Name Your Favourite Top 30 Top 40 or Top 50 Films All Genres


(SARTANA DJANGO BALLADS) #1

NAME YOUR ALL TIME FAVOURITE Top 30 or Top 40 or Top 50 FILMS ALL GENRES

SWs Giallos Westerns Horror Science Fiction Spy Thrillers Adventures Martial Arts


(scherpschutter) #2

[quote=“SARTANA DJANGO, post:1, topic:824”]NAME YOUR ALL TIME FAVOURITE Top 30 or Top 40 or Top 50 FILMS ALL GENRES

SWs Giallos Westerns Horror Science Fiction Spy Thrillers Adventures Martial Arts[/quote]

It’s your topic, SD, but my list will include Tati, Fratelli Taviani, Fellini, Antonioni, maybe even an Allen, probably no Gialli or Martial Arts, and only little Horror or SF …

Will I still be welcome here on the forum?

No kiddin’ : I’ll work on a list. It’s a good idea.


(Col. Douglas Mortimer) #3

Good Idea for a topic SD!. I will prepare a list. But I must warn you, there are more than a few dull, empty, forgettable, unwatchable, boring comedies and “mainstream” movies that I like too.


(Phil H) #4

Yes, I fear my list might also contain some films favoured by vile and twisted critics. Hope there won’t be any hard feelings :wink:


(SARTANA DJANGO BALLADS) #5

i assure all you lads that whatever you place in your Top 30 or Top 50 will get all the respect that it deserves from all Forum members. :o :wink: It will be YOUR chart not mine 8)

If you need to “put in” some zzzzz “exciting ?” zzzzzz Critical Drama or comedy go for it :o

It would make very interesting reading and comparison, having seen mostly SWs Top 20s


(Stanton) #6

Why not? I like lists.

  1. The Wild Bunch (Peckinpah 69)
  2. Otto e mezzo (Fellini 61)
  3. C’era una volta il West (Leone 68)
  4. 2001: A Space Odysee (Kubrick 68)
  5. Old Boy (Park Chan-Wook 03)
  6. Mulholland Drive (Lynch 02)
  7. Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid (Peckinpah 73) 05 cut
  8. Touch of Evil (Welles 58)
  9. Arizona Dream (Kusturica 93)
  10. Vargtimmen (Bergman 67)
  11. Der Stand der Dinge (Wenders 81)
  12. Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo (Leone 66)
  13. Faces (Cassavetes 68)
  14. Heimat (Reitz 84)
  15. Twin Peaks (Lynch) complete series
  16. Madame de… (Ophüls 54)
  17. The Third Man (Reed 48)
  18. Tierra (Medem 95)
  19. Raging Bull (Scorsese 80)
  20. Chronik der Anna Magdalena Bach (Straub 67)
  21. Lola rennt (Tykwer 98)
  22. The Godfather II (Coppola 74)
  23. The Godfather (Coppola 71)
  24. Der Himmel über Berlin (Wenders 87)
  25. Blow Up (Antonioni 67)
  26. Apocalypse Now (Coppola 79)
  27. The Scarlett Empress (von Sternberg 34)
  28. Andrej Rubjow (Tarkowskij 65)
  29. Elephant (van Sant 04)
  30. Winterschläfer (Tykwer 96)
  31. Pulp Fiction (Taratino 94)
  32. Sympathy for Lady Vengeance (Chan-Wook 05)
  33. Notorious (Hitchcock 46)
  34. Seven (Fincher 95)
  35. Natural Born Killers (Stone 94)
  36. Gegen die Wand (Akin 04)
  37. Sex, Lies and Videotape (Soderbergh 89)
  38. The Mercenary (Corbucci 68)
  39. Burnt by the Sun (Michalkow 92)
  40. Psycho (Hitchcock (61)
  41. Chinatown (Polanski 74)
  42. Megall az idö (Gothar 84)
  43. Lucia y el sexo (Medem 02)
  44. To Be or Not to Be (Lubitsch 41)
  45. Der letzte Mann (Murnau 24)
  46. A Clockwork Orange (Kubrick 71)
  47. Amarcord (Fellini 74)
  48. The Draughtman’s Contract (Greenaway 81)
  49. Irreversible (Noe 02)
  50. Accident (Losey 67)

Aarghhh… I have done it.
And it wasn’t as tricky as I thought!

Tomorrow I think about the 50 I have forgotten.


(Stanton) #7

And it’s all for SD to provide him with the necessary ammunition to blame me from now on with more reason.

:wink: :wink: :wink: :wink: :wink: :wink: :-*


(SARTANA DJANGO BALLADS) #8

Yes well ehm I see it Stanton…obviously if thats what turns you “on” :wink:
No arguments on your 3,12,38, 50 and I love the music in 2001 Space Odissey :smiley:
Thanks for turning your top 50 out so quickly , I had guessed some of them ;D


(Col. Douglas Mortimer) #9

This is my top 50 non-SW favorite movie list. I didn’t include SW’s because if I did my head will explode, and SW’s would dominate the rankings, leaving little room for anything else.

Halloween
Star Trek: First Contact
The Shining
Full Metal Jacket
Trading Places
Enter the Dragon
Outlaw Josey Wales
Lord of the Rings: Return of the King
Rocky III
Star Wars Episode VI
The Last Dragon
Big Trouble in Little China
Rocky IV
Conan the Barbarian
Star Trek: Insurrection
Apocalypse Now
Platoon
Dumb and Dumber
Rocky
Pale Rider
Beverly Hills Ninja
Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
Star Wars Episode III
Predator
Bubba Ho-Tep
Rocky II
Ghost Dog: Way of the Samurai
Death Wish
Shaft
Kill Bill Vol. 2
High Plains Drifter
Lord of The Rings: Fellowship of the Rings
Star Trek: Generations
Texas Chainsaw Massacre
Suspiria
Exorcist
Candyman
Robocop
Uncle Buck
The Last Starfighter
Halloween II
Star Wars Episode V
Star wars Episode II
Conan The Destroyer
House of Usher
Carrie
The Gunfighter
School of Rock
American Pie
Star Trek: Nemesis

I brace myself for the coming avalanche…


(Earl McGraw) #10

[quote=“stanton, post:6, topic:824”]Why not? I like lists.

  1. The Wild Bunch (Peckinpah 69)
  2. Otto e mezzo (Fellini 61)
  3. C’era una volta il West (Leone 68)
  4. 2001: A Space Odysee (Kubrick 68)
  5. Old Boy (Park Chan-Wook 03)
  6. Mulholland Drive (Lynch 02)
  7. Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid (Peckinpah 73) 05 cut
  8. Touch of Evil (Welles 58)
  9. Arizona Dream (Kusturica 93)
  10. Vargtimmen (Bergman 67)
  11. Der Stand der Dinge (Wenders 81)
  12. Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo (Leone 66)
  13. Faces (Cassavetes 68)
  14. Heimat (Reitz 84)
  15. Twin Peaks (Lynch) complete series
  16. Madame de… (Ophüls 54)
  17. The Third Man (Reed 48)
  18. Tierra (Medem 95)
  19. Raging Bull (Scorsese 80)
  20. Chronik der Anna Magdalena Bach (Straub 67)
  21. Lola rennt (Tykwer 98)
  22. The Godfather II (Coppola 74)
  23. The Godfather (Coppola 71)
  24. Der Himmel über Berlin (Wenders 87)
  25. Blow Up (Antonioni 67)
  26. Apocalypse Now (Coppola 79)
  27. The Scarlett Empress (von Sternberg 34)
  28. Andrej Rubjow (Tarkowskij 65)
  29. Elephant (van Sant 04)
  30. Winterschläfer (Tykwer 96)
  31. Pulp Fiction (Taratino 94)
  32. Sympathy for Lady Vengeance (Chan-Wook 05)
  33. Notorious (Hitchcock 46)
  34. Seven (Fincher 95)
  35. Natural Born Killers (Stone 94)
  36. Gegen die Wand (Akin 04)
  37. Sex, Lies and Videotape (Soderbergh 89)
  38. The Mercenary (Corbucci 68)
  39. Burnt by the Sun (Michalkow 92)
  40. Psycho (Hitchcock (61)
  41. Chinatown (Polanski 74)
  42. Megall az idö (Gothar 84)
  43. Lucia y el sexo (Medem 02)
  44. To Be or Not to Be (Lubitsch 41)
  45. Der letzte Mann (Murnau 24)
  46. A Clockwork Orange (Kubrick 71)
  47. Amarcord (Fellini 74)
  48. The Draughtman’s Contract (Greenaway 81)
  49. Irreversible (Noe 02)
  50. Accident (Losey 67)

Aarghhh… I have done it.
And it wasn’t as tricky as I thought!

Tomorrow I think about the 50 I have forgotten.[/quote]
What? :o Heimat ranked higher than Twin Peaks…


(scherpschutter) #11

TOP 35

I’ve picked only movies that were intended to be released theatrically, no documentaries, series or mini-series.
Furthermore I haven’t included recent movies that impressed me, like Das leben der anderen, Gegen die wand, Babel and Gone baby gone : films need to be digested and rewatched to know what they’re really worth. (24) is a very recent movie, but from a personal favourite whom I trust completely. I’ve limited the choice to a mere 35 instead of 50, so I can still add (within a week or so) those movies I have forgotten.

  1. C’era una volta il west - Sergio Leone
  2. Otto e mezzo - Federico Fellini
  3. Mon Oncle - Jacques Tati
  4. La Notte di San Lorenzo - P&V Taviani
  5. Ladybird, ladybird - Ken Loach
  6. Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo - Sergio Leone
  7. Jour de fête - Jacques Tati
  8. The Gunfighter - Henry king
  9. The Wild bunch - Sam Peckinpah
  10. Il grande silenzio - Sergio Corbucci
  11. Paths of Glory - Stanley Kubrick
  12. Fargo - J&E Coen
  13. Amarcord - Federico Fellini
  14. Battleship Potemkin - Sergei Eisenstein
  15. It’s a gift - Norman Z. McLeod (with WC Fields)
  16. Au revoir les enfants - Louis Malle
  17. Duck Soup - Leo McCarey (The Marx Brothers)
  18. La vita è bella - Roberto Benigni
  19. Identificaziona di una donna - Michelangelo Antonioni
  20. A Clockwork Orange - Stanley Kubrick
  21. Nostalgia - Andrei Tarkovski
  22. The Searchers - John Ford
  23. Secrets and lies - Mike Leigh
  24. The wind that shakes the barley - Ken Loach
  25. North by Northwest - Alfred Hitchcock
  26. Viridiana - Luis Buñuel
  27. My life as a dog - Lasse Halström
  28. Le fabuleux destin d’Amelie Poulin - Jean Pierre Jeunet
  29. 37,2 le matin/Betty Bleu - Jean-Jacques Beineix
  30. Annie Hall - Woody Allen
  31. Career girls - Mike Leigh
  32. Blazing Saddles - Mel Brooks
  33. Gladiator - Ridley Scott
  34. Come see the paradise - Alan Parker
  35. The Sound of music - Robert Wise

(Stanton) #12

Well, the differences between these 50 films are minimal, I could shift many of these films around endlessly, and there are some more I already had forgotten (The Thin Red Line, Le Samourai, La belle noiseuse). I could name 1000 wonderful films without problem.

And the 1st Heimat is really great. Maybe if I would write it today Twin Peaks would be…

The 2nd Heimat (in parts also brillant) is much too long, the 3rd is a bit disappointing.

It was done without much thinking, but 2 things about my list are astonishing even for myself:

  1. There are remarkable many german films (and none by Dominik Graf, one of the greatest genre directors worldwide, but unknown in every other country).

  2. Only 2 french films, one by a german exile director.


(Stanton) #13

Hey Scherp,
I knew we would have a similar taste. I like all of the filmmakers on your list (except Alan Parker of course), I only would have picked here and there (“and everywhere”) another film.

La vita e bella I haven’t seen for unknown reasons.


(SARTANA DJANGO BALLADS) #14

Mr Challenge that is an interesting Horror/Scifi/Action list and others.
Excellent to see DEATH WISH and SHAFT mentioned.
Conan, Predator and Halloween all good fun. :smiley:

Scherp and Stanton your lists are also of interest and I can see some of the titles from
our previous arguments/clashes/friendly exchanges.
I am very surprised to see so many “recent” 1990s films as my overall TOP 50 will have
1950-1977 as what I regard the GOLDEN PERIOD of classic films.
Your lists are very International. :o I see French, Swedish, Italian , Spanish etc…
Scherp you have not gone and picked 2 comedy films with Benigni and Brooks ? ::slight_smile:


(Bill san Antonio) #15

My top50 BEST FILMS:

C’era una volta il west - Sergio Leone
Nosferatu - F.W. Murnau
Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari - Robert Wiene
Duck Soup - Leo McCarey
Eraserhead - David Lynch
Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes - Werner Herzog
Stalker - Andrei Tarkovsky
The Holy Mountain - Alejandro Jodorowsky
Witchfinder General - Michael Reeves
Il Grande silenzio - Sergio Corbucci
El Topo - Alejandro Jodorowsky
The General - Buster Keaton
City Lights - Charles Chaplin
Per qualche dollaro in più - Sergio Leone
Shichinin no samurai - Akira Kurosawa
Dersu Uzala - Akira Kurosawa
Lebenszeichen - Werner Herzog
Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo - Sergio Leone
Once Upon a Time in America -Sergio Leone
Mulholland Dr. - David Lynch
Kanal - Andrzej Wajda
Yojimbo - Akira Kurosawa
Beneath the Valley of the Ultravixens - Russ Meyer
The Ballad of Cable Hogue - Sam Peckinpah
All That Heaven Allows - Douglas Sirk
Les Parapluies de Cherbourg - Jacques Demy
M - Fritz Lang
Sayat Nova - Sergei Parajanov
Tenant - Roman Polanski
A Zoo: A Zed & Two Noughts - Peter Greenaway
Il Conformista - Bernardo Bertolucci
Conan the Barbarian - John Milius
Pit and the Pendulum - Roger Corman
The Fearless Vampire Killers - Roman Polanski
Il Mio nome è Nessuno - Tonino Valerii
Annie Hall - Woody Allen :smiley:
Some Like It Hot - Billy Wilder :smiley:
2001: A Space Odyssey - Stanley Kubrick
Baisers volés - François Truffaut
Léon - Luc Besson
Napoli Violenta - Umberto Lenzi
Morte a Venezia - Luchino Visconti
La Passion de Jeanne d’Arc - Carl Th. Dreyer
Fata Morgana - Werner Herzog
Dead Man - Jim Jarmusch
The Phantom of the Opera (1925) - Rupert Julian
Fire Walk With Me - David Lynch
L’uomo che guarda (The Voyeur) - Tinto Brass
The Rocky Horror Picture Show - Jim Sharman
Cannibal Holocaust - Ruggero Deodato


(scherpschutter) #16

No, I always pick and choose …
Comedy is a favourite genre of mine, next to western.
There are seven films on my list that can positively be described as comedies, and they reflect my preference in humour; I like my comedy absurd (Fields, Marx Bros.), poetic (Tati) or intellectual (Allen).

Benigni and Brooks are more plebiscitary comedians, that is true; especially Brooks can be downright vulgar, but now and then a little bit of vulgarity doesn’t harm. And apart from that, I think Blazing Saddles is hi-la-ri-ous.
Benigni is, of course, a different kind of comedian: he’s Italian. I’m not kidding: if there ever was a comedian that can be called Italian, it’s Roberto. He’s a Pinocchio, a Pinocchissimo, but made of flesh and blood. He’s probably the only person in the world who remains trustworthy when he makes silly jokes about the holocaust: if he’d try to take us by the nose, his own nose would start to grow! And it was the first time since Bambi that I cried in cinema.

I’m not a Parker fan, but this film is great.


(Dorado) #17

My Top 50 list (not in order)

Dirty Harry (Don Siegel, 1971)
Get carter (Mike Hodges, 1971)
Blade Runner ( Ridley Scott, 1982)
High Noon (Fred Zinnemann, 1952)
2001: A space odysse (Stanley Kubric, 1968)
The Good, the bad and the ugly (Sergio Leone, 1966)
High crime(Enzo Castellari, 1973)
Revolver (Sergio Sollima, 1973)
Casablanca (Michael Curtiz, 1942)
The third man (Carol Reed, 1949)
Alien (Ridley Scott, 1979)
Aliens (David Cameron, 1986)
Mad Max (George Miller, 1979)
Mad Max: The road warrior (George Miller, 1981)
The Warriors (Walther Hill, 1979)
For a few dollars more (Sergio Leone, 1965)
A fist full of dollars (Sergio Leone, 1964)
Once upon a time in the West (Sergio Leone, 1968)
The great silence (Sergio Corbucci, 1968)
Conan the barbarian (John Milius, 1982)
Aguirre, der zorn gottes (Werner Herzog, 1972)
The Mercenary (Sergio Corbucci, 1968)
Django (Sergio Corbucci, 1966)
Django Kill (Giulio Questi, 1967)
Sabata (Gianfranco Parolini, 1968)
The Running Man (Paul Michael Glaser, 1987)
Duel (Stephen Spielberg, 1971)
Jaws (Stephan Spielberg, 1975)
Lost Highway (David Lynch, 1997)
Twin Peaks the complete series (David Lynch, 1990-1992)
Wild at heart (David Lynch, 1990)
Blue Velvet (David Lynch, 1986)
The outlaw Josey Wales (Clint Eastwood, 1976)
High Plains Drifter (Clint Eastwood, 1973)
Where Eagles Dare (Brian G. Hutton, 1968)
The Professionals TV-series (Brian Clemens, 1977-1983)
Bullet in the head (John Woo, 1990)
A better tomorrow (John Woo, 1986)
The Killer (John Woo, 1989)
Escape from New York (John Carpenter, 1981)
The Thing (John Carpenter, 1982)
The seven samurai (Akira Kurosawa, 1954)
Dersu Uzala (Akira Kurasawa, 1975)
Solaris (Andrei Tarkovsky, 1975)
Stalker (Andrei Tarkovsky, 1975)
Runaway Train (Andrei Konchalovsky, 1985)
Bring me the head of Alfredo Garcia (Sam Peckinpah, 1974)
The Wild bunch (Sam Peckinpah, 1969)
The Deer Hunter (Michael Cimino, 1978)
Pale Rider (Clint Eastwood, 1985)


(SARTANA DJANGO BALLADS) #18

Bill San Antonio

Beautiful Selections :
Witchfinder General 68, Pit And Pendulum 61, Napoli Violenta 75, Cannibal Holocaust 80

Plus all the wonderful SWs of course. Again an International list Japanese included. :smiley:

Dorado

An interesting list with another very International flavour.
I especially LIKE :

DUEL 1971 DENNIS WEAVER
Dirty Harry 71, High Noon 52, Revolver 73 , Conan 82, Running Man 87, Pale Rider 84
High Plains Drifter 73 and the magnificent SWs of course :smiley:


(Stanton) #19

[quote=“scherpschutter, post:16, topic:824”]No, I always pick and choose …
Comedy is a favourite genre of mine, next to western.
There are seven films on my list that can positively be described as comedies, and they reflect my preference in humour; I like my comedy absurd (Fields, Marx Bros.), poetic (Tati) or intellectual (Allen).

Benigni and Brooks are more plebiscitary comedians, that is true; especially Brooks can be downright vulgar, but now and then a little bit of vulgarity doesn’t harm. And apart from that, I think Blazing Saddles is hi-la-ri-ous.
Benigni is, of course, a different kind of comedian: he’s Italian. I’m not kidding: if there ever was a comedian that can be called Italian, it’s Roberto. He’s a Pinocchio, a Pinocchissimo, but made of flesh and blood. He’s probably the only person in the world who remains trustworthy when he makes silly jokes about the holocaust: if he’d try to take us by the nose, his own nose would start to grow! And it was the first time since Bambi that I cried in cinema.[/quote]

I have seen recently seen Chiedo asilo by Marco Ferreri (his best film?).
Not exactly a comedie, but Benigni, who also had a hand in the screenplay, seems to have had a formative influence on this little gem.


(Col. Douglas Mortimer) #20

[quote=“SARTANA DJANGO, post:14, topic:824”]Mr Challenge that is an interesting Horror/Scifi/Action list and others.
Excellent to see DEATH WISH and SHAFT mentioned.
Conan, Predator and Halloween all good fun. :D[/quote]

Thanks for the kind words. I originally thought my taste was too “mainstream”, but I think its a good mix of genre’s. I try to keep an open mind when it comes to cinema.

btw, I added Corman’s House of Usher to my list. I can’t believe I forgot about that.