What's Your Favourite Movie?

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by DarkShade1989, Apr 27, 2003.

  1. DarkShade1989

    DarkShade1989 It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Apr 21, 2003
    Having asked this question to the good people over at Morrowind Files (http://www.morrowindfiles.com/), I want to know what FO players watch. In case you're wondering mine is... Good God, do I really need to tell you? :)

    (Hint: Look at my avatar, location and signature.)
     
  2. Ozrat

    Ozrat Antediluvian as Feck
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    Apr 2, 2003
    Hmm...

    Star Wars IV-VI (Not sure about the new ones yet)
    Labrinth
    Dark Crystal
    Matrix
    Fight Club
    The Siege

    If I have to pick, then I'd say Labrinth
    Best. Movie. Ever.
     
  3. The Dude

    The Dude First time out of the vault

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    Apr 22, 2003
    Well off course for the fallout scene:

    Mad Max

    But further,
    The Crow 1 & 2
    Pulp Fiction/Desperado/Resevoir Dogs/From Dusk Till Dawn
    Fight Club
    The Matrix
    Terminator 2
    Requim for a Dream
    Dune
    The Big Lebowski
    Train Spotting
    Leon
    Full Metal Jacket
    Interview with the Vampire
    The Boondock Saints
    Blade Runner
    I just have a lot of favorites..
     
  4. Rogue Hex

    Rogue Hex Look, Ma! Two Heads!

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    Apr 10, 2003
    Hmm...let's see then:

    Snatch...Lock stock and two smoking barrels.

    Starship troopers.

    Some of the carryon (sp) films.

    Gladiator

    Mad max series.

    These are pretty much my all time favourites. I have others but these came out on top.
     
  5. JJ86

    JJ86 A Smooth-Skin

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    Apr 2, 2003
    If I had to pick one that I could stand to watch endlessly it would be Lawrence of Arabia. Next on the list would be the original Charade with Audrey Hepburn and Cary Grant. La Dolce Vita would be high on the list. Science Fiction movies would be 1984 and Ridley Scott's Bladerunner which I consider one of his best. It was the peak of his cinematic prowess - Alien was his low point...
     
  6. Unicron

    Unicron First time out of the vault

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    Apr 24, 2003
    Evil Dead 1, 2 & 3
    Plan 9 from Outer Space
    Revenge of the Nerds
    Fight Club
    Blade Runner (Theatrical Cut)
    Clerks
    Mallrats
    Chasing Amy
    Dogma
    Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back
    Akira

    Just to name a few.
     
  7. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
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    Apr 3, 2003
    Take this, baby (list compiled about a month ago for Imbd purposes):

    Title [Englisht title] (year), directer/writer

    1. Fight Club (1999), David Fincher
    2. The Godfather 1 (1972), Francis Ford Coppola
    3. Dr. Strangelove or: How I stopped worrying and love the bomb (1964), Stanley Kubrick
    4. Platoon (1986), Oliver Stone
    5. Conan the Barbarian (1981), John Milias
    6. Il Buono, il brutto, il cattivo [the good, the bad and the ugly] (1966), Sergio Leone
    7. Shichinin no samurai [Seven Samurai] (1954), Akira Korusawa
    8. Apocalypse Now (1979), Francis Ford Coppola
    9. The Boondock Saints (1999), Troy Duffy
    10. The Big Lebowski (1998), Joel and Ethan Coen
    11. Monthy Python and the Holy Grail (1975), Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones
    12. Wong Fei Hung [Once upon a time in China] (1991), Tsui Hark
    13. Pulp Fiction (1994), Quentin Tarantino
    14. C’era una volta il West [Once upon a time in the West] (1968), Sergio Leone
    15. The Godfather Part II (1974), Francis Ford Coppola
    16. Terminator 2 (1991), James Cameron
    17. Das Boot (1981), Wolfgang Petersen
    18. Last Man Standing (1996), Walter Hill
    19. Per qualche dollaro in più [For a Few Dollars More] (1965), Sergio Leone
    20. Dark Crystal (1982), Jim Henson
    21. Wo hu cang long [Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon] (2000), Ang Lee
    22. Hot Shots! part deux (1993), Jim Abrahams
    23. The Usual Suspects (1995), Bryan Singer
    24. Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring (2001), Peter Jackson
    25. Full Metal Jacket (1987), Stanley Kubrick
    26. Labyrinth (1986), Jim Henson
    27. Monthy Python’s The life of Brian (1979), Terry Jones
    28. Per un pugno di dollari [For a Fistfull of Dollars] (1964), Sergio Leone
    29. Mad Max 2 (1981), George Miller
    30. Scarface (1983), Brian de Palma
    31. The Deer Hunter (1978), Michael Cimino
    32. Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998), Guy Ritchie
    33. Silence of the Lambs (1990), Jonathan Demme
    34. American Beauty (1999), Sam Mendes
    35. Gangs of New York (2002), Martin Scorcese
    36. The Gold Rush (1925), Charles Chaplin
    37. Taxi Driver (1976), Martin Scorcese
    38. Resevoir Dogs (1992), Quentin Tarantino
    39. The Shining (1980), Stanley Kubrick
    40. Citizen Kane (1941), Orson Welles
    41. All Quiet on the Western front (1979), Delbert Mann
    42. Spartacus (1960), Stanley Kubrick
    43. Snatch (2000), Guy Ritchie
    44. Hot Shots! 1 (1991), Jim Abrahams
    45. American History X (1998), Tony Kaye
    46. Donnie Brasco (1996), Mike Newell
    47. Leon (1994), Luc Bèsson
    48. La Vita è Bella (1998), Roberto Benigni
    49. Airplane! (1980), Zucker Abrahams Zucker
    50. Planet of the apes (1967), Franklin J. Schaffner

    Actually, I should update this soon, especially since it's missing the brilliant movie Yojimbo (also by Akira Kurosawa, see #7). And please don't be shocked by the low position of AFI's oficial "best movie of all time" Citizen Kane. Good movie, sure, but not the best.
     
  8. Shadowman

    Shadowman Water Chip? Been There, Done That

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    Apr 24, 2003
    Kharn's tastes and mine are very similar. Most of the movies he listed are in my divx collection. ;)

    A few movies I can watch over and over:

    1. Pulp Fiction
    2. The Usual Suspects
    3. The Big Lebowski
    4. Fight Club
    5. Evil Dead II: Dead By Dawn
     
  9. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
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    Apr 3, 2003
    Aye, you have good movie tastes.

    Can you believe I actually borrowed the Big Lebowski to two of my friends and both of them didn't like it? I'm so going to kick their asses next time I see them. Not liking the Big is a sin.
     
  10. Ozrat

    Ozrat Antediluvian as Feck
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    Apr 2, 2003
    Ah ha! I have finally found you guilty of not writing proper english! Borrowed should be loaned in this context. Yes, I rule!
     
  11. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
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    Apr 3, 2003
    Look, dude, I just spent two/three/four (don't remember) hours in an Irish pub drinking pints of Guiness (agh! King of draughts. A friendly reminder, kids; Guiness is not a beer), so I have a valid excuse.

    I'll make you pay, though. Prepare to meet...my cat!

    PS: Borrowed from, loaned to, is that correct?
     
  12. Briosafreak

    Briosafreak Lived Through the Heat Death

    Dec 18, 2003
    First i`ll cut and paste some of Kharns choices, he really knows about this stuff:

    -The Godfather 1&2, Francis Ford Coppola
    -Dr. Strangelove or: How I stopped worrying and love the bomb, Stanley Kubrick
    -Apocalypse Now , Francis Ford Coppola
    -Monthy Python and the Holy Grail, Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones
    -Pulp Fiction , Quentin Tarantino
    - Cera una volta il West [Once upon a time in the West] , Sergio Leone
    -Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon , Ang Lee
    -Monthy Python`s The life of Brian , Terry Jones
    - Taxi Driver , Martin Scorcese
    - Reservoir Dogs , Quentin Tarantino
    - Silence of the Lambs , Jonathan Demme
    - American Beauty , Sam Mendes

    And definitely Citizen Kane is my favourite film, sorry Kharn
    :wink:

    But there`s more:
    -Ammacord, Federico Fellini
    -La Dolce Vita, Fellini
    -Palombella rossa, Nani Moretti
    -Kagemusha, Kurosawa
    -Requiem for a Dream,Darren Aronofsky
    -Law of Desire, Pedro Almodovar
    -2001 a Space Odissey, Kubrick
    -Blade Runner, Ridley Scott
    -The Assassin, John Woo
    - A Better Tomorrow, John Woo
    -Seven, David Fincher
    -Aliens3, David Fincher
    -Nostalghia, Andrei Tarkovsky
    -Solaris, Tarkovsky
    -Miller`s Crossing, Cohen brothers
    -Barton Fink, Cohen brothers
    -Casablanca, Michael Curtiz
    - Mr. Smith Goes to Washington , Frank Capra
    -Meet John Doe, Frank Capra
    -The Maltese Falcon, John Houston
    And in a very special way i love these:
    -Cyrano de Bergerac, Jean-Paul Rappeneau
    -Cinema Paradiso, Giuseppe Tornatore
    -Once upon a time in America, Sergio Leone

    I can`t seem to remember a lot of names from old films, as well as many from the last twenty years,so i´ll get back to this soon

    I love cinema, really do.
     
  13. JJ86

    JJ86 A Smooth-Skin

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    Apr 2, 2003
    Ah yes another Fellini fan!
     
  14. Shadowman

    Shadowman Water Chip? Been There, Done That

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    Apr 24, 2003
    A little nitpick, it's the Coen brothers. :)
    I like most of their movies, but I haven't seen them all yet. Barton Fink is still on my "to watch" list.
     
  15. Briosafreak

    Briosafreak Lived Through the Heat Death

    Dec 18, 2003
    Here jj 8)

    Thanks Shady, you`re right of course.
     
  16. Odin

    Odin Carbon Dated and Proud
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    Apr 2, 2003
    Just one? oooff....there are so many, but one of my all time favorites is Blade Runner..
     
  17. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
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    Apr 3, 2003
    Damn right!

    Heh, it's allowed.

    Let me make one thing clear here, though. If you ask me "What is your favourite movie" in all-round impact and entertainment, Fight Club would probably win, but that doesn't mean I think it's the greatest movie of all time.

    If you ask me, "What's the greates American movie of all time?" I'll say, without a doubt, Citizen Kane.

    Compare to my taste in classical music. My favourite composer is Tschaikovsky, my favourite single part of a composition is "Morning stimmung" out of Grieg's 1st Peer Gynt, my favourite complete composition is a close tie between Tschaikovsky's Swan Lake ballet and Mahler's 1st ("der Titan"). However, if you asked me "Who is the greatest composer of all time", I would say Bach, no doubt.

    Citizen Kane was so incredibly important and is such a beautifull and complete work that I can do no different than acknowledge its greatness, even if its not to my taste.

    Note: I said greatest American movie. If we're talking greatest movies of all time, it'd have to compete with Dr. Strangelove (which is a British movie). But it'd probably beat Kubrick's works, what it'd have a harder time of beating is Akira Kurosawa's Shichinin no Samurai. That movie in its original form is 3.5 hours of pure perfection. Seriously. Best...movie...ever.

    Those are some really great movies. I have only one objection:

    2001.

    I hate that movie.

    Well, hate's a strong word. I appreciate its importance and how incredible it must've been in its own days, but nowadays it just strikes me as boring and incredibly longwinded and unclear.

    And the loud breathing forced me to mute the movie at times. Goddamned annoying breathing. And worse of all...Strauss' And der Schone Blaue Donau. I hate An Der Schone Blaue Donau, I really do.
     
  18. [PCE]el_Prez

    [PCE]el_Prez Vault Fossil

    Apr 25, 2003
    1. Dr. Strangelove
    2. Fight Club
    3. Raiders of the Lost Ark
    4. Star Wars
    5. Rocky


    oh and coming in at number 6..

    Big Trouble in Little China (greatest one liner movie ever) starring kurt russel, directed by John Carpenter
     
  19. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
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    Apr 3, 2003
    This whole discussion reminds me; who does everyone think is the best director of all time? Before you answer, please see if you can agree on these points:

    1. 1-hit wonders are not impressive. Michael Cimino (the Deer Hunter) is not a good director

    2. Kevin Smith (Dogma, Chasing Amy, Mallrats, Clerks) and Richard Kelly (Donnie Darko) are excellent writers, but absolutely terrible directors. They should both learn to leave their films to other people.

    3. Quentin Tarantino makes good movies because he has a talent in combining writing skills, directing skills and musical skills. This doesn't make him a great director, it makes him a great all-rounder.

    That said, I myself could probably not decide; it'd be a close race between Coppola, Kurosawa and Kubrick.
     
  20. spader

    spader First time out of the vault

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    Apr 25, 2003
    Snatch and Saving private Ryan