Top Twenty Movies of All Time - One Person's Choice

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There are probably as many top ten lists as there are movies. Ten is a very small number so I decided to expand it to twenty. Everyone has their own opinions when it comes to any given movie. Ask five women what they thought about "Full Metal Jacket". I happened to love it but I have a feeling not all women will. Ask five men what they thought about "Gone With the Wind" and I have a feeling their answers will be different from five women. I think you get my point. Movies can be very subjective. Of course there is the criteria of judging a movie by its direction, costumes, lighting, story telling, and many other technical aspects. There is also judging movies by their box office takes, how much money they made. So, I have chosen a sacred and difficult subject but since I labeled it "One Person's Choice", I get to tell you what I think the top twenty movies should be. I am obviously not Siskel and Eibert or imbd.com but, you might enjoy my choices.

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Top Twenty Movies of All Time

1. Gone With the Wind - filmed in 1939 it has stood the test of time. No movie has ever equaled the burning of Atlanta and of course there's Vivien Leigh and Clark Gable. Need I say more?

2. Citizen Kane - filmed in 1941 this drama is considered by filmmakers, critics and fans to be one of the best movies ever filmed. Orson Welles directed and starred in his first feature film.

3. Vertigo - filmed in 1958, one of Hitchcock's greatest psychological thrillers. I am a big Hitchcock fan and agree with all the other lists that have Vertigo in the top ten. Jimmy Stewart and Kim Novak were the icing on the cake.

4. Ben-Hur - filmed in 1959. This film won eleven Oscars as starred one of my favorites, Charlton Heston. An epic drama of revenge, forgiveness and belief.

5. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs - filmed in 1939. I know it is an animated film but it was Disney's first and in my opinion best! It won an Oscar for Best Animated film and all the characters are delightful. I am a bit partial to this film as you can see from my Avatar.

Ben Hur

The African Queen

The African Queen docked under a canvas roof in Key Largo.
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5. The Quiet Man - filmed in 1952 this film is a St. Patrick's Day staple. Starring John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara in the beautiful Irish countryside, it is surely a favorite with many.

6. The African Queen - filmed in 1951. Starring Humphrey Bogart and Katherine Hepburn, this journey down the river to destroy a German gunboat won Bogart a Best Actor Oscar.

7. Star Wars - filmed in 1977 this was an epic space movie. Introducing us to the likes of Luke Skywalker and Han Solo played by Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford, this first in a series was definitely a leap into space we didn't expect.

8. Saving Private Ryan - filmed in 1998, certainly one of the most realistic war movies to hit the big screen. Directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Tom Hanks, we knew it was going to be a winner.

9. Little Big Man - filmed in 1970 this western, though light-hearted at times provides a lesson in social injustice and prejudice. Starring Justin Hoffman who is Little Big Man, a white man raised by Indians telling his life story in his very old age.

10. Planet of the Apes - filmed in 1968, this film's surprising ending made one wonder about the whole ape domination over man premise in the film. The makeup in this film is phenomenal and it just happens to star Charlton Heston.

The Quiet Man - Pub Scene

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11. Fatal Attraction - filmed in 1987, this psychological thriller made a lot of men having affairs think twice. Starring Glenn Close, Michael Douglas and Anne Archer, this is one film you won't forget!

12. Jaws - filmed in 1975 this one kept people out of the water. The cast, including the mechanical big white, were superb. Starring Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss, Lorraine Gary, each character playing off the other and giving us some humor in a scary movie.

13. The Searchers - filmed in 1956 and said to be one of John Wayne's favorites, he was the star in this movie. The searchers were looking for John Wayne's niece who was kidnapped by Indians.

14. The Green Mile - filmed in 1999 this is about a gentle giant in a 1930s prison. The prison guards realize he is something special but the townspeople don't. Starring Tom Hanks and Michael Clarke Duncan.

15. The Wizard of Oz - filmed in 1939 this fantasy film is just amazing. From Kansas to Oz with lots of action in between. Starring Judy Garland whose rendition of "Over the Rainbow" has never been surpassed.

Jaws - The Indianapolis Speech

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16. Forrest Gump - filmed in 1994 and starring Tom Hanks and Sally Field. There is so much to say about Forrest Gump. If you haven't seen it, you really should.

17. Sunset Boulevard - filmed in 1950 and starring Gloria Swanson and William Holden. The tale of a washed up silent film star and a wannabe writer, not to mention her husband Max. A film noir superbly done.

18. Raiders of the Lost Ark - filmed in 1981 this movie was reminiscent of the serials shown in theaters in the thirties and forties. Indiana Jones searches for the Ark of the Covenant and fights the Nazis who are looking also looking for it. Starring Harrison Ford, another one you shouldn't miss.

19. Schindler's List - filmed in 1993, the story of Businessman Oskar Schindler, the last person anyone would suspect or believe to be helping the Jews escape from Nazi Germany. A very moving film. Starring Liam Neeson and Ben Kingsley.

20. The Bridge Over the River Kwai - filmed in 1957, this film won seven Academy Awards. According to Wikipedia it is considered one of the greatest films of all times. About British prisoners in a Japanese war camp. Need I say it shouldn't be missed?

Forrest Gump - in Vietnam

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Top Twenty Best Movies, Really?

Now I know you're sitting there scratching your head and thinking, what happened to "Shawshank Redemption" or "Apocalypse Now" or so many others you would have chosen as being in the top twenty, but, I could only choose twenty. It wasn't easy. There are so many, many movies I like. I even felt bad leaving out "Casablanca" and "E.T.", yes, I said E.T. to name only a few. The problem is twenty is such a small number when you're looking at thousands and thousands of movies!

I hope you share some of my likes and can use this list as a springboard to look for other top movies to view. I would love to hear your thoughts about my list.

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JayeWisdom 3 years ago from Deep South, USA

I agree with many of your choices--movies I've viewed, reviewed and enjoyed in the past. Most are classics that remain so over time.

I think I'm probably the only person in the WORLD whose favorite movie is "Moonstruck", with Cher, Nicolas Cage and Olympia Dukakis. I've watched it numerous times and will watch it many more. (Of course, I also watched the original "Rocky" seven or eight times. There's no accounting for taste or lack of it, is there? Of course, I was intrigued by the story of Stallone writing the script so quickly and sticking to his guns not to sell it without a contract to star in it.) Both those movies have great musical scores, too, which is important to me. I realize "Moonstruck" is not "art", but it's one delightful movie (to me).

Jaye


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tillsontitan 3 years ago from New York Author

That Jaye is what it is all about...what we like and what makes us feel good. I enjoyed Moonstruck (probably because I love Cher and Nicholas Cage) and Rocky too, at least the first five or six times I saw it ;) The music in a movie certainly has a lot to do with how we react even though it's a subconscious thing.


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marcoujor 3 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

Dear Mary,

How cool that today, a friend asked me my top five movies...now that is hard, as was your selection. I suggested the top five in categories, like classic, drama, comedy, horror...

Anyway, you made some awesome picks. My top two are GWTW and Wizard of Oz.

May I give you a " you go girl" as any movie in the Planet of the Ape series would clearly be tops in my book...!

Voted UP and UABI...Hugs, Maria


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tillsontitan 3 years ago from New York Author

See Maria, we have so much in common, I love the Planet of the Apes series...what did you think of the new one, Caesar? ... It was hard to narrow the field to only twenty and I know I left out a lot I would have added if I'd upped the number...thank you so much for reading my friend, but more for the hugs than anything else ... right back at ya!


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Christy Kirwan 3 years ago from San Francisco

Awesome list! I actually haven't seen some of these yet. I'll have to check them out!


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tillsontitan 3 years ago from New York Author

Thanks so much Christy, I never expected anyone to say this was an awesome list!


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billybuc 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

I was actually scratching my head wondering what happened to "To Kill A Mockingbird,"....however, it's hard to argue any of these movies off of the list. By the way yes, I have seen them all. :)

Love the niche and love your voice in the way you cover movies. Another winner, Mary.

bill


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Janine Huldie 3 years ago from New York, New York

Cannot disagree Gone with the Wind is definitely tops and still my favorite movie of all time. Great list and thank you Mary for putting this together here!! Voted up and shared as always!!


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Sunshine625 3 years ago from Orlando, FL

Planet of the Apes and The Green Mile would have made my Top 20 movie list. I agree it must have been a challenge to compile just 20. Way to go with your selections!:)


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Anamika S 3 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

Awesome list! I love animated movies and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is one of the best I have seen so far.


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Vinaya Ghimire 3 years ago from Nepal

Mary, my favorite movies on your list are:

Citizen Kane

Vertigo

Saving Private Ryan

Forrest Gump

Schindler's List.

I will try to watch other movies.


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Mhatter99 3 years ago from San Francisco

I'm so confused! I like all these movies. But maybe tomorrow I might tink of one I like more. But which one to replace. Oh My!


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bdegiulio 3 years ago from Massachusetts

Great list Mary. You included many of my all-time favorites. I've seen most of these, there might be one or two that I haven't seen. I love this series you have going. You have become our movie review expert. Voted up, shared, etc.. Well done.


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moonlake 3 years ago from America

I agree on everyone of the movies but I never watched Planet of the Apes all the way through. I favorite movie of all time is AN AFFAIR TO REMEMBER. Voted up.


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mperrottet 3 years ago from Pennsauken, NJ

I haven't seen two of these movies, but will go check them out - The Quiet Man and The Searchers. I loved all of the other movies on your list. I think my favorite one was Forest Gump - I can watch that movie over and over again. Good job - voted up, interesting and sharing.


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tillsontitan 3 years ago from New York Author

Thanks Bill. I so enjoy writing about the movies that I love. I guess it was all those Saturdays going to the movies! Thank you for the lovely compliment, ask my family, they'll tell you I've never had a problem having my voice heard ;)

Janine, I just thought it might be nice to list some of my favorites. Thanks for the votes and especially the share.

Linda, glad you liked my selections. It did take me a while to whittle them down.

Vinaya, glad I chose some of your favorites. I think this is a good list to choose from.

Oh Mhatter, you understand how I felt! Thanks so much for being here.

Gee Bill, do you think I could replace Siskel & Ebert? There might be some money in that :) Thanks for the votes and share.

Moonlake, you have to watch Plant of the Apes all the way through, the end is the best part! An Affair to Remember was a great movie, tears, but a good movie.

Oh mperrottet, you've got to see The Quiet Man, its a really good movie. The Searchers was good too but some may not like westerns.


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Austinstar 3 years ago from Somewhere in the universe

I disagreed with the 'war' movies like Saving Private Ryan and Schindler's List. I could not get past the first 20 minutes of either film.

But Jaws (the book was better) and Forest Gump and The Green Mile, wow, wonderful movies.


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macteacher 3 years ago from New York

A very comprehensive list. I don't think too many people would add "Planet of the Apes," but I thought it was a classic movie.

I finally watched Private Ryan a few weeks ago. I don't generally like war films - but it is riveting from beginning to end and the acting and special effects are phenomenal. Schindler's List was a brilliant movie, but a movie I could only sit through once, because like Saving Private Ryan it's too realistic and upsetting.

If I had to add anything to your list it would be "The Matrix," which was a ground breaking movie in many ways and a real commentary on our computer age. Great hub, voted up!


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wetnosedogs 3 years ago from Alabama

I haven't seen some of the movies you mentioned. Gone With The Wind and anything Jimmy Stewart I love.

This is a spectacular list, even if I didn't see some. I have heard of them and people like them.

Great work on this.


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theluckywriter 3 years ago from Canada

Most of my favourite movies are the ones with mind-bending twist endings. Which means that anytime I recommend a movie, people expect a twist at the end. Ha! I liked a lot of the movies on your list...but I have to admit (with a certain amount of shame) that I'm really not a fan of most "classic" movies (or, to be honest, anything filmed before 1990), with the exception of musicals. Movies are such personal, subjective things!


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tillsontitan 3 years ago from New York Author

Austinstar that's why I pointed out women will have different opinions on films than men will. I guess that's where "chick flick" came from. I knew everyone would find at least one or two on my list and you found three!

Yes macteacher a lot of people vote for The Matrix. I guess I'm just a classic film lover. Thanks so much for the vote!

Thanks WND. BTW, like the new avatar.

theluckywriter, I like them too, films that keep you on the edge of your seat until the very end, but as you say, movies are subjective things and I am a classic movie lover. Thanks so much for stopping by.


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Suhail and my dog 3 years ago from Mississauga, ON

Awesome list. I am delighted to see that your list covers films of many genre, time spans, and topics.

I agree with your list because I have seen and admired 10 of those movies and they would be in my list too. Extrapolating, I think the remaining ten that I have not seen could have been there in mine too lol

I think the following movies that I like could occupy a place in my top 20: Titanic, Avatar, Dances with wolves, Gorillas in the mist, and Platoon.

I have a personal bias for my first English movie - 'Hatari'. My older cousin, who was a family joy, (unfortunately died young) and her husband took me to it when I was probably 5 years or even younger. I didn't remember any thing of it except the ostrich race scene till I saw it again in 1990s.


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drbj 3 years ago from south Florida

I viewed and enjoyed every one of these movies on your list, Mary, and would not replace a single one. If your list were longer, I would add E.T., Casablanca, A Star is Born, the Bourne series, the first Die Hard, and the first Indiana Jones film. Just sayin'. Voted up!


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manatita44 3 years ago from london

All great movies. Most are in my top list and all are great. I would squeeze in Gladiator and .. the one done by the NZ director, and Crouching Tiger .. bad memory today. What about Sound of Music? Your interests are varied and interesting. Cool.


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PaisleeGal 3 years ago from Memphis, Tennessee, USA

Another good hub Mary. Agree with about 50 % of choices. But like you said no two would ever agree. I have never understood or liked Citizen Kane. Guess I'm missing something because it is always in the top 10 of any "Best Movies" list. Would like to point out 1 small error. Sunset Blvd starred Gloria Swanson not Greta Garbo. That's a great one in my book.

Keep up this movie niche. Love all your doing!!


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Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

Hi Mary,

Great list here! I would probably remove The Searchers.

Thanks for the reminder of all the great movies. Will have to go back and watch a lot of these over again!

Voted up +++ and sharing

God bless, Faith Reaper


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hawaiianodysseus 3 years ago from Southeast Washington state

It's one thing to make a list of the top twenty movies. It's another thing altogether to justify that list. I personally think you did a great job with this project. My honest feedback to you is reflected in the way I voted in your poll above--I think at least ten of the movies you picked would be on my list. The other ten would include: The Graduate; Shawshank Redemption (which you did mention); One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest; The Summer of '42; The Ten Commandments; The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Charles Laughton version); The Seven Samurai; The Dark Knight; The Godfather; and Sergeant York.

Thanks for sharing, Mary. I always enjoy your excellent writing. Aloha, my friend!

Joe


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ChitrangadaSharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

That's a cool list and I have watched most of them. I can not really count them as 1--2--3---, because a favorite is a favorite.

You did a good job, very interesting hub indeed!


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tillsontitan 3 years ago from New York Author

I truly smiled when I read your choices Suhail because the films you named were ones I considered as well. Avatar was an amazing film and I've watched more than once. I loved Dances With Wolves and almost included it! I vaguely remember Hatari so I guess I'll have to check it out! Thanks so much for reading and commenting.

drbj, I did have Raiders of the Lost Ark and did love the first Die Hard movie. Thanks for the vote.

Manatita, yes Sound of Music was a great movie and a favorite...I've seen it countless times and yet still watch it when its on TV. I still haven't seen Crouching Tiger but it is definitely on my list. Thanks for stopping by, it is always good to see you!

Paislee Gal, thanks for the correction. That's what happens when you try to write something like this from memory. So glad you like my movie series, I tried to vary it a bit...you never know what I'll come up with next ;)

Thank you Faith for reading and commenting. It is always so good to see you and read your upbeat comments, not to mention your vote. God Bless.

Oh dear Joe, you would make my list the top fifty movies...hmm, maybe a hub for another day. You name some excellent movies, many of which were innovative in their genre. I am always glad to see you my friend and so appreciate you and your comments. Aloha.

Chitrangada, I don't think I can count 1, 2, 3, they are just listed that way because I like you, couldn't possibly pick just one. Thanks for reading.


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janshares 3 years ago from Washington, DC

Great list, tillsontitan. I think you've added some excellent choices, especially if you're judging the movie in it's totality. Voted up and interesting.


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Elias Zanetti 3 years ago from Athens, Greece

That is a nice list indeed. I have seen most of the films you included but yes, twenty is such a small number! I think that my personal list would include The Godfather I & II, a Polanski film (possibly Rosemary's Baby), 2001: A Space Odyssey, and many more that I can't think of, right now.

Great, entertaining hub!


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tillsontitan 3 years ago from New York Author

I think that is what I was doing Jan ;) Thanks for reading and voting!

Elias that was my problem, twenty is too few to make a really good decision. I LOVED Rosemary's Baby! Thanks for reading.


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Bootser22 3 years ago

The list is okay. Of course we all have are different opinions. Thanks for the list.


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tillsontitan 3 years ago from New York Author

How right you are Bootser. Thanks for stopping by.


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aviannovice 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

I agree with what you have here and maybe "Avatar" could be number 21? have you seen it?


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rose-the planner 3 years ago from Toronto, Ontario-Canada

I have seen most of the movies you listed and have enjoyed all of them. I really enjoy the old classics, (Casablanca, Vertigo, Gone With The Wind, African Queen, The Birds, Psycho, Key Largo, Guess Who's Coming To Dinner, To Sir With Love, The Graduate). I can go on and on and you're right, Top 20 is not enough. Some of my favorites are way before my time but I have always enjoyed them. Great article! Thanks for posting.


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tillsontitan 3 years ago from New York Author

Yes Avianvoice, Avatar could certainly be number twenty-one. It was a mesmerizing movie with a beautiful story.

Rose as they say "oldies but goodies"! Thank you so much for reading. I'm glad you enjoyed it.


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iguidenetwork 3 years ago from Austin, TX

What a shame, I have only seen eight on the list. Will endeavor to see the other classic favorites. Thanks for coming up with a good list. Voted up. :)


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tillsontitan 3 years ago from New York Author

Well iguidenetwork, it is a subject list but I'm glad you think they are good movies. I hope you enjoy the movies as much as the list. Thanks for the vote.


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Express10 3 years ago from East Coast

My favorites on this list include The Wizard of Oz, The Green Mile, Raiders Of The Lost Ark, and Forrest Gump. The Green Mile and Forrest Gump made me cry at certain points. For those of us that haven't seen all of the movies on the list, it certainly provides some good suggestions for movies to watch.


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tillsontitan 3 years ago from New York Author

Thanks Express, yes, both movies made me cry too!


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Suzie HQ 3 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

Hi Mary,

Great list, how difficult it is when you limit to 10 or even 20 in films. With so many genres never mind decades, you did a great job!! Most I have seen and some of my all time favorites feature which are the exceptional The Quiet Man (of course!!) , Ben Hur and Gone With The Wind I adore sitting down to with a box of choccies, mobile turned off and snuggled into the sofa on a wet, cold wintery day with tissues at the ready!! Voted up, interesting, awesome, shared!


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Blond Logic 3 years ago from Brazil

Yup, that's a good list. I haven't see all of those. If I say I'm not a John Wayne fan do I have to give up my American citizenship?

Planet of the Apes creeped me out! Talking apes isn't my idea of entertainment.

Jaws- well I still can't go in the water without constantly looking behind me. Scary film. You have some of my favorites. Wizard of Oz, Raiders of the lost ark. Just great entertainment. I love Rocky, ET, and Lord of the Rings as well. Great idea for a hub.


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tillsontitan 3 years ago from New York Author

Oh Suzie you do know how to watch a movie...nothing, and I mean nothing, beats a box of chocolates! Of course tissues are always a must when watching a good movie ;) Thanks for votes and shares they are appreciated.

No Blond Logic we won't drum you out of America BUT, don't tell the guys ;) The three you named were good movies too. Thanks for stopping by.


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sgbrown 3 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

I can't believe it, but I have actually watched every one of these! This is a great list. It must have been hard to choose as there are so many really good movies out there. I have to admit that one of my all time favorites would be "Pretty Woman", but then I love Richard Geer! I could watch John Wayne movies all night! Just too many to talk about. Great list, voted up and interesting! :)


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tillsontitan 3 years ago from New York Author

It was tough sgb. I loved "African Queen" to name just one of many more great ones I could've listed. "Pretty Woman" was a great movie too. John Wayne, well, what can we say! Thanks for the votes.


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TCurtis Moore 3 years ago

I liked this, but I don't have a top 20. When I was growing up it was John Wayne everything, and Clint Eastwood. The older movies do have more meaning, and content. In today's shows if things don't blowup every five seconds it's not a movie.


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tillsontitan 3 years ago from New York Author

It's really hard to pick a top twenty TCurtis...I know what you mean about blowing things up...seems if things are't faced paced and loud they don't get watched. Thanks for taking time to read some of my favorites.


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Steve Lensman 3 years ago from London, England

So glad to see my favourite movie, Ben-Hur, in your top 20 Mary.

Plenty of other favourites too including Jaws, Star Wars, Vertigo, Snow White, Bridge on the River Kwai, Planet of the Apes and Raiders of the Lost Ark.

Is this your top 20 personal favourites or what you believe to be the greatest films?

I've tried doing top 20's and always regret leaving films out, they become top 30's and ultimately a top 100 which I used to have on my HP profile page. And in alphabetical order, its almost impossible to properly rank all those films.

I am surprised you left out Casablanca, that would have been in my top 20, much better than Fatal Attraction IMO. :)

Voted Up and Interesting!


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tillsontitan 3 years ago from New York Author

Yes Steve, it is MY personal list. I know I left out a lot of really good movies, it wasn't easy. I tried to go kind of cross-genre. I chose Fatal Attraction because of its shock value ;) Thanks so much for reading and voting!


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midget38 3 years ago from Singapore

Of this list, Saving Private Ryan is my favorite. Thanks for sharing, Mary.


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tillsontitan 3 years ago from New York Author

It was a powerful movie Michelle! Glad you enjoyed my list GF.


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

Hi Mary, came back for another read. I love forrest gump! lol! voted up and shared, nell


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tillsontitan 3 years ago from New York Author

You're the best Nell!


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DeborahNeyens 3 years ago from Iowa

Great list! I love the diversity. The funny thing is, I don't know that I would have picked any of these as my personal top 20, except for maybe Raiders of the Lost Ark. But I wouldn't say that any of them don't belong. Now I'll have to come up with my own top 20!


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tillsontitan 3 years ago from New York Author

I'd love to know what you come up with....it isn't as easy as it looks. After finishing and going back I thought of others too.


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epigramman 3 years ago

Great choices, one and all, my film buff friend and this hub is such a labor of love too. I can just tell you love your movies.

I miss Ebert and Siskel though. They were the best and I loved how they would argue with each other. I guess they're both sitting in their beloved balcony seats in the great cinema house in the sky.

I will post and link your awesome list here to my FB page for all to see and read and I am sending to you 3 big Canadian hugs from Little Miss Tiffy and Mister Gabriel after night shift sleep at 2:59pm and I will be back later on as I am eyeing your Jack the Ripper hub.


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tillsontitan 3 years ago from New York Author

Oh Epi it is always so good to see you but you really should be getting your sleep! No one beats Siskel and Ebert, they were the best for sure. Please read my hubs anytime dear friend. Hugs right back to you and Tiffy and Gabriel! Thanks for linking on your FB page too.


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PegCole17 19 months ago from Dallas, Texas

These are some of my favorite movies of all time, too, Mary. I've seen most of them and loved them, but now I have a couple of new ones to see like Sunset Boulevard and The Searchers. Loved Schindler's List, Raiders, GWTW, and Little Big Man was amazing with all the transitions Dustin Hoffman made during the movie. Vertigo is one I remember seeing as a child and still love it as I love just about anything with Jimmy Stewart. Like you, I have trouble narrowing down the list to only twenty movies.


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tillsontitan 19 months ago from New York Author

Thanks for sharing Peg. There are so many great movies it might have been better to try to pick one hundred. There will never be another James Stewart.

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