Top 100 Greatest Movies (or so)

Here’s my short list of some of my favorite films that I’ve enjoyed for one reason or another in no particular order. I tried to narrow my list to the ten greatest of all time…but couldn’t do it…so perhaps I need to consider my top 25…stay tuned.

To no surprise these are some of the greatest films ever to make it to the big screen. And a handful of flicks that have never made it to the top 100 list that I enjoy or have made some type of impact on my life or creative thinking. Some are picked from sheer enjoyment…others for incredible acting…some perfect scripts…some fabulous escapes…and some just because they hold a memory in my life. I’m sure I forgot a few of my fav’s…but here you go.

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Suspense
North By Northwest
Dial “M” For Murder
Rear Window (1954)
12 Angry Men (1957)
Charade
Rope (1948)
Dog Day Afternoon
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

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Always Cool Always Great
Oceans 11 (2001)
Oceans 12
Casino Royale (2006)
The Great Escape

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Westerns
The Big Country (1958)
Rio Bravo
The Cowboys
3:10 to Yuma (2007)
The Good, Bad and Ugly
Pale Rider
Big Jake
True Grit
For a Few Dollars More
Fist Full of Dollars

Sci-Fi
The Abyss
Predator
Terminator 2
Aliens
Star Wars
Brazil
The Fifth Element

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Sports Flicks That Bring a Man to Tears of Joy
Rocky
Major League
Goal
The Natural
Field of Dreams
For The Love of the Game
The Lou Gehrig Story (1956)
The Longest Yard
Slap Shot
Cinderella Man
Raging Bull

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Bad Arse Everytime
Walking Tall
Cool Hand Luke
Scarface
Deliverance
Gladiator
Goodfellows
Godfather
Taxi Driver
Millers Crossing
Gran Torino

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War Flicks
Schindler’s List
The Guns Of Navarone
12 O’clock High
Sands Of Iwo Jima
The Bridge on the RIver Kwai
The Longest Day
Platoon
Saving Private Ryan
The Green Berets
Patton
Where Eagles Dare (1968)
Paths of Glory (1957)

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Chick Flicks…What Can I Say I Like These
Roman Holiday (1953)
Moulin Rouge (2001)
Across the Universe
As Good As it Gets
Fools Rush In
On Golden Pond
Singing in the Rain (1952)
English Patient
Sabrina (1995)
Moonstruck
The Philadelphia Story
Bend it Like Beckham

Foreign
The Longest Engagement
Motorcycle Diaries
Amelia
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Pans’s Labyrinth
Slumdog Millionaire
The Last Emperor
Das Boot

Action – Got to Love Them
The Rock
The Dark Knight
Batman Returns
King Arthur (2004)
Spiderman
Rambo – First Blood
Raiders Of The Lost Ark
To Russia With Love
Goldfinger
Die Hard
Excalibur
The Transporter
Rundown
Usual Suspects
The Third Man (1949)
Boys of Brazil
Papillon
Cape Fear (1962)
Once Upon a Time in America
Marathon Man

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Crying with Laughter – Comedy
Groundhog Day
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
Animal House
What About Bob
Life Aquatic
Caddyshack
Stripes
Fast Times at Ridgemont High
Monte Python’s- Holy Grail
Mr. Mom
The General – (1926) Buster Keaton
My Cousin Vinny
Wedding Crashers
Tommy Boy

Scarefest
The Shining
Halloween
Jaws
Silence of the Lambs
Haunted Hotel
Misery

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No Matter How Many Times I Watch Them I Love Them
The Quiet Man (1952)
The Graduate
Heaven Can Wait (1978)
Waking Ned Divine

Movies I Love(d) Watching with my Kids
Zoolander
Dumber & Dumber
Liar Liar
Willie Wonka and The Chocolate Factory (1971)
Princess Bride
Back to the Future
Parent Trap (1998)
Big
It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)
Toy Story
Lord of the Rings
Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
The Incredibles
Transformers
Spy Kids

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Just Because
Midnight Run
Vertigo
Ronin
Breakfast Club
To Kill A Mockingbird (1962)
Laura Croft Tomb Raider
The Mummy (1999)
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Jurassic Park
Independence Day
The Rock
Untouchables
Man in a Gray Flannel Suit (1956)

Still Manage to Hold There Own Despite Their Length and Age
Ben Hur (1959)
The Ten Commandments
Lawrence of Arabia
Citizen Kane (1941)
King Kong (1933)
The Wizard of Oz (1939)

Movies I Liked When Released But Can’t Sit Through Anymore
Dances With Wolves
Fiddler on the Roof
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The Poseidon Adventure (1972)
Doctor Zhivago (1965)
Titanic (1997)
Highlander

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Movies That Were Cool When I was Growing Up
West World
Tora Tora Tora
The Planet of The Apes (1968)
The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959)
Spartacus (1960)
Lost Horizon (1937)
Oliver (1968)
Mighty Joe Young (1949)
Blues Brothers
The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
Adventures of Tarzan (1935)

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3 Responses to Top 100 Greatest Movies (or so)

  1. steve says:

    tomb raider? seriously?

    and planet of the apes is still great!

  2. Cloonan says:

    Angelina Jolie…need I say more.

  3. Pingback: Casino Royale – You Know My Name « Cloonan. Thinking Out Loud

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