What's your fav. movie(s)?

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  1. funkywhat2 macrumors 6502a

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    I saw a thread on this a while ago, but I figured time to start fresh. What are you favorite movies? Do you have any favorite director/producer/actor?
    Here's mine:
    Movies - Pink Flamingos, Dr. Strangelove, Clerks, Hard Day's Night and A Clockwork Orange. The Graduate was good too.
    Directors - Krubrick, John Waters
    Producer - ?
    Actor - Peter Sellers

    Notice any parallels in there? :D :p
     
  2. RBMaraman macrumors 65816

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    Movies: The Usual Suspects, Snatch, Memento, Insomnia (Just to name a few).

    Directors: Guy Ritchie, Christopher Nolan.

    Actors: Al Pacino, Robert De Niro.
     
  3. scem0 macrumors 604

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    .Movies -

    1. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
    2. Iron Monkey
    3. The Matrix
    4. THe matrix Reloaded (I know... I know... but it will be)

    Fav director - yuen wu ping

    Actors -
    1. Zhang zi yi
    2. Michelle Yeoh
    3. Jackie Chan
    4. Donnie Yen
    6. Jet Li

    As you can probably tell, I am a kung fu movie freak ;) :D

    Oh, and btw, those are in no particular order.
     
  4. King Cobra macrumors 603

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    That short films thread wasn't exactly short.

    This is my short DVD list:

    Tommy Boy
    Home Alone 1 & 2
    Speed (the original)
    Volcano
    The Net
    Bluestreak
    Lean On Me
    Terminator 2
    Spaceballs
     
  5. mc68k macrumors 68000

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    Fight Club (1999) 10
    Léon (1994) 10
    Pulp Fiction (1994) 10
    Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) 10
    Shawshank Redemption, The (1994) 10
    Star Wars (1977) 10
    2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) 9
    Dances with Wolves (1990) 9
    Empire of the Sun (1987) 9
    Little Big Man (1970) 9
    Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The (2001) 9
    Matrix, The (1999) 9
    Memento (2000) 9
    Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) 9
    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) 9
    Psycho (1960) 9
    Sixth Sense, The (1999) 9
    Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) 9

    just copied from my IMDb list. this is what i would rate them /10.

    i have a lot of favorite actors/actresses, strengths in different areas. it's hard to rate art forms as 'favorite', i just enjoy some people more than others. it would be easier for me to say who i don't like because i like so many directors/actor/actresses styles.
     
  6. P-Worm macrumors 68020

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    The Matrix movies that are coming out. :D

    P-Worm
     
  7. Vector macrumors 6502a

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    Leon (The Professional)
    Subway
    La Femme Nikita
    The Fifth Element
    All of the above by Luc Besson

    Pi
    Timecode
    Run Lola Run (Tykwer)
    The Princess and The Warrior (Tykwer)

    The Spanish Prisoner (Mamet)
    Ronin (Mamet)
    Payback (Frankenhiemer)
    Bladerunner (Scott)
    Dr. Strangelove: Or How I learned to Stop Worrying and Love The Bomb
    Anything else by Kubrick

    These are part of my dvd collection, but not all.

    Favorite Directors:

    Luc Besson
    Tom Tykwer
    John Frankerhiemer
    Ridley Scott
    David Mamet
    Stanley Kubrick

    Favorite Movie Composer: Eric Serra (he's good, he did the music for Goldeneye, the Fifth Element, La Femme Nikita, The Big Blue, Subway, Leon, and several other movies)
     
  8. Macette macrumors 6502

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    yeah, subway... awesome.

    hiroshima mon amour

    in the mood for love

    rear window

    vertigo

    les enfants du paradis

    high society

    the princess bride

    stand by me

    the quiet american (current fave)

    directors: hitchcock, and a whole lot of others. philip noyce for his two most recent.

    actors: clive owen? he cute. meg ryan. she cute.
     
  9. Vector macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah it is a great movie. It has great cinematography considering how little plot there actually is to the movie. Eric Serra did the music for it and the two main songs (the ones that christopher lambert's character writes and has the band play.
     
  10. wdlove macrumors P6

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    Director: Alfred Hitchcock, Ridley Scott, George Lucas, & Steven Spielberg
     
  11. jefhatfield Retired

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    wow. we have a lot in common

    for a short concise action flick, raiders of the lost ark is one of the greats...literally, non stop action...the mummy comes close

    dances with wolves really stands alone as kevin costner's best work

    the matrix takes me somewhere else and is a good escapist movie...i have not seen the sequel but i look forward to it

    cuckoo's nest put nicholson on the map...great work

    i also like the foreign red, white, blue trilogy

    the english patient

    forrest gump

    awakenings

    when harry met sally

    men's club

    and many, many others...too numerous to list
     
  12. mc68k macrumors 68000

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    sadly my parents sheltered me from anything with the R rating up until a few years ago. so most of my favorite films i discovered within the last few years. damn shame, most good movies are rated R.
     
  13. GrandShenlong macrumors member

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    Fave Actors: Jet Li, Jodie Foster

    Fave Movies:
    The Matrix Quadrilogy
    LOTR Trilogy
    Once Upon a Time in China series
    Contact
    A Walk To Remember
    My Father is a Hero (Jet Li)
    Shaolin Soccer (only the last third of it)
     
  14. tcolling macrumors member

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    Savannah Smiles

    It's a Wonderful Life

    Family Man

    Blues Brothers

    Pay It Forward

    Fletch

    When Harry Met Sally

    Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

    Star Wars

    Any one of the Playboy Wet 'n' Wild Series
    (Ok, just kidding on the last one, but I didn't want you think I was a TOTAL goody-two-shoes)
     
  15. SumDumGuy macrumors regular

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    Here we go in no particular order:

    Friday
    Princess Mononoke
    Lord of the Rings (FOTR & TT)
    Angel Heart (DeNiro IS Satan)
    Crusty Demons of Dirt (Freestyle MX series)
    Snatch
    Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels
    Duece Bigelow: Male Gigolo
    ANYTHING Directed by Stanley Kubrick
    American History X
    Me, Myself & Irene
     
  16. drastik macrumors 6502a

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    Man, I can't even begin with the movie list, I love them too much. (My DVD collection just topped four hundred last week, of course, thats with help from the girlfriend)

    In no order, though, I'll give you directors and some of my favs fom them:

    Wes Anderson (All of them, Tennanbaums the is the best)

    Akira Kurosawa (Most of them, Dreams and Seven Samurai are the best, and Roshiman.)

    Cohen Brothers (Big Lebowski, Miller's Crossing, Oh Brother)

    Darren Aronofsky (Pi, Requiem For a Dream)

    Dario Argento (Suspiria )

    There's more, but I'm trying to pick he best, more later.
     
  17. Spike Spiegel macrumors regular

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    a lot of mine have been posted already, but here goes:
    Shawshank Redemption(flawless movie)
    Dr. Strangelove(Absolute genius, peter sellers and kubrik rock!)
    Princess Mononoké
    Spirited Away
    American History X(Ed Norton makes almost any movie better)
    Event Horizon(the coolest sets in any movie)
    The Big Night
    State and Main
    Run Lola Run
    Following(Christopher Nolan's first)
    Memento
    Enemy of the State
    The Big Lebowski
    Braveheart
    Suicide Kings(Christopher Walken reaches new levels of creepiness)
    Army of Darkness
    Evil Dead 2
    Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
    The Wedding Banquet
    The Sixth Sense
    12 Monkeys(nothing like tango music to set a mood)
    Subway(just for Lambert's really weird character)
    Star Trek: Nemesis
    The Cell
    The Ring(the only movie i was ever scared by)
    Harold and Maude
    Cowboy Bebop(best animé ever)
    Neon Genesis: Evangellion
    Clerks
    Mallrats
    Dogma
    Say Anything
    Office Space
    High Fidelity
    Wonder Boys
    Home For the Holidays
    The Ref
    Saving Private Ryan
    Three Kings
    Nine Queens
    Annie Hall
    Hannah and Her Sisters(the best line about nazis ever)
    Most Woody Allen movies
    Pi
    The Matrix
    Pulp Fiction
    Resevoir Dogs
    Trainspotting
    Eat Drink, Man Woman
    East is East
    Double Happiness
    Blackhawk Down(Really intense)
    Fellowship of the Ring
    The Two Towers
    Duck Soup(The first two-thirds, anyway)
    Primal Fear
    Fight Club
    The Insider(Russel Crowe's best performance)
    Gladiator
    Proof
    The Interview(this and proof, both Hugo Weaving movies[agent smith])
    The list goes on, but i cant remember any more right now. Im off to frolic in the snow.
     
  18. Spike Spiegel macrumors regular

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    the red white and blue trilogy is good, but its kind of a downer.
    i forgot to mention some more recent ones ive seen.
    about schmidt(nicholson's best performance)
    adaptation(fantastic movie, good on so many levels)
     
  19. Spike Spiegel macrumors regular

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    i just cant seem to shut up, last post, i promise!:D
    i had to mention Akira Kurosawa and Wes Anderson(Drastik, Tenenbaums IS the best)
     
  20. KVH macrumors newbie

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    Let's see,
    Stand By Me
    Full Metal jacket
    Friday
    The Fifth Element
    Berry Gordy's The Last Dragon
    The Terminator
    Conan Movies
    The Predator
    The Wraith
    To name just a few off the top of my head.
     
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    oh some others re: jack

    as good as it gets
    easy rider
    hoffa
    and i have yet to see about schimdt...i hear it's great
     
  22. drastik macrumors 6502a

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    Man I love Tenebaums, I'll probably have to wtch it today. Anything reminds me of that movie is great and makes me want to see it again. I'm with you on almost all of your choices too, and the others I just haven't seen yet. Used to have a Film professor named Spiegel in Boston, wierd, huh?
     
  23. springscansing macrumors 6502a

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    A Clockwork Orange still holds a place in my heart. :)

    I liked Vanilla Skies too.. and Clerks, haha.

    I haven't really seen a lot of movies though, so I do not have a good list or anything, but Full Metal Jacket, and most any Kubrick film (except the Shining) are simply amazing.
     
  24. jelloshotsrule macrumors G3

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    bottle rocket
    office space
    royal tenenbaums
    rushmore
    seven
    zoolander
    meet the parents
    saving silverman
    lord of the rings 1.2.
    groundhog day
    seven samurai
    ice age

    spirited away was awesome. can't wait to see it again.
     
  25. Spike Spiegel macrumors regular

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    that IS weird. however, i got my user name from the animé series Cowboy Bebop, which, if anyone hasnt seen, i highly recommend.
     

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