Movies - Top 10 of all time

First Post on this forum, from nottingham England :

Greatest film ever has got to be withnail and i especially if you try and keep up with the on screen drinking.

DarrenH
 

mjp

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That's a short top 10 you've got there, Nottingham.

The way a top 10 works is you make a list of ten things. See how the name kind of describes the activity? Crazy, ain't it?

That goes for the rest of you knuckle-draggers too.
 
i guess we gotta have :

Apocalypse now
True romance
Jackie Brown
Factotum
American beauty
I.D (English soccer violence)
Naked (English Mike Leigh film)
Donnie Darko
Sex pistols..live

that must be about 10

Darren
 

hoochmonkey9

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Naked is an excellent film. David Thewlis (sp?) gives a fantastic performance.
 

nervas

more crickets than friends
Also just re-watched Jackie Brown yesterday afternoon, a fine piece of movie making.
 
everything by the Muppet Show and Twilight.

Sorry about that.

Apocalypse Now Redux
Full Metal Jacket
Blade Runner Final Cut
The Fifth Element
Underworld
Underworld Evolution
The 4 Alien movies
 
Sorry about that.

Wondering when you were going to apologize for that.:)

Probably doesn't warrant its own thread so will post it here. My taste in film varies wildly (true of music and books, too) and here is a list of favorite trash/grindhouse/cult/drive-in/exploitation films:

1. Pick-Up (1975) Surrealistic hippie yarn.
2. Visitor Q - Man gets hit over the head with a rock by a complete stranger and what ensues is some of the most warped shit ever put on film. Directed by the incomparable Takashi Miike (Gozu and Audition also faves).
3. El Topo - Jodorowsky cult classic.
4. Troll 2 - Unintentionally the funniest film ever made.
5. Rabid Dogs (1974) Nasty little crime film directed by Mario Bava
6. I Drink Your Blood - Satanic hippie cult gets rabies and has a love-in with the town folk. Excellent drive-in horror trash.
7. Tarkan Versus The Vikings - Turkish insanity and sheer fun to watch this thrilling mess.
8. The House with Laughing Windows - excellent Italian giallo.
9. The Untold Story (1993) Vile and demented filth from Hong Kong. I watched this with a friend and his girlfriend and not long in to the film the girlfriend jumped up out of her seat, screamed at us and stormed out of the room. The friend and I looked at each other, hoisted our beers, and went back to watching the rest of the film. What assholes.
10. Don't Go In The Woods Alone - Fuck waterboarding, Al-Qaeda suspects should be shown this film. The soundtrack sounds like a 5-year-old was let loose on a music toy set. Sheer brilliance.

Not that you will (and probably shouldn't), but if you so choose to watch one of these fine examples of cinema I refuse to bear any responsibility for the experience.
 
What do you think about JU-ON/JU-ON 2?

I watched the Japanese originals first and was very well entertained by the creepy-crazy-insane story and thought wow!, brilliant horror.

Followed by The Grudge/The Grudge 2 and I still can't decide which versions I like better; not that it would matter, they're all great in their own style. Haven't seen the Grudge 3 yet, but will watch it this summer, I guess.
 

chronic

old and in the way
2. Visitor Q - Man gets hit over the head with a rock by a complete stranger and what ensues is some of the most warped shit ever put on film. Directed by the incomparable Takashi Miike (Gozu and Audition also faves).

That's a weird one. I like most of his movies that I've seen. Ichi The Killer was a real experience. Audition was creepy. And I think he did Dead or Alive as well... another good one. But yeah, not for everybody.
 
What do you think about JU-ON/JU-ON 2?
I watched the Japanese originals first and was very well entertained by the creepy-crazy-insane story and thought wow!, brilliant horror.

For a spell seemed like all I watched were J-horror films (starting with The Ring). Enjoyed Ju-on and agree it is effectively creepy. Hollywood went remake crazy with all these titles and Bleh! best to stick with the originals.

I like most of his movies that I've seen. Ichi The Killer was a real experience. Audition was creepy. And I think he did Dead or Alive as well... another good one.

He did do Dead or Alive. Have perhaps 20 of his films on the shelf and have yet to be disappointed.
 

nervas

more crickets than friends
He was (allegedly) appearing in character - as Ruben from the (as then) in development movie 'Rubin and Ed' - but I think that went over Letterman's head.
Edit: He went back on Letterman a few weeks after the 'kicking' show with some of his artwork too - its on YouTube, but it really isn't as interesting as I remember

Well, it was nice to see that Crispin Glover made the top 10 wackiest moments ever on Letterman(he came in at number 5) according to CNN.
 
The Glover appearance on Letterman certainly went over his head. Ha! Best Glover role was in River's Edge. Odd film that, in that it prefigured an entire music genre we came to know as Grunge. And prior to that, Streetwise, one of my fave docs.
 

Gerard K H Love

Appreciate your friends
Stav, in another thread someone pointed out that Crispin Glover was acting like the character "Howdy" from his 1989 movie Twister when he appeared on Letterman in July of 1987. It was a bizarre film with the great Harry Dean Stanton.
 
C

Composer

Koyaanisqatsi! I trust on your spelling.
That's ages ago, memories, Philip Glas music?!
I think they made a second one, don't know the title and never seen it.

The cinematographer, Robert Fricke, made a similar movie, Chronos, a few years later, with music by Robert Stearns.

The director, Godfrey Reggio went on to make Powaqqatsi (1988) and Naqoyqatsi (2002), with music by Philip Glass.

Personally, the soundtrack makes Koyaanisqatsi unwatchable for me. I liked his early minimalist music (Music in Twelve Parts, etc.), but this sounded like a money gig. I relieved boredom by imagining it was being sung by Bill Murray as the lounge singer.
 

desertlizard

southpaw
hey there guys nice recommendations i never saw The big lebowski and i thought it was just hillarious love this kind of dark humour comedies do any of you guys ve more recommendations like these? and d like to shine some light on it? i appreciate your comments

i ll give it a try not specific order but just those that popped up at top of my head

Pulp Fiction
Reservoir Dogs
Trainspotting
Eyes wide shut
Alien
kill bill
Jackie brown
Batman
Snatch
Control
 
Some interesting stuff here to investigate..thanks all. These are some favorites..all made an impact but in no particular order.

Badlands
Life is Sweet-mike leigh
Dead man
Night of the Hunter
Max and Mary
Harold and Maude
Fists in the pockets
City of lost children
Adam and Paul-Dublin junkies..great flic
Small Time-shane meadows
 

nervas

more crickets than friends
I just picked up Heat a few days ago at wal mart for 5 bucks. I think that may be cracking my top ten. I haven't seen it in quite sometime and forgot about how much i really enjoyed it. Great movie.
 
My luck this will be removed from youtube tomorrow. I saw this when I was younger and thought what the hell?! I did not like it one bit. The acoustic-strumming sissy James Taylor didn't help matters either. I just watched this again and found it rather brilliant. Even Taylor is quite decent. It's been tagged as 'existentialism on wheels' to perhaps excuse its unique narrative - college bred critics with a dabbling of Sartre deem it as such. Existentialism to me is discovering there's no toilet paper in the public restroom after the shit is taken. And yet I could be wrong. Still, I'm certain some things are worth reassessment. This is the end of the film so spoiler alert warranted. This just might move up in to my top ten.

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Off the top of my head (in reality I could never settle on 10)

The Deerhunter
Five Easy Pieces
A Woman Under The Influence
Godfather 1&2
8 1/2
Once Upon a Time in America
Taxi Driver
Seventh Seal
Il Vitelloni
Once Upon a Time in the West
 
new list.
favorite movies

last temptation of christ
nobodys fool
beautiful girls
terms of endearment
barfly
rocky 6
crash(cronenberg)
superbad
legends of the fall
stand by me
 
Can't reduce to ten movies. And the list changes every weeks.

- 1900 (Bernardo Bertolucci)
- Alien (Ridley Scott)
- Aguirre (Werner Herzog)
- Andalousian Dog (Luis Bunuel)
- Apocalypse Now Redux (Francis Ford Coppola)
- Battleship Potemkin (Eisenstein)
- Big Lebowski (Cohens)
- Blade Runner (Ridley Scott)
- Blow Up (Michelangelo Antonioni)
- Chinatown (Roman Polanski)
- Clockwork Orange (Stanley Kubrick)
- Das Boat (Wolfgang Petersen)
- The Deer Hunter (Michael Cimino)
- Easy Rider (Dennis Hopper)
- Full Metal Jacket (Stanley Kubrick)
- The Good, The Bad & The Ugly (Sergio Leone)
- Il Deserto Rosso (Michelangelo Antonioni)
- Inglourious Basterds (Quentin Tarantino)
- Mean Streets (Martin Scorsese)
- Monika (Ingmar Bergman)
- Pandora's Box (G. W. Pabst)
- Pierrot le fou (Jean-Luc Godard)
- Raging Bull (Martin Scorsese)
- Reservoir Dogs (Quentin Tarantino)
- La riviére de diamants (short by Roman Polanski)
- Rosetta (Dardennes brothers)
- Shining (Stanley Kubrick)
- Sunsert (Murnau)
- Taxi Driver (Martin Scorsese)
- Once Upon A Time In America (Sergio Leone)
- Vivre sa vie (Jean-Luc Godard)
 
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desertlizard

southpaw
i just saw "Before the devil knows you are dead" and if its not one of the best movies of all time it is one mindblowing Seymour here is just stunning bravo!
 
No order

No Country For Old Men
Bladerunner Director's Cut (NOT the theatrical release)
Heat
The Searchers
Unforgiven
Groundhog Day
Big Fish
Collateral
Lawman
Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
 
I find this to be a hard question to answer.
I think my list would look something like this:

American Beauty
American History X
Shawshank Redemption
Jackie Brown
Pulp Fiction
Gangs of New York
Casino
Goodfellas
No Country For Old Men
Inglorious Basterds
 
Wild Strawberries
Bicycle Thieves
Manhattan
Harakiri
Buffalo 66
Three colours: White
Duck Soup
The General
The Pianist
Friday

That's about right.
 

Ponder

"So fuck Doubleday Doran"
RIP
Seven up (and the five follow-ups; 14 up, 21 up, 28 up, 35 up, 42 up, 49 up) [documentary]
I watched 56 up last week. I already forget it was any good...
What I do remember is that Neil is in it.
 
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