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Putting mine out early, may change slightly: Top 20 1. Barry Lyndon 2. Aguirre: Wrath of God 3. Stalker 4. Monty Python and the Quest for the Holy Grail 5. Alien 6. Invasion of the Body Snatchers 7. Murder on the Orient Express 8. A Clockwork Orange 9. The Sting 10. Halloween 11. The Ballad of Cable Hogue 12. Enter the Dragon 13. Solaris 14. High Plains Drifter 15. Straw Dogs 16. Texas Chainsaw Massacre 17. Young Frankenstein 18. Superman 19. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest 20. Star Wars Blazing Saddles Deliverance Mad Max The French Connection Patton Carrie Monty Python and the Life of Brian The Deer Hunter Eraserhead Jaws Close Encounters of the Third Kind




Really? Not even honorable mention? You're dead to me

I'll be back with my list after I figure out #3-20






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1) A Clockwork Orange
2) Star Wars
3) Blazing Saddles
4) The Godfather Part II
5) Monty Python and the Quest for the Holy Grail
6) One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
7) Young Frankenstein
8) The Godfather
9) Monty Python and the Life of Brian
10) Animal House
11) Chinatown
12) Jaws
13) Apocalypse Now
14) Taxi Driver
15) The Muppet Movie
16) Enter the Dragon
17) Solaris
18) The Deer Hunter
19) Alien
20) Rocky

Subject to change



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kingbob
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Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Godfather
Godfather Part 2
Star Wars: A New Hope
Blazing Saddles
Young Frankenstein
Life of Brian
Patton
Animal House
Outlaw Josey Wales
The Frisco Kid
Apocalypse Now
Rocky
Jaws
Superman
The Way of the Dragon






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Baloo
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Yeah, Scorcese is probably gonna ruin my one director rule and maybe Coppola as well.

I'll write, but I need to figure out my ballot first.






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Really? Not even honorable mention? You're dead to me


I know, I know. I'm dead to a lot of people for that. I just find the films...forgettable? Except for the baptism scene. Brilliant film making. The rest is assured and great, but...eh.






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I'm really surprised the lack of love Chinatown is getting so far in this thread.





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auyushu
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I'm really surprised the lack of love Chinatown is getting so far in this thread.





I've always considered it a pretty overrated movie, so not too surprised. I'd say Freauxzen leaving off Godfather would be more surprising, particularly since he made a comment about not having crappy movies make up the top 20 for the 70s. Then he goes and leaves off two movies pretty much universally considered top 20 period, much less 70s.

I'm kinda surprised by the love for Aguirre: Wrath of God. It's definitely a movie that has some interesting moments and a great performance from Kinski, but it's a pretty uneven film to me, and not one I could see as the top 10 of the 70s.




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It is from the IMDB ratings


I was trying to link something that did not have the movies rated but I do like how you can pull them up by genre.



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I'm really surprised the lack of love Chinatown is getting so far in this thread.


That's the one I was thinking of volunteering my pompous writing skills for. Perhaps the movie itself is held in similar regard to my writing skills.






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I'm also kinda surprised Animal House isn't being mentioned. No gross out party comedy has come even close to it. Everyone has tried to immitate it, but few have gotten close to getting that visionary excellence.





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Held to my one director rule except for rating both Godfathers because screw you. Friedkin or Lumet was my hardest cut, but I took the French Connection over the Exorcist and Dog Day Afternoon over Serpico.

1 Godfather II
2 Godfather
3 Chinatown
4 Taxi Driver
5 Jaws
6 Star Wars
7 Clockwork Orange
8 Alien
9 Dog Day Afternoon
10 Texas Chainsaw Massacre
11 The Muppet Movie
12 Spider's Stratagem
13 Outlaw Josey Wales
14 Blazing Saddles
15 Straw Dogs
16 Enter the Dragon
17 Deer Hunter
18 Halloween
19 Aguirre Wrath of God
20 French Connection







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BEEN WAITIN FOR THIS ONE! BANANADANCE!

And then I actually tried to pare this down to 20.

Anyway put me down as a volunteer writer.

My ballot (subject to change and surely ridicule):
1. Godfather
2. Godfather 2
3. Blazing Saddles
4. Rocky
5. Serpico
6. One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest
7. Animal House
8. Star Wars
9. Enter the Dragon
10. The Kentucky Fried Movie
11. Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
12. Taxi Driver
13. The Longest Yard
14. Drunken Master
15. All the President's Men
16. Young Frankenstein
17. Monty Python and the Holy Grail
18. Rocky 2
19. Brian's Song
20. Dog Day Afternoon







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Freauxzen
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I've always considered it a pretty overrated movie, so not too surprised.


Agreed.

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I'd say Freauxzen leaving off Godfather would be more surprising,


You don't know me well enough yet. I'm sure some weren't surprised at all.

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particularly since he made a comment about not having crappy movies make up the top 20 for the 70s. Then he goes and leaves off two movies pretty much universally considered top 20 period, much less 70s.


1) What crappy movies made my Top 20?

2) Honestly, I don't think the Godfather films are that great overall. They are missing key elements to me. If I were solely basing this on "technical and artistic accomplishment," they probably would. But it's about more than that.

We've hashed this argument out on here before, so no need to repeat or ruin the thread. In short, Godfather lacks a soul, completely, and that makes it really hard for me to like it.






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OMLandshark
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I'm also kinda surprised Animal House isn't being mentioned.


On 6 ballots before your post (including yours) and one below. Did you want it to be unanimous?










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You don't know me well enough yet. I'm sure some weren't surprised at all.
I wasn't surprised. But that doesn't make it hurt any less. In fact, that and your irrational hatred for all things Russell Crowe are the only things standing in the way us being best friends.






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Freauxzen
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I wasn't surprised. But that doesn't make it hurt any less. In fact, that and your irrational hatred for all things Russell Crowe are the only things standing in the way us being best friends.


I like L.A. Confidential






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auyushu
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1) What crappy movies made my Top 20?

2) Honestly, I don't think the Godfather films are that great overall. They are missing key elements to me. If I were solely basing this on "technical and artistic accomplishment," they probably would. But it's about more than that.

We've hashed this argument out on here before, so no need to repeat or ruin the thread. In short, Godfather lacks a soul, completely, and that makes it really hard for me to like it.





Oh, I didn't see any crappy movies on your list, I was just referring to the opposite, with Godfather being left off. But everyone's tastes are different, I'm sure many posters will disagree with us about Chinatown. I'm having hard time coming to grips with the first Godfather movie not having a soul though.






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BANANA DANCE BANANA DANCE BANANA DANCE

I'll write fo sho


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We've been doing separate for the last few.



We grouped the Back to the Futures together in the 80's.






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A few things that stand out to me early on

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Dandy Lion


Does t know how to vote.

2. Chinatown is going to get the shaft.

3. It will probably come to fisticuffs for me to get to write for the Godfather(s) and Chinatown.

4. I mean they're not going to be in my top ten but I'm surprised Star Wars is getting pretty terrible results.

5. I will be complaining for the next few weeks in regards to anymore high rankings the Holy Grail gets.

6. I've already revealed two of my top 5 votes or so and I don't want to give away another because I've yet to put my list together, but another top 5 movie for me has only gotten one vote. I love the 70's for film, and I can clearly see I will be pissed this entire voting process.






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3. It will probably come to fisticuffs for me to get to write for the Godfather(s) and Chinatown.
Honestly, I might be afraid to write for The Godfather. That's a lot of pressure to take on the greatest movie ever made. (Suck it, Freaux )






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