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goonzgoonz Posts: 3,106
edited July 2013 in The cake stop
Right so on the back of the IMDB highest rated movies which rightly or wrongly rated Shawshank as numero uno, causing a few murmurs on BR, I thought lets have a BR top 100 movies list.

Will be interesting to see what the BR faithful find to be their top movie.
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  • seanoconnseanoconn Posts: 8,237
    How does this work? One pick or as many as you like?

    I don't have to compile my top 100 do I? :lol:
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  • goonzgoonz Posts: 3,106
    Errr i'm not actually sure, I did think it but clearly not planned properly!
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  • seanoconnseanoconn Posts: 8,237
    May I suggest 1-5 picks. And a volunteer ( goonz ) to count the votes/nominations and arrange in descending order. :D
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  • goonzgoonz Posts: 3,106
    Sounds good. Go!
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  • seanoconnseanoconn Posts: 8,237
    Only 5 picks! This is gonna give me a headache! :lol:

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    Hooper:You were on the Indianapolis?
    Brody:What happened?
    Quint: Japanese submarine slammed two torpedoes into our side, Chief. We was comin' back from the island of Tinian to Leyte... just delivered the bomb. The Hiroshima bomb. Eleven hundred men went into the water. Vessel went down in 12 minutes. Didn't see the first shark for about a half an hour. Tiger. 13-footer. You know how you know that when you're in the water, Chief? You tell by looking from the dorsal to the tail fin. What we didn't know, was our bomb mission had been so secret, no distress signal had been sent. They didn't even list us overdue for a week. Very first light, Chief, sharks come cruisin', so we formed ourselves into tight groups. You know, it was kinda like old squares in the battle like you see in the calendar named "The Battle of Waterloo" and the idea was: shark comes to the nearest man, that man he starts poundin' and hollerin' and screamin' and sometimes the shark will go away... but sometimes he wouldn't go away. Sometimes that shark he looks right into ya. Right into your eyes. And, you know, the thing about a shark... he's got lifeless eyes. Black eyes. Like a doll's eyes. When he comes at ya, doesn't seem to be living... until he bites ya, and those black eyes roll over white and then... ah then you hear that terrible high-pitched screamin'. The ocean turns red, and despite all the poundin' and the hollerin', they all come in and they... rip you to pieces. You know by the end of that first dawn, lost a hundred men. I don't know how many sharks, maybe a thousand. I know how many men, they averaged six an hour. On Thursday morning, Chief, I bumped into a friend of mine, Herbie Robinson from Cleveland. Baseball player. Boatswain's mate. I thought he was asleep. I reached over to wake him up. He bobbed up, down in the water just like a kinda top. Upended. Well, he'd been bitten in half below the waist. Noon, the fifth day, Mr. Hooper, a Lockheed Ventura saw us. He swung in low and he saw us... he was a young pilot, a lot younger than Mr. Hooper. Anyway, he saw us and he come in low and three hours later a big fat PBY comes down and starts to pick us up. You know that was the time I was most frightened... waitin' for my turn. I'll never put on a lifejacket again. So, eleven hundred men went in the water; 316 men come out and the sharks took the rest, June the 29th, 1945. Anyway, we delivered the bomb.


    More to follow :D
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  • draysdrays Posts: 119
    American Beauty
    Pi
    Se7en
    Fight Club
    Reservois Dogs
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  • Dazza2280Dazza2280 Posts: 156
    The Dark Knight
    The Shawshank Redemption
    Grown-ups
    Rocky (1, 2 and 6)
    The Shining
  • simonheadsimonhead Posts: 1,399
    1. Usual Suspects
    2. Lawrence of Arabia
    3. Leon
    4= Coming to America
    4= Trading Places

    Honrable mention - Ronin
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  • afx237viafx237vi Posts: 12,630
    Here's my Desert Island DVDs.

    Double Indemnity

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    Gun Crazy

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    Night of the Hunter

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    Repulsion

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    The Wicker Man

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  • john_klinejohn_kline Posts: 2,151
    Performance
    Bronco Bullfrog
    Good Bad & The Ugly
    Nil By Mouth
    Blue Velvet
  • bompingtonbompington Posts: 7,674
    If you want to check out any Pixar films for consideration, Rick Astley says you can borrow any of his. Except for one - he's never gonna give you Up.
  • seanoconnseanoconn Posts: 8,237
    bompington wrote:
    If you want to check out any Pixar films for consideration, Rick Astley says you can borrow any of his. Except for one - he's never gonna give you Up.
    Jokes you make up yourself are always the best :roll: :lol:
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  • bompingtonbompington Posts: 7,674
    And in other news: for the first time ever an internet forum user has just posted a joke he didn't make up himself!



    PS isn't a grumpy putdown a bit of an anticlimax for the fabled 1000th post?


    EDIT: OK, OK, I didn't do my research. Because to do that would have been REALLY sad.
  • disgruntledgoatdisgruntledgoat Posts: 8,957
    Grosse Point Blank
    Before Sunrise
    The Blues Brothers
    The Big Lebowski
    A Bridge Too Far
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  • junglist_mattyjunglist_matty Posts: 1,725
    Gangs of New York
    Inception
    Snatch
    The Fighter
    Home Alone
  • ballysmateballysmate Posts: 15,628
    In no particular order and until someone posts something and I think, 'Oh, I had forgotten about that one.'

    Shawshank Redemption
    Outlaw Josey Wales
    Zulu
    Life of Brian
    The Four Feathers.

    My list may alter tomorrow, depending on mood.
  • ballysmateballysmate Posts: 15,628
    I would also give Laurel and Hardy a category of their own for the pleasure they gave me when I was a kid, in particular, 'Bonnie Scotland'.
  • BozmanBozman Posts: 2,518
    In no particular order -

    The Getaway, Steve Mcqueen.
    Whisky Galore.
    The Good the Bad and the Ugly.
    Get Carter, Michael Caine.
    The Train.
  • crispybug2crispybug2 Posts: 2,915
    The Shawshank Redemption
    The Life of Brian
    Goodfellas
    Dr Strangelove or how I learnt to stop worrying and love the bomb
    Million Dollar Baby
  • DavdandyDavdandy Posts: 571
    seanoconn wrote:
    Only 5 picks! This is gonna give me a headache! :lol:

    963BDAA2-C11C-4EFB-B91F-E56425447548-626-0000010B7B9D6EA9_zpsa9b952e6.jpg

    Hooper:You were on the Indianapolis?
    Brody:What happened?
    Quint: Japanese submarine slammed two torpedoes into our side, Chief. We was comin' back from the island of Tinian to Leyte... just delivered the bomb. The Hiroshima bomb. Eleven hundred men went into the water. Vessel went down in 12 minutes. Didn't see the first shark for about a half an hour. Tiger. 13-footer. You know how you know that when you're in the water, Chief? You tell by looking from the dorsal to the tail fin. What we didn't know, was our bomb mission had been so secret, no distress signal had been sent. They didn't even list us overdue for a week. Very first light, Chief, sharks come cruisin', so we formed ourselves into tight groups. You know, it was kinda like old squares in the battle like you see in the calendar named "The Battle of Waterloo" and the idea was: shark comes to the nearest man, that man he starts poundin' and hollerin' and screamin' and sometimes the shark will go away... but sometimes he wouldn't go away. Sometimes that shark he looks right into ya. Right into your eyes. And, you know, the thing about a shark... he's got lifeless eyes. Black eyes. Like a doll's eyes. When he comes at ya, doesn't seem to be living... until he bites ya, and those black eyes roll over white and then... ah then you hear that terrible high-pitched screamin'. The ocean turns red, and despite all the poundin' and the hollerin', they all come in and they... rip you to pieces. You know by the end of that first dawn, lost a hundred men. I don't know how many sharks, maybe a thousand. I know how many men, they averaged six an hour. On Thursday morning, Chief, I bumped into a friend of mine, Herbie Robinson from Cleveland. Baseball player. Boatswain's mate. I thought he was asleep. I reached over to wake him up. He bobbed up, down in the water just like a kinda top. Upended. Well, he'd been bitten in half below the waist. Noon, the fifth day, Mr. Hooper, a Lockheed Ventura saw us. He swung in low and he saw us... he was a young pilot, a lot younger than Mr. Hooper. Anyway, he saw us and he come in low and three hours later a big fat PBY comes down and starts to pick us up. You know that was the time I was most frightened... waitin' for my turn. I'll never put on a lifejacket again. So, eleven hundred men went in the water; 316 men come out and the sharks took the rest, June the 29th, 1945. Anyway, we delivered the bomb.


    More to follow :D


    Also my number one movie and favourite scene.

    Others are..............

    Oldboy
    Dawn of the Dead `79
    King Kong `33
    Phantasm

    This is always hard to do and always changing.Tomorrow will be different again.Though i still rate the above extremely highly.
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  • HoopdriverHoopdriver Posts: 2,023
    The Thomas Crown Affair (the original, with Steve McQueen and Faye Dunaway)
    The Maltese Falcon
    Pulp Fiction
    L.A. Confidential
    The Magnificent Seven
  • EKIMIKEEKIMIKE Posts: 2,232
    Forgive me for being a pretentious censored but i'm going to suffer the indignity of posting 5 foreign language films (including some French):

    Amores Perros
    The Lives of Others
    Tell No One
    A Prophet
    Biutiful (I think I love the trailer more though, and it's nice to see Bardem in a different role but still smashing it)

    Not necessarily my absolute favourite films but it would be a boring thread if we all posted the same ones, eh. The Usual Suspects is one that sticks out that has been mentioned already. Keep them coming!
  • RDWRDW Posts: 1,900
    IMDB also has the 100 best picked by Time magazine in 2005 (alphabetical order, no ranking):

    http://www.imdb.com/list/Kad6cGvk8aE/

    Some interesting choices there (a bit less populist than the IMDB 250). Five I might go for (at least today):

    Chungking Express
    Brazil
    Lawrence of Arabia
    The Searchers
    Some Like it Hot
  • finchyfinchy Posts: 6,686
    Trainspotting, From Russia With Love, Ong Bak, Vertigo, Life of Brian
  • seanoconnseanoconn Posts: 8,237
    Indiana Jones, Raiders of the Lost Ark

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  • alihisgreatalihisgreat Posts: 3,872
    City of God
    Dr Strangelove
    Pulp Fiction
    Fight Club
    Apocalypse Now
  • Tom ButcherTom Butcher Posts: 3,830
    In no particular order and with no particular thought

    Get Carter
    Saturday Night Sunday Morning
    One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest
    Raging Bull
    Pat Garrett and Billy The Kid

    Missed the cut

    Crouching Tiger
    Dr Strangelove
    A Better Tomorrow
    Zulu
    Italian Job

    Oe nobody will pick (probably for good reason) I really like is ID and as a family film The Lion The Witch and the Wardrobe stands
    Comparison with classics like ChittyChitty Bang Bang, Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines and other great films thst used to be on every Xmas when I was a kid.

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  • mfinmfin Posts: 6,724
    In the name of the Father
    Toy Story
    Goodfellas
    Leon
    True Romance

    (left out Donnie Brasco, Dead Man's Shoes and Star Wars)
  • bernithebikerbernithebiker Posts: 4,148
    Heat - superb acting, action, etc. etc. and it's got de Niro in it.

    Once - great music, and the chicks dig a guy in touch with love story films......

    Meet the Parents - hilarious, and it's got de Niro in it

    Aliens - looking dated now, but jaw dropping in 1986

    Saving Private Ryan - by far the best, most realistic portrayal of WW2 yet.

    (Did I mention Heat?)
  • seanoconnseanoconn Posts: 8,237
    The Empire Strikes Back

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