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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 Day’s 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. It’s 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)

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Re: Top Films of All Time
« Reply #5002 on: August 08, 2018, 05:34:37 PM »
Updated my top 100 for Club purposes (Letterboxd/ICM). Now only composed of 9/10 and higher, so that's nice.

100 - Mon roi / My King (Maïwenn, 2015)



99 - Jagten / The Hunt (Thomas Vinterberg, 2012)



98 - Les triplettes de Belleville / The Triplets of Belleville (Sylvain Chomet, 2003)



97 - Sanger fran andra vaningen / Songs from the Second Floor (Roy Andersson, 2000)



96 - The Martian (Ridley Scott, 2015)



95 - Les ogres / Ogres (Léa Fehner, 2015)



94 - Persona (Ingmar Bergman, 1966)



93 - Taxi (Jafar Panahi, 2015)



92 - Bir zamanlar Anadolu'da / Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (Nuri Bilge Ceylan, 2011)



91 - Full Metal Jacket (Stanley Kubrick, 1987)



90 - Under the Skin (Jonathan Glazer, 2013)



89 - Interstellar (Christopher Nolan, 2014)



88 - Finding Nemo (Andrew Stanton & Lee Unkrich, 2003)



87 - Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (Quentin Tarantino, 2004)



86 - Spotlight (Tom McCarthy, 2015)



85 - Pink Floyd The Wall (Alan Parker, 1982)



84 - Strangers on a Train (Alfred Hitchcock, 1951)



83 - La haine (Mathieu Kassovitz, 1995)



82 - Solyaris / Solaris (Andrei Tarkovsky, 1972)



81 - 2001: A Space Odyssey (Stanley Kubrick, 1968)



80 - Snatch. (Guy Ritchie, 2000)



79 - Boyhood (Richard Linklater, 2014)



78 - Nocturama (Bertrand Bonello, 2016)



77 - Rashômon (Akira Kurosawa, 1950)



76 - La jetée (Chris Marker, 1962)



75 - A Man for All Seasons (Fred Zinnemann, 1966)



74 - Gett (Ronit & Shlomi Elkabetz, 2014)



73 - Umimachi Diary / Our Little Sister (Hirokazu Koreeda, 2015)



72 - The Godfather (Francis Ford Coppola, 1972)



71 - Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead (Tom Stoppard, 1990)



70 - Delicatessen (Jean-Pierre Jeunet, 1991)



69 - Annihilation (Alex Garland, 2018)



68 - Ex Machina (Alex Garland, 2014)



67 - The Hateful Eight (Quentin Tarantino, 2015)



66 - Victoria (Sebastian Schipper, 2015)



65 - All About Eve (Joseph L. Mankiewicz, 1950)



64 - Se7en (David Fincher, 1995)



63 - West Side Story (Jerome Robbins & Robert Wise, 1961)



62 - Assault on Precinct 13 (John Carpenter, 1976)



61 - The Third Man (Carol Reed, 1949)



60 - Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (Irvin Kershner, 1980)



59 - Zodiac (David Fincher, 2007)



58 - La La Land (Damien Chazelle, 2016)



57 - Jackie (Pablo Larrain, 2016)



56 - Blade Runner 2049 (Denis Villeneuve, 2017)



55 - C'era una volta il West / Once Upon a Time in the West (Sergio Leone, 1968)



54 - Stalker (Andrei Tarkovsky, 1979)



53 - Before Sunset (Richard Linklater, 2004)



52 - Relatos salvajes / Wild Tales (Damian Szifron, 2014)



51 - Miller's Crossing (Ethan & Joel Coen, 1990)



50 - Fitzcarraldo (Werner Herzog, 1982)



49 - Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (Stanley Kubrick, 1964)



48 - Kaze no tani no Naushika / Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind (Hayao Miyazaki, 1984)



47 - Shaun of the Dead (Edgar Wright, 2004)



46 - Timbuktu (Abderrahmane Sissako, 2014)



45 - Psycho (Alfred Hitchcock, 1960)



44 - Brief Encounter (David Lean, 1945)



43 - Fanny och Alexander / Fanny and Alexander (Ingmar Bergman, 1982)



42 - Children of Men (Alfonso Cuaron, 2006)



41 - Inglourious Basterds (Eli Roth & Quentin Tarantino, 2009)



40 - The World's End (Edgar Wright, 2013)



39 - The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (Emeric Pressburger & Michael Powell, 1943)



38 - Unforgiven (Clint Eastwood, 1992)



37 - Der letzte Mann / The Last Laugh (Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau, 1924)



36 - 8 1/2 (Federico Fellini, 1963)



35 - Jaws (Steven Spielberg, 1976)



34 - Ran (Akira Kurosawa, 1985)



33 - Life of Brian (Terry Jones, 1979)



32 - Omohide poro poro / Only Yesterday (Isao Takahata, 1991)



31 - Barton Fink (Ethan & Joel Coen, 1991)



30 - Room (Lenny Abrahamson, 2015)



29 - WALL-E (Andrew Stanton, 2008)



28 - Blood Simple. (Ethan & Joel Coen, 1984)



27 - Dawn of the Dead (George A. Romero, 1978)



26 - Rear Window (Alfred Hitchcock, 1954)



25 - Burn After Reading (Ethan & Joel Coen, 2008)



24 - Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Michel Gondry, 2004)



23 - Shichinin no samurai / Seven Samurai (Akira Kurosawa, 1954)



22 - Hotaru no haka / Grave of the Fireflies (Isao Takahata, 1988)



21 - Andrey Rublev (Andrei Tarkovsky, 1966)



20 - Kaguyahime no monogatari / The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (Isao Takahata, 2013)



19 - The Blues Brothers (John Landis, 1980)



18 - Astérix et Obélix: Mission Cléopâtre / Asterix & Obelix: Mission Cleopatra (Alain Chabat, 2002)



17 - Memento (Christopher Nolan, 2000)



16 - Black Swan (Darren Aronofsky, 2010)



15 - Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain / Amélie (Jean-Pierre Jeunet, 2001)



14 - Oldeuboi / Oldboy (Park Chan-wook, 2003)



13 - Reservoir Dogs (Quentin Tarantino, 1992)



12 - The Matrix (Lana & Lilly Wachowski, 1999)



11 - The Grand Budapest Hotel (Wes Anderson, 2014)



10 - Wo hu cang long / Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Ang Lee, 2000)



9 - Tengoku to jigoku / High and Low (Akira Kurosawa, 1963)



8 - Mononoke-hime / Princess Mononoke (Hayao Miyazaki, 1997)



7 - Fargo (Ethan & Joel Coen, 1996)



6 - Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi / Spirited Away (Hayao Miyazaki, 2001)



5 - Inside Llewyn Davis (Ethan & Joel Coen, 2013)



4 - Vertigo (Alfred Hitchcock, 1958)



3 - Il buono, il brutto cattivo / The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (Sergio Leone, 1966)



2 - Tonari no Totoro / My Neighbour Totoro (Hayao Miyazaki, 1988)



1 - Pulp Fiction (Quentin Tarantino, 1994)



And now, stats !

Decades:
1920s: 1 (-1)
1930s: 0 (-)
1940s: 3 (+1)
1950s: 6 (-2)
1960s: 12 (-)
1970s: 7 (-2)
1980s: 11 (-1)
1990s: 13 (+1)
2000s: 19 (+1)
2010s: 28 (+3)

Recency bias getting worse, sigh.

Directors with multiple films on the list:

6: Ethan & Joel Coen
5: Quentin Tarantino
4: Hayao Miyazaki, Akira Kurosawa, Alfred Hithcock
3: Isao Takahata, Andrei Tarkovsky, Stanley Kubrick
2: Edgar Wright, Sergio Leone, David Fincher, Alex Garland, Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Richard Linklater, Andrew Stanton, Christopher Nolan, Ingmar Bergman
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Re: Top Films of All Time
« Reply #5003 on: August 08, 2018, 08:23:54 PM »
Great work putting that together, and going gif for the top 10.

Not meaning this in any obvious way, but a scroll thru your screenshots is a cinematic journey for the eyes. I can hear Chuck Workman montage music playing in the background. 

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Re: Top Films of All Time
« Reply #5004 on: August 08, 2018, 08:28:15 PM »
Really nice list. I've seen 77 and there's a fair amount of overlap with my own Top 100.

One of these days I'll get around to rewatching Inside Llewyn Davis. I love the Coen Brothers, but that film did absolutely nothing for me.
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Re: Top Films of All Time
« Reply #5005 on: August 08, 2018, 09:47:43 PM »
Seen all but three, two of which are not available to me in any format. Assault on Precinct 13 it is!

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Re: Top Films of All Time
« Reply #5006 on: August 08, 2018, 10:55:56 PM »
Wonderful list, Teproc.  Ten I haven’t seen and I think they all sound great.  On the other hand, Grave of the Fireflies is showing in GhibliFest this month, and Pink Floyd: The Wall is on my new marathon, so I might double up on these.
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Re: Top Films of All Time
« Reply #5007 on: August 09, 2018, 03:49:00 AM »
Great work putting that together, and going gif for the top 10.

Not meaning this in any obvious way, but a scroll thru your screenshots is a cinematic journey for the eyes. I can hear Chuck Workman montage music playing in the background. 

Thanks, it took a bit of time but it was fun to do. My reference for those montages is more David Ehrlich and his year-end videos (or Jonathan Keogh's videos for the imdb 150 and other lists), I'll have to check out Chuck Workman.

Seen all but three, two of which are not available to me in any format. Assault on Precinct 13 it is!

If you (and 1S0, who only has 4 or 5 unseen I think) feel too restricted, I could do an extended list so that you have more options.

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Re: Top Films of All Time
« Reply #5008 on: August 09, 2018, 05:14:08 AM »
What kind of masochist watches Grave of the Fireflies a second time?

(Don't bring your kids.)

@Teproc:

I should think recency bias is bound to get worse if you're part of the people who watch a lot of new releases as a percentage of your total movie watching. Every year some excellent movies are released and some are bound to make it to your Top 100.
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Re: Top Films of All Time
« Reply #5009 on: August 09, 2018, 09:21:42 AM »
What kind of masochist watches Grave of the Fireflies a second time?

(Don't bring your kids.)


I want to watch it again because I was strangely numb the first time I watched it.  I feel that I didn’t have a full experience of the film.   As for my kids, the youngest is 17, so if they want to come, I’m happy to have them.  But they seem to have no interest.
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