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07-25-2004, 05:55 PM
What are your favorite movies?

I like

Matrix (1st)
Star Wars(any of them)
Remember the Titans
Saving Private Ryan
Happy Gilmore
The Last Samurai
The Rock(Nicolas Cage one)
Office Space

And some others I cant think of right now

07-25-2004, 06:40 PM
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!

David Pavlich
07-25-2004, 07:07 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.


07-25-2004, 07:08 PM
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!

Frodo Baggins
07-25-2004, 08:19 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, 08:31 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)
The Natural
Good Will Hunting
25th Hour
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

07-25-2004, 08:46 PM
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!


Camilio Pascual
07-26-2004, 07:47 AM
Days of Heaven
The Dead Zone
Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow
The Garden of the Finzi-Conyinis
Joe Dirt
Triumph of the Will
Strangers on a Train
The Ladykillers, original version
Ugetsu Monogatari
Dr. Strangelove
The Man Who Would Be King
most all film noir, Kubrick, Hitchcock, and Fellini films

07-26-2004, 09:09 AM
Immortal Beloved with Gary Oldman.

07-26-2004, 11:11 AM
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
7. Hoosiers
8. Miracle
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, 11:33 AM
where's the Big Lebowski? the greatest movie ever!!

07-26-2004, 02:30 PM
Saving Private Ryan
Behind Enemy Lines
Enemy At The Gates
Godfather (All 3)
Black Hawk Down
Carlitos Way


Kevin Patrick
07-26-2004, 03:41 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)

07-26-2004, 07:57 PM
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!

Camilio Pascual
07-27-2004, 03:41 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.

Camilio Pascual
07-27-2004, 03:56 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.

Dedans Penthouse
07-27-2004, 04:28 AM
I. Classics (or whatever)
1. Teenage Stewardesses (PART I)
2. Citizen Kane
3. Casablanca
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)

II. "Pop"
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, 04:30 AM
The part in Mr Deeds with JMac is also very funny.


Dedans Penthouse
07-27-2004, 04:51 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, 05:22 AM
My favs:

Magnolia (great)
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.
Halloween 1
Raging Bull (DeNiro at his beat)
and Big Lebowsky off course.
The list could go on forever.

07-27-2004, 11:10 AM
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
Dr. No
About Schmidt

07-27-2004, 03:15 PM
i missed this one, but so did the rest of you so i feel less bad.......BOONDOCK SAINTS, amazing flick

07-27-2004, 05:27 PM
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)
Apocalypse Now
Attack Force Z
Avenging Angel
Ben Hur
Bridge on the River Kwai
Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Cisco Kid
Clockwork Orange
Cool Hand Luke
Cross of Iron
Das Boot
Destination Tokyo Bay
Dog Day Afternoon
Donnie Brasco
Dr. Strangelove
Dr. Zhivago
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
Marathon Man
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Omega Man
Over the Edge
Planet of the Apes parts I and II
Road Warrior (Mad Max II)
Saturday Night, Sunday Morning
Sgt. York
Stalag 17
The Bad Lieutenant
The Bridges of Toko Ri
The Conversation
The D.I.
The Dirty Dozen
The Exorcist
The Graduate
The Last Valley
The Wages of Fear
The Warlord
The Warriors
The Verdict
The Vikings
The Wild Bunch
The Young Lions
To Kill A Mockingbird
Toxic Avenger
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolfe
Zorba The Greek

david aames
07-27-2004, 06:24 PM
In no particular order... Just movies I could watch ad nauseam

Breathless (Godard)
The Party (Edwards)
Heat (Mann)
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)
Eve (Manckiewicz)
North By Northwest (Hitchcock)
Vertigo (Hitchcock)
9 1/2 Weeks (Lyne)
MI 2 (Woo)
Chinatown (Polanski)
The Godfather 2 (Coppola)
After Hours (Scorsese)
Dazed and Confused (Linklater)
Contempt (Godard)
Top Gun (Scott)
ET (Spielberg)
Bad Blood (Carax)
Sunrise (Murnau)
Intolerance (Griffith)
Citizen Kane (Welles)
Goldfinger (Hamilton)

07-27-2004, 07:43 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, 07:50 PM
The ones that come to mind right now:

Battle Royale I (not II)

07-27-2004, 11:53 PM
Shawshank Redemption
The Great Escape
Glengarry Glen Ross
Top Gun
Risky Business
Trading Places
Mr. Mom
Forrest Gump
Taxi Driver
True Confessions
any and all Robert Altman movies
Body Heat
Black Widow
The Big Chill
Wild In the Streets
The Sound of Music
Last Tango in Paris
Rocky II
Easy Rider
It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World
The Flim Flam Man (perhaps the best)
Cape Fear
Doctor Detroit
Schindler's List
12 Monkeys
Saving Private Ryan
American Beauty
Rebel Without a Cause
Coal Miner's Daughter
Apocolypse Now
Godfather I, II
Tender Mercies
Three Days of the Condor
The Parallax View
Stand By Me (right up there with Flim Flam Man)
Citizen Kane
LOTR trilogy
In Cold Blood
Some Like It Hot
The Deer Hunter
The Birds
Rear Window

too many, too many more to mention ...

07-28-2004, 07:35 AM
This is Spinal Tap
along with Camilio, Man who would be King (all time favorite)
The Player
Princess Bride
The Sting
All Marx Brothers Movies
The Little Prince (with Gene Wilder as the Fox)
One flew over the Cuckoos nest
Five Easy Pieces
Repo Man

07-28-2004, 08:35 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
Caddie Shack
Space Balls
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)
Animal House
Fight Club
Training Day
Drowning Mona
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?)
American Psycho
Cast Away
Forest Gump
Bond movies with Connery and Lazenby
The Beach
Catch me if You Can
Jaws 1
The Exorcist
Eyes Wide Shut
The Saint
Vanilla Sky
Analyze This
Monty Python & the HG
Puss in Boots
Office Space
The Patriot
Falling Down
Blazing Saddles
The History of the World
The Jerk

Frodo Baggins
07-28-2004, 09:32 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, 02:15 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:

Animal House
Jerimiah Johnson
Dances With Wolves
When Harry Met Sally
The Thin Red Line
Full Metal Jacket
Dr. Zavago (sp?)
Resivior Dogs
The Godfathers
Easy Rider
Saving Private Ryan
Legends of the Fall
French Connection
The Searchers
The Professional
Jerry McGuire
etc., etc.,

07-30-2004, 07:05 PM
In no particular order

Kiss Me Deadly
Stalag 17
Grand Illusion
A Better Tomorrow
Breaking Away
Murder by Death
Operation Petticoat
Reservoir Dogs
39 Steps

06-02-2005, 12:10 PM
Lord of the Rings Trilogy
Ben Hur
Forrest Gump

06-03-2005, 03:36 AM
Rocky Series, hands down.

06-06-2005, 02:29 PM
The Usual Suspects
Office Space
Pretty Woman
The Professional

06-06-2005, 03:10 PM

06-06-2005, 05:56 PM
Don't forget Napoleon Dynamite........GOSH, IDIOTS!!

06-06-2005, 05:59 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.

Capt. Willie
06-06-2005, 06:23 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.