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Uutont Fær Uulion 06-20-2001 03:51 PM

Best movies of all time
 
this is kind of a split off from summer movies, but I was wondering what you guys think the best movies of all time were
I would go with

The MAD MAX trilogy,
The Princess Bride,
Popeye,
and
Galaxy Quest,

Pedro The Hutt 06-20-2001 04:33 PM

The original SW trilogy
Indiana Jones trilogy
Spaceballs
and a few more ;).

Boba Rhett 06-20-2001 06:16 PM

Popeye and Galaxy Quest? *passes out from laughing to hard*


So far, I agree with what Pedro said.

Garindan 06-20-2001 08:30 PM

Star Wars Trilogy
Star Wars Episode I
Jurassic Park 1 and 2

Pootie 06-20-2001 09:04 PM

Pokemon The Movie
Barney's Birthday Surprise
Saving Private Ryan
The Lion King
Snow White and the Seven Dwarves
Cinderella
X-Men
Lady and The Tramp
Batman Forever

:D :D

JediMasterHorn 06-21-2001 01:20 AM

Star Wars trilogy (duh)
Gladiator
Braveheart
Jurassic Park
T2
Gone in 60 Sec.
The Shawshank Redemption
The Green Mile
The Matrix
Dune (Sci-Fi Mini Series)
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

Tie Guy 06-21-2001 02:14 AM

Star Wars
The Matrix
Gladiator
Spaceballs
Monty Python: Search for the Holy Grail
UHF

Garindan 06-21-2001 03:18 AM

I can't believe i forgot gladiator!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

that's the best rated r movie ever!!!!!!!!!

Pedro The Hutt 06-21-2001 05:39 AM

*punches Tie Guy* It's QUEST for the Holy Grail ;). *runs of shouting "Ni!"* ;)

GonkH8er 06-21-2001 09:27 AM

The Matrix
MP & The Holy Grail
SW 4,5,6
Gladiator
Fight Club (dunno why, i just really liked it)
The Bluuuuuuuuuuuues Brothers
IJ Trilogy (the new one should be interesting. wonder if theyll use grampa ford :))
Psycho

Pedro The Hutt 06-21-2001 10:28 AM

Ah yes, the Blues Brothers, how could I forget. :)

oninosensi 06-21-2001 11:57 AM

Seven
Ice Pirates
SW EP 4&5
The Road Warrior
Dragon Slayer
Braveheart
Brazil
12 Monkeys
Macross Plus (that count?)
Dune mini-series
Wings of Honneamise
Saving Private Ryan
Akira
The Princess Bride (with out fred savage preferably)
Airplane!
Airplane II!
A Knight's Tale
Croutching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Monty Python's Life of Brian

Garindan 06-21-2001 12:33 PM

dragonheart was the other one i like. haven't seen that movie in YEARS.

Pedro The Hutt 06-21-2001 01:29 PM

hmmm.. Akira almost made me hurl when I tried to watch it... :rolleyes:

obi 06-21-2001 03:56 PM

Patriot
Gladiator
anything by Lucas
Almost every adam sandler movie
half baked
SLING BLADE!!!!!!!!
Remember the titans
x-men
galaxy quest was ok
major payne
nothing to loose
Life

and im sure dr.dolittle 2 will be good.

Uutont Fær Uulion 06-21-2001 06:14 PM

I almost forgot
The Truman Show
and Bicentennial Man

StormHammer 06-21-2001 07:36 PM

Well, if we're talking about the best movies of all time, then I'd have to pick these from each genre...

Science Fiction

1. Blade Runner
2. Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
3. Star Wars: A New Hope
4. Forbidden Planet
5. The Day The Earth Stood Still
6. Close Encounters Of The Third Kind
7. 2001: A Space Odyssey
8. The Abyss (uncut version)
9. The Terminator
10. Soylent Green
11. Planet Of The Apes (60s version)
12. When Worlds Collide
13. Men In Black
14. Silent Running
15. The Day The Earth Caught Fire
16. Fantastic Voyage (60s version)
17. Invasion Of The Body Snatchers (50s version)
18. The Arrival (under-rated IMO)
19. War Of The Worlds
20. Time After Time

Monster Movies

1. Alien
2. The Thing (John Carpenter version)
3. Jurassic Park
4. An American Werewolf In London
5. Blade
6. THEM!
7. Tremors
8. The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms
9. The Fly (80s version with Jeff Goldblum)
10. Jaws

Fantasy

1. Jason And The Argonauts
2. The Seventh Voyage Of Sinbad
3. Dragonheart
4. Conan The Barbarian
5. Dragon Slayer
6. Willow
7. Ladyhawk
8. Conan The Destroyer
9. Excalibur
10. Highlander

Historical Fantasy

1. Braveheart
2. Gladiator
3. The 13th Warrior
4. The Three Musketeers (70's version with Michael York)
5. Ben Hur
6. El Cid
7. The Patriot
8. Rob Roy
9. Cyrano de Bergerac
10. Name Of The Rose

Horror Movies

1. The Omen
2. Halloween
3. The Devil Rides Out
4. Night Of The Demon
5. The Keep
6. The Haunting (the original)
7. The Frighteners
8. Scanners
9. The Changeling
10. The Invisible Man (Claude Rains version)

Martial Arts

1. Enter The Dragon
2. Seven Samurai
3. A Touch Of Zen
4. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (the wire-work was crap, IMHO)
5. Any Jackie Chan movie

Westerns

1. The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
2. Heaven's Gate (the uncut 4-hour version)
3. Once Upon A Time In The West
4. The Magnificent Seven
5. High Plains Drifter
6. The Outlaw Josey Wales
7. The Wild Bunch
8. The Long Riders
9. Unforgiven
10. Silverado

War

1. Apocalypse Now
2. Where Eagles Dare
3. Saving Private Ryan
4. The Battle Of The Bulge
5. The Dirty Dozen
6. The Guns Of Navarone
7. The Boat
8. Ice Cold In Alex
9. Cross Of Iron
10. Full Metal Jacket

Animated

1. Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs
2. Sleeping Beauty
3. Anastasia
4. Lady And The Tramp
5. Toy Story
6. A Bug's Life
7. Akira
8. The Black Cauldron (the only Disney without songs?)
9. The Lord Of The Rings (flawed)
10. Fantasia

Action/Thrillers

1. Any James Bond movie (except Octopussy/A View To A Kill/Casino Royale)
2. Lethal Weapon
3. The Ipcress File
4. Leon
5. Marathon Man
6. The French Connection
7. Dirty Harry
8. The Driver
9. Timebomb
10. Patriot Games
11. Deliverance
12. Raiders Of The Lost Ark
13. Cop (James Woods)
14. Nikita (French)
15. Ronin

I can recommend watching all of these films. They by no means represent all of my favourites, but they are probably the ones that stuck in my mind the most.

obi 06-21-2001 08:51 PM

you must not get out much. :D

StormHammer 06-21-2001 10:48 PM

LOL :D

Well, I have had nearly 34 years on this globe spinning in space. ;)

GonkH8er 06-22-2001 10:06 AM

stormy- no comedy? :(

lol lets start a thread for WORST movies


i vote battleground earth....... *cringe*

BeastMaster 06-22-2001 12:21 PM

Favourite movies:
DragonHeart (The only time I've ever seen a dragon portrayed realistically --right down to the "fighting tail.")
Godzilla (American version.)
Ever After
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure
George of the Jungle
Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz
Titan A.E.
Lion King
Lion King II: Simba's Pride
Warriors of Virtue
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
X-Men

The last three are listed because I'm more impressed by the skill required (from the characters) to defeat their enemies without having to resort to a massive body count. I can count the deaths in Warriors on one hand.

Least favourite movies:
Battlefield Earth (Badly written, badly directed, unsympathetic characters.)
Gladiator (I've already explained why a year ago, not gonna waste my breath here.)
Island of Dr. Moreau (Philosophical disagreements with H.G. Wells' original theme.)
DragonHeart II: A New Beginning (It's a rare event for me when the special effects are bad enough to ruin great writing and acting. This would've been an awesome movie, if the cheap CG dragons hadn't lowered it to the level of Hercules.)

As well as any movie that sacrifices writing/acting in favour of "the Blockbuster factor," which is eye-popping effects, massive explosions, screenfulls of blood and gore, supermodels in tight T-shirts, and body counts numbering in the triple digits. I want lead characters to have at least some qualities that I admire, like skill or finesse as opposed to bigger and flashier guns.

TV series that I'd most like to see turned into movies:
Star Trek: Deep Space 9
Andromeda
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (As shown on TV, not the cheesy movie that already exists.)
Sailor Moon (Done as live-action, with older scouts [by 2001, most of them would be ~21], perhaps starring Allyson Hannigan as Amy/Mercury. :D )
Escaflowne (It's way past time that Allen got the girl.)
Gargoyles (But only if it followed the TGS continuity on gargoyles-fans .)

[ June 22, 2001: Message edited by: BeastMaster ]

obi 06-22-2001 12:42 PM

i rented o brother,were art thou with george cloony, and it was pretty good.

Zell Raider 06-26-2001 12:21 AM

WHAT ABOUT :

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
Independence Day
AND
HOOK

No one said those ???

Garindan 06-26-2001 02:25 AM

i would've enjoyed crouching tiger hidden dragon alot more without the sex in the middle of the movie. That was stupid of them to ruin a perfectly good movie otherwise.

ESE_Sithlord 06-26-2001 03:45 AM

SW Trilogy Oringial
Spaceballs
Predator
Hell some new some old .

Kurgan 06-26-2001 05:39 AM

Some personal favs (most from my collection):

Dark City
Highlander
(the first and second ones were the best IMHO)
Blade (yes it's mindless, but I like it)
Wizard of Oz
Star Wars Trilogy
Aliens
Christmas Carol
(George C. Scott version)
Jesus Christ Superstar(original)
City of Lost Children
Dawn of the Dead


Animation:
The Last Unicorn (When will they release this one on DVD??)
Transformers: The Movie
Fantasia
(the original)
Batman: Mask of the Phantasm
(and of course the series it was based on)

Kurgan

[ June 26, 2001: Message edited by: Kurgan ]

Steel Brightblade 06-28-2001 01:03 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by Garindan:
<STRONG>i would've enjoyed crouching tiger hidden dragon alot more without the sex in the middle of the movie. That was stupid of them to ruin a perfectly good movie otherwise.</STRONG>
Sex Sells

My list is
1.Cruel Intentions
2.5th Element
3.SW trilogy
4.Adam Sandler Movies
5.Blue Streak
6.Blade
7.The Matrix
8.Gladiator
9.American Pie (only because of that really attractive girl...)
10.Gone in 60 Seconds.

Garindan 06-28-2001 05:01 PM

i knew that. but it's POINTLESS.

BeastMaster 06-29-2001 12:26 PM

Actually, it did have a point. Not so much the sex itself, but the bandit's seduction of the princess was a major plot point.

I admit that it was pretty clumsily done, editing-wise, but where else could it have gone in the movie?

I guess it's just one of those times where a writer has to settle for doing something awkward 'cause there's no way to fix it.


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