13.Easy Rider
14.The Sound of Music
15.Doctor Zhivago
16.In the Heat of the Night
17.Cool Hand Luke
18.Breakfast at Tiffany’s
19.Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?
20.The Odd Couple
21.The Wild Bunch
22.Spartacus
23.My Fair Lady
24.Who’s Afraid of Virgina Woolf?
25.Cape Fear

The 50’s

1.Sunset Blvd.
2.The Bridge on the River Kwai
3.Singin’ in the Rain
4.High Noon
5.Rear Window
6.The African Queen
7.North by Northwest
8.The Searchers
9.Vertigo
10.Some Like it Hot
11.Ben-Hur
12.On the Waterfront
13.All About Eve
14.Shane
15.From Here to Eternity
16.Giant
17.A Streetcar Named Desire
18.Marty
19.Rebel Without a Cause
20.Paths of Glory
21.Twelve Angry Men
22.A Place in the Sun
23.Night of the Hunter
24.The Quiet Man
25.An American in Paris

The 40’s

1.Citizen Kane
2.Casablanca
3.It’s a Wonderful Life
4.Grapes of Wrath
5.Double Indemnity
6.Treasure of the Sierra Madre
7.The Maltese Falcon
8.The Third Man
9.Sullivan’s Travels
10.Yankee Doodle Dandee
11.The Best Years of Our Lives
12.The Philadelphia Story
13.Fantasia
14.The Lady Eve
15.His Girl Friday
16.Out of the Past
17.Ball of Fire
18.How Green was My Valley
19.The Heiress
20.The Big Sleep
21.The Great Dictator
22.Laura
23.Notorious
24.Rebecca
25.To be or Not to Be

The 00’s – 30’s

1.Wizard of Oz
2.Gone with the Wind
3.The Gold Rush
4.King Kong
5.City Lights
6.Birth of a Nation
7.The General
8.Duck Soup
9.Mutiny on the Bounty
10.Modern Times
11.Bringing Up Baby
12.The Jazz Singer
13.Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
14.Intolerance
15.A Night at the Opera
16.Stagecoach
17.Frankenstein
18.Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
19.It’s a Gift
20.Ninotchka
21.It Happened One Night
22.The Navigator
23.Swing Time
24.Sherlock Jr.
25.All Quiet on the Western Front

And here's my current 'must see' list. Not including foreign films, except from 2007. Some of these I have seen on television a very long time ago, or part of them and I don't consider it a full viewing...

Ace in the Hole (1951)
All the King's Men (1949)
Atlantic City (1980)
Away from Her (2007)
Badlands (1973)
The Band Wagon (1953)
Beau Geste (1939)
The Big Parade (1925)
The Big Sleep (1946)
Blackboard Jungle (1955)
Cabin in the Sky (1943)
Camille (1937)
Cat People (1942)
Charlie Wilson’s War (2007)
The Cheat (1915)
Coming Home (1978)
The Conversation (1974)
The Crowd (1928)
Days of Wine and Roses (1962)
The Defiant Ones (1958)
Destry Rides Again (1939)
The Diary of Anne Frank (1959)
Dodsworth (1936)
Eastern Promises (2007)
A Face in the Crowd (1957)
Force of Evil (1948)
The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1921)
Funny Girl (1968)
Fury (1936)
Gentleman's Agreement (1947)
Gilda (1946)
Glory (1989)
Gone Baby Gone (2007)
Grand Hotel (1932)
The Great Escape (1963)
Greed (1925)
Greed (1925)
Gunga Din (1939)
Hot Fuzz (2007)
The Hustler (1961)
I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (1932)
Jezebel (1938)
The King and I (1956)
The King of Comedy (1983)
The Kite Runner (2007)
Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)
Lars and the Real Girl (2007)
Last Tango in Paris (1973)
The Life of Emile Zola (1937)
Little Caesar (1930)
The Little Foxes (1941)
The Longest Day (1962)
Lost Horizon (1937)
The Lost Weekend (1945)
Love Story (1970)
The Magnificent Ambersons (1942)
The Man Who Would Be King (1975)
McCabe and Mrs. Miller (1971)
Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)
Mildred Pierce (1945)
The Miracle of Morgan's Creek (1944)
Mrs. Miniver (1942)
My Darling Clementine (1946)
Now, Voyager (1942)
The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)
The Ox-Bow Incident (1943)
The Phantom of the Opera (1925)
Pillow Talk (1959)
The Poor Little Rich Girl (1917)
Porgy and Bess (1959)
The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)
The Public Enemy (1931)
Queen Christina (1933)
A Raisin in the Sun (1961)
Red River (1948)
Return of the Seacaucus 7 (1980)
The Right Stuff (1983)
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
Roman Holiday (1953)
Safety Last (1923)
The Savages (2007)
The Scarlet Empress (1934)
Sense and Sensibility (1995)
Sergeant York (1941)
Sex, lies and videotape (1989)
Shadow of a Doubt (1943)
Sounder (1972)
A Star Is Born (1954)
The Sting (1973)
Stormy Weather (1943)
Stranger Than Paradise (1984)
Strangers on a Train (1951)
The Sweet Smell of Success (1957)
The Ten Commandments (1956)
The Thief of Bagdad (1924)
The Thing from Another World (1951)
What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)
White Heat (1949)
Winchester '73 (1950)
The Wind (1928)
Wings (1927)
A Woman Under the Influence (1974)
You Can't Take It With You (1938)
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Wow

I thought I knew my movies but you sir have me outclassed by a WIDE margin

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Gladiator BEST ALL TIME NUMB NUT :!:


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Very good list. I usually disagree with a lot of lists this big but there were very few that I did not like.

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jk, I was wondering where Gone Baby Gone was on your '07 list...by far the best movie last year IMO...so see it ASAP


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champstark wrote:
tl;dr

1.Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
2.Citizen Kane (1941)
3.Graduate, The (1967)
4.Godfather, The (Part 1+2)(1972/1974)
5.Star Wars – A New Hope (1977)
6.Sunset Blvd. (1950)
7.Wizard of Oz (1939)
8.Bridge on the River Kwai, The (1957)
9.Casablanca (1942)
10.Lord of the Rings, The (2001-2003)

Trimmed it down for you. :wink:


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champstark wrote:
jk, I was wondering where Gone Baby Gone was on your '07 list...by far the best movie last year IMO...so see it ASAP


I heard good things. Its just because its the start of the baseball season and I'm not in the mood much for watching movies unless its at the theater. But after or at the tail of the baseball season, I'm probably going to check it out.


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I really like your comedies list- I would have rated Lebowski higher as I think its one of the most unique viewing experiences in any movie. No movie (aside from AIRPLANE) has left me with so many memorable quotes.

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I really like your comedies list- I would have rated Lebowski higher as I think its one of the most unique viewing experiences in any movie. No movie (aside from AIRPLANE) has left me with so many memorable quotes.


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And I thought SFC had a lot of time on his hands....

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2008 2:54 pm 
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dalek wrote:

Have you seen Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas?


I actually just got it on HD-DVD (Don't tell me its a dead format, I've picked up way too many movies since it walked the plank ;) ).

I can't wait to watch it. I think I'm going to really enjoy it.

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