All-time top ten! – I think?


We all have this list in our head, ever changing and never quite able to get in a definitive order.

When thinking about our all-time top ten, two things always, curiously happens – it’s harder than we first think, and we can never say this is our ‘definite’ list.

I have probably missed out some gems; I have seen so many films over the years it could change again!

Here’s a list of my all-time top ten films, in no particular order. Agree or disagree?

Tell me yours; leave a comment with your all-time top ten.

  • Jaws
  • The Usual Suspects
  • Lord of the Rings Trilogy (as one choice, but ‘The fellowship’ is probably? my favourite)
  • Star Wars Trilogy (Easy – The Empire Strikes Back!)
  • The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (starring Brad Pitt, but missed by many people at the time)
  • The Dark Knight
  • Heat
  • There Will Be Blood
  • Guilty pleasures: Predator and Anchorman!
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13 responses to “All-time top ten! – I think?

  1. Nice Top Ten fella here is mine as it stands now, but as you said this is ever changing

    The Shawshank Redemption
    The Sting
    Jaws
    The Usual Suspects
    Lord of the Rings Trilogy (Would agree Fellowship was best)
    Star Wars Trilogy (The Empire Strikes Back!)
    The Godfather
    The Dark Knight
    Die Hard
    Monty Python and the Holy Grail

  2. I’m probably going to give girls a bad name now but here goes….

    Bambi
    Anchorman
    Dumbo
    Watership Down
    Blades of Glory
    War Horse
    Toy Story 3
    Schindlers List
    Evita
    Borat

  3. Wow, this is a tough one, but here’s mine, again in no order:
    Star Wars trilogy (Empire strikes back)
    Dark Knight
    Dollars Trilogy (The Good, the Bad and the Ugly)
    2001 Space Odyssey
    Dr Stranglove
    Indiana Jones (last crusade)
    Predator
    The Terminator
    The Shining
    Rear Window (got to have a Hitchcock classic in there!!)

    • thank you for getting Hitchcock in there, rear window nearly was in mine too. sounds crazy, but was one of my favourite films as a kid to watch late at night on TV, the atmosphere, the sounds across the courtyard between the apartment blocks was just brilliant.

      is tough thought isnt it?

      couple of trilogies in many peoples list, was thinking of trilogies/sagas with all films that are 5 star films. you get me?

      example: LOTR, all of them are 5 star without question (for me)! – but cant say the same for star wars as return of the jedi is weak.

  4. That’s an interesting list mate. A good mixture of genres in there. The usual suspects nearly made mine. I also feel guilty at omitting Heat, the lord of the rings and Jaws. There will be Blood was superb aswell. It’s no easy task compiling it right enough. I have to say though, I’m not a fan of Anchorman. Ididnt like that film at all but it seem to be a favourite of many.

  5. Hmm. Top 10. That’s tough but since we rarely watch films over and over, we’ll put down a few that we do. Maybe those are top movies to us:

    1. Shawshank Redemption – the narration by Morgan Freeman makes the film for us
    2. Groundhog Day – just such a clever premise and Bill Murray at his best
    3. The Lord of the Rings trilogy – so rich, so much material covered, such mind blowing special effects and costuming; superior fantasy
    4. The Dark Knight – Heath Ledger did things we’ve never seen before; maybe the ultimate villain for us
    5. Die Hard – the grand daddy of over the top action-thrillers in its particular vein; everyone seems to pale by comparison; very, very guilty pleasure
    6. Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels – we have no idea what they’re saying half the time but each viewing we get it more; crazy good intersecting multi-story concept
    7. The Artist – cute isn’t our thing but Jean Dujardin and Bérénice Bejo made us re-think that; we’ve only seen it once thus far but we those two pulled off two of the most lovable characters we’ve seen
    8. The Killing – it’s hard to pick THE Kubrick film but this one is definitely one of our favorite noir movies let alone one of his
    9. The Philadelphia story – Grant and Hepburn also pull off cute like screen couples so rarely do; Jimmy Stewart pulls off the best drunk we’ve ever seen
    10. Toy Story 3 – what the hell? Crying at a movie?! Yep and we’re not ashamed to admit it; brilliant heart strings player

    Also-rans are mostly from directors like almost everything by the Coen brothers, Christopher Nolan, and Stanley Kubrick, and a few by Clint Eastwood. We don’t have room for foreign films that we also like.

    Thanks for inspiring the exercise.

    • you’re welcome. fascinating list of your own there with some agreed choices. Toy Story as a trilogy as a single choice probably belongs in my list too but i wanted to include two guilty pleasure for fun. I wrote sometime ago about ‘Perfect’ trilogies and Toy Story is probably the most undeniable perfect trilogy ever, Pixar and Toy Story changed the game and as a studio can any other profess to have consistently produced the quality they have, great list great comment thanks very much.

  6. I would definitely have to say my top ten are:

    10. Apocalypse Now
    9. Sunset Boulevard
    8. Dr. Strangelove: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
    7. The Place Promised in Our Early Days
    6. The Replacement Killers
    5. Burn After Reading
    4. The Big Lebowski
    3. Pulp Fiction
    2. 2001: A Space Odyssey
    1. Origins: Spirit of the Past

    Honorable Mentions:

    Full Metal Jacket
    Equilibrium
    The Jacket (First film to actually make me cry)
    Fight Club
    Lost Highway

    • I haven’t heard of some of those films, so your movie knowledge is greater than mine. Pulp Fiction, 2001, Fight Club are close for me. In actual fact if i were to write it again now it would probably change all over again! That’s movie taste for you – ever changing!

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