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From the AFI thread . . . what are your top ten films of all time?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Norrin Radd, Jun 21, 2007.

  1. Norrin Radd

    Norrin Radd New Member

    Any genre, any era. As the Log Lady once said, "My log does not judge."

    1. Scarface (1983)
    2. E.T. The Extra Terrestrial
    3. Raiders of the Lost Ark
    4. Star Wars (hell, one entry for all six. That's right, ALL SIX)
    5. Superman: The Movie (all comic movies have tried to match it for 30 years)
    6. The Godfather
    7. This is Spinal Tap
    8. Some Kind of Monster (documentary category)
    9. Kill Bill (as one film)
    10. Lord of the Rings was originally written as one book. I'll treat it as one film.
  2. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    1. The Shawshank Redemption
    2. Godfather
    3. Godfather II
    4. Dr. Strangelove
    5. Goodfellas
    6. Schindler's List
    7. Hotel Rwanda
    8. The Sting
    9. Empire Strikes Back
    10. Monty Python and the Quest for the Holy Grail

    EDIT: Added The Sting at No. 8, sted Ray. Thanks, Cowbell.
  3. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    Scarface has aged worse than Ann Wilson.
  4. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    1. The Godfather
    2. Casablanca
    3. North by Northwest
    4. The Godfather, Part II
    5. The Sting
    6. The Silence of the Lambs
    7. Jaws
    8. Goodfellas
    9. Raiders of the Lost Ark
    10. The Fugitive

    That's my visceral, top-of-the-head list.

    I will add my thought-out 10 later.
  5. MilanWall

    MilanWall Member

    I assume by my top ten, you mean personal opinion. So, here goes...

    1. The Truman Show
    2. Shawshank Redemption
    3. The Empire Strikes Back
    4. Citizen Kane
    5. It's a Wonderful Life
    6. Lord of the Rings
    7. Airplane!
    8. Raiders of the Lost Ark
    9. Star Wars
    10. Over the Hedge
  6. shotglass

    shotglass Guest

    1. The Graduate
    2. The Breakfast Club
    3. Pulp Fiction
    4. Fast Times at Ridgemont High
    5. Kill Bill
    6. The Godfather
    7. Goodfellas
    8. Carrie
    9. North Dallas Forty
    10. Scarface (hell, everything ages)
  7. Bob Slydell

    Bob Slydell Active Member

    In no aprticular order except No. 1. And Simon, great line about Ann Wilson.

    1. Star Wars (the trilogy as a whole, with Empire tops.)
    2. Goodfellas
    3. Raiders of the Lost Ark
    4. Reservoir Dogs
    5. Casablance
    6. The Searchers
    7, 8. Godfather 1 and 2
    9. Almost Famous
    10. The Quiet Man

    HM: The Jerk, Clerks, Dazed & Confused, Pul Fiction.

    I know I'm forgetting something.
  8. 1. Godfather
    2. Dr. Strangelove
    3. Casablanca
    4. Godfather II
    5. Lawrence of Arabia
    6. Goodfellas
    7. Blazing Saddles
    8. Some Like It Hot
    9. Seven Samurai
    10. Rear Window/NXNW
  9. Platyrhynchos

    Platyrhynchos Active Member

    In no particular order:

    Goodbye, My Lady
    Backdraft (even though it contains a multitude of bullshit Hollywood inaccuracies)
    My Name is Nobody
    True Grit
    The Quiet Man
    Let It Ride
    The Magnificent Seven
    The Life of Brian
    Damn Yankees
    Blazing Saddles

    Naturally, there are more. But we are limited to 10, and my top 10 fluctuates pretty regularly.
  10. OnTheRiver

    OnTheRiver Active Member

    1. Goodfellas
    2. Patton
    3. Shawshank Redemption
    4. Blazing Saddles
    5. Godfather
    6. Bull Durham
    7. Field of Dreams
    8. Empire Strikes Back
    9. Raiders of the Lost Ark
    10. Casino
  11. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    For me

    1. Lord of the Rings
    2. Chasing Amy
    3. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
    4. Legends of the Fall
    5. Star WArs (Countiing them all as one, dropped them down a bit)
    6. Breakfast at Tiffany's
    7. Running on Empty
    8. Good Will Hunting
    9. Capturing the Friedmans
    10. Girl Interrupted

    Honorable Mention: Kill Bill, The Departed, Clerks, Fried Green Tomatoes, Edward Scissorhands and Finding Neverland
  12. Platyrhynchos

    Platyrhynchos Active Member

    I see all these films listed and get perplexed ... there's no way to narrow it down to the top 10.
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