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Our Top 5 All Time


Top 5 Movies 

  1. Casablanca
  2. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
  3. Schindler’s List
  4. Braveheart
  5. Taxi Driver

 Top 5 Actors

  1. Humphrey Bogart
  2. James Cagney
  3. Brad Pitt
  4. Robert DeNiro
  5. Johnny Depp

Top 5 Actresses

  1. Lauren Bacall
  2. Bette Davis
  3. Elizabeth Taylor
  4. Katharine Hepburn
  5. Anjelica Huston
Top 5 Directors
1.  Elia Kazan
2.  Martin Scorsese
3.  Frank Darabont
4.  Stanely Kubrick
5.  John Huston

Actor and Actress On My D list

  1. Keanu Reeves
  2. Sandra Bullock


Top 5 movies

  1. Casablanca
  2. It Happened One Night
  3. North by Northwest
  4. The Graduate
  5. The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Top 5 Actors

  1. Humphrey Bogart
  2. Clint Eastwood
  3. Cary Grant
  4. Steve McQueen
  5. Johnny Depp

Top 5 Actresses

  1. Katherine Hepburn
  2. Audrey Hepburn
  3. Betty Davis
  4. Angelina Jolie
  5. Meryl Streep

Top 5 Directors

  1. Alfred Hitchcock
  2. Sergio Leone
  3. Frank Capra
  4. Stanley Kubrick
  5. David Fincher

The D-List

  1. Michael Bay
  2. Paul Walker



Top 5 movies

  1. Apocalypse Now
  2. North by Northwest
  3. Pulp Fiction
  4. The Wild Bunch
  5. Aliens

Top 5 actors

  1. Steve McQueen
  2. Jeff Bridges
  3. Johnny Depp
  4. James Stewart
  5.  Marlon Brando

Top 5 Actresses

  1. Katharine Hepburn
  2. Helena Bonham Carter
  3. Drew Barrymore
  4. Ingrid Bergman
  5. Natalie Portman

Top 5 Directors

  1. Alfred Hitchcock
  2. Stanley Kubrick
  3. Howard Hawks
  4. Francis Ford Coppola
  5. Martin Scorsese

The D List

  1. Shia Labeouf
  2. Michael Bay
  3. Steven Seagal
  4. Hayden Christensen
  5. Brendan Fraser

{ 26 comments… add one }

  • Becky Mitchell July 22, 2011, 6:46 pm

    If I hadn’t read your reviews of “the Fighter,” I would think by the lists posted above by all of you guys that you are anti-“sports” movies- you know movies where a man “goes the distance” (excuse the pun from both Field of Dreams and my all time favorite Rocky) with all his heart. I love those movies!!!!! Then again- my guess is you liked some of those movies, maybe even loved ‘em, but they just didn’t make the top 5.

    Personally, I think these movies are exceptional- if they are done incredibly well like the Natural, or even Rudy (love that this one is “generally” a true story), or Field of Dreams, Bull Durham, and of course Rocky. I even loved the Wrestler (I know I might get some heat for this one.. but I really did love it.) Rocky- for me- HAS to be in the top 5 of all time.

    As a gal gotta love a guy who fights with all his might,

    • scottydynamite July 23, 2011, 8:02 am

      I too love all those movies you spoke of but when put side by side with my selections I could not choose otherwise. Rocky was real close but the others, although great are for, sometimes a limited audience. I watch Field of Dreams whenever it comes on and I have seen the first 3 Rocky’s hundreds of times. A funny story regarding Rocky is when my first son was born there was a Rocky marathon on AMC and my wife kept telling me to stop watching,” i’m in labor”, and Ethan was born with Rocky as a backdrop. Thanks for your comment and we look forward to further communication with you.

  • rrclimber July 23, 2011, 4:24 pm

    Thanks for the comment Becky! Truth be told I hate the idea of a “top 5 all time” trying to pick favorites from all the movies I have seen is close to impossible. We provided the list as way for people to ge to know us and to get an idea of where are preferences lie.
    I love most of the films that you mentioned but when I sat down to write my “all-time favorites” I was forced to make some tough choices. If it comes down to a choice between Rocky and Casablanca I will have to take Casablanca every time.
    I can’t believe that you thought we would give you heat for naming The Wrestler. I am huge Mickey Rourke fan and I am happy to see him finally have a career again.

  • Tracy September 23, 2011, 10:14 am

    Picking top 5’s is so frakking hard to do. But oh how I adore your D List lists. Classic!

    • Allgriff September 24, 2011, 10:21 am

      Agreed, picking those top 5’s was nearly impossible and I could probably pick 5 different films right now. Thanks for checking out our blog.

  • Jimbo Mulsheafitzrooney October 3, 2011, 5:01 pm

    It’s apparent from the complete and utter exemption of PATRICK SWAYZEE on any of these lists that you guys just don’t seem to care about real down home , from the bottom of the gut acting.


    Steve Guttenberg
    Norman Feld
    Sidney Moncrief
    Bob Ross

    • Allgriff October 3, 2011, 8:18 pm

      Jimbo I love me some Swayze. Didn’t you see our news about the upcoming remakes of Red Dawn and Point Break? Maybe we should have a catagory for top 5 Patrick Swayze movies.

      #1 Road House
      #2 Red Dawn
      #3 Dirty Dancing
      #4 Donnie Darko
      #5 The Outsiders

  • rrclimber October 7, 2011, 12:44 pm

    I am not sure how you ever think about doing a top 5 for Swayze and overlook Point Break.

  • rrclimber October 8, 2011, 12:58 am

    I recommend you check out “The Quiet American” and “Gods and Monsters” before you write off Bredan Fraser. I am not saying he is the greatest actor that ever lived but, two great performances by him. I don’t think his pic on IMDB is doing anything to help his career though. :-|

    • Allgriff October 8, 2011, 9:07 am

      I did see gods and monsters and it almost made my eye balls melt lol

    • Allgriff October 8, 2011, 9:14 am

      I recommend you check out “George of the Jungle” and his most recent opus “furry vengance” The avg metric for films he has starred in is about 37%. Also felt Ian McKellen stole that “gods and monsters” film.

  • Colin February 19, 2012, 5:28 pm

    Elegant lists, nice to see the noir-king Fincher! Blogroll me up!?! Rock on fellas.

  • Keith & the Movies March 10, 2012, 11:00 am

    I love all of the Bogart love! He is also my favorite actor (as evident by my life-sized cardboard standup in our bedroom that my wife graciously lets me keep). It would take a lot of restraint for me to make a top 20 list and not have my Bogie bias exposed!

  • Janice March 29, 2012, 8:14 am

    Great site! Nice to see a lot of honor going to classics, which is refreshing now that AMC considers movies like Swordfish classic material. (I miss Nick Clooney!) Am particularly intrigued that all 3 of you have Kate Hepburn in your top 5 for actresses. Did you discover this in advance? What films/performances of hers put her on the pedestal for you guys?

    • Adam March 29, 2012, 10:19 am

      Hey Janice thanks for stopping by and checking out our blog. :-) I never discussed my top 5 selections with any of the other guys nor did I see whom they were selecting. I am not sure what the other guys would select as favorite performances, but I was a big fan of her in Rooster Cogburn, African Queen, Guess Who’s is Coming to Dinner, Long Days Journey Into Night and On Golden Pond. I also liked how she bucked Hollywood connventions and did things her own way.

  • Paul Secada August 18, 2012, 11:33 am

    I concur full throttle with your inclusion of North by Northwest. Watched it in college during a movie class and its still stuck in my head ever since. A great one!

  • Charlotte March 20, 2013, 10:42 am

    Is it bad that I’ve seen barely any of these films?! I need a film education. I’m going to start a list of classic films that I HAVE to watch.

    • scottydynamite March 20, 2013, 11:00 am

      Our Top 5 selections surely would get you off to the right start.

    • Adam March 20, 2013, 12:11 pm

      I learn new stuff about film and my list of films that people recommend that I watch grows on an almost daily basis so I wouldn’t feel bad about it.

  • cindybruchman March 20, 2013, 4:27 pm

    Cool. I love lists. Looking over the 3 guys, I am inclined to agree with Griff. Very awesome sight. I will look forward to reading your opinions and thank you much for your comments. I write about a variety of things, but films and books and traveling and art and music seem to fill my heart and soul. May I suggest you read my blog “A discussion for men on Valentine’s day: the western”. I would be curious to see how you all felt about it.

    • Griff March 20, 2013, 6:30 pm

      Hi Cindy, I took a look at the post that you mentioned and I was trying to add some comments but it is telling me the comments have been locked. :(

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