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  1. Eddie

    Eddie Jedi Master star 3

    Jan 16, 2001
    Hey guys, Eddie here (the resident Phantom Poster!).

    What are your top 10 fims of all time?

    The rules of the thread are:

    ? Only list 10 films, no more no less!
    ? Only list 1 film from a series of films. (We don't want to end up with Star Wars 1-6 on everyone's list.)

    Ok my list:

    10 - Me, Myself & Irene

    9 - Frequency

    8 - A.I.: Artificial Intelligence

    7 - Cast Away

    6 - Pulp Fiction

    5 - Vannila Sky

    4 - E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial

    3 - Back To The Future

    2 - Alien

    1 - Star Wars
  2. spike_thmid

    spike_thmid Jedi Padawan star 4

    Apr 13, 2005

    Good Gravy Eddie!!

    talk about the impossible list - but here goes....

    Spike_Thmids Top 10 DVD's*

    10 - Tremors

    9 - The Crow

    8 - Planes, Trains & Automobiles

    7 - Dog Soldiers

    6 - Airplane

    5 - RoboCop (the 1st film)

    4 - Shaun of the Dead

    3 - Jaws (the 1st film)

    2 - Die Hard (the 1st film)

    1 - Star Wars (all of them)

    *this top 10 is subject to change depending on moods & what I watched the night before
  3. ObiWanCon

    ObiWanCon Jedi Master star 4

    Apr 15, 2004
    Very hard but here it goes

    10. Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back

    9. Back to the Future

    8. Aliens

    7. Superman

    6. Ghostbusters

    5. Star Trek: First Contact

    4. X-Men 2

    3. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

    2. Batman Begins

    1. Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (All of them but you said just one)

    This can change anytime.
  4. jedidonkey

    jedidonkey Jedi Youngling star 1

    Mar 8, 2006
    10:The day after tommorrow
    9:Star trek: First contact
    8:Back To The Future
    7:Lord of the rings: return of the king
    5:Hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy
    4:The Matrix
    3:Indiana Jones: and the last crusade
    2:Batman Begins
    1:Star Wars: Return of the Jedi
  5. Eddie

    Eddie Jedi Master star 3

    Jan 16, 2001
    Funny that everyone has put Star Wars number 1 so far!

    It would be interesting to watch all the films people list that you haven't seen.
    So far the ones I haven't seen are:

    The Crow
    Shaun Of The Dead
    Jay And Ailent Bob Strike Back
    X-Men 2

    Wow, that's a lot of films to watch! I wonder if any of them will replace any of my top 10?!
  6. timbolton

    timbolton Jedi Master star 5

    Mar 14, 2003
    10 - Saving Private Ryan

    9 - Pirates of the Caribbean

    8 - Spiderman 2

    7 - Gladiator

    6 - Indiana Jones (Raiders of Lost Ark) - which reminds me, I have to get the DVD boxset lol.

    5 - Ice Age (so far, the best cgi kid's film, though "The Incredibles" is gnawing at Sid's ankle)

    4 - Aliens

    3 - Matrix (first)

    2 - Lord of the Rings (hard to pick one over the others, "Two Towers" I think)

    1 - Star Wars ANH

    Some of the positioning is hard :( And things like Ghostbusters and Die Hard were great, as were all four films by M. Night Shyamalan. Deepa Mehta's "Fire" and "Earth" films were thought-provoking and beautifully filmed too. And I just got Zulu for £6, that may become a firm favourite lol (I got it since a 3 part story in the SW Empire comic series was based on the Zulu events - Mega Therion aka Matt who posts here was the genius who put that "plot" spark into the DHC people's heads, especially Randy Stradley who loved the idea of a Zulu-themed story).

    Oh! and Denzel Washington films, he is :cool:
    Man on Fire, Out of Time, The Siege, Fallen, John Q and Training Day - quality films!
  7. edgejedi88

    edgejedi88 Jedi Padawan star 4

    May 13, 2005
    In absolutely no order whatsoever (aside from No 1 - which will always be No 1 in my eyes!)

    1. Star Wars - A New Hope

    2. Matrix - Reloaded

    3. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (original version please!)

    4. Raiders of the Lost Ark

    5. Leon

    6. Life of Brian

    7. Amelie

    8. 12 Monkeys

    9. Planet of the Apes

    10. Logans Run

  8. jedimasterhughsy

    jedimasterhughsy Jedi Youngling

    May 12, 2006
    10:Layer cake
    8:Blade: Trinity
    7:Lord of the rings: return of the king
    5:Shaun of the dead
    4:The Matrix
    3:Spider-man 2
    1:Star Wars: Empire strikes back
  9. Glass_Onion

    Glass_Onion Jedi Youngling star 2

    Dec 29, 2005
    In no real order since my faves change quite often.

    Star Wars: Empire Strikes Back
    Battle Royale
    LOTR: Return of the King
    Sin City: Recut & Extended
    Reservoir Dogs
    American History X
    Night Watch/Nochoi Dozor
  10. orn-free-tada

    orn-free-tada Jedi Knight star 6

    Aug 11, 2001
    10 - Pulp fiction
    9 - Dogma
    8 - Chumscrubber
    7- The untouchables
    6 - Bubba ho-tep
    5 - Temple of Doom
    4 - The Rocky Horror picture show
    3 - Kes
    2 - A clockwork orange
    1 - Star Wars

    7 -10 in no particular order
  11. jedi_master_booth

    jedi_master_booth Jedi Youngling star 3

    Jun 24, 2005
    Whatch out my list is'nt great .

    10 jaws (1)
    9 Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
    8 Tinker Talior Solder Spy
    7 Star trek (all of them )
    6 The Lord Of The Rings (all of them)
    5 Watership Down
    4 The Last Samurai
    3 Underworld (Both of them)
    2 The Name of the Rose
    1 Star Wars (all of them )

    What do you think ?

  12. Welshguy

    Welshguy Jedi Padawan star 4

    Jun 2, 2002
    Since TimBolton is pretty much the only person apart from me who posts in the Welsh forum, thought i'd pop along to his neck of the woods and return the favour.

    In no particular order, my list is thus:

    Star Wars - All 6 movies (of course).

    The Matrix trilogy - These count as 1 movie ok!!

    Lord of the Rings - Fave is probably ROTK. Didn't care much for TT.

    Goodfellas - Possibly the best mob movie ever made? In my eyes it is anyway.

    Carlitto's Way - Probably the last truly great movie Al Pacino ever made.

    Donnie Darko - The original cut. I miss certain music cues too much on the extended version, it didn't work as well for me.

    East of Eden - James Dean's best movie. Yes, better than Rebel!

    Jaws - No movie has managed to mess up an entire generation as much as this one did. I know people who were even afraid to go into the BATH after seeing this.

    Blues Brothers - Not only one of the funniest comedies ever, but as one of the best musicals ever. I laugh so much at the scene where the Illinois Nazi's fall off the bridge from 4 miles up, that it cracks me up even thinking about it. The look on their faces as they realise they're going to die is priceless! "I've always loved you".

    Ok, one left. As there is only one space left, I think I?ll mix it up a little and throw in a movie most of you probably won't even have heard of, let alone seen. Its a 1932 movie by the name of "Freaks!".

    Freaks! - Now this is one movie that left me with my jaw on the floor the first time I saw it. The sight of seeing real life "freaks" in a movie was something I had never seen before. Remember, this was made at a time when birth screening was unheard of and freak shows and carnivals still winded their way across America, delivering the most bizarre and outlandish human defects for people's entertainment, a notion that is abhorrent to us all now, but perfectly common back then. Such was my utter shock at seeing the "Pin Head" sisters for the first time, I actually had trouble looking at them on screen. The movie is most famous for its shocking climax, a scene where the freaks discover that the "strongman" and the "beauty" are planning to knock off the freak show owner (a dwarf who is married to the ?beauty?) and claim his fortune for themselves. (Interesting side note. The guy who played the dwarf also played Master, of Master Blaster fame, in Mad Max 3!).

    Its chase scene through a rain lashed, dark forest has to be seen to be believed. Limbless bodies slither along the dirt, knife in mouth towards the wrong doers. A man who has no body above his navel leaps over logs and braches with the agility and speed of a chimp. The Pin head sisters crawl on all fours with daggers in their hands, ready to strike!

    You somehow think that people who look like this would somehow be more capable of doing something like this, but you instantly tell yourself off for being prejudiced, but then realise that not only are they fore-filling your worst nightmares about how people with physical deformities are somehow "evil", they are going waaaaay beyond and into something primitive and savage.

    Freaks works on so many levels because it starts off by stripping away all your pre conceived notions of freak show workers, by showing them as simple, honest and caring people. They look out for each other and care for one another, mainly because due to their physical appearance, no-one else will. But then that is also their failing. They are too close, they are too insular. When one of them is threatened, the mood of the "gang" changes completely. Gone is the happy wedding party and cries of "gooble-gobble, gooble-gobble, one of us, one of us", it is replaced by a cold calculating plan of revenge and self-preservation. A mindset that has been installed in these people since the very day they were born.

    If you haven't seen this film, I highly recommend you check it out. It bombed upon its original release (well, due to the subject matter, what do you expect!) and was banned in the UK for 40 years. There was originally a
  13. timbolton

    timbolton Jedi Master star 5

    Mar 14, 2003
    :eek: Duuuuuuuuuuuuuuude!!!!
    Welcome to our 'ickle corner of the FF-UK :cool: :D Cool to have you here!
    *rolls up sleeves* We'll get the Welsh area going pal!
  14. Welshguy

    Welshguy Jedi Padawan star 4

    Jun 2, 2002
    Nice to be here dude. Always happy to post in an interesting thread.

    So have you seen "Freaks!"?

    I would post a picture of the Pin Head sisters up here, but I don't think it would be appreciated by everyone. If you want to find out what they (and the other cast members) look like, i'm sure there are many webistes that feature it and its story.
  15. Spike2002

    Spike2002 Former FF-UK RSA and Arena Manager star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Feb 4, 2002
    In no particular order

    Empire Strikes Back
    Godfather Part 1
    Hellraiser II
    The Dark Crystal
    Lord of the Rings Trilogy
    Revenge of the Sith
    A New Hope
  16. FatBurt

    FatBurt Jedi Grand Master star 6

    Jul 21, 2003
    Regardless of the fact I'm posting on a Star Wars board, the fact that a star wars film is everyones number one (who has listed in order) worries me slightly. Granted it's a good movie but there are netter out there.

    Still thats just MY opinion.

    Mine (in order). I have chosen my favourite based on the film I can pick up and put on regardles of the mood I'm in.

    1. Pirates of the Carribean.

    2. Lord of the Rings Trilogy

    3. X-Men

    4. Star Wars (I'll not specify a specific episode, some were crap others excellent but they are a series and that works fine for me)

    5. Serenity

    6. Scream

    7. Ghostbusters

    8. Blazing Saddles

    9. Spiderman

    10. Stargate.

    That is all.
  17. Tethys

    Tethys Jedi Youngling star 1

    Sep 30, 2005
    Shocking that Master Fatburt would even utter such words in the preceding post (you know which bit I mean). Let us not say anything further on the matter. Anyway my top 10 - prob not in any order are:

    1. The Empire Strikes Back (plus all the others wedged in between 1 and 2 in this order - Return of the Jedi, Revenge of the Sith, A New Hope, Attack of the Clones, The Phantom Menace).

    2. Serenity

    3. Shawshank Redemption

    4. Aliens

    5. Batman Begins

    6. The Money Pit (for THAT scene with the bath)

    7. Jaws

    8. The Thing

    9. The Crow

    10. Ong-bak

    There also tonnes of others given that I own a ridiculous number of DVDs!!!
  18. FatBurt

    FatBurt Jedi Grand Master star 6

    Jul 21, 2003

    the problem with favourite lists are that they will change quite regularly based on your mood.

    i actually watched ROTS today. The first SW I watched since Christmas
  19. Dickie

    Dickie Jedi Master star 4

    Jan 19, 2005
    My list:

    1. ESB
    2. Bullit
    3. Italian Job (ORIGINAL!!!)
    4. ANH
    5. Stargate
    6. Master and Commander
    7. The Matrix
    8. The Wild Geese
    9. Sereniy
    10. The Hunt for Red October
  20. khabarakh23

    khabarakh23 Jedi Padawan star 4

    May 18, 2005
    I'm not putting in SW as it's a no-brainer winner.

    1. Leon
    2. Sin City
    3. Toy Story 2
    4. Batman Begins
    5. X-Men 2 (just ahead on X-Men, miles ahead of 3 which was quite shocking i thought)
    6. Princess Bride
    7. Gremlins
    8. Forrest Gump
    9. Terminator 2
    10. longest Yard(latest version with Adam Sandler)

    JONJEDI Jedi Master star 5

    Nov 11, 2002
    10. Spider-man
    9. Sin City
    8. Lord of the Rings
    7. Aliens
    6. Batman Begins
    5. The Matrix
    4. Raiders of the Lost Ark
    3. Back to the The Future
    2. The Terminator (1 & 2)
    1. Star Wars Saga

    JONJEDI Jedi Master star 5

    Nov 11, 2002
    :oops: How could I miss off Rocky.

    10. Sin City
    9. Lord of the Rings
    8. Aliens
    7. Batman Begins
    6. The Matrix
    5. Raiders of the Lost Ark
    4. Rocky
    3. Back to the The Future
    2. The Terminator (1 & 2)
    1. Star Wars Saga
  23. Eddie

    Eddie Jedi Master star 3

    Jan 16, 2001
    Rocky 1 - Spiderman 0 :(
  24. Lord-Wiz

    Lord-Wiz Jedi Padawan star 4

    May 20, 2005
    Ok, in no particular order (although top gun would be in my top three favorites)

    1. jaws
    2. raiders of the lost ark
    3. matrix (first one)
    4. top gun
    5. terminator
    6. rocky 3
    7. superman (the first one)
    8. aliens
    9. dog soldiers
    10. saving private ryan

  25. Jairen

    Jairen Manager Emeritus star 4 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Sep 1, 2000
    I just can't respond to this, since my favourite films change depending on my mood. There are so many that I will turn to over and over again for different reasons.
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