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Re: Top Films of All Time
« Reply #5000 on: May 17, 2018, 10:12:32 PM »
Top 20

1. Modern Times (Charlie Chaplin, 1936)
2. Back to the Future (Robert Zemeckis, 1985)
3. The Shawshank Redemption (Frank Darabont, 1994)
4. The Truman Show (Peter Weir, 1998)
5. Wild Strawberries (Ingmar Bergman, 1957)
6. Tootsie (Sidney Pollack, 1982)
7. A Hard Dayís Night (Richard Lester, 1964)
8. Tokyo Story (Yasujiro Ozu, 1953)
9. A Beautiful Mind (Ron Howard, 2001)
10. Nebraska (Alexander Payne, 2013)
11. Rushmore (Wes Anderson, 1998)
12. Itís a Wonderful Life (Frank Capra, 1946)
13. Star Wars: A New Hope (George Lucas, 1977)
14. Sunrise (F.W. Murnau, 1927)
15. The Graduate (Mike Nichols, 1967)
16. Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (Mel Stuart, 1971)
17. The Unknown (Tod Browning, 1927)
18. Vertigo (Alfred Hitchcock, 1958)
19. One Hour Photo (Mark Romanek, 2002)
20. Planet of the Apes (Franklin J. Schaffner, 1968)

Revamping my list, starting with the top 20. Nebraska, Rushmore, Willy Wonka, and It's a Wonderful Life have all been bumped up considerably from where they were before on my top list of films. Star Wars has gone down a few pegs, partially from overexposure to the franchise in the past couple of years. Wild Strawberries is up in the top 5 now, knocking Tootsie down a spot on the list. There's been some further shuffling in the 11-20 range. American Beauty is out for now due to the Kevin Spacey factor; at the moment I'm having trouble separating the sleazebag actor from his character. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and Raise the Red Lantern almost made it to the top 20 but both need a rewatch first to make sure.

As of now I'm planning to keep working on the list, perhaps to get up to an even hundred.
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Re: Top Films of All Time
« Reply #5001 on: May 18, 2018, 09:03:21 AM »
Quick update on favorites? I don't know.

The General (Keaton, 1926)
City Lights (Chaplin, 1931)
Young America (Borzage, 1932)
Heroes for Sale (Wellman, 1933)
Remember the Night (Leisen, 1940)
The Palm Beach Story (Sturges, 1942)
Great Freedom No. 7 (Kautner, 1944)
Daisy Kenyon (Preminger, 1947)
The Band Wagon (Minnelli, 1952)
Singin' in the Rain (Donen + Kelly, 1952)

Princess Yang Kwei Fei (Mizoguchi, 1955)
The Long gray Line (Ford, 1955)
Floating Clouds (Naruse, 1955)
Great Day in the Morning (Tourneur, 1956)
Love in the Afternoon (Wilder, 1957)
Rock-A-Bye Baby (Tashlin, 1958)
Hatari! (Hawks, 1962)
Mahanagar (Ray, 1963)
A New Leaf (May, 1971)
Days of Heaven (Malick, 1978)

Angel Guts: Red Classroom (Chusei, 1979)
10 (Edwards, 1979)
Khubsoorat (Mukherjee, 1980)
They All Laughed (Bogdanovich, 1981)
Shanghai Blues (Tsui, 1984)
Taipei Story (Yang, 1985)
Mouna Raagam (Ratnam, 1986)
Daughter of the Nile (Hou, 1987)
My Neighbor Totoro (Miyazaki, 1988)
Pedicab Driver (Hung, 1989)

Nazar (Kaul, 1990)
Only Yesterday (Takahata, 1991)
Moving (Somai, 1993)
Carlito's Way (De Palma, 1993)
Celine (Brisseau, 1993)
New Rose Hotel (Ferrara, 1998)
No Love Juice: Rustling in Bed (Tajiri, 1999)
The Yards (Gray, 2000)
Throw Down (To, 2004)
The Baxter (Showalter, 2005)

Kamome Diner (Ogigami, 2006)
Night and Day (Hong, 2008)
Naan Kadavul (Bala, 2009)
Maryada Ramanna (Rajamouli, 2010)
Aayirathil Oruvan (Selvaraghavan, 2010)
The Grandmaster (Wong, 2013)
Stray Dogs (Tsai, 2013)
Jauja (Alonso, 2014)
American Sniper (Eastwood, 2014)
Forget Me Not (Horie, 2015)