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Here's my list for best ever, again in no particular order.

Demolition Man
Iron Man
Forbidden Planet
War of the Worlds(the 50s one)
Time Machine(the 50s one)
Planet of the Apes(The 60s one)
This Island Earth
Mystery Science Theatre(The Movie)
Close Encounters
The Conqueror
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Francisco D'Anconia

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• Casablanca
• The Sting
• The Blues Brothers
• Fast Times at Ridgemont High
• Fight Club
• Dark Passage
• Office Space
• Cheech and Chong: The Corsican Borthers
• Dr. Zhivago
• Beavis and Butt-Head Do America
• Caddy Shack


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Schindler's List is beautiful and absolutely heart-renching! So I think it's definitely one of my favourites! Apart from that, I'm a sci-fi geek so Star Trek and Battlestar Galactica are up there!


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I do not like to single movies out for "best ever" or "best comedy" or "best drama" or "best modern" or "best classic" and so on. There are so many movies that are so very good in very different ways that I feel it's an injustice to single out any single one of them.

That being said, if I was pre-arranging to be marooned on a desert island—which conveniently has a TV, DVD player, and electricity—but could only pick one movie to bring with me, I'd bring the original Star Wars.

I agree- comparisons are odious, esp where high art is involved.

.. but The Maltese Falcon is number one.
Mary Astor, 'I've been bad- very bad'. Goose bumps just thinking about her.
Sydney Greenstreet aka 'The Fat Man' and villain's villain; Wilmer, the patsy; Peter Lorre, mincing, simpering, and creepily comical; the ship's Captain's priceless doorway face-plant; Bogie wise-cracking and high-handed and u never quite know if he's a wrong-un. and doesn't it end well?

Best is tough. Citizen Kane is pretty much the standard. I think American Beauty is the textbook perfect movie in line with Kane. But my favorite is far and away David Lynch's Mulholland Drive.
bizarre movie! with 21 grammes Naomi Watts' great. I like Lynch's Blue Velvet too- Isabella Rosellini naked and dazed on the suburban lawn; Kyle McLachlan in the car with Frank and the boys.

Some on my list would be

2001: A Space Odyssey
Wizard of Oz
American Graffiti
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
It's a Wonderful Life
Monty Python and the Holy Grail

One little-known gem is called The Last of Sheila, released the same year (1973) as American Graffiti. It had an all-star cast but was buried at the box office by other films that year (AG, The Sting, The Exorcist and a half dozen other blockbusters). Definitely the best mystery I've ever seen, and one of the few that kept me guessing until the very end of the movie.
thanx, will try to find it

This is a tough one, but I guess the best movies in my book are:

Odd couple
Citizen cane
The Searchers
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Planes,Trains, and Automobiles
Arsenic and Old Lace
All Mel Brooks Movies
All Monty Python movies
Shop Around The Corner (remake too)
Sleepless in Seattle
When Harry met Sally....
rom-com fan too, and Tom hanks is good except for Forrest Gump.
Lots of good movies here. I would have to say "Goldfinger" is in my top three. "Double Indemnity" is also one of my favorites.

Fred Macmurray is the American dark side to me. and another great femme fatale

• Casablanca
• The Sting
• The Blues Brothers
• Fast Times at Ridgemont High
• Fight Club
• Dark Passage
• Office Space
• Cheech and Chong: The Corsican Borthers
• Dr. Zhivago
• Beavis and Butt-Head Do America
• Caddy Shack

True Grit the Coen bros version will be a classic.
Les Enfants du Paradis, Nosferatu, Wild Strawberries, Bicycle Thieves, Atanarjuat, Twelve Canoes, Oh Brother Where Art Thou, Once Were Warriors, Ghost Busters, Glitter
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Most movies with Liam Neeson, and Titanic. Wonderfully done. They blend good drama with mostly historically accurate scenes with the ship. It's just an epic, stressful, riveting film, and it gets me going whenever I watch it.

It also inspired me to wear white tie to prom this year :aportnoy::icon_smile_big:


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My answer has always been Casablanca (even over Citizen Kane) since in my opinion there is not one single wasted scene in the movie.

However, after once again seeing American Graffiti last night on TV (with commercial breaks which should be illegal) I am revising my opinion. It has to be American Graffiti!
In '62 I wasnt far from Modesto, south a ways and near the coast.


Mort Drucker !


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My vote goes to Apocalypse Now..."never get off the f***in' boat!!!"
I also love:
American Grafitti
Schindler's List
The Godfather
The Quick and the Dead
The Dirty Dozen
The Big Lebowski
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
Pulp Fiction
Kill Bill
The Wild Bunch
The Shawshank Redemption

Earl of Ormonde

In no order other than as I think of them:

The Rocky Horror Picture Show, The Blues Brothers, This is England, Shadow of a Vampire, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, From Hell, The Quiet Man, Riff-Raff, Saving Grace, Under Milk Wood, Nightmare Before Christmas, Fistful of Dollars, Robin Hood (Disney), Joan of Arc(Ingrid Bergman), Mrs Henderson Presents, Secrets and Lies, Ben Hur, Career Girls, El Cid, the Robe, The King's Speech, Divorcing Jack, The Jungle Book (Disney), Dracula (Oldman), The Commitments, The Hitcher (original),For a Few Dollars More, Sweeney Todd (Depp) Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid, Still Crazy, Diamonds Are Forever, Alfie (original), The Time Machine (original), War of the Worlds (50s), The Day the Earth Stood Still (original), Corpse Bride, Coraline, The Italian Job (original), Clockwork Orange, 16 Years of Alcohol, Michael Collins, Waking Ned Devine, The Eagle Has Landed, Where Eagles Dare and many many more.


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I wouldn't call it the best, but one of the most exciting is "Wages of Fear". From the pre CGI era, it hints a massive explosion when a lit match during a cigarette break puffs out. Being French it has some remarkable expectorating, which I hadn't before realized can be a form of communication and, of course, it has a pointless, tragic ending.

+1 The Getaway - the subplot of a marriage on the rocks is also entertainingly funny. I particularly like the point of hitting bottom and the healing beginning represented by walking hand in hand, bathed in mellow sunset light in a smoking garbage dump.

Also +1 on Am Graffiti. More than a couple times in a business meeting on, say, team building the phrase "Everybody wants to be a Pharoah" pops up in my head.
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