Best movie ever?

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  1. princealfie macrumors 68030

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    Okay, with great amounts of hubris, I think that the best movie ever directed is:

    Rules of the Game directed by Jean Renoir. :)

    Enough said. :cool:
     
  2. BurtonCCC macrumors 65816

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    I'm going to take the road well-traveled and say The Lord of the Rings.

    Daniel.
     
  3. iGav macrumors G3

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    You're both wrong. ;)

    Kubricks 2001: A Space Odyssey is the greatest movie ever. ;)
     
  4. bartelby macrumors Core

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    Oooh, that's a toughie!!
    I can't give one and I'm about to take the dog to the vet's.
    So 2 off the top of my head:

    Birds
    Elephant
     
  5. spicyapple macrumors 68000

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    Greatest movie ever if you have insomnia and need to fall asleep fast. :p

    Greatest directed movie ever? I'll have to go with any Robert Altman movie. Gosford Park was da bomb!
     
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    Oh God, I knew someone would pull out Welles. Why didn't you say Gone with the Wind, Casablanca, Lawrence of Arabia, etc.? I hope you are saying Citizen Kane based on the merits of the movie, not just because you are a pseudo film buff who only names the *top* rated movie by critics because it's the top rated movie by critics...I thought it was a great movie, for what it is, but I LOVED The Godfather: Part II on all levels, acting, cinematography, direction, etc. Welles was revolutionary, there's no question, but I wouldn't call it the most entertaining film. Watching it is like sitting through a first-year film class noting the technique, angles, composition, etc.
     
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    The Usual Suspects (especially if you saw it before Kevin Spacey was famous).
     
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    Mighty Ducks :rolleyes:

    Nahh, honestly, I loved The Silence of the Lambs.
     
  12. princealfie thread starter macrumors 68030

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    For reference, here's IMDB's top 10.

    1. 9.1 The Godfather (1972) 203,330
    2. 9.1 The Shawshank Redemption (1994) 243,642
    3. 8.9 The Godfather: Part II (1974) 114,949
    4. 8.8 Buono, il brutto, il cattivo, Il (1966) 59,024
    5. 8.8 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) 185,626
    6. 8.8 Pulp Fiction (1994) 206,835
    7. 8.8 Casablanca (1942) 96,590
    8. 8.8 Schindler's List (1993) 143,698
    9. 8.8 Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) 152,761
    10. 8.7 Shichinin no samurai (1954)



    Oh, And I vote Cool Runnings. :p
     
  14. princealfie thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Unfortunately it's ironic that most people will probably name a movie from the past 25 years when there are tons of movies from the 1940's and 1950's.
     
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    "THIS IS SPARTA!"

    300 just for its pure testosterone.
     
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    Totally agree. I saw it without seeing any trailers of it either
     
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    Ironically, I think that LOTR is way overrated in terms of cinematic composition honestly. Epic storyline and competent cinematography doesn't make up / comprise a revolutionary masterpiece of cinema, IMHO.
     
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    I quite like Pulp Fiction, if anyone else agrees? Liked the Kill Bills as well.
     
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    "Gone with the Wind" was a puff-piece. "Casablanca" wasn't even Curtiz's best film (I preferred "Mildred Pierce"). And yes, the reason I cited it was on the merits of the movie as film art. While I must find a movie entertaining to recommend it to other people, the question of "best movie ever directed" seems one of artistic merit rather than entertainment value. I'm not saying anything against "The Godfather: Part II" because it's been a couple of years since I've seen the Godfather movies (plan on revisiting them in a couple of months). I've seen over 120 movies since January alone...there are probably 20 movies I enjoyed more than Kane, but no movie I have seen that was better directed on the whole.
     
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    There are many better films, but the one which warms my heart is About a Boy...I'm a softy on the inside really....
     
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    It really does depend on my mood and general frame of mind – what I say now might not be the case in a week or month's time. In saying that, I think Amelie is an absolutely wonderful film.
     
  22. princealfie thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Gone with the Wind is way overrated. I didn't see anything innovative in the characters or the way that the shots were created. Even the relatively unknown "Black Narcissus" kicks its butt 10 times over. Pressberger is awesome!
     
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    Great film. And Nick Hoult is great in Skins.
     

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