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My 100 favourite films (as of 14.04.06) for your viewing pleasure...

100. Das Boot (1981, Wolfgang Peterson)

A claustrophobic, supremely tense ride in a WWII U Boat.

99. Life Is Sweet (1990, Mike Leigh)

Real life has never been more compelling.

98. Ride The High Country (1962, Sam Peckinpah)

A wonderful, elegiac Western.

97. The Usual Suspects (1995, Bryan Singer)

Chubby Checker would be proud...

96. Black Narcissus (1947, Powell & Pressburger)

Nuns! Nuns! Reverse!

95. Angel Heart (1987, Alan Parker)

I've got this thing about chickens...

94. Sympathy For Mr Vengeance (2002, Chan-wook Park)

Bitter revenge with sympathy for all sides. There’s more than one Mr Vengeance.

93. Kikujiro (1999, Takeshi Kitano)

A quirky, funny and, at times, unsettling road movie with an absolutely beautiful score.

92. Sideways (2004, Alexander Payne)

Wine, golf, women, guilt. The film that knocked on my door and announced that middle age was on his way...

91. Serpico (1973, Sidney Lumet)

My favourite 'grass' film. Little Shouty Al TM is nice and restrained too.

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Cool, cool. I am actually eager to see what the rest of your pics are...

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YES, YES, bring it on. I opened this thread and the first thing I saw was a guy's butt. Bring it on, bring it on.

cool another list I love these. keep it commin Tacticus
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90. Much Ado About Nothing (1993, Kenneth Branagh)

I can’t think of a more joyous, happy and warm-hearted film.

89. Escape From Alcatraz (1979, Don Siegel)

My favourite prison movie. Full stop.

88. Rear Window (1953, Alfred Hitchcock)

An admirable conceit which hasn’t dated a jot and still tense when seen through 21st Century eyes.

87. The Three Colours Trilogy (1993-94, Krysztoff Kieszlowski)

Can’t split ‘em. A wonderful exploration of humanity.

86. Ran (1985, Akira Kurosawa)

The best version of Lear I’ve seen (and that includes the late Nigel Hawthorne’s turn on stage).

85. The Parallax View (1974, Alan Pakula)

Infamy! Infamy! They’ve all got it in fer me!

84. Lawrence Of Arabia (1962, David lean)

Some of the most stunning cinematography ever committed to film.

83. Shallow Grave (1994, Danny Boyle)

It's amazing what money can do. My second favourite Danny Boyle film, which leads us to...

82. Trainspotting (1996, Danny Boyle)

Compelling adaptation of Irvine Welsh’s bleak and funny novel about the flip sides of heroin addiction. Great soundtrack too...

81. The Tenant (1976, Roman Polanski)

Perhaps less well known than Polanski’s other ‘apartment block’ film but I think it’s a lot better. Psychological horror at it’s best.

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Great list Dave....well...except for one. You can probably guess which one that is.

I've never heard of Kikujiro. You have me intersted in it and will have to look for it. It's also nice to see your softer side with Much Ado About Nothing.

*waiting for more*

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Originally Posted by Aniko
Great list Dave....well...except for one. You can probably guess which one that is.
I sweated blood over whether to include Lawrence Of Arabia, realising how much you dislike it. That was the film you're on about?

I love your eclectic mix so far. I actually have seen Kikujiro and thought that was a great film. Have you seen Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter and Spring? Has 'some ' similiarities to Kikujiro in that its a film about growth and change.
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Originally Posted by Revenant
I love your eclectic mix so far. I actually have seen Kikujiro and thought that was a great film. Have you seen Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter and Spring? Has 'some ' similiarities to Kikujiro in that its a film about growth and change.
I have, and liked it a lot. Can see where you're coming from with the Kikujiro comparisons too.

I spent a month coming up with this list and the only limitation I placed was that I had to own all the movies mentioned. So PT, patience is a virtue...

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80. Manhunter (1986, Michael Mann)

Brian Cox’s superbly off-hand and manipulative performance (all the more impressive considering his limited screen time) raises the character of Lecktor far above enjoyable pantomime.

79. A Matter Of Life And Death (1946, Powell & Pressburger)

If you could pick the time to fall in love, just before death wouldn’t be your first choice…

78. Nashville (1975, Robert Altman)

My first taste of Altman was this masterpiece.

77. Time Bandits (1981, Terry Gilliam)

Loud, cheeky, scatterbrained, scary and unfocused from beginning to end. Maybe not the best film in the world but I can’t think of a more perfect fantasy for little boys.

76. Taxi Driver (1976, Martin Scorsese)

Gurning Bob stars as the archetypal troubled loner in a film which launched a thousand quips.[/i]

75. Annie Hall (1977, Woody Allen)

What makes a romance...

74. Land And Freedom (1995, Ken Loach)

Ken’s tale of a young Liverpudlian who heads off to fight Fascism in the Spanish Civil War. Idealism on a very human level...and Ian Hart is superb.

73. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962, John Ford)

“Everyone heard two shots ring out, a shot made Liberty fall…”

On such things reputations are made, and the truth lost in the fog.

72. The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976, Clint Eastwood)

A Western revenge drama, Eastwood style. The contribution of Chief Dan George is still priceless.

71. The Great Escape (1963, John Sturges)

My perfect Bank Holiday/Christmas Day/Sunday Afternoon film. Even after all these viewings, the fine cast, wry humour and masterful direction actually make you care about the protagonists’ fate.

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Originally Posted by Tacitus
I sweated blood over whether to include Lawrence Of Arabia, realising how much you dislike it. That was the film you're on about?
I'm truely touched that you sweated blood over me. You're such a sweetie. the news over yet?

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Annie, you'll be saddened to hear that Calamity Jane doesn't make the list - such is your penchant for cracking whips.


70. Jean De Florette & Manon Des Sources (1986, Claude Berri)

For me, the most complete depiction of a way of life outside The Godfather...

69. The Dam Busters (1954, Michael Anderson)

The story of the ‘Bouncing Bomb’. Great tale of plucky ‘Brits against the wall’ spirit during WWII and a film which Star Wars owes rather a lot to…

68. Raging Bull (1980, Martin Scorsese)

Intense, unflinching ‘warts and all’ portrait of a troubled man. DeNiro’s performance is rightly held up as one of the quintessential expositions of The Method.

67. Sexy Beast (2000, Jonathan Glazer)

The well-trodden story of a former criminal called back to do ‘one last job’ is hoisted up by some fantastic performances, most notably by Ben Kingsley as the psychotic and (for me anyway) hilarious Don Logan. Top opening too.

66. Raining Stones (1993, Ken Loach)

Another poignant slice of Real Life from Ken. Who’d have thought Les Battersby would be such a fine actor?

65. The Wicker Man (1973, Robin Hardy)

Pagans, naked Swedish sexpots and Saruman prancing about in a dress and white plimsols, all on a remote Scottish island with an uptight, virginal cop trying to piece together a mystery. Sublime, camp creepiness to the end…

64. Alien (1979, Ridley Scott)

The watermark for Sci-Fi monster movies still holds up when seen as the Haunted House/Ten Little Indians flick it really is.

63. High Noon (1952, Fred Zinnemann)

“The story of a man who was too proud to run” reads the tagline. As tight and tense as a pair of my jeans from 1990 with a terrific performance from Gary Cooper.

62. Hamlet (1996, Kenneth Branagh)

A lavish delight from the modern master of Shakespeare. It’s absence from DVD is a befuddling, crying shame. Jan 2008? Wind yer neck in Warners….

61. Cross Of Iron (1977, Sam Peckinpah)

My favourite War movie as seen from ‘the other side of the fence’.

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Some great selections so far, Tacitus. And quite a few I haven't seen. I'm looking forward to seeing your top ten.
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Nice job coloring outside the lines here, D. There are a lot of little-known gems on your list. I can feel my netflix queue growing...
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Great list there mate, i included a lot of those in my Top 100. I didn't see The Tenant till a few weeks ago but i think it deserves a place in my list.

Great list Tatty… was very happy to see The Outlaw Josey Wales and Angel Heart on there….
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60. Get Carter (1971, Mike Hodges)

It’s grim up North. The second Coronation Street actor in my 100 (Alf Roberts, no less) gets thrown from a multi-story car park. It’s one of the many things to recommend in this tale of a London mobster’s revenge. The theme tune has even been known to emanate from my cell phone…

59. Casino (1995, Martin Scorsese)

Marty’s wonderfully stylish story of when The Mob ruled Vegas. There’s a confidence and quality here that shows a director, crew and cast totally at ease with the material.

58. Aguirre: The Wrath Of God (1972, Werner Herzog)

Mad Werner and Bonkers Klaus - together, as nature intended…

57. The Long Good Friday (1980, John Mackenzie)

Is it just me or does part of the score sound like the music plays when everyone’s running up the stairs of the Shinra building in FFVII? No matter.

As Brit Gangster films go, The Long Good Friday is my number one. Bob Hoskins (only upstaged by the strange looping gait of Charley from Casualty) does the best ‘realising something portentous while in the shower’ acting I’ve ever seen.

56. Once Upon A Time In America (1984, Sergio Leone)

Leone’s lovingly filmed, meandering, opium-soaked dander through the America of a group of childhood friends is a fitting epitaph to a great career in film. My favourite Morricone score too.

55. For A Few Dollars More (1965, Sergio Leone)

Reefer Madness! Clint may headline but it’s Lee Van Cleef’s movie. One of the films I grew up with - and I’m watching it now.

54. Bring Me The Head Of Alfredo Garcia (1974, Sam Peckinpah)

South of the Border, down Mexico way - Peckinpah’s bizarre, vengeful and tequila-fuelled road trip has one of my favourite actors, Warren Oates, in compellingly shambolic form.

53. Apocalypse Now (1979, Francis Coppola)

It’s a wonder this ever got made…

Coppola’s odyssey into the Heart Of Darkness took on an almost mythic quality when I was a teenager. 20 years ago this would have been my second favourite film.

52. Stalag 17 (1953, Billy Wilder)

William Holden’s only Academy Award came in this, Billy Wilder’s adaptation of the darkly funny Broadway play about WWII POWs.

51. House Of Games (1987, David Mamet)

I first saw House Of Games on it’s video release and admit to not knowing quite what to make of it. I liked the film, it’s coldness, it’s off centre performances, it’s almost Blank Verse style of script - all totally new to me. Over the next few years, however, I came to love this Curate’s egg of a con movie…

Now this is where it gets interesting...