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Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Top 100 Movies of All Time

Here’s my Top 100 Movies of all time. All of these are carefully placed in their appropriate rank. I have different reasons why I picked each of these movies. Citizen Kane for example didn’t make it to the number 1 spot because I don’t just look on how it was made or how you’ll react on the film after you saw it but I also focus on my personal view of what makes a film memorable and what message does the artistic touch of the film maker is trying to convey. A true great artist must be immune from other’s influence. A good movie should have a good script above all. The next essential factor is the director himself, followed by the actors, then the editor and the rest of the crew. In this case however, I slip in some of the movies I don’t usually prefer like Lawrence of Arabia, the movie 300 and The Sound Of Music because I like the Cinematography and the props and costumes or perhaps the special effects. Some of it is included in my top 100 because they pioneer something. What’s more important is that I feel like putting it there in the list. If you have any demand like you want Forrest Gump in it or The Lord of The Rings or Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, then make your own top 100 list! If you’re looking for other movies that aren’t here, that’s because I have a life and I have no plans on spending it watching movies all the time. I've seen almost every good or interesting movies out there but not all of it. I wish that I can explain you all the reason why I included some of your favorite movie in this list. If you’re not familiar with the title, google it. There are different reasons why I picked each of the movies that you saw in this list. I don’t have to explain myself. To be more precise, I’ve chosen these movies because if I am a prisoner or I was trapped in an island with a DVD player and a TV set and Electricity and a couch and beers and nachos and a remote for 10 agonizing years and I am oblige to put a hundred best movies of all time in my luggage and if I refuse they will feed me to the sharks, then I will take this top 100 with me.

Instead of repeatedly making a new topic about a new movie that I just saw (like all the bloggers I knew in the planet), this is what I prepared instead.

You Die Hard’s Top 100 Movies of All Time

1. Eyes Wide Shut (a Stanley Kubrick film) 1999. Cruise, Kidman

2. Full Metal Jacket (Stanley Kubrick) 1987

3. A Clockwork Orange (Stanley Kubrick) 1971

4. The Shining (Stanley Kubrick) Jack Nicholson 1980

5. The Godfather (Francis Ford Coppola) Brando, Pacino 1972

6. Pulp Fiction (Quintin Tarantino) Uma Thurman, Samuel L. Jackson,
Bruce Willis, John Travolta 1994

7. Unforgiven (Clint Eastwood) Hackman, Freeman, Eastwood 1992

8. The Bourne Supremacy (Paul Greengrass) Matt Damon 2004

9. The Godfather 2 (Francis Ford Coppola) Pacino, De Niro 1974

10. Scent of a Woman (Martin Brest) Pacino 1992

11. Citizen Kane (1941 Orson Welles)
12. Casablanca (1942 Michael Curtiz) Bogart, Bergman
13. Annie Hall (1977 Woody Allen)
14. The Bourne Identity (2004 Paul Greengrass) Matt Damon
15. Taxi Driver (1976 Martin Scorsese) De Niro
16. Lolita (1962 Stanley Kubrick)
17. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968 Stanley Kubrick)
18. To Kill A Mockingbird (1962 Robert Mulligan) Gregory Peck
19. Se7en (1995 David Fincher) Brad Pitt, Morgan Freeman
20. Snatch (2000 Guy Richie) Brad Pitt, Jason Statham

21. Barry Lyndon (1975 Stanley Kubrick)
22. Gone With The Wind (1939 Victor Fleming)
23. Dr. Strangelove: or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964 Stanley Kubrick)
24. The Departed (2006 Martin Scorsese)
25. Gladiator (2000 Ridley Scott)
26. Ronin (1998 John Frankenheimer) De Niro, Reno
27. The Bourne Ultimatum (2007 Paul Greengrass) Matt Damon
28. Fight Club (1999 David Fincher)
29. Lock Stock And Two Smoking Barrels (1998 Guy Richie)
30. The Thin Red Line (1998)

31. Schindler’s List (1993 Steven Spieldberg)
32. Goodfellas (1990 Martin Scorsese)
33. Munich (2005 Steven Spieldberg) Eric Bana
34. The Good, The Bad and The Ugly (1966) (Sergio Leone ) Eastwood
35. On the Waterfront (1954 Elia Kazan) Marlon Brando
36. Dirty Harry (1971 Don Siegel) Clint Eastwood
37. Good Will Hunting (1997) Matt Damon
38. The Searchers 1956 (John Ford) John Wayne
39. Casino Royale (2006) Daniel Craig
40. Goldfinger (1964) Sean Connery

41. Patriot Games (1992) Harrison Ford
42. 300 (2007 Zack Snyder) Gerard Butler
43. The 39 Steps (1935)
44. Silence of the Lambs (1991)
45. The Killing Fields (1984)
46. The Assignment (1997 Christian Duguay) Kingsley, Sutherland, Quinn
47. Groundhog Day (1993) Murray
48. Donnie Brasco (1997) Pacino
49. Lawrence of Arabia (1962) Peter O’toole
50. Match Point (2005 Woody Allen)


51. So I’ve Just Married an Axe Murderer (1993 Thomas Schlamme) Myers
52. Seven Samurai (Akira Kurosawa)
53. Nuevo Cinema Paradiso (1988)
54. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
55. Irréversible (2002 Gaspar Noé) Monica Belucci
56. Trainspotting (1996)
57. North by Northwest (1959)
58. A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
59. All Quiet On The Western Front (1930)
60. The Wizard of Oz (1939)

61. Rebel Without A Cause (1955)
62. The Deer Hunter (1978)
63. Fargo (1996)
64. Raging Bull (1980)
65. Zatoichi (2003 Takeshi Kitano)
66. The Apartment (1960)
67. The Bridge On The River Kwai (1957)
68. Contact (1997)
69. Léon: The Professional (1994 Luc Besson) Reno, Portman
70. The Usual Suspects (1995)

71. Heat (1995)
72. Batman Begins (2005)
73. Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
74. Once Upon a time in America (1984)
75. Clear and Present Danger (1994)
76. The Sound Of Music (1965)
77. Enemy of the State (1998)
78. Die Hard (1988)
79. The Pianist (2002)
80. L.A. Confidential (1997)

81. Twelve Monkeys (1995)
82. There’s Something About Mary (1998)
83. The Sixth Sense (1999)
84. The Squid and the Whale (2005)
85. Seven Years in Tibet (1997)
86. Vanilla Sky (2001)
87. Finding Forrester (2000)
88. Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)
89. Sideways (2004)
90. Sin City (2005)

91. Das Boot (1981)
92. Beverly Hills Ninja (1997) Chris Farley
93. Takedown (2000)
94. Anger Management (2003)
95. Braveheart (1995)
96. Coming to America (1988)
97. Singin’ in the Rain (1952)
98. Y Tu Mamá También (2001)
99. Office Space (1999)
100. The Fugitive (1993)

(Updated August 16, 2007: Added "The Bourne Ultimatum")

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