Posted by: ckckred | May 17, 2012

Why I Have Never Made A Top 10 Film List…

The Sound and Sight Magazine will soon release its Top 10 films ever, a list that only comes out once every 10 years.  In preparation, critics such as Roger Ebert and Richard Corliss have been editing their best movies lists and adding new titles (for example, Roger Ebert added The Tree of Life and Corliss put Gone With The Wind2001: A Space OdysseyThe Third Man, Days of Heaven,and Vertigo on his list, which somehow didn’t make the first time).

I’ve often glanced at Top 10 film lists, but I’ve never written one.  Why, may you ask?  Because making one is very hard.

There are many great movies I haven’t seen that could be on my list, mostly foreign films (my number one film regret is how little foreign films I’ve viewed).  There are films one day I can put on the list, and the next day fall off.

There are a few films that I would definitely put on, such as The Godfather (both Parts I and II) and Citizen Kane, but I’m always iffy on the rest of the films I should add.

Certainly I’ll add films from some of my favorite directors, such as Kubrick, Spielberg, Scorsese, Coppola, Hitchcock, and Kurosawa.  And there will be some acting legends on the list, like Brando and Chaplin.  But I can’t seem to come up with any others.

I’ll be watching a bunch of classics over the summer.  You can give me film suggestions below, and maybe by September I’ll give a Top 10 list.


  1. “TOUCH OF EVIL” (Orson Welles and Charlton Heston)
    “THE THIRD MAN” (Orson Welles and Joseph Cotton)
    “THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE” (Jimmy Stewart and John Wayne)
    “THE NIGHT OF THE HUNTER” (Robert Mitchum)
    “DIARY OF A MADMAN” (Vincent Price)
    “THE LAST MAN ON EARTH” (Vincent Price)
    “THE KILLING” (Stanley Kubrick)
    “GET CARTER” (The 1971 Version with Michael Caine)

    There. That Should Get You Started hehehe
    I Have About 600+ Flicks On DVD, and Another 100+ On Laser Disc, So Feel Free To Ask About Any Questions.
    We’ll Get You Up To Snuff, Sir 😉

    • Thanks for the suggestions. I’ve seen “Touch of Evil” and “The Third Man”, but never seen the others. I’m especially interested in “The Killing” and “The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance.”

      • They’re All Classics.
        I’m Sure You’ll Enjoy Each And Every One! hehe

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