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2012-10-06 09:00:04 AM  
Hand me the farking keys, you cocksucker, what the fuk?

They just don't write em like that anymore.
 
2012-10-06 09:05:47 AM  
SPEED?

Really?

/Rest of the list surprisingly solid.
 
2012-10-06 09:17:43 AM  

Shadow Blasko: SPEED?

Really?

/Rest of the list surprisingly solid.


Considering "Saving Private Ryan", "Shakespeare in Love", and "Natural Born Killers" were all not on the list, I think you could bump Speed off.
 
2012-10-06 09:23:01 AM  

dletter: Shadow Blasko: SPEED?

Really?

/Rest of the list surprisingly solid.

Considering "Saving Private Ryan", "Shakespeare in Love", and "Natural Born Killers" were all not on the list, I think you could bump Speed off.


Well, I absolutely hated Natural Born Killers. I still can't watch it... It wasn't the content.. but there is something about either the sound, or the presentation that quickly gives me nausea. Might be a good movie, but I seriously have never been able to see the whole thing.


SPR and SIL are two of my absolute favorite movies. Bump The Truman Show and put them both in!
 
2012-10-06 09:30:41 AM  
Also no Forrest Gump, Braveheart, True Romance, American History X, Unforgiven, or Thelma and Louise. Also missing Good Will Hunting, which I usually rate higher than other people do.

Hell, Point Break is the superior Keanu action flick and not on the list.
 
2012-10-06 09:32:46 AM  

Dust: Also no Forrest Gump, Braveheart, True Romance, American History X, Unforgiven, or Thelma and Louise. Also missing Good Will Hunting, which I usually rate higher than other people do.

Hell, Point Break is the superior Keanu action flick and not on the list.


It Definitely has one of the better RiffTrax...
 
2012-10-06 09:34:19 AM  
That's actually not a bad list. I think I agree that Shakespeare in Love belongs on it; I'd probably bump Thin Red Line to make space.

Saving Private Ryan was a movie I loved right up until it completely abandoned its core question at the end and took a cowardly, easy way out of the very difficult question it originally asked. So it's dead to me...I prefer to think it never happened and they just went straight to Band of Brothers, instead.
 
2012-10-06 09:35:48 AM  

Shadow Blasko: Well, I absolutely hated Natural Born Killers. I still can't watch it... It wasn't the content.. but there is something about either the sound, or the presentation that quickly gives me nausea. Might be a good movie, but I seriously have never been able to see the whole thing.


It was way too over-stylized. I understand the point they were trying to make about mass media or whatever but they could have achieved that without being quite so over the top. But the script was good and the cast was too. Tarantino wrote it, he should have directed it.
 
2012-10-06 09:37:55 AM  

Mugato: It was way too over-stylized.


This is true. What impressed me most about Natural Born Killers was that it was the first movie where I truly realized that Woody Harrelson could play something -- well -- other than a dopey bartender or sidekick.
 
2012-10-06 09:41:31 AM  

Dust: Also no Forrest Gump, Braveheart, True Romance, American History X, Unforgiven, or Thelma and Louise. Also missing Good Will Hunting, which I usually rate higher than other people do.


I think they probably wanted to avoid making it a list of all Oscar winners. Although I farking hate Forrest Gump, that shouldn't have been there.
 
2012-10-06 09:55:44 AM  

Mugato: I think they probably wanted to avoid making it a list of all Oscar winners. Although I farking hate Forrest Gump, that shouldn't have been there.


Yeah, I didn't mention that Titanic was missing for those exact reasons. Both of those years, there were so many better movies to receive the Best Picture Oscar.
 
2012-10-06 09:59:08 AM  
Not a bad list. It missed a few good ones and had a couple over rated ones, but not bad. L.A. Confidential is awesome.
 
2012-10-06 09:59:32 AM  
Again....

SPEED? wtf
 
2012-10-06 10:06:25 AM  

Pocket Ninja: That's actually not a bad list. I think I agree that Shakespeare in Love belongs on it


I could never stand that movie, especially in contrast to Elizabeth. If it was put across as a comedy it would be ok, but probably even then not as good as Grosse Pointe Blank.

And what is the Truman Show doing on the list?
 
2012-10-06 10:08:53 AM  
upload.wikimedia.org
Would be pleased English Patient isn't on the list.

/I will admit the Blu-Ray version is gorgeous
 
2012-10-06 10:10:24 AM  
Hell, Se7en is probably one of the best movies ever made
 
2012-10-06 10:11:08 AM  
Not a terrible list but you farkers came up with some good omissions. Could have done without Speed and The Truman Show.
 
2012-10-06 10:13:34 AM  
upload.wikimedia.org

Whar?
 
2012-10-06 10:15:41 AM  
Dark City
PCU
The Iron Giant
The Sandlot
Millers Crossing
 
2012-10-06 10:16:29 AM  
Speaking of Natural Born Killers, Rodney Dangerfield was fantastic in that movie.

Clicked on link looking for Fight Club, leaving satisfied.

behance.vo.llnwd.net
 
2012-10-06 10:17:11 AM  

Pocket Ninja: That's actually not a bad list. I think I agree that Shakespeare in Love belongs on it; I'd probably bump Thin Red Line to make space.

Saving Private Ryan was a movie I loved right up until it completely abandoned its core question at the end and took a cowardly, easy way out of the very difficult question it originally asked. So it's dead to me...I prefer to think it never happened and they just went straight to Band of Brothers, instead.


The final cemetary scene always rubbed me wrong. It seemed more like a baby boomer wishing he were good enough for daddy rather than what a cohort from WWII would have done.

Then again, the "I could have saved one more" scene from Schindler's list is so mawkish and maudlin, it unfortunately breaks the mood and brings the giggles for me. What did you THINK you were doing, Oscar?
 
2012-10-06 10:17:23 AM  

hamdingers: [upload.wikimedia.org image 220x314]

Whar?


Trampled by wildebeests
 
2012-10-06 10:18:25 AM  
Adams Family Values is one of my favorite
 
2012-10-06 10:20:05 AM  

titwrench: Not a terrible list but you farkers came up with some good omissions. Could have done without Speed and The Truman Show.


And Terminator 2.

These are enjoyable ways to spend a couple of hours, but there were much better movies out there.
 
2012-10-06 10:21:04 AM  
Good list except for Speed being on there... really, WTF
 
2012-10-06 10:22:37 AM  
No Titanic or Howard Stern's Private Parts? Fail.
 
2012-10-06 10:23:14 AM  
i151.photobucket.com

And since this is Fark, don't we have to give a shout-out to Office Space? 

/better than Speed
 
2012-10-06 10:23:56 AM  
No to Speed, The Truman Show, The Sixth Sense, and the last five minutes of L.A. Confidential.
 
2012-10-06 10:25:11 AM  
No Misery?

/Okay maybe not great, but I loved it.
 
2012-10-06 10:25:28 AM  

The Incredible Sexual Egg: Hell, Se7en is probably one of the best movies ever made


Zodiac was better.

/IMO, of course
 
2012-10-06 10:25:53 AM  

Tyrone Slothrop: The Truman Show


This it gave networks ideas.
 
2012-10-06 10:26:09 AM  
People don't like Truman Show? I love that movie.
 
2012-10-06 10:29:09 AM  
I would take "Heat" off. Far as I recall, it sort of came and went. It was supposed to be this big deal with Pacino and DeNiro together, but it just wasn't.

Yeah, it's gotten more popular since, but when it was released? Meh.
 
2012-10-06 10:30:04 AM  
Seen 'em all but 'Boyz in the 'Hood' and 'Trainspotting' and have even seen small bits of those.
 
2012-10-06 10:31:14 AM  

Gunny Highway: People don't like Truman Show? I love that movie.


I just don't like Jim Carey. On In Living Color he was OK because he had 5-10 minutes and I could stomach that but an hour and a half or more of his schtick is too much. Now to contradict myself I thought he was really good in Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind.
 
2012-10-06 10:33:46 AM  

buntz: I would take "Heat" off. Far as I recall, it sort of came and went. It was supposed to be this big deal with Pacino and DeNiro together, but it just wasn't.


The best part of heat was the opening scene, that was Awesome
 
2012-10-06 10:40:02 AM  

buntz: I would take "Heat" off. Far as I recall, it sort of came and went. It was supposed to be this big deal with Pacino and DeNiro together, but it just wasn't.

Yeah, it's gotten more popular since, but when it was released? Meh.


I'd argue that that's a better measure of a movie's quality, actually. Lots of movies make a big splash on release, then fade from the public consciousness. The public takes a while to discover a lot of the classics. Look at Office Space or Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.

Anyway, my personal favorite of the 90s isn't on the list, and behaved pretty much the opposite of what I just described. The Fisher King opened really strong, but is now one of those movies where if you bring it up, people say "Oh yeah! Forgot about that one! That was good!" I still find very few flaws in it, which is a rare thing for a Gilliam film. And it's the movie that cemented my philosophy that I will watch anything Jeff Bridges is in.
 
2012-10-06 10:40:31 AM  

Gunny Highway: People don't like Truman Show? I love that movie.


A movie with a similar theme, I personally think Being John Malkovich was a much better movie than The Truman Show.
 
2012-10-06 10:42:30 AM  
I would like to see Unforgiven on that list.

/Deserves got nothin' to do with it
 
2012-10-06 10:46:02 AM  

HeathenHealer: I would like to see Unforgiven on that list.

/Deserves got nothin' to do with it


True.

We all got it comin'.
 
2012-10-06 10:47:22 AM  
Not a fan of Terminator 2, but otherwise not an entirely shiat list.
 
2012-10-06 10:49:50 AM  

shifty lookin bleeder: titwrench: Not a terrible list but you farkers came up with some good omissions. Could have done without Speed and The Truman Show.

And Terminator 2.

These are enjoyable ways to spend a couple of hours, but there were much better movies out there.


No. Shut up. T2 was the pinnacle of the scifi action movie. And you actually FELT something. Jesus, a scifi action movie where you actually feel emotion. That's just a tremendous feat.
 
2012-10-06 10:52:43 AM  
ummmm... most of these seem to be missing...

the Grifters
Miller's Crossing
Raise the Red Lantern
Double Life of Veronique
Unforgiven
the Player
the Piano
Red/White/Blue
Heavenly Creatures
Sense and Sensibility
la Haine
Kalifornia
Leaving Las Vegas
Breaking the Waves
the English Patient
Boogie Nights
Life is Beautiful
Saving Private Ryan
Happiness
Run Lola Run
American Beauty
Magnolia
.....

replace
Groundhog Day, Sixth Sense, Boyz in the Hood, Jurassic Park, Speed, Trainspotting, Truman Show, Heat with some of those.
jeez.
 
2012-10-06 10:54:54 AM  

Leader O'Cola: and Dark City of course


FTFM
 
2012-10-06 10:55:13 AM  

Leader O'Cola: replace
Groundhog Day, Sixth Sense, Boyz in the Hood, Jurassic Park, Speed, Trainspotting, Truman Show, Heat with some of those.
jeez.


You go to hell. Straight there... No stopping at your friends, no getting some food... You go straight to hell!
 
2012-10-06 10:55:25 AM  

shifty lookin bleeder: Gunny Highway: People don't like Truman Show? I love that movie.

A movie with a similar theme, I personally think Being John Malkovich was a much better movie than The Truman Show.


... that's not really a similar theme... I guess the voyeuristic aspect of watching someone's (perceived) personal life yeah, but it's 2 way completely different movies.
 
2012-10-06 10:55:37 AM  
List fails without The Brady Bunch Movie

Psychotic Jan was a thing of beauty.
 
2012-10-06 10:58:25 AM  

Leader O'Cola: ummmm... most of these seem to be missing...

the Grifters
Miller's Crossing
Raise the Red Lantern
Double Life of Veronique
Unforgiven
the Player
the Piano
Red/White/Blue
Heavenly Creatures
Sense and Sensibility
la Haine
Kalifornia
Leaving Las Vegas
Breaking the Waves
the English Patient
Boogie Nights
Life is Beautiful
Saving Private Ryan
Happiness
Run Lola Run
American Beauty
Magnolia
.....

replace
Groundhog Day, Sixth Sense, Boyz in the Hood, Jurassic Park, Speed, Trainspotting, Truman Show, Heat with some of those.
jeez.


You're the doss coont what takes Trainspooting I'll fookin cut ya.


Surprisingly strong decade for movies though. I hadn't realized it but you look back and it really was.
 
2012-10-06 11:00:24 AM  

IamKaiserSoze!!!: Hand me the farking keys, you cocksucker, what the fuk?

They just don't write em like that anymore.


He'll flip ya. He'll flip ya for real.
 
2012-10-06 11:00:53 AM  

rocky_howard: No. Shut up. T2 was the pinnacle of the scifi action movie. And you actually FELT something. Jesus, a scifi action movie where you actually feel emotion. That's just a tremendous feat.


Terminator 2 was awesome when I was 10, but rewatching it fairly recently, it felt way overly long and Edward Furlong came off as Scrappy Doo-esque. The special effects and action still stand up well, but I don't like the plot nearly as much as the first film's.


I've also come to the conclusion that James Cameron is pretty much a talented version of Michael Bay. I mean, the kind of movies they make aren't really that much different, but Cameron at least comes off as someone who gives a shiat about the movie he's making rather than knowingly catering his films to mouthbreathers.
 
2012-10-06 11:01:08 AM  

Leader O'Cola: replace
Groundhog Day, Sixth Sense, Boyz in the Hood, Jurassic Park, Speed, Trainspotting, Truman Show, Heat with some of those.
jeez.


Don't get to replace this. Still holds up visually for the most part. Kids are worthless but the move still stands tall, especially the first time people see the Brachiosaurus scene.

/the stomp scene in the beginning, not the booger scene thrown in for the dipshiat kids holding Grant back from being awesome.
 
2012-10-06 11:01:16 AM  
www.movieposter.com
 
2012-10-06 11:02:58 AM  
Seven was a horrible movie. I'd rather see Clueless on the list than Seven.
 
2012-10-06 11:03:05 AM  

FeedTheCollapse: rocky_howard: No. Shut up. T2 was the pinnacle of the scifi action movie. And you actually FELT something. Jesus, a scifi action movie where you actually feel emotion. That's just a tremendous feat.

Terminator 2 was awesome when I was 10, but rewatching it fairly recently, it felt way overly long and Edward Furlong came off as Scrappy Doo-esque. The special effects and action still stand up well, but I don't like the plot nearly as much as the first film's.


I've also come to the conclusion that James Cameron is pretty much a talented version of Michael Bay. I mean, the kind of movies they make aren't really that much different, but Cameron at least comes off as someone who gives a shiat about the movie he's making rather than knowingly catering his films to mouthbreathers.


Excluding Avatar, I suppose.
 
2012-10-06 11:05:49 AM  
People really don't like The Truman Show?

/Replace Speed with Dark City and I would call that a solid list.
 
2012-10-06 11:06:13 AM  

FeedTheCollapse: voyeuristic aspect of watching someone's (perceived) personal life yeah


That's exactly what I meant

rocky_howard: Jesus, a scifi action movie where you actually feel emotion. That's just a tremendous feat.


I see your point. Still, meh. From Dusk 'till Dawn generated as much emotion, IMHO. Neither is a 'great' movie. Entertaining, yes. Great, no, I don't think so.
 
2012-10-06 11:07:10 AM  
Missing this: 

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-10-06 11:07:19 AM  

jj325: [www.movieposter.com image 400x300]


Good call, buddy
 
2012-10-06 11:10:19 AM  
The Fifth Element
 
2012-10-06 11:14:32 AM  

shifty lookin bleeder: FeedTheCollapse: voyeuristic aspect of watching someone's (perceived) personal life yeah

That's exactly what I meant


I still wouldn't say one does the other better as they're otherwise completely different films. It's not a "Deep Impact vs. Armageddon" type scenario.


Darbus: Excluding Avatar, I suppose.


I never had an interest in watching that as it did look Bay-esque. But even then, I'm under the impression that Avatar's 3D was there from its inception while Bay would probably just slap it on in post-production.
 
2012-10-06 11:16:21 AM  
i1127.photobucket.com
 
2012-10-06 11:18:23 AM  
Fight Club? Really? Bump that off and put on Dark City.
 
2012-10-06 11:24:42 AM  

Absurdity: People really don't like The Truman Show?


I can't even convince my wife to watch it - she hates Jim Carrey. I think it's one of his best movies, he doesn't go overboard like in everything else.
 
2012-10-06 11:25:03 AM  
Requiem for a Dream

That is all.
 
2012-10-06 11:25:27 AM  
What's with all the hate for Speed? Sure, it hasn't aged all that well, but when it came out it was the perfect, well-paced action movie that didn't get too busy with too many cut scenes or anything. Fark you guys, this one should stay on the list.
 
2012-10-06 11:26:54 AM  

FeedTheCollapse: I still wouldn't say one does the other better as they're otherwise completely different films. It's not a "Deep Impact vs. Armageddon" type scenario.


That's not what I was getting at. BJM was just an example of a film in the same genre, with a similar theme, that I consider to be better than The Truman Show.
 
2012-10-06 11:27:22 AM  
Pretty good list. Though Unforgiven and Natural Born Killers should be on there, and Forrest Gump maybe. Take Heat and Speed off. Heat is one of the most overrated movies of all time. Almost as much as Tombstone.
 
2012-10-06 11:34:31 AM  

JosephFinn: Fight Club? Really? Bump that off and put on Dark City.


Kill yourself.
 
2012-10-06 11:37:24 AM  

wippit: Absurdity: People really don't like The Truman Show?

I can't even convince my wife to watch it - she hates Jim Carrey. I think it's one of his best movies, he doesn't go overboard like in everything else.


it's rather sad how many people will dismiss Carey's more dramatic movies because of his shiatty comedies. With the exception of The Number 23, his dramatic films are generally great.
 
2012-10-06 11:40:50 AM  
Dark City? Talk about rose colored glasses. You guys should try watching that movie again. It should have sank Kiefer Sutherland's career, that hack. How he keeps getting work is a wonder. God he is a terrible actor.
 
2012-10-06 11:41:19 AM  
Movies I can't turn off once I start watching:

A Few Good Men
The Rock
The Mask of Zorro
 
2012-10-06 11:41:29 AM  

crab66: JosephFinn: Fight Club? Really? Bump that off and put on Dark City.

Kill yourself.


You should join our club.
 
2012-10-06 11:42:38 AM  

Goodpancakes: Dark City? Talk about rose colored glasses. You guys should try watching that movie again. It should have sank Kiefer Sutherland's career, that hack. How he keeps getting work is a wonder. God he is a terrible actor.


I just did the other day. Still great. What don't you like about it?
 
2012-10-06 11:44:21 AM  

retarded: crab66: JosephFinn: Fight Club? Really? Bump that off and put on Dark City.

Kill yourself.

You should join our club.


You got rules?
 
2012-10-06 11:53:21 AM  

Leader O'Cola: the Grifters
Miller's Crossing
Raise the Red Lantern
Double Life of Veronique
Unforgiven
the Player
the Piano
Red/White/Blue
Heavenly Creatures
Sense and Sensibility
la Haine
Kalifornia
Leaving Las Vegas
Breaking the Waves
the English Patient
Boogie Nights
Life is Beautiful
Saving Private Ryan
Happiness
Run Lola Run
American Beauty
Magnolia
.....

replace
Groundhog Day, Sixth Sense, Boyz in the Hood, Jurassic Park, Speed, Trainspotting, Truman Show, Heat with some of those.
jeez.


I'll take Run Lola Run and Magnolia. RLR is just awesome.

American Beauty has really dated badly in my opinion.
 
2012-10-06 11:54:37 AM  

Gunny Highway: Movies I can't turn off once I start watching:

A Few Good Men
The Rock
The Mask of Zorro


Mask of Zorro is damn near perfect for an adventure. CZJ is unquenchably hot, Antonio Banderas played a great rise to hero, and Hopkins was a great old master. Great stunts and sword fighting. Granted, it nearly had a Luthor villain plot.
 
2012-10-06 11:55:47 AM  

JosephFinn: Fight Club? Really? Bump that off and put on Dark City.


This. Fight Club is awful.
 
2012-10-06 11:56:10 AM  

Leader O'Cola: ummmm... most of these seem to be missing...

the Grifters
Miller's Crossing
Raise the Red Lantern
Double Life of Veronique
Unforgiven
the Player
the Piano
Red/White/Blue
Heavenly Creatures
Sense and Sensibility
la Haine
Kalifornia
Leaving Las Vegas
Breaking the Waves
the English Patient
Boogie Nights
Life is Beautiful
Saving Private Ryan
Happiness
Run Lola Run
American Beauty
Magnolia
.....

replace
Groundhog Day, Sixth Sense, Boyz in the Hood, Jurassic Park, Speed, Trainspotting, Truman Show, Heat with some of those.
jeez.


I liked most of the movies you listed, but I also liked most of the movies you want to replace them with.

American Beauty was sh*t, as was Life is Beautiful, and the English Patient. Despite your obvious hard on for Anderson, Magnolia was an actor's' workshop and Boogie Nights was thoroughly entertaining, though I wouldn't replace Trainspotting with it.

I'm surprised that they overlooked True Romance on the list.
 
2012-10-06 11:58:31 AM  

had98c: JosephFinn: Fight Club? Really? Bump that off and put on Dark City.

This. Fight Club is awful.


How does Dark City outperform Fight Club on any level other personal aesthetics?
 
2012-10-06 12:02:28 PM  

thamike: had98c: JosephFinn: Fight Club? Really? Bump that off and put on Dark City.

This. Fight Club is awful.

How does Dark City outperform Fight Club on any level other personal aesthetics?


I'm not really that big on Dark City either, was "This"ing about Fight Club itself. I just never got the appeal.
 
2012-10-06 12:05:00 PM  

had98c: JosephFinn: Fight Club? Really? Bump that off and put on Dark City.

This. Fight Club is awful.


I didn't dislike Fight Club so much as I thought its fanboys were generally kind of annoying, especially the knuckledraggers who seem to miss the point of the story. That said, I enjoy reading Palahniuk, but he has a knack for writing stories where I'm not entirely sure if they're suppose to be taken at face value or as some kind of larger commentary.
 
2012-10-06 12:09:03 PM  

Gunny Highway: A Few Good Men


"The military are scummy rednecks, and all that can beat an experienced, hardened colonel is a young, liberal, middle-class hot shot lawyer who has realised that they're dumb enough to just admit their guilt in a courtroom". It's a typical hacky Sorkin ass-pull, because the guy can't write 3rd acts.
 
2012-10-06 12:10:28 PM  

farkeruk: Leader O'Cola: the Grifters
Miller's Crossing
Raise the Red Lantern
Double Life of Veronique
Unforgiven
the Player
the Piano
Red/White/Blue
Heavenly Creatures
Sense and Sensibility
la Haine
Kalifornia
Leaving Las Vegas
Breaking the Waves
the English Patient
Boogie Nights
Life is Beautiful
Saving Private Ryan
Happiness
Run Lola Run
American Beauty
Magnolia
.....

replace
Groundhog Day, Sixth Sense, Boyz in the Hood, Jurassic Park, Speed, Trainspotting, Truman Show, Heat with some of those.
jeez.

I'll take Run Lola Run and Magnolia. RLR is just awesome.

American Beauty has really dated badly in my opinion.


Here's where I get to do my CSB. Franka Potente was an exchange student at my high school during my senior year. Having been in German IV, it was expected that I get to know her, show her around, whatever. She was pretty cool, but it was long ago.
 
2012-10-06 12:12:13 PM  

Gunny Highway: retarded: crab66: JosephFinn: Fight Club? Really? Bump that off and put on Dark City.

Kill yourself.

You should join our club.

You got rules?


Shhhhhhhhhhh.
 
2012-10-06 12:16:16 PM  

had98c: thamike: had98c: JosephFinn: Fight Club? Really? Bump that off and put on Dark City.

This. Fight Club is awful.

How does Dark City outperform Fight Club on any level other personal aesthetics?

I'm not really that big on Dark City either, was "This"ing about Fight Club itself. I just never got the appeal.


Fight Club was a love story. The people who hate it, or love it too much, usually don't realize that (which was the joke). As far as film goes, I don't see any downside. It was well written, well designed, and well acted, and it improved on the book while staying true to it. I don't think one can ask much more of a film adaptation.
 
2012-10-06 12:29:32 PM  

Gunny Highway: People don't like Truman Show? I love that movie.


It's not that I don't like it, it's just that there were far better movies made.

shifty lookin bleeder: A movie with a similar theme, I personally think Being John Malkovich was a much better movie than The Truman Show.


Like this.
 
2012-10-06 12:31:52 PM  
My personal omissions, based on the fact that I never get tired of watching them:

Swingers
Rounders
A Few Good Men
Primal Fear

And Starship Troopers is a movie that I will always sit and watch. Well done film.
 
2012-10-06 12:35:51 PM  

T-Servo: Pocket Ninja: That's actually not a bad list. I think I agree that Shakespeare in Love belongs on it

I could never stand that movie, especially in contrast to Elizabeth. If it was put across as a comedy it would be ok, but probably even then not as good as Grosse Pointe Blank.

And what is the Truman Show doing on the list?


THANK YOU!

/threw my popcorn at the screen that year when SIL won
//And when LA Confidential lost to that pile called Titanic.
 
2012-10-06 12:36:56 PM  

AxL sANe: Swingers


You are so money, and you don't even know it.
 
2012-10-06 12:48:04 PM  

AxL sANe: My personal omissions, based on the fact that I never get tired of watching them:

Swingers
Rounders
A Few Good Men
Primal Fear

And Starship Troopers is a movie that I will always sit and watch. Well done film.


Starship Troopers is hilarious.
 
2012-10-06 12:48:09 PM  
List fails without "The Green Mile".

/December 1999
//still counts
 
2012-10-06 12:53:56 PM  

Leader O'Cola: ummmm... most of these seem to be missing...

the Grifters
Miller's Crossing
Raise the Red Lantern
Double Life of Veronique
Unforgiven
the Player
the Piano
Red/White/Blue
Heavenly Creatures
Sense and Sensibility
la Haine
Kalifornia
Leaving Las Vegas
Breaking the Waves
the English Patient
Boogie Nights
Life is Beautiful
Saving Private Ryan
Happiness
Run Lola Run
American Beauty
Magnolia.


And for good reason, too. 'The English Patient'?, 'Life is Beautiful'? 'American Beauty'? 'The Player'?

You need to raise your standards.
 
2012-10-06 12:55:03 PM  
If you want to take Boyz off the list what 'urban experience' flick would you replace it with?

Paid in Full
People Under The Stairs
The Wood
Friday

I think it was an important part of the 90s and one film should be on there
 
2012-10-06 12:57:58 PM  

lyndsayj: List fails without "The Green Mile".

/December 1999
//still counts


The Green Mile was ridiculous.
 
2012-10-06 01:00:43 PM  

thamike: lyndsayj: List fails without "The Green Mile".

/December 1999
//still counts

The Green Mile was ridiculous.


That is a tough sentence to interpret.
 
2012-10-06 01:06:52 PM  
I'm sure there were plenty of movies that were left off that list which shouldn't have been, but I think we can all agree the ones they've picked deserve to be there. Except Speed. Seriously? That had to be a joke, though there would have been funnier choices for the gotcha choice.
 
2012-10-06 01:09:14 PM  
List is hit and miss and WTF Speed? Seriously?
 
2012-10-06 01:11:34 PM  

MrHappyRotter: I'm sure there were plenty of movies that were left off that list which shouldn't have been, but I think we can all agree the ones they've picked deserve to be there. Except Speed. Seriously? That had to be a joke, though there would have been funnier choices for the gotcha choice.


I would've put Romy and Michelle's High School Reunion in there instead. For the lulz.
 
2012-10-06 01:14:43 PM  

bmfderek:

Here's where I get to do my CSB. Franka Potente was an exchange student at my high school during my senior year. Having been in German IV, it was expected that I get to know her, show her around, whatever. She was pretty cool, but it was long ago.


Have you watched her in "Copper" this season? It's about as dark & twisted as can be and my wife refuses to watch it anymore, but I've been hooked.
 
2012-10-06 01:16:30 PM  

MrHappyRotter: Except Speed. Seriously? That had to be a joke, though there would have been funnier choices for the gotcha choice.


Speed's a really good action thriller. It's not like Point Break, which changed how action movies looked, but it is really good.
 
2012-10-06 01:17:49 PM  
This list and this thread make me feel old:

- The Remains of the Day
- Gas, Food, Lodging
- A Shock to the System
- Searching for Bobby Fischer
- Eat Drink Man Woman
- Leap of Faith
- Reversal of Fortune
- The Fisher King
- Three Colors triology
- Bringing Out the Dead
- To Die For
- The Player
- Sniper
- Secrets & Lies 

\Yes, I'm hopelessly uncool.
 
2012-10-06 01:22:39 PM  

T-Servo: MrHappyRotter: I'm sure there were plenty of movies that were left off that list which shouldn't have been, but I think we can all agree the ones they've picked deserve to be there. Except Speed. Seriously? That had to be a joke, though there would have been funnier choices for the gotcha choice.

I would've put Romy and Michelle's High School Reunion in there instead. For the lulz.


Water World
 
2012-10-06 01:24:52 PM  
Smoke was a great little film and has one of the most poignant scenes ever, IMO.

/Keitel and Hurt are looking through Keitel's photo album and come across a picture of Hurt's dead wife
 
2012-10-06 01:25:05 PM  

Jekylman: This list and this thread make me feel old:

- The Remains of the Day
- Gas, Food, Lodging
- A Shock to the System
- Searching for Bobby Fischer
- Eat Drink Man Woman
- Leap of Faith
- Reversal of Fortune
- The Fisher King
- Three Colors triology
- Bringing Out the Dead
- To Die For
- The Player
- Sniper
- Secrets & Lies 

\Yes, I'm hopelessly uncool.


Not sure about some of those, but To Die For is really underrated, and Remains Of the Day is a brilliant film, that Tony Hopkins would have won an Oscar for, if it weren't for the fact that Tom Hanks played the Oscar Bait card.
 
2012-10-06 01:38:11 PM  

Gunny Highway: T-Servo: MrHappyRotter: I'm sure there were plenty of movies that were left off that list which shouldn't have been, but I think we can all agree the ones they've picked deserve to be there. Except Speed. Seriously? That had to be a joke, though there would have been funnier choices for the gotcha choice.

I would've put Romy and Michelle's High School Reunion in there instead. For the lulz.

Water World


Hey, if you're going to throw out one like that (Waterworld was the only movie on a flight from Dublin to Boston, and I refused to watch), then I need to link to the 9 Worst Movies of the 90s.
 
2012-10-06 01:44:50 PM  

T-Servo: Gunny Highway: T-Servo: MrHappyRotter: I'm sure there were plenty of movies that were left off that list which shouldn't have been, but I think we can all agree the ones they've picked deserve to be there. Except Speed. Seriously? That had to be a joke, though there would have been funnier choices for the gotcha choice.

I would've put Romy and Michelle's High School Reunion in there instead. For the lulz.

Water World

Hey, if you're going to throw out one like that (Waterworld was the only movie on a flight from Dublin to Boston, and I refused to watch), then I need to link to the 9 Worst Movies of the 90s.


Waterworld is better than Speed. The only thing either of them had going for them was Dennis Hopper, and Waterworld Dennis Hopper would have peeled the flesh from Speed Dennis Hopper and used it patch his sail.

/A single tear rolls down my cheek
 
2012-10-06 01:47:52 PM  
Why does Short List not do short lists?
 
2012-10-06 01:51:15 PM  

farkeruk: Jekylman: This list and this thread make me feel old:

- The Remains of the Day
- Gas, Food, Lodging
- A Shock to the System
- Searching for Bobby Fischer
- Eat Drink Man Woman
- Leap of Faith
- Reversal of Fortune
- The Fisher King
- Three Colors triology
- Bringing Out the Dead
- To Die For
- The Player
- Sniper
- Secrets & Lies 

\Yes, I'm hopelessly uncool.

Not sure about some of those, but To Die For is really underrated, and Remains Of the Day is a brilliant film, that Tony Hopkins would have won an Oscar for, if it weren't for the fact that Tom Hanks played the Oscar Bait card.


Oh come on, a tender, unrequited love story, wonderfully acted and told over a period of years should beat a schmaltzy message film that cured AIDS? I think half of Hollywood broke their hands patting themselves on the back for that one.
 
2012-10-06 02:18:32 PM  
Would it be wrong to include "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" because it led to a great '90s TV show?

/ yes, Whedonite
 
2012-10-06 02:35:26 PM  

CptnSpldng: bmfderek:

Here's where I get to do my CSB. Franka Potente was an exchange student at my high school during my senior year. Having been in German IV, it was expected that I get to know her, show her around, whatever. She was pretty cool, but it was long ago.

Have you watched her in "Copper" this season? It's about as dark & twisted as can be and my wife refuses to watch it anymore, but I've been hooked.


I have all the episodes of Copper on my dvr. How good is it? Worth watching?
 
2012-10-06 02:38:17 PM  
I'm surprised. 3 pages, and no-one's mentioned Good Will Hunting

bump Fight Club or Heat for it.
 
2012-10-06 02:38:59 PM  

mooseyfate: T-Servo: Gunny Highway: T-Servo: MrHappyRotter: I'm sure there were plenty of movies that were left off that list which shouldn't have been, but I think we can all agree the ones they've picked deserve to be there. Except Speed. Seriously? That had to be a joke, though there would have been funnier choices for the gotcha choice.

I would've put Romy and Michelle's High School Reunion in there instead. For the lulz.

Water World

Hey, if you're going to throw out one like that (Waterworld was the only movie on a flight from Dublin to Boston, and I refused to watch), then I need to link to the 9 Worst Movies of the 90s.

Waterworld is better than Speed. The only thing either of them had going for them was Dennis Hopper, and Waterworld Dennis Hopper would have peeled the flesh from Speed Dennis Hopper and used it patch his sail.

/A single tear rolls down my cheek


You're either trolling or an idiot.
 
2012-10-06 02:51:17 PM  
Heat, The Thin Red Line, and Sixth Sense have to go.

True Romance, Boogie Nights, and JFK should be there
 
2012-10-06 03:03:10 PM  
I like The Usual Suspects, but the dialog is absolutely childish.
 
2012-10-06 03:04:30 PM  
boogie nights. 12 monkeys

THESE
 
2012-10-06 03:29:55 PM  
ELECTION.
 
2012-10-06 03:44:35 PM  

T-Servo: Pocket Ninja: That's actually not a bad list. I think I agree that Shakespeare in Love belongs on it

I could never stand that movie, especially in contrast to Elizabeth. If it was put across as a comedy it would be ok, but probably even then not as good as Grosse Pointe Blank.


Did anyone die in the movie? Then it was a comedy.
 
2012-10-06 04:00:30 PM  

CSM101: I'm surprised. 3 pages, and no-one's mentioned Good Will Hunting

bump Fight Club or Heat for it.


No. Find 2 other candidates
 
2012-10-06 04:02:24 PM  

Gunny Highway: If you want to take Boyz off the list what 'urban experience' flick would you replace it with?

Paid in Full
People Under The Stairs
The Wood
Friday

I think it was an important part of the 90s and one film should be on there


That's fair. I'd put Friday on there.
 
2012-10-06 04:05:20 PM  
I just RTFA

Lose Speed, the Usual Suspects, and The Truman Show and replace them with...anything else
 
2012-10-06 04:05:51 PM  
It's almost as if there were more than 2.5 good movies per year over that 10 year period.

The 90s were the pinnacle of my movie going experience. A lot of that has to do with how old I was at the time (I was in my 20s), and how technology has changed since then.
 
2012-10-06 04:07:45 PM  
Also, The Thin Red Line was 100% forgettable. Remove it, too
 
2012-10-06 04:14:29 PM  

walkerhound: T-Servo: Pocket Ninja: That's actually not a bad list. I think I agree that Shakespeare in Love belongs on it

I could never stand that movie, especially in contrast to Elizabeth. If it was put across as a comedy it would be ok, but probably even then not as good as Grosse Pointe Blank.

Did anyone die in the movie? Then it was a comedy.


Well, Gweneth Paltrow dying in Contagion did improve my impression of that movie, if that's what you mean.
 
2012-10-06 04:15:18 PM  
Surprised at all the Heat hate. I thought it was an excellent film.
 
2012-10-06 04:59:31 PM  
jj325:

I'm not ashamed to admit, I practically have South Park: BLU memorized, dialogue and songs. I was a music major when it came out and the second half of that movie is a parody of Les Miserables, plus the songs are actually pretty brilliant.
 
2012-10-06 05:25:54 PM  
Not to bad as far as internet lists go (where top 25 usually means 10 actual good picks and 15 WTFs) Could use things to do in denver when you're dead, and obviously missed office space, other than that not too bad.
 
2012-10-06 06:12:22 PM  

Tom_Slick: No Misery?

/Okay maybe not great, but I loved it.


Great movie. But Kathy Bates In "Dolores Clairborn" - awesome.
 
2012-10-06 06:16:48 PM  

Leader O'Cola: ummmm... most of these seem to be missing...

the Grifters
Miller's Crossing
Raise the Red Lantern
Double Life of Veronique
Unforgiven
the Player
the Piano
Red/White/Blue
Heavenly Creatures
Sense and Sensibility
la Haine
Kalifornia
Leaving Las Vegas
Breaking the Waves
the English Patient
Boogie Nights
Life is Beautiful
Saving Private Ryan
Happiness
Run Lola Run
American Beauty
Magnolia
.....

replace
Groundhog Day, Sixth Sense, Boyz in the Hood, Jurassic Park, Speed, Trainspotting, Truman Show, Heat with some of those.
jeez.


Unforgiven is NOT on the list? REALLY?
 
2012-10-06 06:45:53 PM  

Incorrigible Astronaut: mooseyfate: T-Servo: Gunny Highway: T-Servo: MrHappyRotter: I'm sure there were plenty of movies that were left off that list which shouldn't have been, but I think we can all agree the ones they've picked deserve to be there. Except Speed. Seriously? That had to be a joke, though there would have been funnier choices for the gotcha choice.

I would've put Romy and Michelle's High School Reunion in there instead. For the lulz.

Water World

Hey, if you're going to throw out one like that (Waterworld was the only movie on a flight from Dublin to Boston, and I refused to watch), then I need to link to the 9 Worst Movies of the 90s.

Waterworld is better than Speed. The only thing either of them had going for them was Dennis Hopper, and Waterworld Dennis Hopper would have peeled the flesh from Speed Dennis Hopper and used it patch his sail.

/A single tear rolls down my cheek

You're either trolling or an idiot.


You're right. The only way I could make a joke about two notoriously bad movies would be if I was a troll, or an idiot. Too many cups of coffee this morning, or are you always this douchey?

/this is Fark, so I already know the answer
 
2012-10-06 06:54:46 PM  

Shadow Blasko: Leader O'Cola: replace
Groundhog Day, Sixth Sense, Boyz in the Hood, Jurassic Park, Speed, Trainspotting, Truman Show, Heat with some of those.
jeez.

You go to hell. Straight there... No stopping at your friends, no getting some food... You go straight to hell!


I'm with ya buddy, let's get him!
 
2012-10-06 08:09:02 PM  
The Big Leb is on there, but not Sense and Sensibility? ...
 
2012-10-06 09:03:47 PM  

Tema213: CptnSpldng: bmfderek:

Here's where I get to do my CSB. Franka Potente was an exchange student at my high school during my senior year. Having been in German IV, it was expected that I get to know her, show her around, whatever. She was pretty cool, but it was long ago.

Have you watched her in "Copper" this season? It's about as dark & twisted as can be and my wife refuses to watch it anymore, but I've been hooked.

I have all the episodes of Copper on my dvr. How good is it? Worth watching?


For the most part I think it's good. I won't attempt to critique everyone's accents - however accurate they are or they aren't, I'm willing to suspend my disbelief to enjoy the story and I haven't regretted it. My wife on the other hand refuses to continue watching. I don't want to spoil any plot points but there's a great deal of whores and whoring going on and much of the underlying plot is dark and distasteful goings-on. Annie is a damaged little guttersnipe no matter how well she cleans up and if they keep going with her character, she could be the major tragedy of the entire show.

It can be a little thin in some parts of the story and it certainly isn't Tom Fontana's best - that's still "Homicide' Life on the Street" but I still enjoy it. Very much YMMV.
 
2012-10-06 09:18:59 PM  
I'd replace Speed and Boyz N The Hood with True Romance and Unforgiven.

I'd also replace The Usual Suspects with Magnolia, but that's more of a personal preference. The other two are obvious. 

Also great:

The Matrix
American History X
Starship Troopers
Ed Wood
Being John Malkovich
Rushmore
The Lion King
Dazed and Confused
Hoop Dreams
 
2012-10-06 09:19:07 PM  

FeedTheCollapse: I didn't dislike Fight Club so much as I thought its fanboys were generally kind of annoying, especially the knuckledraggers who seem to miss the point of the story.


Yeah. The movie's okay, but all that BEST MOVIE OF ALL TIME crap got really old, really fast.
 
2012-10-06 09:51:46 PM  

T-Servo: [upload.wikimedia.org image 210x280]
Would be pleased English Patient isn't on the list.


Ha! Good Seinfeld reference.

Lists. I have a love/hate relationship with them.
 
2012-10-06 10:02:03 PM  

Gunny Highway: People don't like Truman Show? I love that movie.


In my top....20. And I'm not a big Carrey fan. That says something about the plot/concept/execution.
 
2012-10-06 10:06:53 PM  

HeathenHealer: I would like to see Unforgiven on that list.

/Deserves got nothin' to do with it


Not my favorite CE film, but how can this not be on this list?
 
2012-10-06 10:35:12 PM  
Speed was the name of that movie? I always thought it was "The Bus That Couldn't Slow Down".
 
2012-10-06 10:41:40 PM  
images4.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2012-10-06 11:03:25 PM  
Tombstone.
 
2012-10-06 11:16:09 PM  

Missicat: Unforgiven is NOT on the list? REALLY?


I know, right? An oversight like that is truly...what's the word...?
 
2012-10-06 11:50:55 PM  
If they are are throwing a token comedy in the list, farking replace Groundhog Day with Kingpin.
 
2012-10-07 12:25:55 AM  
Trocadero:

Close the thread, everyone out. I got the lights.
 
2012-10-07 01:53:22 AM  
Schindler's List - belongs in a top 25 of the century. Also -
Glengarry Glen Ross
Four Weddings and a Funeral
The Commitments
Army of Darkness
The Boondock Saints
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
 
2012-10-07 05:56:18 AM  

CSM101: I'm surprised. 3 pages, and no-one's mentioned Good Will Hunting

bump Fight Club or Heat for it.


If by not mentioned you mean mentioned in the fifth comment.

And a second for "Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels" although Schindler's List is already on the list.
 
2012-10-07 09:50:55 AM  
I would have left Speed and The Truman Show off the list. Give me Dark City instead - it's good enough for two slots.
 
2012-10-07 10:34:35 AM  

phaseolus: FeedTheCollapse: I didn't dislike Fight Club so much as I thought its fanboys were generally kind of annoying, especially the knuckledraggers who seem to miss the point of the story.

Yeah. The movie's okay, but all that BEST MOVIE OF ALL TIME crap got really old, really fast.


That was annoying, but I would rather have to sit and discuss the finer points of Fight Club rather than hear about this bullsh*t:

3.bp.blogspot.com

FOR DAYS.

/isn't it beautiful the bag is dancing it's dancing for me the world is beautiful if you just open your eyes I bet you don't open your eyes the movie's so deep omigod*splort*
 
2012-10-07 11:34:50 AM  

douchebag/hater:


And for good reason, too. 'The English Patient'?, 'Life is Beautiful'? 'American Beauty'? 'The Player'?

You need to raise your standards.



Sorry, MichaelBayFanboi.
 
2012-10-07 09:13:46 PM  
Romeo and Juilet as a late entry
 
2012-10-08 05:41:47 AM  

Gunny Highway: Romeo and Juilet as a late entry


Good production design. However, the raping of Shakespeare's words and characters, no matter how hard the actor's resist it, is retarded. Baz Luhrmann is a boring asshole.
 
2012-10-08 08:12:23 AM  

Leader O'Cola: ummmm... most of these seem to be missing...

the Grifters
Miller's Crossing
Raise the Red Lantern
Double Life of Veronique
Unforgiven
the Player
the Piano
Red/White/Blue
Heavenly Creatures
Sense and Sensibility
la Haine
Kalifornia
Leaving Las Vegas
Breaking the Waves
the English Patient
Boogie Nights
Life is Beautiful
Saving Private Ryan
Happiness
Run Lola Run
American Beauty
Magnolia
.....

replace
Groundhog Day, Sixth Sense, Boyz in the Hood, Jurassic Park, Speed, Trainspotting, Truman Show, Heat with some of those.
jeez.


Agreed, especially Miller's Crossing. It's a masterpiece to me. Nobody seems to be mentioning Secrets & Lies or The Sweet Hereafter.
 
2012-10-08 10:46:09 AM  
I have to add Star Trek First Contact in there over Speed for sure. And as many mentioned Saving Private Ryan also needs to be there.
 
2012-10-08 01:31:50 PM  
Miller's Crossing and The Fisher King are my 2 favorite movies period. They are perfect films IMHO.

=]
 
2012-10-08 01:40:54 PM  

Soulcatcher: Miller's Crossing and The Fisher King are my 2 favorite movies period. They are perfect films IMHO.

=]


We should hang out. I'll bring Brick, In Bruges and The Guard
 
2012-10-08 02:15:14 PM  
I think what we've figured out is... it is very hard to come up with the "Top 25" movies of the 90s... minimum would be 50, probably would need 100 to fit all the "Very Good" movies.
 
2012-10-08 02:49:51 PM  

dletter: I think what we've figured out is... it is very hard to come up with the "Top 25" movies of the 90s... minimum would be 50, probably would need 100 to fit all the "Very Good" movies.


Very true. The 90's might be the best decade in film, frankly.
 
2012-10-08 04:29:57 PM  

eddiesocket: dletter: I think what we've figured out is... it is very hard to come up with the "Top 25" movies of the 90s... minimum would be 50, probably would need 100 to fit all the "Very Good" movies.

Very true. The 90's might be the best decade in film, frankly.



Maybe on the volume, but it should be compared to the total # of films.

The 30s, 50s, and 70s almost certainly have it beat in % of films that were great .
 
2012-10-08 04:45:00 PM  

Leader O'Cola: eddiesocket: dletter: I think what we've figured out is... it is very hard to come up with the "Top 25" movies of the 90s... minimum would be 50, probably would need 100 to fit all the "Very Good" movies.

Very true. The 90's might be the best decade in film, frankly.


Maybe on the volume, but it should be compared to the total # of films.

The 30s, 50s, and 70s almost certainly have it beat in % of films that were great .


I won't argue that IMDB's analysis of what constitutes a "feature film" might be lacking, but, it is probably all we have to go off of, hopefully whatever "fluff" or multiples of the same title because one is 3-D and the other isn't doesn't skew one decade over another:

Using the URL structure, we can easily get how many titles they claim by decade:
http://www.imdb.com/search/title?year=1930,1939&title_type=feature&ex p lore=title_type

30s: 15,807
40s: 13,265
50s: 19,307
60s: 25,470
70s: 30,507
80s: 33,144
90s: 33,364
00s: 44,294

I'll give you that if you can get a good 50 or 75 films from the 30s or 50s, then that would equal a "Top 100" comparable list from the 90s. I would say though for 70s vs. 90s, you'd have to go toe to toe and get to nearly 100.

Which, I wouldn't argue you couldn't do, certain lots of great films from the 70s. Your point I think though made it sound like the 90s made 3x as many films as the 70s, and that isn't the case.
 
2012-10-08 05:17:13 PM  
How about the 1970s?

Godfather ! and 2.
Jaws.
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
American Graffiti
MASH
Patton
Deliverance
The Sting
Nashville
Clockwork Orange
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
Dog Day Afternoon
Network
Rocky
Taxi Driver
Annie Hall
Star Wars
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Deer Hunter
Midnight Express
The Exorcist
The Omen
Chinatown
Kramer vs Kramer
Apocalypse Now
Breaking Away
Airplane
 
2012-10-08 07:28:52 PM  

dletter:

Which, I wouldn't argue you couldn't do, certain lots of great films from the 70s. Your point I think though made it sound like the 90s made 3x as many films as the 70s, and that isn't the case.


Interesting, thanks for the stats, I would have figured a bigger ratio.
 
2012-10-08 07:42:09 PM  

sunsawed: How about the 1970s?

Godfather ! and 2.
Jaws.
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
American Graffiti
MASH
Patton
Deliverance
The Sting
Nashville
Clockwork Orange
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
Dog Day Afternoon
Network
Rocky
Taxi Driver
Annie Hall
Star Wars
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Deer Hunter
Midnight Express
The Exorcist
The Omen
Chinatown
Kramer vs Kramer
Apocalypse Now
Breaking Away
Airplane


here's a list of my favorite stuff from the 70s
Conformist
Tristana
Patton
Woodstock
Spider's Stratagem
Gimme Shelter
El Topo
French Connection
Last Picture Show
Clockwork Orange
McCabe and Mrs Miller
Dirty Harry
Death in Venice
Straw Dogs
Sunday Bloody Sunday
Two English Girls
Godfather 1/2
Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie
Aguirre : Wrath of God
Solaris
Deliverance
Cries and Whispers
Last Tango in Paris
Frenzy
Day for Night
the Exorcist
Mean Streets
Amarcord
the Sting
Serpico
Enter the Dragon
Day of the Jackal
Wicker Man
Scenes from a Marriage
Badlands
Spirit of the Beehive
Chinatown
Conversation
Young Frankenstein
Woman Under the Influence
Blazing Saddles
Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia
Texas Chainsaw Massacre
Phantom of Liberty
Nashville
Jaws
Dog Day Afternoon
Barry Lyndon
Enigma of Kaspar Hauser
Monty Python/Holy Grail
Man who Would be King
Once Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Taxi Driver
All the President's Men
Network
Rocky
Cria Cuervos
1900
Carrie
Assault on Precinct 13
In the Reals of the Senses
Outlaw Josie Wales
Star Wars : Ep IV
Killer of Sheep
Suspiria
Eraserhead
Killer of Sheep
Hausa
Deer Hunter
Days of Heaven
Halloween
Dawn of the Dead
Animal House
Last Waltz
Apocalypse Now
Manhattan
Alien
Kramer v Kramer
Being There
Mad Max
Nosferatu
Marriage of Maria Braun
Monty Python: Life of Brian
China Syndrome
 
2012-10-08 08:45:45 PM  

Leader O'Cola: eddiesocket: dletter: I think what we've figured out is... it is very hard to come up with the "Top 25" movies of the 90s... minimum would be 50, probably would need 100 to fit all the "Very Good" movies.

Very true. The 90's might be the best decade in film, frankly.


Maybe on the volume, but it should be compared to the total # of films.

The 30s, 50s, and 70s almost certainly have it beat in % of films that were great .


I'll listen to an argument about the 70's being Top Dog, but certainly not the 30's or 50's. Most of that stuff back then was pretty ponderous.
 
2012-10-08 11:34:28 PM  
For the 70s lists, although I haven't seen it, I've heard that people consider "Harold and Maude" very good.
 
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