Favorite Movies of All Time

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  1. Verilious

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    Title is self-explanatory. I'll start off with some off the top of my head.

    In no particular order:

    1.)Shawshank Redemption
    2.)Reservoir Dogs
    3.)American History X
    4.)Fight Club
    5.)Pulp Fiction
    6.)Heat
    7.)Green Mile
    8.)Gladiator
    9.)Forrest Gump
    10.)The GodFather
    11.)GoodFellas
    12.)Rocky 1-3


    Honorable Mentions: Just for sheer entertainment and no real meaning - 300. Gotta' say, fun to watch.

    For keeping me laughing my @ss off the entire time:Superbad
     
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  2. TokyopunK

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    1) High School Musical 2
    2) High School Musical
    3) Bleach : Memories of Nobody
    4) Prince of Tennis the Movie
    5) Pokemon the First Movie
     
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    Here are a few of mine, also in no particular order:

    Scarface
    V for Vendetta
    Orange County
    School of Rock
    American Pie
    American Pie 2
    American Wedding
    American Pie: The Naked Mile
    Out Cold
     
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  4. Verilious

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    Can't believe I forgot Scarface! Thanks for reminding me.
     
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    Shawshank Redemption is one of the best American movies in the past 15 years. Wonderful. I will say that the TV version , I think, is actually better than the theatrical version, it's tighter editing, the removal of some of the sexual language, scenes gives it a much more timeless feel to it, and less of a modern one. A new classic for sure.

    I have seen Rocky 1, and 3. 1, just classic American rising of the underdog, and 2, American story of redemption. Rocky I is the classic though.

    -SF
     
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    ill give it a go too then (again, no order)

    1. The Departed
    2. Blood Diamond
    3. The Lion king
    4.Bourne Ultimatum
    5. Bourne Supremacy
    6.Bourne Identity
    7. City of God
    8. Crash (i've only seen it once though, so that could be changed)

    I cant think of any more
     
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    Why doesn't anyone like Gigli?
     
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  8. Verilious

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    Ah yes, The Departed. Good call!
     
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  9. TokyopunK

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    Number 3 kind of sticks out JUST a little....
     
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    ***** 4 1/2 Stars
    American Beauty
    Awakenings
    Best of Show
    Birth
    Charlie Chaplin's many movies
    Dogville
    Fargo
    Frida
    Gandhi
    The Gods must be crazy
    The Hours
    The Passion of Martin
    The Piano
    Rainman
    Runway train
    The Passion of the Christ
    The Pianist
    The Sea inside
    The Shawshank redemption
    The story of the weeping camel
    Tutsi
    Underground
    Winged migration


    **** 4.25 Stars
    Agnes of God
    Annie Hall
    American History X
    American Splendor
    The Assassination of Richard Nixon
    Being John Malkovich
    Brazil
    Capote
    Dig
    Flatliners
    Forty shades of blue
    The devil's advocate
    Downfall
    Good Bye Lenin
    Goodfellas
    The ice storm
    In the line of fire
    March of the penguins
    The motorcycle diaries
    Reservoir Dogs
    Riding giants
    Simple plan
    Patty Hearst: the taking of a hostage
    Pulp Fiction
    Ray
    Silence of the lambs
    Sin City
    The three burials of Melquiades Estrada


    **** 4 Stars
    After the Wedding
    Ballets Russes
    Betty Blue
    Carandiru
    Collateral
    Controll Room
    Deliverance
    The devil's advocate
    Dolce vita, La (1960)
    Eyes wide shut
    Fahrenheit 911
    Fight club
    The fugitive
    The girl with the pearl earing
    Going up river: the long war of John Kerry
    Hero
    Kill Bill 1&2
    Lord of the rings
    Million dollar baby
    Ms. Doubtfire
    Munich
    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
    Shindler's list
    Star wars -- original ones
    Supersize me
    It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World
    Tibet: Cry of the Snow Lion
    Titanic
    What the #%^& do we know
    Witness


    1/2 (if not 1/4) star DO NOT WATCH !!!
    The aristocrats
    The box
     
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  11. Verilious

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    Nice list, jm, but I love The Aristocrats solely for Kevin Pollack's impression of Christopher Walken. I mean, how could you not marvel at the sheer accuracy of his impression.

    He even does the whole left eye wink/shoulder shrug as he says, "That's crazy!"

    Just watch: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tch7DhJWTBs&mode=related&search=

    WARNING: Some crude content in the link above. :)
     
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    transformers, superbad, and the longest yard on the top of my list
     
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    Ok, seriously, all you people need to watch Office Space.
     
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    When I see movies like Transformers cited as favorite movie of all time, I am reminded how young some of our members are.
     
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    Yes, I totally agree Nuke!
     
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    omg, that movie is awesome!
     
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    Nick Jr.
    Thomas the Train
    Bob the Builder
    Scooby Doo
    SpongeBob SquarePants
     
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    Maybe I am biased toward people/movies that use bad languageā€¦ and The Aristocrats was absolutely loaded with it.
     
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    so what if it is based for kids. it was an awesome movie and i'm 17 but i guess that is young.
     
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  20. goober

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    Hmm half of those movies are on my two daughters' favorite movies list, but they are only 4 and 6 years old.
     
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    None of these lists have Casablanca on them! What is wrong with you freaks!

    None of these lists have The Third Man on them! What is wrong with you freaks!

    I mean "freaks" in the nicest way possible.

    -SF,
     
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  22. Verilious

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    That's what the entire movie is based around! Around that one single joke, which its sole purpose is to fill it with the most disgusting and crude things you can think of! It's sort of a comedian/cruel humor fan sort of thing so I'm not surprised many people will like it. Imo I see it as comedy genious.
     
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    Third Man...? Oh you mean The 6th Man! Yeah right on!
    [​IMG]
     
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  24. Nuke

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    There's nothing wrong with liking Transformers, but films like that are known as "popcorn movies." Fun, but not really substantial. If that's your favorite movie of all time, then you're probably not a very critical viewer yet. That changes as you get older and your taste matures. No need to be defensive, but I'm pretty sure in a few years you will barely remember Transformers.
     
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    Are you saying that I have the personal taste of a 4 year old girl?
     
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  26. goober

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    No just making a statement of fact. You can draw your own conclusions.
     
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    They are weird selections Tokyo, if indeed you are a guy. :confused:
     
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    No particular order:
    Cool Hand Luke
    Shawshank Redemption
    61*
    Bull Durham
    Cinderella Man
    Gladiator
    Downfall
    Ferris Bueller's Day Off
    Field of Dreams
    Lost in Translation
    Luther
    Lord of the Rings
    A League of Their Own
    O Brother Where Art Thou?
    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
    Secondhand Lions
    Sling Blade
    The Pianist
    Millions
    Tsotsi
    Toy Story
    Batman Begins
     
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    Yeah Transformers was very entertaining. But a film can be so much more than that; it can make you think, make you believe, give you hope and inspiration.
     
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    What a schmaltzy thing to write, surprised I did not write it.

    -SF
     
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    Kill Bill 1 and 2, V for Vendetta, Transformers, Bourne Supremacy, Ran, Xmen trilogy and of course OLD BOY.
     
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    Good, because you're so "factual" and superior. What movies do you like, so we can know what movies are the favorites of the complete jerks?
     
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    hey what's your problem? I just found it interesting when I asked my 4 and 6 year old daughters what their favorite movies are they were HSM, HSM2 and pokemon. You don't find it the least bit amusing or interesting that a college aged guy and a 6 year old girl have similar movie tastes? It sounds like you are the one with a superiority attitude problem calling people jerks on based on harmless comments.
     
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    1. Star Wars (IV, V, & VI)
    2. Lord of the Rings Trilogy
    3. Million Dollar Baby
    4. Cinderella Man
    5. Gladiator
    6. Jerry McGwire
    7. Bourne Ultimatum
    8. Spiderman 2
    9. X-Men 3
    10. Serenity
     
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    Godfather 1 + 2
    The English Patient
    Pulp Fiction
    The Pianist
    Once Upon A Time In America
    The Thin Red Line
    City Of Gods
    The Big Lebowski
    Mystic River
    Ghost Dog
     
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    Yes, voted for Shawshank Redemption. The best ever movies. Police Academy 1 2 3 4 5 are my FAV too.
     
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  37. Photoshop

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    My Faves
    Se7en
    The Professional
    Nuevo Cinema Paradiso
    12 Angry Men
    and TRANSFORMERS!

    Worst movies ever (just for fun)
    The Aristocraps - nothing can top this
    Equilibrium
    War of the Worlds
    Transporter
    Harry Potter 1-3
    Spiderman 3

    City of God was very good... until I fell asleep 30 mins into it. lol need to watch it again.
     
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    favor: Pearl Harbor and 'The Gladiator'
     
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    Since this is about personal choices I tried not to say anything but Pearl Harbor?(Feel free to knock down my choices lol). Ben Affleck and Josh Hartnett has got to be among the very bad actors around and the bad lines and delivery made the bombing of Pearl Harbor the second disaster in that film. End of rant.
     
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    No particular Order:

    1) Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
    2) Run Lola Run
    3) Braveheart
    4) Glory
    5) Pulp Fiction
    6) A Bronx Tale
    7) Motorcycle Diaries
    8) The Godfather
    9) Reservoir Dogs
    10) City of God
     
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  41. Serve em Up

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    I'm not sure if I can remember them all well enough.

    In no particular order, ones I liked:

    1. TLOTR
    2. E.T
    3. Driving Miss Daisy
    4. Shawshank Redemption
    5. Good Will Hunting
    6. The Lion King
    7. Star Trek II: Wrath of Khan
    8. JAWS
    9. Forest Gump
    10. Apocalypse Now

    This is definately not a complete favorites list
     
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  42. Eviscerator

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    Wow, some of you must be VERY young based on some of your all time favorites(i.e.Pokemon, Spiderman, etc.)

    For me, I think an all time favorites must be the type of movie that you can enjoy watching no matter what your mood.

    Many classics come to mind, like Ben Hur, Gone with the Wind, Ten Commandments, It's a Wonderful Life, etc.

    So while I might enjoy more recent movies like Cinderella Man, it is not in the same category as all time favorites. Probably a movie like Braveheart can be included for me as well.
     
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    full metal jacket
    the departed
    scarface
    godfather
    goodfellas
    the notebook
    interview with a vampire
    bourne trilogy
    v for vendetta
    match point
    the illusionist
    painted veil
    blood diamond
    alpha dog



    just to name a few...i dont have an all time favorite tho
     
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    I think you are referring to my list :-D BTW I'm 37. hhehehhe. Something about boxing movies, they make me cheer like an idiot. Here's a revised list, favorite boxing/karate themed movies:

    Million Dollar Baby
    Cinderella Man
    Rocky I, II, & III
    Raging Bull
    Karate Kid
    The Main Event
     
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  45. hjminard

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    yeah ... Everyone has different tastes, but Pearl Harbor would be on my all time worst movie list
     
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    Wow wow wow wow wow
     
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    6th sense
    Star Wars
    V for Vendetta
    Bourne/all three
    Dances with Wolves
    The Fugitive
    Shane
     
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    Seven, Big Fish, Remember the Titans, Forest Gump, Dumb and Dumber, Gladiator, Fast Times at Ridgemont High
     
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    and 300 b/c it is the most macho movie ever
     
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    Silence of the Lambs,
    A Clockwork Orange,
    Fight Club
    V for Vendetta
    The Lion King
    Red Dragon
    The Shining
    Alien
    Predator
    300
    Se7en
    The Lord of the Rings


    Those are probably my favourite movies of all time.
     
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