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    my list not in particular order

    1 - ashes of time [hk]
    2 - it's a wonderful life [us]
    3 - love actually [uk]
    4 - once upon a time in china [hk]
    5 - doll [jap]
    6 - spring, summer, fall, winter… and spring [sk]
    7 - die hard [us]
    8 - memento [us]
    9 - star wars episode iv [us]
    10 - alien [us]
    11 - a very long engagement [fr]
    12 - in the mood for love [hk]
    13 - hero [ch]
    14 - joint security area [sk]
    15 - enter the dragon [hk/us]
    16 - farewell my concubine [ch]
    17- memories of murder [sk]
    18 - pyscho [us]
    19 - 2001: space oddysey [uk]
    20 - seven samurai [jp]
    21 - vertigo [us]
    22 - saving private ryan [us]
    23 - shawshank redemption [us]
    24 - gandhi [in/uk]
    25 - before sunset [us]
    26 - fist of fury [hk]
    27 - la vita e bella (life is beautiful) [it]
    28 - basic instinct [us]
    29 - city of god [fr/br]
    30 - les enfant du paradis [fr]
    31 - battle royale [jp]
    32 - metropolis [ger]
    33 - the pianist [fr/pol/ger/uk]
    34 - the great escape [us]
    35 - 12 angry men [us]
    36 - the sound of music [us]
    37 - old boy [sk]
    38 - taegukgi [sk]
    39 - ran [jp]
    40 - comrades, almost a love story [hk]

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    That's a great list, but I don't know some of those foreign ones though

    My list should look something like this also not in particular order ...

    1 Terminator 2
    2 Gladiator
    3 Once Upon a Time in China
    4 Once Upon a Time in China 2
    5 Fist of Legend
    6 Star Wars episode IV
    7 Star Wars episode V : The Empire Strikes Back
    8 Star Wars episode VI: Return of the Jedi
    9 Shaolin Temple I
    10 Shaolin Temple 2
    11 Infernal Affair
    12 Police Story
    13 Armour of God
    14 Drunken Master 2
    15 My Sassy Girl
    16 Heat
    17 The Godfather Part 1
    18 The Godfather Part 2
    19 Savings Private Ryan
    20 The Killing Fields
    21 The Last Emperor
    22 A Better Tomorrow
    23 A Better Tomoorrow 2
    24 The Killer
    25 Independence Day
    26 Titanic
    27 Forest Gump
    28 Traffic
    29 Hero
    30 The Matrix
    31 Schindler's List
    32 The Lord of the Ring : The Fellowship of the Ring
    33 The Lord of the Ring : The Two Towers
    34 The Lord of the Ring : Return of the King
    35 A Beautiful Mind
    36 Amadeus
    37 The Sixth Sense
    38 Tale of the Two Sisters
    39 Seven
    40 A Chinese Ghost Story

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    40? I can barely decide on my top 5, much less 40.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moinllieon
    40? I can barely decide on my top 5, much less 40.
    Only 40 movies, I'm sure you've watched more than 40

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    Quote Originally Posted by chickenfeet
    Only 40 movies, I'm sure you've watched more than 40
    Yeah, but organizing into a list of the best ones is quite an undertaking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moinllieon
    Yeah, but organizing into a list of the best ones is quite an undertaking.
    Moin is quite right... the first 5 would be easy but the rest would be just the first movie that comes in my head and I am just filling in the slots

    Maybe that is only happening to me and Moin only
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    Tough .... very tough to come out with the absolute Top 40 but here's my list : (not in order of importance)

    1. Hero (Ying Xiong)
    2. Once Upon a Time in China
    3. Ben Hur
    4. My Sassy Girl
    5. In the Mood for Love
    6. All Quiet in the Western Front
    7. Great Expectation
    8. Musa
    9. Days of Being Wild
    10. The Sound of Music

    11. Ran
    12. Eyes Wide Shut
    13. Moulin Rouge!
    14. Farewell to my Concubine
    15. Cinema Paradiso
    16. Rear Window
    17. The Bridge of River Kwai
    18. WildGeese
    19. Alien
    20. Rambo

    21. Star Wars
    22. Pyscho
    23. High Noon
    24. Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter ... and Spring
    25. North by Northwest
    26. Fist of Legend
    27. Oldboy
    28. Ong Bak
    29. Breakfast at Tiffany's
    30. Enter the Dragon

    31. Traffic
    32. A very long engagement
    33. The Others
    34. The Bride with White Hair
    35. Infernal Affair
    36. The Matrix
    37. A Tale of Two Sisters
    38. Talented Mr. Ripley
    39. TaeGukGi
    40. JSA

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    Only 40 movies, I'm sure you've watched more than 40
    Also, I was thinking about doing them in order. Afterall, what's the point in coming out with a Top 40 list if you aren't going to list them in order? I could rattle off the Top 100 movies of all time not in any order, it also won't have any meaning either because that doesn't really require any judgement on my part to decide that Casablanca deserves to be one of the top 100 but Gigli doesn't. I could list you the top 10 fighters in the LoCH and RoCH in no particular order or come out with Top 30 American Presidents in no particular order and it would mean just as much (diddly-squat). Just plainly listing in no particular order is really a cop out in my opinion. It shows that not only did I not put too much thought into this list, I hadn't taken time to compare the films to each other to decide whose more deserving, and I don't believe in my own taste enough to decisively say: "I like Shawshank Redemption better than any of the RoTKs" etc.
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    1. fallen angels
    2. ashes of time
    3. a beautiful mind
    4. saving private ryan


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    1. Pulp Fiction
    2. Braveheart
    3. The Crow
    4. Almost all of Chow Sing Chi's 90s movies
    5. Last Friday

    I cant think of anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chickenfeet
    my list not in particular order

    1 - ashes of time [hk]
    2 - it's a wonderful life [us]
    3 - love actually [uk]
    4 - once upon a time in china [hk]
    5 - doll [jap]
    6 - spring, summer, fall, winter… and spring [sk]
    7 - die hard [us]
    8 - memento [us]
    9 - star wars episode iv [us]
    10 - alien [us]
    11 - a very long engagement [fr]
    12 - in the mood for love [hk]
    13 - hero [ch]
    14 - joint security area [sk]
    15 - enter the dragon [hk/us]
    16 - farewell my concubine [ch]
    17- memories of murder [sk]
    18 - pyscho [us]
    19 - 2001: space oddysey [uk]
    20 - seven samurai [jp]
    21 - vertigo [us]
    22 - saving private ryan [us]
    23 - shawshank redemption [us]
    24 - gandhi [in/uk]
    25 - before sunset [us]
    26 - fist of fury [hk]
    27 - la vita e bella (life is beautiful) [it]
    28 - basic instinct [us]
    29 - city of god [fr/br]
    30 - les enfant du paradis [fr]
    31 - battle royale [jp]
    32 - metropolis [ger]
    33 - the pianist [fr/pol/ger/uk]
    34 - the great escape [us]
    35 - 12 angry men [us]
    36 - the sound of music [us]
    37 - old boy [sk]
    38 - taegukgi [sk]
    39 - ran [jp]
    40 - comrades, almost a love story [hk]
    40?!? That's kind of a lot don't you think? Although not putting them in order kind of eliminates the purpose of doing a list. You should also reconsider your country codes. It took me awhile to realize that "SK" was for South Korea--I thought that it was short for Slovakia at the beginning. One last thing... are you sure that "Gandhi" is an Indian-Bristish co-production? I think it's just a British production.

    My list (in order) :

    1. The Empire Strikes Back (1980, US)
    2. Gone with the Wind (1939, US)
    3. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981, US)
    4. Star Wars (1977, US)
    5. L.A. Confidential (1997, US)
    6. The Ten Commandments (1956, US)
    7. The Terminator (1984, US)
    8. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982, US)
    9. La gloire de mon père (1990, FR)
    10. Gladiator (2000, US)
    11. The Shawshank Redemption (1994, US)
    12. Superman: The Movie (1978, US)
    13. Ben-Hur (1959, US)
    14. Billy Elliot (2000, GB)
    15. A Bug's Life (1998, US)
    16. Die Hard (1988, US)
    17. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958, US)
    18. Au revoir les enfants (1987, FR)
    19. Singin' in the Rain (1952, US)
    20. Stand by Me (1986, US)

    As you can see, I like Hollywood movies. I also like British productions in general but they're not on the very top of my list.
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    The ultimate top 5:

    1. Schindler's List
    2. Star Wars
    3. The Sound of Music
    4. The Omen
    5. Jaws

    The rest I cannot really rank them:

    A Few Good Men
    Alien
    Aliens
    American History X
    Beauty and the Beast
    Cape Fear
    Comrades, Almost A Love Story
    Crimson Tide
    Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
    Erin Brockovich
    Face/Off
    Finding Nemo
    Gandhi
    Ghost
    Guns of Navarone
    Infernal Affairs
    Nightmare on Elm Street
    One True Thing
    Philadelphia
    Pulp Fiction
    Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
    Se7en
    Sense and Sensibility
    Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
    Speed
    The Accused
    The Fugitive
    The Hand That Rocks the Cradle
    The Lord of the Rings
    The Paper
    The Prince of Tides
    The Shawshank Redemption
    The Truman Show
    Tootsie
    Woman From the Lake of Scented Souls

    (Except for the top 5, I can think of quite a number of films that can at times outrank the above films)
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    1) Forrest Gump
    2) Jurassic Park
    3) The Blue Lagoon
    4) ET
    5) Close Encounters of the 3rd Kind

    Chinese ones

    1) Tricky Brain
    2) Iron Monkey
    3) Hard Boiled
    4) Swordsman 2
    5) Most likely, 90% of Stephen Chow movies.

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    Ill just name US movies only.

    1 Bad boys 2
    2 Fast & the Furious
    3 American Pie
    4 American Wedding
    5 Bad Boys
    6 2 fast 2 furious
    7 Independance Day
    8 Rush Hour
    9 Black hawk down
    10 Home alone
    11 Pirates of the carabeen
    12 honey
    13 American pie 2
    14 rush hour 2
    15 ocean 11
    16 italien job
    17 small soldiers
    18 freddy vs jason
    19 girl next door
    20 american beauty

    tat all i can think of atm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Temujin
    Tough .... very tough to come out with the absolute Top 40 but here's my list : (not in order of importance)

    1. Hero (Ying Xiong)
    Hero?!!!! omg, i hated that movie.. it bored me to death, certainly.
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    omg no-one listed lotr
    those three movies hav to be the best movies of all time, i reckon...
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    Yes, if I have to compile a list, the 3 LoTR films will be in it. Yes, it'll be more likely for you to see those three than the ORIGINAL Star Wars movies on my list(!) .
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    Quote Originally Posted by moonlight-sonata
    omg no-one listed lotr
    those three movies hav to be the best movies of all time, i reckon...
    Well show us your list then. At least your top ten.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eliar Swiftfire
    Yes, if I have to compile a list, the 3 LoTR films will be in it. Yes, it'll be more likely for you to see those three than the ORIGINAL Star Wars movies on my list(!) .
    Just make sure they show up behind Citizen Kane, Casablanca, Godfather I and II, Shawshank Redemption, Chinatown, Raging Bull, Dr. Strangelove, Rear Window, Seven Samurais, and 12 Angry Men, then you'll be fine. Otherwise... thou shall be smoted (smited? smitten?).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moinllieon
    Just make sure they show up behind Citizen Kane, Casablanca, Godfather I and II, Shawshank Redemption, Chinatown, Raging Bull, Dr. Strangelove, Rear Window, Seven Samurais, and 12 Angry Men, then you'll be fine. Otherwise... thou shall be smoted (smited? smitten?).
    Sometime, I believe I'm missing something because I find many highly acclaimed movies like Casablanca, Godfather I and II, Chinatown and Raging Bull EXTREMELY boring. Btw, A Bug's Life > Magnificent Seven > Seven Samurais.
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