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    Default Your Top 10 Greatest Films

    Simple enough, right? What are your Top 10 Greatest Films ever? Or (and this is a clear difference) what are your Top 10 Favorite Films ever? I could do both, but I will attempt an "objective" Top 10 Greatest. It's obviously fairly subjective, but I am shooting for a canon, not a love list. Ranked or unranked is fine; mine is simply alphabetical.

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    Chinatown
    Citizen Kane
    City Lights
    The Godfather Pts. 1 and 2 (can't really separate them)
    Grand Illusion
    The Searchers
    Seven Samurai
    Ugetsu
    Wild Strawberries
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    I can't quantify what the greatest films are, so I'm taking the favourite option. The following are films that I have trouble not watching over and over again. I have to watch these movies at least once a year, so it pretty much is a love list.

    12 Angry Men
    Fargo
    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
    The Boondock Saints
    Clerks
    Forrest Gump
    The Shawshank Redemption
    Back to the Future trilogy
    The Castle

    and..........

    Freddy Got Fingered

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    I will choose the favorites option, because I have difficulty with reasoning that a film is great if I don't like it. I'm sure that has a lot to do with sitting in film classes watching "classics" that suck.

    No particular order except for #1.

    #1 Raiders Of The Lost Ark
    Almost Famous
    Raising Arizona
    Vertigo
    2001: A Space Odyssey
    JFK
    The Blues Brothers
    Straw Dogs
    Jaws
    Sixteen Candles

    This is way too hard. There's no real difference between these movies and my next ten favorite. Top 20 is a much more natural cutoff point for me.
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    Hmmm k.

    #1 Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade - Sean Connery/Harrison Ford , how can you go wrong?

    #2 The Living Daylights - Timothy Dalton as the elusive James Bond (1987)

    #3 Twister - Bill Paxton/Helen Hunt - Funny :P

    #4 The Castle - Michael Caton - Hilarious!

    #5 All The Crocodile Dundee Films - Paul Hogan (Hoag's For The WIN!)

    #6 The Blues Brothers (1980 - John Belushi/Dan Ackroyd) Good Film

    #7 The Shawshank Redemption - Andy...cant remember his last name/Morgan Freeman, absolutely brilliant.

    #8 Kelly's Heroes - Clint Eastwood/Telly Savalas - Good old war film

    #9 V For Vendetta - Hugo Weaving as the brilliant comic book hero.

    #10 Hmmm, this is a hard one, but I think i'll say: Takedown - Skeet Ulrich, about the infamous kevin mitnick(Computer Hacker)
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    Oh wow, that's so difficult, because I have such a broad film taste and have absolutely loved so many movies. But I'll give it a shot, and I won't even try to assign a priority to them.

    - Star Wars (The Empire Strikes Back)
    - Amadeus
    - The Godfather (two first films)
    - Requiem for a Dream
    - American Beauty
    - Kill Bill (both films)
    - Amélie
    - Before Sunrise/Sunset
    - Good Will Hunting
    - Oldboy

    Looking at the lists of people I can't help but think "oh, I loved that movie!" and so on ...

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    This is hard because I have about 30 favorite films. Without giving it a lot of though these 10 come to mind - in no particular order:
    The Shining
    Forrest Gump
    Goodfellas
    The Usual Suspects
    LA Confidential
    The Graduate
    Rosemary’s Baby
    Splendor in the Grass
    Stand By Me
    Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

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    All great films so far. Well, Freddy Got Fingered wasn't what I'd call "great," but I am a firm believe that comedies should be funny, first and foremost (some people in Hollywood have forgotten that, it would seem). And I am not a Boondock Saints guy, sorry. I am pleased to see the profusion of Hollywood films on these lists, though. My "Greatest" list is definatly international, but it chagrins me when "Hollywood" is dismissed as completely crass and lowbrow. If you look at the majority of people's favorite films, they tend to be medium-to-high budget Hollywood pictures with a particularly smart script and good casting. Usually, they involve a refreshing take on a well-worn plot. There is nothing wrong with that.

    Oh, and I've have to add Psycho, Vertigo, L'Avventura, and Jules and Jim if were allowed to. And Bridge on the River Kwai.
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    I have notoriously hokey taste in movies, but I'll put up ten favorites.

    • The Princess Bride
    • Grosse Pointe Blank
    • Arsenic and Old Lace
    • Much Ado About Nothing
    • Pootie Tang
    • Zoolander
    • Raising Arizona
    • While You Were Sleeping
    • Harvey
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    These are a quick top 10 in no real order.

    Unbreakable
    Babe
    The Green Mile
    Primal Fear
    The Quiet Man
    The Affair
    Dogma
    No Country for Old Men
    JFK
    Ghostbusters

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    Some of my all-time favorites, some of which I do happen to think are the greatest of all time.

    All About Eve
    Citizen Kane
    The Philadephia Story
    Airplane!
    Coal Miner's Daughter
    Bringing Up Baby
    Murder by Death
    The Great Escape
    Enchanted April
    Waiting for Guffman
    To Kill a Mockingbird

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