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post #1 of 66
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Mine's either The Matrix or Amelie.

You?
post #2 of 66
don't have one, too many different types of movies, too many movies.

okay fine it's office space
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post #3 of 66
Milk Money

if i have to pick one
post #4 of 66
Picking ONE is impossible. Here are my favotire top 10, in no particular order.

1. Blade Runner
2. Ghostbusters
3. The Empire Strikes Back
4. Apocalypse Now
5. When Harry Met Sally
6. Lawrence of Arabia
7. Tucker: The Man and His Dream
8. Alien & Aliens
9. Raiders of the Lost Ark
10. The Abyss

As you can see, I love genre pictures and no doubt a product of growing up during the 80's.
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post #5 of 66
Dune (1984). Patrick Stewart as Gurney Halleck...
post #6 of 66
Probably The Godfather if I had to pick one. But really, just about any movie from the 1970s, or by Woody Allen, or Alfred Hitchcock, or that's over 3 hours long, or that doesn't involve Quentin Tarantino or that Darren Aronofsky.

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Milk Money

if i have to pick one

Really? That was filmed in the neighborhood I grew up in.
post #7 of 66
Life With Father (1947)
William Powell/Irene Dunne classic comedy.
I've watched it 100 times and it never gets old.
post #8 of 66
I'd have to say "Aliens".
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post #9 of 66
Planes, Trains, & Automobiles.

Uncle Buck..

Roxanne

Field of Dreams

When Harry met Sally

Four Weddings & a Funeral

That'll do..



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post #10 of 66
Schindler's List (PLEASE come out on DVD) or JFK.

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post #11 of 66
Bevis and Butthead do America

...hands down.
post #12 of 66
1. The Little Mermaid
2. Homeward Bound
3. The Matrix Revolutions
4. Scary Movie
5. Beavis And Butt-Head Do America
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post #13 of 66
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Bevis and Butthead do America

...hands down.

Ahh, you beat me to it
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post #14 of 66
Field of Dreams

or

Final Countdown, My Life, The Matrix, Excalibur
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post #15 of 66
The Burbs
post #16 of 66
Apocalypse Now/Citizen Kane/Unforgiven/
post #17 of 66
Drumline.
post #18 of 66
Braveheart!!! and then a very close second The Crow, and The Big Lebowski
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post #19 of 66
I agree, only one is really hard and movies pop into my head all the time as being a favourite.

.. in no particular order

The Big Lebowski
Resevoir Dogs
Matrix
Star Wars Empire Strikes Back
Taxi Driver
Blade Runner
Citizen Kane

I'll probably edit this post later to add more
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post #20 of 66
Gotta be Grosse Point Blank although i can think of a couple of other John Cussak numbers that come a close second.
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post #21 of 66
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally posted by Northgate
... Apocalypse Now...

How could I forget that...yeah, that one is high on my list, too.
post #22 of 66
I'm torn. Don't force me to choose between Gigli and Glitter \
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post #23 of 66
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You survived both of them!?
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i was riding on a concrete slab, down a river of useless flab it was such a beautiful day i heard a witchdoctor say, "i'll turn you into a toadstool" i'm looking for the joke with a microscope my muscle's twitching on your words if you're on the streets you lose your nerves divinity throws you a curve sticks you and then you go beserk abhoaring no inspiration. i'm looking for the joke with a microscope page out of a comic book a chicken hanging on a hook a river and a babbling brook a sermon and a teenage hook shaking my hand at your fake face a suicide a certain look a microphone a loose guitar people feeling near and far stupidity a mental scar put cruel into cruelty as life goes by you in a blurr an achoholic has gone far everything just goes to far i was pissing on the desert sands, when the desert whispered to me, "damn! isn't this a shame? things will never be the same..." i run this gas and oasis now i'm looking for the joke with a microscope i was a teenage dinosaur, stoned and obsolete i didn't get ****ed and i didn't get kissed i got so ****ing dense using my head for an ashtray now i'll tell you who i am i'm the repo-man and i'm looking for the joke looking for the joke i'm looking for the joke with a microscope
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post #25 of 66
Iggy Rules.
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post #26 of 66
In no particular order:

Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Wizard of Oz
North by Northwest
Yojimbo
Dracula (1931) and Nosferatu (1922)
Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Altered States
The World According to Garp

and many of those already listed...
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post #27 of 66
I don't really have a specific movie, but the best thing I've ever seen on television or any other visual media has to be Band of Brothers.

It's simply amazing. I've got the DVD box set.
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post #28 of 66
I was wondering when this thread would re-appear. Happens at least once a year.

How about I name the best EVAR in each category, as voted on by me -- self-appointed film critic extraordinaire?


Comedies
English Category - Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Tragic Category - American Beauty
Romantic Category - Sleepless in Seattle (Hanks OWNS)
Bill Murray Category - Caddyshack (Bill also OWNS)
Dark Category - [undecided]


War Movies
Saving Private Ryan (remember what I said about Hanks?)
Full Metal Jacket
Patton


Fictitious Dramas
The LOTR Trilogy (because it's just that good)
Raiders of the Lost Ark

"Reality-based" Dramas
Forrest Gump (didn't HANKS play this role?)
Good Will Hunting
Fight Club
The Sting
The Right Stuff


Science Fiction
2001: A Space Odyssey
Close Encounters of the 3rd Kind
The Matrix


Terror
Alien
The Shining
The Birds


Apple Pie
It's a Wonderful Life (BW)
American Graffiti
Pleasantville


Sports
Hockey Category - Slapshot
Baseball Category - The Natural
Baseball Honorable Mention - Major League
Basketball - [Hoosiers (thank you Job)]
Football - [Rudy (ditto)]
Golf - Tin Cup
Skiing - Anything by that Warren Miller (?) guy
Surfing - None worth mentioning,
though Sean Pean gets the honorable mention for playing surfer burn-out Jeff Spicoli in Fast Times!


Animated
Fantasia
Monsters Inc.
Snow White and the Seven Dwarves

[Almost forgot a major category - Mindless Action!]
Mindless Action
True Lies
Predator
Conan the Barbarian
(ARNOLD OWNS ZIS CATEGORY!)



Television mini-series
Band of Brothers
Shogun
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post #29 of 66
Quote:
Originally posted by Moogs
Basketball - Uh, none worth mentioning (sorry Michael)

Hoosiers.

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Football - Brian's Song? Any Given Sunday sucked IMO.

Rudy.
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post #30 of 66
Very astute of you. My memory clearly sucks.

Hoosiers definitely takes the basketball category

Rudy was pretty good. I guess we can add that one in there.
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post #31 of 66
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Originally posted by Moogs
Very astute of you.

Thanks.

I don't think there has been a decent surf movie yet. There is one called Step Into Liquid but it's a pseudo-documentary so I'm not sure if it counts.
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post #32 of 66
Scent of a Woman
Platoon
Traffic
Shawshank Redemption
Saving Private Ryan
and definately FIGHT CLUB.
post #33 of 66
I have to say It's a Wonderful Life.
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post #34 of 66
if i had to choose one...
pulp fiction
post #35 of 66
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if i had to choose one...
pulp fiction

Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and Snatch were pretty good too.
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post #36 of 66
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally posted by rogue master
In no particular order:

Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Wizard of Oz
North by Northwest
Yojimbo
Dracula (1931) and Nosferatu (1922)
Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Altered States
The World According to Garp

and many of those already listed...

Yojimbo is awesome...my dad made me watch it a few days back.
post #37 of 66
Quote:
Originally posted by CubeDude
Drumline.

I just finished a film with the principal photography crew from Drumline. I saw Seabiscuit at my local movie theatre during filming and sitting next to me was the Drumline cinematographer who was also on the film we were working on. It was cool. My favorite films include:

Gladiator
Schindler's List
Saving Private Ryan
Black Hawk Down
Amelie
Lord of the Rings Trilogy
The Matrix Trilogy (1 and 2 were awesome, 3 is gonna kick ass)
The Indiana Jones Trilogy of course
Braveheart
Notting Hill
American Beauty
Donnie Darko
Ocean's 11
and of course...

Casablanca
post #38 of 66
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Originally posted by job
I don't really have a specific movie, but the best thing I've ever seen on television or any other visual media has to be Band of Brothers.

It's simply amazing. I've got the DVD box set.

Agreed 100%. Best $80 I ever spent...especially Episode 9: Why We Fight...simply moving
post #39 of 66
Well, I'd have to say the best movie in the last ten years at least is "American Beauty." Fantastic fantastic movie.
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post #40 of 66
2 comedies:

1. Midnight Run. The dialog between Robert De Niro and Charles Grodin is outstanding.

2. A Night at the Opera, the Marx Brothers best film. Just watch the cabin scene and try not to laugh.
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