Sinny's Top 100 Sinnys

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I've wanted to do my own Top 100 thread ever since TheUsualSuspect and Pyro did theirs back in 2005. What stopped me was the fact that I've always been excruciatingly indecisive when it comes to ranking my favourites. I couldn't even decide on a top 10, never mind a top 100. So I put it on hold until I could make a list that I felt comfortable with, and here I am six years later.

Rankings 100 through to around 25 are a lot more fluid. On a different day, I could probably have, for example, number 85 moved up to 33, or move 46 down to 72. But I'm pretty certain that my top 20 or so is in fact a solid, definitive list of my favourites, that probably isn't going to change for a while.

I'll be editing this first post as I go along, to eventually include my list in its entirety.

Hope you enjoy.


THE FINAL LIST

1. Taxi Driver
2. The Big Lebowski
3. Once Upon a Time in the West
4. Pulp Fiction
5. A Clockwork Orange
6. Throne of Blood
7. Dazed and Confused
8. Notorious
9. Star Wars
10. A Hard Day's Night
11. Goodfellas
12. Dogville
13. Do the Right Thing
14. The Graduate
15. Full Metal Jacket
16. The Great Dictator
17. Raging Bull
18. Apocalypse Now
19. North By Northwest
20. Blade Runner
21. RAN
22. Saturday Night & Sunday Morning
23. Rushmore
24. The French Connection
25. The Dark Knight
26.
McCabe & Mrs. Miller
27. The Maltese Falcon
28. Dog Day Afternoon
29. Rear Window
30. 2001: A Space Odyssey
31. Pickpocket
32. Psycho
33. Seven Samurai
34. Memento
35. The Bridge on the River Kwai
36. The Man Who Would Be King
37. Fight Club
38. The Long Goodbye
39. Fargo
40. The Godfather / The Godfather Part II
41. Toy Story trilogy
42. Dr. Strangelove
43. Three Amigos!
44. High and Low
45. Life of Brian
46. Eyes Wide Shut
47. Brazil
48. Midnight Cowboy
49. The Departed
50. The Good, the Bad & the Ugly
51. Citizen Kane
52. Lawrence of Arabia
53. Ocean's trilogy
54. All the President's Men
55. SE7EN
56. Miller's Crossing
57. Back to the Future trilogy
58. Modern Times
59. Into the Wild
60. The Blues Brothers
61. Paths of Glory
62. Casablanca
63. Manhattan
64. Chinatown
65. The Shining
66. Jaws
67. Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
68. Stray Dog
69. The Treasure of The Sierra Madre
70. Hustle & Flow
71. Once Upon a Time in America
72. Unforgiven
73. To Kill a Mocking Bird
74. Raising Arizona
75. Rashomon
76. Monty Python & The Holy Grail
77. The Good German
78. The Third Man
79. Sin City
80. An American Werewolf in London
81. South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut
82. The Conversation
83. Brief Encounter
84. Shaun of the Dead
85. The Man Who Wasn't There
86. The Lord of the Rings trilogy
87. The Royal Tenenbaums
88. Stand By Me
89. For a Few Dollars More
90. Serenity
91. Kill Bill vol. 1 & 2
92. Breathless
93. Minority Report
94. 12 Angry Men
95. Oldboy
96. Sullivan's Travels
97. Lock Stock & Two Smoking Barrels / Snatch
98. The Evil Dead trilogy
99. The Limey
100. Enter the Dragon
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100. Enter the Dragon (1973, Robert Clouse)



99. The Limey (1999, Steven Soderbergh)



98. The Evil Dead trilogy (1981, 1987, 1991, Sam Raimi)



"This... is my BOOM stick!"

97. Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels / Snatch (1998, 2000, Guy Ritchie)



96. Sullivan's Travels (1941, Preston Sturges)



95. Oldboy (2003, Park Chan-wook)



94. Minority Report (2002, Steven Spielberg)



93. 12 Angry Men (1957, Sidney Lumet)



92. Breathless (1960, Jean Luc-Godard)



91. Kill Bill (vol. 1 & 2) (2003, 2004, Quentin Tarantino)




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Nice one, bud. Keep 'em coming.
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90. Serenity (2005, Joss Whedon)



Only saw Serenity for the first time last week, so wasn't sure whether to include it. But I just loved it so much. I've watched it three times already now. "Firefly" was great, and this film went way beyond my already high expectations.

89. For a Few Dollars More (1965, Sergio Leone)



88. Stand By Me (1986, Rob Reiner)



87. The Royal Tenenbaums (2001, Wes Anderson)



86. The Lord of the Rings trilogy (2001, 2002, 2003, Peter Jackson)



85. The Man Who Wasn't There (2001, Joel & Ethan Coen)



84. Shaun of the Dead (2004, Edgar Wright)



83. Brief Encounter (1945, David Lean)



82. The Conversation (1974, Francis Ford Coppola)



81. South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (1999, Trey Parker)




Good whiskey make jackrabbit slap de bear.
Nice list so far, I especially like Lord Of The Rings and Shaun Of The Dead.
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Great to see South Park...
Yeah some might call it a guilty pleasure but I'm not ashamed to say that I absolutely love it. The TV show is good, but the film, especially with all the great songs, is by far the best thing Trey Parker and Matt Stone have done. They really made the most of not having the usual censorship of televison, the way they incorporated swear words into the story, using the Terrance & Phillip movie as a parallel for the South Park film itself. Great stuff, not to mention hilarious.



80. An American Werewolf in London (1981, John Landis)



79. Sin City (2005, Frank Miller & Robert Rodriguez)



"She grew up. She filled out."

78. The Third Man (1949, Carol Reed)



77. The Good German (2006, Steven Soderbergh)



76. Monty Python & The Holy Grail (1975, Terry Gilliam & Terry Jones)



"It's just a flesh wound."

75. Rashomon (1950, Akira Kurosawa)



74. Raising Arizona (1987, Joel & Ethan Coen)



73. To Kill a Mocking Bird (1962, Robert Mulligan)



72. Unforgiven (1992, Clint Eastwood)



71. Once Upon a Time in America (1984, Sergio Leone)




+ rep for Once Upon a Time in America, Unforgiven, Rashomon, The Third Man, Sin City and An American Werewolf in London. However, it's possible that Enter The Dragon is my favourite film on your list, so far.



However, it's possible that Enter The Dragon is my favourite film on your list, so far.
That's interesting, I've always considered it a guilty pleasure. I think it's quite bad in some parts, but just had to include it out of my love for Bruce Lee and his films. It is great in most parts though. I've loved it since I was a kid, I remember trying to replicate Lee's scratches on his face and chest that he has at the end. I used a big red marker to draw them on, my mum wasn't very happy.



Solid, don't know whether to be glad my #1 and #2 have made or disappointed they've appeared so high
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Great list so far. +Rep for The Royal Tenenbaums, Minority Report (good to see on someones list), The Evil Dead Trilogy, Sin City, Once Upon A Time in America, and two Coen Bros movies.



Solid, don't know whether to be glad my #1 and #2 have made or disappointed they've appeared so high
Oldboy is very cool and Evil Dead II is a helluva lot of fun. I love them both, of course, as I do every movie in my list. But this half isn't really set in stone. It's just how I'd rank them at the moment. I really do love all the movies listed in the bottom three quarters, and can see how someone could list any of them as their favourite. But the difference between those films and my top 25 is that I have a lot of personal attatchments to most of my top choices, which I'll explain in detail further down the road.



Is white trash beautiful
I love your list so far, Nice to see old boy on there can't wait to see the rest of your list



Oldboy is very cool and Evil Dead II is a helluva lot of fun. I love them both, of course, as I do every movie in my list. But this half isn't really set in stone. It's just how I'd rank them at the moment. I really do love all the movies listed in the bottom three quarters, and can see how someone could list any of them as their favourite. But the difference between those films and my top 25 is that I have a lot of personal attatchments to most of my top choices, which I'll explain in detail further down the road.
Oh, it wasn't a slight by any means. I'm looking forward to this list, hopefully it will give me some new films to check out and be more interesting than several recent ones which seems to just list the latest blockbusters from 2001.



70. Hustle & Flow (2005, Craig Brewer)



69. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948, John Huston)



68. Stray Dog (1949, Akira Kurosawa)



67. Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (1988, Robert Zemeckis)



One of my very first favourite movies.

66. Jaws (1975, Steven Spielberg)



65. The Shining (1980, Stanley Kubrick)



64. Chinatown (1974, Roman Polanski)



"Forget it, Jake. It's Chinatown."

63. Manhattan (1979, Woody Allen)



62. Casablanca (1942, Michael Curtiz)



"I like to think you killed a man. It's the romantic in me."

61. Paths of Glory (1957, Stanley Kubrick)