BigSoccer's 10 Greatest Movies of All-Time Poll

Discussion in 'Movies, TV and Music' started by GringoTex, Oct 9, 2003.

  1. GringoTex

    GringoTex Member

    Aug 22, 2001
    1301 miles de Texas
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Bolivia
    I've tabulated the "Greatest Directors Poll" at https://www.bigsoccer.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&postid=1681258#post1681258

    Now let's do the greatest movie poll. Simply list your 10 favorite films, and I'll tabulate the results again.

    Mine:

    L'Atalante (Vigo, 1933)
    The Shop Around the Corner (Lubitsch, 1940)
    The Searchers (Ford, 1956)
    Vertigo (Hitchcock, 1958)
    Some Came Running (Minnelli, 1958)
    Pierrot le Fou (Godard, 1965)
    The Story of Adele H. (Truffaut, 1975)
    The Mirror (Tarkovski, 1976)
    Life and Nothing More (Kiarostami, 1992)
    Casino (Scorsese, 1995)
     
  2. Father Ted

    Father Ted BigSoccer Supporter

    Manchester United, Galway United, New York Red Bulls
    Nov 2, 2001
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Ireland Republic
    My 10 in no particular order:

    Jaws
    Trains, Planes & Automobiles
    Fargo
    Goodfellas
    The Commitments
    Some Like it Hot
    African Queen
    American Grafitti
    Raiders of the Lost Ark
    The Wizard of Oz
     
  3. nicodemus

    nicodemus Member+

    Sep 3, 2001
    Cidade Mágica
    Club:
    PAOK Saloniki
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I have no film degree, so don't hate me...these are just my favorites in a variety of genres (including concert films.) I know probably only a few of them belong on any "serious" list, but hey, I'm not a serious film critc:

    chronilogical order:

    Seven Samurai (Kurasawa, 1954)
    Yojimbo (Kurasawa, 1961)
    Dr. Strangelove (Kubrick, 1964)
    The Producers (Brooks, 1968)
    Andrei Rublev (Tarkovski, 1969)
    Koyaanisqatsi (Reggio, 1983)
    Stop Making Sense (Demme, 1984)
    In the Name of the Father (Sheridan, 1993)
    Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Lee, 2000)
    Vertical Ray of the Sun (Anh Tran Hung, 2000)
     
  4. GringoTex

    GringoTex Member

    Aug 22, 2001
    1301 miles de Texas
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Bolivia
    We're not looking for serious lists- we're looking for BigSoccer lists.
     
  5. MeridianFC

    MeridianFC Member

    Jul 26, 1999
    Washington, DC USA
    Kings of the Road (Wenders)
    Rififi (Dassin)
    Rashomon (Kurwosawa)
    Tampopo (Itami)
    The Third Man (Reed)
    The Seventh Seal (Bergman)
    On the Beach (Kramer)
    Hard Days Night (Lester)
    Life is Sweet (Leigh)*
    Citizen Kane (Welles) so sue me


    *Naked is probably technically a better movie, but I like LIS better so there.
     
  6. 655321

    655321 New Member

    Jul 21, 2002
    The Mission, SF
    I don't know all of the directors, but I'm sure Gringo can pick up the slack for me if necessary.

    In no particular order...these are the ones I find myself watching the most, though I could probably think of ones I like more at a later date.

    Magnolia (P.T. Anderson)
    The Celebration (Vinterburg)
    The Man With The Movie Camera (??)
    The Idiots (Triere)
    The Getaway (Peckinpaw)
    La Petit Soldat (Godard)
    Antoin Doinel series (Truffaut) (can this count as one??)
    Rushmore (Wes Anderson)


    that's all I can think of right now.
     
  7. Real Ray

    Real Ray Member

    May 1, 2000
    Cincinnati, OH
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    More "favorites" than greatest.

    Modern Times
    Citizen Kane
    Umberto D.
    The Searchers
    The Hustler
    Raging Bull
    Dr. Strangelove
    Black Rain (Shohei Imamura, not the Ridley Scott film)
    Blue Velvet
    Unforgiven
     
  8. nicodemus

    nicodemus Member+

    Sep 3, 2001
    Cidade Mágica
    Club:
    PAOK Saloniki
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Great film. Totally forgot about that one since I can't find it on DVD.
     
  9. amerifolklegend

    amerifolklegend New Member

    Jul 21, 1999
    Oakley, America
    Bigsoccer's 10 greatest movies of all time

    10. JLC in 45 Seconds
    9. Supahmod II: Electric Boogaloo
    8. Universal Soldier; Cut and Paste in the Politics World
    7. Armegeddon II: The Crew Fora
    6. StupidFace: The Life and Times of a BigSoccer Moderator; A Documentary
    5. Starsky and Huss
    4. sekrah IX: Josh Takes Manhattan
    3. AFL and the Technicolor Smoking Jacket
    2. Mike Segroves or; How I Learned to Shut People Up and Hand Out the Smack
    1. Michael Mejido's April to Remember
     
  10. Michael K.

    Michael K. Member

    Mar 3, 1999
    There or Thereabouts
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'm stunned that no one's gone ahead with the 'Name 10 Porn Flicks' approach yet.
     
  11. spejic

    spejic Cautionary example

    Mar 1, 1999
    San Rafael, CA
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    It isn't actually what I consider the 10 best (but it is close) as I didn't want particular genres or dates to be overly represented.


    Network (1976 Lumet)
    Star Trek II: The Wrath of Kahn (1982 Meyer)
    Jesus Christ Superstar (1973 Jewison)
    Blood of Heroes (1990 Peoples)
    God of Cookery (Shi shen) (1996 Chow)
    Lord of the Ring:The Fellowship of the Ring (2001 Jackson)
    Blade Runner (1992 Scott)
    Hamlet (1996 Branagh)
    Woman in the Dunes (Suna no onna) (1964 Teshigahara)
     
  12. Ghost

    Ghost Member+

    Sep 5, 2001
    Off the top of my head sort of

    The Thin Red Line (Terrence Malick, 1998)
    The Thin Blue Line (Errol Morris, 1988)
    Picnic at Hanging Rock (Peter Weir, 1977)
    Aguirre, the Wrath of God (Werner Herzog, 1972)
    Fallen Angels (Wong Kar-Wai, 1995)
    A Bout de Souffle (Breathless) (Jean-Luc Godard, 1959)
    Wings of Desire (Wim Wenders, 1988)
    A Clockwork Orange (Stanley Kubrick, 1971)
    Amores Perros (MIguel Gonzalez Iquirritu, 2000)
     
  13. Ghost

    Ghost Member+

    Sep 5, 2001
    Off the top of my head sort of

    The Thin Red Line (Terrence Malick, 1998)
    The Thin Blue Line (Errol Morris, 1988)
    Picnic at Hanging Rock (Peter Weir, 1977)
    Aguirre, the Wrath of God (Werner Herzog, 1972)
    Fallen Angels (Wong Kar-Wai, 1995)
    A Bout de Souffle (Breathless) (Jean-Luc Godard, 1959)
    Wings of Desire (Wim Wenders, 1988)
    A Clockwork Orange (Stanley Kubrick, 1971)
    Days of Heaven (Malick, 1978) (Hate repeating a filmmaker, but I'd be completely dishonest if I didn't.)
    Amores Perros (Miguel Gonzalez Iquirritu, 2000)
     
  14. Owen Gohl

    Owen Gohl Member

    Jun 21, 2000
    Impossible task, hence two lists, both alphabetical:

    Just slightly pretentious, high-minded list (naturally with directors):

    Chinatown (Polanski)
    Citizen Kane (Welles)
    The Godfather Part II (Coppola)
    Lawrence of Arabia (Lean)
    Mr Smith Goes to Washington (Capra)
    Paths of Glory (Kubrick)
    Seven Samurai (Kurosawa)
    Sunset Blvd. (Wilder)
    The Third Man (Reed)
    Treasure of the Sierra Madre (Huston)

    Completely unpretentious, fun list (without directors; too lazy to look up the two I don't know):

    Drums Along the Mohawk *
    The Godfather
    Goldfinger
    Goodfellas
    It's a Wonderful Life
    LA Confidential
    The Maltese Falcon
    Network
    A Private Function
    The Wild Bunch

    * Can't resist a film set in my home town.
     
  15. sch2383

    sch2383 New Member

    Feb 14, 2003
    Northern Virginia
    Chasing Amy
    Godfather (pt I)
    Godfather (pt 2)
    Dogma
    Usual Suspects
    Adaptation
    American Beauty
    Almost Famous
    Amelie
    Princess Bride

    I guess this is more of a list of movies I can just watch over and over without getting tired of them, but that is also is a mark of a great movie.
     
  16. Michael K.

    Michael K. Member

    Mar 3, 1999
    There or Thereabouts
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I just haven't seen as many movies as I wish I had. A very incomplete and amateur list of favorites that I think are quite great, for whatever reason.


    Three Colours Red (Kieslowski) {I can't pick all three, as much as I want to, so I'll pick the most important of the trilogy}
    Wings Of Desire (Wenders) - Poetry.
    The Wages Of Fear (Clouzot)
    La Dolce Vita (Fellini)
    Casablanca - (Curtiz)
    Aguirre, The Wrath Of God (Herzog)
    Ashes and Diamonds (Wajda)
    A Midnight Clear (Wharton) - this movie's had a hold on me since I was pretty young.
    Gallipoli - (Weir) - the ending kills me every single time, no pun intended.
    Closely Watched Trains - (Menzel)
     
  17. whirlwind

    whirlwind New Member

    Apr 4, 2000
    Plymouth, MI, USA
    I guess I had to define greatness as follows:

    It's midnight. You have to be up at 6am the next morning, but you notice that film X is about to start on HBO. You've seen it many times before; heck, you own it on DVD. Yet, you stay up and watch, rather than going to bed:


    2001: A Space Odyssey
    Pink Floyd: The Wall
    Fellowship of the Ring
    Hunt for Red October
    The Matrix
    Lawrence of Arabia (no sleep for you!)
    Malcolm X
    Apocalypse Now
    Blade Runner
    Kenneth Brannagh's Henry V
     
  18. 655321

    655321 New Member

    Jul 21, 2002
    The Mission, SF
    I forgot to add Glengarry Glen Ross. That movie cannot be touched.
     
  19. TheSlipperyOne

    TheSlipperyOne Member+

    Feb 29, 2000
    Denver
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Seven Samurai
    Network
    The Searchers
    Magnolia
    Some Like It Hot
    The Godfather
    Dr. Strangelove
    The Thin Red Line
    Unforgiven
    Rushmore
     
  20. nowhere

    nowhere New Member

    Jul 2, 2002
    I haven't seen some of the movies people have listed, but these are my favorites:

    Dr. Strangelove (Kubrick, 1964)
    M (Lang, 1931)
    Rashomon (Kurosawa, 1950)
    Raging Bull (Scorsese, 1980)
    Seventh Seal (Bergman, 1957)
    Rope (Hitchcock, 1948)
    Men with Guns (Sayles, 1997)
    Monty Python's Life of Brian (Jones, I think, 1979)
    Seven Samurai (Kurosawa, 1956)
    Apocalypse Now (Coppola, 1979)

    Pretty boring, eh. There's so much I want to see though.
     
  21. Megatron

    Megatron New Member

    Jul 4, 2002
    Chicago
    10 favorite movies

    Goodfellas
    Lord of the Rings-The Two Towers
    Saving Private Ryan
    The Shining
    Godfather I&II
    Full Metal Jacket
    It's A Wonderful Life
    Star Wars-Empire Strikes Back
    Casino
    Braveheart
     
  22. Nobby

    Nobby New Member

    Feb 18, 2002
    Kirkland, WA
    8 1/2 (Fellini, 1963)
    L'Avventura (Antonioni, 1960)
    The 400 Blows (Truffaut, 1959)
    Taxi Driver (Scorsese, 1975)
    2001: A Space Odyssey (Kubrick, 1968)
    Dr. Strangelove (Kubrick, 1964)
    Monty Python and the Holy Grail (Jones/Gilliam, 1975)
    Vivre Sa Vie (Godard, 1962)
    Mulholland Dr. (Lynch, 2001)
    The Limey (Soderbergh, 1999)
     
  23. obie

    obie New Member

    Nov 18, 1998
    NY, NY
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Even though I think the year & director thing is pretentious, it's also kinda fun.

    Amadeus (Forman, 1984)
    Being There (Ashby, 1979)
    The Best Years Of Our Lives (Wyler, 1946)
    Citizen Kane (Welles, 1941)
    Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (Kubrick, 1964)
    Goodfellas (Scorcese, 1990)
    Life Of Brian (Jones, 1979)
    The Mission (Joffé, 1986)
    Mulholland Dr. (Lynch, 2001)
    The Remains Of The Day (Ivory, 1993)

    If I thought I could, I'd replace Mulholland Dr. with the first half only of Full Metal Jacket. Others that could be on the list if I re-wrote it tomorrow include The Producers (Brooks 1968), Wings of Desire (Wenders 1987), All About My Mother (Almodóvar 1999), One Day In September (MacDonald 2000), Sunset Blvd. (Wilder 1950), and The Big Sleep (Hawks 1946).
     
  24. hangthadj

    hangthadj BigSoccer Yellow Card

    A.S. Roma
    Mar 27, 2001
    Beacon, NY
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Trois Colours: Red
    Breaking the Waves
    Deer Hunter
    Beautiful Girls
    Rocky
    Dead Man Walking
    Dr Strangelove
    Don't Look Back
    The War Zone
    Stand By Me
     
  25. david dunn

    david dunn New Member

    Jun 20, 2003
    france
    I'll do one now, but it may be very diferrent in 10 min.

    Once upon a time in America(Leone)
    Edward Scissorhands(Burton)
    The Godfather(Coppola)
    The good, the bad, and the ugly(Leone)
    Unbreakable(Shyamalan)
    Delicatessen(Caro-Jeunet)
    Jin-Roh(Hiroyuki Okiura)
    Brasil(Gilliam)
    Blade runner(Ridley Scott)
    A.I.(Spielberg)
     

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