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pEZ
Jun 5, 2003, 10:22 PM
If need be, break up your favorites by genre, for example, my faves:

Animation: Blood: The Last Vampire
Drama: Tie - Requiem for a Dream, Magnolia
Comedy: Airplane!
Action: Patriot Games
Horror: Alien

voicegy
Jun 5, 2003, 10:41 PM
The Manchurian Candidate
Whatever Happened to Baby Jane
Citizen Kane
Forbidden Planet
Un Chein Andalou

shadowfax
Jun 5, 2003, 11:01 PM
Henry V, Kenneth Branagh's 1989 version

pEZ
Jun 5, 2003, 11:17 PM
Originally posted by Shadowfax
Henry V, Kenneth Branagh's 1989 version

Just out of curiosity, why do you like it? I've never seen the film, so I'm in no way passing judgement. Basically, convince me to go out and rent it right now :D Just sounds like an interesting choice for favorite movie.

shadowfax
Jun 5, 2003, 11:24 PM
Originally posted by pEZ
Just out of curiosity, why do you like it? I've never seen the film, so I'm in no way passing judgement. Basically, convince me to go out and rent it right now :D Just sounds like an interesting choice for favorite movie. you have to like shakespeare stuff, i would think.

i love it because the play itself is fabulous, and Branagh is absolutely wonderful at turning it into movie form. the script follows the play almost exactly, and the sets are all wonderfully chosen. then he has great shakespearean actors such as himself, derek jakobi, and emma thompson. the film is beautiful (on the DVD anyway), dramatic, inspiring, and clean, in a way. the one romance scene in it is just hilarious and beautiful. the battle scenes are fabulously enacted. Branagh as King Henry delivers FABULOUS speeches.

wonderful film.

andrewlandry
Jun 5, 2003, 11:27 PM
office space
groundhog day
snatch
goodfellas
one flew over the cuckoo's nest

mactastic
Jun 6, 2003, 10:23 AM
Originally posted by pEZ
Just out of curiosity, why do you like it? I've never seen the film, so I'm in no way passing judgement. Basically, convince me to go out and rent it right now :D Just sounds like an interesting choice for favorite movie.

My wife loves that one and the version of Hamlet with Kenneth Branagh. She thinks hes really hot, plus the plays are almost verbatim from the script, and very well done.

applemacdude
Jun 6, 2003, 11:46 AM
Scary Movie! LOL:)

springscansing
Jun 6, 2003, 12:10 PM
For drama, I'd say A Clockwork Orange.

Comedy... i donno. I enjoyed Clerks quite a bit. Probably The Holy Grail though... or maybe Life of Brian... something Python.

Veldek
Jun 6, 2003, 12:27 PM
Comedy: Nothing To Lose

I always laugh my head off when I watch this movie and I watched it quite often yet.

Action: Matrix

Drama: The Day After

Animation: Spirited Away

Horror/Splatter: Braindead

mymemory
Jun 6, 2003, 12:27 PM
I have a porn in my closet with no name on it, that is my favorite film:rolleyes:

Ambrose Chapel
Jun 6, 2003, 12:46 PM
...even within genres.

2001: A Space Odyssey
Rushmore
Godfather I
Raising Arizona
Airplane!
Brazil
Pulp Fiction
Grave of the Firelies
..more...

GeneR
Jun 6, 2003, 12:47 PM
Originally posted by voicegy
The Manchurian Candidate
Whatever Happened to Baby Jane
Citizen Kane
Forbidden Planet
Un Chein Andalou

Wow. Un Chein Andalou? Haven't seen that in a while!

Casablanca (Wow! Igrid Bergman! :D)
Citizen Kane
Lawrence of Arabia
It's a Wonderful Life (Wow! Donna Reed! :D)
Sullivan's Travels
Raiders of the Lost Ark
The Shop Around the Corner
When Harry Met Sally

All of this could chance at any time. :D

jayscheuerle
Jun 6, 2003, 12:56 PM
For the past couple of years, I'd have to say "The Big Lebowski" by the Coen Brothers. T-Bone Burnett put together a wonderful assemblage of music and Roger Deakin's cinematography was sublime as usual.

Great characters. Absurd situations. Clever, beautiful and under-appreciated.

Gelfin
Jun 6, 2003, 01:18 PM
70mm

funkywhat2
Jun 6, 2003, 01:36 PM
In no particular order:

Clockwork Orange (duh)
Clerks
Pink Flamongoes
Dr. Strangelove
Mall Rats
Pirates Of Sillicon Valley


Un Chien was good too.

andrewlandry
Jun 6, 2003, 01:50 PM
yeah, i forgot about the big lebowski and raising arizona - those are probably my favorites.

000111one111000
Jun 6, 2003, 02:02 PM
Comedy: "Cannibal! The Musical"

Drama: "Pi"

Action: "Enter The Dragon" (although I don't necessarily consider that a full on action movie)

Horror: "The Ring"

Animation: "Blood: The Last Vampire"

Some of my other favs are:

"One Hour Photo"
"Mullholland Dr."
"Lost Highway"
"UHF"
"The Messenger"
"The Jerk"
"Road To Perdition"
"The Fellowship Of The Ring"
"The Two Towers"
"Batman" (1989 Burton one)
"The Matrix"
"Man On The Moon"
"Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon"
"Free Enterprise"
"Pirates Of Silicon Valley"
"Taxidriver"
"Fists Of Fury"
"Return Of The Dragon"
and
"The Chinese Connection"

I'm waiting for them to finally "finish" Bruce Lee's "Game Of Death" with all of the footage they've found and choreography notes, etc. It'd be a very good movie, if they can just finish it correctly.

enoch

SumDumGuy
Jun 6, 2003, 02:23 PM
Comedy - Friday
Drama - Goodfellas
Action - Aliens
Animation - (tie) Vampire Hunter D & Ninja Scroll
Horror - A Nightmare on Elm Street
Those and anything directed by Terry Gilliam

trebblekicked
Jun 6, 2003, 02:30 PM
favorite movie ever:

Duck Soup

medea
Jun 6, 2003, 02:44 PM
The Passion of Joan of Arc by Carl Th. Dreyer.

ratspg
Jun 6, 2003, 02:54 PM
Comedy: Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back :)

medea
Jun 6, 2003, 03:35 PM
Originally posted by ratspg
Comedy: Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back :)
that movie was horrible, the start of the downfall of kevin smith.
geez now the guy has done a movie for ben and jen.....what a disappointment he turned out to be.

job
Jun 6, 2003, 04:30 PM
I don't have a favorite movie, but I'd have to say Band of Brothers is one of the best things I've ever watched.

scem0
Jun 6, 2003, 05:29 PM
Kung Fu Action: Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon
SciFi Action: The Matrix (1st one ;))
shoot, I'm all out of genres.....

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Laslo Panaflex
Jun 6, 2003, 05:56 PM
The movie that I have seen the most in my lifetime is Back to the Future, I love that movie, but its not my all time favorite movie. As far as favorite, I would have to say that Raiders of the Lost Ark is one of the best fims ever made, and my absolute favorite. Can't wait for the DVD Trilogy (http://www.theraider.net/information/indy_dvd/) to be released.

mrjamin
Jun 6, 2003, 06:15 PM
Originally posted by Shadowfax
you have to like shakespeare stuff, i would think.

i love it because the play itself is fabulous, and Branagh is absolutely wonderful at turning it into movie form. the script follows the play almost exactly, and the sets are all wonderfully chosen. then he has great shakespearean actors such as himself, derek jakobi, and emma thompson. the film is beautiful (on the DVD anyway), dramatic, inspiring, and clean, in a way. the one romance scene in it is just hilarious and beautiful. the battle scenes are fabulously enacted. Branagh as King Henry delivers FABULOUS speeches.

wonderful film.

Just written a few essays on the topic of the various versions of Henry V in preparation for my english literature exam last week. Came accross this essay (http://kabukivice.com/underskin/writ/diss/finaldraft00.html) - might be of some interest to you if you're into Henrv V - check it out, definately a good read.

Anyway, as far as my favourite films go:

Drama: The Hours
Sci-fi: Twelve Monkeys (does it count as sci-fi?)
Animation: Disney's Tarzan (yeah yeah, i know, i love it though)
Comedy: Austin Powers I/II/III, Waynes World I/II, Shrek (hmm, spot the common factor)
Thriller: Stir of Echoes
Classic: The Misfits (what can i say? Marilyn Monroe... schwing!)
Horror: Event Horizn (man that film ****** me up every time)
Music-related: Rock Star (i know music-related isn't a genre, but its a cool film that i had to stick in there, other possibilities include Tommy, 24 Hour Party People)

quite a varied selection in there i think.

mrjamin
Jun 6, 2003, 06:21 PM
Originally posted by mactastic
...the plays are almost verbatim from the script, and very well done.

hmm, not entirely true. Brannagh cut about 1000 lines from Henry V. His film is heavily twisted to portray what Brannagh wanted to; his Henry V was a reflection of the rather gruesome wars that had happened in the 20 years prior ('nam, fawklands etc). His character of Henry was also rather interesting and very different to the Henry in the play. Olivier's version of the play is even more twisted!! Read the essay (linked to in my last post)

Hamlet is a little different though, that is pretty much word for word i believe.
Apologies for the double posting..

pEZ
Jun 6, 2003, 10:11 PM
Originally posted by mrjamin
Thriller: Stir of Echoes


Wow. Someone else has heard of that movie besides myself. I know the girl that played the ghost - talked to her about how she had to dye her hair and how they had to make a plaster cast of her face for some of the scenes - really cool.

mrjamin
Jun 7, 2003, 04:58 AM
Originally posted by pEZ
Wow. Someone else has heard of that movie besides myself. I know the girl that played the ghost - talked to her about how she had to dye her hair and how they had to make a plaster cast of her face for some of the scenes - really cool.

hehe, cool. Its a great film; would've been a whole lot better if that crime that was 6th Sense hadn't been around - honestly, bruce willis being out-acted by an 11 year old.http://www.blizzforums.com/images/smilies/banghead.gif

Cnoffis
Jun 7, 2003, 08:05 AM
Nausicaa of the Walley of the Wind
Laputa: Castle in the Sky
My Neighbour Totoro
Kiki's Delivery Service
Princess Mononoke
Spirited Away

non animé??

City of the lost Children
Nikita (original french version)
Leon
Interview with a Vampire
Natural Born Killers
Fight Club
Twelve Monkeys
A Clockwork Orange
Full Metal Jacket

and a thouand more... ^_^

h'biki
Jun 7, 2003, 08:25 AM
In no particular order:

Fight Club.
Taxi Driver.
Alien and Aliens.
Three Colours Blue.
Bladerunner.
Thin Red Line.
Starship Troopers.
Se7en.
The Third Man.
Barry Lyndon.
Buffy (the TV series, not the movie)

DavidFDM
Jun 7, 2003, 09:00 AM
Here's my top 10 (in no particular order)

1. Highlander
2. Unforgiven
3. The Matrix
4. O Brother, Where Art Thou
5. Little Big Man
6. Clerks
7. Brazil
8. Raiders of the Lost Ark
9. The Iron Giant
10. The Spitfire Grill

Honorable mentions: Star Wars, The African Queen, Kiss of the Dragon, Platoon, Toy Story, Stargate, Ghostbusters

mrjamin
Jun 7, 2003, 10:04 AM
Originally posted by DavidFDM
4. O Brother, Where Art Thou

You gotta love that film, its so unique

Tequila Grandma
Jun 7, 2003, 02:17 PM
There's this neato site where you post a top 20 movies list -- mine is here: http://www.ymdb.com/user_top20_view.asp?usersid=4466 (this same list is always in my sig as well).

It's less a lit of what I consider to be the greatest films I've ever seen, and more just a list of films that have had a considerable impact on my life or films that will always have sentimental value for me. The list is as follows...

1. Kubrick's version of Lolita -- this isn't really a definiteve #1, but it's a film I've always adored. It handles the humorous aspect of the book so wonderfully.
2. Blue Velvet -- I saw this when I was 13, and I constantly cite it as one of the first films that really made me interested in cinema.
3. Annie Hall -- Even if he has a questionable personal life, Woody Allen is a brilliant comedian, as well as a man who has a great understanding of cinema. Forget all that fake Julia Roberts/Sandra Bullock crap -- this is a REAL romantic comedy.
4. Dial M for Murder -- One of the first films I ever loved. I remember watching this (along with pretty much all the other Hitchcock films) when I was 11-12 and being thoroughly amazed.
5. Phenomena (1984 Italain horror film by Dario Argento) -- I can't necessarily call this a "good" film, but it's weird, wacky, has beautiful cinematic atmosphere, and young Jennifer Connelly to boot! I also really enjoy Argento's "Profondo Rosso", which is a better film, but didn't make the list.

...ok, I'm now realizing I could go on and on for every film on the list (the good ones and and the bad), so to save time, I'll just list the rest of them...

6. Carrie (1976)
7. The Bad Seed
8. The Testament of Orpheus
9. Neon Genesis Evangelion (not a movie, but excellent regardless)
10. Rebecca (1940)
11. Peeping Tom
12. Casino
13. Romy and Michelle's High School Reunion -- (don't ask...)
14. A Nightmare on Elm Street
15. Heathers
16. What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?
17. All About My Mother
18. Requiem for a Dream
19. Crash
20. Harold and Maude

Arigato,
Brook

pEZ
Jun 7, 2003, 02:54 PM
Jeez, I could go nuts with anime alone - Blood: The Last Vampire is definitely my favorite, but Perfect Blue, Akira, Ghost in the Shell, Metropolis, X, and anything by Miyazaki Hayao are definitely up there. Anime series I could go on for a while.

BrittasMac
Jun 7, 2003, 09:52 PM
Here's my top 10 in no particular order:

1. Star Wars (A New Hope)
2. Monty Python and the Holy Grail
3. Brazil
4. Pulp Fiction
5. Ran
6. The Matrix
7. Lord of the Rings (Either one)
8. Dr. Strangelove
9. STII:The Wrath of Khan
10. Goodfellas

You've got to love these films. If I were forced to choose one it would be a draw between the Matrix and Pulp Fiction.

Pulp Fiction has some of the best lines:
Vincent: And you know what they call a Quarter Pounder with Cheese in Paris?
Jules: They don't call it a Quarter Pounder with cheese?
Vincent: No man, they got the metric system. They wouldn't know what the **** a Quarter Pounder is.
Jules: Then what do they call it?
Vincent: They call it a "Royale" with cheese.
Jules: A "Royale" with cheese! What do they call a Big Mac?
Vincent: A Big Mac's a Big Mac, but they call it "le Big-Mac".
Jules: "Le Big-Mac"! Ha ha ha ha! What do they call a Whopper?
Vincent: I dunno, I didn't go into Burger King.

scem0
Jun 7, 2003, 10:14 PM
Originally posted by scem0
Kung Fu Action: Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon
SciFi Action: The Matrix (1st one ;))
shoot, I'm all out of genres.....

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ok, i've thought of more:
comedy: monty python and the flying circus (I don't know if this counts as a film, but i'm putting it anyways).
Fantasy - Lord of the Rings: TFR and TTT.

That's it for now I guess.

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Royal Pineapple
Jun 8, 2003, 04:16 AM
the only faverotes of mine that werent already on the list
Pink Floyd, the wall
and 1984 the one with richard burton and john hurt
i was hoping that i could use Harrold and Maud to but someone already too that

MOFS
Jun 8, 2003, 05:17 AM
Originally posted by BrittasMac
You've got to love these films. If I were forced to choose one it would be a draw between the Matrix and Pulp Fiction.

Pulp Fiction has some of the best lines:
Vincent: And you know what they call a Quarter Pounder with Cheese in Paris?
Jules: They don't call it a Quarter Pounder with cheese?
Vincent: No man, they got the metric system. They wouldn't know what the **** a Quarter Pounder is.
Jules: Then what do they call it?
Vincent: They call it a "Royale" with cheese.
Jules: A "Royale" with cheese! What do they call a Big Mac?
Vincent: A Big Mac's a Big Mac, but they call it "le Big-Mac".
Jules: "Le Big-Mac"! Ha ha ha ha! What do they call a Whopper?
Vincent: I dunno, I didn't go into Burger King.

:cool:

If you look at the films I (and those everybody else likes), you all see so varied styles - thats why I love 'em!

Here we go...
Comedy: Any of "Sleeper" [Woody Allen - not Demi Moore or whoever was in Sleepers], "Shrek", "Airplane!" or "Some Like It Hot".
Thriller: Any of "Se7en", "Silence Of The Lambs" or "American Psycho"
Drama: "Fight Club", "Pulp Fiction"
Action: "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade", "Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back", "12 Monkeys", Reservoir Dogs."

Just my 2p

mrjamin
Jun 8, 2003, 07:23 AM
Originally posted by scem0
comedy: monty python and the flying circus (I don't know if this counts as a film, but i'm putting it anyways).

There was a film of sketches made of the US market called "now fo something completely different" - it was no where near as good as the flying circus, just all the best sketches re-shot and blended into one another

maradong
Jun 8, 2003, 08:35 AM
just : laurance of arabia
lord of the rings
wasabi

thechairman
Jun 8, 2003, 08:37 AM
My favorite movie of all time would have to be Swingers, in a close second would be Goodfellas.