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Old 10-09-2012, 07:36 PM
Your 5 Favorite Films From Your 5 Favorite Directors

Searching through the archives I found this same thread, but rather on male actors. I really enjoy the concept though, and I would love to see the same idea but for directors (I'm notoriously terrible with finding threads though, so forgive me if this has been done before).

I guess I'll do mine first by way of demonstration.

Stanley Kubrick
1. 2001: A Space Odyssey
2. Barry Lyndon
3. Dr. Strangelove
4. Paths of Glory
5. A Clockwork Orange

Jacques Tati
1. Playtime
2. Mon Oncle
3. Jour De Fete
4. Trafic
5. Parade

Federico Fellini
1. 8
2. Nights of Cabiria
3. La Strada
4. I Vitelloni
5. La Dolce Vita

Sergio Leone
1. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
2. Once Upon a Time in America
3. A Fistful of Dollars
4. For a Few Dollars More
5. Once Upon a Time in the West

Rainer Werner Fassbinder
1. World on a Wire
2. The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant
3. Ali: Fear Eats the Soul
4. Berlin Alexanderplatz
5. Veronika Voss
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Old 10-09-2012, 08:32 PM
Martin Scorsese

01. Taxi Driver (1976)
02. Raging Bull (1980)
03. Goodfellas (1990)
04. The King of Comedy (1983)
05. The Departed (2006)

Stanley Kubrick

01. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
02. Spartacus (1960)
03. Paths of Glory (1957)
04. The Shining (1980)
05. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)

Coen brothers

01. The Big Lebowski (1998)
02. Fargo (1996)
03. A Serious Man (2009)
04. No Country For Old Men (2007)
05. Raising Arizona (1987)

Quentin Tarantino

01. Pulp Fiction (1994)
02. Reservoir Dogs (1992)
03. Inglourious Basterds (2009)
04. From Dusk Till Dawn (1996) - writer only
05. Kill Bill Volume 1 and Kill Bill Volume 2 (2003/04)

Alfred Hitchcock

01. Vertigo (1958)
02. Strangers on a Train (1951)
03. Psycho (1960)
04. Rear Window (1954)
05. Dial M For Murder (1954)

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Old 10-09-2012, 08:56 PM
1. David Fincher

1. Se7en (10/10
2. Fight Club (10/10)
3. Zodiac (10/10)
4. The Social Network (10/10)
5. Alien 3 (9/10)


2. Stanley Kubrick

1. The Shining (10/10)
2. Eyes Wide Shut (10/10)
3. A Clockwork Orange (9/10)
4. 2001 (8.5/10)
5. Full Metal Jacket (8/10)


3. Martin Scorsese

1. Taxi Driver (10/10)
2. Gangs of New York (10/10)
3. The Aviator (10/10)
4. The Departed (9/10)
5. Raging Bull (9/10

4. Darren Aronofsky

1. Requiem for a Dream (10/10)
2. The Wrestler (10/10)
3. The Fountain (9/10)
4. Pi (8/10)
5. Black Swan (8/10)


5. Christopher Nolan

1. The Dark Knight (10/10)
2. Memento (10/10)
3. Batman Begins (9/10)
4. Inception (9/10)
5. The Dark Knight Rises (8.5/10)

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Old 10-09-2012, 09:58 PM
Paul Thomas Anderson

1. Magnolia (10/10)
2. There Will Be Blood (10/10)
3. Boogie Nights (9/10)
4. The Master (9/10)
5. Punch-Drunk Love (9/10)

Magnolia and There Will Be Blood switch all the time for that number one spot. I have a feeling that The Master could edge out Boogie Nights after another viewing or two.

Martin Scorsese

1. Taxi Driver (10/10)
2. Goodfellas (10/10)
3. Raging Bull (9/10)
4. The Departed (9/10)
5. Casino (9/10)

Stanley Kubrick

1. 2001: A Space Odyssey (10/10)
2. A Clockwork Orange (9/10)
3. The Shining (9/10)
4. Eyes Wide Shut (9/10)
5. Paths of Glory (9/10)

Steven Spielberg

1. Schindler's List (10/10)
2. Munich (10/10)
3. Raiders of the Lost Ark (10/10)
4. Saving Private Ryan (9/10)
5. Catch Me If You Can (9/10)
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Old 10-09-2012, 10:00 PM
1. Alfred Hitchcock
1. Vertigo
2. Psycho
3. Rear Window
4. North by Northwest
5. The Birds

2. Woody Allen
1. Annie Hall
2. Match Point
3. Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Sex* *But Were Afraid to Ask
4. Radio Days
5. Small Time Crooks

3. Billy Wilder
1. The Apartment
2. The Seven Year Itch
3. Witness for the Prosecution
4. Some Like It Hot
5. Sunset Blvd.

4. Charlie Chaplin
1. Modern Times
2. The Great Dictator
3. The Gold Rush
4. Monsieur Verdoux
5. Limelight

5. Stanley Kubrick
1. A Clockwork Orange
2. Lolita
3. Eyes Wide Shut
4. Spartacus
5. Dr. Strangelove
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Old 10-10-2012, 12:52 AM
Spielberg:

Jaws
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Saving Private Ryan
Schindler's List
Minority Report


Scorsese:

Goodfellas
Bringing Out the Dead
The Departed
Hugo
Gangs of New York


Zemeckis:

Contact
Cast Away
Forrest Gump
Back to the Future
Romancing the Stone


Nolan:

The Dark Knight
Memento
Insomnia
The Dark Knight Rises
Batman Begins


Zwick:

Glory
The Last Samurai
Courage Under Fire
Legends of the Fall
The Siege
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Old 10-10-2012, 01:04 AM
Martin Scorsese
01. Goodfellas
02. Raging Bull
03. Taxi Driver
04. The Gangs Of New York
05. Casino

David Fincher
01. Se7en
02. The Social Network
03. Zodiac
04. Fight Club
05. The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

Paul Thomas Anderson
01. Magnolia
02. Boogie Nights
03. There Will Be Blood
04. Punch-Drunk Love
05. The Master

Terrence Malick
01. Days Of Heaven
02. The Thin Red Line
03. The Tree Of Life
04. The New World
05. Badlands

Woody Allen
01. Manhattan
02. Hannah And Her Sisters
03. Annie Hall
04. Interiors
05. Midnight In Paris/The Purple Rose of Cairo

Michael Mann
01. Heat
02. The Insider
03. Miami Vice
04. Collateral
05. Public Enemies
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Old 10-10-2012, 01:47 AM
A top 6 (so might as well make it their top 6) because it's too hard to say who of the final three to cut in favor of the other two. So different. Do you give more credit for 6 masterpieces and no films less than great or 12 masterpieces but a few merely decent movies? I can't decide, but these directors are my absolute cream of the crop highest tier:

Martin Scorsese
1.) Taxi Driver
2.) Raging Bull
3.) GoodFellas
4.) No Direction Home: Bob Dylan
5.) Mean Streets
6.) The Departed or Gangs of New York (I go back and forth, GONY reaches much greater peaks and has the best non-DeNiro performance in Marty's ouevre but also has much lower points and some dodgy performances and editing, Departed isn't very deep but is superbly constructed and the most rewatchable movie of the last decade)

Ingmar Bergman
1.) Persona
2.) Wild Strawberries
3.) Scenes from A Marriage
4.) Cries and Whispers
5.) Fanny and Alexander
6.) Winter Light

Stanley Kubrick
1.) 2001: A Space Odyssey
2.) Barry Lyndon
3.) Dr. Strangelove
4.) Paths of Glory
5.) Lolita
6.) A Clockwork Orange

Frederick Wiseman
1.) Welfare
2.) Hospital
3.) Domestic Violence
4.) Juvenile Court
5.) Near Death
6.) High School

Andrei Tarkovsky
1.) Andrei Rublev
2.) The Mirror
3.) The Sacrifice
4.) Stalker
5.) Solaris
6.) Ivan's Childhood

Akira Kurosawa
1.) Ikiru
2.) Seven Samurai
3.) Stray Dog
4.) Red Beard
5.) High and Low
6.) Rashomon

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Old 10-10-2012, 02:08 AM
Akira Kurosawa
1. Seven Samurai
2. Ikiru
3. Ran
4. High And Low
5. Yojimbo

Martin Scorsese
1. Goodfellas
2. The Last Waltz
3. Taxi Driver
4. After Hours
5. Raging Bull

Stanley Kubrick
1. Dr. Strangelove
2. Full Metal Jacket
3. 2001: A Space Odyssey
4. Barry Lyndon
5. Paths Of Glory

Yasojiro Ozu
1. Tokyo Story
2. Floating Weeds
3. An Autumn Afternoon
4. The Only Son
5. Early Spring

Michael Powell/Emeric Pressburger
1. Black Narcissus
2. I Know Where I'm Going
3. The Life And Death Of Colonel Blimp!
4. A Canterbury Tale
5. The Red Shoes
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Old 10-10-2012, 10:54 AM
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Old 10-11-2012, 03:33 PM
Stanley Kubrick

1. 2001: A Space Odyssey
2. A Clockwork Orange
3. The Shining
4. Paths of Glory
5. Eyes Wide Shut

Steven Spielberg

1. Jaws
2. Raiders of the Lost Ark
3. Schindler's List
4. Munich
5. Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Martin Scorsese

1. Taxi Driver
2. Goodfellas
3. Gangs of New York
4. The Aviator
5. Raging Bull

Akira Kurosawa

1. Red Beard
2. Seven Samurai
3. Ikiru
4. The Hidden Fortress
5. Yojimbo

Quentin Tarantino

1. Pulp Fiction
2. Kill Bill Vol. 1
3. Kill Bill Vol. 2
4. Inglourious Basterds
5. Jackie Brown


The 5th spot is sort of flex, and can be interchanged with: Allen, Chaplin, Fellini, or Hitchcock depending on mood/time of day.

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Old 10-11-2012, 04:40 PM
Stanley Kubrick

1. 2001: A Space Odyssey
2. A Clockwork Orange
3. The Shining
4. Eyes Wide Shut
5. Barry Lyndon

Rainer Werner Fassbinder

1. The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant
2. Fox and His Friends
3. World on a Wire
4. Martha
5. Beware of a Holy Whore

David Cronenberg

1. Videodrome
2. Naked Lunch
3. The Fly
4. The Brood
5. Spider

Ingmar Bergman

1. Through a Glass Darkly
2. Persona
3. The Seventh Seal
4. Scenes from a Marriage
5. Hour of the Wolf

Brian De Palma

1. Blow Out
2. Carlito's Way
3. Casualties of War
4. Phantom of the Paradise
5. The Fury
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Old 10-11-2012, 05:06 PM
5. Steven Spielberg:
- 5. Jaws
- 4. Schindler's List
- 3. Raiders Of The Lost Ark
- 2. E.T.
- 1. Close Encounters Of The 3rd. Kind




4. Stanley Kubrick:
- 5. Dr. Strangelove
- 4. Full Metal Jacket
- 3. The Shining
- 2. A Clockwork Orange
- 1. 2001: A Space Odyssey




3. Martin Scorcese:
- 5. Casino
- 4. Last Temptation Of Christ
- 3. Raging Bull
- 2. Taxi Driver
- 1. Goodfellas




2. Quentin Tarantino:
- 5. Resevoir Dogs
- 4. Jackie Brown
- 3. Kill Bill Vol. 2
- 2. Kill Bill Vol. 1
- 1. Pulp Fiction




1. James Cameron:
- 5. The Terminator
- 4. Titanic
- 3. The Terminator 2
- 2. The Abyss: Director's Cut
- 1. Aliens

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Old 10-11-2012, 10:07 PM
I chose the directors based on a number of factors (consistency, style, number of masterpieces, etc.) rather than just simply picking the ones who have made the most movies I've loved. For instance, the five Kieslowski movies I've listed are actually the only five that I've seen, but the themes he explored as well as the style he employed make it impossible for me to exclude him. In other words, despite his limited output, his movies simply mean too much to me to pretend that he hasn't earned a position above more prolific filmmakers.

Anyway, the directors aren't in any particular order. Only the films are ranked.

Woody Allen
1. Hannah and Her Sisters- A+
2. Manhattan- A+
3. Annie Hall- A
4. Crimes and Misdemeanors- A
5. The Purple Rose of Cairo- A

Krzysztof Kieslowski
1. Three Colors: Blue- A+
2. Three Colors: Red- A
3. The Decalogue- A
4. The Double Life of Veronique- A
5. Three Colors: White- A-

Yasujiro Ozu
1. An Autumn Afternoon- A+
2. Tokyo Story- A+
3. The End of Summer- A
4. Late Spring- A
5. I Was Born, But...- A-

Luis Bunuel
1. The Phantom of Liberty- A+
2. The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie- A+
3. Viridiana- A
4. The Exterminating Angel- A
5. That Obscure Object of Desire- A

Akira Kurosawa
1. Seven Samurai- A+
2. High and Low- A+
3. Rashomon- A
4. Throne of Blood- A
5. Yojimbo- A

I almost put Ingmar Bergman on here, but I guess I'd rank him ever so slightly below these five. Honorable mention goes to Chris Marker for making the biggest impact on me with the fewest films (just two, and since one of them is a short, I guess you could even say one and a half).

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Old 10-14-2012, 05:36 PM
Favorite Films From Favorite Directors

Quentin Tarantino-
5.Jackie Brown
4.Kill Bill Vols.
3.Inglorious Basterds
2.Reservoir Dogs
1.Pulp Fiction

Martin Scorsese-
10.Bringing Out The Dead
9.The Color of Money
8.The King of Comedy
7.The Departed
6.After Hours
5.Mean Streets
4.Casino
3.Raging Bull
2.Taxi Driver
1.Goodfellas

Steven Spielberg
10.Empire of the Sun
9.Schindlers List
8.Close Encounters of the Third Kind
7.Saving Private Ryan
6.E.T.
5.Indiana Jones & The Temple of Doom
4.Indiana Jones & The Last Crusade
3.Jaws
2.Jurassic Park
1.Raiders of the Lost Ark

John Carpenter-
10.Vampires
9.In The Mouth Of Madness
8.Prince Of Darkness
7.Assault On Precinct 13
6.The Fog
5.They Live
4.Escape From New York
3.The Thing
2.Big Trouble In Little China
1.Halloween

Paul Thomas Anderson-
5.The Master
4.Hard Eight
3.There Will Be Blood
2.Magnolia
1.BoogieNights
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Old 10-15-2012, 09:57 PM
Martin Scorsese
1. Goodfellas
2. The Departed
3. Gangs of New York
4. Raging Bull
5. Shutter Island


David Fincher
1. Se7en
2. Fight Club
3. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
4. The Social Network
5. Zodiac


Quentin Tarantino
1. Pulp Fiction
2. Inglourious Basterds
3. Sin City (special guest director)
4. Kill Bill vol. 1
5. Reservoir Dogs


Steven Spielberg
1. Raiders of the Lost Ark
2. Jaws
3. Jurassic Park
4. Saving Private Ryan
5. E.T.


Christopher Nolan
1. The Dark Knight
2. The Dark Knight Rises
3. Inception
4. Batman Begins
5. The Prestige
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Old 10-15-2012, 11:07 PM
Gotta do 6:

Martin Scorsese
1. GoodFellas
2. Raging Bull
3. Taxi Driver
4. Gangs of New York
5. The Departed

Stanley Kubrick
1. A Clockwork Orange
2. Full Metal Jacket
3. The Shining
4. Dr. Strangelove
5. 2001: A Space Odyssey

Paul Thomas Anderson
1. Boogie Nights
2. There Will Be Blood
3. Magnolia
4. The Master
5. Punch-Drunk Love

Quentin Tarantino
1. Pulp Fiction
2. Reservoir Dogs
3. Jackie Brown
4. Kill Bill
5. Inglourious Basterds

David Fincher
1. Se7en
2. Zodiac
3. Fight Club
4. The Social Network
5. Panic Room

The Coen Brothers
1. No Country for Old Men
2. Fargo
3. A Serious Man
4. The Big Lebowski
5. Miller's Crossing
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Old 10-16-2012, 02:27 PM
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Searching through the archives I found this same thread, but rather on male actors.
Does someone have a link to that thread? And has it been done for actresses as well?
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Old 10-23-2012, 09:55 PM
I decided to tally up all the votes so far and see how the Top 5 would shape up.

Here it is.

1. Stanley Kubrick
2. Martin Scorsese
3. Steven Spielberg
4. Quentin Tarantino
5. Tie - David Fincher/Paul Thomas Anderson/Akira Kurosawa


It's only 17 schomes, but I still think it's a pretty good indication of what the majority of schmoes would choose anyway.
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Old 10-23-2012, 10:34 PM
Color me surprised by the amount of love Gangs of New York is getting on this thread. Don't get me wrong, I love the film, but I had no idea so many schmoes considered it to be top tier Scorsese. It seems like it has aged well...
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Old 10-23-2012, 11:21 PM
Alfred Hitchcock
1. Psycho (1960)
2. Rear Window (1954)
3. Rebecca (1940)
4. North by Northwest (1959)
5. Vertigo (1958)

William Wyler
1. The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
2. Roman Holiday (1953)
3. Ben-Hur (1959)
4. The Little Foxes (1941)
5. The Heiress (1949)

John Ford
1. The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
2. Stagecoach (1939)
3. The Searchers (1956)
4. The Quiet Man (1952)
5. How Green Was My Valley (1941)

Steven Spielberg
1. Schindler's List (1993)
2. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
3. Jaws (1975)
4. Saving Private Ryan (1998)
5. E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

Martin Scorsese
1. Raging Bull (1980)
2. Goodfellas (1990)
3. Taxi Driver (1976)
4. The Departed (2006)
5. Hugo (2011)
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Old 10-24-2012, 02:15 AM
It seems only fitting... I needed to include 6, as these masters of masters have been the greatest influences in my lifelong film addiction -

Kubrick

1. 2001: a space odyssey
2. Dr. Strangelove
3. Barry Lyndon
4. A Clockwork Orange
5. Paths of Glory

Spielberg

1. E.T.
2. Raiders of the Lost Ark
3. Schindler's List
4. Jaws
5. Saving Private Ryan

Bergman

1. Persona
2. Fanny and Alexander
3. Wild Strawberries
4. Cries and Whispers
5. The Seventh Seal (might swap with Through a Glass Darkly)

Scorsese

1. Goodfellas
2. Raging Bull
3. The Last Temptation of Christ
4. Mean Streets
5. The Aviator (this could swap with Gangs but I prefer the polish of this)

Allen

1. Annie Hall
2. Husbands and Wives
3. Everyone Says I Love You
4. Hannah and Her Sisters
5. Deconstructing Harry

Chaplin

1. City Lights
2. The Gold Rush
3. The Great Dictator
4. Modern Times
5. Monsieur Verdoux
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Old 10-24-2012, 04:29 AM
Scorsese
1. Goodfellas
2. Gangs of New York
3. Raging Bull
4. The Departed
5. Taxi Driver

Fincher
1. Fight Club
2. Se7en
3. Zodiac
4. The Social Network
5. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Mendes
1. American Beauty
2. Road to Perdition
3. Revolutionairy Road
4. Jarhead
5. Away We Go

Cameron Crowe
1. Almost Famous
2. Vanilla Sky
3. Pearl Jam Twenty
4. Say Anything...
5. Elizabethtown

Thomas Anderson
1. There Will Be Blood
2. Punch-Drunk Love
3. Magnolia
4. Boogie Nights
5. Hard Eight

Arnofsky
1. The Fountain
2. The Wrestler
3. Black Swan
4. Requiem for a Dream
5. Pi

Gotta do 6

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Old 10-26-2012, 01:05 AM
I'm gonna go with current.

Paul Thomas Anderson
1.There Will Be Blood
2.Boogie Nights
3.Magnolia
4.Punch-Drunk Love
5.The Master

Wes Anderson
1.The Royal Tenenbaums
2.Rushmore
3.Fantastic Mr. Fox
4.The Darjeeling Limited
5.The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

Coen Brothers
1.No Country for Old Men
2.The Big Lebowski
3.O Brother, Where Art Thou?
4.Barton Fink
5.Raising Arizona

Quentin Tarantino
1.Pulp Fiction
2.Reservoir Dogs
3.Kill Bill
4.Inglourious Basterds
5.Jackie Brown

Christopher Nolan
1.The Dark Knight
2.Memento
3.The Prestige
4.Batman Begins
5.Inception
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Old 10-26-2012, 02:19 AM
Ridley Scott
1. Alien (10/10)
2. Gladiator (10/10)
3. Bladerunner (9.5/10)
4. Kingdom of Heaven (9.5/10)
5. The Duellists (9/10)

Steven Spielberg
1. Raiders of the Lost Ark (10/10)
2. Jaws (10/10)
2. CE3K (10/10)
4. Jurassic Park (9/10)
5. Saving Private Ryan (9/10)

Stanley Kubrick
1. 2001: A Space Odyssey (10/10)
2. Full Metal Jacket (9/10)
3. The Shining (9/10)
4. A Clockwork Orange (9/10)
5. Spartacus (8/10)

David Fincher
1. Se7en (10/10)
2. Alien 3 (9.5)
3. Fight Club (9/10)
4. Panic Room (8/10)
5. The Game (8/10)

Michael Mann
1. Last of the Mohicans (10/10)
2. Heat (10/10)
3. The Keep (8.5/10)
4. The Insider (8/10)
5. Collateral (8/10)
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Old 10-26-2012, 10:52 AM
Martin Scorsese-he is simply the best ever IMO.

Goodfellas-best movie ever.
Casino-second best movie ever (j/k).
Raging Bull-fascinating look at a man’s self-destruction.
Taxi Driver-fascinating look at a mans separation from reality.
Shutter Island-another I would list among the best of past 15 years.


Coen brothers-everything they do entertains.

Fargo-funny, fascinating, great characters.
The Big Lebowski-thats just my opinion man.
True Grit-pleasantly surprised here. Never thought they could pull it off but IMO, they made it better than the original.
No Country for Old Men-at first I did not like this much. After three viewings, it has become a favorite of mine.
Intolerable Cruelty-I fucking love this movie. All the actors do a great job, the backstabbing and one-upping, the nonstop douchebaggery by Jones and Clooney, this movie is immensely entertaining.



Ridley Scott-dude makes intense movies.

Alien-best horror/sci-fi/terror movie ever. Sets the bar.
Black Hawk Down-best war movie since Full Metal jacket.
Black Rain-best cop flick ever.
Blade Runner-groundbreaking, stunning, and fascinating.
Gladiator-definite top three of the new millennium.



Paul Thomas Anderson-best of the current generation.

There Will Be Blood-best movie of the new millennium, top 5 of all time.
Boogie Nights-mind blowing, shocking, entertainment epitomized with a great story and characters.
Magnolia-engrossing, epic film making.

Have not seen The Master yet and did not like Punch Drunk so I only got three for him. However, damn, these are easily three of the best movies of the past 15 years. No way, I can keep him off the list.



David Fincher-he needs to write something to be considered great. However, the stories he picks are top notch.

Fight Club-what more needs to be said here?
Seven-same as above.
Zodiac-meticulous, engrossing, epic film making.
The Social Network-bristles with energy, fascinating character study.
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo-I know, I know, the remake thing and the ending. I do not care, I love this story. I loved the original and loved this even more because of the increased production value and Fincher's direction.

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Old 10-26-2012, 12:27 PM
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The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo-I know, I know, the remake thing and the ending. I do not care, I love this story. I loved the original and loved this even more because of the increased production value and Fincher's direction.
No, a lot of people are including it on their lists under Fincher and it's making me really quite pleased. It got sort of passed over for the reasons you mention but it was really really fucking good. I watched it basically as a stand-alone movie, having not read the book or seen the original, and when I went back later to watch the original I couldn't get through it, it just came across as so laughably bad after watching Fincher's version. I really think if he'd made that movie and it had just been based off of an original screenplay with no hype or pop-culture knowledge that the movie would have at least hit the heights of respect Se7en and Fight Club got.

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Does someone have a link to that thread? And has it been done for actresses as well?
Sorry mate, I tried looking for it again but as I mentioned I'm bad at finding threads. If you really want a thread like this, though, and we can't find the old one, you might as well make a new one (by the way, the original was 7 actors instead of 5). I also just wanted to mention I was surprised you included Match Point in Woody Allen's all time greatest, and that motivated me to watch it: and thank you, since that was a great film.

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Rainer Werner Fassbinder

1. The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant
2. Fox and His Friends
3. World on a Wire
4. Martha
5. Beware of a Holy Whore
I'm so pleased at discovering someone else here actually watches and likes Fassbinder, since he goes almost completely unmentioned on these boards. Plus, you appreciate Bitter Tears, which is criminally underrecognized. The fact that he, in his twenties, could write something that good in 12 hours, and film it in 10 days, should depress the shit out of anyone who wants to make movies for a living.

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Old 10-27-2012, 02:34 AM
Stanley Kubrick

1. 2001
2. Barry Lyndon
3. The Shining
4. Eyes Wide Shut
5. Dr. Strangelove

Howard Hawks

1. Rio Bravo
2. The Big Sleep
3. Scarface
4. Red River
5. Only Angels Have Wings

Robert Altman

1. McCabe & Mrs. Miller
2. The Long Goodbye
3. Short Cuts
4. 3 Women
5. Nashville

Ingmar Bergman

1. Persona
2. Wild Strawberries
3. Through the Glass Darkly
4. Cries and Whispers
5. The Seventh Seal

Alfred Hitchcock

1. Psycho
2. North By Northwest
3. Rear Window
4. Vertigo
5. Strangers on a Train
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Old 10-30-2012, 11:57 AM
No love for Clint?

1. Unforgiven
2. Pale Rider
3. A Perfect World
4. Gran Torino
5. Mystic River

David Fincher:
1. Seven
2. Fight Club
3. The Social Network
4. Zodiac
5. Panic Room

Martin Scorcese:
1. Goodfellas
2. Taxi Driver
3. Casino
4. The Departed
5. Cape Fear

Paul Thomas Anderson
1. There Will be Blood
2. Boogie Nights
3. Magnolia
4. Punch Drunk Love

Christopher Nolan:
1. Memento
2. Insomnia
3. The Dark Knight
4. Batman Begins
5. Inception

And for shits and giggles:

The other Paul Anderson - Paul W S Anderson:
1. Event Horizon
2. Soldier
3. Mortal Kombat
4. Death Race
5. Aliens Vs. Predator
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Old 11-04-2012, 01:58 AM
JOHN CARPENTER
Big Trouble in Little China
Halloween
The Thing
Escape from New York
They Live


QUENTIN TARANTINO
Pulp Fiction
Jackie Brown
Reservoir Dogs
Inglourious Basterds
Kill Bill Vol.1

WES ANDERSON
The Royal Tenenbaums
Rushmore
Moonrise Kingdom
The Life Aqutic with Steve Zissou
Bottle Rocket


TONY SCOTT
True Romance
Revenge
The Last Boy Scout
Man on Fire
Top Gun


COEN BROTHERS
The Big Lebowski
Fargo
Miller's Crossing
Raising Arizona
No Country for Old Men

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Old 11-04-2012, 02:51 AM
Michael Bay
1 - The Rock
2 - Transformers
3 - Bad Boys
4 - Pearl Harbor
5 - The Island

James Cameron
1 - The Abyss
2 - The Terminator
3 - Terminator 2
4 - Aliens
5 - True Lies

John Woo
1 - Face/Off
2 - Hard Boiled
3 - Hard Target
4 - Broken Arrow
5 - The Killer

Martin Campbell
1 - Goldeneye
2 - Casino Royale
3 - The Mask of Zorror
4 - Green Lantern
5 - The Legend of Zorro

Ridley Scott
1 - Black Hawk Down
2 - Gladiator
3 - Hannibal
4 - Blade Runner
5 - 1492
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