My 25 favourite films - in order

A Listmania! list by Dr. G. R. Ross "g_r_ross1961" (Birmingham, England, UK)
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Rumble Fish [DVD] [2003]
1.  Rumble Fish [DVD] [2003] DVD ~ Matt Dillon
The list author says:
  "Coppola imaginatively uses black and white cinematography to convey the ambiguous feelings of a teenage boy (Matt Dillon) towards his older brother (Mickey Rourke), friends and father (Dennis Hopper)"
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Taxi Driver [DVD] [1976] [1999]
2.  Taxi Driver [DVD] [1976] [1999] DVD ~ Robert De Niro
The list author says:
  "The young Robert de Niro both thrills and scares as the emotionally unstable title character in Scorcese's masterpiece"
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Some Like It Hot - Special Edition [DVD] [1959]
3.  Some Like It Hot - Special Edition [DVD] [1959] DVD ~ Marilyn Monroe
The list author says:
  "Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon bounce wisecracks off each other, Monroe flirts and the supporting characters contribute to a delightful, lightweight and implausible comedy romp"
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (161 customer reviews)

Scent Of A Woman [DVD] [1993]
4.  Scent Of A Woman [DVD] [1993] DVD ~ Al Pacino
The list author says:
  "Pacino snarls, growls and barks as an embittered and blinded retired U.S. Marine who is unexpectedly softened in this touching drama"
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (71 customer reviews)

Apocalypse Now Redux [DVD] [1979]
5.  Apocalypse Now Redux [DVD] [1979] DVD ~ Marlon Brando
The list author says:
  "The claustrophic weirdness of waging war in a foreign land is brought to life in Coppola's flawed masterpiece"
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (229 customer reviews) | 4 customer discussions

Kagemusha [1980] [DVD]
6.  Kagemusha [1980] [DVD] DVD ~ Tatsuya Nakadai
The list author says:
  "This Japanese epic from the legendary director Akira Kurosawa tells the tale of a petty thief brought in to replace an ailing warlord.  Magnificent battle scenes."
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Heaven's Gate [DVD] [1980] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
7.  Heaven's Gate [DVD] [1980] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] DVD ~ Kris Kristofferson
The list author says:
  "Much maligned violent and dramatic epic western starring Kris Kristofferson, Christopher Walken, John Hurt, Isabelle Huppert etc. - well worth seeing"
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In The Heat Of The Night [DVD] [1967]
8.  In The Heat Of The Night [DVD] [1967] DVD ~ Sidney Poitier
The list author says:
  "Taut claustrophobic 'detective' story set in a small Deep South town reeks of sweat and racial bigotry - Rod Steiger is rivetting"
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (65 customer reviews)

Erin Brockovich [DVD] [2000]
9.  Erin Brockovich [DVD] [2000] DVD ~ Julia Roberts
The list author says:
  "Julia Roberts proving that there is more to her acting talents than just a big smile in this heart-warming tale of the little 'guy' against the system"
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (75 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The Godfather: Part II [DVD]
10.  The Godfather: Part II [DVD] DVD ~ Al Pacino
The list author says:
  "My favourite episode of the trilogy, this has Pacino at his best and de Niro speaking fluent Sicilian - so much more than 'a gangster movie'"
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Raging Bull (20th Anniversary Edition) [DVD]
11.  Raging Bull (20th Anniversary Edition) [DVD] DVD ~ Robert De Niro
The list author says:
  "A great actor's greatest performance and the movie that encapsulates the harsh and violent reality of contact sports like no other"
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (88 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

Road to Perdition [2002] [DVD]
12.  Road to Perdition [2002] [DVD] DVD ~ Tom Hanks
The list author says:
  "Wonderfully photographed, I still cannot believe how well Tom Hanks - who I had always thought of as a lightweight actor - carries this movie on his shoulders"
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Rollerball [1975] - Special Edition [DVD]
13.  Rollerball [1975] - Special Edition [DVD] DVD ~ James Caan
The list author says:
  "Not to be confused with the weak re-make, this is a 70's version of the individual against the system"
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)

The Dead Zone [DVD]
14.  The Dead Zone [DVD] DVD ~ Christopher Walken
The list author says:
  "Fronm the Stephen King book, this tale shows that you can create tension and fear without special effects, and still stimulate the brain.  Christopher Walken is brilliant in the lead role."
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Nosferatu (1922) - Two-disc set [DVD]
15.  Nosferatu (1922) - Two-disc set [DVD] DVD ~ Max Schreck
The list author says:
  "One of the few horror films i enjoy, this creates an amazing atmosphere when you consider when it was made (1922!)"
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Blade Runner [DVD] [1982] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
16.  Blade Runner [DVD] [1982] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] DVD ~ Harrison Ford
The list author says:
  "Gritty sci-fi melodrama set in the near future with Harrison Ford identifying and combatting super-human androids"
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (607 customer reviews)

Angel Heart [DVD]
17.  Angel Heart [DVD] DVD ~ Mickey Rourke
The list author says:
  "Messy and confusing and both yet erotic and chilling, this tall tale set in New Orleans stars the wonderful Mickey Rourke with Robert de Niro in an almost camp cameo role"
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Bram Stoker's Dracula [DVD] [1993]
18.  Bram Stoker's Dracula [DVD] [1993] DVD ~ Gary Oldman
The list author says:
  "Although completely over-the-top, the combination of vivid photography, dramtic costumes and a cast including Gary Oldman, Winona Ryder and Keanu Reeves makes for a memorable, if bloody, feast"
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3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (190 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

The Godfather [DVD]
19.  The Godfather [DVD] DVD ~ Marlon Brando
The list author says:
  "A spectacle from start to finish, Brando is rivetting in the title role"
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The Sixth Sense - 2 Disc Collector's Edition [DVD] [1999]
20.  The Sixth Sense - 2 Disc Collector's Edition [DVD] [1999] DVD ~ Bruce Willis
The list author says:
  "In which Bruce Willis proves that he can act and Shyamalan demonstrates what an imaginative and creative director he is going to be"
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (192 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

Field of Dreams [DVD] [1989]
21.  Field of Dreams [DVD] [1989] DVD ~ Kevin Costner
The list author says:
  "A lightweight fable to be loved by those with a romantic nostalgia for the 'good old days' of sport"
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Gangs of New York [DVD] [2003]
22.  Gangs of New York [DVD] [2003] DVD ~ Daniel Day-Lewis
The list author says:
  "Scorcese's imaginative tale set in New York in 1846 has Daniel Day-Lewis hamming it up and Cameron Diaz ludicrously mis-cast and with an appalling accent"
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The Deer Hunter: Special Edition (2 discs) [DVD] [1979]
23.  The Deer Hunter: Special Edition (2 discs) [DVD] [1979] DVD ~ Robert De Niro
The list author says:
  "Great cast, director, story etc. this deserves the 5 Oscars that it gained"
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (133 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Pulp Fiction (2 Disc Collector's Edition) [DVD] [1994]
24.  Pulp Fiction (2 Disc Collector's Edition) [DVD] [1994] DVD ~ John Travolta
The list author says:
  "Stylish with clever (and confusing) uses of time jagging and what appears at first to be improvised script, this modern classic stars John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson and Uma Thurman"
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