Best Film Lists


Unsurprisingly, the intersection set is null.


I can’t argue with your list.
The films listed are awesome and critically acclaimed.

I personally would have The Exorcist on there.

Evil Dead 2 I know isn’t a critics darling but I love that flick also and in the action drama throw the 1st Die Hard in there for me.


“The Natural” represents everything I hate about Hollywood. They take a great novel, a classic novel, and change the ending to fit their commercial expectations. There was no home run, Hobbs struck out. He was on the take, that was the point. Say it ain’t so, Mr Noonan.


Fair point. I never read the book. But it did have a Roy Hobbs ending.


For sports movies

I love major league( the commentator is fantastic, great last game in it to)
Rocky balboa( was never a massive rocky fan but I loved this one)
Does mean machine count?
Any given Sunday
Cool runnings
Remember the Titans


Does Rollerball count as a sports film?


I think so. Pretty good film. Only saw it for the first time about 8 months ago.


I do love a good list thread :slight_smile:

My favourites movies (in no particular order)

Lawrence Of Arabia
Kelly’s Heroes
The Outlaw Josey Wales
Full Metal Jacket
High Fidelity
The Martian
Forrest Gump
Saving Private Ryan
LOTR: Return Of The King
The Bourne Identity
Remember The Titans
Zero Dark Thirty
Almost Famous
The Revenant
Pulp Fiction
Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon
L.A. Confidential


I have got Lawrence of Arabia on blu ray just haven’t watched it yet.

I haven’t seen outlaw Josey wales, I have heard it’s awesome.

What’s Kelly’s Heroes about?


Kelly’s Heroes is a WW2 movie starring Clint Eastwood. It’s about a group of soldiers who go behind German lines to steal a fortune in Gold. It’s an action/drama but with quite a bit of humour in it (Donald Sutherland is excellent as Oddball…a hippy tank commander).

I first saw it when I was about 11-12 years old and loved it…from that point on, whenever it was on TV, I would watch it

The Outlaw Josey Wales is my favourite of all Clint’s movies and Lawrence of Arabia…a movie made before CGI and it’s cinematography still holds up (imo)…spend the next three nights watching them and you won’t go wrong :slight_smile:


Ooh, I might get in on this, I haven’t thought about what might be my favourite films for a long time.

Die Hard
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
Down By Law
Raising Arizona
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
Blow Up
Reservoir Dogs
Donnie Darko
Before Sunset
The Shining
Taxi Driver
Monty Python and The Holy Grail
Rear Window
Annie Hall

Edit: I tried to keep it to 20 and knew what I was omitting, but now seeing the same films on others lists I just have to add:
Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind
High Fidelity
The Conversation
The Castle
Amores Perros
Two Hands
Dazed and Confused
Lost In Translation
Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels


No ‘American Beauty’ on any list yet ?

C’mon Blitz…


Cult de Sac
Hannah and her Sisters
The Third Man
Sunset Boulevard
Some like it Hot
The Front Page
Singing in the Rain
A Touch of Evil
Beyond the Rabbit Proof Fence
Samson and Delilah (AUS)
Down by Law
The Searchers
Belle de Jour
Discreet Charm of the Bourgoise
Seven Samurai
Casque d’Or
Great Expectations


As I think I mentioned in another thread I keep a list. With ratings.

These are in order. (Number 20 was equal with 6 others so they all make the cut so there’s 24).

Truman Show, The
Good Will Hunting
Django Unchained
Shawshank Redemption, The
Slumdog Millionaire
Lake of Fire
Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief
My Dinner with Andre
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Life Is Beautiful
Back To The Future Part 1
Brigsby Bear
Scent of a Woman
Fahrenheit 9/11
Pulp Fiction
Toy Story
The Karate Kid


Great idea for a thread, not sure l will be able to restrict my list to a mere 40, and it will take me some time to get a list into shape. More later.


Borat is awesome. Still remember sitting in the theatre and everyone was laughing their heads off

Insomnia is a great call. Pacino in top notch form and Williams being as creepy as anything.

What is lake of fire and blackfish? Haven’t heard of those


Star wars (I group the original trilogy as one film here)
Kill Bill Vol. 1
Pulp Fiction
Dogma (although it has aged horribly)
Eternal Sunshine For the Spotless Mind
Back to the future (Again, I’ll chuck the trilogy together)
Forest Gump
LA Confidential
American Beauty
Fight Club
The Usual Suspects
Lock, Stock and two smoking Barrels.
High Fidelity
The Big Lebowski
Clay Pigeons
Human Traffic
Two Hands
The Castle
Raging Bull
Apocalypse Now
A Clockwork Orange
The Life of Brian
Flying High
Top Secret
Ace Ventura, when nature calls
Happy Gilmore (I know, but first time I ever saw that… Man, the laughter)

I dunno, where do you stop? There are so many, and I’ve probably forgotten a heap. I also want to put Once Were Warriors on there, but it’s too dark to ‘like.’



That is all.


Check out the original version, it is much better.


Interesting topic, because many people chose movies that are considered “classics” yet overlook movies that they may have seen 50 times like Police Academy, Rocky, Jaws, Dumb and Dumber, the hangover, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Twins and original Star Wars. There are many others in that list that no one puts in their favorite movies, yet have probably invested the most time in watching.