Great Movies: The Ultimate Countdown (In No Order). Part I

A Listmania! list by D. G. Cochrane "jakecochrane" (Harrold, Bedfordshire)
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Citizen Kane : Special Edition [DVD] [1942]
1.  Citizen Kane : Special Edition [DVD] [1942] DVD ~ Orson Welles
The list author says:
  "1. Acclaimed critic Roger Ebert once quoted in an interview that if he were trapped on a desert island and only had one film to watch, it would be this one. Frankly, i would do exactly the same."
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The General [1926] [DVD]
2.  The General [1926] [DVD] DVD ~ Buster Keaton
The list author says:
  "2. There's love, locomotives and laughs in this brilliant silent comedy set during the American Civil War starring, co-written by and directed by the inimitable Buster Keaton."
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Charlie Chaplin: City Lights [DVD]
3.  Charlie Chaplin: City Lights [DVD] DVD ~ Charles Chaplin
The list author says:
  "3. Romantic comedies set in pantomine aren't very popular, but Charles Chaplin's "City Lights" is without a doubt not only his greatest film, but maybe the greatest silent film of all time."
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Pulp Fiction (2 Disc Collector's Edition) [DVD] [1994]
4.  Pulp Fiction (2 Disc Collector's Edition) [DVD] [1994] DVD ~ John Travolta
The list author says:
  "4. Quentin Jerome Tarantino, the boy wonder pushed his storytelling powers to their limits to make this film every bit as BIG as the widescreen 70s hits that inspired him. An instant classic."
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Some Like It Hot - Special Edition [DVD] [1959]
5.  Some Like It Hot - Special Edition [DVD] [1959] DVD ~ Marilyn Monroe
The list author says:
  "5. Wilder and Diamond's script crackles with ideas and gags, and the performances are uniformly assured, with Tony Curtis's triple characterization in particular a revelation."
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Casablanca -- Two Disc Special Edition [DVD] [1942]
6.  Casablanca -- Two Disc Special Edition [DVD] [1942] DVD ~ Humphrey Bogart
The list author says:
  "6. With nearly every line of its script engraved on the collective subconscious, and its central performances of Bogart and Bergman defining iconic cool, "Casablanca" is an exultant classic."
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Do The Right Thing [DVD] [1989]
7.  Do The Right Thing [DVD] [1989] DVD ~ Danny Aiello
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  "7. Tempers finally boil over in Brooklyn, NY, after a long, stiflingly hot summer day of racial and familial tension in Spike Lee's brilliant deft mix of comedy and acute social observation."
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Blade Runner (Remastered Directors Cut)
8.  Blade Runner (Remastered Directors Cut) DVD ~ Harrison Ford
The list author says:
  "8. Dystopian thriller Blade Runner remains the most influential sci-fi masterpiece of modern cinema, notably for its immaculate visualisations of retro-futuristic urban decay."
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Schindler's List [DVD] [1994]
9.  Schindler's List [DVD] [1994] DVD ~ Liam Neeson
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  "9. A heart-rending Holocaust story, this Oscar-grabbing epic added to Spielberg's directorial credibility, showing he could handle controversial, sophisticated stories with real sensitivity."
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Goodfellas [1990] [DVD]
10.  Goodfellas [1990] [DVD] DVD ~ Robert De Niro
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  "10. "As far back as I can remember, I've always wanted to be a gangster," Henry Hill opens his true story of 30 years in the mob in Scorsese's epic, and contains an unforgettable role for Joe Pesci."
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Psycho (1960) [DVD]
11.  Psycho (1960) [DVD] DVD ~ Anthony Perkins
The list author says:
  "11. The music, the setting, the shower scene, the mother in the cellar... everything about this iconic film has passed into cinema history. A genuine virtuoso classic and the grandaddy of all slashers"
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Jaws (2 Disc Special Edition) [DVD]
12.  Jaws (2 Disc Special Edition) [DVD] DVD ~ Roy Scheider
The list author says:
  "12. It left a generation of kids afraid to go into a swimming pool, let alone back in the water. The story is all the scarier for hardly showing the Great White that is most of the characters' nemesis"
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Apocalypse Now Redux [DVD] [1979]
13.  Apocalypse Now Redux [DVD] [1979] DVD ~ Marlon Brando
The list author says:
  "13. Martin Sheen's journey to terminate US colonel Marlon Brando. But his mission becomes a screaming trip into madness, stunningly realised by Coppola's hallucinogenic direction and a terrific cast."
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One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest (2 Disc Special Edition) [1975] [DVD]
14.  One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest (2 Disc Special Edition) [1975] [DVD] DVD ~ Jack Nicholson
The list author says:
  "14. Jack Nicholson excels in this multi-Oscar winning, anti-authoritarian tale, the last of the great counter-culture Hollywood movies."
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Fellini's 8 1/2 [DVD] [1963] [2008]
15.  Fellini's 8 1/2 [DVD] [1963] [2008] DVD ~ Marcello Mastroianni
The list author says:
  "15. Federico Fellini's 1963 semi-autobiographical story about a worshipped filmmaker who has lost his inspiration (Marcello Mastroianni), it has been quoted dozens of times but never duplicated."
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The Marx Brothers: Duck Soup [DVD]
16.  The Marx Brothers: Duck Soup [DVD] DVD ~ The Marx Brothers
The list author says:
  "16. Groucho Marx, one of the greatest comedy stars of all time, mainly because of his iconic appearance and witty one-liners, "Duck Soup" is The Marx Brothers' finest and funniest feature."
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The Usual Suspects (2 Disc Special Edition) [DVD] [1995]
17.  The Usual Suspects (2 Disc Special Edition) [DVD] [1995] DVD ~ Kevin Spacey
The list author says:
  "17. One of the outstanding thrillers of the 90s boasts a screenplay that is utterly brilliant. A film that immediately makes you question what you have just seen and contains a great role from Spacey."
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The Godfather [VHS]
18.  The Godfather [VHS] VHS Marlon Brando
The list author says:
  "18. Coppola's epic, operatic, bullet-ridden saga of a Mafia family at war with itself and its rivals. Murder, betrayal, ambition: it's all here, and utterly compelling, with Brando at his very best."
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The Godfather: Part II [VHS]
19.  The Godfather: Part II [VHS] VHS Al Pacino
The list author says:
  "19. The only sequel to ever win Best Picture along with five other oscars, it also won Al Pacino the love and respect he had always deserved as the powerful and mighty Don Michael Corleone."
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Raging Bull (Wide Screen) [DVD] [1981]
20.  Raging Bull (Wide Screen) [DVD] [1981] DVD ~ Robert De Niro
The list author says:
  "20. A genuine and beautiful moment of cinematic genius. The physical, brutal and emotional punches come so thick and fast, you have to check yourself for bruises."
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Manhattan [DVD] [1979]
21.  Manhattan [DVD] [1979] DVD ~ Woody Allen
The list author says:
  "21. One of Woody Allen's finest pictures, beautifully filmed in a black-and-white and a fantastic soundtrack supplied by George Gershwin. It also contains some Allen's memorable sequences and quotes."
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Taxi Driver [DVD] [1976] [1999]
22.  Taxi Driver [DVD] [1976] [1999] DVD ~ Robert De Niro
The list author says:
  "22. Stone-cold classic. Robert De Niro is electrifying as the Vietnam-scarred taxi driver with a kick-ass mohawk and a lonely but violent attitude on life, frightening take on the justice system."
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Monty Python's Life Of Brian [DVD] [1979]
23.  Monty Python's Life Of Brian [DVD] [1979] DVD ~ Graham Chapman
The list author says:
  "23. History is rewritten and sacred cows are merrily sacrificed as the Python team unleash their alternative take on certain well-known events from 2,000 years ago."
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Singin' In The Rain [DVD]
24.  Singin' In The Rain [DVD] DVD ~ Gene Kelly
The list author says:
  "24. Gloriously exuberant and abidingly popular musical from the 1950s heyday. Stanley Donen's film sets the Kelly/Reynolds romance against the fascinating backdrop of the coming of sound in movies."
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L.A. Confidential [1997] [DVD]
25.  L.A. Confidential [1997] [DVD] DVD ~ Kevin Spacey
The list author says:
  "25. Brilliant adaptation of James Ellroy's detective novel about three cops facing corrupt businessmen, sleazy journalists and assorted trash in 50s LA."
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