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Clocker
12-31-2017, 05:09 PM
There is an interesting series of articles at Breitbart listing one man's opinion of the 165 greatest American movies ever. Such a list is always very subjective and debatable, but the discussion of the films is good and may lead you to a hidden gem you missed.

http://www.breitbart.com/

MutuelClerk
12-31-2017, 06:48 PM
None of my top five made their top 15. All good. MY top five.

1. Pulp Fiction

2. Die Hard

3. Chinatown

4. Before The Devil Knows You're Dead

5. Three Days of the Condor.


The best movie I've seen in years is playing right now. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri.

Secondbest
12-31-2017, 07:07 PM
#12 Manhattan was the most boring movie I ever saw
Goodfellas and the Searchers are really good movies .The Searchers and Red River with Wayne as an anti hero are 2 of my favorites but not top 5 or maybe 10

Clocker
12-31-2017, 07:15 PM
#12 Manhattan was the most boring movie I ever saw I think that you had to be of a certain age at a particular time in history to enjoy Allen's films. I liked some of them when they came out, but never thought they were the greatest. I doubt I would watch any of them today if someone gave them to me.

thaskalos
12-31-2017, 07:28 PM
1.) The Godfather. Brando's Don Corleone is American cinema's most iconic character.

2.) Pulp Fiction. The only movie that I have payed to see back-to-back.

3.) Unforgiven. Hats off to Clint Eastwood for the best western ever made.

4.) The Usual Suspects. Great performances all around in a very underrated movie.

5.) Raging Bull. I hated boxing movies...until I saw this one.

JustRalph
12-31-2017, 07:47 PM
http://www.breitbart.com/big-hollywood/2017/12/30/countdown-the-165-greatest-american-movies-ever-made-1-15/

The direct link. 1 to 15

RunForTheRoses
12-31-2017, 08:01 PM
I enjoy best movies lists, in the top 15 there were a couple I didn't know about, will check them out.

Can't believe the love for Tarantino's Pulp Fiction, it ain't all that.

I'll think about it, so far, at least these should be up there:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Midnight_Cowboy

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0073486/

elysiantraveller
12-31-2017, 08:05 PM
Interesting to see some films like Citizen Kane and The African Queen not in the top 100. Clearly likes Woody Allen films.

Not a bad list though. Interesting.

RunForTheRoses
12-31-2017, 08:08 PM
None of my top five made their top 15. All good. MY top five.

1. Pulp Fiction

2. Die Hard

3. Chinatown

4. Before The Devil Knows You're Dead

5. Three Days of the Condor.


The best movie I've seen in years is playing right now. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri.

I'm not a big fan of Pulp Fiction, its Aight but no great shakes.

Die HardI just watched recently, its good, not top 14 imho.

The other 3 I've never seen and will check out. *I have seen Chinatown and it is a great movie*

I have a copy of three billboards and will watch soon.

Nutz and Boltz
12-31-2017, 08:10 PM
Glad that a lot of the old movies were included. The 10 Commandments better than Ben-Hur ? No way ! The Bandwagon better than Singing in the Rain ? Almost as good. And no Citizen Kane? C'mon !

RunForTheRoses
12-31-2017, 08:11 PM
I just finished watching Mother!, I didn't hate it, but wtf was it about.

Clocker
12-31-2017, 08:18 PM
3.) Unforgiven. Hats off to Clint Eastwood for the best western ever made.


I can't name a best ever here without cheating. Certainly "The Unforgiven" and "The Searchers" are in the top 5.

If I may cheat a bit, the best western ever is not a movie, it's the mini-series "Lonesome Dove".

elysiantraveller
12-31-2017, 08:20 PM
Glad that a lot of the old movies were included. The 10 Commandments better than Ben-Hur ? No way ! The Bandwagon better than Singing in the Rain ? Almost as good. And no Citizen Kane? C'mon !

I was surprised to see Kane left off. Also 2001 Space Oddyssey?

Clocker
12-31-2017, 08:38 PM
I was surprised to see Kane left off. Also 2001 Space Oddyssey?

Kane is on the list, way down around 120 or so. He doesn't seem to care much for Sci-Fi. Star Wars and Planet of the Apes were the only ones I saw, and they were way down on the list also. Certainly 2001 and Blade Runner were better than Planet.

MutuelClerk
12-31-2017, 08:39 PM
Most OVERRATED Movie ever. Forrest Gump. Ty.

Nutz and Boltz
12-31-2017, 08:46 PM
Snob critics ,when they list their top movies ,always seem to pick a lot of foreign films and movies that no one ever saw but themselves and other snob critics.

JustRalph
12-31-2017, 08:54 PM
https://youtu.be/bN0onE09-8c

Nutz and Boltz
12-31-2017, 09:16 PM
Jimmy Stewart made some of my favorite westerns. The Naked Spur, Two Rode Together, Winchester '73 and Bend of the River to name a few. Every once in a while a western is still made and I look forward to seeing them. No special effects, just a good old "morality play".

elysiantraveller
12-31-2017, 09:33 PM
Kane is on the list, way down around 120 or so. He doesn't seem to care much for Sci-Fi. Star Wars and Planet of the Apes were the only ones I saw, and they were way down on the list also. Certainly 2001 and Blade Runner were better than Planet.

Those lists are always fun and I didn't mind that one. Kane, African Queen, Maltese Falcon would all be top 20 in my book. For sci-fi Blade Runner, Alien, 2001 are in the top 25 or 30.

MutuelClerk
12-31-2017, 10:00 PM
Snob critics ,when they list their top movies ,always seem to pick a lot of foreign films and movies that no one ever saw but themselves and other snob critics.

Agree. However go see Three Billboards.

Clocker
12-31-2017, 11:05 PM
Snob critics ,when they list their top movies ,always seem to pick a lot of foreign films and movies that no one ever saw but themselves and other snob critics.

Every credible list is good fodder for discussion. This one is limited to American films, and with a list that long, obscure little films that the mass media missed can be a good thing. I just let the guy make his case and decide whether or not to give take a chance and watch something I have never heard of.

fast4522
12-31-2017, 11:07 PM
Waiting for "Its a wonderful life", you folks need to watch every year.

chuckster1968
12-31-2017, 11:34 PM
Tough but in terms of genres...simple

War Movie: 3 way tie: Fury, Saving Private Ryan/ Bridge on the River Kwai
Comedy: Dr. Strangelove and How I grew to love the bomb The Party
Drama: tie.. Ordinary People, All the Presidents Men, Dr. Shivago.
Musical: Chicago
Biographical: Che
Animated: Toy Story
Crime Drama: The Godfather
Science Fiction:


shout outs to Bull Durham, Seabiscuit, Slapshot, The Natural, Platoon, Bang the Drum Slowly, Terms of Endearment, Dumb and Dumber, Sophies Choice and Ghandi.

dnlgfnk
12-31-2017, 11:39 PM
no order, my rough 25...

Rear Window, Casablanca, Robin Hood (Errol), Flight of the Phoenix (orig), Shawshank, Wait Until Dark, North by Northwest, Natural, Sting, Cool Hand Luke, Hoosiers, Educating Rita, Pirates (I), Remember the Titans, 12 Angry Men, Red October, Heat of the Night, Blackboard Jungle, Out of Towners, National Velvet, Sound of Music, Field of Dreams, Quiet Man, Dirty Dozen, Rio Bravo.

dnlgfnk
12-31-2017, 11:41 PM
no order, my rough 25...

Rear Window, Casablanca, Robin Hood (Errol), Flight of the Phoenix (orig), Shawshank, Wait Until Dark, North by Northwest, Natural, Sting, Cool Hand Luke, Hoosiers, Educating Rita, Pirates (I), Remember the Titans, 12 Angry Men, Red October, Heat of the Night, Blackboard Jungle, Out of Towners, National Velvet, Sound of Music, Field of Dreams, Quiet Man, Dirty Dozen, Rio Bravo.

Last but not least...Shane.

Bennie
12-31-2017, 11:51 PM
Did not read the list but agree with a mix of others who posted but for me I have to include To Kill A Mockingbird on my list of favorites. Didn't see it mentioned by anyone else yet.

reckless
01-01-2018, 11:10 AM
Here's my top 10 favorite movies. I am a big movie mark and when asked I often say that I have a hundred top 10 favorites.

Enjoyed the others lists and movies too:

1-Out of the Past

2-Some Came Running

3-A Touch of Evil

4-Casablanca

5-The Thin Man

6-Elmer Gantry

7-His Girl Friday

8-The Apartment

9-Man With the Golden Arm

10-Annie Hall

davew
01-01-2018, 11:26 AM
The person who wrote that article must be rather old, how else do you see movies made before 1960? At the bottom of the page are the 351 films considered for their list - I am guessing I have seen less than half of them.

http://www.breitbart.com/big-hollywood/2017/12/30/countdown-the-165-greatest-american-movies-ever-made-1-15/

Clocker
01-01-2018, 11:34 AM
The person who wrote that article must be rather old, how else do you see movies made before 1960?

They have this new thing called DVDs now where you can watch old movies. :p

He says at the end of the article that he is 52.

Tom
01-01-2018, 11:38 AM
My top flicks-

Arsenic and Old Lace (Cary Grant version! :pound::pound::pound:)
Man Who Shot Liberty Valence
Silence of the Lambs
Return of the King (Lord of the Rings)
Dr. Strangelove
The Godfather
Unforgiven
Casablanca
Frankenstein (original)
From Russia With Love

RichieP
01-01-2018, 11:41 AM
On the Waterfront
Casablanca
The Godfather
Patton
Scarface

Fager Fan
01-01-2018, 12:08 PM
I have a hard time watching old movies for some reason, so I've never seen Casablanca and a number of others that everyone says are so good.

I have a peculiar reason for not being enamored with The Godfather: I couldn't make out much of the dialogue.

Red Knave
01-01-2018, 12:22 PM
It really is hard to get a list like this down to 5 or even 50. The best thing about these lists is to get us remembering the movies and the memories they evoke.

For me, in no particular order

One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest
Cool hand Luke
Blade Runner
Chinatown
Treasure of the Sierra Madre

I'll think of 5 new ones as soon as I post this. :)

A Happy and Healthy New Year to all.

Marshall Bennett
01-01-2018, 12:25 PM
Hard for me to pick just a few. Many were very good. Gone with the Wind would have to rank high with classics, as with Frankenstein, Casablanca, and several war classics. Patton and Bridge on River Kwai. Saving Private Ryan was excellent. Loved Scarface and Full Metal Jacket. Comedies never did anything for me. Mash was okay. The Exorcist scared the fk out of me, so its up there. There are far too many. The Shining.

classhandicapper
01-01-2018, 01:05 PM
Casablanca, Godfather, Godfather II, Goodfellas, The Hustler, Unforgiven, Angels with Dirty Faces (the hidden value play), Wizard of Oz, Shawshank Redemptionm, White Heat....

Greyfox
01-01-2018, 01:12 PM
Blazing Saddles

Secondbest
01-01-2018, 01:50 PM
[QUOTE=classhandicapper;2256175, White Heat....[/QUOTE]

Top of the world ma .

Secondbest
01-01-2018, 02:14 PM
Top of the world ma .

Should be
Made it ma. Top of the world.

Diagoras
01-01-2018, 03:46 PM
Miller's Crossing

Tom
01-01-2018, 06:18 PM
Blazing Saddles

Oh yeah.....that too!:pound:

OntheRail
01-01-2018, 06:40 PM
Blazing Saddles

Well then have to add... History of the World. :popcorn:

Sadly neither of those movies could be made today.

Not the greatest... but better the Pulp Fiction. Fight Club.

elysiantraveller
01-01-2018, 07:54 PM
Well then have to add... History of the World. :popcorn:

Sadly neither of those movies could be made today.

Not the greatest... but better the Pulp Fiction. Fight Club.

Fight Club is good.

I stopped at 100 on the list but American History X should be on there too.

jocko699
01-01-2018, 08:17 PM
Gone with the Wind
Schindler's List
M*A*S*H
The Best Year's of our Lives
Platoon
Citizen Kane
The Exorcist

MutuelClerk
01-01-2018, 09:29 PM
Well then have to add... History of the World. :popcorn:

Sadly neither of those movies could be made today.

Why? That's all Hollywood does these days. Remakes, sequels. They can re-make anything. I'm sure we agree it would suck but they could re-make it.

I didn't list any movies when I was a kid in my top five. Two movies back then really helped me fall in love with movies. Those were Willie Wonka and Jaws. Two entirely different movies but I really enjoyed them as a kidfor different reasons.

I'm guessing there's a movie or two everyone likes that will never make the top of any list. Some might even see them as lousy. One of those movies for me is Law Abiding Citizen. If I see it on TV I always check back in on it.

ElKabong
01-01-2018, 09:45 PM
Casablanca
Blazing saddles
Great Escape
Blackboard Jungle
The Man who knew Infinity

-------
The American
Citizen Kane
Donnie Brasco
Life of a King
Doctor Strangelove

Lemon Drop Husker
01-01-2018, 09:49 PM
I actually like movies for entertainment, and to MY enjoyment other than others supposed belief in genre and other shit

1. Usual Suspects
2. Star Wars (IV: 1977)
3. Better Off Dead
4. Rocky II
5. Guardians of the Galaxy (Soundtrack is phenomenal)
6. The Dark Knight (yes, Batman)
7. Breakfast Club
8. Jerry Maguire
9. About Last Night (1985)
10. Unforgiven

elysiantraveller
01-01-2018, 10:08 PM
I actually like movies for entertainment, and to MY enjoyment other than others supposed belief in genre and other shit

1. Usual Suspects
2. Star Wars (IV: 1977)
3. Better Off Dead
4. Rocky II
5. Guardians of the Galaxy (Soundtrack is phenomenal)
6. The Dark Knight (yes, Batman)
7. Breakfast Club
8. Jerry Maguire
9. About Last Night (1985)
10. Unforgiven

Totally :cool: with that top ten. 1,2,4,6 would be in my top 20-30 I think.

Someone mentioned movies people can't pass when they see them on... Ghostbusters, Caddy Shack, Road House, Top Gun... they on and I notice I stop and watch.

Lemon Drop Husker
01-01-2018, 11:40 PM
Totally :cool: with that top ten. 1,2,4,6 would be in my top 20-30 I think.

Someone mentioned movies people can't pass when they see them on... Ghostbusters, Caddy Shack, Road House, Top Gun... they on and I notice I stop and watch.

Ha, Road House or Top Gun on? I'm in. :jump:

I think I've watched Road House 100 times. It isn't a cinematic great work of art. Nor is it really artistic or supposedly worthwhile, but, I flip the channel to Road House it probably won't move again.

And to be dead honest, when The Godfather is on.., I'd rather watch Road House.

kingfin66
01-02-2018, 01:32 AM
Ha, Road House or Top Gun on? I'm in. :jump:

I think I've watched Road House 100 times. It isn't a cinematic great work of art. Nor is it really artistic or supposedly worthwhile, but, I flip the channel to Road House it probably won't move again.

And to be dead honest, when The Godfather is on.., I'd rather watch Road House.

That is what is known as a "guilty pleasure." It doesn't matter if you catch 5 minutes or 45 minutes of it, it is worth the time.

kingfin66
01-02-2018, 01:39 AM
I actually like movies for entertainment, and to MY enjoyment other than others supposed belief in genre and other shit

1. Usual Suspects
2. Star Wars (IV: 1977)
3. Better Off Dead
4. Rocky II
5. Guardians of the Galaxy (Soundtrack is phenomenal)
6. The Dark Knight (yes, Batman)
7. Breakfast Club
8. Jerry Maguire
9. About Last Night (1985)
10. Unforgiven

"I want my two dollars!"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iayLBI7nsE0

thaskalos
01-02-2018, 04:43 AM
LA Confidential
Memento
Network
The Pope of Greenwich Village
Get Shorty

mikesal57
01-02-2018, 07:44 AM
How can you guys leave out ....

Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein???

classhandicapper
01-02-2018, 09:17 AM
LA Confidential
Memento
Network
The Pope of Greenwich Village
Get Shorty

The Pope of Greenwich Village is one of my favorites.

Eric Roberts was awesome in that.

BaffertsWig
01-02-2018, 09:22 AM
Haven't put much thought into it, but with a gun to my head (in no random order:)

Reservoir Dogs
The Life Aquatic
The Big Lebowski
Fear and Loathing
Home Alone
Requiem for a Dream
The Holy Mountain
Baraka
Fargo

RunForTheRoses
01-02-2018, 11:12 AM
LA Confidential
Memento
Network
The Pope of Greenwich Village
Get Shorty

Network is a favorite of mine, still a timely subject ( and provides the motto for PA off topic in I'm as Mad as Hell and will post it). Chayevsky also did the iconic film Marty- Ernie MFin Borgnine in a great against type role.

I saw LA a while ago and know I liked it, have to see it again though as I barely remember. Memento was great. Never saw your 4 and 5s.

Marshall Bennett
01-02-2018, 11:43 AM
Westerns :
The Good Bad and Ugly
The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid
Hang em High

RunForTheRoses
01-02-2018, 11:53 AM
Westerns :
The Good Bad and Ugly
The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid
Hang em High

The good bad and ugly is fantastic and maybe my favorite western but it is technically Italian. Recently saw Leone's pocketfull of dynamite aka duck you suckers and it is a joy as well.

Winchester 73 was a real good American western. John Ford could have a half a dozen in a top 15 best American westerns.

OntheRail
01-02-2018, 12:57 PM
Westerns :
The Good Bad and Ugly
The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid
Hang em High
Add...

True Grit... Wayne's Original
Pale Rider

PaceAdvantage
01-02-2018, 05:48 PM
Fight Club is good.

I stopped at 100 on the list but American History X should be on there too.You and I get along when it comes to movies...:ThmbUp:

lamboguy
01-02-2018, 06:46 PM
1. West Side Story

2. To Kill a Mockingbird

3. Dirty Harry

4. Casablanca

5. Pope of Greenwich Village

6. Goldfinger (love the music and Shirley Bassey)

7. Come and See

8. Dr. Zivago

9. Spartacus

10. Caddyshack

Delta Cone
01-02-2018, 07:39 PM
No one has mentioned Let It Ride

:lol:

summersquall
01-02-2018, 08:25 PM
1. Hud 2. Avalon 3. Aliens II 4. Lone Star 5. Young Frankenstein 6. Blood Simple 7. The Searchers 8. Two Mules for Sister Sarah 9. Shenandoah 10. Apocalypse Now

Tom
01-02-2018, 08:36 PM
No one has mentioned Let It Ride

:lol:

D'oh!


:ThmbUp:

MutuelClerk
01-02-2018, 09:56 PM
Possibly my favorite movie line and laugh ever....


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ui442IDw16o

JustRalph
01-02-2018, 10:01 PM
1. West Side Story

2. To Kill a Mockingbird

3. Dirty Harry

4. Casablanca

5. Pope of Greenwich Village

6. Goldfinger (love the music and Shirley Bassey)

7. Come and See

8. Dr. Zivago

9. Spartacus

10. Caddyshack

Lambo, youíre one eclectic dude👍

barahona44
01-02-2018, 10:24 PM
The Pope of Greenwich Village is one of my favorites.

Eric Roberts was awesome in that.
Good movie.

GREAT novel (Vincent Patrick)

barahona44
01-02-2018, 10:36 PM
Some faves a few of which are little known

Dirty Harry
Busting
Dazed and Confused
Just Tell Me What You Want
Die Hard
Snatch
Airplane
A Hard Day's Night
Coogan's Bluff
The Dirty Dozen
Blazing Saddles
Burn (favorite Brando performance(
The Godfather
Taxi Driver
Raging Bull

buzzy
01-03-2018, 11:45 AM
One movie that hasnít been mentioned is Being There.
Two lesser known movies that are on my list.. 1) the long Good Friday, Englandís version of The Godfather, the hunter becomes the hunted.
2) once were Warriors, itís about the ghetto like of a Maori family in New Zealand

There werenít many Comedies, life of Brian tops my list

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=rW8fDw8VzKI

Inner Dirt
01-03-2018, 12:17 PM
How can you guys leave out ....

Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein???

I love old horror movies. I watch Svengoolie on Me-TV every Saturday night.
Strangely I can't stand any newer science fiction or horror movies that try to be realistic. I guess I like campy, corny stuff. I would much rather watch 60's TV Batman than any of the newer movies about Batman.

reckless
01-03-2018, 01:36 PM
buzzy just mentioned there aren't many comedies ... I agree.

Some of my favorite comedies:

Mr. Glandings Builds His Dream House

Bringing Up Baby

Some Like It Hot

Hot Rock

Sons of the Desert

Red Knave
01-03-2018, 03:38 PM
One movie that hasnít been mentioned is Being There.
I like to watch.

:D

Marshall Bennett
01-03-2018, 04:06 PM
I love old horror movies. I watch Svengoolie on Me-TV every Saturday night.
Strangely I can't stand any newer science fiction or horror movies that try to be realistic. I guess I like campy, corny stuff. I would much rather watch 60's TV Batman than any of the newer movies about Batman.
Same here. "The Tingler" with Vincent Price scared me to death when I was little. Couldn't sleep alone for a week. Also House on Haunted Hill (also a Price movie). Horror movies later were too preoccupied with special effects and scripts that work the mind too hard. Exceptions would be a few such as The Shining and Exorcist which to me are modern horror classics.

Nutz and Boltz
01-03-2018, 05:43 PM
The Big Lebowski


My all-time favorite! I can watch it forever!

woodtoo
01-04-2018, 12:27 PM
#1 Fargo

elysiantraveller
01-04-2018, 03:02 PM
#1 Fargo

Coen Brothers make good flicks. I really liked the True Grit remake as well.

Nutz and Boltz
01-04-2018, 04:43 PM
Coen Brothers make good flicks. I really liked the True Grit remake as well.


The Big Lebowski was a Coen brothers film. Blood Simple was another good one by them.

HalvOnHorseracing
01-04-2018, 04:47 PM
Very tough to limit the list to 10. It wouldn't be a surprise for most of the Francis Ford Coppola's big movies - Godfather I and II, and Apocalypse Now - to make somebody's list. I really liked Stanley Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange and a lot of his other movies. Paths of Glory, Spartacus, 2001: A Space Odyssey, the Shining and Full Metal Jacket.

The Sergio Leone/Clint Eastwood/Enio Morricone (Fistful of Dollars, For a Few Dollars More, The Good the Bad and the Ugly) movies are always worth watching.

High Noon was a great western. Once Upon a Time in the West would be on my western list too. Maybe the best Western story ever written was Zane Grey's Riders of the Purple Sage and the movie matched up with the book for telling the story. Clint Eastwood's Unforgiven was memorable.

Conan the Barbarian would have been a great movie if they had somebody who looked like Arnold and could act too. A Woman Under the Influence would make my list somewhere as would To Kill a Mockingbird, Taxi Driver, On the Waterfront, and the Lord of the Rings trilogy.

And anyone who saw Alien, didn't know what was coming, and didn't scream when it happened must have been watching with their eyes closed.

One thing everybody seems to agree on is that Citizen Kane isn't on the top of the list!

Whosonfirst
01-04-2018, 05:17 PM
1. Apocalypto(no English spoken, still great IMO) Mel Gibson directed.
2. Braveheart
3. Step Brothers (thought I'd hate it, and LMAO)
4. Raging Bull
5. Rocky
6. Battleship(WWII and modern day sailors fight with Aliens) I'm not ashamed to say this is my favorite movie of the last several years, in that the USS Missouri is used to win the day.
7. The Outlaw Josie Wales- might be my absolute favorite western ever, family makes jokes about how I know all the lines.
8. The Alamo-great John Wayne Western I saw with my buddies growing up. We even named a deserted coal bunker along a spur rr line the Alamo and conducted mock battles there, It strangely resembles the original Alamo.
9. All the spaghetti Westerns with Eastwood. A Fistful of Dollars might be number one.
10. The Godfather I & II
--Honorable Mention-The Dark Knight( with Heath Ledger as the Joker. I can't believe how good he was in that role).
Bullitt-McQueen and Mustang GT500.
edit: The Born Losers(Billy Jack movie) movie was borderline terrible, but I'd be remiss for leaving it off my list as it was my wife's and my first date ever). she makes jokes about motorcycle movies to this day).

Actor
01-05-2018, 12:00 PM
Best movie ever: Lawrence of Arabia

Best Science Fiction:

2001: A Space Odyssey
The Day the Earth Stood Still - original, the remake sucked
The War of the Worlds - original, Speilberg remake was OK
The Thing From Another World - orginal, all three remakes suck
The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms - inspiration for Godzilla?


Best Western: Once Upon a Time in the West

Every movie that Ray Harryhausen had anything to do with.

Kubrick:

Dr. Strangelove
2001: A Space Odyssey
The Shining
Lolita


Chaplin:

The Great Dictator
Limelight
Monsieur Verdoux

porchy44
01-06-2018, 11:09 PM
Lot of good movies I like already mentioned. One of my top 5 not mentioned is

"The Grapes of Wrath" (1940) with Henry Fonda.

Lemon Drop Husker
01-06-2018, 11:29 PM
"I want my two dollars!"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iayLBI7nsE0

Cinematic excellence.

"He's skiing on 1 ski!"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWkT0g3FrOk

OntheRail
01-07-2018, 12:18 AM
The Shootist.... is another. :popcorn:

Actor
01-21-2018, 06:21 AM
#43 on the list:Point Blank

Is Lee Marvin truly on a rampage and eager to kill who-the-hell-ever in order to recover $93,000 stolen from him through a wicked betrayal involving his own wife? Or are we watching a dream, the revenge fantasy of a man slowly bleeding out?

I don't buy the idea that Keenan Wynn's character is a ghost and the whole think is Walker's (Marvin's character) dying fantasy. Point Blank is based on the book The Hunter, the first of the Parker novels by Richard Stark (one of the many pen names of Donald E. Westlake). Walker in the movie is Parker in the book. Parker/Walker goes on for 23 additional novels.

Of the half dozen or so movies based on the Parker novels Point Blank is absolutely the best but, unfortunately, one of the least faithful to the material. Walker in Point Blank does not kill anyone. Parker in The Hunter either personally kills or is legally an accessory to over 20 murders. Walker is a sympathetic character, Parker is not.

The Outfit, #27 on the list, is the sequel to The Hunter/Point Blank and the two actually tell one story. Both movies have open endings with no resolution. The Outfit novel does resolve the issue.

Of the Parker movies two are not worth seeing IMHO, namely Made in U.S.A. based on The Jugger where Parker is a girl, and Slayground where Peter Coyote portrays Parker as a crybaby. :puke: Of the novels two are not worth reading, namely The Man With the Getaway Face and The Black Ice Score.

Parker(2013) is the only movie where Parker is actually called Parker. It was a critical and box office flop. I can understand where the criticism of the movie comes from but as a fan of the books I enjoyed it because it's very faithful to the book and follows the formula (for lack of a better word). Jason Statham's Parker is the best (next to Marvin's) but still fails to portray Parker as the badass he is.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bduNq_gMaio

barahona44
01-21-2018, 07:47 AM
"Point Blank" was remade (well , kind of) as "Payback" in the late 90's.Mel Gibson played the Parker character as the most pissed-off individual in movie history.

Actor
01-21-2018, 08:14 AM
"Point Blank" was remade (well , kind of) as "Payback" in the late 90's.Mel Gibson played the Parker character as the most pissed-off individual in movie history.Director Brian Helgeland, who also wrote the screenplay, was fired from Payback and much of the film was reshot to fit a revised screenplay. Helgeland's directors cut was released on DVD about 10 years ago under the title Payback, Straight Up.

Actor
01-21-2018, 01:26 PM
The Searchers is based on a novel which, in turn, is based at least partially on an actual incident which took place in the 1700s. Part of the novel Last of the Mohicans is based on that same incident.

When Ethan and Martin get back to the Edwards ranch they find Ethan's family murdered. Star Wars has the same scene when Luke finds his aunt and uncle murdered by the imperial storm troopers. In the movie biz this is called homage rather than copyright infringement.

rastajenk
01-21-2018, 01:55 PM
The real life incident occurred in Texas in the 1830's.

This was an entertaining read: https://www.amazon.com/Searchers-Making-American-Legend/dp/1620400650/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1516560392&sr=8-1&keywords=the+searchers+book

It ties together the history of the clash of cultures that was western expansion, some background on the author of the novel, and the making of the movie. Fun stuff.

eldee wins
01-21-2018, 10:25 PM
No particular order, Mr Hollandís opus, best western:Tombstone, Jaws, my favorite thriller: Arlington road(a must see), The Godfather,Rocky,Goodfellas,Rear window(Alfred Hitchcock version of course),another couple of favorites A Few Good Men,Rudy and my favorite comedy: Planes,Trains And Automobiles,We Are Marshall and Remember The Titans,The Sting. I say,Ēif you canít watch your favorite movies over and over and still get a thrill,a goose bump or a laugh, Then theyíre not that good of a movie!Ē. I recommend if you havenít seen these movies, please watch them! You may have seen most of them.

Actor
01-23-2018, 02:24 AM
"The trick is not minding that it hurts!"

The question is "how did they do it?" I've pondered this for years and have examined the scene frame by frame. If I had ever had the chance to ask Peter O'Toole one question it would have been "how did you do it?" I'm convinced his answer would have been "in one take." I've come to the conclusion that he actually did it. No tricks. He probably did mind that it hurt but this was offset by a big paycheck and a breakout role.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvQViPBAvPk