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2009-05-29, 02:58 AM
I'm curious what ya'll are into. List your top 10 favorite movies, although you don't need to put them into any particular order (that would be cruel, if there's a chance any of you are like me).

Maybe if there's a lot we can agree upon, we can tally them, and such. That'd be fun, wouldn't it? Of course it would.

1. Gattaca
2. Conan the Barbarian
3. Blade Runner
4. Mongol
5. Fifth Element
6. A Beautiful Mind
7. Braveheart
8. Pulp Fiction
9. Silence of the Lambs
10. The Princess Bride

RMS Oceanic
2009-05-29, 03:12 AM
In No Particular OrderTM:

Star Trek II
A Night To Remember
Pulp Fiction
The Shawshank Redemption
Star Wars Episode IV
Back to the Future
The Incredibles
Downfall/Der Untergang

2009-05-29, 04:51 AM
In no particular order:

Breaking the Waves
Pan's Labyrinth
Nosferatu (Vampire movies are probably the only genre, where the very first film was also the best and is unmatched for more than eighty years by now).
Nackt unter Wölfen
La vita è bella
Requiem for a Dream
Barry Lyndon
El orfanato

2009-05-29, 05:00 AM
The only two I can rank are the two that share first place, namely The Dark Knight and Starship Troopers. Then there are several other good ones, like the new Star Trek, Star Wars (all of them), Lord of the Rings (just count them as one movie), Monty Python and the Holy Grail, First Blood 2, Pirates of the Caribbean, and most likely several others I can't recall at the moment.

EDIT: Just re-watched The Princess Bride, and it goes here. Also, the first X-Men, and the first alone.

EDIT: And The Blues Brothers.

2009-05-29, 10:40 AM
I'm not going to number them, 'cuz I don't know which would actually be my favorite. And I'm gonna count serieses and trilogies as one movie.

Lord of the Rings (Trilogy)

Spider-man (Movie)

Pirates of the Caribbean (Trilogy)

X-Men (Series, including Wolverine.)

Dark Knight (Movie)

Star Wars (Series. Oddly enough, I don't hate the prequel trilogy. At all.)

Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan (Movie)

Can't think of any more right now, might edit later.

2009-05-29, 10:51 AM
This is Spinal Tap
The Gamers 2: Dorkness Rising
A Mighty Wind
Waiting for Guffman
The Dark Night

That's all I can come up with. I've just noticed that half of my favourite films have Christopher Guest in...

2009-05-29, 02:29 PM
In no particular order.

Cool Hand Luke
Pulp Fiction
The Princess Bride
The Big Lebowski
Thank You For Smoking
Garden State
The Prestige
Pan's Labyrinth
Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid
The Blues Brothers
The Usual Suspects

I recommend all of these to everyone. Particularly Cool Hand Luke and Adaptation. The former is basically a movie about Paul Newman being awesome, and the latter is contains so much ridiculous brilliance that it's probably illegal in at least twelve countries.

2009-05-29, 03:18 PM
In no particular order:

Top 5:
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
Ocean's Eleven
Pan's Labyrith El Laberinto del Fauno
Batman & Robin The Dark Knight

The other 5:
Blade Runner
Thank You For Smoking
The Prestige
Star Wars (all six of them)

2009-05-29, 04:09 PM
In no particular order, a very mixed bag...

- The Seventh Seal (Bergman. Classic stuff. How can one not like a movie based around a chess-game against Death?)

- Grave of the Fireflies (a favourite movie, really like it, extremely touching, never want to watch it again...)

- Pan's Labyrinth (simply brilliant, epic, scary and touching)

- The Seventh Continent (A Michael Haneke movie - you know, the guy who just won in Cannes:smallsmile: Sad, bleak but brilliant movie about a familiy disintegrating)

- Lord of the Rings trilogy (really well-done movie adaption of fantasy - a rare phenomenon).

- 8½ (Fellini. A bizarre meta-movie about the director in the process of making the self-same movie. It is even weirder than it sounds.)

- The Dark Knight (because Heath Ledger's joker really is THAT awesome)

- Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (wonderful movie, and probably my favourite in the romance genre. Jim Carrey CAN do serious roles:smallsmile:)

- The Nightmare Before Christmas (beautiful, and best soundtrack ever)

- Big Fish (Epic story, wonderful images, occasionally great comedy as well (the "Night Vision"-scene in particular is close to the most hilarious thing I've ever seen))

Edit: Can't believe I left out Monty Python & The Quest of the Holy Grail. Funniest movie in the world, no contest. It'll have to be that one instead of Big Fish.

2009-05-29, 04:11 PM
The Dark Knight
Dr. Horrible's Sing-along Blog
The Matrix

Not sure about the remaining 2 spots.

2009-05-29, 06:22 PM
Prince Caspian
The Dark Knight
Nacho Libre
and I'm too lazy to think of the rest

2009-05-29, 06:55 PM
My favorite movie is Phantom of the Opera, the 2004 version. It's probably not the best movie I've seen, but it is my favorite movie. It's complicated.

Others include:
Fifth Element
Robin Hood: Men in Tights
...there are a lot of others...I've never been good at lists like this.

Innis Cabal
2009-05-29, 06:59 PM
No order

Hot Fuzz
Fifth Element
Curse of the Golden Flower
Read or Die the OVA (Its full length, so it counts right?)

2009-05-29, 07:29 PM
1) Shaun Of The Dead
2) Army Of Darkness
3) Fight Club
4) Donnie Darko
5) Training Day
6) Fifth Element
7) The Professional
8) Taxi (The original Luc Besson French version)
9) Sid & Nancy
10) La Femme Nikita (Again luc Besson not the American crap)

2009-05-29, 07:47 PM
True Stories
Pan's Labyrinth
Nicholas and Alexandra
Army of Darkness
Hot Fuzz
Shaun of the Dead
The Blues Brothers
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
The Seven Samurai

2009-05-29, 07:57 PM
The Blues Brothers was really good. Total classic.

2009-05-29, 08:52 PM
The Usual Suspects
Fight Club
Chinese Ghost Story
Princess Bride
The Descent ( I'm claustrophobic, so scariest movie I've ever seen)
Hard Boiled
Resevoir Dogs
Grosse Point Blank

2009-05-29, 08:54 PM
in descending order of awesome,

reservoir dogs
old boy

taxi driver
house of fools
el mariachi

good fellas
a scanner darkly
mou gaan dou
exit wounds

2009-05-31, 11:13 PM
In no particular order

Star Wars (all of them)
LotR (again, all of them)
The Matrix (all 3, yes I liked the other 2)

Big Trouble in Little China-This movie probably shouldn't work, but somehow it does.

Conan the Barbarian (only part 1)
The Terminator (1 and 2)
Aliens (maybe Alien as well, but not 3 and 4)
Dawn of the Dead (original)

V for Vendetta-Like Conan, maybe not the most faithful adaptation, but still a good movie

Honorable mentions:
Ghostbusters-If it were 11, this would be number 11
Watchmen-I really liked it, but I want to give it time to make sure it's not just the new movie factor clouding my judgement

As a side note, this would be a lot easier if it were top 10 by category though the posts would be longer if they weren't split up into different threads.

2009-06-02, 02:25 AM
Big Trouble in Little China-This movie probably shouldn't work, but somehow it does.

Man, that's definitely one of my favorites. Not quite top 10 for me, although definitely top 20.

2009-06-08, 03:42 PM
i cant just answer this question without subcategorizing it..you know like

favorite secret guilty pleasure movie ( movie that is ****ty but u love anyways)

favorite animation

favorite action

favorite comedy

ahh my brain..i have to think about all of these

2009-06-08, 06:28 PM
The Shawshank Redemption, in a class all of it's own...Then the following in no order;

Terminator II The Magnificent Seven (only because I saw it before Seven Samurai, so TMS sticks in my mind more)
Robocop My Name is Nobody
The Princess Bride
The Dark Crystal
Pan's Labyrinth
The Punisher Dirty Harry
Ghostbusters Taxi Driver

...Those are off the top of my head. I'll have to check my DVD cupboard.

EDIT: Checked, changed a few.

2009-06-08, 06:54 PM
I've only ever obsessed over three movies. Toy Story (I was 6 at the time), Ocean's 11 (:smallredface:) and The Incredibles. Obsessing over the last was probably the most cringeworthy thing I've ever done in my life. :smallredface::smallredface::smallredface:

2009-06-09, 08:22 AM
Top 10 in no particular order:

The Usual Suspects
Gladiator (The non-boxing one)
The Shawshank Redemption
L.A. Confidential
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
LOTR Trilogy (Can't pick just one)
The Count of Monte Cristo

A Rainy Knight
2009-06-09, 09:01 AM
Gee, I don't have TEN favorites... :smallredface:

Well, I do like these movies:
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Revenge of the Sith
Tommy Boy
Back to the Future

Decoy Lockbox
2009-06-09, 09:11 AM
In no order (other than the first):

Big Lebowski (#1, for sure)
Apocalypse Now
Raising Arizona
Oh Brother, Where art Though?
Ferris Bueler's Day Off
Breakfast Club
Empire Strikes Back

Runners up:
First Blood (i.e Rambo I)
Half Baked
The Princess Bride (I swear, its like catnip for nerds)
Knocked Up
Ghostbusters (both I and II)
No Country for Old Men
The Lion King (it was the best movie I had ever seen when I was 6, and it has held up well over time)
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Pulp Fiction
Fargo (whats not to love about putting Steve Buscemi in a woodchipper?)

You know you've watched too many movies over the years when you can't even remember which ones you liked...I'm sure there are lots of good ones that completely slipped my mind.

2009-06-09, 12:09 PM
In no order:

Star Wars III.
Austin Power ( the first one )
Independence day.
Simpson the Movie.
Tropic Thunder.
Monty Python: The Life of Brian.
Scary Movie 3 ( I know! I know! )
Back to the Future.

John Myers
2009-06-14, 11:24 PM
LA Confidential
Gone Baby Gone
The Gamera Trilogy
The Original The Haunting
Spinal Tap
Dr. Stranelove
The Thing
The Fog
Live and Die in LA

And on and on. I like way to many movies.

purple gelatinous cube o' Doom
2009-06-14, 11:33 PM
I'm absolutely shocked that nobody has mentioned Caddyshack or Animal House yet.

2009-06-15, 12:42 AM
Just saw Reservoir Dogs for the first time.

It...has qualified.

2009-06-15, 01:02 AM
Princess Bride
Better Off Dead
There's Something About Mary
The Road Warrior
Evil Dead 2
Saving Private Ryan
Breakfast Club