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erp7e
11-20-2004, 09:40 PM
I'm such a '90's child, I have to nominate:

Heat
Fight Club
Saving Private Ryan
Seven
Pulp Fiction
Goodfellas
The Usual Suspects
Reservoir Dogs
Good Will Hunting
Jackie Brown

More recently:
Momento
Training Day
Kill Bill 1 & 2

Comedy wise:
Half Baked (I love Chappelle)
Office Space
Old School
Caddyshack
Anything Monty Python

As far as older-school, I have to say the Godfather (I & II), Scarface, Apocalypse Now, as well as any Stanley Kubrik film (not a sci fi fan but these had great impact).

Not really a horror fan either, but The Exorcist is absolutely classic.

Comments, additions, passionate arguments?

erp7e
11-20-2004, 09:41 PM
OK, Simes, before you say it:

PUMPING IRON.

:D

sstewart81
11-22-2004, 06:01 PM
I would have to say my fav's are:

The Green Mile
Usual Suspects
Saving Private Ryan - saw this one in the theatre. When the movie was over and everyone was getting up and leaving, I noticed many older men, I'd say in their late 60's early 70's, were still sitting staring at the screen. I think the looks on their faces left as much an impression on me as did the movie itself.
Austin Powers series
Curse of the Dragon - for a documentary
Tombstone
Rounders - this one's good if you're a poker fan
and I would say anything from Pixar Studios - do these guys know how to make a bad movie?

WillBrink
11-22-2004, 07:20 PM
I'm such a '90's child, I have to nominate:

Heat
Fight Club
Saving Private Ryan
Seven
Pulp Fiction
Goodfellas
The Usual Suspects
Reservoir Dogs
Good Will Hunting
Jackie Brown

More recently:
Momento
Training Day
Kill Bill 1 & 2

Comedy wise:
Half Baked (I love Chappelle)
Office Space
Old School
Caddyshack
Anything Monty Python

As far as older-school, I have to say the Godfather (I & II), Scarface, Apocalypse Now, as well as any Stanley Kubrik film (not a sci fi fan but these had great impact).

Not really a horror fan either, but The Exorcist is absolutely classic.

Comments, additions, passionate arguments?

There's just too many: Blade Runner, The Producers, Cool Hand Luke, Outlaw Jose wales, etc, etc.

pizzaman
11-23-2004, 01:18 AM
Dirty Harry is my all time favorite.

erp7e
11-23-2004, 05:01 AM
Eastwood has made some good ones. I like Heartbreak Ridge too. Cheesy in an 80s type of way, but still good.

Simon
11-23-2004, 12:16 PM
Ok, well obviously as Will knows I am a bit of a movie buff with around 300 + DVD's and 1 million vhs tapes, so here's a few I like from each catagory of my movie collection, not always the best in terms of direction, etc, but ones over the years I have been able to watch many times.

Also I'm not dissing Star Wars, etc, but times change as to what you appreciate as a good movie , I still think there are some great movies out there, but don't hold the same appeal to me now as they did a decade or 2 ago.

SciFi
Aliens 1 & 2
2010 and 2001 - Require no additional comment - the original Dons of Sci - Fi
Matrix 1 - If only they had stopped at Matrix 1, would have gone down as a true classic.
Blade Runnner - The fore runner and a decade ahead of it's time (no pun intended)
Contact
Equilibrium - Just for sword and gun scenes alone.
Close Encounters - a classic that still never fades - dreyfuss ruled.
AI -Much maligned, but despite 2 directions still worked for me

War
Platoon
The Longest Day
Great Escape
Deer Hunter - Not so much a war film - but who can forget the russian roulette scene
Apocolypse Now - Overated in some ways but a true classic , hell
To End All Wars - Harsh look at Japanese prisoners of war
Bridge over River Quai
Saving P Ryan. - Still the most moving piece of war film to date

Comedy / Romance
Breakfast at Tiffanies
Bridget Jones
Roman Holiday
Life Of Brian - Stone him
Sean of the Dead
The Station Agent - Highly recommened and unknown but quietly brilliant little movie.
Before Sunset
50 First Dates
The Holy Grail - (it's just a flesh wound)
Clerks - Storm Troopers can't weld - who built the deathstar - classic.
Dogma
With Nail and I - I demand alchohol - now.

Drama/ Fanatasy etc
Taxi Driver - Niro at his best
21 Grams -
Shawshank Redemption - Underwatched classic
Mullholland Drive - Need to watch 3 times and read up online , brilliance
Donni Darko - What gendre does it go in? Fantasy, time travel, drama, horror, underated and superb.
Italian Job
Rocky 1 & 2 - People forget Stallone produced the first 2, they were the best as well.
Awakenings - Moving , Williams best work on screen.
Usual Suspects
The Hustler The Original - Put's Tom's efforts to shame
A Beautiful Mind -Crows' best work, showed how versaitle he can be
Fight Club - Pitts best work - great script , great twist, great action.
Lord of Rings 1
Highlander 1 - Perhaps shouldn't make the list , loved it as a kid -
Moulin Rouge
Romeo and Juliet - One of the few modern day adaptions that work - brilliantly done/
Blade 1 and 2 - Wesley at his best, one of the few where the 2nd film was the equal.
Itchi The Killer - english subs - Harsh, slash em up - banned in some countries. amazing.
Amelie
Top Gun
Kill Bill 1 and 2

Gangster (esq)
The Limey
Gangster no1 - Unknown probably in states, very impresive film - very violent
Goodfellas - Still the daddy as far as all round script, performances etc go.
Godfather 1 and 3
Res Dogs - My ear hurts
Lock Stock

Anime
Cowboy Bepop
Akira - Only just recently got into Anime, this was the best so far
Ghost in the Shell

Historical Drama, Peroid , True Stories (or based on)
Elizabeth
Much Ado
Veronica Guerin
Last Samurai - Based on a welsh fella , but bastardised by Hollywood.
City Of God - English Subs - Brazillian true story of gang life, watch it A+ To realisitc at times.
Ali - Manns best work, kinda flips a little as far as timelines go, without full explanation but a good watch
Raging bull - The best boxing pic bar none, De Nero was superb as Marciano , best bio pic ever.
Monster - Very hard to watch movie, theron excells. She can do anything.

Horror
The Ring - Original Jap, english subs
The Fly - original Dated but scared the poop outta me as a kid
Omen 1 and 2
Hellraiser 1
Exorcist




That would be starting the ball rolling, but I have a ton more favs.

Simon
11-23-2004, 12:30 PM
OK, Simes, before you say it:

PUMPING IRON.

:D


LOL good film in it's gendre, but not really even in a top 100 all time greats.

sbro
11-23-2004, 03:46 PM
Primal Fear (Edward Norton,Richard Gere)
Shawshank Redemption(Tim Robbins,Morgan Freeman)

Great Flicks!!!! :)

Simon
11-23-2004, 03:49 PM
I'm going to watch Primal Fear on the weekend , will report back.

erp7e
11-23-2004, 11:03 PM
Simes:

"Listen to me now and believe me yestahday, PUMPING IRON is best film eva made..."

Wow, I think my DVD collection stands at about 20, so I have a little ways to go to catch you.

I never saw the subsequent Matrix films, just the first one. The thing is, they left you completely hanging at the end of the first one, it was almost required that they make a sequel (I'm sure this was intentional).

mathias04
11-24-2004, 04:34 AM
I'm a bit of a movie buff myself, so I'd have a long list too. Let's go w/
Fight Club
Se7en
Office Space
Chasing Amy
Clerks
Half Baked
Billy Madison
Donnie Darko
Pulp Fiction
the Ringu series
Texas Chainsaw Massacre
Dark Crystal
Toy Story
Finding Nemo
the Pianist
Pumping Iron
Shawshank Redemption
the Shining
Hannibal Lecter series
Snatch
Dumb and Dumber
Bruce Almighty
Monty Python and the Quest for the Holy Grail
Shrek
Matrix
LArceNY
the Station Agent
Elephant
Bowling for Columbine
Fahrenheit 9-11
Gone in 60 Seconds
Old School
Road Trip
Tommy Boy
Happy Gilmore
Deuce Bigalow
Big Daddy
Mr. Deeds
Elf
25th Hour
American Beauty
Lord of the Rings Trilogy
Malcolm X
Final Destination (filed under comedy)
any Asian porn flick :-D

Simon
11-24-2004, 09:39 AM
Nice list, you'v seen the station agent? Now ain't that a cool little film?

Simon
11-24-2004, 01:11 PM
Simes:

"Listen to me now and believe me yestahday, PUMPING IRON is best film eva made..."

Wow, I think my DVD collection stands at about 20, so I have a little ways to go to catch you.

I never saw the subsequent Matrix films, just the first one. The thing is, they left you completely hanging at the end of the first one, it was almost required that they make a sequel (I'm sure this was intentional).

The subsequent matrix films were enjoyable with some good moments and stunning effects, however what made the Matrix was the incredible originality and concept, combined with the bullet time effect, and a rawness in the film making that gave it an edge.

2 and 3, while entertaining don't deserve to be put in the same catagory of great sci-fi, as blockbusters go, good as quality cinema goes, no, onnly Enter the Matrix for me holds such esteem. A classic that can hold it's own with any of the great sci-fi dramas.

sbro
11-24-2004, 09:45 PM
I'm going to watch Primal Fear on the weekend , will report back.

You will love this movie,the coolest ending,Ed Nortons best imo.

ray2nite
11-25-2004, 08:04 PM
Ok, I'll go along with most of what has been listed. I will add:

Logan's Run
Brazil

Simon
11-25-2004, 09:14 PM
Logans Run, wow, that takes me back. As a school kid we watched that in school, I can't remember exactly why they thought it had educational value, but the only thing I remember was seeing some boobs!!!!

Ahh to be 13 again.

ray2nite
11-26-2004, 05:07 PM
I forgot to add "Dark City".

Simon
11-26-2004, 05:43 PM
Who's in That? Never heard of that one

sstewart81
11-27-2004, 06:53 AM
I just watched in interesting film called Four Rooms. I wouldn't consider it a favorite, but it's definitely entertaining. The basic plot; "Twelve outrageous guests. Four scandalous requests. And one lone bellhop, in his first day on the job, who's in for the wildest New year's Eve of his life". Each room is directed by a different director, one being Quentin Tarantino. I think it was worth checking out.

Simon
11-27-2004, 08:52 AM
Interesting concept how odd I'd not heard of it. The only site I ever trust for reviews etc is the Internet Movie Database, a site all movie buffs should check out bi-daily IMO

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0113101/

I don't tend to look at stuff without a 7.5+ score from at least 5,000 people , but I am a tarantio fan so will give it a shot , thanks for the heads up.

JustinAL
11-28-2004, 05:29 PM
I'm going to forget things, but some favs:

The Original Star Wars Trilogy
Apocolypse Now (NOT the REDUX)
The Graduate
The Warriors (anyone else seen this?)
Terminator 2
Ronin
The Insider
2001

Can't think right now, and I know there are more I like...these are not necessarily great films, BTW, but ones I enjoy

erp7e
11-28-2004, 10:31 PM
I liked Four Rooms...sort of. It was a bad film, but Banderas actually put in a great performance and was hilarious. Their segment was probably the best of the film.

Simon
11-28-2004, 11:37 PM
You will love this movie,the coolest ending,Ed Nortons best imo.

Great fim, very enjoyable, Norton versalite as hell even at that age, sadly I did see it coming, as I've seen another film with a very similar twist, but it kept me believing until very near the end.

All in all top movie.