Top Five Favorite Films Ever???

Discussion in 'Entertainment and Movie Talk' started by aeonpulse, Jan 20, 2012.

  1. aeonpulse

    aeonpulse Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    It's never an easy question to answer. No specific genres, no specific order, I'm just curious of people's top five movies. Not necessarily the top five best movies you've ever seen, but the top five you enjoy watching the most, your favorites. And if possible, try to limit the list to one film per director. Currently, my top five are (mind you, in no specific order)...

    John Carpenter's "The Thing"
    "Aliens"
    "Blade Runner"
    "The Empire Strikes Back"
    "Brazil"
     
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  2. INDY

    INDY Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    1. Star Wars
    2. Empire Stikes Back
    3 Raiders of the Lost Ark
    4. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
    5. Gladiator
     
  3. rodneyfaile

    rodneyfaile Sr Member

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    Blade Runner
    Big Lebowski
    Pulp Fiction
    Casablanca
    Purple Rose of Cairo
     
  4. Weequay

    Weequay Well-Known Member

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    Ghostbusters

    The Burbs

    Aliens

    Kill bill

    The life aquatic
     
  5. Superheroguy

    Superheroguy New Member

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    Star Wars

    Aliens

    Iron Man

    Superman

    Raiders Of The Lost Ark
     
  6. Lutso

    Lutso Sr Member

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    Once Upon a Time in the West (Sergio Leone)

    The Empire Strikes Back (Irvin Kershner)

    The Aviator (Martin Scorsese)

    Inglorious Basterds (Quentin Tarantino)

    American Graffiti (George Lucas)


    I actually have a list of my top 20 favorite movies. But these are the five that I "enjoy watching" the most, I'd say.
     
  7. Lutso

    Lutso Sr Member

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    Haha, yes! Excellent choice.
     
  8. Alan Cross

    Alan Cross Sr Member

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    Aliens.
    E.T.
    Two For The Road
    Bambi
    A Clockwork Orange

    (And, no, I'm not kidding about Bambi)
     
  9. Flagg

    Flagg Sr Member

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    Aliens
    Highlander
    Blade Runner
    Raiders of the Lost Ark
    Day of the Dead
     
  10. PHArchivist

    PHArchivist Master Member

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    Raiders
    The Fifth Element
    Braveheart
    POTC TCOTBP

    Hmmm...

    Let me stew on the last one.
     
  11. Shadow345

    Shadow345 Well-Known Member

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    Jaws
    The Evil Dead
    Ed Wood
    Jan Svankmajer's Alice
    Amadeus
     
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  12. Simmon M

    Simmon M Sr Member

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    Jaws

    The Empire Strikes Back

    Raiders of the Lost Ark

    Goodfellas

    Clerks
     
  13. IndyBlues

    IndyBlues Sr Member

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    Star Wars
    Raiders of the Lost Ark
    Rocky
    The Godfather
    Close Encounters of the Third Kind
     
  14. SSgt Burton

    SSgt Burton Sr Member

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    My "favourite" films can vary with my mood however if I had to narrow it down to five it would be these:

    -Star Trek II
    -Aliens
    -The Terminator
    -Robocop
    -Batman (1966)

    These are films that I can pop in at any time and watch from start to finish despite having seen them hundreds of times (and possibly over a thousand in the case of ST:II), knowing exactly what comes next, and still be thoroughly entertained. :thumbsup


    Kevin
     
  15. jedichase

    jedichase Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    1. Star Wars (ANH, ESB, ROTJ).
    2. Raiders of the Lost Ark.
    3. Casablanca.
    4. King Kong (1933).
    5. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.
     
  16. murphy

    murphy New Member

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    1. Raiders of the Lost Ark
    2. Scarface
    3. Silence of the Lambs
    4. Beetlejuice
    5. Godfather pt. 2
     
  17. nickytea

    nickytea Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    You're putting film-by credits on movies that don't have them. It's bad enough when movies actually have them.
     
  18. Robert McLain

    Robert McLain Sr Member

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    Man, this is tough but here goes....

    Jaws
    Star Wars
    Alien
    Close Encounters
    The Train(Burt Lancaster, 1964)

    Robert
     
  19. GDafi

    GDafi Sr Member

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    The Deerhunter
    Blazing Saddles
    Logan's Run
    RED
    Inception
     
  20. aeonpulse

    aeonpulse Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I'm not at all being sarcastic here, but I'm lost. What exactly are you referring to? Did i goof?

    The reason I listed the directors of my favorite movies was solely so that I could be sure that I didn't list two favorite films that were directed by the same director, that's all.
     
  21. Coz

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    Actually, I believe Carpenter has his name above-the-title on his movies, as kind of a nod to classic directors.

    My list:
    The Big Lebowski
    Carpenters' The Thing
    Ghostbusters
    Die Hard
    Evil Dead 2

    C.
     
  22. Stansfield

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    Star Wars
    Big Lebowski
    Aliens
    Raiders of the Lost Ark
    Hard Boiled (John Woo)
     
  23. cayman shen

    cayman shen Master Member

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    1. Seven Samurai
    2. Blade Runner
    3. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
    4. Let the Right One In
    5. Apocalypse Now
     
  24. jlee562

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    In no particular order:
    Star Wars: A New Hope
    Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (yeah, Raiders is the better film, but I enjoy LC)
    Waking Ned Divine
    The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
    Match Point

    ...subject to change the next time someone asks me what my top five films are.
     
  25. Roland

    Roland Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    1.) Back to the Future (I-III)
    2.) The Breakfast Club
    3.) Terminator 2: Judgment Day
    4.) Die Hard (I)
    5.) Pulp Fiction
     
  26. PotionMistress

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    Nightmare Before Christmas
    Little Big Man
    Dr. Strangelove
    The Life of Brian
    Office Space or Idiocracy

    Also want to mention, Breaking Away.
     
  27. aeonpulse

    aeonpulse Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I'm surprised "Leon" didn't make your list!
     
  28. Zombie_61

    Zombie_61 Master Member

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    In chronological order by the year they were released:

    Frankenstein (1931)
    Jaws (1975)
    Star Wars (1977)
    The Big Lebowski (1998)

    Well, that's four, anyway; too many variables and choices to determine a definitive fifth at the moment.
     
  29. Captain Han Solo

    Captain Han Solo Sr Member

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    Star Wars
    Raiders Of The Lost Ark
    Jaws
    Logan's Run
    Alien
     
  30. ed209

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    I can't limit it to just five. Basing it on movies I can watch over and over without growing tired of seeing them? My list would be....

    Black Hawk Down
    Saving Private Ryan
    Silence of the Lambs
    Sunshine
    Full Metal Jacket

    (additionally)
    Empire Strikes Back
    Reservoir Dogs
    Bubble Boy (Don't hate)
    Shawshank Redemption
    Se7en
     
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  31. Man

    Man Active Member

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    Napolean Dynamite
    Back To The Future (1-3)
    Breakfast Club
    Step Brothers
    Shawshank Redemption
     
  32. rodneyfaile

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    Have to update my top 5! The Avengers is just that good!

    Blade Runner
    Big Lebowski
    Pulp Fiction
    Casablanca
    The Avengers

    Top 5 is so hard! I really need a top 10!
     
  33. MooCriket

    MooCriket Master Member

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    Star Wars
    Star Wars The Empire Strikes Back
    Star Trek II
    Blade Runner
    The Matrix

    I have a top twenty of go to films that I religiously watch.
     
  34. Bassket

    Bassket New Member

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    1. Clerks
    2. Return of the Jedi
    3. Jaws
    4. Shaun of the Dead
    5. Tremors
     
  35. wh0urdady

    wh0urdady New Member

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    1. Star Wars: Return of the Jedi
    2. Dark Knight
    3. The Big Lebowski
    4. Aliens
    5. Starship Troopers
     
  36. oraclemask

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    Only 5?..... Hmmm

    V for Vendetta
    Rocky 4
    Jaws
    Frida
    Pan's Labyrinth
     
  37. B-Movie Zombie

    B-Movie Zombie Sr Member

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    Here is mine...

    1) The Usual Suspects
    2) Blade Runner
    3) 300
    4) The Dark Knight
    5) The Boondock Saints
     
  38. The Wook

    The Wook Master Member

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    The Wook's Top 5 All-Time are...

    1) Star Wars
    2) Casablanca
    3) Rocky
    4) Excalibur
    5) The Empire Strikes Back

    ps~the first comedy to appear on my list, somewhere in my next 5 picks, would be Young Frankenstein.
     
  39. Norse Iron Man

    Norse Iron Man Active Member

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    Ghostbusters II
    Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey
    The Avengers
    Star Wars
    Superman Returns
     
  40. stoneagebowyer

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    Here is mine, but man, hard to pick five only.

    Alien 3
    Lillies of the Valley
    Event Horizon
    Inglorous Basterds
    Thin Red Line
     
  41. familyman

    familyman Sr Member

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    It's a wonderfull life
    the Avengers
    Aliens
    Rocky
    BTTF (I-III)

    Close runner up Iron Giant.
     
  42. TheCopperhead

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    1. King kong (1933)
    2. Frankenstein (1931)
    3. Psycho (1960)
    4. Let george do it! (1940)
    5. Mighty joe young (1949)
     
  43. Stealth_Cylon

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    Star Wars
    Planet of the Apes(original)
    Gladiator
    V for Vendetta
    Raiders of the Lost Ark
     
  44. TD443

    TD443 New Member

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    Star wars
    Back to the future
    Ghostbusters
    Stepbrothers
    21 jump street
     
  45. Bootlegger137

    Bootlegger137 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    In no particular order:

    Star Wars
    Raiders of the Lost Ark
    Battleground
    Saving Private Ryan
    Clerks II
     
  46. toastie

    toastie New Member

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    Aliens
    Predator
    Iron man
    Bourne supremacy
    Pulp fiction
     
  47. Dimus

    Dimus New Member

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    Ghostbusters
    Event Horizon
    Dead Man's Shoes
    Trainspotting
    The Matrix
     
  48. Philly

    Philly Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Ice cold in Alex
    Starwars
    Saving private Ryan
    Matrix
    Jay and silent bob strike back.

    No particular order.
     
  49. Donnie Darko

    Donnie Darko Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Top Five..if a gun were held to my head? And I had to choose?..

    Jeeze...

    Raiders of the Lost Ark.
    Ghostbusters.
    Once Upon A Time in the West.
    The Empire Strikes Back.
    Jaws.

    But...

    Back To The Future
    Rear Window
    North by Northwest
    Goodfellas
    No Country for Old Men
    Godfather
    Godafather II
    The Thing
    Escape From New York
    Halloween
    Heat
    The Good The Bad The Ugly
    Rocky
    Watchmen
    Die Hard
    The Wild Bunch
    An American Werewolf in London

    The list of films I love is endless. A cruel cruel exclusive list! ;)
     
  50. JD

    JD Master Member

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    This.

    You didn't list them as directors... you listed them as if they were solely responsible for that movie.

    Most of the movies - or at least Empire Strikes Back in particular were group efforts - it was George Lucas' story with script by Brackett and Kasdan. Kershner does not have a story credit at all.

    I liked Kevin Smith's take on this when the film studio wanted to add 'a film by Kevin Smith' (or something similar) and although he wrote and directed that movie (and editted, etc) - he said it's not like he did the catering.
     

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