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JKrog08 Presents:Whats Your Top Ten Movies Of All Time

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posted on Sep, 21 2008 @ 10:53 AM
My favorites are (in no particular order):
ET (1982) A great emotional story, very well told

The Wizard of Oz (1939) The Technicolor is amazing, and the effects are still amazing in a digital world.

Casablanca (1941) This is one of the greatest classics. There are so many lines that are famous from this classic, I lost count.

Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) A serious look at the UFO phenomena through normal people.

The Empire Strikes Back (1980) The best of the Star Wars films, and one of the best ever made.

Pulp Fiction (1994) A very new look at an old filming style. Rich characters and great dialogue. Throw in Tarantino's Kill Bill Part 1 and 2, which was very entertaining.

Fargo (1996) Joel and Ethan Coel are among the best film makers out there. This movie is their best (though Blood Simple gives it a run for the money).

Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, and Silent Movie (1974 to 1976) Mel Brooks made three great comedies in a row. It is hard to choose any one of these as his best. All three are a must see.

Airplane (1980) The Naked Gun (1988) These movies are filled with goofy humor and Leslie Nielsen makes the latter series.

Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) While on comedy, this is one of the best out there. NIII! NIII!

This is Spinal Tap (1984) Waiting for Guffman (1996) and the others by Christopher Guest and friends. These movies are mostly improvised and quite hilarious. Guffman is my favorite of the movies.

posted on Jan, 29 2009 @ 09:48 AM
reply to post by jkrog08

Top 10 movies.....without using trilogies. That is pretty tough, heres my favorites.

1. Shawshank Redemption
2. TLOTR- Two Towers
3. " " - The Return of the King
4. Star Wars ep.III
5. The Matrix
6. BLOW ( w/ Johnny Depp)
7. Dumb and Dumber
8. Monty Python and the Holy Grail
9. The Gladiator
10. Kill Bill vol. 2

posted on Jan, 29 2009 @ 10:20 AM
10. Pulp Fiction (classic dialog)

9. Se7en (great characters and tremendous writing)

8. Jacob’s Ladder (great concept)

7. The Sixth Sense (just a neat film)

6. The Blair Witch Project (that’s right, I thought the movie had great performances and a brilliant concept it had me uncomfortable the entire time)

5. The Shining (Nicholson was stellar)

4. The Bourne Identity (story)

3. The Matrix (loved the concept and the kung fu)

2. The Mist (brilliant acting-great story-incredible ending)

1. Requiem for a Dream (Ellen Burstyn’s performance combined with Aronofsky’s hip-hop montages and cool visual effects make this my all time fave)

posted on Jan, 29 2009 @ 03:55 PM
In descending order:

10) Metropolis.

9) se7en... to this day, the only Brad Pitt movie I like.

8) LOTR...I so enjoyed these movies.

5) Shane...classic western.

4) High Noon...ditto, only moreso.

3) Sound of Music...Julie Andrews, what more need be said?

2) Brigadoon...underrated Hollywood musical, and a good story, too.

1) Singin' in the Rain...notice a trend here? I love Hollywood musicals.

posted on Jan, 30 2009 @ 09:17 AM
I don't think I could rank them, different reasons for them...

"Star Wars" - forever changed the way I (and many others) felt about what a movie could do

"Titanic" - every facet of this movie was top notch, music, acting, effects, etc.

"Airplane" - hands down the funniest movie ever made

"E.T." - totally enraptured my generation for years

"The Lord of the Rings" - Jackson became the new Speilberg and Lucas with this one

"Goonies" - classic 80's feel good movie

"Blazing Saddles" - definitely a runner up for funniest movie, and a film you could NEVER make today, hehe...

"Superman" - the original with Christopher Reeves, c'mon, it made us believe a guy could fly.

"Princess Bride" - great wit, great story, and great action

"Monty Python and the Holy Grail" - I could probably quote more lines of this movie than any other. Sure, parts of it are lame, but overall, it's just that damn good...(and far surpasses anything else that group has EVER done)....

posted on Jan, 30 2009 @ 09:26 AM
way too hard....

In no order at all...

And as usual likely to change

And more than ten

Star wars trilogy

LOTR trilogy

The Big Lebowski

Little Miss Sunshine (naff name amazing film)

Old Boy


To kill a Mockingbird

Event Horizon

Dogma (and all other kevin smith movies)

Taxi driver

Natural Born Killers

Interview With a Vampire

Shooting Dogs

One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest

enough, enough.... I cannot stop myself...


posted on Jan, 30 2009 @ 12:56 PM
Dogma is definitely an honorable mention for me (as are the other Jersey "trilogy" movies)....

"You know for a fact there's a've been in his presence...why do you do that?"
"I just love messing with the clergy...."

posted on Jan, 30 2009 @ 01:20 PM
reply to post by Gazrok

Def.... could start a whole thread about memorable quotes from that movie...

"Bethany: Then - I don't mean to sound ungrateful - but what are you doing hanging around?
Jay: We're here to pick up chicks.
Bethany: Excuse me?
Jay: We figure an abortion clinic is a good place to meet loose women. Why else would they be there unless they like to f***?"

posted on Mar, 4 2010 @ 01:20 PM
Ill list the first top ten that come to mind that I really liked.

Now and Then

Girl Interrupted

Hellboy one and two

What Dreams May Come



P.S. I Love you

Thats all I can think of right now! What Dreams May Come is definetly probably my top two favorite though. Sad movie.

posted on Mar, 4 2010 @ 02:30 PM

Originally posted by Gazrok

"Princess Bride" - great wit, great story, and great action

Nobody ever knows that film when I mention it
I love it!

In no order....

V for vendetta
The lost boys
Harry potter - all of them

Princess bride
Sin city
Stand by me
Interview with a vampire

posted on Mar, 4 2010 @ 06:54 PM
reply to post by blupblup

I can see why i have you as one of my friends

Pretty close to my list m8... Although ive not heard of Little Miss Sunshine??? Judging on your taste in films i will definitely look into this

In no order...

1) The Big Lebowski

2) The Shawshank Redemption

3) Goodfellas

4) Taxi driver

5) One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest

6) Star Wars (original trilogy)

7) LOTR trilogy

8) Terminator

9) Dr. Strangelove

10) Soylent Green

11) Plan 9 from outer space

Others films that made an impact on me...

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) - Scariest computer ever
Schindler's List (1993) - Tragic
Pulp Fiction (1994) - Cool, sexy, dangerous
Jaws (1975) - We all remember the first time that head popped out!!!
The Bridge On The River Kwai (1957) - Classic
Blade Runner (1982) - All those memories, lost, like tears in the rain!
King Kong (1933) - Groundbreaking in its day
Spartacus (1960) - I'm Spartacus
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) - I hate snakes
American History X (1998) - Has anything you've done made your life better?

Seriously though... i could go on all day... i LOVE films and i bet if asked the same question in 2 weeks time some of the films would have changed!!

posted on Mar, 10 2010 @ 09:01 AM
reply to post by The_Truth_Seeker

Yeah, I'm replying to myself. I'm redoing my list.

1. Pulp Fiction
2. The Shawshank Redemption
3. The Big Lebowski
4. No Country For Old Men
5. Rear Window
6. Double Indemnity
7. Inglorious Basterds
8. Avatar
9. Casino
10. The Dark Knight

[edit on 10-3-2010 by The_Truth_Seeker]

posted on Mar, 10 2010 @ 06:48 PM
Just a suggestion. Maybe sticky this in the movies forum as a tribute to JKrog. You know, keep the thread going.

posted on Mar, 19 2010 @ 01:56 AM
Comedy, alternative, art house, foreign.

I could watch any of the following films over and over and not be driven completely insane by them.
In no particular order of preference:

Hot Rod > If Akiva Schaffer, Andy Samberg and Jorma Taccone were not involved in this film in any way, shape of form, then the delicate ebb and flow of comedic chemistry that defines this film would cease to exist. Every scene is hilarious. My kind of humour.
I basically know it off-by-heart.

The Darjeeling Limited > Wes Anderson is one of my most admired directors because of this film. It's one of the more arty, independent films that exhibits real depth to the story and characters. And I love it when the soundtrack of a film matches the cinematography and script seamlessly in style and likability.
You'd believe right out that Adrien Brody, Owen Wilson and Jason Schwartzman were actual real-life brothers from their fantastic performances in this one.

Inglourious Basterds > I copped flack from my housemates for watching this three times in four days recently. I don't know what it is but I seem to be mesmerised by the film in its entirety, like every aspect is a perfect foil for the next. The medley of different languages infused into practically flawless performances, encompassed by Quentin Tarantino's innovative and, at various moments, quite amusing cinematographic techniques. The soundtrack, story, screenplay, involved and in-depth character performances, location and aesthetics, I don't know, he's just a visionary.
Another of my favourite film directors.
Kill Bill is also one of my Tarantino favs, along with Pulp Fiction.

Revolutionary Road > Another one that I've watched multiple times. How breath-taking are Kate and Leo's performances in this one. I'm totally captivated by and large when actors can immerse themselves so perfectly into their character's psyche and completely take you away from your own reality for those moments that they're on-screen. And, I for one, thought Michael Shannon was brilliant in this as well (the stifling neighbour's crazy loud-mouthed son).

Juno > Ellen Page is perfect in this role. No one else could have executed such a worthy adaptation of Juno McGuff from page to screen. I really love her style and spirit as well as Cody Diablo's directorial eye in this film. It's fairly alternative, which I'm inexplicably drawn to. The soundtrack is well cool, stuff I listen to from day to day. And how cute is Michael Cera as Pauly.
"..Who's idea was it??"
Also, Whip It, which was recently brought to my attention, is well brilliant also. Another win for Ellen, but even more so Drew Barrymore, I think.

Anchorman > Quite simply a laugh a minute. I remember thinking when I first watched it that this was exactly the same humour that my friends and I would carry on with non-stop. So much so that we could have written equally humourous material. Especially the "toilet store" line. I kacked myself. All I seem to do is go around quoting funny lines from films, and this is like the Bible of funny film quotes.
Actually, anything that involves Will Ferrell is surely automatically included in some personal Top Ten canon of some description.

Wayne's World > One film that goes without even having to be mentioned. It's a cult classic and one of the earliest comedic films that would act like a personal inspiration, a forerunner for my taste in comedies to come. So many classic lines; I can't mention one without mentioning them all.
Party on.

Amélie > Cinematographically gorgeous. I really enjoy the French style of cinema, it's kind of comical but in a particularly niche way; a very French way. The story and screenplay are très mignon, and somewhat eye-opening.
Fondamentalement: don't miss out on opportunities because of your own fear.

2 Days in Paris > The contrast and combination of characters and wordplay in this film is hysterical in some parts. Like Adam Goldberg's character and Marion's French father. It's priceless. I've got this 'thing' for the French and I found Julie Delpy's portrayal of her native people very humbling.

Pride and Prejudice > This film is up there with Amélie in terms of aesthetics and landscape filming. Just sheer beauty in the filming techniques that you're observing in every scene. I also think these roles suit Keira Knightley to a tee; she obviously seems to enjoy them to have been found playing various similar characters. I love the entire story; the dialect of the time period, the screenplay, plot, costumes, soundtrack performances. But what stands out is the beautiful cinematography. Truly breath-taking in some instances.

Voilà! My ten top choices. Of course these will change, and no doubt I have forgotten some, but these are probably the crux of my film preferences.

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