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January 17th, 2013, 9:40 PM
What are your top favorite movies? Mine are as follows:
Boyz n' the Hood
Back to the Future
January 17th, 2013, 10:04 PM
>Sora no Otoshimono: The Angeloid of Clockwork
>Back to the Future trilogy
>History of the World
I don't watch many movies. Usually it's just whatever's on tv.
January 17th, 2013, 11:55 PM
In no order:-
Lost in Translation
Bend It Like Beckham
Lars and the Real Girl
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Planes, Trains and Automobiles
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
They're not the best, but these films are the ones that struck a chord with me the most.
I'm sure I'll forget some. :p
January 18th, 2013, 12:17 AM
1. The Exorcist
2. Nightmare on Elm Street (The Original)
5. Fun With Dick and Jane
6. The Shining
7. The Exorcist II: The Heretic
9. The Day After Tomorrow
10. The Dark Knight Rises
You may have noticed I have a thing for Classic Horror films and Disaster movies haha
January 18th, 2013, 8:26 AM
Lord of the Rings
Dawn of the Dead
Nightmare on Elm Street
Back to the Future
Friday the 13th
The Dark Knight trilogy
Green Street Hooligans
I'll just leave it here. I'm a big movie connoisseur and it'll take decades to list all of my favorite movies/
January 18th, 2013, 6:36 PM
In no particular order;
Secret of Nimh
Secret Life of Bees
The Hunger Games
The Day After Tomorrow
The Perfect Storm
The Bucket List
... among others.
January 18th, 2013, 6:57 PM
I'm just going to give a list of winners off the top of my head:
Lord of the Rings trilogy
The Big Lebowski
Star Wars Original Trilogy
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Big Trouble in Little China
Rambo First Blood
The Evil Dead series
Shaun of the Dead
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Blazing Saddles (actually, pretty much all Mel Brooks movies, but this one's my favorite)
Star Trek (2009)
The Dark Knight
Oldboy (kudos to the OP for liking this one)
Back to the Future
Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind
Dead Poet Society
Saving Private Ryan
Highlander the Search for Vengeance
And the following Bond movies:
- Dr. No
- From Russia With Love
- You Only Live Twice
- On Her Majesty's Secret Service
- The Spy Who Loved Me
- For Your Eyes Only
- The Living Daylights
- License to Kill
- Tomorrow Never Dies
- Casino Royale
January 19th, 2013, 7:51 PM
No particular order :)
1. Stand By Me
Such a great coming of age film. Really hits home with me. I would really recommend it to everyone.
2. The Strangers
Great suspense film. I literally was at the edge of my seat during this film, and at some points I actually jumped!
3. The Dark Knight
4. The Dark Knight Rises
These two were fantastic. I love all three of the films in Nolans batman trilogy, but these two in particular won me over. First, Heath Ledgers performance of The Joker in The Dark Knight will always be one to remember. Second, The Dark Knight Rises included all the action and adventure I expect from Batman. So naturally, they make the list.
5. The Fighter
I actually just saw this one recently for the first time and its fantastic. Christian Bale was hardly recognizable in this film as he portrayed a crack addict. I recommend this film to everyone.
6. Mean Girls
Do I need to explain about this one? ;)
7. The Lion King
Always has been and always will be my favorite Disney film. Watched it since I was little and never get tired of it.
8. Shutter Island
Leonardo DiCaprio is one of my favorite actors, and he is incredible in these two films. I like Shutter Island because of the suspense and twist ending, and I like Inception because of the total mind**** it causes! Really makes you think.
10. The Hunger Games
Just great adventure film that was actually true to the book it was based on.
January 19th, 2013, 9:53 PM
Titanic would top my list, mainly because I am in looove with Jack Dawson. The Harry Potter series comes in a close second, and third would be this 2004 movie starring Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler, 50 First Dates.
January 20th, 2013, 12:09 AM
I don't watch movies to often, but when I do:
• Pokemon Movies - any random movie I want to watch, I own all 15 on DVD.
• Wayne's World - I never get tired of watching Wayne and Garth
• Jackass - I always crack up in their movies - especially with Steve-O and Wee-Man/Preston Lacey skits, I own all 3 on DVD
• Scary Movie - I love the comedy movies, were their making fun of horror movies, I really love the 2nd film
• Dumb & Dumber - I always laugh at the film, one of my all time favorites
• "Born in East L.A.", "Shrimp on the Barbie", "Up in Smoke" and many other movie with my favorite actor/comedian Cheech Marin
• Animated Movies - when I don't know what to watch, I watch cartoons movies some include: "Espiritu del Bosque", "El Lince Perdido", "Aventuras de Roman, El Zorro" (in Spanish), "Cat Returns" "Night on the Galactic Railroad", "Barefoot Gen", "Bagi Monster of Mighty Nature" (in Japanese, too lazy to find the Japanese titles), others worth mentioning: "Vuk" & "Macskafogo" (Hungarian), "Pelle Svanslos" (Swedish), "Jungledyret Hugo" (in Danish), "Max & Co" (in French) - I may not understand what they say (except for the Spanish films), but I seen them on YouTube with English subtitles (split into 10 or 11 parts). I don't like too many Animated movies in English
January 20th, 2013, 8:05 AM
I'm just going to list my top three favorite films because the rest just tend to fluctuate.
2. The Godfather
3. The Godfather, Part II
Yeah, I know -- all classics but... they are just so iconic. I LOVE Casablanca... it's simply the most wonderful cinematic masterpiece, in my opinion, of course.
January 20th, 2013, 8:19 AM
The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya is probably my favourite since it's the only one I can actually think of to name right now paha. Honestly I tend to watch a lot more anime/TV shows rather than films, but that's not to say I don't love watching films, I just don't often get the chance. I love the film named above since the story line is complex but easy to follow, the characters are very in-depth and relatable (though this is only if you've watched the anime), the animation is lovely and it's just generally a very well thought-out and designed film.
As for non-anime films, the best ones I can remember watching recently are Hugo and The Dark Knight Rises, both of which were amazing films, but honestly I tend to love any film that I watch as long as there's some kind of plot to follow. One film that I do remember loving is The Boat That Rocked - it was hilarious at the same time as being gripping and just a brilliant film all-together. So I guess that'd be #1 for now! Also Tom Sturridge omg. <3
January 20th, 2013, 10:12 PM
Lord Of The Rings trilogy
The Hobbit; An Unexpected Journey
The Matrix (I've only seen the first one though)
January 21st, 2013, 3:10 PM
In no order:
-Jurassic Park trilogy
-Avengers (and the films of the mavel cinematic universe)
-Harry Potter series
-Gundam 00: A wakening of the trailblazer
January 21st, 2013, 6:49 PM
Mm... probably Snatch (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0208092/). Very, very good movie.
January 21st, 2013, 6:57 PM
The movie that I'd consider my favorite would probably be The Princess Bride or the Star Wars or Lord of the Rings trilogies.
January 22nd, 2013, 6:26 AM
I have a long list of favorite movies but these movies are the ones that come to my head at the moment. They are in no particular order.
1. Pan's Labyrinth
2. Perks of Being Wallflower
3. The Breakfast Club
4. Dead Poet Society
5. Last of the Mohican
7. Hotel Rwanda
8. Freedom Writers
9. Mysterious Skin
11. Shutter Island
12. Black Swan
13. Pitch Perfect
... and many more
January 22nd, 2013, 7:56 AM
5. Last of the Mohicans
9. Mysterious Skin
5. Incredible soundtrack
9. crazy ass movie @__@ Gregg Araki's best though?
Um, I like Fargo and Love and Basketball.
January 22nd, 2013, 9:02 AM
I could literally put a few hundred movies here, haha. These are some of my favorites, in no particular order:
The Last Samurai
The Butterfly Effect
Dead Poet's Society
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
The Last of the Mohicans
Gangs of New York
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Remember the Titans
The Dark Knight Trilogy
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
Kingdom of Heaven
X-Men: First Class
The Hurt Locker
What Lies Beneath
The Mothman Prophecies
The Blair Witch Project
Full Metal Jacket
And many, many more. I think I covered most of the great ones I've seen.
Mr Cat Dog
January 25th, 2013, 3:57 AM
This has been my Top 10 list for a while now. The most recent change was about 6 months ago, whereas I saw the first film on this list about 6 years ago! I did a Top 50 a few months back, but that's probably obsolete given that I've seen a large chunk of great films in the period between then and now. But this Top 10 - in order, as well! - is probably going to remain consistent for a long time. So, without further ado, and starting at number 10...
10) Cries and Whispers (1976)
Easily the bleakest film on this list (though lots of others have their share of heartbreak, no doubt), this tale of Swedish sisterly love and hatred features Ingmar Bergman’s trademark pessimism and some of the most astonishing cinematography at the time… and since, with some of the most indelible images seared on my brain possibly forever.
9) His Girl Friday (1940)
If there’s one thing that most of the films on this list have, it’s a sense of humour. Yet this is the only out-and-out ‘comedy’ that you’ll find. Adapted from the play The Front Page, but changing the sex of one of the main characters, this screwball comedy has some of the fastest dialogue on screen – and has the laughs to go along with it.
8) Spirited Away (2002)
My introduction to anime and, for my money, the best thing to come out of Japan since Pokemon Gold and Silver! Pretty much everyone on PC will have seen it, so there’s no need for further elaboration. My favourite parts, however, are the ones that stay true to Japanese culture and traditions in animation, but open them up for a wider audience to see.
7) Dr. Strangelove (1964)
I guess this could be seen as a comedy (and it is by many, many people), but what separates Strangelove from the laughfests of the period is just how eerily familiar everything feels, and how something like this could have genuinely happened. To my mind, Stanley Kubrick is best unconventional horror director (this, 2001, A Clockwork Orange, The Shining, Full Metal Jacket and Eyes Wide Shut are all psychological horror films in one way or another) and this is a horror film more than anything else; the funniest horror film ever made, but a horror film nonetheless, whereas…
6) Psycho (1960)
…this one is always categorised as a horror when it’s really an intense character-study with extra shower-knifings! Hitchcock’s best by a country mile, it ratchets up the tension from the word go and never lets up for the entire run-time. The shower scene is, of course, magnificent, but everything that comes before and after it is just a joy to watch.
5) The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964)
I’ve mentioned in previous threads about my ambivalence towards musicals: some of them I find amazing, some I find torturous. This fully-sung through French musical treads that line every step of the way, but watching it is such a luminescent experience that I can’t help getting swept away in the melodrama and the brightly-lit cinematography and the lovestruck couple at the heart of it all. People say Singin’ in the Rain is the ultimate film pick-me-up; Umbrellas is my counter to those people.
4) Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927)
A silent film made just as talkies were becoming more popular, Sunrise is the epitome of what cinema can do as a medium. It has pretty much everything you’d want in a film: laughs, tension, attempted murder, a psychedelic carnival, heartbreak, love, adultery, a shipping disaster… everything! And it’s amazing how all of the special effects in 1927 hold up to this day.
3) WALL-E (2008)
The only one of these films that I’ve seen in a cinema and instantly fallen head-over-heels in love with. To my money, it’s the best love story, the best animation, the best sci-fi, and the best adventure film all rolled into one. Every time I watch it I smile, laugh, gasp, and tear up; it’s just that good!
2) Fargo (1996)
Featuring the most fully-realised characters and setting that I can recall, Fargo is the Coen brothers’ masterwork. Contrasting small-town folksy humour with the pitch-black world of undercover crime, and mixing it all together with craploads of snow and blood, it’s a deliciously dark thriller which is shot, edited and acted with such precision that I wouldn’t change a single thing about it.
1) Network (1976)
The film that introduced me to how good cinema can be, with a focus on how media corrupts us all, of course Network was going to top this list. At once hilarious, over-the-top, dramatic, melodramatic, tender, cathartic, violent, physical, it’s a tour de force of everyone involved: the script is the best one ever written; the actors give the performances of their lives. Every time I watch it I think ‘oh, this time I’m not going to love it as much’ and only come out wowed anew. My love for this film knows no bounds!
January 25th, 2013, 7:27 AM
I don't watch very many films, so a top 10 could be very hard for me.
1) Ice Age 1,2,3,4
2) The Thing (1982)
3) Monty Python's Life of Brian
5) Bruce Almighty
6) The Thing (2011)
7) Shaun of the Dead
8) Evan Almighty
9) Alien, Aliens, Alien 3 and Alien Resurrection
10) Scary Movie 1,2,3,4
Blue's Cloyster Cult
January 25th, 2013, 1:39 PM
Guys, just a heads up:
3) Provide evidence in posts that ask of your opinions: If a thread asks what your favourite ‘anything’ is, it is implicit in the question that you give some form of reasoning as to why. Discussion can never be facilitated if everyone answered relatively monosyllabically. Also known as the NO LISTING RULE!
So try and keep the discussion going rather than listing. Try adding why you like the movies as well as what they are! Thanks.
January 26th, 2013, 4:57 PM
I don't have a top 10 but some I did enjoy were.
21 Jump Street
The Day After Tomorrow
Fun with Dick and Jane
Lord of the Rings
Any movie with zombies
The Perfect Storm
Quantum of solace
January 27th, 2013, 12:07 PM
In no particular order
Lord of the Rings - one of my favorite trilogies of all time
Inglorious Basterds- The best acting I've ever seen in a movie
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade- of the three (four I guess) my personal favorite, mostly because how well Sean Connery and Harrison Ford worked together
Saving Private Ryan- The greatest and probably truest (It's a word!) of war films.
The Empire Strikes Back- Who doesn't love it? Come on!
Pulp Fiction- Simply a classic
Reservoir Dogs- The above statement is also true.
The Godfather- Classic
V for Vendetta- Just the imagining of a movie like this placed into the context of our world made me enjoy it all the more. It was quite brilliantly done, especially for what I later found out to be a comic book movie.
The Untouchables- I've only seen this recently, but already I know a great one when I see it. I can't believe I've never seen it before. *ashamed*
The Departed- One of the best converging storylines I have ever seen in a movie. How it all played out just made me fall in love with the movie.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse- I didn't particularly like the sequels nearly as much, but Curse was such a fun movie.
Schindler's List- If I had a heart, this would be heartbreaking, powerful, but also a very well done film.
Goodfellas- The best of gangster movies
Men in Black- One of my personal favorites
The Dark Knight- The best Batman movie ever made
The Matrix- A movie that supplied just as much action as thought. Who knew you could do both? Well, probably a lot, but few tried.
Lawrence of Arabia- Nothing is written!