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The Top Ten Movies of All Time

RFH
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11/3/2011 8:30:10 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
Movie critics, in neverending efforts to impress each other, have coalesced around films like Citizen Kane, The Godfather, Schindler's List, Casablanca, Gone With the Wind [yawn], etc. Unbound as I am by any worry about public or professional opinion, I submit to Debate.org the true Top 10 Films of All Time.

1. Robocop
2. Bloodsport
3. Rocky
4. Robocop 2
5. Predator
6. Terminator
7. The Godfather II
8. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
9. Jerry Maguire
10. The Breakfast Club

Note: Before anyone mentions it, let me say that it was a close call but, while certainly in the top fifteen, Heavyweights just didn't make the cut.
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11/3/2011 10:06:21 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
There is little to no cinematic substance in any of the films on the aforementioned list with the exception of The Godfather II. A top list would be entirely subjective, though professionals tend to consider specific qualities pertinent to good film making.
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11/3/2011 10:33:06 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
Really most mainstream movie critics arent very smart in their analysis or picky in their reviews. There are a few exceptions but if you open a random newspaper to a movie review what you will find is more a description of how entertaining the film was to the reviewer than any sort of critical look at a film.

I think we tend to miss a distinction between "good" art and "entertaining" art. Movies like Citizen Kane and Gone with the Wind are "good" because of the impact they had on the art of film and because there is a lot of content to the film. You can talk about those films forever because the creative teams involved spent a lot of time crafting almost every aspect of the film. You look at a director like Kubrick and there is pretty much nothing in his films that is not intentional and for a purpose.

On the other hand you have a movie like Robocop, which is a very entertaining film. It is very enjoyable to watch but there really isnt much substance to it. Obviously this isnt a black/white distinction, its just something I think is useful to sort of loosen up the way people think about movies (e.g. 'how can you watch this trash?' or 'elitists just want to feel smart for not liking Transformers').

I sort of see the difference as comparable to a gourmet meal and a Snickers bar. One clearly offers a much richer experience than the other, but they both have their time and place.
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11/6/2011 1:46:00 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 11/3/2011 10:06:21 AM, Danielle wrote:
There is little to no cinematic substance in any of the films on the aforementioned list with the exception of The Godfather II. A top list would be entirely subjective, though professionals tend to consider specific qualities pertinent to good film making.

Sounds like you've been brainwashed.
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11/6/2011 2:06:28 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 11/6/2011 1:46:00 AM, RFH wrote:
At 11/3/2011 10:06:21 AM, Danielle wrote:
There is little to no cinematic substance in any of the films on the aforementioned list with the exception of The Godfather II. A top list would be entirely subjective, though professionals tend to consider specific qualities pertinent to good film making.

Sounds like you've been brainwashed.

Its all about your own feelings and taste.
I can say that I love a Korean movie and you don't...
I can say that I despise dogs but someone can say movies like Marley n me is just to cute to hate.
Its all just feelings and ideas.
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11/6/2011 7:27:53 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 11/6/2011 2:06:28 AM, nerdykiller wrote:

You're assuming that I like all the movies in the list, that I don't love Korean movies, and that beauty is subjective.
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11/10/2011 9:52:11 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 11/6/2011 7:27:53 AM, RFH wrote:
At 11/6/2011 2:06:28 AM, nerdykiller wrote:


You're assuming that I like all the movies in the list, that I don't love Korean movies, and that beauty is subjective.

The last, at least, is true.

One can assume that you would not add movies to that list that you hated.
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11/10/2011 9:56:58 AM
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There doesn't seem to be much merit to the film you selected; you obviously dislike movies hampered by things like a plot or acting.

Of course, I'm hampered in my judgment by my own list of the greatest movies of all time, which starts with "12 Angry Men" and goes on from there. Tastes differ, it seems.
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11/11/2011 9:11:07 PM
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Idk, I sorta like any disney movie so id say any disney movie would be my top 10?
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11/17/2011 3:14:03 PM
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Most of the movies on that list I have either never seen or just outright suck. Indiana Jones is good, but I wouldn't consider it one of the best movies ever made. So yea, as others have said this is very, very subjective. I consider Finding Nemo and Titanic to be in my top ten, but others probably think both those movies suck.
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11/17/2011 3:38:36 PM
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10) Galaxy Quest
9) White Chicks
8) Starship Troopers
7) Any and every old Godzilla movie
6) Saw 4
5) The Spongebob Squarepants Movie
4) The Black Gestapo
3) The Princess Bride
2) The Giant Spider Invasion
and now...
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the moment you've all...
...
...
been waiting for...
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1) Batman (with Adam West)
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11/17/2011 4:10:00 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 11/17/2011 3:38:36 PM, Ore_Ele wrote:
10) Galaxy Quest
9) White Chicks
8) Starship Troopers
7) Any and every old Godzilla movie
6) Saw 4
5) The Spongebob Squarepants Movie
4) The Black Gestapo
3) The Princess Bride
2) The Giant Spider Invasion
and now...
...
the moment you've all...
...
...
been waiting for...
...
1) Batman (with Adam West)

Except for the last, you have the shi++iest taste in movies of any adult i know.
Ren
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11/17/2011 4:24:44 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
I don't believe I have the capacity to answer this accurately; I probably haven't even seen a quarter of the movies that have ever existed.

So, instead, I'll list my ten favorites in no particular order.

Pulp Fiction
Pi
Inglorious Basterds
13 Assassins
The Royal Tenenbaums
Kill Bill vols. 1 and 2
The Empire Strikes Back
Dude, Where's My Car?
Get Him to the Greek
It's Complicated
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11/22/2011 3:16:25 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 11/17/2011 4:24:44 PM, Ren wrote:
I don't believe I have the capacity to answer this accurately; I probably haven't even seen a quarter of the movies that have ever existed.

So, instead, I'll list my ten favorites in no particular order.

Pulp Fiction
Pi
Inglorious Basterds
13 Assassins
The Royal Tenenbaums
Kill Bill vols. 1 and 2
The Empire Strikes Back
Dude, Where's My Car?
Get Him to the Greek
It's Complicated

greatest piece of movie ever!
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11/22/2011 3:45:09 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 11/17/2011 4:10:00 PM, innomen wrote:
At 11/17/2011 3:38:36 PM, Ore_Ele wrote:
10) Galaxy Quest
9) White Chicks
8) Starship Troopers
7) Any and every old Godzilla movie
6) Saw 4
5) The Spongebob Squarepants Movie
4) The Black Gestapo
3) The Princess Bride
2) The Giant Spider Invasion
and now...
...
the moment you've all...
...
...
been waiting for...
...
1) Batman (with Adam West)

Except for the last, you have the shi++iest taste in movies of any adult i know.

Poe's Law gives me another ticket... thanks.
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11/22/2011 3:48:19 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 11/17/2011 3:38:36 PM, Ore_Ele wrote:
10) Galaxy Quest
9) White Chicks
8) Starship Troopers
7) Any and every old Godzilla movie
6) Saw 4
5) The Spongebob Squarepants Movie
4) The Black Gestapo
3) The Princess Bride
2) The Giant Spider Invasion
and now...
...
the moment you've all...
...
...
been waiting for...
...
1) Batman (with Adam West)

WHAT????????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!

(acting like overstuffed movie critic) You overstuffed nincompoop! How dare you choose the inferior Adam West over the likes of Hitchock, Spielburg, and so forth!
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11/22/2011 3:54:55 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
You all are idiots. The real list is as follows.

1. Pulp Fiction
2. Star Wars V
3. Psycho
4. Fight Club
5. Taxi Driver
6. The Godfather
7. Kill Bill
8. Memento
9. The Departed
10. Star Wars IV
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11/22/2011 4:05:21 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 11/22/2011 3:54:55 PM, socialpinko wrote:
You all are idiots. The real list is as follows.

1. Pulp Fiction
2. Star Wars V
3. Psycho
4. Fight Club
5. Taxi Driver
6. The Godfather
7. Kill Bill
8. Memento
9. The Departed
10. Star Wars IV

With the exception of Kill Bill (too much style, too little substance - fun but not excellent), I can get behind this list. I sincerely hope Ore_Ele is trolling - although I thought Starship Troopers was pretty good.
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11/22/2011 4:10:28 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 11/22/2011 4:05:21 PM, Kinesis wrote:
At 11/22/2011 3:54:55 PM, socialpinko wrote:
You all are idiots. The real list is as follows.

1. Pulp Fiction
2. Star Wars V
3. Psycho
4. Fight Club
5. Taxi Driver
6. The Godfather
7. Kill Bill
8. Memento
9. The Departed
10. Star Wars IV

With the exception of Kill Bill (too much style, too little substance - fun but not excellent), I can get behind this list. I sincerely hope Ore_Ele is trolling - although I thought Starship Troopers was pretty good.

there were some lovely boobs in that movie. and well placed boobs they were too.
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11/23/2011 9:00:59 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 11/22/2011 3:54:55 PM, socialpinko wrote:
You all are idiots. The real list is as follows.

1. Pulp Fiction
2. Star Wars V
3. Psycho
4. Fight Club
5. Taxi Driver
6. The Godfather
7. Kill Bill
8. Memento
9. The Departed
10. Star Wars IV

The Departed sucked. I turned it off like halfway through because I was so bored. As for the rest of those I have either never seen them or just didn't like them. Kill Bill and Star Wars are excellent though.
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11/24/2011 2:20:38 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 11/23/2011 9:00:59 PM, InsertNameHere wrote:
At 11/22/2011 3:54:55 PM, socialpinko wrote:
You all are idiots. The real list is as follows.

1. Pulp Fiction
2. Star Wars V
3. Psycho
4. Fight Club
5. Taxi Driver
6. The Godfather
7. Kill Bill
8. Memento
9. The Departed
10. Star Wars IV

The Departed sucked. I turned it off like halfway through because I was so bored. As for the rest of those I have either never seen them or just didn't like them. Kill Bill and Star Wars are excellent though.

Alec Baldwin, Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, Mark Wahlberg, Martin Sheen, and Vera Farmiga aren't enough? We always joke about how the movie was ensemble. My brother asked if Michael Douglas was in it and my Dad jokingly said he was the only actor not in it lol.
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11/24/2011 2:35:26 PM
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Mine are thus:

1. V for Vendetta
2. Repo! The Genetic Opera
3. Youth in Revolt
4. Napoleon Dynamite
5. Black Swan
6. Full Metal Jacket
7. The Lion King
8. Monty Python and the Holy Grail
9. Citizen Kane
10. Monty Python's Life of Brian
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11/24/2011 4:00:06 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 11/24/2011 2:20:38 PM, socialpinko wrote:
At 11/23/2011 9:00:59 PM, InsertNameHere wrote:
At 11/22/2011 3:54:55 PM, socialpinko wrote:
You all are idiots. The real list is as follows.

1. Pulp Fiction
2. Star Wars V
3. Psycho
4. Fight Club
5. Taxi Driver
6. The Godfather
7. Kill Bill
8. Memento
9. The Departed
10. Star Wars IV

The Departed sucked. I turned it off like halfway through because I was so bored. As for the rest of those I have either never seen them or just didn't like them. Kill Bill and Star Wars are excellent though.

Alec Baldwin, Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, Mark Wahlberg, Martin Sheen, and Vera Farmiga aren't enough? We always joke about how the movie was ensemble. My brother asked if Michael Douglas was in it and my Dad jokingly said he was the only actor not in it lol.

I guess I'm just not into that kind of movie because I was really bored trying to watch it. To each their own I guess.
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11/24/2011 4:03:50 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 11/24/2011 4:00:06 PM, InsertNameHere wrote:
At 11/24/2011 2:20:38 PM, socialpinko wrote:
At 11/23/2011 9:00:59 PM, InsertNameHere wrote:
At 11/22/2011 3:54:55 PM, socialpinko wrote:
You all are idiots. The real list is as follows.

1. Pulp Fiction
2. Star Wars V
3. Psycho
4. Fight Club
5. Taxi Driver
6. The Godfather
7. Kill Bill
8. Memento
9. The Departed
10. Star Wars IV

The Departed sucked. I turned it off like halfway through because I was so bored. As for the rest of those I have either never seen them or just didn't like them. Kill Bill and Star Wars are excellent though.

Alec Baldwin, Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, Mark Wahlberg, Martin Sheen, and Vera Farmiga aren't enough? We always joke about how the movie was ensemble. My brother asked if Michael Douglas was in it and my Dad jokingly said he was the only actor not in it lol.

I guess I'm just not into that kind of movie because I was really bored trying to watch it. To each their own I guess.

Screw that! My opinions must be forced on everyone else!
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11/24/2011 4:49:46 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 11/24/2011 4:19:40 PM, Kinesis wrote:
Screw that! My opinions must be forced on everyone else!

And thus, government is born.

Kinesis has seen the light.
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11/24/2011 5:37:21 PM
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I'm going to make a list, based on my own taste mixed with critical acclaim(using rotten tomatoes). This wouldn't be MY personal list, because that would have some dumb movies on it which I am a sucker for, but it's a list of movies I think everyone should see, in the order that I enjoyed them.

TV's "ABSOLUTE CLASSIC" TOP TEN

01) Evil Dead 2
02) The Terminator
03) Aliens
04) Nightmare on Elm St
05) Dawn of the Dead
06) Reservoir Dogs
07) Who Framed Roger Rabbit
08) Yojimbo
09) Let The Right One In
10) Toy Story

My personal favourite movie of all time is From Dusk Till Dawn.
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11/25/2011 12:37:43 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
My top ten movies would be:
Fight Club
Lord of War
God Father series
Lord of the Rings series
Blood Diamond
Matrix series
Avatar
Pirates of the Caribbean 1-3
Forrest Gump
Inception
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12/1/2011 10:05:39 PM
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Godfather 1,2 in top 10 for sure.

And I find it humurous that the person above me put Inception and Avatar in their top 10, two of the most overrrated movies of the last decade...
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12/1/2011 10:38:12 PM
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At 12/1/2011 10:05:39 PM, LeoL wrote:
Godfather 1,2 in top 10 for sure.

And I find it humurous that the person above me put Inception and Avatar in their top 10, two of the most overrrated movies of the last decade...

The Godfather franchise is one of the most overrated of all time, so he's in good company.
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