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Which is The Greatest Movie Ever?

  1. mastergreen profile image81
    mastergreenposted 2 years ago

    Hi,
    In your opinion, Which movie is The Greatest Movie Ever?
    It should be one that you have personally seen as i think the personal experience is also very important in the Art sense. Would be happy to see some Action/Comedy titles in there too. Just trying to see if there is a general consensus regarding which film is the best of the best, the most brilliant, The Greatest Movie Ever!

    1. lions44 profile image95
      lions44posted 2 years ago in reply to this

      The Godfather. (first one only)

    2. peachpurple profile image78
      peachpurpleposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Titanic, the first and last movie i ever bring my kids to watch with us.

    3. bethperry profile image90
      bethperryposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      What a difficult question to answer - there are so many great films! But if I had to narrow it down to just one film being the best all-around developed movie of all time, it would have to be GANDHI.
      After GANDHI would be these five:
      The Godfather (the original, #1 in the series)
      Ben-Hur
      Gone With The Wind
      LOTR (the whole trilogy)
      Excalibur

    4. Shinkicker profile image91
      Shinkickerposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Network

      "I'm mad as hell and I'm not gonna take this anymore"

    5. gposchman profile image86
      gposchmanposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Considering an answer would be purely subjective, based upon the question, it is impossible for me to answer, because no single film qualifies for me. I can't even give you a favorite because it would depend upon my mood. You cant use the Oscars as a deciding criteria because of how films are chosen and who votes. While I cant give you a specific film I can give you criteria for you to use from Director John Huston

      It is not an exact quote, but it is as close as I can make it -

      "A great film has several memorable scenes in it, and no bad ones."

      Start there to make a search, but not even the AFI will name a single film, but they will give you a list of the 100 best dramas, westerns, comedies, etc...

      You get my point.

      Gene Poschman

    6. KFlippin profile image60
      KFlippinposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" and "Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolf" and "Vertigo" and "It's a Wonderful Life" and "My Name is Nobody" (an old Western with Fonda).

    7. PhoenixV profile image81
      PhoenixVposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      I like a lot of movies. Here's just a few.

      African Queen
      Gladiator
      The Deer Hunter
      Apocalypse Now
      Bridge over River Kwai
      True Grit
      The Third Man
      Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid
      Mr. Smith Goes To Washington
      Groundhog Day

    8. lovetherain profile image58
      lovetherainposted 4 months ago in reply to this

      Star Wars.

  2. micko27 profile image74
    micko27posted 2 years ago

    one flew over the cuckoo's nest

    it just inspires me a lot

  3. colorfulone profile image90
    colorfuloneposted 2 years ago

    Saving Private Ryan is one of the best war movies.

  4. Carol Reed profile image78
    Carol Reedposted 2 years ago

    In my opinion,out of all of the movies I have watched, I would have to say, the Greatest Movie Ever in the Christmas genre is, "It's a Wonderful Life."
    In the Classic Family category, "Heidi," Classic Old Time Movie, if that is even a genre would be, "Gone With the Wind"  and All time Greatest Thriller, "Gone Girl." The Greatest Movie Ever as far as comedy goes, "The Hangover." The Greatest Movie Ever in the Western films, "Shane." Did I leave any categories out?

  5. Sed-me profile image82
    Sed-meposted 2 years ago

    Gone with the wind... in a class by itself.

  6. DrMark1961 profile image92
    DrMark1961posted 2 years ago

    Apocalypse Now

    1. Solaras profile image92
      Solarasposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Funny I just referenced that on another thread - "The Horror, the horror."

      1. DrMark1961 profile image92
        DrMark1961posted 2 years ago in reply to this

        The ghost of Marlon Brando had a good laugh at that one!

  7. Phyllis Doyle profile image90
    Phyllis Doyleposted 2 years ago

    Secondhand Lions, with Robert Duvall and Michael Caine. If you have not seen it you really should. I love it !!!!

    1. bethperry profile image90
      bethperryposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Omg, one of the BEST films ever!!

  8. Solaras profile image92
    Solarasposted 2 years ago

    All of these foregoing movies would be in my top ten.  In my top ten I include franchises as a single film. So Godfather one and two make the top 5 as a single film (3 was vile so it is not on the list). All three  Lord of the Rings movies count in my top ten as one marvelous compendium.

    I would like to add the Green Mile and Shawshank Redemption to the list of greats (Steven King is brilliant). I can and do watch them over and over again.

    1. Sed-me profile image82
      Sed-meposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      LOTR is a great trilogy. Has anyone ever seen Warrior? It's one of my favorites.

      1. Solaras profile image92
        Solarasposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        No, I never heard of that; what is it, and where do I find it - I trust your taste!

        1. Sed-me profile image82
          Sed-meposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          I don't know if you'll like it or not. I loved it.
          http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1291584/

  9. colorfulone profile image90
    colorfuloneposted 2 years ago

    Escape from Alcatraz (1997) with Clint Eastwood.

  10. Solaras profile image92
    Solarasposted 2 years ago

    Oh, I have to throw out, The Lion In Winter.  Love, love that film!

  11. gmwilliams profile image83
    gmwilliamsposted 2 years ago

    There are so many, not one will do:
    Casablanca
    The Caine Mutiny
    The Ten Commandments
    Doctor Zhivago
    War and Peace, especially the Russian version
    Saving Private Ryan
    Lawrence of Arabia
    Zorba the Greek
    Judgement at Nuremburg
    Ivan the Terrible, the Russian version
    Potemkin, the Russian version
    The Pianist
    The Godfather, especially Part I
    The Great Escape

  12. colorfulone profile image90
    colorfuloneposted 2 years ago

    The movie I saw only once, that sticks out in my mind as epic at the moment is the 1st black and white silent motion picture of......Beauty And The Beast.

    1. colorfulone profile image90
      colorfuloneposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      It was on film. (real to real)

  13. SAQIB6608 profile image52
    SAQIB6608posted 2 years ago

    Many are my fav.. The top 5 are:
    ...Forrest Gump
    ...Up (animated but great 1)
    ...Shawshank Redemption
    ...Godfather Triology(1st 1 in particular)
    ...The Departed (Starring Jack Nicholson and De Caprio)

    1. KFlippin profile image60
      KFlippinposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Also never to be forgotten:  "The Green Mile" , awesome and compelling and sensitive and insightful movie that well ultimately reflects humanity at both its best and worst.

  14. colorfulone profile image90
    colorfuloneposted 2 years ago

    Of Mice and Men

  15. mastergreen profile image81
    mastergreenposted 2 years ago

    Thanks for all the nominees guys, so many good titles out there, all for us to discover. But i think the most mentioned film is Godfather 1 and the most mentioned trilogy is LOTR. Good choices guys. And i'm sure there will be more titles for us to discover, so keep watching and just keep going. Keep adding to this list if you know more names guys. Thanks again.

  16. Aime F profile image84
    Aime Fposted 2 years ago

    Requiem for a Dream, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Schindler's List, Blade Runner

  17. mastergreen profile image81
    mastergreenposted 2 years ago

    How come there aren't any new titles from the contemporary era?

    1. Sed-me profile image82
      Sed-meposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      I posted Warrior which was 2011.
      Several of us posted LOTR which is also this decade.

  18. kotobukijake profile image85
    kotobukijakeposted 2 years ago

    I personally find many of the listed films to be excellent (and a couple to be out of left field). The films I give a ten-star rating to would be:
    12 Angry Men
    American Beauty
    Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
    The Dark Knight
    Dr. Strangelove, or; How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
    Fargo
    The Godfather
    The Godfather, Part II
    Grave of the Fireflies
    Juno
    Memento
    No Country for Old Men
    O Brother, Where Art Thou?
    The Pianist
    The Princess Bride
    Raising Arizona
    Schindler's List
    The Silence of the Lambs
    Thank You for Smoking
    To Kill a Mockingbird
    The Usual Suspects
    Wag the Dog
    Feels like I may have forgotten one or two. Anyway, to more directly answer the topic at hand, the Best All-Around Film may be The Godfather, but my personal #1 Greatest Film is O Brother, Where Art Thou? It's a toss-up between O Brother and The Princess Bride for Most Rewatchable Film, and Grave of the Fireflies is easily the Greatest Animated Film; it's a toss-up between Fireflies and Crouching Tiger for Best Film Not in the English Language.

  19. mastergreen profile image81
    mastergreenposted 2 years ago

    You are right, there are a lot of contemporary hits too. Thanks for all the movie titles guys.

  20. DzyMsLizzy profile image93
    DzyMsLizzyposted 2 years ago

    Wow--like everyone else, I cannot pick a single favorite.  I don't even know if anyone else would consider the movies that struck a chord with me to be "great."  As another has commented, that is totally subjective.  A few of my favorites, though, (depending on my mood) would be:

    Grumpy Old Men
    On Golden Pond
    Driving Miss Daisy
    Somewhere in Time
    Dances With Wolves
    Mrs. Doubtfire
    Dead Poets' Society
    Enemy Mine
    Titanic
    The Poseidon Adventure (the original, with Shelly Winters)
    The Birds
    Psycho

    That's an even dozen, and I think that's probably a good enough listing... wink

  21. mastergreen profile image81
    mastergreenposted 2 years ago

    Wow! That's a good quote. Those are some good ones guys, thank you.

  22. brimancandy profile image81
    brimancandyposted 17 months ago

    I would have to say Star Wars. Because everyone knows Star Wars.

    But if you want to talk classic. I would have to say the Wizard of Oz or The sound of music.

    Wizard of Oz is probably one of the oldest movies that has been shown on television for decades, and it has been sold in every home video format that has been invented.

    Makes me wonder how many people remember the lazor disc player.

  23. AnnaDanishek profile image60
    AnnaDanishekposted 17 months ago

    To my mind Dogville is the most thrilling film ever

  24. SAQIB6608 profile image52
    SAQIB6608posted 17 months ago

    Another List:

    The Prestige
    Slumdog Millionaire
    Mull Holland Drive
    Invictus

  25. Annabela William profile image79
    Annabela Williamposted 4 months ago

    According to IMDB and me, The Shawshank Redemption 1994 is the best Hollywood Movie of all time. You can watch this movie on movies4star.

    1. brimancandy profile image81
      brimancandyposted 4 months ago in reply to this

      I don't know if it qualifies as the greatest, but, it certainly is a good movie.

  26. cheaptrick profile image75
    cheaptrickposted 4 months ago

    Without a doubt the greatest movie ever is 'Idiocracy' ;The guy who wrote it said "I never thought my movie would turn into a documentary"...and it has in spades!

  27. Kathryn L Hill profile image89
    Kathryn L Hillposted 3 months ago

    The new (recent) greatest movie of all time is Gold!!!!
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1800302/
    (But you wouldn't want to watch it more than once.)

    1. mastergreen profile image81
      mastergreenposted 3 months ago in reply to this

      Ok thank you.

      1. Kathryn L Hill profile image89
        Kathryn L Hillposted 3 months ago in reply to this

        … well, come back after you have seen it. I would be interested in your critique ...

  28. mr5boo profile image59
    mr5booposted 6 weeks ago

    Oh wow,the $64,000 question.
    where shall I begin??????
    Its a wonderful life
    Gone with the wind
    wuthering heights (Olivier & Olberon version)
    Captains courageous (Spencer Tracey)
    The wizard of Oz
    Thunderbolt and Lightfoot
    I better stop..........I could go forever

    1. mastergreen profile image81
      mastergreenposted 6 weeks ago in reply to this

      Thank you for the list. Those are some good choices. I will try to see them all. Take care.

 
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