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Here are the movies that are eligible:

 

LA Confidential

Good Will Hunting

Titanic

As Good as It Gets

Austin Powers: Int'l Man of Mystery

Boogie Nights

Shakespeare in Love

Saving Private Ryan

Rushmore

The Matrix

Fight Club

Three Kings

The Sixth Sense

The Insider

There's Something About Mary

American Beauty

Being John Malkovich

Requiem for a Dream

Gladiator

Traffic

Erin Brockovich

Shrek

Moulin Rouge

Memento

A Beautiful Mind

LOTR: The Fellowship of the Ring

LOTR: The Two Towers

Chicago

The Hours

Finding Nemo

Mystic River

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

LOTR: The Return of the King

Lost in Translation

Sideways

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Million Dollar Baby

The Aviator

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Spider-Man 2

Brokeback Mountain

Good Night, and Good Luck

Crash

Hotel Rwanda

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Saving Private Ryan

Gladiator

LOTR

 

virtual locks

 

 

Million Dollar Baby

The Sixth Sense

Good Will Hunting

Brokeback Mountain

 

have a shot

 

Titanic

There's Something About Mary

 

would be my personal picks, but they probably won't crack it.

 

Of course, these are all IMO.

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They should open it up to all movies and just redo the whole thing. Perceptions can change a lot in 10 years. Unless that is what they're doing. I know for the first list they had 400 nominations, so at least include those and this new list.

 

As for these new movies:

 

LA Confidential - should get in the Top 100

Titanic - gets a ton of backlash, but it's still a great movie, and one that's of historical importance. I wouldn't argue if it got voted into the 80-100 range.

Saving Private Ryan - I guess I'm not a huge war movie fan, but I don't see this as Top 100 material. Not saying I don't like it. It probably sneaks on there.

The Matrix - I really feel like this should be in the Top 100. It completely revitalized the sci-fi genre, and even martial arts to some degree. It was a great idea that was very well-executed.

Gladiator - come on, Jewbility. You can't be calling this a virtual lock. I'd say it has no shot.

LOTR (the first one) - maybe this sneaks on just because it started a phenomenon and was like nothing we had ever seen before.

Eternal Sunshine - my personal favorite movie. Objectively speaking--or trying to anyway--it's the one movie on this list that probably deserves to be in the Top 50. And I have a couple of other personal faves on this list, like Lost in Translation, Three Kings, and Good Will Hunting--that I would never attempt to make this argument for. Unfortunately, it will probably be viewed as too small, and therefore probably has no chance.

 

The only other movies I think I have a chance are The Sixth Sense and Memento, but I think they're both long shots. I wouldn't put either in.

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If any of the LOTR movies make it, I quit. I've never walked out of or fallen asleep in a movie, but I did with those.

 

LA Confidential, The Matrix and American Beauty should make it no problem. I'd give Requiem for a Dream some love, but it's too far "out there" to be on a top-100, and I loved A Beautiful Mind, but I just don't see that getting in.

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They should open it up to all movies and just redo the whole thing. Perceptions can change a lot in 10 years. Unless that is what they're doing. I know for the first list they had 400 nominations, so at least include those and this new list.

 

As for these new movies:

 

LA Confidential - should get in the Top 100

Titanic - gets a ton of backlash, but it's still a great movie, and one that's of historical importance. I wouldn't argue if it got voted into the 80-100 range.

Saving Private Ryan - I guess I'm not a huge war movie fan, but I don't see this as Top 100 material. Not saying I don't like it. It probably sneaks on there.

The Matrix - I really feel like this should be in the Top 100. It completely revitalized the sci-fi genre, and even martial arts to some degree. It was a great idea that was very well-executed.

Gladiator - come on, Jewbility. You can't be calling this a virtual lock. I'd say it has no shot.

LOTR (the first one) - maybe this sneaks on just because it started a phenomenon and was like nothing we had ever seen before.

Eternal Sunshine - my personal favorite movie. Objectively speaking--or trying to anyway--it's the one movie on this list that probably deserves to be in the Top 50. And I have a couple of other personal faves on this list, like Lost in Translation, Three Kings, and Good Will Hunting--that I would never attempt to make this argument for. Unfortunately, it will probably be viewed as too small, and therefore probably has no chance.

 

The only other movies I think I have a chance are The Sixth Sense and Memento, but I think they're both long shots. I wouldn't put either in.

Gladiator=lock. If it's not, I'll put whatever you want in my sig.

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Gladiator=lock. If it's not, I'll put whatever you want in my sig.

 

Well, it has a better chance than I first thought. I personally found the movie ridiculously overrated when I saw it. And no one I know has ever disagreed with me since, so I thought the world had come around. But apparently not. It's #136 on IMDB. I'd still say it's a longshot.

 

I thought the same of American Beauty, which gets worse every time I see it. I loved it the first time, but now it just seems stupid. But that's #33 on IMDB, which I find amazing. That might be a lock.

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LOTR

virtual locks

 

I think if any of the trilogy sneaks in it should be the first one, as Mabdul suggested. But even then just barely.

 

I don't see Gladiator belonging. I loved Hotel Rwanda but I doubt that makes it either.

 

It's difficult for movies to break the top 100 these days. There are so many early movies that broke new ground or are all-time classics that are just too hard to pass up.

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Boogie Nights deserves to be on that list like nobody's business. But, there's no way in hell they'll go through with it. Three Kings I also really dig, but it's really, really borderline for this kind of list; I mean, Top 100 of all time? I'm not sure I think so.

 

However, if they're going forward with putting blockbusters on the list, what is the cutoff date for these flicks? I mean, easily the best movie I've seen in theatres in the last four years or so was Batman Begins. If you're going to put something like Gladiator out there, that opens the floodgates, and I think Batman Begins set the bar damn high for a satisfying blockbuster with some meat on it's bones and not just material filled with people fighting each other or a common revenge story. Then again, you know how these lists are, it's not always the most deserving and they probably don't want to get director horny and nominate the same people too many times and "snub" (the most overused term of the new Hollywood millienium) others.

 

That being said, I cannot believe that not one of at least The Royal Tenenbaums or Rushmore didn't at least get some kind of consideration.

 

Other notables missing from the list: The Big Lebowski and Being John Malkovich (which may have been on the other list).

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Saving Private Ryan

Gladiator

LOTR

 

virtual locks

 

 

Million Dollar Baby

The Sixth Sense

Good Will Hunting

Brokeback Mountain

 

have a shot

 

Titanic

There's Something About Mary

 

would be my personal picks, but they probably won't crack it.

 

Of course, these are all IMO.

 

 

 

hahaha brokeback mountain isn't in the top 500 movies of all time.

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Saving Private Ryan

Gladiator

LOTR

 

virtual locks

 

 

Million Dollar Baby

The Sixth Sense

Good Will Hunting

Brokeback Mountain

 

have a shot

 

Titanic

There's Something About Mary

 

would be my personal picks, but they probably won't crack it.

 

Of course, these are all IMO.

 

 

 

hahaha brokeback mountain isn't in the top 500 movies of all time.

 

Maybe not your top 500. Who cares?

 

You're brokeback mountain.

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Wikipedia is man's new best friend.They should open it up to all movies and just redo the whole thing. Perceptions can change a lot in 10 years. Unless that is what they're doing. I know for the first list they had 400 nominations, so at least include those and this new list.As for these new movies:LA Confidential - should get in the Top 100Titanic - gets a ton of backlash, but it's still a great movie, and one that's of historical importance. I wouldn't argue if it got voted into the 80-100 range.Saving Private Ryan - I guess I'm not a huge war movie fan, but I don't see this as Top 100 material. Not saying I don't like it. It probably sneaks on there.The Matrix - I really feel like this should be in the Top 100. It completely revitalized the sci-fi genre, and even martial arts to some degree. It was a great idea that was very well-executed.Gladiator - come on, Jewbility. You can't be calling this a virtual lock. I'd say it has no shot.LOTR (the first one) - maybe this sneaks on just because it started a phenomenon and was like nothing we had ever seen before.Eternal Sunshine - my personal favorite movie. Objectively speaking--or trying to anyway--it's the one movie on this list that probably deserves to be in the Top 50. And I have a couple of other personal faves on this list, like Lost in Translation, Three Kings, and Good Will Hunting--that I would never attempt to make this argument for. Unfortunately, it will probably be viewed as too small, and therefore probably has no chance.The only other movies I think I have a chance are The Sixth Sense and Memento, but I think they're both long shots. I wouldn't put either in.

You were on the money Mabdul.Interesting. They traded D.W. Griffith's Birth of a Nation (failed to make it in) for Griffith's Intolerance.

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