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Top 10 films

Just a bit of fun. In truth, you cant answer this becasue it changes with your mood. In these challenging times it’s quite an interesting thing to do with family and friends.
Here goes to be shot down
1) Went the Day Well
2) The Third Man
3) Life is beautiful
4) A beautiful mind
5) The Searchers
6) Lives of Others
7) Bad Day at Black Rock
8) The Day the Eath Stood Still(original)
9) My Cousin Vinny
10) Saving Private Ryan

As i say- if i made a list tomorrow it would be different -but they are all excellent films

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    • TrickyDicky57 29th November 2020 at 1:32 pm

      Pulp Fiction
      The Godfather (1&2)
      Shawshank Redemption
      The Usual Suspects
      Jackie Brown
      A Bronx Tale
      Apocalypse Now
      Gran Torino
      Bridges of Maddison County

    • PMcC 30th November 2020 at 3:58 pm

      All subject to change, reorder, drop in, drop out…

      1. The Right Stuff
      2. The Cruel Sea
      3. Singing in The Rain
      4. The Martian
      5. North By North West
      6. Galaxy Quest
      7. Apocalypse Now
      8. The Third Man
      9. The Untouchables
      10. Lawrence of Arabia

    • Norahs50 18th February 2021 at 9:35 pm

      Ok. Well my list often changes and top 10… what I think are the best films? My favourite? Because that is 2 different lists

      So this is 10 movies I would always watch some are best movies and some are just ones I enjoy watching (flaws and all)

      12 Angry Men
      Silence of the Lambs
      One flew over the cookoo’s nest
      Knives Out
      A matter of life or death
      Bird cage
      The Godfather
      A Simple Favour
      It’s a Wonderful life

    • Norahs50 19th February 2021 at 7:47 am

      I wish I had read all the comments BEFORE I made my list as there are some great choices that could have made my list!!

    • Josie The Black Country Wench 23rd February 2021 at 3:43 pm

      Let me see:

      Pretty In Pink
      Ferris Buellers Day Off
      Dances With Wolves
      Rabbit Proof Fence
      Lost Boys
      2001 A Space Odyssey
      The Bourne MOvies
      Die Hard
      Dirty Dancing

      That’s it for now but like so many of you the list could change there are so many great films out there past and present.

    • TomF456 23rd February 2021 at 7:06 pm

      to this day i can never get my head around the idea that the die hard movies make the to lists of favourite christmas movies ,,,

    • AntrimPotter 24th February 2021 at 3:19 pm

      I could jot down a top ten but if I was asked to give a top ten tomorrow it would probably have changed haha
      1. Colditz
      2. Leap Year
      3. I Am Legend
      4. On The Beat
      5. Passport To Pimlico
      6. The Pink Panther (original)
      7. Man About A Dog
      8. Shutter Island
      9. In The Name Of The Father
      10. Star Wars
      Taa Daa!

    • SelsdonLion 24th February 2021 at 7:05 pm

      Today at 7pm 😉 my list would be

      1. 2001 A Space Odyssey

      2. Blade Runner

      3. The Box

      4. The Matrix

      5. Phone Box

      6. The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

      7. The Sixth Sense

      8. Memento

      9. American Beauty

      10. It’s a wonderful Life

      • simonic 8th March 2021 at 1:38 am

        Andy some great films on your list, but please explain to me the lasting appeal of 2001 A Space Odyssey – an interesting curiousity, but good enough to go top of the list?

        • SelsdonLion 10th March 2021 at 2:57 pm

          Ah my list wasn’t in any order just 10 of the best. 2001 is a classic of course but Blade Runner and The Matrix would rank above it. And as others have said, if I was doing it again today I’d probably swap a few. It’s all a matter of opinion of course but I’ve never understood why Shawshank Redemption features in so many peoples lists

        • simonic 10th March 2021 at 7:11 pm

          Yes I’m with you on Shawshank. Keep meaning to watch it again to see what I missed.

        • SelsdonLion 13th March 2021 at 9:53 am

          I’ve watched it 2 or 3 times and still don’t know!

        • adeliza0165 29th March 2021 at 9:44 pm

          Yes – the matrix – brilliant! 👍

    • Relaxation 24th February 2021 at 7:10 pm

      The Queen’s Gambit

    • Deleted User 25th February 2021 at 2:51 pm

      1. Apollo 13
      2. About Time
      3. My Life as a Courgette (French version)
      4. Toy Story
      5.White Christmas
      6.Four Weddings and a Funeral
      7.Love Actually
      Hmmm… Will have to think in others…..

    • Shelby0409 26th February 2021 at 12:04 am

      Mine would be :

      The Green Mile
      Gone With The Wind
      The Unthinkable
      Schindler’s List
      The Good, The Bad & The Ugly
      The Changeling
      Reach For The Sky
      Dam Busters

    • loislane 3rd March 2021 at 11:22 am

      Got to say you have all chosen great films, every one would be in a top ten list every day since there are many.😬

    • Jo jo 5th March 2021 at 11:05 pm

      Say anything
      Top gun
      Dirty dancing,
      Hocus pocus
      First wife club
      Love actually
      The dark knight
      Edward scissorhands

    • NeilP 6th March 2021 at 3:39 pm

      Top 4.
      Local hero
      Gregory’s girl
      Very British coup
      Get Carter

    • Carol.L 7th March 2021 at 7:31 pm

      Many of my favourite films are old b&w ones!
      Brief Encounter
      The Lady Vanishes
      Cottage to let
      The Graduate
      Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
      North by Northwest
      The Bridges of Madison County
      Forrest Gump
      Brokeback Mountain

    • simonic 8th March 2021 at 1:34 am

      I started off thinking I wouldn’t be able to think of 10 but now I’m struggling to get it down to 10 – so here, in order of preference:

      Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
      Moulin Rouge
      An American Werewolf in London
      After Hours
      The Great Escape
      Run Lola Run!
      Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

      • simonic 8th March 2021 at 1:36 am

        Sadly, I had to knock my once favourite film Brazil off the bottom of the list. I just find it too drawn out to watch these days…..

      • SelsdonLion 10th March 2021 at 3:07 pm

        I agree with you about Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. It’s a fantastic film. Much more to it than people realise and Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet are brilliant.

    • Marica 10th March 2021 at 4:03 pm

      Where to start?

      1. Falling Down

      2Jackie Brown

      3. Shutter Island

      4. Airplane

      5.About Time

      6. Strictly ballroom

      7. Any Harry Potter

      8. Selective Carry On Films

      9. L A Story

      10. A Beautiful Mind

      plus I have to add The Mask, always makes me laugh

    • Gardener52 10th March 2021 at 9:36 pm

      Empire of the sun

    • Deleted User 29th March 2021 at 9:36 pm

      Has to be the Holiday for me 😊😊

    • adeliza0165 29th March 2021 at 9:41 pm

      There are so many good ones – these are some of my favourites…

      The English patient

      Dr zivago

      The time machine

      Interview with a vampire

      Brahm storkers Dracula


      Fire in the sky

      An inspector calls

      The others

      Sophie’s choice


      • Colin in Kent 30th March 2021 at 5:53 pm

        Some unusual choices in there, like The Time Machine and The Others, but they’re nonetheless great films and often overlooked for best film lists. Prometheus too, better than Alien? Interesting!

        • adeliza0165 31st March 2021 at 8:36 am

          Prometheus is such a fascinating concept – great film. But the alien films….nooooo – i have watched half watched them snd with great difficulty…too much blood and gore for me.

        • Colin in Kent 31st March 2021 at 8:46 am

          Yes, certainly plenty of shocking scenes and no mistake. I just love the mythology to it. Prometheus was flawed, but it is still a great film with some terrific concepts.

        • adeliza0165 31st March 2021 at 9:12 am

          HG Wells wrote a great book – the time machine and for its time it was quite advanced/ forward thinking. The film has always fascinated me – the mannequin in the shop window and how the fashion changed…. I think Wells made some interesting predictions about society in the film – the people in that place in the future who show no emotion… are we as a human race slowly going that way – thinking only about ourselves rather than others…🤔 A lot of the youngens today are very much into themselves – ‘it’s all about me and me only and I can do whatever I like and I don’t care who I hurt’ seems to be the culture.
          There’s another part in the film When he’s in that place and he’s looking through a book and it just disintegrates and falls apart in his hands… Makes me think of our time – paper books are already becoming a thing of the past as we rely more and more on technology and the internet and things like kindle. I think HG Wells touched on some interesting things, particularly his predictions on travel.

        • Colin in Kent 31st March 2021 at 11:08 am

          Yes, he was a wonderful writer, (from my home town!). Considering The Time Machine was his first novel, and it’s really quite slender, it’s a terrific story. I agree there is a lot of symbolism. The 1960 film is wonderful, the idea of using the mannequin is a brilliant shorthand. Wells was certainly very prophetic, I supposed he thought a lot about the future and where humanity was headed.

        • Reenie 31st March 2021 at 2:27 pm

          Pop Quiz. There were 2 movie versions of “The Time Machine”. 1960 and 2002, besides the plot what did they have in common?

        • adeliza0165 31st March 2021 at 6:34 pm

          Hmmmm… They travelled to the future?🤔 Conflict? 🤔Not sure tbh but I much prefer the original 1960 version 😊👍

        • Reenie 31st March 2021 at 6:46 pm

          Both lead actors are Australian. Rod Taylor 1960 and Guy Pearce 2002. Granted, you would probably have to be Australian to notice. I do like the Rod Taylor version also.

        • adeliza0165 31st March 2021 at 6:51 pm

          Oh really! I never would have realised … Well, you learn something every day 😊👍 Thanks for that piece of info 👍

    • Reenie 31st March 2021 at 2:25 pm

      I like most Gene Hackman and Tommy Lee Jones films and Pierce Brosnan is doing some great stuff these days. I love all the John Grisham book based movies. I love all the Jason Bourne Films. I haven’t numbered mine because I like a movie dependent on my mood. I have listed ones that I repeatedly watch but not in any particular order. I don’t enjoy rom coms or chick flix much anymore. I like action / drama.

      • Master and Commander
      • Bourne Identity
      • Sliding Doors
      • Lincoln Lawyer
      • Lone Survivor
      • The Bone Collector
      • Glory
      • The Foreigner
      • Hunt for Red October
      • The Valley of Elah

    • Jimper 1st April 2021 at 1:00 pm

      A film to hit my emotions is a film called LION pronounced Leon a true story with a brilliant ending

    • Deleted User 2nd April 2021 at 2:48 am

      Top Gun
      An Officer and a Gentleman
      Matrix trilogy
      Lord Of the Rings trilogy
      James Bond movies

    • Deleted User 11th April 2021 at 11:41 am

      Lots of fabulous films out there!

      Mine would be ( in no particular order!


      Love Actually

      Bohemian Rhapsody ( just love Queen!)

      Pretty woman

      Shawshank Redemption

      Notting Hill

      Forest Gump

      Apollo 13

      Dirty Dancing

      The Greatest Showman

      Anything with Tom Hanks in, brilliant actor, as is Anthony Hopkins. Also anything with Hugh Jackman in ( cos he’s so easy on the eye!) 😍

    • Nick Tilling 22nd April 2021 at 10:55 pm

      n no particular order:

      Stations of The Cross

      Le Fabuleux Destin d’Amélie Poulain

      The Happiest Days of Your Life

      The Innocents

      The Belles of St. Trinian’s (both old and new versions)

      The Draughsman’s Contract


      Bring It On!

      Pan’s Labyrinth

      Mood Indigo

      All in all mixture of gloom and whimsy – only keep one? Bring It On – Eliza Dushku as a cheerleader!! Obviously, it’s a serious film about sporting excellence!

    • Fluff 22nd April 2021 at 11:05 pm

      ‘Cling’ is my favourite’ 😉

    • ChuChuRkt 23rd April 2021 at 8:32 am

      Chasing Amy
      Miracle Mile
      The WIcker Man
      True Romance
      Top Secret!
      Oceans 11
      The Iron Giant
      The Towering Inferno
      Lemon Popsicle
      The Karate Kid

    • Eighties Girl 25th April 2021 at 3:13 pm

      Hard to choose top 10 but love all these:

      Lord of the Rings trilogy
      Last of The Mohicans
      Thirty Days of Night
      Rob Roy
      All the Alien films
      Green Mile

    • Ziggy1959 25th April 2021 at 3:25 pm

      1. Midnight express
      2. One flew over the cockos nest
      3. Man who feel to earth
      4. Zulu
      5. Ipcress file
      6 Thunderball
      7. Solent Green
      8. Wicker Man
      9. Alien
      10. Blazing Saddles

    • Deleted User 25th April 2021 at 3:35 pm

      1 : up Disney film it makes me cry 😢
      2: happy feet I love Penguins 🐧
      3: The Wicker Man
      4: Falling down
      5: to kill a Mockingbird
      6: The colour purple
      7: Whip Slash