Coming Wednesday: our Fave 5 movies!

Get ready for a very special 411 this Wednesday (April 16), as Siano, Sterno and Schwartz reveal their top five favorite movies. Not just five total… five EACH! Fifteen fabulous filmic classics!

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Just to give you an idea of how hard it is to boil it down to that number, consider that I spent all week saying L.A. Confidential was a stone cold lock for my top five (in fact, I just caught the last half of it again last night), and when I sent in my actual list today, it was on the cutting room floor. Oh baby!

Even the movies that didn’t make it are among the classics.

 

The Fave 5 will be a recurring segment on the show, so tune in at 2:00 p.m. ET on Wednesday for the inaugural segment and find out which movies made the cut.

–CS

 

 

 

18 Comments

The book LA Confidential is phenomenal as well, though it’s definitely something you have to set some time aside for (500+ pages if I remember correctly).

Hope to see Raising Arizona make an appearance on the list!
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093822/

My all-time fave 5:

Casablanca
Star Wars IV-VI
The Lion in Winter
Local Hero
The Philadelphia Story

Honorable mention:
Raiders of the Lost Ark
The Princess Bride
Serenity
The Maltese Falcon
Alien/Aliens
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai
In Search of the Castaways
The Moon-Spinners

Jeanne from Hollyweird

Singlemaltscot’s Top 5
Big Lebowski
Resevoir Dogs
Monty Python & The Holy Grail
The Godfather
Rear Window

Top 5 Flicks
Goodfellas
Swingers
Clerks
Rounders
Some Like it Hot

The Matrix
Forrest Gump
Cool Hand Luke
Inside Spinal Tap
The Long Riders

Falguy in Chicago

The Sandlot
Rounders
Fever Pitch (mostly because it the only baseball movie my wife will watch)
Oceans 11
Field of Dreams

You’ve got to love that 3 of my 5 are baseball movies. Haha.

Phill in Utah

Lots of Rounders fans, definitely in my top 5 as well

My top 5:

Rounders
The Proposition
Reservoir Dogs
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
Stand By Me

James In California

My top 5:

Coming to America – Eddie Murphy was great in it playing a few of the characters. It was the start of his multi character acting.

Top Gun – not for Tom Cruises acting but for the flight action sequences.

Dirty Dancing – Ultimate chick flick and the only chick flick i like.

Bull Durham – The first ever baseball movie i ever saw.

McLintock – One of John Waynes best flims. The interaction between him and Maureen O’Hara is amazing in this film. Its an old film but a good one.

Jan, Glasgow.

Top 5, in order:
1. Citizen Kane – All time classic, great acting, rewatchable. _____________________
2. Fight Club – All about the modern male experience.__________________________
3. Dr. Strangelove – Best dark comedy ever made._____________________________
4. Boondock Saints – An shoot-em-up movie with a soul.________________________
5. There Will Be Blood – Drinks my milkshake every time. ___________________________________________________________________

Top 5 baseball movies, in order:___________________________________________
1. Major League – Juuuuust a bit outside. So quotable._________________________
2. The Rookie – Would be too sappy if it weren’t true.__________________________
3. Field of Dreams – Baseball as religion, a classic._____________________________
4. Eight Men Out – Great ensemble cast, true to the period._____________________
5. Long Gone – Made for HBO movie starring William Petersen. Actually a better film about minor league baseball than Bull Durham. _______________________________
-Dan in LA

Hey guys, here are my Fave 5.

Caddyshack
Weird Science
Boiler Room
Sixteen Candles
The Ten Commandments

Stephen in NC

Im going with my Fav 5 comedy flicks, in no particular order.

1. Great Outdoors- “wow, it’s like a 4-5 pounder”

2. Trading Places- “No more irish whiskey, no more swedish meatballs, and no more jerky beef”

3. History of the World, pt.1- “Do I have any openings that this man might fit. We do need a wine servant. I got a great corkscrew.”

4. Beverly Hills Ninja – “Haru you are such a genius. Did I say genius, I meant ninny”.

5. Planes, trains & Automobiles- ” You can start by wiping the f’n smile off your f’n face.” OR “Those aren’t pillows!”

Neighbor Steve’s Top Five All-Time Movies:

1. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
2. A Clockwork Orange
3. It’s A Wonderful Life
4. WestWorld
5. 2001: A Space Odyssey

-Neighbor Steve

Top 5 for Todd in St. Louis:

1. The Godfather
2. The Endless Summer
3. Amelie

4. Clerks

5. Microcosmos

Top FIVE from KIMO

5. Sundance Kid — 1 Coconut
4. One flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest — 2 coconuts
3. Caddyshack — 3 coconuts
2. What About Bob? — 4 cocnuts

and Number 1 – Mr ED and the Fantasy 411 Crew Visit the Grand Canyon — 5 COCONUTS

1. North by Northwest (Hitchcock’s Action/adventure movie)
2. Tommy Boy
3. Lord of the Rings trilogy / Star Wars original trilogy (tie)
5. The Matrix (only the original)

My Honorable mentions that I don’t think were mentioned on the show:
Chinatown (best Nicholson movie)
Office Space
Back to the Future
Groundhog Day
Psycho (awesome Hitchcock)

I also make crazy list for my fav’s of everything & I’ve got my top 5’s in each genere. My top for each genre:

Comedy:
Austen Powers 2: Spy who shagged me
Horror:
The Evil Dead
Sci-fi:
Star Wars V: Empire Strikes Back
Martial Arts:
Fist of Legend (Jet Li)
Drama:
Apocalypse Now (tied with) She’s so Lovely
Western:
Pale Rider (tied with) Young Guns
Action:
Resident Evil
Comic Book Movie:
Batman Begins

5 Fav. Acting Performances
Paul Newman – Cool Hand Luke
J.Nicolson – One Flew over the Cuckoo’s nest
Val Kilmer – The Doors (remember when he used to kick ***)
Edward Norton – American History X
Tim Roth – Gridlock’d

5 favs from Stan in Atlanta
1. Field of Dreams (There’s a another layer every time you watch it. A story so compelling that reality follows fantasy — go to Iowa and see it.)
2. Network (“I’m Mad as Hell, & I’m not gonna take it anymore”)
3. Office Space (best office comedy ever — “good luck with your layoffs”)
4. Nothing in Common (underated gem, has Jackie Gleason & Tom Hanks at the top of their form, not to mention the lovely Sela Ward)
5. The Kids are Alright (definitive rockumentary about the Who; Long Live Rock!)

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