What are your three movies?

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  1. harveypooka macrumors 65816

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    We had some strong gales last week and one of my windows nearly blew out from the wall. This showered my entire DVD collection in dust and dirt. I took them all down, dusted them and have been putting them back tonight. This got me thinking as I was putting them back on the shelves in no particular order...what three movies do you have sitting next to each other that are interesting, make a strange collection or say something about you?

    Here's mine...

    Independence Day | Solaris (Tarkovsky) | Lost In Translation

    Independence Day was good when it came out, great fun, but has lost most of it's shine now.

    Solaris is a brilliant film, from a brilliant book by Stanislaw Lem about a mysterious planet. The line that made the film for me: "We don't want to conquer space at all. We want to expand Earth endlessly. We don't want other worlds; we want a mirror. We seek contact and will never achieve it. We are in the foolish position of a man striving for a goal he fears and doesn't want. Man needs man!". It was most recently re-done by Steven Soderbergh with George Clooney and is also worth a watch.

    Lost in Translation is a great film by Sophia Coppola (her best in my opinion) following two characters, wonderfully acted, who are lost in translation.
     
  2. Phat_Pat macrumors 68000

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    3 movies sitting next to each other thats kinda a weird group....

    Cars | Requiem For a Dream | Chappelles Show


    kinda a weird mix.....

    cars is a great movie that makes me chuckle.

    requiem is amazing... and should be shown to middle schools (will make then never wanna touch drugs... mind u they'll be screwed up in the head for years but hell.. they'll be drug free!)

    and Chappelles show is just hilarious
     
  3. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    well i keep my dvds in a dvd folder thing.....but my three favorites are:

    Blade
    Underworld
    Talladega Nights
     
  4. pink-pony115 macrumors regular

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    The Queen, Matchpoint, Marie Antoinette (only for the imagery, not the plot)
     
  5. steamboat26 macrumors 65816

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    Just 3- this will be tough, first ones that come to my mind are

    Snatch
    Fight Club
    Lord of the Rings
     
  6. sikkinixx macrumors 68020

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    Baseketball
    American Psycho (book is about 100 times better though)
    Debbie Does Dallas 2000....
    errr..
    I mean, Aladdin
     
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  8. Oryan macrumors 6502a

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    Fight Club
    Return of the King
    Million Dollar Baby

    V for Vendetta is really close to making the list. I'm sure I've probably forgotten some movies I really like.
     
  9. ezekielrage_99 macrumors 68040

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    Underworld
    Valentine
    Eyes Wide Shut (just to be different)


    I was going to say Fight Club, but it seems everyone else beat me to it.....
     
  10. AlexH macrumors 68000

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    Robin Hood Men in Tights | Karate Kid | Office Space

    Wax on... Wax off...
     
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    Whoa, this is harder than I thought.
    My DVDs just kinda float around between five rooms.
    Well, my top three are:

    The Matrix, 1999
    The Princess Bride, 1987
    Grease, 1978

    I would have included "Cleopatra", 1963 with Elizabeth Taylor, but during filming they continually ran over budget, which caused the suits at Fox to come down hard on Marilyn Monroe to finish "Something's Got To Give" so they could finance the completion of "Cleopatra" with the ticket sales. And it can be, and has been, said that the added pressure was probably a contributing factor to her suicide. So that makes me love and hate "Cleopatra" and Liz.

    In the end I just don't know what I want. But I know why I like the movies that intrigue me.
     
  13. bozigle macrumors regular

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    I guess you can leave me alone couple of weeks with just

    The Rocky Horror Picture Show
    Star Wars 5: The Empire strikes back
    March of the Penguins


    bozigle
     
  14. bartelby macrumors Core

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    Requiem For A Dream
    Crash (the JG Ballard one)
    Secretary
     
  15. iBlue macrumors Core

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    Sin City
    L4yer Cake
    Green Wing (season 1)

    We've got a buncha DVDs but something about those movies against a guy dancing in his underwear and playing the flute seemed funny.
     
  16. bartelby macrumors Core

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    You have a Jethro Tull DVD?:confused: :confused:
     
  17. iBlue macrumors Core

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    haha no (but I like them) I'm referring to this. ok technically I think that's a recorder, not a flute. ooops, sorry Ian Anderson.
     
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    Edward Scissorhands
    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
    Blow

    Huge Johnny Depp fan!! :p
     
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    hehe. Now this will be strange...

    24 Hour Party People - Armageddon - War of the Worlds (50's film version)

    24 Hour Party People because it's so great. Funny, explains about the Manchester music scene blah blah. Coogan is mint in this.
    Armageddon... I was looking through amazons DVD list and just said "oh I liked that film", so me mum bought it :D
    War of the Worlds. Scares me. Really gave me nightmares as a kid.

    Got some more like Dogtanian (rare kids cartoon) and the whole Spooks collection.
     
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    Probably...

    The Big Lebowski
    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
    Amelie
     
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    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
    The Graduate
    Leaving Las Vegas
     
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    The Pick of Destiny
    Star Trek series
    Aliens series (Not AvP)

    and as a runner up...
    Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Khazakstan -NOT!
     
  24. interlaced macrumors 6502a

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    I recently got a Delicious Library and also took all my DVDs out and dusted them off. An odd triple that I came across was:

    The Believer, Ghost World, and Scarface.
     

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