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I was just flipping through a recent issue of Empire magazine and it had an Empire Top 500 list of greatest films of all time. They had asked film critics, fans, actors, directors etc. to send in their top-10 list and they compiled a top 500 based on them. I thought it might be fun to do something like that(on a much smaller scale, mind you) here on The Shed End. Everyone just post your top-10 before the end of this month, and I'll compile the list. Maybe make it a Shed End All Time Top-20 or Top-30, or something like that...depending on how many top-10s will be posted.

Please post the year it was released and maybe even the name of the director or the leading actor/actress just so we know what specific movie you're voting. I mean, some movies share a name with several other movies, so it's not always easy to know which one it is...and then there are the re-makes and so on and so on.

AND please don't post more than ten films. This isn't an exam, so there aren't any "wrong answers". They can be just about any type of movie...action, drama, comedy, animation, documentary...well, you get the picture. And even if this is just for fun, please don't post joke lists. It's not easy to narrow it down to ten, but here's my list to get things started:

1) Dr. Strangelove Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb(1964) - Dir. Stanley Kubrick

2) Sunset Boulevard(1950) - Dir. Billy Wilder

3) Once Upon a Time in the West(1968) - Dir. Sergio Leone

4) Nuit et brouillard / Night and Fog (1955) - Dir. Alain Resnais

5) Underground(1995) - Dir. Emir Kusturica

6) This is Spinal Tap(1984) - Dir. Rob Reiner

7) The Atomic Cafe(1982) - Dir. Jayne Loader, Kevin Rafferty and Pierce Rafferty

8) The Shawshank Redemption(1994) Dir. Frank Darabont

9) Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind(2004) - Dir. Michel Gondry

10) Hotaru no haka / Grave of the Fireflies (1988) - Dir. Isao Takahata

It's not a definitive list by any means, but I've tried to pick different kind of movies(old and new)...I've included an animation, short film, documentary...and so on and on...and I've restricted myself to picking just one movie per director. Hopefully others will post their lists as well. You can compile your list any way you like it, I just had to restrict my choices a bit or else I would've been up all night compiling the list and still wouldn't be happy with it. Well...I'm still not happy with it, but that will have to do... :lol:

Anyway...like I said, it's just a bit of fun as I think it could be fun to see what movies make the "official" Shed End movie list.

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1. 2001 Space Odyssey (1968) - Dir. Stanley Kubrick

2. Withnail & I (1987) - Dir. Bruce Robinson

3. Pans Labyrinth (2006) - Dir. Guillermo del Toro

4. The Exorcist (1973) - Dir. William Friedkin

5. Three Colours Blue (1993) - Dir. Krzysztof Kieslowski

6. The Good The Bad & The Ugly (1966) - Dir. Sergio Leone

7. Amelie (2001) - Dir. Jean-Pierre Jeunet

8. Citizen Kane (1941) - Dir. Orson Welles

9. Bladerunner (1982) - Dir. Ridley Scott

10. Clockwork Orange (1971) - Dir. Stanley Kubrick

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Almost impossible to get it down to 10. But here are a few that I think are a bit special:

1. Goodfellas (1990) - Dir. Martin Scorsese

2. Badlands (1973) - Dir. Terrence Malick

3. Closely Observed Trains (1966) - Dir. Jirí Menzel

4. Bonnie and Clyde (1967) - Dir. Arthur Penn

5. The Italian Job (1969) - Dir. Peter Collinson

6. Amores Perros (2000) - Dir. Alejandro González Iñárritu

7. À bout de souffle (1960) - Dir. Jean-Luc Godard

8. The L-Shaped Room 1963) - Dir. Bryan Forbes

9. The Red Squirrel (La Ardilla roja) (1993) - Dir. Julio Medem

10. Old Boy (2003) - Dir. Chan-wook Park

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Bloody hell, this was difficult! I thought the right approach would be to make a shortlist, but that turned out to consist of 72 movies, so I've had to do a lot of whittling down. In chronological order: -

01 - Zulu (1964) dir. Cy Endfield

02 - The Good The Bad And The Ugly (1966) dir. Sergio Leone

03 - Get Carter (1971) dir. Mike Hodges

04 - A Clockwork Orange (1971) dir. Stanley Kubrick

05 - The Godfather (1972) dir. Francis Ford Coppola

06 - One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest (1975) dir. Milos Forman

07 - Slap Shot (1977) dir. George Roy Hill*

08 - National Lampoon's Animal House (1979) dir. John Landis

09 - The Blues Brothers (1980) dir. John Landis*

10 - Once Were Warriors (1994) dir. Lee Tamahori

* denotes movie which will probably be replaced as one of my top ten any time in the next 20 minutes :D

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01. The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (2003) dir. Peter Jackson

02. The Matrix (1999) dir. Andy & Larry Wachowski

03. The Untouchables (1987) dir. Brian De Palma

04. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) dir. James Cameron

05. The Dark Knight (2008) dir. Christopher Nolan

06. Sexy Beast (2000) dir. Jonathan Glazer

07. Children of Men (2006) dir. Alfonso Cuarón

08. Die Hard (1988) dir. John McTiernan

09. The Departed (2006) dir. Martin Scorsese

10. Gladiator (2000) dir. Ridley Scott

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its difficult to do a list like this but here i go

in no particular order and i cant be bothered to google for directors and dates

The Shawshank Redemption

Sleepers

Alien

Casino

Angela's Ashes

Scum

Quadraphenia

the deer Hunter

one flew over the cuckoo's nest

full metal jacket

can we go a top 20

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can we go a top 20

Compiling of the final list will be a job and a half with just the top-10s being posted, so let's keep it nice and simple(for me :D ). Making your personal top-10 list won't be simple, mind you, but it's all just a bit of fun, so top-10s will have to do for now.

I'll do it just this once and add the extra info to your movies, but just for that, I'll put them in the order you supplied them. :D

1) The Shawshank Redemption(1994) - Dir. Frank Darabont

2) Sleepers(1996) - Dir. Barry Levinson

3) Alien(1979) - Dir. Ridley Scott

4) Casino(1995) - Dir. Martin Scorsese

5) Angela's Ashes(1999) - Dir. Alan Parker

6) Scum(1979) - Dir. Alan Clarke

7) Quadraphenia(1979) - Dir. Franc Roddam

8) The Deer Hunter(1978) - Dir. Michael Cimino

9) One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest(1975) - Dir. Milos Forman

10) Full Metal Jacket(1987) - Dir. Stanley Kubrick

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I am having real problems with this. Not least of which is having googled Aurora Snow to find out who she is, I stumble upon a Youtube of her being interviewed about details of her sex life.

However, to return to this thread. I find myself incapable of naming the ten greatest films. I have therefore decided instead to name the ten I would take to a desert island (assuming said desert island had electricity or someone invents a wind-up DVD player!)

I will give some thought to it and return at a later date.

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I find myself incapable of naming the ten greatest films. I have therefore decided instead to name the ten I would take to a desert island (assuming said desert island had electricity or someone invents a wind-up DVD player!)

That's not a bad method at all. Top-10 lists often have movies that one would gladly watch again any day of the week. People shouldn't take this top-10 thingy too seriously. It's meant to be just a bit of fun. :unsure:

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Almost impossible to get it down to 10. But here are a few that I think are a bit special:

6. Amores Perros (2000) - Dir. Alejandro González Iñárritu

Great choice, mate!

Without question the best film I've seen in years. Simply breathtaking and completely p*sses on anything Hollywood can muster up.

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so, I think today I shall go with

1) goodfellas (scorsese)

2) the shining (kubrick)

3) the godfather part 2 (f. coppola)

4) the big lebowski (coen bros)

5) heat (mann)

6) dog day afternoon (lumet)

7) pulp fiction (tarantino)

8) being john malkovich (jonze)

9) trainspotting (boyle)

10) taxi driver (scorsese)

about 7 of those films probably won't be there tomorrow, but whatever.

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Here then are the 10 DVD's I would want on a desert island. I want films with interesting dialogue, and a variety of themes. So...

Les Enfants du Paradis – with Jean-Louis Barrault - directed by Marcel Carné

La Strada – with Anthony Quinn – directed by Federico Fellini

Life is Beautiful – with Roberto Benigni – directed by Roberto Benigni

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil – with Kevin Spacey – directed by Clint Eastwood

The History Boys – with Richard Griffiths – written by Alan Bennett – directed by Nicholas Hytner

Les Quatre Cent Coups – with Jean-Pierre Léaud – directed by François Truffaut

Citizen Kane – with Orson Welles – directed by Orson Welles

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest – with Jack Nicholson – directed by Milos Forman

Gosford Park – too many good actors to mention – directed by Robert Altman

Carlito’s Way – with Al Pacino – directed by Brian de Palma

And if I could also be allowed one TV production it would probably be “The Jewel in the Crown†– excellent dramatisation of Paul Scott’s Raj Quartet.

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Quite a tough one! Here's mine..

1. The Matrix- (1999)

2. The Rock- (1996)

3. Pulp Fiction- (1994)

4. Goodfellas- (1990)

5. LOTR- Two Towers- (2002)

6. Bad Boys- (1995)

7. The Lion King (1994)

8. Ghostbusters- (1984)

9. James Bond: Goldeneye (1995)

10. California Man- (1992)

I don't tend to watch films much, these are just my personal favourites off the top of my head..

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Interesting...Goldeneye's the first Bond film to get a mention. I had a feeling Goldfinger or some older Bond film would be mentioned quite early on, but wasn't expecting one of the more "recent" ones. It does have the last really memorable Bond theme song, though.

By the way...some good ones on your list moi! La Strada and Les Quatre Cent Coups... :7052005214347:

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I've weirdly gone off cinema lately, and for some reason can rarely bring myself to go see contemporary films. I saw 'No country for old men' and 'The Dark Knight' both of which I found way too violent and nihilistic. Hence my current top films are mostly oldies

1) Marx Brothers Paramount films (- coconuts + night at the opera)

2) Annie Hall

3) Battle of Algiers

4) The Third Man

5) Ten Canoes (Australian film, fantastic!)

6) The Passenger (an odd choice I know, but this film really stuck in my mind, maybe if I saw it a second time I would change my mind)

7) Metropolis

8) Pulp Fiction (though I'm sick of it now, it's the defining film of my generation, hard not to love)

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I saw 'No country for old men' and 'The Dark Knight' both of which I found way too violent and nihilistic. Hence my current top films are mostly oldies

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I saw 'No Country for Old Men' very recently and was massively disappointed with it. Really hoping 'Burn After Reading' marks a return to form for the Coen brothers. Still haven't seen 'The Dark Knight' as I can't seem to find a decent download yet (anyone?).

I did see the latest version of The Hulk yesterday (the one with Ed Norton) and was not surprised that I didn't like it much. The Hulk just isn't a super hero story that transfers well to the big screen.

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I did see the latest version of The Hulk yesterday (the one with Ed Norton) and was not surprised that I didn't like it much. The Hulk just isn't a super hero story that transfers well to the big screen.

I really enjoyed The Hulk, it was a proper rollercoaster of a movie, sure it's not as good as The Dark Knight or Iron Man but it's one of the better superhero movies and I thought it transferred well. I especially like the little nods to other Marvel characters such as Tony Stark/Iron Man and Thor.

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I really enjoyed The Hulk, it was a proper rollercoaster of a movie, sure it's not as good as The Dark Knight or Iron Man but it's one of the better superhero movies and I thought it transferred well. I especially like the little nods to other Marvel characters such as Tony Stark/Iron Man and Thor.

Totally agree with that. There's going to be a film in a few years which'll have a hell of a lot of the marvel characters into one film (Hulk, Iron Man, Spiderman, Wolverine etc The Avengers anyone?), which will probably end up being a total flop, but you never know...

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