your Top 100 American films

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Re: your Top 100 American films

Postby trevor826 » Sat Sep 03, 2005 3:22 pm

I'm going to have a bash at this but it'll probably end up as 100 of my favourites rather than a definite top 100, I'm not usually into making lists and I'm bound to miss something out.

Cheers Trev.
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Re: your Top 100 American films

Postby Sara » Sat Sep 03, 2005 3:38 pm

Go ahead, trevor. I want to see which are your top 100. (And I hope some of them are your favorites along with the "top" films.)

Sara
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Re: your Top 100 American films

Postby wpqx » Sat Sep 03, 2005 3:53 pm

My god like powers fixed your post.
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Re: your Top 100 American films

Postby A » Sat Sep 03, 2005 4:04 pm

Heh, heh, what interesting things a moderater can do
Yeah, list season is Up Trev!
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Re: your Top 100 American films

Postby Sara » Sat Sep 03, 2005 5:01 pm

Wow,wpqx.

How did you take out the extra "Birth of a Nation" and put in "The Three Faces of Eve?"

Thank you!

Sara (bowing in awe to his holiness...)
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Re: your Top 100 American films

Postby trevor826 » Sun Sep 04, 2005 4:31 pm

Right, this list is a rush job and to be honest I'm sure there would be a few changes if I took more time. Mostly standard stuff, no real surprises but here it is.


1. 12 Angry Men
2. 12 Monkeys
3. 2001: A Space Odyssey
4. A Bugs life
5. Adventures of Robin Hood, The
6. Alien
7. All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)
8. Amadeus
9. American Beauty
10. Arsenic and Old Lace
11. Bad Day at Black Rock (1955)
12. Bambi
13. Before Sunrise/Sunset
14. Being John Malkovich
15. Ben-Hur
16. Birds, The
17. Blade Runner
18. Casablanca
19. Citizen Kane
20. Close Encounters of the Third Kind
21. Dead Poets Society
22. Die Hard
23. Donnie Darko
24. Dr Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
25. Duel
26. Dumbo
27. E.T.
28. Ed Wood
29. Eraserhead
30. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
31. Evil Dead
32. Excorcist, The
33. Fantasia
34. Finding Nemo
35. Frankenstein (1931)
36. Full Metal Jacket
37. Godfather, The
38. Gold Rush, The
39. Good Will Hunting
40. Groundhog Day
41. High Noon
42. Ice Storm, The
43. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
44. Invasion of the Body Snatchers
45. Iron Giant, The
46. It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World
47. It's a Wonderful Life
48. Jackie Brown
49. Jason and the Argonauts
50. Jaws
51. Jurassic Park
52. Kill Bill
53. King Kong
54. Lawrence of Arabia
55. Leon
56. Lord of the Rings Trilogy
57. Lost in Translation
58. Magnolia
59. Maltese Falcon, The
60. Mars Attacks
61. Master and Commander
62. Matrix, The
63. Memento
64. Mosquito Coast, The
65. Moulin Rouge!
66. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
67. Naked Gun, The
68. Nightmare Before Christmas, The
69. North by Northwest
70. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
71. Paths of Glory
72. Pi
73. Poltergiest
74. Prophecy, The (1995)
75. Psycho
76. Pulp Fiction
77. Raiders of the Lost Ark
78. Requiem for a Dream
79. Roman Holiday
80. Ronin
81. Se7en
82. Shawshank Redemption, The
83. Shining, The
84. Silence of the Lambs
85. Singin' in the Rain
86. Sky Captain
87. Snow Whiteand the Seven Dwarfs
88. Some Like it Hot
89. Star Wars trilogy
90. Terminator
91. Thing, The (1982)
92. Toy Story and Toy Story 2
93. Truman Show, The
94. Unbearable Lightness of Being, The
95. Unbreakable
96. Untouchables, The
97. Usual Suspects, The
98. Vertigo
99. What about Bob?
100. Wizard of Oz, The

Cheers Trev.
trevor826
 

Re: your Top 100 American films

Postby wpqx » Sun Sep 04, 2005 5:19 pm

Interesting choice with the Carpenter Thing. For some reason I was considering LOTR to be foreign, so I may put it on that list.
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Re: your Top 100 American films

Postby trevor826 » Sun Sep 04, 2005 5:52 pm

I nearly listed both versions of The Thing because they are so different yet both are fine films. LOTR, I listed it here because most of the finance came from the US.

Cheers Trev.
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Re: your Top 100 American films

Postby Sara » Sun Sep 04, 2005 7:02 pm

trevor,

What a great list. I did not put LOTR on my list because I was thinking it was a New Zealand film.

The Nightmare Before Christmas! Yes. On my revised list to come.

And of course, Arsenic and Old Lace. I'm glad you loved that. Such a fun movie with "Teddy Roosevelt" going down into the basement - and those two well-meaning little old ladies. What a good film. How could I have forgotten it???

Sara
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Re: your Top 100 American films

Postby wpqx » Mon Sep 05, 2005 2:18 am

Regarding Arsenic and Old Lace, I enjoyed the film and found it fun, but after awhile it started to wear on my nerves. Cary Grant seemed to maintain the same befuddled look on his face throughout the film and it eventually got old. Still a fan of Raymond Massey, and the film was certainly good, but Capra has a lot better, as the three films on my list would indicate.
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