What are Some of Your Favorite Movies?

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  1. Dmac77 macrumors 68020

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    The title says it all.

    My List:

    - The Last Emperor
    - The Savages
    - Juno
    - House of Flying Daggers
    - Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
    - Ocean's 11, 12, 13
    - The "Bourne" Trilogy

    Don
     
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    -juno
    -superbad (was pretty funny)
    -Rent
    -Blood Diamond
    -An inconvinent Truth
     
  3. Dmac77 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I enjoyed all of those sans "An Inconvenient Truth"

    I don't believe that I forgot to include "Pineapple Express" in my list, it is the funniest movie I have ever seen. I was LMAO in the theater.

    Don
     
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    Off the top of my head, these come to mind:
    • Casablanca
    • The Dish
    • Hitch
    • Serenity
    • Wild Geese
    • To Sir, With Love
    • Remember the Titans
    • Air America
     
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    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.
    Lord of the Rings Trilogy.
    Terminator 2.
    Blow.
    American Psyco.
    American History X.
    The Patriot.
    Braveheart.
    Harry Potter films 4 and 5.

    Just a few I can think of at the moment. I try not to get dragged into the whole "intellectual" film watching thing and just watch what I enjoy rather than something with some deep message or something.
     
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    I like:
    • Children of Men
    • Requiem for a Dream
    • Transamerica
    • Wet Hot American Summer
    • Mysterious Skin
    • The Chumscrubber
    • Romeo and Juliet (the modern one that had those scenes that didn't make any sense because what they were saying was misinterpreted by the director)
     
  7. wvuwhat macrumors 65816

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    The movies I enjoy that I wouldn't want my friends to know:
    -Dan in Real Life
    -To Kill a Mockingbird
    -Just Friends
    -Big Daddy
    -Fever Pitch

    The movies that I list as my favorite on Facebook (which are still my top movies)
    -Shooter
    -The Rock
    -Oceans 11 & 13
    -21
    -Rounders
    -Boondock Saints
     
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    Sorry, I forgot the best movie I've seen all year. "Forgetting Sarah Marshall." It helped that I had just broken up with my girlfriend of 3 years.
     
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    - Quadrophenia, That'll be the Day (and pretty much any British coming of age film)
    - Hot Fuzz
    - Leon
    - Dead Mans Shoes
    - Them 2 new Batman films
    - Land Before Time (the first un)

    Probably more but I can't remember.
     
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    The Sting
    12 Angry Men
    Fargo
    Ocean's 11
    Inherit the Wind
    The Princess Bride
    Dogma
    40 Year Old Virgin
    The Usual Suspects
    The Full Monty
     
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    • Blade Runner (pretty dang tame for an R)
    • Dear Frankie
    • Top Gun
    • Strictly Ballroom
    • Minority Report

    and a couple of classics:
    • Casablanca
    • North by Northwest

    I know there's more but it fails me at present. An Inconvenient Truth was good because it got a lot of people to wake up to global warming and pollution. It's not one of my favourites only for the fact it's not really a movie movie (you know?) - and it's dated material. I would list it on a 'Must-see' list though..
     
  14. DigiCatRedux macrumors member

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    Some of my personal Faves, no particular order:

    LOTR Trilogy.
    The Guns of Navarone
    Schindlers List
    Galaxy Quest
    Ferris Buellers Day Off
    Castle in the Sky (and most anything else by Hayao Miyazaki)
    Swordfish

    ...and likely 6 dozen others I can't think of right now.
     
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    Agree with raggedjimmi about British coming of age films (European ones usually have that bitter sweet flavour, too) and with Melrose about An Inconvenient Truth.

    My own personal favourites, the ones I have been bowled over by, tend to be European. Anyway, here are some which really took my breath away when I first saw them, few rank as "entertainment", but they are formidable films.
    Indochine (Catherine Deneuve, absolutely incredible, beautifully shot and wonderful story)
    My Life As A Dog (another bitter sweet coming of age movie)
    Jesus of Montreal (possibly the most intelligent and thoughtful take on the story of Christ that I have seen on film)
    Au Revoir Les Enfants (another haunting coming of age movie, set in a boarding school in war time France)
    The Third Man (classy subtle movie from start to finish; great score too, based on a story by Graham Greene)
    Lone Star (proof that intelligent, thought-provoking, multi-layered movies can come from the US, a great movie by John Sayles).

    For entertainment, I have to cite Quentin Tarantino, (Pulp Fiction and Jackie Brown), and Monty Python (Holy Grail, Life of Brian especially); LOTR is excellent, too. Re Star Trek, I feel that some of the individual episodes of the respective TV series' were actually better than the movies, special effects budgets notwithstanding.
    I'm sure that others will occur to me. Cheers
     
  16. ghall macrumors 68040

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    This has always been a question I've had trouble with.

    Here's a list of the ones I enjoy the most:

    -King Kong (Peter Jackson's version)
    -The Great Dictator
    -Star Wars (Episodes 2-6)
    -The Lord of the Rings
    -Batman Begins
    -Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
    -Zoolander
    -Raiders of the Lost Ark
    -The Nightmare Before Christmas
    -Pirates of the Caribbean
    -National Treasure

    And finally...
    Pokemon: The First Movie..I kid, I kid. :)
     
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    Also enjoyed Brassed Off (local film) and Rat. And now I think that's it! I've seen a fair few films but not many I'd like to watch again.

    And dare I say... What Women Want? :D
     
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    Trainspotting
    Memento
    The Matrix
    Fight Club
    Donnie Darko
    Carlito's Way
    Heat
    Requiem For A Dream
    Pulp Fiction
    The Fountain
     
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    Chinatown
    LA Confidential
    Fargo
    2001: A Space Odyssey
    Dr. Strangelove
     
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    Airplane!
    Batman Begins
    Dark Knight
    Schindler's List
    The Godfather
    12 Angry Men
    Shawshank Redemption
     
  22. Miguey macrumors 6502

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    Silence of the Lambs
    The Omen
    Super Troopers
    Club Dread
    Saw 1, 2, 3, 4
    Harold and Kumar(both movies)
     
  23. Dmac77 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Ooh, I love Silence of the Lambs. "It puts the lotion on it's skin, or it gets the hose again." I love that line *psychotic twitch and evil manic grin*. I don't believe I forgot that one to. My favorite movies are changing all of the time.

    Don
     
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    The Invisible Man (Original)

    The Day the Earth Stood Still

    Quatermass (All)

    X-The Unknown

    Village of the Damned

    Poltergeist

    Weird Science

    Oceans 11 and 13

    Wanted

    Hellboy

    Jumper

    St Trinians (2008)

    Too Many too mention.
     
  25. northy124 macrumors 68020

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    I like (In no order)
    1. Der Untergang
    2. Der Rote Baron
    3. Die Fälscher
    4. Lissi und der Wilde Kaiser
    5. Das Leben der Anderen
    6. Ratatouille (Only English one I like)

    You might of noticed I watch loads of German Films, Well they are better than the crap Hollywood is sending out.
     

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