Your TOP 25 favorite films of all-time and why

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  1. AniProwl

    AniProwl Banned

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    After seeing Nostalgia Critic's video as well as a topic on Toon Zone Forums, I decided it was time for me to get cracking at what are my favorite films of all time. Trust me it wasn't an easy task. I noticed I have a handful of sc-fi and superhero movies. One should be wondering how come he doesn't have Godfather or Pulp Fiction. I haven't seen them yet but I plan to The thing is I don't watch many movies despite being a movies fan. Anyway here's my top 25 and why. Note the movies I did are all live action. Animated ones have separate list all together for me.

    25. Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (2005: George Lucas) 79% on Rotten Tomatoes
    The only two things that bugged me was the wooden dialog mostly from the main character and CGI Yoda. Everything else was perfect. Plus , it's one of the few movies that really gets you in the guts especially the third act.

    24. Batman Begins (2005: Chris Nolan) 85% on RT
    Only some bland dialog hampered this great movie on the origins of one of the greatest superheroes came to be.

    23. Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002: Peter Jackson) 96% on RT
    If it wasn't for the dragging romantic subplot, this movie would've been in the top 20. Nonetheless, this was a great continuation of Tolkien's epic trilogy. Plus, Battle of Helm's Deep is one of my favorite cinematic battles of all time. Andy Serkis should've recieved an Academy Award for his performance of Gollum in this one.

    22. The Hurt Locker (2009:Kathryn Bigelow) 98% on RT
    Last summer, I saw this movie, I was just blown away by it. No pun intended. Jeremy Renner and this movie will defenitly get something at Academy Awards night. Such a great film depicting the life of a trio of soldiers in the Iraqi War.

    21. Superman II (1980: Richard Donner)- 87% on RT
    What can you say about Christopher Reeve's Superman? It's the pitch-perfect
    casting as well as acting that is at it's best in this film. Plus he fights super villains. A rarity in the franchise. Only it's goofiness at times makes it kneel before these 20.

    I'll do five at a time to save space when doing the posts for pics and all that.

    What are your top twenty-five favorite films of all time?
  2. Ironhide2005

    Ironhide2005 PS3tag=DeaDPooLTFW

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    So many to chose from no way could I make it an organized list.
  3. chrisr291

    chrisr291 Master of the Unknown

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    Thats hard.... I can tell you the movie i've seen the most my entire life... Terminator 2. Watched that every day after school for like a year lol


    Probably, my favorite movie of all time is Rocky.
  4. Liege Prime

    Liege Prime Well-Known Member

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    I could absolutely not care less about Rotten Tomatos scores, and I am sure my list will show that. Some of these movies have jus stood the test of time as something I could watch over and over, some left a huge impact on me and have a lot of associated nostalgia, and some are just epic. I don't think I can really list them in a proper order beyond the first 4, but here they are:

    1. Transformers 1986 (I will never watch one single movie so many times)
    2. Ghostbusters (I can always watch this and be amused, nothing like this gets made anymore)
    3. Two Towers (totally epic and well paced, which is actually the opposite of the books pacing)
    4. Return of the Jedi (The first star wars I saw in a theatre or have an actual memory of seeing at that age in a theatre)
    5. Signs (again, I thought this had great pacing, building up the scares nicely and the twist being NOTHING about aliens was great)
    6. Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless mind
    7. Braveheart
    8. Fellowship of the Rings
    9. Return of the King
    10. The Dark Crystal
    11. Aliens
    12. Star Wars: A New Hope
    13. Empire Strikes Back
    14. Terminater 2
    15. Big Trouble in Little China
    16. Ghostbusters 2
    17. The Thing (John Carpenters)
    18. Mortal Kombat
    19. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (it was a big deal to me when it came out)
    20. Final Fantasy Advent Children
    21. Scrooged
    22. Fifth Element
    23. Rocky
    24. 12 Monkeys
    25. Interview With a Vampire
  5. Rewind

    Rewind Space Hipster

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    Hitchcock's first 25 movies, in the order they were made.
  6. Nachtsider

    Nachtsider Banned

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    No particular order:

    1. Chushingura - a stirring tale of justice and loyalty
    2. Tora! Tora! Tora! - closest thing to a flawless Pearl Harbor film we'll ever get
    3. Se7en - best serial killer movie ever
    4. Dracula (Coppola's film) - sumptuous retelling of a timeless classic
    5. The Dark Knight - finest Batman flick yet
    6. Predator - features my favorite celluloid alien
    7. The Mask - fantastic wacky fun.
    8. Heat - solid cops and robbers tale. You really feel for both hero and villain, and want them both to survive
    9. Seven Samurai - worth watching for Kyuzo's awesomeness alone
    10. The Secret of NIMH - exquisitely crafted adaptation of one of my best-loved books as a kid
    11. Spirited Away - a simply beautiful animated feature, almost hallucinatory in its detail. Miyazaki at his peak
    12. The Matrix - ultimate in the cyberpunk genre.
    13. Kwaidan - miles more artful and creepy than any piece of modern Japanese horror
    14. The Incredibles - fun, action-packed, beautifully animated, intelligent superhero fare
    15. Dirty Harry - the quintessential anti-hero makes his grand debut
    16. Letters from Iwo Jima - the Pacific War battle that perpetually fascinated me is narrated by 'the other side'
    17. The Thin Red Line - a very atmospheric, surreal take on the Guadalcanal campaign
    18. The Silence of the Lambs - second best serial killer movie ever. I love Hopkins' Lecter
    19. Ultraman: The Adventure Begins - I loves me some Ultraman, and this movie delivers in spades
    20. Soldier - a tragic study of humanity lost in the face of brutal conditioning
    21. Gladiator - the one movie in which I'm willing to overlook historical inaccuracy. Poignant, gripping and majestic.
    22. The Zodiac - grim, gritty, realistic depiction of one of true crime's most baffling cases
    23. A Chinese Ghost Story - heartrending account of forbidden love, amid some of Chinese horror's greatest moments.
    24. The Adventures of Baron Munchausen - my favorite Gilliam movie. Highly imaginative and utterly spectacular.
    25. Quills - Geoffery Rush's portrayal of de Sade is definitive, and steals the show
  7. bme™

    bme™ Well-Known Member

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    1. To Kill A Mocking Bird
    2. Se7en
    3. Schindler's List
    4. Taken
    5. The Dark Knight
    6. Citizen Kane
    7. Big Trouble In Little China
    8. Blazing Saddles
    9. Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
    10. Bonnie and Clyde
    11. Akira
    12. Iron Man
    13. Ronin
    14. Heat
    15. The Road Warrior
    16. Duck Tales The Movie
    17. Donnie Darko
    18. Raiders of The Lost Ark
    19. The Thing
    20. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Original)
    21. Invasion of The Body Snatchers
    22. Man On Fire
    23. Blade Runner
    24. Ghostbusters
    25. Escape From New York

    I'll add reasons later! It's late!
  8. SubotaiBaghatur

    SubotaiBaghatur Borys of Ebe

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    1 - Raiders of the Lost Ark
    2 - Empire Strikes Back
    3 - Wrath of Khan
    4 - Batman Begins
    5 - LA Confidential
    6 - The Prestige
    7 - Seven Samurai
    8 - Big Lebowski
    9 - Transformers 86'
    10 - Pans Labyrinth
    11 - The Matrix
    12 - Event Horizon
    13 - Gladiator
    14 - Star Trek 09
    15 - Royal Tenenbaums
    16 - Evil Dead Trilogy
    17 - Memento
    18 - Blade
    19 - Casino Royale
    20 - 40 yr old virgin
    21 - Predator
    22 - Mallrats
    23 - Happy Gilmore
    24 - Dark Knight
    25 - Big Trouble In Little China
  9. Ironhide2005

    Ironhide2005 PS3tag=DeaDPooLTFW

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    1.Star Wars a new hope
    2.2001 a space odyessy
    3.Schindler's List
    4.Citzen Kane
    5.Dark Knight
    6.Nightmare before christmas
    9.Knocked up
    10.Iron Man
    11.Empire Strikes Back
    12.Raiders of the lost Ark
    13.Young Frankenstein
    14.Blazing Saddles
    15.Chasing Amy
    16.40 year old virgin
    18.Day the earth stood still
    20.Anchorman:Legend of Ron Burgundy
    21.Step Brothers
    22.Back to the future
    25.x-men 2
  10. ChldsPlay

    ChldsPlay Well-Known Member

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    Remind me not ask your advice for movies. Wow there's a lot of movies on there that I absolutely hated, and maybe only 5 or 6 that I can say I liked (there are a few I haven't seen though).
  11. Optimus1986

    Optimus1986 TMNT & Hulk Fanatic

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    25. Sabrina (1954). Amazing movie. Bogart and Audrey Hepburn are amazing together.
    24. The Maltese Falcon. Bogart stole the show. Amazing movie.
    23. Annie Hall. A really great comedy about a crap relationship.
    22. Arsenic & Old Lace. Funniest murder ring of all time.
    21. Gojira (1954). The King of the Monsters was introduced to the world.
    20. King Kong (1933). Cinematic milestone, and great story-telling.
    19. Who Framed Roger Rabbit?. I love anything period, plus it's the first movie I remember watching as a child.
    18. Bullitt. Steve McQueen and the '68 Mustang. The embodiment of cool.
    17. Lady & the Tramp. Disney's classics were amazing, and this is one of my favorites. Very risque near the end, surprisingly.
    16. From Russia With Love. Connery's best Bond. Fantastic movie.
    15. His Girl Friday. Cary Grant and Rosalind Russel in the fastest talking film in history. Hilarious movie.
    14. Lilo & Stitch. just the man.
    13. Pinnochio (1940). Very chilling moments and great story telling with a great moral: the truth will set you free.
    12. Batman (1989). This movie is just legendary, because it was unprecedented.
    11. the Great Escape. Just an amazing movie. Beautifully acted by Steve McQueen and an all-star cast.
    10. Sherlock Holmes & the Secret Weapon. Basil Rathbone is Sherlock Holmes in my opinion. Great movie.
    09. the Shop Around the Corner. Starring Jimmy Stewart. Remade into You've Got Mail & in the Good Old Summertime starring Judy Garland.
    08. Superman the Movie. Christopher Reeve taught us that a man could fly.
    07. the Mark of Zorro (1940). When they say they don't make movies like this anymore, they mean this movie. Unbelievable.
    06. Bullets or Ballots (1936). Bogart and Edward G. Robinson in dirty politics and mob violence. What's not to love?
    05. Jurassic Park. Needs no introduction. Rexy was my childhood hero because of this movie.
    04. Elizabethtown. This movie makes me want to take a ride and visit my family. Alot like where I live.
    03. Back to the Future. Who saw this movie coming? Sheer, unadulterated brilliance. I still yearn for that DeLorean.
    02. Hook. Dustin Hoffman was the greatest casting in the history of cinema. Whether you're nine or ninety, it still makes you feel warm inside.
    01. Casablanca. Play it again Sam. Again, and again. Still gets to me. Beautiful, beautiful movie that set the benchmark for drama.
  12. CharmedSerenity

    CharmedSerenity Long Live the Legion

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    1. Whale Rider
    2. Slumdog Millionaire
    3. X-men 2
    4. Memoirs of a Geisha
    5. Serenity
    6. Lionheart
    7. Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind
    8. The Inn of the Sixth Happiness
    9. Iron Man
    10. Lord of the Rings trilogy
    11. Spirited Away
    12. Princess Mononoke
    13. The Last Starfighter
    14. Quo Vadis
    15. Bridge to Terabithia
    16. Oliver & Company
    17. The Fifth Element
    18. The Last Samurai
    19. Dirty Dancing
    20. Spiderman and Batman Begins (yes, a tie)
    21. Coyote Ugly
    22. Warriors of Virtue
    23. The Breakfast Club
    24. Night at the Museum
    25. The Watcher in the Woods

    I suck at thinking up 'the reason why I like ??' so just have a list, <.<
  13. AniProwl

    AniProwl Banned

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    I'm back for another part of my list (20-15). Ready?

    20. Collateral (2004: Michael Mann) 86% on RT
    This movie really depicts Michael Mann's style of filming with it's cool setting and non-stop action. Tom Cruise does a pretty good job doing Vincent the cold-hearted hired gun and Jamie Foxx the cab driver Max. Great interaction between the two made this film great in my opinion.

    19. Inglourious Basterds (2009: Quentin Tarantino) 88% on RT
    This movie was my first viewing of a Tarentino film. I have to say my brother is right, he is one of the best directors out there. This movie has a great balance of comedy and action. Also, kudos to Christoph Waltz who did a great performance in this film.

    18. Spiderman 2 (2004: Sam Raimi) 94% on RT
    This movie does pretty good job depicting both the ups and down in the life of everyone's favorite web-slinger and how he is just your average Joe in tights.

    17. Lord of The Rings: Fellowship of The Ring (2001: Peter Jackson) 92% on RT
    When I first saw this movie, I was blown was blown away by it. Everything was so great. Little did I know that this would start of one of the greatest trilogies in book and film history.

    16. District 9 (2009: Neill Blomkamp) 90% on RT
    This was a great start for both the filming career of Blomkamp and the acting career of Copley. Great movie with enough praise that I don't need to repeat at all. Can't wait to get this on DVD.

    15. The Matrix (1999: Larry Wachowski and Andy Wachowski) 86% on RT
    This movie amazes me so many ways. Like RT says , this movie is " an ingenious combination of Hong Kong action, ground-breaking Hollywood FX, and an imaginative vision".
  14. Dran0n

    Dran0n Junk male

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    There's no real way to put this in order but, D9 will be first fo sho.

    1. District 9
    2. The Dark Knight
    3. Iron Man
    4. Spider Man 2
    5. Wall-E:
    6. Spider Man
    7. Transfomers
    8. Star Wars III
    9. Toy Story 2
    10. Toy Story
    11. Watchmen
    12. Star Wars V
    13. TF Revenge of the Fallen
    14: Transformers (1986)
    15: Super Size Me
    16: 300
    17: Forgetting Sarah Marshell
    18: Family Guy Blue Harvest (does this count?)
    19: Spider Man 3
    20. X-Men 2
    21. X-Men
    22. Batman
    23. Jurassic Park
    24. Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny
    25. Star Wars VI
  15. smkspy

    smkspy is one nice fucking kitty

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    While I don't agree with this list (exxcept for From Russia With Love, best Connery Bond), this is what a top 25 list should look like.
  16. Scantron

    Scantron Well-Known Member

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    I don't watch a lot of movies, so it took awhile to come up with 25 entries that I actually watched and I would consider good enough for a list like this. Beyond the top 10, the order is somewhat arbitrary:

    (1) The Dark Knight
    (2) Batman Begins
    (3) Lord of the Rings (Peter Jackson version, extended cut)
    (4) Terminator 2 (theatrical cut)
    (5) The Matrix (first movie only)
    (6) Transformers (2007)
    (7) Beavis and Butthead Do America
    (8) The Incredibles
    (9) Spirited Away
    (10) Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind
    (11) Princess Mononoke
    (12) Wall-E
    (13) The Thing (John Carpenter version)
    (14) South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut
    (15) The Fly (remake)
    (16) The Nightmare Before Christmas
    (17) Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker (unedited version)
    (18) Howl's Moving Castle
    (19) Team America: World Police
    (20) Perfect Blue
    (21) Revenge of the Fallen
    (22) Transformers: The Movie (1986)
    (23) Aliens
    (24) Watchmen
    (25) Unbreakable
    Last edited: Oct 2, 2009
  17. AniProwl

    AniProwl Banned

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    Time for #'s 8-14.

    14. Zodiac (2007: David Fincher) 89% on RT
    A great movie of David Fincher's that was neglected an Academy Award nomination. There's a lof mystery and suspense with this movie which was quite intriguing and scary. There are some scenes that had me at the edge of my seat. Great acting include Robert Downey JR in his first role in a major picture after all his issues.

    13. Casino Royale (2006: Martin Campbell) 94% on RT
    Although I'm a big fan of the james Bond franchise, this one did many things for me: gave the Bond film that really defines what he is, his origins, and return to the serious action film that the Bond films are known for. Also, Daniel Craig was just awesome.

    12. Matrix Reloaded (2003: Larry Wachowski and Andy Wachowski) 73% on RT
    I don't care what people say, but to me this is a great film. It took everything from the first film like the story, action, acting, special effects,and all the mythology and philosophical material up a lot of notches. Too bad, #3 was super-disappointing or else we would have a great trilogy.

    11. Forrest Gump (1994: Robert Zemeckis) 72% on RT
    This film is just a great story of a guy who lived through the best and worst of times anybody can have with some great memorable scenes. Great acting from Tom Hanks who deserves that Best Actor award.

    Here we start my top 10 all-time movies of all time. Be ready to be suprised or not. Here are my top 10.

    10. Saving Private Ryan (1998: Steven Spielberg) 91% on RT
    Another Tom Hanks movie. What? I can't have two movies in a row starring one of the best actors out there. In fact ,the cast in here is just well casted. Yes,even Vin Diesel. The story just shows you how one group of soldiers are willing to please a mother back in the USA to get her son safe and sound with many obstacles in the way. Just a great movie.

    9. Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope (1977: George Lucas) 93% on RT
    No explanation is needed to one sci-fi film that started a timeless phenomenon. The film still is amazing to this day and so memorable.

    8. Iron Man (2008: Jon Favreau) 93% on RT
    This movie was just amazing and heart warming and it was the one that stepped up the ante for superhero films. It was well-casted with Robert Downey JR as Shell-Head who is considered to be one of the best superhero casting. Special effects and story are great as well. Bring on the sequel.

    Next are my top 7 movies of all time. See you later.
  18. iwasherenotyou

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    25. Drag me to Hell
    24. Blades of Glory
    23. Transformers: The Movie
    22. Observe and Report
    21. Toy Story
    20. Toy Story 2
    19. Slumdog Millionare
    18. Curious Case of Benjamin Button
    17. Forrest Gump (Only saw part of it and still loved it.)
    16. G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
    15. Spider-Man
    14. Spider-Man 3
    13. Spider-man 2
    12. Shrek
    11. Shrek 2
    10. Monsters vs. Aliens
    9. Kung Fu Panda
    8. Wall-e
    7. Ratatouille
    6. Iron Man
    5. Transformers
    4. Batman Begins
    3. The Dark Knight
    2. Transformers Revenge of the Fallen

  19. Lock Cade

    Lock Cade Tarn Fangirl TFW2005 Supporter

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    My Top 25 Favorite Films:

    1) Transformers (2007)
    2) Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
    3) Transformers (1986)
    4) Grease
    5) Smokey and The Bandit
    6) Valkyrie
    7) Twister
    8) Independence Day
    9) Sound of Music
    10) Mary Poppins
    11) Bedknobs and Broomsticks
    12) Bambi
    13) The Music Man
    14) Hello Dolly
    15) Who Framed Roger Rabbit
    16) Dirty Dancing
    17) The Wizard of Oz
    18) Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
    19) Home Alone
    20) Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
    21) The Core
    22) Titanic
    23) The Day After Tomorrow
    24) Backdraft
    25) The Golden Compass
  20. moreprimeland

    moreprimeland Optimus told me to do it! Moderator

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    Oddly enough, not too many are voting for Transformers 2007 or ROTF!
    Makes you go hummmmm....:confused: 
    But several votes for TF 1986, just saying, interesting...hummmm..
    As for my top 25, most have been listed, thanks..:thumb 

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