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Posted: Apr 22 2006, 12:06 AM
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I really don't watch many movies, but "Brazil" has recently become the movie which I think is my official answer to the question, although I think that might more just be me trying to be slightly pretentious.

Just looking at the films already listed in this thread and trying to see what catches my eye:

Pulp Fiction
Dr. Strangelove
Sin City
Napoleon Dynamite
Monty Python... I think Meaning of Life is my favorite although it's the least filmish of the three.

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Posted: Apr 22 2006, 12:37 AM
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My favorite film of all time changes every day of the week, but I do have 15 or so films that I think of everytime i'm thinking of my favorites. In no particular order:

Lolita (1962)
Yakuza Horror Theater: Gozu
My Own Private Idaho
Requiem for a Dream
Amadeus
Hellraiser
The Believer
Drugstore Cowboy
Ikiru
What About Bob?
Cure: The Power Of Suggestion
A Clockwork Orange
A Fistful of Dollars
Terminator 2: Judgement Day
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

And of course my favorite three trash films: Top Gun, Frankenfish and 3 Ninjas.
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Posted: Apr 22 2006, 12:56 AM
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<<I need to see more stuff by Peter Weir>>

See Picnic At Hanging Rock. It's one of my favorites, along with:

Goodfellas
Back to the Future
The Terminator
12 Angry Men
Halloween
Do the Right Thing
Castle of Cagliostro
Night of the Living Dead
Downfall
Enter the Dragon
The Manchurian Candidate
Battle Royale
The Last Emperor
Vertigo
The Seven Samurai
The Big Sleep


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Posted: Apr 22 2006, 01:09 AM
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Single most favorite movie~

- Shawshank Redemption


Beyond that, I like (off the top of my head, in no particular order. I'm sure I'm forgetting some I love):
- Serenity
- The Princess Bride (MLT <3)
- Pulp Fiction
- a few others that I am spacing out on at the moment.

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Posted: Apr 22 2006, 02:30 AM
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My top 5 favorite movies:
  • Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas - My favorite movie since I was a child. I remember seeing it a certain theater in LA and getting to see some of the actual sets in the lobby afterwards. I also remember getting a different action figure every day after school o/
  • Almost Famous - I've really really liked this movie ever since I saw it in the theater. Something about the story and how it feels so real and tangible really gets me. I'm also suprised at how well the theatrical cut, the untitled bootleg cut, and most of the deleted scenes all stand on their own.
  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind - I've heard that you always have a soft spot for your first experience with onscreen nudity, which makes Kate Winslet my gal <3 Overall it was a fascinating movie both visually and conceptually.
  • Daft Punk & Leiji Matsumoto's Interstella 5555 The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem - Such a pretty movie. I thought I couldn't possibly love Daft Punk's Discovery anymore than I already did, but Interstella 5555 proved me utterly wrong.
  • South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut - This movie succeeds both as a comedy and as a musical and since I love both it makes a fitting end to my top 5.
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Posted: Apr 22 2006, 06:59 AM
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QUOTE (omoikane @ Apr 22 2006, 12:09 PM)
I tend to use "Millennium Actress" or "Porco Rosso" or "Whisper of the Heart" for "favorite anime movies" but they are movies by all accounts.

Oh my god, Omo. You like Whisper of the Heart? You big romantic softy, you. Who'd have thought it. That movie also happens to be one of my favourites.

As to my list, here's a few.

- Donnie Darko (Director's Cut)
- Salute of the Jugger (Rutger Hauer and Joan Chen, surprisingly watchable).
- Logan's Run (I hate it but for some reason find it compelling).
- Star Wars (Episode 4)
- Evil Dead (made me immune to horror movies for 10 years).
- Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death (who cares that it's crap, the title alone makes it worthy of mention).
- The Blues Brothers (oh yeah!)
- Almost Famous (seems I like movies about music)
- My Own Private Idaho (just... yeah... )

That'll do for now. I like a lot of others, too.

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Posted: Apr 22 2006, 07:22 AM
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It's hard to narrow them all down just to a deserving few, but we'll see about that:

1. Annie Hall
2. Fargo
3. Take the Money and Run
4. Dead Poets' Society
5. Ghost World
6. Hannah and Her Sisters
7. Basically any other Woody Allen movie
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Posted: Apr 22 2006, 07:28 AM
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Yahaa, a favourite movies thread...

Probably my top film of all time is Get Carter (1971) - Directed by Mike Hodges this brutal thriller is set in the as-far-from-glamorous-as possible Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Michael Caine is awesome in the eponymous lead role as Jack Carter, the London mobster who returns home to Newcastle due to the death of his brother.

This is what passes for the rest of my favourite films, although it constantly changes and it can certainly be accused of being stunningly unoriginal. They are in no particular order (well, except they are alphabetical).

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) Dir. Stanley Kubrick
Aliens (1986) Dir. James Cameron
Apocalypse Now (1979) Dir. Francis Ford Coppola
Black Hawk Down (2001) Dir. Ridley Scott
Blade Runner (1982) Dir. Ridley Scott
Brazil (1985) Dir. Terry Gilliam
Dr Strangelove - Or How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb (1964) Dir. Stanley Kubrick
Leon (1994) Dir. Luc Besson
LOTR: The Two Towers (2002) Dir. Peter Jackson
Lost In Translation (2003) Dir. Sophia Coppola
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) Dir. Steven Spielberg
Run Lola Run (1998) Dir. Tom Tykwer
The Empire Strikes Back (1980) Dir. Irvin Kershner
The Ipcress File (1965) Dir. Sidney J. Furie
The Terminator (1984) Dir. James Cameron
Trainspotting (1996) Dir. Danny Boyle

Plus tons of others...
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Posted: Apr 22 2006, 08:09 AM
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Mmm, movies~

Star Wars: Original Trilogy (the good version, where Han shot first). Specifically, Empire Strikes Back.

Sin City: The comic book movie done right.

Army of Darkness: Greatest B-movie ever. Bruce Campbell is the shit.

Aladdin: There's a part of me that still loves Disney movies, and that part believes Jafar is one of the greatest movie villains of all time. It is time to say goodbye to Prince Abubu.

Monty Python and the Holy Grail: I'm a Python fanatic through and through, and this is the best of them.

Life of Brian: Well, this one's pretty awesome too.

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade: Still gives me high hopes for Indy 4, even if Ford is eight hundred years old. He and Connery were a perfect match.

Lord of the Rings: Thank you, Peter Jackson. They deserved to be epic.

Heat: Pacino and De Niro are masters. Put them together, and you get something awesome.

Equilibrium: Gun katas. Style points, and the Matrix has sort of been ruined for me. Also... no, dammit, I am not Neo!

The Fifth Element: Something about this movie struck the perfect action/sci fi chord with me. Anybody else wanna negotiate?

Duck Soup: Good call, Vavrek. The "We're Going To War" scene remains one of the best ever filmed.

Spaceballs: I know this isn't Brooks' best, but for some reason it still makes me laugh the most. Also, the first time I saw it I was twelve and high on snack food, and that remains one of the best movie nights of my life.

And, for old time's sake, Yellow Submarine: This was my absolute favorite movie when I was a kid. Must have watched it forty times.

I'm sure I'll think of more later. This is going to be a fun forum.

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Posted: Apr 22 2006, 08:45 AM
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Yeah, so hard to pick out a favorite when there is so many.

Maybe we should sticky this.
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Posted: Apr 22 2006, 08:47 AM
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Probably a good idea. Rename it to Favorite Movies, too, otherwise someone'll try to start a new one of those threads every week. Of course, they'll try to start one every two weeks even if we sticky it, but so it goes.
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Posted: Apr 22 2006, 08:56 AM
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My faves as of now:

Casshern
Devilman
Azumi
Battle Royale
Kill Bill
Hackers
Fight Club
Enemy At The Gates
Seven
Windtalkers
Seven Samurai
Romeo Must Die
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Posted: Apr 22 2006, 08:59 AM
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QUOTE (Xellos @ Apr 22 2006, 08:09 AM)
And, for old time's sake, Yellow Submarine

My middle school choir director subjected us to that film since we were doing the song "Yellow Submarine". I remember little other than being creeped out by the blue meanies. blink.gif

Someday I'll give it another chance, if only because I've since become a big Beatles fan.

Anyway, I very much prefer the classics, and watch relatively few films that have been made in the last few years. My favorites:

Citizen Kane, pretty self-explanatory, and I'm a little surprised it hasn't been mentioned in this thread several times already.

Patton, the first movie I really loved. It makes a big impression when you're a thirteen-year-old boy. cool.gif

Metropolis, the anime, not Fritz Lang's (though I'd recommend his, also). I'm not very sentimental, but for some reason I found Tima too cute, and the incorporation of a Ray Charles song was great.

Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Sorry.

Grave of the Fireflies, with apologies to The Passion, Grave was the closest I've come to crying at a movie.

City Lights, because Charlie Chaplin's the funniest guy in movies, and this is his best. The boxing scene alone merits a spot on "Funniest Movies" lists.

I could list more, but those six stand out more than any other to me.
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Posted: Apr 22 2006, 09:21 AM
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Citizen Kane, pretty self-explanatory, and I'm a little surprised it hasn't been mentioned in this thread several times already.

I've never seen it, but from what I've heard, it's more well-known for its cinematography than its story. And while cinematography is important, it doesn't not a favorite film make, IMO.

I'm not saying it's other elements are bad, just that the revolutionary film techniques had a greater influence on its fame than anything else.
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Posted: Apr 22 2006, 09:31 AM
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The music and sound was like nails on blackboard. Of course, I was just out of highschool and wasn't really mature enough to appreciate it.

Next time I try to watch Kane, I'm gona have a few shots first.
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Posted: Apr 22 2006, 09:43 AM
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QUOTE (ph00tbag @ Apr 22 2006, 09:21 AM)
And while cinematography is important, it doesn't not a favorite film make, IMO.

Except that "favorite" is, by definition, subjective. wink.gif

I liked the story, actually, but maybe I'm just too young and impressionable still.

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Next time I try to watch Kane, I'm gona have a few shots first.

That's one way to improve a movie, I suppose. As for appreciation, well... rolleyes.gif
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Posted: Apr 22 2006, 09:50 AM
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Citizen Kane is a great movie, and I could quite happily watch it again, however, it's probably not favourite film territory. Although if this thread was called 'best movies' then it would certainly be in with a chance - although it doesn't claim top spot for what I consider to be the greatest film.

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Posted: Apr 22 2006, 10:28 AM
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Favourites in very loose but not random order:

Blade Runner.
Dolls
Oldboy
Sympathy for Lady Vengeance
Twelve Monkeys
Leon
Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance
American Beauty
Lola Rennt
Dancer in the Dark
Alien
Brazil
Pulp Fiction
Azumi

I have *tonnes* of more films i love that i could list, but those are the ones that are pretty much uniformly awesome.

Stuff i like a lot, but wont make it into the above list unless i still like it as much in a few years:

Kyou no Dekigoto
NANA
Sin City
Kill Bill (both)

I'm excluding anime, but if i was to include it, i can think of at least two or three film-length animations which would fit into that list. Kumo no Mukou and GITS&Innocence for example.

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Posted: Apr 22 2006, 10:44 AM
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Hmm, favourite movies off the top of my head:

Meet Joe Black
Chronicles of Narnia (2005)
Dawn of the Dead (1979)
Ice Cold in Alex
Seven Samurai
Field of Dreams
Lost in Translation

I'm sure in an hour or two, I'll remember something I haven't said.
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liked hide and seek a lot, but the LOTR series was greater than that...oh pirates of the Carabbiean was ok, too.
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Posted: Apr 22 2006, 04:39 PM
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My fav's that I can think of off of the top of my head:

Crash
Serenity
The Last Castle
Kill Bill 1 and 2
Domino
Mr and Mrs Smith
the Incredibles
Shrek
Battle Royale

[edit] forgot the last one, and it is sextastic happy.gif

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Posted: Apr 22 2006, 04:55 PM
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oh, uhhhh

Pulp Fiction
Kill Bill Vol.2
The Big lebowski

i'm not a great tv and cinema fan.
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Posted: Apr 22 2006, 04:57 PM
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I'm not a huge movie buff but:
(In no particular order)
  • Hero (Ying Xiong)
  • The Matrix
  • Kill Bill Vol 1
  • Enemy at the Gates
  • Battle Royale
  • Kung Fu Hustle (Gong Fu)
  • AntiTrust
  • Schindler's List
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Posted: Apr 22 2006, 06:10 PM
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Sadly, I don't get out to see movies often enough. My off-top-of-the-head, no-particular-order list includes:

Lord of the Rings (of course, there's no way it could be better than the book, but...)
Real Genius
Kind Hearts and Coronets
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
The Third Man
Star Wars (4-6)
Monty Python and the Holy Grail (I also saw the play "Spamalot" which was fun).
Big Trouble in Little China
Rashomon
Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi (Spirited Away)
2001 A Space Odyssey

Of course I think of several more after I hit the Add Reply button.
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Posted: Apr 22 2006, 07:33 PM
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Princess Mononoke
Alice
Spirited Away
Silent Hill
Otesanek
My Neighbor Totoro
Lost In Translation
Jacob's Ladder
Requiem For A Dream
Pi
Shawshank Redemption

I'm expecting 'Sileni' to wriggle onto this list when I see it.
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