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    Alright. Here's a less flame-prone alternative to the "worst film" thread. Post your favorite films here. Just to get the ball rolling . . .
    • The Godfather
    • The Godfather, Part II
    • Andrei Roublev
    • Nashville
    • Network
    • Chinatown
    • Pulp Fiction
    • 8 1/2
    • Contempt
    • Diary of a Country Priest
    • Persona
    • Scenes from a Marriage
    • Logan's Run
    • Boogie Nights
    • Blue Velvet
    • Breaking the Waves
    • The Passenger
    • Death Race 2000
    • Short Cuts
    • A Blow to the Heart
    • L'America
    • Ran
    • Down by Law
    • Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
    • Carnal Knoweldge
    • Five Easy Pieces
    • Hana-Bi (Fireworks)
    • Withnail and I
    • Le Doulos
    • The Pillow Book
    • Dazed and Confused
    • Manhattan
    • Annie Hall
    • Stardust Memories


    Oh well, those are the ones that I could remember off the top of my head.
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    gameboy, excellent taste man! woohoo!

    here's mine:

    funny games
    who's that knocking on my door
    chinatown
    begotten
    the 400 blows
    shoot the piano player
    the conversation
    homicide
    blood simple
    miller's crossing
    the vanishing (the dutch version)
    boiling point (the japanese flick, not the american one)
    fairgrounds
    the cruise
    71 fragments of a chronology of chance
    l'avventura
    i you he she
    the sweet smell of success
    fight club
    l.a. confidential
    gun crazy (the noir film not the recent one)
    sunrise
    nosferatu
    the graduate
    carnal knowledge
    north by northwest
    monsieur hire
    the hairdresser's husband
    zentropa (aka europa)
    double endemnity
    happy together
    save my lost ****** soul
    la jette

    also, gameboy, do you scoot around on www.zoetrope.com ?

    mc
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    ah, now this is something I can get behind ... positiveness!
    Thanks for thinking of it GB!

    • The General (1927 Buster Keaton Civil War romantic comedy)
    • The City of Lost Children
    • Toy Story 1 & 2
    • South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut
    • A Hard Day's Night
    • Patton
    • Ghostbusters
    • Truly Madly Deeply
    • Horse Feathers (Marx Bros., with the classic password scene that gives that current John Travolta movie its title)
    • and Duck Soup, of course
    • Rope
    • The Day The Earth Stood Still
    • The Iron Giant
    • The Nightmare Before Christmas
    • Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
    • Frankenstein (The Boris Karloff version)
    • Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
    • Of Mice and Men (1939, with Lon Chaney Jr.)
    • Monty Python's Life of Brian
    • 12 Angry Men (Henry Fonda version)
    • Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
    • Bringing Up Baby (Cary Grant and Katherine Hepburn!)
    • The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer (Cary Grant and Shirley Temple!)
    • Monkey Business (Cary Grant and Ginger Rogers!)
    • North by Northwest (Cary Grant!) (can ya tell I like Cary Grant?)
    • A Miracle on 34th Street (only the original will do)
    • Things to Come (1936 film based on an HG Wells story where he predicted both world wars and the atom bomb)
    • Ferris Bueller's Day Off (can't believe I forgot this)


    I'm sure I can think of others.

    was reminded of Ferris Bueller's Day Off so added it
    Last edited by Yorick; 06/13/2001 at 01:18 PM.
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    A really good one that got by a lot of people was O Brother Where Art Thou? It's the Odyssey adapted to the depression-era South. Great writing.

    Has anyone watched Swordfish. I can't get any consistent word on it yet.

    Yorick - nice bones!!
    That IS a Palm III form-factor in my pocket, AND I'm happy to see you.
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    The Labyrinth
    Last of the Mohicans
    Shawshank Redemption
    Debbie Does Dallas
    ThunderHeart
    BraveHeart
    Tombstone
    -Joshua
    I've decided to become enigmatic.
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    Oh wow... How long can I make this list? OK, I'll try to keep it down to some of my favorites. I like the following films for various reasons. Some are just great films, period, and others are listed purely for their entertainment value (mine).
    • A Star Is Born (all 3 versions)
    • Abyss
    • An Ideal Husband
    • Ben Hur (the 1959 version)
    • Blade
    • Bound
    • Brazil (the extended version, not that short happy-ending version)
    • A Bronx Tale
    • Charade (and all other Audrey Hepburn movies)
    • Citizen Kane
    • The Color Purple
    • Dangerous Beauty
    • Darkman
    • Dead Again
    • F/X
    • Fanny (and most other Leslie Caron movies)
    • A Fish Called Wanda
    • Forrest Gump ("Run, Forrest, run!" hee hee)
    • The Fugitive
    • Gattica
    • Goodbye Mr. Chips
    • Happy Texas
    • Highlander [the original one for Connor, and "Endgame" for Duncan (huba, huba!)]
    • Imitation of Life (both versions)
    • Laura (and all other Gene Tierney films)
    • The Matrix
    • The Mummy (the 1999 version)
    • Once Upon A Time when We Were Colored
    • One False Move
    • The Producers
    • Raiders of the Lost Ark (and all sequels)
    • Rebecca
    • The Red Shoes (the one with Moira Shearer)
    • RoboCop
    • The Runaway Bride
    • Shawshank Redemption
    • Silverado
    • Singin' In The Rain (and all other Gene Kelly movies)
    • Some Like It Hot
    • Star Wars (and all sequels/prequels)
    • Strange Days
    • Terminator (and all sequels)
    • The Usual Suspects
    • Unbreakable(my friends hated it, but I loved it)
    • What Women Want
    • While You Were Sleeping

    A "favorite" to me is one that I can watch over and over and not be totally bored. There are a lot more, but I fear that if I listed more than what I already did, someone would reach through my PC and choke me to death. And how positive of a thread would it be then?
    "Attitudes are contagious... Is YOURS worth catching?"
  7. #7  
    Narnia,

    I can't believe you left out your Star Trek movies!
    Bret Snyder<BR>If you don't know where you're going,<BR>You'll probably end up somewhere else.
  8. #8  
    Originally posted by Bret Snyder
    Narnia,
    I can't believe you left out your Star Trek movies!
    The list is way too long already! OK,
    • Star Trek - IV and all the ones with the TNG cast
    "Attitudes are contagious... Is YOURS worth catching?"
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    Braveheart
    Monty Python and the Holy Grail
    Leonard Part 6
    Rocketman
    The Dirty Dozen
    The Hunt for Red October
    Glory
    The Magnificent Seven
    The Last Starfighter
    Flight of the Navigator
    Labyrinth
    The Right Stuff
    Major Payne
    Wag the Dog
    Several of the Bonds (I don't even acknowledge the fact that they used Timothy Dalton as Bond) and Star Treks
    Did I mention Braveheart? (could have something to do with my Scot heritage.)

    To those who disagree, I say "Ni" to you.
    IYYAYAS

    AMMO - Providing the enemy the opportunity to die for his country.
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    2001 A Space Odyssey

    Isn't that enough? It's hard to believe that Kubrick did "Eyes Wide Shut" but without a doubt - 2001 was his best work, IMHO.
    Moose Man
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    Swordfish was okay, not spectacular. Hugh Jackman was excellent though.

    As for my list, I'll try to keep it short
    • Army Of Darkness
    • Austin Powers: International Man Of Mystery
    • Batman
    • Batman: Mask of the Phantasm
    • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
    • Enter The Dragon
    • Fight Club
    • Ghostbusters
    • Gladiator
    • JFK
    • Jurrasic Park
    • LA Confidential
    • The Living Daylights
    • The Matrix
    • The Nightmare Before Christmas
    • Office Space
    • Superman
    Matt Nichols
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    In no certain order, movies I can watch over and over:
    Fargo (He's fleeing the interview!)
    Tombstone
    Austin Powers:International Man of Mystery
    Clue (NOT Clueless)(Madeline Khan: Flames!! on the sides of my face!!)
    The Goonies
    Bull Durham (I heard you couldn't hit water if you fell out of a boat)
    Stand By Me
    Something About Mary (Frank and beans)
    As Good As It Gets
    Raising Arizona (Son, you got a panty on your head)
    Butterfield 8
    The Birds
    Braveheart (Not Gladiator)
    Gettysburg
    Rudy
    Steel Magnolias (mostly b/c of Shirley McLain)
    Sound of Music
    The Thomas Crown Affair (Pierce Brosnan version)
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    There's very few movies that I can watch more than once, so my list is a little short:

    Blues Brothers
    The Fifth Element
    Singles
    Any film directed by Terry Gilliam
    Any movie starring Natasha Lyonne, Christina Ricci, or Nicolas Cage (with the exception of Face Off and that one where he escapes from a prison plane!)
    Any Jackie Chan movie BEFORE he came to the US.
    Any Jet Li movie.
    We're all naked if you turn us inside out.
    -David Byrne
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    • caddyshack
    • stripes
    • trading places
    • monty python and the holy grail
    • animal house
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    [list][*]Princess Bride[*]Grand Canyon[*]Notting Hill[*]Sliding Doors[*]PeeWee's Big Adventure[*]Gladiator[*]Glory[*]The Replacement Killers[*]Schindler's List

    There are so many more that I just can't think of right now
  16. #16  
    Originally posted by creole
    • Princess Bride
    • Grand Canyon
    • Notting Hill
    • Sliding Doors
    • PeeWee's Big Adventure
    • Gladiator
    • Glory
    • The Replacement Killers
    • Schindler's List

    There are so many more that I just can't think of right now
    I can't believe I forgot Princess Bride!
    -Joshua
    I've decided to become enigmatic.
  17. #17  
    Geez...too many to list probably, but (The Matrix is #1, the rest in no particular order)...

    • The Matrix
    • Men In Black
    • Jurassic Park
    • Princess Bride
    • Anything by the Pythons
    • The Lethal Weapon series
    • The Die Hard series
    • The Indiana Jones series
    • The first three Star Wars
    • The Godfather series
    • Heathers
    • Some Kind Of Wonderful
    • Better Off Dead
    • Logan's Run
    • Planet of the Apes
    • Jaws
    • The Jack Ryan movies


    That's enough for now.
    ‎"Is that suck and salvage the Kevin Costner method?" - Chris Matthews on Hardball, July 6, 2010. Wonder if he's talking about his oil device or his movie career...
  18. #18  
    Here are some of my favourites in no particular order:

    • Forrest Gump
    • Star Wars 4, 5, 6
    • Matrix
    • Toy Story 1 and 2
    • Braveheart
    • Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery
    • Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon
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    [list=a][*]Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon[*]Close Encounters Of The Third Kind[*]Chitty Chitty Bang Bang[*]Independence Day[*]It's A Wonderful Life[*]Titanic[*]Valley Girl[/list=a]
    "Life is what you experience between racing games"
    Galley
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    • The Matrix
    • Gattaca
    • October Sky
    • Run Lola Run
    -Vincent
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