My 20 Greatest movies of all time!

I give you the run down of my picks for the 20 greatest movies of all time

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By Shannon Cornthwaite - 10/13/2012
As someone who has well over 2,000 movies in his collection, which fills my walk in closet almost to the point of not being able to fit any more, I feel that there are 20 movies that transcend the test of time. Not all of these movies are comic book related nor are the majority of them so if you're here looking for a list of comic book movies then turn back now... you have been warned.



20. Office Space: Anyone who's ever worked in an office or call center knows that Office Space is the essential movie to watch. Even if you work at Wal-Mart, this is the movie for you. Everyone has those bosses who who don't communicate and tell you the same thing over and over and over... And just like in the movie, everyone wants to rip off their shitty employer and burn the place down. Love it!



19. Uncle Buck: I think the picture speaks for itself.





18. Waiting: Having worked in plenty of restaurants, this movie brings back so many memories… The penis showing game, getting drunk, getting stoned getting laid by a different woman every week… What’s not to like about this movie?!



17. The Mighty Ducks franchise: Sure they may be kids’ movies, but Great kid’s movies that are absolutely hilarious and get you wanting the Ducks to fly together.


16. Problem Child 1&2: Seeing a child flip the bird, blow up his teacher while on the toilet and making Gilbert Godfried wanna give up his day job are just absolutely GREAT ICONIC scenes. Junior’s smile would give the Joker the chills.



15. Batman/ Batman Returns: The movies that brought comic books into the main stream. Tim Burton’s classics are what made comic book movies the thrill ride they are today.


14. Superman 1,2 &4: To me, 3 and Returns were a HUGE waist of time… however, the other 3 were great movies. I know many of you detested part 4 with the Nuclear Man, but I thought they were GREAT movies. Christopher Reeve showed us That A Man Can Fly.



13. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 1,2 &3: From dropping Shredder in a trash can to Vanilla Ice doin the Ninja Rap to going back in time and the TURTLE POWER live concert of the 90’s. Ninja Turtles were some of the greatest movies of the 90’s. Who’d a though Michelangelo would go on to become Booger in the Revenge of the Nerds tv series pilot.




12. National Treasure franchise: This generation’s Indiana Jones. I’m not quite sure what it is about these movies, but they deserve to be on the list.



11. Independence Day: They blow up the White House for God’s sake!



10. Stripes: Once again Bill Murray kills. Comedy, action, special effects, and nudity… what more can I say… oh yeah …
There she was just a-walkin' down the street
singin' do-wah diddy-diddy down diddy-do
snappin' her fingers and shufflin' her feet
singin' do-wah diddy-diddy down diddy-do.




9. Star Wars 1-6: I know many of you think episodes 1-3 were a huge waste of time… however I enjoyed far more than the original trilogy. The action, special effects, etc etc etc. Far better than Lord of the Rings or the Matrix. Darth Maul is one of the Greatest Star Wars characters ever, the only problem I had with it was the Maul didn’t last past episode 1 with the exception of a few novels where they turn him into a cyborg.



8. Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let’s do the Time Warp Again! Rocky Horror is a cult classic that has to be watched every Halloween. Is it the music? Is it the dancing? Is it Meatloaf? Or is it Tim Curry in drag bangin anyone he can? I don’t know about any of that, but it is a damn fine movie!



7. Pirates of the Caribbean franchise: What can I say about the Pirates that isn’t already known the world over? Johnny Depp pulls off an amazing performance each and every time, and to think he was originally gonna have a smaller role in the first movie.




6. Transformers Franchise: I know many of you will completely disagree with my inclusion of this franchise on the list, but I actually like them and can watch them back to back. The comedy, The action, the Drama, the Sci-fi special effects… These movies have my attention beginning to end.



5. Ghostbusters 1&2: I love these movies so much that I bought them twice (of course my former business partner stole my original copies). Sci-fi, action, comedy, and the paranormal… For years I along with most other fanboys out there have begged and begged and begged for a third movie to hit with all the original cast, because no one can replace Bill Murray. From perverted quips to his take charge attitude, Bill is the main reasons these movies did so well.



4. The Lethal Weapon Franchise: All 4 films in the franchise are loaded with action, comedy, story line, sex and violence. What more could any movie enthusiast ask for. Gibson and glover prove every time… THEY AINT TO OLD FOR THIS SHIT!



3. The Die Hard Franchise: Always in the wrong place at the wrong time… The Die Hard franchise can be summed up in 5 words “YIPPIE KI YAY MOTHER F*****!”



2. The Rocky franchise: Every Thanksgiving, whether it’s on tv or I put my collection in and press play, I absolutely have to watch them no matter how many times I’ve seen Rocky beat the Russian or Creed or even Mr T. Great film series. Hollywood has yet to capture the power of these films since their distribution.



1. The Back to the Future franchise: I can’t tell you how many times I’ve watched this trilogy back to back… Back to the Future in my opinion is probably the greatest film series ever made. “When this thing reaches 88 mile per hour… You’re gonna see some serious Shit!” Well Dock Brown, Back To the Future has indeed hit 88 MPH! I’m not sure exactly what it is about the series that makes it such a great film, the comedy, the special effects, the chemistry between Fox and Lloyd or the delorean… Maybe for me, It’s a lil bit of everything.


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nowtheresaBATman - 10/13/2012, 2:52 PM
the best of this list goes to StarWars
manymade1 - 10/13/2012, 3:17 PM
19 brought back memories. I miss John Candy.
GOTG - 10/13/2012, 3:17 PM
this is more than 20 movies a**hole, next time call it 20 franchises dumbass
lanternstorm - 10/13/2012, 3:42 PM
De4dpool- Kiss my ass... if you don't like my articles, then don't read them. When I come across a film series which has the same actors and they are a continuation of each other, I consider them 1 movie.
calin88 - 10/13/2012, 3:49 PM
I did love The Mighty Ducks as a kid
jessepostal - 10/13/2012, 4:19 PM
@skeeman, I loved who's harry crumb as a kid! It was always on tv and I had to buy the DVD. The great outdoors was my fav John candy movie though
fortycals - 10/13/2012, 5:33 PM
Good list. Wouldnt call all of them my fav all time but there are some classics on the list. Just watch Stripes today along with a bunch of other movies from 1981. Evil dead, Superman 2, Escape From NY, Bustin loose(pryor is the king). About to watch Time bandits, then american werewolf in london. So many memories.

fortycals - 10/13/2012, 5:43 PM
My favs all time at the moment because they change frequently.

Harlem nights (comedy)

Avengers(action)

Casino(drama)

Friday the 13th 7(horror)

Christmas story(holiday)

Hook(kids)
Jollem - 10/13/2012, 5:46 PM
some good movies in here. tho, you may have a couple people report you for not having the avengers as #1 :)
lanternstorm - 10/13/2012, 6:13 PM
lol thanks... I liked the Avengers, but it hasn't been long enough for me to truly consider it one of the best of all time... maybe in a few years, if I can come back and watch it again and enjoy it just as much as the first time I watched it.
RunDTC - 10/13/2012, 8:19 PM
mother[frick]er is 1 word......just sayin

my top 20 (no order)
The Dark Knight
The Departed
Se7en
Saving Private Ryan
L.A. Confidential
The Empire Strikes Back
The Godfather
Inception
The Avengers
Star Wars
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Fight Club
Rear Window
Heat
The Shawshank Redemption
The Usual Suspects
Braveheart
Pulp Fiction
Rocky
Memento
GOTG - 10/14/2012, 4:03 AM
^exactly
jessepostal - 10/14/2012, 5:54 AM
^^ is it that big of a deal that you have to nitpick at it??
Tainted87 - 10/14/2012, 8:03 AM
Hmmmmm... I'll bite.
In no particular order (don't want to spend all day trying to figure it out)...

Ghostbusters
GoldenEye
The Princess Bride
Pulp Fiction
Terminator 2
Snatch
Collateral
Let the Right One In
The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou
The Avengers
Witches of Eastwick
Empire Strikes Back
A New Hope
Leon the Professional
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Red Dragon
Dirty Harry
Once Upon a Time In Mexico
Interview With a Vampire
Sympathy For Mr. Vengeance
marvel72 - 10/14/2012, 9:20 AM
very hard to pick twenty but here are some of my favorites

1.star wars
2.the empire strikes back
3.return of the jedi
4.the thing
5.raiders of the lost ark
6.seven
7.the shining
8.the exorcist
9.blade runner
10.alien
11.aliens
12.predator
13.the godfather
14.the godfather part 2
15.goodfellas
16.pulp fiction
17.taxi driver
18.enter the dragon
19.lord of the rings fellowship of the ring
20.carlito's way
aresww3 - 10/14/2012, 10:36 AM
Hey @Lance, thought there would be more comic movies up here.

mine would be:

Fight club

25th hour

in bruges

watchmen

double indemnity

mississippi burning

shindlers list

defo agee on back to the future, awesome.

stand by me.

sin city

annie hall

and sex in the city the movie (just kidding);)

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WesleyGibson - 10/14/2012, 1:15 PM
Too many for me to make a list. Don't worry about DE4DPOOL, he's just a troll, and we all know what you mean.
marvel72 - 10/14/2012, 1:43 PM
its too hard to make a list because i've just thought of some more worthy of my list.

1.jurassic park
2.jaws
3.big trouble in little china
4.terminator
5.terminator 2 judgement day
6.casino
7.the departed
8.once upon a time in america
9.an american werewolf in london
10.close encounters of a third kind
11.heat
12.halloween
13.2001
14.a clockwork orange
15.full metal jacket
16.platoon
17.apocalypse now
18.leon
19.no country for old men
20.scarface
21.first blood
22.escape from new york
23.gladiator
24.the matrix
25.raging bull
26.drive
27.taken
28.kill bill vol 1
29.planet of the apes
30.tinker tailor soldier spy
31.the girl with the dragon tattoo
32.the girl with the dragon tattoo(fincher)
33.there will be blood
34.the lord of the rings the two towers
35.the lord of the rings return of the king
36.reservoir dogs
37.true romance
38.pans labyrinth
39.the ring (japanese)
40.battle royale
fortycals - 10/14/2012, 4:45 PM
man yall keep throwing up some classics. I'll throw out some more people might not have named. Might not be the best but love them just the same.

blazing saddles
monty python & holy grail
coming to america
training day
first blood
dark crystal
good fellas
donnie brasko
enter the dragon
dune
willow
Porky's
the professional
crouching tiger
matrix 1
leonard part 6 (so bad its good)
hamburger hill
tombstone
something about mary
the wall
jessepostal - 10/14/2012, 5:42 PM
some good ones boys!

no order

rad
demon knight
jurassic park
jaws
the great outdoors
the goonies
back to the future
psycho
die hard 1
major league
mighty ducks
fright night(original)
dawn of the dead(remake)
night of the living dead(original)
dumb and dumber
the frightners
mad max 2
hostage
sorority house massacre 2
friday the 13th part 2
indy and the last crusade
private resort


and the list grows:)
marvel72 - 10/14/2012, 5:49 PM
@ cipher

its so difficult to pick just twenty,i listed sixty & not one comic book movie.

i could easily list another forty & still couldn't pick twenty that i would be happy with-without wanting to change them about.

five favorite martial arts movies

1.enter the dragon
2.ip man
3.police story
4.the raid
5.ong bak
jessepostal - 10/14/2012, 5:52 PM
ooooo and toy soldiers:)
MisterMagurlypse - 10/14/2012, 6:14 PM
Y'all have some good taste there.
I'll join in with my absolute top five:
5) The Count of Monte Cristo
4) No Country For Old Men
3) Men of Honor
2) Saving Private Ryan
Drumroll.....ala Micheal Scott..............
1) The Shawsank Redemption
jessepostal - 10/14/2012, 7:39 PM
@tea, clue is a good time, Tim curry is great!
SmellofDuty - 10/14/2012, 7:54 PM
RunDTC's list is the closest to what mine would be so I won't bore you with a copy.
SmellofDuty - 10/14/2012, 7:58 PM
Actually here's top 5
5)The Usual Suspects
4)Fight Club
3)Oh Brother Where Art Thou
2)Shawshank
1)The Dark Knight


fortycals - 10/14/2012, 8:21 PM
dammit marvel72 dont even get me started on martial arts movies. Those you listed plus

lengend of the fist: the return of chen zhen
drunken master the original and remake
once upon a time in china
rumble in the bronx
five fingers of death
iron monkey
blood sport
fortycals - 10/14/2012, 8:24 PM
I give up its just hard to pick. I would have to break it down it into twenty favs per genre.
GOTG - 10/15/2012, 7:37 AM
@WesleyGibson El Classico
EdgyOutsider - 10/15/2012, 8:20 AM
I really like most of the movies on your list. I actually feel that National Treasure may be a little bit under rated. I really enjoyed those movies, despite what many think of Nic Cage as an actor.
Wallymelon - 10/15/2012, 8:28 AM
im down except starwars 1-3 is great in terms of effects and maybe story but the movies were awful. i love and respect them for being apart of the universe and it is essential to the story but george lucas shouldve not been such a selfish prick and just asked for some help.

the first transformers was awesome everything else was just a rehash.

the first pirates was awesome everythign else was just ridiculous.

love die hard and lethal weapon and thank you for putting back to the future as your top choice. star wars would be mine but indiana jones and back to the future would be my second and third.

4th would maybe be crouching tiger hidden dragon. that movie had a huge effect on me.
fortycals - 10/15/2012, 8:28 AM
Top comedies that havent been mentioned.

Talledega Nigths
Beverly hills cop(back when eddie was funny)
Brewsters millions(pryor and candy cant lose)
Black Sheep
Im Gonna Get You Sucka
fortycals - 10/15/2012, 8:38 AM
@ jessepostal

You put rad on your list . wow No bmx bandits though.lol I loved both of those movies.
fortycals - 10/15/2012, 8:39 AM
Almost broke my neck trying to do a table top and a back flip messin with Rad.
jessepostal - 10/15/2012, 9:32 AM
@fortycals, haha i always thought rad had a lot of heart, i can def say ive hurt myself a few times trying to do things from that movie too lol.
WesleyGibson - 10/15/2012, 2:08 PM
Oh, and BTW DE4DPOOL, it's not 20 franchises either. It's a list of both single films AND franchises.

;)
GOTG - 10/16/2012, 10:26 AM
then u should make that clear in the title wesley
joe384 - 10/16/2012, 12:20 PM
It might sound cheesey but I love movies to much to make a list of the top 100 let alone top 20. But for movies I can watch over and over again, anyone previously mentioned above, minus a few would def be in there. Plus I'm an artsy guy when it comes to movies, so I would do something like this just to see what people say.

Casablanca
GodFather 1,2
His Girl Friday
Bringing Up Baby
The Best Years of Our Lives
Singing in the Rain
Dead Poet's Society
With Honors
The Dark Knight Trilogy
American Beauty
Gladiator
Pulp Fiction
Dog Day Afternoon
Good Will Hunting
Brokeback Mountain (That's right,I said it!)
High Fedlity
Lord of the Rings Trilogy
WesleyGibson - 10/16/2012, 9:03 PM
DE4DP00L

The point being you shouldn't make yourself look like a dick until you know what you are talking about. JessePostal was right anyways, it wasn't even that big of a deal to begin with.
CPBuff22 - 10/16/2012, 9:55 PM
My top 20 in no order:

Avengers
Friday
Star Wars (New Hope if I have to pick just one)
Blade
Shadow of the Vampire
Hard Candy
Juice
8 Mile
Tangled
Repo! The Genetic Opera
Rocky Horror Picture Show
The Crow
Ferris Buellers Day Off
Enter The Dragon
Serenity
Day The Earth Stood Still (original)
White Christmas
Seven Year Itch
Lion King
Back To The Future
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