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post #1 of 48
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What movies are close to your heart (or any other body part for that matter...\ )
Mine are:
Metropolis (1927)
Eraserhead
Raising Arizona (I love the Coen Brothers)
Army of Darkness
The Lion King (PLEASE bear in mind I'm an Animation major)
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post #2 of 48
Patch Adams (Robin Williams)
The Shawshank Redemption (Morgan Freeman)
Signs (Mel Gibson)
Toy Story (Tom Hanks)
Cast Away (Tom Hanks)

...and loads of others but can never remember them

I havent seen any of those movies Mac_Doll , except for the Lion King
post #3 of 48
Commando (Ahnold)

I'm not sure the movies you guys listed really qualify as "films."

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post #4 of 48
Here are the ones I come back to year after year:

Gandhi
Lawrence of Arabia
Searching for Bobby Fischer
Cry Freedom
Amelie
Starship Troopers
Standing in the Shadows of Motown
Get Shorty
The Last Temptation of Christ

I'm away from my DVD collection right now. I'll supplement this when I get back home.
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post #5 of 48
Comedy:
Blues Brothers
Blazing Saddles
The Great Dictator/Modern Times
A Night at the Opera/A Day at the Races
The General

Drama:
The Man Who Would Be King
Citizen Kane
Dr. Strangelove
Brazil

Sci/Fi/Fantasy
LOTR Trilogy
Star Wars: ANH
Empire Strike Back
Blade Runner
2001
The Time Machine (original George Pal version)

Animation: {since you specified a particular interest}
Bambi meets Godzilla <-- free download!
Wallace and Gromit
Animatrix

I could probably go on (also away from my DVD collection), but that's enough for to get you renting

Edit: had to add a few classics that came to me over dinner
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post #6 of 48
Shawshank Redemption
Truman Show
What About Bob?
Moulin Rouge
Pleasantville
The Matrix
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
Mary Poppins

...to name a few. I also am away from my DVD collection, so I'll probably get home and have a "Doh!" moment.
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post #7 of 48
Enter the Dragon
Wing Chun
Northern Kicks, Southern Fist
Shaolin Master Killer
Iron Monkey
Once Upon a Time in China
Chinese Super Ninja
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post #8 of 48
The Hairdressers Husband
The Big Lebowski
The Decalogue
The Double life of Veronique
Three Colors: Blue, White, Red (Trilogy)
A Short Film About Killing
Mulholland DR
The Elephant Man
Barton Fink
Un, Deux, Trois, Soleil
Down by Law
Night on Earth
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post #9 of 48
Titan AE

It wasn't all that popular, but I liked it in the theater and left thinking "I gotta buy this when it comes out on DVD". So I did.

Entire collection if you want to browse. Keep in mind some $4 specials snuck in there.
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post #10 of 48
'Coprophile'

'C2"

'Coprophile III: The Return Of Brown Max'
post #11 of 48
Not really.

A Matter of Life and Death is my all-time favourite film.

Very special mentions:

Once Upon a Time in the West
2001
The Company of Wolves
Manon des Sources (I am a romantic man)
The Seven Samurai
Millers Crossing
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2001, a space odyssey\t\t\t
5th Element, the\t\t\t
9th Gate, the\t\t\t
Adventures of Baron Munchausen, The\t\t\t
After Hours\t\t\t
AI\t\t\t
Akira\t\t\t
American Beauty\t\t\t
An Evening at Home with Claude\t\t\t
Angel Heart\t\t\t
Being Human\t\t\t
Being John Malcovitch\t\t\t
Bend it like Beckham\t\t\t
Bill and Ted, 1 and 2\t\t\t
Blade Runner, directors cut\t\t\t
Blue Velvet\t\t\t
Brazil\t\t\t
Caberet\t\t\t
Cabin Boy\t\t\t
Clerks\t\t\t
Clue\t\t\t
Coca-Cola Kid, the\t\t\t
Cook, the Thief, his Wife, and her lover, the\t\t\t
Crash (not the new one)\t\t\t
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon\t\t\t
Delecatessen\t\t\t
Diva\t\t\t
Dogma\t\t\t
Down and Out in Beverly Hills\t\t\t
Eating Roul\t\t\t
Fear and Loathing in Los Vegas\t\t\t
Fight Club\t\t\t
Four rooms (first three rooms only)\t\t\t
Galexina\t\t\t
Get Shorty\t\t\t
Ghost in the Shell, the 1 and 2\t\t\t
Grose Point Blank\t\t\t
Hair\t\t\t
Harold and Maude\t\t\t
Heathers\t\t\t
Henry and June\t\t\t
High Fidelity\t\t\t
Highway 61\t\t\t
Hunger, the\t\t\t
Incredibles, The\t\t\t
Interview with a Vampire\t\t\t
James and the giant peach\t\t\t
Jesus Christ Superstar\t\t\t
Jesus of Montreal\t\t\t
Johnny Mnemonic\t\t\t
Kill Bil, vol 1 and 2\t\t\t
La Femme Nikita\t\t\t
Lawrence of Arabia\t\t\t
Liquid Sky\t\t\t
Lone Star\t\t\t
Lord of the rings 1,2,3\t\t\t
Mallrats\t\t\t
Matrix 1-3 and Anamatrix\t\t\t
Midnight in the Garden of good and evil\t\t\t
Natural Born Killers\t\t\t
Nightmare before Christmas, the\t\t\t
Party, the\t\t\t
Pirates of the Carribean\t\t\t
Pistol Opera\t\t\t
President's Anylist, the\t\t\t
Princess Bride, the\t\t\t
Pulp Fiction\t\t\t
Queen of the Damned\t\t\t
Repo Man\t\t\t
Rocky Horror Picture Show\t\t\t
Rosencrantz and Gildenstern are Dead\t\t\t
Scenes from the class struggle in Beverly Hills\t\t\t
She's gotta have it\t\t\t
Sid and Nancy\t\t\t
Six degrees of seperation\t\t\t
Snatch\t\t\t
Spun\t\t\t
Star Wars 4,5,6\t\t\t
Super Mario Brothers\t\t\t
Tank Girl\t\t\t
Taxi Driver\t\t\t
Time Bandits\t\t\t
Tomb Raider 1 and 2\t\t\t
Trainspotting\t\t\t
Usual suspects, the\t\t\t
Videodrome\t\t\t
Wild Things\t\t\t
Office Space\t\t\t
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
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post #13 of 48
My real favorites are mostly classics from the 1970s like
The Godfather, Network, Chinatown, French Connection, Conversation

Guilty pleasures:
Clint Eastwood Westerns of the 1960s: Fistful, Few Dollars More, Josey Wales, Good Bad Ugly
Schwarzenegger movies: Terminator, Total Recall, Conan, RUnning Man
Anything with vampires, I don't care how dumb or how bad, I just love those vampires

Ones I know I should like and I do:
Anything by Kurosawa in B&W: Seven Samurai, Rashomon, Yojimbo
Anything by Luis Bunuel: Discrete Charm, Obscure Object
Any of those period movies by Merchant/Ivory, or Austen adaptations, but I have to watch them with my wife, never alone because that just wouldn't be very cool

Ones I know I should like but I don't:
Anything by that Aronofsky
Anything by that Tarantino
Anything by that Ingmar Bergman
post #14 of 48
pulp fiction still takes top honors for me.

followed by:

shawshank redemption
the great escape
true grit
rushmore
raising arizona
pleasantville
blade runner
city of lost children
jackie brown


there are probably some more that i can't think of that would go in that group as well.
post #15 of 48
Crotch Wars: Revenge of the Crotch
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Crotch
Crotch Redemption
Crotch Runner
Crotch Space
Lord of the Crotch: The Two Crotches
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The Crotch is Not Enough
The Crotch Who Loved Me
Some Like it Crotch
Dr. Crotchlove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Crotch
Singing in the Crotch
There's Something about Crotch
Fast Crotches at Ridgemont High
Good Morning, Crotch!
post #17 of 48
'A Fistful of Crotch'
'For a Few Crotches More'
'Once Upon a Time in the Crotch'
'Pat Garrett and Billy the Crotch'
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Around the Crotch in 80 Days
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post #19 of 48
Oh lord, my favourite left-field films:

Monseuir Hulot's Holiday
La Jour du Fete (for where I was and who I was with when I saw it mostly)
The Green Ray
Alphaville
post #20 of 48
And 'Coprophile IV: Revenge of the Tubgirls'
post #21 of 48
I don't know about a favorite, but Nobody Knows was the last movie I watched that was any good.

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post #22 of 48
You guys are bad. How about these:

Dude, Where's My Dildo
Forrest Hump
E-Three: The Extra Testicle
Saving Ryan's Privates
Big Trouble in Little Vagina
Sperms of Endearment
post #23 of 48
Like Water for Shizer?
post #24 of 48
Purple Helmet?

I'm no good at this.
post #25 of 48
Wow.

I love you guys, you sick bastards.
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post #26 of 48
I guess it doesn't help when you miss the fact that the thread you're posting on is a total frelling send-up.

Just one: The Trouble With Kegels

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post #27 of 48
My fault! My fault!

Chitty Chitty Crotch Crotch.
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post #28 of 48
I cannot wait to see 'The Lion, the Witch and the Crotch.'
post #29 of 48
Salaire de le peur
Jeux Interdit
Rififi
Les Diaboliques
2001
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Twelve Angry Men
Singin' In The Rain
Salvador
City Of God
Apocalypse Now
The list goes on, and on.
Any film where a crotch can be inserted (ooh-er) into the title

P.S-I still can't believe e-numbers listed Bend it Like Beckham, oh the humanity,and, the horror, the horror!

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post #30 of 48
Quote:
Originally posted by Alex London
Salaire de le peur
Jeux Interdit
Rififi
Les Diaboliques
2001
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Twelve Angry Men
Singin' In The Rain
Salvador
City Of God
Apocalypse Now
The list goes on, and on.
Any film where a crotch can be inserted (ooh-er) into the title

P.S-I still can't believe e-numbers listed Bend it Like Beckham, oh the humanity,and, the horror, the horror!

YOu mean Close Encounters of the Crotch Kind.
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post #31 of 48
Or 'How Stella Got Her Crotch Back'?
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Quote:
Originally posted by Alex London
P.S-I still can't believe e-numbers listed Bend it Like Beckham, oh the humanity,and, the horror, the horror!

It is an awesome film. 8)
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post #34 of 48
Quote:
Originally posted by midwinter

Phew.
post #35 of 48
I was kinda hoping for a Dinah Moe Hum joke, but oh well. AO, YE HAVE LET ME DOWN!
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post #36 of 48
Quote:
Originally posted by midwinter
I was kinda hoping for a Dinah Moe Hum joke, but oh well. AO, YE HAVE LET ME DOWN!

Um . . . "I stiffened my thumb and applied rotation to her sugar CROTCH."

That's all I've got.
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post #37 of 48
In addition to what I posted above, I also have to add...

Big Fish
Drop Dead Gorgeous
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Garden State
Mystery Men
Ocean's Eleven (with Clooney, Damon, et al)
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post #38 of 48
Ooh, ooh how could I forget Das Boot?

Five hour German submarine fun.

What a totally brilliant, terrifying film. Like being locked in a submarine (I love submarine films.)
post #39 of 48
And of course there's also Das Crotzch!

Five hour groin fun (I love etc.)
post #40 of 48
I forgot The Third Man, or ,if you're into threesomes. The Third Crotch.

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