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The Highest Rated IMDB Top 250 Film...

meursaultmeursault Posts: 1,433
edited June 2013 in The cake stop
You haven't seen?

http://www.imdb.com/chart/top?ref_=nb_mv_3_chttp

Mine is

11. 8.8 Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

Not a fan of the franchise, but liked the first one (1977), no idea what episode it is.
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  • team47bteam47b Posts: 6,424
    Interesting to see one of my favourites in at number seven...

    7. 8.9 12 Angry Men (1957) 239,469

    Quick count I have seen 167 of them! :shock:
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  • verylonglegsverylonglegs Posts: 3,641
    I recently started picking films from that list as an easy way of finding new stuff to watch. I still have never seen any of the Godfather fims however and not sure I really want to...am I really missing something that special?
  • MountainMonsterMountainMonster Posts: 7,423
    I recently started picking films from that list as an easy way of finding new stuff to watch. I still have never seen any of the Godfather fims however and not sure I really want to...am I really missing something that special?


    If you are picking good films to watch, why would you not watch good films? The Godfather series is great, if not a long watch. I highly recommend!
  • seanoconnseanoconn Posts: 8,240
    Depressing viewing. It looks like I've seen every decent film in that list :(
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  • seanoconnseanoconn Posts: 8,240
    team47b wrote:
    Interesting to see one of my favourites in at number seven...

    7. 8.9 12 Angry Men (1957) 239,469

    Quick count I have seen 167 of them! :shock:
    I sh!t you not 167! :shock: Although I'm guessing my selection is quite different :D

    I haven't seen 12 angry men :oops:
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  • davieseedaviesee Posts: 6,386
    I recently started picking films from that list as an easy way of finding new stuff to watch. I still have never seen any of the Godfather fims however and not sure I really want to...am I really missing something that special?
    Short answer - Yes.
    None of the above should be taken seriously, and certainly not personally.
  • Cleat EastwoodCleat Eastwood Posts: 7,508
    I've seen all bar 4 - The shawshank is total cobblers - how can you have Persona, Stalker and Toy Story 3 competing for equal merit.

    Whats sad also is Godfathers 1 and 2 being up there - just because someone wrote that GF2 is an example of a sequel being betterthan the original its become folk lore - and why is there no porn , my copy of 'Widdicombe in Saturday Night Beaver' is never out the vhs toploader :lol:
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  • edhornbyedhornby Posts: 1,780
    I've never seen Schindlers list - one of those things that I would watch, but missed it at the cinema and never been on the telly when in the mood to watch it

    interesting that Terminator 2 is rated higher than the first....
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  • BozmanBozman Posts: 2,518
    I'd have thought that City of God would be higher, after seeing it on the list I'm going watch it tonight, top film.
  • RonBRonB Posts: 3,984
    Die Hard higher than Blade Runner :?
  • laurentianlaurentian Posts: 1,897
    I recently started picking films from that list as an easy way of finding new stuff to watch. I still have never seen any of the Godfather fims however and not sure I really want to...am I really missing something that special?

    Yes, you are missing something very special. You won't regret watching the trilogy - do it!
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  • laurentianlaurentian Posts: 1,897
    Didn't get very far . . . number 6 - haven't seen The Dark Knight
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  • afx237viafx237vi Posts: 12,630
    laurentian wrote:
    Didn't get very far . . . number 6 - haven't seen The Dark Knight

    Same.

    Shawshank Redemption being #1 is the film equivalent of a Coldplay album being voted best album ever by readers of Q Magazine.
  • team47bteam47b Posts: 6,424
    seanoconn wrote:
    team47b wrote:
    Interesting to see one of my favourites in at number seven...

    7. 8.9 12 Angry Men (1957) 239,469

    Quick count I have seen 167 of them! :shock:
    I sh!t you not 167! :shock: Although I'm guessing my selection is quite different :D

    I haven't seen 12 angry men :oops:


    Watch 12 angry men...
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  • goonzgoonz Posts: 3,106
    edhornby wrote:
    interesting that Terminator 2 is rated higher than the first....

    Seriously? Quite possibly the best sequel ever made.

    Glad to see Oldboy on that list. If you haven't seen it, Watch it!

    Not sure about Shawshank being top but hard to call what else could be there?
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  • pinnopinno Posts: 42,794
    142 out of that lot, christ must get out more.

    They are missing:

    Jean De Florette and Manon des source as well as Delicatessen, Lost in Translation (unless I missed it) and Broken Flowers.

    You cannot have that shyte Toy Story and not have the iconic original 'Italian Job' as well as Get Carter.

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  • seanoconnseanoconn Posts: 8,240
    142 out of that lot, christ must get out more.

    They are missing:

    Jean De Florette and Manon des source

    Emmanuelle Beart.... Oooh la la
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  • mfinmfin Posts: 6,724
    I reached 17 Seven Samurai, then 28 Rear Window, then 39 City Lights... but Im not one of those people that watches really old films as either the crappy old style acting or lack of colour annoys me :)

    ...and how Toy Story 3 is higher than the first two films makes the list annoying too :)
  • seanoconnseanoconn Posts: 8,240
    And where the [email protected] was Karate Kid!!
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  • bernithebikerbernithebiker Posts: 4,148
    Where's AlienS?

    I f&*^ng loved that film when it came out - I was a teenager - awesome!
  • dgstewartdgstewart Posts: 252
    Hmm... only 90! Started like I was going to get a big total but steadily dried up. Highest not seen = 5 (The Good, The Bad and The Ugly). Would like to but wife not into Westerns at all. Maybe when I'm finished my part time studies later this year I need to make some effort here...

    And Toy Story was genius! So many excellent animated films in last 10/15 years - Monster Inc. and Incredibles also top drawer.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 42,794
    ...come to think of it - The Jungle Book. Where is The Jungle book on that list ?
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  • goonzgoonz Posts: 3,106
    dgstewart wrote:
    Hmm... only 90! Started like I was going to get a big total but steadily dried up. Highest not seen = 5 (The Good, The Bad and The Ugly). Would like to but wife not into Westerns at all. Maybe when I'm finished my part time studies later this year I need to make some effort here...

    Not seen it??? You need to send your missus off on some ladies day out and get yourself the triple box set of all 3 movies and get on it!

    Bad censored spaghetti westerns.
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  • afx237viafx237vi Posts: 12,630
    mfin wrote:
    I reached 17 Seven Samurai, then 28 Rear Window, then 39 City Lights... but Im not one of those people that watches really old films as either the crappy old style acting or lack of colour annoys me :)

    :shock:
  • dgstewartdgstewart Posts: 252
    I know, I know. Once I'm finished studying later this year, my wife will be doing a course of her own so there will be much more time to watch stuff like this... For the last few years, time (for things other than working, cycling and doing family stuff) has been a mythical creature... The end (of studying, not me!) is near though...
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 46,835
    goonz wrote:
    edhornby wrote:
    interesting that Terminator 2 is rated higher than the first....

    Seriously? Quite possibly the best sequel ever made.
    +1

    Also, 'The Thing' should have been higher than #145.
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  • seanoconnseanoconn Posts: 8,240
    Stevo 666 wrote:
    goonz wrote:
    edhornby wrote:
    interesting that Terminator 2 is rated higher than the first....

    Seriously? Quite possibly the best sequel ever made.
    +1
    Never! :wink:
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  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 57,410 Lives Here
    edhornby wrote:
    I've never seen Schindlers list - one of those things that I would watch, but missed it at the cinema and never been on the telly when in the mood to watch it

    interesting that Terminator 2 is rated higher than the first....

    Schindlers list. Overrated.

    Terminator 2 is infinitely more quotable than the original, and the relationship between terminator and kid turns it from weirdo cult film to proper pulp fiction.


    And the highest film I haven't seen on the list is Rear Window.
  • ballysmateballysmate Posts: 15,628
    mfin wrote:
    I reached 17 Seven Samurai, then 28 Rear Window, then 39 City Lights... but Im not one of those people that watches really old films as either the crappy old style acting or lack of colour annoys me :)

    ...and how Toy Story 3 is higher than the first two films makes the list annoying too :)

    I am the opposite, as I tend to prefer the older films, be they colour or b&w.
    In the case of some modern films, I find it amazing how producers spend $100,000,000 on special effects, cgi etc and then what appears to be $10 on a screenwiter to come up with a script.
    Today's special effects are amazing but for me, a film is about conveying a story. If for instance they remade 'The Dambusters' where the special effects on the original were awful, would the new version convey the stories of those involved or would it just be a cgifest.
    Likewise, Zulu, (one of my favourites btw) if remade would be gory and more spectacular, but would not convey the same power as the original.
    Another favourite of mine is 'School for Scoundrels', starring Terry-Thomas, Alistair Sim, and Ian Carmichael. I know that it is a gentle comedy and perhaps somewhat dated, but the interaction between the actors is sublime. I could not bring myself to watch the BillyBob Thornton one, just awful.
  • rolf_frolf_f Posts: 16,015
    I recently started picking films from that list as an easy way of finding new stuff to watch. I still have never seen any of the Godfather fims however and not sure I really want to...am I really missing something that special?

    I've only seen the first - massively over-rated IMO. Over long. The only potentially nice person in the film is Pacinos characters missus and she gets blown up before she's hardly said anything! The rest of them, Pacinos supposed 'hero' character included, are all irredeemably nasty and I can't be bothered to sit through a very long gangster film when there is no one in it who I wouldn't be happy to see blown away! :lol: Bit of a fatal flaw really. Cinematography is terrific though.
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