top-list Top 10 films... You wish you have made!

Envy is never a good thing. Green eyed monster and all that... but when it comes to films there are several I really do wish I'd made...

So in no order

1. Goodfellas
2. Full Metal Jacket
3. Fight Club
4. Double Indemnity
5. Commando
6. Sin City
7. Pulp Fiction
8. Jaws
9. Ferris Buellers...
10. The Great Escape

Frivilous and pointless I know...
I haven't played this game for a while, so here goes

1) Tarkovsky's - Stalker
2) Kurosawa's - Living (Seriously considering remaking this one)
3) Harvey (May still remake this one day)
4) Mel Brooks - The Producers (The original - Zero Mostel, genius)
5) Benioux's - Diva
6) Luc Besson's - The Big Blue (or Nikita, or Subway)
7) Wim Wender's - Paris Texas
8) David Lynch's - Blue Velvet
9) Junet's - Amelie
11) Coen Brother's - Miller's Crossing

As usual the list isn't long enough, I haven't any Sergio Leone on the list or any Lynsey Anderson ("Walkabout" ought to be on there somewhere). There's also no Hitchcock, "Rear Window" resonates with my preoccupation with the audience as voyeur.

What strikes me about this list is how few Amercian directors are on it. Lynch, Mel Brooks and Harvey.
mrde50 said:
I'm not here to question your rationale, but isn't Harvey just perfect as it is? :D

I beleive the point is the movies were made so perfectly, that you wish you would have been the one to make it... not remake it.

Anyway, my list:

Raiders of the Lost Ark
Wonder Boys
Miller's Crossing
Texas Chainsaw Massacre (Original)
Blair Witch Project (I don't really care if you hate it)
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
The Killing
Rear Window

With the exception of Raiders, these all seem like doable movies for a low, independent budget and probably were. That's the goal. A great independent feature for a reasonable independent budget.
(In no particular order except #1)

1. Akira Kurosawa's Ran (The most visually stunning film ever created!)
2. Fight Club
3. Se7en
4. Maximum Overdrive
5. Dawn of the Dead
6. Goodfellas
7. Friday
8. Pink Floyd The Wall
9. The Seven Samurai
10. Super Troopers
In the order they come to me:

1. Evil Dead 2- would've been a blast to shoot!
2. Monty Python's the Holy Grail- again, would've been a blast.
3. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless mind
4. Adaptation
5. Kenneth Branagh's Hamlet
6. The ORIGINAL Gone in 60 Seconds
7. Terminator 2
8. American Movie
9. Mission Impossible 3 (or for that matter, the TV show LOST)
10. Clerks (1 & 2)
11. Pirates of the Caribbean

I love those movies, damn!
In no particular order:

1.) Leon: The Professional
2.) The Abyss
3.) Requiem for a Dream
4.) Mulholland Dr. (or Twin Peaks TV or Blue Velvet)
5.) Robocop
6.) Serenity
7.) Dark City
8.) Audition
9.) Ju-On
10.) eXistenZ
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Thunder... some really interesting choices there. The only one I'd question is eXistenZ as it was a film I hated with a passion...
Thunder... some really interesting choices there. The only one I'd question is eXistenZ as it was a film I hated with a passion...

Really? I thought it far superior to The Matrix which had a similar story and came out around the same time.

As for selections... Commando? ;)
First Post!

Well first ill say hello i guess my name is steve and im from a small area outside of cleveland, OH. i have been making films for several years now but am just starting to get serious. topt ten films i wish i had made?

(1 being the most wanted...)

10.) Clear and Present Danger
9.) The Great Escape
8.) The Sixth Sense (or while i'm on M. Night, Signs would've been neat too!)
7.) TV show House (lol hell yes)
6.) Band of Brothers
5.) Pirates of the Carribean
4.) Ace Ventura
3.) Apacolypto
2.) the Saw trilogy (well now its a what? Quadrilogy?)
1.) National Lampoon's Vacation (ahh Clark W. Griswald... best movie ever made. ever.) :D

thanks guys! ;)
1) Pi
2) Memento
3) Requiem for a Dream
4) Snatch.
5) Primal Fear (Just to be amazed at a newer actor in Norton)
6) Donnie Darko
7) Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
8) A Clockwork Orange
9) Trainspotting
10) Clerks

These are not my favorite films (although some are on my top 10) just some I wish I thought of first, because the concepts and the way they were carried out were so awesome.
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