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As predicted this didn't go down well, which is on me for not hyping the thread or whatever, and picking something that many didn't think needed updating or doing again, since the last list in 2012.


 


I didn't get many votes in at all. In fact I only received a grand total of....3 . (Thanks to HG, Punkstep and Boycie for your votes) .With that being said, as such I can't really do a proper countdown as we have 30 movies, all tying for 1st - 10th place, and not enough for a top 50 either hah.


 


Stats:


 


Of all movies voted for -


2 were made in the 1950's,


4 came from the 1970's


4 are 80's movies


8 came out in the 90's


8 came out in 2000 - 2010 


and 4 came within the last 6 years


 


9 movies made it onto the last list, meaning this time around we had nominations for 21 new entries.


 


Of the 30 films nominated, only 4 would have been post 2012, meaning not a lot of "new" stuff stood out for those that voted.


 


 


What films were voted for and what was said about them:


 


12 Angry Men

"It's so compelling, no matter how many times I watch it, I still get caught up in the drama and hope they reach the right verdict." - HG

 

Almost Famous

"The defining film of my teenage years. My friends and I just loved this film. Such good music!" - HG

 

American Psycho [Punksteps Number 1 vote]

 

Brain Dead

"Peter Jackson's finest hour! Blood! Gore! Humour! Why can't Jackson make more films like this?  ‎From the custard scene to the vicar who 'kicks arse for the Lord' to the zombie baby to the lawnmower scene at the end, this is a non-stop thrill ride. " - Boycie

 

Caligula

"Completely bonkers and admittedly a bloody mess but features a superb performance from Malcolm McDowell as the perfectly insane Roman emporer. ‎Scenes of pornography and bloody violence thrown in for good measure make this an enjoyable guilty pleasure. " - Boycie

 

Cannibal Holocaust - [boycie's Number 1]

"The mother of all video nasties! Unlike most of the films that were prosecuted in that era, which were tame as fuck, this is the one that lived up to the hype. Some seemingly 'nice' film students venture into the amazon to shoot a documentary about the native tribes and never return home, which prompts a search party to go and try to locate them. Robert Kerman and Co uncover what really went down in a film that is beautifully made and despite the subject matter, you can't deny it's influence" - Boycie

 

Ghostbusters (1984)

 

Glengarry Glen Ross

 

Goodfellas

 

Human Traffic

 

Island of Death

"The most insane film I've ever seen, I fell in love with it when I first saw it on the Horror Channel. It turns the conventional 'couple holiday in the wrong area' concept on its head in the sense that it's the couple that the locals should worry about rather than the other way round. The goat-fucking scene is the one that sticks in most peoples minds. A surprisingly well-made if utterly depraved film." - Boycie

 

Jurassic Park

"I loved dinosaurs when I was little, this film brought dinosaurs to life. Still Spielberg's best" - HG

 

Lord of the Rings (Trilogy)

"Again I'm going collectively, cheating, but having to pick one, I'd go with Fellowship." - HG

 

Monty Python & the Holy Grail

 

Pulp Fiction

 

Rise of the Footsoldier

"Really good storytelling here chronicling the rise of Carlton Leach from football hooligan to underworld kingpin. Ricci Harnett does a commendable job of portraying Leach and the supporting cast more than hold-up their end. Avoid Craig Fairbrass is you see him in a restaurant" - Boycie

 

Rocky IV

 

Sausage Party

"I thought I\\'d include a film from this year and it could only be this one. When I saw it at the cinema, I was in stitches from start to finish. Crude, obscene and with a surprisingly deep and meaningful storyline. The evil Douche is one of the all time great characters." - Boycie

 

Scarface (1983)

 

Scott Pilgrim Vs The World

"The defining film of my early 20s. It's one one I could just watch again and again and enjoy just as much each time." - HG

 

Snatch

"Violent, funny and never a dull moment. The dialogue is among the best ever. Brad Pitt as the pikey boxer, Dennis Farina as the American who\\'ll do anything for a diamond and of course the legendary Brick Top. An absolute masterpiece. How Guy Richie could follow this with the beyond awful Revolver is anyone\\'s guess." - Boycie

 

Star Wars (franchise) - [HG's top pick]

"I'm speaking collectively, which is cheating. But if I had to pick it would be Episode IV/A New Hope/the original. I could just watch it and watch it and if there's any film I could virtually recite by heart, it would be this. It's been with me for as long as I can remember." - HG

 

Strangers on a Train

"My favourite Hitchcock movie, good performances all round, especially from Farley Granger as the victim of the piece and Robert Walker as the deranged antagonist Bruno Anthony. Still holds up as a classic to this day. " - Boycie

 

The Beach

 

The Dark Knight

"Might get scoffed at on here, but it's one of those films where if I see it's on, I'll just get sucked in and end up watching the whole thing, every time." HG

 

The Human Centipede III

"Admittedly not what you'd call a 'good' film but I've grown immensely fond of it since seeing it, much to my flatmates annoyance. Tom Six goes in a different direction here by adding more comedy and making it all as over the top as possible. Dieter Laser steals the show as the maniacal Bill Boss. Eric Roberts is the governor. Robert Lasardo gets attached mouth to anus to someone with crohns disease. What\'s not to like?‎" - Boycie

 

Totall Recall (1990)

"Had to include a Schwarzenegger movie. One of my favourites growing up, always had me on the edge of my seat from start to finish. Arnie taking on bad guys on Mars is always good fun (especially when one of the bad guys is Michael Ironside). Plus Sharon Stone is hot as hell in this." - Boycie

 

Toy Story

 

What We Do In The Shadows

"If the other half and I were to pick a film to watch together, it'd probably be this one. Hilarious." - HG

 

Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

 

Thanks again to those that voted, didn't turn out as well as I'd hoped, but it's cool hah. Cheers

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Can't really see this getting much traction tbh. It was done really well a few years ago, there's really not much need for it.

 

I'm not going to say you're not allowed, because I'm all up for users creating engaging content. Just don't see this panning out... (that said if you do actually get to the countdown stage, get halfway through and then can't be arsed to finish it, then you'll probably earn a ban).

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If that's the case, then fair enough. I'd like to give it a go, (it has been like 4 years since the last one), but we'll see. If it doesnt get enough votes, I'll sack it off.

 

Edit: And dont worry, if we get enough votes to warrant a count down, I'll happily keep going with it.

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Potentially, although in theory, if 2016 has good movies (or good enough to have made an impact) potentially people will include that in their top tens? It would be worth doing possibly separately, although I'd imagine many peoples top 10's would be very similar with fewer movies to choose from?

 

That and as we've had a count down like this before, I thought it'd be worth updating that. Plus I presumed it'd be interesting to see if many peoples views had changed on the movies they possibly voted for on the previous occasions whilst also maybe including some others that may have cropped up in the past 4 years.

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Potentially, although in theory, if 2016 has good movies (or good enough to have made an impact) potentially people will include that in their top tens? It would be worth doing possibly separately, although I'd imagine many peoples top 10's would be very similar with fewer movies to choose from?

 

That and as we've had a count down like this before, I thought it'd be worth updating that. Plus I presumed it'd be interesting to see if many peoples views had changed on the movies they possibly voted for on the previous occasions whilst also maybe including some others that may have cropped up in the past 4 years.

 

A word of warning - when I ran the original in 2012, it took a LOT of effort to cobble together enough votes to make it worthwhile. But today the forum seems about half as busy as it was then and the film threads are comparatively not nearly as busy.

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I read through the entire thread today whilst supposedly working during my lunch break, it was brilliant re-reading it all. Devon getting furious at folk not reading through the thread, Suburban Commando teased at the #1 spot and Seven's horrible formatting in his submission.

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