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Riffage
12-16-2001, 08:25 PM
After I saw the thread of best TV programs I though there might aswell be a best films one..

so post away. ill name one film to start everyone off

The Matrix



anway.. go on scribble yours down in the reply box! :)

Schmatz
12-16-2001, 08:29 PM
Original Star Wars Trilogy
The Indy Trilogy
The Ghost and the Darkness
Gladiator
The Matrix
Conspeirecy Theory (or however you spell it)
Apollo 13

Any Diablo II/ Lucasarts game cutscene ;)

JollyRoger
12-16-2001, 09:38 PM
i love movies:D

matrix
original star wars
monty python holy grail
memento
almost famous
fight club
nightmare before christmas
fear and loathing in las vegas
snatch
chrouching tiger hidden dragon

Cmdr. Cracken
12-16-2001, 09:47 PM
The Matrix
Full Metal Jacket
A.I (which almost made me cry, which i never do watching movies)
Saving Private Ryan
The Longest Day
The Org. Star Wars Trilogy
Ghost in the SHell
Akira
Ocean's 11 (was a pretty neat flick)

raVen_image
12-16-2001, 10:23 PM
Here is 10 of my favorites:

Mindwalk -- Bernt Capra
Jaws -- Steven Spielberg
The Truman Show -- Peter Weir (I can't think of one bad Peter Weir film ...Dead Poet Society, Witness, Fearless, and so on)
Superman: The movie -- Richard Donner
Pay It Forward -- Mimi Leder
The Gradute -- Mike Nichols
The Princess Bride -- Rob Reiner
Fantasia -- Walt Disney
Natural Born Killers -- I can't remember who directed this
Casablanca -- Ditto

Maybe they aren't the 10 best ...but it's all I could think of right now. I'm looking forward to everyone else's lists.

Squinkee
12-16-2001, 11:28 PM
Full Metal Jacket is an awesome movie. I think that Ninja Turtles 1 and 2 have to go in there somewhere. But not three. Three just sucked.

Meksilon
12-16-2001, 11:32 PM
Very well, but I'll split it into catogories...

ACTION:
RoboCop
Terminator, The
Terminator II: Judgement Day
Untouchables, The

ADVENTURE:
Back to the Future
Back to the Future Part II
Back to the Future Part III
Jurassic Park
Lost World, The (1997)
Rocketeer, The

COMEDY:
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls
Happy Gilmore
Princess Bride, The

DRAMA:
Rain Man
Titanic

Fantasy:
Star Wars (A New Hope)
Empire Strikes Back, The
Return of the Jedi
Radiers of the Lost Ark
Temple of Doom
Last Cruciade, The

HORROR:
Exorciest, The
Shining, The
Omen, The

SCI-FI:
Blade Runner (Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?)
Gattaca

THRILLER:
Godfather, The
Scream
Scream 2
Scream 3
Seven (Se7en)

THRILLER (CRIME):
Manhunter (Red Dragon)
Silence of the Lambs, The
Hannibal

WORST MOVIES EVER:
[ACTION] Armageddon; Matrix, The
[COMEDY] Little Nicky
[DRAMA] Deep Impact
[HORROR] Final Destination

There you have it,
=mek=

Chuzwuzza
12-16-2001, 11:57 PM
goddammit! =)
what is teh big deal with the matrix!
It's not that good... just your standard sci-fi with good effects

Everyone knows the best movie ever is Flying High ;)

raVen_image
12-17-2001, 12:37 AM
Originally posted by Chuzwuzza
goddammit! =)
what is teh big deal with the matrix!
It's not that good... just your standard sci-fi with good effects

Everyone knows the best movie ever is Flying High ;)
I don't know about "Flying High", but I absolutelly agree with your opinion about "Matrix". On reflection, it's really a piss-poor movie. Good effects, perhaps, but it won't last on as one of the greats. Mediocre acting and an overdone story is all that movie has to offer.

Meksilon
12-17-2001, 01:04 AM
Originally posted by raVen_image

I don't know about "Flying High", but I absolutelly agree with your opinion about "Matrix". On reflection, it's really a piss-poor movie. Good effects, perhaps, but it won't last on as one of the greats. Mediocre acting and an overdone story is all that movie has to offer.

Cool, there's people who agree the Matrix sucks for once!

=mek=

Darnn
12-17-2001, 03:34 AM
Hmm...
Being John Malkovich is one that really stands out when I think about it, and, well, most of Robin Williams' serious movies...
12 Monkeys... The Usual Suspects... Generally most anything with Brad Pitt and/or Kevin Spacey in it.

Ryback
12-17-2001, 05:21 AM
Okay, my in no way comprehensive list:

Reservoir Dogs: Cause it's funny. Also, it's got the best film soundtrack ever.
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom: Best action movie ever.
All of Me: Why this one? Well, it's an early eighties Steve Martin comedy. I just like it for some reason.
Memento: It's complex, well directed, and about the most intriguing 'puzzle' type movie ever.
Silence of the Lambs: Anthony Hopkins and Jodie Foster, two great performances - and a great script.
The Big Lebowski: Funniest film ever.
Chinatown: Can't beat it for style.
Hard Boiled: Had to include some Hong Kong action somewhere. John Woo's last HK film, and it's spectacular.
Evil Dead II: Comedy horror. Bruce Campbell is like a live-action cartoon figure.
Twelve Monkeys: There aren't many sci-fi tragedies. This would have to be the best.

Natty
12-17-2001, 06:17 AM
The Wizard Of Oz (alltime fave movie)
Titanic
StarWars Trilogy (Empire is my fave)
Indiana Jones Trilogy (Last Crusade fave)
Shrek
Moulin Rouge
American Pie
The Matrix
Charlottes Web (the only movie I ever cry over)
Scream Trilogy (although nothing beats the origional)
Apollo13
The Bone Collector
The Dish (Aussie Movie- based of man walking on the moon)
The Castle (another Aussie movie)
Murials Wedding (I love Aussie movies hehehe)
Terminator2 Judgement Day
Sleepy Hollow
Toy Story


OK- I watch too many movies, I could be here all night if I listed them all though :D :p

The Adventurer
12-17-2001, 09:19 AM
10. Ghostbusters
9. Red Dawn
8. Planet of the Apes (first one)
7. Dune (2000 remake)
6. Indy and the Raiders of the Lost Arc
5. Return of the Jedi
4. Independice Day
3. Babylon 5: In the Begining
2. Toy Story2
1. Armagedon

duder
12-17-2001, 10:56 AM
Originally posted by raVen_image
Here is 10 of my favorites:

Mindwalk -- Bernt Capra
Jaws -- Steven Spielberg
The Truman Show -- Peter Weir (I can't think of one bad Peter Weir film ...Dead Poet Society, Witness, Fearless, and so on)
Superman: The movie -- Richard Donner
Pay It Forward -- Mimi Leder
The Gradute -- Mike Nichols
The Princess Bride -- Rob Reiner
Fantasia -- Walt Disney
Natural Born Killers -- I can't remember who directed this
Casablanca -- Ditto

Maybe they aren't the 10 best ...but it's all I could think of right now. I'm looking forward to everyone else's lists.

NBK is by Oliver Stone and Casablanca by Michael Curtiz

My choices:

Chinatown - Roman Polanski

A Touch of Evil - Orson Welles

The Big Sleep - Howard Hawks

The Long Goodbye - Robert Altman

Point Blank - John Boorman

Blue Velvet - David Lynch

Once upon a Time in the West - Sergio Leone

the 400 blows - Francois Truffaut

Room for Romeo Brass - Shane Meadows

Blood Simple - The Coen Brothers

MrManager
12-17-2001, 10:57 AM
Well, let's see here...

Basically anything with Cary Grant in it, he was a kick-ass actor. 'North By Northwest', 'Notorious', 'The Awful Truth', 'Bringing Up Baby', etc. All classics.

'The Big Lebowski', and generally everything else the Coen brothers have made.

'Swingers' and 'Made' - the general sense of details in Favreau's movies are great, and they're hysterically funny.

'Fight Club', although I prefer the book. Pitt and Norton are excellent in it.

duder
12-17-2001, 10:58 AM
Originally posted by Ryback
Okay, my in no way comprehensive list:

Reservoir Dogs: Cause it's funny. Also, it's got the best film soundtrack ever.
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom: Best action movie ever.
All of Me: Why this one? Well, it's an early eighties Steve Martin comedy. I just like it for some reason.
Memento: It's complex, well directed, and about the most intriguing 'puzzle' type movie ever.
Silence of the Lambs: Anthony Hopkins and Jodie Foster, two great performances - and a great script.
The Big Lebowski: Funniest film ever.
Chinatown: Can't beat it for style.
Hard Boiled: Had to include some Hong Kong action somewhere. John Woo's last HK film, and it's spectacular.
Evil Dead II: Comedy horror. Bruce Campbell is like a live-action cartoon figure.
Twelve Monkeys: There aren't many sci-fi tragedies. This would have to be the best.

hey i like you.....you should watch the original 12 monkeys which is called 'la jetee' it shames 12 monkeys!!! nice choice of films though.

duder
12-17-2001, 11:01 AM
Originally posted by remio
Well, let's see here...

Basically anything with Cary Grant in it, he was a kick-ass actor. 'North By Northwest', 'Notorious', 'The Awful Truth', 'Bringing Up Baby', etc. All classics.

'The Big Lebowski', and generally everything else the Coen brothers have made.

'Swingers' and 'Made' - the general sense of details in Favreau's movies are great, and they're hysterically funny.

'Fight Club', although I prefer the book. Pitt and Norton are excellent in it.

hey i like you more than the other guy!!! I love the golden era hollywood flicks, 'His Girl Friday' over 'bringing up baby' any day for me though!

Yup all the coens films have been great, but i gotta go for blood simple for a fave!

MrManager
12-17-2001, 11:13 AM
Originally posted by Ryback
Okay, my in no way comprehensive list:

Reservoir Dogs: Cause it's funny. Also, it's got the best film soundtrack ever.
Memento: It's complex, well directed, and about the most intriguing 'puzzle' type movie ever.


Go see 'Vanilla Sky' if you like excellent soundtracks. It's rare to see anybody using music so well in a movie. Also, 'Memento' is excellent.

duder
12-17-2001, 11:16 AM
hhhmmmm of late my fave score has to go to Terence Malik's 'The Thin Red Line'. The score by Hans Zimmer is breath taking.

raVen_image
12-17-2001, 11:21 AM
Thank you, duder, for reminding me of those directors. These lists always get me irritated with myself, because I read others' lists and bang my head saying, "Aaaaarrgh ...how could I forget that one!"

Like Peter Weir, the Coen Brothers have never put out a bad movie. Darnn mentioned "Being John Malkovich", and that, too, is an exceptional film. Planet of the Apes(1968), Moulin Rouge, Chinatown ...all good.

I'd like to add to my list with:

Run Lola, Run
American Beauty
Network

MrManager
12-17-2001, 11:26 AM
I really should mention "Insomnia" which was a great Norwegian movie. They're re-making it with Al Pacino and Robin Williams now, and I believe it'll be directed by Chris Nolan. That can't be all bad.

pigsfl3w
12-17-2001, 11:28 AM
My Top 10 of All Time (in no particular order)

Run Lola Run
The Matrix
The Usual Suspects
Ghost Dog, Way of the Samurai
The Nightmare Before Christmas
Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Murder by Death
Starship Troopers
Snatch
Akira

Jake
12-17-2001, 01:49 PM
I don't have a top list of all time but I do own:

The Big Lebowski
(also Hudsucker Proxy, Fargo, O Brother Where Art Thou)
Rushmore
Chinatown
Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid
Ghostbusters
And, um, other movies...

and recently in the theater around here good stuff:
Monsters, Inc
Raiders of the Lost Arc (mmmre-screening)
...

:(



Someone should make a "Top <insert number> spooky obsession anticipation hyped up i'm a fanboy potentially good upcoming movies you're looking forward to" thread.

pigsfl3w
12-17-2001, 02:41 PM
Is it true what I heard about a Grim Fandango movie being made, directed by Tim Burton?

Prinity
12-17-2001, 03:10 PM
Hmmm...
Monty Python's Holy Grail, Casablanca, Matrix, Heart and Souls, MST3K the Movie, All the President's Men, Jackie Chan movies in general, Miss Congeniality, 12 Monkeys, The Fugitive, and probably a whole bunch of other movies I forgot to mention, plus a lot of movies which I haven't seen. I don't care if they're not good, I still like 'em. :)

JollyRoger
12-17-2001, 03:29 PM
Originally posted by pigsfl3w
Is it true what I heard about a Grim Fandango movie being made, directed by Tim Burton?

that would be sweet! i love tim burton. But i dont think it would do too well. (if that makes any sense)

a lot of grim fandango is puzzles, so they would have to fill it in a little more, but who knows.

and in a way i agree with mek, the matrix isnt that good of a movie (even though i like it), but i really liked the idea of our world being fake, or that there is another life other then ours.

and somemore i remembered from other people:

12 monkeys
citizen kane
big lewboski

1.21 Jigawatts?
12-17-2001, 04:30 PM
Indy Trilogy
Back to the future trilogy
Shawshank Redemption
Many Hitchcock films
Mallrats
Ghostbusters
Citizen Kane

many,many more.

Schmatz
12-17-2001, 05:12 PM
I forgot to add:
Full Metal Jacket
Space balls
Robin Hood: men in tights
Blazing Saddles
History of the World Part 1

MtBlanc
12-17-2001, 05:35 PM
Here's a quick selection of my favorites:

Citizen Kane - Welles
Lawrence of Arabia - Lean
Full Metal Jacket - Kubrick
Spartacus - Kubrick
The Godfather - Coppola
Patton - Schaffner (I always though Coppola directed this film, took me awhile to figure out he only got writing credit)
Reservoir Dogs - Tarantino
Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark - Spielburg
Macbeth (Roman Polanski version) - Polanksi, heh
The Longest Day - 4 or 5 directors who I can't name

I'm sure I forgot one or two that I'll be angry about later. :)

Trapezoid
12-18-2001, 03:42 PM
I really like Tim Burton.

Ed Wood, Batman Returns, Mars Attacks, and Pee Wee's Big Adventure in particular.
I also like Ghostbusters, the Princess Bride, Naked Gun, Last Crusade, Men in Black, The Seven Faces of Dr. Lao, and a bunch of other ones too.

SlowbieOne
12-19-2001, 08:23 PM
My top six:

Empire Strikes Back
A New Hope
Return of the Jedi
The Phantom Menace
Event Horizon
Being John Malkovich

Lemon Head
12-20-2001, 06:37 AM
(Not necessarily in order)

Fight Club
Ghost in the Shell
Star Wars Trilogy
Green Mile
Dogma
Indy Trilogy
Pulp Fiction

Dalixam
12-22-2001, 10:11 AM
Fellowship of the Ring
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Back to the Future trilogy
The Messenger
Forrest Gump
Braveheart

JiveMonkey
12-23-2001, 08:20 PM
AHHHH - Trap is that music from your Octavio site the ALF theme? Cause ALF IS REAL!

Trapezoid
12-23-2001, 11:03 PM
Originally posted by JiveMonkey
AHHHH - Trap is that music from your Octavio site the ALF theme? Cause ALF IS REAL!

Yeah--- I was going to use the X-Files theme first just because it's extremely trite for a paranormal site, but then I decided to go with a random, incredibly unsuited MIDI.