What is the best movie of all time

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  1. MacNut macrumors Core

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    Just wondering what people think is the best movie ever made, and of all the best picture Oscars, what one is the all time best picture. My personal favorite movie is Almost Famous.
     
  2. topicolo macrumors 68000

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    I would have to say that it's toss up between Braveheart, Spartacus, Gladiator, Saving Private Ryan. I'm a sucker for epics
     
  3. trebblekicked macrumors 6502a

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    i'm going to say "the general" by buster keaton is the best movie of all time. my favorite best-picture winner might be gandhi.
     
  4. Oirectine macrumors regular

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    Hmm my personal favourite movie at the moment is probably Platoon. Great movie, powerful, moving, has something to teach. Not a very happy 2 hours though.
     
  5. Squire macrumors 68000

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    One of my favorites is "The Shawshank Redemption."

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    One of the dumbest movies would be "Tremors"
    Favorite horror "Texas Chainsaw Massacre"
    Drama "American Beauty"
    Action "The Rock"
    Comedy "Airplane"
     
  7. Opteron macrumors 6502

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    But of course.
    Also:
    The Rock
    Red Dragon/Silence of the Lambs
    The Burbs
    Labyrinth
    Gangs of New York
    LOTR I/II/III
    Face Off
    The Matrix
    The Terminator/T2 Judgement Day
    The Abyss (Special Edition)

    Best Bond Film
    Man with the Golden Gun

    So many good films Can't pic one :(
    And how could I forget American Beauty, and Toy Story.
     
  8. Daveman Deluxe macrumors 68000

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    1. Dr. Strangelove or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
    2. The Princess Bride
    3. Monsters, Inc.
    4. The Pianist
    5. A Beautiful Mind
     
  9. altair macrumors regular

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    No one has mentioned:

    The Godfather series which is considered #1 by some rating service, internet movie database or something.

    My personal favorite, The Usual Suspects.

    Anyone seen Once Upon a Time in the West? Awsome movie.

    And yeah, someone mentioned Shawshank Redemption.

    Umm no offense to whoever posted em, but I dont know if any Nick Cage movie should be considered "great" hehe.
     
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    The Rock is a good Nick Cage movie or is that more because of Sean Connery
     
  11. Savage Henry macrumors 65816

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    Sorry, but mine are a mix of the cliché and the groundbreaking:

    -Citizan Kane
    -Third Man
    -One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
    -Brazil
    -Pulp Fiction
    -2001: A Space Odyssey


    Formula films annoy me beyond belief. But even then, that annoyance pales into insignificance by those movies that pretend to be based on true major historical events, but are so wildly inaccurate that they should have just admitted they are only in it for the money and the accolades. I'm not going to name particular films, but Braveheart and Titanic knows who I’m talking about! :mad:
     
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    Ah yes good ole Stanely Kubreck dont forget Eyes Wide Shut
     
  13. MacNut thread starter macrumors Core

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    One of the greatest has got to be The Shinning, Jack is the best in that movie
     
  14. Thanatoast macrumors 6502a

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    I'm not sure it's even possible to pick "the greatest movie of all time". There's just too many factors to take into account.

    You could pic one based on epic grandiosity, or spectacle, or story, or the connection it makes with an audience, or the truth it may speak about the human condition, or some combination of some or all. Or none. And everyone would disagree.

    I can only give you a few favorites:

    Requiem for a Dream - watching this is like getting hit by a truck. i wanna say more, but i think it would be better if you just watched it

    Princess Bride - every line in this movie is quotable. :) pure fun

    Trainspotting - dunno, just cuz

    Quills - a fictional account of the Marqui de Sade's time in a sanatorium

    Empire Records - breakfast club for the 90's

    The Breakfast Club - best teen movie ever, period

    Amadeus - salieri is such a great character. so full of questions, beliefs, prejudices, dreams. i think everybody feels like salieri sometimes.

    Seven Samurai - another just cuz

    Van Wilder - :D

    Macross Plus - a story about three friends who have a violent falling out, then come together seven years later and are forced to confront what happened. but it's anime, so it's set against a backround of giant robots and an ai-controlled pop singer. first anime i watched, still the best
     
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    I'm with the few who mentioned "Shawshank Redemption", and "A Beautiful Mind".

    I'd like to add to the fray:

    American Beauty
    The Usual Suspects
    LA Confidential
    The Untouchables
    The Right Stuff
    Strictly Ballroom
    Jerry Maguire
    The Sting
    Alien
    Blade Runner
    Trading Places
    Highlander

    ALL-TIME WORST FILMS:

    Darkman (and it's spawn of crap sequels)
    Battlefield Earth
    ANY sequel to Highlander
    The majority of pretentious Robert Altman films.
     
  16. iGav macrumors G3

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    Vertigo
    Dirty Harry
    Pi
    2001

    are all pretty good... ;)
     
  17. gerror macrumors 6502

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    I would say The Big Lebowski is my all time favorite.
    "you wanna toe? I can het you a toe"
     
  18. Squire macrumors 68000

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    A couple of people have mentioned that. Funny, I used to belong to a different Internet community (a sort of free help site) where the guy who wrote that was a contributor. I've never seen it but have only heard good things about it.

    A couple others:

    Ocean's Eleven- (the remake) I just found it really entertaining.
    Life is Beautiful- Didn't think a comedy about the holocaust was possible.
    Presumed Innocent- Great book, great movie.
    Rob Roy- Braveheart seems to grab all the attention. This one was a classic, too.

    I'm trying to think of a great sci-fi movie. One that I thought was great was Gattaca. Anyone else see that?

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    "INCONCEIVABLE!!!"


    "You keepa using that word - I donna think it means what you THINK it means..."


    :D
     
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    no one has chosen any jackie chan movies :eek: but im gonna have to choose LOTR since im a fantasy fanatic... even tho some fight scenes go by a little too fast for me heheh
     
  21. MongoTheGeek macrumors 68040

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    So many good ones...
    Beauty and the Beast(watch it with Tie Me Up Tie Me Down and look for parallels)
    Highlander
    The Seven Samurai
    Metropolis
    New Jack City
    Wag the Dog
    Princess Bride
    Ghost Dog
    Labyrinth (Gave me a crush on Jennifer Connelly for a long time)
    Batman (Jack Nicholson at his Jack-est)
    Hudson Hawk (Its a love it or hate it flick.)
     
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    In no particullar order:

    Final Fantasy
    Apocalypse Now
    Bladerunner
    Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
    Ben Hur
    K Pax
    One Flew over the Cuckoos Nest
     
  23. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

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    "2001: A Space Odyssey". Movies don't get much deeper than that.
     
  24. DavidFDM macrumors regular

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    My choices for best (not favorite) movie . . .

    1. To Kill A Mockingbird
    2. Philadelphia
    3. Empire of the Sun
    4. Brazil

    I think this is a very hard question as we are all products of our times. It is very hard to divorce yourself from your time to objectively rate movies.

    - David
     
  25. toaster_oven macrumors regular

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    My all-time favorites:

    1 - Wings of Desire (i absolutely love this movie... i think everyone should see it... but it could possibly be classified as an "intellectual" movie, so if you aren't into that sort of thing....)

    and in no particular order:

    Le Trou (french film about a prison break, probably one of the best suspense films i've ever seen)

    The Seven Samurai, Yojimbo (Kurosawa, classic epics)

    Rear Window, Vertigo (Hitchcock)

    Paths of Glory, Dr. Strangelove (Kubrick)

    The Seventh Seal (has the classic scene of the knight playing chess with death)

    Alphaville (wierd existential film noir set in the future)

    A Shot in the Dark

    Delicatessen

    -the toaster
     

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