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Old Sep 26th, 2004, 07:14 PM   #1
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RankRatingTitleVotes1.9.0Godfather, The (1972)103,2002.8.9Shawshank Redemption, The (1994)127,2813.8.9Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, The (2003)75,4644.8.8Godfather: Part II, The (1974)60,9405.8.8Shichinin no samurai (1954)26,3846.8.8Schindler's List (1993)85,6587.8.7Casablanca (1942)58,0908.8.7Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The (2002)94,5809.8.7Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The (2001)136,67010.8.7Star Wars (1977)119,04711.8.7Citizen Kane (1941)53,86912.8.7One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)61,23813.8.6Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)91,55914.8.6Rear Window (1954)35,83215.8.6Pulp Fiction (1994)113,24216.8.6Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)55,18617.8.6Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)83,00518.8.6Usual Suspects, The (1995)91,41519.8.6Memento (2000)77,22520.8.6Buono, il brutto, il cattivo, Il (1966)23,91421.8.612 Angry Men (1957)24,94522.8.5North by Northwest (1959)31,40823.8.5Cidade de Deus (2002)17,26424.8.5Lawrence of Arabia (1962)27,51225.8.5Psycho (1960)47,83426.8.5Fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain, Le (2001)49,26327.8.5It's a Wonderful Life (1946)36,53028.8.5Silence of the Lambs, The (1991)81,53529.8.5Goodfellas (1990)58,40830.8.4C'era una volta il West (1968)13,56331.8.4American Beauty (1999)96,70832.8.4Sunset Blvd. (1950)13,84333.8.4Vertigo (1958)29,88034.8.4Matrix, The (1999)126,35435.8.4Apocalypse Now (1979)56,46636.8.4To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)26,52637.8.4Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)19,85238.8.4Pianist, The (2002)23,43539.8.4Fight Club (1999)94,62740.8.4Third Man, The (1949)15,99641.8.4Paths of Glory (1957)12,27842.8.4Taxi Driver (1976)41,01143.8.4Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi (2001)18,36544.8.3Some Like It Hot (1959)22,22945.8.3Double Indemnity (1944)10,12546.8.3Boot, Das (1981)25,35447.8.3Singin' in the Rain (1952)17,84448.8.3Chinatown (1974)22,24849.8.3L.A. Confidential (1997)62,22350.8.3M (1931)10,26651.8.3All About Eve (1950)11,51252.8.3Se7en (1995)76,14753.8.3Maltese Falcon, The (1941)17,24754.8.3Requiem for a Dream (2000)38,78755.8.3Bridge on the River Kwai, The (1957)19,61056.8.3Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)52,97957.8.3Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)49,31458.8.3Rashômon (1950)9,68159.8.3Saving Private Ryan (1998)88,39460.8.3Raging Bull (1980)22,48761.8.2Alien (1979)55,39962.8.2American History X (1998)49,92963.8.2Léon (1994)44,06664.8.2Wizard of Oz, The (1939)33,85065.8.2Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)10,14166.8.2Manchurian Candidate, The (1962)12,06267.8.2Sting, The (1973)20,85068.8.2Modern Times (1936)8,73169.8.2Treasure of the Sierra Madre, The (1948)9,07470.8.2Reservoir Dogs (1992)59,19671.8.2Vita è bella, La (1997)33,19472.8.2Clockwork Orange, A (1971)56,62273.8.2Touch of Evil (1958)10,30074.8.22001: A Space Odyssey (1968)57,99975.8.2On the Waterfront (1954)10,89576.8.2Ran (1985)10,06977.8.2Amadeus (1984)32,55278.8.2Great Escape, The (1963)17,27179.8.2Finding Nemo (2003)31,56780.8.2Apartment, The (1960)9,68781.8.2Jaws (1975)41,29382.8.2Annie Hall (1977)18,48383.8.2Wo hu cang long (2000)46,32184.8.2High Noon (1952)10,83385.8.2Aliens (1986)56,69186.8.1Braveheart (1995)81,55187.8.1Metropolis (1927)10,22088.8.1Shining, The (1980)43,56989.8.1Fargo (1996)58,20590.8.1City Lights (1931)6,62491.8.1Strangers on a Train (1951)9,03592.8.1Donnie Darko (2001)38,25693.8.1Blade Runner (1982)66,99694.8.1Sjunde inseglet, Det (1957)8,00895.8.1General, The (1927)5,68196.8.1Great Dictator, The (1940)8,69697.8.1Sixth Sense, The (1999)85,58498.8.1Nuovo cinema Paradiso (1989)12,04899.8.1Duck Soup (1933)8,616100.8.1Mononoke-hime (1997)

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Old Sep 26th, 2004, 09:11 PM   #2
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its kinda hard to read like that

but i've seen the list a million times.

it used to be a pretty good list a few years ago.

until all three LOTR movies were voted into the top ten, and all the older/foreign films were pushed to the bottom.
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Old Sep 26th, 2004, 11:53 PM   #3
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Akira Kurosawa must be proud: he has two films ('The Seven Samurai' and 'Rashomon') in the top 150. Plus, Hayao Miyazaki's done well with 'Spirited Away' and 'Princess Mononoke'.

I still have a problem with 'Memento' being placed so high. I can think of many films which deserve that no.19 position more.
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Old Sep 26th, 2004, 11:55 PM   #4
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For example, Amelie is a very nice simple movie, very well done, and most people who saw it enjoyed it, but does it belong in the top 30 movies of all time? I don't think so.
Good point. In reality, it is only a list of a fan's personal 'preference'. I personally would have placed nearly all of Akira Kurosawa's film over 'Amelie'. Of course, I did like that French film, but I don't believe it should be ranked anywhere near the top 30.

But movies are made for the general public. So this list is just as important as any other because it reflects what the studios' most important critics think.
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Movies that I have seen and don't belong on that list on my opinion:
*Any of the Lord of the Ring movies (Yes, great cinimatography but it takes more than that to make a great movie. And, yes, I know many will disagree with that )

*Memento - again great style, but not that satisfying a movie

*Eternal sunshine - Have to rewatch this again on DVD but I am not sure it's top 250 material

*Requiem for a Dream - Umm, how the hell did it get there?

*American Beauty, Braveheart and Finding Nemo - Good movies but don't know if they belong there.
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Old Sep 27th, 2004, 12:44 AM   #6
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eternal sunshine... the concept was completely different.

i think it's so high cos ANYONE who has ever been in an arduous relationship can relate. it's hard to find a movie that so many people can relate to.

its definitely one of the better romantic comedies, along with amelie, out there.

american beauty, again, cos many people could relate to a mundane life in the burbs. it influenced the business, and set the mood for other movies with it's dry wit.

requiem for a dream... i thought it was an excellent movies. one of the few to REALLY show the reality of being an addict of anything. i thought it said A LOT about our current lifestyle.

braveheart had a huge influence on hollywood. i cant see why maybe you don't agree with the other movies, but braveheart?

finding nemo, memento, LOTR... i cant give you an explanation cos i agree. althou LOTR definitely did not have great cinematography. the first was beautiful, after that it was too made for tv-ish.
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2001: a space odyssey needs to be higher than 74.

i mean, kill bill vol.1 ahead of 2001?
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they're majority all oldies.
i wanna see all of them. i only kno so lil from that 250 list
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At least "Titanic" is no longer in the Top 100.

Movies on that list that should be lower, or not in the Top 100 at all, are "Annie Hall" (tedious Woody Allen neurosis), and "Dr. Strangelove" (not nearly as funny as critics would have you believe; TCM showed it last night and I was almost nauseated by Peter Sellers' antics in the title role -- although he was much better as the RAF officer). The LOTR crap ought to be a lot lower, too -- I can't understand why people are so into the movies, or the original books. And, I'm always amazed at the positive response to "Vertigo". I love Hitchcock's movies, but find Vertigo drags on and on and has an ending that doesn't work at all for me. All three of these films are also overrated on the AFI's 1999 list of the 100 greatest American movies.

As for movies that ought to be higher up, "Psycho" ought to be in the Top 5, as should "Some Like it Hot" -- one of the greatest comedies ever made. "The Apartment" should also be higher. As for movies I don't see in the Top 100 but should be, I'd nominate Alfred Hitchcock's "Notorious" (Ingrid Bergman, Cary Grant, and Claude Rains), which will be shown on TCM on Monday; as well as "Leave Her to Heaven" (the fabulously gorgeous Gene Tierney plays one of the nastiest villainesses you'll ever see on film, Vincent Price plays an extremely probing prosecuting attornery in one of his roles before he became known for horror films, and gorgeous photography in a color film noir).
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At least "Titanic" is no longer in the Top 100.

Movies on that list that should be lower, or not in the Top 100 at all, are "Annie Hall" (tedious Woody Allen neurosis), and "Dr. Strangelove" (not nearly as funny as critics would have you believe; TCM showed it last night and I was almost nauseated by Peter Sellers' antics in the title role -- although he was much better as the RAF officer). The LOTR crap ought to be a lot lower, too -- I can't understand why people are so into the movies, or the original books. And, I'm always amazed at the positive response to "Vertigo". I love Hitchcock's movies, but find Vertigo drags on and on and has an ending that doesn't work at all for me. All three of these films are also overrated on the AFI's 1999 list of the 100 greatest American movies.

As for movies that ought to be higher up, "Psycho" ought to be in the Top 5, as should "Some Like it Hot" -- one of the greatest comedies ever made. "The Apartment" should also be higher. As for movies I don't see in the Top 100 but should be, I'd nominate Alfred Hitchcock's "Notorious" (Ingrid Bergman, Cary Grant, and Claude Rains), which will be shown on TCM on Monday; as well as "Leave Her to Heaven" (the fabulously gorgeous Gene Tierney plays one of the nastiest villainesses you'll ever see on film, Vincent Price plays an extremely probing prosecuting attornery in one of his roles before he became known for horror films, and gorgeous photography in a color film noir).
hitchcock was good... but i think he's very overrated.

dr. strangelove did what other movies couldnt and still cant... made a very serious issue funny. it's a classic cos its social commentary translates well into the 21st century. i guess you really have to have an appreciation for dark humour.
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Shawshank Redemption?

Maybe if TNT played the movie I would be able to see it and give my opinion.
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hitchcock was good... but i think he's very overrated.

dr. strangelove did what other movies couldnt and still cant... made a very serious issue funny. it's a classic cos its social commentary translates well into the 21st century. i guess you really have to have an appreciation for dark humour.
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just watched this again, tonight. 'there's no fighting in the war room!'

dr.strangelove is a masterpiece. peter sellers was amazing.
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Too many older and foreign movies on the list. The only movie pre-1977ish that should be on the list is 12 Angry Men only for the reason that it always gives me a few good punchlines everytime someone I know has jury duty.
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eternal sunshine is real good. i just watched it.
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Akira Kurosawa must be proud: he has two films ('The Seven Samurai' and 'Rashomon') in the top 150. Plus, Hayao Miyazaki's done well with 'Spirited Away' and 'Princess Mononoke'.

I still have a problem with 'Memento' being placed so high. I can think of many films which deserve that no.19 position more.
problem is, he made much better movies, I think..they chose hids "icon"movies...but I prefer dreams, or ran....
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