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Initial post: 18 Dec 2007 14:24:37 GMT
Everyone has their favourites, but the Amazon.co.uk DVD team would like to hear from you, our customers, to know what you think is the best film of all time. You'll find some strong contenders here on our essential DVDs page. So tell us your views ...

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Dec 2007 11:22:26 GMT
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In reply to an earlier post on 29 Dec 2007 10:57:06 GMT
Bill Peter says:
Hardly the "best film of all time". Why not change the category to desert island films? I'd have Ridley Scot's first three: The Duellists, Alien and Bladerunner.

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Dec 2007 12:54:52 GMT
Personally I think it has to be .......

Gladiator

I bet a lot of people will vote for Gladiator as well

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Dec 2007 19:40:24 GMT
The Rev says:
It has to be Schindlers List. The story is tragic, the cinematography brilliant, and the enduring memories of the road of grave stones in the camp, and the girl in the red coat ! On the other hand Seven would be up there too.

In reply to an earlier post on 31 Dec 2007 19:40:33 GMT
Hard to say what the "best" film is.
My top films include, Cinema Paradiso, 12 Angry Men, The Apartment, Ben Hur, Pulp Fiction, The Godfather, Dog Day Afternoon, Belleville Rendezvous, The Big Kahuna, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy and The Bourne Trilogy.

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Jan 2008 12:59:49 GMT
Kniphofia says:
Well firstly there's a difference between the 'best' film and the 'favourite' film. Some of the films on the essentials list are ones I absolutely hated.. like Gladiator and Braveheart. Personally I think the best film and the one I watch most often is Hitchcock's Vertigo.

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Jan 2008 00:41:54 GMT
The best film "of all time" probably hasn't been made yet.
My own personal fave's upto the present are 'Lawrence Of Arabia' (1962), 'Blade Runner' (1982) and 'Lord Of The Rings - The Fellowship Of The Ring' (2001)

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Jan 2008 17:43:04 GMT
The best film is one which manages to keep you awake for the duration!
On that note: Blues Brother (the original), Some like it hot and of course The Wizard of Oz.

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Jan 2008 00:50:09 GMT
Sam Anders says:
Hard to say just one 'best' film. I guess some of the top contenders for me would be Blade Runner, The Godfather, Heat and Twilight Samurai.

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Jan 2008 14:00:18 GMT
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Can't really name 'the one and only'. If I had to, or else.. I would say 'The Rocky Horror Picture Show'. But I would really like to name a few more, for justice: Harold and Maude, Shreck, Planes trains and automobiles, Alien, Blade, Gladiator, Bodyguard, Rosemary's baby, Elling...

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Jan 2008 18:30:18 GMT
Mohd Jafar says:
The Shawshank Redemption

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Jan 2008 18:56:43 GMT
Phiz says:
I'd have to pick something like 'A Canterbury Tale' (Powell and Pressburger),

though 'A Matter Of Life and Death', 'Kind Hearts and Coronets' 'The Bridge on the River Kwai', 'Sunset Boulevard', 'Treasure of The Sierra Madre' 'Oliver Twist (1948)' 'The Ladykillers', 'The Third Man'....etc are not far behind.

In reply to an earlier post on 9 Jan 2008 13:14:45 GMT
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C. Cousins says:
As others have said these may not be the 'best' films ever made but my favourites are, Fight Club, Overboard and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.

In reply to an earlier post on 9 Jan 2008 15:12:17 GMT
M456AN says:
If u see Lord Of The Rings as one film, I mean the trilogy was made as 1 film. It is also the best presented set of DVD's.

In reply to an earlier post on 9 Jan 2008 17:03:44 GMT
Mr. A. Proud says:
Hi
I suppose a lot has to do with what age you are but being an old romantic, I have to say Somewhere in Time.
Gus

In reply to an earlier post on 9 Jan 2008 19:42:25 GMT
Clowes says:
It has to be, without any shadow of a doubt...12 Angry men. It grabs you and holds you from the very first minute. It entertains you without the adornment of trickery and gimickery. It creates an ambience like no other film I've watched.

Rent it! Watch it!

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Jan 2008 17:29:13 GMT
The Talented Mr Ripley, outstanding and underated!

In reply to an earlier post on 11 Jan 2008 15:19:34 GMT
the best film of all times is Gone with the wind.Best film,best actors, best director best adaptation.

Cesina Bermudes Portugal

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Jan 2008 17:20:04 GMT
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c says:
It's a Wonderfull Life is fantastic! Other personal faves include, other Frank Capra Movies, Caddyshack, and Father of the bride.

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Jan 2008 23:24:02 GMT
Matt Rushent says:
I say the Godfathers the best movie ever!!!!

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Jan 2008 19:45:18 GMT
C. Godridge says:
Top 5 is Labyrinth, closely followed by Reservoir Dogs, Predator, Aliens, Rocky 3.

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Jan 2008 12:19:58 GMT
D. Macdonald says:
CABARET - drama, comedy, satire, passion, music, dance, life, death, love, hate, sex, age, youth, superb script, superb cast, brilliant direction and cinematography.Timeless.

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Jan 2008 19:15:56 GMT
If I HAD to choose one : The Godfather Trilogy

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Jan 2008 13:09:33 GMT
M. BERRY says:
Its hard to choose but I think the best film, without a doubt, is The Sound of Music. Julie Andrews & Christopher Plummer were fantastic in their roles in this film.
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