*OSM's TOP 45 Movies Contest - THE COUNTDOWN*

  • Hello guys! :D

    Thanks once again for everyone who participated and posted their lists for this Movie competition. In this topic I will daily post the movies that got the most of your votes starting from the #45 all the way to the # 1. (I might spice things up a bit at end and post 1 movie per day when we get to the Top 5 cause that might be interesting, but will still think about that).

    Now I understand that the legitimate question might be why Top 45 only when the "Voting" topic was called Top 50? Well its because due to number of votes the movie on number 45 is the last one which earned 11 points, which means in order to collect those points it had to be on a minimum of 2 different lists, means at least 2 people had to vote for that movie. Also there were 14 movies that earned exactly 10 points so I was too lazy to come up with all sorts of tie breakers in order to have exactly 50 movies on list. If there were bit more people voting we would have escaped that scenario and surely more than 50 movies would have had more than 10 points earned.

    BUT, there are some tie breakers that I had to think about.There are couple cases here 2 or 3 movies have same amount of points. In those cases the first thing that I am looking is the number of lists on which they were placed, and the movie that was placed on more lists gets the higher ranking. If they were on same number of lists then the IMDB score decides which one gets higher.

    When we start the countdown tomorrow morning feel free to use this topic for discussion about the movies that are being posted. Was that movies on your list? Are you surprised they made the list? How much did you like those movies etc.?

    There, I think I covered everything important. In the morning when I wake up we start the countdown. Movies that were ranked from #45-#41 will be posted tomorrow.


  •                                #45 UNKNOWN [2011]                        

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    Director : Jaume Collet-Serra
    Summary : A man awakens from a coma, only to discover that someone has taken on his identity and that no one, (not even his wife), believes him. With the help of a young woman, he sets out to prove who he is.
    Genres : Action, Mystery, Thriller

                                  #44  VERTIGO [1958]                           

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    Director: Alfred Hitchcock
    Summary: Complex story about a San Francisco detective and his psychological troubles with fear of heights and obsession over a woman.
    Genres: Drama, Suspense/Thriller, Mystery

                                #43 TITANIC [1997]                                   

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    Director : James Cameron
    Summary : A seventeen-year-old aristocrat falls in love with a kind but poor artist aboard the luxurious, ill-fated R.M.S. Titanic.
    Genres : Drama, Romance

                              #42 American History X [1998]                                                    

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    Director : Tony Kaye
    Summary : A groundbreaking controversial drama about the tragic consequences of racism in a family.
    Genres : Crime, Drama

                            #41 THE PRESTIGE [2006]                                                                          

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    Director : Christopher Nolan
    Summary : Christopher Nolan directs this mysterious story of two magicians whose intense rivalry leads them on a life-long battle for supremacy full of obsession, deceit and jealousy with dangerous and deadly consequences.
    Genres : Drama, Mystery, Thriller

  • Didn't voted for any of them, but American History X is a brilliant movie

  • Unknown doesn't belong in the list, the rest are awesome movies, especially The Prestige

  • English Moderator

    @timeenennaam_NL Why does Unknown not belong on the list?
    What did you not like about that movie?

  • Both Uknown and Titanic are not the same class with this other 3 movies, but we cant say that some movie "does not belong" on the list, people chose the way the did :) Of course there will be some surprising movies on the list cause this is football game, so there arent that many people who watched 1000+ movies :)

    But all in all Im happy with they way list looks at end. Would be ever better if there was 10-15 people more voted but oh well, it ended up okay at end .

    As for these movies, The Prestige was my 10 pointer, hoped it would end up bit higher as its my all time favourite but its nice to see it made the final list if nothing else.

  • @Hespera
    It's a cool movie, but not special whatsoever. The are plenty more movies in this category.

  • English Moderator

    @AlbertoSab12 said in *OSM's TOP 45 Movies Contest - THE COUNTDOWN*:

    Didn't voted for any of them, but American History X is a brilliant movie

    I was one of those who have voted for this one Alberto :relaxed:
    And to be honest I feel both surprised and gutted to see this outstanding movie so low in ratings. :chart_with_downwards_trend:

    :astonished: Oh but whyyyyyyy? Snif...snif...boohoo... :cry:

  • Titanic deserved higher on the list. That is just my opinion.

  • @King-Noel At least the movie got its place on the list, unlike some characters in the movie who didnt get the chances they deserved... THERE WAS ROOM FOR 2! :p

  • @King-Noel Not only Titanic, but American History X also deserved a higher place

  •                               #40 MILLION DOLLAR BABY [2004]                           

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    Director : Clint Eastwood
    Summary : Frankie Dunn (Clint Eastwood) is a veteran Los Angeles boxing trainer who keeps almost everyone at arm's length, except his old friend and associate Eddie "Scrap Iron" Dupris (Morgan Freeman). When Maggie Fitzgerald (Hilary Swank) arrives in Frankie's gym seeking his expertise, he is reluctant to train the young woman, a transplant from working-class Missouri. Eventually, he relents, and the two form a close bond that will irrevocably change them both.
    Genres : Drama, Sport

                                #39 THE GODFATHER: PART II  [1974]                      

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    Director : Francis Ford Copola
    Summary : The compelling sequel to "The Godfather," contrasting the life of Corleone father and son. Traces the problems of Michael Corleone (Al Pacino) in 1958 and that of a young immigrant Vito Corleone (Robert De Niro) in 1917's Hell's Kitchen. Michael survives many misfortunes and Vito is introduced to a life of crime.
    Genres : Crime, Drama

                                #38 NOW YOU SEE ME [2013]                               

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    Director : Louis Leterrier
    Summary : Charismatic magician Atlas (Jesse Eisenberg) leads a team of talented illusionists called the Four Horsemen. Atlas and his comrades mesmerize audiences with a pair of amazing magic shows that drain the bank accounts of the corrupt and funnel the money to audience members. A federal agent (Mark Ruffalo) and an Interpol detective (Mélanie Laurent) intend to rein in the Horsemen before their next caper, and they turn to Thaddeus (Morgan Freeman), a famous debunker, for help.
    Genres : Crime, Mystery, SciFi

                               #37 THE LION KING [1994]         

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    Directors : Roger Allers, Rob Minkoff
    Summary : This Disney animated feature follows the adventures of the young lion Simba (Jonathan Taylor Thomas), the heir of his father, Mufasa (James Earl Jones). Simba's wicked uncle, Scar (Jeremy Irons), plots to usurp Mufasa's throne by luring father and son into a stampede of wildebeests. But Simba escapes, and only Mufasa is killed. Simba returns as an adult (Matthew Broderick) to take back his homeland from Scar with the help of his friends Timon (Nathan Lane) and Pumbaa (Ernie Sabella).
    Genres : Animation, Adventure, Drama

                                   #36 RUSH HOUR [1998]                                           

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    Director : Brett Ratner
    Summary : When a Chinese diplomat's daughter is kidnapped in Los Angeles, he calls in Hong Kong Detective Inspector Lee (Jackie Chan) to assist the FBI with the case. But the FBI doesn't want anything to do with Lee, and they dump him off on the LAPD, who assign wisecracking Detective James Carter (Chris Tucker) to watch over him. Although Lee and Carter can't stand each other, they choose to work together to solve the case on their own when they figure out they've been ditched by both the FBI and police.
    Genres : Action, Comedy, Crime

  • The Godfather and Million Dollar Baby in the same list as Now You See Me and Rush Hour, noooooo

    Okay okay, the people spoke, I know :(

  • English Moderator

    @manchester-pro-team_NL said in *OSM's TOP 45 Movies Contest - THE COUNTDOWN*:

    @King-Noel Not only Titanic, but American History X also deserved a higher place

    Just my opinion here ladies & gents.:relaxed:

    Of course Titanic was a huge and expensive production with amazing special effects and all, but in the end it was a simple love story. And since I'm a woman I have the right to say that I have watched far more mentionable love stories on the big screen, like : The Notebook or P.S. I love you, etc.
    But even the thought of seeing American Beauty higher on the rankings compared to the American History X ( which was a pure masterpiece in every possible way ) just makes me wanna kill myself ! So somebody just shoot me pleaseeeee ! And don't miss!
    Right between my eyes . Yes ? :gun:

  • Omg, one of my chosen ones (Million Dollar Baby). And it could be ranked higher

  • English Moderator

    @AlbertoSab12 said in *OSM's TOP 45 Movies Contest - THE COUNTDOWN*:

    Omg, one of my chosen ones (Million Dollar Baby). And it could be ranked higher

    Yes I know Alberto... :( This legendary actor & director is one of a kind ! Who will forget Clint Eastwood as the Dirty Harry? And I also voted one of his own movies . I was in a dilemma, between your movie and the Gran Torino.
    Both of them absolutely wonderful movies! :thumbsup_tone2:
    Need I say that both of them made me cry rivers? Nah... I guess you know it. :wink:

  • American Beauty = masterpiece :p One of the best movies about life in general. As for Titanic, I agree with you Soph and yeah, Notebook is great :)

  • English Moderator

    @Majstor-Matt said in *OSM's TOP 45 Movies Contest - THE COUNTDOWN*:

    American Beauty = masterpiece :p One of the best movies about life in general. As for Titanic, I agree with you Soph and yeah, Notebook is great :)

    American Beauty a bloody masterpiece? :astonished: What on earth Matija ? Born in the USA mate?
    I'll call you Bruce from now on ... Ahahahaha :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

  • @SUPERNOVA-8 Yup, pure masterpiece for me. Great story about fighting the mundaneness of suburban life. Passion, beauty, humor, and plastic bags on film are all part of what make this one trully breathtaking film.

    Also, how can you want better closure to a film than this? This movie deserved every single of that 5 Academy Awards won. Specially Spacey the legend.

    Oh and yeah, nah dont call me Bruce :p

  • English Moderator

    @Majstor-Matt Kevin? Yeah , that man rocks as an actor. True. And noway I'm gonna start calling you Bruce buddy. No worries. I just love teasing you and also reading your posts. Hahaha. Hug? :hugging:

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