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#1 Edited by oldgamespot (16 posts) -

1. Taxi Driver

2. The Empire Strikes Back

3. Rocky

4. They Live

5. Whiplash

6. Die Hard

7. Born on the Fourth of July

8. Robocop

9. Edge of Tomorrow

10. Terminator 2

11. Falling Down

12. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

13. The Raid: Redemption

14. A Boy and His Dog

15. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

16. Home Alone

17. Pitch Black

18. Midnight Express

19. Gladiator

20. The Deer Hunter

21. Star Wars

22. Mad Max (1979)

23. Deliverance

24. Platoon

25. First Blood

26. The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King

27. There Will Be Blood

28. The Cable Guy

29. Lords of Dogtown

30. A Clockwork Orange

31. Cube

32. Child's Play

33. Predator

34. Shaun of the Dead

35. Captain America: Winter Soldier

36. The Stanford Prison Experiment

37. The Fugitive

38. Rocky IV

39. Fight Club

40. The Blair Witch Project

41. Aliens

42. Hardcore Henry

43. The Exorcist

44. 2001: A Space Odyssey

45. Hellraiser

46. Total Recall

47. Cheap Thrills

48. Halloween

49. Brawl in Cellblock 99

50. The Social Network

51. Fast Five

52. Interstellar

53. Suspiria

54. Upgrade

55. Universal Soldier

56. Roadhouse

57. Superman: The Movie

58. Halloween III: Season of the Witch

60. Paul

61. The Dark Knight Rises (yes it's better than TDK imo)

62. Point Break

63. Highlander

64. John Wick

65. Straw Dogs (the remake)

66. 300: Rise of an Empire

67. Mad Max: Fury Road

68. 3 Ninjas (guilty pleasure)

69. Back to the Future 3

71. Warrior

72. The Disaster Artist

73. Pacific Rim

74. High Fidelity

75. The Return of the Jedi

76. Kung Fu Panda 2

77. Creed

78. Up

79. Shrek 2

80. Inception

81. The Little Mermaid

82. The Shining

83. Temple of Doom (better than raiders and crusade imo)

84. Toy Story

85. Network

86. The Thing

87. Bloodsport

88. The Evil Dead

89. Thank You For Smoking

90. The Godfather

91. The Godfather: Part II

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#2 Edited by Rebel_Scum (1442 posts) -

How about any of these?

Blade Runner

Dazed and Confused

The Big Lebowski

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas


China Town

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#3 Posted by meaninoflife42 (675 posts) -

Just some suggestions I could think of off the top of my head:

John Wick 2

The Raid 2


The Road Warrior (aka Mad Max 2)



The Godfather 1 and 2

The Terminator

Hot Fuzz

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#5 Posted by Junkerman (524 posts) -

Good list. Small typo though with John Wick accidently placed below the top 20.

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#6 Edited by FateOfNever (1917 posts) -

Big Trouble in Little China

Wayne's World

Kill Bill

Pulp Fiction

Reservoir Dogs

Night of the Living Dead

Princess Mononoke

13 Assassins

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#7 Edited by newhaap (505 posts) -

+1 for Blade Runner

+1 for The Godfather

+1 for Kill Bill

Also The Lion King

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#8 Posted by Alias (47 posts) -
  • The Warriors
  • The Terminator (the good Terminator film)
  • Blade Runner
  • The Shawshank Redemption
  • Saving Private Ryan
  • Ghostbusters
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#9 Posted by Kraznor (1633 posts) -

“Pink Panther Strikes Again”, “Gremlins 2: The New Batch” and “Airplane!” are the most glaring omissions. “JFK” and “Rookie of the Year” are some other potential candidates.

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#10 Posted by fisk0 (6867 posts) -

Das Boot, Solaris (both Tarkovsky's and Soderbergh's), Stalker, Threads, Before the Rain, Hardware and Metropolis all seem to be missing from the list.

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#11 Posted by htr10 (1048 posts) -


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#12 Posted by berniesbc (250 posts) -


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#13 Posted by cubidog (96 posts) -

You're definitely missing some great movies. I would replace half of this list with movies from the Harry Potter, Fast and Furious, Hunger Games, and Marvel universes. Also Top Gun and Karate Kid are absolutely fantastic.

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#14 Edited by Bill_McNeal (825 posts) -

North By Northwest, The Birds, Maltese Falcon, Singin' in the Rain, Princess Bride, Kelly's Heroes, The Music Man, The Shadow, Goldeneye, Yankee Doodle Dandy, Bridge Over the River Kwai, Damn Yankees...

[edit] Jurassic Park

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#15 Posted by nutter (2110 posts) -

Where are The Godfather parts 1 and 2? Where’s The Man with No Name trilogy (at least The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly).

I just can’t support a list that doesn’t contain, at the very least, Godfather 1 & 2 and The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly. There are pet movies I’d throw in, but I feel the quality of those three films is beyond reproach. Personally, they’d be my top three.

Aside from those, Alien, Heat, Fury Road, Jacob’s Ladder, Pan’s Labyrinth, Mulholland Drive, Scarface, Drive, and Raiders of the Lost Ark are all pretty amazing.

Captain Fantastic is a recent favorite, as is One More Time with Feeling, though I totally get those are dark horses. Kelly’s Heroes is another great Dark Horse. The Good, The Bad, and The Weird is a great Dark Horse.

Some more favorites that I think are deserving of a top 100 spot:

Blue Ruin, Lost in Translation, Memento, Evil Dead 1/2, Almost Famous....Casablanca, The Raid: Redemption, Silence of the Lambs, Shawshank Redemption, Jaws, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, The Searchers, Hondo, Schindler’s List, 12 Angry Men, The Shining, Dr. Strangelove...

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#16 Posted by Junkerman (524 posts) -

Damn there are some good movies in this thread. Makes me marvel at how many I've seen over the years... and mourn the fact that I probably will never have time to see ALL of them more then once in my life.

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#17 Posted by turboman (9875 posts) -

I'm negating people saying Kill Bill to say that Jackie Brown and Inglorious Bastards are better movies.

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#18 Posted by hermes (2604 posts) -

Good list. Here are some recommendations...

I would put Fellowship of the Ring above Return of the King, Shrek 1 over Shrek 2, Kung Fu Panda 1 over 2, and Back to the Future 1 over 3...

I would also +1 Godfather 1 and 2.

I would also recommend some more classic movies, like 7 Samurai, Casablanca and 12 Angry Men.

I would also recommend some anime movies, specially early Ghibli (Princess Mononoke, Chihiro) and Satoshi Kon (Paprika, Perfect Blue)

Finally, Kill Bill (Vol 1) is the best Tarantino movie (yeah, I went there...)

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#19 Posted by Tesla (2296 posts) -

Paper Moon

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#20 Posted by ToxicAntidote (1121 posts) -

Here's my list of recommendations. I basically just took my 5 star list, and removed all the movies that's already been mentioned up to this point in this thread. Enjoy!

  • 25th Hour
  • A Beautiful Mind
  • American History X
  • Children of Men
  • The NeverEnding Story
  • The Fifth Element
  • Dunkirk
  • Elephant
  • Lord of the Flies
  • Forrest Gump
  • Garden State
  • Being John Malkovich
  • Inside Man
  • K-PAX
  • Léon: The Professional
  • The Matrix
  • The Silence of the Lambs
  • Ocean's Eleven
  • Rain Man
  • Blast from the Past
  • Se7en
  • Shutter Island
  • Slumdog Millionaire
  • Snatch
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  • The Rock
  • This Is England
  • TRON
  • The Truman Show
  • V for Vendetta
  • Vanilla Sky

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#21 Edited by oldgamespot (16 posts) -

@hermes: @nutter: @newhaap: @meaninoflife42:

based on popular demand, I added Godfather part 1 & 2

ps. considering blade runner, drive, kill bill, terminator 1, the good the bad & the ugly, the karate kid, gremlins 2, the hills have eyes (remake), jaws, the fifth element, die hard 3, the rock, the road warrior, & night of the living dead.

I also added Bloodsport, as it's my favorite martial arts movie