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RE: The EMPIRE FORUM Official Top 100 Movies - 3/6/2014 12:56:06 AM   
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Exit Through the Gift Shop - 10/10
Brilliant documentary that heads off in an unexpected tangent. This is a sly comedy that pokes fun at the art world. Banksy remains an enigmatic enigma.
 
Her - 10/10
Brilliant, stunning little romantic tale of the near future as Joaquin Phoenix's quiet, shy protagonist falls in love with his computer system. Spike Jonze creates yet again another fantastical tale that is beatifully performed from the stars (including Scarlett Johansson's wonderful vocal work) and one hell of a script.
 
Dallas Buyers Club - 10/10
McConaughey gives it his all in this no holds barred look at the AIDS epidemic and a small bunch of people brought together by their involvement in finding a way of living through the disease. A downbeat, unforgettable drama.
 
The Grand Budapest Hotel - 10/10
Ralph Fiennes surely deserves an Oscar nom for this hilarious performance in Wes Anderson's cheeky, quirky ensemble piece. The director has certainly crafted his own style by now and this is one of the many highlights of a director at the peak of his game. Ensemble cast, as always, is totally spot on.
 
Enter the Dragon (1973) - 8/10
Bruce Lee opens a can of woopass in this cult classic. Tongue-in-cheek fun.

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RE: The EMPIRE FORUM Official Top 100 Movies - 9/6/2014 11:00:07 AM   
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The Raid (2011) - 9/10
Action sequences in this film are pretty stunning, especially that three way fight towards the end. Beat that Darth Maul. The film reminds me of that brilliant hammer in the corridor sequence in Oldboy, except it's not just a scene, it's an entire movie. Great adult entertainment. 
 
Bullitt (1968) - 8/10
Cool as a cucumber, this stylish cop thriller boasts great work from Steve McQueen and that car chase is rightfully hailed as one of the best. Excellent direction by Peter Yates.

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RE: The EMPIRE FORUM Official Top 100 Movies - 10/6/2014 12:48:42 PM   
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Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (2011) - 9/10
I guess I kind of wrote of the MI series after the dull second entry and so didn't bother getting back into it. However after recently watching part III which was pretty good I got around to this fourth instalment and was very impressed. It's just one great action set piece after another and done with such style, humour and a game cast. A fantastic action film and the whole Dubai sequence is pretty much astonishing, wish I had seen it on the big screen.

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RE: The EMPIRE FORUM Official Top 100 Movies - 10/6/2014 1:04:13 PM   
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Oddly enough The Empire Strikes Back won the top spot in the magazine's 301 Greatest Movies of All Time - in this chart it's sitting at #302


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RE: The EMPIRE FORUM Official Top 100 Movies - 10/6/2014 1:37:38 PM   
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#20 on Beetlejuice!'s list...

The Times of Harvey Milk (1984)
Oscar-winning documentary feature charting the remarkable life and tragic death of America's first openly gay politician.


#22 on Gimli The Dwarf's list...

Conspirators of Pleasure (1997)
Six seemingly normal individuals indulge their elaborate and bizarre fetishes.


#10 on rich's list...

The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (1958)
Arabian sea captain Sinbad has to contend with magicians, cyclopses, snake women and genies before he can wed his princess bride. Swashbuckling adventure starring Kerwin Mathews and Kathryn Grant.


#12 on rich's list...

Captain Phillips (2013)
Tom Hanks stars in a based-on-true-events high-seas thriller directed by Paul Greengrass.

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RE: The EMPIRE FORUM Official Top 100 Movies - 10/6/2014 2:09:55 PM   
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Hello. Where can I view the full current list, because the one in the first page does not have (500) Days of Summer as #1. Heck, it's not even in that list! There must be something wrong!

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RE: The EMPIRE FORUM Official Top 100 Movies - 10/6/2014 2:29:25 PM   
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(500) Days of Summer has a 6.5 rating and is sitting at #1105 - that's a little low for my liking as well, get your votes in!

Here's the full list...

FULL LIST

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RE: The EMPIRE FORUM Official Top 100 Movies - 16/6/2014 1:04:27 AM   
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Conspirators Of Pleasure - 4/5
Captain Phillips - 4/5




quote:

ORIGINAL: Beetlejuice!

Here's the full list...

FULL LIST



I like what's at number one!




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Fellow scientists, poindexters, geeks.

Yeah, Mr. White! Yeah, science!

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RE: The EMPIRE FORUM Official Top 100 Movies - 16/6/2014 1:08:39 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Gimli The Dwarf

quote:

ORIGINAL: Beetlejuice!

Here's the full list...

FULL LIST



I like what's at number one!





 I know! Long may it last!

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RE: The EMPIRE FORUM Official Top 100 Movies - 16/6/2014 1:11:53 AM   
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The Times of Harvey Milk - 10/10
Brilliant documentary, full of rich detail following the deeds of one great man, who came to a vicious end. Excellent companion piece to the Van Sant movie.

Captain Phillips - 8/10
Extremely intense movie that feels like a documentary happening in real time. Hanks is mesmerizing in that final scene and had me in floods of tears.

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RE: The EMPIRE FORUM Official Top 100 Movies - 16/6/2014 2:34:09 AM   
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Another spin-off list on the way so could do with some ratings from the following...


August: Osage County (2013)
Tells the dark, hilarious and deeply touching story of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, whose lives have diverged until a family crisis brings them back to the Midwest house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional woman who raised them. 
 
 

Big Night (1996)
Tasty comedy-drama set in a struggling Italian restaurant in 50s New Jersey. Ian Holm and Stanley Tucci are among those taking orders in one of the finest food movies of the 90s.
 
 

From Here to Eternity (1953)
Oscar-showered adaptation of James Jones' novel about military corruption, romance and boxing at an army camp on Hawaii, just prior to Pearl Harbor.

 

The Godfather Part III (1990)
Coppola's saga reaches its conclusion as Michael Corleone struggles to legitimize his business and come to grips with the sins of his past. Al Pacino, Diane Keaton and Andy Garcia star.
 
 

Lifeboat (1944)
Hitchcock goes to sea in this Oscar-nominated character piece. Tallulah Bankhead is among the survivors of a Nazi torpedo attack on a cruise ship.
 
 

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RE: The EMPIRE FORUM Official Top 100 Movies - 16/6/2014 2:36:14 AM   
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Big NIght - 4/5
From Here To Eternity - 4/5
Godfather III - 3/5
Lifeboat - 4/5


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So, sir, we let him have it right up! And I have to report, sir, he did not like it, sir.

Fellow scientists, poindexters, geeks.

Yeah, Mr. White! Yeah, science!

Much more better!

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RE: The EMPIRE FORUM Official Top 100 Movies - 23/6/2014 12:02:39 AM   
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August: Osage County - 6/10
A rather, downbeat and depressing movie. Performances are all good, of course, from that cast but it's a bunch of characters that are not too much fun to spend time with.
 
From Here to Eternity - 8/10
Classic wartime romance, the film Pearl Harbour so desperately wanted to be.

The Godfather Part III - 7/10
It really is nowhere near as bad as Empire magazine has made it out to be. Sofia isn't great in it but there's more to the film than her performance. Pacino and Garcia are solid and the film has a faint wiff of the brilliance of the originals.

Lifeboat - 8/10
One of Hitchcock's cinematic experiments, this is a tense and enjoyable thriller set on a lifeboat. Tallulah Bankhead is fantastic in it.
 
7th Heaven - 7/10
Not a massive fan of the melodrama in silent movies, of which, this film is overflowing with. Still, an impressive cinematic feat for its time.

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RE: The EMPIRE FORUM Official Top 100 Movies - 2/9/2014 8:38:50 PM   
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To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) - 8/10
Finally got around to seeing this golden oldie. Gregory Peck is perfect casting as Atticus and embodies the decency of the main character perfectly. I remember reading the book at school and I think it's pretty much a spot on adaptation. Great atmosphere and storytelling. A solid '60s classic.

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RE: The EMPIRE FORUM Official Top 100 Movies - 2/9/2014 8:52:41 PM   
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1. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012) - 10 (2 votes)
2. The Times of Harvey Milk (1984) - 10 (1 vote)
3. The Grand Budapest Hotel (2013) - 10 (1 vote)
4. The Ascent (1977) - 10 (1 vote)
5. Her (2013) - 10 (1 vote)
6. Exit Through the Gift Shop (2010) - 10 (1 vote)
7. Dallas Buyers Club (2013) - 10 (1 vote)
8. The Unknown (1927) - 10 (1 vote)
9. Greed (1924) - 10 (1 vote)
10. The World of Apu (1959) - 10 (1 vote)

11. I Am Cuba (1964) - 10 (1 vote)
12. The Stranger Within a Woman (1966) - 10 (1 vote)
13. Singapore Sling (1990) - 10 (1 vote)
14. Flowing (1956) - 9.75 (4 votes)
15. La Notte (1961) - 9.75 (2 votes)
16. Trouble in Paradise (1932) - 9.5 (5 votes)
17. Sound of the Mountain (1954) - 9.5 (4 votes)
18. Underworld (1927) - 9.5 (4 votes)
19. Raise the Red Lantern (1991) - 9.5 (2 votes)
20. The Docks of New York (1928) - 9.5 (2 votes)

21. Sweet Movie (1974) - 9.5 (2 votes)
22. Itís Love Iím After (1937) - 9.5 (1 vote)
23. Grave of the Fireflies (1988) - 9.4 (12 votes)
24. Come and See (1985) - 9.4 (8 votes)
25. Ivanís Childhood (1962) - 9.3 (3 votes)
26. In a Lonely Place (1950) - 9.3 (3 votes)
27. The Battle of Algiers (1966) - 9.25 (4 votes)
28. White Nights (1957) - 9.25 (4 votes)
29. Le Trou (1960) - 9.25 (4 votes)
30. La Roue (1923) - 9.25 (2 votes)

31. DeUsynlige (2008) - 9.25 (2 votes)
32. The Hospital (1971) - 9.25 (2 votes)
33. Ran (1985) - 9.2 (11 votes)
34. The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943) - 9.2 (10 votes)
35. Amer (2009) - 9.2 (3 votes)
36. The Crowd (1928) - 9.2 (3 votes)
37. Secret Sunshine (2007) - 9.2 (3 votes)
38. Madame deÖ (1953) - 9.2 (3 votes)
39. Champagne for Caesar (1950) - 9.2 (1 vote)
40. The Godfather (1972) - 9.1 (41 votes)

41. Lawrence of Arabia (1962) - 9.1 (26 votes)
42. Three Colours: Red (1994) - 9.1 (14 votes)
43. Peppermint Candy (1999) - 9.1 (9 votes)
44. Hannah and Her Sisters (1986) - 9.1 (7 votes)
45. Floating Clouds (1955) - 9.1 (6 votes)
46. For All Mankind (1989) - 9.1 (4 votes)
47. La Terra Trema (1948) - 9.1 (4 votes)
48. Taxi Driver (1976) - 9 (43 votes)
49. Goodfellas (1990) - 9 (43 votes)
50. One Flew Over the Cuckooís Nest (1975) - 9 (38 votes)

51. The Godfather Part II (1974) - 9 (35 votes)
52. Ikiru (1952) - 9 (19 votes)
53. The Roaring Twenties (1939) - 9 (14 votes)
54. The Ladykillers (1955) - 9 (13 votes)
55. The Double Life of Veronique (1991) - 9 (13 votes)
56. Late Spring (1949) - 9 (11 votes)
57. The Long Day Closes (1992) - 9 (6 votes)
58. The Philadelphia Story (1940) - 9 (6 votes)
59. After the Thin Man (1936) - 9 (4 votes)
60. Tokyo Godfathers (2003) - 9 (4 votes)

61. Hana-Bi (1997) - 9 (4 votes)
62. Day of Wrath (1943) - 9 (3 votes)
63. Camino (2008) - 9 (3 votes)
64. Tunes of Glory (1960) - 9 (3 votes)
65. A Separation (2011) - 9 (3 votes)
66. The Big Heat (1953) - 9 (3 votes)
67. The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) - 9 (2 votes)
68. 12 Years a Slave (2013) - 9 (2 votes)
69. Devils on the Doorstep (2000) - 9 (2 votes)
70. Yellow Submarine (1968) - 9 (2 votes)

71. Bad Boy Bubby (1993) - 9 (2 votes)
72. Tokyo Twilight (1957) - 9 (2 votes)
73. On the Town (1949) - 9 (2 votes)
74. Love Exposure (2008) - 9 (2 votes)
75. The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) - 9 (1 vote)
76. High and Low (1963) - 9 (1 vote)
77. Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (1974) - 9 (1 vote)
78. Le Feu Follet (1963) - 9 (1 vote)
79. Nebraska (2013) - 9 (1 vote)
80. ĎI Know Where Iím Going!í (1945) - 9 (1 vote)

81. Blue Jasmine (2013) - 9 (1 vote)
82. The Way Way Back (2013) - 9 (1 vote)
83. Red Sorghum (1987) - 9 (1 vote)
84. Vanishing Point (1971) - 9 (1 vote)
85. The Interview (1998) - 9 (1 vote)
86. Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai (2011) - 9 (1 vote)
87. Zazie dans le Metro (1960) - 9 (1 vote)
88. L.A. Confidential (1997) - 8.9 (39 votes)
89. Rear Window (1954) - 8.9 (36 votes)
90. City of God (2002) - 8.9 (35 votes)

91. 12 Angry Men (1957) - 8.9 (32 votes)
92. The Third Man (1949) - 8.9 (29 votes)
93. The Apartment (1960) - 8.9 (27 votes)
94. Once Upon a Time in the West (1968) - 8.9 (27 votes)
95. City Lights (1931) - 8.9 (27 votes)
96. The General (1927) - 8.9 (17 votes)
97. The Treasure of the Sierre Madre (1948) - 8.9 (16 votes)
98. Bad Day at Black Rock (1955) - 8.9 (13 votes)
99. Sansho Dayu (1954) - 8.9 (11 votes)
100. White Heat (1949) - 8.9 (11 votes)

Red, bold, italics = New Entry
Bold, italics = Rating increase
Italics = Rating decrease

Other entries...
#557 - Captain Phillips - 8 (2 votes)
#558 - From Here to Eternity - 8 (2 votes)
#559 - Lifeboat - 8 (2 votes)
#568 - Iron Man 3 - 8 (2 votes)
#569 - Spider-Man 2 - 8 (2 votes)
#585 - Captain America: The Winter Soldier - 8 (1 vote)
#606 - Conspirators of Pleasure - 8 (1 vote)
#609 - From Up on Poppy Hill - 8 (1 vote)
#610 - Big Night - 8 (1 vote)
#613 - Thor: The Dark World - 8 (1 vote)
#758 - Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol - 7.7 (3 votes)
#827 - Speed - 7.5 (2 votes)
#1004 - 21 Jump Street - 7 (2 votes)
#1120 - The Godfather Part III - 6.5 (2 votes)
#1144 - Crank - 6.3 (3 votes)
#1181 - Enter the Dragon - 6 (2 votes)
#1182 - Bulliyy - 6 (2 votes)
#1189 - August: Osage County - 6 (1 vote)

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RE: The EMPIRE FORUM Official Top 100 Movies - 2/9/2014 8:57:31 PM   
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M*A*S*H (1970)
Robert Altman's anti-establishment comedy set during the Korean War but satirising the US Vietnam war effort. Stars Donald Sutherland, Elliot Gould and Robert Duvall



Nashville (1975)
Robert Altman weaves a tapestry out of the lives of numerous characters connected to the music industry, many of whom become involved in a political gig for an independent presidential candidate



Short Cuts (1993)
Julianne Moore, Tom Waits and Tim Robbins are among a dozen big names in Robert Altman's Oscar nominated adaptation of Raymond Carver's short stories. At once rambling and finely tuned, it skilfully weaves together several strands of everyday life.



Stage Door (1937)
Adapted from the Edna Ferber and George S. Kaufman play, Stage Door is a comedic portrait of the theatrical community in New York.



The Trouble with Harry (1955)
Funny goings on in the woods. A strangely communicative corpse causes no end of bother for a small Vermont village in this macabre Hitchcock comedy. Hardly the master's best work, but well worth digging up



21 Grams (2003)
From the Mexican writer and director team behind Amores Perros comes this powerful English-language drama set in an unnamed American city, once again concerning three lives that intersect after a car accident.

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