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  1. Gorshin

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    I reckon this is a great list: discuss.

    1. 9.0 Godfather, The (1972) 100,728
    2. 8.9 Shawshank Redemption, The (1994) 124,103
    3. 8.9 Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, The (2003) 71,541
    4. 8.8 Godfather: Part II, The (1974) 59,526
    5. 8.8 Shichinin no samurai (1954) 25,629
    6. 8.7 Schindler's List (1993) 84,118
    7. 8.7 Casablanca (1942) 57,052
    8. 8.7 Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The (2002) 91,819
    9. 8.7 Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The (2001) 133,934
    10. 8.7 Star Wars (1977) 116,829
    11. 8.7 Citizen Kane (1941) 52,839
    12. 8.7 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) 59,988
    13. 8.6 Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) 89,867
    14. 8.6 Rear Window (1954) 35,040
    15. 8.6 Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964) 54,068
    16. 8.6 Pulp Fiction (1994) 110,707
    17. 8.6 Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) 81,517
    18. 8.6 Usual Suspects, The (1995) 89,676
    19. 8.6 Memento (2000) 75,288
    20. 8.6 Buono, il brutto, il cattivo, Il (1966) 23,142
    21. 8.5 12 Angry Men (1957) 24,373
    22. 8.5 North by Northwest (1959) 30,771
    23. 8.5 Cidade de Deus (2002) 15,532
    24. 8.5 Lawrence of Arabia (1962) 26,998
    25. 8.5 Psycho (1960) 46,960
    26. 8.5 Fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain, Le (2001) 47,735
    27. 8.5 It's a Wonderful Life (1946) 35,929
    28. 8.5 Silence of the Lambs, The (1991) 80,089
    29. 8.5 Goodfellas (1990) 57,076
    30. 8.4 American Beauty (1999) 94,838
    31. 8.4 Sunset Blvd. (1950) 13,516
    32. 8.4 C'era una volta il West (1968) 13,012
    33. 8.4 Vertigo (1958) 29,199
    34. 8.4 Matrix, The (1999) 123,926
    35. 8.4 To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) 25,977
    36. 8.4 Apocalypse Now (1979) 55,279
    37. 8.4 Pianist, The (2002) 22,473
    38. 8.4 Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) 16,595
    39. 8.4 Third Man, The (1949) 15,679
    40. 8.4 Paths of Glory (1957) 11,997
    41. 8.4 Fight Club (1999) 92,205
    42. 8.4 Taxi Driver (1976) 40,019
    43. 8.3 Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi (2001) 17,553
    44. 8.3 Some Like It Hot (1959) 21,780
    45. 8.3 Double Indemnity (1944) 9,923
    46. 8.3 Boot, Das (1981) 24,823
    47. 8.3 Singin' in the Rain (1952) 17,485
    48. 8.3 Chinatown (1974) 21,750
    49. 8.3 L.A. Confidential (1997) 61,084
    50. 8.3 M (1931) 10,046
    51. 8.3 Requiem for a Dream (2000) 37,540
    52. 8.3 Bridge on the River Kwai, The (1957) 19,290
    53. 8.3 Maltese Falcon, The (1941) 16,913
    54. 8.3 All About Eve (1950) 11,265
    55. 8.3 Se7en (1995) 74,427
    56. 8.3 Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) 51,912
    57. 8.3 Rashômon (1950) 9,354
    58. 8.3 Saving Private Ryan (1998) 86,832
    59. 8.2 Raging Bull (1980) 22,018
    60. 8.2 Alien (1979) 54,077
    61. 8.2 American History X (1998) 48,596
    62. 8.2 Wizard of Oz, The (1939) 33,227
    63. 8.2 Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003) 45,945
    64. 8.2 Léon (1994) 42,623
    65. 8.2 Manchurian Candidate, The (1962) 11,680
    66. 8.2 Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) 9,943
    67. 8.2 Sting, The (1973) 20,445
    68. 8.2 Treasure of the Sierra Madre, The (1948) 8,897
    69. 8.2 Modern Times (1936) 8,484
    70. 8.2 Touch of Evil (1958) 10,095
    71. 8.2 Reservoir Dogs (1992) 57,661
    72. 8.2 Vita è bella, La (1997) 32,596
    73. 8.2 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) 56,903
    74. 8.2 Clockwork Orange, A (1971) 55,405
    75. 8.2 Finding Nemo (2003) 30,029
    76. 8.2 Ran (1985) 9,811
    77. 8.2 Great Escape, The (1963) 16,895
    78. 8.2 On the Waterfront (1954) 10,623
    79. 8.2 Amadeus (1984) 31,952
    80. 8.2 Annie Hall (1977) 18,068
    81. 8.2 Apartment, The (1960) 9,441
    82. 8.2 Jaws (1975) 40,420
    83. 8.2 Wo hu cang long (2000) 45,308
    84. 8.2 High Noon (1952) 10,511
    85. 8.1 Braveheart (1995) 80,082
    86. 8.1 Metropolis (1927) 9,985
    87. 8.1 Aliens (1986) 55,496
    88. 8.1 Fargo (1996) 57,153
    89. 8.1 Shining, The (1980) 42,509
    90. 8.1 Strangers on a Train (1951) 8,783
    91. 8.1 City Lights (1931) 6,460
    92. 8.1 Donnie Darko (2001) 36,135
    93. 8.1 General, The (1927) 5,553
    94. 8.1 Blade Runner (1982) 65,847
    95. 8.1 Sjunde inseglet, Det (1957) 7,763
    96. 8.1 Sixth Sense, The (1999) 83,805
    97. 8.1 Great Dictator, The (1940) 8,459
    98. 8.1 Duck Soup (1933) 8,450
    99. 8.1 Nuovo cinema Paradiso (1989) 11,801
    100. 8.1 Mononoke-hime (1997) 15,488
    101. 8.1 Princess Bride, The (1987) 47,454
    102. 8.1 Full Metal Jacket (1987) 40,222
    103. 8.1 Notorious (1946) 8,905
    104. 8.1 Ladri di biciclette (1948) 6,020
    105. 8.1 Rebecca (1940) 9,623
    106. 8.1 Best Years of Our Lives, The (1946) 5,150
    107. 8.1 Yojimbo (1961) 7,131
    108. 8.1 Big Sleep, The (1946) 8,490
    109. 8.1 Lola rennt (1998) 27,609
    110. 8.0 Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) 67,040
    111. 8.0 Toy Story 2 (1999) 34,949
    112. 8.0 Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) 17,282
    113. 8.0 It Happened One Night (1934) 6,643
    114. 8.0 Patton (1970) 12,164
    115. 8.0 Forrest Gump (1994) 76,082
    116. 8.0 Graduate, The (1967) 23,581
    117. 8.0 Deer Hunter, The (1978) 23,736
    118. 8.0 Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004) 24,639
    119. 8.0 Glory (1989) 19,087
    120. 8.0 Manhattan (1979) 10,623
    121. 8.0 Cool Hand Luke (1967) 12,162
    122. 8.0 Dogville (2003) 8,073
    123. 8.0 Philadelphia Story, The (1940) 9,066
    124. 8.0 Once Upon a Time in America (1984) 15,290
    125. 8.0 Mystic River (2003) 18,398
    126. 8.0 African Queen, The (1951) 12,099
    127. 8.0 Unforgiven (1992) 26,080
    128. 8.0 Searchers, The (1956) 8,765
    129. 8.0 Ben-Hur (1959) 18,031
    130. 8.0 Elephant Man, The (1980) 13,793
    131. 8.0 Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) 70,809
    132. 8.0 Green Mile, The (1999) 49,990
    133. 8.0 Bringing Up Baby (1938) 7,882
    134. 8.0 Stalag 17 (1953) 5,999
    135. 8.0 Hable con ella (2002) 9,630
    136. 8.0 Grapes of Wrath, The (1940) 6,675
    137. 8.0 Shrek (2001) 53,011
    138. 8.0 Smultronstället (1957) 4,046
    139. 8.0 Amores perros (2000) 11,456
    140. 8.0 Lost in Translation (2003) 28,806
    141. 8.0 Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) 52,966
    142. 8.0 Night of the Hunter, The (1955) 6,344
    143. 8.0 Back to the Future (1985) 58,885
    144. 8.0 Arsenic and Old Lace (1944) 9,710
    145. 8.0 Straight Story, The (1999) 12,326
    146. 7.9 Christmas Story, A (1983) 16,779
    147. 7.9 Platoon (1986) 29,586
    148. 7.9 Gone with the Wind (1939) 24,653
    149. 7.9 Wild Bunch, The (1969) 9,125
    150. 7.9 Hustler, The (1961) 6,937
    151. 7.9 Gold Rush, The (1925) 5,327
    152. 7.9 All Quiet on the Western Front (1930) 5,683
    153. 7.9 Young Frankenstein (1974) 19,072
    154. 7.9 Adventures of Robin Hood, The (1938) 6,067
    155. 7.9 His Girl Friday (1940) 5,639
    156. 7.9 Die Hard (1988) 50,767
    157. 7.9 Bronenosets Potyomkin (1925) 4,784
    158. 7.9 Ying xiong (2002) 8,426
    159. 7.9 Life of Brian (1979) 28,326
    160. 7.9 Quatre cents coups, Les (1959) 5,202
    161. 7.9 Monsters, Inc. (2001) 31,472
    162. 7.9 Grande illusion, La (1937) 4,253
    163. 7.9 Spartacus (1960) 14,288
    164. 7.9 Witness for the Prosecution (1957) 4,260
    165. 7.9 Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, The (1962) 6,084
    166. 7.9 Charade (1963) 7,532
    167. 7.9 Festen (1998) 10,103
    168. 7.9 Gladiator (2000) 78,477
    169. 7.9 Roman Holiday (1953) 7,907
    170. 7.9 Sling Blade (1996) 17,840
    171. 7.9 Hotaru no haka (1988) 5,012
    172. 7.9 Magnolia (1999) 38,693
    173. 7.9 Day the Earth Stood Still, The (1951) 8,726
    174. 7.9 Conversation, The (1974) 8,500
    175. 7.9 Ed Wood (1994) 18,261
    176. 7.9 Streetcar Named Desire, A (1951) 8,074
    177. 7.9 Toy Story (1995) 39,628
    178. 7.9 Killing, The (1956) 5,666
    179. 7.9 To Be or Not to Be (1942) 2,928
    180. 7.9 Almost Famous (2000) 32,721
    181. 7.9 Night at the Opera, A (1935) 5,049
    182. 7.9 All the President's Men (1976) 10,880
    183. 7.9 Brazil (1985) 26,517
    184. 7.9 Trois couleurs: Rouge (1994) 8,842
    185. 7.9 Insider, The (1999) 24,483
    186. 7.9 Big Fish (2003) 20,041
    187. 7.9 21 Grams (2003) 13,314
    188. 7.9 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003) 46,000
    189. 7.9 Shadow of a Doubt (1943) 4,615
    190. 7.8 Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966) 6,004
    191. 7.8 Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens (1922) 6,851
    192. 7.8 Gandhi (1982) 13,436
    193. 7.8 Ikiru (1952) 2,998
    194. 7.8 Harvey (1950) 6,697
    195. 7.8 Being John Malkovich (1999) 46,771
    196. 7.8 Stand by Me (1986) 26,215
    197. 7.8 Exorcist, The (1973) 28,228
    198. 7.8 Dog Day Afternoon (1975) 12,287
    199. 7.8 Twelve Monkeys (1995) 53,902
    200. 7.8 Mulholland Dr. (2001) 28,483
    201. 7.8 In America (2002) 5,333
    202. 7.8 Terminator, The (1984) 51,425
    203. 7.8 Trainspotting (1996) 44,388
    204. 7.8 Groundhog Day (1993) 37,618
    205. 7.8 Passion de Jeanne d'Arc, La (1928) 2,664
    206. 7.8 Lion in Winter, The (1968) 4,975
    207. 7.8 Miller's Crossing (1990) 12,007
    208. 7.8 This Is Spinal Tap (1984) 16,943
    209. 7.8 Strada, La (1954) 4,070
    210. 7.8 Laura (1944) 3,866
    211. 7.8 Right Stuff, The (1983) 11,417
    212. 7.8 8½ (1963) 6,546
    213. 7.8 King Kong (1933) 8,576
    214. 7.8 Rain Man (1988) 36,380
    215. 7.8 Whale Rider (2002) 7,525
    216. 7.8 Adaptation. (2002) 19,088
    217. 7.8 Network (1976) 8,116
    218. 7.8 Bonnie and Clyde (1967) 10,714
    219. 7.8 Midnight Cowboy (1969) 11,094
    220. 7.8 39 Steps, The (1935) 6,493
    221. 7.8 Snatch. (2000) 35,905
    222. 7.8 Big Lebowski, The (1998) 40,944
    223. 7.8 Stagecoach (1939) 4,710
    224. 7.8 Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998) 28,003
    225. 7.8 Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927) 2,054
    226. 7.8 X2 (2003) 29,951
    227. 7.8 Thin Man, The (1934) 3,973
    228. 7.8 Rio Bravo (1959) 6,052
    229. 7.8 In the Heat of the Night (1967) 5,550
    230. 7.8 Untouchables, The (1987) 26,477
    231. 7.8 Bride of Frankenstein (1935) 3,788
    232. 7.8 Others, The (2001) 30,292
    233. 7.8 Die xue shuang xiong (1989) 7,726
    234. 7.8 Planet of the Apes (1968) 17,533
    235. 7.7 Persona (1966) 2,822
    236. 7.7 Fanny och Alexander (1982) 3,439
    237. 7.7 Sullivan's Travels (1941) 2,264
    238. 7.7 Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949) 2,758
    239. 7.7 Station Agent, The (2003) 3,585
    240. 7.7 Red River (1948) 3,210
    241. 7.7 Being There (1979) 8,991
    242. 7.7 Enfants du paradis, Les (1945) 2,761
    243. 7.7 Beauty and the Beast (1991) 21,739
    244. 7.7 Spider-Man 2 (2004) 23,558
    245. 7.7 Heat (1995) 36,803
    246. 7.7 Traffic (2000) 36,275
    247. 7.7 Minority Report (2002) 42,780
    248. 7.7 Good Will Hunting (1997) 53,952
    249. 7.7 Sleuth (1972) 4,134
    250. 7.7 Judgment at Nuremberg (1961) 2,454
     
  2. CrispyXUK

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    I like the list, obviously people will disagree with the order but there you go
     
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    As I've said it's reasonably comprehensive - one major gripe, a trilogy of 'reasonably' entertaining movies dominate the top 10 :eek: , whereas Lawrence of Arabia lingers in the mid 20s (where's the justice in that?! :thumbsdow ). Bare in mind this list covers every single movie ever made . Does anyone actually agree with this :confused: ?
     
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    Exactly what I meant (on another thread) about it being far from "definitive".

    It's a list of almost 100% fine movies, I own practically all of them, but would certainly dispute the order, and would even dispute several (including ones that I own and enjoy) being on the list at all - certainly at the expense of what's been left off.

    And anyone who has been following the internecine warfare between the "LOTR" and Star Wars" fans on the IMDB will know the lobbying and button clicking that has been going on to get their favourites well up the list - hence the Top Ten.

    Just some of the many reasons why it can never be "definitive".

    The only list that's definitive is mine - for me. Or yours for you. Or his for him, etc...
     
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    I do think that LOTR as a whole deserves a single place in any list, but as I said earlier, there is a great list of films in there but not my own personal order but they never will be will they.

    1000x better than Eberts list anyway
     
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    It's A Wonderful Life Frank Capra's masterpiece :(
     
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    Number 27.

    Should have been much highr and it is also my favourite film.
     
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    "It's A Wonderful Life" - Number 27.

    But where is "The Devil and Daniel Webster"? Or "Cocteau's "La Belle et le Bete"? Doubly insulting that one of the greatest fantasies ever committed to celluloid isn't there while the cartoon it inspired is.

    While movies of this quality are left off and sit-coms like "Back to the Future" and the likes of "Forrest F***ing Gump" reign in their stead, the list is, as I said, far from definitive...
     
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    need to put on my glasses but agree should have been much higher as It is my favourite film too and a class one at that :thumbsup:

    Pauley....I agree with you :smashin:
     
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    not a fan of Forrest eh Pauley? :)
     
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    is rocky not in their!!????
     
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    nope, the list does change quite often, I remember when Rocky & Jurassic Park were in their at around the #230 mark
     
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    "Life's lak a box of chawklates - y' nivver know what you're gonna git"

    Yes you do you stupid t**t - you just look at the little slip of paper that tells you which choccy is which!!!

    Philosophy Hollywood style! Sheesh! :rolleyes:

    Forrest Gump!!! Bastard!!!
     
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    :rotfl: :rotfl:
    Please replace Cosmo Landesman in the Times Culture supplement- I beg you.
     
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    hehe, you are right though there is no way it deserves a place in that list at all
     

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