My Top 20 of All Time (according to Flickchart)

It's been a long time since I used it now (probably should get back in the game again), but Flickchart is a pretty fun movie site. The basis is that two movies show up and you have to pick one of them, no matter how hard the choice is (and believe me, sometimes it is really, really hard).

This is my Top 20 Movies of All Time, according to Flickchart. I'm going to get back in the proverbial saddle, so expect this list to change (and be updated with notes) soon.

I'll be updating the list on the first of each month. All the old versions of the list will be in the description.

Here's my profile on there.

Version #1
1. Donnie Darko
2. Mulholland Drive
3. Close Encounters of the Third Kind
4. Pan's Labyrinth
5. E.T.
6. Ratatouille
7. 2001: A Space Odyssey
8. Moon
9. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
10. Primer
11. Se7en
12. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
13. Chinatown
14. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
15. Raiders of the Lost Ark
16. Inception
17. Gremlins
18. Lord of the Rings
19. POTC: Dead Man's Chest
20. The Goonies

I pretty much nuked the list during August.

Version #2
1. Chinatown
2. Alien
3. Back to the Future
4. E.T. The Extra Terrestrial
5. The Dark Knight
6. Serenity
7. The Goonies
8. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
9. Kill Bill
10. Zodiac
11. 2001: A Space Odyssey
12. The Big Lebowski
13. Mulholland Drive
14. Star Wars (1977)
15. Close Encounters of the Third Kind
16. The Princess Bride
17. Pan's Labyrinth
18. Fight Club
19. The Lord of the Rings
20. Se7en

Hm. Actually quite satisfied with that list. But let's see how it changes!

  • Chinatown


  • Back to the Future


  • Jaws


  • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy


  • E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial


  • The Dark Knight


  • Serenity


  • The Good Shepherd


  • The Goonies


  • Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade


  • Kill Bill: Vol. 1


  • The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh


  • Zodiac


  • 2001: A Space Odyssey


  • The Big Lebowski


  • Mulholland Drive


  • Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope


  • Close Encounters of the Third Kind


  • The Princess Bride


  • Pan's Labyrinth



  • Cool website, haven't used it for ages. Mine needs serious updating as well. I can't seem to access your profile though, don't think the link works.?

  • The link works now. Thanks for spotting that! ;)

    It is a cool website. I should use it more, but I keep forgetting too.

  • Cool, I just added you. I'm "funkyfilms" on that site.

  • Added you back!

  • @Carl, is Donnie Darko your favourite movie or is it just number 1 at the moment?

  • @Adam Haha, sorry about that. I'm on there myself right now while I'm watching Syriana. It's... not a good idea, since I don't have half of an idea WTH is going on in this film.

    @Aaron Donnie Darko isn't my favorite movie. It used to be - the mix between science fiction, teenage romance, thriller, comedy and everything else about it. I still think it's a beautiful film, but I've both outgrown it and appreciate it in a different way now. At the time of my first watching, I had never heard about David Lynch, so the kind of "surrealism storytelling" where you didn't really get answers and such was really new and intriguing to me, which I think was the reason I fell completely in love with it.

    On my last viewing of it (which is a little over a year ago) I found it entertaining and nostalgic more than genuinely great. I still think it's a good film, but there's plenty of better movies out there, both "objectively" and personal for me.

    I'm likely to take a look again in not-so-long, so I'll see what I feel regarding it then.

  • I remember really liking it when I first watched it years back. Since then it has gradually been falling down for me. That being said though, it's been ages since my last watch.

  • That's pretty much how it's been for me too; I loved it when I was 13 (when I first watched it), 14 and 15 years old (I'm 17 now, turning 18 this August), but every year it sinks. Going to be interesting to see what I think of it this year.

    I have it on Blu-Ray though, and it's a movie that's meant much to me growing up so I'm probably never going to hate or not like it.

  • Great list! Really cool seeing Kiss Kiss Bang Bang up there, which is easily the most underrated film of the last decade.

    It's a pretty cool site too. I haven't been on it in ages, but I think I'll go back on Flickchart now to see if my tastes have changed.

  • Dead Man's Chest over Curse of the Black Pearl? Very interesting... Good list! We share a couple favorites it looks like.

  • @SilentJoe13 Kiss Kiss Bang Bang is brilliant. In fact, pretty much every Shane Black-movie is fantastic, but in Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, everything comes together so well - RDJ, Val Kilmer, the incredibly complex story, the nonstop oneliners, the awesome action scenes (none of them are BIG, but they're pretty fucking great regardless); everything is just brilliant. The voice over, "Your case and my case... arethesamefuckingcase!", "Ooookay, I was a shitty narrator again.", just, everything in that film is fantastic.

    I've probably seen it about 20 times and I rarely get enough of it. It's incredibly underrated. That film is also one of the reasons I am really looking forward to Iron Man 3. Shane Black and RDJ together again - what could be better?

    @Travis I saw Dead Man's Chest twice in the cinema and IMO it's a masterpiece of modern cinema. Big setpieces (the last sequence with the swordfight on the wheel and everyone looking for the chest/heart is brilliant), great humor, everything is complexer (:P), darker and bigger than Curse of the Black Pearl, though that's a pretty great film in itself.

  • And Bill Nighy's Davy Jones is one of the best villains in recent cinema. So, so great.

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