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I will be judging these directors from not only their films but from their overall contribution to film, from aspects like style, body of work, influence, authenticity, originality, intelligence, consistency and more.
This is a list formulated by myself and a friend to what we believe is the 10 best film makers for those reasons I detail below.
And obviously I know there are actors like Albert Brookes, Michael Shannon, Ethan Hawke, John Hawkes & etc that I havent put in. But these actors are some what younger than the ones in the list below. The ones below have already had a long career of being under appreciated. Whereas the actors that I have just mentioned have plenty of time to gain acclaim and fame.
This list is meant for any newcomers to the horror genre and veterans alike that would like a fright on those dark and stormy nights. I tried to concentrate on movies that are creepy, atmospheric, and suspenseful as opposed outright gore-fests. At this time they are in no real order of importance.
I will also like to add this is a list of 'Best Actors Ever' so I consider everything not just talent if it was based on talent I couldve added several other actors, so I'm taking everything into account through talent, performances, versatility, contribution to film, influence and more.
Half way through making this list... I realized... whats the point of this list.... why bother?... After all actors are only the filmmakers puppets, so if you want to read my more meaning full lists read top 10 directors or top 10 films something like that... something thats more meaningful.
These are films I consider I have seen because I remember watching most of these films but not all of these films are for kids. My dad bought a collection of video tapes for himself and my sisters, to where my early young cinephile obsession began.
I believe that only certain films should be judged or should not be judged. For example when I go to see a Scorsese, Tarantino or Coen brothers film I want to be impressed, wooed and mentally challenged. So I don't judge films I watched as a kid or when I watch kids films, because those are films that are just enjoyable. Their are certain films that should not be analyzed or criticized as their sole purpose is to entertain, for example, films like wrong turn or true romance shouldnt be reviewed because their enjoyable films and made for that feeling.
This is a list still in progress as I will remember films I watched randomly so it is a list that I will keep on adding. All these video tapes I've recovered from my dusty staircase downstairs, where theirs probably a few more I can find but probably not that many left.
I would also like to add forgive me for some of the rankings of the shows because I know I will get people who disagree with the ranking but, Im sure you would understand that some of the shows Ive wrote about are partly because of bias opinion and being attached with shows like two and half men or the simpsons etc because its something Ive watched for years throughout my childhood. But at the end of the day comedy is about preference, you can laugh at a guy who says your mum jokes but obviously theirs the obvious better tv shows that are easy to determine. You should also check out my 'Dissapointing shows & films list' because I talk about other shows and why their bad.
Anyway getting back to my point, when reading the comments Ive made take into account Ive seen alot of good sitcoms so when putting the ranking its based on comparisons between shows.
And as for TV shows ive seen just about every single good TV show except game of thrones. If you think of some great TV shows I bet you Ive seen it, including most of the teen ones, the shows Im currently watching is Suits and House of Cards. Furthermore when picking the order and comparing each show to another I believe I have a opinion as good as any other, so dont go jumping to conclusions just sit back and enjoy this read.
Also when I say a show is better than another, there is a detailed justification as you will see, so everything I say in this list is logical in terms of what Ive seen, so if you disagree with me I severely doubt you have my knowledge or compatibility to understand the points that I made.
Please read all of it I have tried to give my vivid expression of all the shows with my 'realistic' ratings for them.
''The Sopranos has been voted the best written TV series of all time by the prestigious, Writers Guild of America. The drama about a mob boss who undergoes therapy topped a poll of 101 TV series. The guild's Paul Brownfield praised The Sopranos: "No show has been more responsible for TV's storytelling renaissance."''
Rankings 1. The Sopranos:........................ 9.1 2. Boardwalk Empire:....................9.1 3. Six Feet Under: .......................9.1 4. The Wire: ..............................8.9 5. Homeland:...............................8.9 6. Breaking Bad:...........................8.9 7. Prison Break(Only Season1):.......8.7 8. The Walking Dead:....................8.7 9. Mad Men:................................8.7 10. Dexter: .................................8.6
When not biased I strongly believe I am a good critic for the widely different films Ive seen, thats now well into its thousands. I believe I put out good strong arguments, opinions and different perspectives on things that are 'the best' or better than. Reviews and comments Ive made can be seen throughout my lists and this is no different, it is a list to my opinion and I believe nah actually I KNOW are the top 10 best films of all time. So I will be taking into account the films of the current and previous generations. Also I will take into consideration the films depth and qualities like story, cleverness, iconoclasm, meaning etc and overall contribution to the history of film. If you disagree with this list then its because of your preference of quality and if not I doubt you have a valuable reason or excuse to argue against my knowledge that you probably are not compatible with.
This is not really a list it’s a more of a piece of literature about the quality of film and an exploration of genre's to delve into. What I hate most about writing a piece of criticism or literature is the response or comments I get back. For example if you say O that shouldn’t be on the list or this should be on the list. Well, without giving a detailed reason for your point being I suggest you get the *beep* off my list. Secondly I hate, I *beep* HATE when I read a critics best film of all time, that turns out to be a fairly unknown film like solaris or me you and everyone we know. This pisses the *beep* out of me because the person is trying to be different, extravagant and over exuberant because the people that will read it, will either not have seen the film or have not looked at the film at that perspective. I understand you trying not to be generic but there comes a point where you should find a balance between identifying the greats from the well known and unknown. So if you make a comment of a film that deserves to be on this list, that’s say, fairly unknown and not the obvious no.1 that the majority would have as a no.1, then I say go ahead, *beep* enlighten me, but keep in mind when doing this, you will have to justify why it’s better than the greats and has it made contributions as good as the greats? Like has it made contributions as big as redefining narration like Goodfellas did? Has it redefined dialogue like Pulp fiction did? Has it changed the way technology is used? Like Space Odyssey did? Has it changed the way actors acted like the Godfather did? Etc. These are all questions you have to answer. So when you’re naming a random film, the best of all time, to try be a know it all or different, you’re really just making yourself look pretentious and retarded. So please think twice before disagreeing with me. As I doubt you have my intellect or knowledge in film, so making a stupid comment on this list will entail into an embarrassing, inevitable loss for an argument.
I would like to also add that I reluctantly took out films like shawshank redemption out of the top 10 because its not as impressive as these 10 films and I will not just put a film in my list just cause its got alot of acclaim. I also wont be taking into account fantasy films, purely because I believe they are aimed at the younger audience and its incomparable to some of the more serious films you see in this list. So dont be shocked when you dont see Wall-E, Pans Labyrinth or Spirited Away.
One more thing to remind you, this is not a list of my top 10 films, otherwise it would have my favourite films like donnie darko in here. This is a list to my understanding and what I believe and others are the best films of all time in this order.
I have not finished this list, it is a list still 'in progress' I am still contemplating of the other films that deserve to be in this top 10 and the order of this list, so dont get your pussy in a twist.
In addition to this, I know their will be people who will disagree with some of the films that I've have put on, or for the films that I haven't put in. You as a reader also have to take into account that its a 19 year old who's making this list, but because of my age it doesn't mean I dont take into account of the older films. The point that I am trying to make is like for instance I know people around my age that won't go watching films like vertigo, citizen cane, seventh seal, and akira because they enjoy it, they watch it because their films with tremendous acclaim. It is the case with me for example I watched rear window but its definitely not an enjoyable film for me or for someone around my age, but when I watched it I understood why its a good film and why people rave about it so much but as a 19 yr old I didn't enjoy but understood it to the same degree that critics do. So when I watch old films I am not trying to broaden my horizon or anything I am just trying to understand why those films were great. Because those films are not enjoyable for people around my age and if theirs anyone that does enjoy them, then you need to take a step into to reality because history can be retold and cinema has reached greater peaks for example the 70's.
This is not like any other generic top 10 list, this is a realistic look of the 10 best films of all time in this order, where I consider the best films in certain genres and countries, so the list has its versatility and variety of different films. I know there are many other great films that may deserve to be in this list but this is a top 10 of the best films that are the best in its fields. So to utilize space I put in films that represent the best in that category for example 2001 is the best sci fi film of all time and some may argue matrix is one of the greatest aswell but I'll end up putting 2001 because it is the greatest sci fi film, so therefore I wont be putting another sci fi film in. You also might be wondering why there isnt a horror film to represent that category but theres unfortunately no space and if there was I would put BWP in. And also again you be wondering why is there 2 mafia films in goodfellas and The Godfather, well its because there too good of films to even consider to drop out so thats why.