Your favorite movies thread!

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Chacala_Nayarit, Oct 29, 2005.

  1. Chacala_Nayarit macrumors 6502


    Oct 6, 2005
    Lakewood, Washington
    What are your favorite movies? Provide links or description, it's up to you. Have fun! :)

    Here's the DVDs I cannot live without, well you get it:

    1. Y Tu Mamá También

    The lives of Julio and Tenoch, like those of seventeen-year old boys everywhere, are ruled by raging hormones, intense friendships, and a headlong rush into adulthood. Not only a sexy movie, but intelligent too. Compares and contrasts the difference between the ultrawealthy and poor of Mexico.

    2. Dirt (2003)

    Dolores is a Salvadorean illegal immigrant working as a housemaid in New York City. Under the constant fear of likely deportation. Filmed in NYC and Metapan, El Salvador.

    3. Amores Perros

    Filmed entirely in Mexico City. If want to see Mexico City this is the movie.

    A horrific car accident connects three stories, each involving characters dealing with loss, regret, and life's harsh realities, all in the name of love. Three different stories in today's Mexico mix with very few common elements. The characters belong to different social categories, and nothing connects them at first sight, excepting the feeling of un-happiness, and - yes - dogs. Dogs play an important role in all three stories.

    4. Donnie Darko

    Wake up, I've been watching you. Come closer. The world is going to end in 28 days, 6 hours, 42 minutes, and 12 seconds. ;)
    Pay close attention, you might miss something. Most people have too watch this movie twice to comprehend.

    5. Bossa Nova

    In this tumultuous love merry-go-round, with funny cultural and linguistic mishaps, love is the big winner, as well as Rio de Janeiro's stunning landscapes, to the tune of Bossa Nova.

    6. Motorcycle Diaries

    Let the world change you, and you can change the world. The story of Che's journey through South America.
  2. clayj macrumors 604


    Jan 14, 2005
    visiting from downstream
    Alien, Aliens, Blade Runner, The Matrix (and its sequels), Fight Club, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Memento.

    For descriptions, see
  3. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

    Jul 4, 2004
    • Blue Velvet
    • Wild at Heart
    • The Elephant Man
    • Eraserhead
    • Mulholland Drive
    • Lost Highway
    • Fire Walk with Me
    • Dune
    • The Straight Story


    • Lord of the Rings (extended versions)
    • Dead Ringers (and almost all of Cronenberg's efforts)
    • Goodfellas, Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, Casino...
    • Manhattan, Annie Hall, Sleeper...
    • Jaws
    • Raise the Red Lantern, House of Flying Daggers, Hero
    • Dr. Strangelove, 2001, Clockwork Orange, Barry Lyndon, Full Metal Jacket..
    • Apocalypse Now, The Godfathers 1 & 2...
    • The Exorcist
  4. joepunk macrumors 68030


    Aug 5, 2004
    a profane existence
    2001: A Space Odyssey
    Blade Runner
    Powwow Highway
    The Birds
    Attack of The The Eye Creatures
    Black Hawk Down
    Das Boot
    Aguirre, The Wrath of God (anything by Werner Herzog)
  5. sushi Moderator emeritus


    Jul 19, 2002
    Lot's of good movies already listed.

    I would add:

    The Dish

  6. dubbz macrumors 68020


    Sep 3, 2003
    Alta, Norway
    I'd never have guessed :p

    I'll have to see it once to find out what it's all about...

    My favorites:

    - The Lord of the Ring (all three, extended)
    - The Matrix (the first one)
    - The Butterfly Effect
    - Sin City
    - Terminator 2

    Uhm... there's more, but I don't remember at the moment...
  7. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
  8. Lacero macrumors 604


    Jan 20, 2005
    I'll have to add:

    E.T. The Extra Terrestrial
    • Spielberg has said this is his all-time personal favorite movie, and I'll have to agree with him. It's a timeless tale of friendship and compassion, bringing hope that there is intelligent, benevolent lifeforms in the universe. A great story with heart and totally kick ass cinematography.

    Beauty and The Beast
    • The only animated feature film to be nominated for a Best Picture Oscar. I heard the soundtrack to this movie many times before actually seeing the movie. Boy, was I delighted to have actually seen the film. Belle is beautiful and her voice so soft. I cried several times during the 4 times I saw the film at the cinema. Just a great film.

    Finding Nemo
    • Saw the Apple trailer for this movie. Didn't think too much of it. But another Pixar/Disney classic with the right balance of heart and comedy.

    Star Wars (A New Hope & Empire Strikes Back)
    • No need to explain.

    Batman Begins
    • The best Batman film to date. Chris Nolan brought a level of seriousness and believability to the Dark Knight. Awesome screenplay. Exceptionally shot and edited. And the sound design and effects editing are top notch.

    • "Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together - mass hysteria." LOL. Can't forget the giant marshmallow man. :)

    Terms of Endearment
    • If you don't cry watching this movie, you have a heart of stone. Jeff Daniels plays the biggest jerk of his career. Debra Winger and Shirley MacLaine give Oscar winning performances in a movie that is truly touching.

    Dances with Wolves
    • One of Kevin Costner's rare films where he is not pretentious. At nearly 3 hours in length, the movie isn't long enough.

    Gone With the Wind
    • Definitely the greatest movie of all-time. The extreme running length of the movie makes repeated watchings difficult, but how can one not fall in love with Scarlett O'Hara?

    I could watch these movies repeatedly and love it more and more each time. They are the comfort food of cinema. :p
  9. DeSnousa macrumors 68000


    Jan 20, 2005
    Brisbane, Australia
    Yeah I'm the same, I guess it is because it shows the terrible things about war and what is occurring in Africa.

    Other favourites.
    -Kiss of the dragon.
    -Man on fire.
    -Lord of the rings.

    Got tons more but can't remember :( The one listed above were seen recently thus came to my head :rolleyes:
  10. ~Shard~ macrumors P6


    Jun 4, 2003
    A lot of my favorites have already been listed, but here goes anyway. I know I'm leaving out some, but it's late... :cool:

    Terminator 2
    Usual Suspects
    The Matrix (only the original one, not the sequels which didn't live up to their potential ;))
    Batman Begins
    Blade Runner
    The Thing (John Carpenter)
    Fight Club
    Empire Strikes Back
    LOTR Trilogy
    and I don't know why, but Blade II :eek:

    More to come, I'm sure...
  11. dubbz macrumors 68020


    Sep 3, 2003
    Alta, Norway
    Have to confess that I liked that one too. Must be the vampire thing or something :eek:
  12. joepunk macrumors 68030


    Aug 5, 2004
    a profane existence
    I like the movie because it was not a pro-war nor was it an anti-war movie. To me it was about one group of soldiers in a situation that went terribly up s**t's creek. Nor was is it full of patriotic jargon IMO.
  13. Chundles macrumors G4


    Jul 4, 2005
    -The Castle (Best Aussie Comedy film ever)
    -Finding Neverland
    -Gettin' Square
    -Life of Brian
    -On The Beach (yeah, it's a telemovie but a damn good one, just so bleak)
    -Pirates of the Caribbean
    -love actually
    -When Harry met Sally
    -De Gudfudda
    -De Gudfudda too
    -Silence of the Lambs
    -Kill Bill 1&2
    -Requiem for a Dream (wouldn't see it again but,'s brutal)
    -Monty Python and the Holy Grail
    -O Brother, where art thou?
    -Human Traffic
  14. DeSnousa macrumors 68000


    Jan 20, 2005
    Brisbane, Australia
    I knew I was missing something, could not agree any more. It was a film that many could laugh with and relate to, compared to some Hollywood comedy.
  15. bartelby macrumors Core

    Jun 16, 2004
    Fine selection there!!

    Add Gus Van Sant's films and you've got my list
  16. AlBDamned macrumors 68030


    Mar 14, 2005
    I'd have to go with the Godfather Pts I & II. Have never been so amazed by acting as by Al Pacino in that film.

    Others include LOTR for its sheer scale and achievement, T2 (an action film masterclass), Toy Story (all-round genius), Gladiator (the most epic epic), both Bill & Ted's (just make me laugh), Boyz in The Hood (powerful, watched it when I was about 13 and had to watch it again straight after), all Bruce Lee films and.....

    Point Break (no idea why I just think its good!). Sure there's more.

    Particularly bad films I'll always watch part of if they're on Tv include Under Siege, and anything with Arnie shooting a gun.
  17. rosalindavenue macrumors 6502a


    Dec 13, 2003
    Virginia, USA
    Godfather I and II (the DVD's with the Coppola commentary may be the ultimate film experience)
    Raising Arizona (still the funniest movie ever made)
    LOTR extended editions (Fellowship is the best)
    Star Wars and Empire Strikes Back
    Citizen Kane
    North by Northwest
  18. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus


    Mar 10, 2004
    Bergen, Norway
    The LOTR movies are probably the best movies to date. Haven't seen the extended versions yet, but even the regular versions are awesome.

    I also genuinely liked The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, but I know that's a big "nah" for many. ;)

    Other great movies: The Shawshank Redemption, The Godfather I & II, Star Wars III, IV, V & VI and all the other obvious ones you find on IMDb Top 250.

    More unlikely recommendations might be found in the Must See Movies-thread. In addition to my additions to that thread (;)) I also want to mention the last good film I saw, the slightly quirky Love Actually written and directed by Richard Curtis. Excellent movie! I cannot stand PC American romantic comedies, but the Brits** know how to do it. :)

    ** Yes, I know Richard Curtis is technically a kiwi, but still... ;)
  19. scem0 macrumors 604


    Jul 16, 2002
    back in NYC!
    "Ritchie!!!!!" That damn woman haunts me in my nightmares. The movie was good, but I hated that damn dog and her shrieking.

  20. Deepdale macrumors 68000


    May 4, 2005
    New York
    Godfather 1 & 2
    This trio of excellent Kirk Douglas movies: Last Train From Gun Hill, Detective Story and Town Without Pity.

    In TWP, Kirk plays the part of Major Garrett, an attorney assigned to defend U.S. soldiers stationed in Germany accused of raping a young girl (Christine Kaufman, who later married Tony Curtis). After he questions the men, Kirk delivers one of his memorable lines in the movie with the unique intensity that made him special: "You guys are as guilty as sin. I ought to kill you myself."
  21. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia

    Yeah, completely agree. It was a positive comedy, not a negative one. :)
  22. ~Shard~ macrumors P6


    Jun 4, 2003
    I just found the action and the story and everything really cool. It was silly and over-the-top, (I guess it was a comic book after all!) but they knew it, especially Snipes, and played off it. And Snipes was such a bastard in it too... ;) I found myself laughing a lot at the corny material, yet that added to my enjoyment. The other Blade movies didn't do that for me. What can I say... :cool:
  23. w_parietti22 macrumors 68020

    Apr 16, 2005
    Seattle, WA
    -Forrest Gump
    -Oceans 11
    -A Beautiful Mind
    -The Constant Gardner

    And for some reason those are the only ones I can think of right now.
  24. watcher2001 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 9, 2005
    38° 12'47.72" N 85° 31'54.63" W
    Even though I have "A Few Good Men" on DVD if I am flipping through channels and it is on I will stop. It can be 15 minutes in or halfway through. Does not matter, I will stop and watch it from that point on. This is the only movie I can say this for.
  25. zap2 macrumors 604


    Mar 8, 2005
    Washington D.C
    -Forest Gump
    -CastWay(Wilson! Wilson!, I'm Sorry:D )
    -Star Wars 1-6:)

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