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post Jul 18, 2003, 11:09 PM
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SO, what are your favorite movies from the past and the present? You know, those movies that you can watch a thousand times and never get bored of? Or those movies you have watched so much, you know the entire script and can recite all the lines on cue?

Mine are:

As Good As it Gets, starring Jack Nichiolson
The Mask, starring Jim carey
The Birdcage, Robin Williams
American Beauty
Rockey Horror Picture Show ;D tongue.gif :smile.gif
Austin Powers (the first 2)
Spaceballs
Nightbreed

So what are your favorites?

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post Jul 23, 2003, 02:29 AM
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Without thinking for too long:

Terminator (1 + 2)
The Man who fell to Earth
Alien (1)
2001 - a Space Odyssey
The Shining
Apocalypse Now
The Night Porter

plus I'm keen on David Cronenberg's stuff - all very dark, really.

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post Jul 23, 2003, 10:26 AM
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my favs are;

rain man
predator 1
twelve angry men
wizard of oz
matrix reloaded
enter the dragon
terminator 1 and 2
the thing
it


theres probably some i forget

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post Jul 23, 2003, 12:41 PM
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Rain Man, Wizard of Ozz, THe Shining...wonderful chouice!!!

I love some Disney movies too, like The Lion King, and Lady and the Tramp, Cindarella!

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post Aug 27, 2003, 02:32 PM
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Easy Rider
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post Aug 27, 2003, 08:17 PM
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Of course "The Princess Bride" was one of the few movies I appreciated. "The Ten Commandments", "Best of the Best" and The Perfect Weapon" are some others.
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post Sep 02, 2003, 01:44 PM
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Waking Life - This is a mandatory mind-brain movie, mandatory...

Vertigo

Being John Malkovich

The Matrix

Harold and Maude

The Big Lebowski
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post Oct 12, 2003, 04:29 PM
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American Beauty
American History X
Bless The Child
Bring It On
Girl, Interrupted
Heathers
Miss Congeniality
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post Dec 19, 2003, 01:23 AM
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This depends on how I answer....

The coolest movies, that ones that made an impact or were really well done;
    The Hunger - Amazing cast, superb music and cinematography, and an awesome story. (Added bonus, Bauhaus plays the opening)
    The English Patient - This movie, gosh, I can't even begin, if you haven't seen it, rent it, now! Stop reading, go get this movie wink.gif
    The Wall - Great visuals, many levels to appreciate on.
    Blade Runner - Such a complete world, great soundtrack
    The Big Lebowski - Not very artistic, but a great attitude


The ones I watch over and over and over again (these are embarrassing);
    The Princess Bride
    For Love or Money
    The Cutting Edge
    Blazing Saddles
    Down Periscope
    Anything with Pauly Shore (omg, I can't believe I just posted that, please don't tell anyone)

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post Dec 21, 2003, 02:42 PM
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Pauley Shore fan, eh? ohmy.gif tongue.gif
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post Dec 23, 2003, 01:34 PM
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Favorite movie?! THE SHINING. cool.gif cool.gif cool.gif
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Fight Club - an interesting display of schizophrenia and a perspective on life

I still find Empire of the Sun inspiring


Anyone ever fall in love with a movie Character? biggrin.gif tongue.gif
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post Jan 01, 2004, 02:37 PM
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ahh, Fight Club was an excellent movie, though I had the movie figured out (in terms of who or what Brad Pitt was) soon after the beginning.

I haven't seen 'Empire of the Sun', but want to now.

I have always liked the Dune movies, both David Lynch's version, and the newer versions (which includes Children of Dune). Of course, they don't compare to Frank Herbert's novels, though.

The Last Samurai was pretty good, masterfully orchestrated to play with your emotions (in a good way), though initially, I was very sceptical that Tom Cruise could pull off the role of a samurai wannabee. Nonetheless, he did an excellent job, in my opinion.

The Matrix is also good, though the sequel was worse than the first, and the third movie (and final?) was just plain incoherent, for the most part, though some of the special effects were memorable.

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post Jan 04, 2004, 09:18 PM
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Identity - Thrilling to the last plot twist, highly recommended

Adaptation - Bizarre is my middle name

The Exorcist - Heh

Akira

Pi

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post Jan 28, 2004, 05:40 AM
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The Royal Tenenbaums.
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My favorite movies are:

Dune
Fight Club
The Last Samurai
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
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post Apr 03, 2004, 10:36 PM
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Citizen Kane, me lads; Citizen Kane: Orson Welles, 1941.

"Rosebud."

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post Apr 06, 2004, 01:20 PM
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Moulin Rouge
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (about halfway through I understood what was happening. I was so proud of myself happy.gif)
ANYTHING Disney, esp. Beauty and the Beast and Mulan
Ferngully!! happy.gif
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post Apr 06, 2004, 07:02 PM
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Waking Life (gotta love it)
Requiem for a Dream
Amelie (check it out, french w/english subtitles but it's worth it)
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post Apr 27, 2004, 06:21 AM
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I have so many favorite movies, but alas I shall only list a few.
Requiem for a Dream, Pi, Fight Club, Ghost World, Better Off Dead, and,Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
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Not being too gifted as a movie critic, I have nothing to say about these
movies that hasn’t been said better by someone else. So
each title comes with a link to their respective critic’s reviews. My
rating system is pretty simple: If I liked the movie enough to watch it
a second time around, and I still liked it enough to want to see it
again one more time, I grant it one star; and so on up to a maximum of five
stars. If I have granted a movie five stars, therefore, it’s because I’ve
seen the movie at least five times and I can hardly wait to see it again.
With that in mind, here is a partial list (all five stars) of my favorite movies
of all-time. Most of them are Cult Classics (either you get it or you
don’t) but this was just a happy coincidence; and they are all really dam
good. Some are hard to find anymore, but well worth the effort.




1- Repo Man My favorite amongst favorites, this movie is the ultimate cult classic in the true sense of the term, though. So, don’t blame yourself if you don’t like it.


2- Blade Runner Who can forget those haunting scenes in a murky future where man-made
machines run wild and out of control!

3- They Live Another cult classic. Cleverly constructed social satire

4- Lifeforce . A cult classic with a twist on the vampire genre.


5- Matewan . John Sayles’ greatest achievement (IMHO)

6. Heaven and Earth I’ve never seen a movie that captures the true samurai spirit in its
purest simplicity the way this one does: Die at the peak of beauty, like the
sherry blossom


7- Quest for Fire A time capsule. Unforgettable scenes about a time long gone.


8. Swingers A hilarious comedy about the misery of being single in 90’s L.A. Funny and clever.


9- Donnie Darko Whether it’s about time travel or not, this movie always leaves me
wanting more of it.


10- Ninja Scroll I pity the fool who still doesn’t think that this is the best Japanime
ever made.


11- American Beauty .We all know about this one.


12- The Terminator .Edge of your seat excitement. Who needs theme parks!


13- The Matrix .Hollywood at it’s best is always when they manage to stuff both form and content in the same movie. Such is the case with this one.

I'm sure that there are more greate movies out there that I don't know about. so, share your comments and keep them good movies coming, please.
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post Mar 14, 2006, 07:58 PM
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I'm so happy to find someone who has actually seen and appreciated Ghost World and Requiem for a Dream.

The Shining
Almost Famous
Adaptation.
Ghost World
Requiem for a Dream
A Walk to Remember (I know, I know, I know)
Rainman
American Beauty
Lost in Translation
Pieces of April

I may add more as I think of them.
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post Mar 14, 2006, 08:18 PM
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I just read Anthony Burgess' A Clockwork Orange. Very interesting. I never saw the movie, so I will rent it now.
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CO was a really good movie.

My List

Pink Floyd 'The Wall"
The Shining
Swept Away
Scarface
Natural Born Killers
Clockwork Orange
Superman 1
Rocky 1
Terminator 1
Matrix 1
Jaws
.......etc along this ideological lineage
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post Mar 15, 2006, 06:07 PM
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pi

I was in hospital and had just woken up from a coma (encephalitis due to a csf leak) and had been taken from intensive care back to the general ward. I couldn't sleep and caught this movie on TV part way. I was mesmerized. The first ever true representation of what it is like to have migraines. Also some crazy math. I bought the DVD to view the film again under more relaxed circumstances. Amazing and the B&W gave it crispness and seriousness. Highly recommended, but keep off the ergotamine! (Thank goodness for the triptans).
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post Mar 15, 2006, 08:43 PM
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Fight Club
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Tron and Cube were also good flics.
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The Hitchikers Guide to the Galaxy
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CB--I adored "Quest for Fire" as well. I don't think anything has been made like that one. Amazing how any audience of any language could understand the "cave man" communication.

I'm intrigued by "Pi" and "They Live." I need NetFlix

Has anyone here seen "Freak Talks About Sex"? Sometimes I like movies and I don't know why. "A Walk to Remember" makes me cry every time...

Trip, are you serious about "Swept Away"??? I have a mental list of movies that I like simply because they're soooo bad. That one is on it. So is "Ishtar" and "Glitter." Woody Allen's "Interiors" was there for a while, but I started liking it just a little bit. Now I don't know where to file that one...
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QUOTE(OnlyNow @ Mar 21, 10:54 PM) *

CB--I adored "Quest for Fire" as well. I don't think anything has been made like that one. Amazing how any audience of any language could understand the "cave man" communication.

I'm intrigued by "Pi" and "They Live." I need NetFlix

Has anyone here seen "Freak Talks About Sex"?


No 'Freak talks' But if it's good, I'd like to see it. Yea! Quest for Fire is unforgettable. And Rae Dawn Chong butt-naked in it doesn't hurt, either (oops!). But that's not why I like this movie so much. It's actually everything about this movie, not just Rae Dawn. She's just a bonus. I had NetFlix and dc'it. Some movies were getting lost in the mail and guess who had to pay for them. It's not all rosy with this new mail flix system. They need to straighten their kinks. I think the DVD machines are the most convinient, but they are not very popular yet. Only some Mac Donalds have them.
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