Cobpyth's Top 101 Favorite Feature Films

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Cobpyth's Top 101 Favorite Feature Films


I've hesitated a long time before making this list, but I've finally put a list together that I'm (kind of) happy with and I decided to share it with my fellow MoFos.

First of all, I'd like to emphasize the fact that I'm still very much a cinephile in development. I'm still discovering new films on a daily basis and therefore my list of favorite films is constantly evolving.
I'm doing this list now so I can look back on it two or three years from now to see how much my taste has changed over the years.

Second of all, the order of the list is not completely steadfast (not at all, actually). There are days that I will put some of the lower listed films above some of the movies that appear higher. I based the order of the list on my feelings towards the films right now. A week from now, the order may already have changed. So don't pay too much attention to the ranking, but focus on the films instead!

I will be posting one or two films at a time, whenever I feel like it.

Anyway, I hope you all enjoy this list and perhaps discover a few interesting films you haven't seen yet.


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101. Goldfinger (1964)



This film and Dr. No are pretty much the first films that made me feel nostalgic in ways that I never before could have imagined. They made me fall in love with the concept of 'older times' (in this case, the '60s).
I chose this one over Dr. No, because it has one of the most brilliant theme songs of all time and because it's the first Bond film I ever watched.
The film may have its flaws, but I couldn't exclude it from my list, as it was such an important film for my early developments as a cinephile. I still have tons of fun every time I watch it and my admiration for Connery's classy performance as James Bond still remains.

Goldfinger is cinema at its most entertaining and most basic. For me, this is the ultimate spy film and Sean Connery immortalized himself in it as the one and only true "Bond, ... James Bond".



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100. Sleeping Beauty (1959)



Some people may be frowning right now, but yes, you're seeing it right. This Disney animation film made my list. Again, this is of course one of those very personal entries, as this film is my childhood favorite.
After watching it again a few months ago, I couldn't help falling in love with it all over again, though. I dare saying it out loud: this is one of the most magical films ever made.

The main reason why I love this film so much is probably its incredible atmosphere. Just look at the scene where the three fairies are granting their wishes in one of the opening scenes and you'll know what I mean. The film hypnotizes its small (and adult) viewers with its rich palette of colors and with its very inventive use of the famous Tchaikovsky ballet.
As a child I could watch this film over and over again and honestly, I still can. The mood of this film has such a strangely intoxicating effect on me that I can't possibly walk away from it once I start watching.

Apart from that engaging mood, this film also has the most memorable Disney villain of all time and simply THE best classic fairytale climax of the complete Disney gamma. Also, notice how little this film depends on dialogue. It's all about visual extravaganza.

This is one of Disney's finest animated films and possibly my personal favorite of them all. Sleeping Beauty is one of the most captivating and perfectly executed reproductions of a classic fairytale ever adapted to screen.





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99. The Sting (1973)





This is just the classic example of how an entertaining flick should be: Two charismatic stars with great chemistry together, good humor, a smart and twisty storyline, a laid back but engaging atmosphere and one of the coolest and most memorable music themes ever!

This film has it all. It's pure fun!



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Bright light. Bright light. Uh oh.
The animators of Sleeping Beauty did change their style to visualize art from the Middle Ages and, conversely, highlight the fact that it was the first animated feature made to be shown in 70MM. The climactic transformation and battle is indeed awesome.
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Goldfinger and The Sting are both freaking awesome movies. I've not seen the other one, but it's now on my watchlist
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98. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)



This is the first of several films on my list that are starring my favorite actor of all time, Humphrey Bogart. This film features one of his strongest and most difficult performances.

Bogart plays the character of Fred C. Dobbs, who tries to find wealth and happiness in the Sierra Madre Mountains, where he mines for gold together with his friend Bob Curtin and another old, but experienced prospector.

John Huston is one of the first filmmakers who insisted on filming on location (another example of that is The African Queen) and this is the reason why this film works so well. Because of the great performances (especially from Bogart) and because of the realistic environments, this film truly transports its viewers to the Sierra Madre Mountains and makes them part of the characters' quest for gold. There is constant suspense between the characters and their environment and because of the intensity of the whole film experience we are all the more devastated and involved with what happens at the end.

A haunting piece of cinema that truly knows how to make an audience 'experience' what's on the screen. Pure cinema at its best.



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Another classic that has been on my watch list for too long. I focus too much on horror and sci-fi and miss out on classics like this, which is something I will have to remedy.



I strangely did not like Treasure of the Sierra Madre upon first viewing. I've grown to like the film though, because of Bogart and Hustons performances.

Sleeping Beauty is ok, plenty Disney better than it but everyone has their own favorites.



I assume I watched Sleeping Beauty at some point as a child, but I never cared for the "princess" type movies and they all kind of blur together in my memory.

Haven't seen any of the others but nice effort.



97. L.A. Confidential (1997)



This is one of the best attempts at making a neo-noir film that is at the same level of Chinatown. The atmosphere is perfect, the performances are great (especially Spacey and Basinger) and the story is full of awesome sideplots and contains some great twists. But somehow the very ending always left me a tiny bit unsatisfied and felt a little bit too much like a cliché action flick ending, in stead of a typical melancholic neo-noir ending, which I personally am a bigger fan of.

The film still has way too much good stuff going for it, that I can't help but freaking LOVE it. It portrays the 1950's in an enchantingly classy and nostalgic way that very few modern films were able to match.

This truly is a sensational movie!

I also love the film score by Jerry Goldsmith, who also created the brilliant 'Love Theme From Chinatown'! Piercing music.



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