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Heave’s Over: Our favorite movies

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Welcome to part three of Heave’s Over, our set of staff list pieces leading up to our final day of publication on Friday. Today, our staff gives lists of their top 10 all-time favorite movies. Remember: these are all-time favorites, not “best film” lists or whatever. Also, titles aren’t italicized because otherwise everything would be in the font you’re reading now.

Frank Macarthy

1) The Big Lebowski (Joel & Ethan Coen, 1998)
2) Animal House (John Landis, 1978)
3) Poltergeist (Tobe Hooper, 1982)
4) Jurassic Park (Steven Spielberg, 1993)
5) Dirty Work (Bob Saget, 1998)
6) The Shawshank Redemption (Frank Darabont, 1994)
7) Trading Places (John Landis, 1983)
8 ) The Jerk (Carl Reiner, 1979)
9) The Last Waltz (Martin Scorsese, 1978)
10) Step Brothers (Adam McKay, 2008)

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Marissa Morales

1) Double Indemnity (Billy Wilder, 1944)
2) Some Like It Hot (Billy Wilder, 1959)
3) Submarine (Richard Ayoade, 2010)
4) The Departed (Martin Scorsese, 2006)
5) Moonrise Kingdom (Wes Anderson, 2012)
6) Lars and the Real Girl (Craig Gillespie, 2007)
7) Sabrina (Billy Wilder, 1954)
8 ) Lover Come Back (Delbert Mann, 1961)
9) Mermaids (Richard Benjamin, 1990)
10) Mystery Team (Dan Eckman, 2009)

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Priyu Kulkarni

1) 24 Hour Party People (Michael Winterbottom, 2002)
2) Taxi Driver (Martin Scorsese, 1976)
3) Blue Collar (Paul Schrader, 1978)
4) Suspiria (Dario Argento, 1977)
5) 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (Christian Mungiu, 2007)
6) Candyman (Bernard Rose, 1992)
7) Fallen Angel (Otto Preminger, 1945)
8 ) The Party (Blake Edwards, 1968)
9) Half Baked (Tamra Davis, 1998)
10) Branded to Kill (Seijun Suzuki, 1967)

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Will Schneider

1) Magnolia (Paul Thomas Anderson, 1999)
2) Pulp Fiction (Quentin Tarantino, 1994)
3) Boogie Nights (Paul Thomas Anderson, 1997)
4) American Beauty (Sam Mendes, 1999)
5) Dazed and Confused (Richard Linklater, 1993)
6) Sideways (Alexander Payne, 2004)
7) Punch-Drunk Love (Paul Thomas Anderson, 2002)
8 ) Fargo (Joel & Ethan Coen, 1996)
9) Fight Club (David Fincher, 1999)
10) Y Tu Mama Tambien (Alfonso Cuaron, 2001)

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Matt Brassil

1) The Lord of the Rings Trilogy (Peter Jackson, 2001-2003)
2) The Godfather Part II (Francis Ford Coppola, 1974)
3) The Godfather (Francis Ford Coppola, 1972)
4) Pulp Fiction (Quentin Tarantino, 1994)
5) Fight Club (David Fincher, 1999)
6) Raiders of the Lost Ark (Steven Spielberg, 1981)
7) Jurassic Park (Steven Spielberg, 1993)
8 ) The Shawshank Redemption (Frank Darabont, 1994)
9) Almost Famous (Cameron Crowe, 2000)
10) Oldboy (Park Chan-wook, 2003)

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Meghan Bongartz

1) Monty Python and the Holy Grail (Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones, 1975)
2) Attack the Block (Joe Cornish, 2011)
3) The Lord of the Rings Trilogy (Peter Jackson, 2001-2003)
4) 50/50 (Jonathan Levine, 2011)
5) Moon (Duncan Jones, 2009)
6) WALL-E (Andrew Stanton, 2008)
7) Howl’s Moving Castle (Hayao Miyazaki, 2004)
8 ) Hocus Pocus (Kenny Ortega, 1993)
9) The Host (Bong Joon-ho, 2006, not the Stephanie Meyer one)
10) The Witches (Nicolas Roeg, 1990)

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Chris Osterndorf

(The following are listed chronologically, rather than ranked.)

All About Eve (Joseph L. Mankiewicz, 1950)
Sunset Boulevard (Billy Wilder, 1950)
Annie Hall (Woody Allen, 1977)
Pulp Fiction (Quentin Tarantino, 1994)
Almost Famous (Cameron Crowe, 2000)
Y Tu Mama Tambien (Alfonso Cuaron, 2001)
Oldboy (Park Chan-wook, 2003)
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Michel Gondry, 2004)
V For Vendetta (James McTeigue, 2006)
Zodiac (David Fincher, 2007)

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Ben Kessell

1) The Fifth Element (Luc Besson, 1997)
2) Akira (Katsuhiro Otomo, 1988)
3) Snatch (Guy Ritchie, 2000)
4) Jackass: The Movie (Jeff Tremaine, 2002)
5) Old School (Todd Phillips, 2003)
6) The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (Peter Jackson, 2003)
7) Grandma’s Boy (Nicholaus Goossen, 2006)
8 ) The Avengers (Joss Whedon, 2012)
9) Scooby Doo WrestleMania Mystery (Brandon Vietti, 2014, and I haven’t even seen this, I just think it’s great based on the premise and who-woulda-thunk-it crossover combination)
10) The Bourne Trilogy (Doug Liman/Paul Greengrass, 2002-2007)

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Dominick Suzanne-Mayer

1) The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (Wes Anderson, 2004)
2) Kill Bill Vol. 2 (Quentin Tarantino, 2004)
3) Synecdoche, New York (Charlie Kaufman, 2008)
4) Magnolia (Paul Thomas Anderson, 1999)
5) High Fidelity (Stephen Frears, 2000)
6) Trainspotting (Danny Boyle, 1996)
7) Dazed and Confused (Richard Linklater, 1993)
8 ) Do The Right Thing (Spike Lee, 1989)
9) The Goonies (Richard Donner, 1985)
10) The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (Julian Schnabel, 2007)