My Top Movies

TitleYearLanguageDirector
12 Angry Men1957EnglishLumet, Sidney
12 Years a Slave2013EnglishMcQueen, Steve
13 Assassins2010JapaneseMiike, Takashi
A Beautiful Mind2001EnglishHoward, Ron
A Christmas Story1983EnglishClark, Bob
A Seperation2011PersianFarhadi, Asghar
A Serious Man2009EnglishCoen Brothers
A Woman Under the Influence1974EnglishCassavetes, John
Ace in the Hole1951EnglishWilder, Billy
Adaptation2002EnglishJonze, Spike
After the Wedding2006DanishBier, Susanne
Airplane!1980EnglishZucker Bros; Abrahams
Aladdin1992EnglishClements, Ron; Musker, John
Alien1979EnglishScott, Ridley
All Quiet on the Western Front1930EnglishMilestone, Lewis
American Beauty1999EnglishMendes, Sam
American History X1998EnglishKaye, Tony
American Hustle2013EnglishRussell, David O.
Amour2012FrenchHaneke, Michael
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy2004EnglishMcKay, Adam
Argo2012EnglishAffleck, Ben
Asphalt Jungle, The1950EnglishHuston, John
Au Revoir Les Enfants1987FrenchMalle, Louis
Back to the Future1985EnglishZemeckis, Robert
Barton Fink1991EnglishCoen Brothers
Batman Begins2005EnglishNolan, Christopher
Battle of Algiers, The1966FrenchPontecorvo, Gillo
Battleship Potemkin1925SilentEisenstein, Sergei M.
Beauty and the Beast1991EnglishTrousdale, Gary; Wise, Kirk
Being There1979EnglishAshby, Hal
Biutiful2010SpanishInarritu, Alejandro Gonzalez
Black Swan2010EnglishAronofsky, Darren
Blade Runner1982EnglishScott, Ridley
Blazing Saddles1974EnglishBrooks, Mel
Bowfinger1999EnglishOz, Frank
Boy A2007EnglishCrowley, John
Braveheart1995EnglishGibson, Mel
Bridge on the River Kwai, The1957EnglishLean, David
Brothers (Danish Version)2004DanishBier, Susanne
Bullitt1968EnglishYates, Peter
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid1969EnglishHill, George Roy
C.R.A.Z.Y.2005FrenchValee, Jean-Marc
Capote2005EnglishMiller, Bennett
Captain Phillips2013EnglishGreengrass, Paul
Casablanca1942EnglishCurtiz, Michael
Casino1995EnglishScorsese, Martin
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof1958EnglishBrooks, Richard
Changeling2008EnglishEastwood, Clint
Charade1963EnglishDonen, Stanley
Cinderella Man2005EnglishHoward, Ron
Cinema Paradiso1988ItalianTornatore, Giuseppe
City Lights1931SilentChaplin, Charlies
Cool Hand Luke1967EnglishRosenberg, Stuart
Crash2004EnglishHaggis, Paul
Crazy Heart2009EnglishCooper, Scott
Dances with Wolves1990EnglishCostner, Kevin
Das Boot1981GermanPetersen, Wolfgang
Dazed and Confused1993EnglishLinklater, Richard
Dead Man Walking1995EnglishRobbins, Tim
Dead Poets Society1989EnglishWeir, Peter
Death at a Funeral2007EnglishOz, Frank
Dersu Uzala1975RussianKurosawa, Akira
Devils on the Doorstep2000MandarinJiang, Wen
Dial M for Murder1954EnglishHitchcock, Alfred
Dirty Harry1971EnglishSiegal, Don
District 92009EnglishBlomkamp, Neill
Django Unchained2012EnglishTarantino, Quentin
Donnie Darko2001EnglishKelly, Richard
Double Indemnity1944EnglishWilder, Billy
Doubt2008EnglishShanley, John Patrick
Downfall2004GermanHirschbiegel, Oliver
Dr. Strangelove1964EnglishKubrick, Stanley
Drive2011EnglishRefn, Nicolas Winding
Duck Soup1933EnglishMcCarey, Leo
Dumb and Dumber1994EnglishFarrelly Brothers
East of Eden1955EnglishKazan, Elia
El Dorado1966EnglishHawks, Howard
Escape from Alcatraz1979EnglishSiegal, Don
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind2004EnglishGondry, Michel
Fanny and Alexander1982SwedishBergman, Ingmar
Fearless2006MandarinYu, Ronny
Ferris Bueller's Day Off1986EnglishHughes, John
Field of Dreams1989EnglishRobinson, Phil Alden
Fight Club1999EnglishFincher, David
Finding Forrester2000EnglishVan Sant, Gus
Finding Nemo2003EnglishStanton, Andrew; Unkrich, Lee
Finding Neverland2004EnglishForster, Marc
A Fistful of Dollars1964EnglishLeone, Sergio
Floating Weeds1959JapaneseOzu, Yasujiro
For a Few Dollars More1965EnglishLeone, Sergio
Forrest Gump1994EnglishZemeckis, Robert
Fort Apache1948EnglishFord, John
Frost/Nixon2008EnglishHoward, Ron
Fruitvale Station2013EnglishCoogler, Ryan
Get Low2009EnglishSchneider, Aaron
Gladiator2000EnglishScott, Ridley
God on Trial2008EnglishEmmony, Andy De
Godfather: Part II, The1974EnglishCoppola, Francis Ford
Good Will Hunting1997EnglishVan Sant, Gus
Goodfellas1990EnglishScorsese, Martin
Gran Torino2008EnglishEastwood, Clint
Grave of the Fireflies1988JapaneseTakahata, Isao
Gravity2013EnglishCuaron, Alfonso
Harvey1950EnglishKoster, Henry
Hawaii, Oslo2004NorwegianPoppe, Erik
High and Low1963JapaneseKurosawa, Akira
High Sierra1941EnglishWalsh, Raoul
His Girl Friday1940EnglishHawks, Howard
Holiday1938EnglishCukor, George
Hotel Rwanda2004EnglishGeorge, Terry
How to Train Your Dragon2010EnglishDeBlois, Dean; Sanders, Chris
Ice Age2002EnglishWedge, Chris; Saldanha, Carlos
Ikiru1952JapaneseKurosawa, Akira
In a Lonely Place1950EnglishRay, Nicholas
In Bruges2008EnglishMcDonagh, Martin
In Cold Blood1967EnglishBrooks, Richard
In the Heat of the Night1967EnglishJewison, Norman
In the Name of the Father1993EnglishSheridan, Jim
In the Valley of Elah2007EnglishHaggis, Paul
Inception2010EnglishNolan, Christopher
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade1989EnglishSpielberg, Steven
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom1984EnglishSpielberg, Steven
Inherit the Wind1960EnglishKramer, Stanley
It's a Wonderful Life1946EnglishCapra, Frank
I've Loved You So Long2008FrenchClaudel, Philippe
Jeremiah Johnson1972EnglishPollack, Sydney
JFK1991EnglishStone, Oliver
Joint Security Area2000KoreanPark, Chan-wook
Jurassic Park1993EnglishSpielberg, Steven
Kick-Ass2010EnglishVaughn, Matthew
King Kong2005EnglishJackson, Peter
King of Masks, The1996MandarinWu, Tian-Ming
Kramer vs. Kramer1979EnglishBenton, Robert
Kung Fu Panda2008EnglishOsborne, Mark; Stevenson, John
L.A. Confidential1997EnglishHanson, Curtis
L.A. Story1991EnglishJackson, Mick
Leon: The Professional1994EnglishBesson, Luc
Les Miserables (1934)1934FrenchBernard, Raymond
Life of Brian1979EnglishJones, Terry
Life of Pi2012EnglishLee, Ang
Amores Perros2000SpanishInarritu, Alejandro Gonzalez
Lucky Number Sleven2006EnglishMcGuigan, Paul
M1931GermanLang, Fritz
Malcolm X1992EnglishLee, Spike
Manic2001EnglishMelamed, Jordan
Mary and Max2009EnglishElliot, Adam
Meet Joe Black1998EnglishBrest, Martin
Memento2000EnglishNolan, Christopher
Memories of Murder2003KoreanBong, Joon-ho
Metropolis1927SilentLang, Fritz
Midnight in Paris2011EnglishAllen, Woody
Mississippi Burning1988EnglishParker, Alan
Modern Times1936SilentChaplin, Charlies
Monsters Inc.2001EnglishDocter, Pete; Silverman, David; Unkrich, Lee
Monty Python and the Holy Grail1975EnglishJones, Terry; Gilliam, Terry
Moon2009EnglishJones, Duncan
Mother2009KoreanBong, Joon-ho
Mountain Patrol2004MandarinLu, Chuan
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington1939EnglishCapra, Frank
My Neighbor Totoro1988JapaneseMiyazaki, Hayao
Mystic River2003EnglishEastwood, Clint
Naked Gun, The1988EnglishZucker Bros; Abrahams
Never Cry Wolf1983EnglishBallard, Carroll
Night and the City1950EnglishDassin, Jules
No Country for Old Men2007EnglishCoen Brothers
No Man's Land2001BosnianTanovic, Danis
North by Northwest1959EnglishHitchcock, Alfred
O Brother, Where art Thou2000EnglishCoen Brothers
October Sky1999EnglishJohnston, Joe
Odd Man Out1947EnglishReed, Carol
Of Mice and Men (1939)1939EnglishMilestone, Lewis
Of Mice and Men (1992)1992EnglishSinise, Gary
Office Space1999EnglishJudge, Mike
Old School2003EnglishPhillips, Todd
Oldboy2003KoreanPark, Chan-wook
On the Waterfront1954EnglishKazan, Elia
Once2006EnglishCarney, John
Once Upon a Time in Anatolia2011TurkishCeylan, Nuri Bilge
Once Upon a time in the West1968EnglishLeone, Sergio
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest1975EnglishForman, Milos
One Hour Photo2002EnglishRomanek, Mark
Ordinary People1980EnglishRedford, Robert
Oslo, August 31st2011NorwegianTrier, Joachim
Ox-Bow Incident, The1943EnglishWellman, William A.
Paper Moon1973EnglishBogdanovich, Peter
Paths of Glory1957EnglishKubrick, Stanley
Pickup on South Street1953EnglishFuller, Samuel
Pirates of the Carribean2003EnglishVerbinski, Gore
Platoon1986EnglishStone, Oliver
Raiders of the Lost Ark1981EnglishSpielberg, Steven
Rain Man1988EnglishLevinson, Barry
Ran1985JapaneseKurosawa, Akira
Rango2011EnglishVerbinski, Gore
Rashomon1950JapaneseKurosawa, Akira
Rear Window1954EnglishHitchcock, Alfred
Red Beard1965JapaneseKurosawa, Akira
Remember the Titans2000EnglishYakin, Boaz
Revanche2008GermanSpielmann, Gotz
Rififi1955FrenchDassin, Jules
Road to Perdition2002EnglishMendes, Sam
Robin Hood: Men in Tights1993EnglishBrooks, Mel
Safety Last1923SilentNewmeyer, Fred; Taylor, Sam
Samurai II: Duel at Ichijori Temple1955JapaneseInagaki, Hiroshi
Sanjuro1962JapaneseKurosawa, Akira
Saving Private Ryan1998EnglishSpielberg, Steven
Scarface1932EnglishHawks, Howard; Rosson, Richard
Scent of a Woman1992EnglishBrest, Martin
Schindler's List1993EnglishSpielberg, Steven
Se7en1995EnglishFincher, David
Serpico1973EnglishLumet, Sidney
Seven Samurai1954JapaneseKurosawa, Akira
Shawshank Redemption, The1994EnglishDarabont, Frank
Sherlock Jr.1924SilentKeaton, Buster
Show People1928SilentVidor, King
Shrek2001EnglishAdamson, Andrew; Jenson, Vicky
Shutter Island2010EnglishScorsese, Martin
Silver Lining Playbook2012EnglishRussell, David O.
Sin City2005EnglishMiller, Frank; Rodriguez, Robert
Sin Nombre2009SpanishFukunaga, Cary
Singin' in the Rain1952EnglishDonen, Stanley; Kelly, Gene
Sleuth1972EnglishMankiewicz, Joseph L.
Sling Blade1996EnglishThorton, Billy Bob
Snatch.2000EnglishRitchie, Guy
Solaris1972RussianTarkovsky, Andrei
Some Like It Hot1959EnglishWilder, Billy
Sometimes in April2005EnglishPeck, Raoul
Source Code2011EnglishJones, Duncan
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter… and Spring2003KoreanKim, Ki-duk
Stand By Me1986EnglishReiner, Rob
Star Wars1977EnglishLucas, George
Star Wars - The Empire Strikes Back1980EnglishKershner, Irvin
Star Wars - Return of the Jedi1983EnglishMarquand, Richard
Still Walking2008JapaneseKoreeda, Hirokazu
Stranger Than Fiction2006EnglishForster, Marc
Strangers on a Train1951EnglishHitchcock, Alfred
Sunrise1927SilentMurnau, F.W.
Superbad2007EnglishMottola, Greg
Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War2004KoreanKang, Je-kyu
Take Shelter2011EnglishNichols, Jeff
Taken2008EnglishMorel, Pierre
Tell No One2006FrenchCanet, Guillaume
African Queen, The1951EnglishHuston, John
Artist, The2011SilentHazanavicius, Michel
Ascent, The1977RussianShepitko, Larisa
Big Lebowski, The1998EnglishCoen Brothers
Boxer, The1997EnglishSheridan, Jim
Chaser, The2008KoreanNa, Hong-jin
Circus, The1928SilentChaplin, Charlies
Dark Knight, The2008EnglishNolan, Christopher
Defiant Ones, The1958EnglishKramer, Stanley
Departed, The2006EnglishScorsese, Martin
Dirty Dozen, The1967EnglishAldrich, Robert
Exorcist, The1973EnglishFriedkin, William
Fisher King, The1991EnglishGilliam, Terry
Front Page, The1974EnglishWilder, Billy
Fugitive, The1993EnglishDavis, Andrew
General, The (1926)1926SilentKeaton, Buster; Bruckman, Clyde
General, The (1998)1998EnglishBoorman, John
Godfather, The1972EnglishCoppola, Francis Ford
Gold Rush, The1925SilentChaplin, Charlies
Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, The1966EnglishLeone, Sergio
Great Dictator, The1940EnglishChaplin, Charlies
Great Escape, The1963EnglishSturges, John
Green Mile, The1999EnglishDarabont, Frank
Guard, The2011EnglishMcDonagh, John Michael
Hangover, The2009EnglishPhillips, Todd
Hidden Fortress, The1958JapaneseKurosawa, Akira
Hunt, The2012DanishVinterberg, Thomas
Ice Storm, The1997EnglishLee, Ang
Incredibles, The2004EnglishBird, Brad
Intouchables, The2011FrenchNakache, Oliver; Toledano, Eric
Iron Giant, The1999EnglishBird, Brad
Jerk, The1979EnglishReiner, Carl
Killing, The1956EnglishKubrick, Stanley
King's Speech, The2010EnglishHooper, Tom
Lion King, The1994EnglishAllers, Roger; Minkoff, Rob
Lives of Others, The2006GermanDonnersmarck, Florian Henchkel von
Lord of the Rings, The: The Fellowship of the Ring2001EnglishJackson, Peter
Lord of the Rings, The: The Return of the King2003EnglishJackson, Peter
Lord of the Rings, The: The Two Towers2002EnglishJackson, Peter
Maltese Falcon, The1941EnglishHuston, John
Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, The1962EnglishFord, John
Master, The2012EnglishAnderson, Paul Thomas
Matrix, The1999EnglishWachowski Brothers
Mission, The1986EnglishJoffe, Roland
Muppets, The2011EnglishBobin, James
Outlaw Josey Wales, The1976EnglishEastwood, Clint
Pianist, The2002EnglishPolanski, Roman
Proposition, The2005EnglishHillcoat, John
Road, The2009EnglishHillcoat, John
Royal Tenenbaums, The2001EnglishAnderson, Wes
Sandlot, The1993EnglishEvans, David M.
Seventh Seal, The1957SwedishBergman, Ingmar
Shop on Main Street, The1965SlovakKadar, Jan; Klos, Elmar
Silence of the Lambs, The1991EnglishDemme, Jonathan
A Single Man2009EnglishFord, Tom
Squid and the Whale, The2005EnglishBaumbach, Noah
Sting, The1973EnglishHill, George Roy
Straight Story, The1999EnglishLynch, David
Thing, The1982EnglishCarpenter, John
Third Man, The1949EnglishReed, Carol
Train, The1964EnglishFrankenheimer, John
Truman Show, The1998EnglishWeir, Peter
Tunnel, The2001GermanRichter, Roland Suso
Usual Suspects, The1995EnglishSinger, Bryan
Verdict, The1982EnglishLumet, Sidney
Visitor, The2007EnglishMcCarthy, Thomas
Wrestler, The2008EnglishAronofsky, Darren
To Have and Have Not1994EnglishHawks, Howard
To Live1994MandarinZhang, Yimou
Tommy Boy1995EnglishSegal, Peter
Toy Story1995EnglishLasseter, John
Toy Story 21999EnglishLasseter, John; Brannon, Ash; Unkrich, Lee
Toy Story 32010EnglishUnkrich, Lee
Traitor2008EnglishNachmanoff, Jeffrey
Troubled Water2008NorwegianPoppe, Erik
Twilight Samurai, The2002JapaneseYamada, Yoji
Uncle Buck1989EnglishHughes, John
Up2009EnglishDocter, Pete; Peterson, Bob
Up In the Air2009EnglishReitman, Jason
V for Vendetta2005EnglishMcTeigue, James
Visioneers2008EnglishDrake, Jared
WALL-E2008EnglishStanton, Andrew
Waltz with Bashir2008HebrewFolman, Ari
Warrior2011EnglishO'Connor, Gavin
Where Eagles Dare1968EnglishHutton, Brian G.
Where the Sidewalk Ends1950EnglishPreminger, Otto
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf1966EnglishNichols, Mike
Win Win2011EnglishMcCarthy, Thomas
Winchester '731950EnglishMann, Anthony
Witness for the Prosecution1957EnglishWilder, Billy
Woman of the Dunes1964JapaneseTeshigahara, Hiroshi
Yojimbo1961JapaneseKurosawa, Akira

5 comments:

  1. What, no Chinatown or Princess Bride?

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    1. Chinatown is on my rewatch list. I liked it the first time I watched it, but it was one of the first noir films I watched, and one of the first films I watched when I started watching movies that weren't newer. I have it on my DVR now, wouldn't be surprised if it made this list.

      I like Princess Bride quite a bit. It's a really good movie. But it isn't in my top group as of right now.

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    2. Also, may I suggest some Steve McQueen movies: Papillon,The Magnificent Seven, Bullitt

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    3. I've got some McQueen up there. Great actor. The Great Escape and Bullitt are both up there. I really thought I'd have like Papillon more because I like Hoffman a lot too -- I liked it, just not enough to be on the list. The Magnificent Seven was better when it was The Seven Samurai IMO.

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  2. Thanks for answering my posts. My top five movies are: Papillon, Chinatown, In the Heat of the Night, The Princess Bride and Groundhog. I enjoy your football analysis as well. (Michigan alum, 1975)

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