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#1 Post by silvermoon » Fri Aug 19, 2005 1:27 pm

just wondering what peoples' favourite movies are. mine atm are

LiT (obviously)
raging bull
usual suspects
pulp fiction
blade runner
fight club
back to the future
mulholland dr
shawshank redemption
chungking express
sunset boulevard
donnie darko
die hard
requiem for a dream
the fountain
taxi driver
wizard of oz
evil dead 2

thats some of them anyway. plenty of others but these are off the top of my head
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#2 Post by Just Like Honey... » Fri Aug 19, 2005 8:39 pm

The Matrix (all three)
A Clockwork Orange
Citizen Kane
Rain Man
The World According to Garp
Good Morning, Vietnam
Lost In Translation
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
The Truman Show
Loser (I know, it's a stupid movie, but I liked it for some reason)
The Butterfly Effect
The Man Who Knew Too Little
Groundhog Day
About Schmidt
Cast Away
Black Sheep, Tommy Boy, and every other Chris Farley movie

I probably forgot a bunch but my brain is tired :)
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#3 Post by 52FM » Mon Aug 22, 2005 8:24 pm

My top ten or twenty is fluid it seems, but these are always there:

Citizen Kane
Gone withthe Wind
Dr. Zhivago
Godfather II
Dances with Wolves
Field of Dreams
Shawshank Redemption
Dr. Strangelove

more later - I have to think...

(note - not LiT, though it is as I've said the most important movie personally in my life)

how did I forget these:
Wizard of Oz
It's a Wonderful Life
Forrest Gump
Gangs of New York

making it an uneven 15
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#4 Post by sw25 » Tue Aug 23, 2005 3:05 pm

It's hard for me to list my favorites, but here are some of the top for me:

-Yi Yi
-Cure (Kyua)
-Taxi Driver
-In the Mood For Love
-John Carpenter's The Thing
-Dead Man
-Down By Law
-After Life
-The Big Lebowski
-The Shawshank Redemption
-The Godfather
-American Psycho

I'm gonna kick myself later for forgetting some staples, but there's a pretty good idea of the movies I like.

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#5 Post by adrien950 » Wed Sep 28, 2005 12:00 pm

Some of them are:

Godfather I & II
Office Space
House of Flying Daggers
Eternal Sunshine.....
Tommy Boy
Arsenic & Old Lace
Old School
The Shawshank Redemption
The Sixth Sense
Star Wars I - VI
and of coarse..Lost In Translation

I'm sure there's more..but that's just a few :wink:



#6 Post by Guest » Thu Jan 19, 2006 7:51 pm

Just Like Honey... wrote:The Matrix (all three)
Whether this or that, "three)" might work fine for all of you.

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#7 Post by Draconian » Sun Mar 12, 2006 12:17 am

Lost in Translation
The Notebook
Vanilla Sky

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#8 Post by jm » Sun Mar 12, 2006 1:50 am

Lost in Translation
The Notebook
Vanilla Sky[/quote:2f123eaf60]
I love Vanilla Sky too, but it took a few viewings of it.
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#9 Post by wiggle » Sun Mar 12, 2006 9:39 am

Le Fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain. A truly wondeful film!
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#10 Post by Just Like Honey... » Tue Mar 14, 2006 11:35 pm

GEEZ I forgot Waking Life!!

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#11 Post by Hugsy » Wed Mar 15, 2006 7:24 pm

I can't say that this movies will be my favourites in a few Years,
but right now (and that's what counts) I very like these:

Lost in Translation (could you imagine?)
Good Will Hunting
American History X
Fight Club (That Movie changed my Life a little bit, too)
East of Eden
Sin City

and of course, I like Stuff like Ace Ventura, Lotr, Adam Sandler Movies..all this Stuff, but this movies are just "Favourites"
not movies that changed a little bit of my perspective if you understand what I mean
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#12 Post by The Shoegazer » Sat Apr 01, 2006 8:32 pm

LiT (duh)
Forest Gump
Garden State
Eternal Sunshine
Nothing Funny(Pol.)
Riding in Cars with boys
Taxi Driver
Reservoir Dogs
Bonnie and Clyde
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#13 Post by mothling » Wed May 10, 2006 4:42 pm

a selection of my favourites:

- LiT (of course)
- The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
- Ginger Snaps
- House of 1000 Corpses
- Batman Returns
- Batman Begins
- Alice In Wonderland
- Eternal Sunshine
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#14 Post by dbm » Fri May 19, 2006 1:51 pm

Here's my favourite movies...

Lost in Translation
Cast Away
The Shawshanks Redemption
Back to the future
Usual Suspects
Donnie Darko
About Schmidt
Apollo 13
The Last Samurai

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#15 Post by Flyonthewall » Fri May 19, 2006 3:36 pm

Hmmm favorites.. oh so many..lol.. small list here:

House of Flying Daggers
Hero (Chinese version)
The Graduate
The Remains of the Day
Howard's End
Raiders of the Lost Ark and The Last Crusade (Didn't like Temple of Doom.. Sorry)
Lord of the Rings Trilogy
The Usual Suspects
Resevoir Dogs
Silence of the Lambs
Heat (Al Pacino and Bobby D. version, not Burt Reynolds)
The Last Samurai
The Longest Day
Saving Private Ryan
L.A. Confidential
Blade Runner
Alien and Alien(s)

Hell I can go on but I'll stop here... lol :roll:
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#16 Post by Pockets » Wed Jan 24, 2007 5:19 pm

Adventures of Buckeroo Banzai
Bend It Like Beckham
The Theory of Flight
Umbrellas of Cherbourg
The Tenant
Five Easy Pieces
Angels and Insects
More Than a Miracle (1967)
Hard Days Night
Ping Pong
Remains of the Day
The Fifth Element
Two for the Road
The Black Stallion
Bell, Book & Candle
The Committments
Alcott's The Inheritance
Widows' Peak
Saving Face
To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar

Everything that Masterpiece Theatre and BBC has to offer!
The Sharpe series
Jane Eyre
Under the Greenwood Tree
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#17 Post by BrassInPocket » Wed Jan 24, 2007 5:32 pm

Lost In Translation (of course)
Before Sunrise
Before Sunset
Run Lola Run
The Commitments
13 Conversations About One Thing
The Blair Witch Project
Donnie Darko
This Is Spinal Tap
And several more that I can't think of at the moment.

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#18 Post by silvermoon » Mon Feb 12, 2007 9:56 pm

i saw the fountain recently. made my charlotte cry. me too, almost *sniff...i really liked that idea of the doctor who is so busy trying to save his terminally ill wife he cant find the time to just take a walk with her in the snow. it was panned when it came out, and i have no idea why. has anyone else seen it, and would care to tell me their ideas on actually happened? there are tangents at the end that are just kerazy, in that david lynch way. anyway, highly recommended.

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#19 Post by preciouswhile » Tue Feb 13, 2007 9:20 pm

silvermoon wrote:in that david lynch way. anyway, highly recommended.
It was Darren Aronofsky (pi, Requiem for a Dream) that wrote/directed, not David Lynch.

Anyway, when I saw this movie with a large group of my friends everyone of them hated it, with comments ranging from 'trite and cliche' to 'best comedy of the year'.

I rather liked it though. Visually and aurally it was amazing. I found myself interested (if not captivated) by the three interconnected storylines. And I love Rachel Weisz. It's worth renting/watching for those reasons alone.

But I will agree with my friends that it goes a little over the top with the metaphors and cliches (I mean, he does literally 'push up daisies' at one point).

And it wasn't as good as I was expecting based on the preview (which made it seem more sci-fi than it actually was) and Aronofsky's previous work.

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#20 Post by silvermoon » Wed Feb 14, 2007 7:43 am

lol oh sorry, i was just referencing david lynch cos he makes the type of weird movies i like...my bad, i should learn to elucidate myself properly! :oops: and yes, i have to admit, it was very heavy on metaphors (altho to be fair you could accuse sideways of being one big wine metaphor, and sideways was all the better for it) and wasnt as good as the prequel suggested, but i appreciated the acting from hugh jackman and rachel weisz, who was luminous, and the three storylines were tied together quite well (altho they could have been a bit more ambiguous with the 16th century one with regards to its relation to the rest of the film). but there are moments in that film with real power.


the one that made my charlotte cry was after the funeral when he is sitting on the bed and makes the tattoo on his ring finger. and the scene that is repeated, where rachel asks hugh to go for a walk with her, builds in power every time until it becomes unbearably tragic, in my eyes. i love the central concept of the film, maybe a little too much.


i would definitely agree, the film is quite deeply flawed, but i think the fundamental core of the movie is solid, and even though i think aronofsky could improve on it (the ending just goes on and on), there are periods and moments in the film that actually elicit an emotional response, and thats more than can be said for most films anywhere. and i think, that even includes requiem for a dream, which i felt to be too contrived to convince. still love it as a film, but even fables dont tie up that neatly

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