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Old 07-02-2007, 12:55 AM   #1
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Interference's 50 Favorite Films

This is what you've all been waiting for folks. The votes have been tallied, hopefully I didn't screw things up. Each movie is accompanied by their ending point value. In the event of a tie in points, the tie was broken by how many appearances that movie made on a list (as noted in parentheses by the tied movies). If that was still a tie, it was by the highest placement on a single list (seen as an extension on some parentheticals).

I had to combine Kill Bill into one movie because some people had it on their list as one movie, plus it made sense to count it as a whole movie anyways.

1. Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back - 277 pts
2. Forrest Gump - 206 pts
3. Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope - 202 pts
4. Pulp Fiction - 169 pts
5. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers - 160 pts (10)
6. Back to the Future - 160 pts (8)
7. The Shawshank Redemption - 153 pts
8. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King - 148 pts
9. Schindler's List - 137 pts
10. American Beauty - 128 pts
11. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring - 127 pts
12. The Godfather - 123 pts
13. The Big Lebowski - 121 pts
14. Raiders of the Lost Ark - 116 pts
15. Braveheart - 100 pts (8)
16. The Godfather Part II - 100 pts (5)
17. Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi - 97 pts
18. 2001: A Space Odyssey - 94 pts
19. Titanic - 92 pts
20. Almost Famous - 91 pts (5 - one #1 pick)
21. Gone with the Wind - 91 pts (5)
22. The Silence of the Lambs - 90 pts
23. Monty Python and the Holy Grail - 84 pts (5 - two #1 picks)
24. The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou - 84 pts (5)
25, Little Miss Sunshine - 83 pts (7)
26. V for Vendetta - 83 pts (6)
27. Batman Begins - 81 pts
28. Apocalypse Now - 79 pts
29. Children of Men - 76 pts
30. About a Boy - 75 pts
31. The Breakfast Club - 73 pts
32. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly - 69 pts
33. Dead Poet’s Society - 68 pts (5 - one #1 pick)
34. Moulin Rouge - 68 pts (5 - one #1 pick)
35. Léon (The Professional) - 66 pts (4)
36. Before Sunset - 66 pts (3 - one #1 pick)
37. Airplane! - 66 pts (3)
38. Lost in Translation - 65 pts (5)
39. Monty Python’s The Life of Brian - 65 pts (4)
40. Before Sunrise - 65 pts (3)
41. Terminator 2: Judgement Day - 64 pts (4)
42. Philadelphia - 64 pts (3)
43. A Clockwork Orange - 64 pts (2)
44. Rocky - 63 pts (4)
45. Kill Bill (Vols. 1 & 2) - 63 pts (2)
46. Blade Runner - 62 pts (5)
47. The Royal Tenenbaums - 62 pts (4)
48. The Wizard of Oz - 61 pts
49. Office Space - 58 pts (5)
50. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade - 58 pts (4 - one # pick)

I really thought the Lord of the Rings movie would do better, they were on more lists than anything else, but it was the placement that killed them.

The next list will be Favorite Actors / Actresses / Directors and it will be started sometime tomorrow.

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Re: all the Star Wars and LOTR love


I work with a bunch of nerds.
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I'm surprised The Life Aquatic (#24) was ranked the best Wes Anderson film. It's my favorite but most seem to place The Royal Tenenbaums (#47) or Rushmore (not even on the list ) higher. I'm sure it had to do with the vote tallying though.

I'll probably do a breakdown of Actors and Directors with the most movies on the list, too.
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I still didn't care for Life Aquatic. c'est la vie

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I'm really surprised to see that Forrest Gump came in at number 2
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I'm really surprised to see that Forrest Gump came in at number 2
If it was on a list, it was high up. And I said it was overrated before.

Actors / Actresses with the Most Appearances:

Harrison Ford (7)
Cate Blanchett (4)
David Prowse (4)
Hugo Weaving (4)
Robert Duvall (3)
Ethan Hawke (3)
Bill Murray (3)
Talia Shire (3)

The Godfather/Star Wars/LOTR inclusions helped bloat the list of actors, especially the Top 4. I'd have to include the entire cast of those movies. And David Prowse was Darth Vader (the guy in the suit) and Julian, the bodyguard in A Clockwork Orange.

Directors with the Most Appearances:

Peter Jackson (3)
Francis Ford Coppola (3)
Steven Spielberg (3)
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Wes Anderson (2)
James Cameron (2)
Jonathan Demme (2)
Victor Fleming (2)
Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones (2)
Stanley Kubrick (2)
Richard Linklater (2)
Quentin Tarantino (2)
Robert Zemeckis (2)

A lot of one-offs in the director category. I'm still surprised Tim Burton or Martin Scorcese aren't anywhere to be found on this list.
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I am actually genuinely surprised at how good that list turned out. Aside from Gump, but that movie is so ridiculously loved by the people that actually love it, that it almost makes sense, given the small size of this experiment.

And while I don't think either trilogy is truly worthy of the praise it gets, it's still nice to see Star Wars beat the crap out of LOTR.
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How did all that lord of the rings/star wars garbage dominate the top 20? It'd be cool if they weren't there...
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I can't believe Vision Quest didn't make it on there.
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I am actually genuinely surprised at how good that list turned out.

I love posts like this.
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How did all that lord of the rings/star wars garbage dominate the top 20? It'd be cool if they weren't there...
I completely agree. It's so predictable though. I think those movies must have brainwashing effects on people. I mean, I thought the LOTR movies were well done, but I wouldn't say all three of them are the best of all time! Maybe the 3rd one should be on the list. But whatever. People love trilogies.
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The bigger crime is Forrest Gump being #2. But, this is about a specific group of people's tastes, not a cadre of film critics opining away on films they love. If you cannot sit back and enjoy a film like The Empire Strikes Back, then perhaps someone brainwashed you.
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^^ Well, i guess i'd have to say the same for you and Forrest Gump.
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I love how some of the very people in this thread completely forgot about this not being "THE BEST MOVIES EVER" and instead being your favorite movies ever. Makes you wonder what kind of criteria they used in making their own lists.

I'm personally overly surprised at the Forrest Gump hate. Aside from it being a story about Forrest, it was almost like a history lesson/nostalgia machine. I wouldn't know who Captain Kangaroo was if it weren't for Forrest Gump. Or a lot of other pop cultural things for that matter.
The Watergate scene

I'd also like to mention that Miami Beach has their very own "Bubba Gump Shrimp Factory" that's really a restaurant. Very cool.
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^^ I've been to that Bubba Gumps!
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