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Pick your 10 favorite movies not likely to be found in 99% of others top 25  favorite movies.

 

Here are mine:

1.  Limitless

2.  Real Genius

3.  Open Range

4.  Kingdom of Heaven

5.  Cinderella Man

6.  Zero Dark Thirty

7.  Urban Cowboy

8.  Road Warrior

9.  Superman(Christopher Reeves)

10.  Drive

 

 

 

 

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The Conversation
Lost Highway
Clerks
Glory
Donnie Darko
Jacob's Ladder
Talk Radio
Blue Velvet
Shallow Grave
Diner
 

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3 minutes ago, shuke said:

The Conversation
Lost Highway
Talk Radio
Shallow Grave
Diner
 

Haven’t seen any of these, thanks. 

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Going down my IMDB rankings and picking some near the top of the list

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Serenity

Akira

Kill Bill Vol 1

The Sting

Xmen - Days of Future Past (the Rogue Cut only, not the theatrical version)

My Cousin Vinny

Zombieland

Battle Royale

Stardust

Space Battleship Yamato (:heart:)

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1 hour ago, NewlyRetired said:

Going down my IMDB rankings and picking some near the top of the list

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Serenity

Akira

Kill Bill Vol 1

The Sting

Xmen - Days of Future Past (the Rogue Cut only, not the theatrical version)

My Cousin Vinny

Zombieland

Battle Royale

Stardust

Space Battleship Yamato (:heart:)

:thumbup:

Battle Royale has been on my watch list for a while. I just looked and it is available for free to stream on Roku, Vudu and Hoopla

https://www.justwatch.com/us/movie/battle-royale

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9 minutes ago, JoeSteeler said:

:thumbup:

Battle Royale has been on my watch list for a while. I just looked and it is available for free to stream on Roku, Vudu and Hoopla

https://www.justwatch.com/us/movie/battle-royale

After you watch, try and stomach Suzanne Collins assertion that she had no idea about it when she wrote the Hunger Games :)

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Narrowed down to 15...

 

Moon

Take Shelter

Little Miss Sunshine 

Zombieland

Mulholland Drive

Insomnia (2002)

Donnie Darko

Gattaca

Winter's Bone

Zodiac

The Tenant

Gone Baby Gone

Looper

Mystic River

Sling Blade

 

Oops now 16...

 A Simple Plan

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1. Leaving Las Vegas

2. Oldboy

3. Frailty

4. Slumdog Millionaire

5. Get on the Bus

6. City of God

7. American Me

8. Jungle Fever

9. Get Shorty

10. Ex Machina

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Ghostbusters

Martyrs

Suspiria

The Truman Show

The Exorcist

The Omen

The Karate Kid

Paranormal Activity

Gremlins

Gremlins 2

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These are 10 movies that I doubt appear on anyone's "best" lists, but when I'm clicking through channels, I just can't seem to pass by w/o watching for at least a few minutes.

Warriors, Red Dawn, Princess Diaries, Zombieland, Small Soldiers, My Cousin Vinny, Heaven is Real, Mr Deeds, Happy Gilmore, Gangs of New York.

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Not sure if by most people we mean just regular Joes or movie critics/movie lists?

1. The 400 Blows

2. The Best Years of Our Lives

3. Grapes of Wrath

4. Malcom X

5. Being There

6. The Passion of Joan of Arc

7. Rushmore

8. The Conversation

9. Throne of Blood

10. Z

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The Long Goodbye (1974)

The Man Who Would Be King (1975)

Being John Malkovich (1999)

King of Hearts (1966)

Sweeney Todd (2007)

Buttpirates4: The Wreckening (1996)

Hable Con Ella (Talk To Her) (2002)

Mutiny on the Bounty (1962)

Last Tango In Paris (1972)

The Producers (1968)

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Ok- I'm treating this as movies that aren't necessarily on anybody's top 10 lists- either critics or popular vote. and since I'm not taking much time with it, it's the first 10 that come to mind that fit that description- not really my actual top 10 (which would take some time to sort out- time I don't have).

 

Diva

Atlantic City

Strozcek

The Inlaws

Flirting with Disaster

Hopscotch

True Lies

Thin Red Line

Hanna

A Woman Under the Influence

 

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American Psycho

Best in Show

Major Payne

The Big Short

The Outlaw Josey Wales

 

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Serenity

Stargate

Coming to America

Mean Girls

Get Shorty

9 To 5 :bag:

Midnight Run

Silverado

Vision Quest

Election

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10 hours ago, TripItUp said:

10.  Drive

very cool movie

9 hours ago, shuke said:

Jacob's Ladder

just posted this somewhere... love it.

8 hours ago, ZenoRazon said:

Requiem for a Heavyweight

I loved Raging Bull- but this one is absolutely epic... the cinematography during the fight scenes is incredible.

7 hours ago, JoeSteeler said:

Gattaca

Winter's Bone

 A Simple Plan

loved these. gattaca's art direction (I've always wanted a convertible citroen), the writing and command performances in winter's bone. 

42 minutes ago, Keith R said:

9. Get Shorty

nowhere near enough credit- a perfect comedy with action. 

31 minutes ago, Scoresman said:

The Truman Show

might be better considered than others, but still a great idea told well.

19 minutes ago, Ilov80s said:

5. Being There

one of my favorite movies- I should've remembered it for my own list.

11 minutes ago, wikkidpissah said:

Being John Malkovich (1999)

Buttpirates4: The Wreckening (1996)

loved malkovich on every level. and I didn't think they could up the ante from buttpirates3: pacific fissures... but wow, was I wrong.

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10 hours ago, shuke said:


Jacob's Ladder

Shallow Grave

 

Love Jacob's Ladder, and thought I saw that there is a remake coming out soon. 🤢

Need to watch Shallow Grave.

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9 minutes ago, Demian said:

 

Best in Show

 

Forgot this one.  Would be on my list.

 

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Hard.  Like others have said, do we treat this as Average Joe, or critic list?   My guess would be that either way it would begin and end with my boner for 1997 movies and sprinkle in a couple others that stick out.  

The Sweet Hereafter

Jackie Brown

Starship Troopers

The Ice Storm

The Killing (Kubrick)

Amores Perros

Kingpin 

The Cable Guy (last 2 are 2 of my top comedies, but don't think many would have them nearly that high)

The Thin Red Line

Before Sunset (thought about cheating and putting in the whole trilogy, but this is my favorite of the 3). 

 

ETA:  Requiem for a Dream should be in there too, just not sure what I would take off.  

 

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Roadhouse

 

The early catalog of the anal sluts series.  The latter part get's quite hacky and uninspired IMO. 

Edit: didn't notice I was late on the anal sluts/butt pirates joke  :kicksrock:

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12 minutes ago, El Floppo said:

I didn't think they could up the ante from buttpirates3: pacific fissures... but wow, was I wrong.

the poopdeck scene alone was worth the price of admission

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15 minutes ago, KarmaPolice said:

Hard.  Like others have said, do we treat this as Average Joe, or critic list?   My guess would be that either way it would begin and end with my boner for 1997 movies and sprinkle in a couple others that stick out.  

The Sweet Hereafter

Starship Troopers

The Thin Red Line

Before Sunset (thought about cheating and putting in the whole trilogy, but this is my favorite of the 3). 

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Oh wow... Those are all great choices

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8 hours ago, JoeSteeler said:

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Battle Royale has been on my watch list for a while. I just looked and it is available for free to stream on Roku, Vudu and Hoopla

https://www.justwatch.com/us/movie/battle-royale

oh and I should warn you, stay as far away from Battle Royale 2 as you can.  It reaches Caddyshack 2 levels of being a bad sequel.

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Notorious-Hitchcock

Layer Cake

Oldboy

Red Rock West

In a Lonely Place

TheFriends of Eddie Coyle

Dark City

Bottle Rocket

Unbreakable

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58 minutes ago, Officer Pete Malloy said:

The Verdict is so good. I don't understand why that movie doesn't get more love. 

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2 hours ago, brun said:

These are 10 movies that I doubt appear on anyone's "best" lists, but when I'm clicking through channels, I just can't seem to pass by w/o watching for at least a few minutes.

Warriors, Red Dawn, Princess Diaries, Zombieland, Small Soldiers, My Cousin Vinny, Heaven is Real, Mr Deeds, Happy Gilmore, Gangs of New York.

No Roadhouse?

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6 minutes ago, Ilov80s said:

The Verdict is so good. I don't understand why that movie doesn't get more love. 

The culmination of two great careers and more redemption than High Mass

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12 hours ago, shuke said:

The Conversation
Lost Highway
Clerks
Glory
Donnie Darko
Jacob's Ladder
Talk Radio
Blue Velvet
Shallow Grave
Diner
 

I concur with the Glory pick.  I'd swap Blue Velvet out for Mulholland Drive.  No hay banda.  

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8 minutes ago, Psychopav said:

No Roadhouse?

LOL. No. TBH I don't think that I've ever watched it all the way through.

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2 hours ago, KarmaPolice said:

Need to watch Shallow Grave.

By the way, I'm referring to the 1994 movie with Ewan McGregor.  I believe there are some other movies with this title.

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3 hours ago, Hov34 said:

Serenity

Stargate

Coming to America

Mean Girls

Get Shorty

9 To 5 :bag:

Midnight Run

Silverado

Vision Quest

Election

Props for Silverado

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So we are saying “best” and not “favorite”?

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3 hours ago, Hov34 said:

 

Stargate

Coming to America

Vision Quest

 

Any of these were in consideration for my list.  

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Just now, Spike said:

So we are saying “best” and not “favorite”?

I used "favorite", not "best"...didn't want to get into a discussion about what "best" means...I've seen that rabbithole playout a million times in the FFA.

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This is a tough one (I'm excluding Glory because I've seen it mentioned twice, so may be too well-liked to qualify).  My attempt:

  • The Lavender Hill Mob
  • The Man in the White Suit
  • Kind Hearts and Coronets (Alec Guinness Ealing trio off the bat)
  • A Shot in the Dark
  • Miller's Crossing
  • A Face in Crowd (watched this for the first time for the KP polls and shot up my list)
  • Paths of Glory (may be borderline eligible here)
  • Out of the Past
  • Dick
  • Josie and the #####cats (a couple of mindless ones that I love to round out)
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Great thread.

Ones that came to mind:

3:10 to Yuma (the new one)

The Right Stuff

Mr.Mom

Amadeus

 

 

 

 

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53 minutes ago, TripItUp said:

I used "favorite", not "best"...didn't want to get into a discussion about what "best" means...I've seen that rabbithole playout a million times in the FFA.

The film I listed first was Leaving Las Vegas, my personal #3 overall movie.  However, it is so draining to watch that I've only seen it a few times to see if it holds up (it does).  So I went "best", not "favorite" - otherwise I would have listed a lot of guilty pleasure movies that I've seen a dozen times or more but even I couldn't argue their merit as Top 25 ATG movies.  Flash Gordon, The Last Dragon, Knock Knock, etc.

No wrong play though.  This is a fun thread so enjoy it in whatever manner you like.

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just thought of Galaxy Quest. does sci-fi better than most sci-fis... even as a satire. 

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99% whittles the list down pretty far. Be that as it may...

 

Brief Encounter

All The Kings Men

In A Lonely Place

The Wages of Fear

Judgement At Nuremberg

Duel

Breaker Morant

Silverado

Tucker: The Man and His Dream

Stick It

 

I had to remove All The Kings Men, The Innocents, A Face In The Crowd, and The Devil's Advocate to get to 10.

 

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City of God

Sideways

The Descendants 

Waiting for Guffman

Lone Star

Strictly Ballroom

The Last Days of Disco

Jackie Brown

The Last Seduction

You Can Count on Me

Limbo

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6 hours ago, KarmaPolice said:

Brittney Spears acted her ### of in that one!

And also played a mean guitar.

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These are movies that I rewatch that are in my collection and a little more obscure from other "top" lists:

Vanishing Point

Billy Jack

Dirty Mary Crazy Larry

True Romance

Rounders

Barfly

Blues Brothers

Something About Mary

Warriors

Baby Driver

 

 

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6 hours ago, KarmaPolice said:

Brittney Spears acted her ### of in that one!

Now, you wanna play like Robert Johnson? You wanna play like Petie Wheatstraw?  
 

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