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    Battle Of The Films

    Yes, I know. There are so many battle threads around now. But I really wanted to do this. I wanted to find out which film is most popular among CW members. Here is a list of some films I have already thought of:

    Citizen Kane (1941)
    Casablanca (1942)
    The Godfather (1972)
    Gone With The Wind (1939)
    Lawrence Of Arabia (1962)
    The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
    The Graduate (1967)
    Schindler's List (1993)
    Singin' In The Rain (1952)
    It's A Wonderful Life (1946)
    The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
    Some Like It Hot (1959)
    Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (1977)
    Psycho (1960)
    One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
    The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
    2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
    E.T. - The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
    Apocalypse Now (1979)
    The Godfather: Part II (1974)
    To Kill A Mockingbird (1962)
    North By Northwest (1959)
    West Side Story (1961)
    Rear Window (1954)
    King Kong (1933)
    A Clockwork Orange (1971)
    Taxi Driver (1976)
    Jaws (1975)
    The Sound Of Music (1965)
    M*A*S*H (1970)
    Rebel Without A Cause (1955)
    Raiders Of The Lost Ark (1981)
    Vertigo (1958)
    Close Encounters Of The Third Kind (1977)
    The Silence Of The Lambs (1991)
    Forrest Gump (1994)
    Ben-Hur (1959)
    American Graffiti (1973)
    Rocky (1976)
    Pulp Fiction (1994)
    The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
    The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring (2001)
    Dr. Strangelove (1964)
    12 Angry Men (1957)
    The Matrix (1999)
    Alien (1979)
    Saving Private Ryan (1998)
    Million Dollar Baby (2004)
    The Sting (1973)
    Reservior Dogs (1992)
    The Great Escape (1963)
    Braveheart (1995)
    The Sixth Sense (1999)
    Life Of Brian (1979)
    Shrek (2001)
    Spartacus (1960)
    Toy Story (1995)

    There are many other films that should be in this that I have not thought of. Please nominate some films and I will include them. However, these films must be fairly well-known and well-liked; 'classics' as one might say.

    So please post more films to add !!!

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    the most popular amongst cweb members has to be The Shawshank Redemption
    Best movie on your list.. Forrest Gump
    Braveheart and Casablanca are excellent movies.. some good adventures on your list.. but why is Shrek there? and where is Monty Python and the Holy Grail? you should also add Empire Strikes Back and for mentioning purposes Titanic.

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    Is this a "best films" list from somewhere? There's a weird concentration of certain directors (lots of Hitchcock and Kubrick for example, but not much Sorcese).

    Anyway, this isn't a bad idea for a battle.

    There aren't many Noir films in the list (actually, none really), so I think Sunset Blvd. should definately be there. And as it's one of the biggest cult films of the last decade, I'd also add Fight Club. Also, due to the lack of Scorcese aside from Taxi Driver, maybe Goodfellas.

    There's lots of other films that should be there too, but I'll leave it at that so other people can suggest some.
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    ^put in some other romances too like when harry met sally


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    How about a few non-American films?

    Once Were Warriors
    Muriel's Wedding
    Picnic At Hanging Rock
    Gallipoli
    Four Colours
    Lantana
    Educating Rita
    Romper Stomper
    Brain Dead (come on; you know you loved it)
    The Colourphonics

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    The Birth Of A Nation 1915
    Intolerance 1916
    The Cabinat Of Dr. Caligari 1919
    The Kid 1921
    Nosferatu 1922
    Ben-Hur 1925
    Battleship Potemkin 1925
    The Gold Rush 1925
    The General 1927
    Metropolis 1927
    All Quiet On The Western Front 1930
    City Lights 1931
    M 1931
    Frankenstein 1931
    Duck Soup 1933
    Bride Of Frankenstein 1935
    Modern Times 1936
    Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs 1937
    The Adventures of Robin Hood 1938
    Mr. Smith Goes To Washington 1939
    Rebecca 1940
    The Great Dictator 1940
    Maltese Falcon 1941
    Double Indemnity 1945
    The Treasure of the Sierra Madre 1948
    The Third Man 1949
    Sunset Blvd. 1950
    Seven Samurai 1954
    Paths of Glory 1957
    Touch Of Evil 1958
    Goldfinger 1964
    The Good, the Bad and the Ugly 1966
    The Exorcist 1973
    Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back 1980
    Star Wars: Return Of The Jedi 1983
    Goodfellas 1990
    The Usual Suspects 1995
    Goldeneye 1995
    Trainspotting 1996
    American Beauty 1999
    Memento 2000
    Gladiator 2000
    The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers 2002
    The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King 2003
    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind 2004
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    Good idea from AMZ to include some older influential films like Nosferatu and Birth Of A Nation, although personally I don't see the point in putting ALL the Star Wars and LoTR films there. I mean, who's going to vote for LoTR 2 but not LoTR 3 against another film? Just put them under one I think.

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    The Incredibles
    Finding Nemo.

    You've gotta have them in there, miles better than Toy Story.
    Or something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamee999
    The Incredibles
    Finding Nemo.

    You've gotta have them in there, miles better than Toy Story.
    For sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamee999
    The Incredibles
    Finding Nemo.

    You've gotta have them in there, miles better than Toy Story.
    No way The Incredibles was better than Toy Story. Perhaps Finding Nemo, but The Incredibles was disappointing. Good movie, but could have been much better. Toy Story was miles better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SupaFreak2005
    and where is Monty Python and the Holy Grail?
    Quote Originally Posted by Top_Cat
    Muriel's Wedding
    Quote Originally Posted by Jamee999
    Finding Nemo
    I agree with all 3.

    I also believe Quadrophenia (1979) and The Full Monty (1997) should be there. They're British films AND they're good. That takes alot.

    As the resident Andrea Corr fanatic, I also would like to mention The Commitments (1991) and Evita (1996)
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    Seven Samurai MUST be on the list!
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    Muriels Wedding???

    I don't get it.. Why does everyone love this movie?? Ok if you're an overweight female with very low self esteem and you want a story of where the fat chick can triumph, or at least feel good about herself, ok.

    To anyone else. What do you see? The movie's hardly even entertaining. Chick flicks like Bridget Jones are entertaining at least. MM was boring as anything.

    Don't know why everyone loves it..

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