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    So having gone through ten decades now, what better way to cap this list frenzy off than an all-time list. Hopefully, more people will post their own top lists for the individual decades and then their overall Top Ten (or however many).

    To recap, here are my top picks, the top three from each decade list:

    Top 30


    So, with these 30 all-time favorites, I've come up with the following overall ranking:

    1 Barry Lyndon (1975)
    2 Bringing Up Baby (1938)
    3 The Graduate (1967)
    4 Grave of the Fireflies (1988)
    5 Eyes Wide Shut (1999)
    6 Psycho (1960)
    7 Citizen Kane (1941)
    8 Seven Samurai (1954)
    9 The Abyss (1989)
    10 Metropolis (1927)

    11 12 Angry Men (1957)
    12 M (1931)
    13 The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
    14 Andrei Rublev (1966)
    15 Batman (1989)
    16 The Godfather (1972)
    17 American Beauty (1999)
    18 The 400 Blows (1959)
    19 Sunrise (1927)
    20 The Departed (2006)
    21 Casablanca (1942)
    22 Alien (1979)
    23 Intolerance (1916)
    24 Apocalypto (2006)
    25 Rope (1948)
    26 No Country for Old Men (2007)
    27 Cabiria (1914)
    28 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
    29 The Gold Rush (1925)
    30 The Birth of a Nation (1915)

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    1. The Tenant.

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    10. Silence of the Lambs
    9. Se7en
    8. Unbreakable
    7. The Shawshank Redemption
    6. Lord of the Rings: Return of the King
    5. Temple of Doom- Indy
    4. 300
    3. Terminator 2
    2. The Dark Knight
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    Barry Lyndon is a great film, though surely not my favorite of all time. That's way overrating it, I fear. However, Bringing Up Baby still is possibly the greatest comedy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pathoftheturtle View Post
    Barry Lyndon is a great film, though surely not my favorite of all time. That's way overrating it, I fear. However, Bringing Up Baby still is possibly the greatest comedy.
    Agreed on Baby, but I haven't seen a more beautiful and perfectly-crafted film than Barry Lyndon. Anyway, this is all subjective - it's all about what you enjoy most and what had the greatest impact or impression on you. Most probably wouldn't put The Abyss on any top-anything list, let alone of all time, but it is on mine Would love to see more lists in this and other threads on this topic!

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    I started making a list and it got to 60 before I realized I need to edit it down some. I'll work on this but I think it'll be hard to have anything under a hundred titles.

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    The system I was using back then may not be the best but it worked for me. It definitely is tough coming up with the list and then paring it down, and then ranking it.

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    I don't have the energy to deliberate over such a list.
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    I posted this list in another (earlier) thread. Might be of interest here.

    I've never thought to segregate my movie likes by decade. Instead, I have to separate my lists into Asian film and “everything else.” Given that, the only way for me to make this work is to let each category have 25 slots. I've bolded/colored what I guess would be my "top 15" out of the 50.


    25 favorite films (Asian)

    Korean
    A Tale of Two Sisters
    The Harmonium in My Memory
    The Classic
    Secret Sunshine
    Romance of Their Own
    No Blood, No Tears
    A Moment to Remember


    Japanese
    Floating Weeds
    Spirited Away
    Ikiru
    The Mystery of Rampo

    Battle Royale
    Red Beard
    Angel Dust
    Hara-kiri

    Chinese/Hong Kong
    Sex & Zen
    Wing Chun
    Iron Monkey
    Infernal Affairs
    House of Flying Daggers
    Hero
    Hard Boiled
    Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
    Comrades, Almost a Love Story

    The Bride with White Hair

    25 favorite films (non-Asian)

    Airplane!
    Cinema Paradiso
    Dark City
    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
    Forrest Gump
    Goodfellas
    The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
    The Hudsucker Proxy
    Jacob's Ladder
    Kill Bill Vol. I / Vol. 2
    Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels

    Mamma Mia!
    Mulholland Dr.
    Pulp Fiction
    Raiders of the Lost Ark

    Re-Animator
    Scaramouche
    Sin City
    The Sixth Sense
    The Sting
    The Thing
    Tombstone
    True Romance
    Unforgiven
    You Can Count on Me

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    1. The Dark Knight
    2. Mortal Kombat


    3. Everything else
    What did you expect?

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    Nah but seriously I'm down to do this list again. I'm curious to see how it compares vs the last time I did this about 5-6 years ago. I don't even remember what my No. 1 was back then.
    What did you expect?

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    I' m not very good with lists so I usually just throw something out at random times.

    Biggest impact? Well, the one movie I have seen the most number of times, well over 100 viewings:
    Mel Gibson's Hamlet. Not because of the great actors (there were several) or the accuracy (they had the wrong characters saying the wrong things at the wrong times) but just the overall darkness and energy. It felt like a tragedy.

    One other, with only two viewings (numbers aren't everything) was also a Shakespeare,
    Macbeth starring Sam Worthington. A modern remake set in Australia. My god it was brutal. But, it made me understand the play in a way that no other version has been able to. It was truly one of those "oh, now i get it!" moments.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cwalker View Post
    I' m not very good with lists so I usually just throw something out at random times.

    Biggest impact? Well, the one movie I have seen the most number of times, well over 100 viewings:
    Mel Gibson's Hamlet. Not because of the great actors (there were several) or the accuracy (they had the wrong characters saying the wrong things at the wrong times) but just the overall darkness and energy. It felt like a tragedy.

    One other, with only two viewings (numbers aren't everything) was also a Shakespeare,
    Macbeth starring Sam Worthington. A modern remake set in Australia. My god it was brutal. But, it made me understand the play in a way that no other version has been able to. It was truly one of those "oh, now i get it!" moments.
    Have you seen the 2015 Macbeth with Michael Fassbender?

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    I'll have to think on this one for a while before making a definitive choice. I know my top 3, after that it gets tough.

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    Since this thread specifically calls for Top Films of all time as opposed to my Favorite Films (which aren't always the same thing), I'm going to post my version of 'The Best of the Best'..
    What did you expect?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fernandito View Post
    Since this thread specifically calls for Top Films of all time as opposed to my Favorite Films (which aren't always the same thing), I'm going to post my version of 'The Best of the Best'..
    I've kind of been struggling with that as well. Some of my favorites would never be considered the top films.

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    1. The Godfather
    2. Casablanca
    3. Apocalypse Now
    4. Seven Samurai
    5. Citizen Kane
    6. Rear Window
    7. 2001: A Space Odyssey
    8. Lawrence of Arabia
    9. Alien
    10. Vertigo
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tommy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by fernandito View Post
    Since this thread specifically calls for Top Films of all time as opposed to my Favorite Films (which aren't always the same thing), I'm going to post my version of 'The Best of the Best'..
    I've kind of been struggling with that as well. Some of my favorites would never be considered the top films.
    I would say, "top" (or best) according to you.

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    30. Notorious
    29. Tokyo Story
    28. Pickpocket
    27. Laura
    26. The Producers
    25. Bride of Frankenstein
    24. Some Like it Hot
    23. Duck Soup
    22. The Passion of Joan of Arc
    21. Lawrence of Arabia
    20. Metropolis
    19. M
    18. Rashomon
    17. Nashville
    16. Persona
    15. Kill Bill (Tarantino counts it as one movie, so do I )
    14. The Godfather (I and II)
    13. The Big Sleep
    12. Paths of Glory
    11. Bringing Up Baby
    10. Annie Hall
    09. Modern Times
    08. Psycho
    07. Sunset Boulevard
    06. 2001:A Space Odyssey
    05. Citizen Kane
    04. Casablanca
    03. The Shining
    02. The Silence of the Lambs
    01. Vertigo

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    Love to see Bringing Up Baby in your #11 spot, Tommy!

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