what are your "top five all time favorite" John Cusack movies?

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    what are your "top five all time favorite" John Cusack movies?

    your choices:


    The Ice Harvest
    Must Love Dogs
    Runaway Jury
    Identity
    Max
    Serendipity
    America's Sweethearts
    High Fidelity
    Being John Malkovich
    Cradle Will Rock
    Pushing Tin
    The Jack Bull
    The Thin Red Line
    This Is My Father
    Chicago Cab
    Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
    Anastasia
    Con Air
    Grosse Pointe Blank
    City Hall
    The Road to Wellville
    Bullets Over Broadway
    Floundering
    Money for Nothing
    Map of the Human Heart
    Roadside Prophets
    Bob Roberts
    Shadows and Fog
    True Colors
    The Grifters
    Fat Man and Little Boy
    Say Anything...
    Elvis Stories
    Tapeheads
    Eight Men Out
    Broadcast News
    Hot Pursuit
    Stand by Me
    One Crazy Summer
    Better Off Dead...
    The Journey of Natty Gann
    The Sure Thing
    Grandview, U.S.A.
    Sixteen Candles
    Class
     
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    Top 5 in Bold... The next 4 are not.

    #1 by far... and way ahead of #2 is Say Anything.

    Maybe the greatest "date movie" of my generation.

    #2a High Fidelity (because of Jack Black)
    #2b Better Off Dead

    #4 One Crazy Summer
    #5 The Sure Thing

    #6 Being John Malkovich
    #7 Runaway Jury... just liked him in that. Didn't care so much for the political message
    #8 Must Love Dogs
    #9 Sixteen Candles


    Notes:
    * Sixteen Candles would rank higher than most of the other movies, but I don't really consider it a John Cusack movie so it falls, but remains in the top 9.

    * Being John Malkovich is technically a better movie than just about everything but maybe Say Anything, but those other movies are more my "favorite" movies.

    I enjoyed them.
     
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    In order...

    1. High Fidelity
    2. Being John Malkovich
    3. Say Anything
    4. Grosse Pointe Blank
    5. Better Off Dead...

    Although, he was great in Cradle Will Rock, too. But, that was more of an ensemble, he didn't really stand out any more than anybody else.
     
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    Pushing Tin
    Grosse Point Blank
    Being John Malkovich

    Dont really like him otherwise
     
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    as a major role:

    High Fidelity
    Grosse Pointe Blank
    Say Anything...
    Eight Men Out
    Identity

    as a minor role:

    The Journey of Natty Gann
    Sixteen Candles
    Stand by Me
     
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    What is Eight Men Out? I've never heard of it.

    Right after I watched Identity, I thought it was decent. But, the more I thought about it, the more I realized how crappy the writing was and how big of an "eff you" it was to the audience.
     
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    you've never seen eight men out? its the story of the chicago black sox and how the threw the world series. its a good movie. its on a lot before and during the baseball season.
     
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    Hopefully, I have already seen them. He isn't a big favorite of mine.
     

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