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This is completely off topic. But a co-worker and I have been debating today over what the top 5 movies are that have come out in the last 25 years. We say "the last 25 years" because you are always going to have classic movies like Gone With the Wind, Casablanca, The Godfather, etc., that will always rank the highest on a list of the greatest movies of all-time. But in the last 25 years, which films would you guys have in your top 5? My list is below, and I just thought it'd be interesting to see what you guys thought.
1). The Shawshank Redemption
2). Forrest Gump
3). Fight Club
4). The Green Mile
**Films that just missed the cut: The Departed, The Patriot, Django Unchained, Avatar
How is pulp fiction or the big lebowiski not on here? You gotta have those without a doubt.
I actually wasn't a huge fan of Pulp Fiction, believe it or not. I'm just not a huge Tarantino fan--although I did love Django Unchained. And the Big Lebowiski is definitely up there, but I don't know if it's top 5 worthy.
Not in any particular order
1) The Shawshank Redemption
2) The Dark Knight
3) Fight Club
4) Pulp Fiction
5) The Matrix
I could also throw in The Lord of the Rings, A Few Good Men, Forrest Gump, Seven and American Beauty
There is nothing wrong with change, if it is in the right direction. - Winston Churchill
You cannot have this list with out Goodfellas. Departed was good but at best it is Scorsese's 3rd best picture of the last 25 years.
Lots of good films listed. I would throw in Braveheart and Taken. I think it's really hard to narrow it to five.
"Never take for granted what it means to be a Volunteer." Peyton Manning
Alright; I'll play. I agree completely with Motown Vol. Ought to be a top 10, IMO. Not in any particular order:
1. The Shawshank Redemption (only listed it first, since it seems to be near unanimous)
2. Saving Private Ryan
3. The Green Mile
4. Inglourious Bastards (perhaps the best villian performance in movie history, IMO, plus Brad Pitt's intentionally bad Maynardville, TN, accent is hilarious)
5. War Horse
And a second five:
6. The Lost Battalion (a hidden gem, often avoided b/c the former "little Ricky Schroeder" stars, and does one heck of a job)
7. The War of the Roses (perhaps the best dark comedy of all time)
8. Gods and Generals (beats out Gettysburg by a nose, since the South won the battle of Fredricksburg)
9. Empire of the Sun (It barely makes the time frame: Christian Bale, as a young boy, does a faaar better acting job than as Batman, while playing a formerly spoiled rich brat stuck in a Japanese POW camp in WWII, who learns to become hardened and streetsmart from a fellow prisoner, played by John Malkovich).
10. Schindler's List (aren't you kind of morally obligated to put it here, even if you felt horribly uncomforable watching it?).
Several more throw-ins I couldn't resist: If we go back to the early '80s, Amadeus is maybe my #1 of all time.
"LOL funniest" movie of all time: Monty Python's Search for the Holy Grail
As a big horse fan who grew up with them, my favorite "brush with celebrity" was having the chance to "meet" Secretariat (yes, more special to me than the time I met Peyton), hold his lead and rub his nose at Claiborne before he died, so the movie is incredibly important to me, even though it shouldn't be on a "best of" list.
"Bravely taking to his feet, he beat a very brave retreat." Sir Robin's Minstrels.
Yep...could add those as well
and also give a shout out to Inglorious Bastards.
This post was edited by TinyC 13 months ago
My Top 5 movies from of the last 25 years? Well, no way I can justify listing just 5, so here's a Top Ten (take into account that I owned movie theaters for almost a decade during that time period, so...).
1 A Few Good Men
3 The Fugitive
4 The Matrix
5 Field of Dreams
6 Driving Miss Daisy
7 Forrest Gump
8 Groundhog Day
9 Rain Man
10 A League of their Own
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1). Saving Private Ryan
2). The Shawshank Redemption
3). Forrest Gump
4). The Green Mile
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+1 for Driving Miss Daisy. That one completely slipped my mind. I think Morgan Freeman is just as superb in it as he is in The Shawshank Redemption.
1. Life is Beautiful
2. Pulp Fiction
3. Zero Dark Thirty
4. Dark Knight
5. Silence of the Lambs
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