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    I'll take it that all the film lovers on TSR know about IMDb Top 250.

    Which films do you think don't deserve to be in Top 50?

    That includes any that you think were good but not good enough or the ones that you just didn't get and everyone you spoke to had the same opinion about them.

    Paths of Glory
    The Shining

    Spirited Away

    Taxi Driver

    American Beauty

    Terminator 2: Judgment Day

    Apocalypse Now

    North By Northwest

    Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

    Leon

    Se7en

    Fight Club

    Rear Window

    Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

    I LOVE all the other ones.
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    I didn't think these films were great or good enough to be in a top 50 of all time.

    The Dark Knight
    Inception
    Memento (oooh, the Nolanites must be raging now)
    The Usual Suspects
    Fight Club
    American History X
    American Beauty
    Spirited Away
    The Shining
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    I don't think that Return of the King should be higher than Fellowship/Two Towers.

    Toy Story 3 was alright, but I wouldn't consider it one of the best films ever made.

    Aside from those two, nothing really sticks out, although I haven't seen the majority of the ones listed!
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    Don't agree with Shawshank as number 1, it's a decent film but the characters and story are so simple. True there are a few good performances and it is nice to watch, but greatest ever. No way.
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    (Original post by mali167)

    American Beauty

    Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back


    From your list, I feel these 2 deserve their place in the top 50
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    Fight Club - Good film but 12th best ever?

    Memento

    Apocalypse Now
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    All this dissent towards Fight Club? WTH!
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    (Original post by metalthrashin'mad)
    All this dissent towards Fight Club? WTH!
    Like I said, good film, but 12th best ever? No way in hell.
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    (Original post by mali167)

    Paths of Glory
    The Shining
    Taxi Driver
    American Beauty
    Apocalypse Now
    Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
    Fight Club
    Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back
    Am I reading your post wrong, or did you suggest that these masterpieces don't deserve a place in the imdb top 50? I'm struck dumb at the notion that anyone could even begin to build an argument that so much as a single one of of them doesn't belong.

    (Original post by mali167)
    Spirited Away
    I found this kind of quirky and cute, but not really top 50 material I'll concede. I watched a dub though, and apparently the sub is much better.

    (Original post by mali167)
    Terminator 2: Judgment Day
    Leon
    Se7en
    All cult classics; I loved them all, and they'd definitely be in my top 50. Terminator 2 in particular is iconic, I'd argue that any of its flaws can be overlooked.

    (Original post by mali167)
    North By Northwest
    Rear Window
    These are both great films, but I can appreciate that a younger audience might find their age off putting. Try them again when you're 25; I really enjoyed both of them

    (Original post by walterwhite123)
    Like I said, good film, but 12th best ever? No way in hell.
    Get out
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    Surprised that V for Vendetta isn't up there, I swear that almost everyone loves that film!
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    (Original post by gtfo)
    Am I reading your post wrong, or did you suggest that these masterpieces don't deserve a place in the imdb top 50? I'm struck dumb at the notion that anyone could even begin to build an argument that so much as a single one of of them doesn't belong.


    I found this kind of quirky and cute, but not really top 50 material I'll concede. I watched a dub though, and apparently the sub is much better.



    All cult classics; I loved them all, and they'd definitely be in my top 50. Terminator 2 in particular is iconic, I'd argue that any of its flaws can be overlooked.



    These are both great films, but I can appreciate that a younger audience might find their age off putting. Try them again when you're 25; I really enjoyed both of them



    Get out
    Get out of what?
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    (Original post by gtfo)
    I watched a dub though, and apparently the sub is much better.
    Why? Because it's in a different language? :confused:



    Episode V is easily the best of the series.
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    I was named after Sarah Connor.
    I have a problem with you OP.
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    (Original post by walterwhite123)
    Get out of what?
    My computer?
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    I don't understand why so many of Christopher Nolan's films are so high on the list. In fact, aren't all of his films in the top 250? :lolwut: At the risk of getting negged for this (I'm going to, aren't I?) I don't think they're as brilliant as other films on the list. They're very good films, but honestly, the only one of his that I think should be there is Memento
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    (Original post by + polarity -)
    Why? Because it's in a different language? :confused:



    Episode V is easily the best of the series.
    It's Japanese, yeah.

    Seconded that Episode V is the best of the series.
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    You must be mad, how can you question the likes of "Leon" and "Spirited Away"?

    "No women, no kids. That's the rules"

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    Spirited Away

    American Beauty

    Terminator 2: Judgment Day

    Fight Club

    Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

    I haven't seen the rest but those are all amazing. gtfo Spirited away dub vs sub depends on preference, I much prefer to dubbed version myself. Miyazaki films are unique in that regard, the English voice work is always very very very good.

    In my opinion most films made before 1990 should be taken out of there though, so perhaps some would call me a philistine. In most cases I simply can't watch old films because they bore me to death. Of course there are some exceptions, Star Wars being one of them.
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    (Original post by mali167)
    I'll take it that all the film lovers on TSR know about IMDb Top 250.

    Which films do you think don't deserve to be in Top 50?

    That includes any that you think were good but not good enough or the ones that you just didn't get and everyone you spoke to had the same opinion about them.

    Paths of Glory
    The Shining

    Spirited Away

    Taxi Driver

    American Beauty

    Terminator 2: Judgment Day

    Apocalypse Now

    North By Northwest

    Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

    Leon

    Se7en

    Fight Club

    Rear Window

    Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

    I LOVE all the other ones.
    sorry just got to ask before i reply, have you actually seen these films that supposedly don't deserve to be there?
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    Terminator 2: Judgment Day ?

    seriously OP?

    Thats one of the best action movie (if not the best) of all time, OF ALL TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!

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