Batmaniac's Top 5 Movies Of All Time

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By Batmaniac - 2/21/2014

You know, I've never really thought about it before, and when I have, I've never really been able to decide what my top 5 movies of all time are. I think with so many movies to love, it's a hard decision to make. So, I've came up with a way that I think is fair and fills my list with variety.

This is how this is going to work. I decided I was going to decide what my favorite movies are in each of genre. Once I had my favorite movies of each genre, I decided the best way for me to pick my top 5 was by thinking If I could only take 5 movies into an impending apocalypse, what movies would they be? Once I had my top five, I then simply decided which one was my favorite in order from one to five. So here it goes...

#1 - Scarface

Well, what can I say. This was the easy decision for me. It was always my number one. Scarface, in my opinion, is the best movie ever made. It's perfect, and I've watched it so many times, I know the words. Al Pacino is was outstanding in his role as Tony Montanna. As for Tony Montanna, what a great character. The iconic scene at the end with Tony holding the Assault Riffle uttering the famous line brings a huge grin to my face every time.

Scarface scores a 100% Certified Fresh rating on the Batmaniameter!

#2 - Blade Runner

I love film Noir and I love Sci-Fi. So, I had to have a movie that embodies both those genres. When I put it like that to myself, the choice became. Blade Runner, in my opinion, is the best Sci-Fi movie ever made, and one of the best Noir movies ever made. So you know, with all that going for it, I think it's only right it makes my number two. It's hard put my feelings on the movie into words. It's original, it's unique, and there's nothing like it. Blade Runner, in my opinion, is a masterpiece. Plus, it features one of the best quotes ever!

Blade Runner scores a 100% Certified Fresh rating on the Batmaniameter!

#3 - Eddie Murphy RAW

I wanted a comedy on my list. If I had to take 5 movies into an impending apocalypse, I would need a comedy. I decided to give Eddie Murphy Raw the spot. Yes, I know, technically it isn't a movie, but technically it is, and to be honest, I don't care!

I'm sure if you've seen Eddie Murphy Raw, you wouldn't have a hard time understanding why it made the list. Simply put, it's HILARIOUS! I had never laughed so much in my life before I watched Eddie Murphy Raw for the first time, and its rewatchability value is great, since it gets me every time.

Eddie Murphy RAW scores a 99% Certified Fresh rating on the Batmaniameter!

I couldn't find a cool gif, so I'd thought I'd leave a video instead.

#4 - The Dark Knight

I decided that I NEEDED to have a comic book movie on my top 5 list, so naturally, I chose my favorite. The Dark Knight is outstanding! I'll never forget how blown away I was when walking out the cinema after seeing this movie. I went in knowing very little, so all twists and turns in the plot made the movie so thrilling. Heath Ledger, god rest his soul, was phenomenal as the Joker. There hasn't been a better performance in a comic book movie than that of Ledger's in The Dark Knight. Christopher Nolan really outdid himself with this movie and I don't think there will ever be a Batman movie as brilliant as The Dark Knight.

The Dark Knight scores a 98% Certified Fresh rating on the Batmaniameter!

#5 - WALL-E

Number 5 was hardest decision, because I didn't know what to pick from the remaining genres. It narrowed it down to A Fistful of Dollars, Inglourious Basterds and WALL-E, but I gave the spot to Wall-E. I think it's a beautifully made movie, and the best animated movie ever made. It's just so touching. I had no expectations and to be honest, before watching the movie, thought it was going to be rubbish, but after I watched it, I loved it. It's not an easy task out doing Pixar's over work either, but WALL-E outdoes them all, and the movie rightfully deserves a place on my top 5 movies of all time.

WALL-E scores a 96% Certified Fresh rating on the Batmaniameter!

So there we have it. My top 5 movies of all time. What's your top 5 movies of all time? Feel free to leave your top 5 in the comments below, and thanks for reading.
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Pasto - 2/21/2014, 6:59 PM
Nice list.
NeoBaggins - 2/21/2014, 7:10 PM
These are awesome. WALL E on an ALL TIME short list is interesting tho.

Italians after seeing Rocky is one of my favorite bits of RAW.
whoa123 - 2/21/2014, 7:11 PM
Great list! Mine would be:
1. Taxi Driver
2. The Departed
3. A Clockwork Orange
4. The Silence of the Lambs
5. TDK Trilogy (sorry I cheated haha)
Batmaniac - 2/21/2014, 7:20 PM

Yeah, that bit's hilarious! Delirious is great too, but Raw is slightly better. Although, I almost put Delirious up there instead for the Aunt Bunny and family barbeque bit, haha.
SauronsBANE - 2/21/2014, 7:23 PM
You get all the respect from me for putting WALL-E on this list. I've heard far too many people complain about how boring it is because there's "not enough talking." Their loss!

My list would have to look something like this:

1. Jurassic Park
2. The Dark Knight Trilogy (I'm shamelessly stealing whoa123's cheat)
3. The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
4. The Jason Bourne Trilogy (I like my trilogies, don't judge me)
5. Saving Private Ryan

Honorable mentions would have to go to the majority of Pixar movies (Up, Toy Story trilogy, Ratatouille, A Bug's Life, ect), Casino Royale/Skyfall (I still can't decide which one I liked better), Inception, and a toss-up between Monty Python & the Holy Grail and Airplane.
Batmaniac - 2/21/2014, 7:24 PM
If I did a top 10, Silence of the Lambs and Pulp Fiction would more than likely make the list. Both of those movies are brilliant!
SauronsBANE - 2/21/2014, 7:24 PM
See, this is why I hate putting together Top 5 lists, I always leave important stuff out. I completely forgot about the original Star Wars trilogy! I'd have to add that at the very top of my honorable mentions as well.
TheEmptySoulessSpectre - 2/21/2014, 7:26 PM
MrBlackJack would approve this list...if he was still alive.
Batmaniac - 2/21/2014, 7:28 PM

Yeah, I've watched them back to back as one big film, and I agree. The way it all fits together as one big story is great!
Batmaniac - 2/21/2014, 7:32 PM

You see, before I watched the movie for myself, that's what I heard about the movie. So I went in expecting a boring movie about a robot picking up scrap that doesn't talk, but there was so much more going on than that. I was amazed at how well the movie was put together, considering that yes, the main character barely talked, but it was just so good. Then this whole bit of him going into space came out of nowhere, because I seriously wasn't expecting it, and it just got so much better.

I think the story, and WALL-E, is quite touching, so I had to put it into my top 5. It's such a great movie.
SauronsBANE - 2/21/2014, 7:33 PM
Shameless, BatmanHeisenberg. I'm completely shameless =P
Batmaniac - 2/21/2014, 7:35 PM

SauronsBANE - 2/21/2014, 7:36 PM
@Batmaniac, I completely agree. It's a nearly flawless film. To me, it's absolutely amazing that the romance between WALL-E and EVE is so much more developed and fleshed out than 90% of the romances in any other live action movie. I'd put Up, The Incredibles, WALL-E, The Toy Story Trilogy, and A Bug's Life as Pixar's absolute best films.
Batmaniac - 2/21/2014, 7:39 PM
The Incredibles is great. It's actually one of my favorite superhero movies. Toy Story, Bugs Life and Finding Nemo are all great as well, in my opinion. I haven't sat down and watched Up yet, but I've heard good things about it, so I'm going to definitely have to check it out at some point.
Batmaniac - 2/21/2014, 7:42 PM
To be fair, I don't think Tarantino has done a bad movie. I like all his movies, but my favorite Tarantino movies would be tie between Pulp Fiction & Inglourious Basterds.
SauronsBANE - 2/21/2014, 7:42 PM
Up will make you cry. More than once. Guaranteed. Fantastic, fantastic movie.
Batmaniac - 2/21/2014, 7:42 PM

You indeed made the perfect Pulp Fiction remake, haha!
TheEmptySoulessSpectre - 2/21/2014, 7:42 PM
Pulp Fiction>Reservoir Dogs>Django>Inglorious Bastards>Kill Bill
Batmaniac - 2/21/2014, 7:43 PM

I love the Matrix, and it was a contender for the Sci-Fi spot, but it just doesn't outdo Blade Runner for me.

The Matrix deserves the most honorable of honorable mentions though.
TheEmptySoulessSpectre - 2/21/2014, 7:45 PM
I changed my mind.
Batmaniac - 2/21/2014, 7:45 PM
Tarantino Films:

1. Pulp Fiction & Inglourious Basterds
2. Jackie Brown
3. Kill Bill
4. Django Unchained
5. Resevoir Dogs
6. Kill Bill Vol. 2
TheEmptySoulessSpectre - 2/21/2014, 7:55 PM
Tarantino is my favorite director, I think. Off the top of my head
Tarantino>Scorsese>Nolan>Cameron>Affleck(gone baby gone is very underrated)
Favorite actors (for drama, comedy is something I would take forever on deciding:
DiCaprio, Day-Lewis, Bale, Waltz, McCounghey (I know I spelt it wrong), Cranston to name a few.
Favorite actresses (no order and again off the top of my head)
Any Adams, Blanchet. Hard to chose after that.
And as a bonus, Led Zeppelin=Greatest of All Time
TheEmptySoulessSpectre - 2/21/2014, 7:58 PM
Oh and I think my favorite Comedy ever is Dumb and Dumber. Comedy is too hard to chose IMO
Batmaniac - 2/21/2014, 8:02 PM
I think Django is great, and a 10/10 move, but I prefer Basterds. I think Christoph Waltz was great in both, but I like his role as The Jew Hunter a little bit more than his role as Dr. Schultz. Fassbender, Eli Roth & Brad Pitt were brilliant in Basterds too. Jackson and DiCaprio were excellent in Django though. Jamie was great too.
TheEmptySoulessSpectre - 2/21/2014, 8:02 PM
I would have added George Lucas to my favorite directors because he did American Graffiti (another underrated film) and the original trilogy, but he also did the prequels and Howard the Duck. The prequel find are some of the worst I've ever seen honestly. Screw the fanboy side of me, but some of the logic, pacing, dialogue, and even the acting was bad.
TheEmptySoulessSpectre - 2/21/2014, 8:05 PM
Damn, I need to add Pitt to my favorite actors as well. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button should have won best picture and he should have won best actor IMO.
Batmaniac - 2/21/2014, 8:06 PM
I there are so many great actors/actress, but off the top of my head, I'd say my top 5 female actresses would be Charlize Theron, Michelle Pfeiffer, Meryl Streep, Amy Adams and Angelina Jolie. As for actors, I'd say my top 5 would be Christian Bale, Samuel L. Jackson, Al Pacino, Jack Nicholson and Heath Ledger.
TheEmptySoulessSpectre - 2/21/2014, 8:06 PM
Stone and Watson are to talented young actresses whom which I can't wait to see in the years to come. JLaw is great too, but I hate how social media over sells her
ALegendaryPanda - 2/21/2014, 8:07 PM
That is an awesome list!
TheEmptySoulessSpectre - 2/21/2014, 8:09 PM
[frick] I wish I wasn't on mobile, I could talk about film for hours with you guys. It's weird, on this site it's only a select few users who love film as much as I do. Sometimes I'll meet the dumbest users you'll ever see, and others I'll meet the smartest.
Batmaniac - 2/21/2014, 8:10 PM
I think Patrick Bateman is Bale's best perfomance. American Pyscho is a great movie.
ALegendaryPanda - 2/21/2014, 8:10 PM
I still need to see Wall-E though! :(
TheEmptySoulessSpectre - 2/21/2014, 8:12 PM
Norton is amazing as well.
Batmaniac - 2/21/2014, 8:16 PM

That's why I done the list. I thought, we are always listing our favorite comic book movies or talking about comic book movies, but we rarely speak about just films.
Batmaniac - 2/21/2014, 8:18 PM

WALL-E is great. If you like the Pixar movies, you should like WALL-E. It's such a well made film.
Batmaniac - 2/21/2014, 8:20 PM
TheEmptySoulessSpectre - 2/21/2014, 8:23 PM
I love Rain Man too.
TheEmptySoulessSpectre - 2/21/2014, 8:24 PM
I hope DiCaprio finally wins it this year, but it'll probably go to the star of 12 Years a Slave (forgot his name).
TheEmptySoulessSpectre - 2/21/2014, 8:25 PM
@Batmaniac fully agree
Batmaniac - 2/21/2014, 8:28 PM
Boys n the Hood and New Jack City deserve an honorable mention. Both of them are great movies.
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