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#1

The Chief shared this image from Edgar Wright over the weekend. It’s Edgar’s list of top 40 movies.

We’ve done top movie lists before, but I’m unsure if we’ve just done all movies ever as a list. Don’t need to share your top 40 (unless that’s your thing) but I’d be curious to see what people list. I expect no two people on the planet to have the same top ten list, meaning your movie list is as distinct as your fingerprint.

I’ll kick things off:

  1. The Princess Bride
  2. The Curse of the Black Pearl
  3. Guardians of the Galaxy
  4. Aliens
  5. The Right Stuff
  6. Predator
  7. Highlander
  8. The Fifth Element
  9. Meet Joe Black
  10. Trainspotting
  11. Millers Crossing
  12. Man of Steel
  13. Rocky
  14. Unforgiven
  15. Moneyball
  16. Brokeback Mountain
  17. Star Trek (reboot)
  18. Hackers
  19. The Dark Knight
  20. Amadeus
  21. Coming to America
  22. Rocky 4
  23. The Wrath of Khan
  24. The Return of the Jedi
  25. Good Will Hunting
  26. Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
  27. Kung Fu Hustle
  28. Kill Bill
  29. My Fair Lady
  30. The Two Towers
  31. The Blues Brothers
  32. Braveheart
  33. Rocky 2
  34. A New Hope
  35. The Gangs of New York
  36. Goldfinger
  37. The 40 year old Virgin
  38. Top Gun
  39. The Professional
  40. ET

#2

Brick
The Empire Strikes Back
Brokeback Mountain
Forrest Gump
Akira
Tombstone
Rules of Attraction
This is Spinal Tap
Fyra nyanser av brunt
Hook
Moulin Rouge
Aliens
The Room
Pi
Pulp Fiction
Snatch
Jaws
The Godfather
Dr Strangelove
Adventures of Picasso
Batman: the Motion Picture
Aladdin
Moonlight
Interview with the Vampire
Back to the Future
Life Aquatic with Steve Sizszzzxou
Fantastic mr fox
The Big Lebowski


#3

Oh, Jim

(I love Hackers, but it’s so, so bad)


#4
  1. Fight club
  2. Jaws
  3. Goodfellas
    (The rest in no particular Order)
  4. Hateful Eight
  5. Deadpool
  6. Drive
  7. Godfather
  8. Big Trouble in Little China.
  9. Mad Max: Fury Road
  10. Blues Brothers
  11. Ghostbusters
  12. Moneyball
  13. Kill Bill Vol 1
  14. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
  15. Rocky
  16. Scream
  17. No Country for Old men
  18. Evil Dead II
  19. The Big Labowski
  20. The Raid
  21. Chasing Amy
  22. Young Frankenstein
  23. Whiplash
  24. OldBoy (the Original)
  25. LA Confidential
  26. Blade Runner
  27. China Town
  28. The Shining
  29. The Will be Blood
  30. The Departed
  31. Groundhog Day
  32. The Sting
  33. Leon
  34. History of Violence
  35. Dogma
  36. Elf
  37. One flew over the Cuckoo’s nest
  38. The Hustler
  39. Back to The Future
  40. The Town

#5

In no particular order of preference.

  1. The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp
  2. Brazil
  3. Raiders of the Lost Ark
  4. Superman
  5. Vertigo
  6. The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
  7. The Magnificent Seven
  8. Die Hard
  9. The Adventures of Robin Hood
  10. The Bride of Frankenstein
  11. Lawrence of Arabia
  12. Out of the Past/Build My Gallows High
  13. Yojimbo
  14. Army of Darkness
  15. Star Trek 2: The Wrath of Khan
  16. Almost Famous
  17. The Guard
  18. From Russia With Love
  19. Skyfall
  20. North By Northwest
  21. A Matter of Life and Death
  22. The Big Sleep
  23. Back to the Future
  24. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
  25. The Verdict
  26. Dog Day Afternoon
  27. The French Connection
  28. Young Frankenstein
  29. The Royal Tenenbaums
  30. The Muppet Movie
  31. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
  32. Spartacus
  33. The Killer
  34. The Raid
  35. Casablanca
  36. The Blues Brothers
  37. Lethal Weapon
  38. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
  39. Star Wars
  40. Point Blank

Edit: and because @davidm reminded me

Kind Hearts and Coronets
The Ladykillers
The Third Man
Local Hero
Midnight Run
Ghostbusters
The Thing
It’s a Wonderful Life.


#6

Mulholland Drive
Apocalypse Now
The Empire Strikes Back
Goodfellas
2001: A Space Odyssey
Shame
Blade Runner
The Shining
Jaws
Alien
Akira
Taxi Driver
Conan the Barbarian
Princess Mononoke
Network
The Godfather Part II
Star Wars
Inglourious Basterds
Oldboy (Park Chan-wook)
The Conversation
The Proposition
Mad Max: Fury Road
Don’t Look Now
Kill Bill Vol. 1
The Godfather
Drive
Gladiator
The Road Warrior
Fargo
Lost Highway
Boogie Nights
The Thing
The Neon Demon
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (Philip Kaufman)
Under the Skin
This Is Spinal Tap
Trainspotting
Pulp Fiction
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Blue Velvet


#7

Yes it is. But it’s brilliantly bad. I don’t like people crying out 'that’s not how computers work!". That’s not how spacecraft work in Star Wars but no-one complains.

Hackers embraces what it’s trying to do fully, and it does a great job of defining that moment in time when computers were this weird thing no-one understood. The cringy hacker names, geeking out over the terrible laptop, Fisher Stevens on his skateboard, the soundtrack, attacking the Gibson, HACK THE PLANET! The whole movie is just terrific. Bad doesn’t matter.


#8

It would be one of those changes-depending-on-mood lists, but it would always include

The Wizard of Oz
Blade Runner
Star Wars
Alien
Aliens
Shane
The Princess Bride
The Ladykillers (proper version)

Not necessarily in that order (though probably in that order for #1 and #2).


#9

Caddyshack
The Goonies
Jaws
Raiders of the Lost Ark
The Thing
Pulp Fiction
Die Hard
The Dark Crystal
Unbreakable
Jackass the Movie
The Court Jester
The Empire Strikes Back
Batman Returns
Weird Science
The Breakfast Club
Friday the 13th (1-3)
The Man with the Golden Gun
Kick-Ass
The Blues Brothers
The Incredibles


#10

In no order.

Forrest Gump
Apocalypto
Dr. Strangelove
In The Mouth of Madnesa
The Rules of Attraction
Primer
Upstream Color
Alien
Phantom of the Paradise
Vanilla Sky
Starship Troopers
Lost Highway
Planet of the Apes
Escape From the Planet of the Apes
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Rope
A Serious Man
Blood Simple
Apocalypse Now
The Thing
A Shot in the Dark
Once Upon a Time in the West
The Warriors
The Truman Show
Superman
The Evil Dead
Re-Animator
The Fly
Southland Tales
Stargate
Letters From Iwo Jima
Godzilla (original)
Die Hard with a Vengeance
Mimic
The Addams Family
Manchester By The Sea
Tron
Synechdoche, New York
The Great Dictator
Young Frankenstein


#11

This is in no particular order. In some ways it’s a little stream of conscious. Some movies I like I don’t need or want to see again. Other’s I absolutely have to own. Not just electronic versions either, I have to have physical media.

  1. The Matrix
  2. Wonder Woman
  3. John Wick
  4. Kill Bill 1
  5. Man of Steel
  6. Tron
  7. Wrath of Khan
  8. Skyfall
  9. Casino Royale
  10. The Empire Strikes Back
  11. Rogue One
  12. Suicide Squaad
  13. Avengers
  14. Dolemite: The Human Tornado
  15. Coffy
  16. Cleopatra Jones and the Casino of Gold
  17. Underworld
  18. Scott Pilgrim
  19. Kick Ass
  20. Spy
  21. The Color Purple
  22. The Joy Luck Club
  23. Maurice
  24. Lord of the Rings
  25. The Matrix: Reloaded
  26. Dead or Alive: The Movie (DOA)
  27. Sin City
  28. Charlie’s Angels
  29. Ghost in the Shell (Animated)
  30. Ghost in the Shell (Live Action)
  31. The Dark Knight
  32. Batman Vs Superman
  33. Batman Mask of the Phantasm
  34. The Incredibles
  35. The Long Kiss Goodnight
  36. RED
  37. RED 2
  38. Blade Runner
  39. DREDD (Karl Urban)
  40. Paris Is Burning

#12

This will of course change a lot depending on mood:

  1. Fight Club
  2. Blade Runner
  3. Pulp Fiction
  4. Full Metal Jacket
  5. Twelve Monkeys
  6. The Dark Knight
  7. Fellowship of the Ring
  8. Miller’s Crossing
  9. Monty Python and the Holy Grail
  10. The Adventures of Picasso
  11. Time Bandits
  12. The Matrix
  13. Big Fish
  14. The Simpsons Movie
  15. Goonies
  16. Ghostbusters
  17. Back to the Future
  18. Inglorious Basterds
  19. The Godfather
  20. Rio Bravo
  21. For a Few Dollars More
  22. Groundhog Day
  23. Alien
  24. Midnight Run
  25. The Name of the Rose
  26. The Shawshank Redemption
  27. The Big Lebowski
  28. Bridge on the River Kwai
  29. Kagemusha
  30. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
  31. ET
  32. Mad Max: Fury Road
  33. Rogue One
  34. X-men 2
  35. Avengers
  36. Amadeus
  37. Life of Brian
  38. Scarface
  39. The Martian
  40. Fargo

#13

Top Three (order shifts but these are generally always at the top)
Miller’s Crossing - probably the best screenplay I’ve ever read. Almost a perfect movie.
Blazing Saddles - they should remake this with Dave Chappelle and Will Ferrell as the two leads
Glengarry Glen Ross - Always. Be. Closing.

the others, alphabetically listed (hopefully)
4. 2001
5. Akira
6. Aliens
7. Barry Lyndon
8. Chinatown
9. The City of Lost Children
10. The Dark Knight
11. Dazed and Confused
12. The Devils
13. The Empire Strikes Back
14. E.T.
15. Firefly
16. The Godfather
17. Heat
18. The Incredibles
19. The Legend of Drunken Master
20. Macbeth (the Roman Polanski version)
21. Mad Max: Fury Road
22. The Matrix
23. Monty Python’s The Holy Grail
24. Monty Python’s The LIfe of Brian
25. Memento
26. Once Upon A Time in the West
27. The Princess Bride
28. Raiders of the Lost Ark
29. Raising Arizona
30. Ran
31. Real Genius
32. Roxanne
33. Runaway Train
34. The Searchers
35. The Shining
36. Star Wars
37. Terminator
38. Three Kings
39. Se7en
40. Unforgiven


#14

I can’t afford the time to do a full list, but here’s my top 5.

1 and 2 never change. 3 to 5 are probably interchangeable.

  1. The Lost Boys
  2. Donnie Darko
  3. Lethal Weapon
  4. Kill Bill
  5. Dumb and Dumber

#15

Meet Joe Black struck me as more egregious initially - I’ve not seen either film but can accept Hackers’ subject matter appealing to a typical “geek” our age.

Looking into it they were both trashed by critics - Meet Joe Black 51% Fresh, Metascore of 43. Hackers 32% Fresh, Metascore of 46.

I’ll get my similarly disrespectful choices out of the way first:

Transformers (1986)
Young Guns 2

As for the rest, unranked:

Goodfellas
Casino
Taxi Driver
The King of Comedy
Con-Air
Face/Off
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
The Talented Mr. Ripley
The Silence of the Lambs
The Fugitive
Heat
Serpico
Sea of Love
Carlito’s Way
Nixon
Die Hard
Aliens
T2
Godfather
Godfather 2

ETA:
Se7en
Zodiac


#16

40 of my fav movies(as in movies I’ve watched many many many times =P ), in no particular order…

Crank
Speed
The Warriors
Akira
Dogma
Office Space
Shaun of the Dead
Find Me Guilty
Amelie
Stranger Than Fiction
Thank you for Smoking
The sunset Limited
Hero / Ying xiong
The Mask of Zorro
Contact
Dark City
Donnie Darko
Dune
Primer
Push
The Chronicles of Riddick
The Man From Earth
Bound
Inside Man
Lucky Number Slevin
Smokin Aces
The Oxford Murders
Charlie Bartlett
The Chumscrubber
El Dia de la Bestia
Nochnoy Dozor &Dnevnoy Dozor / Night watch & Day watch
Kingdom Of Heaven
LOTR2 The Two Towers Extended
Star Trek 2009
The Matrix
Man of Steel
Constantine
V For Vendetta
Iron Man 3
Guardians of the galaxy

I’m sure I could replace some of those but meh… looks good enough.


#17
  1. Man of Steel
  2. Batman vs Superman

Discuss.


#18

A proper list, off the top of my head and in no particular order…

01/ Ghostbusters
02/ Groundhog Day
03/ The Shining
04/ The Big Lebowski
05/ Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
06/ The Dark Knight
07/ Die Hard
08/ The Matrix
09/ Back to the Future
10/ Predator
11/ Rocky
12/ The Shawshank Redemption
13/ ET
14/ Lost in Translation
15/ Spider-Man 2
16/ Superman: The Movie
17/ Pulp Fiction
18/ Star Wars (they only ever made one of those, right?)
19/ The Terminator
20/ Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
21/ Casablanca
22/ The Lion King
23/ Jurassic Park
24/ Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
25/ Raiders of the Lost Ark
26/ Alien
27/ Breakfast at Tiffany’s
28/ North by Northwest
29/ In Bruges
30/ Goldfinger
31/ American Psycho
32/ Catch Me If You Can
33/ Before Sunrise
34/ Up
35/ A Hard Day’s Night
36/ Donnie Darko
37/ Gross Point Blank
38/ Fight Club
39/ Almost Famous
40/ Naked Gun


#19

This is in a particular order known only to me:

  1. The Jerk
  2. The Empire Strikes Back
  3. Star Wars
  4. Raiders of the Lost Ark
  5. Indian Jones and the Last Crusade
  6. Guardians of the Galaxy
  7. Logan
  8. The Dark Knight
  9. Legends of the Fall
  10. Casablanca
  11. Clerks
  12. Inglorious Basterds
  13. Pulp Fiction
  14. The Natural
  15. Major League
  16. Friday
  17. Saving Private Ryan
  18. Braveheart
  19. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  20. Three Kings
  21. We Were Soldiers
  22. The Great Escape
  23. Animal House
  24. History of the World Part I
  25. Blazing Saddles
  26. The Prestige
  27. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
  28. Captain America: Winter Soldier
  29. Toy Story 3
  30. Mad Max: Fury Road
  31. Top Gun
  32. Transformers: The Movie
  33. Stripes
  34. The Outlaw Josey Wales
  35. the Departed
  36. Unforgiven
  37. The Big Lebowski
  38. Skyfall
  39. Tropic Thunder
  40. Coming to America

This list subject to change immediately after I reply.


#20

Ohh, I love that list. Makes me want to change my list. I don’t know how I forgot Blazing Saddles.

Nice inclusion of Legends of the Fall.