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    Three greatest movies of all time

    I'll start:

    Apocalypse Now
    Bladerunner
    The Deer Hunter

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    Top Gun

    The Deer Hunter

    They shall not grow old.

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    The Exorcist
    Withnail and I
    Godfather 2

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    I was wondering if girlie rom coms were permitted, but feel encouraged by the early inclusion of Top Gun

    When Harry Met Sally
    Casablanca
    Man Bites Dog

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    The Matrix
    Shawshank Redemption
    Star Wars

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    Schindler’s List
    Back to the Future
    Godfather 2
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    Movies are too subjective so I've picked the 3 that I think have added most to the insdustry

    Star Wars

    The Matrix

    Toy Story

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    I think I'll have to produce a graph at some point

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    My list - in no particular order:

    • Once Upon A Time In The West
    • Pulp Fiction
    • Taxi Driver


    Dark horse: Låt Den Rätta Komma In (Swedish for Let The Right One In). Arthouse horror movie.


    My wife's:
    • The Matrix 1
    • Any Given Sunday
    • Intouchables
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    I think I prefer Flying Bananas list to my own

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    Hmmm

    I'm tempted to say

    The Watcher
    Clockwork
    Time Bandits

    But more realistically (based on films I can watch again and again and not grow tired of them, rather than any particular cinematic prowess)

    Hot Fuzz

    The General (Buster Keaton, 1926)

    The Italian Job

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    Quote Originally Posted by thieuster View Post
    Any Given Sunday
    I was going to give your wife a big thumbs-up until I realised I was thinking of On Any Sunday which is a rather different film.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gyp View Post
    I was going to give your wife a big thumbs-up until I realised I was thinking of On Any Sunday which is a rather different film.
    I don't know O.A.S.... but I'm sure I don't want to ask her to look up that title!

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    Quote Originally Posted by thieuster View Post
    I don't know O.A.S.... but I'm sure I don't want to ask her to look up that title!
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0067527/

    1972 American documentary about motorcycle racing, with Steve McQueen

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    My list would be .

    Angels with dirty faces

    Shawshank redemption

    The green mile

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    The Day the Earth Stood Still
    Apocalypse Now
    A Clockwork Orange

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    Citizen Kane

    Les enfants du paradis

    La dolce vita

    I could probably come up with a few completely different trios without feeling like I was contradicting myself
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gyp View Post
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0067527/

    1972 American documentary about motorcycle racing, with Steve McQueen
    I had something different in mind... Oh well, A dirty mind is a joy forever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saint-Just View Post
    Citizen Kane

    Les enfants du paradis

    La dolce vita

    I could probably come up with a few completely different trios without feeling like I was contradicting myself
    ^^^ true^^^ E.g. reading 'La Dolce Vita' brings me to Una Giornata Particolare!

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    Star Wars.

    The Blues Brothers.

    Trinity is still my name.

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    Exactly. I would struggle to make a choice of the 3 greatest movies from Italy, France, Japan, Spain, the UK or the US to name only those 6 countries. So to do so worldwide...
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    American History X
    Gladiator
    Goodfellas


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    The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

    Schindler's List

    Godfather 2

    and my additional choice as its only recently been released

    The Two Popes
    Last edited by Chinnock; 29th December 2019 at 11:05.

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    What this thread will do is show that there are many great movies, with no possible best three. The Day of The Jackal is a great movie, IMHO.

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    I can't commit to three but I can say that the single greatest movie of all time is, of course, 'This Is Spinal Tap'.

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    True Romance
    Dead Zone
    The Blues Brothers

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    Quote Originally Posted by thieuster View Post
    [*]Pulp Fuction
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    Not sure I’ve seen that one, is it a ‘special’ remake ??

    It’s almost impossible but my 3 today are:

    Shawshank Redemption
    Goodfellas
    Star Wars

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    Shawshank Redemption
    Snatch (I know its not a work of art but always enjoy it)
    Inception
    "When You Go Home, Tell Them Of Us And Say,
    For Their Tomorrow, We Gave Our Today"

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    Absurd that nobody has mentioned any of my favourites yet:

    Back To The Future
    The Running Man
    Predator
    Aliens
    Troop Beverley Hills

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmcm3 View Post
    Absurd that nobody has mentioned any of my favourites yet:

    Back To The Future
    The Running Man
    Predator
    Aliens
    Troop Beverley Hills

    See post #6.

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    Three is impossible so perm any three from:

    The Godfather

    Goodfellas

    Papillon

    The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

    Day of The Jackel

    Home Alone II - Lost in New York

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    Highlander
    Star Wars - the original
    Cyrano de Bergerac - Gérard Depardieu


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    And still nothing with Jacques Tati

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    Absolutely. He would have been in my top 3 French. And Kurosawa, Ozu, Visconti, Hitchcock, Chaplin, Almodovar, Buñuel... a bit like naming 3 greatest paintings, it’s a meaningless exercise.

    I would struggle to put the 100 greatest films that I have seen, in no particular order.
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    It's very difficult to find 3 for myself. The film's I enjoyed the most, and can watch again and again, have been:

    Blade Runner,
    The original Star Wars trilogy,
    Withnail and I,
    Predator,
    Alien and Aliens,
    The Pink Panther films with Peter Sellers and Herbert Lom,
    The Shawshank Redemption,
    Drunken Master ( most Jackie Chan films from late seventies to early 90s),
    Naked Gun,
    Ace Ventura I and II...

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    Goodfellas
    Shawshank Redemption
    Gladiator

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    In no particular order -

    Pulp Fiction
    The Breakfast Club
    Jason and the Argonauts

    Ask me tomorrow and it'll be three different movies.

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    Flight of the Phoenix.

    Ice Cold in Alex

    Chinatown.

    As mentioned above, ask me again tomorrow and it could be another 2, FotP stays.


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    Really tricky to pick three, but Full Metal Jacket would definitely be on there.

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    Pulp Fiction
    Blade Runner
    Leon

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    Apocalypse Now

    Then pick two from this lot:

    Baby Driver
    Star Wars (don't dare call it A New Hope)
    Alien
    Full Metal Jacket
    Top Gun

    Honourable mentions to Commando, Predator, Donnie Darko and probably about 50 others I can't think of right now.

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    The third man
    The Odessa file
    Casablanca

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    Kellys' Hero's
    Star Wars
    Dunkirk
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    Star Wars
    Indiana Jones
    Jerry Maguire

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    The Unforgiven
    Terminator 2
    The Godfather part 2

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    In no particular order:


    • It's a Wonderful Life
    • Star Wars, Episode IV
    • Jaws

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    Three greatest movies of all time

    Spontaneous choice of:

    Apocalypse Now
    Life of Brian
    The Usual Suspects

    plus many others...

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    Couldn't pick just three...

    Deliverance
    Aliens
    Day Of The Jackal
    Where Eagles Dare
    Robbery (Stanley Baker)

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    Perhaps not the 3 "Greatest" , but 3 of my favourites would be

    Local Hero
    The Graduate
    Casablanca

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    Interesting how often Star Wars comes up - I have to agree really. It is truly the definition of iconic and a paradigm shift in cinema.

    Many years ago I used to teach film theory at degree level, and there are so many I could choose from, but if we are going for a few more that are both favourites and/or game changing I’d add:

    Vertigo
    Psycho
    Raging Bull
    Beauty and the Beast (animated filmic perfection)
    Downfall
    Das Boot
    The Great Dictator
    Lawrence of Arabia
    The Unforgiven
    The Breakfast Club (so much with so little)
    North By Northwest (the original action thriller blockbuster)
    Metropolis
    Raiders of the Lost Ark

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