Top 15 Favorite Movies...Period

I saw a favorite book thread, so I figured I'd start a favorite movie thread. I limited the number to 15, because I feel it makes us make choices with more emotion (so as to not leave out what we truly love). Here are my top 15, from most to least favorite. It was a very difficult decision.

1.) American Beauty

2.) Aliens (yes, I mean the second one, and no it's just a coincidence that it is number 2 on my list)

3.) Edward Scissorhands

4.) Full Metal Jacket

5.) Casino

6.) Gremlins

7.) Sunshine

8.) Pandorum

9.) Gattaca

10.) The Thing

11.) A Nightmare on Elm Street

12.) A Scanner Darkly

13.) Samurai X (Rorouni Kenshin)

14.) Kids

15.) Dread


Here's my top 15, in no particular order:

  1. 2001: A Space Odyssey
  2. Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels
  3. The Big Lebowski
  4. Saving Private Ryan
  5. Jin Roh: The Wolf Brigade
  6. Braveheart
  7. LotR: Return of the King
  8. Eraserhead
  9. Snatch
  10. A Clockwork Orange
  11. Monty Python and the Holy Grail
  12. Silence of the Lambs
  13. Office Space
  14. Seven
  15. Prometheus


Forex, I'm interested to know why Full Metal Jacket is on your list. Of all Kubrick movies, that's probably one of my least favorites. Different strokes for different folks I guess, just wondering. Also, +1 for liking Pandorum. That was pretty close to making my list as well (if you couldn't tell by my username :P).

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2-4. LOTR (all of them)

5. the holy grail

6-7. robocop-(all)

Here they are,,, be amaze...numerical order does not represent which one is my favorite

1. this is england
2. amores perros
3. lock stock and two smoking barrels
4. sherlock holmes
5. sherlock holmes: a game of shadows
6. the pope's toilet
7. the big lebowski
8. serenity
9. alien
10. shaun of the dead
11. the way
12. lost in translation
13. the man who knew too little
14. cast away
15. prometheus



I probably forgot some other good movies, but this what I could think of

1. Lord of the Rings (all of them)

2. Saving Private Ryan

3. Flags of our Fathers

4. Kill Bill 1,2

5. Inception

6. Looper

7. Prometheus

8. Tron

9. The Big Lebowski

10. Avatar

11. Avengers

12. Chronicle 

13. Cast Away

14. Harry Potter (all of them)

15. Terminator 1,2

It might take me a while to come up with a list of my 15 favorites, but some I definitely think are awesome are Casino Royale, Gladiator, The Matrix, and the Pirates of the Caribbean movies. LOTR is good too, but I personally thought Return of the King was kind of a let down. The original Star Wars trilogy is also amazing. I saw Argo recently too, and that was a kickass movie.

15. Inception

14. Alien

13. Life Of Brian

12. The Artist

11. Star Wars VI

10. The Usual Suspects

9. The Truman Show

8. Star Wars V

7. I Love You Philip Morris

6.Back To The Future

5. Scarface


3. Pulp FIction

2. The Shawshank Redemption

1. The Dark Knight


kinda bafled that only one have any of the new batman movies..?

I dont really think these are my top 15 but right in the moment these are what I can think of.


1. LOTR (mainly the last two..)

2. Matrix (all three)

3. The Dark Knight

4. The Dark Knight Rises

5. Jurasic Park (could argue that the lost world should be on here too, but dunno)

6. 2012

7. Aliens (my favorite Sci fi movie, and probably all time fav. movie in general, and this is specifaivally the second movie!)

8. Prometheus

9. The Land Before Time (loved that series from I was a child.. :P )

10. Old Dogs (should really give this movie a chance!)

11. Grown Ups

12. Pandurom

13. Fast And The Furious 5

14. How to Train Your Dragon

15. Star Wars (the real ones..)


ForexFrontier, do you really like "Sunshine"? I remember readin about the plot and the movie before it was released and when I watched it I was soooo disapointed, one of the worst movie ever imo..

10.) The Thing

1. The Return of The King.

2. The Two Towers.

3. Fellowship of The Rings.

4. A New Hope

5. The Empire Strikes Back

6. Return of The Jedi

7. Synecdoche, New York

8. Perfect Blue

9. Millenium Actress 

10. The Matrix

11. Wreck-It-Ralph

That is it so far. 


I can't put to gether a list but I recently watched 127 hours, a movie about the real life story of aron ralston, and thats currently one of my favorite movies.

1 Memento

2 Snatch

3 Eastren Promises

4 History of Violence

5 Life

6 all porn

that's all I got

just a number by each one.. not putting them in order

1. Donnie Darko

2. John Carpenter's The Thing

3. Fight Club

4. It's a Wonderful Life

5. Alien 1-2 / Prometheus

6. Fight Club

7. The Prestige

8. Pulp Fiction

9. American Beauty

10. Gladiator

11. Into the Wild

12. Snatch

13. Band of Brothers & Saving Private Ryan----yeah I didnt want to use two spots. 

14. The Rocketeer

15. Shawshank Redemption

I could go on and on with favorites.. but these are probably the top 15

1. Shawshank Redemption

2. Princess Mononoke

3. 1st Pokemon Movie (probably the only movie ever that nearly brought tears to my eyes)

4. Rush Hour 2

5. Malibu's Most Wanted

6. Kill Bill Vol. 1

7. The Lion King (classic)

8. House of Flying Daggers

9. Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon

10. Fight Club

11. Oceans 11

12. Pirates of the Carribean 1


All I could think of, but are some of my favorites

  1. Forest Gump
  2. Raiders of the Lost Ark
  3. The Truman Show
  4. The Matrix
  5. A Clockwork Orange
  6. Moon
  7. Casino Royale
  8. Blade Runner
  9. Citizen Kane
  10. The Dark Knight
  11. The Prestige
  12. Evangelion 2.22
  13. Fight Club
  14. The Lion King
  15. Back to the Future
  1. Monty Python and The Holy Grail
  2. The Godfather 1&2
  3. All The Bourne Movies
  4. Step Brothers
  5. Scarface
  6. Rocky I-III
  7. Blow
  8. Green Zone
  9. All Batman Movies (except Forever)
  10. Goodfellas
  11. Forrest Gump
  12. Red Dawn (original)
  13. The Green Mile
  14. Fight Club
  15. Masters Of The Universe

I always wanted to sit down and make this list, thnx

1: Gladiator

2: Black Hawk Down

3: Drive


5: The Dark Night

6: Taegukgi

7: Final Fantasy Advent Children

8: Harry Poter and the Goblet of fire

9: Avatar

10: The avengers

11:Terminator 2: Judgment Day

12: Mongol - the rise of genghis khan

13: I love you man

14: Saving pvt. Ryan

15: valkyrie

Drive was awesome almost made my top 15

In no particular order..

1. Scarface

2. Blow

3. Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels

4. Snatch

5. Monty Pyton and the Holy Grail

6. Monty Python The Life of Bwian

7. A Clockwork Orange

8. The Cable Guy

9. Guest House Paradiso

10. Terminator 1&2

11. Black Hawk Down

12. Friday (all of them)

13. Predator 1&2

14. The Departed

15. Zombieland

No order whatsoever:

1. Marvel's The Avengers

2. Dark Knight Rises

3. Batman Begins

4. The Dark Knight

5. Avatar.( not that movie " The Last Airbender" that ruined the animated series)

6.Pirates of the Carribean- On Stranger Tides.

7-11 Harry Potter 1-5

12. Aliens VS Predators 1.

13. The Expendables.

14. Despicable Me.

15. Green Lantern