Now for my alltime top films: Here goes; Would love to get everyone's ratings.

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A) West Side Story; Tops for me, hands down. 10/10

The rest of the following movies are also favorites of mine, but in no particular order, plus they're mostly older classics, and I run the risk of seeming old-fashioned, but here goes:

Lawrence of Arabia 9/10

Easy Rider 8/10

Dirty Harry (the First one ) 8/10

Gran Torino 9.5/10

Monument Avenue 9.5/10

Southie 9.5/10

Good Will Hunting 7.5/10

Georgy Girl 7.5/10

Sound of Music 8/10

Monster that Challenged the World 7.5/10

Fantasia (the original one) 9.5/10

Fantasia 2000 7.5/10

The Graduate 9/10

Gimme Shelter 9.5/10

Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill 9/10

Billy Jack 7.5/10

Midnight Cowboy 9/10

A Hard Day's Night 9/10

French Connection 9.5/10
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There are films in your all-time top 20 that don't merit more than 7.5/10?

I haven't seen a lot of those so won't rate, but with the exception of West Side Story and Lawrence of Arabia which are both excellent, I'm afraid I don't seem to share your taste at all...



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West Side Story; 8.5/10

Lawrence of Arabia 8/10

Easy Rider 8/10

Dirty Harry 8/10

Gran Torino 7/10

Good Will Hunting 7/10

Georgy Girl 6.5/10

Sound of Music 8/10

Monster that Challenged the World 5/10

Fantasia 8/10

Fantasia 2000 7.5/10

The Graduate 8.5/10

Gimme Shelter 6/10

Billy Jack 6.5/10

Midnight Cowboy 9.5/10

A Hard Day's Night 7.5/10

French Connection 7.5/10
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West Side Story

Lawrence of Arabia

Easy Rider

Dirty Harry

Gran Torino

Monument Avenue N/A
Southie N/A
Good Will Hunting

Georgy Girl N/A
Sound of Music N/A
Monster that Challenged the World N/A
Fantasia (the original one)
(this one dropped a bit for me recently after a rewatch)
Fantasia 2000

The Graduate

Gimme Shelter

Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill N/A
Billy Jack N/A
Midnight Cowboy

A Hard Day's Night

French Connection
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West Side Story 7/10

Lawrence of Arabia 8.5/10

Easy Rider 6.5/10

Dirty Harry 7/10

Gran Torino 8.5/10

Good Will Hunting 6/10

Georgy Girl 6.5/10

Sound of Music 5/10 - I don't think I could sit through that again. First and only time of seeing it was one wet afternoon in a fleapit cinema in a North Wales seaside town circa 1968. We were on holiday and my mum and dad must've got desperate for something to entertain us kids. Dire, specially wearing wet anoraks.

Monster that Challenged the World N/S

Fantasia 6.5/10

Fantasia 2000 N/S

The Graduate 8/10

Gimme Shelter 6/10

Billy Jack N/S

Midnight Cowboy 9/10

A Hard Day's Night 9/10 - now this was an altogether better cinema experience. Our local flicks just two minutes away, a bunch of us kids and some mums all excited to see the Beatles on the big screen. We'd seen them for real a few weeks earlier parading on an open top bus at the bottom of our street on the main road from the airport to town waving at everyone. Seeing my mum and her friend swooning over John Lennon was a little freaky - good job my dad wasn't there...

French Connection 9/10
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West Side Story 6/10
Lawrence of Arabia 8/10
Easy Rider 7/10
Dirty Harry 8/10
Gran Torino 7.5/10
Monument Avenue N/A
Southie N/A
Good Will Hunting 6/10
Georgy Girl 5/10
Sound of Music 6/10
Monster that Challenged the World N/A
Fantasia (the original one) 7/10
Fantasia 2000 N/A
The Graduate 8/10
Gimme Shelter N/A
Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill N/A
Billy Jack N/A
Midnight Cowboy 8/10
A Hard Day's Night N/A
French Connection 9/10



N/S = Never seen


West Side Story - 8/10

Lawrence of Arabia - 9/10

Easy Rider - 8/10

Dirty Harry (the First one ) - 10/10

Gran Torino - 10/10

Monument Avenue - N/S

Southie - N/S

Good Will Hunting - 9/10

Georgy Girl - N/S

Sound of Music - 8/10

Monster that Challenged the World - N/S

Fantasia (the original one) - 9/10

Fantasia 2000 - N/S

The Graduate - 9/10

Gimme Shelter - 8/10

Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill - N/S

Billy Jack - 8/10

Midnight Cowboy - 8/10

A Hard Day's Night - 8/10

French Connection - 8/10
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West Side Story
I've only seen it twice and the second sitting was more of a bind than the first was. But then, it is a musical and I'm not a fan.

Lawrence of Arabia
I know it's a 5/5 on merit, but I'm rating these personally, not on merit.

Easy Rider


Dirty Harry


Good Will Hunting
I've not seen it for a few years, but I really love this film.

Georgy Girl
I hate this.

Sound of Music
I hate this more.

The Graduate


French Connection



Lawrence of Arabia - 10/10

Easy Rider - 5/10

Dirty Harry (the First one ) - 5/10

Gran Torino - N/A

Monument Avenue - N/A

Southie - N/A

Good Will Hunting - 7/10

Georgy Girl - N/A

Sound of Music - 8/10

Monster that Challenged the World - N/A

Fantasia (the original one) - 10/10

Fantasia 2000 - N/A

The Graduate - 5/10

Gimme Shelter - N/A

Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill - N/A

Billy Jack - 6/10 (although I like the story, filmcraft gets is only a 6 from me)

Midnight Cowboy - 9/10

A Hard Day's Night - 3/10

French Connection - 7/10 (gets its good points for cinematography)


Many of these films I have not seen. Thanks for the list - new movies for me to check out!
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West Side Story A

Lawrence of Arabia - A

Easy Rider D (I never was into hippies and the drug culture. Only thing worthwhile in this film was Jack Nicholson but on the opposite hand was the always awful Fonda boy.)

Dirty Harry (the First one ) F

Gran Torino N/A

Monument Avenue N/A

Southie N/A

Good Will Hunting N/A (I know Ive seen it, but cant remember a damn thing about it)

Georgy Girl B simply because James Mason is in it. Its always a pleasure to watch him work.

Sound of Music F (There are no good Nazis; besides it was an ex-wifes favorite film. And I hate the music.)

Monster that Challenged the World C (if its the one Im thinking of)

Fantasia (the original one) - A

Fantasia 2000 N/A (saw it but can only remember it wasnt nearly as good as the original)

The Graduate B (Could have been A but it lost points when Hoffman gave up sexy Anne Bancroft for uptight, big-shouldered Katherine Ross. I never did like Ross in any of her roles.)

Gimme Shelter N/A

Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill N/A

Billy Jack - F

Midnight Cowboy - A

A Hard Day's Night F (But Help! was much better, probably because it actually had a plot and good professional actors. Id give it a C, maybe even C+)

French Connection D+



West Side Story
Lawrence of Arabia

Easy Rider

Dirty Harry
Gran Torino

Monument Avenue
Southie
Good Will Hunting
Georgy Girl
Sound of Music
Monster that Challenged the World
Fantasia

Fantasia 2000
The Graduate
Gimme Shelter
Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill
Billy Jack

Midnight Cowboy

A Hard Day's Night
French Connection



I'm just going to assume that that "F" just stands for "First one".
If that preserves our friendship, please do!



West Side Story - N/A

Lawrence of Arabia - 9/10

Easy Rider - 4/10

Dirty Harry - N/A

Gran Torino - 8/10

Monument Avenue - N/A

Southie - N/A

Good Will Hunting - N/A

Georgy Girl - N/A

Sound of Music - N/A

Monster that Challenged the World - N/A

Fantasia (Original) - N/A

Fantasia 2000 - N/A

The Graduate - N/A

Gimme Shelter - N/A

Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill - N/A

Billy Jack - N/A

Midnight Cowboy - N/A

A Hard Day's Night - N/A

French Connection - 9/10