Your top 5 films of your favorite director !

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Who is your favorite director ? And what are his top 5 films ?

Steven Spielberg
1 - Schindler's List
2 - Munich
3 - Saving Private Ryan
4 - Raiders of the Lost Ark
5 - Jurassic Park
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  • edited June 2012 Posts: 303
    Christopher Nolan
    1 - Inception
    2 - The Dark Knight
    3 - The Prestige
    4 - Batman Begins
    5 - Following

    ^^Tough not including Memento...
  • Yash Chopra.

    1 - Waqt
    2 - Deewar
    3 - Silsila
    4 - Lamhe
    5 - Darr
  • edited June 2012 Posts: 12,488
    Quentin Tarantino.

    1- Pulp Fiction.
    2- Kill Bill vol 1.
    3- Resovoir Dogs.
    4- Kill Bill vol 2.
    5- Inglorious Basterds.
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    Quentin Tarantino.

    1- Pulp Fiction.
    2- Kill Bill vol 1.
    3- Resovoir Dogs.
    4- Kill Bill vol 2.
    5- Inglorious Basterds.

    Haha Quentin is relatively easy :) He's mine as well, but not a huge selection.

    1. Inglorious Basterds
    2. Pulp Fictioin
    3. Kill Bill Vol. 2
    4. Kill Bill Vol. 1
    5. Reservoir Dogs.
  • JWESTBROOK wrote:
    Quentin Tarantino.

    1- Pulp Fiction.
    2- Kill Bill vol 1.
    3- Resovoir Dogs.
    4- Kill Bill vol 2.
    5- Inglorious Basterds.

    Haha Quentin is relatively easy :) He's mine as well, but not a huge selection.

    1. Inglorious Basterds
    2. Pulp Fictioin
    3. Kill Bill Vol. 2
    4. Kill Bill Vol. 1
    5. Reservoir Dogs.

    you forgot these:

    City on Fire
    The Killer
    Rio Bravo
    LE DOULOS

  • Alfred Hitchcock

    So many great films that I would never choose "best", just "favourites":

    1) Vertigo (though I do also think it's his best)
    2) Rear Window
    3) North by North-West
    4) Strangers on a Train
    5) Shadow of a Doubt

    This list would likely change month to month...

  • KerimKerim Istanbul Not Constantinople
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    Mel Brooks:

    1. Blazing Saddles
    2. History of the World Part I
    3. Young Frankenstein
    4. The Producers
    5. Spaceballs
  • JWPepperJWPepper You sit on it, but you can't take it with you.
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    Roman Polanski

    1. Chinatown
    2. The Pianist
    3. Rosemary's baby
    4. The tenant
    5. Repulsion


  • 0BradyM0Bondfanatic70BradyM0Bondfanatic7 I've missed you all.
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    No way I could pick.
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    Martin Scorsese

    1. Goodfellas
    2. The Departed
    3. Taxi Driver
    4. Raging Bull
    5. The Gangs of New York

    Please note this is just some of my favourites but he has so many more gems not listed above. Can I have favourite 10 movies please?
  • Posts: 7,650
    1- The Good, the Bad & the Ugly
    2- Once upon a time in America
    3- Once upon a time in the West
    4- For a few Dollars more
    5- A fistfull of Dollars

    Sergio Leone of course
  • Posts: 2,341
    That Master of suspense
    ALFRED HITCHCOCK

    1. Psycho
    2. Frenzy
    3. Rope
    4. North by Northwest
    5. Rebecca
  • OHMSS69 wrote:
    That Master of suspense
    ALFRED HITCHCOCK

    1. Psycho
    2. Frenzy
    3. Rope
    4. North by Northwest
    5. Rebecca

    D'oh! How could I have forgotten Rebecca!
  • edited June 2012 Posts: 172
    i have three favorite directors (De Palma, Luc Besson and Quentin Tarantino):

    Brian De Palma
    1.Scarface
    2.Wise Guys
    3.The Untouchables
    4.Mission Impossible
    5.Carlito’s way

    Luc Besson:
    1.Nikita
    2.Léon
    3.Taxi
    4.The Fifth element
    5.The Messenger: The story of Joan arc

    Quentin Tarantino
    1.Reservoir Dogs
    2.Pulp Fiction
    3.Grindhouse
    4.Inglorious Basterds
    5.Kill Bill
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
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    Michael Mann:

    'Heat,' 'Miami Vice,' 'Collateral,' 'Public Enemies,' and 'Last of the Mohicans,' in no particular order. He's such a great director.
  • JWPepperJWPepper You sit on it, but you can't take it with you.
    Posts: 511
    Martin Scorsese

    1. Goodfellas
    2. The Departed
    3. Taxi Driver
    4. Raging Bull
    5. The Gangs of New York

    Please note this is just some of my favourites but he has so many more gems not listed above. Can I have favourite 10 movies please?

    Ahh, Goodfellas! One of my favorites! BTW, Have you seen 'After Hours' by Scorcese? Great black comedy! Love the 80's!
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    Sergio Leone

    1. For a Few Dollars More
    2. The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
    3. Once Upon a Time in America
    4. Once Upon a Time in West
    5. Fistful of Dollars

    But there are also some other directors I could name. Leone just came first to mind
  • 4EverBonded4EverBonded Riding a white swan to Matera
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    Kerim wrote:
    Mel Brooks:

    1. Blazing Saddles
    2. History of the World Part I
    3. Young Frankenstein
    4. The Producers
    5. Spaceballs

    Oh my gosh, that got me thinking. To this day, I still hear myself muttering, "Could be worse; it could be raining..." when in some situation. Bless Marty Feldman and Mel. How I laughed through Young Frankenstein and Blazing Saddles.
  • 4EverBonded4EverBonded Riding a white swan to Matera
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    Creasy47 wrote:
    Michael Mann:

    'Heat,' 'Miami Vice,' 'Collateral,' 'Public Enemies,' and 'Last of the Mohicans,' in no particular order. He's such a great director.

    I so agree! I love Michael Mann's films. And "Thief" one of his earlier ones; so good!

  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
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    @4EverBonded, nice to see another big fan! I'll sadly admit, I haven't seen 'Thief,' but I would like to. I have only seen 'Last of the Mohicans' a few times, but I constantly watch the other four with absolutely no problem. 'Miami Vice' gets trashed all the time, 'Heat' is 'too boring' to people today, 'Public Enemies' isn't 'historically correct, thus a bad film,' and I haven't heard bad things about 'Collateral' yet. But, Mann's film style, on top of the thousands of excellent, addictive scenes in his movies makes them the best for me, and I'm really looking forward to what he tackles next.
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    Micheal Mann is great. Heat is one of my favourite films.
    JWESTBROOK wrote:
    Quentin Tarantino.

    1- Pulp Fiction.
    2- Kill Bill vol 1.
    3- Resovoir Dogs.
    4- Kill Bill vol 2.
    5- Inglorious Basterds.

    Haha Quentin is relatively easy :) He's mine as well, but not a huge selection.

    1. Inglorious Basterds
    2. Pulp Fictioin
    3. Kill Bill Vol. 2
    4. Kill Bill Vol. 1
    5. Reservoir Dogs.

    Haha, true. Hopefully soon Django Unchained will be on my list. The only film I didn't like that was his was Death Proof, I preferred Rodruigez's half of Grindhouse.
  • Samuel001Samuel001 Moderator
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    I'll do Matthew Vaughn:

    1. X-Men: First Class
    2. Kick-Ass
    3. Layer Cake
    4. Stardust
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    @thelivingroyale and JWESTBROOK

    I preferred Deathproof to the Zombie flick. I liked the silly trailers too. They had me in stiches.

    =))
    I preferred Kill Bill vol 2 to vol 1. I thought 2 had more humor and was more fun. The fight with the Crazy 88's was cool but it just got to be too long and over the top after a while. IMO.
    Tarantino is one heck of a writer. he comes up with the coolest-in you-face- dialogue.
  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!Moderator
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    Michael Mann

    1) HEAT
    2) The Insider
    3) Thief
    4) Collateral
    5) Manhunter

    David Fincher

    1) Se7en
    2) The Social Network
    3) Zodiac
    4) The Game
    5) Panic Room

    Stanley Kubrick

    1) 2001: A Space Odyssey
    2) The Shining
    3) Lolita
    4) A Clockwork Orange
    5) Full Metal Jacket

    Christopher Nolan

    1) Batman Begins
    2) The Prestige
    3) The Dark Knight
    4) Inception
    5) Insomnia

    Alfred Hitchcock

    1) Psycho
    2) The Birds
    3) Rope
    4) North By Northwest
    5) Marnie
  • 4EverBonded4EverBonded Riding a white swan to Matera
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    Okay, here I am going with Frank Capra (yes these are oldies but great):

    1) You Can't Take It With You
    2) Mr. Smith Goes To Washington
    3) Arsenic and Old Lace
    4) It's A Wonderful Life
    5) It Happened One Night
  • 4EverBonded4EverBonded Riding a white swan to Matera
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    Creasy47 wrote:
    @4EverBonded, nice to see another big fan! I'll sadly admit, I haven't seen 'Thief,' but I would like to. I have only seen 'Last of the Mohicans' a few times, but I constantly watch the other four with absolutely no problem. 'Miami Vice' gets trashed all the time, 'Heat' is 'too boring' to people today, 'Public Enemies' isn't 'historically correct, thus a bad film,' and I haven't heard bad things about 'Collateral' yet. But, Mann's film style, on top of the thousands of excellent, addictive scenes in his movies makes them the best for me, and I'm really looking forward to what he tackles next.

    Mann has style, you got that right. :) Do rent Thief; with J. Caan and T. Weld. I took a film criticism course in college and that was one of the movies the teacher had us watch (I had seen it before that, though).
    I am happy so many folks like Heat; such a thought provoking, memorable film with strong performances by all leads. And I really like Val Kilmer, so I tend to remember some of his earlier great works (Tombstone, The Doors, and Heat; plus I love The Saint). Man, he is due to be in a good movie again.
    I haven't seen some of Mann's other films; I guess I need to see Collateral next. But is that with Arnold S.? I don't care for him (except as the Terminator).
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
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    No, Collateral has Tom Cruise, Jamie Foxx, Mark Ruffalo, Peter Berg, and SF's very own, Javier Bardem. Great cast, and Tom Cruise plays a hit man who gets in Jamie Foxx's car (he plays a cab driver), and offers him hundreds of dollars for five stops and five hits. Excellent, tense film, with the usual beauty that is the style of Michael Mann.
  • 4EverBonded4EverBonded Riding a white swan to Matera
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    Creasy47 wrote:
    No, Collateral has Tom Cruise, Jamie Foxx, Mark Ruffalo, Peter Berg, and SF's very own, Javier Bardem. Great cast, and Tom Cruise plays a hit man who gets in Jamie Foxx's car (he plays a cab driver), and offers him hundreds of dollars for five stops and five hits. Excellent, tense film, with the usual beauty that is the style of Michael Mann.

    Oh yeah, Tom with white-ish hair, right? OK I will rent it this weekend. thanks!

  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
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    Yes, he does. He's very cold and calculating in the film, I loved his performance.

    If for some reason this topic gets pushed back by then, do PM me and let me know what you thought of the film. It's one of my favorites.
  • 4EverBonded4EverBonded Riding a white swan to Matera
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    Creasy47 wrote:
    Yes, he does. He's very cold and calculating in the film, I loved his performance.

    If for some reason this topic gets pushed back by then, do PM me and let me know what you thought of the film. It's one of my favorites.

    OK, I will. Looking forward to seeing it but it will be 5 or 6 days from now. Meanwhile, see if you can find Thief!

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