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Your Top 20 Movies
« on: January 13, 2014, 10:44 AM »
Last night in Twitter I discovered one of our Staff Members had never watched Groundhog Day which is easily in my top 20 movies of all time.  Which got me to thinking, what are my top 20 movies of all time?  Time to put them down for all eternity.  No need to be in order if you don't want them to be (which may be easier to do)

1. E.T.
2. Star Wars
3. The Empire Strikes Back
4. Return of the Jedi
5. Raiders of the Lost Ark
6. Back to the Future
7. The Goonies
8. Fellowship of the Ring
9. The Two Towers
10. Return of the King
11. Caddyshack
12. This is Spinal Tap
13. The Jerk
14. Groundhog Day
15. Fight Club
16. Pulp Fiction
17. Hoosiers
18. A Christmas Story
19. The Avengers
20. Stand By Me

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Re: Your Top 20 Movies
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2014, 01:41 PM »
No order outside of the first four.

01. Raiders
02. Star Wars
03. E.T.
04. Die Hard
05. Ferris
06. Spinal Tap
07. Lebowski
08. Aliens
09. Terminator 2
10. BTTF
11. The Goonies
12. Groundhog Day
13. The Dark Knight
14. The Blues Brothers
15. The Empire Strikes Back
16. Office Space
17. Toy Story 2
18. Dumb & Dumber
19. Anchorman
20. Little Man

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Re: Your Top 20 Movies
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2014, 01:59 PM »
Same for me.  Beyond the first five there isn't any real order.

1. Raiders of the Lost Ark
2. Star Wars
3. Pulp Fiction
4. Saving Private Ryan
5. Gladiator
Back to the Future
Patton
Terminator
Die Hard
Shakespeare in Love
Office Space
Aliens
Caddyshack
Schindler's List
The Great Escape
Braveheart
The Usual Suspects
Seven
Tommy Boy
Dumb and Dumber
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Re: Your Top 20 Movies
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2014, 08:47 PM »
Great topic guys.  No order for me either:

1. Empire Strikes Back
2. Raiders of the Lost Ark
3. Aliens
4. Terminator 2
5. The Shawshank Redemption
6. Braveheart
7. Seven
8. Fight Club
9 Almost Famous
10. The Avengers
11. The Usual Suspects
12. American Beauty
13. The Two Towers
14. Caddyshack
15. The Dark Knight
16. The Matrix
17. Pulp Fiction
18. Snatch
19. Swingers
20. Tombstone

A lot of runner-ups for me too - Goodfellas, Amadeus, Friday Night Lights, Heat, Jurassic Park, Road to Perdition, Rounders, Seabiscuit, Silence of the Lambs, Schindler's List, Saving Private Ryan, and Traffic.
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Re: Your Top 20 Movies
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2014, 09:37 PM »
No order past ROTJ and I reserve the right to change as this is off the top of my head:
1. ANH
2. ESB
3. Godfather Part 2
4. Schindler's List
5. Godfather
6. ROTJ
7. A Clockwork Orange
8. Ben Hur
9. Rear Window
10. Psycho
11. Grave of the Fireflies
12. Shawshank Redemption
13. Pulp Fiction
14. Blade Runner
15. ROTLA
16. Seven
17. Two Towers
18. Silence of the Lambs
19. Casablanca
20. Big

And this is too hard because I have way too many more.
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Re: Your Top 20 Movies
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2014, 09:53 PM »
I'll say the same, I might change this, but off the top of my head (and in no particular order)...

1. Star Wars
2. Empire Strikes Back
3. Return of the Jedi
4. Fellowship of the Ring
5. The Two Towers
6. Return of the King
7. Saving Private Ryan
8. Downfall
9. Raiders of the Lost Ark
10. Temple of Doom/Last Crusade (I'm going to cheat and put a tie here, and sorry Matt)
11. Letters from Iwo Jima
12. Shawshank Redemption
13. A Bridge Too Far
14. Christmas Vacation
15. Hobbit 1
16. Hobbit 2
17. Die Hard With A Vengeance
18. Schindler's List
19. Braveheart
20. Gods and Generals/Gettysburg (cheating again but they're like one film to me really, just a really long one).
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Re: Your Top 20 Movies
« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2014, 10:45 PM »
And this is too hard because I have way too many more.

Totally agree on this...I had lots of them just off the list Ghostbusters, Blade Runner, Wrath of Khan, Schindler's List, Life is Beautiful, All 3 Toy Story movies, Up, Dark Knight it goes on and on :-\

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Re: Your Top 20 Movies
« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2014, 11:08 PM »
1 Empire Strikes Back
2 Raiders of the Lost Ark
3 Star Wars
4 Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
5 Army of Darkness
6 Return of the Jedi
7 Fellowship of the Ring
8 The Two Towers
9 Return of the King
10 Shawshank Redemption
11 Jurassic Park
12 Phantom of the Paradise
13 Blues Brothers
14 Thunderball
15 Logan's Run
16 Damnation Alley
17 The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
18 Magnificent Seven
19 Midway
20 Spinal Tap
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Re: Your Top 20 Movies
« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2014, 11:35 PM »
Such a tough thing to do. 

1 - The Empire Strikes Back
2 - A New Hope
3 - Raiders of the Lost Ark
4 - The Big Lebowski
5 - Rear Window
6 - Return of the Jedi
7 - The Godfather
8 - The Godfather Part II
9 - LOTR - The Two Towers
10 - Lawrence of Arabia
11 - Saving Private Ryan
12 - LOTR - Return of the King
13 - Still Crazy
14 - Gladiator
15 - Patton
16 - A Bronx Tale
17 - The Last Waltz
18 - Revenge of the Sith
19 - Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
20 - Avengers
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Re: Your Top 20 Movies
« Reply #9 on: January 13, 2014, 11:37 PM »
****, forgot the new Batmans...  ugh.

Yeah, and Toy Story...

And The good The Bad and the Ugly...  And Gone with the Wind...  And Glory... 

And just off my list is the original Die Hard, and Ghost Busters as well.  I'd also have Caddy Shack just off the list.  I'd also have Silence of the Lambs just off my list, as well as Young Frankenstein, and Jurassic Park...

Fast Times might be up there too.  I think Old School and Anchorman would creep in for me too, into the top 30 or 40.   Jeesh.
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Re: Your Top 20 Movies
« Reply #10 on: January 16, 2014, 09:13 PM »
I love reading lists like this.  Like everyone else, it is really tough to limit it to 20, I could probably go to 40 or 50 as well.  My favorites tend to stay the same from when I was a kid, add in many of today's Superhero movies (or Tolkien-related), and a lot of animated stuff.  I have a lot of good memories going to animated movies the past few years with our daughter.  Here's mine off the top of my head, in no particular order:

1. Star Wars
2. Empire Strikes Back
3. Return of the Jedi
4. Raiders of the Lost Ark
5. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
6. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
7. LOTR: The Fellowship of the Ring
8. LOTR: The Two Towers
9. LOTR: Return of the King
10. E.T.
11. The Goonies
12. Guardians of the Galaxy
13. The Avengers
14. Ghostbusters
15. Harry Potter (any of them really, Azkaban is probably my favorite)
16. The Incredibles
17. Captain America: The First Avenger/Winter Soldier
18. Spider-Man 2
19. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
20. The Muppets

Others: Karate Kid, The Hobbit, Toy Story Trilogy, Almost All Pixar, Nolan's Batman Trilogy, Back to the Future, Jurassic Park, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Iron Man, X2: X-Men United, Despicable Me 1&2, the Iron Giant, Christmas Vacation, Caddyshack, Uncle Buck, Planes, Trains, and Automobiles, Chronicles of Narnia: the Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
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