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greatest films ever?

PostPosted: Mon Feb 03, 2003 5:56 am
by eldalieva
i know this topic must benn out there long time ago but im new here so please tell me some of your favorites, mine (in rank):

1.Dr Strangelove; or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1963)

2.Brazil (1985)

3.A Clockwork Orange (1971)

4.Akira (1987)

5.The Marat/Sade (1966)

6.Pulp Fiction (1994)

7.Metropolis (1926)

8.Battleship Potemkin (1925)

9.Akira Kurosawa's Dreams (1990)

10.Prospero's Books (1991)

anyone agrees?

Re: greatest films ever?

PostPosted: Mon Feb 03, 2003 12:05 pm
by aviv71
My Top 10 List


Caro Diario (1994)

Aprile (1998)

Indochine (1991)

Cinema Paradiso (1988)

O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)

Dead Poet's Society (1989)

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)

Il Postino (1994)

Life is Beautiful (1998)

The Harmonists (1997)

Re: greatest films ever?

PostPosted: Mon Feb 03, 2003 3:40 pm
by Gaz
You can see my top 10 by clicking on my profile.

However, bear in mind that this only includes films on this site. My all-time top 10 might include, for instance, Laughton's Night of the Hunter.

Re: greatest films ever?

PostPosted: Mon Feb 03, 2003 3:41 pm
by Gaz
Or The Producers, of course. The day that fails to make me laugh is the day I join the Conservative party.

Re: greatest films ever?

PostPosted: Mon Feb 03, 2003 9:02 pm
by john-5
eldalieva; 1,2,7 and 8 on your list would all be in my top 100.

Difficult to separate favourite and greatest. My favourites are in my profile. Greatest?

Sansho the Bailiff (Mizoguchi- exquisite beauty and aching poignancy)
Story of the Late Chrysanthemums (Mizoguchi- a work of extraordinary experimental genius as well as usual mastery of composition, camera movement, lighting etc)
Andrei Rublev (Tarkovsky)
Sunrise (Murnau)
La Regle du Jeu (Renoir)
Mirror (Tarkovsky)
Tokyo Story (Ozu)
Maborosi (Kore-eda- a hidden gem)
2001: A Space Odyssey (Kubrick)

Seven Samurai, Vertigo, Citizen Kane, Battleship Potemkin of course have fair claims for inclusion. In international polls, Citizen Kane, La Regle du Jeu and Vertigo have consistently been at or near the top in recent years.

The Producers and the Tories? well, we seem to agree on one of the two, Gaz.

Re: greatest films ever?

PostPosted: Tue Feb 04, 2003 2:29 am
by eldalieva
my god!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
stalker rules, i just saw it, amazing god , i know is a drastic change but this movie goes to the number one spot on my list


i want to be a stalker!!!!!!!!!

Re: greatest films ever?

PostPosted: Tue Feb 04, 2003 11:01 am
by Gaz
I wonder which one...

I admit the Producers is an acquired taste.

Re: greatest films ever?

PostPosted: Tue Feb 04, 2003 1:17 pm
by somegreatmovies
Van Gogh (Pialat)
In a Year of 13 Moons (Fassbinder)
Where is the Friend's Home? (Kiarostami)
The Straight Story (Lynch)
The Thin Red Line (Malick)
The Band Wagon (Minnelli)
Killer of Sheep (Burnett)
Julien Bryan’s footage of Russia
Ken Jacobs' film/projector performances

Re: greatest films ever?

PostPosted: Tue Feb 04, 2003 1:24 pm
by somegreatmovies
...and maybe, maybe, Walter Hill's The Warriors

Re: greatest films ever?

PostPosted: Tue Feb 04, 2003 1:46 pm
by somegreatmovies
someone British: please explain Lindsay Anderson to me... I simply don't get it. I saw If & Oh! Lucky Man both on 35mm in a big theatrical setting and wasn't impressed at all... also, both films look so boring and televisual.