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There is no doubt in my mind, the greatest movie ever is [drumroll please]: The Seven Samurai by Akira Kurosawa. Next up are: Sanjuro Yojimbo, and The Hidden Fortress. After that:

Maltese Falcon
Buckaroo Banzai
Schindler's List
Chushingura (the 47 Ronin Story- with Toshiro Mifune)

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I'd add The Caine Mutiny and Casablanca. The Roaring Twenties with James Cagney is also a great one. Also, Clint Eastwood's spaghetti westerns trio A Fistful of Dollars, A Few Dollars More, and The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. (As you can see, I prefer old movies and westerns.)

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LoL@Buckaroo Banzai.

Hard to choose, but probably 'Dawn of the Dead (1978),' for me. Feel free to return the LoL!
I'm also a big fan of the Spaghetti Westerns. 'High Plains Drifter' is the best for me.... a western with a twist.

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My absolute number one: The Deer Hunter (1978).

I can still remember the impact it had on me, when I saw it in the cinema for the first time. That's what characterizes really good art: it blows you off your feet.
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Apocalypto. The second half has the bestest chase sequence ever, without cars or fireballs.
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Spartacus
Titanic
Duel (Spielberg made this at the age of 23 and IMO it's the best thing he's ever done)
A Perfect World (Kevin Costner plays an escaped convict who kidnaps a 7 year old boy and forms an unlikely surrogate father-son bond with the child, Clint Eastwood plays the sheriff tasked with tracking Costner down)
Field of Dreams
Psycho
Full Metal Jacket
Born on the 4th July
Wargames
Project X
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Family Business
Bruce Almighty
Groundhog Day
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
Ghostbusters (my all time favourite film, the original not the crap they released this year)
Monster (biopic about serial killer Aileen Wuornous and brilliant performance from Charlize Theron)
National Lampoon's Vacation
Multiplicity

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The first Hellraiser.

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I am often asked this since I watch and record many movies from Turner Classic Movies. There are so many that I try to pick movies that just pique my interest at that time. The list changes because I really can't decide on the best; I usually pick my favorites. (In no particular order.)

The Maltese Falcon
The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)
Forbidden Planet
The Flight of the Phoenix (1965)
Operation Petticoat
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Dr. No
Double Indemnity
The Best Years of Our Lives
Mystery Science Theater 3000 - The Movie (This Island Earth)

MurphCID -- Since you're elevating The Seven Samurai to the greatest movie ever, does that mean that The Magnificent Seven is 1b?

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All great movies listed above, I'd like to add a Russian pearl. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0090368/

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Pjotr wrote:
My absolute number one: The Deer Hunter (1978).
Some of the scenes of this movie were filmed in the town I grew up in, Weirton.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Deer_ ... _locations

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By random order
  • Bringing up Baby (Howard Hawks)
    Witness for the Prosecution (Billy Wilder)
    What’s Up, Doc? (Peter Bogdanovich)
    Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (Stanley Kubrick)
    Ronin (John Frankenheimer)
    The Bourne Ultimatum (Paul Greengrass)
    Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (George Lucas)
    Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (Steven Spielberg)
    Alien (Ridley Scott)
    Aliens (James Cameron)
    2001: A Space Odyssey (Stanley Kubrick)
    Murder She Said (and sequels with Margaret Rutherford) (George Pollock)
    The Sting (George Roy Hill)
    The Magnificent Seven (John Sturges)
    Who is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe? (Ted Kotcheff)
    Ice Station Zebra (John Sturges)
    Jackie Brown (Quentin Tarantino)
    Jurassic Park (Steven Spielberg)
    The Poseidon Adventure (Ronald Neame)
    The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (Joseph Sargent)
    The Hallelujah Trail (John Sturges)
    12 Angry Men (Sidney Lumet)
    Oscar (Edouard Molinaro)
    Hatari! (Howard Hawks)
    The Killers (Don Siegel)
    The Dirty Dozen (Robert Aldrich)
    North by Northwest (Alfred Hitchcock)
    Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines (Ken Annakin)
    The Thin Man (W. S. van Dyke)
    King Kong (Merian C. Cooper & Ernest B. Schoedsack)
    Send Me No Flowers (Norman Jewison)
    Where Eagles Dare (Brian G. Hutton)
    Goldfinger (Guy Hamilton)
    Planet of the Apes (Franklin J. Schaffner)
    Twilight’s Last Gleaming (Robert Aldrich)
    Capricorn One (Peter Hyams)
    Westworld (Michael Crichton)
    I... comme Icare(Henri Verneuil
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All of those listed by Cosmo plus An Officer and a Gentleman.
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Gran Torino is just one imo.

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A few of my favourites;

The Shawshank Redemption
Gangs of New York
Cross of Iron
Once Upon a Time in the West
The Blues Brothers
Master and Commander
Jean de Florette/Manon des Sources
Do the Right Thing.
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Best mind-bending movies:
11:14 (2003)
The Jacket (2005)

Best comedy:
Groundhog Day (as posted above by English Invader)

Best crime saga:
Scarface
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The 39 Steps (1935 Alfred Hitchcock)
The Night of the Hunter (1955 Charles Laughton)
Some Like It Hot (1959 Billy Wilder)
Easy Rider (1969 Dennis Hopper) + Flashback (1990 Franco Amurri)
All films by François Truffaut
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The Running Man
Terminator

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Great Escape - (Steve McQueen)
3 Days of the Condor - (Robert Redford)

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Some of my faves have been mentioned...
English Invader wrote:Titanic
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Ferris Bueller's Day Off
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Ghostbusters (my all time favourite film, the original not the crap they released this year)
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As overwrought as it might seem to some, Titanic (and I'm assuming the Winslet/DiCaprio one here) is a quintessential period piece and quite possibly the ultimate chick flick.
Ferris Bueller's Day Off: My number 1 pick for 80s teen comedy. Beats out The Breakfast Club by just that much. I love the soundtrack choices.
I thought the Ghostbusters remake was okay, but yeah, not as outstanding as the original.
Cosmo. wrote:...
2001: A Space Odyssey (Stanley Kubrick)
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Jurassic Park (Steven Spielberg)
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The Poseidon Adventure (Ronald Neame)
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2001 is cerebral filmmaking at its finest.
Jurassic Park ushered in the era of live-action/CGI blending, and is Jeff Goldblum's signature performance, edging out his warped take on The Fly.
And The Poseidon Adventure-- what a ride! I adore Shelley Winters in this one.
MintBean wrote:....
Hard to choose, but probably 'Dawn of the Dead (1978),' for me. Feel free to return the LoL!
The original Dawn is probably my fave of the Romero zombie series, and a poignant statement on consumer culture.
Two other "modern horror" classics I dig: Re-Animator and Evil Dead 2: Dead By Dawn.
AscLinux wrote:All great movies listed above, I'd like to add a Russian pearl. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0090368/
I haven't seen that one. Sadly, the only Russian movie I've watched all the way through is The 12 Chairs (the one directed by Leonid Gaidai). I like the pacing of it, and Natalya Krachkovskaya is delightful as Madame Gritsatsuyeva. Mosfilm, the Soviet-era studio that produced it, has a YouTube channel that has this entire film with English subtitles, allowing me to enjoy it that much more.

Other favorites of mine, in no particular order:
Star Trek: First Contact: Redefined the Borg as a true galactic threat, which would be explored later in the Voyager series.
Khabardar: An action/comedy from India's Marathi film industry. It goes more for the puns and one-liners than a typical Bollywood-type song-and-dance. Nirmiti Sawant is hilarious in this one.
Plan 9 from Outer Space: So bad it's good.
The Matrix Reloaded: The second from the Matrix series. The freeway battle sequence in this one is the most thrilling of the entire saga.
WALL-E: Easily my fave of the Pixar movies.
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