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ICF’s Greatest Film (2024)


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An opportunity for the ICF community to pick the greatest film! Please READ the RULES below: 

 

* Rank 3 (only 3) films. Your 1st placed film = 30 points, 2nd placed film = 20 points, and 3rd placed film = 10 points. 
* The film that gets the most overall points = the winner. 
* Films from any language and country can be listed. 
* The poll will close once sufficient entries are in and/or time elapsed. 
* The following format needs to be used (helps to avoid confusion as well): Film (Year of Release, Language), for example, Sholay (1975, Hindi). 

* You are allowed to write on your films if you wish. Note that, usually, popular top rated films like Seven Samurai, The Godfather, Sholay, etc., tend to do well on such polls. Therefore, if you list a great but relatively obscure (or not at the top of the mind recall) film such as Tarkovsky’s Mirror (1975, Russian) or Stalker (1979, Russian), it may not get too many other mentions and therefore points.
 

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1.Mayabazar(1957, Telugu)

2.Kungfu Hustle(2004, English although originally Mandarin)

3. The man from earth(2007, English)

 

Honorable mentions: The Shawshank Redemption, 12 Angry men, The God father, Thalapathi(1991, Tamil), Rang de Basanti, Das boot(1981, German), Rashomon(1950, Japanese), Se7en(1995, English).

 

 

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(1) My Cousin Vinny (1992, English) - Poignant, funny, feel-good movie that introduced me to multiple American cultures. Plus Marissa Tomei.

(2) Agneepath (1990, Hindi) - Big B's best

(3) Ramachari (1991, Kannada) - just for the music

 

On another day, #3 could change, but I was just listening to those songs last week and it is at the top of my mind.

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Not a great movie buff but here goes

 

1) Twelve angry men (1957, English)

2) The Invisible Guest (2016, Spanish)

3) Shutter Island (2010, English)

 

Honorable mention : Life is Beautiful (1997, Italian)

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Please use this format to list the films:

 

 Film (Year of Release, Language) … For example: Sholay (1975, Hindi). 
 

Otherwise, the entry can be overlooked when counting “points”. 

 

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I don’t rate Sholay in top 3 only because the climax of the film was a little underwhelming 

 

here is my top 3 all time

Mayabazaar (Telugu)

Jurassic Park (for the vision of the director)

Shawshank Redemption (greatest payoff in the history of cinema)


Hinthi: Lagaan (perfect celebration of Bollywood)

 

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8 minutes ago, maniac said:

I don’t rate Sholay in top 3 only because the climax of the film was a little underwhelming 

 

here is my top 3 all time

Mayabazaar (Telugu)

Jurassic Park (for the vision of the director)

Shawshank Redemption (greatest payoff in the history of cinema)


Hinthi: Lagaan (perfect celebration of Bollywood)

 

 

Hinthi? :confused:

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44 minutes ago, maniac said:

I don’t rate Sholay in top 3 only because the climax of the film was a little underwhelming 

 

 

 

There were a lot of memorable scenes like

Jailer scene

Friendship song 

Soorma bhopali scene 

Basanti dhanno

Basanti picking mangoes 

Gabbar Singh - kitne admi the

Jai Mausi scene 

Veeru Suicide scene 

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3 is tough, I have 25-30 movies but atm I am feeling....

 

1. The Silence of the Lambs (1991, English)

 

2. Memories of Murder (2003, Korean)

 

3. Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (1980, English)

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1. Shutter Island (2010, English)

2. Requiem for a Dream (2000, English)

3. Interstellar (2014, English)

 

It's tough to collate my experience in 3.

 

Honorable mentions

Filth

Split

The Butterfly Effect

Psycho

Taxi Driver

There will be blood

Nocturnal Animals

 

I like the suspense, sci-fi genre.

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15 hours ago, ravishingravi said:

1) 2001 A Space Odyssey ( 1968, English )

2) Citizen Kane ( 1941, English )

3) Seven Samurai ( 1954, Japanese ) 


All tier 1 great films along with films such as Man with a Movie Camera, Singin’ in the Rain, Vertigo, The Godfather, Apocalypse Now,  In the Mood for Love, Persona, Cleo from 5 to 7, Tokyo Story, Late Spring, …,  …. 
 

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