Five is such a small number, for so many decent ones. Too bad the topic isn't by genre.
Overall, I'd say my favorite films are:
The Godfather (trilogy)
The Lord Of The Rings (trilogy)
Grave of the Fireflies (1988, anime)
The Legend of 1900
Lots of good ones out there, though, such as:
Being There (1980)
Brian's Song (1971)
Camille Claudel (1988)
Lawrence of Arabia
Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day
The Englishman Who Went Up A Hill But Came Down A Mountain
The Great Dictator
The Hudsucker Proxy
The Man in the White Suit
The Princess Bride
The Red Balloon (1956, short)
The Shawshank Redemption
The Usual Suspects
The Way We Were
To Sir, With Love (1967)
When Harry Met Sally
... The 1,000 Greatest Films (a list)
I forgot about "Raiders of the Lost Ark"!
I so rarely go to the movies that I have a lot of catching up to do. Maybe I'll start a list of them.
CCW's right...by genre would be good. You know, Socially Redeeming vs Completely Ridiculous But Very Funny.
Adventures of Robin Hood (1936)-or anything with Eroll Flynn
The Godfathe I + II
The Dogs of War
And any B sci fi movie
1. Rio Bravo
2. El Dorado
3. The Shootist
5. The Sons of Katie Elder
Yeah, I don't blame you, for filtering out The Godfather III. Can't often bring myself to see it, whereas the other two are still fairly great after all these years.
Originally Posted by suntzu
Last of the Mohicans
The Big Lebowski
Dumb and Dumber
In no specific order:
"Harold and Maude"
"A Clockwork Orange"
"12 Angry Men"
Thank you RJ, for having the self esteem to be able to admit this! :biggrin:
Originally Posted by rammerjammer
Hey, I mentioned Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day. What, no Brownie Button?? :embarassed:
Originally Posted by Jeanlouise
1) The Godfather 1+2
2)We were soldiers
3)Saving private Ryan
5)Fight Club (I know, from my teen years, still have to watch it a couple of times a year)
Wow, that was hard. Some really good lists on here, I've got some movies to watch!
Originally Posted by ccw9mm
I don't know about Mrs Pettigrew but it sounds ridiculous enough. :image035:
The fast and furious (series)
Rush hour (series)
I have more but these 5 stand out for my faves.
The Outlaw Josey Wales
Oh Brother Where Art Thou
Where Eagles Dare
Hot Dog The Movie
Interesting that O Brother...shows up on a lot of lists. I thought I'd be nearly alone voting on that one! I just saw Hitchcock's Rear Window for the first time recently, one of my favs now...the suspense!!:gah:
The girl with a dragon tattoo
Equilibrium < if you haven't seen this movie PLEASE watch it, very cool and great story line it's on Netflix