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Top 13 best movies ever made...a list
« on: August 07, 2013, 12:46:23 PM »
Robin Hood Prince of Thieves
Robin Hood Prince of Thieves
I saw that movie with my mother, in Anaheim California in 1989 at a drive in theater.  It was a double feature night...I remember cause we watched the movie Backdraft
Backdraft
Backdraft

after Prince of Thieves, which had just came out that night.  There were probably 200 cars packed into that theater.  The Prince of Thieves soundtrack is one of my favorite movie soundtracks next to Braveheart and another Kostner movie Dances With Wolves.  Which would be on my top 10 all time favorite movies list.  When I was a teenager I could speak the Sioux parts in Sioux...no lie (well some of them anyways  :laugh:)

Hell while I'm at it...I'll think up my top 13 right now:

1) Waking Life
waking life
waking life

2) The Big Lebowski
The Big Lebowski
The Big Lebowski

3) American Beauty
American Beauty
American Beauty

4) Fightclub
Fightclub
Fightclub

5) The Matrix
The Matrix
The Matrix

6) Requiem for a Dream
Requiem for a Dream
Requiem for a Dream

7) Waterworld
Waterworld
Waterworld

8 ) Braveheart
Braveheart
Braveheart

9) Dances with Wolves
Dances With Wolves
Dances With Wolves

10) Robin Hood Prince of Thieves
Robin Hood Prince of Thieves
Robin Hood Prince of Thieves

11) Equilibrium
Equilibrium
Equilibrium

12)  Brave
Brave
Brave

13)  The Secret of Kells
The Secret of Kells
The Secret of Kells

Not necessarily in that order...and this list could easily be amended given I remember a movie that should have been on the list but wasn't.  I'm sure that will happen if others start listing their top 13.

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Re: Top 13 best movies ever made...a list
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2013, 01:18:50 PM »
something happened with Aeva...those were all supposed to be pictures.  Any idea what could have gone wrong? 

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Re: Top 13 best movies ever made...a list
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2013, 01:22:04 PM »
Nope. LOL.

The older you get, the harder it is to decide on the best movies. And these days, I don't see many movies. I did like the hell out of Backdraft.

Movies I love...in no particular order:

1. Caddyshack
2. Blazing Saddles
3. Born Into This (A Charles Bukowski Documentary)
4. Pulp Fiction
5. China Town
6. The Last Picture Show
7. The Shawshank Redemption
8. Man on Wire
9. Groundhog Day
10. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
11. Same River Twice (another documentary, about river guides)
12.The Sting
13. Manhattan
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Re: Top 13 best movies ever made...a list
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2013, 01:48:44 PM »
something happened with Aeva...those were all supposed to be pictures.  Any idea what could have gone wrong?

I had problems trying to load pictures to WP last night also.  I will PM Haniel.

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Re: Top 13 best movies ever made...a list
« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2013, 02:54:02 PM »
I forgot a good one!

The movie 180 Degrees South is an awesome fucking movie. It has REAL sailing footage.  You wanna think about a sailing bugout, you'd have to watch it. Not only that...it has all these cameo interviews with Yvon Chouinard, that are just incredible and quote-worthy. He is a remarkable man.
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Re: Top 13 best movies ever made...a list
« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2013, 06:03:59 PM »
Inception

Master and Commander

K2

Citizen Kane

The Shawshank Redemption

The Godfather

Dr. Strangelove

Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Office Space

The Thing

Silence of the Lambs

Patton

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Re: Top 13 best movies ever made...a list
« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2013, 08:00:56 AM »
Treasure of the Sierra Madre

A Man For All Seasons

Gandhi

Lawrence of Arabia

2001 A Space Odyssey

Mutiny on the Bounty   ( both versions)

The Last Emperor of China

The Bridge on the River Kwai

On The Waterfront

The Hustler

Jaws

Barry Lyndon

Ground Hog Day

The Flim Flam Man
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Re: Top 13 best movies ever made...a list
« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2013, 09:52:26 AM »
Treasure of the Sierra Madre

A Man For All Seasons

Gandhi

Lawrence of Arabia

2001 A Space Odyssey

Mutiny on the Bounty   ( both versions)

The Last Emperor of China

The Bridge on the River Kwai

On The Waterfront

The Hustler

Jaws

Barry Lyndon

Ground Hog Day

The Flim Flam Man

I've seen three of those :laugh:

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Re: Top 13 best movies ever made...a list
« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2013, 09:57:16 AM »
Treasure of the Sierra Madre

A Man For All Seasons

Gandhi

Lawrence of Arabia

2001 A Space Odyssey

Mutiny on the Bounty   ( both versions)

The Last Emperor of China

The Bridge on the River Kwai

On The Waterfront

The Hustler

Jaws

Barry Lyndon

Ground Hog Day

The Flim Flam Man

I've seen three of those :laugh:

Sorry Lucid, You are of course a much younger man than I am.  No doubt in my mind you would enjoy most of them if you gave them a shot. There isn't one in the list I haven't watched at least a half dozen times.   :icon_sunny:

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Re: Top 13 best movies ever made...a list
« Reply #9 on: August 08, 2013, 10:04:19 AM »
Yes!
More great films to watch!
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Re: Top 13 best movies ever made...a list
« Reply #10 on: August 08, 2013, 10:16:43 AM »
1-Last of the Mohicans

2- The Outlaw Josey Wales

3- Pale Rider

4- For Whom the Bell Tolls

5- King of Hearts

6- Anne of the Thousand Days

7- Beckett

8- A Man for All Seasons

9- Laurence of Arabia

10- Ben-Hur

11- Planet of the Apes

12- Casablanca

13- Dances with Wolves
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Re: Top 13 best movies ever made...a list
« Reply #11 on: August 08, 2013, 10:33:25 AM »
Treasure of the Sierra Madre

A Man For All Seasons

Gandhi

Lawrence of Arabia

2001 A Space Odyssey

Mutiny on the Bounty   ( both versions)

The Last Emperor of China

The Bridge on the River Kwai

On The Waterfront

The Hustler

Jaws

Barry Lyndon

Ground Hog Day

The Flim Flam Man

Great list. BTW, welcome back, GO.

To which I would add-- in an idiosyncratic way

Brazil

Cool Hand Luke

The Man Who Would Be King

Aguirre: The Wrath of God

Robin and Marian

The Graduate

Citizen Kane

The Good, The Bad and the Ugly

Blade runner

Modern Times
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Re: Top 13 best movies ever made...a list
« Reply #12 on: August 08, 2013, 11:06:39 AM »
Here are some of my favorites that I watch over and over again.  I'll bet most of you haven't even heard of most of them, so I included Amazon links if you want to look up the descriptions.  No claims whatsoever are made for artistic merit.

1.   The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across The Eighth Dimension
2.   Groundhog Day
3.   After Hours
4.   Mr. Frost
5.   Big Trouble In Little China
6.   Silent Running
7.   Logan's Run
8.   She (1965)
9.   UHF
10. The Gods Must Be Crazy
11. Vamp
12. Wallace and Grommit: A Matter of Loaf or Death
13. Prince of Darkness

(Full disclosure: I did put my associate ID on the links.  Should anyone actually make a purchase using them, I will forward my commission to the SUN project.)
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ANOTHER Top 13 best movies ever made...a list
« Reply #13 on: August 08, 2013, 12:29:35 PM »
Too many favorites left out so I'll make a second list.  :icon_mrgreen:

1- Braveheart

2- The Untouchables

3- Close Encounters of the Third Kind

4- Chinatown

5- A Beautiful Mind

6- Cinderella Man

7- Mad Max

8- A Boy and his Dog

9- St Elmo's Fire

10- Ferris Buehler's Day Off

11- Pump Up the Volume

12- Heathers

13- Wargames

...and many more
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Re: ANOTHER Top 13 best movies ever made...a list
« Reply #14 on: August 08, 2013, 12:42:32 PM »
8- A Boy and his Dog

I loved that movie!  It was a lot tamer than the novella, though, which in a way was for the most part more fitting.  They did, however, leave out my absolute favorite line from the written story, the very last line, where the Boy answers the question the Girl asked, "Don't you know what love is?": "Love is what a boy feels for his dog."
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