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03-21-2002, 03:40 PM
What are your all time top 10 favorite films. They don't have to be in order, just your top 10 favorite films.

Mine are:

1. Fellowship of the Ring
2. Empire Strikes Back
3. The Godfather
4. Jaws
5. Raiders of the Lost Ark
6. Back to the Future
7. Fight Club
8. Jurassic Park
9. Ghostbusters
10. Seven

Mike Troxell
03-21-2002, 03:57 PM
1. Chasing Amy
2. The Empire Strikes Back
3. The Fellowship of the Ring
4. A New Hope
5. Mallrats
6. Return of the Jedi
7. Clerks
8. Edward Scissorhands
9. Batman
10. Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back
11. Dogma

(Sorry, needed to get all of the Kevin Smith flicks :) )

03-21-2002, 03:59 PM
Gee. I don't actually know their titles...

I just know that I saw them on a channel I probably wasn't supposed to get as a kid - and I got in trouble when we were charged a fortune for ordering it :rolleyes:

All I know was there weren't any men in those movies, the costume and wardrobe managers didn't spend a lot either, and I had to shut the TV off fast when either of my parents might have awoken and found out what I was watching! :D

03-21-2002, 04:25 PM
In no particular order...

The fisher king
Silent running
Bugsy malone
Betty blue
Star Wars: A New Hope
Greystoke: the legend of tarzan

03-21-2002, 04:37 PM
i'm sure i'll think of others but off the top of my head, in no particular order:

bram stoker's dracula
carlito's way
fight club
american history X
the empire strikes back
terminator 2
cape fear(remake)
full metal jacket

03-21-2002, 04:57 PM
I suppose I should answer seriously:

I liked

The Empire Strikes Back
The Last of the Mohicans
The Patriot
Wyatt Earp
Pearl Harbor
Terminator 2: Judgement Day
Independence Day
Alien 3
Star Trek 3: The Search for Spock
Star Trek: First Contact

Have to mention that I love submarine movies and

The Hunt for Red October
Crimson Tide

are awesome!

and since I brought up Special Agent Jack Ryan, "Clear and Present Danger" rocks!!!

boss nass
03-21-2002, 05:04 PM
here we go

1. empire strikes back
2. a new hope
3. return of the jedi
4. Scarface
5. terminator
6. exotcist
7. the shining
8. thin red line
9. Raging bull

now lets not forget
11.Full metal jacket
12.the phanthom menace
14.the outsiders
16.the edge
17.Carlitos way
18.Godfather trilogy
19.Superman 3

Rollo Tomassi
03-21-2002, 05:41 PM
Shyeah. Asking me to narrow down the list to ten is like...asking me to narrow the list down to ten. It's impossible. And I don't want to bore you with a list of 500 that you wouldn't read and just scroll past anyway...

03-21-2002, 05:55 PM
In no particular order..
Godzilla vs Mechagodzilla (92)
Shogun Assassin
The Dragon on Fire
MST3K: the movie
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Escape from LA
PS this list is NOT sarcastic!!

master jedi
03-21-2002, 07:47 PM
All of the Star Wars movies are tied at #1. After that the rest of the list depends on my mood.

03-21-2002, 08:26 PM
I'm surprised to see so many of you don't have all the Star Wars films at the top of your list, and a lot of you only have 1 or 2 of them on your list. I thought I'd be the only one.

03-21-2002, 09:30 PM
In no particular order

Star Wars: A New Hope
Empire Strikes Back
Singin in the Rain
Evil Dead 2
Army of Darkness
Shawshank Redemption
Die Hard

Dar' Argol
03-21-2002, 10:00 PM
In no order:
The NIghtmare Before Christmas
The Mis-Adventures of Baron Von Musinchowsin(sp)
The Fifth Element
Titas A.E.
The Crow
Wes Craven's New Nightmare
Resident Evil
Good Morning Vietnam!

03-21-2002, 10:13 PM
As if anyone cares

In no particular order, my rather fluid list that changes like the continuity of the Star Wars saga:D

The Thin Blue Line
Independence Day
Star Wars
The Breakfast Club
Say Anything
The Blues Brothers
Close Encounters of the Third Kind

03-21-2002, 10:57 PM
like Rollo and others have said, it's pretty impossible to limit this to ten films, let alone assign a fixed order to them, but here are some of my favorites:

Apocalypse Now
Godfather saga
SW Orig Trilogy
Full Metal Jacket
Pulp Fiction
Silverado (I'm not a huge Western fan, but I think Kasdan nailed the genre perfectly with this one)
Silence of the Lambs
Remains of the Day

Honorable mentions:
Reversal of Fortune
True Romance
Waiting for Guffman
This Is Spinal Tap
Mr. Saturday Night (I was SO ****ed that David Paymer didn't get Supporting Actor for this one)
Becket (Awesome flick! Amazing acting)

Yep, there are just too darn many to list....

Brave Sir Robin
03-21-2002, 11:14 PM
I'm counting Star Wars, Indiana Jones, and Back to the Future as one movie, because if I don't I'll never have room. Well, I mean, 3...seperate...you know what I mean.

1) Star Wars
2) Indiana Jones
3) The Matrix
4) Monty Python and the Holy Grail
5) The Rocky Horror Picture Show
6) The Nightmare Before Christmas
7) Edward Scissorhands
8) E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
9) Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
10) Back to the Future

03-21-2002, 11:39 PM
I won't differentiate between sequels, because that opens too many sub-categories for me :D

Star Wars
The Godfather
This is Spinal Tap
The Exorcist

Those are my all time favorites, others include
A Nightmare on Elm Street
Best in Show
American History X
Moulin Rouge
Say Anything (good call stillakid, I just got the new DVD ;) )
Almost Famous
Boiler Room
The Big Lebowski
The Shawshank Redemption

I'll stop there, sorry for not narrowing it down more :(

03-24-2002, 03:04 PM
. . .instead, i'll just name my fave 10 of the ones y'all've already mentioned:
fight club
who are yall, casey kasem? what's with all these topwhatever lists? ;P why not chime in at a meatier fliktawk thred (http://sirstevesguide.com/forums/showthread.php?threadid=2216&perpage=15=15&display=&pagenumber=1) :D

03-24-2002, 05:27 PM
VT, that's so cool that you found Reversal of Fortune worth mentioning. I thought Irons was awesome in that film. His line, "You have no idea" was delivered as well any by Hopkins/Lechter, or Eastwood or Arnold.
I'm a little surprised at your enthusiasm for Heat. With that cast and MMann directing, my expecations were very, very high going in to it. I can't name a specific thing about it that underwhelmed me, but it left me feeling like it somehow fell short.

04-08-2002, 02:45 PM
. . .cuz at that time i found deniro & pacino corny, and thought mann was all miami-vice flashy. so i was pleasantly surprised :cool:
what's bot to like about rof? it used karen young's song "hot shot", irons is a style god, and this exchange between baranski's line about derhsowitz & ron silver's dersh rebuttal:
"get the jew, i told him"
"can the jew get back to work please?" :D

04-08-2002, 04:00 PM
1. 2001: a space odyssey
2. Star Wars SAGA
3. Blair Witch Project (not the crap sequel)
4. Serial Mom
5. The Sum of Us
6. Blade Runner
7. Romy and Michele's High School Reunion
8. Indiana Jones series
9. Close Encounters of the Third Kind
10. Contact

...and for good measure

11. Rear Window
12. Superman II
13. It's My Party
14. Bridget Jones's Diary
15. Good Will Hunting

04-08-2002, 04:42 PM
IN order...

1. Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring
2. Return of the Jedi
3. Empire Strikes Back
4. A New Hope
5. Tron
6. Vegas Vacation
7. Rush Hour
8. Indy: Last Crusade
9. Last Starfighter
10. Back to the Future

LOTR is certainly my all time fav movie, then the Star Wars films, then the rest are kinda about the same.

04-08-2002, 04:43 PM
IN order...

1. Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring
2. Return of the Jedi
3. Empire Strikes Back
4. A New Hope
5. Tron
6. Vegas Vacation
7. Rush Hour
8. Indy: Last Crusade
9. Last Starfighter
10. Back to the Future

LOTR is certainly my all time fav movie, then the Star Wars films, then the rest are kinda about the same. I NEVER thought any movie would ever top Star Wars, but man LOTR is just SO awesome.

04-08-2002, 04:47 PM
One other movie I forgot to mention was A Night at the Roxbury. I know I'm over ten but that movie deserved a mention. That movie is one of my guilty pleasures. LOL :D

04-09-2002, 06:38 PM
Here goes for me;

1. Star Wars Saga
2. LOTR - Fellowship Of The Ring
3. The Lost Boys
4. The Matrix
5. Lethal Weapon Series
6. Blade
7. Independance Day
8. Blazing Saddles
9. The Mummy & Mummy Returns
10. Ghostbusters 1 & 2

I have also included the sequels as 1. It's only fair as they are generally as good as each other.

04-17-2002, 01:08 PM
Here we go:

2.- Indiana Jones Saga
3.- Godfather Saga
4.- Brave Heart
5.- Tombstone
6.- The Shining
7.- Dances with wolves
8.- Platoon
9.- X-MEN
10.- Silence of the Lambs


Basic Instincts
Saving Private Ryan
Pulp Fiction
The fight club
American History X
The Matrix
Men of Honor

04-17-2002, 01:14 PM
Good call on Tombstone.:D

Has anyone picked up the new SE DVD of Tombstone? I already have the first version they put out, and I'm tempted to pick up this one, but I'm not sure right now.

04-17-2002, 01:19 PM
I also have the first version, but my brother bought the newer one. I havent seen it yet, but he tells me there's unseen footage. I'll let u know all the new features of the DVD. Being a Tombstone fan, did u watch Wyat Earp with Kevin Costner?? I think its ok, but for me, Tombstone is still No.1

04-17-2002, 01:40 PM
I thought Wyatt Earp tried to cover too much and I thought the actors didn't protray the characters in Wyatt Earp as well as in Tombstone.

"I'm your huckleberry"

04-17-2002, 01:45 PM

"thats the rumor"


Bel-Cam Jos
04-18-2002, 10:41 AM
I don't see a lot of movies, so my list may be outdated. I too will include the SW and IJ films as one. Not really in order...

1. Star Wars cinema
2. Indiana Jones trilogy
3. Airplane! duology (?)
4. The Shawshank Redemption
5. Mr. Holland's Opus
6. Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring
7. Harry Potter and the Sorceror's Stone
8. Dead Poet's Society
9. The Breakfast Club
10. Cool Hand Luke

11. :eek: Krull
12. :eek: Stand and Deliver
13. :eek: Field of Dreams
14. :eek: Top Secret!
15. :eek: History of the World, part I
16. :eek: Shindler's List
17. :eek: Naked Gun + 2 1/2 + 33 1/3
18. :eek: Back to the Future (not the 2 sequels)
19. :eek: Cannonball Run
20. :eek: Smokey and the Bandit trilogy

Breaking the rules of list making? So? :rolleyes:

04-18-2002, 12:07 PM
Man, Krull is such a great movie. It delves even further into that fantasy based genre with sci-fi overtones, very much like Star Wars. Also one of Liam Neeson's first movies.

04-18-2002, 07:39 PM
Personally, I choose to consider the Star Wars Saga as on whole story. In fact, I usually don't consider the story as one of my favorite movies. I tend to think of (and refer to) the Star Wars Saga as a film "experience".:crazed:

My list goes like this:

#1 - Star Wars (all of 'em together)
#2 - Braveheart
#3 - Gladiator
#4 - Fight Club
#5 - Moulin Rouge
#6 - The Princess Bride
#7 - Saving Private Ryan
#8 - Bridge on the River Kwai
#9 - The Matrix
#10 - Lawrence of Arabia

My runners-up are American Beauty, Citizen Kane, 13th Warrior (highly underrated in my opinion), Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, The Godfather 1 & 2, The Mummy Returns, T2, Forrest Gump, Schindler's List, and Tombstone, in no particular order.

04-19-2002, 04:10 PM
My top ten has to be:

1 Empire Strikes Back (THE space epic)
2 Jaws (still can't go back in the water)
3 Apocalyse Now
4 Star Wars: A New Hope
5 Get Carter
6 Aliens
7 Terminator 2
8 Blade Runner
9 Citizen Kane
10 Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Runners up include: Dr Strangelove, Full Metal Jacket, Alien, The Terminator, Gladiator, Leon and The Italian Job.

04-20-2002, 07:59 AM
My top 10 goes something like this. This is just a basic idea of how the order goes, I'm still unsure.

1. The Star Wars Saga (all six of 'em),
2. Lord of the Rings (all three of 'em),
--OK, so not all the films are complete in LOTR and SW but I know I'm gonna like them)--
3. Terminator 1 & 2,
4. Rocky 1 - 4 (5 was crap),
5. Close Encounters,
6. Gladiator,
7. The Matrix,
8. Godfather part 2,
9. Aliens,


04-22-2002, 08:34 PM
Originally posted by RooJay
Personally, I choose to consider the Star Wars Saga as on whole story. In fact, I usually don't consider the story as one of my favorite movies. I tend to think of (and refer to) the Star Wars Saga as a film "experience".:crazed:

My list goes like this:

#1 - Star Wars (all of 'em together)
#2 - Braveheart
#3 - Gladiator
#4 - Fight Club
#5 - Moulin Rouge
#6 - The Princess Bride
#7 - Saving Private Ryan
#8 - Bridge on the River Kwai
#9 - The Matrix
#10 - Lawrence of Arabia

My runners-up are American Beauty, Citizen Kane, 13th Warrior (highly underrated in my opinion), Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, The Godfather 1 & 2, The Mummy Returns, T2, Forrest Gump, Schindler's List, and Tombstone, in no particular order.
Can't believe I forgot Fellowship of the Ring!!!

That makes my list look like this:

#1 - Star Wars (all of 'em together)
#2 - LOTR - Fellowship of the Rings
#3 - Braveheart
#4 - Gladiator
#5 - Fight Club
#6 - Moulin Rouge
#7 - The Princess Bride
#8 - Saving Private Ryan
#9 - Bridge on the River Kwai
#10 - The Matrix

...with my beloved Lawrence of Arabia joining my honorable mentions.

04-26-2002, 01:41 AM
Empire Strikes Back
Star Wars
Fellowship of the Ring
American Graffiti
Terminator 2
Conan The Barbarian
Raiders of the Lost Ark

Here's hoping that Ep2, LOTR:TTT, and Spider-Man become worthy additions to this list.

04-26-2002, 10:35 AM
1. Star Wars saga (ESB being the top so far)
2. James Bond Series (Goldfinger at the top)
3. Austin Powers 2
4. Monty Python and the Holy Grail
5. The Patriot
6. Gladiator
7. SE7EN (how appropriate)
8. The Matrix
9. Superman (I &2)
10. X-Men

Once again, this was hard to to, being that I like so many movies.
Other mentions go to Office Space, Friday, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, The Mummy, Road Trip, Fight Club, Pulp Fiction, and
National Lampoons Animal House.

04-26-2002, 11:06 AM
Here's screwed up list for you in no order,
1 Star Wars (all)
2 Dracula dead and loving it
3 Godzilla vs. mechaGodzilla 92
4 Godzilla vs destroyah
5 Predator
6 unforgiven
7 Aliens
8 Saving private Ryan
9 Smokey and bandit (all but the last one)
10 Andromida strain
Told you it was screwed up.My tastes vary alot.The Star Wars films are definately my all time favorites

04-29-2002, 11:53 AM
Finally, someone admitting to the might of Gojira!! Has anyone here seem the new GMR film?? Or Megaguirus??

04-29-2002, 12:47 PM
I have seen the GMR 1 and own a copy of G vs.Megaguirus.I'm not a big Gmr fan but it was O.K.And G 2001 was worlds better than 2000.Ready for GMK2002?Haven't seen much but it looks cool.Sorry to others for talking in code.It's easier.You collect any Bandai Gs?I have some.Ultimate 2' premium is the best.I have no room for him is all.

Darth Ovori
05-06-2002, 01:45 PM
1. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _: reserved for Attack of the CLones. :D
2. Empire strikes back.
3. Gladiator
4. The Matrix
5. The entire Spawn Animation set (all 3 movies)
6. Star Wars
7. Blade 1
8. Indiana Jones 1
9. Batman 1
10. X-Men
11. Predator

Jacen Solo
07-17-2002, 09:10 PM
Playing God
Schindler's List
Star Wars ANH
Raiders of the Lost Ark
The Matrix
The Usual Suspects
The Fellowship of the Ring

07-29-2002, 07:38 AM
not in order

Back to the Future
Back to the Future 2
Back TO The Future 3
Fellowship of The Ring
Star Trek TMP

Rogue II
08-02-2002, 07:35 PM
I can't list just ten and they are also not in order. AND THERE IS NOTHING YOU CAN DO TO STOP ME!!!! HAHAHAHA..unless you are a moderator. I am also counting movie series as one movie.

Strange Brew
Enemy at the Gates
Indiana Jones trilogy (soon to be quartet)
Pink Floyd The Wall
Clerks/Mallrats/Chasing Amy/Dogma/Jay & Silent Bob
Blazing Saddles
Hot Shots
Wayne's World
Full Metal Jacket
The Patriot
Monty Python and the quest for the Holy Grail
Rio Grande (had to fit John Wayne in there somewhere)
Naked Gun

08-04-2002, 04:44 AM
I can't put these in any sort of order, and putting only ten of my possibly hundreds of favorite movies on a list is cruel and unusual punishment. But I will do it for the sake of you forum readers. :rolleyes:

Evil Dead 2 ("Hello, lover!")
The Killer/Hard-Boiled (shh, let's pretend they're one movie, for the sake of Woo)
The Dollars Trilogy (SHHH, I SAID)
Edward Scissorhands ("Damn those television shows. Damn them to Hell.")
Ed Wood
Desperado ("No, no, not yet!")
Die Hard ("First I'm gonna kill ya! Then I'm gonna cook ya! Then I'm gonna &#$@IN' EATCHA!!!!")
Six-String Samurai ("So then you don't have a ratchet.")
The Way of the Gun (this one's a little to profane for a quote.)
The Zatoichi series (yeah, so, technically that's like twenty-six movies. Shup.)

And I'm not some sort of iconoclast, I love old movies too (Casablanca, The Getaway, blah blah). I just have a hard time mixing them in with more modern stuff. And comedy, I like (just saw Kung Pow), I just don't watch them over and over like I do the above movies.

GEEZE that was hard. I'm feeling feverish, now. Yeesh.

08-04-2002, 09:53 AM
Well, since Ep2 and Spider-Man have been released, I figure I should update my list. I'll probably need to update it again when LOTR:TTT is released.

1. Fellowship of the Ring
2. Attack of the Clones
3. Black Hawk Down
4. Return of the Jedi
5. Three Kings
6. Saving Private Ryan
7. Empire Strikes Back
8. Raiders of the Lost Ark
9. Star Wars (A New Hope for you neophytes)
10. American Graffiti

08-04-2002, 03:13 PM
Fight Club
Star Wars(s)
Jurassic Park
Forrest Gump
Leon: The Professional
The Big Lebowski
Back to the future(s)
American History X
Stand By Me

those are in no particular order...

08-06-2002, 06:52 PM
no particular order for the movies below my favirote Lord Of The Rings and Attack Of The Clones
1)Lord Of The Rings:FOTR
2)Star Wars Episode 2:Attack Of The Clones
3)Star Wars Episode 5:The Empire Strikes Back
4)Star Wars Episode 6:Return of The Jedi
5)Star Wars Episode 4:A New Hope
6)Star Wars Episode 1:The Phantom Menace
8)Blade 1
11)Blade 2
12)Dirty Work

Exhaust Port
08-06-2002, 08:18 PM
1. Aliens
2. Attack of the Clones
3. Gattaca
4. Monty Python and the Holy Grail
5. Star Wars: ANH
6. Monty Python: The Life of Brian
7. This is Spinal Tap
8. Dark City
9. Willow
10. Top Secret

08-06-2002, 08:50 PM
That is a tough one. Lets see:

Star Wars: A New Hope
Star Wars: Empire Strikes Back
Evil Dead 2
Real Genius
Escape From NY
The Thing ('82)
American Werewolf in London
One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest

Those are some of the only ones that I can watch over and over again and not get bored of them.

08-15-2002, 11:36 AM
top 10.. hmmmm.. most have already been listed.. its nice to see alot of the same tastes.. and even better to see movies listed that I havent seen in ages...

#1. All the Starwars flicks.. of course they need to be #1..
#2. Breakfast club. Came out at the perfect time in my life.
#3. Monty Pyton - Holy Grail. Hilarious.
#4. Tombstone. You cannot find a better Doc Holiday
#5. Goodfellas.
#7. All the National Lampoons VACATIONS. Cousin Eddy ROCKS!
#8. Warriors
#9. True Romance
#10. I'll leave open for the other 300 movies I'd love to list.

and of course, #11.. The same Channel that Tycho mentioned eariler in this thread.. I had the same issues.. Loved that channel.. Hard to pass those titles off to my parents as Swimsuit calander makers...

08-19-2002, 02:12 PM
One thing that strikes me as odd after reading through this thread (and others like it) is that an awful lot of people seem to love Dark City. No, it's not odd that people like it; I myself LOVE the film! What is odd about it is that almost no one saw it in theaters when it first came out! I remember that I could not wait to see it, but when I went to watch it on opening night the theater was barely half full! Even worse, after the credits started rolling at the end, most of the audience seemed to be grumbling and I even overheard several people talking about how bad they thought the movie was! I was really bummed that my brother and I seemed to be the only people in the audience that actually understood and enjoyed the movie! You'd think that opening night for a film like that would draw in people who were into that sort of thing, but it just seemed to go over everyone else's head and no one else seemed to have gotten into it. More proof of my theory that people's view of a film can be affected by the audience they see it with. Sure, I still thought the movie was great, but I don't think I was able to enjoy it as much as I could have if everyone had cheered at the end the way I thought they should. It even seemed to me that some people were enjoying it right up until the credits rolled and they heard others talking about how much they hated it! So where were you guys that night?! Where, huh?:frus: ;)