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cjsup77
2006-06-15, 05:30 PM
Simple, just name your favirote movie!

I'll start:

I would have to say The Shining

Genome
2006-06-15, 05:37 PM
Hmm, tough to say.
Probably Blade Runner, followed by Braveheart and Mystery Men.

Jack Squat
2006-06-15, 05:39 PM
Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Spaceballs, Blazing Saddles, Serenity, Braveheart, Raiders of the Lost Ark, or Last Crusade.

I can't narrow it down any further

A_Dark_Danish
2006-06-15, 05:41 PM
Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Spaceballs, Blazing Saddles, Serenity, Braveheart, Raiders of the Lost Ark, or Last Crusade.

I can't narrow it down any further

I'd have to agree with this guy, and.. hmm, so many other movies I enjoy, ack, too many to name, I liked Star Wars, I guess... gahhh, too many.

Jack Squat
2006-06-15, 05:45 PM
My list gets alot bigger when I divide it into catagories, I just took the first one or two I could think of from a couple catagories. I could post a full list if people don't mind me hogging the bandwidth

Shinfai
2006-06-15, 05:50 PM
that has to be the most annoying question on the entire planet .. i have about a top fifteen

Nerull
2006-06-15, 06:06 PM
Simple, just name your favirote movie!

I'll start:

I would have to say The Shining

Which one, the Jack Nicholson one or the fairly recent adaptation? Either way, good choice, but I found the Nicholson one way more scary even though it deviated form the book a bit more and was more condensed.

Have you read the book, though?

Nerull
2006-06-15, 06:15 PM
Hmm...I don't have a general favorite, but here goes:

Horror: Dawn of the Dead (2004)

Romance: Pretty in Pink.

Comedy: Trading Places.

Drama: Stand and Deliver.

Action: Raiders of the Lost Ark.

ElfLad
2006-06-15, 06:35 PM
Comedy: Manos: The Hands of Fate (MST3K edition)
Action: Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
SciFi: The Empire Strikes Back
It's own special little category: Donnie Darko

Tom_Violence
2006-06-15, 06:53 PM
I don't have a 'favirote', per se, but some of my 'favorites' include:

2001: A Space Oddessy
Apocalypse Now
Aliens
Perfect Blue
True Romance

Those are probably the best as far as the more serious films are concerned. I've got a healthy collection of comedies, which I'm a big fan of as well, noteably such classics as Office Space, Anchorman, The Big Lebowski, etc.

To be honest though, I watch an awful lot of films so if I was asked this question again in a few months' time I'm sure the answer would be a bit different. That's not to say that my love for individual films is transient and constantly changing. Its just that with so many good films out there its nigh-on impossible to pin down a definite list of the best.

LordOfXoriat
2006-06-15, 08:43 PM
My list gets alot bigger when I divide it into catagories, I just took the first one or two I could think of from a couple catagories. *I could post a full list if people don't mind me hogging the bandwidth
I agree with all of these, but also have to add Silence of the Lambs and the new Dawn of the Dead.

Jack Squat
2006-06-15, 08:53 PM
Because I happen to have some spare time on my hands, I've decided to post a complete list, in no particular order (This list may be enough to start a video store *:P)

Action
Serentiy
Stargate
Outlander
The Abyss
Army of Darkness
John Carpenter's Vampires
John Carpetner's Vampires: Los Muertos
Starship Troopers
Airplane!
The Naked Gun: From the Files of the Police Squad
2000: A Space Travesty
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Die Hard
Die Hard With A Vengance
Speed
Police Acadamy (1-3)
Missing in Action
The Delta Force
The Italian Job
Behind Enemy Lines
The Bourne Identity
The Bourne Supremecy
Rambo: First Blood
Braveheart
The Rock
True Lies
Total Recall
Eraser
All the Bond movies, except Spy who Loved Me (Names refrained because I can't remember all of them)
Lethal Weapon (I-IV)
Bladerunner
Air Force One
Patriot Games
Clear and Present Danger
U-571
Top Gun
The Mask of Zoro
The Legend of Zoro
The 13th Warrior
First Knight
Mortal Kombat

Comedy
Blazing Saddles
Young Frankenstein
Robin Hood: Men In Tights
History of the World: Part 1
Spaceballs
The Mummy
The Mask
Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure
Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Life of Brian
Happy Gilmore
The Waterboy
Beeltejuice
Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Mars Attacks
Gung Ho
Encino Man
Son-In-Law
MST3K series

Drama
A Few Good Men
The Da Vinci Code

NOTE: I only have three catagories, because technically there are only 5: Action, Comedy, Drama, Horror, and Romace, and I'm not too fond of the latter 2. *Every other "catagory" is a sub catagory, and these five are often in every movie, but the movie is normally decidedly one.

I know that I'm missing plenty of movies in other peoples collections, but I'm only 17, cut me a break :)

EDIT: Forgot some :-[

EDIT2: Aparrantly I can't remember the past 2 months of my life(put 16 instead of 17). Maybe I need to get my head checked :-/

Archonic Energy
2006-06-15, 09:14 PM
*snip*
U-571
*snip*


WTF?! is that the film where americans try to re-write history for 2 hours and at the end there is a 20 second blip saying that England really broke enigma?
How does that rank anywhere near a Best movie lineup? >:(



anyway. back to topic.
actually alot of that list is good i just can't see how that paticular film got in

Pulp Fiction.
Aliens.
Lock Stock & 2 smoking barrels
The Italian Job (the original)
Die Hard Triliogy
the Orignal Star Wars Triliogy (don't even get me started on the new films)
LOTR Triliogy (he needs to do the hobbit)

i liked the DaVinci Code but the book was beter.
(actually that goes for the LOTR too)

Jack Squat
2006-06-15, 09:24 PM
WTF?! is that the film where americans try to re-write history for 2 hours and at the end there is a 20 second blip saying that England really broke enigma?
How does that rank anywhere near a Best movie lineup? >:(


anyway. back to topic.
actually alot of that list is good i just can't see how that paticular film got in
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Actually I just liked it as a movie, If I cared about historical accuracy Braveheart wouldn't be on there


[quote author=Archonic Energy link=board=banter;num=1150407011;start=0#12 date=06/15/06 at 21:14:12]
Pulp Fiction.
Aliens.
Lock Stock & 2 smoking barrels
The Italian Job (the original)
Die Hard Triliogy
the Orignal Star Wars Triliogy (don't even get me started on the new films)
LOTR Triliogy (he needs to do the hobbit)

i liked the DaVinci Code but the book was beter.
(actually that goes for the LOTR too)

D'oh I forgot most of those (put down Da Vinci, and haven't seen Lock Stock or the original Italian Job)

I have to agree that in almost every case (I'm looking at you "The Great Escape") the book is better than the movie, actually most book-to-movie films aren't even worth mentioning, case in point is "All Quiet on the Western Front". Extrememly moving book, but the movie was crap.

I also forgot to add in The Blues Brothers and Revenge of the Nerds (original) into the list, both are under comedy. I'll be sure to add them in next time one of these posts come up

LooseCannon
2006-06-15, 10:17 PM
The Boondock Saints, Patton, Gettysburg, and Star Wars, in that order.

Special mention: Band of Brothers. Miniseries, but wow, what a miniseries.

Jack Squat
2006-06-15, 10:19 PM
Just saw it came out on DVD *drool*

I didn't like Gettysburg personally, I thought it was too long between action scenes

Ted_Stryker
2006-06-15, 10:34 PM
If I had to pick one, I'd have to go with Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. I don't know if it qualifies as great cinema, but it's a lot of fun.

hobbes543
2006-06-15, 10:49 PM
I would have to say Boondock Saints at the moment.

Trog
2006-06-15, 11:37 PM
Action: LOTR trilogy... but if I have to break it down The Return of the King.

Drama/Romance: Casablanca

Horror: The People Under The Stairs

Comedy: The Big Lebowski

Standup Comey: anything by Eddie Izzard

Western: Unforgiven

LooseCannon
2006-06-16, 12:42 AM
Jacksquat3, Gettysburg was enjoyable to me because I quite thoroughly love watching Jeff Daniels act, and because I read The Killer Angels the night before I first watched it. Also, the speeches were powerful. Overdramaticization of the fact, but still powerful.

Ted_Stryker, I loved Wrath of Khan, but I think The Undiscovered Country is my favourite. Really, any even numbered Trek movie.

Mr._Blinky
2006-06-16, 10:51 AM
I will be the first to say that Gods and Generals was a terrible movie. Yes, yes it was indeed. Gettysburg was far superior.

P.S. Its favorite, by the way, not favirote. ;) Don't worry, I can understand if you're not a native speaker, I'm just a bit of a spelling freak. :)

LooseCannon: So long as we stay away from The Final Frontier. You know, the one where they go searching for God. That was a horrible movie. *shudder*

Genome
2006-06-16, 11:01 AM
P.S. Its favorite, by the way, not favirote. ;) Don't worry, I can understand if you're not a native speaker, I'm just a bit of a spelling freak. :)
In that case you might want to change your Its into an It's.

orcmonk89
2006-06-16, 11:11 AM
I have to say About a Boy. A wierd choice, but one very close to my heart.

Awww!

Muz
2006-06-16, 12:05 PM
I would have to say The Shining

I saw the Simpsons Halloween version of The Shining before I saw the actual movie itself. When I saw the real one, I just couldn't take it seriously:

*elevator doors open, gushing waves of blood*
Me (hearing Mr. Burns in my head): "That's odd. The blood usually gets off at the second floor..." ;)

Jack Squat
2006-06-16, 12:13 PM
The Simpsons didn't do "The Shining", they did "The Shinning". completely different :P

The Vorpal Tribble
2006-06-16, 12:24 PM
The Village and the Lord of the Rings are at the top of my personal list.

Ego Slayer
2006-06-16, 12:25 PM
I don't watch movies.. so I like very few.

Catch me if you can
LotR
Oceans 12 (I don't think I watched 11)

Yeahh.. I think thats about it. I do plan on seeing V for Vendetta, Silent Hill and The Omen (which is weird 'cause of all the movies I'd want to watch horror isn't usually one of them)

I had a chance to see The Village but the computer was more tempting than a movie.

Lord_Malak
2006-06-16, 02:44 PM
Indiana Jones: Raiders of the lost ark


oh yeah!!!!!



For Auir

Mr._Blinky
2006-06-16, 03:50 PM
In that case you might want to change your Its into an It's.

Touche.

Of course, "it's" is grammatical, not spelling. ;)

And yes, I know the "e" in touche is supposed to have a mark over it, but I haven't the slightest idea of how to put one in there.

Muz
2006-06-16, 04:34 PM
ALT+130

...Wé now réturn you to your régularly schéduléd thréad, alréady in progréss...

Archonic Energy
2006-06-16, 04:39 PM
The Simpsons didn't do "The Shining", they did "The Shinning". *completely different :P


"Shhh. wanna' get sued?"

exivis
2006-06-16, 05:13 PM
this is competely unrelated but,.............. what the hell does " i love YaBB 1G sp1!" mean!!!!??????????

exivis
2006-06-16, 05:17 PM
now THIS one is related. i like starwars and ummmmmmm, what was it called, i cant remeber, oh ya, wiat i lost it, oh well. star wars is probly my fovrite.

Nerull
2006-06-16, 05:51 PM
this is competely unrelated but,.............. what the hell does " i love YaBB 1G sp1!" mean!!!!??????????


YaBB is the forum software that stands for "Yet another Bulletin Board". 1G stands for "1 Gold", which is simply the name of the release, I believe. SP generally stands for Service Pack, but I could be wrong in this case.

It's just a default message. You can change it if you wish.

exivis
2006-06-16, 06:43 PM
oh, lol

charik
2006-06-16, 10:44 PM
Casablanca.

Why does Army of Darkness get put in the Horror section of the video store, while Abbot & Costello's monster movies get filed as Comedy? ???

Scariest horror movie I can watch without getting nightmares: The Legend of Hell House.

Dr Strangelove; or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb.

The Russians are Coming! The Russians are Coming!

The Longest Day. Tora! Tora! Tora!

Kelly's Heroes. [especially the final confrontation]

Zelig. [the only Woody Allen movie I can watch in a single sitting]

Gandhi.

Beauty and the Beast [Jean Cocteau's version].

And my favorite James Bond movie: Casino Royale.

DMgrinder
2006-06-17, 12:36 AM
Okay I'm a guy. Woot! So i like all the "guy" movies.
Aliens
Serenity and Firefly
All Arnold Schwarzenegger movies. Ahrnohld is my Homie!
Sin City
etc. etc. etc.

But the one movie that has to be my favorite is Momiores of a Geisha. I know I sound like a farrie, but it really touched me.

*feels like a farrie and goes to watch Sin City*

cjsup77
2006-06-17, 01:27 AM
Anything by Steven King

Hitchhikers guid to the galaxy

Sixth sense

Scary movie 1, 2, and 3

Last would be all of the star wars series

Archonic Energy
2006-06-17, 01:33 AM
movie that has to be my favorite is Momiores of a Geisha. I know I sound like a farrie, but it really touched me.

*feels like a farrie and goes to watch Sin City*

got the pack with the book and DVD... i think i'll read the book first so i can complain about how the film screwed it over

CapnAlex
2006-06-17, 06:33 AM
My favourites, in no particualr order:

Serenity
HHGTTG
Stargate
The House on Haunted Hill (remake) the only truely scary movie i've seen.
Van Helsing
The Village
Shaun of the Dead
Constantine
28 Days Later
Starship Troopers
Monty Python's Holy Grail
The Princess Bride

Mr._Blinky
2006-06-17, 01:00 PM
*snip*/ Stargate

The movie was okay, but the show is the sh*t.

Archonic Energy
2006-06-17, 04:39 PM
The movie was okay, but the show is the sh*t.
agreed.. i'm really getting into atlantis. McKay is such a cool caracter

Mr._Blinky
2006-06-17, 04:57 PM
agreed.. i'm really getting into atlantis. McKay is such a cool caracter

Not really into Atlantis personally, though I've heard it's getting better. I much prefer the original show myself. I own the first seven seasons on DVD. :)

axraelshelm
2006-06-17, 05:00 PM
lord of war
devils advoracte
lord of the rings
spiderman
frequency
laputer castle in the sky, cantonese dub.
storm riders.
any stephen chow film.

Darius Midnite
2006-06-17, 08:07 PM
I hope this answers your question *;);

http://tinyurl.com/fcqzj

And
http://img211.imageshack.us/img211/8951/v9zj.gif

InaVegt
2006-06-17, 08:11 PM
All movies created before march 15, 1824

Orion_Winterheart
2006-06-21, 01:57 PM
The Princess Bride is the best movie of all time

Goobintar
2006-06-21, 02:41 PM
Dogma or Donnie Darko would have to be my favorite. Following that would have to be School of Rock.

indianajoe
2006-06-21, 06:41 PM
Raiders of the Lost Ark

Flabbicus
2006-06-21, 06:42 PM
Spaceballs

Fractured_Reality
2006-06-21, 07:34 PM
The best movie of all time is....

Big Trouble in Little China

King_of_Oz
2006-08-07, 05:20 PM
I like alot of the previouly named ones, but I love Good NIght and Good Luck, also an Inconvenient Truth was really intriguing.

thegreatmightynerd
2006-08-07, 07:30 PM
forest gump, ive seen it about a hundred fifty times

Daedrous Avari
2006-08-07, 08:00 PM
i liked the DaVinci Code but the book was beter.
(actually that goes for the LOTR too)


Lemme just say one thing: Davinci Code SUCKS. That's my opinion, at least.

I think the Princess Bride and the Christmas Story for Family Movies. Then there's SW4, LOTR1: FOTR, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Serenity, Goldeneye, A View to a Kill, Goldfinger, Austin Powers, Forest Gump, and Grease. (i may get shot for this)

Deckmaster
2006-08-07, 09:01 PM
Citizen Kane

My absolute #1 totally favorite movie EVAH!!!

Tiferet
2006-08-08, 08:25 PM
Final Fantasy VII Advent Children is my favorite movie. I was completly blown away the first time I saw it.

The other four in my top five would be:
The Godfather
The Boondock Saints
The Prophacy
Titanic

LadyGlutter
2006-08-08, 08:33 PM
The Princess Bride. All the way. Others are really nice, and all, but this one has everything.

Jack Squat
2006-08-08, 08:42 PM
Raiders of the Lost Ark

That was a shocker :P

I have to agree completely with you though.

Arian
2006-08-09, 01:43 AM
Dead Poets' Society

Chris_Chandler
2006-08-09, 11:30 AM
Hmm... *depending on whether the month has 30 days in it or not, it's usually The Princess Bride. *Now, I've got a short list that contends with it from time to time:

Excalibur
Camelot
Sleeping Beauty (the Disney)
Lord of the Rings (as a whole)
Young Frankenstein

The main draw, for me, with The Princess Bride is the incredible characters that you can care about immedietely. *The one-liners are great, but it's the characters that really drive the film.

Caillach
2006-08-09, 02:39 PM
Lemme just say one thing: Davinci Code SUCKS. That's my opinion, at least.

I think the Princess Bride and the Christmas Story for Family Movies. Then there's SW4, LOTR1: FOTR, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Serenity, Goldeneye, A View to a Kill, Goldfinger, Austin Powers, Forest Gump, and Grease. (i may get shot for this)

Bang

Amadeus, Life of Brian, all of LOTR, A bugs Life, High society, O brother where art thou; there realy are just too many to name.

ZombieRockStar
2006-08-09, 07:41 PM
Too many to name. Top ten, trying to represent a broad range:

(Although they all are, pretty much, geek movies)

1. Forrest Gump (The only movie so far to make me cry...DON'T LAUGH!::))
2. Donnie Darko
3. Pulp Fiction
4. Serenity
5. Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country
6. The Last Unicorn (I said don't laugh)
7. Life of Brian
8. Return of the King
9. The Princess Bride
10. The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Caillach
2006-08-09, 08:24 PM
Too many to name. Top ten, trying to represent a broad range:

(Although they all are, pretty much, geek movies)

1. Forrest Gump (The only movie so far to make me cry...DON'T LAUGH!::))
2. Donnie Darko
3. Pulp Fiction
4. Serenity
5. Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country
6. The Last Unicorn (I said don't laugh)
7. Life of Brian
8. Return of the King
9. The Princess Bride
10. The Rocky Horror Picture Show


Wait, wait, wait....The Last Unicorn, I seem to remember seeing it a long long time ago. It's a reallly faint memory though so I can't be sre if it was the same one...
crap. This is going to drive me nuts.

Jack Squat
2006-08-09, 09:44 PM
Here's a list I made awhile ago, and I'd just like to note that it is in no way complete

Action
Serentiy
Stargate
Outlander
The Abyss
John Carpenter's Vampires
John Carpetner's Vampires: Los Muertos
Starship Troopers
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Die Hard
Die Hard With A Vengance
Speed
Missing in Action
The Delta Force
The Italian Job
Behind Enemy Lines
The Bourne Identity
The Bourne Supremecy
Rambo: First Blood
Braveheart
The Rock
True Lies
Total Recall
Eraser
All the Bond movies, except Spy who Loved Me (Names refrained because I can't remember all of them)
Lethal Weapon (I-IV)
Bladerunner
Air Force One
Patriot Games
Clear and Present Danger
U-571
Top Gun
The Mask of Zoro
The Legend of Zoro
The 13th Warrior
First Knight
Mortal Kombat
Original Star Wars (New Hope, Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi. Non-remastered version is preferred)
Aliens

Comedy
Army of Darkness
Caddyshack
Blazing Saddles
Young Frankenstein
Robin Hood: Men In Tights
History of the World: Part 1
Airplane!
The Naked Gun: From the Files of the Police Squad
2000: A Space Travesty
Police Academy (1-3)
Spaceballs
The Mummy
The Mask
Austin Powers (1-3)
Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure
Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Life of Brian
Happy Gilmore
The Waterboy
Beeltejuice
Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Mars Attacks
Gung Ho
Encino Man
Son-In-Law
MST3K series
The Blues Brothers
Revenge of the Nerds (original)

Drama
A Few Good Men
The Da Vinci Code
The Right Stuff

Lianae
2006-08-10, 07:07 AM
My absolute favourite movie of all time is The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. Absolutely awesome!

ZombieRockStar
2006-08-10, 09:18 AM
Wait, wait, wait....The Last Unicorn, I seem to remember seeing it a long long time ago. It's a reallly faint memory though so I can't be sre if it was the same one...
crap. This is going to drive me nuts.

Animated movie by the Rankin-Bass studio. Same guys what did The Hobbitt and Return of the King (animated). It has beautiful music.

Arez
2006-08-10, 01:48 PM
Hmm... One of the age old questions. I'll just quote Randal and say "There's only one Return and it ain't of the King it's the Jedi".

Star Wars kicks major F***ing A**

Excuse my language.

Caillach
2006-08-10, 02:50 PM
Animated movie by the Rankin-Bass studio. Same guys what did The Hobbitt and Return of the King (animated). It has beautiful music.

Yup. That's gotta be it.

bartak_the_healer
2006-08-16, 04:39 PM
[quote author=ZombieRockStar link=board=media;num=1154054167;start=60#65 date=08/10/06 at 09:18:23]

. The Hobbitt and Return of the King (animated).

wow someone else has heard of them at least i have the animated Hobbit i quite like it music is good in it also

the original Star Wars
All of the LOTR (wish they would make the hobbit)
the first two Jurasic park movies (though the books are better)
and National Treasure

Arez
2006-08-16, 05:00 PM
. *The Hobbitt and Return of the King (animated).

the original Star Wars
All of the LOTR (wish they would make the hobbit)
the first two *Jurasic park movies (though the books are better)
and National Treasure

I agree with this guy on all above counts. I change whatever I said or thought at the time of my post to whatever this guys said or thought at the time of his post.

Don Beegles
2006-08-16, 06:24 PM
Let me think. THe one's that come to mind:

Life of Brian
HOly Grail
Princess Bride
LOTRs
Apocalypse Now
Shaun of the Dead(Tough I never did finish it)

MOre to come when I think about it.

Zophiel
2006-08-16, 06:43 PM
I love and hate this question. Love inflicting it on others, hate being asked. ;) The best I can ever manage is a top 10:

The Fifth Element
The Matrix
X-Men
Braveheart
The Princess Bride
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
The Shawshank Redemption
Snatch
Zoolander
Othello (Laurence Fishburne/Kenneth Branagh)

GeeVee
2006-08-18, 11:22 AM
Almost Famous makes me feel so warm and fuzzy inside. In fact, I think I've mentioned this on a few other threads. :P

The J Pizzel
2006-08-18, 04:20 PM
In this order :

LOTR - as a whole
SW Trilogy - as a whole
SW Ep III
Braveheart
Boondock Saints
American History X
This is Spinal Tap
Mallrats

happyjenn97
2006-08-19, 04:32 AM
There are many, many movies I enjoy, but my favorite of all-time is The Princess Bride.

McDeath
2006-08-19, 08:30 AM
In no particular order:

The Princess Bride
The Matrix (#1, and only 1)
Serenity
Dances with Wolves
Star Wars 4, 5, 6
The Tracker
Serenity
The Old Man Who Read Love Stories
We Were Soldiers
V for Vendetta
Lord of the Rings (all three)
Serenity

So yeah.

Edit: I swear, every time I post in a thread I start another page. Weird.

Martyr
2006-08-20, 02:01 PM
The Princess Bride! May not be the "best" movie, in any technical or artistic sense, but it gives me warm fuzzies like no other.

Athanatos
2006-08-20, 06:34 PM
I just saw Adaptation. Just... brilliant. Any attempt by me to describe why it's so great (at least for now) would be making a mess of things. Just see it. You must. All of you.

Thes Hunter
2006-08-25, 02:14 PM
It's hard for me to pick favorites... so I have made a list:

• Tae Guk Gi "Brotherhood of War"
• Hotel Rawanda - It's a feel good romp about the Rawandain genocide!
•*Young Adam - This one's personal... it pointed out to me very starkly something bad in my own mental makeup. If you have seen the movie I would be happy to discuss it with you.
• Shinchinin no Samurai "The Seven Samurai"
• Shawshank Redemption
• Who Framed Roger Rabbit - Also personal, contains a bit of own personal philosphy... as in never lose your sense of humor, sometimes it really is the only thing ya got in life
• Pulp Fiction
• Life of Brain
• Dr. Strangelove or how I Learned to stop worrying and love the bomb
• Fight Club
• The Pianist
• Kaze no tani no Naushika "Nausicaa and the Valley of the Winds"
•*The Secert of Nimh
• Duck Soup
•*Wo hu cang long "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon"
• Hotaru no haka "Grave of Fireflies"
• Lock, Stock and two smoking barrels
• Akai hasji no ****a no nurui mizu "Warm water under red bridge." - "Think, and continue thinking... and eventually the answer will become clear."

eggy_goodness
2006-08-27, 10:50 PM
Trainspotting by Danny Boyle. That film is beyond description.

Nashua
2006-08-27, 11:25 PM
Gee I hope I'm posting this right and it ends up on the thread...Newbie here....um...
I've seen the Gregory Peck version of "The Omen" four times in a row...I literally sat there and watched it four times consecutively. "O Brother Where Art Thou?" more times than I can count, and if I could only watch one movie for the rest of my life, it would be "The Third Man" because Orson Wells is a cinema god and everything about that movie is perfect. It blows "The Maltese Falcon" away.

Blood
2006-08-28, 05:06 AM
The Princess Bride is the best movie of all time

The Princess Bride


the Princess Bride

The Princess Bride. *All the way. *Others are really nice, and all, but this one has everything.

The main draw, for me, with The Princess Bride is the incredible characters that you can care about immedietely. *The one-liners are great, but it's the characters that really drive the film.

The Princess Bride

Princess Bride

The Princess Bride

There are many, many movies I enjoy, but my favorite of all-time is The Princess Bride.

The Princess Bride.

The Princess Bride! May not be the "best" movie, in any technical or artistic sense, but it gives me warm fuzzies like no other.
Well said, all. ;D

There has never been a movie that I could say to: "I hated it!" but of course, The Princess Bride is one of my absolute favorites.

JellyPooga
2006-08-28, 10:50 AM
Conan the Barbarian - it's simply a cut above the rest when it comes to fantasy - the music score, the imagery, the scope...oh yeah and the pushy thing of barbarian making :P (shame about the sequel which is "just another fantasy film")

Lilly
2006-08-28, 03:35 PM
I can't pick one or two overall, but I can pick a few that stand out from each genre that I watch.

Musicals: ((WHAT?! I like them, and I don't care.))
-The Blues Brothers (and it's sequal)
-Phantom of the Opera
-Mouiln Rouge and Chicago are competing for this spot.

Fantasy/Sci-Fi: ((They're grouped together at the book store and that's good enough for me))
-The Princess Bride
-The 10th Kingdom
-Serenity

Kids movies:
-The Land Before Time ((The first, not any of the sequels))
-Disney's Robin Hood
-Anything by Pixar (Finding Nemo FTW!!)

Comedy:
-Big Trouble
-Animal House
-Spaceballs
-Clue
-Robin Hood: Men in Tights
-Ghostbusters

Action/Adventure: ((Comics movies are in this genre))
-Serenity
-Pirates of the Caribbean (1 and 2!)
-National Treasure
-After the Sunset
-Hellboy
-Spiderman 2

Caillach
2006-08-28, 07:56 PM
I just watched "The Mummy" again for the first time in a long time, and I had forgotten how much I like that movie. It's piles of fun!

Drumbum42
2006-08-28, 10:23 PM
hhhmmm......

I would have to pick....
Phantom of the Opera (yes, there is a movie version)
Lord of the Rings
PrincessBride
Robin Hood, Men in tights
History of the World Part 1.
Monty Python's Life of Bryan + Holy Grail

Were-Sandwich
2006-09-13, 03:09 PM
Evolution
Shaun of the Dead
The Matrix
The Matrix: Reloaded
The Mummy
The Mummy Returns
The Scorpion King
Pirates of the Carribean
Tremors

There's more, but thats all I can remember.

Xanadu
2006-09-13, 09:40 PM
V for Vendetta
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Monty Python and the Life of Brian
Spaceballs
Airplane
Princess Bride


There has never been a movie that I could say to: "I hated it!"

I know that I could say I hated Napoleon Dynamite.

Worst. Movie. Ever.


Ever.

The Vorpal Tribble
2006-09-13, 10:21 PM
Ok, I gotta add to my favorites. I went to the library and checked out the 1st Harry Potter movie... didn't know a thing about the books or films till I got it yet lo and behold I became addicted. I've now gone and gotten all the rest. Now I'm annoyed to wait till May for the next... though if my sister is still working at the theatre I'll get to see it a few days early ;D

And as I've never even seen the books I gotta ask... in the films about the only special thing with magic Larry Garde... err, Harry Potter has done was with that spell to ward off evil in Prisoners. In the books does he actually ever do 'anything'?


Then there is X-Men III... I seem to be the only one who loved it (besides my Dad). Even my sisters who are big, big fans of the first two just kinda sneered at it.

Personally I found the whole thing fascinating and well done.

Tormsskull
2006-09-14, 07:52 AM
Star Wars
Dawn of the Dead (2004)
LotR
Princess Bride
Underworld 1 & 2
Willow
Covenant (this one just game out, but it is awesome)
Floating (Independent movie, no one has probably ever seen it, but it was...interesting.)

Tom_Violence
2006-09-14, 08:10 AM
I would like to add Black Hawk Down to my list. I reckon its gotta be one of the best war movies I've seen. Everything about it works really well, from the direction, through sound and music, action, etc. The only possible gripes I can have with it is that its got Josh Hartnett and Orlando Bloom in it (though thankfully the latter doesn't last long).

Charity
2006-09-14, 09:57 AM
Musicals: ((WHAT?! I like them, and I don't care.))
-The Blues Brothers (and it's sequal)
-Phantom of the Opera
-Mouiln Rouge and Chicago are competing for this spot.

Nooooooooooo!
Say it isn't so. *openly weeps*

Oh and Moulin Rouge by a nose.

Lilly
2006-09-14, 10:07 AM
Nooooooooooo!
Say it isn't so. *openly weeps*

Oh and Moulin Rouge by a nose.

'Tis so. :P I saw the sequal first though. And I like them both just for the music. And the car chases.

And I will agree with Moulin Rouge.

Tom_Violence
2006-09-14, 10:12 AM
Are we talking about the Blues Brothers film with the little kid in it? Please tell me we're not talking about that!

Charity
2006-09-14, 11:06 AM
Sorry too busy picking up the shattered reminants of my belief in Lillys taste in film. Oh theres a bit
*cherishes*

Sorry Lil, you like what you like ... but damn.

Hell I like all sorts of old rot ...
I love Rollerball,the original one, thats so cheese on a stick that it's actually served at buffets.

General Leitmann
2006-09-14, 01:52 PM
My favourite movie would probably be 'A Clockwork Orange' by Kubric, or '12 Monkies' by Gilliam. Or Jabberwocky... or... GODS! I have far too many favourites. Though, If I have to pick one...

I'll categorze

Action/Adventure: None shoot to mind.
Comedy: "Holy Grail"
Drama: "The Pianist"
Epic: "Braveheart"
Horror: "Halloween"
Tarantino: "Pulp Fiction"
Thriller: "The Omen"
Other: "La Valleé", "More"

Nostrabel
2006-09-14, 04:54 PM
that has to be the most annoying question on the entire planet .. i have about a top fifteen

Yup, annoying indeed, but I still have a favorite (at least for now) and that's kung-fusion. I don't know what it is, but it makes me laugh to tears... he he.

One more is the fifth element, but just Plavalaguna´s concert...

Talking about laughs, Zoolander is just hilarious (silly but hilarious)

Tussy the Druid
2006-09-14, 05:24 PM
Undercover Brother. Absolutely hilarious movie with Dave Chapelle.