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zwackerm wrote:
Shane (1953)
Rear Window (1954)
The Caine Mutiny (1954)
Rebel Without a Cause (1955)
The Searchers (1956)
The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
12 Angry Men (1957)
Vertigo (1958)
Some Like it Hot (1959)
North by Northwest (1959)


Prioritise these.

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So Algren, what's the ETA on your updated list?


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Couple of weeks.

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Cool. Holding you to it! ;)


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I meant months. I MEANT MONTHS!

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I couldn't sleep and decided to start working on the updated movie list. I use an app called letterboxd now, which keeps track of all the movies I rate, and it made this process much easier this time. I have nearly 2000 films ranked, which is probably not everything, but surely there can't be any all time favorites left out. Right?

This will come in two parts. The first being the movies I have ranked 4.5 stars. I'll include new movies too to see how well they've aged when I update again in a few years. Unless we all die by then, and my embarassing choices are forever left to be dissected by whatever alien race discovers how to access the cloud.

Next week (or after) will be the 60 movies that I have given 5 stars, ranked and maybe with some small write ups. For now, here are the 131(for now) four and a halfers, in alphabetical order.


12 Angry Men
28 Weeks Later
Aladdin
Alien
Amadeus
Anchorman 2: The Alternate Cut
Annie Hall
Apocalypse Now
Arachnophobia
Austin Powers
Avatar
Bad Boys 2
Baseketball
Batman Begins
Beauty and the Beast
Beavis and Butthead Do America
The Big Lebowski
Blade Runner
Black Dynamite
Braveheart
Bridesmaids
The Cabin In The Woods
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Casablanca
Casino Royale
Children Of Men
Clerks
Clerks 2
Clue
Creed
The Dark Knight Rises
Dawn of the Dead (04)
Deep Blue Sea
Deep Rising
The Descent
Dogma
Dr. Strangelove
Drive
Dumb and Dumber
Edge Of Tomorrow
Fantastic Mr. Fox
Fast Five
Finding Nemo
Forest Gump
Friday
Frozen
Full Metal Jacket
Ghostbusters
The Godfather
The Godfather 2
The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
Goodfellas
Grandma’s Boy
Groundhog Day
Halloween
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Hot Fuzz
Hot Rod
How To Train Your Dragon
The Hunger Games
Inception
The Incredibles
Inglorious Basterds
Inherent Vice
Into The Night
Iron Man
Inside Out
John Wick 2
Kill Bill
Kingpin
Kung-Fu Hustle
Kung-Fu Panda
L.A. Confidential
Lady Bird
LaLa Land
Lawrence Of Arabia
Life of Pi
The Lion King
Mallrats
Major League
The Martian
Mean Girls
Men In Black
Moana
Moonrise Kingdom
Monsters Inc.
The Mummy (99)
The Nice Guys
North By Northwest
Ocean’s Eleven (01)
Old School
One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
Paddington 2
Pineapple Express
Pirates Of The Caribbean
Predator
Princess Mononoke
Ratatouille
Rec
Reservoir Dogs
Rocky 3
Saving Private Ryan
Scream
Serenity
Seven
The Shawshank Redemption
Sing Street
Skyfall
Slumdog Millionaire
Spider-Man 2
Spirited Away
Star Trek 4: The Voyage Home
Star Trek 6: The Undiscovered Country
Star Wars Episode 6: Return of the Jedi
Star Wars Episode 8: The Last Jedi
Step Brothers
Strange Days
Superbad
Tarzan
The Terminator
Thor
Titanic
Toy Story 3
Trading Places
True Romance
The Warriors
Whiplash
Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
Wonder Woman
X-Men 2
Your Name


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Flava'd vs The World wrote:
I couldn't sleep and decided to start working on the updated movie list. I use an app called letterboxd now, which keeps track of all the movies I rate, and it made this process much easier this time. I have nearly 2000 films ranked, which is probably not everything, but surely there can't be any all time favorites left out. Right?

This will come in two parts. The first being the movies I have ranked 4.5 stars. I'll include new movies too to see how well they've aged when I update again in a few years. Unless we all die by then, and my embarassing choices are forever left to be dissected by whatever alien race discovers how to access the cloud.

Next week (or after) will be the 60 movies that I have given 5 stars, ranked and maybe with some small write ups. For now, here are the 130 (for now) four and a halfers, in alphabetical order.


Spoiler: show
12 Angry Men
28 Weeks Later
Aladdin
Alien
Amadeus
Anchorman 2: The Alternate Cut
Annie Hall
Apocalypse Now
Arachnophobia
Austin Powers
Avatar
Bad Boys 2
Baseketball
Batman Begins
Beauty and the Beast
Beavis and Butthead Do America
The Big Lebowski
Blade Runner
Black Dynamite
Braveheart
Bridesmaids
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Casablanca
Casino Royale
Children Of Men
Clerks
Clerks 2
Clue
Creed
The Dark Knight Rises
Dawn of the Dead (04)
Deep Blue Sea
Deep Rising
The Descent
Dogma
Dr. Strangelove
Drive
Dumb and Dumber
Edge Of Tomorrow
Fantastic Mr. Fox
Fast Five
Finding Nemo
Forest Gump
Friday
Frozen
Full Metal Jacket
Ghostbusters
The Godfather
The Godfather 2
The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
Goodfellas
Grandma’s Boy
Groundhog Day
Halloween
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Hot Fuzz
Hot Rod
How To Train Your Dragon
Inception
The Incredibles
Inglorious Basterds
Inherent Vice
Into The Night
Iron Man
Inside Out
John Wick 2
The Nice Guys
L.A. Confidential
Lady Bird
LaLa Land
Lawrence Of Arabia
Life of Pi
The Lion King
Kill Bill
Kingpin
Kung-Fu Hustle
Kung-Fu Panda
Mallrats
Major League
The Martian
Mean Girls
Men In Black
Moana
Moonrise Kingdom
Monsters Inc.
The Mummy (99)
North By Northwest
Ocean’s Eleven (01)
Old School
One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
Paddington 2
Pineapple Express
Pirates Of The Caribbean
Predator
Princess Mononoke
Ratatouille
Rec
Reservoir Dogs
Rocky 3
Saving Private Ryan
Scream
Serenity
The Shawshank Redemption
Spirited Away
Se7en
Sing Street
Skyfall
Slumdog Millionaire
Spider-Man 2
Star Trek 4: The Voyage Home
Star Trek 6: The Undiscovered Country
Star Wars Episode 6: Return of the Jedi
Star Wars Episode 8: The Last Jedi
Stardust
Step Brothers
Strange Days
Superbad
Tarzan
The Terminator
Thor
Titanic
Trading Places
True Romance
Toy Story 2
The Warriors
Whiplash
Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
Wonder Woman
X-Men 2
Your Name


Hey, me too! My primary app for rating movies was Flixster, but that crapped out the November update (I at least have the old version on my iPad) so I switched over. Love it. I went back through all the old "How man have you seen in...20xx" and logged my films that way. It's nice having an official log of all the movies I've seen (and what day I saw them) going back to 2006.

2,242 films logged (diary)
3,077 films rated / 3,155 on Flixster

But back to this thread, I made a list years ago, but now I'd say its embarrassingly out of date. I have a Top 5 and that's about it.

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I'm working on my own list and keep having to take out flicks when I see other lists because they remind of a film I missed so switches have to be made and then to rank every 10 block of films. Sheesh. I know my top 10 but to do the next and the next.

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I feel confident in this list currently. Top 10 has been immovable for many years. The rest were essentially ranked based on clearly how many times I've seen them plus my favoritism for them. There were a few films I've seen multiple times, some even more than Avatar that I just can't fit on this list atm.

1. Star Wars: A New Hope 1977
2. Silence of the Lambs 1991
3. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon 2000
4. Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring 2001
5. Young Frankenstein 1974
6. The Big Lebowski 1998
7. Unforgiven 1992
8. Being There 1979
9. Dr Strangelove 1964
10. Pulp Fiction 1994


11. Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back 1980 20x
12. Star Wars: The Return of the Jedi 1983 20x
13. The Godfather 1972 20x
14. The Godfather Part 2 1974 20x

15. Saving Private Ryan 1998 15x
16. Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark 1981 15x
17. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade 1989 15x
18. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom 1984 15x
19. The Ten Commandments 1956 15x

20. Groundhog Day 1993 10x
21. The Sixth Sense 1999 10x
22. Kill Bill Volume 1 2003 10x
23. The Thing 1982 10x
24. The Matrix 1999 10x
25. Star Wars The Force Awakens 10x
26. A Fish Called Wanda 1988 10x
27. Aliens 1986 10x
28. A Christmas Story 1983 10x
29. Chicago 2002 10x
31. Beauty and the Beast 1991 10x
31. Fargo 1996 10x
32. The Day the Earth Stood Still 1951 10x
33. Die Hard 1988 10x
34. Trading Places 1983 10x
35. Terminator 2 1991 10x
36. Forrest Gump 1994 10x
37. The Bodyguard 10x
38. Shawshank Redemption 1994 10x
39. Back to the Future 1985 10x
40. Die Hard 2 1990 10x
41. The Terminator 1984 10x
42. Idiocracy 2006 10x
43. Psycho 1960 10x
44. Gladiator 2000 10x
45. The Avengers 2012 10x


46. Home Alone 1990 8x
47. Batman v Superman Dawn of Justice 2016 8x
48. Man of Steel 2013 8x
49. Breaveheart 1995 8x
50. Robin Hood Prince of Thieves 8x
51. Toy Story 1995 8X

52. Passion of the Christ 2004 7x
53. The Crying Game 1992 7x
54. The Breakfast Club 1985 7x
55. Goodfellas 1999 7x
56. Ferris Bueller's Day Off 1986 7x
57. Jurassic Park 1993 7x
58. Superman 2 1980 7x
59. Wargames 1983 7x

60. The Dark Knight 2008 6x
61. There Will Be Blood 2007 6x
62. Moulin Rouge! 2001 6x
63. Interstellar 2014 6x
64. Gravity 2013 6x
65. The Untouchables 1987 6x
66. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly 1966 6x

67. Titanic 1997 5x
68. Brokeback Mountain 2005 5x
69. Kill Bill Volume 2 2004 5x
70. Bridesmaids 2011 5x
71. The Goonies 1985 5x
72. Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers 2002 5x
73. Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King 2003 5x
74. The Departed 2006 5x
75. Weird Science 1985 5x
76. Dead Poets Society 1989 5x
77. Schindler's List 1993 5x
78. Finding Nemo 2003 5x
79. Rogue One 2016 5x




80. Glory 1989 4x
81. Star Wars The Last Jedi 2017 4x
82. 'Night Mother 1986 4x
83. Carrie 1976 4x
84. 500 Days of Summer 2009 4x
85. Love Simon 2018 4x
86. Retroactive 1997 4x
87. The Birds 1963 4x
88. Fight Club 1999 4x
89. Django Unchained 2012 4x
90. IngloUrious Basterds 2009 4x
91. The Battle of Algiers 1966 4x
92. Excalibur 1981 4x
93. Contagion 4x
94. Aladdin 1992 4x
95. The Lion King 1994 4x
96. The Rules of Attraction 2002 4x
97. Spiderman 2002 4x
98. The War of the Worlds 1953 4x
99. Gandhi 1982 4x

100. Avatar 2009 3x

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A solid list! I like the diversity of genre and eras. And every one of your top ten is great, a 4 star movie or above. Well except for Being There, which I still haven't seen.


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I think my dad recommended Being There back in the day. Then, I ended up watching it with my mom at my brother's place and it was weird and funny. Peter Sellers was amazing. Shirley Maclaine Amazing. The guy playing the President was hilarious. So good!

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Finding Nemo and The Birds? Those are your worst picks. Not Top 100 worthy.


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I lied. It will be a 3 part experience.

60. The Abyss
59. John Wick
58. Robocop
57. Captain America: Civil War
56. Psycho
55. Pan’s Labyrinth
54. Dunkirk
53. The Raid
52. Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade
51. Starship Troopers
50. Sunshine
49. Django Unchained
48. Anchorman
47. Zootopia
46. Guardians of the Galaxy
45. A Clockwork Orange
44. Half Baked
43. Airplane
42. Snatch
41. Up
40. The Princess Bride
39. South Park: Bigger, Longer, Uncut
38. Animal House
37. Star Trek (09)
36. Wall-E
35. The Iron Giant
34. Coming To America
33. Star Trek: The Wrath of Kahn
32. Back To The Future
31. 2001: A Space Odyssey

Part 2 comes tomorrow. The biggest changes here are the cementing of Star Trek and Up, both which originally placed in the 90s, as among my absolute absolute favorites. And the reemergence of Snatch, which I loved so much when I first got into movies but only very recently watched it again. It is basically the foundation of all my favorite genre-bending movies that followed in the 2000s. The Iron Giant overtakes Wall-E once again, but no longer can either claim to be the all time best animated movie. Putting Dunirk as Nolan's third best movie was tough, but gosh seeing it hold up so well on my TV was incredible. We all thought that would be a cinematic experience that could only be properly appreciated in the cinema, but it is so much more. The intensity is unreal. Also, Zamunda Forever!


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Let's go!

30. Young Frankenstein
29. Jaws
28, Shaun of the Dead
27. Blazing Saddles
26. An American Werewolf In London
25. Die Hard
24. Monty Python and the Holy Grail
23. The Avengers
22. Fight Club
21. Raiders of the Lost Ark
20. Gladiator
19. Memento
18. The Matrix
17. Zoolander
16. Heat
15. Pulp Fiction
14. The Shining
13. Jurassic Park
12. The Raid 2
11. Aliens
10. Scott Pilgrim vs the World
9. Terminator 2: Judgement Day
8. Coco
7. Star Wars Episode 4: A New Hope
6. The Dark Knight
5. Star Wars Episode 5: The Empire Strikes Back
4. Office Space
3. Lord of the Rings: Return of the King
2. Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
1. Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

The biggest story here is the seemingly absurd placement of a 4 month old movie in the all time top ten. Yet I felt stronger about it then any other contenders. As mentioned many times, Coco is the Dunkirk of emotions. It strecthes the "Disney makes you cry" scene for nearly 40 minutes. And also like Dunkirk, seeing it hold up so damn well on video confirms the 6 star rating. And unfortunately, it was Zoolander's time to leave. I hate being unfair to a movie based on its awful sequel, but its hard to get around it. I used to watch Zoolander once a year, but since Poolander came out I haven't turned it on once. Time will heal these wounds though, and I did buy it on iTunes for $5 a few weeks ago, so the option is always available.

The only other new edition to the upper tiers is American Werewolf in London, officially topping Animal House and Coming To America as the best Landis film, and Shaun as the top horror comedy. The Raid 2, Aliens, Jurassic Park and The Shining were all knocking at the door of the top ten, but Scott just wasn't ready to give it up quite yet. Listening to the School of Movies review of it made me realize that I do fill in a lot of gaps with knowledge from the book. Like how Scott isn't always acting like a dick and actually does try to improve himself. I still just love this world too much though, mixing romantic comedies with high octane violence and local indie punk. And Edgar handles the bonanza of story so very well. It really should have been two films, but since it bombed so hard we probably never would have gotten the second half haha.

And yes, I know my top five is super boring and it hurts to not include Nolan. But saying that anything is better than Rings would just be a lie, pandering to those who want a more interesting list. And yes, in 2018 we can wish that it wasn't full of white heroes killing brown villains or that more than one woman was allowed to be cool per movie. Yet the core themes hold up. Yeah there's a grand scale of good v evil, but it also explores how such a thing could happen. Frodo is the best guy in the world at the start, but the burden of power breaks him down little by little. It is killing him and while he wants to fight it, he's also accepted his fate as an addict. So seeing the true heroes of the story, Sam and Aragorn, turn down this power, which would make their quests much easier, in favor of doing the right thing is something that will travel through generations. As will, of course, the master class production, with the all time best cinematography, score and battle choreography.

All in all, my absolute favorites have held very strong throughout the years. Every now and then a new movie can challenge the thrones, or a new old movie that I hadn't before considered will grab my attention. But these are my favorite stories and story tellers. Hard to believe they will fall out of grace by the next update.


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Kudos for Office Space at No.4 - that is all kinds of awesome right there.

And cant fold your Top 3 - love love love LOTR. Is your lobe for Two Towers based on the EE or the theatrical?

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The extended editions are almost always better. But, unlike with Anchorman 2 where I had to note the alternate cut, I think the Rings trilogy would hold their places even if the extended editions did not exist.

Two Towers benefits the most from the extended editions. All the extra scenes add weight to the story without ever affecting the pace.


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I liked the LOTR theatrical releases, but the extended cuts and especially The Two Towers' one make them Top 100 material for me.


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I've only seen the theatrical cuts.

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Agree guys - the extended editions are better (especially Two Towers).

The trilogy is also in my top 10.

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Do you know who likes the extended editions most? Faramir! He gets motivation, character depth and a potential wife with those extra minutes.


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Yes, the Gondor scenes elevate Two Towers from very good to great. Faramir's lack of development or motivation to do what he did was the biggest sore point of the theatrical cut.

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I have a weird history with The Lord of the Rings films. I had no interest in them at the time, but I was invited to see Two Towers. I went and I loved it, even though I hadn't seen the first one. I didn't go back to the first one until years later, but I watched the extended edition and that turned out to be a mistake. It was fine, but my god what a slog. I haven't even bothered any version with Return of the King which I know is sacrilege (the 263 minute extended cut sounds like a nightmare, not in quality, but having to sit there for so long).

I'll watch all three someday, but I only own the theatrical cuts and I think I'll stick with those.

It probably doesn't help that I haven't read/care about the books.

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263 minutes? 4 and a half hours? lol

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Jmart wrote:
I have a weird history with The Lord of the Rings films. I had no interest in them at the time, but I was invited to see Two Towers. I went and I loved it, even though I hadn't seen the first one. I didn't go back to the first one until years later, but I watched the extended edition and that turned out to be a mistake. It was fine, but my god what a slog. I haven't even bothered any version with Return of the King which I know is sacrilege (the 263 minute extended cut sounds like a nightmare, not in quality, but having to sit there for so long).

I'll watch all three someday, but I only own the theatrical cuts and I think I'll stick with those.

It probably doesn't help that I haven't read/care about the books.


You would be well served to watch FOTR and ROTK as theatrical versions and TTT in the extended edition.

There is a case that ROTK loses its impact with the extended edition. A poster (Erendis?) on KJ once dissected the ROTL EE and explained how the choices made were to the detriment of the film.

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Except the Return of the King Extended Edition actually bothers to explain what happened to Saurumon

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