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    Your favorite movies, in order!

    i'm sure this kinda thread has been raised a few times but hey, why not
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    i love amazon lists and encourage people to make their own. here is mine: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...395248-8996912

    but if you don't want to click on the link...

    #1. amelie - interchangable with my #2 movie, leon (aka the professional). maybe the only movie i like with such an overwhelmingly postive vibe to it.

    #2. leon (aka the professional) - young female assassin types is like the biggest in my critic armor. i don't care what snobby film dudes say, this movie will always be near and dear to my heart.

    #3. a tale of two sisters - what? koreans make movies too? good ones? it's true... and though it may be rare this one is a real gem. it may very well be more style than substance, but everything about it just hooks into my DNA.

    #4. eternal sunshine of the spotless mind - i hate kate winslet, i hate kirsten dunst, i hate especially long titles, but i love this movie. i even love jim carrey! what the hell?!

    #5. the hours - a gorgeous film from beginning to almost-end. the final scenes are a kind of let-down (basically the make-up) but i can try to blink it from my memory.

    #6 - lost in translation - i couldn't tell how i felt about this movie at first. i still don't in a way. feels right though.

    #7 - memento - some say the backwards stuff is gimmicky, but i don't really care. great movie through and through.

    #8. edward scissorhands - sweet and simple. wynona rider i love you.

    #9. the shawshank redemption - almost feels too 'oscar-y' to mention on this list. too straightforward, not enough edge. but in the end it's the story that counts, and this is a good one.

    #10. old boy - crazy korean flick. like really nutso. i generally like edgy movies but not enough to consider them favorites, however oldboy, shocking as it is, manages to tug at the hearstrings at the same time.

    #11. in the mood for love - dialogue never 'sounded' so beautiful, or a score for that matter. i love this movie for the same reasons i hate love scenes.

    #12. the sixth sense - i love a good, creepy film. asian horror in particular. yet i have this whitebread horror flick on my list. there's something eminently 'watchable' about this movie. it just feels good.

    #13. requiem for a dream - drugs are bad for you. on a not related note aronofsky getting booted from the new batman = saddest news of the century.

    #14. levity - bombed with critics and the box office. but i can't help it... i like it quite a bit. picked it up on a whim from the used section @ blockbusters .

    #15. the matrix - the matrix is my star wars. reloaded, revolutions, the stupid games... pretend none of that happened and you get the best sci fi film i've seen in my lifetime.

    i'm pretty sure i'm missing a # of movies but i'm drawing a blank. the movies i like tend to sit inbetween mainstream oscar-y movies and really obscure stuff. they almost always have a strong visual component and strong cinematography.

    thoughts? and post ur favorites!


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    1- City of God
    2- Eternal Sunshine
    3- Ping Pong
    4- Motorcycle Diaries
    5- The Godfather I
    6- Chinatown
    7- Adaptation
    8- Castle in the Sky
    9- Chariots of Fire
    10- Cool Hand Luke

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    I don't have such a list...I usually place them in 2 bins. Like and Dislike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by darth massacre
    I don't have such a list...I usually place them in 2 bins. Like and Dislike.

    same here...if i did have a list...it'd be tooo long
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    This is a tuffy. This list tends to fluctuate but here we go....



    1. Fellowship of the Ring
    (I love the other two movies, but this one is by far the best)

    2. The Matrix (First one only)

    3. Momento (This movie is brillant)

    4. Empire Strikes Back (Still the best of all the StarWars Movies, So Far...Fingers crossed)

    5. Robinhood Prince of Theives (A big nosaliga thing here more then actually quality of the movie, still it is a good one)

    6. Tears of the Sun (an exellent war flick)

    7. BraveHeart (this one should be higher on the list, but I've already started)

    8. Galdiator

    9. The Secret of Nimh (Also has alot to do with nostalga)

    10. Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid

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    aliens -i have to place it higher than alien because of the incredibly well-written characters. and when they get messed up the first time is just gorgeous.
    alien -incredibly scary,great visuals and sigorney weaver in underwear-what else can you want?
    lotr-the two towers -imo the best of them three because of the storytelling. everything was cut together in such a good way and the relief of gandalf arriving with help was the best scene i ever encountered,along with the ent march.i get goosebumps everytime treebeard roars.
    matrix -only the first one of course.i denial the existence of the other ones and all the stuff around it.this movie simply has a wonderful story,it whacks your brain and puts it back into your head the wrong way.very philosophical and somehow they manage to make the big action sequence in the end to be the coolest thing ever-because it's the only time in the film it happens.unlike many other movies these days it didn't overdo it.
    turtles -muahaha! because of the nostalgia and the incredibly dorky, yet cool one-liners.a quote fest.
    lotr-the fellowship of the ring -it isn't as dark and depressing as the other ones and is full of little wonderful details such as teapots.and the balrog just kicks ass.
    lotr-return of the king -not as good concerning storytelling and very depressing-but damn nice visuals.
    mask of zorro -i just love the humour in it,and the actors are wonderful too. the interaction between banderas and zeta-jones is just wonderful,most of all in that fence scene.
    amelie -french and their love stories.i can't get enough of this twisted imaginery,storyline and wonderfully weird characters.the whole film is so beautifully delicate and fragile.it's like you find a piece of chocolate in the thinnest paper possible and have to watch out carefully for it not to tear through it.
    alien resurrection -it somehow has no story at all.i know it does,but you kinda forget about it.the visuals are very good(despite popular opinions) and you don't really care for the shallow characters because the action is good enough.a total hollywood flick with a small twist somewhere in the back of your head.

    edit:forgot some(randomly):
    silent movie(slapstick at its finest)
    men in tights
    spaceballs
    the fifth element
    princess mononoke
    the incredibles
    shark tale
    lion king(nostalgica...sigh)
    bill and ted's bogus jurney
    turtles 2(still classic)
    batman 2
    alien 3

    damn i need to see kill bill once!
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    1. Apocalypse Now (Beautifully shot, wonderfully written, MASTERPIECE!)
    2. Empire Strikes Back (Best written, directed, acted, story of all the SW films)
    3. Red Dawn (love the idea of US getting invaded and having to wage guerilla war, plus it gets to the story early on, NO 30 MINUTES OF BS!)
    4. The Searchers (old John Wayne western, but was beautifully shot, best John Ford film IMO)
    5. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (the most fun to watch Western)
    6. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (Great story, and some cool scenes)
    7. Joy Ride (I'm not big on thrillers, but this movie is AWESOME!)
    8. King Kong (1933 version, for sentimental reasons for being the first Sci-Fi movie I remember watching)
    9. Predator (This movie was bad ass in a bottle)
    10. Aliens (That's it man, game over man, game over!)
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    Lost In Translation
    Garden State
    Eternal Sunshine of A Spotless Mind
    The Life Aquatic
    Lotr: The Return of the king
    Akira
    United States of Leland
    Pi

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    Alien: What I consider the scariest film of all time. H. R. Giger and Ridley Scott. 'Nuff said.

    2001: A Space Odyssey: An amazing movie for it's time. Written by one of my favorite authors and directed by Stanley Kubrick.

    Ghost in the Shell: One of the very few full length animated feature films I can stomach let alone say that I absolutely love.

    Kill Bill Vol. 1 and 2: Good ol' non apologetic hack and slash action and melodrama.

    Alien3 Special Edition: A very underrated and under appreciated movie in my honest opinion. It had some downfalls initially but the re-cut special edition more than makes up for them.

    The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Anyone who has not seen this can not truly call themselves a fan of the film genre.

    Zatoichi: A modern remake of a popular franchise character in classic Japanese Samurai mythology. In my opinion, it more than measures up to the classics.

    Monty Python and the holy Grail: Easily the funniest movie of all time. It never gets old.

    The Matrix: I love this film. That's all.

    Bladerunner SE: Classic Ridley Scott. A very vividly realized and exotic future.

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    Brazil
    Waiting for Guffman
    Happiness
    Storytelling
    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
    Popeye
    Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey
    The Shining
    2001
    Fight Club
    Fantasia
    Pinochio
    Pi
    Apocalypse Now
    Full Metal Jacket
    Rope
    Psycho
    Dazed and Confused
    Nightmare Before Christmas
    Southpark: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut
    Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me
    Mulholland Dr.
    Eraser Head
    They Live
    Alien
    Aliens
    Predator
    G.I. Joe: The Movie
    Transformers: The Movie
    Chinatown
    The Tenant
    Rosemary's Baby
    The Exorcist
    Halloween
    Akira

    Love them all for a different reason, so I can't pick a definite order...

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    Blade Runner
    Aliens
    Brazil
    Requiem for a dream
    Excalibur
    Der Untergang (probably one of the best ww2 movie ever, the guy that plays Hitler is VERY believable. It feels like an important movie too, as it shows the war from a fresh perspective.)
    12 angry men
    Conan (just the first one.. the second one sucks)

    There's more of course, but those are the ones I can think of right now.. the LOTR trilogy could have been up there too, they're fantastic films, but has been thrown off my favourites list. I blame Orlando Bloom for all that is bad and wrong in the world today and I cannot support any film that he's in...


    Hmmmm...I'm really looking forward to putting war of the worlds on the list.. I hope it's as good as I want it to be.

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    1) Leon (AKA The Professional)

    2) Blade Runner

    3) Apocalypse Now

    4) Full Metal Jacket

    5) The Fifth Element

    6) Clockwork Orange

    7) Hunt For The Red October

    8 ) Aliens

    9) Taxi (The original, not the shitty hollywood adaptation with that moron Jimmy Fallon)

    10) Scarface

    Some others: Ghost In The Shell 1 and 2 of course, Dune, Hellraiser series, Cube, Run Lola Run.
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    1# ghost in the shell

    2# matrix 1

    3# matrix 3

    4# matrix 2

    5# rah xephon

    6# neon genesis evangelion

    7# ghost in the shell 2

    8# star wars

    9# ninja scroll


    most of em and the best thing they have is something deep philosophical truth inside their science-fiction package*story part - in matrix - so many ppl cant even understand the deeper meaning of that movie and its philosophical information - that philosophy ... unfortunately ..seems to high*hard to understand for lotsa brains n minds




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    I'm in awe that the Crow didn't make it into any of your lists.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OLSEN
    I blame Orlando Bloom for all that is bad and wrong in the world today and I cannot support any film that he's in...
    You've got a supporter here.

    The Crow was great, but i can't watch it anymore, seen it too often.

    Sideshowbob, try Equilibrium, it's a good movie. But don't think it didn't get deeper than the Matrix, Weedmaster P.

    Uh,


    Punch Drunk Love (was fantastic)

    American Beauty

    Bladerunner

    Big Lebowski, Oh Brother Where Art Though, Fargo, The Man Who Wasn't There

    Kill Bill I+II

    Taxi Driver

    Lost Highway

    Mafia: Scarface, Goodfellas, Godfather I+II, Road To Perdition

    Team America

    Clerks

    The Incredibles

    And stuff like that, there's lots of good movies really. I don't judge them by good or bad though, some just stand out.

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    Cool

    In no particular order ( I know, but I'd change my mind about ten times and just have to edit it..)

    Aliens
    The Matrix
    LoTR trilogy
    Starship Troopers
    Equilibrium
    Fight Club
    The Thing (John Carpenter remake)
    Braveheart
    Trainspotting
    American Beauty
    Kill Bill 1&2
    The Last Samurai
    Desperado
    True Romance
    From Dusk Till Dawn
    Blade
    Enter the Dragon
    Big Trouble in Little China
    Shogun Assassin / BabyCart
    Leon
    Gladiator

    I'm sure there's loads I forgot though.

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    D'oh. After Ancient Kitty's post I realize I completely blanked on Coen brothers! Some of my all time favorites.

    Raising Arizona
    Barton Fink
    Hudsucker Proxy
    Millers Crossing
    The Big Lebowski
    The Man Who Wasn't There

    All masterpieces.

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    at the minute I have a good list and stuff I wouldn't touch again with a shitty stick, no real defined order.

    shawshank redemption
    fargo
    zatoichi
    taxi
    labyrinth
    leon
    equillibrium
    the matrix
    full metal jacket
    Lotr trilogy just the fight scenes
    Dr. Strangelove
    Monty Python and the search for the holy grail
    American Beauty
    Napolean Dynamite
    The Incredibles
    Finding Nemo
    The fifth Element
    The Hudsucker Proxy
    midnight run
    die hard 1 and 2 bits of 3
    cowboy bebop
    patlabor
    princess mononoke

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    Lotr: the fellowship of the ring
    Shiri (brilliant korean action film)
    Equilibrium
    Every Star Wars film (bar episode 2 - eurgh)
    Anika
    Constantine
    Shrek
    Shrek 2
    Willow
    The Incredibles
    Die Hard
    28 Days Later
    Tremors
    Dog soldiers
    Rocky 2/3/4
    The last samurai
    Black Hawk down
    Tears of the sun

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    1.)Once upon a time in the west(god bless you sergio)
    2.)Big Lebowski
    3.)edward scissor hands
    4.)Akira
    5.)tombstone
    6.)hudsucker proxy
    7.)the killing(curse you film noir!)
    8.)cassablanca
    9.)maltese falcon
    10.)murder, my sweet

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    1)Braveheart
    2)Troy
    3)The shaw Shank redemption
    4)The last Samurai
    5)The Matrix
    6)Tombstone
    7)Predator
    8 )Terminator
    9)Aliens
    10)Xmen 2


    To me, favorites are movies you can watch over and over again, all of the ones on the list are that away to me.
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    Hamlet (Kenneth Branagh)
    The Godfather Trilogy
    Diva
    Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence
    The Big Sleep
    The Maltese Falcon
    2001: A Space Odyssey
    Dead Poets Society
    Run Lola Run
    The Hunt for Red October
    Crimson Tide
    12 Angry Men
    Unbreakable
    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
    Girl With a Pearl Earring
    Glengarry Glenross
    Star Wars
    Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
    Cool Hand Luke
    Manhattan
    Play it Again Sam
    Annie Hall
    S1M0NE
    Collateral

    And while it's more than a movie, Neon Genesis Evangelion deserves a place on this list. It is one of the most stunning, deep, and challenging cinematics I have ever seen.
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    Brazil
    The good, the bad, and the ugly
    Yojimbo
    Once upon a time in the west
    Seven Samurai
    Raging Bull
    Taxi Driver
    Saving pvt. ryan
    Dr. strangelove
    and there's a whole lot more...

    I also love the Evangelion movie... and the Cowboy Bebop movie (those fight scenes make me drool).

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    chumps, you have a pretty good list there...a lot of my favorites are on that list.

    --I just watched oldboy last night, I thought it was awesome. The more I think about it, the more it grows on me.

    I haven't seen any of the movies you have in your top 3 but maybe I will check them out.
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    Blade
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    Billy Elliot
    The Ninth Gate
    Blade 2

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    Lol man, you just dug up a year old thread!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MEP
    Wow... Cary Grant fan there...
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    Quote Originally Posted by seba_boi
    Wow... Cary Grant fan there...
    It's not my fault that Cary Grant was the greatest comedic actor in the history of Hollywood. And Notorious is just Hitchcock's greatest moment, regardless of Grant. Plus Charade is basically the model for most suspense/thrillers nowadays and it's got a soundtrack by Mancini. I can't be blamed for the contents of that list. I figure I can balance out my Cary Grant obsession with the slight Katherine Hepburn fetish (even if they are movies starring Grant).
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