Your favorite movies thread!

Chacala_Nayarit

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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.
 

Blue Velvet

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

:D



• 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
 

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2001: A Space Odyssey
Blade Runner
Aliens
Bound
Jaws
Downfall
Powwow Highway
The Birds
Attack of The The Eye Creatures
Black Hawk Down
Das Boot
Aguirre, The Wrath of God (anything by Werner Herzog)
Stroszek
 

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Blue Velvet said:
• Blue Velvet
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...
 

Lacero

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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.

Ghostbusters
• "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
 

DeSnousa

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Black Hawk Down - no idea why but I love it. :confused:
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.
-Saw.

Got tons more but can't remember :( The one listed above were seen recently thus came to my head :rolleyes:
 

~Shard~

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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:

Memento
Aliens
Terminator 2
Usual Suspects
The Matrix (only the original one, not the sequels which didn't live up to their potential ;))
Batman Begins
Alien
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...
 

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mad jew said:
Black Hawk Down - no idea why but I love it. :confused:
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.
 

Chundles

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-The Castle (Best Aussie Comedy film ever)
-Finding Neverland
-Gettin' Square
-Memento
-Life of Brian
-On The Beach (yeah, it's a telemovie but a damn good one, just so bleak)
-Pirates of the Caribbean
-Anchorman
-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, man...it's brutal)
-Monty Python and the Holy Grail
-O Brother, where art thou?
-Human Traffic
 

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Blue Velvet said:
• Blue Velvet
• Wild at Heart
• The Elephant Man
• Eraserhead
• Mulholland Drive
• Lost Highway
• Fire Walk with Me
• Dune
• The Straight Story

:D



• 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
Fine selection there!!

Add Gus Van Sant's films and you've got my list
 

AlBDamned

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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.
 

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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
Goodfellas
Citizen Kane
North by Northwest
Clerks
Airplane
Caddyshack
 

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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... ;)
 

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Chacala_Nayarit said:
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.
"Ritchie!!!!!" That damn woman haunts me in my nightmares. The movie was good, but I hated that damn dog and her shrieking.

_Emerson
 

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Godfather 1 & 2
Psycho
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."
 

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DeSnousa said:
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.

Yeah, completely agree. It was a positive comedy, not a negative one. :)
 

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dubbz said:
Have to confess that I liked that one too. Must be the vampire thing or something :eek:
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:
 

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-Forrest Gump
-Oceans 11
-A Beautiful Mind
-The Constant Gardner
-Caddyshack

And for some reason those are the only ones I can think of right now.
:eek: