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Your top 20 film faves- in no particular order

Here mines:

Mulholland Drive; Blue Velvet; The Shining; Rosemary's Baby; Whatever Happened To Baby Jane?; Mildred Pierce; Multiple Maniacs; Shadow Of A Doubt; A Place In The Sun; Psycho; The Birds; Day Of The Locust; The Exorcist; Gone With The Wind; The Wizard of Oz; A Streetcar Named Desire; Suddenly, Last Summer; The Misfits; Bonjour Tristesse; Strangers On A Train.

by Cinephilereply 4602/10/2013

In no particular order: Rules of the Game, La Jetee, PM, The Battle of Algiers, Terminator, The Year of Living Dangerously, Alien, Trainspotting, Shallow Grave, Madame de..., Plan B, Pan's Labyrinth, Network, Rear Window, Tokyo Drifter, Rocco and His Brothers, Breathless, Cries and Whispers, The Last Picture Show, All About Eve.

What can it all mean?

by Cinephilereply 102/09/2013

Honesty R1, no All About Eve or Sunset Boulevard ? - hand in your gay card.

Mine, right now, would be:

Blow-Up, 2001, Some Like it Hot, The Scarlet Empress, Bringing Up Baby, American Gigolo, All that Heaven Allows, Black Narcissus, I Know where I'm Going, Great Expectations (the 1946 original), A Star Is Born (1954), Les Girls, Bay of Angels, Les Demoiselles de Rochefort, Billy Liar, The Servant, L'Avventura, The Leopard, The Bandwagon, The Quiet Man, Johnny Guitar, Tokyo Story, All About Eve, Sunset Boulevard, Double Indemnity.

Is that 20 - I could go on - and on ...

by Cinephilereply 202/09/2013

r2 again - I forgot 6 Hitchcocks: The Birds, Psycho, North by Northwest, Vertigo, Rear Window, Notorious.

by Cinephilereply 302/09/2013

the Boyfriend Lisztomania Mahler The Devils The Exorcist Cabaret Carrie The Shining Valley of the Dolls A Clockwork Orange

by Cinephilereply 402/09/2013

Mulholland Drive

Lost In Translation

Cinema Paradiso

Les Diaboliques

All About My Mother

Ed Wood

Ghost World

The Station Agent

Pulp Fiction

No Country For Old Men


Sunset Boulevard

Witness For The Prosecution


Head On

The Diving Bell And The Butterfly

The Big Lebowski

Belle De Jour

The Piano Teacher

To Be Or Not To Be

The Third Man

by Cinephilereply 502/09/2013

Into The Wild



Garden State

Shadow Of A Doubt

by Cinephilereply 602/09/2013

Valley of the Dolls 1967 Boogie Nights 1997 The Baby 1973 Carrie 1976 Mandingo 1975 Mommie Dearest 1981 9 to 5 1980 Pink Flamingos 1972 Female Trouble 1974 Desperate Living 1977 Polyester 1981 Hairspray 1988 Jinxed 1982 Reform School Girls 1986 Strait-Jacket 1964 Sudden Fear 1952 Hush Hush Sweet Charlotte 1964 Showgirls 1995 Seven 1995 Muscle Beach Party 1964 (only for Peter Lupus looking impossibly hot)

by Cinephilereply 702/09/2013



The Ninth Gate

Rosemary's Baby

Wild Strawberries


Splendor in the Grass

The Exorcist

The Shining

Five Easy Pieces


Jules et Jim

Seven Samurai

Tokyo Story

Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?

The Joy Luck Club

Working Girl

by Cinephilereply 802/09/2013


In the Mood for Love



The Best Years of Our Lives

Holy Motors

All of Godard

Sherlock, Jr.

Goldiggers of 1933




24 City

Bette Davis's 3 films with William Wyler



All of Ozu

All of Naruse

Man with a Movie Camera


8 1/2

by Cinephilereply 902/09/2013

Carrie Goodfellas Steel Magnolias Cape Fear La Bamba

Silence of the Lambs Brokeback Mountain Boogie Nights Coal Miners Daughter Midnight Cowboy

Angelas Ashes Castaway Bridges of Madison County The Exorcist Sea of Love

Awakenings Raging Bull Saturday Night Fever Fried Green Tomatoes Patch Adams

I love my mobsters, tear jerkers, stories of hope, musical or scary ass stuff, and all things Robert DeNiro.

Worst movie for me: Vanilla Sky. I thought that I would literally hurt myself after 2 hours of visually ingesting that heaping pile of cow shit. Gaaaaaaaaaah!

by Cinephilereply 1002/09/2013

Anyone who likes GONE WITH THE WIND needs to seriously rethink her or his relationship to racism, because the film is a propagandist white supremacist too used to spread murderous lies about black people.

by Cinephilereply 1102/09/2013

too = tool, oops

by Cinephilereply 1202/09/2013

Oh look, Spike Lee posts here.

by Cinephilereply 1302/09/2013


Star Wars (original)

River's Edge

What's Up, Doc?

Animal House

Jules et Jim

Silence of the Lambs

Close Encounters of the Third Kind (original cut)

Prizzi's Honor

This is Spinal Tap

All About Eve

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Dazed and Confused

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

A Hard Day's Night


My Beautiful Laundrette



by Cinephilereply 1402/09/2013

Pather Panchali, The Color of Paradise, Nights of Cabiria, Floating Weeds, Ikiru, Nashville, The Red Shoes, The Spirit of the Beehive, Close-Up, Daisies, Barry Lyndon, Kes, Jackie Brown, About Elly, Do the Right Thing, The Bicycle Thieves, Secrets & Lies, The House is Black, Devi (The Goddess), Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown.

by Cinephilereply 1502/09/2013

Rear Window


North by Northwest

The Birds

Close Encounters of the Third Kind

The Letter


Rosemary's Baby

2001 A Space Odyssey



Invasion of the Body Snatchers

The Music Man

Singin' In The Rain

The Boston Strangler

Midnight Cowboy

L.A. Confidential

The Shining

The Blair Witch Project

Crimes and Misdemeanors

by Cinephilereply 1602/09/2013

If i were to do this tomorrow it might look different, but for today it would be:

Chungking Express Apocalypse Now Before Sunrise Before Sunset The Misfits Sunset Boulevard The Lives of Others My Beautiful Laundrette My Own Private Idaho (although I watched again recently and it is very much of it's time). Pulp Fiction Brokeback Mountain Magnolia Fargo Blue Valentine Performance Serpico Manhattan Cabaret Betty Blue Last Tango in Paris

Honorable mentions to It Happened One Night and the Philadelphia Story.

Really wanted to put in some comedies as that list looks a little tortured but I couldn't leave any of these out. I do love dumb and dumber though, and Groundhog Day.

by Cinephilereply 1702/09/2013



My Man Godfrey

Midnight in Paris

All About Eve

The Wizard of Oz

Les Regles du Jeu

La Dolce Vita

The Fifth Element

Blade Runner

Flash Gordon

Funny Face

Paris Blues

Auntie Mame

Life of Brian

The Adventures of Baron Munchausen

Toy Story 2

West Side Story


Singin' in the Rain

by Cinephilereply 1802/09/2013

Being John Malkovich; The Piano Teacher; Chinatown; Rashomon; Happiness; Mulholland Drive; Kiss Kiss Bang Bang; Rosemary's Baby; The 400 Blows; The Wedding Singer; The Maid; L.A. Confidential; I'm a Cyborg, and That's O.K.; The Illusionist; Into the Wild; The Seventh Seal; Where is the Friend's Home?; Back to the Future; A League of Their Own; Some of the B-movies with MST3K commentary...

Just off the top of my head, though.

by Cinephilereply 1902/09/2013

Just off the top of my head:

Once Upon a Time in the West

Black Narcissus

Brief Encounter



Daisy Kenyon

Written on the Wind

The Band Wagon


Libeled Lady

The Big Parade

Titanic (1997)

Blow Up

Last Year at Marienbad


Ballad of a Soldier

42nd Street


Mildred Pierce


by Cinephilereply 2002/09/2013

It Happened One Night Gone with the Wind To Kill a Mockingbird The Wizard of Oz The Hustler Miralce on 34th St The Long, Hot Summer Torch Song Trilogy The Godfather Glory The Shawshank Redemption You Can Count on Me The Freshman Sideways Jurrasic Park Bridesmaids The Notebook Slumdog Millionaire Million Dollar Baby Shall We Dance

by Cinephilereply 2102/09/2013

It's interesting how often Mulholland Drive comes up. I'm with OP on the selections and a few more.

Ordinary People, Midnight Cowboy, Godfather II, Rear Window.

by Cinephilereply 2202/09/2013

Auntie Mame

All About Eve

The Thin Man

L.A. Confidential

Rear Window

North By Northwest


The Philadelphia Story

A Place in the Sun

The Women (original version)

The Adventures of Robin Hood (E. Flynn version)

The Razor's Edge


The Player

Sense and Sensibility

The Maltese Falcon

Raiders of the Lost Ark

Suddenly, Last Summer

Silence of the Lambs

by Cinephilereply 2302/09/2013

You're right, #22. Twenty is not enough. I could watch Carrie on a neverending loop.

I'm surprised that most of my choices are sort of downbeat suspense/horror about deeply flawed people. I guess that says something about me!

by Cinephilereply 2402/09/2013

Off the top of my head (in no particular order):


Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Terms of Endearment

Star Wars

The Empire Strikes Back

The Goodbye Girl


Being There

Desperately Seeking Susan



Dog Day Afternoon

And Justice for All ...

Sense and Sensibility



Chapter Two

Ordinary People

Only When I Laugh

Annie Hall

by Cinephilereply 2502/09/2013

I just saw *Gold Diggers of 1933* again at the Film Forum in NYC and it's sublime and perfect.

by Cinephilereply 2602/09/2013

Weird, I feel I responded to this thread but I can't find my post. Anyway, there are some very interesting films listed.

by Cinephilereply 2702/09/2013

I listed my choices horizontally with spaces inbetween. Don't know what happened to my post but my apologies since it looks like shit.

by Cinephilereply 2802/09/2013

Here r21:

It Happened One Night

Gone with the Wind

To Kill a Mockingbird

The Wizard of Oz

The Hustler

Miralce on 34th St

The Long, Hot Summer

Torch Song Trilogy

The Godfather


The Shawshank Redemption

You Can Count on Me

The Freshman


Jurrasic Park


The Notebook

Slumdog Millionaire

Million Dollar Baby

Shall We Dance

by Cinephilereply 2902/09/2013

Jurassic Park - all of them

His Girl Friday

Fatal Attraction

Dressed to Kill

Back to the Future

Cat People (40's original)


The Catered Affair

The Fugitive


Shadow of a Doubt

The Professional

The Manchurian Candidate (original)

Saturday Night Fever

Miracle on 34th Street

King Kong

West Side Story

An American In Paris

by Cinephilereply 3002/09/2013

I missed two:

Body Heat


by Cinephilereply 3102/09/2013

These are great lists. I wish we could form a Datalounge Film Club.

by Cinephilereply 3202/09/2013

Taxi Driver

The Godfather

The Godfather, Part II

Ryan's Daughter

The Lion In Winter

Bonnie & Clyde


All Quiet On The Western Front

A Room With A View

The Last Picture Show

His Girl Friday

The Producers

Annie Hall

The Wizard of Oz

Johnny Got His Gun

Murder On The Orient Express


The Blue Angel

How Green Was My Valley


by Cinephilereply 3302/09/2013


Midnight (1939)

The Women




The Lost Boys


The Descent

The Scarlet Empress

Marie Antionette (Shearer)


The More The Merrier

Black Christmas

The Bride Wore Red

2000 Maniacs

The Little Mermaid

All About Eve

Girls Will BE Girls

A Night To Remember

by Cinephilereply 3402/09/2013

The Godfather

Sordid Lives

The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas

Crimes of the Heart

Bull Durham

Thelma and Louise

Gone With the Wind

A Streetcar Named Desire (1951 of course)


Annie Hall


Fatal Attraction

Coal Miner's Daughter

Sweet Dreams

The Bridges of Madison County

The Breakfast Club

Steel Magnolias

The Bad Seed



by Cinephilereply 3502/09/2013

Rear Window

The Naked Kiss

The Lady Eve

Smiles of a Summer Night

The Conformist


Sunday Bloody Sunday


Rosemary's Baby

Life is Beautiful

Flirting with Disaster


The Heiress

The Letter

Law of Desire

All About My Mother


North by Northwest

Don't Look Now


by Cinephilereply 3602/09/2013

All these films to me have great re-watchability..they also each have a fantastic score.


Close Encounters of the Third Kind



Night of the Hunter

Star Trek 2: Wrath of Khan

The Red Shoes

The Changeling

The Ghost & Mrs. Muir

Forbidden Planet


Blade Runner (at least visually)

Three Women

Back to the Future

Terminator 2


Thelma & Louise

The Parent Trap


Leave Her to Heaven

The Stuff (just kidding...even though I DO like it a hell of a lot).

by Cinephilereply 3702/09/2013

Carrie is a popular answer around here. I'm a sucker for teen movies... and who doesn't love Piper Laurie's camptastic and FLAWLESS performance. I think I remember reading somewhere that she thought the film was supposed to be a comedy and played Margaret so campy because of it. Neat.

by Cinephilereply 3802/09/2013

Pretty in Pink

Pretty in Pink

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by Cinephilereply 3902/09/2013

Love this thread. I solemnly swear to not include films cited only to impress....

1. Roman Holiday

2. Running on Empty

3. Edward Scissorhands

4. Perks of Being a Wallflower

5. East of Eden

6. Dog Day Afternoon

7. The Apartment

8. The Lost Weekend

9. The Sweet Smell of Success

10. While You Were Sleeping (don't kill me!)

11. My Own Private Idaho

12. Indiana Jones/Raiders

13. Best in Show

14. On the Waterfront

15. Stand By Me

16. The War (Costner)

17. Chinatown

18. True Romance

19. It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World

20. Goonies

by Cinephilereply 4002/09/2013

D.O.A. (original)

Harold and Maude

The Amityville Horror


The Bad and the Beautiful

From Here to Eternity

Funny Face

The Seven Year Itch

Dr. Strangelove

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

The Stepford Wives

The Conversation

Marathon Man

The China Syndrome


The Parallex View

When Harry Met Sally

Picnic at Hanging Rock


Bad Lieutenant

by Cinephilereply 4102/10/2013

Bugger - forgot about sex, lies and videotape. The scene with James Sapder and Andie McDowall is one of the sexiest ever.

by Cinephilereply 4202/10/2013

in no particular order

Tropic Thunder, Drive, Mondays in the Sun, In the Loop, Blue Valentine, Iron Man, Y Tu Mama Tambien, Iris, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Perdita Durango, Holy Motors, Lovers on the Bridge, Hard Eight, The Master, Lars and The Real Girl, Moon, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, Animal Kingdom, The Kids are All Right, Shame, Mary and Max, Little Miss Sunshine, Never Let Me Go, A Fish called Wanda

by Cinephilereply 4302/10/2013

I'm no film buff so would likely get flamed for my list but here goes:

1. The Thirty Nine Steps (Robert Donat version)

2. The Third Man

3. Rear Window

4. The Railway Children

5. The Shawshank Redemption

6. Four Weddings and a Funeral

7. About a Boy

8. The King's Speech

9. The Philadelphia Story

10. Love Actually

11. Clueless

12. The Birds

13. Sense and Sensibility

14. Pride and Prejudice

15. An Affair to Remember

16. Some Like it Hot

17. North By North West

18. Some Kind of Wonderful

19. A Sure Thing

20. Empire of the Sun

These are all films I would sit and watch several times over and indeed have. I'm sure some of them don't have great critical acclaim but they are films which comfort and entertain me. There are others but OP asked for 20 and these are mine in no particular order.

by Cinephilereply 4402/10/2013

Just off the top of my head


West Side Story



Looking for Mr. Goodbar

Gone with the Wind

Splendor in the Grass

The Wizard of Oz

The Sound of Music

The Red Shoes

The Apartment

Some Like it Hot


All About Eve

Days of Heaven

Rosemary's Baby

The Godfather

The Godfather II


A Place in the Sun

many more but keeping it to twenty.

by Cinephilereply 4502/10/2013

Ordinary People

The Trouble With Angels

Steel Magnolias

The Blind Side

The Parent Trap



We Are Marshall

Drop Dead Gorgeous

Yours Mine And Ours

White Christmas

Muriel's Wedding


9/11 {Documentary by the Naudet brothers}

Jackie Ethel and Joan

The Way We Were

The Day After Tomorrow

The Poseidon Adventure

The Towering Inferno


by Cinephilereply 4602/10/2013
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