My short opinions on each IMDB top 250 movie I've seen

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#1 Edited by Kdosda_Hegen (10 posts) -

Before the start I'll mention a few things

I've seen a lot of movies in my life and became kind of picky, that's why I rarely give high score to a movie. A lot of titles I rated low, I used to like when I was a kid/teen, but in time I had to lower the score, because after watching many movies, some downgrade.

I post this, because I want to hear your thoughts on my opinions. Hope your answers are honest, hope you even post critisism on me if you have any. I'd also appriciate movie recommendations, judged by my other movie ratings if you think I'd like your movie, feel free to recommend it. I MIGHT watch it and respond with my opinion on it.

As you'll see I've probably rated a lot of movies you love low, just saying it's my opinion, so you shouldn't take my low ratings to heart.

I'll try to write as short and as concrete as possible on each movie. Some opinions will look not enough info or without any arguments at all. Lots of opinions will even use same and same words or sentences. Later I became so lazy and tired wrting this I just ran out of wring skills and probably gave worst possible reviews/opinions. I even put a wooden joke there and there. If you want to hear more information about a movie just ask.

My ratings are: 10 Masterpiece, 9 amazing or masterpiece with one or few minor flaws, 8 awesome, 7 great, 6 good(worth watching), 5 mediocre, 4 mediocre, kind of bad, but not too bad(didn't waste time), 3 terrible(wasted time, regret watching), 2 horrible, 1 abysmal, 0 unwatchable, burn it, burn all copies of it.

Also I have my personal lists for Favourite movies/anime movies/animated movies. If movie is one one of such lists I write it's place in it

Some opinions will include spoilers, some will not, read each description at your own risk.

list only contains movies I've seen, duh!

This is my very first Gamespot post, so point out any stupid mistakes, if I did any. Also my English is probably weird, just get used to it, cause it's not my native language bla bla bla, you know.

My friend always told me to post my opinion of anything online, so here I finnaly did it.

IMDB top number/movie title:

The Shawshank Redemption

One of the best movies I've ever seen. It's all about great characters and well written story. Not sure what else to say, many will agree.

10/10. 11th my favourite movie.

2. The Godfather

It would be amazing, but it's really overlong (3h). The whole first hour is what I describe as intro of this movie. Other movies would do a 10-30min, but not Godfather, it's just simply overlong to me. Would have cut a lot of it, 2,5h would have been perfect. On the other hand this movie has iconic soundtrack, great character developent, great twists and just tons of memorable epic scenes.

9/10

3. The Godfather: Part II

Okay, this one surprised me, in a bad way. Everything I loved about the first one is now gone or redone again in much worse way. And it's even longer than the first movie... Al Pacino's character become very unlikable for me. Also the whole backstory of Vito Corleone is so ordinary and boring to me - was poor, killed mafia boss, become mafia boss (somehow)... There not a single interresting scene in this movie. Also ending is totally a rip-off off the first movie, just much worse and lazier. At least 3rd movie is much more like original than this one

0/10 (sorry if made you angry, my opinion only)

4. The Dark Knight

Amazing. It's dark, funny, serious, dark, funny and serious. Joker is possibly the best villain of Batman movies and Heath Legder was amazing portraying him. Anyway it's full of practical effects action scenes, which are amazing too. The only let down this movie has is the final fight between Joker and Batman, I thought it was lame... Joker let the dogs out and was kicking Batman while he was down, seemed like a parody to me.

9/10

5. 12 Angry Men

One of the best movies of all time. All characters and actors' performances were amazing. You can theorize this movie to death. like Was the accused the killer or was he not. Or maybe one of the Jurors were the killer. I love this movie to death

10/10. 5th my favourite movie.

6. Schindler's List

Not much to say about this one. It's a real story about Oscar who spent all his money and saved a lot of jews. Ralph Fiennes was amazing. But it's not really anything special of a movie.

6/10

8. Pulp Fiction

It's weird movie. The whole suitcase concept I think is stupid. I'm probably the only one who thinks that Bruce Willis is the star of this movie. There are lots of unessesary scenes which I don't think are must include. The two scenes I love to death are there Bruce Willis visits his apartment, finds a gun and wait for Travolta to stop pooping before he shoots him, and the rape scene, of course. These two scenes are amazing, but there also many pretty cool other scenes. Overall I like it, even though it's very weird.

7/10

9. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Classic western movie, really overlong, there are way too much teasing scenes. Also to me characters are way not as good and likable as everyone else says. There are better western movies, though this one's very memorable, because of the really good adventure characters been though.

7/10

10. Fight Club

Really stupid movie, I barely understand why people love this so much. I mean it has spectacular special effects, but plot is crap and full of plotholes, like how could anyone followed a man who has a mental disability distortion, how does shooting youself in the neck kills you 2nd personality? and many many more other problems this movie's plot has.

3/10

12. Forrest Gump

It's classic, but nothing spectacular. It's a drama about a person's life. How a "stupid" person can succeed in life as much as any other could. I must admit the Kennedy scene was epic

6/10

13. Avengers: Endgame

Seriously? Well, I'll start with that I'm not a superhero fan, the whole concept is pretty average to me. Yet Marven makes same movies everyear and yeat people keep loving them more and more, similar to apple products. Anyway not judging, but I don't get the hype. Anyway about Endgame itself - I like the whole timetravel thing, going to previous movies was pretty good, though could've been better. Jokes are kindergarden level, even 1st graders make better jokes than Marvel. They ruined Thor and Hulk for me, screw marvel for that. Hulk is not a beast anymore and Thor is fat drunk now... Also Fortnite commercial... The fights scenes, the battle between superheroes and Thano's army is meh as it's happenning very fast, but battle against Thanos himself is really good, but way too short... Of course most good guys are brought back to life and all villains die, how ordinary, as in any other marvel movie. I'll admit even though i've seen very few superhero movies this one is one of the better. But nr 13 imdb top 250 is just so lame, I don't even care about lame movies' high ratings anymore. I've seen too much of this so don't even care if next Marvel movie will be nr 1 imdb movie... That's how bad the system is. Comics>movies

7/10

14./23./80. Star wars 4/5/6. To me Star Wars and similar movies are lame average adventure movies. I know that special effects were way before it's time, but I admire plot/characters/meaning/morals much more than effects. I think they all are same. Not sure why people rate some better than others. To me movies like John Carter are absolutely same quality, yet they are rated much lower, for some reason.

4/10

15. Inception

Amazing. It's a bit more complicated than your average movie. It's awesome. Tons of practical effects and great action too. Plot is very unique though the whole concept of dream within a dream is kind of stupid and illogical. Ending is good, but people make an elephant out of it, though it's only great ending.

10/10

17. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

It's a heartbreaking movie about friendship and rebellion against authority. Everyscene is either entertaining at worst or iconic and memorable to death. Great cast, great villains. Jack Nicholson is one of the best actors of all time.

10/10 10th my favourite movie.

18. Goodfellas

Ordinary gangster life movie. Similar to Godfather, but far not as good or entertaining.

5/10

19. The Matrix

Best Sci-Fi movie ever made. It's also one of the best action movies ever made too at the same time. The plot is very unique and well thought out (exept for a plot hole where Cypher somehow gets in and not noticed talks with Smith). This movie is so iconic, that many many many movies have ripped-off or parodied scenes from Matrix.

10/10 13th my favourite movie.

20. Seven Samurai

Classic movie about samurais who defended a poor village from bandits. It's really iconic, though there are a lot of similar movies.

7/10

21. Se7en

Average detective movie to me. Not sure why others find it special. Also the twist is spoiled by Kevin Spacey 5 minutes before, when he says that he has a surprise for them...

5/10

22. City of God

Great story about the people' life in Brazil. Very realistic and detailed. Ending is amazing

8/10

24. The Silence of the Lambs

A bit better than average detective movie. Anthony Hopkins/doctor Lecter is amazing, but else it's nothing special of a movie.

6/10

25. It's a Wonderful Life

Best family movie ever made. It's iconic classic, it's plot has been parodied billion times. James Stewart is one of the best actors ever

10/10 24th my favourite movie

26. Life Is Beautiful

Amazing movie. It is a comedy about the most brutal and disgusting time in history - holocaust. It's funny and very serious at the same time, it's tone swithing is very well done. Yet they had to ruin it by the end. It's really one of the movies there all 3 main characters should have survived, it would've been perfect family movie then.

9/10 Honorable mention of my favourite movies

27. Spirited Away

One of the best anime movies I've ever seen, yet there are a few much better in my opinion.

10/10 11th my favourite anime movie

28. Saving Private Ryan

Great action war movie. Very great story. Yet it sucks that captain dies.

8/10

29. The Usual Suspects

Average thriller movie to me. Twist is also very casual, seen billion times before and after, no surprise feeling at all.

4/10

30. Léon: The Professional

Fantastic movie about friendship between girl and and assassin. Action scenes are amazing, ending is badass.

10/10 honorable mention of my favourite movies

31. The Green Mile

Masterpiece. Tom Hanks is amazing. It's really depressing movie accually. Not all stories end happy

10/10 28th my favourite movie

33. Psycho

One of the oldest and yet awesome thrillers ever made

8/10

34. American History X

Pretty much any movie about racism is a masterpiece. I really love these bad person turns good movies.

10/10 honorable mention of my favourite movies

40. The Intouchables

It's charming movie, nothing special, but it's really entertaining and fun drama

8/10

41. The Departed

Pretty good cop drama. Again, Jack Nicholson is the star here.

7/10

42. Back to the Future

It's really cringe movie. Everything is emberrassing in it. it's very silly and it knows it. But it's not a bad thing at all, it's very entertaining. Characters are iconic.

8/10

43. Terminator 2: Judgment Day

I don't know. It has lots of epic scenes, but most of the movie is in ugly blue filter also John Connor is a little brat. T1/T3 much better than this though T1000 is the best villain of the franchise. it would still be pretty awesome movie, but The thing I hate is that Arnold doesn't kill any human, I know it's part of the plot and it sucks bad. the part there he fires minigun, but doesn't kill anyone is ultra lame.

6/10

44. Whiplash

I love J.K. Simmons performance. It's pretty good movie, but that's about it.

6/10

45. The Lion King

Oh man, I hate this one. First it's a rip-off off another movie which is not known at all , it's a shame Disney got all the fame... Secondy, the plot is crap, it's full of annoying songs too.

0/10

46. Rear Window

Average thriller. I know it must've been amazing at it's time, but I never add points for nostalgia or being amazing for it's time.

5/10

48. Gladiator

Great Braveheart rip-off, though far not as good.

8/10

49. The Prestige

It's very weird. It's really stupid and smart movie at the same time. The worst thing is the two Christian Bales twist, the whole movie I was wondering why Christian Bale plays two characters in the movie, it shows how poorly they masked the twin. Also cloning machine is used for magic tricks... Yep. I'll admit it's weirdnes is entertaining.

6/10

51. Memento

This is gold. You either watch it backwards or original chronology and it's still great. Not sure though why even created the backwards version which is the main version of movie. Also it's absolutely not confusing at all if you just think while watching it, was the point of having it backwards was to make confusing?

8/10

52. Alien

Really crappy horror movie. Once again before it's time with it's amazing special effects, but there is no tense and it's so boring. The only scene which I admit is really awesome is the the alien burst out of guy's tummy.

2/10

54. Grave of the Fireflies

Would be nice story, but it is a really stupid and unrealistic movie. Characters are extremely stupid yet people cryes when they die, because of their stupidity... I'm talking cause I know the life of poor, I know how it feels then you don't get to eat for 3 days and other stuff. The girl could have easily survived, especialy then the boy finnaly got money and still didn't buy food until it was too late. WHY DIDN'T HE BUY FOOD WHEN HE COULD????

2/10

58. The Lives of Others

Masterpiece, it's a heartbreaking drama. Everything is unpredictable, yet realistic. It has amazing characters and ending is one of the best endings ever. It's so sad barely anyone has seen this movie, at least there I live.

10/10 4th my favourite movie.

60. Avengers: Infinity War

Similar thing with this movie as with Endgame. Thanos is a horrible villain thinks, he will save creatures from hunger if he kills half the creatures. This logic is very stupid, because a thing called natural selection exists. Half of them would die anyway, also killing half the creatures doen't solve anything at all, because after many years planets will again become overpopulated so it's useless... instead he could have made infinite food resourses, peace and other stuff... Oh yea and that kind of weakling fans are marvel fans(sorry if sounded offensive)? Crying over the deaths of characters who were already predicted to be revived in the next movie because it is a marvel movie. Of course, all or most of them are gonna be revived, else they couldn't make sequels... I'll admit Thanos vs avengers fight was epic, but thats' about it. Also Dr Strange saying that were is only one way they could win really clishe and illogical, there thousand of ways they could win (hoe infinity war should have ended youtube, for example)

5/10

62. Django Unchained

Pretty good, tons of blood, great music.

7/10

63. The Shining

Really awesome, but dissapointing. I really wish that in the end Jack Nicholson and Wife changed roles. I mean that Jack became good and wife evil, it would have been a great twist. If that was the case you could theorize if Jack really turned back good and is the boy realy safe.

7/10

64. WALL·E

Really good animated movie

8/10

65. Princess Mononoke

Masterpiece, the characters are really amazing, one of the best anime movies about true love.

10/10 2nd my favourite anime movie

67. Oldboy

I know most will disagree, but hollywood remake is much better than this. In this all characters are weird, dialogues are weird, people act like not human beings. It's very weird movie. American version on the other hand is amazing thriller in my opinion. I'll give it that twist is one of the best I've seen, ever. By the way I watched american version first and if I did watch original first I couldn't understand most of the stuff happening, cause it's storytelling is very unclear.

3/10 (9/10 american version)

68. Aliens

Much better than original, but it's only a decent action movie. Ending is amazing, but everything else is generic. People just lost their sh*t, because they didn't expext so many exenomorphs after the first movie having only one

6/10

69. The Dark Knight Rises

Really dissapointing sequel. Bane is far not as good of a villain as the joker. Also Bane is killed by cat woman, and is shot down... Expected much better.

4/10

70. American Beauty

Very meaningful movie about life. It teaches important lessons, though, many things in this movie are questionable if realistic.

7/10

71. Once Upon a Time in America

Would have been fantastic movie, even better than Godfather, but they had to make the 4th hour. First 3 hours are masterpiece in music and cinematography, characters are amazing and plot is great. Last hour is very boring, ultra boring, "nothing" happens. Especially then this movie had a perfect potencial ending after 3rd hour.

7/10

72. Coco

Really charming and great plot.

8/10 12th my favourite animated movie.

74. Citizen Kane

Very boring story. Full of awesome special effects.

2/10

75. Braveheart

Best movie ever made. Mel Gibson is one of the best actors and irectors of all time. Anyway, it is a 3h long epic story of fighting for FREEDOM!!! It's romantic, great action scenes packed. Soundtrack is very beautiful and it has one of the best endings ever.

10/10 1st my favourite movie.

76. Vertigo

Fantastic, hitchcock's best. Weird, yet cool story, very interresting special effects.

10/10

77. North by Northwest

The first two thirds are really good, then 3rd third is not so much.

6/10

78. Reservoir Dogs

Pretty good

6/10

79. Your Name.

Amazing love story, though full of plot holes and barely logical. Also ending couldve lasted longer, I know it was intentional end, but wish they showed a bit that happened next.

9/10 12th my favourite anime movie

81. M

Yet again, amazing for it's time, but now very primitive. Also it promotes liberalism...

1/10

83. Requiem for a Dream

Great story, intentionnaly stupid characters. I guess learn from their mistakes.

7/10

86. 2001: A Space Odyssey

Boring. The first half hour was very interresting, then it went very very slow pace. Yeat again amazing special effects for it's time.

3/10

87. Toy Story

Good, but not one of my favourites. Woody is way too much self ego.

6/10

89. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Very weird and unique, yet tells us that people don't learn from their mistakes, like at all

7/10

90. Lawrence of Arabia

Pretty good, well that's about it.

6/10

91. A Clockwork Orange

Masterpiece, very meaningful. It's very shocking movie accually. Malcolm McDowell is amazing actor.

10/10 32th my favourite movie.

93. Amélie

Really good, but it's a great adventure movie, while people claim it's romantic. Yes there are romance there and there, but really not much.

7/10

95. Inglourious Basterds

great, it sucks that lots of my lovable actors die in the middle of the movie.

7/10

96. Taxi Driver

Trash, very unbelievable character developement. Average crime movie at best.

3/10

97. Full Metal Jacket

The first half is really good, when it turns into mediocre war movie

4/10

102. The Sting

Charming, great plot, nice style, but it takes a while until it gets somethere.

7/10

104. Toy Story 3

Em... Similar to Toy Story 1, I prefer first one.

5/10

105. Snatch

Amazing, it has very interresting camera work and storytelling. It's really good.

10/10 honorable mention of my favourite movies

106. Scarface

Best character developement ever. This movie is epic. Ending is iconic.

10/10 15th my favourite movie.

107. For a Few Dollars More

Great western.

7/10

110. Monty Python and the Holy Grail

It's weird, it's jokes are either very funny or I don't understand them at all.

6/10

111. L.A. Confidential

Average crime movie. Ending has lots of action, makes it's theme less serious suddenly.

5/10

114. Up

Great animated movie, very good character developement.

9/10 8th my favourite animated movie

117. Batman Begins

Amazing, my favourite of the trilogy.

9/10

120. Downfall

Well, I don't know how to rate this. It's the story of last Hitler's moments. It's historicaly accurate, but it's pretty boring.

5/10 (not sure though)

122. Die Hard

One of the best action movies of all time. Everything is awesome about it - action, characters, villains...

10/10 Honorable mention of my favourite movies.

123. Heat

really overlong, there's barely any action in this action movie and it's story is very average.

3/10

126. Green Book

Amazing, similar to American History X a bit.

10/10

129. The Great Escape

It's fine, iconic story, but not very tense, again hard to rate, cause it's true story.

5/10

130. Children of Heaven

A story about a poor family. In the end boy wins the race, but didn't win the place and prize he wanted. the end. what? Everything until the end was pretty dencent, but the end is dumb.

5/10

131. Pan's Labyrinth

Masterpiece. The story is wonderful, this movie is very beautiful and violent at the same time, the contrast is great, true art.

10/10

132. Chinatown

Really good detective movie.

7/10

133. My Neighbor Totoro

Very mediocre. Story is like - two girls met a spirit, got lost in the wood and spirit brought them home.

5/10

136. Howl's Moving Castle

Masterpiece, it is unpredictable, weird and very unique, it's a magical love story.

10/10 8th my favourite anime movie.

141. A Beautiful Mind

Okay, it's okay.

5/10

143. Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels

Same as Snatch, but better. Camera work and storytelling is one of the best ever.

10/10 honorable mention of my favourite movies.

145. The Seventh Seal

Pretty good.

6/10

146. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Something fresh lately, unique story, it doesn't end how you think it would. I just wish the movie ended when they met the potencial rapist, not at when they were driving to the potential rapist

9/10 honorable mention of my favourite movies

150. Inside Out

Fantastic family animated movie.

9/10 5th my favourite animated movie

153. Room

Trash. It was interresting until the boy got out, then it become very boring. Tommy Wisseau's version is much better in both storyline and entertainment

2/10

157. No Country for Old Men

Interresting, but dissapointing. It really sucks that we didn't get to see how the sheriff died. Also it ends without conclusion.

5/10

162. The Sixth Sense

It has many great scenes, the scene when boy told his mo about his powers was very touching. But this movie is full of plot holes and the twist is crap. It is easily predicted at the restaurant scene, it's ultra hinting.

6/10

165. The Thing

Best action horror movie ever. Ending is possibly the best ending ever made, that drink test was very smart.

10/10 17th my favourite movie

166. Fargo

Amazing, very good crime movie. Ending is shockingly good.

10/10 honorable mention of my favourite movies

171. Shutter Island

It's very smart, but pretty bland. It's only worth watching for the end.

5/10

172. The Big Lebowski

The first half was extremely funny, then the movie turned weird and not funny anymore.

6/10

173. Kill Bill: Vol. 1

Awesome, violent, funny.

8/10

179. Hacksaw Ridge

great war movie

8/10

181. How to Train Your Dragon

Very mediocre, nothing special for me.

4/10

182. Gone Girl

Really mediocre detective movie with sh*tty ending

4/10

184. The Truman Show

Masterpiece. Plot is very unique and the whole story is heartouching. It's really good.

10/10 19th my favourite movie.

186. Stalker

Masterpiece. The only flaw is that the 10 minutes of begginning and the end are pure slowniness, just so overlong, basicly a character says a sentence and then it's silence for 10 seconds. Same happens in the whole middle, but there you have a fantastic cinematography and sightviews, also it supposed to be slow, but beggining and ending really should have been faster pased.

9/10

187. The Grand Budapest Hotel

The style is very unique, enviorements are interresting, but plotwise nothing tooo interresting

6/10

189. Stand by Me

Great kid's movie, similar to Goonies. Ending is dissapointing and stupid though

8/10

190. Into the Wild

Great story about a man who fought against modernism, he wanted to live in the wild, feel the freedom and stuff.

7/10

195. Monty Python's Life of Brian

Same as Holy Grail, very funny, but some jokes are plain weird and ununderstandable to me.

6/10

196. Ben-Hur

really good story of revenge. It's very long so watch when you have a lot of free time.

8/10

198. 12 Years a Slave

Heartouching story. Very good

10/10 honorable mention of my favourite movies

200. Hotel Rwanda

Really good. Heartouching story about rasism and how useless united nations are

8/10

201. Before Sunrise

really average romance movie

5/10

202. Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion

Awesome. Truly art. Action packed pshichological thriller, never seen anything like this before. Ending is shocking, amazing it is.

10/10 14th my favourite anime movie

204. Prisoners

I really like Hugh Jackman's performance, also torture scenes are awesome. But it is overlong and ending sucks.

6/10

205. Mad Max: Fury Road

It's fine, original mad max is hundred times better though

6/10

211. Logan

Wow. I'm surprised. This is the best Marvel superhero movie yet. It's perfect exept for the ending death, the death itself is lame, I bet it was survivable.

10/10 26th my favourite movie.

212. Spotlight

Trash. A movie about the things everyone is well avare of. Very boring and ends at a place there it could have had become interresting.

0/10

214. Catch Me If You Can

Pretty good.

6/10

217. Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

It's very similar to other Ghibli films, but far not as good.

5/10

218. The Princess Bride

Really charming unusual look at fairytales, I think it's a parody of classic fairytales, but it's more than that.

8/10

219. Rocky

Okay. Motivational, but could have been better

6/10

227. The Terminator

Masterpiece, one of the best romance movies ever made, it also works as a great thriller and action movie too.

10/10 27th my favourite movie.

232. Donnie Darko

One of the worst movies I've ever seen. Boring to hell and ending is an insult. (yes, I understood everything that happened, Don't you even dare to tell your stupid argument about "you're too stupid to understand it")

0/10

235. Groundhog Day

One of the best time travel and romance movies ever made.

10/10 9th my favourtie movie of all time.

238. Jaws

Very boring for most part. it's more of a drama than a horror movie. Yet again it has amazing special effect for it's time.

2/10

239. Guardians of the Galaxy

Yet another Marvel movie, this one's really mediocre.

4/10

240. Before Sunset

It's nothing like original. original was a romantic movie about a whole date in one day for two people who will never meet again after, in this one it's just a talk betwen them about that happened after the first movie. Really lazy and boring. I can give it 2 points for a few good jokes they have put in. Very lazy movie.

2/10

241. Castle in the Sky

Amazing, anime classic. Yet another true love anime movies.

10/10 7th my favourite anime movie

246. The Exorcist

Best horror movie ever made. It's really creepy and shocking. It's awesome. It is not afraid of swearing and such things.

10/10 14th my favourite movie.

248. Akira

Not really that good.

4/10

Here are the movie I'm surprised are not in the imdb's top 250:

Title/imdb rating/my rating

First blood 7.7 10/10 My 2nd favourite movie. Best man fights for peace movie ever. It's amazing, John Rambo is one of the best characters ever. Action scenes are fantastic, soundtrack is beautiful. It's epic movie.

Battle Royale 7.7 10/10 my 3rd favourite movie. Very violent and cruel. The cast is amazing, it's tense and romantic, it's about friendship and revenge, it's funny and depressing. It has everything.

Matilda 6.9 10/10 My 6th favourite movie. Best family movie ever made, very charming and cute.

Dances with Wolves 8.0 10/10 my 8th favourite movie. Very great movie about unlikely friendship.

Crash 7.8 10/10 my 12th favourite movie. Very sad, might be over the top, but does it right.

The 100 year old who climbed out a window and dissapeared 7.1 10/10 my 21th favourite movie. Most charming adventure movie ever

Just like Heaven 6.7 10/10 my 22th favourite movie. Best romantic movie ever made.

Lock up 6.4 10/10 my 23th favourite movie. First Blood + Shawshank Redemption, what else should I say?

The passion of the darkly noon 5.9 10/10 my 25th favourite movie. Why is it rated so low? It might have simple plot, but characters, acting, cinematography, soundtrack are one of the best I've seen.

paprika 7.7 10/10 my 5th favourite anime movie. Best psichological anime movie ever

a Silent voice 8.2 my 4th favourite anime movie. Very sad, also heartwarming.

Into the forest of the fireflies' lights 7.9 10/10 my 3rd favourite anime movie. Saddiest anime movie ever.

Tokyo Godfathers 7.9 10/10 my 1st favourite anime movie. Very heartouching movie, it has humor, but also really sad.

Chicken run 7.0 10/10 my 4th favourite animated movie. The great escape inspired this, I personaly think it's much better.

The Boss Baby 6.3 10/10 my 3rd favourite animated movie. Very great story about brothership, how you should treat your brother.

curious geroge 6.5 10/10 my 2nd favourite animated movie. Amazing movie about friendship between a man and a monkey, very sad and charming.

Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron 7.1 10/10 my 1st favourite animated movie. Hows is this not on the list, it has amazing villain, fantastic soundtrack, great animation, storyline is heartouching.

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#2 Edited by DEVILinIRON (4777 posts) -

Welcome!

Among all these great movies it's sad to see Marvel films on the list. The same goes for Tarantino films. Except for maybe Pulp Fiction.

I'm not sure why you fault 3 Billboards for it's open-ended ending and then give a ten for Inception. I think both endings are similar and I actually like 3 Billboards ending at least as much. Some people I saw it with did not like 3 because of the ending.

I'm also a bit letdown to see you didn't like Seven Samurai so much but at least you liked Stalker, so that's good. Urge you to check out Roshomon and possibly Ikiru, though you might find it overlong. It was also nice to see you liked A Clockwork Orange a lot.

Thanks for sharing and nice job!

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From the ones I've seen out of the top 100:

1. The Shawshank Redemption (1994) - 10/10

2. The Godfather (1972) - 10/10

3. The Godfather: Part II (1974) - 8/10

4. The Dark Knight (2008) - 7/10

6. Schindler's List (1993) - 5/10

7. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) - 3/10

8. Pulp Fiction (1994) - 8/10

10. Fight Club (1999) - 9/10

11. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) - 3/10

12. Forrest Gump (1994) - 9/10

13. Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) - 9/10

14. Inception (2010) - 8/10

16. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) - 7/10

19. The Matrix (1999) - 8/10

20. Seven Samurai (1954) - 10/10

21. Se7en (1995) - 4/10

23. Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) - 8/10

24. The Silence of the Lambs (1991) - 6/10

27. Spirited Away (2001) - 8/10

32. Interstellar (2014) - 9/10

42. Back to the Future (1985) - 10/10

43. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) - 8/10

45. The Lion King (1994) - 7/10

47. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) - 7/10

48. Gladiator (2000) - 8/10

49. The Prestige (2006) - 9/10

51. Memento (2000) - 9/10

52. Alien (1979) - 5/10

53. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) - /10

54. Grave of the Fireflies (1988) - 9/10

62. Django Unchained (2012) - 8/10

63. The Shining (1980) - 8/10

64. WALL·E (2008) - 9/10

65. Princess Mononoke (1997) - 9/10

68. Aliens (1986) - 5/10

69. The Dark Knight Rises (2012) - 4/10

74. Citizen Kane (1941) - 8/10

75. Braveheart (1995) - 8/10

79. Your Name. (2016) - 9/10

80. Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) - 7/10

84. Dangal (2016) - 8/10

85. 3 Idiots (2009) - 9/10

87. Toy Story (1995) - 8/10

88. Like Stars on Earth (2007) - 8/10

90. Lawrence of Arabia (1962) - 8/10

91. A Clockwork Orange (1971) - 8/10

95. Inglourious Basterds (2009) - 8/10

96. Taxi Driver (1976) - 7/10

99. Bicycle Thieves (1948) - 6/10

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#4 Posted by Jag85 (13364 posts) -

As for OP's list, I think it's a pretty good list overall. One issue I do have, though, is giving 10/10 to Inception for being "unique" and then 0/10 to Lion King for ripping-off the anime Kimba the White Lion. Actually, Inception and Lion King are both anime rip-offs. Inception borrowed heavily from an anime movie, Paprika, which had a lot of similar themes, plot elements, characters and scenes lifted. However, The Lion King is definitely a much bigger rip-off. Inception does enough to distinguish itself from its obvious inspiration, unlike The Lion King.

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#5 Posted by Master_Live (19386 posts) -

Can't find a satisfactory way to post my ratings for the Top 250 that I have seen :(

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@kdosda_hegen:

Howdy! Wow you put in a lot of effort into this and glad to hear your views, each to their own. Also your English is very good, no need to apologise you write better than many natives hahaha!

The Exorcist is also my favourite horror film, followed by Poltergeist (original, the remake was not very good). South Korean’s make some good horror films such as A Tale of Two Sisters and Thirst.

However, Fight Club is not about fighting or mental illness, it’s a film about capitalism and consumerism.

I have not seen the film in over a decade, but I remember the scene when they look at Calvin Klein underpants. You don’t need branded underwear to be a man. Also Norton kept buying stuff off Ikea, and Pitt tells him, “what you own ends up owning you”. Also the rundown building that Norton moves into after Pitt blows up Norton’s condo. If you have time, I would recommend reading Karl Marx if you have not read it then you can see the film in a different light.

In my opinion, Schindlers List is an important film. It is beautifully made and I think everyone should watch it to understand the pain, sadness and pointlessness of war/invasions.

I did not like the Departed, you really should watch the original Hong Kong version which is so much better. Instead of texting, the undercover cop uses Morse code to communicate with the head quarters. It’s also a trilogy. If you have not seen it, it’s called Infernal Affairs.

Since I am talking about recommendations, I recently watch a Chinese film called, “Coming Home”, directed by Zheng Yomou it’s free on YouTube well worth a watch if you have time. Its in Mandarin with English subtitles and I think anyone can relate to the subject matter.

Going back to Schindler’s List, across the other side of earth, the Japanese invaded China and the book/film The Rape of Nanjing depicts the atrocities very well.

I did not see any Spanish films on the list but, “All About my Mother”, is very good and also worth watching.

Also thanks for your list, I am in China at the moment and I just subscribed to Youku so I will check out some of the films I have not seen on your list.

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#7 Posted by jaydan (2207 posts) -

Coolio blog yo.

Did you know Grave of the Fireflies is based on real-life events? I guess you did not know.

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@DEVILinIRON said:

Along all these great movies it's sad to see Marvel films on the list. The same goes for Tarantino films. Except for maybe Pulp Fiction.

I'm not sure why you fault 3 Billboards for it's open-ended ending and then give a ten for Inception. I think both endings are similar and I actually like 3 Billboards ending at least as much. Some people I saw it with did not like 3 because of the ending.

I'm also a bit letdown to see you didn't like Seven Samurai so much but at least you liked Stalker, so that's good. Urge you to check out Roshomon and possibly Ikiru, though you might find it overlong. It was also nice to see you liked A Clockwork Orange a lot.

Thanks for response!

What do you mean it's sad to see Marvel/Tarantino movies on the list? I have put ALL movies I've seen, like them or not I must have included them.

The "problem" with 3 Billboards ending is that I really wanted Mildred to meet the "rapist" and see her face expression, when she finds out it's the same guy who enterred her shop and broke a souvenir. The ending we got is really good by all means, but I really really wanted it to end when they meet and then you'd have and open ended ending, as will she kill him or will she not.

I see you don't really understand my raring system. For ordinary person 6 is for "okay" and 7 for "good", but for me 6 is good and 7 is great. I gave Seven Samurai a 7 which means I really like it. In other words I recommend to watch it, but it's not a must watch movie for me.

I was thinking about checking out Roshomon and Ikiru before, I just hadn't come to them yet. I'll probably watch them in upcoming 2 years or so.

@Jag85 said:

As for OP's list, I think it's a pretty good list overall. One issue I do have, though, is giving 10/10 to Inception for being "unique" and then 0/10 to Lion King for ripping-off the anime Kimba the White Lion. Actually, Inception and Lion King are both anime rip-offs. Inception borrowed heavily from an anime movie, Paprika, which had a lot of similar themes, plot elements, characters and scenes lifted. However, The Lion King is definitely a much bigger rip-off. Inception does enough to distinguish itself from its obvious inspiration, unlike The Lion King.

Thanks for response!

Just saw your list, glad you liked many same films as me (Braveheart, Shawshank Redemption etc.) You should check Once Upon a Time in America as you liked Godfather, I think they are extremely similar movies.

As I have seen both Inception and Paprika, and I love both. I accually find barely anything in common, to me Inception is about changing person's memories while dreaming and Paprika is about drowning yourself in dreams/ live in dreams. To me both are very different movies. I mean obviously Inception is inspired and similar, but I would never consider it a rip-off. Also Lion King being a rip-off is only a slight issue, the biggest issue is the story and annoyng songs.

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@kdosda_hegen:

The Exorcist is also my favourite horror film, followed by Poltergeist (original, the remake was not very good). South Korean’s make some good horror films such as A Tale of Two Sisters and Thirst.

However, Fight Club is not about fighting or mental illness, it’s a film about capitalism and consumerism.

I have not seen the film in over a decade, but I remember the scene when they look at Calvin Klein underpants. You don’t need branded underwear to be a man. Also Norton kept buying stuff off Ikea, and Pitt tells him, “what you own ends up owning you”. Also the rundown building that Norton moves into after Pitt blows up Norton’s condo. If you have time, I would recommend reading Karl Marx if you have not read it then you can see the film in a different light.

In my opinion, Schindlers List is an important film. It is beautifully made and I think everyone should watch it to understand the pain, sadness and pointlessness of war/invasions.

I did not like the Departed, you really should watch the original Hong Kong version which is so much better. Instead of texting, the undercover cop uses Morse code to communicate with the head quarters. It’s also a trilogy. If you have not seen it, it’s called Infernal Affairs.

Since I am talking about recommendations, I recently watch a Chinese film called, “Coming Home”, directed by Zheng Yomou it’s free on YouTube well worth a watch if you have time. Its in Mandarin with English subtitles and I think anyone can relate to the subject matter.

Going back to Schindler’s List, across the other side of earth, the Japanese invaded China and the book/film The Rape of Nanjing depicts the atrocities very well.

I did not see any Spanish films on the list but, “All About my Mother”, is very good and also worth watching.

Also thanks for your list, I am in China at the moment and I just subscribed to Youku so I will check out some of the films I have not seen on your list.

Thanks for response!

Yes, I love Poltergeist too, one of best horror movies.

I'll be honest and tell, that I will never read the book. I mean if I manage to read the book, it's only from the movies I love, like Clive Barker's Hellraiser movie and book. As I did not like Fight Club, I don't think it's worth sparing time for the book.

About Shindler's list. I rate movies by entertainment not by importance of history/true event. If I had to rate it by historical importance I'd give it a 10.

I have seen Infernal affair (only first one), I have to dissapoint tou that I like The Departed a lot more. Main because of cast (Jack Nicholson) and ending. But Korean version was also a pretty good movie to me.

Thanks for reccomendation I'll give it a try someday.

You haven't seen any Spanish films, because my favourites are not on imdb top 250 list. Best Spanish films I can think of are The Body, The Invisible Guest and Mirage. All made by same director Oriol Paulo, which is my favourite director.

@jaydan said:

Coolio blog yo.

Did you know Grave of the Fireflies is based on real-life events? I guess you did not know.

No I did not knew that. It does change nothing. As mentioned before I rate movies by entertainment, not by historical importance/accuracy. It makes me wonder even more then, why boy didn't buy any food when he could...

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#9 Posted by DEVILinIRON (4777 posts) -

@kdosda_hegen: Hello again! When I mentioned Marvel and Tarantino I was referring to IMDB's list not yours. As far as Seven Samurai go, I guess I forgot to mention that on my list it is a solid ten. Now that I mention it, would you be interested in my list?

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@DEVILinIRON:

Yes, I'd love to see your list.

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#11 Edited by DEVILinIRON (4777 posts) -

1. Shawshank Redemption 10

2. The Godfather 10

3. The Dark Knight 7

4. Schindler’s List 9

5. The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King 8 I think the Fellowship of the Ring is the best of the 3.

6. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly 10

7. Pulp Fiction 8

8. Fight Club 6 It really doesn't make sense.

9. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring 10

10. Forrest Gump 7

11. Star Wars: Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back 8

12. Inception 9

13. Avengers: Endgame 7

14. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers 8

15. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest 10

16. Goodfellas 8

17. The Matrix 7

18. Seven Samurai 10

19. Se7en 6

20. City of God 9

21. Star Wars: Episode IV- A New Hope 7

22. The Silence of the Lambs 8

23. It’s a Wonderful Life 9

24. Life is Beautiful 8

25. Spirited Away 8

26. Saving Private Ryan 8

27. The Usual Suspects 6

28. Leon: The Professional 7

29. Interstellar 6

30. Psycho 8

31. City Lights 8

32. Once Upon a Time in the West 9

33. The Pianist 8

34. The Departed 8

35. Back to the Future 8

36. Terminator 2: Judgement Day 8

37. The Lion King 5

38. Rear Window 8

39. Raiders of the Lost Ark 8

40. Gladiator 5

41. The Prestige 6

42. Apocalypse Now 10 Insane and also brilliant at the same time.

43. Memento 7

44. Alien 7

45. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 7

46. Grave of the Fireflies 9

47. Sunset Boulevard 7

48. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb 10 Took repeated viewings, but yes 10!

49. Avengers: Infinity War 7

50. Paths of Glory 9

51. Django Unchained 6

52. The Shining 8

53. Princess Mononoke 10

54. Oldboy 6

55. Aliens 8

56. American Beauty 5

57. Das Boot 8

58. Braveheart 8

59. Vertigo 8

60. North by Northwest 6

61. Reservoir Dogs 4 I hate that not many people know this borrowed heavily from City on Fire.

62. Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi 7

63. Amadeus 8

64. Requiem for a Dream 8

65. 2001: A Space Odyssey 10 Yes, I am a Kubrick fan.

66. Toy Story 7

67. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind 7

68. A Clockwork Orange 10 My favorite of Kubrick's films.

69. Amelie 8

70. Double Indemnity 8

71. Inglourious Bastards 5

72. Taxi Driver 9

73. To Kill a Mockingbird 9

74. Good Will Hunting 5

75. The Sting 8

76. Snatch 6

77. For a Few Dollars More 7

78. The Apartment 9

79. Metropolis 8

80. Monty Python and the Holy Grail 7

81. L.A. Confidential 6

82. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade 9

83. Roshomon 10

84. Up 8

85. Batman Begins 7

86. Yojimbo 8

87. Downfall 8

88. Unforgiven 7

89. Die Hard 7

90. Heat 8

91. Ikiru 9 A bit overlong but the pacing is intrinsic to the film.

92. Raging Bull 8

93. The Great Escape 8

94. Pan’s Labyrinth 8

95. Chinatown 9

96. My Neighbor Totoro 10 My favorite children's film.

97. The Third Man 9

98. Howl’s Moving Castle 9

99. Ran 6

100. The Gold Rush 7

101. Casino 7 So much swearing in this one. I prefer Goodfellas.

102. The Seventh Seal 9

103. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri 8

104. On the Waterfront 9 Brando was a great actor.

105. The Wolf of Wall Street 7

106. The Elephant Man 8 Mullholand Drive should be on that list instead.

107. V for Vendetta 8

108. Blade Runner 9

109. No Country for Old Men 10

110. Wild Strawberries 9

111. The General 8

112. The Sixth Sense 7

113. Trainspotting 7

114. The Thing 9

115. Fargo 8

116. Come and See 10

117. Finding Nemo 7

118. The Deer Hunter 8

119. Shutter Island 7

120. The Big Lebowski 10

121. Kill Bill: Vol 1 7

122. Rebecca 8

123. Hacksaw Ridge 8

124. Jurassic Park 7

125. Stalker 10

126. The Grand Butapest Hotel 7

127. Into the Wild 7

128. Platoon 9

129. Network 9

130. Monty Python’s Life of Brian 8

131. Mad Max: Fury Road 7

132. Hachi: A Dog’s Tale 6

133. Logan 6

134. The 400 Blows 9 Wow, the ending!

135. The Passion of Joan of Ark 9

136. Amores Perros 9

137. Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind 7

138. The Princess Bride 10

139. Rocky 7

140. Barry Lyndon 8

141. Monster’s Inc. 6

142. Dead Poets Society 7

143. The Terminator 7

144. Donnie Darko 5

145. In the Mood for Love 9

146. Diabolique 8

147. Groundhog Day 10

148. The Wizard of Oz 8

149. Jaws 8

150. Guardians of the Galaxy 7

151. Castle in the Sky 10

152. Beauty and the Beast 4

153. The Exorcist 10

154. Three Colors: Red 9

155. Akira 8

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#12 Posted by omegaMaster (1229 posts) -

My movie tastes are quite different compared to everyone. I LOVE Horror films and generally pick the best-rated ones according to IMDB. I am alright with the rest of the films, it's not easy for me to love a popular film. Anyhow, here are my views on the IMDB Top 250 - films I have seen:

1. The Shawshank Redemption - 7

5. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King - 3

7. Pulp Fiction - 5

9. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring - 3

10. Forrest Gump - 7. Need to rewatch it properly.

17. The Matrix - 5

19. Se7en - 5

22. The Silence of the Lambs - 5

25. Spirited Away - 6

26. Saving Private Ryan - 7

37. The Lion King - 7

40. Gladiator - 5

44. Alien - 10

49. Avengers: Infinity War - 7

51. Django Unchained - 6

52. The Shining - 7

54. Oldboy - 7

55. Aliens - 10

66. Toy Story - 7

68. A Clockwork Orange - 7

71. Inglourious Bastards - 5 - Need to rewatch it in English this time.

84. Up - 7

112. The Sixth Sense - 7

114. The Thing - 7. Need rewatching properly.

115. Fargo - 6

117. Finding Nemo - 7

121. Kill Bill: Vol 1 - 6

124. Jurassic Park - 7

147. Groundhog Day - 8

148. The Wizard of Oz - 8

149. Jaws - 7

153. The Exorcist - 7

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#13 Edited by jaydan (2207 posts) -

@kdosda_hegen: You are not obligated to like Grave of the Fireflies; however, it makes your brief critique of the film objectively flawed and incorrect in regards to the context of the film. If you especially refuse to go back and reconsider your choice of criticism despite your newfound knowledge, it makes me consider how pompous your critiques are in general.

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#14 Posted by Jag85 (13364 posts) -

@kdosda_hegen said:

Thanks for response!

Just saw your list, glad you liked many same films as me (Braveheart, Shawshank Redemption etc.) You should check Once Upon a Time in America as you liked Godfather, I think they are extremely similar movies.

As I have seen both Inception and Paprika, and I love both. I accually find barely anything in common, to me Inception is about changing person's memories while dreaming and Paprika is about drowning yourself in dreams/ live in dreams. To me both are very different movies. I mean obviously Inception is inspired and similar, but I would never consider it a rip-off. Also Lion King being a rip-off is only a slight issue, the biggest issue is the story and annoyng songs.

Thanks for the recommendation. I might check out Once Upon a Time in America, one of these days.

Well yeah, I wouldn't call it a complete rip-off. Inception borrowed elements from Paprika to tell a different story. Whereas Lion King's story is pretty much lifted from several arcs of Kimba.

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@kdosda_hegen said:
@jaydan said:

Coolio blog yo.

Did you know Grave of the Fireflies is based on real-life events? I guess you did not know.

No I did not knew that. It does change nothing. As mentioned before I rate movies by entertainment, not by historical importance/accuracy. It makes me wonder even more then, why boy didn't buy any food when he could...

Grave of the Flies is based on a semi-autobiographical novel of the same name, written by author Akiyuki Nosaka, who lost his sister to malnourishment when he was a child during the war. In other words, it's not at all unrealistic, since that's what happened in real life. It could be that the author felt guilty about failing to save his sister, hence why he wrote a novel about it.

As for why the boy didn't go to the bank until it was too late, there are two possible explanations:

1. He was an irrational child, not a rational adult. Like many children, he made mistakes. And unfortunately, those mistakes cost his sister's life.

2. There was a shortage of food. In times of war, agricultural output declines, which means there's less food available. So even if he did go to the bank sooner, he may not have been able to buy any food either way.

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@DEVILinIRON:

Glad you liked One Flew Over the Cockoo's Nest. Also it's interresting seing you wanting Mulholland Drive to be on the list while you gave Donnie Darko only 5. I personaly hate both to death, and find them very similar. What you liked about Mulholand and what didn't about Donnie Darko?

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#17 Posted by Kdosda_Hegen (10 posts) -

@omegamaster:

I'm very surprised that as a horror fan you gave The Thing and The Exorcist only a 7 each. What other horror movies do you rate 10 despite Alien?

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#18 Posted by Kdosda_Hegen (10 posts) -

@jaydan:

As mentioned before, I don't care if movie is based on true story or not. I rate movies by entertainment/plot/characters/morals. If I don't "find" any of such things in a movie, I don't like it. What is entertaining, what characters/morals do you like is different for each person. Also just because I didn't change my opinion though I learned new facts on one movie, doesn't mean I don't change my opinion on other movies. E.g. I used to love The Shining to death, but after reading about how book differs it really affected y opinion on the movie. It downgraded to me.

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#19 Posted by jaydan (2207 posts) -

@kdosda_hegen: I'm not saying you should change your opinion, what I'm saying is reassess your critique as it is objectively flawed.

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#20 Edited by sakaiXx (5316 posts) -

From that list I can probably judge your taste on movies. Seems you are not into drama and slower paced movies. Not every movie is a tearjerker like Shawshank Redemption but, it got its own strength. Thanks for the short review, enjoyed the read.

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#21 Posted by Mandzilla (4037 posts) -

Nice list OP, thanks for taking the time and effort to post it.

I would say though that for me Alien is a 10/10 and Aliens is a 9/10. Also would have given 2001: A Space Odyssey some more love, while in my opinion Braveheart does not deserve a 10/10. It's just far too historically inaccurate.

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#22 Posted by Kdosda_Hegen (10 posts) -
@jaydan said:

@kdosda_hegen: I'm not saying you should change your opinion, what I'm saying is reassess your critique as it is objectively flawed.

Whose critique isn't flawed? I mean no one has perfect citique. It's possible to nitpick to anyone's critique.

@sakaixx said:

From that list I can probably judge your taste on movies. Seems you are not into drama and slower paced movies. Not every movie is a tearjerker like Shawshank Redemption but, it got its own strength. Thanks for the short review, enjoyed the read.

You're right and wrong. Yes I do not like slow movies, but I'm very into dramas, just it happens that most dramas from IMDB's top 250 list are slow paced.

@mandzilla said:

Nice list OP, thanks for taking the time and effort to post it.

I would say though that for me Alien is a 10/10 and Aliens is a 9/10. Also would have given 2001: A Space Odyssey some more love, while in my opinion Braveheart does not deserve a 10/10. It's just far too historically inaccurate.

Why does everyone keep telling me that Braveheart isn't that great, because it's historicaly inaccurate? Was the movie ever promoted as historicaly accurate? I checked posters/trailers and some interviews and NOWHERE found the movie to be promoted as historicaly accurate. Even in wikipedia it says "fictionaly based". Just because it portays real people or historical events doesn't mean it has to be historical accurate. Many movies did similary to Braveheart like 300, Pocahontas, The Mummy and many many more, yet everyone picks on Braveheart... I don't get it.

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@kdosda_hegen:

@kdosda_hegen said:

@DEVILinIRON:

Glad you liked One Flew Over the Cockoo's Nest. Also it's interresting seing you wanting Mulholland Drive to be on the list while you gave Donnie Darko only 5. I personaly hate both to death, and find them very similar. What you liked about Mulholand and what didn't about Donnie Darko?

You know I should probably rate Donnie Darko a little higher. It introduced me to Jake and Maggie Gyllanhaal, has some good songs on the soundtrack, and imo helped start the 80s retro craze. But the story is a bit hard to make sense of.

Mulholland Drive is mainly a portrait of Hollywood through the eyes of intertwined personalities trying to negotiate its mysteries. A portrait like a painting, perhaps a Picasso with asymmetrical jazz music to accompany it. And Naomi Watts did an incredible job.

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#24 Edited by omegaMaster (1229 posts) -
@kdosda_hegen said:

@omegamaster:

I'm very surprised that as a horror fan you gave The Thing and The Exorcist only a 7 each. What other horror movies do you rate 10 despite Alien?

Got to admit, I watched The Thing on some stream and didn't pay full attention as I was multitasking. So I need to rewatch that again properly. It's on Netflix now :D

The only other 10/10 horror film I rate is Aliens. Perhaps the film closest to a 10/10 is Misery - what a film that was!

I have seen so many horror films that I am starting to lose memory. I have a lot of horror films that are in the 9's and 8's category.

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#25 Posted by Mandzilla (4037 posts) -
@kdosda_hegen said:
@mandzilla said:

Nice list OP, thanks for taking the time and effort to post it.

I would say though that for me Alien is a 10/10 and Aliens is a 9/10. Also would have given 2001: A Space Odyssey some more love, while in my opinion Braveheart does not deserve a 10/10. It's just far too historically inaccurate.

Why does everyone keep telling me that Braveheart isn't that great, because it's historicaly inaccurate? Was the movie ever promoted as historicaly accurate? I checked posters/trailers and some interviews and NOWHERE found the movie to be promoted as historicaly accurate. Even in wikipedia it says "fictionaly based". Just because it portays real people or historical events doesn't mean it has to be historical accurate. Many movies did similary to Braveheart like 300, Pocahontas, The Mummy and many many more, yet everyone picks on Braveheart... I don't get it.

I can see your point about it being fictionally based, it's just so... fictionally based lol. A lot of important figures get left out of the story, and the timeline is all messed up. Maybe it's not the fault of the director so much, but rather us the audience for taking it all at face value. Heck, there have even been Mel Gibson statues put up in memory of William Wallace, yikes!

Not to mention the fact that it overshadowed a far better historical Scottish film released in the same year - Rob Roy. Even the recent Outlaw King does a better job of telling the story, while still also being entertaining.

Anyway, I respect that you enjoy Braveheart so much. It is for sure an epic film, with impressive cinematography and acting. Just in my opinion it's not a 10/10. It's cool though, we all have different tastes and again nice list. :)