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    With amount of movies that I watch, it's going to be hard for me to narrow it down to ten. After a bonafide number one movie, which I don't think will ever change, the rest of this list is subject to change almost daily. With that in mind, here is my personal top ten...

    1. Heat (1996): Starring Al Pacino, Robert DeNiro, and Val Kilmer. Directed by Michael Mann.

    2. Apocalypse Now (1979): Starring Marlon Brando, Martin Sheen, and Robert Duvall. Directed by Francis Ford Coppola.

    3. Road to Perdition (2002): Starring Tom Hanks, Paul Newman, and Jude Law. Directed by Sam Mendes.

    4. Goodfellas (1990): Starring Ray Liotta, Robert DeNiro, and Joe Pesci. Directed by Martin Scorsese.

    5. Saving Private Ryan (1998): Starring Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, and Edward Burns. Directed by Steven Spielberg.

    6. Dazed and Confused (1993): Starring Matthew McConaughey, Ben Affleck, and Jason London. Directed by Richard Linklater.

    7. Sleepers (1996): Starring Brad Pitt, Kevin Bacon, and Robert DeNiro. Directed by Barry Levinson.

    8. A Clockwork Orange (1971): Starring Malcom McDowell, Patrick Magee, and Michael Bates. Directed by Stanley Kubrick.

    9. Gone Baby Gone (2007): Starring Casey Affleck, Morgan Freeman, and Michelle Monaghan. Directed by Ben Affleck.

    10. The Way of the Gun (2000): Starring Ryan Phillippe, Benicio Del Toro, and James Caan. Directed by Christopher McQuarrie.

    For the record, #11 would probably either be Memento or The Dark Knight. Both movies are brilliant. And, like I said, this list could change almost daily, outside of #1.
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    1. Goodfellas(1990) - Martin Scorcese

    2. JFK(1991) - Oliver Stone

    3. Spike Lee's Malcolm X biopic(1992)

    4. Oliver Stone's Nixon biopic(1995)

    5. The Fugitive(1993) - Andrew Davis

    6. The Package(1989) - Andrew Davis...VERY little seen(only had a minimum 2 week run), but VERY underrated film.

    7. Born on the Fourth of July(1989) - Oliver Stone

    8. The Abyss(1989) - James Cameron

    9. Philadelphia(1993) - Jonathan Demme

    10. Platoon(1986) - Oliver Stone
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    #1: Fight Club
    2-10 in no particular order:
    The Dark Knight
    The Empire Strikes Back
    The Hangover
    Superbad
    The 40 Year Old Virgin
    The Departed
    A New Hope
    Braveheart
    Good Will Hunting

    If Band of Brothers counts as a movie, it's #1.
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    The Longest Day
    Braveheart
    Goodfellas
    In Harm's Way
    Forest Gump
    Star Wars: A New Hope, Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi(three count as one to me)
    A Few Good Men
    Batman Forever
    Robin Hood: Men in Tights/Spaceballs/History of the World: Part I
    Backdraft
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    Not in any particular order...

    Saving Private Ryan
    Heartbreak Ridge
    Shawshank Redemption
    The Green Mile
    Goodfellas
    Platoon
    Born on the Fourth of July
    Apocalypse Now
    Office Space
    The Holloywood Knights

    Certainly not all classics, but my faves.
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    There are a ton of movies I forgot about. Gladiator, Braveheart, Shawshank Redemption, Forrest Gump, Fight Club, etc. I'm thinking about expanding mine to a top 20.
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    Band of Brothers would be #1 if it could be considered a film.

    In no real order:

    Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
    The Insider
    Black Hawk Down
    Hot Fuzz
    Seven Samurai
    Unforgiven
    Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
    The Hunt for Red October
    The Blues Brothers
    Glory

    Just missed the cut:
    Terminator 2, Heat, Primer, The Matrix, Ghostbusters, Brick, Shawshank Redemption
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    In no order.


    The Dark knight (Christopher Nolan)
    Memento (Christopher Nolan)
    Some Like it hot (Billie Wilder)
    Road to perdition (Sam Mendes, excellent call Kontra)
    In Brugges (Martin McDonagh) Maybe its because I'm from dublin and Farrell punches out the "american". "thats for john lennon". brilliant.
    Little miss Sunshine (Dayton/Faris) Show me a better ending to a movie!
    The trilogy (coppola) Well two of them for sure.
    Raging bull (Scorsesee)
    Fargo (The Bros Coen) Although I very nearly picked a serious man. Genius's or genii
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    Top ten is tough but, I'll list ten I've watched more than once and will probably watch again someday.

    Casablanca
    The Fisher King
    Terminator 2
    Trading Places
    Dumb And Dumber
    Tommy Boy
    Full Metal Jacket
    Glengarry Glen Ross
    Leaving Las Vegas
    The Insider
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    Great tread and some great movie.
    1. Apocalypse Now - Francis Ford Coppola I've seen this I don't know how many time and it still gets me can't wait until it comes out on Blu-ray. I like the original over the Redux but I love both,
    2. One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest - Milos Forman I can't get over how good very actor is in this movie(some are non-actors), to me Jack Nicholson's best performance.
    3. 2001: A Space Odyssey - Stanley Kubrick Every Time I watch this I see something new I haven't seen before.
    4. The Godfather - Francis Ford Coppola What can one say about this film that has already been said.I watch the "The Conversation" a 1974 Coppola film and it struck me that this with The Godfather part 2 and Apocalypse are the best four films that any director every did in succession, just increadable.
    5.The Lord of the Rings Trilogy - Peter Jackson I loved the book loved the movies.
    6. The Empire Strikes Back - Irvin Kershner (not George Lucas) Every scene in this is classic.
    7. Pink Floyd The Wall -Alan Parker Great music, visuals and increadable animation. My not be the happiest film every but why does it have to be.
    8. Chinatown - Roman Polanski a great film noir Great mystery with great performance all around. Great ending.
    9. The Wild Bunch - Sam Peckinpah A very tough movie with the best shootout in movie history.
    10. The Searchers - John Ford My favorate John Wayne film.
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    Are you going to see Waters / The Wall on tour? I'm going with friends on Sep 30th. We're very excited about it.
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    In Bruges is a phenomenal movie.. kudos to your choice!
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    Going to see the show next year in Dublin.

    Really looking forward to it
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    Interesting (and surprising). I thought I'd do a list of 10 that no one else has named -- and only American movies.

    1. Animal House

    2. Blazing Saddles

    3. The Big Lebowski

    4. M.A.S.H.

    5. Citizen Kane

    Can't believe that no one chose one of those!

    6. Bad Day at Black Rock

    7. Annie Hall

    8. On the Waterfront

    9. The African Queen

    10. The Maltese Falcon

    If I'd had a free choice, I'd have probably added the Godfathers and maybe Some Like It Hot. All great movies!
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    Pulp Fiction

    9 other movies.
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    Pulp Fiction would DEFINITELY make my 11-20 list with every opportunity to crack the top ten on any given day. Reservoir Dogs would also make the list too.
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    Indeed. I watched it again today. The final scene with Paul Newman and Tom Hanks in the rain is phenomenal. It's amazing. There are only four words of dialogue in that entire scene, and it's still one of the most powerful and well done scenes in cinema that I have ever witnessed. With that in mind...

    11. Pulp Fiction (1994): Starring Samuel L. Jackson, John Travolta, and Bruce Willis. Directed by Quentin Tarantino.

    12. Gladiator (2000): Starring Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, and Connie Nelson. Directed by Ridley Scott.

    13. The Dark Knight (2008): Starring Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, and Aaron Eckhardt. Directed by Christopher Nolan.

    14. Forrest Gump (1994): Starring Tom Hanks, Gary Sinise, and Robin Wright. Directed by Robert Zemeckis.

    15. Fight Club (1999): Starring Edward Norton, Brad Pitt, and Helena Bonham Carter. Directed by David Fincher.

    16. Children of Men (2006): Starring Clive Owen and Michael Caine. Directed by Alfonso Cuaron.

    17. Tombstone (1993): Starring Kurt Russell, Val Kilmer, and Sam Elliot. Directed by George P. Cosmatos.

    18. The Shawshank Redemption (1994): Starring Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman. Directed by Frank Darabont.

    19. Mystic River (2003): Starring Sean Penn, Tim Robbins, and Kevin Bacon. Directed by Clint Eastwood.

    20. Gangs of New York (2002): Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Daniel Day-Lewis, and Cameron Diaz. Directed by Martin Scorsese.
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    1) On Golden Blonde

    2) Jurrasic Pork

    3) Gangbangs of New York

    4) Womb Raider

    5) Star Whores

    6) Blown in 60 Seconds

    Oh, you meant Hollywood type movies....oops, my bad! :ugh:
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    Scarface
    Gladiator
    The Patriot
    Fugitive
    Jaws
    ET

    Scary Movies-

    Psycho
    Friday The 13th
    A Nightmare on Elm Street
    Halloween
    HellRaiser

    Many more but I don't have the time to think while working.
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    Was that Paul Newmans final ever scene on Film? If so. amazing.

    And as for Mendes. Any director that can get a performance out of Jude Law must be very special indeed.
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    One of them...

    Paul Newman (I)
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    Weren't there 10 episodes? There's my top 10.

    But seriously:

    Band of Brothers
    Goodfellas
    Casino
    The Fisher King
    Braveheart
    Monty Python and The Holy Grail
    Office Space
    Shawshank Redemption
    Star Wars
    The Godfather
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    All 6? Or any particular one?

    Or by Star Wars do you mean 'A New Hope'?
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    Sorry. The original Trilogy. Let's pretend the last one didn't happen.
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    1. Pitch Black
    2. Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story
    3. Shower (A Foreign film)
    4. The Matrix
    5. Kill Bill
    6. Anchorman
    7. Fear And Loathing in Las Vegas
    8. A Beautiful Mind
    9. Pulp Fiction
    10. The Shining

    Honorable Mentions:
    The Cell
    Star Wars: Return of the Jedi
    Snakes on a Plane (Don't judge me :D)
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    Its hard to choose just ten so I'm going with my top 20, in no particular order:

    Finding Neverland
    The Lord of the Rings trilogy
    Girl, Interrupted
    Before Sunrise/Sunset
    Pirates of the Caribbean
    The Illusionist
    Eternal Sunshine
    Se7en
    Sleepy Hollow
    A Time to Kill
    The Majestic
    What's Eating Gilbert Grape
    Harry Potter series
    The Hours
    The Notebook
    I am Legend
    Inception
    The Nightmare before Christmas
    Shrek
    The Shawshank Redemption
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    The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

    The Outlaw Josey Wales

    Godfather 1

    Godfather 2

    The Departed

    Shaw Shank Redemption

    Saving Private Ryan

    Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

    Se7en

    Forrest Gump

    Goldfinger

    Top Gun

    Gladiator

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    No one beats my list:):):)



    I gave 13 or 14...... Some of my favorites So many to cfhoose:eek:
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    I dont want to edit due to my "authenticity being questioned......


    4-8 films of the films are out of order....


    I want to add Point Break to the bottom of my list

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