johnlink’s official (and NEWLY UPDATED) top 20/20

Here are my brandy new rankings for Top 20 Films and Top 20 Movies of all time. These are incomplete, in that they only include films I have actually watched since starting this ranking project at the beginning of 2009. The FILM categorization is for quality of film on a thematic, visual, and technical standpoint. The MOVIE categorization is pure fun-factor. In both cases, a ranking can be influenced, however slightly, by its counterpart. For example, The Usual Suspects appears so high on each list because, for me the filmmaking and the fun of it go hand-in-hand.

(films which also appear on the movie list are in bold, with the ranking on that list in paranthesis)

1. The Ususal Suspects (3)

2. Saving Private Ryan

3. The Last of the Mohicans

4. Shutter Island

5. Dr. Strangelove, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

6. Bronenosets Potyomkin (Battleship Potemkin)

7. Up (19)

8. The Last Samurai

9. Good Will Hunting (13)

10. A.I. Artificial Intelligence

11. Lat den ratte komma in (Le the Right One In)

12. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

13. Syriana

14. The Wrestler

15. It’s a Wonderful Life

16. Inception

17. Up in the Air

18. Le Ballon Rogue (The Red Balloon)

19. The American

20. The Maltese Falcon (15)


(movies which also appear on the film list are in bold, with the ranking on that list in paranthesis)

1. The Princess Bride

2. Ghost Busters

3. The Usual Suspects (1)

4. The Lion King

5. Batman Begins

6. The Thing

7. Aladdin

8. The Sting

9. The Italian Job

10. The Adventures of Robin Hood

11. (500) Days of Summer

12. Scream

13. Good Will Hunting (9)

14. The Fugitive

15. The Maltese Falcon (20)

16. Toy Story

17. Sherlock Jr.

18. Taken

19. Up (7) 

20. The General

~ by johnlink00 on December 31, 2011.

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