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The Top 10 of Everything



  • Registered Users Posts: 4,694 ✭✭✭ Irish Aris

    First let me say that the Bournville chocolate is fully approved, proper dark chocolate, not very sweet not very bitter.

    I decided to do the top-10 director list that QB did. The only criterion was that I had watched at least 5 films of each director. The list really surprised me - some directors that I didn't expect to see in it. The list actually has 11 as the last spot was a 3-way tie - in brackets my 3 favourite films of each director

    Joined 9th place (with average score 7.71)

    Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan, Requiem for a Dream, The Fountain)

    Alan Parker (Mississippi Burning, Angel Heart, Evita)

    Kenneth Loach (Sweet Sixteen, The Angels' Share, Ladybird Ladybird)

    8th place (with average score 7.76)

    Alfred Hitchcock (Psycho, Vertigo, The Birds)

    7th place (with average score 7.77)

    Peter Weir (Dead Poets Society, The Truman Show, Witness)

    6th place (with average score 7.80)

    Jonathan Demme (Philadelphia, The Silence of the Lambs, The Manchurian Candidate)

    5th place (with average score 7.85)

    Tim Burton (Edward Scissorhands, Sleepy Hollow, The Corpse Bride)

    Joined 3rd (with average score 7.90)

    Robert Zemeckis (Forrest Gump, Contact, Cast Away)

    Christopher Nolan (Inception, Interstellar, Memento)

    2nd place (with average score 8.15)

    David Fincher (Seven, The Game, Fight Club)

    and the surprise 1st place (with average score of 8.20)

    Alejandro Amenabar (The Others, Tesis/Thesis, Mar Adendro/The Sea Inside)

    The Spanish director benefited from the fact that I have only watched 5 of his films, but have all scored very high)

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,548 ✭✭✭ Declan A Walsh

    The Top 10 James Bond movies? That would take me a long time to do but here are all the official films (one notable exception shown in brackets) listed below in chronological order. Spoof ones are not included such as the original Casino Royale.

    Dr. No

    From Russia With Love



    You Only Live Twice

    On Her Majesty's Secret Service

    Diamonds are Forever

    Live and Let Die

    The Man with the Golden Gun

    The Spy Who Loved Me


    For Your Eyes Only


    (Never Say Never Again - not part of the official franchise)

    A View to a Kill

    The Living Daylights

    Licence to Kill


    Tomorrow Never Dies

    The World is Not Enough

    Die Another Die

    Casino Royale

    Quantum of Solace



    No Time to Die (not released in cinemas yet)

  • Registered Users Posts: 12,972 ✭✭✭✭ Kolido

    Difficult to rate the Bond movies, but From Russia With Love would be top.

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,548 ✭✭✭ Declan A Walsh

    Number 1 for me is Live and Let Die. I would probably put Goldfinger at Number 2.

  • Registered Users Posts: 9,193 ✭✭✭ Electric Nitwit

    Goldeneye for me 😋

    Hard to be objective though, that was the first one I saw in a cinema so it's always stood out for me. But, also, it's brilliant!

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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,694 ✭✭✭ Irish Aris

    A View To A Kill for me- first one I saw, plus it has my favourite bond theme ever!!

    Most recently I really enjoyed Skyfall. In general though I liked all of them - not exceptional but solid entertainment.

  • Registered Users Posts: 18,503 ✭✭✭✭ Also Starring LeVar Burton

    I've only seen a handful of Bond movies (can't remember which ones) and can't say I really cared for any of them. Not my cup of tea.

  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 16,286 Mod ✭✭✭✭ quickbeam

    TBH, this. Dalton's weren't that bad. And the first Craig, but the rest were mostly meh and some quite bad.

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,548 ✭✭✭ Declan A Walsh

    I have seen them all and in general I liked them all, but there were a few that were definitely very average. The ones that come to mind are On Her Majesty's Secret Service and The World is Not Enough. OHMS is definitely, for me, the worst Bond movie and it had the worst Bond actor in George Lazenby.

    A View to a Kill is an okay theme. Some of the Bond theme songs were memorable and some were meh! I particularly liked The Living Daylights by Aha and Licence to Kill by Gladys Knight. Goldfinger, Live and Let Die, The Man with The Golden Gun and Skyfall all have very memorable theme songss.

    Another suggestion: Top 10 Bond Themes!