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Troopr-Undr-Fir
10-29-2004, 04:09 PM
Today when I got home, I decided I wanted to watch a movie. I go over to my entertainment center and begin to sit, and 30 minutes later I can't find a movie I want to watch. It is then at that moment I realize that my movie collection is well... Crappy (As in not a whole lot of selection, since I usually just rent movies). So here is your job, provide me a list of your most favorite movies excluding ones from the list below. Thank you.

- Any star wars film
- Any LotR film
- Any alien or predator movie
- Any matrix film
- Any comic made to movie
- Any terminator movie

And please no Heavily romantic movies, since I know I have them all now since my girl friend moved in with me :rolleyes:

Oh and also make sure they are in DVD format, since my VHS player crapped out on me


;)

GothiX
10-29-2004, 04:11 PM
Omen VI: The Awakening
Any Hannibal movie.

Pie™
10-29-2004, 04:13 PM
The Nightmare Before Christmas - Perfect Halloween movie! :D
The Crow - well... if you're interested in dark stuff...
Edward Scissorhands - great story, awesome movie
Big Fish - last years best movie IMO

:)

[edit] scratch the crow, it started as a comic book :o

Troopr-Undr-Fir
10-29-2004, 04:25 PM
Crap... I found all of those you two have just said in my collection (some VHS and some DVD)

ok add those movies to my list of no no's...


Those are good ones though

Leper Messiah
10-29-2004, 04:25 PM
The Untouchables is great :D

ET Warrior
10-29-2004, 04:56 PM
Reservoir Dogs
Equilibrium
Maverick
Ocean's 11
Boondock Saints
Snatch
Tombstone
Rainman
Blade 1/2

No particular order, and not necessarily favorites, but movies I own and really enjoy :)

Captain Wilson
10-29-2004, 05:36 PM
underworld
interview with a vamp

Mike Windu
10-29-2004, 06:40 PM
Any Given Sunday
Mulan
Remember the Titans
Radio
Boyz N the Hood
Finding Nemo
Pirates of the Caribbean
Scarface
Austin Powers series
The Count of Monte Cristo
Lost in Translation
Gladiator
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Big Fish
Nightmare Before Christmas
Toy Story

Or you can go see the Incredibles when it opens! :)

Rogue15
10-29-2004, 06:41 PM
ahhh....you too? since i went to blockbuster and they didn't have the movies i wanted to rent....van helsing and texas chainsaw massacre... I decided to watch the whole LOTR trilogy in one sitting...with a short 5-10 minute break between movies...

here are ones i thought were pretty cool...

halloween movies:

Dreamcatcher
Cabin Fever
House of 1000 Corpses



Basic
Blackhawk Down
The Hunted
Enemy at the Gates
Last Samauri
Planet of the Apes
Italian Job
Oceans Eleven
Shrek
Pirates of the Carribean
Mean Girls


anime:

Evangelion
Ghost in the Shell
Vampire Hunter D (prolly my favorite anime)


well gotta go back to LOTR!

Acrylic
10-29-2004, 06:42 PM
Fast and the Furious

National Lampoon's Vacation series movies

Cant think of any others...

SkinWalker
10-29-2004, 07:53 PM
The Sandlot (youth Drama/Baseball)
The Name of the Rose (Medieval Mystery)
Pitch Black (SciFi)
A Bridge Too Far (WWII)
Casablanca (B&W w/Bogey)
Blues Brothers (Comedy)
Super Size Me (Documentary)
Hellraiser I thru III (Horror)
Van Hellsing (Action/Thriller)
Passion of the Christ (Fantasy)

There's something for every occasion :)

TiE23
10-29-2004, 08:00 PM
Uhh.. Im not a big movie person. >_>

TiE

KBell
10-29-2004, 08:02 PM
Boondock Saints

Edward Scissorhands

The Last Samurai

A Christmas Story

The Road to Perdition


All must-watch movies.

ET Warrior
10-29-2004, 08:16 PM
Originally posted by SkinWalker
The Sandlot (youth Drama/Baseball)
Pitch Black (SciFi)
Blues Brothers (Comedy)
Van Hellsing (Action/Thriller)

Edited down to the best of the list :D

I can't believe I forgot Blues Brothers. Man I LOVE that movie.


Additions to my old list

Pirates of the Caribbean
Office Space
High Fidelity
Braveheart
Indiana Jones
Xmen 1 & 2
Spiderman 1 & 2
Death to Smoochy
O Brother Where Art Thou?

I'll probably add more as I think of em.

Rogue15
10-29-2004, 08:37 PM
Originally posted by TiE 23
Uhh.. Im not a big movie person. >_>

TiE

then why the **** did you reply? seeking attention? :rolleyes:

some other movies to rent....

the passion
Radio
Head of State
The Missing
Signs
The Ring

Acrylic
10-29-2004, 08:44 PM
Originally posted by Rogue15
then why the **** did you reply? seeking attention? :rolleyes:


I was just about to say that...

*sigh*

Also, rent "Heisser Sommer". Its in German, but its so stupid, it's funny. We watched it in German class once.

KBell
10-29-2004, 08:48 PM
Originally posted by Acrylic
I was just about to say that...

*sigh*


Oh don't you go spouting off about other people wanting attention.


Great movies that just came to mind: Shawshank Redemption and O' Brother Where Art Thou.

Kain
10-29-2004, 08:51 PM
And yet both Acrylic AND Rogue gave him said attention...very nice fellas...sheesh.

Anywho:
Bram Stoker's Dracula
Interview With A Vampire
Underworld
Wes Craven's Vampires
Blazing Saddles
Boondock Saints
The Waterboy
Billy Madison
Happy Gilmore

The Seeker
10-29-2004, 10:01 PM
Sheesh, have you all forgotten the Kill Bill series.

Best Movies ever.

StormHammer
10-29-2004, 11:55 PM
Originally posted by Troopr-Undr-Fir
- Any star wars film
- Any LotR film
- Any alien or predator movie
- Any matrix film
- Any comic made to movie
- Any terminator movie

And please no Heavily romantic movies, since I know I have them all now since my girl friend moved in with me :rolleyes:


I guess it depends on how far you're willing to dig back into the past to get an enjoyable movie experience. It also depends on the particular genres you like... Anyway, I'd recommend these...

Science Fiction

Blade Runner
Forbidden Planet
The War Of The Worlds
The Time Machine (60's version)
The Invisible Man (30's version with Claude Raines)
King Kong (original 30's version)
Soylent Green
A Boy And His Dog
Planet Of The Apes (original with Charlton Heston)
THX 1138
2001: A Space Odyssey
Solaris (original Russian version)
The Thing (from Another World)
The Day The Earth Stood Still
The Day The Earth Caught Fire
Total Recall
Equilibrium
The Incredible Shrinking Man
The Abyss: Special Edition
This Island Earth (hehe)
Pitch Black
Mad Max
Silent Running
Invasion Of The Body Snatchers (original BW version)
Minority Report

War

The Boat (German - better to see the full series rather than the 'condensed' film)
Apocalypse Now (original rather than Redux)
Dirty War
Where Eagles Dare
Kelly's Heroes
Guns Of Navarone
The Dirty Dozen
Battle Of The Bulge
Zeppelin
The Hill
Saving Private Ryan

Westerns

Heaven's Gate (full 4 hour version - not the crappy 'condensed' version)
Once Upon A Time In The West
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
Unforgiven
A Fistful Of Dynamite
Destry Rides Again (Jimmy Stewart on top form)

Historical

Braveheart
The 13th Warrior
Rob Roy
Gladiator
Henry V (Kenneth Branaugh version)
Hamlet (Mel Gibson version - well, I liked it)
The Brotherhood Of The Wolf (semi-fantastical but based on historical fact - French)
The Horseman On The Roof (French)
Le Bosu (Recent version - French)
The Three Musketeers (Michael York, Oliver Reed, Albert Finney, Richard Chamberlain, version)
The Four Musketeers (same cast)

Fantasy

Jason And The Argonauts (60s version)
Dragonheart
Any of the Sinbad movies
Reign of Fire (crap plot but the dragons are well done)

Horror

An American Werewolf In London
The Keep (not sure it's available on DVD)
The Changeling
The Man Who Haunted Himself
Halloween (the original)
The Thing (John Carpenter's)
Life Force
Tremors
Deep Rising
Them
Scanners
The Frighteners
Cast A Deadly Spell (comic horror)
The Evil Dead
The Evil Dead II
Evil Dead 3: Army Of Darkness
Blade

Action/General

Leon (I think it's known as The Professional in the US - with Jean Reno)
Lethal Weapon 1, 2 or 3
Ronin
Kiss Of The Dragon
Any James Bond movie
True Lies (weak in the middle)
The Bourne Identity
The Ipcress File
Highlander
Timebomb (with Michael Biehn)
The Edge
Blind Fury
The Conversation (spiritual precursor of Enemy Of The State)
Kiss Me Deadly
It's A Wonderful Life
The Right Stuff
The Silent Flute
Hard Target
Dante's Peak
The Replacement Killers
The 39 Steps (Robert Powell version)

Hell, if you can't find anything out of that lot that you might like, then I give in.

Alegis
10-30-2004, 12:14 AM
Godfather saga (1+2+3)
Shichinin no samurai (the seven samurai)
Stanley Kubrick collection (DVD)
(2001 a space odyssey, lolita, dr strangelove, Barry Lyndon,A Clockwork Orange, Full Metal Jacket, The shining)
+ Spartacus (IM SPARTACUS!)

Citizen Kane

Astrotoy7
10-30-2004, 03:47 AM
ok.....these are my absolute fave cinematic journeys..... (nb. Im excluding SW and LOTR)

*Fire Walk With Me: The Last 7 Days of Laura Palmer (dir. David Lynch)..
*Wild at Heart (dir. David Lynch)
*Throne of Blood (dir. Akira Kurosawa)
*Hidden Fortress (dir. Akira Kurosawa)
*Ran (dir. Akira Kurosawa)
*Rashomon (dir. Akira kurosawa)
*Yojimbo (dir. Akira Kurosawa)
*Sanjuro (dir. Akira Kurosawa)
*Kwaidan (dir. Masaki Kobayashi)
*Hamlet (dir. Laurence Olivier)
*Johnny Suede (dir. Tom Dicillo)..one of Brad Pitts first movies
*Interview with The Vampire (dir. Neil Jordan)
*Fist of Fury. Bruce Lee kicks Japanese A$$ !
*Ninja Scroll (dir. Yoshiaki Kawajiri) -anime
*Barry Lyndon (dir. Stanley Kubrick)
*The Draftmans Contract (dir. Peter Greenaway)
*The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (dir. Peter Greenaway)
*Citizen Kane (dir. Orson Welles)
*Vertigo (dir Alfred Hitchcock)
*North by Northwest (dir. Alfred Hitchcock)
*Psycho (dir. Alfred Hitchcock)
*Kids (dir. Gus Van Sant)
*Fresh (dir. Boaz Yakin)


...you want more....I can keep going :)

mtfbwya

LightNinja
10-30-2004, 03:58 AM
-Snatch, pigs and diamonds
-Jurassic Park 1
-LOTR (the 3th movie)
-Matrix 1
-The Waterboy
-Mission: Impossible 1
-Terminator 1-2-3
-American history X
-The Thing
-Apocalypse Now
-Pirates of the Caribbean
-Metal Jacket
-Braveheart
-The 13th Warrior
-The Brotherhood Of The Wolf
-Dragonheart
-James Bond: Goldeneye
-John Carpenter's Dracula
-Interview With A Vampire
-Last Samauri
-Oceans Eleven

Acrylic
10-30-2004, 08:18 AM
Originally posted by KBell
Oh don't you go spouting off about other people wanting attention.




Does anyone here notice that this guy is always trying to start something?

He always has a smartass comment about me.

Hope you feel more like a man.

Astrotoy7
10-30-2004, 08:54 AM
Originally posted by Acrylic
Does anyone here notice that this guy is always trying to start something?

He always has a smartass comment about me.

Hope you feel more like a man.

he he he. I called you narcissistic once too ; I think it stems back to that "45 pics of me I took for my girlfriend thread" :p

now, lets all sh'up about you and talk bout movies again !

I noticed I didnt mention any comedys :)

*Dodgeball was pretty cool ! Its worth hiring just to see Ben Stillers Moustache :D

mtfbwya

Troopr-Undr-Fir
10-30-2004, 09:14 AM
WOW!

Now those are some lists fellas! :eek:


Sadly a lot of the ones you all have mentioned I used to have... Until my mom made me leave them with her when I moved.

She claimed they were "her's" :rolleyes:

I also made my no no list too short, but damn if I don't like some of the names on those lists.

I guess I was fibbing a bit. Because my video collection isn't that small now that since I've seen all the movies you've all posted.


Some I am going to buy when I get off work:

- Blues Brothers (I heart this movie)
- Full Metal Jacket
- Rainman (Yeah, K-Mart sucks)
- Citizen Kane (saw it in one of high school classes once... and it was pretty good)
- Saving private Ryan

Thank you all again, and sorry you got arthritis on my acount :(



not really....

edlib
10-30-2004, 09:25 AM
Get the Band Of Brothers DVD set... that should keep you busy for a while.

BawBag™
10-30-2004, 09:44 AM
Shawshank Redemption
Die Hard

And thats about it, everyone else has it covered. ;)

Astrotoy7
10-30-2004, 09:57 AM
Originally posted by Troopr-Undr-Fir
WOW!
Sadly a lot of the ones you all have mentioned I used to have... Until my mom made me leave them with her when I moved.

She claimed they were "her's" :rolleyes:



troops, unless you worked and paid for them with you rown money, or they were birthday/Xmas presents, they were hers... I could bore you with a long and painful story about parental ownership disputes but I wont :D

mtfbwya

Troopr-Undr-Fir
10-30-2004, 11:57 AM
Originally posted by Astrotoy7
troops, unless you worked and paid for them with you rown money, or they were birthday/Xmas presents, they were hers... I could bore you with a long and painful story about parental ownership disputes but I wont :D

mtfbwya


I paid for most of them... I just assumed since they were in my room and I was the only one who watched them.

I just let them go, or else I would have gotten a "Well, that's the thanks I get" speech...

Oh how I loathed those :(

Captain Wilson
10-30-2004, 12:06 PM
Full Metal Jacket is an ace film, you will enjoy it.

realy movies but the sharpe series. F'ing ace

Spider AL
10-30-2004, 01:11 PM
Three films to see before you die:

Grosse Point Blank - John Cusack
Spartan - Val Kilmer
The Yakuza - Robert Mitchum/Takakura Ken

Frankly the three best, most intelligent movies exported from America... Ever. Critics didn't seem to know what to make of the first two.

SeleneRayne
10-30-2004, 02:31 PM
My fav's

Bram Stoker's Dracula
Underworld
Billy Madison
Happy Gilmore
Pirates of the Carribean
Interview with the Vampire
John Carpenter's Vampires
Blazing Saddles
The Punisher
Office Space
Army of Darkness

MarcusLeCoy
10-30-2004, 04:23 PM
Shanghai Knights series

and if you REALLY want to actually think about what the hell is going on in the movie: K-Pax

Samuel Dravis
10-30-2004, 05:43 PM
Originally posted by MarcusLeCoy
and if you REALLY want to actually think about what the hell is going on in the movie: K-Pax I liked that movie - I tried it, then bought the DVD when I returned the rental... Gets really interesting towards the end.

Troopr-Undr-Fir
10-30-2004, 05:48 PM
Originally posted by Spider AL
Grosse Point Blank - John Cusack

Frankly the three best, most intelligent movies exported from America... Ever. Critics didn't seem to know what to make of the first two.


:eek: I saw that the other day on encore. Let me just say that I love John Cusack's work, and this one is amazing. The story is VERY VERY interesting. And I can see what you mean about the critics, everyone I asked if they'd seen it or heard of it. I got a big fat Nope.

*adds to list*

El Sitherino
10-30-2004, 09:37 PM
Star Wars
All of Akira Kurosawa's films (even his crime/mob ones)
Indiana Jones
Tarantino's films
and all the ones Stormy listed. :)

Oh, and ever John Wayne movie. The dude's a legend :cool:

Astrotoy7
10-30-2004, 10:37 PM
Originally posted by InsaneSith
....Oh, and every John Wayne movie. The dude's a legend :cool:

yes, a legendary draft dodger...... :p having objections to participate in a war is one thing.... then going to make a career of pretending to be a tough guy cowboy/soldier/pilot etc is another thing.... the man is a mockery of himself.........

mtfbwya

El Sitherino
10-30-2004, 10:47 PM
He had poor vision, leave him alone!

acdcfanbill
10-31-2004, 01:02 PM
John Wayne did not dodge the draft, he was exempt as he was the father of 4 children at the time. His studio bosses convinced him not to volunteer becaue they thought he would better serve his country being a moral booster at home. whether thats true of course, no one knows, but he certianly didnt do anything shady or illegal to get out of serving in WWII.

Pie™
10-31-2004, 01:19 PM
Ginger Snaps

El Sitherino
10-31-2004, 11:21 PM
Originally posted by acdcfanbill
John Wayne did not dodge the draft, he was exempt as he was the father of 4 children at the time. His studio bosses convinced him not to volunteer becaue they thought he would better serve his country being a moral booster at home. whether thats true of course, no one knows, but he certianly didnt do anything shady or illegal to get out of serving in WWII. He once went in to try out for the air force but wasn't accepted at all for poor vision.

The Cheat
11-01-2004, 06:01 PM
Donnie Darko
Any David Fincher Film (Se7en, Fight Club, Panic Room or The Game)
Silence of the Lambs