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Cantina Top Tens: All Time Top Films

Discussion in 'Film' started by Rebo, Sep 21, 2014.

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  1. Rebo

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    Got this idea through another thread when viewings someone's top ten films of all time and finding a film I had never heard of. (Which is odd, because I'm a huge movie watcher and rarely find movies I've never even heard of)

    So, we know we all love Star Wars or we wouldn't be here. So I thought it would be interesting to see everyone's top ten movies of all time. Since we all have a base in similar film tastes through our communal love of SW, we might find other movies to try we have never considered or never given a chance.

    Rules:
    - Rank movies from 1-10. 1 being your favorite movie of all time.
    - Star Wars Movies are included. Rank them in your list accordingly.
    - Only 10 movies and no more. No honorable mentions. No ties for 10th. I had to cut a good 4 or 5 movies (including some SW films) to get my 10th and my list may change tomorrow. Great movies missed the cut, and the order will likely change, but as of 9/21 these are my top 10. So what are yours?

    1. Empire Strikes Back
    2. Dr. Strangelove: Or how I stopped worrying and Decided to love the Bomb
    3.Star Wars
    4. Casablanca
    5. Unforgiven
    6. Treasure of the Sierra Madre
    7. Singin in the Rain
    8. Aliens
    9. LA Confidential
    10. Children of Men
     
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    Great thread! I'm a huge film buff as well, I try to learn as much as I can about films new and old alike. I'm sure there might be one or two on my list that some have not heard before because I love cult films as well ;) like Beyond the Black Rainbow for instance. It's definitely style over substance but I love it. and I'm choosing The Room on my list, not because I think it is a well crafted, quality film, but because I love how terribly bad it is and I get a kick watching and laughing at it with people who've never seen it. Well, here it goes.

    1. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954)
    2. Last of the Mohicans
    3. Star Wars (A New Hope)
    4. Guardians of the Galaxy
    5. The Chronicles of Riddick
    6. The Time Machine (2002)
    7. LOTR The Fellowship of the Ring
    8. Aliens
    9. The Room
    10. Beyond the Black Rainbow
     
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    1. The Empire Strikes Back

    2. The Avengers

    3. Return of the Jedi

    4. Captain America 1

    5. Iron Man

    6. A New Hope

    7. Star Trek: Insurrection

    8. Star Trek: Generations

    9. Batman Begins

    10. El Dorado (1966)

    They may not be 100% in that order But it's a rough estimate. They are all movies I would watch over and over.
     
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    Love the Avengers pick (assuming its the recent one and not the Uma Thurman/Ralph Fines abomination from the 90s :)). It was in a group of 5 or so movies of mine that just couldn't quite displace all the cinematography magic from Children of Men in my book. Much like any insanely profitable movie, Avengers gets a lot of backlash hate, but I think its a great achievement. With time, it might make it up to my top 10.
     
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    I think the Avenger is one of the most wholesome and Exciting Superhero films So far.
     
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    "Make em Laugh, Make em Laugh, Don't you know everyone wants to laugh...":)
     
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    "Somewhere Beyond the Black Rainbow, Way up High,
    There's a land that I heard of once, In a Lullaby." LOL
     
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    1. The Empire Strikes Back
    2. Raiders of the Lost Ark
    3. LOTR: The Fellowship of the Ring
    4. Gremlins
    5. Stargate
    6. Clash of the Titans (1981)
    7. Mallrats
    8. Poltergeist
    9. Marvel's: The Avengers
    10. Your Highness
     
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    Those are the only movies on your list that I have watched.
     
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    Perfect excuse to have yourself a marathon.

    I think a double feature of Gremlins and Clash of the Titans would be an inspired choice. :)

    That's why I started this thread. Could be great movies out there you've never given a chance just waiting to be added to your list.
     
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    I already had a movie marathon with the Marvel Cinematic Universe.( except for GotG, and the Thor series)
     
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    My top ten films of all time are all different from each other in genre and age.

    1. Schindler's List- Speilburg's best movie.

    2. Die Hard- Willis became a star and took the action movie to new heights, pun intended.

    3. Batman Begins- The best rebirth of a superhero.

    4. Shawshank Redemption- Morgan Freemen's best performance and a great ending.

    5. North by Northwest- Hitchcock at his best and Carey Grant's finest performance.

    6. The original Evil Dead- Raimi's low budget horror masterpiece.

    7. Inherit the Wind- One of the best court movies.

    8. The Great Dictator- Charlie Chaplin's first talking picture and his best.

    9. Serenity- Joss W.'s best movie, including Avengers which is also magnificent.

    10. Star Wars.- Took special effects, science fiction and fantasy films into the next generation.
     
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    Absolutely love this pick. Haven't watched that movie in forever. Might need to find that one and throw it on today.
     
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    Great thread! Also great lists!

    That said, sadly, I will break some of the rules. Star Wars is a phenomenon that transcends films for me. I keep all of my Star Wars DVD's in a separate case etc...

    * The Star Wars Saga

    Then my list in descending order for suspense.

    10- 300
    09- Lord of the Rings Trilogy
    08- Close Encounters of the Third Kind
    07- Back to the Future Trilogy
    06- Apocalypse Now
    05- Pale Rider / Unforgiven
    04- Mad Max: The Road Warrior
    03- Raiders of the Lost Ark
    02- Excalibur
    01- Fight Club
     
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    Gotta be a rebel, don't you and break all the rules. :)

    That being said. Your number nine, might be as high as number 4 on my list if I could wrap the trilogy into one entry. My problem with ranking LotR has always been to me that no one of the three movies has a complete package. All three together are historic film making. Any one part, is slightly less so.

    And I don't really mean that as a negative. Its just the inherent risk of a planned trilogy. Sometimes its difficult for any one piece to stand on its own. Fellowship comes close for me, but its ending is quite anticlimactic when taken in context with the other two films.
     
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    I understand exactly what you're saying and IMO you really can't think of the LOTR movies as separate. At least I don't. I consider it one long movies that Jackson was required to break up for commercial purposes.
     
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    My top ten are as follows:

    1. Empire Strikes Back
    2. The Avengers
    3. Star Wars
    4. The Two Towers
    5. The Dark Knight
    6. Pirates of the Caribbean - Curse of the Black Pearl
    7. The Last Samurai
    8. The Patriot
    9. Terminator 2
    10. Back to the Future
     
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    Well there's always gotta be somebody who refuses to do a top 10 list right. I refuse to be that guy. I LOVE top 10 lists! my friends and I update ours all the time for music, movies, comic books, etc. My biggest rule for coming up with your nominations for movie lists is that you have to own the movie and it's part of your video library. Can't really call it one of my favorites if I don't think enough of it to own can I? I went through all of my movies, wrote down about 50 that I like the most, and then trim down the list from there. Eventually I come up with 20, and put them in order. Anyway, that's how I do it as I'm sure you guys all have your own ways to get there. Mine really hasn't changed a lot over the years, but I tweak it now and then when something new comes out and I've given it enough time to ensure it wasn't just a passing love affair.

    Here's my top 10 list:

    1. Jaws (1975)
    2. The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
    3. The Fellowship Of The Ring (2001)
    4. Star Wars (1977)
    5. Raiders Of The Lost Ark (1981)
    6. The Return Of The King (2003)
    7. Back To The Future (1985)
    8. The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
    9. John Carpenter's The Thing (1982)
    10. King Kong (1933)
     
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    Nice, I have a similar, if not even crazier, process. I keep a spreadsheet on my computer with all 400+ of the movies I own. Each has a letter grade (A+ to F) from both me and my wife. We then consolidate all of our A+ movies and rank them every couple of months to get our current top films list. We then also cross reference all movies that we both have as an A+ and have a joint top 10 movies list. Then we’ll usually pick one of those and watch it.

    Yeah, I’m a movie geek.
     
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    I like the way you think! That's my kind of geek OCD!
     
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