What are your favorite top five movies?

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  1. tillsontitan profile image86
    tillsontitanposted 5 years ago

    What are your favorite top five movies?

    I recently wrote a hub about my favorite top twenty movies and received a lot of comments.  This is my poll to see what Hubbers top movies might be but due to space and trying to pin down the answers I am limiting you to five.

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  2. janshares profile image95
    jansharesposted 5 years ago

    "Aliens"
    "Lady Sings the Blues"
    "Psycho"
    "Batman"
    "The Wizard of Oz"
    This was not easy; some favorites left off but these are among my top ten.

    1. tillsontitan profile image86
      tillsontitanposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I know it is difficult and appreciate your answer!  I'm going to gather them all and see how many "common films there are".  Thanks Jan.

  3. Glimmer Twin Fan profile image98
    Glimmer Twin Fanposted 5 years ago

    Had to come answer this because I love a good movie, but it will be tough.  In no particular order....

    Gone with the Wind
    Goodfellas
    Casablanca
    Apocalypse Now
    Midnight Cowboy

    I love movies that make me think about them over and over again.  I could add a bunch to this, and probably come back tomorrow and change my answers too.  I could also watch these over and over again and never get tired of them.

    1. tillsontitan profile image86
      tillsontitanposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I know, that's why I asked the question because it is so hard to choose!

  4. junkseller profile image83
    junksellerposted 5 years ago

    The Gamers: Dorkness Rising (2008)
    Paper Man (2009)
    Antichrist (2009)
    Another Earth (2011)
    Blood Car (2007)

    These aren't going to help you for finding commonalities. Two of them at least most people probably won't have ever even heard of. I tend to go for the small-budget, independent stuff. Four of them probably aren't for everyone, but Another Earth is a fantastic movie I recommend for everyone.

    1. tillsontitan profile image86
      tillsontitanposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks junkseller.  It is so interesting to see what other people like.  I will have to look for Another Earth.

  5. NateB11 profile image93
    NateB11posted 5 years ago

    The Matrix
    Return of the Jedi
    Revenge of the Sith
    Lost in Translation
    Ghost Dog

    There are more movies I'd consider my favorites, but that's the top 5.

    1. tillsontitan profile image86
      tillsontitanposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks Nate.  I know its hard to narrow it down to five!

  6. byshea profile image87
    bysheaposted 5 years ago

    Top 5?  It changes every time I think about it.  Let's see....

    American Graffiti
    Star Wars
    Avengers
    Bull Durham
    God Father

    1. tillsontitan profile image86
      tillsontitanposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      That's so true byshea...I think our mood and new movies affect our choices.

  7. Diana Lee profile image81
    Diana Leeposted 5 years ago

    My top five are:

    Dirty Dancing

    Love Me Tender

    How the West was Won

    National Lampoon's Vacation

    Ground Hog's Day

    I love old classics as well as new ones.  A good love story, a western drama, or something off the wall funny are some of my favorites.

    1. tillsontitan profile image86
      tillsontitanposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      The first two you listed are embbeded in my heart!  Great stars and lots of love in them.  Vacation is a true classic!

  8. jobs4newcastle profile image61
    jobs4newcastleposted 5 years ago

    I watched lots of movie but my favourite top 5 movie are -

    1) Enemy at the gates
    2) Sharpshooter (2007)
    3) Sherlock Holmes
    4) Rocky
    5) The Transporter

    1. tillsontitan profile image86
      tillsontitanposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Interesting choices jobs, thank you for answering.

  9. ishwaryaa22 profile image86
    ishwaryaa22posted 5 years ago

    My favorite top five movies are:

    1) Titanic
    2) Gone with the Wind
    3) Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
    4) Sense and Sensibility
    5) Pretty Woman

    I kept watching the above mentioned film numerous times.

    1. tillsontitan profile image86
      tillsontitanposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I've seen them all many times too!

    2. hmclio profile image83
      hmclioposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I love Seven Brides for Seven Brothers; I have loved it since I was little and it's still a classic!

  10. Sunshine625 profile image93
    Sunshine625posted 5 years ago

    My top five favorite movies (at this time) are....
    Crash
    A Night at the Roxbury
    Shrek (all of them)
    Goodfellas
    Green Mile

    1. tillsontitan profile image86
      tillsontitanposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      No Monsters, Inc.?

    2. Sunshine625 profile image93
      Sunshine625posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      That's in my top 20 smile

  11. StoneCircle profile image88
    StoneCircleposted 5 years ago

    Godfather 1, 2, &3  I have spent a day watching this trilogy many times in my life. You can't see just one.
    Rooster Cogburn   Great childhood memories that consist of popcorn and my folks.
    Saving Private Ryan We should all know what our grandfathers fought for.
    Kill Bill Vol 1&2  Cause everybody was Kung Fu Fighting . . . .
    Wall E The story of what could be our future.

    1. tillsontitan profile image86
      tillsontitanposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I love your choices, especially Wall E (I wrote a hub about it)...bought it for my grandson a few years ago and now its one of our favorites.

    2. LoisRyan13903 profile image81
      LoisRyan13903posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      In my case What my father fought for  SPR is in my top list as well, maybe top 10

  12. nArchuleta profile image90
    nArchuletaposted 5 years ago

    Ooh, if anyone else knows these movies...
    -Broken English
    -Long, Dark Night (Druga Mracna Noc)
    -Sugar Baby
    -Welcome to Sarajevo
    -A Walk on the Moon

    I always find it tough to answer the "What is your fave movie" question because, except for the last two, most people have never heard of the others.

    1. tillsontitan profile image86
      tillsontitanposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      You've got me! I've never heard of any of them.  My list of movies to watch is getting longer and longer!  Thanks narchuleta.

  13. hmclio profile image83
    hmclioposted 5 years ago

    I actually have a hard time picking five because it gives me so much choice. I can name my first and second favorites without question but finding anything beyond that is hard.

    1) Interview with the Vampire
    It is one of the few book-to-screen movies that actually did well in regards to the book. The acting and directing was very well done, and it is my favorite book of all time.

    2) Spirited Away
    The animation is beautifully painted and the story is wonderful. I think it, along with many of the Studio Ghibli films, is a movie that should be seen regardless of it being a "cartoon" or not.

    3) A Few Good Men
    Good script, amazing acting. Just all around a good movie. If I can't decide what movie I want to watch, this always ends up in my player somehow because it is just great.

    4) Mr. Holland's Opus
    It raises a really good point about the effect of arts in schools. "If you take all the arts out of schools, pretty soon kids will not have anything to read or write about!" In addition it is just a good movie.

    5) Phantom of the Opera
    I prefer the live stage production. But the movie, in my opinion was a very good rendition of the ALW musical. It had actors that were pleasing to the eye (an important factor in screen filming more so than on stage) who also had decent voices. Say what you will about the 2004 movie, but after having read the book and watched/heard several actors perform the roles, the movie is still good.

    1. tillsontitan profile image86
      tillsontitanposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      What a great comment!  Not only did you list your movies but you gave a brief synopsis!  Thanks so much.

    2. ishwaryaa22 profile image86
      ishwaryaa22posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I agree with tillsontitan - this is indeed a great comment!

    3. hmclio profile image83
      hmclioposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks! I like to give reasons for my opinions and back up my choices but I know sometimes I tend to ramble!

  14. DexisView profile image73
    DexisViewposted 5 years ago

    Top 5 favorites:
    1) The Notebook  (My all time favorite.  Nothing else comes close.)
    2) Sound of Music
    3) White Chicks
    4) Dirty Dancing
    5) Sex In The City (1)
    I love a movie that melts my heart, but also love one that makes me laugh like crazy!

    1. tillsontitan profile image86
      tillsontitanposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I still haven't seen Notebook but it is near the very top of my list.

  15. german83 profile image65
    german83posted 5 years ago

    My top five (not in order):

    - A Bronx Tale
    - The Usual Suspects
    - Star Wars Ep. 3
    - Saving Private Ryan
    - Forrest Gump

    1. tillsontitan profile image86
      tillsontitanposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Interesting choices but anything with DeNiro has to be good!  Thanks German.

  16. JulieBoydCole profile image63
    JulieBoydColeposted 5 years ago

    Shawshank Redemption
    Baby Boom
    It's A Wonderful Life
    Le Miserables
    Gone With the Wind

    1. tillsontitan profile image86
      tillsontitanposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Good choices.  Les Mis was marvelous.

  17. profile image0
    Motown2Chitownposted 5 years ago

    HARD!  But I'll give this one a shot.  In no particular order:

    The Green Mile
    Arsenic and Old Lace
    The Thorn Birds
    The Shoes of the Fisherman
    To Kill a Mockingbird

    Phew.  I could have kept typing for a long time!  Great question.

    1. tillsontitan profile image86
      tillsontitanposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Oooh, good ones.  I forgot about Arsenic and Old Lace, a really great classic!

    2. profile image0
      Motown2Chitownposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I've never (and still to this day never do) laughed so hard in my life.  And I was only 13 the first time I saw it.

    3. tillsontitan profile image86
      tillsontitanposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      It was hilarious and Cary Grant was certainly at the top of his game in it!

  18. fpherj48 profile image78
    fpherj48posted 5 years ago

    Till....I see you're well aware that this is a difficult limitation.  I love hundreds of movies.  Just to simplify things, I'll choose 5 now, for the purpose of your question.....just so you know that on any given day, it could be 5 completely different movies.  "Favorite" is the word that makes it most difficult for me. 
    I mean, C'mon girlfriend....for 10 years, Butter Pecan was my FAVORITE ice cream.  Now I'm into Rocky Road.   Although I LOVE comedy (like that would surprise you)...I also like a good drama too.
    5. (Classic)  "Arsenic & Old Lace"
    4. "Crash"
    3. "Bachelor Party"
    2. "The Break-Up"
    1.  "Monster's Ball"
    I have dozens going through my head right now.....but like a menu with too many choices.....I had to choose!

    1. fpherj48 profile image78
      fpherj48posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      OH Dear!!!   CORRECTION!!   I did not mean "Bachelor Party!".........I meant  "THE HANGOVER"........I suppose one causes the other, but I had to clarify this.  I loved  "THE HANGOVER."   I don't even know if there is a movie called "Bachelor Party!"

    2. tillsontitan profile image86
      tillsontitanposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Love your choices Effer...Hmm,   you want a movie that either makes you laugh or makes you cry wink  Sounds familiar.

    3. fpherj48 profile image78
      fpherj48posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Tillie.....LOL!   Yeah.....laugh or cry...you're right!   Two emotions I know best and can handle.   I don't want movies that SCARE me, CONFUSE me (& we know how easy that is!) or put me to sleep.  As for "laughter," the "Hangover," nearly did me

    4. tillsontitan profile image86
      tillsontitanposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Have you seen "Hangover II"....three is now out you know.

    5. fpherj48 profile image78
      fpherj48posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I have not seen II and III.....as always, I'm months behind the pack.  Besides, I need to rest up b4 watching.  If II & III are even close to as hilarious as the first......I may have to be hospitalized.  smile

    6. LoisRyan13903 profile image81
      LoisRyan13903posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Bachelor party with Tom Hanks.  Very funny but his more serious ones are better like Saving PVT Ryan and Green Mile

  19. DzyMsLizzy profile image95
    DzyMsLizzyposted 5 years ago

    Only 5?  Hmmm....there are soooo many...I'll have to resort to some "batching."

    Somewhere in Time
    M.A.S.H. (The original movie)
    The Star Trek Movies--all of them
    The Star Wars Movies--all of them
    Titanic

    **List subject to change upon a whim.. LOL

    1. tillsontitan profile image86
      tillsontitanposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Oh I like that DzyMsLizzy, it may be cheating but its a good way to get those movies on a list of only five!

  20. MickeySr profile image80
    MickeySrposted 5 years ago

    Of course any favorites list is always excruciating to work out - favorite guitar player, favorite food, favorite hub-writer . . . 'if I include this one, which other one is there no room for?'. Is it favorite because it's just that good, or is it a particularly influential/important film, is it special to me for some reason (a favorite of my youth or the 1st film I saw with my wife, etc). Setting all those concerns aside, just listing what comes to me as I sit here ~

    1. 'A Tale Of Two Cities' (1935 with Ronald Colman) - it's a perfect movie, from the small quiet love scenes to the epic storming of the Bastille, it's flawless.

    2. 'Taxi Driver' - an American masterpiece, hard to watch, but brilliant.

    3. 'Brazil' - love it, one sane man against a world buried under mad bureaucracy.

    4. 'Mysterious Island' - the Civil War, pirates, giant creatures, underwater cities, and Capt. Nemo . . . the perfect 10 year old boy movie.

    5. 'Talk Of The Town' - Cary Grant (a suspect hiding out) & Ronald Colman (a supreme court nomine) debating the role of the law in a free society, over a game of chess in front of a fireplace in a cottage where Jean Arthur is actually running the show, directed by George Stevens - c'mon!

    1. tillsontitan profile image86
      tillsontitanposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Not only is your list impressive Mickey, but your explanations are too!  Maybe you should be writing movie hubs instead of me wink

  21. Get Thin for Good profile image71
    Get Thin for Goodposted 5 years ago

    No 1 has to be Nacho Libre

    No 2: Ghost

    No 3: Bad Boys

    No 4: Pretty Woman

    No 5: Forrest Gump

    1. tillsontitan profile image86
      tillsontitanposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks Get Thin, I just love seeing everyone's favorites.

  22. joanveronica profile image82
    joanveronicaposted 5 years ago

    Hi Mary, here is my list:

    To Kill a Mockingbird
    Cats
    Gone with the Wind
    The Cruel Sea
    Lord of Rings - first part

    See you!

    1. tillsontitan profile image86
      tillsontitanposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks Joan.  Always good to see you and seeing your favorites...good choices!

  23. Thief12 profile image92
    Thief12posted 4 years ago

    Top two are The Shawshank Redemption and Seven. The other three might range from Aliens, Die Hard, LA Confidential, Syriana... too many to pick.

    1. tillsontitan profile image86
      tillsontitanposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Good choices.  Shawshank Redepmtion was great!

  24. IslandBites profile image87
    IslandBitesposted 4 years ago

    1. Life is beautiful

    Braveheart, The Pianist, Lord of the Rings, PiƱero, Requiem for a Dream, Schindler's List, etc. Cant decide.

    1. tillsontitan profile image86
      tillsontitanposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Great selection!!

  25. LoisRyan13903 profile image81
    LoisRyan13903posted 4 years ago

    The Wizard of Oz (1939)
    Star Wars (the original)
    Jaws
    Force Ten From Navarone
    Sgt York

    It's a toss up between Wizard of Oz and Star Wars as all time favorite

  26. Laura Schneider profile image92
    Laura Schneiderposted 4 years ago

    Who can possibly pick just 5?!?

    My top five (in order) would have to be...
    1. LadyHawke
    2. the Alien series (I like them all, especially the first)
    3. Places in the Heart
    4. Sabrina (the original version)
    5. Breakfast at Tiffany's (Audrey Hepburn, George Pepard)

    Coming in close behind would be the ones I can watch over and over in the background:

    * Star Wars (the whole series, especially Empire Strikes Back)
    * Superman (with Christopher Reeve)
    * The Sound of Music
    * Hamlet (B&W with Lawrence Olivier)
    * Toy Story (animation directed by Pete Doctor(sp?))
    * The Holy Grail (Monty Python--plebeian, but true)
    * Benny and Joon (brilliant Johnny Depp, as always)
    * Edward Scissorhands (Depp again)

    Other favorites that require full attention:
    * Rozencrantz and Gildenstern are Dead (starring everyone before they were anyone)
    * The Circus (very, very obscure--by Alexander Calder, inventor of the "mobile" art form--hanging stuff from strings that moves in air currents)
    * The Gold Rush (silent, Charlie Chaplin)
    * Lagaan (from Bollywood)
    * On Wings of Desire (foreign, German--just watch it, don't read a description of it first or it'll be ruined)
    * To Kill a Mockingbird

    I like dozens of "normal" movies, too, like Indiana Jones and stuff--I'm not all esoteric and totally weird--these movies just happen to be my favorites in a list such as this, "subject to change on a whim" as someone else said. I'm a huge movie fan.

    1. tillsontitan profile image86
      tillsontitanposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I know how you feel Laura there is just such a plethora of great movies!

  27. nehanatu86 profile image87
    nehanatu86posted 4 years ago

    Choosing just five is difficult..but let me try.
    In no particular order:

    The Terminal, You've Got Mail, The Shawshank Redemption, My best friend's wedding, Cast Away

  28. profile image37
    independentmindedposted 16 months ago

    My favorite films are as follows:

    West Side Story (the tops for me, regarding movies.)

    Sound of Music

    French Connection.

    Dirty Harry (the first one)
    Wizard of Oz

    The Graduate

    Bonnie & Clyde

    Lawrence of Arabia

    Dr. Zhivago

    Georgy Girl

    Midnight Cowboy

    Jaws (the first one)

    Easy Rider

    Fantasia (the original one)

    Fantasia 2000 (not quite as good as the original, but it was okay, just the same.)

    Old Yeller

  29. Thomas Deignan profile image86
    Thomas Deignanposted 8 months ago

    I'd have to say

    - The Dark Knight
    - Interstellar
    - Pulp Fiction
    - The Breakfast Club
    - Reservoir Dogs

    Maybe not in that particular order, but something like that.

 
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