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What are your top five movies that you think everyone should watch?

Posted by tennisplanet on March 25, 2009

Here’s mine:

-Godfather 1.

-Godfather 2.



-Analyse this.


34 Responses to “What are your top five movies that you think everyone should watch?”

  1. Jill said

    1, Withnail and I
    2. The Apartment
    3. Godfather 2
    4. It’s a Wonderful Life
    5. Airplane!

    not necessarily in that order.

  2. Jenny said

    lol TP, Are you De Niro’s agent?!!

    Here’s mine

    2001 A Space Odyssey
    The Deerhunter
    The Third Man
    Dr Zhivago
    Lawrence of Arabia

  3. bard said

    Forrest Gump
    The pianist
    In the Name of the father

  4. jennifur said

    you a gangsta TP?

    mine, even tho hate lists, specially of films cause too many good ones, but if stranded on island with tv/dvd would want:

    the godfather
    annie hall
    the wizard of oz
    some like it hot
    pulp fiction

  5. Mordecai said

    Rocky I
    Rocky II
    Rocky III
    Rocky IV
    Rocky V

  6. M said

    I have ten – sue me. TP’s and everyone else’s are great too.

    All About Eve
    E.T. – The Extraterrestrial
    Fail Safe
    Godfather III (because everyone has memorized I and II, it really completes the story, and no one should miss an opportunity to see Andy Garcia in anything 😀 )
    Ordinary People
    Stand and Deliver
    The Fugitive
    The Shawshank Redemption

  7. MIKE__ said

    #5 Mordecai – LoL!

    There are SO MANY GREAT FILMS but if I had to pick 10 that everyone should see before they die …

    1) Raging Bull
    2) A Clockwork Orange
    3) Spinal Tap
    4) Goodfellas
    5) Blade Runner
    6) Psycho
    7) Casablanca
    8) In Cold Blood
    9) Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
    10a) Crimes and Misdemeanors
    10b) Full Metal Jacket
    10c) La Femme Nikita (original French version)


  8. boxingary said

    Apocalypse Now
    Blazing Saddles [ Madeline Kahn alone worth the price ]
    The Godfather

  9. Plané said

    1) Million Dollar baby
    2) Godfather
    3) The Silence of the Lambs
    4) The Exorcist
    5) Terminator 2

  10. Santiago said

    Grave of the Fireflies (Hotaru no haka)
    Stalker (1979)
    Hero (Ying xiong)
    Reservoir Dogs

  11. Ch said

    Mike – do you mean In Cold Blood or Capote?

    I wish I had a list 😦 but I have so much catching up to do

  12. Deep South Girl said

    IMVVHO the greatest movie of all time is: “Grand Illusion.”

    Other FAVORITES:
    #1: Cinema Paradiso,” Il Postino”
    Other favorites:
    Last King of Scotland; Tsotsi; Hotel Rwanda; Long Way Around; Amadeus; Dr Strangelove (!); Black Orpheus; Raise The Red Lantern; Charlotte’s Web (NOT the animated version); Microcosmos; Babe; Kind Hearts and Coronets; Nights of Cabiria; Wall Street; (the original)Invasion of the Body Snatchers; Blow Up; Harold and Maude; Oxford Blues; Princess Bride; EDUCATING RITA!!; Remains of the Day; and Vicky Cristina Barcelona.
    And Casablanca.

  13. Jean said

    That’s a tough one :

    Midnigh Express
    A Shawshenk Redemption
    The Big Blue (France)
    Anyone of Kubrick’s film
    Bridges of Madison County (I know…it’s corny, but it gets me everytime)
    My long shot : Un diner de cons (France)

  14. Jenny said

    lol seeing as M and Mike are breaking the ‘rules’…..

    Taxi Driver
    Born Free
    Dirty Dancing
    Schindler’s List

  15. aey said


    1. Gattaka
    2. braveheart / THE PATRIOT …
    3. meet joe black
    4. the Beutiful mind
    5. Silence of the lamp ( the only thiller I admit to like it , Sorry thiller fan)

  16. Blancalupe said

    So many great films!

    I’ll just add Amadeus, The good, the bad and the ugly, The Usual suspects and The Breakfast Club.

  17. Anonymous said

    Mordecai, I just got through studying the Book of Esther. Your namesake was the star!! Great book!!

    My top 5:

    Gone With The Wind
    Dr. Zhivago
    Pride and Prejudice (the latest one starring Keira Knightly)
    Radio Days (Woody Allen, director)
    Out of Africa

  18. MIKE__ said

    #11 Ch – The original 1967 version (not the remake) of Capote’s classic …

  19. MIKE__ said

    … it’s mesmerizing and one of the RARE cases where the film is as good (better IMO) as the book!!

  20. jennifur said

    the book in cold blood, id say, is better but the film does come startlingly close mike_.

  21. Mordecai said

    Yes he is ANONYMOUS (whoever you are)…hence my name. 😀

  22. Deep South Girl said

    Mordecai, LOL, you are so funny! Now, tell us REALLY which are your five favorite movies!

    Has anyone ever seen “Grand Illusion?” Anyone? Bueller? ANYONE??

  23. Deep South Girl said

    Mike (from the other favorite movie site) I agree with you about “Deliverance.” Scary, tho.

    Oh, and I loved “Trading Places.”

  24. Ch said

    oh okay Mike. thanks. I saw the remake only and I’ve read the book but if you say the original is really good, then I will check it out.

    maybe one day I’ll have time for all of these… but maybe I might skip Mordecai’s picks, LOL great list. 😛

  25. jennifur said

    dsg – im going to rent grand illusion. cause u make it sound so good. paradiso and strangelove – both great.

    shud add sherlock jr. with buster keaton. love buster.

  26. MIKE__ said

    #23 Ch – You won’t regret it 😉

  27. Deep South Girl said

    Jennifur—did you love “Cinema Paradiso” as much as I did??

    OH! I loved Sofia Coppola’s version of “Marie Antoinette.” I had to have a copy for myself. It was a visually beautiful movie. I read that someone brought her a box of those wonderful macaroons from La Duree and when she saw them she said that was her color palette for the movie. Also, in some of the food scenes, I noticed pyramids of them! I thought her interpretation of M.A.’s life was pretty much spot on.

    I could go on and on because I have so many favorites. Did I mention “The Dinner Game?”

  28. jennifur said

    dsg, yes. very much. liked lost in translation but marie antoinette good too. again, based on an excellent book by antonia fraser. if u liked the marie antoinette movie, u might like the book. learned 9000 new words readin it. its long. but great.

  29. Mordecai said

    Here’s Bill O’Reilly’s top 5 for you DSG 😀

    Godfather II (Hmm…maybe TP and Bill is one and the same :lol:)
    The Producers (original)

  30. Deep South Girl said

    Oh, Mordecai–what a lamb you are! Providing me with Papa Bill’s faves. You know how much I care!

    I had heard that he would only watch the Shirley Temple movies from the 30’s and that he was a one-time Global President of her fan club. (In fact, mum’s the word, but I understand heproposed to her but she turned him down as she refused to comply with his demand that she only wear the little fluffy organdy dresses when they went out together. I seem to remember that this made him feel quite masculine…but remember, no one is to know that bit).

    So, I’m so happy to know that he likes serious subjects as well.

  31. D brackett said

    1. city of god
    2. fear and loathing in las vegas (thompson is my favorite writer)
    3. Blow (favorite depp movie)
    4. one flew over the cuckoos nest
    5. the good the bad and the ugly

    but since 5 was already said,
    i also love fight club, oldboy, american history x, shawshank redemption, robinhood disneys version (fuck yea), requiem for a dream, and dazed and confused

  32. Somebody Else said

    top 5, perennial favorites, maybe:

    1) 2001: A Space Odyssey (Kubrick)
    2) Lawrence of Arabia (Lean)
    3) The Rules of the Game (Renoir)
    4) Nashville (Altman)
    5) The Exterminating Angel (Bunuel)

    other hopefuls, maybe:

    – The Lady from Shanghai (Welles)
    – Vampyr (Dreyer)
    – How Green Was My Valley (Ford)
    – Close Encounters of the Third Kind (Spielberg)
    – Days of Heaven (Malick)
    – Alien (Scott)
    – Andrei Rublev (Tarkovsky)
    – Manhattan (Allen)
    – Jamaica Inn (Hitchcock)
    – Clash of the Titans (Davis/1981)

    too many to name.

    • Somebody Else said

      changes with every mood…
      Top 5 Movies
      (today – Sept.8, 2010):

      1. Five Easy Pieces (Rafelson)
      2. The 400 Blows (Truffaut)
      3. Blade Runner (Scott)
      4. Viridiana (Bunuel)
      5. American Graffiti (Lucas)

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