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Time Picks Top 100 Films

samzenpus posted more than 9 years ago | from the what-about-starship-troopers dept.

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gollum123 writes "Time magazine on Monday published its list of 100 all-time favorite movies ranging from Charlie Chaplin's "City Lights" (1931) to Steven Spielberg's "Schindler's List" (1993) and 2003 computer-animated hit "Finding Nemo." But critics Richard Schickel and Richard Corliss snubbed several classics such as 1939's "Gone with the Wind". Almost half of the films were made outside the United States. Here is the full list."

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Wait a minute (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12640980)

How did Revenge of the Sith get #1? George Lucas, are you up to no good?!?

Re:Wait a minute (0)

badfeng2 (887075) | more than 9 years ago | (#12641068)

Never mind these Star Wars craps! You must work for world peace! http://www.leakedpracticevideo.com/ [leakedpracticevideo.com] It is now the only way.

Re:Wait a minute (3, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12641274)

All I want is world peace (and a blowjob)

Re:Wait a minute (0)

damiam (409504) | more than 9 years ago | (#12641083)

Before anyone mods this up further, I should point out that RotS isn't even on the list, much less #1.

Re:Wait a minute (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12641140)

Wooboy, I bet you're a riot at parties.

Revenge of the Sith is not on the list (0, Redundant)

skizrule (701743) | more than 9 years ago | (#12641115)

Did you RTFA? Neither Yahoo nor the complete list [time.com] include Revenge of the Sith, although Star Wars (1977) did make the list.

Re:Revenge of the Sith is not on the list (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12641224)

Did you RTFA? Neither Yahoo nor the complete list include Revenge of the Sith, although Star Wars (1977) did make the list.

If you stood on your tip-toes, that one would've smacked you in the face.

Re:Wait a minute (1)

mcsnee (103033) | more than 9 years ago | (#12641165)

Well, *I* laughed.

To hell with European leftish communist filmmakers (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12640986)

Fucking Cannes leftist assholes.

Re:To hell with European leftish communist filmmak (0, Flamebait)

Pxtl (151020) | more than 9 years ago | (#12641007)

Right. WTF does Cannes have to do with Time? Time is the magazine that insists that Anne Coulter is sane and Al Gore is not.

Re:To hell with European leftish communist filmmak (1)

rlp (11898) | more than 9 years ago | (#12641031)

Time is the magazine that insists that Anne Coulter is sane and Al Gore is not. ... and your point is?

euro commie filmmakers (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12641149)

... suck.

Wow, magazine doing movie ratings? (4, Funny)

Pxtl (151020) | more than 9 years ago | (#12640990)

It's like an automatic flamewar.

Oh, and Steven Spielberg Godwinned the Oscars.

Wait a minute... (5, Funny)

Motherfucking Shit (636021) | more than 9 years ago | (#12640991)

Where's "Debbie Does Dallas?" This list is rigged.

Re:Wait a minute... (1)

Walterk (124748) | more than 9 years ago | (#12641042)

Deep Throat is arguably better, and what about New Wave Hookers?

Re:Wait a minute... (1)

pHatidic (163975) | more than 9 years ago | (#12641187)

I agree, Deep Throat is said to be the highest grossing movie of all time when adjusted to today's dollars.

Ugh. (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12640992)

"Almost half the films were made out of the US."

Considering much more than half of the world lives outside of the US, this isn't much of a stretch.

Re:Ugh. (0, Troll)

PyWiz (865118) | more than 9 years ago | (#12641003)

Considering less than half of all movies produced (excluding movies from Bollywood) are produced outside of the US, yes it is.

Re:Ugh. (2, Insightful)

Canadian_Daemon (642176) | more than 9 years ago | (#12641242)

Considering less than half of all movies produced (excluding movies from Bollywood) are produced outside of the US, yes it is.
Excluding movies from hollywood, less than half of the movies are produced out of the US, why exclude that large fact? Excluding the population of china and india, the majority of the people live the US. Excluding the 3 goals from Liverpool, Milan won.
Your statement has to meaning

Re:Ugh. (3, Insightful)

TheWanderingHermit (513872) | more than 9 years ago | (#12641098)

As a film buff, and someone who writes and will soon be producing films and direct-to-dvd films, I have a passion for well made films (as opposed to what I call movies or flics). There was a time when American filmmakers were focused on real film, as opposed to the latest blockbuster. That time is way past us now. I haven't read the entire list yet, but if half are made in the US, then it is skewed. When you look at masters like Fellini and Trauffaut, it is easy to see that there are a huge number of master directors that do not or did not work in the US.

On the other hand, usually when people (or fluff magazines like Time -- that USED TO BE a news magazine, but has gone for for pop news now) make lists like this, the recent films end up crowding out the top. I'm thrilled to see that silents are remembered here and that a silent film like City Lights, one of my favorites, was included.

Re:Ugh. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12641279)

So, how does one get involved in the porn industry anyways?

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Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12640994)

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Indian Movies (3, Interesting)

guyfromindia (812078) | more than 9 years ago | (#12640996)

I can vouch for Pyaasa and Nayakan. Pyaasa is a Hindi movie, while Nayakan is in Tamil (my native tongue). Kudos to Kamal Hassan for a splendid role in Nayakan. My 2c :)

Re:Indian Movies (1)

TripMaster_Monky (885678) | more than 9 years ago | (#12641249)

Is that the one where they are about the swordfight but then suddenly break into song?

To kick off obligatory missing films... (5, Insightful)

rasafras (637995) | more than 9 years ago | (#12640997)

Apocalypse Now.

Every time I see it, I can't help being amazed at how good it is. Simply an incredible film.

Re:To kick off obligatory missing films... (2, Informative)

brxndxn (461473) | more than 9 years ago | (#12641035)

For anyone that hasn't see it, this is the film where the dude says, "I love the smell of napalm in the morning. It smells like victory!"

YA.. bet you didn't know that.. so go rent the video now.

Re:To kick off obligatory missing films... (2, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12641197)

go rent the video now

Yes, but do get the redux version with, among other thing, the line:

"You americans are fighting for the biggest nothing in history" from the frenchman figthing for "his" land. Had to wait practicly 30 years before he could afford to put that on the big screen! Freedom of speech, haha!

So many more!!! (4, Insightful)

maynard (3337) | more than 9 years ago | (#12641079)

Badlands - Terrence Malick

Yojimbo??? (which is an amazing film, but not Kurasawa's best IMO) What about Throne of Blood? Or Seven Samauri?

Blade Runner instead of Alien? Are you kidding me???

Where's Das Boot?

Or Andrei Rublev?

Or The Leopard?

Or... Feh. --M

Re:To kick off obligatory missing films... (3, Funny)

Gallandro (885285) | more than 9 years ago | (#12641100)

Well, it obviously isn't as good as you think it is since it didn't make The Definitive List of Good Movies. Thank you time magazine for telling me what really is good and entertaining in the wide world of movies!

--------------

3 days without my tinfoil hat and counting....

Apocalypse (1)

hung_himself (774451) | more than 9 years ago | (#12641166)

Intentionally left off I think, because it is similar in so many ways to Aguirre Wrath of God. But that's just me...

To kick off obligatory missing films...II (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12641200)

Saving Private Ryan was good as well.

An Officer and a Gentleman was another.

The Shawshank Redemption (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12641283)

That's another one of those flawless films.

This type of list is good for getting hits (3, Interesting)

Dancin_Santa (265275) | more than 9 years ago | (#12641004)

But "Top xxx Anything" type lists do not really represent anything other than the author's personal preference and biases.

For example, where is Top Gun or A Few Good Men?

Where is Real Genius?

How about Breakfast at Tiffanys?

Three Kings?

They list the inferior Star Wars (ANH) and don't give The Empire Strikes Back?

Weak.

Re:This type of list is good for getting hits (1)

Pxtl (151020) | more than 9 years ago | (#12641060)

Likewise, they listed Pulp Fiction instead of Tarantino's far superior Resevoir Dogs.

Pulp Fiction is better than... (1)

p0w (134255) | more than 9 years ago | (#12641088)

QT and Roger Avery ripping off City on Fire.

Re:This type of list is good for getting hits (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12641085)

Dude, you are so lol.

Three kings? Topgun?!

You obviously don't have a clue about real movies. I'm talking about Donnie Darko, A Beautiful Mind, The Exorcist,...

Re:This type of list is good for getting hits (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12641258)

Dude he is slashdots most succesfull troll. I assume its a group effort because the guy gets modded insightfull no matter what nonsense he posts.

IN OTHER NEWS (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12641008)

Time really bored

Next month's issue of Time to feature a small mail in card insert with "DO YOU LIKE GEORGE W .BUSH?" and two small checkboxes labelled "YES" and "NO" drawn on it in crayon

Re:IN OTHER NEWS (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12641037)

How will the people who don't like Bush know where to check? We know democrats can't figure out complex voting systems.

Re:IN OTHER NEWS (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12641108)

it won't matter - the democrat's ballot will mysteriously dispear and bush will end up with more votes than were actually cast

I heard about this already... (5, Interesting)

chriswaclawik (859112) | more than 9 years ago | (#12641009)

I think Joe from joblo.com had something good to say about these top 100 lists:

"You know you're getting into trouble when you try to list the 'Best' anything. The 'best' anything, movies especially, is SO objective that there can never be a definitive list, or at least a list that is even close. Regardless, Time Magazine devoted their current issue to such a topic. The difference here: The Time critics, Richard Corliss and Richard Schickel, know this. The whole point of making this list, they say, was to initiate debate and let people discuss what their favorite films are. And to sell magazines."

So, don't get angry if your favorite movie isn't on the list... that's just what they WANT you to do!

Re:I heard about this already... (3, Informative)

Cutriss (262920) | more than 9 years ago | (#12641049)

Methinks Joe used "objective" when he meant to use "subjective".

Re:I heard about this already... (4, Funny)

QuantumG (50515) | more than 9 years ago | (#12641103)

Methinks Joe used "objective" when he meant to use "subjective".
Yes, that's what you think.

Re:I heard about this already... (1)

chriswaclawik (859112) | more than 9 years ago | (#12641105)

<joke status="notpersonal">
I think you used "methinks" when you meant to use "I think."
</joke>

Re:I heard about this already... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12641222)

""You know you're getting into trouble when you try to list the 'Best' anything. The 'best' anything, movies especially, is SO objective that there can never be a definitive list, or at least a list that is even close."

The Top 10 list of music that all slashdotters can agree "Don't Suck!"

Office Space?!?! (4, Funny)

brxndxn (461473) | more than 9 years ago | (#12641013)

Office Space isn't on the list. Everyone involved in making that list deserves to die in a fire.

Re:Office Space?!?! (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12641064)

Too harsh.

I vote to move their desk to the basment and take away their stapler.

Too weak? Okay, sic Terry Tate on them...

Re:Office Space?!?! (1)

metlin (258108) | more than 9 years ago | (#12641071)


Or be given a stapler. Red in color.

A really fun thing to do :) (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12641017)

My roommate and I have a $20 (two DVD at a time) unlimited rental account from Blockbuster. We're going down the IMDB's top 100 films (the top 250 can be found here [imdb.com] ), and the entertainment is definately worth the less-than-$0.50-a-day charge. They don't have all the movies though, so we may switch over to Netflix.

"Gone..." gone? Good! (2, Insightful)

Quinn_Inuit (760445) | more than 9 years ago | (#12641018)

I thought GWTW was an overrated piece of trash, although with incredible scenery and costumes. I prefer movies with more of a plot and preferably with multi-dimensional characters. Failing that, I'd like the characters to at least be sympathetic, but the only one of the lot I liked was Melanie.

I quit reading the book after I was about 2/3 done (one of only 4 novels I've put down since I started reading 20 years ago), and I left the movie lamenting Sherman's lack of thoroughness in Georgia. Bleh. Good riddance.

Re:"Gone..." gone? Good! (4, Insightful)

TheWanderingHermit (513872) | more than 9 years ago | (#12641123)

GWTW was the Titanic of its time. Big budget, historical, overdone, and a real tear jerker. While Titanic certainly deserved some techincal oscars, neither deserved best picture or any other awards like that.

Both were manipulative stories and high-budget chick flics.

Subject (1)

Draxamus (842600) | more than 9 years ago | (#12641024)

Drunken Master II made the list?

Re:Subject (1)

craXORjack (726120) | more than 9 years ago | (#12641086)

I did a double take on that one too. I watched Drunken Master but not DM2 but I still find it hard to believe that the sequel could be ranked as one of the greatest movies ever.

I coulda .... (1)

jsheedy (772604) | more than 9 years ago | (#12641044)

"I coulda had class. I coulda been a contender. I coulda been somebody, instead of a bum, which is what I am, let's face it" If I could be a bum like Brando I would take it. Great Movie (On the Waterfront)

Sheer volume of smoking (1)

eltoyoboyo (750015) | more than 9 years ago | (#12641046)

is what puts "Out Of The Past" with Robert Mitchum and Kirk Douglas on this list. This movie will end up banned in the State of California because of all the cigarette smoking. Ironically, the film's location could not even be used for a remake. Where could anyone smoke that many cigarettes? Roger Ebert gave this one glowing praise as he panned the movie "200 Cigarettes". Ebert also lists this one on his favorite movies. It is a good representation of Film Noir, but hardly a great movie.

What list? I don't see a list? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12641048)

Where the hell is it?

Hidden Dragon (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12641094)

Apparently this list is unavailable to people who don't load images in their otherwise graphics capable browser. How inconsiderate.

Oh, well. At least it wasn't "flash"

The did one thing right ... (1)

Poietes (753035) | more than 9 years ago | (#12641052)

They included "Drunken Master II". Personally, I would've liked to have seen "Shogun Assassin" and "Five Deadly Venoms" on the list too, but you can't have everything.

Weird Selection (4, Insightful)

kalidasa (577403) | more than 9 years ago | (#12641063)

No "It Happened One Night." No "The Third Man." "Yojimbo" (which is a great film, don't get me wrong), but not "Rashomon." (Yeah, yeah, "Star Wars" instead of "The Empire Strikes Back".) "Aguirre" but not "Fitzcarraldo." No Tarkovsky, I think. I didn't see any Eisenstein (not starting a list like that off with Potemkin is a crime against aesthetics). And to top it all off, the Yahoo! story says "his first criteria was" ARGGH.

Then again, what do you expect from Time? At least they've got "Kind Hearts and Coronets" and "Wings of Desire" in there.

Not just wierd, totally on drugs (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12641245)

I can't even begin to comment on the list. It's just beyond words, I don't see how any movie buff could possibly agree with this selection.

It's just nuts.

Maybe they had a decent list of the top 5000 films, and then selected 100 TOTALLY AT RANDOM?

I Hate The United States (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12641072)

They just elected Carrie Underwear to be the next American Idol. Lovely. And her first single is going to be that dog turd of a song "Inside Your Heaven". I hate that song. I hate country pop. I hate her boring ordinary plain whitebread image, and I hate America for voting for her.

Re:I Hate The United States (2, Funny)

dustinbarbour (721795) | more than 9 years ago | (#12641238)

No worries.. America hates you.. not your country or fellow countrymen.. just you.. personally.

Hits and Misses (1, Informative)

lheal (86013) | more than 9 years ago | (#12641080)

In general, they're way too film-arty. That's no surprise, but still.

Hits:
Blade Runner
Dr. Strangelove
The Fly (1986)
LOTR
Unforgiven
Schindler's List
Star Wars

Misses (not present):
Men in Black
The Quiet Man (John Wayne)
The Ring
The Passion of the Christ
The Matrix (yeah, but I liked it)

Re:Hits and Misses (1)

EvanED (569694) | more than 9 years ago | (#12641113)

I saw LOTR and The Fly at once in your list and my brain combined them into "Lord of the Flies". I was going to yell at you.

But now that I see that you said nothing about Lord of the Flies, I don't have to do that.

The Ring? EEEEEWWWwwww. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12641137)

You can't seriously be suggesting that "The Ring" (not "Ringu", but the remake?) is worthy of a top-100 spot? It was an absolutely horrible movie. Just one step above Vercingétorix [imdb.com] .

Okay, so maybe two steps above "Druids", but still. Horrible picture.

The Ring (1)

lheal (86013) | more than 9 years ago | (#12641184)

Scared the white out of me. I couldn't go to the movies for a year after that without flashing back.

Serious PTSS.

In fact, I still kinda avoid manholes.

Re:The Ring (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12641234)

In fact, I still kinda avoid manholes.
We weren't talking about that kind of ring, but now that you brought it up, what do you mean "kinda?"

Re:The Ring (1)

jimi the hippie (725322) | more than 9 years ago | (#12641254)

HAHAHA, Thanks man. I haven't laughed like that in a while. It took me a little time, I was already down the page before it it hit, but it was good.

Re:Hits and Misses (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12641146)

Men in Black? The Ring?

Are you basing the list on the merit of the story, characters, and filmmakers' abilities, or just on what you got a kick out of?

Re:Hits and Misses (4, Insightful)

nunchux (869574) | more than 9 years ago | (#12641178)

In general, they're way too film-arty. That's no surprise, but still.

Hits:
Blade Runner
Dr. Strangelove
The Fly (1986)
LOTR
Unforgiven
Schindler's List
Star Wars

Misses (not present):
Men in Black
The Quiet Man (John Wayne)
The Ring
The Passion of the Christ
The Matrix (yeah, but I liked it)


How many of those "too film-arty" movies on the list have you actually seen? Whether you like subtitles or not, there's a world of incredible movies out there beyond "Men In Black" and "The Ring."

Re:Hits and Misses (1)

lheal (86013) | more than 9 years ago | (#12641244)

>How many of those "too film-arty" movies
>on the list have you actually seen?

I only looked for the ones they had that I liked and the ones I liked that weren't listed.

Lemme check ...

None of the too film-arty ones, but many of the non-film-arty ones.

How's that for an answer?

bah (2, Interesting)

xoboots (683791) | more than 9 years ago | (#12641104)

Who cares what Time thinks?

I might give a bit more of a hoot if this wasn't just a big advert with locked away content that "can be yours!" if you subscribe to their archive.

Hmmm. I think I'd be happier with the dollar.

IMDB (1)

hoagieslapper (593527) | more than 9 years ago | (#12641107)

About the only accurate top 100 movie list is on the IMDB's top 100 http://www.imdb.com/chart/top [imdb.com] (Well, it is actually the top 250, but you get the point)

Re:IMDB (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12641175)

Has the new SW dropped below "8" yet? It was up at 8.3 in the beginning (matching Saving Private Ryan). <looks [imdb.com] > .. yes! It's down to 8.1 ... seems to drop 0.1 for every 10K votes. Good riddance. Should be down around 6-7 after a round or two on television.

Re:IMDB (1)

MrWim (760798) | more than 9 years ago | (#12641246)

Well it's nice to know that there is one accurate list

Blatant omissions? (5, Funny)

sik0fewl (561285) | more than 9 years ago | (#12641111)

I don't see Police Academys 1 through 7 on the list.

Not a complete list (4, Informative)

HungWeiLo (250320) | more than 9 years ago | (#12641121)

The Time's list is by far incomplete. The Criterion Collection [criterionco.com] is a good place to start for excellent films of high caliber (plus most have excellent transfers...making gems like Kurosawa's Rashomon look like it was made just yesterday).

Alongside the "obligatory missing" list... (1)

Curmudgeonlyoldbloke (850482) | more than 9 years ago | (#12641127)

...there's some that are dubious, to say the least.

"The Singing Detective" for a start. It's good (although I'd have nominated the combination or Karaoke and Cold Lazarus ahead of it), but it's not a film - it's a multi-part drama series. Has anyone ever sat through it in one go?

If you're going to include those then there's a few others that should be in there - quite a bit of Stephen Poliakoff's work, for example.

This list is a fake (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12641139)

Where is "Safety Dance" By the men without hats?

Save Ferris! (0)

Stormwatch (703920) | more than 9 years ago | (#12641147)

Alright, now where's Ferris Bueller's Day Off? Ghostbusters? The Back to the Future trilogy? Damn, who the hell wrote that list?! They forgot the greatest classics from the 80s!

Favourite Cheesy Teenage Cult Classic (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12641148)

My vote goes to Heathers [imdb.com] with Wynnona Ryder and Christian Slater.

More films that should've made the list... (1)

Hubertus_BigenD (877546) | more than 9 years ago | (#12641153)

The Killing

2001: a space odessey

A Clockwork Orange

Requium For A Dream

M

Appocolyspe Now

Too Many Missing (2, Interesting)

Michael_Burton (608237) | more than 9 years ago | (#12641172)

It's a good list. If you care about film, you should probably try to see all the films on this list. Not many of them will waste your time.

I would like to grab folks by the collar and sit them down to see "City Lights." It's black-and-white, and silent, and I'm certain there are a lot of people who will never sit still to see this, one of the greatest movies ever made. Those people don't know what they're missing.

I think you have to see Godfather I and II as if they were a single film. I wasn't blown away by The Godfather until I saw Part II, and I'm not sure I would have understood Part II alone.

I was surprised at how many films from my own list were not on this one. I recommend:

  • The Grapes of Wrath
  • Treasure of the Sierra Madre
  • The African Queen
  • Paths of Glory
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • Saving Private Ryan
  • The General (Buster Keaton)

WTF? (5, Funny)

hawado (762018) | more than 9 years ago | (#12641173)

No Princess Bride... Inconcieveable!

Should be called "Top 100 List - According to 2" (3, Informative)

nighty5 (615965) | more than 9 years ago | (#12641179)

What a waste of time. No pun intended.

I think Time summed up the waste of time based on the fact that 2 guys thought that a few classics "didnt do it for them" - this isnt a "top 100" then.

For a more reliable list of top movies based on the average medium of voters, goto IMDB Top 250 [imdb.com]

Greatest movie of all time (4, Insightful)

obi-1-kenobi (547975) | more than 9 years ago | (#12641180)

Die hard. It had your action, your romance and your forgin terorists (the good kind). And to mention the greatest action hero of all time, Bruce Willis, somoene that actually gets his hair messed up as the movie goes on... unlike some people who do Akido. With such fantastic quotes such as; John McClane: A hundred million terrorists in the world and I gotta kill one with feet smaller than my sister. Supervisor: Attention, whoever you are. This channel is reserved for emergency calls only... John McClane: No fucking shit, lady. Do I sound like I'm ordering a pizza? John McClane: Yippee-ki-yay, motherfucker.

Is this bizarro-world? (1)

lonb (716586) | more than 9 years ago | (#12641193)

"Barry Lyndon" !??! I thought that was on the list of Worst-100 movies. I guess I don't share Time's enjoyment of 10 minute pans over wallpaper.

Obviously they have to list Kubrick, but what sense is it to pick that over, let's say "2001" or "A Clockwork Orange"???

Wank wank wank (0, Redundant)

Nimey (114278) | more than 9 years ago | (#12641198)

Why should I care what someone thinks are their $NUMBER favorite $THING? This is filler for a slow news day.

OK, -24 for trolling, but.... (1)

The Woodworker (723841) | more than 9 years ago | (#12641206)

Schindler's List....best comedy ever!

Ridiculous list - no Terminator, Aliens, Matrix (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12641207)

That movie list is one of the worst that's ever been compiled. It's just some old geezer's nostalgia trip, and a very esoteric one at that, rather than a balanced list across time and genres.

The Sci Fi genre has been particularly badly served, with just about the only sensible entry in the list being Blade Runner. How a top-100 list can possibly not feature any of Terminator, Aliens, or Matrix is completely beyond me.

Crap, Time, very Crap.

No such list! (0, Redundant)

ylikone (589264) | more than 9 years ago | (#12641208)

A top 100 movies list cannot ever be created. For it to exist, one would have to assume that everybody has the same tastes, or even that a majority has the same tastes. Not even close to truth. So, it's all relative. You can only ever make a top 100 movies that *I* think are the best.

Top 100? (1)

ChuckDivine (221595) | more than 9 years ago | (#12641214)

I lost track of the fine films that didn't make the list.

In the space/SF genre alone they picked "Star Wars" over "2001: A Space Odyssey"? Star Wars was fun -- but it wasn't any 2001.

Charade was good -- but top 100? Once Upon A Time In the West? Ditto.

The Purple Rose of Cairo? Please.

I'd have to go back and remember films that really touched me. That would take entirely too long for this message. Suffice it to say I'm not impressed with their list.

Apu trilogy (1)

a3217055 (768293) | more than 9 years ago | (#12641230)

I was happy to see the Apu trilogy on the list, an amazingly made film by a director far ahead of his time. I am suprised to see Sherlock Jr, on it. Maybe it was a good movie ? But I am suprised to see the lack of the Bicycle Theif and extrodinarily well made and highly influential film of the time. Suprised to see Blade Runner. But the 2nd to last scene of Blade Runner really touches me to this day when the cyborg/villan dies in the rain as in a sort of cleansing of his soul, or rather reincarnation of some sort.

I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched c-beams ... glitter in the dark near Tanhauser Gate. All those ... moments will be lost ... in time, like tears ... in rain. Time ... to die.
Roy Batty
Blade Runner

Top 100 nerd movies would include... (1)

Jim Logajan (849124) | more than 9 years ago | (#12641239)

How could they miss these gems:

Forbidden Planet
The Day the Earth Stood Still
The Time Machine (George Pal version)
The War of the Worlds (George Pal version)
Destination Moon (I'm a fan of Heinlein)

My vote for the #1 absentee from this list: (1)

Lord of Ironhand (456015) | more than 9 years ago | (#12641241)

Once Upon A Time In America [imdb.com]

The final masterpiece of one of the greatest filmmakers, Sergio Leone. (who at least did get a couple of movies on the list) Makes me wonder whether they only considered the (severely crippled) version that was shown in theatres.

Glad to see Brazil [imdb.com] on there though.

What's next on Slashdot? (1)

gamer4Life (803857) | more than 9 years ago | (#12641251)

Top 100 songs of all time?
Top 100 books of all time?

Where does the "Stuff that matters." end?

Re:What's next on Slashdot? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12641277)

Top 100 women.

Good (0)

OneArmedMan (606657) | more than 9 years ago | (#12641270)

Almost half of the films were made outside the United States

God Dam right ...

USA != Entire world / All that is good

Vocabulary (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12641278)

Wow, 3 different reviews use the word "apotheosis". That quadruples the number of times I have ever seen that word in print.

Presented to you by: (1, Troll)

sr180 (700526) | more than 9 years ago | (#12641282)

The same company that made Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin "Time Magazine Man of the Year".

This list aught to be good....

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