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Post by azriel on Sat Oct 25, 2014 12:49 am

Im with Malick on this, my top ten list often changes with my moods but, at the moment Im into creepy films so...
What Lies Beneath
The Woman in Black
The Changeling ( George C Scott )
The Burbs
For A few dollars More
The Good,Bad,Ugly
Casshern
Frost And Nixon
Orlando
The Grand Budapest Hotel
There's a plethora of good "chop socky" films I like to Very Happy

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Post by Eldorion on Sat Oct 25, 2014 4:53 am

I gave up on the idea of trying to make an overall list of favorite movies a long time ago, since I'd have to watch a shit-ton more movies to really be able to have an informed opinion.  But I have seen a number of movies since the last update that would probably feature prominently in any new list I made.  They include (in no particular order) Apocalypse Now, Barry Lyndon, Lawrence of Arabia, Drive (though not as the high as the preceding three), and Zero Dark Thirty.  Some honorable mentions would likely include Moonrise Kingdom, The Wolf of Wall Street, Rango, Pacific Rim, and 21 Jump Street.  On the anime front, I'd also have to give high praise to Whisper of the Heart, The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya, and Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade.
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Re: All-time favorite movies

Post by Forest Shepherd on Sat Oct 25, 2014 8:36 am

Meh, I can't be bothered to write out a full list right now. It would take too long and I'd be afraid that I missed something.

In recent months the 1978 Invasion of the Body Snatchers was my favourite horror (most effective anyway), I thought Blue Ruin was great, and that's all I can think of at the moment!

My all-time favourite redubbed animated film would absolutely be the Completely Screwed Over Bakshi Dub. Very Happy

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Re: All-time favorite movies

Post by malickfan on Sat Nov 29, 2014 6:14 pm

How about underated movies?

Open Range
American Graffiti
OHMSS
The Orphanage
In The Line Of Fire
City of God
The Frighteners (I have a soft spot for this, the first PJ film I saw)
Dredd
The Iron Gaint
Children of Men
In Bruges
Sunshine (well, the first 2/3 were great at least...)
The Assasination of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford

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Post by Eldorion on Sat Nov 29, 2014 6:26 pm

In Bruges is fucking amazing. I can't believe I forgot to mention it in my update post above.

It's probably not underrated in the UK or Ireland, but I saw The Wind that Shakes the Barley some time earlier this year and fell in love with the film. I don't think it's very well-known in the US, though I read it was a big hit in Ireland. And Barry Lyndon is my favorite Kubrick film of the ones I've seen, but it only rarely gets brought up in discussions of Kubrick's filmography.
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Re: All-time favorite movies

Post by Mrs Figg on Sat Nov 29, 2014 8:11 pm

hmm lets see,

Timebandits
Brazil
Wizard of Oz
first 3 Harry Potters
LOTR
Amalie
Soylent Green
Stepford Wives (70s original)
Miss Marple (Margaret Rutherford version)
Passport to Pimlico
Whisky Galore
Brigadoon
Hitchcock (pretty much everything he ever did)
Legend
The private life of Sherlock Holmes
Mary Poppins

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Post by Forest Shepherd on Sat Nov 29, 2014 10:17 pm

Wait wait wait.
The first three Harry Potter films??
The 6th is by far the best.

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Re: All-time favorite movies

Post by Mrs Figg on Sat Nov 29, 2014 10:59 pm

Suspect  Yates! I hates it. It bites ass, it turns the screen black with its naaaasty 3D. I hates it forever! precious.

but srsly I dislike Yates a LOT. Mad
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Post by Mrs Figg on Sat Nov 29, 2014 11:03 pm

I cant believe I missed out 'Withnail and I' that goes in my top 5.

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Re: All-time favorite movies

Post by Ringdrotten on Sat Nov 29, 2014 11:25 pm

Mrs Figg wrote:Suspect  Yates! I hates it. It bites ass, it turns the screen black with its naaaasty 3D. I hates it forever! precious.

but srsly I dislike Yates a LOT. Mad

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Re: All-time favorite movies

Post by Bluebottle on Sat Nov 29, 2014 11:35 pm

I can never get over how in each of the first three Harry Potter films, Hogwarts is in a completely different location. It's so random. Razz

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Re: All-time favorite movies

Post by Eldorion on Sat Nov 29, 2014 11:42 pm

Forest Shepherd wrote:Wait wait wait.
The first three Harry Potter films??
The 6th is by far the best.

The sixth has grown on me a little bit once my initial disappointment due to pre-release hype had subsided, but I can't agree with this.  It felt like they were trying to channel Twilight with the focus on the teen love angle, and while that was executed fairly well (arguably better than the book in places), the main plot and especially the finale was far too abridged to leave much emotional impact.  Snape's revelation that he was the Half-Blood Prince in particular just falls completely flat.
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Re: All-time favorite movies

Post by malickfan on Tue Sep 15, 2015 2:24 pm

Eldorion wrote:
The sixth has grown on me a little bit once my initial disappointment due to pre-release hype had subsided, but I can't agree with this.  It felt like they were trying to channel Twilight with the focus on the teen love angle, and while that was executed fairly well (arguably better than the book in places), the main plot and especially the finale was far too abridged to leave much emotional impact.  Snape's revelation that he was the Half-Blood Prince in particular just falls completely flat.

I enjoyed HPB at the time, but I watched some of it recently without all the Voldemort stuff it felt kinda...empty as film? Just felt like a load of character beats cobbled together-the plot is pretty thin, the pacing kinda weird, and Dumbledore's death felt more awkward than tragic. Still, Jim Broadbent was great as Slughorn and the production values and acting from the main trio was certainly better than early films (though Bonnie Wright is an appalling 'actress', Ginny is supposed to be fiery and impulsive...not wooden...)

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Re: All-time favorite movies

Post by davidjoneshoward on Thu Oct 15, 2015 11:03 pm

I can probably come up with a better list if I want, but right now these are the only movies that come to mind

10. Birdman

9. The Lord of the Rings Trio

8. Pulp Fiction

7. The Godfather (I-II)

6. La Stada

5. Taxi Driver

4. Goodfellas

3. The Shining

2. Mulholland Drive

1. A Clockwork Orange
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Re: All-time favorite movies

Post by halfwise on Thu Oct 15, 2015 11:43 pm

I'll be damned. I just realized there is both a Mulholland Drive and a Mulholland Falls. I think I had watched the second on the strength of what I'd heard about the first.

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Re: All-time favorite movies

Post by Norc on Fri Oct 16, 2015 12:19 am

my all time favourite movie(s) are the Lotr trilogy. it has given me so much joy and a hobby and art-skills and games and friends!
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Re: All-time favorite movies

Post by Forest Shepherd on Fri Oct 16, 2015 12:45 am

halfwise wrote:I'll be damned.  I just realized there is both a Mulholland Drive and a Mulholland Falls.  I think I had watched the second on the strength of what I'd heard about the first.
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Post by halfwise on Fri Oct 16, 2015 12:47 am

Norc wrote:my all time favourite movie(s) are the Lotr trilogy. it has given me so much joy and a hobby and art-skills and games and friends!

And it gave us you.  A somewhat perplexing gift, to be sure Razz , but one we've grown rather fond of.

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Re: All-time favorite movies

Post by malickfan on Fri Feb 26, 2016 9:03 pm

Updated list

The Thin Red Line (1998)
The Godfather 1+2
Raiders of The Lost Ark
Star Wars OT Trilogy (particularly Empire Strikes Back)
Unforgiven
Castle In The Sky
The Shawshank Redemption
Jurrasic Park
Big Trouble In Little China
Dumb and Dumber
The Room
LA Confidential
Spirited Away
The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies
Where Eagles Dare
The Prestige
Groundhog Day
City Of God
Taxi Driver
Fight Club
Once Upon A Time In America
Field of Dreams
Casino Royale
Children of Men
Planet Of The Apes (1968)
Apocalypse Now
Pans Labyrinth
The Toy Story trilogy
The Living Daylights
The Thing (1982)
Terminator 2
The LOTR trilogy (esp FOTR)
Blade Runner
Die Hard
Badlands
Brazil
Gladiator
Back To The Future Trilogy

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Post by malickfan on Fri Feb 26, 2016 9:03 pm

halfwise wrote:
Norc wrote:my all time favourite movie(s) are the Lotr trilogy. it has given me so much joy and a hobby and art-skills and games and friends!

And it gave us you.  A somewhat perplexing gift, to be sure Razz , but one we've grown rather fond of.

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Post by Eldorion on Fri Feb 26, 2016 11:04 pm

I see what you did there, malick. Suspect
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Re: All-time favorite movies

Post by Mrs Figg on Sat Feb 27, 2016 11:43 am

malickfan wrote:
Eldorion wrote:
The sixth has grown on me a little bit once my initial disappointment due to pre-release hype had subsided, but I can't agree with this.  It felt like they were trying to channel Twilight with the focus on the teen love angle, and while that was executed fairly well (arguably better than the book in places), the main plot and especially the finale was far too abridged to leave much emotional impact.  Snape's revelation that he was the Half-Blood Prince in particular just falls completely flat.

I enjoyed HPB at the time, but I watched some of it recently without all the Voldemort stuff it felt kinda...empty as film? Just felt like a load of character beats cobbled together-the plot is pretty thin, the pacing kinda weird, and Dumbledore's death felt more awkward than tragic. Still, Jim Broadbent was great as Slughorn and the production values and acting from the main trio was certainly better than early films (though Bonnie Wright is an appalling 'actress', Ginny is supposed to be fiery and impulsive...not wooden...)

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Agreed. Jim Broadbent was the best thing in that film. Nod I always imagine him as Tom Bombadil. and Bonnie Wright was very bad indeed, wooden, she was probably the worst casting, but in her defence they didn't actually give her any material to work with.

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Post by Mrs Figg on Sat Feb 27, 2016 11:49 am

malickfan wrote:Updated list

The Thin Red Line (1998)
The Godfather 1+2
Raiders of The Lost Ark
Star Wars OT Trilogy (particularly Empire Strikes Back)
Unforgiven
Castle In The Sky
The Shawshank Redemption
Jurrasic Park
Big Trouble In Little China
Dumb and Dumber
The Room
LA Confidential
Spirited Away
The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies
Where Eagles Dare
The Prestige
Groundhog Day
City Of God
Taxi Driver
Fight Club
Once Upon A Time In America
Field of Dreams
Casino Royale
Children of Men
Planet Of The Apes (1968)
Apocalypse Now
Pans Labyrinth
The Toy Story trilogy
The Living Daylights
The Thing (1982)
Terminator 2
The LOTR trilogy (esp FOTR)
Blade Runner
Hard
Badlands
Brazil
Gladiator
Back To The Future Trilogy

all great films. apart from one Suspect with a Hobbit in it.

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Post by Mrs Figg on Sat Feb 27, 2016 12:00 pm

a list of films that are emotionally devastating I cant ever watch them.

Kes
The Yearling Sad
La Reine Margot (was nearly sick in the cinema)
Betty Blue
Bambi (whoever made that film was a sadist)


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Post by Mrs Figg on Sat Feb 27, 2016 12:03 pm

I wish they would re-show Soylent Green, its one of my all time favourite sci-fi films. I always try to look out for it in the telly pages but I haven't watched it for years.

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