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Favorite movies?

Discussion in Movies started by Conker, Feb 2, 2011

  1. Mar 31, 2010
    Here are my top 50:

    1- Cinema Paradiso (Giuseppe Tornatore, 1988)
    2- Once Upon a Time in America (Sergio Leone, 1984)
    3- Forrest Gump (Robert Zemeckis, 1994)
    4- Almost Famous (Cameron Crowe, 2000)
    5- Dumb & Dumber (Peter Farrelly, 1994)
    6- Rocky (John G. Avildsen, 1976)
    7- Empire of the Sun (Steven Spielberg, 1987)
    8- Pleasantville (Gary Ross, 1998)
    9- Dersu Uzala (Akira Kurosawa, 1975)
    10- Inglourious Basterds (Quentin Tarantino, 2009)
    11- The Circus (Charles Chaplin, 1928)
    12- Paths of Glory (Stanley Kubrick, 1957)
    13- Schindler's List (Steven Spielberg, 1993)
    14- City Lights (Charles Chaplin, 1931)
    15- Edward Scissorhands (Tim Burton, 1990)
    16- The Elephant Man (David Lynch, 1980)
    17- The Sting (George Roy Hill, 1973)
    18- Modern Times (Charles Chaplin, 1936)
    19- Biutiful (Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, 2010)
    20- Raging Bull (Martin Scorsese, 1980)
    21- Brazil (Terry Gilliam, 1985)
    22- Once Upon a Time in the West (Sergio Leone, 1968)
    23- Zerkalo (Andrei Tarkovsky, 1975)
    24- Lady and the Tramp (Geronimi/Jackson/Luske, 1955)
    25- The Great Dictator (Charles Chaplin, 1940)
    26- The Pianist (Roman Polanski, 2002)
    27- Full Metal Jacket (Stanley Kubrick, 1987)
    28- Little White Lies (Guillaume Canet, 2011)
    29- E.T. (Steven Spielberg, 1982)
    30- Ran (Akira Kurosawa, 1985)
    31- Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey (Duwayne Dunham, 1993)
    32- Atonement (Joe Wright, 2007)
    33- Back to the Future (Robert Zemeckis, 1985)
    34- The Iron Giant (Brad Bird, 1999)
    35- Titanic (James Cameron, 1997)
    36- Up in the Air (Jason Reitman, 2009)
    37- Grave of the Fireflies (Isao Takahata, 1988)
    38- The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (Sergio Leone, 1966)
    39- The Shawshank Redemption (Frank Darabont, 1994)
    40- Cast Away (Robert Zemeckis, 2000)
    41- Monsters, Inc. (Pete Docter, 2001)
    42- The English Patient (Anthony Minghella, 1996)
    43- 12 Angry Men (Sidney Lumet, 1957)
    44- Saboteur (Alfred Hitchcock, 1942)
    45- Gangs of New York (Martin Scorsese, 2002)
    46- The White Ribbon (Michael Haneke, 2009)
    47- A League of their Own (Penny Marshall, 1992)
    48- Limelight (Charles Chaplin, 1952)
    49- The Godfather (Francis Ford Coppola, 1972)
    50- Toy Story 3 (Lee Unkrich, 2010)

    Oh, and my favorite director: Charles Chaplin!
  2. Oct 22, 2010
    i'll put black swan, office space, red, good fellas, taxi driver (robert deniro), you've got mail, sleepless in seattle, chicago, my cousin vinny, Night of the Living Dead, Wall Street (original), TRON (original), and clash of the titans (original) in that list :smile:
  3. Jun 4, 2006
    Beverly Hills Chihuahua
  4. Mar 31, 2010
    LMAO, you guys are too funny!
  5. Sep 5, 2010
    too many to name, not enough time to make a list. I love Jackie chan tho... Also Kurt Russel, hes pretty cool guy who fights bad guys in space and doesn't afraid of anything.
  6. Dec 7, 2010
    You have very eclectic tastes in movies. Although I like quite a few movies in your top 50 list, I guess I am a more mainstream movie and classic movie guy.

    As a classic mainstream movie guy, you have to have great movies like: The Great Escape, The Dirty Dozen, Clockwork Orange...
    Throw in some classic movie musicals, great anime movies like Ghost in the Shell, and you have a well rounded list.. :razz:
  7. Mar 31, 2010
    I LOVEEEEEEE The Great Escape!!!! It's in my top 100-150!! The Dirty Dozen was also a great movie! And, I'm not much of a fan of A Clockwork Orange (not my style -- Kubrick is very love/hate with me; kinda like F.W Murnau, Cecil B. DeMille, Orson Welles, etc. As for Ghost in the Shell, I usually hate animes, minus few exceptions: Akira, Grave of the Fireflies, and Miyazaki animations! Oh and Death Note!

    Now, as for the classic films, I usually like them up until the finale, where it usually goes to shit. e.g: Odd Man Out, Gone with the Wind, Jezebel, etc. I wish I could remake some of them too, like Metropolis, The Passion of Joan of Arc, Les Vampires (yes an old mini-series, so what?), etc. I guess I watch too many films. I must say though, I had a very hard time compiling my top 50 -- since there's about 200-300 films that I've given over a 9.5/10, and I've seen well over 4000 films in my life... Like the bubbling under charts to me are films like Cool Hand Luke, And When Did You Last See Your Father, Frenzy, Rebecca, Lolita, The Early Bird (a Northern Irish film from 1936), a few Disney classics like The Lion King, Fantasia, The Fox and the Hound, some recent stuff: Tangled, Milk, Munich, Good Night and Good Luck, Ratatouille, Walk the Line, etc.

    I honestly like anything and everything. I'm not a picky person, nor do I tend to prefer classics to novelties. (Here's a good one: I prefer The Good German over Casablanca; oh, and I despise Citizen Kane with a passion!)

    I should let you know that I have once compiled a top 1000 list. Should I find it, I'll post it here! Lol!
  8. Dec 7, 2010
    And I thought I was a movie fan.. You're just a movie fanatic! I may have purchased the very first DVD player that came out, but I bet you have a bigger movie collection that I do. And yes I have Nightmare before Christmas and No, I don't think "what we have here is a failure to communicate". All I can say is who knew when DVD's came out that it grew as large as it did. Did you know when I bought my DVD player there were only 6 DVD tiles available? One of them was Bladerunner, Good movie! Not all studios were on board with the format at the time and Disney was the last to join the DVD format.

    Today its all streaming movies, just like Rhapsody provides unlimited streaming music, Netflix does the same with movies. I guess we're at the point of owning videos is a thing of the past and subscription is the new model. So we went from Beta->VHS->DVD->DVD-HD->Blu-Ray->Streaming.

    I've been running a media server for the past 7 years so, its nothing new there.. So who knows what the next step will be?
  9. Oct 21, 2010
    Yes the great escape is a hella good movie. That is a total classic. What about the shawshank redemption? Or what about Apocalypto? That movie was bad ass. Mel Gibson sure has an eye for detail when directing a movies.

  10. Mar 31, 2010
    Ahh, the good ol' beta days! I was skeptical of buying a DVD player at first. I do remember when it first came out, but I wasn't too sure it was going to survive from the VHS fever (which was very inexpensive, compared to the DVDs which were costing 40-50 dollars at the time -- and yes, the lack of studio participation).

    Alas, as time went by, and HDDVD and Bluray were fighting it out: I did get HD-DVD, because I thought it would survive, and because the titles were cheaper (and it had lots of studio support!) -- and look at what's happened: BLURAY took over! (Kind of the same scenario with Beta vs VHS...)

    And yes, streaming is the new trend: from video games with Steam, to music with ITunes, and movies with Netflix. Unfortunately for Canadia though, as you must have heard/read elsewhere: streaming won't be much of an option anymore. We'll be having 25gb caps per month (hopefully my ISP doesn't get hit as well)... And Netflix does not mail their movies yet (in Canadia). But I have no problem with that: I buy my movies (have a collection of over 2500 dvds, including around 350 Criterion DVD/Bluray's, and have nearly 120 Blurays, and 30 HD-DVDs so far...)

    Worse comes to worse, I'll just download all the films I can from SurrealMoviez site and buy some external drives and stuff them all in, so I'll be good for another 2-3 years! LOL!
  11. Mar 31, 2010
    Apocalypto is indeed a great film, but not my favorite from Mel Gibson: that has to be Braveheart!

    Oh, and I love Passion of the Christ too! Really well-done!

    :biggrin: :biggrin:
  12. Dec 7, 2010
    I did want a movie collection back then, but decided against it since tapes begin to deteriorate after 10 years. I wanted a format that would last as long as I would be around and DVD was the solution. Had a feeling you had thousands of movies, probably across all formats too. Me, I have 1 pre-recorded move in Beta, 20 on VHS and several hundred on DVD. We'll have to debate the home theater setups sometime.. :razz:

    BTW Tazzy, Love Shawshank!
  13. Jun 26, 2010
    it would take me weeks to put these in order of my favorite.... so I'm just going to list some off randomly.

    The Boondock Saints
    Reservoir Dogs
    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (whole series)
    Saving Private Ryan
    Ichi The Killer
    Gangs of New york
    American Zombie
    Cannibal Holocaust
    Drop Dead Fred (my favorite movie when i was a kid)
    District B13
    Ip Man
    Wu-Tang vs Shaolin
    36th Chamber of Shaolin
    Return to the 36th Chamber
    The 8 Masters
    Evil Dead series
    August Underground (original and Mordum)
    American Psycho
    Master of the Flying Guillotine
    Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon
    Falling Down
    The Pianist
    Second Skin
    The Departed
    Office Space
    Battle Royale
    Shogun Assassin
    Srpski Film (Serbian Film)

  14. Mar 31, 2010
    The Boondock Saints -- hated it
    Reservoir Dogs -- meh
    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (whole series) -- meh
    Saving Private Ryan -- great movie
    Seven -- good
    Ichi The Killer -- meh
    Gangs of New york -- love it
    American Zombie -- havent seen it
    Cannibal Holocaust -- ugh, one of the worst ever
    Drop Dead Fred (my favorite movie when i was a kid) -- lol!!! i remember this one! my friend was bugging me for it, decided to see it.
    Religulous -- fell asleep at TIFF (toronto film festival)
    District B13 -- good, fun
    Bronson -- LOL, tom hardy is great
    Ip Man -- haven't seen it yet...
    Oldboy -- love it
    Wu-Tang vs Shaolin -- haven't seen it
    36th Chamber of Shaolin -- haven't seen it
    Return to the 36th Chamber -- haven't seen it
    The 8 Masters -- haven't seen it
    Evil Dead series -- nice! trashy, but fun
    August Underground (original and Mordum) -- ugh, how could you like these wannabe snuff films.. they're just bad, man.
    American Psycho -- great movie. bale is epic!
    Master of the Flying Guillotine -- YES YES YES!!! <3 YOU HHAHAHA! I named my email after this (flyingguillotine01)
    Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon -- haven't seen it
    Falling Down -- haha, great movie! douglas rocks!
    The Pianist -- LOVE IT
    Second Skin -- haven't seen it
    The Departed -- meh, was alright
    Maniac! -- haven't seen it
    Office Space -- good
    Battle Royale -- Epicness!!
    Clerks -- love it!
    Zombie -- haven't seen it
    Shogun Assassin -- YEAH! Love this one
    Srpski Film (Serbian Film) -- ugh, I had to walk out.

    I see the style of films you like. Here are some recommendations to take into consideration:

    13 Assassins
    Flower of Flesh and Blood

  15. Jan 12, 2011
    Heh, you guys are awesome! :grin: So many great movies to list off.... I'll be back here later after I check out the new servers :grin:
  16. Oct 21, 2010
    Yah Jack Braveheart is damn good flick. I love that movie