Best 10 Movies of all Time

Discussion in 'Movies, TV and Music' started by When Hell Unfreezes, Nov 10, 2004.

  1. When Hell Unfreezes

    Jan 8, 2004
    It's probably been done to death, but deserves a bump and some fresh input!

    Maybe making it slightly different, let's categorise, huh? My choices IMHO x 2:

    1. Best film ever. The Godfather/Once Upon a Time in America.

    2. Best comedy. The life of Brian/Something about Mary.

    3. Best musical. West Side Story/Amadeus.

    4. Best western. Blazing Saddles/Butch and Sundance.

    5. Best war. MASH/The Dirty Dozen.

    6. Best horror. The Exhorcist/The Silence of the Lambs.

    7. Best slop. It's a Wondferful Life/Shakespeare in Love.

    8. Best sci fi. Star Wars/ET.

    9. Best cartoon. Jungle Book/The Lion King.

    10. Best Action. True Lies/Where Eagles Dare.
  2. Ted Cikowski

    Ted Cikowski Red Card

    May 31, 2000

    I can't wait til Gringotex sees this thread and completely ruins it.

    I can't do it by genre since all my favorites are from the same genre and I don't like any musicals unless you count Team America.

    my ten, in no order:

    The Dead Zone
    Dark City
    Matrix: reloaded
    Blood Simple
    Black Sunday
    The Devil's Backbone (El Espinazo del diablo)

    I like pretty much everything Cronenberg does as well as Mario Brava and some Dario Argento (though Suspiria was good it was overrated). Cronenberg is probably my favorite though as I like everything he did in the 80's and I hear his late 70's stuff is really good though I've never seen them (the brood, rabid, for example). Maybe Gringo can tell me if The Brood and Rabid were good. People give me grief for liking the Matrix Reloaded so much but I can't help it, the gith scenes were great and it's the best looking movie I've ever seen - pure eye candy. Blade Runner directors cut should have been somewhere in my top ten but I'm not sure where. Also I think M. Knight Shamylan is awesome (never saw the village though, which apparently sucks).
  3. royalstilton

    royalstilton Member

    Aug 2, 2004
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    ditch ET, replace with Aliens
    take out Jungle Book, add Monsters, Inc
    pull the plug on True Lies, put in Raiders I
    eliminate the best musical category entirely ( just kidding, no changes )
    i like Holy Grail better than LOB, but i wouldnt quibble
    i don't think of Blazing Saddles as a western, but as a comedy
    i think you are missing historical drama category, like Braveheart ( which appeals mostly to Gibson fans and some Irish )
  4. When Hell Unfreezes

    Jan 8, 2004
    Who the hell is Gringo Tex (Segroves Bitch?)

    I had a bit of a dilemna about the categories and was scrabbling at the end - I can't believe I didn't include Cuckoo's Nest somewhere (one of my all time favourites), as was the Shining, Omen, the Jolsen Story, South Pacific, Young Frankenstein, OK Coraal, Dirty Dozen, Soldier Blue, Colour Purple, the Jazz Singer, Harvey, a Day at the Races, Yankee Doodle Dandee, Boys Town, the Untouchables, Goodfellas, Casino, Sound of Music, Clockwork Orange, If, et al et al et al!!!
  5. TheSlipperyOne

    TheSlipperyOne Member+

    Feb 29, 2000
    Arsenal FC
    Amadeus is a musical? Alright then.... I guess I know I can take the rest of this list with a big grain of salt.

    I don't even know why I'm going to ask you this. Have you even seen The Good, The Bad & The Ugly, Hired Hand, Once Upon A Time In The West or Unforgiven?

    If so I'd like to know how you rank Butch & Sundance ahead of them.

    I see someone else already brought up Blazing Saddles being a comedy. It's as much a western as Spaceballs is sci-fi and Young Frankenstein is horror.

    I can barely see Star Wars being the best sci-fi of all time (it's not IMO), but E.T.?

    I give up.

    * And GringoTex, when you see this thread please don't post your Top 10. On your list you're only in the 900s and I want to see everything before your Top 10 first.
  6. Ronaldo T Willemski

    Ronaldo T Willemski New Member

    Nov 2, 2004
    Life Of Brian is the greatest comedy of all time.
  7. Excape Goat

    Excape Goat Member+

    Mar 18, 1999
    Real Madrid
    Am I the only person who likes Grease the best?
  8. Ringo

    Ringo Member

    Jun 10, 2002
    Rough and Ready
    Yeovil Town FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Moulin Rouge-best musical

    Revenge of the Sith, best Sci-Fi. Trust me on that one. It could happen. you know, it could.
  9. Ted Cikowski

    Ted Cikowski Red Card

    May 31, 2000
    how about for best western: High Noon
  10. When Hell Unfreezes

    Jan 8, 2004
    The power of the music and the 2 main characters, make it what it is!

    Yes and they were all sh!t.

    Butch & Sundance were concurrent with my era and was a great film.

    Yes, a comedy western.

    I could go on!

    So would I if I were you - you need to seek a wider remit my friend :)
  11. GringoTex

    GringoTex Member

    Aug 22, 2001
    1301 miles de Texas
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    The Top Ten Movies that Suck but You Like Them
    Because They Have Gay Subtext and You're a Homo

    1. The Shawshank Redemption​
    2. The Usual Suspects​
    3. Fight Club​
    4. Star Wars​
    5. Lost in Translation​
    6. Se7en​
    7. Snatch​
    8. Chicago​
    9. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid​
    10. The English Patient​

  12. Brainodo

    Brainodo New Member

    Jan 17, 2002
    You must spread some reputation, blah, blah

    I think the problem I have with these lists in general is that it's easy to mix up ten best with ten personal favourite
    The ten best would undoubtedly contain the Godfather, 2001, Citizen Kane, etc. becuase they're epic/groundbreaking/classic [delete as appropriate] but Shakespeare in Love? True Lies?

    My top ten (in no particular order and probably the ones I watch the most) has a couple of 'classics' but I'm open to the fact that they're far from 'best'.

    Withnail and I
    Airplane/Top Secret (I really can't choose between these two and it's close between them and Holy Grail)
    The Empire Strikes Back
    The Thing (1982)
    Toy Story/ 2 (Again very hard to choose between them)

    And this would probably change week to week. Also, I've only seen it once but The Incredibles is *very* close to dislodging the Toy Story's.
  13. TheSlipperyOne

    TheSlipperyOne Member+

    Feb 29, 2000
    Arsenal FC

    And I see GT already covered what alot of people seem to come up with on their lists.
  14. When Hell Unfreezes

    Jan 8, 2004
    Of course it's bloody subjective - what is the point, if it's not - it's not as if there's a definitive 'best ever', as I would never agree with it, because I have different taste, Jesus wept we all know that don't we???
  15. DoctorJones24

    DoctorJones24 Member

    Aug 26, 1999
    I'm gonna go ahead and give When Hell Unfreezes props for at least introducing the genre idea. Granted, the thread title was misleading and unfortunate, but the first post is a better start than these threads usually get off to.

    With that in mind:

    My (current) favorite films:
    1) Comedy - Annie Hall/Raising Arizona
    2) Musical - Mary Poppins/Wizard of Oz
    3) Western - Lonesome Dove/Outlaw Josey Wales
    4) War - Battle of Algiers/Lawrence of Arabia
    5) Horror - Evil Dead/The Others
    6) Slop - A River Runs Through It/About a Boy
    7) Sci-fi/Fantasy - LOTR trilogy/Blade Runner
    8) Animated - Spirited Away/Toy Story
    9) Action/Adventure - Iron Monkey/Raiders
    10) Documentary - Manufacturing Consent/Gol!
    11) Sports - Field of Dreams/Victory
    12) Mystery - Vertigo/Gosford Park
    13) Biopic - Lumumba/Coal Miner's Daughter
    14) Politics/History - All the President's Men/The Last Emperor
  16. When Hell Unfreezes

    Jan 8, 2004
    I did say IMHO - Coalminer's Daughter was a great movie and I loved Shawshank, despite GT's gaysmack :)

    I put Shakespeare in Love in the 'Slop' category (and it did win the Oscar for best film and had 13 nominations), because of the beauty of the spoken word and the twisted portrayal of forbidden love (West Side Story as well) - and True Lies never lost it's pace, it was pulsating from beginning to end - you don't have to dislike it because it's uncool to like anything the governor of California ever did (I understand) - I also liked Terminator!

    I love the movies :D
  17. GringoTex

    GringoTex Member

    Aug 22, 2001
    1301 miles de Texas
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Now here's a man who knows a good western. I'm astonished how well "Lonesone Dove" has held up. Normally, tv dates horribly. This ranks up there with "Berlin Alexanderplatz" and "Fanny and Alexander" as the greatest made for tv movies ever.

  18. TheSlipperyOne

    TheSlipperyOne Member+

    Feb 29, 2000
    Arsenal FC
    Who is that?
  19. When Hell Unfreezes

    Jan 8, 2004
    Try to keep up!

    Best, made for TV movie? I remember us waiting with baited breath for every episode of 'Rich Man Poor Man' (Nick Nolte) and 'Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy'
  20. spejic

    spejic Cautionary example

    Mar 1, 1999
    San Rafael, CA
    San Jose Earthquakes
    1. Best film ever. Ernest Goes To Prison

    2. Best comedy. Slam Dunk Ernest

    3. Best musical. Ernest Saves Christmas

    4. Best western. Ernest Rides Again

    5. Best war. Ernest In The Army

    6. Best horror. Ernest Scared Stupid

    7. Best slop. Ernest Goes To School

    8. Best sci fi. The Ernest Film Festival

    9. Best cartoon. Toy Story (Featuring voice of Ernest)

    10. Best Action. Ernest Goes To Camp

    MLSNHTOWN Member+

    Oct 27, 1999
    Houston, TX
    Well, I really really like #1,#2, #4, #6, #7. #3 was ok, not a big fan of #5, #8, #9 or #10. Clearly I must be bisexual then.
  22. Bob Morocco

    Bob Morocco Member+

    Aug 11, 2003
    Billings, MT
    No, you're just not a flamer.
  23. Alberto

    Alberto Member+

    Feb 28, 2000
    Northern, New Jersey
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    For Westerns I love The Wild Bunch
    SciFi: Forbidden Planet
    Fantasy: Return of the King
    Adventure/Action Raiders of the Lost Ark
    Comedy: Young Frankensteen
    Horror: The Exorcist Still scares the crap out of me.
    Mystery: Vertigo
    War: Apocalypse Now
    Drama: Godfather II
    Musical: Westside Story though the music from South Pacific is the best
  24. TheSlipperyOne

    TheSlipperyOne Member+

    Feb 29, 2000
    Arsenal FC
    Keep up with what? Answer my question.
  25. X X I

    X X I Red Card

    Apr 9, 2004
    Cidade de Deus should be among some of these lists. Amazing movie.

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