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My Top Ten Films Of All Time.

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I watched the tv special tonight and was shocked that they did not even mention the best film ever made. So here is my favorite film list of all time.

1. Citizen Kane

2, Casablanca

3. Rebecca

4. Tale Of Two Cities

5. Robin Hood [Errol Flynn]

6. Gas Light

7. The 39 Steps

8. The Big Sleep

9. Captin Blood

10. Petrified Forest

I could not believe they had movies that were okay but not earth shaking like Forest Gump,

Gladiator and etc in the top ten.

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We have a lot of films in common in our top 10 and some like The Petrifed Forest that most people wouldn't put there (but Howard Davis Bogie, how can that NOT be one of the best!).


I don't think I have ever seen a list as close to my as yours. Here is mine:


Big Sleep

Petrifed Forest


My Man Godfrey

It's Love I'm After (Howard Davis Dehavilland)

Only Angels Have Wings

Captain Blood

His Kind of Women


Ball of Fire (have to have Babs and Coop!).


My favorite actors are Howard, Bogie, Grant than Powell and Actresses are Davis, Dehvailland, Babs and Authur. Of course the list of movies is subject to change. I know I have a lot of comedies. Oh well I feel happy!

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It was a TV show on ABC.


Did anyone expect it to be anything but a joke? The lists were probably compiled by little children with moustaches.


After 20 minutes of that show, I found out that Grease is a better musical than Singin' in the Rain. Immediately, I turned the channel and didn't watch the rest of the show. Figured it wouldn't do anything but **** me off.

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1. Casablanca

2. Gaslight

3. Rachel Rachel

4. The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Merrigolds

5. They Shoot Horses, Don't They?

6. Caberet

7. A Place in the Sun

8. Meet Me in St. Louis

9. The Letter

10. A Streetcar Named Desire


(Not in that order all the time.)

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Agree agree agree !!! Theses shows are lame. Didn't watch myself, too busy watching "Accident " here on the " left " coast , but I really don't know what these shows try to accomplish . At least the AFI shows had SOME sense of film history.


For the record my top ten films are :


On The Waterfront

Casablanca [ I'm shocked ! Shocked !! ]


The Apartment

A Star is Born { 1954 }

Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid

A Hard Day's Night

Last Tango In Paris

The Wizard of Oz

Horse Feathers or Duck Soup

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All classics:


1. Notorious

2. The Best Years of Our Lives

3. Random Harvest

4. Laura

5. Dark Victory

6. Bringing Up Baby

7. Room at the Top

8. The Adventures of Robin Hood

9. Queen Christina

10. Gaslight (1944)

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I am not trying to cheat by posting twenty. My top ten are mostly foreign movies of little interest to many here so I have done a more complete list and separated the top ten foreign from the top ten American movies.


They are in order of a database appearance and their place in the list does not indicate preference.


My top movies:

Kuroneko (1968)

The Seven Samurai (1954)

Nikita (1990)

My Neighbor Totoro (1988)

Yojimbo (1961)

Fahrenheit 451 (1967)

The Hidden Fortress (1958)

Rififi (1954)

The Seventh Seal (1957)

Ugetsu Monogatari (1953)


My top American movies:

The Thomas Crown Affair (1968)

All That Jazz (1979)

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead (1990)

Death Takes a Holiday (1934)

Heaven Can Wait (1943)

How to Steal a Million (1966)

If I Were King (1938)

Jewel Robbery (1932)

Laura (1944)

Rebecca (1940)

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Top 10 FAVORITES for me, as I'm not brave enough to pick ten films and say they are the greatest ever made...come to think of it, my list of FAVORITES is long and varied. However, as I sit here, these ten (eleven...twelve lol!) are tops for me...










The Seven Samurai










Rear Window










Sunset Boulevard






























The Roaring Twenties










The Unknown










King Kong










The Third Man










Twelve Angry Men








































Run Silent, Run Deep










The Black Cat










Yeah, I cheated...sue me lol! And I know there aren't many major revelations here. But these are just some of the films that I really like.


Edited by: CarlDenham on Jan 8, 2012 9:38 PM

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This is like trying to pick the 10 most beautiful women in the world, but WTH....


My *favorite* 10:

Angi Vera (far and away---I'd pay a hundred bucks to see it on TCM)


Come and See

Open City


The Battle of Algiers

Pandora's Box

High and Low

The Blue Kite

Scars of Womanhood


My *favorite* 10 Hollywoods, no particular order:

The Killers

Out of the Past

All About Eve

The Lady Eve

So Big (Stanwyck version)

It's a Wonderful Life

Time Limit

A Star Is Born (Garland version)

Short Cuts

42nd Street


And my *favorite* 10 comedies (not counting The Lady Eve ):

The Sheep Has Five Legs

Animal House


Libeled Lady

Reefer Madness (unintentional category)

Children of the Revolution

The Women

Easy Living (Sturges version)

The Producers

Bringing Up Baby


And an honorable mention to the W.C. Fields segment of If I Had a Million , which may be the best of them all, even if it's barely over 11 minutes long.

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My top ten today (this will no doubt change again in the future):


1. SUNRISE (1927)

2. CITY LIGHTS (1931)

3. UNFORGIVEN (1992)



6. IKIRU (1952)

7. DOGMA (1999)


9. THE GHOST & MRS. MUIR (1947)

10. THE LIFE OF BRIAN (1979)

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10 of my favorites, as of right now and not in any particular order, are:


Casablanca (1942)

Singing in the Rain (1952)

The Majestic (2001)

Each Dawn I Die (1939)

Call Me Madam (1953)

Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)

Now, Voyager (1942)

Ball of Fire (1941)

The Incredibles (2004)

The Bride Came C.O.D. (1941)



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My list of top 10 favorite films changes over time but here are 10 favorites:


1999 Saving Private Ryan

1968 2001: A Space Odyssey

1988 Die Hard

1994 True Lies

1979 Alien

1987 Raising Arizona

1999 The Matrix

1993 Jurassic Park

1979 Marathon Man

1989 The Abyss


Note that just because all 10 films are fairly recent films does not mean that I don't have some favorite "classic" films; they're just not in the top 10.



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Interesting choice in The Majestic. Now that movie was really knocked by critics, most Carney fans, and did very poorly at the box office but I liked it.


As you know it has a tie in to old movies and of course the blacklisting commie hunting era. Yea, the movie might get a little too mushy at times but it gave me a classic movie vibe. Now I wouldn't list it in my top 10 or even 50 but I felt the movie was a lot better than most of the movies released around the same time. Oh, and we get to see Laudau.



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Yeah, I don't know why, james, but I've always loved that movie since the first time I saw it. It does have that old movie vibe, but several parts of it touch soft spots for me. I'm a pianist myself, and the piano parts were great. I grew up around an old Warner movie theater so just the idea of restoring one in the movie had me hooked. It's also one of the few Jim Carey movies I like and Landau is awesome in it! And maybe the reason why critics didn't like it is because it harps too much on what America's all about. Who knows.



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I have a list of my top 25 films as of January 2010, which I will be updating soon. You see, every time I watch a film made before 1960, I record it into a Word Document. I made a deal with my self that every 500 movies I would make a list of my favorite 25, ranked. As of now I'm at #962, so once I reach 1000 I'll be making an updated list :)


From what I remember my original list included these fillms:


Singin' in the Rain


Anchors Aweigh

Libeled Lady

High Sierra

Union Pacific

The Devil and Miss Jones

Woman of the Year

The Philadelphia Story

Gone With the Wind

Sunset Boulevard



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Wow some really great movies listed some I had never heard of but must check out. I am a big Cagney fan but I enjoy the classics and I love suspense and thriller classics too. My list would consist of:


1. **** Enemy

2. Man of a Thousand Faces

3. White Heat

4. Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye

5. Yankee Doodle Dandy

6. Angel With Dirty Faces

7. Vertigo

8. Bad Seed

9. In Cold Blood

10. Psycho

11. The Birds

12. Mommy Dearest

13. Picture Mommy Dead

14. Gone With the Wind


Okay I got carried away and went over 10 movies lol lol


Edited by: JCagFan on Jan 13, 2012 12:19 AM

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This is a fun thread. It's hard to whittle my list of favorites down to the top ten, but here's my top twelve:







































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Ok! I found what my original top 25 was from January 24th, 2010. This list is ranked:


# Singin' in the Rain - 1952

# Niagara – 1953

# Anchors Aweigh – 1945

# Libeled Lady – 1936

# Union Pacific – 1939

# The Devil and Miss Jones – 1941

# Dark Victory – 1939

# Top Hat – 1935

# The Postman always Rings Twice – 1946

# Sabrina – 1954

# Of Mice and Men – 1939

# High Sierra – 1941

# Woman of the Year – 1942

# The Pride of the Yankees – 1942

# A Day at the Races – 1937

# Sullivan’s Travels – 1941

# Latin Lovers – 1953

# The Great Ziegfeld – 1936

# Gunga Din – 1939

# The Philadelphia Story -1940

# Easter Parade – 1948

# The Mad Miss Manton – 1938

# Sunset Blvd. – 1950

# Captain Blood – 1935

# Marked Woman – 1937


Edited by: audreyforever on Jan 13, 2012 7:08 PM

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Love lists like this. I list 250 in my best order :D on IMDB . For here, i'll list the top 10 from that list. I always like to say, it's eclectic and borderline psychotic, like the owner of the list :^0 . I have a WIDE variety, watch virtually anything, and like to rank based on how much I was entertained. Just a true favorites list


1. Casablanca

2. Dial M For Murder

3. Return of the Living Dead

4. Jurassic Park

5. Dumb and Dumber

6. It's a Wonderful Life

7. Invasion of the Body Snatchers(1956)

8. Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

9. Rear Window

10. Forrest Gump


We're all different. If we all had the same favorites or top 10, would that be any fun? Nope. I like the fact I can enjoy a wide variety of movies from all genres and years. Some of these will never show up on TCM, but, they entertained me :)


Edited by: lanceroten on Jan 24, 2012 4:53 PM

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I have lots of film favorites; here is the ten that I feel are just about the best, although there are lots of runner-ups:


wizard of oz


it?s a wonderful life

sunset boulevard

african queen

all about eve

treasure of the sierra madre


modern times

Some like it Hot



Strawberry Blonde

For Me and My Gal

Swing Time

Mr. Skeffington

North by Northwest

Man Who Knew too much (56)

Roaring Twenties

Holiday (1938)

the Apartment

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