Thursday, 1 March 2018

Ross Bishop’s Top 100 Films Of All Time

Find out what Ross Bishop’s Top 100 films of all time are…
Ross Bishop's Top Films
I’ve wanted to write a blogpost like this on MoviePush for a long time, however I’ve put this off because (in my mind) it is a difficult task. I watch a lot of films and to actually collate them into a “best of list” or “top number of” is no simple task, but I thought I’d give it a go.

If you were to ask me my top 3 movies of all time, I can tell you that easily; The Matrix, Terminator 2: Judgement Day and The Dark Knight. However, if you asked me to order them or say an absolute favourite I couldn’t do it. I would probably say which ever one I’ve watched most recently (so at the moment that’s T2).

But then I widen the remit and I think, what about a top ten (or top 20? 50? 100?), it gets very difficult. Could I even begin to order them? Comparing a high-budget action movie to an indie drama, is one really better than the other.

Some films are absolutely amazing the first time, but then due to a certain plot twist or resolution the intensity / enjoyment of watching the film for the first time can never be repeated. On the flips side, certain plot twists make films better on the 2nd viewing. Then you get pop-corn films that I may enjoy watching multiple times, but would never say they’re great films.

But then, what really makes a great film? Many lists conclude that the greatest movie of all time is either The Godfather or Star Wars, both great, both had significant impacts on cinema but neither would be at the top of my list.

I've also got films from my childhood that mean a huge amount to me, so although technically these might not be great films I love them, so would also be included.

I then look at my favourite franchises – James Bond, Indiana Jones, Die Hard, Lethal Weapon, Batman, Spider-Man and of course, at the moment Marvel Studios with they’re cinematic universe. Where a whole collection of movies could easily fill out a top 50 list. So then do I just choose my favourites from them, but still run the risk of not including another film because I’ve listed 5 Bond and 5 Marvel films for example.

Basically it’s a difficult task (if I’m going to do it right), and therefore I’m doing this on the basis of my favourite films. So shock-horror Citizen Kane, Gone with the Wind and Lawrence of Arabia are not on this list, and you’ll obviously have a different opinion.

With all that said, I worked through the list and came up with a staggering 100 MOVIES that I thought would be worthy to include. Therefore here we go, these are Ross Bishop's favourite 100 films of all time.

Although these are numbered, they are NOT in ranking order: -

1 - Terminator 2: Judgement Day

2 - The Matrix

3 - The Dark Knight

4 - Marvel's The Avengers

5 - The Wolf of Wall Street

6 - Point Break (1991)

7 - Fight Club

8 - The Raid

9 - Captain America: Civil War

10 - Raiders of the Lost Ark 

11 - The Raid 2

12 - Captain America: The Winter Soldier

13 - Spider-Man Homecoming

14 - Batman Begins

15 - Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

16 - Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

17 - Mad Max: Fury Road

18 - Back To The Future

19 - Inception

20 - Dunkirk

21 - Seven

22 - The Social Network

23 - Heat (1995)

24 - Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

25 - The Departed

26 - Jurassic Park

27 - District 9

28 - The Rock

29 - Independence Day

30 - Bad Boys

31 - Pulp Fiction

32 - True Romance

33 - Scar Face

34 - The Godfather 

35 - High Anxiety

36 - Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring

37 - Blade 2

38 - Ratatouille

39 - UP

40 - Wall-E

41 - Toy Story 3

42 – The Incredibles

43 - Toy Story

44 - Monster's Inc

45 - The Incredibles

46 - Catch Me If You Can

47 - Finding Nemo

48 - Lethal Weapon

49 - Skyfall

50 - Goldeneye

51 - Casino Royale

52 - Licence to Kill

53 - Goldfinger

54 - On Her Majesty’s Secret Service

55 - Die Hard

56 - Die Hard With A Vengeance

57 - The Lion King

58 - Aladdin

59 - Akira

60 - Ghost in the Shell (1995)

61 - Logan

62 - American Psycho

63 - Star Wars: The Force Awakens

64 - Speed

65 - Face / Off

66 - The Crow

67 - Alien

68 - Predator

69 - Batman: Mask of the Phantasm

70 - RoboCop (1987)

71 - Enter The Dragon

72 - Kingsman: The Secret Service

73 - Zodiac

74 - Edward Scissorhands

75 - Titanic

76 - The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

77 - Star Wars The Last Jedi

78 - Home Alone

79 - Superman (1978)

80 - Batman (1989)

81 - Batman Returns

82 - Kingsman: The Secret Service

83 - John Wick

84 - The Karate Kid (1984)

85 - Nightcrawler

86 - Gone Girl

87 - Paddington

88 - 12 Years A Slave

89 - The World's End

90 - Gravity

91 - The Revenant

92 - Ghostbusters (1984)

93 - Looper

94 - 127 Hours

95 - Crocodile Dundee

96 - Coco

97 - Spider-Man 2 (2004)

98 - Hunt For The Wilder-People

99 - The Naked Gun

100 - Airplane

I’ll no doubt have missed something, but as it stands these are my favourite films of all time.

This article was written by @RossBishop. Follow me on Twitter.

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