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26-May-17 7:30pm
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theJaw
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Hello, I like to rank things. @bonham2 can attest.

I update this thread with new topics so the GTZers can share their definitive rankings of said topic. It's a great time.

Current Topic: Top 10 Classic Rock Songs

Past Topics:
1. Rank the Batman films
2. Rank the X-Men films
3. Top 10 TV Shows
4. Top 10 Favorite Albums
5. Top Favorite Fictional Characters
6. Rank Your Favorite Nicktoons
7. Top 10 90s Nick Shows
8. Top 10 SNES Games
9. Top 5 Favorite Video Game Locations
10. Top 5 Video Game Frustrations
11. Top 5 Horror Movies
12. Top 5 Thanksgiving Foods
13. The Christmas Edition
14. Top 10 Superhero Movies
15. Top 10 (or 5) Movies of 2017
16. Top 10 (or 5) Comedy Movies
17. Top 10 Animated Films
19. Rank Your Favorite Action Movies
20. Top 10 PS4 Games
21. Top 10 Movies of the Past 5 Years
22. Top 5 Video Game Disappointments
23. Top 10 Favorite MCU Characters
24. Rank the Traditionally Animated Disney Movies
25. Favorite Nostalgic Children's Movies
26. Rank Tarantino's Filmography
27. Top 10 Bands/Musicians
28. Rank the Nintendo Home Consoles
29. The Halloween Edition
30. Top 5 Thanksgiving Foods Pt. II
31. The Christmas Edition Pt II
32. Top 10 Movies of 2019
33. Top 10 Movies of the 2010s
34. Rank the Harry Potter Movies
35. Rank the Disney/Pixar Movies
36. Rank the Spider-man film franchise
37. Top 10 Episodes of TV
38. Top 10 Tearjerker Movies
39. Top 5 SNL Skits
40. Rank the 3D Mario Games
41. Top 10 Film Quotes/Lines of Dialogue
42. Top 5 (or 10) Thanksgiving Specials
43. Top 10 Live Action Movies of the 1990s
44. Top 10 Music Videos
45. Rank the DCEU Movies
46. Top 10 (or 5) Movies of 2020
47. Top 10 Disney Songs
48. Top 5 Celebrity Crushes
49. Favorite & Least Favorite Movies of 2021
50. Rank the Batman films (again!)

OG Batman movie post:


So, for other folks who watch stupid superhero stuff, Rank! Those! Stupid! Batman movies!!! I don't expect everyone to have seen all the ones on my list but if you've seen any, share your lists in the thread. Or don't, jerk.

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GTZ's favorite is Batman Begins. This is indisputable.

1. The Dark Knight
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Classic. Iconic Joker, great adaptation of Two-Face. Batman's mythos in the Nolan trilogy took its most interesting turn with the ending with Batman's metaphorical sacrifice. It was the ultimate grounded approach at a Batman movie, finding perfect ways to integrate those comic book moments.

2. Batman: Mask of the Phantasm
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The only animated Batman movie to get a theatrical release is still one of the best. I'm huge into Batman: The Animated Series, and this movie is one of the best "entires" in that series and just one of the best takes on Batman in general.

3. Batman Returns
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Completely off nostalgia alone. This was among my favorite movies as a kid and remains a favorite Christmas movie. Michael Keaton had great nuance, especially as Bruce Wayne. Danny DeVito's Penguin was as memorable as it was gross. It wasn't a particularly great movie and it hasn't aged well, but I'll always love it.

4. Batman Begins
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Really dug the subtle, grounded approach of this movie - it was easily the most grounded of the Nolan movies. I'm a big fan of Ra's Al Ghul and, while I would have liked a legitimately immortal take on the character, Liam Neeson's man-in-the-shadows-creating-a-myth version was great for this universe.

5. Batman (1989)
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Another classic, the logo to this movie is etched into my nostalgia goggles for all-time. Nicholson's Joker is a legend at this point, and again, Keaton was fun as a straight-faced Batman.

6. The LEGO Batman Movie
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Will Arnett as the voice of Batman rules. All the cameos, both voice-wise and character-wise, were great. It was a fun spoof on Batman movies in general, with things kids and adults could both like.

7. The Dark Knight Rises
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Great way to top off the Nolan trilogy, but a little lesser than the other movies. I love Tom Hardy's Bane - even the voice. He came off sinister and brutal, and it was great to see Nolan so closely adapt the Knightfall stuff from the comics. That gets points alone. It did go a little long, and the third act was a little bit of a let down, but still a fun time.

8. Batman: The Movie
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Like the LEGO Batman movie, this one is great for a few laughs. Adam West's dumbed-down "comic story" Batman was so much fun, and the colors of this movie were great. And then there's the bomb scene, which may be my single favorite Batman scene ever just for the sheer absurdity.

9. Man of Tomorrow (BvS fan edit)
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You'll see where BvS actually ends up, but I dug this fan edit as it seamlessly meshed both Man of Steel and Batman v Superman. While a lot of the problems were still there (especially in the majority BvS section), I was in awe at how well the edits to make one epic Batman/Superman movie worked out - as well as the edits that did fix plot points.

10. Batman Forever
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Underrated in my opinion, because a lot of people would rank this as far down as Batman & Robin which is an insult. This wasn't a great movie by any means, and Tommy Lee Jones' awful take on Two-Face was just a poor-man's Batman 89' Joker, but Jim Carrey as Riddler was cool and the Robin origin scene was fun. The ending was awful, Robin being a grown ass man was awful, and Kilmer's Batman was forgettable. But I still thought the movie was okay.

11. 1940's Batman serials
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I'll just count both of the serialized theater series in one spot since they're decently obscure nowadays. These episodes were on TV on Christmas day when I was a kid, and I remember watching it from my Batman: The Animated Series tent that I got that morning. Fun to re-watch every now and then for that alone, but it's real awkward seeing some of the subject matter.

14. Batman & Robin
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If this list were ranked for comedy, this may beat out both Batman '66 AND the LEGO Batman movie. But alas. Clooney was phoning it in completely, Robin was still an adult, Batgirl was cringey, Mr. Freeze was gosh darn perfect and the Poison Ivy/Bane duo were the worst.

13. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Tomorrow
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This movie was awful. Affleck's Batman was just about the only thing I dug about it. But just the performance and look itself. The writing for Batman, besides Bruce Wayne's initial hesitance toward Superman, was pretty awful. Having him climb on a ceiling the first time we see him, his whole Martha schtick, his willingness to main (even if it was fun to watch).

14. Suicide Squad
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Does this movie count? Mostly Batman villains, the Joker/Harley Quinn combo and a short Batman cameo. I'll count it, but the movie sucks so this entry pretty much just exists to reiterate that.

24-Jul-20 12:02pm
#2
AceMatt
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"I need more cowbell". That's the list.
24-Jul-20 12:04pm
#3
theJaw
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haha I do love that one but if I have to hear one more Walken impression I'm gonna lose it I tell ya
24-Jul-20 12:30pm
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whitefire
GameTZ Subscriber Global Trader - willing to trade internationally

1. Anything with Phil Hartman
2. Anything with Christopher Walken
3. Anything 90's with Alec Baldwin
4. Wayne's World
5. Tie between "you liekda sauce, "lay off me I'm starving," and "Da Bears."

Honestly, for me, I find very little outside the 90's to be funny. It's strange. It must be some nostalgia thing. I mean, I love Steve Martin, Dan Ackroyd, and Chevy Chase, but I don't find most of the 70's stuff I've watched that funny. The 80's was better but still hit and miss. Aside from Bill Hader, I've barely liked anything post-2000's aside from a skit here and there (which still add up to several).

24-Jul-20 12:36pm
#5
tonymack21
GameTZ Subscriber 550 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (7) Has Written 3 Reviews

SNL has def been through some golden years and some lesser years, but its definitely given birth to some classics that transcended the show. loved that period in the 90s and ferrel and sandler and tracy morgan, cheri oteri and molly shannon were on there.

cowbell
waynes world
the blues brothers and lonely island (not really a skit i guess, i suppose those are more like the musical shorts or whatever)
sprockets
spartan spirts
roxbury guys
schweddy balls
wild and crazy guys
most of the stuff by farley and spade

and that one about the VAN DOWN BY THE RIVER




24-Jul-20 12:46pm
#6
Frank
GameTZ Subscriber 750 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (13) Has Written 11 Reviews Secret Santa

Literally anything with Chris Farley in it. That guy was a legend, and was taken way way to soon!

Matt Foley Motivational Speaker is still one of the funniest segments in SNL history (in my opinion obviously). The first one is obviously the best, but his slapstick humor was hilarious in all of them. Defined his career (for better or for worse).

https://www.youtube....

Costars couldn't keep a straight face. The whole scene is just perfect!

"You'll have plenty of time to live in a van down by the river... WHEN YOU'RE LIVING IN A VAN DOWN BY THE RIVER!" laughing out loud

24-Jul-20 1:03pm
#7
theJaw
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Love it. Man I miss Farley and Phil Hartman.
24-Jul-20 5:34pm
#8
Scott
GameTZ Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 2 Reviews

I love how Spade keeps cracking in that skit.
24-Jul-20 5:46pm
#9
Scott
GameTZ Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 2 Reviews

My list:
Debbie Downer at Disney World
Matt Foley
Cowbell
Election Night (w/ Chappelle and Rock)
Undercover Boss Starkiller Base (both)

Honorables:
Job Interview (Pryor and Chase)
Evil Boss (Ferrell)
Sarcasm 101 (Norm and Matthew Perry)
Census (Walken)
24-Jul-20 10:51pm
#10
shadyfozzie
Triple Gold Good Trader

Not in any order:
1) Chris Farley/Patrick Swayze stripper skit
2) Almost anything Lonely Island (Dick in a box/Michael Bolton/I just had sex)
3) The skits with Cecily Strong at the end where she's a former porn star hocking stupid crap and she says everything wrong
4) Schweaty balls
5) Undercover Boss/Kylo Ren
6) All 3 of the John Mulaney skits with all the broadway songs (The airport one, the bodega and the diner skits)

Honorable mention:
- skit with Woody Harrelson on the farm for apple picking (newer season)
- Casting auditions
- the skits where they are selling the car horns/door bells (JLo was in one of them)
- the Kate McKinnon cat lady
- Cowbell
- Colonel Angus
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24-Jul-20 10:52pm
#11
shadyfozzie
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Frank wrote:
Literally anything with Chris Farley in it. That guy was a legend, and was taken way way to soon! Matt Foley Motivational Speaker is still one of the funniest segments in SNL history (in my opinion obviously). The first one is obviously the best, but his slapstick humor was hilarious in all of them. Defined his career (for better or for worse). https://www.youtube.... Costars couldn't keep a straight face. The whole scene is just perfect! "You'll have plenty of time to live in a van down by the river... WHEN YOU'RE LIVING IN A VAN DOWN BY THE RIVER!" laughing out loud
from what I heard the part where he falls through the table was not part of the original script and he did it on a whim
24-Jul-20 10:52pm
#12
shadyfozzie
Triple Gold Good Trader

Scott wrote:
My list: Debbie Downer at Disney World|
WHAAAAAAAA WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA (like a trombone)
24-Jul-20 11:11pm
#13
shadyfozzie
Triple Gold Good Trader

Oh cant forget celebrity jeopardy
24-Jul-20 11:11pm
#14
bonham2
600 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 2 Reviews

Scott wrote:
My list: Debbie Downer at Disney World Matt Foley Cowbell Election Night (w/ Chappelle and Rock) Undercover Boss Starkiller Base (both) Honorables: Job Interview (Pryor and Chase) Evil Boss (Ferrell) Sarcasm 101 (Norm and Matthew Perry) Census (Walken)

Debbie Downer at DW is funny as hell, but I think I only laugh as much as I do because the cast keeps breaking. All of the other Debbie Downer bits are average.


Here's my list:

1. Matt Foley (the first one with Christina Applegate hosting)
2. Mr. Robinson's Neighborhood (Eddie Murphy at his finest)
3. Tina Fey as Sarah Palin being interviewed by Katie Couric played by Amy Poehler
4. Melissa McCarthy as Sean Spicer
5. Chippendale Auditions (Farley and Patrick Swayze)


If I was listing my favorite cast members, which would be really hard to do, it would look something like this:

1. Chris Farley
2. Eddie Murphy
3. Kate McKinnon
4. Bill Hader
5. Dana Carvey
6. Adam Sandler
7. Will Ferrell
8. Mike Myers
9. Tina Fey
10. Amy Poehler
HM - Norm MacDonald was the absolute best Weekend Update host, but he didn't do too much else that was all that great.

I also need to mention Che and Jost. They are really funny together on Weekend Update.

Also, I know my list is seriously lacking pre 1985. I know Chevy Chase, Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, John Belushi, and Gilda Radner were all amazing, but that was before the time I watched, so they don't compare to my top 10 in my mind.
24-Jul-20 11:27pm
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shadyfozzie
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3. Tina Fey as Sarah Palin being interviewed by Katie Couric played by Amy PoehlerI love Tina fey
4. Melissa McCarthy as Sean SpicerThe skit where she coaches the girls basketball team was hilarious too
If I was listing my favorite cast I also need to mention Che and Jost. They are really funny together on Weekend Update.When they write the jokes for each other I lose my.crap they are so funny
24-Jul-20 11:44pm
#16
bonham2
600 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 2 Reviews

shadyfozzie wrote:

When they write the jokes for each other I lose my.crap they are so funny
Those bits are hysterical. I don't think those guys will ever crack my top 10. It's pretty elite category, but they are pretty great.
25-Jul-20 5:13pm
#17
Frank
GameTZ Subscriber 750 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (13) Has Written 11 Reviews Secret Santa

I was hoping we could flood this topic with videos of some of our favorites. wink

https://www.youtube....

26-Jul-20 1:58pm
#18
nonamesleft
Gold Good Trader

Frank wrote:
Literally anything with Chris Farley in it. That guy was a legend, and was taken way way to soon! Matt Foley Motivational Speaker is still one of the funniest segments in SNL history (in my opinion obviously). The first one is obviously the best, but his slapstick humor was hilarious in all of them. Defined his career (for better or for worse). https://www.youtube.... Costars couldn't keep a straight face. The whole scene is just perfect! "You'll have plenty of time to live in a van down by the river... WHEN YOU'RE LIVING IN A VAN DOWN BY THE RIVER!" laughing out loud Great how at the end the daughter says "we love you dad," but her voice is bordering on hysteria/desperation (probably at the thought of Matt moving in).

Never saw this one.
26-Jul-20 2:12pm
#19
nonamesleft
Gold Good Trader

shadyfozzie wrote:
Oh cant forget celebrity jeopardyyes

Wow. Haven't heard anyone mention that in ages.
26-Jul-20 2:17pm
#20
Tad
GameTZ Subscriber 1000 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (14)

nonamesleft wrote:
shadyfozzie wrote:> Oh cant forget celebrity jeopardy yes Wow. Haven't heard anyone mention that in ages.BUCK FUTTER

26-Jul-20 2:23pm
#21
shadyfozzie
Triple Gold Good Trader

I'll take Swords for $500
I'll take an Anal Bum Cover for $300

Alex: This is the sound a doggy makes
Connery: Moo
Alex: No
Connery: Well that's the sound ya motha made last night.. HA HA

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