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#1 - Sweeney Todd: The demon Barber of Fleet Street.

#2 - Lord of the Rings: Return of the King

#3 - Mean Creek

#4 - The Secret Garden (1993)

#5 - Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

To add 5 more:

#6 - Lawrence of Arabia

#7 - Sleepy Hollow (Burton)

#8 - Lemony Snicket's: A Series of Unfortunate Events

#9 - A Little Princess (1995)

#10 - Juno

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Here's five that come to mind. There's plenty of worthy films that could go on the list, but this is just a sample.


Being There (my definite first)


The Thing (1982)


Barry Lyndon


Pulse (the Kiyoshi Kurosawa one, not the atrocious American remake)


The Searchers

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I could do this by decade, Foreign or U.S, or General, but for the moment...............




Ugetsu (Mizoguchi, 1953)

Fallen Angels (Wong Kar Wai, 1996)

The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly (Leone 1966)

Branded to Kill (Seijun 1967)

8 1/2 (Fellini 1963)





The Empire Strikes Back (Kershner 1980)

There Will Be Blood (P.T Anderson 2007)

Malcolm X (Spike Lee 1992)

Mulholland Dr. (Lynch 2001)

Pulp Fiction (Tarantino 1994)

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The New World by Terrence Malick

The Thin Red Line by the same dear Terrence Malick

Eyes Wide Shut by Stanley Kubrick

Death In Venice By Luchino Visconti


hummm for the last one i can't choose between 2001, A space Odyssey and Once Upon A time in America by Leone... or perhaps Bergman's Wild Strawberries :).

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Usually favorite films are chosen because someone wants to look like they have good taste or they see something in the films that reflects their interests - mine are the latter.


La Femme Nikita (perfect blend of art, action, and story for me + it's just overall beautiful) Luc Besson French version BTW


MORE - an Academy Award nominated claymation short film about happiness


Fargo - I can't describe what it is about this film that makes it so great


Braveheart - It is just such an inspiring film about scots standing up to the king of england.


I would put one last one but a ton of films are tied for 5th place so nothing here.

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today my favorites...


Once Upon a time in the West .. leone '68

Down by Law ... jarmusch '86

Ratcatcher .... ramsey '99

A Blonde in Love ... foreman ' 65

Spirit of the Beehive... erice '73


appreciate anyone's comments on these films

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Top five is very hard as there are loads of amazing films.....but here goes anyway.


My top five that come in to mind and that were made in the last 30 years or so -


Once upon a time in America

O' Brother where Art Thou


Etre et Avoir

True Romance



Other Contenders - Delicatessen, Amelie, Edward Scissorhands, Catch me if you can, Big Fish, ET............

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Well seeing as I recently compiled my top 10, I guess maybe I could cut it down...


Here we go...


5: The Big Lebowski - Coen Brothers (1998)

4: Ghost World - Terry Zwigoff (2001)

3: He Died with a Felafel in his Hand - Richard Lowenstein (2001)

2: Down By Law - Jim Jarmusch (1986)

1: Royal Tenenbaums - Wes Anderson (2001)


...But we all know that's not enough!

The only solid slots in there are the top two and depending what day of the week it is the other three could change! (The other three candidates are Spirited Away - Hayao Miyazaki (2001), Pulp Fiction - Quentin Tarantino (1994) and Rushmore - Wes Anderson (1998).


Wow! I never realised how many movies I love from '01.

Basically nearly all of Jarmusch, Wes Anderson, Tarantino, David Lynch and Studio Ghibli, they are all quite good with me.


Oh 'hi!', by the way.


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I'm sorry but why Delicatessen? I really found that to be one of the most pretentious art films I've ever seen.


I really didn't see it as a pretentious film. I liked the idea.

The acting was good , good storyline, true french feel and I also thought that the cinematography(Darius Kondhji(?)) was brilliant.


I also would like to add Gandhi to my list....great epic!



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