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07-25-2004, 06:55 PM
What are your favorite movies?
Star Wars(any of them)
Remember the Titans
Saving Private Ryan
The Last Samurai
The Rock(Nicolas Cage one)
And some others I cant think of right now
What, no Goddard or Kurosawa or Scorsese or Fassbinder? Happy Gilmore? Matrix?!?!?!? You have no taste, man. You should be embarassed to post such a list!
07-25-2004, 08:07 PM
Patton, anything with Indiana Jones or Luke Skywalker, Close Encounters, Star Trek IV (are we sensing a pattern developing?), Diehard I and III, Saving Pvt. Ryan, Enemy at the Gates, Hunt for Red October.
For comic relief: Tremors, Caddy Shack, Ghostbusters, Police Academy, Terminator III.
Phil, happy gilmore is a great movie. Along the lines of your Last Samurai, Saving Private Ryan movies I would also have to include The Patriot as a great historical action movie. Star wars and Office space are both great! I would also venture to say shrek 2 was a great movie, very hilarious...can't really think right now...and yes, Police Academy is great too!
07-25-2004, 09:19 PM
my faves are 1,The crow 2,Harry potter 3,Lotr as you can guess by my pic an name :lol: 4,puppet master series 5,The butterfly effect. way cool movies 8) An those are my faves :oops:
07-25-2004, 09:31 PM
Unquestionable number one, FIELD OF DREAMS
A favorite columnist of mine once wrote, people who dont like field of dreams must not have a soul
Also on the list
Breaking Away (Ultimate Sports Movie)
Good Will Hunting
High Fidelity (good breakup/relationship movie)
Ferris Buellers Day Off (seen differntly now as a high school senior myself)
best movie i've seen recently........Anchorman, hillarious
It just came to me who this character on "Frodo's" signature actually is...it's not Richie Blackmore, it's...Jeremy Spencer, circa 1969!
07-26-2004, 08:47 AM
Days of Heaven
The Dead Zone
Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow
The Garden of the Finzi-Conyinis
Triumph of the Will
Strangers on a Train
The Ladykillers, original version
The Man Who Would Be King
most all film noir, Kubrick, Hitchcock, and Fellini films
07-26-2004, 10:09 AM
Immortal Beloved with Gary Oldman.
07-26-2004, 12:11 PM
All great movies picked so far. Here's some of my favs.
1. Top Gun
2. Pirates of the Carribean
3. Anchorman (funniest movie ever)
4. Behind Enemy Lines
5. Days of Thunder
6. Breaking Away
9. The Fast and the Furious
10. Boiler Room
Also some others that deserve some recogniton: Indiana Jones series, Saving Private Ryan, Starsky and Hutch, The Green Mile, and The Shawshank Redemption
07-26-2004, 12:33 PM
where's the Big Lebowski? the greatest movie ever!!
07-26-2004, 03:30 PM
Saving Private Ryan
Behind Enemy Lines
Enemy At The Gates
Godfather (All 3)
Black Hawk Down
07-26-2004, 04:41 PM
Nice choices Camilio, but Joe Dirt??
Just re-watched Strangers On A Train, I think it's the only good movie where tennis is an important part of the story.
If you're a noir fan you should check out this Noir DVD boxset that just came out, it's 34.95 on amazon & includes 5 movies:
The Asphalt Jungle(close to a perfect film, the best 'heist' film ever
Out of The Past(great noir in the Double Indemnity/femme fatale vein)
Gun Crazy(good B movie noir, a less serious Bonnie & Clyde)
Murder My Sweet(private dick noir ala Maltese Falcon & Big Sleep)
The Setup(haven't seen it, but it sounds good)
Camilio and Kevin - Darn good choices. And David, "Caddy Shack" is pure comic genius. Now I'm missing my VCR (I don't own one).
I couldn't even begin to come up with a "top 10"-there's too many good ones out there, but I'm surprised that no one listed "Plan 9 From Outer Space" or "'Nam Angels" on their list. Or, "Street Trash".
It's tougher to come up with a WORST list!
07-27-2004, 04:41 AM
Kevin - Thanks for the tip, I'll get that Noir boxset, "Out of the Past" is a Mitchum classic. If you like "The Asphalt Jungle", check out "The Killing", an early Kubrick starring a typical film noir cast of Stirling Hayden, Marie Windsor, Elisha Cook, etc. "Strangers..." is my fave Hitch film. "Dial M' for Murder" has an even bigger tennis bum (Ray Milland) in it, married to Grace Kelly and homicidal to boot. "A Perfect Murder" is a virtual remake of it. Joe Dirt??? I LMAO every time I see it. Sure beats them thar Frenchie movies with intellectual students sitting around talking about existentialism. You'll like "The Setup", Audrey Totter is in it.
07-27-2004, 04:56 AM
PS: Meant to say "Breaking Away" is a GREAT choice by Ace and KHS_Tennis. Kudos.
A rarity that blends serious points, great humour, and a believable All-American story of 4 teens. I love the part where they are overlooking the university's football team practice and former local high school quarterback star Dennis Quaid, now a smoker, is talking about how he'll always be known as "Mike." He "knows" he has already done the most important thing in his life at age 17 and doesn't see anything greater for the future. And they don't gloss over it, the kid is probably right. I coulda, heck, I was any one of those kids right after high school.
07-27-2004, 05:28 AM
I. Classics (or whatever)
1. Teenage Stewardesses (PART I)
2. Citizen Kane
4. Gone With the Wind
5. Wizard of Oz
6. The Godfather
7. On the Waterfront
(honorable mention: To Kill a Mockingbird, Singing in the Rain, Schindler's List, Laurence of Arabia, It's a Wonderful Life)
1. Teenage Stewardesses (PART II)
2. To Sir With Love
3. Leningrad Cowboys Go America
4. A Hard Day's Night
5. Dr. Stranglove (or how I learned to love the bomb)
6. Some Like It Hot
7. West Side Story
8. The Longest Yard
9. Roadhouse (movie that takes itself seriously but is a cheeseball goof in reality)
III. "Edgy / Cultish"
1. Return of the Teenage Stewardesses
2. Reflections in a Golden Eye (Liz Taylor: "Farber is a stallion!")
3. A Clockwork Orange
4. Pulp Fiction
07-27-2004, 05:30 AM
The part in Mr Deeds with JMac is also very funny.
07-27-2004, 05:51 AM
Cult categoy: Forgot "DUEL" (Speilberg's pre-Jaws gem with a narly-looking, junkyard dog of a gasoline truck serving as the "shark")
(Poll withing a poll):
V. Special Category
Which movie is better AND WHY: Tommy and Pamela, or Tanya and Jeff?
07-27-2004, 06:22 AM
The Last of the Mohicans
Mullholand Drive (awesome) Lynch is a genius
Just saw rhe dvd rip of the Texas chainsaw massacre 2003 version. Man I would reccomend this title to all the horror fans. I was actually scared during this movie. Great movie. I wish I seen that one in the theater. It would be 100% better.
Raging Bull (DeNiro at his beat)
and Big Lebowsky off course.
The list could go on forever.
07-27-2004, 12:10 PM
In no particlar order
Dr. Strangelove - Peter Sellers at his best
One, Two, Three - Cagney is great in this one.
Kelly's Heroes - Eastwood/Sutherland/Savalas - great cast, excellent film
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Topkapi - If you like Peter Ustinov check this one out.
From Russia With Love
07-27-2004, 04:15 PM
i missed this one, but so did the rest of you so i feel less bad.......BOONDOCK SAINTS, amazing flick
Here's a few that I really like, but I'm sure I left out some good ones-as I said, impossible for me to come up with just 10!
12 O’Clock High
A Boy and His Dog
Across 110 St.
Any James Bond flick w/Sean Connery (except Never Say Never)
Attack Force Z
Bridge on the River Kwai
Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Cool Hand Luke
Cross of Iron
Destination Tokyo Bay
Dog Day Afternoon
Fast Times At Ridgemont High
Fields of Glory
Fox and His Friends
French Connection Parts I and II
Full Metal Jacket
King of Marvin Gardens
La Dolce Vita
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Over the Edge
Planet of the Apes parts I and II
Road Warrior (Mad Max II)
Saturday Night, Sunday Morning
The Bad Lieutenant
The Bridges of Toko Ri
The Dirty Dozen
The Last Valley
The Wages of Fear
The Wild Bunch
The Young Lions
To Kill A Mockingbird
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolfe
Zorba The Greek
07-27-2004, 07:24 PM
In no particular order... Just movies I could watch ad nauseam
The Party (Edwards)
To Live and Die in LA (Friedkin)
The Long Goodbye (Altman)
The Thin Red Line (Mallick)
Eyes Wide Shut (Kubrick)
Donnie Darko (Kelly)
Wall Street (Stone)
Bright Lights Big City (Bridges)
Wings of Desire (Wenders)
Andrei Rublev (Tarkovsky)
Scarface (De Palma)
Terminator 2 (Cameron)
Viaggio In Italia (Rossellini)
Death In Venice (Visconti)
Last Year at Marienbad (Resnais)
Stolen Kisses (Truffaut)
North By Northwest (Hitchcock)
9 1/2 Weeks (Lyne)
MI 2 (Woo)
The Godfather 2 (Coppola)
After Hours (Scorsese)
Dazed and Confused (Linklater)
Top Gun (Scott)
Bad Blood (Carax)
Citizen Kane (Welles)
07-27-2004, 08:43 PM
I love the good Mafia movies: The Godfather, Scarface, etc. A lot of great movies picked so far. Phil, Sean, and David have most of my favorite movies on their lists.
07-27-2004, 08:50 PM
The ones that come to mind right now:
Battle Royale I (not II)
The Great Escape
Glengarry Glen Ross
any and all Robert Altman movies
The Big Chill
Wild In the Streets
The Sound of Music
Last Tango in Paris
It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World
The Flim Flam Man (perhaps the best)
Saving Private Ryan
Rebel Without a Cause
Coal Miner's Daughter
Godfather I, II
Three Days of the Condor
The Parallax View
Stand By Me (right up there with Flim Flam Man)
In Cold Blood
Some Like It Hot
The Deer Hunter
too many, too many more to mention ...
This is Spinal Tap
along with Camilio, Man who would be King (all time favorite)
All Marx Brothers Movies
The Little Prince (with Gene Wilder as the Fox)
One flew over the Cuckoos nest
Five Easy Pieces
07-28-2004, 09:35 AM
I'll have to name some in no particular order:
The Godfather Trilogy(Can't separate them, for me the story as a whole)
The Edge(Don't ask me why, I always loved this movie)
The Ghost and the Darkness
Bram Stoker's Dracula
Lord of the Rings Trilogy(decided not to read the books, didn't want to spoil the movies)
Indiana Jones(all of them are great)
The Deer Hunter
There's Something about Mary
Over the Top(best arm-wrestling movie I've ever seen)
Rocky 1,2,3,4,5(can you tell I don't pick a movie series apart?)
Bond movies with Connery and Lazenby
Catch me if You Can
Eyes Wide Shut
Monty Python & the HG
Puss in Boots
The History of the World
07-28-2004, 10:32 AM
Just for that matter:I'm not allowed to watch any An I mean any Tom cruise movie :( ever again :( Why? you ask Cause I got in trouble an I mean trouble for watching Tom cruise.. an no joke either :(
07-28-2004, 03:15 PM
So many to consider and you guys and gals have thrown out some I never thought of but were great. Some of mine in no particular order:
Dances With Wolves
When Harry Met Sally
The Thin Red Line
Full Metal Jacket
Dr. Zavago (sp?)
Saving Private Ryan
Legends of the Fall
07-30-2004, 08:05 PM
In no particular order
Kiss Me Deadly
A Better Tomorrow
Murder by Death
06-02-2005, 01:10 PM
Lord of the Rings Trilogy
06-03-2005, 04:36 AM
Rocky Series, hands down.
06-06-2005, 03:29 PM
The Usual Suspects
06-06-2005, 04:10 PM
06-06-2005, 06:56 PM
Don't forget Napoleon Dynamite........GOSH, IDIOTS!!
06-06-2005, 06:59 PM
I saw The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants this weekend. It wasn't as corny as the title may suggest. It was acutally kinda cute and wholesome.
On the not so wholesome side, my immaturity lets me believe that the American Pies are hillarious.
Thirteen was good too, it won one of those huge film festivals a few years back. Rent it.
06-06-2005, 07:23 PM
The Godfather(first one-Brando), The Blues Brothers(first one-1980), Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs, Roger And Me, Repo Man, The Usual Suspects, Forrest Gump...just off the top of my head.
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