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Your Top Five (Or 10 I guess...) Films

Posted: Tue, 3rd Jun 2003, 10:28pm

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I'd like to hear what everyone's top 5 favorite movies are.

Mine are:

1. The Royal Tenenbaums
2. Punch Drunk Love
3. Rushmore
4. Donnie Darko
5. The Matrix

Boy, it's hard to do that. Maybe it can be your top 10 too. If it was a top 10, mine would be...

6. Confessions of a Dangerous Mind
7. Moulin Rouge
8. Traffic
9. Casablanca
10. The Ring

My List changes a lot... So expect edits.

Anyway, let's see em!

Oh! You don't really need to put them in any particular order.
Posted: Tue, 3rd Jun 2003, 11:11pm

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Hm, difficult... My favorite film is Sleepy Hollow, then it gets difficult to have an order... but films on the list must be:

Sleepy Hollow
Army of Darkness
Die Hard
LA Confidential
X-Men 2
The Mummy
The Mummy Returns
Terminator 2
Shrek
Ice Age
Independence Day
Batman
Posted: Tue, 3rd Jun 2003, 11:32pm

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I'm thinking I should add Dick Tracy to my list..
Posted: Tue, 3rd Jun 2003, 11:46pm

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My favorite films in no piticular order are:

Band of Brothers(mini series)
Rush Hour
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Akira
Princess Mononoke
The Lord of the Rings FOTR then 2 Towers
The Matrix 1
Return on the jedi
Resivour Dogs
Shawshank Redemption
Posted: Tue, 3rd Jun 2003, 11:55pm

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Don't you guys like old movies? Die Hard and Army Of Darkness are . . . but . . .

- Akira -
- The Blade Runner -
- Hard Boiled -
- DEATH WISH II - lol
- Mad Max -
- The Road Warrior (Mad Max II) -
- Dawn Of The Dead -
- Night Of The Living Dead -
- Space Balls -

The list is endless!
Posted: Wed, 4th Jun 2003, 12:04am

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Casablanca is one of mine. I'd say gone with the wind too.... those are old. I'm gonna need a longer list..
Posted: Wed, 4th Jun 2003, 12:10am

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Metropolis! Thats the oldest
Posted: Wed, 4th Jun 2003, 12:11am

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Heh.
Posted: Wed, 4th Jun 2003, 12:52am

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You seen the anime metropolis? It's really really cool.
Posted: Wed, 4th Jun 2003, 1:03am

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No, I have just seen the Film by Fritz Lang.


I must admit though that I'm not really a fan of animes. confused
Posted: Wed, 4th Jun 2003, 1:09am

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Have you seen M, by fritz lang?
Posted: Wed, 4th Jun 2003, 1:11am

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Here we go

Fight Club Definately number 1
Lola Rennt(Run Lola Run)
The Ring
Moulin Rouge
The Matrix 1&2
12 Monkeys
Vertigo
...
Wow, I know I have more, but I just can't think of them right now!
Posted: Wed, 4th Jun 2003, 1:16am

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M is one of my all-time favourite films. I was stunned by it.

Can't really do a top 10, but films that generally end up in my 'favourites' list:

Fight Club
Apocalyse Now (NOT the Redux version!!!!)
Taxi Driver
Donnie Darko
Rules of Attraction
Starship Troopers
Lord of the Rings
American Graffitti
The Terminator
Blade Runner
Transformers: The Movie biggrin

They're the first ones that sprang to mind tonight...ask me tomorrow and I'll give you a different set. smile

Haven't even touched on all the cool film noirs and old films I like...
Posted: Wed, 4th Jun 2003, 1:32am

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I just have to say:

Shrek sucked. Monster's Inc. could kick its ass.
Posted: Wed, 4th Jun 2003, 1:35am

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Fight club should probably be on my list too.
Posted: Wed, 4th Jun 2003, 1:51am

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I gotta break this down into categories-

Action:
Terminator 2
Aliens
Raiders of the Lost Ark
True Lies

Sci-Fi:
Empire Strikes Back
The Abyss
The Wrath of Khan
The Fifth Element

Drama:
Forrest Gump
The Game
Close Encounters of the 3rd Kind
The Green Mile

Comedy:
Ghostbusters
Groundhog Day
What About Bob
Something About Mary

Nothing really eclectic here, but all films that I could pop in at any time and watch again.
Posted: Wed, 4th Jun 2003, 3:41am

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Seven Samuri - Magnificant Seven
Great Escape
LOTR 2 Towers
Arsnic and Old lace
Jackie Chan's Police Story
Posted: Wed, 4th Jun 2003, 4:47am

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unclepain, you wouldn't include Close Encounters as Sci-Fi? I think it's more sci-fi than drama.

I can't even begin to make a list of my top movies, but I love comedies. Oh, and Aculag, I see you like Wes Anderson movies. One of my best friends was in Rushmore.
Posted: Wed, 4th Jun 2003, 7:30am

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Was your best friend an extra in it? Or did he have an actual role?

I can't wait for his next movie. The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou. His films just keep getting better, so I have a very good feeling about it.
Posted: Wed, 4th Jun 2003, 7:59am

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Hmm, this is a list of films that are influential to me. It's a bit long so by the time you've finished reading it you'll feel like you've been hit by a bazuka. Top 10? You must be kidding! lol

In no particular order:
LA Confidential
existenz
North by Nothwest
Vertigo
Open Your Eyes
The Usual Suspects
Amores Perros
Twelve Monkeys
Pleasantville
Interview with the Vampire
Sex and Lucia
Pi
Batman/Batman Returns
Spiderman
Jean de Florette/Manon des Sources
Election
Se7en
Dark City
Magnolia
East of Eden
Great Expectations
Hobson's Choice
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
BTTF
Star Wars 1&2
Indiana Jones 1&3
2001
Planet of the Apes (original)
American Beauty
Posted: Wed, 4th Jun 2003, 8:02am

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I just thought that I need to add Requiem for a Dream to my list. It's f*cking shocking as hell, but damnit, it's GREAT!

And while I'm at it, I'm adding About Schmidt and The Man Who Wasn't There. Time to Edit!
Posted: Wed, 4th Jun 2003, 9:15am

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My top movies are

Movies:
Terminator 2
Aliens
Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark
Robocop (all of them)
Star wars (old ones and new ones)
Planet of the Apes
matrix/matrix Reloaded

Animated:
Pokemon (all of them)
DragonBallZ (the movie)
Powerpuff girls (the movie)
Transformers
Posted: Wed, 4th Jun 2003, 9:15am

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He was just an extra. You know the kid in the pool with Bill Murray? That was him. He originally had a much bigger part, but a lot of his scenes were cut. There were one where he and Bill Murray were walking on opposite sides of this glass wall making faces at each other. Stuff like that.
Posted: Wed, 4th Jun 2003, 11:07am

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Sidewinder... I actually thought Monsters Inc was the worst of all the 3D films (Toy Story 1 + 2, A Bugs Life, Ants, Shrek, Ice Age, Final Fantasy) I've seen yet. Didn't really like it much.
Hope finding Nemo is better again, it certainly looks cool...!
Posted: Wed, 4th Jun 2003, 11:18am

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yeah, i agree with you there solthar! the animation on monsters ink is crappy especially on toy story, i did not like them at all!
Posted: Wed, 4th Jun 2003, 11:27am

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I disagree smile

The Animation was fine! On all of them. But I just thought Monsters Inc wasn't as funny as the others and the story was too simple for me.
Posted: Wed, 4th Jun 2003, 11:29am

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what i meant in agreeing with you was agreeing that i do not like them!
Posted: Wed, 4th Jun 2003, 11:34am

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Ah, I see...

Them? I just don't like Monsters Inc (Well, "don't like it" is too much. I thought it was avergae, but simply by far weaker than all the others).
All other 3D Films I thought were fantastic!
Posted: Wed, 4th Jun 2003, 11:38am

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well there is one more film i did not like... Help i am a fish! the storyline to that was so crap even crap would say its crap!

I did not mind Lelo and Stitch, i like films that have aliens in them!
Posted: Wed, 4th Jun 2003, 11:44am

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Help I am a fish? Hmm... Never heard of it... neutral


Leelo and Stitch was cool. But not as cool as the emperors new groove... I laughed my head off there... smile
Posted: Wed, 4th Jun 2003, 11:46am

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I have the emprors new groove on DVD! had it for 2 yrs now lol
Posted: Wed, 4th Jun 2003, 1:48pm

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This has gotten off topic but I just have to say that Ice Age is NOT better than Monsters Inc! I found the premise behind Monsters to be incredibly fun and fresh. Ice Age, although not bad, was not nearly as interesting. Plus Ray Romano was a terrible choice for the Mammoth (although Denis Leary was great as Diego).
Posted: Wed, 4th Jun 2003, 2:25pm

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A quick top ten

The Breakfast Club
Donnie Darko
Ghost World
Waking the Dead
Der Krieger und die Kaiserin (The Princess and the Warrior)
Groove
Heathers
The Sweet Hereafter
You Can Count On Me
The Rules of Attraction

PJ
Posted: Wed, 4th Jun 2003, 3:00pm

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BEAN THE MOVIE

I LOVE IT
NUMBER ONE FOR ME
As for my top ten
Bean
Forrest Gump
Back To the Future Trilogy
Independance Day
Shawshank Redemption
Saving Private Ryan
Gladiator
Titanic
Shrek
Terminator 2: Judgement Day
Posted: Wed, 4th Jun 2003, 3:47pm

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Midnightjester - That's way cool, man. And if you really look at it, that's not a small role at all. Only a little screen time, but really, he's fairly important. That's really cool though.
Posted: Wed, 4th Jun 2003, 4:10pm

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Ya, i think he could have been in Royal Tenenbaums, but didn't for some reason that I can't remember right now.
Posted: Sat, 7th Jun 2003, 2:59pm

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Putting them in order is real tricky. But with me it's

"The Killer" beautiful romantic action film. Starring favourite actor Chow Yun-Fat and by Woo.

"Hard Boiled" Not as good as "The Killer" but still excellent. More Chow and Woo.

"Bullet in the Head" One of the most emotionally engaging films I've ever seen. More Woo.

"The Good, The Bad and The Ugly" Classic

"Grosse Pointe Blank" One of the few romantic action comedies to come out of the U.S. succeeds on all of the above levels

"Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" yet another beautiful romantic action film with Chow.

"The Big Sleep" Hilarious and confusing.

"The Big Lebowski" Hilarious

"Monty Python and the Holy Grail" Hilarious and then some.

"Equilibrium" Proof that hollywood can actually make an action film.

"Gen X Cops" Sheer cool, slick action.

"A Better Tomorrow 1, 2 and 3" Classics. More Chow. First 2 by Woo last by Tsui Hark. The most influential action films ever made.

"Chungking Express" Excellent cinematography in 2 short films about unrequited love.

That's in no particular order.

There's more but I can't think of 'em right now.