What are your top ten films of all times?

(64 Posts)
earlgreyplease Sat 15-Sep-12 18:45:06

Have managed to miss virtually all films ever produced over the years not to mention not having seen all the best classics......am trying to catch up.....so need to make a long list!! Would love your input

Mintyy Sat 15-Sep-12 18:48:50

Raising Arizona
This Is Spinal Tap
Withnail & I
Rear Window
West Side Story
Pulp Fiction
The Towering Inferno
Edward Scissorhands
Close Encounters of the Third Kind

gymboywalton Sat 15-Sep-12 18:50:38

oooh..hard!!! so many good ones!!

erm..not in any order..

etre et avoir
it's a wonderful life
scrooge the musical
my big fat greek wedding
brief encounter[sob]

i am now going to think over my remaining four...

ThePieWhoLovedMe Sun 16-Sep-12 08:46:33

Shawshank Redemption
Kill bill x2
Usual suspects
Fight club
Butterfly effect
Sin City
The green Mile
Pulp Fiction

hugandroll Sun 16-Sep-12 09:56:43

Shawshank redemption
Donnie darko
We were soldiers
Usual suspects
The green mile
We need to talk about kevin
Silence of the lambs
Underworld (cheating because all of them I am counting as one)
Reservoir dogs

ThePieWhoLovedMe Sun 16-Sep-12 19:42:37

Loving your films Hugs !! Forgot about Se7en & SotL !!

hugandroll Sun 16-Sep-12 21:14:16

Thanks pie I love all of yours too, kick ass is amazing, just not in my top 10, prob in my top 20 though!

totallyfrazzled Sun 16-Sep-12 21:54:45

There's a Girl in My Soup
Somethings Gotta Give
Sophie's Choice
The Deer Hunter
Strange Days
High Society
Hannah and Her Sisters (Most Woody Allens actually!)
Gosford Park
The Great Gatsby
Au Revoir Les Enfants

FrankieMyDearIDontGiveADamn Sun 16-Sep-12 22:16:08

<drums fingers together>

Hero (Tarrentino)
House of Flying Daggers.
Millennium Trilogy hmm
The Piano.
The Secretary.
Alice In Wonderland (Nick Willing or Tim Burton's)
Fight Club.
Inglorious Basterds.
Oh Brother Where Art Thou?


Okay - top one is the top but the others are in no particular order:

The Breakfast Club
The Wedding Singer
Breakfast At Tiffany's
About A Boy
Priscilla Queen Of The Desert
Pride And Prejudice (with KK)
Emma (with Kate Beckinsale)
The Princess Bride

joanofarchitrave Sun 16-Sep-12 22:24:50

Different top ten for different purposes, but:

All The President's Men
Persuasion (the BBC/Amanda Root/Ciaran Hinds version)
Rear Window
The Lady Vanishes
My Cousin Vinny
Le Nozze di Figaro (70s version with Mirella Freni as Susanna)
The Wicker Man

Now will go and read other people's.

joanofarchitrave Sun 16-Sep-12 22:26:10

Different top ten for different purposes, but:

All The President's Men
Persuasion (the BBC/Amanda Root/Ciaran Hinds version)
Rear Window
The Lady Vanishes
My Cousin Vinny
Le Nozze di Figaro (70s version with Mirella Freni as Susanna)
The Wicker Man

Now will go and read other people's.

joanofarchitrave Sun 16-Sep-12 22:26:31

Aargh, sorry!

My list changes all the time. Tonight I will say:

Stand by me
The white nights by Luchino Visconti
Monty Python and the meaning of life
The Descendants
Pulp Fiction
L'uomo che verra'
Young Frankenstein
Il giardino dei Finzi Contini
Star Wars
Carlito's way

Serious mood:
Live Flesh
Tricolour Blue
Consider the Lilies
The Godfather
Ivans XTC
Tricolour White

And I have realised that I didn't include any Woody Allen's, and I love all his movies.

joanofarchitrave Sun 16-Sep-12 22:37:49

Oh I'd forgotten Hannah and her Sisters.

Trashy mood:
Star Wars
My Cousin Vinny
Minority Report
Rocky III & IV
Intolerable Cruelty
School for Scoundrels (original)
The Italian Job (original)
Casino Royale

Probably changes depending on my mood, but for now in no particular order

Monty Python and the search for the holy grail
Anchorman - the legend or ron burgandy
drop dead fred
Sense and sensibility
Robin Hood Prince of thieves
Rocky horror picture show
Star trek 2 the wrath of Kahn
Sweeney Todd Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (stars Steve Martin and Michael Cain, worth a watch)

MrsWembley Sun 16-Sep-12 22:51:36

Well, we'll start with All The President's Men and A Princess Bride...

MrsWembley Sun 16-Sep-12 22:52:56

Sorry, that should have been The Princess Brideblush

MrsWembley Sun 16-Sep-12 22:57:09

West Side Story...

MrsWembley Sun 16-Sep-12 22:58:09

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (The Best Children's Film Ever)

MrsWembley Sun 16-Sep-12 22:59:02

Oh, and An Affair To Remember (except for the songs - dire!)

TheDoctrineOfSnatch Sun 16-Sep-12 23:00:21

There's a movie reviews topic? Wow!

Will have to think about the question...

MrsWembley Sun 16-Sep-12 23:04:55

This Is Spinal Tap...

TheDoctrineOfSnatch Sun 16-Sep-12 23:08:29

The Lost Boys
The Money Pit
Silence of the Lambs
Trains Planes and Automobiles
The first Bourne one
Life of Brian
The one with George Clooney and Jennifer Lopez (Out of Time, maybe?)
Star Trek II
Saving Private Ryan
Die Hard

TheDoctrineOfSnatch Sun 16-Sep-12 23:10:34

I've listed ones I would happily rewatch right now. But if you've never seen the Truman Show, I would watch that - but it was a one time only film for me, still great though.

MrsWembley Sun 16-Sep-12 23:16:29

Doctrine You're thinking of Out Of Sight. I was wondering whether to add that; it's certainly my favourite Clooney film!

MrsWembley Sun 16-Sep-12 23:18:12

I'm going to sleep on the rest of the list, dream the rest of it maybe?grin

TheDoctrineOfSnatch Sun 16-Sep-12 23:21:17

Yes I am, thank you!

I had Up in the Air as well, but bumped it for Die Hard <yippie-kai-yay> grin

Jagsy Sun 16-Sep-12 23:24:09

Shawshank Redemption
The Green Mile
Usual Suspects
Silence of the Lambs
To kill a mockingbird
Schindler's List
....need to think of two more but difficult to choose

imogengladhart Sun 16-Sep-12 23:25:50

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CleoSmackYa Sun 16-Sep-12 23:31:01

The Rocky Horror Picture Show
The Goonies
The Wizard of Oz
Repo! The Genetic Opera
Hedwig and The Angry Inch
Hocus Pocus

Think that's it!

CleoSmackYa Sun 16-Sep-12 23:31:42

Adding The'Burbs! How could I forget that?!

happybubblebrain Sun 16-Sep-12 23:33:08

Twelve Monkeys
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
District 9
The Matrix
Big Fish
The Million Dollar Hotel
Shutter Island
Kung Fu Hustle
Jacob's Ladder

There are lots of other films I love that I could add.

LizzieVerekerGold Sun 16-Sep-12 23:34:41

Schindler's List
The Godfather parts 1 and 2
The Breakfast Club
The Railway Children
Donne Darko
Pulp Fiction
LOTR (cheating, sorry)
Jurassic Park
Star Wars
Love Actually
The Great Escape

skyebluesapphire Sun 16-Sep-12 23:43:01

Dirty Dancing
Vanity Fair
The Green Mile
The Lost Boys
Pretty Woman
Silence of The Lambs
American Pie
Star Wars trilogy

MrsWembley Mon 17-Sep-12 13:17:28

Oh my god, how could I have forgotten about The Railway Children (The Second Best Children's Film Ever)!

Still pondering on the rest of them...

MrsWembley Mon 17-Sep-12 13:20:36

Oh, and speaking as a self confessed film addict, I would say that there are some questionable choices here, but Cleo, The Goonies? Really?


NicholasTeakozy Mon 17-Sep-12 14:52:17

Shaun Of The Dead.
The Producers. (Original version with Zero Mostel and Gene Wilder)
Ice Cold In Alex.
Blazing Saddles.
Twelve Angry Men.
The Fifth Element.
The Fisher King.
Get Carter.

I love Blazing Saddles!!!

North By Northwest
Hot Fuzz
The Good, The Bad And The Ugly
Thelma & Louise
Robin Hood (the one with the foxes)
The Full Monty
The Empire Strikes Back

hugandroll Mon 17-Sep-12 19:03:39

One flew over the cuckoos nest is a must see.

That's also a very good film hugandroll but not sure I would want to watch it time and time again (think those that made my list I've watched 3, 4 5+ times and would happily sit down to watch tonight if there was nothing on telly). Ghostbusters and Breakfast At Tiffany's were also close contenders.

LouMacca Tue 18-Sep-12 09:43:32

Life is Beautiful
Shawshank Redemption
Usual Suspects
When Harry Met Sally
The Breakfast Club
Planes, Trains & Automobiles
This Is England
Toy Story 3

not in that order apart from no. 1

Aah, A Planes Trains and Automobiles! Great!

I don't know Life is Beautiful, is it very good indeed?

LouMacca Tue 18-Sep-12 16:07:53

Oh Jammy it's a wonderful film, an absolute must smile

MrsWembley Tue 18-Sep-12 16:12:54

... Some Like It Hot...

beujolais Tue 18-Sep-12 23:20:51

Is tough that,
Withnail and i
life of brian
big trouble in little china
lolita (james mason)
some like it hot
a clockwork orange
brighton rock
amelie. Though the list is going on!

ash6605 Tue 18-Sep-12 23:27:58

Shawshank redemption
Sweet home alabama
Top gun
Ps I love you
Dear John
Pearl harbour
Dirty dancing
In time
It's a wonderful life
And toy story blush

ash6605 Tue 18-Sep-12 23:30:29

Oh and Castaway with Tom hanks, sorry that's 11!

beujolais Tue 18-Sep-12 23:30:39

Haha don't blush, toy story is ace!

Off the top of my head, so potentially many "how could I forget...!" to come!

The Graduate
Thelma and Louise
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless mind
Requiem for a Dream
The Wizard of Oz
True Romance
Bram Stokers Dracula (Gary Oldman one)
American Beauty
Lost Highway

In no particular order

Forrest Gump
Kill Bill 2
True Romance
The Shawshank redemption
Clueless (I know it's not cool but I can watch it over and over as it reminds me of being 15)
The curious case of Benjamin Button
Dances with wolves
Edward Scissorhands.

I've probably forgotten a million others.

Omg interview with the vampire has to be on my list too (sneaks in a number 11)

GranToAirMissiles Wed 19-Sep-12 00:17:21

West Side Story
Breakfast at Tiffany's
South Pacific
The Execution of Private Slovik
The Lives of Others
It Happened Here

I shall see if I can rent it out then LouMacca.

And can't believe I forgot Some Like It Hot and Withnail And I! May have to swop my list round a bit.

beujolais Wed 19-Sep-12 21:42:13

Man the lives of others! That is an incredible movie. The list could go on for a while me thinks.

CoteDAzur Wed 19-Sep-12 21:46:22

Requiem for a dream
Donnie Darko
Fear and loathing in Las Vegas

Some like it hot
The Bourne movies
28 days later
The shining
The deer hunter

joanofarchitrave Wed 19-Sep-12 22:11:48

Goodfellas!! how could I forget!

MrsWembley Sun 30-Sep-12 17:08:08

Bloody hell - Spartacus!!!

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