Wednesday, June 23, 2010

The Colonel's Countdown: The Complete Top 25 List

I invite you to include your entire personal favorites list in the comments below. A smaller list will suffice if you haven't put together a top 25.  

1. Jaws
2. 2001: A Space Odyssey
3. The Godfather, Part II
4. The Big Lebowski
5. Raiders of the Lost Ark
6. The Third Man
7. The Lord of the Rings trilogy
8. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
9. The Godfather
10. Blade Runner

11. Scarface (1983)
12. Apocalypse Now
13. The Empire Strikes Back
14. Goodfellas
15. Mulholland Drive
16. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia
17. Nashville
18. King Kong (1933)
19. The Last Temptation of Christ
20. The Silence of the Lambs
21. Dead Ringers
22. Starship Troopers
23. JFK
24. Aguirre: The Wrath of God
25. Big Trouble in Little China

25 that missed the cut, in no particular order:
Citizen Kane
Barry Lyndon
A.I. Artificial Intelligence
Paths of Glory
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
No Country for Old Men
Pulp Fiction
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Blue Velvet
All the President's Men
The Battle of Algiers
They Live
The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
Total Recall
Planet of the Apes (1968)
The Paper
Stroszek (Note: I would now sub this out for The Royal Tenenbaums.)
Boogie Nights


  1. Stars Wars 1-6
    Lord of the Rings 1-3
    Dark Knight
    done and done.

  2. a fine list. our 26-50 have a lot in common.

  3. Lists are so difficult, so I commend you for your efforts! I like that "The Paper" made the "25 that missed the cut" list. Glad to see the Dude make an appearance. No "Almost Famous"?

  4. @Chester: Never quite warmed up to "Almost Famous," although it is very good. I still haven't seen the "Untitled" version, either.


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