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Posted: Mon, 7th May 2007, 10:58am

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Jimmy Gee

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The opposite of "Worst Films", how about films you must see?

Again, each individuals list could be endless, so I've narrowed my own preferences to these:

"Citizen Kane"
"It's A wonderful Life"
"Lord Of The Rings(trilogy)"

Have fun smile
Posted: Mon, 7th May 2007, 12:21pm

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My personal "best movies" list would be this:

American Graffiti
The Bird People in China
Once Upon a Time in the West
The Ring (remake)
Lord of the Rings (trilogy)
Star Wars (original trilogy)
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (original)
Star Trek (II, IV, VI, VIII)
Mulholland Drive
Blue Velvet
Inland Empire
Cannibal Holocaust
Posted: Mon, 7th May 2007, 3:17pm

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Try to find a online store where you can buy the norwegian film Svidd Neger (english title: Burned Negro no real racesism in the movie, btw.)

I promise, you will never regret watching this hillarious movie.
Posted: Mon, 7th May 2007, 4:12pm

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for me the list is as follows

1. stand by me
2. die hard
3. empire strikes back
4. shawshank redemption
5. raiders of the lost ark
6. fargo
7. anchorman
8. ghostbusters
9. heat
10. back to the future

i could go on for ages, asking me to choose my favourite films is like asking my girlfreind which are her favourite shoes, i'd be there all day.

sd. razz
Posted: Tue, 8th May 2007, 9:08pm

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Heres mine:

1. Ace Ventura Pet Detective
2: Back to the Future
3. Bruce Almighty
4. Accepted
5. Some Like it Hot
6. The Graduate
7. Young Frankenstien
8. Spaceballs
9. The Rookie
10. Sandlot

Halarious one outa all of em: Some Like it Hot
Mel Brooks is my favorite director. His spoofs are halarious!
Posted: Tue, 8th May 2007, 10:23pm

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Wow, a lot of people are listing movies that are very far from 'Must See' LOTR and Starwars are nice and all but I don't think people need to see them.

In no particular order, must sees that I have seen:
Vertigo
Brazil
Ed Wood
Requiem for a Dream
Iron Giant
More
Waking Life
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Posted: Tue, 8th May 2007, 10:44pm

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Talk Radio
Heat
Million Dollar Baby
NARC
Gangs of New York
Identity
Posted: Tue, 8th May 2007, 10:49pm

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"Raiders of the Lost Ark" is definatly a must see I believe that its the greatest movie of all time, but it all depends on what you like personaly I hate a bunch of the movies that were on some peoples list but its just me.

Also:

The Bourne Identity
Star Wars
cant really think of any others at the moment
Posted: Tue, 8th May 2007, 10:57pm

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Honestly.

This film, while cheesy and amusing, has so much character to it...

DELICIOUS!
Posted: Tue, 8th May 2007, 11:00pm

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Star Wars
Lord of the Rings
The Matrix
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Narnia
Posted: Wed, 9th May 2007, 8:36pm

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Going with those that haven't already been said:
Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels
The Sting
The Truman Show
The Lady Vanishes
Saving Private Ryan

(I'll post more when I can think of a few more)
Posted: Wed, 9th May 2007, 8:49pm

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21 Gramms
Mystic River
Memento
Pulp Fiction
Friday Night Lights
Remember the Titans
Fight Club
Any Given Sunday
Anchorman
Old School
Band of Brothers


I will think of some more later ^^
cheers,
d.
Posted: Wed, 9th May 2007, 10:53pm

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Downfall
Edward Scissorhands/Batman Returns/Sleepy Hollow
This is Spinal Tap
Pulp Fiction
Indianna Jones and the Last Crusade
Sin City
Shaun of the Dead
Man on the Moon
Jurassic Park
Anything by the Marx Brothers
Posted: Wed, 9th May 2007, 11:31pm

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You Got Served
Bring It On
Jurassic Park 3
Armageddon
The Scream Trilogy
Daredevil
She's The Man
Posted: Wed, 9th May 2007, 11:54pm

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Aculag wrote:

You Got Served
Bring It On
Jurassic Park 3
Armageddon
The Scream Trilogy
Daredevil
She's The Man
lol

Oh Aculag, you are the height of too-muchery
Posted: Thu, 10th May 2007, 12:26am

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Aculag wrote:

You Got Served
Bring It On
Jurassic Park 3
Armageddon
The Scream Trilogy
Daredevil
She's The Man
I'd like to start my post by saying that I second that.


Here are some unlisted films:

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Super Mario Bros. Movie (If you like cheesy 80's movies and video games.)
Jaws
Pirates of Silicon Valley
Monty Python's Holy Grail
The Princess Bride
UHF
Wayne's World
Wizard of Oz
Wet Hot American Summer
I Heart Huckabees
Mirror Mask
Muppet's Treasure Island
Wild America
Serenity (After you watch Firefly)
The Breakfast Club

I'll make a new post if I can thing of a handful more. I only listed ones I didn't see other people list. Fantastic topic by the way, great resource of potential Netflix adds.
Posted: Thu, 10th May 2007, 7:22pm

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Rawree wrote:

Oh Aculag, you are the height of too-muchery
Ahah! I finally GET a Rawree daily reference! Cleveland from Family Guy! Victory is mine!
Posted: Fri, 11th May 2007, 6:45pm

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How has no one mentioned V for Vendetta? Eh? EH?
Posted: Sat, 12th May 2007, 9:43pm

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Serpent wrote:

Mirror Mask
You rock for even knowing that movie exists wink
Posted: Sat, 12th May 2007, 10:08pm

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Army of Darkness

Posted: Sun, 13th May 2007, 2:25am

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Serpent wrote:


The Princess Bride
UHF
Wayne's World
All of those totally in my top ten. Especially Princess Bride: Hilarious!

~The Russians Are Coming! The Russians Are Coming!
~Yellow Submarine
~Gladiator
~Troy

I know I should be able to think of more, but those are some of my favorites.
Posted: Sun, 13th May 2007, 3:07am

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Hahahahaha Yellow Submarine
Posted: Sun, 13th May 2007, 4:10am

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I heart Huckabee's was terrible. I mean, really. I have to unrecommend that from Serpents post.



However absolutely agree with "Army of Darkness". Quite a superior film, and the scenes with the skeleton armies are hilarious, both intentionally and unintentionally.
Posted: Sun, 13th May 2007, 6:29am

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me and you and everyone we know
wet hot american summer
the science of sleep
the squid and the whale
The Royal Tenenbaums
Posted: Sun, 13th May 2007, 9:08pm

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Bryce007 wrote:

I heart Huckabee's was terrible. I mean, really. I have to unrecommend that from Serpents post.



However absolutely agree with "Army of Darkness". Quite a superior film, and the scenes with the skeleton armies are hilarious, both intentionally and unintentionally.
I'd have to say that I enjoyed it and that I unreccomend the unreccomendation.

Here are a couple more:

Blood Diamond
Hotel Rwanda
Casino Royale
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Live action--*another great cheesy 80's film.)
Jumanji--Fantastic family film.
Serial Mom

I also like to follow films with similar qualities. For example: I like Scifi channel movies. These are really easy to find and are really entertaining on a rainy day. Same goes for zombie films and the like.

Here is a list of films that have been reccomended to me that one apparently "must see." (They are on my Netflix que):

The Dark Crystal
Tron
Rushmore
Bottle Rockets
Donnie Darko
Fight Club
Aliens (note the "S" at the end. I liked Alien too.)
Chocolat
Bridge on the River Kwai
Apocolypse Now
Clerks
The Godfather
Brazil
Big Trouble in Little China


There are more, but here are some notables.
Posted: Mon, 14th May 2007, 2:46am

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To add to my list:
~Jason and the Argonauts
~Spartacus
~Magical Mystery Tour
~A Hard Day's Night
~Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart Club Band (Warning! Only if you feel like watching/laughing at the BeeGees sing and play Beatle's songs. Very good for a laugh!)
~Any Mystery Science Theater 3000 movies you see. Or try to catch the show on Sci-Fi.
~Braveheart
~Clash of the Titans (Cheesy-80's-Greek/Roman-Epic-First-Discovery-of-Green/Blue-Screen-Movie)
Yes that is a genre!^^^

I double recommend Royal Tennenbaums. Also, by the same director, The Life Aquatic.
Posted: Mon, 14th May 2007, 3:04am

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Enemy of the State
Big Fish
Ferris Bueler's Day Off
Rush Hour 1 & 2
The Matrix
Collateral
Fight Club
Bloodbrothers
Remember the Titans
Original TMNT
Posted: Mon, 14th May 2007, 3:07am

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Serpent wrote:

Blood Diamond
UNRECOMMENDED! Not an awful movie, actually pretty good. However, I really don't feel it's good enough to be included in a MUST SEE list.

Also, I was about to unrecommend the Dark Crystal for its sheer lack of entertainment, but the I realized that the world it creates is really quite amazing, especially for the time it was made. Unfortunately, the voice acting and main character puppet sucked, plus the plot was really basic and barely anything happened. Seems to me like a waste of potential, but it's still a classic that you really should see.

There's a sequel, The Power of the Dark Crystal coming out in 2008, and I'm hoping it can save the classic and amazing world that Jim Henson made and use it to its full potential. Unfortunately, I recently read that it's using computer generated backdrops, which is a huge shame since the sets in Dark Crystal were the highlight.

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Posted: Mon, 14th May 2007, 4:10am

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This thread should be called "Post Your Favorite Movies!".
Posted: Mon, 14th May 2007, 5:13am

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See what I said about Dark Crystal razz
Posted: Mon, 14th May 2007, 5:12pm

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Alright then. "Post your favorite movies, and tell other people why their favorite movies are not worthy of being posted because your opinion counts so much more!"

That's too long for a thread title, though.
Posted: Mon, 14th May 2007, 6:02pm

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-Akira Kurasawa movies - e.g. Ikiru, High & Low and The Bad Sleep Well. They look sublime
-Guillermo del Toro filmography
-Three Colours trilogy
-Citizen Kane
-Trust, by Hal Hartley
-Once Upon a Time in the West
-Edward Scissorhands
Posted: Mon, 14th May 2007, 9:08pm

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Sollthar wrote:

Army of Darkness

Thank God! I'm not the only one who likes that movie. in fact I like Evil dead 2 as well.
Posted: Tue, 15th May 2007, 3:41am

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Serpent- Bottle Rocket and Rushmore are both amazing movies. So whoever told you they were good is absolutely correct IMO.
Posted: Tue, 15th May 2007, 3:55am

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hatsoff2halford wrote:

Serpent- Bottle Rocket and Rushmore are both amazing movies. So whoever told you they were good is absolutely correct IMO.
I plan on following in the Wilson/Anderson footsteps, who originated in Dallas. First thing I'll have to do though, is get into the most exclusive and expensive high school in the city and then get expelled. From there, I'll have to transfer to the lowest rated school in the city, and then leave that behind too.

This is going to be harder than I thought.
Posted: Tue, 15th May 2007, 4:33am

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Aculag wrote:

Alright then. "Post your favorite movies, and tell other people why their favorite movies are not worthy of being posted because your opinion counts so much more!"

That's too long for a thread title, though.
I was referring more to the fact that I recommended a movie as one that has to be seen even though I personally don't like it, but okay wink
Posted: Tue, 15th May 2007, 5:06am

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Atom wrote:

hatsoff2halford wrote:

Serpent- Bottle Rocket and Rushmore are both amazing movies. So whoever told you they were good is absolutely correct IMO.
I plan on following in the Wilson/Anderson footsteps, who originated in Dallas. First thing I'll have to do though, is get into the most exclusive and expensive high school in the city and then get expelled. From there, I'll have to transfer to the lowest rated school in the city, and then leave that behind too.

This is going to be harder than I thought.
Haha, i'm glad someone likes it.
Posted: Sun, 20th May 2007, 7:43pm

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Orin Warren wrote:

Sollthar wrote:

Army of Darkness

Thank God! I'm not the only one who likes that movie. in fact I like Evil dead 2 as well.
Evil Dead!
Posted: Sun, 20th May 2007, 8:04pm

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I'm gonna have to add "V for Vendetta"... I'm amazed that nobody mentioned that. "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan" is another classic -- excellent script and space action sequences.

After today (I watched it today) I have to say that I really enjoyed the movie, "Behind Enemy Lines." Gah, that movie's amazing. Owen Wilson was, perhaps, the best choice for that role (odd though that may seem). The end part is so darn satisfying after the rest of the movie, watching all those Navy choppers blast the smack out of the enemy is just... eeagh. Love it. biggrin
Posted: Mon, 21st May 2007, 4:52am

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Are you being sarcastic?