The Year in Five Favorite Films

Summary

People love making lists, and filmmakers are no different. Each year we talk to a host of different people as part of our enduring Five Favorite Films feature, in which -- stay with us on this one -- we ask the talent to pick their all-time five favorite films. Or, as the case may be, the ones that they're currently into, have inspired their latest project, or just randomly tumble from their minds and into the ether in an unchecked stream of consciousness. Here then, we thought we'd have a quick look back at some of the stats and highlights of 2012... Back to Article

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Joe Hart

Joe Hart

My top 5: Aliens, The Border, The Empire Strikes Back, The Outlaw Josey Wales, Whale Rider

Dec 28 - 12:10 PM

Dave M.

Dave Mart

Great a SW films makes your list!!

Jan 12 - 04:09 PM

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Tara Lewinsky

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Jan 13 - 10:04 AM

Dick Travis

Mick Travis

My top 5: The Best Years of Our Lives, Vertigo, Beyond the Valley of the Dolls, Harold & Maude, and O Lucky Man!

Dec 28 - 12:49 PM

D P.

D P

Beyond the Valley of The Dolls is a brave choice. Have you read Ebert's reminisces about it? I wish they had filmed his Sex Pistols script.

Dec 29 - 07:01 AM

Dick Travis

Mick Travis

Thank you! I recently watched it again with some friends and one of them was stunned that a character says, "I just wanna rap!" THIS IS 1970!!! I'm not sure if you are referring to Ebert's "review" (which I have read) although I've heard his excellent commentary on the BVD DVD. I wish I would have seen that Sex Pistols film too!

"This is my happening and it freaks me out!"
"Oh, it's a stone gas, man!"
"Hey, man: don't Bogart the joint!"
"It was huge, you should have seen it; of course, I nearly choked!"
"I can't help myself: you've made me into a whore!"
"They are all dead. There's someone else in the room I don't know who it is: THE HEAD IS MISSING!"
"Yes, I vow it: you will drink the black sperm of my vengeance!"
"You're a groovy boy, I'd like to strap you on sometime!"


Seriously, THE GODFATHER, CASABLANCA and SCARFACE has nothing on that Roger Ebert script. It's simply the greatest thing ever written by man.

Dec 29 - 08:42 AM

Nek Sanalet

Mo Gelardi

My top 5: 2001: A Space Odyssey, Le Cercle Rouge, The Thin Red Line, Playtime, Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford.

Dec 28 - 12:51 PM

Meredith Morgan

Meredith Morgan

2001: A Space odyssey is an excellent one! You can hang any frame from that movie on your wall as art.

Jan 1 - 08:35 PM

Zach Miller

Zach Miller

My top 5: The Departed, Schindler's List, Saving Private Ryan, Goodfellas, Citizen Kane

Dec 28 - 12:55 PM

June Barron

June Barron

Fantastic pics...only I'd have to put in Dr. Zhivago (sp.)

Dec 28 - 10:41 PM

Andy Wyatt

Andy Wyatt

1. Kill Bill
2. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
3. 4 Months, 3 Weeks, and 2 days
4. Fight Club
5. Pulp Fiction

Dec 28 - 12:57 PM

Dick Travis

Mick Travis

Andy, you are the man! Anybody that has ETERNAL SUNSHINE, 4 MONTHS and FIGHT CLUB in their top 5 gets a drink on me.

Dec 28 - 12:59 PM

Meredith Morgan

Meredith Morgan

Have you seen Django Unchained? It's one of the best Quintin Tarentino movies I've ever seen....almost as good as Pulp Fiction.

Jan 1 - 08:36 PM

Larry Joyner

Larry Joyner

I have to agree despite the constant foul-language in Django. I saw it on Christmas Day and can't get it off my mind. It was so stunning!

Jan 2 - 02:39 PM

Andy Wyatt

Andy Wyatt

I saw Django! I loved it the first time, but the second time it just blew my mind. Definitely the best of the year. I'll have to think awhile before I see how it stacks up to his other films.

Jan 3 - 02:27 PM

Spencer Kain

Spencer Kain

Yes 100% agree

Jan 30 - 05:50 PM

Dana Pervan-Lawler

Dana Pervan-Lawler

I salute you

Jan 2 - 02:07 AM

Dick Travis

Mick Travis

Andy, you are the man! Anybody that has ETERNAL SUNSHINE, 4 MONTHS and FIGHT CLUB in their top 5 gets a drink on me.

Dec 28 - 12:59 PM

Brett Jenken

Brett Jenken

1.Clerks
2.Pulp Fiction
3.Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
4.Citizen Kane
5.Goodfellas

Dec 28 - 01:18 PM

Andrew Rossi

Andrew Rossi

great list.

Dec 29 - 05:13 PM

hollis m.

hollis mills

i love clerks

Dec 29 - 08:55 PM

James Healey

James Healey

The Shining
Fight Club
Pulp Fiction
The Dark Knight Rises
American Psycho

Dec 28 - 01:22 PM

SPERMIAN

Spermian Jones

1. Spider-Man (2002)
2. The Godfather (1972)
3. The Godfather Part II (1974)
4. Citizen Kane (1941)
5. Goodfellas (1990)

Dec 28 - 01:24 PM

Logan Lovett

Logan Lovett

Boogie Nights
Barry Lyndon
Raging Bull
The Player
2001: A Space Odyssey

Dec 28 - 01:32 PM

Stephen O'Connor

Stephen O'Connor

Barry Lyndon was totally underrated. It's a masterpiece. Kubrick is the man.

Dec 31 - 09:40 AM

Larry Joyner

Larry Joyner

Oh no, I forgot about Boogie Nights!! A brilliant masterpiece Logan. I replace Texas Chainsaw Massacre (original) with Boogie Nights!!

Jan 2 - 02:43 PM

Jeremy F.

Jeremy Foster

1.GoodFellas
2.Life is Beautiful
3.American Beauty
4.The Usual Suspects
5.The Shawshank Redemption

Dec 28 - 01:35 PM

Stephen O'Connor

Stephen O'Connor

The Usual Suspects was brilliant!! Spacey has made some great films.

Dec 31 - 09:42 AM

Meredith Morgan

Meredith Morgan

2 of yours are the same as mine. Shawshank and American Beauty. Shawshank Redemption is my absolute favorite of all time...absolutely riveting.

Jan 1 - 08:37 PM

ballermat982

ballermat 982

2001, Airplane!, TDK, TDKR, American Gangster.

Dec 28 - 01:38 PM

Arif Bagasra

Arif Bagasra

1. LOTR: Return Of The King 2. Fight Club 3. Star Trek (2009) 4. Social Network 5. Up

Dec 28 - 01:42 PM

Orlando Whitcomb-Worden

Orlando Whitcomb-Worden

Good Picks

Dec 29 - 06:09 AM

Josh Leitzel

Josh Leitzel

Up is a great pick.

Dec 29 - 08:16 AM

Meredith Morgan

Meredith Morgan

I absolutely love star trek...I would have to say that's in my top 10.

Jan 1 - 08:38 PM

Czar Nathan English

Czar Nathan English

1. Monty Python & The Holy Grail
2. A Clockwork Orange
3. Scarface
4. Battle Royale
5. Back To The Future

Dec 28 - 02:00 PM

Dick Travis

Mick Travis

Have you seen the 1932 version of SCARFACE, just out of curiosity?

Dec 28 - 02:07 PM

Meredith Morgan

Meredith Morgan

A clockwork Orange was an absolute mind blow. Excellent, but psychologically scary.

Jan 1 - 08:39 PM

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