What is your favourite film?

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  1. Jeffrey573639

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    Anyone feel particularily passionate about a film and would recommend it?
     
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    Interesting you used the word "passionate," I'd recommend The Passion of the Christ; a film you can get value from over many separate viewings.
     
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    Spirited Away, saw it 10 or 11 times in the theatre.
     
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    The Truman show is my favourite film. Its original, very cheesy which can be annoying but it adds 1950s middle America charm and the actings great. American history x is another fantastic film with great acting. Quiz show is another. s luth another for amazing acting.

    If you like war movies watch das boot German film set it a submarine Second World War.
     
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    So the question is about a movie one is passionate about ... I'd totally agree with POTC which deeply moved me, as also did various holocaust movies (hard to decide, but Life is Beautiful is very much up there).

    Very passionate about animal related movies, and I liked War Horse (Spielberg).

    If you want recommendations, I'd like to mention How Green is my Valley, ... Barry Lyndon ... Sunset Boulevard ...

    If you want more recommendations, try to check out those that got Oscar nominations, or got the Best Pic, as well as those that won the Palme D'or, Golden Bear, Golden Lion.

    See the ones that won or were nominated for Best Foreign Film.

    Once upon a time in Anatolia, Amour, A separation, A Prophet, Once upon a time in the West, Life of Others, ...
    (more later).
     
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    Blades of Glory , You Sir will LOL !!!
     
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  7. Relinquis

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    The Deer Hunter is masterful... They simply do not, no, cannot make films like this now. Will blow you away. There has been no equivalent in my lifetime. Best film Robert De Niro was ever in and is beautiful and true in parts in a way that current films cannot be.

    "Life of Pi" has to be on this list.. It's about the meaninglessness of life...
     
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  8. r2473

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    Caddyshack
     
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    Citizen Kane ????
     
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    I've read the book- how the film stack against it?
     
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    haven't read teh book, started it but my ex-girlfriend borrowed it (we were dating at the time). i should get another copy..

    friends who saw the film with me had read it, they liked hte film a lot. felt it did it justice, more or less.
     
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    Difficult to pick just one (or even just 10). A few that come to mind:

    - 12 Monkeys
    - Rain Man
    - Amadeus
    - Contact
    - Good Will Hunting
    - One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
    - The Bourne Ultimatum
    - The Devil Wears Prada
    - Cool Hand Luke
    - The Right Stuff
    - High Fidelity
    - Apollo 13


    Honorable Mentions:

    Star Wars (especially eps IV & V)
    Raiders of the Lost Ark
    Back to the Future
    The Breakfast Club
    That Thing You Do!
    The Sure Thing
    Jerry Maguire
    Serendipity
    .
     
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    My favourite is No Country For Old Men.
     
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    I really like that film, easily one of my favorites, Top 10.

    Shawshank Redemption is definitely one of my favorites right now if not my all time.
     
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    figured no one else would mention this, but "the kingdom"

    the col. al-ghazi character was one of my favorite in any movie I've seen
     
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    Good idea. Then go to Amazon.com to replace the book.
     
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    Avoid anything by Quentin Tarantino :)
    Too much violence and profanity.
     
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    Never heard of it :-?
     
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    "Children of Men" for me. Remember getting goosebumps watching it for the first time.
     
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    The meaning of "film" as movie is so archaic since movies are shot digitally now.
     
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    I think my favorite films include "High Noon" (a nice BW) and Citizen Kane. Can't go wrong with either.

    I saw "Star Wars" again recently, which was a downer, since I saw it in '76 when it came out, as a youth and it was exciting to me back then, but now it's B-rate Saturday morning TV fare, imho; much has changed since then.

    what you really want to do is avoid the Hollywood formulaic "sex and violence" stuff, which is SO tedious by now, in 2013; you want to find good plots.
     
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    True, i call them "motion pictures" or "talking pictures". I cringe when you young chaps call 'em "flicks" and similar names.
     
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    Saw that as a kid. Can't recall much. What is your opinion of Once upon a time in the West ?
     
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    Lord Of The Rings and Shawshank Redemption.
     
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    Dark of the Sun.........greatest African based film EVER!!!! Have to see the uncut version.....mercenaries, Simba Rebels, diamonds, Ex N a z i s, hot women (ok one hot girl) and Jim Brown!!!!!

    Arsenic and Old Lace, Ben Hur, Animal House, Alien, Aliens, North by Northwest, Forbidden Plant....are flicks I can watch over and over.
     
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    Have you seen 2011: A Tennis Odyssey starring Novak ??
     
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    Very sorry, we're not all from North America.
     
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    Wanted to add some genre films:
    • Before Sunrise: Most romantic film. Chicks love this. I'm a sucker for idealistic pretty French women and Julie Delpy, which is kinda the same thing.
    • Gattaca: Sci-Fi/Drama about the triumph of the human spirit... Really resonated with me... will inspire in a non-Disney movie way.

     
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    Lotr by far greatest trilogy of all time
     
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    The Big Lebowski, The Shawshank Redemption, Lord of the Rings trilogy.
     
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    I know atheists who would not see value in the film.
     
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    I'm not one for heavy films. I have no desire to see Schindler's List. So for me I watch films to be entertained. I always enjoy Harvey, Casablanca and Arsenic and Old Lace and The Little Shop Around The Corner are favorites for me.

    -SF
     
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    The Shawshank Redemption is one of my favorite films. I in fact prefer the Turner cable cut of the film. There are some extended scenes with "The Sisters" that show their harsh treatment of Andy.

    -SF
     
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    Great thread. I'd say that 2001: A Space Odyssey, The Godfather, Altered States, The Graduate, Marathon Man, and Taxi Driver are among my favorite movies.
     
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  36. TennisLovaLova

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    The Silence of the Lambs (obviously)
     
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    Just saw it. Nice --- loved the details.
     
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    In France, we have (had) a great comic actor: Louis de Funes. Do you know him?
    For example in Les Gendarmes à Saint-Tropez, Rabbi Jacob, La Grande Vadrouille, Le Corniaud...

    And also Pierre Richard, La Moutarde me monte au nez.
     
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    I have a bunch of French movies to watch - some pretty old ones, can't wait to start: rififi (1955), Bob Le Flambeur (1956), Le Doulous, Le Deuxieme Souffle and possibly French : Central Station, A Prophet, A Kid with a bike, Diving Bell and Butterfly, The Illusionist, the Beat my heart skipped...

    I recently saw Intouchables and Amour. Great.
     
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    Mon prefere reste rabbi jacob : "salomon vous etes juif?"
    Historique ce film
     
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