Top 30 Favorite Films (30-21)

Mike Matei / March 19th, 2010


  • Biofetus

    April 12, 2010 at 8:27 pm

    These were so awesome to watch. Thanks for uploading these! πŸ˜€

  • sheldenrocks

    April 30, 2010 at 4:18 pm


  • drev

    June 3, 2010 at 11:05 am

    Too bad that there is no Chaplin movie(s) in this top 30. But it’s okey, choices are difficulte…

  • Solitary

    June 19, 2010 at 1:18 pm

    Oh, yea .. Batman. I loved it as a kid. Only problem was that I had only german dubbed version, but that didn’t stop me from totally loving it. There wasn’t much necessary talking anyway so it didn’t matter. Action, mood, music and of course brilliant Keaton as Batman/Wayne… I appreciated all of that as 5-6 years old. I even had a costume πŸ™‚ and little model of batmobile which I consider the best one of all. It’s stylish, dark and still looks modern even today.

  • There Are Those Who Call Him Tim

    June 21, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    you should definitely read the novel for one flew over the cuckoo’s nest. it differs from the movie a lot, but that is expected with any movie based on a book. the characters in the movie however match the characters in the book perfectly. you would love the novel and it is a quick read because of all the stuff going on!

  • crono04

    June 22, 2010 at 7:32 pm

    You know when else dinosaurs were cool? Always.
    Love the Batman movie soundtrack, but all in all, I would say the animated series had the better score. That could be partly thanks to having more characters to work with, but they did them just right.
    I’m gonna go out on a limb here and say that Jack Nicholson is a really, really good actor and he does insane and fake-insane like nobody else.

  • veganzombie

    July 10, 2010 at 10:56 am


  • Diomedes

    July 16, 2010 at 10:32 am

    Totally Awesome i haven’t watched the whole thing, but the song in the beginning is one of my favorite movie songs of all time: The Ecstasy of Gold, from the Good, The Bad and the Ugly, my favorite movie of all time.

  • kamakazi geek

    July 31, 2010 at 7:06 pm

    awesome video.. i loved batman and great escape.

  • MollyWobbles6093

    August 3, 2010 at 3:29 am

    When I was in middle school, the grades were all split into three houses per grade. In 6th grade, I was an Argonaut (as opposed to a Voyager or a Navigator). On the second day of school, all the teachers of the different subjects for the Argonaut house brought all the Argonaut kids into the Auditorium, and we watched Jason and the Argonauts. Before the movie started, we were told “This is to show you all what you represent. You are all Argonauts, and you are all on a journey of your own.” It’s one thing I’ve never forgotten, and I hope I never do. I knew the film would be on the list, and I just had to share this story when I came across it. Jason and the Argonauts means a lot to me, too. =3

    Also, looks like The Great Escape might have been the inspiration for Hogan’s Heroes, but that just might be my opinion.

  • retar-ted

    August 7, 2010 at 4:15 pm


  • chobitssofar

    August 8, 2010 at 2:16 am

    The great escape is long but so funny if someone never watch it please try and you don’t disappointed

    (my english is not good so if you don’t understand my comment then i’m sorry.)

  • August 11, 2010 at 1:49 am

    Thanks so much, Mike – I am just getting to watch these now. MAAAN, I have a lot of catching up to do…damn sheltered childhood.

  • venom 51007

    August 15, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    I love the first two jurassic park films but III well…….I HATE IT most of u disagree with me but i’m sorry they killed T-REX one of my fav dinos especially the velociraptor but the velociraptors are the only dinos thats made it through all three jurassic park films and thats the only reason i watch part III is because of the raptors and news that jurassic park IV is coming out even though there has been no knews of it but fingers crossed they do jurassic park IV but this time DON’T KILL T-REX please t-rex is awesome and i love him don’t kill him

  • Schloss Ritter

    September 9, 2010 at 7:59 am

    Hah, nice opening shot using Clash of the Titans. Maybe we remember it fondly since we were kids, but recently (before the remake came out) critics were panning it as campy or worse.

    Last Crusade is my favorite from that series as well. And my cousin and I had a blast recreating the “Dad! What!” scene.

    Was that last shot a cameo by Alfred Hitchcock in his movie?

  • casca

    September 9, 2010 at 9:18 pm

    Thanks for uploading. This gives us such a picture into your influences. Of course, everyone’s list would be different, especially mine. That’s what makes this so cool, to see what you prefer. Definitely a few I need to watch or re-watch. Thanks again for all the work you do to entertain us denizens!

  • wizardsfilms

    September 20, 2010 at 12:22 pm

    My favorite films have to be the Tarentino flicks. My favorite of them has to be Resevior dogs, but kill bill really got to me as i related to its grindhouse style, it also has a great soundtrack.

  • The gamer

    November 26, 2010 at 6:33 am

    I love jurassic parck and mostly the first one.

  • avgnfuckfan

    January 4, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    i havent watched it yet, but i have to say i enjoy listening to your comments, you sure do make a lot of sense when you make those top tens. even without seeing them i understand why they would be in that spot. keep making these, theyre fun to watch

  • badgerno1

    April 1, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    Thankyou,thankyou,thankyou…………I’ve been looking for the film that had that scene with the fortune teller for years! I saw it on tv as a boy and it’s always stayed with me but I didn’t know the film’s name.The seven faces of Dr Lao,i’ll have to buy it now! I just watched the scene again on youtube-what an amazing piece of writing and acting, perfectly paced, a fantastic and darkly humourous scene!
    I agree with much of your top 30 as it’s almost exactly the same as mine which is very strange as I normally hate internet posted film lists. I would add 2001,Return to Oz,Valley of the Gwangi and (a modern minor classic-Sideways)to your list but overall,it’s a good one,varied and interesting. Love your site.
    Cheers,Badger from London

  • MetroElmStudios

    May 26, 2011 at 8:02 pm


  • lindseykal

    July 14, 2011 at 1:38 am

    I love how you go from Dr. Lao to Scarface…I was at the video store and checked out Mary Poppins and Silence of the Lambs and the clerk teased me that no one gets those together πŸ™‚

  • Riddler

    October 20, 2011 at 5:38 pm

    My top 30 is kinda like this, but….stranger choices.

  • camo87

    November 28, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    I did not know how many movies are based on older movies or books. I have learnt a lor thanks James I will see the complete top 30!

  • gdub50

    January 14, 2012 at 11:50 am

    James, I am currently reading the novel “One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest” and it is amazing, I would highly recommend that you read it if you heven’t yet.

  • JoeByrne99

    October 1, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    My favourite horror movie: Halloween (1978)
    My favourite comedy movie: Airplane! (1980)
    My favourite documentury movie: American Movie (1999)
    My favourite Sci-Fi movie: Plan 9 from outer space (1959) Dont ask why
    My favourite animated movie: any Disney Pixar movie

  • cinemaficionado

    December 12, 2012 at 6:48 pm

    Great choices! I haven’t seen Dr. Lao, but it looks cool. I’m a big fan of older comedies, so I bet I’ll like it. Props for putting One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest in your Top 30. Good job, James!

  • Ironvortex

    March 23, 2013 at 11:40 pm

    this was inspireing.. you should do more !!

  • Tyler Gavin

    March 25, 2013 at 9:24 pm

    Can’t stop watching James’ video’s

  • M K

    July 1, 2013 at 8:01 am

    My respect for you keeps growing James. Great video.

  • Christoffer Gadd

    July 6, 2013 at 2:11 pm

    Most of these clips aren’t on Youtube

  • July 12, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    I can’t believe James prefers Jurassic Park over The Wizard of Oz!.

  • Stan Boleslawski

    November 23, 2013 at 11:08 pm

    Here’s Mine (30-21) as well.
    #30. JFK
    #29. Toy Story 2
    #28. Lethal Weapon
    #27. Scarface
    #26. Schindler’s List
    #25. Die Hard
    #24. Ghostbusters
    #23. Reservoir Dogs
    #22. Goodfellas
    #21. Blue Velvet

  • nammm3

    April 8, 2014 at 10:13 pm

    I saw these before but it’s been a long time since I last saw these, great first 10 movies James πŸ™‚ I liked Jack’s performance more in ‘Chinatown’ than in ‘A bird flew over the cuckoo’s nest’ because it was really fresh to see him play a character who is so confident in himself, for once a cleanly dressed person, end up being so tragically broken at the end.

    Everyone has their own opinions, great list and looking forward to watching the next 21 πŸ™‚

  • August 4, 2014 at 7:46 pm

    great video, But there’s too much lag.

  • September 21, 2014 at 6:56 pm

    I like the list and the video presentation is good.

  • October 17, 2014 at 1:33 pm

    I like this list especially number 21.

  • meinerHeld

    July 5, 2015 at 8:46 pm

    “but remember, I said one of…” so Rolfe.

  • Robodino

    November 22, 2015 at 4:48 pm

    Seriously James, this new video player is crap. It’s extremely slow and takes an hour to load a video even on very fast internet.

  • November 29, 2016 at 3:16 am

    very excited to watch the list. free stre​aming websites

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