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Yep, you get a few extra slots for those movies that are on the edge or tied :D

In fact, they don't have to be in any particular order (mine is a constantly fluctuating list):
  • Pulp Fiction
  • Nueve Reinas
  • Memento
  • Training Day
  • Cool Hand Luke
  • Carlito's Way
  • Boiler Room
  • Paper Moon
  • Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
  • When Harry Met Sally
  • Hustle & Flow
  • Rounders
  • The Wiz
  • The Usual Suspects
Honorable mention goes to just about any Cary Grant movie.

I tried to think of movies that not only had an impact on me when I watched them the first time, but also movies that I might watch (and probably have watched) multiple times. Although some great movies are movies I could only watch once.

What's on your list?
 

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In no particular order:
  • Swingers
  • Trainspotting
  • Blow
  • Groundhog day
  • Scarface
  • Dumb and Dumber
  • Billy Madison
  • Sideways
  • Lost in Translation
  • The Crow
  • Rudy
  • Natural Born Killers
  • Drugstore Cowboy
  • Goodfellas
 

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Dangit, I forgot about swingers. Definitely a good one. I also liked lost in translation and groundhog day.
 

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Equilibrium
Deerhunter
Pulp Fiction
Jacob's Ladder
Lock, Stock and 2 smoking barrels
Snatch
The Passion
Starwars (the first one. yeah Im old)
Any Sean Connery 007 flick
Heavy Metal
Full Metal Jacket
The Princess Bride (Have fun storming the castle) :D
Dogma
And lastily, Any Clint Eastwood movie. I mean lets be honest, as much as I liked them, theyre all the same. Just him in a suit or Duster.
 

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Princess Bride...another good one I didn't think of. That's why my list is always changing :)
 

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Pulp Fiction
Reservoir Dogs
True Romance
Snatch
Lock Stock & Two Smoking Barrels
He Got Game
Hard Eight
Rounders
Higher Learning
Old School
The Boiler Room
Glengary Glen Ross
Usual Suspects
Summer Of Sam
 

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20,000 leagues under the sea (with Kirk Douglas)
When Worlds Collide (1951)
War Of the worlds (With Gene Barry)
Them (James Whitmore)
The Thing (with James Arnes as the monster)
Invaders from Mars (1953 version)
Shane (Alan Ladd)
Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (John Wayne)
Red River (John Wayne)
It's a Mad Mad Mad World (Only because i was in it)
Riot On Sunset Strip (Aldo Ray and me again)
The Birds (I had the hots for Tippi Hedren back then. You know who her daughter is?)
West Side Story (saw it 32 times with 32 dates. hey I was hot back then)
Stalag 17
Ok, which of those am I lying about.. Only one... really
 

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The Wickerman
Fight Club
The Third Man
Labyrinth
The Goonies
Double Indemnity
Spirited Away
The Exorcist
Stand By Me
Dr Strangelove
Brokeback Mountain
Some Like it Hot
Annie Hall
Memento
Silence of the Lambs
Rear Window
 

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JoshEllsworth said:
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That's a good one. I worked in a movie theatre when that came out and watched it many times.

Which makes me want to add Die Hard (the one with Samuel L Jackson) to my list as well :)

badalou said:
Great movie as well!

monkeylantern said:
Stand By Me
A definite classic (missed by the AFI list?)
 

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Equilibrium
The Matrix
Training Day
Underworld
Dances with Wolves
Three Kings
The Transporter
ET
It's a Wonderful Life
Die Hard
Home Alone
A Christmas Story
The Hitcher
Karate Kid
 

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Re: top 32 favorite movies

(I can't do fourteen)

Hero
Once Upon A Time In China
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Drunken Master II
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Hedwig And The Angry Inch
City of God
O Brother, Where Art Thou?
The Interview
The Rage In Placid Lake
Death To Smoochy
The Royal Tenebaums
Amelie
Blade Runner
Kung Fu Hustle
Sin City
Danny The Dog
Night Watch
Monsoon Wedding
Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels
Gattaca
Dark City
Casablanca
The Pianist
Requiem For A Dream
Big Fish
Magnolia
Twelve Monkeys
Pirates of the Carribean
Run Lola Run
Serenity
Edward Scissorhands


(obviously somewhat subject to change - except for Hero being The Best Movie Ever)
 

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Re: top 32 favorite movies

Solmu said:
(I can't do fourteen)

Hero
Once Upon A Time In China
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Drunken Master II
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Hedwig And The Angry Inch
City of God
O Brother, Where Art Thou?
The Interview
The Rage In Placid Lake
Death To Smoochy
The Royal Tenebaums
Amelie
Blade Runner
Kung Fu Hustle
Sin City
Danny The Dog
Night Watch
Monsoon Wedding
Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels
Gattaca
Dark City
Casablanca
The Pianist
Requiem For A Dream
Big Fish
Magnolia
Twelve Monkeys
Pirates of the Carribean
Run Lola Run
Serenity
Edward Scissorhands


(obviously somewhat subject to change - except for Hero being The Best Movie Ever)
Nothing offensive there.....but I have no idea how Lock Stock keeps getting mentions.....
 

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AGREE Monkeylantern. Lock Stock is a pale, unfunny Brit facsimile of Pulp Fiction.

HATED Tatou's pouting performance in Amelie - the new Hepburn? Pshaw! For mine, Amelie was pretentious continental drivel.

What about Les Enfants Du Paradis? The Truman Story? Rabbit Proof Fence? Braveheart? Original version of Of Mice And Men? The 1939 masterpiece, Wuthering Heights?

Agree with the plaudits for Lost In Translation, too. Sophie Coppola is one of the real shining lights amongst the new crop of writer/directors.

Sideways was a real charmer from last year.
 

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Yeah, I'd put Sideways on my list too, and Lost in Translation.

Possibly the original Rebecca too.
 

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Ahhh, Goodfellas!

And anything with Ian McKellen (Richard III, Gods and Monsters, Gandalf scenes in LOTR...)
 

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Clint Eastwood's masterpiece, Unforgiven, would have to be there for me.

Easy Rider was a pivotal film that encapsulated the mood and attitude of a generation as no movie had before.

And if you can forgive the inclusion of a genre that is now much maligned and looked back on as a bit of a joke - the musical - surely West Side Story and My Fair Lady have to score a place.

Loved High Fidelity! Any movie that features the wonderful 60s LA band Love's version of Bacharach's Little Red Book in its soundtrack has serious musical cred.

Apologies for the multiple posts - I lack the organisation to sit down and carefully make out a single list before posting, and everyone suffers...
 

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Forgot:

The Killer
Delicatessen
City of Lost Children


(and indeed, I was waiting for "THOU SHALT NOT PASS!" (one of my favourite scenes in that book) and wasn't disappointed)
 

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monkeylantern said:
I have no idea how Lock Stock keeps getting mentions.....
Light script, unusual cast, good soundtrack, good editing. I think the editing is what particularly wins people over.
 
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