It’s on once again with our Last Movie Outpost Top 150 Movies of All Time! I’ll bet you thought we were gonna leave you hanging, didn’t you? Getcha all worked up and then— poof! —ghosted! We’re not sadists here at the Outpost, so here we are with the next 10 in the countdown, as voted by you, dear Outposter.
If you’re just tuning in, here are the “Also-Ran” movies, then 150 to 130. Following closely is 129 to 100. Next is 99th position down to 80. Pulling up the rear was 79 down to number 50. Last week (by Crom!) we shared 49 through 40.
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Kubrick returns to the list with his ponderous, ecstatic take on the evolution of man with his adaptation of Arthur C. Clarke’s 2001: A Space Odyssey.
Gigantic Cahuna is a contrarian:
“Yawn. This movie is a complete drag. It’s special FX were amazing for it’s era but it’s just so ponderous. Kubrick really needed… something extra but he didn’t find whatever it was. Every few years I revisit it to see if it’s just me and I have missed something wonderful. Every few years I am disappointed.”
MacLeod sees it differently:
“With 2001, Kubrick set out to create a new kind of movie, maybe even a new genre and I think he succeeded. It has some of the best special effects of its era, in fact, most of the effects in this film would stand up next to today’s digital effects without being embarrassed. The last time I saw it was in a cinema on 70mm and it was breathtaking.”
Batman. For many of our generation, the definitive take on the Dark Knight.
Pops practically gushes:
”I know, a lot of folks are gonna argue this is a nostalgia pick, and sure, Bats offs a few more guys than he should, but Batman was THE movie of 1989, with legendary performances by Jack Nicholson and Michael Keaton (bringing a whole new weirdo energy to the role), stylish direction by Tim Burton, top-drawer set design by Anton “Hot Under the Collar” Furst, and the best damn superhero musical score in history, courtesy of Danny Elfman. Just give it a listen.”
Gigantic Cahuna has memories:
“I was 13 years old during the summer of Batman. I still remember it clear as day. The hype was like nothing else. It was everywhere. It was the biggest thing that had happened in the world of movies in what seemed like forever. Could the movie live up to it?”
Robocop, drops in at 37 – “Dead or alive, I’d buy that for a dollar, creep”.
Run for it Marty has a point:
“‘Bitches Leave’ may be the funniest movie line of the 1980s.”
Sporting a helluva cast (Kurt Russell, Val Kilmer, Sam Elliott, Bill Paxton, Powers Boothe, Michael Biehn and Dana Delany), Tombstone shoots up to the 36 position.
Gigantic Cahuna grabs his Winchester and heads over to the OK Corral:
“So there are better Westerns out there, ones that will no doubt appear higher up this list than Tombstone, the classics. However does any feature a cast as good as this? Are any as flat out entertaining as this? Are they as endlessly rewatchable as this? I am not sure.”
The Beard returns with his schmaltzy (in the good way) childhood classic, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial.
Run for it Marty:
“Henry Thomas is so good in this that his performance gets to me every time.”
Another M.C.U. entry, but one of the very best of the bunch, Avengers: Infinity War snaps into position at 34.
Gigantic Cahuna speaks up:
“A staggering achievement of a superhero movie. Fun, funny, emotional, balanced, action packed. It really should have struggled under the weight of both the expectation and all the characters it needed to load in, but it doesn’t. It hops, skips and jumps effortlessly across the galaxy. Then, just after delivering you a stand-up and cheer moment, it smacks you right in the mouth with a sucker punch of an ending. The audience I saw it with filed out of the theater in near silence, shell shocked.”
Arguably the pinnacle of the Terminator franchise, T2: Judgement Day arrives at 33.
Pops doth proclaim:
“Terminator 2 was everywhere in 1991 and was enormous. Improves on the original in almost every way, and yet its favor seems to narrow with every year, while the original is seen as a classic still. Is ’90s morphing the culprit?”
Blazing through the post-apocalyptic Outback, here comes Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior.
Run For It Marty again:
“This is my favorite Mad Max movie. It is light years better than both the movie that it preceded and followed.”
Spielberg. Neill. Goldblum. Dern. Crichton. Williams. Rex. Jurassic Park.
Run For It Marty can’t stop:
“This is my favorite action blockbuster that Speilberg ever put out, including the Indian Jones movies. It has some great set pieces and some great special effects. Timmy getting electrocuted on that fence is always is a crowd-pleaser too.”
Pops chimes in:
“Adventure, awe, whimsy, and darkness in full measure. This may very well be the last full-on Spielberg movie.”
Bringing into the top 30, here’s Sergio Leone’s masterwork, The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.
MacLeod has this to say:
“I love Tombstone, but I still prefer The Good The Bad And The Ugly. The characters are cool and the combination of cinematography and music are particular highlights. But I could never understand why Blondie lets Tuco live at the end.”
There we have it for now, back soon with more! Sound off below with your thoughts and rants, and remember, you voted for it!