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Favorite Films

Postby LunarRaptor » Tue Nov 11, 2008 3:29 am

Read title. I'm curious about everyone's tastes of cinema. As cinema is a topic always found fascinating.

Mine? The "Lord of the Rings" films, directed by Peter Jackson. No contest, as far as I'm concerned.

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Re: Favorite Films

Postby Semaj » Tue Nov 11, 2008 7:36 am

well, being the kiss fan that i am. detroit rock city ftw
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Re: Favorite Films

Postby Werefrog » Tue Nov 11, 2008 3:03 pm

I'll definitely return to this topic later. It's probably going to take me a while to get my thoughts together, and I'm really busy with school.

I really enjoy cinema too. If you're not already out of college, you should definitely take a course in media studies (or film studies, whatever they call it). It was one of favorite courses.

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Re: Favorite Films

Postby Hirox » Tue Nov 11, 2008 4:43 pm

Id have to say Stand By Me, Battle Roayle (book is better) and The Last Samurai are in my top favorites

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Re: Favorite Films

Postby LunarRaptor » Thu Nov 20, 2008 1:58 am

I'm looking forward to your thoughts on this, Werefrog.

"Detriot Rock City". I know the title from somewhere, but I can't seem to recall the film.
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Re: Favorite Films

Postby GhaleonOne » Thu Nov 20, 2008 2:56 am

This is tough. Too many to choose from... Amazing Grace is one of my favorites. It's not well known, but is really moving. Amistad, Lord of the Rings trilogy, Shindler's List, Batman series (I'm in the minority in liking Batman Begins a bit more than Dark Knight, but both are fantastic). Oh, and John Q. Well, any movie with Denzel Washington is great for me, but that was my favorite of his. Just saw the Great Debaters last night too. Really good movie.
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Re: Favorite Films

Postby WD RPG WD » Thu Nov 20, 2008 8:48 pm

1. Moby Dick (1956) Gregory Peck, Richard Basehart, and Harry Andrews.

2. The Hill (1965) Harry Andrews, Sean Connery, and Ossie Davis.

3. Mutiny on the Bounty (1935) Clark Gable and Charles Laughton.

4. JAWS (1975) Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss.

5. Yellow Sky (1948) Anne Baxter, Richard Widmark and Gregory Peck.

6. Mutiny on the Bounty (1962) Marlon Brando and Trevor Howard.

HM- The Green Mile, Drunken Master 2, Magnificant Butcher, Eastern Promices, A history of Violence, Children of Men, West Side Story, Rocky 1, Alice in Wonderland, Aliens, Titanic, The Last Crusade, Saving Private Ryan.

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Re: Favorite Films

Postby Sonic# » Thu Nov 20, 2008 10:48 pm

I'm not sure what my tastes might say, and they change, but the ones I can bring up from the top of my head:

Mirrormask, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Princess Mononoke, The Empire Strikes Back, 2001: A Space Odyssey, The Lord of the Rings, Amelie, Dr. Strangelove, and Monty Python and the Life of Brian.

There's tons more, but I really like too many movies.
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Re: Favorite Films

Postby CatsWithMatches » Fri Nov 21, 2008 7:44 am

@Sonic#

I just discovered Mirrormask this past weekend. It's really one of the most brilliant things I've seen in a good long while.

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Re: Favorite Films

Postby Old Jericho » Fri Nov 28, 2008 4:09 am

I'll just go ahead and agree with LunarRaptor.
Lord of the Rings for me.

Now we get to see what Guillermo del Toro does with it.
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Re: Favorite Films

Postby BattleMedic » Sat Nov 29, 2008 1:13 pm

Crank - Never thought Jason Staham could do action and be somewhat funny
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Re: Favorite Films

Postby GhaleonOne » Sun Nov 30, 2008 6:48 am

Add Blood Diamond and The Hunting Party to my list. Blood Diamond because I forgot it. It's a great movie. And I just saw Hunting Party last night and really liked it. One of Terrance Howard's best performances.
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Re: Favorite Films

Postby LuNaRtIc » Wed Dec 03, 2008 11:39 pm

There are plenty of films I enjoy. Ranging from Disney movies to foreign films. :D
In no particular order...

+ Across the Universe
+ The Dark Knight
+ Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (I'm a Kate Winslet fan)
+ Titanic (And I'm not afraid to admit it. :P )
+ La Petite Lili (Foreign film starring my favorite French actress Ludivine Sagnier)
+ Dracula (1931 film starring Bela Lugosi. Dwight Frye is AMAZING!)
+ THIN (HBO documentary about eating disorders)
+ Swimming Pool (Another French film with Ludivine Sagnier)
+ Love Actually
+ Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children
+ Anchorman
+ Miss Coneniality
+ School of Rock
+ Sandlot
+ Spaceballs
+ Monty Python's Life of Brian
+ Monty Python and the Holy Grail
+ Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl (Oddly, I don't enjoy any of the other PotC movies.)
+ Miracle
+ The Nightmare Before Christmas
+ Peter Pan (Disney movie)
+ Peter Pan (2003 live action film)
+ Finding Neverland (Kate Winslet + Peter Pan = Win.)
+ Alice in Wonderland (Disney movie)
+ Alice (Abstract 1988 Czech indie film)
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Re: Favorite Films

Postby GhaleonOne » Thu Dec 04, 2008 1:40 am

LuNaRtIc wrote:Love Actually


Add that to my list. Can't believe I forgot it.

Also, since it's Christmas time, big nod to A Christmas Story. Best Christmas movie ever. "You'll shoot your eye out!"
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Re: Favorite Films

Postby Imperial Knight » Sun Dec 07, 2008 2:57 pm

At least from a sentimental standpoint, my favorite is Back to the Future.

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Re: Favorite Films

Postby Monde Luna » Sun Dec 07, 2008 5:09 pm

It's hard to pick a few favorites but I watch these movies the most:

Love Actually - it's brilliant
The Aristocats - one of my favorite animated Disney Movies
Amadeus - Love the laugh
The Cutting Edge - Guilty Pleasure
Breakfast Club
Orig. Star Wars IV-VI

I really enjoyed Eternal Sunshine as well (it was interesting). And I thought the bucket list was very inspiring.

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Re: Favorite Films

Postby LunarRaptor » Sun Dec 07, 2008 11:28 pm

I notice a common theme here. The majority of people who replied listed the LotR films, at least, as runner ups for all-time favorites. I guiess it comes as no surprise, especially considering that you'd have to be something of a fantasy buff to be on this particular site. And the LotR films are like the ultimate fantasy films so far.
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Re: Favorite Films

Postby brightshield » Wed Jan 14, 2009 3:59 pm

My favorite film is The Karate Kid.
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Re: Favorite Films

Postby Aaron » Tue Aug 25, 2009 8:43 am

Best movies ever IMO:

Alien & Aliens (Watch Alien first then watch Aliens)
Tears of the Sun
Singing in the Rain
The Fifth Element
Taken
300
Little Nemo (NOT FINDING NEMO)
Escape from LA
The Thing
2001 and 2010
Black Hawk Down
Saving Private Ryan
The Pianist
Knocked Up
Idiocracy
Ashes of Time
Infernal Affairs
The Sixth Sense
Unbreakable
Close Encounters of the Third kind
The Abyss
Moulin Rouge
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Schindler's List
Back to the Future
Terminator 2
Die Hard 3
Gladiator
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
Old School

Hmmm thats a long list. But those are all great movies, they may not be the critic's choice but, enjoy!

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Re: Favorite Films

Postby Shin Otaku III » Fri Aug 28, 2009 11:38 pm

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

I'd have to say that Chaos Theory is a close second tho.. (:


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