My Top 20 Movies Of The Last 40 Years

A Listmania! list by Mike Maxwell (Liverpool, UK)
 
The Talented Mr Ripley [DVD] [2000]
1.  The Talented Mr Ripley [DVD] [2000] DVD ~ Matt Damon
The list author says:
  "Great story, brilliant casting, excellent acting, superb twists and turns"
£3.92   Used & New from: £0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (118 customer reviews)

Dead Poets Society [DVD] [1989]
2.  Dead Poets Society [DVD] [1989] DVD ~ Robin Williams
The list author says:
  "Top drawer film, definately Robin Willams best effort so far!!"
£5.95   Used & New from: £1.44
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (180 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Seven - 2 Disc Set [DVD]
3.  Seven - 2 Disc Set [DVD] DVD ~ Brad Pitt
The list author says:
  "Gruesome and ingenious.  Compelling viewing from start to finish"
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (274 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Bullitt (2 Disc Special Edition) [DVD]
4.  Bullitt (2 Disc Special Edition) [DVD] DVD ~ Steve McQueen
The list author says:
  "Slick and classy, and still the best car chase ever!!!  Lalo Schifrin's theme is cool beyond words too!"
£14.99   Used & New from: £0.74
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (168 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The Godfather Trilogy (5 Disc Box Set) [DVD]
5.  The Godfather Trilogy (5 Disc Box Set) [DVD] DVD ~ Marlon Brando
The list author says:
  "Hard to separate the trilogy, but the first is definately best!!"
£29.99   Used & New from: £1.99
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (606 customer reviews) | 19 customer discussions

Jaws (2 Disc Special Edition) [DVD]
6.  Jaws (2 Disc Special Edition) [DVD] DVD ~ Roy Scheider
The list author says:
  "The bit where the head pops out the boat still gets me every time!!  Excellent"
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (422 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

The Shawshank Redemption [DVD] [1995]
7.  The Shawshank Redemption [DVD] [1995] DVD ~ Tim Robbins
The list author says:
  "Touches every base, plays every emotion & proves that there are still great film makers doing it today"
£2.99   Used & New from: £0.01
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (626 customer reviews) | 8 customer discussions

Usual Suspects [DVD] [1995] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
8.  Usual Suspects [DVD] [1995] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] 
The list author says:
  ""Who is Keyser Söze?" - Divides film critics down the middle but I LOVE it"
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (225 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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Misery [DVD] [1991] [US Import] [NTSC]
9.  Misery [DVD] [1991] [US Import] [NTSC] 
The list author says:
  "Arguably the best adaptation of a Stephen King novel - no need for blood and guts, mind games and "hobbling" are just as harrowing!"
£9.99   Used & New from: £6.93
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (171 customer reviews)

Et Extra Terrestrial [DVD] [1982] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
10.  Et Extra Terrestrial [DVD] [1982] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] 
The list author says:
  "Still gets me every time - great when I was a kid, great now!!"
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (390 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

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Goodfellas (2 Disc Special Edition) [1990] [DVD]
11.  Goodfellas (2 Disc Special Edition) [1990] [DVD] DVD ~ Robert De Niro
The list author says:
  "The best mafia movie ever in my opinion - Liotta was spellbinding"
£4.18   Used & New from: £0.01
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (303 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

The Silence of the Lambs [DVD] [1991]
12.  The Silence of the Lambs [DVD] [1991] DVD ~ Jodie Foster
The list author says:
  "Anthony Hopkins making your skin crawl - is he good or bad - do you love or hate him? brilliant"
£4.75   Used & New from: £0.44
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (207 customer reviews) | 7 customer discussions

Ghost [DVD] [1990]
13.  Ghost [DVD] [1990] DVD ~ Patrick Swayze
The list author says:
  "Aahhh - great story, great acting - great film!! "Damn baby, what you do to your hair?""
£3.62   Used & New from: £0.34
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (369 customer reviews) | 4 customer discussions

The Green Mile [DVD] [1999]
14.  The Green Mile [DVD] [1999] DVD ~ Tom Hanks
The list author says:
  "Another fantastic adaptation of a Stephen Film novella.  Still watchable after third viewing!"
£3.00   Used & New from: £0.01
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (426 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

Papillon [DVD] [1973] [1974]
15.  Papillon [DVD] [1973] [1974] DVD ~ Steve McQueen
The list author says:
  "Another prison classic - probably the definitive one with Steve McQueen and Dustin Hoffman in sparkling form"
£6.25   Used & New from: £1.33
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (122 customer reviews)

Gladiator [DVD]
16.  Gladiator [DVD] DVD ~ Russell Crowe
The list author says:
  "Pure indulgence - but great viewing - return of the epic on a grand scale"
£3.49   Used & New from: £0.07
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (731 customer reviews) | 16 customer discussions

Good Will Hunting [DVD] [1998]
17.  Good Will Hunting [DVD] [1998] DVD ~ Robin Williams
The list author says:
  "Two of my fave actors combine in an oscar winning tour de force - excellent film"
£3.49   Used & New from: £0.01
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (208 customer reviews)

Highlander [DVD]
18.  Highlander [DVD] DVD ~ Christopher Lambert
The list author says:
  "Twists and turns everywhere, baffling but brilliant"
£3.15   Used & New from: £0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (244 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

Interview With The Vampire -- Special Edition [DVD] [1994]
19.  Interview With The Vampire -- Special Edition [DVD] [1994] DVD ~ Brad Pitt
The list author says:
  "Pleased that this stayed pretty close to the excellent Anne Rice novel - good film"
£4.67   Used & New from: £0.01
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (178 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid [DVD] [1969]
20.  Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid [DVD] [1969] DVD ~ Paul Newman
The list author says:
  "Possibly the oldest on the list, but still very worthy of a place - real feelgood film - a true all time classic"
£3.99   Used & New from: £0.09
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (106 customer reviews)

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Godfather Part II Disk Problem 78 6 Mar 2014
Goodfellas [Blu-ray] [1990] [Region Free] ¿Castillian Audio? 0 10 Sep 2013
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Films set in schools? 0 26 Feb 2013
Subtitles 0 16 Feb 2013
portuguese subtitles? 2 7 Dec 2012
 
   

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Last updated: 19/04/2006
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