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What Is The Greatest Movie Ever?  
User currently offlineKC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12158 posts, RR: 51
Posted (6 years 8 months 1 week ago) and read 3811 times:

What do you think the greatest movie very produced was?

For me, it is:
1. Airplane
2. Blazing Saddles a very close second.

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User currently offlineElite From Hong Kong, joined Jun 2006, 2872 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (6 years 8 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3797 times:

That's very hard... some very good movies out there, just to name a few from a huge list that I believe are great classics:

- Titanic
- Gone with the Wind
- Sound of Music
- Jurassic Park
- The Godfather

For me it is basically impossible to name one movie as "the greatest".


User currently offlineMoo From Falkland Islands, joined May 2007, 4021 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (6 years 8 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3789 times:

Alien or Aliens. Nuff said.

Or The Battle of Britain. Fantastic photography.


User currently offlineNIKV69 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (6 years 8 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3789 times:



Quoting KC135TopBoom (Thread starter):
For me, it is:
1. Airplane
2. Blazing Saddles a very close second.

 faint 

Hard to pic one but these are basically it.

Jaws

Taxi Driver

The Godfather


User currently offlineArniePie From Belgium, joined Aug 2005, 1265 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (6 years 8 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3773 times:

-Shawshank redemption
-American beauty
-Donnie Darko
-2001 2010 A space Odyssey
-Dr Strangelove
-All the Pink Panter movies with P. Sellers
-the usual suspect
-Abre Los Ojos (remade in the US as Vanilla sky)
-12 monkeys
-Lock, stock and 2 smoking barrels
-Snatch
-IlBuono, il brutto, il cattivo 'the good, the bad and the ugly)
-Once upon a time in the west
-Once upon a time in America
-For a Few Dollars More
-Goodfellas
-Casino
-Cidade de deus
-Das Boot
-Der Untergang
-Both Kill Bill movies
-Bladerunner
-Heat
-The big Lebowski
-.....

Too many to count but these are definately all movies everybody should see at least once.



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User currently offlineKC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12158 posts, RR: 51
Reply 5, posted (6 years 8 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3763 times:



Quoting NIKV69 (Reply 3):
Jaws

Another great one.

I also like The 10 Commandments.


User currently offlineJakeOrion From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 1255 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (6 years 8 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 3731 times:

Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines
Its a Mad Mad Mad Mad Mad World
Spaceballs
The Last Starfighter

But the king would have to be Lord of the Rings Trilogy.



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User currently offlineKC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12158 posts, RR: 51
Reply 7, posted (6 years 8 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 3713 times:

All six Star Wars, and the six Star Treks.  bigthumbsup 

User currently offlineBCAL From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 3384 posts, RR: 15
Reply 8, posted (6 years 8 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 3710 times:

It is like asking what is the longest piece of string ever?

How do you define the "greatest" movie? Should it be the most popular, the most profitable, the most topical, the most thought-provoking, the most spectacular, or simply your favourite film ever?

Imdb list the 250 greatest movies of all time as voted by their users. You can find the list here



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User currently offlineFreckles From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2007, 386 posts, RR: 8
Reply 9, posted (6 years 8 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 3708 times:



Quoting JakeOrion (Reply 6):
But the king would have to be Lord of the Rings Trilogy.

 rotfl 

For me, I think it is absurd to pick one film which is "the best".

American Beauty, Casablanca, North by Northwest, or any Cary Grant film for that matter, Taxi Driver, Lock Stock, loads more just too many to name.


User currently offlineYooYoo From Canada, joined Nov 2003, 6057 posts, RR: 50
Reply 10, posted (6 years 8 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 3707 times:

There are so many.....um,

Das Boot
To Kill A Mockingbird
The Shawshank Redemption
The Green Mile

I could watch the above over and over again....and do!!  Wink



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User currently offlineElite From Hong Kong, joined Jun 2006, 2872 posts, RR: 10
Reply 11, posted (6 years 8 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 3682 times:

Jaws, Shawshank Redemption, and possibly even Analyze That.

User currently offlineJamie757 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (6 years 8 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 3669 times:

For me, it'd be one of these, Shawshank Redemption, Schindlers List, Se7en and Donnie Brasco.

Rgds.


User currently offlineVC10 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 1412 posts, RR: 16
Reply 13, posted (6 years 8 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 3663 times:

Being a good Welsh boy how can the film Zulu be ignored, or that mandatory Christmas film " It's a Wonderful Life"

littlevc10


User currently offlineHalls120 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (6 years 8 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 3645 times:



Quoting VC10 (Reply 13):
Being a good Welsh boy how can the film Zulu be ignored

I watch that movie every chance I get. Simply outstanding example of filmmaking.

Quoting BCAL (Reply 8):
It is like asking what is the longest piece of string ever?

How do you define the "greatest" movie? Should it be the most popular, the most profitable, the most topical, the most thought-provoking, the most spectacular, or simply your favourite film ever?

Concur. I couldn't select just one "greatest" movie ever.


User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8683 posts, RR: 16
Reply 15, posted (6 years 8 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 3640 times:



Quoting BCAL (Reply 8):

How do you define the "greatest" movie? Should it be the most popular, the most profitable, the most topical, the most thought-provoking, the most spectacular, or simply your favorite film ever?

I concur and think we should leave that to the judges.

Hunter



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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Reply 16, posted (6 years 8 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 3628 times:

Dil Chatha hai.....Its my story folks  wink 
No doubt.
regds
MEL



Think of the brighter side!
User currently offlineHalls120 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (6 years 8 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 3617 times:



Quoting MCOflyer (Reply 15):


Quoting BCAL (Reply 8):

How do you define the "greatest" movie? Should it be the most popular, the most profitable, the most topical, the most thought-provoking, the most spectacular, or simply your favorite film ever?

I concur and think we should leave that to the judges.

judges? what makes them qualified, other than a self appointment and huge ego?

"greatest" movie ever is always going to be subjective call.


User currently offlineHalcyon From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (6 years 8 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 3609 times:



Quoting ArniePie (Reply 4):
-Shawshank redemption



Quoting ArniePie (Reply 4):
-All the Pink Panter movies with P. Sellers

Stalingrad

Sense and Sensibility

I also love many of the James Bond movies.


User currently offlineSprout5199 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 1855 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (6 years 8 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3574 times:

Bambi

Jaws

Caddyshack

Animal house

Wizard of Oz

Its a wonderful life

Star Wars

Close encounters of a third kind


Dan in Jupiter


User currently offlinePSA53 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3072 posts, RR: 4
Reply 20, posted (6 years 8 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3567 times:



Quoting Sprout5199 (Reply 19):
Star Wars



Quoting Sprout5199 (Reply 19):
Wizard of Oz



Quoting JakeOrion (Reply 6):
Its a Mad Mad Mad Mad Mad World



Quoting ArniePie (Reply 4):
Das Boot



Quoting NIKV69 (Reply 3):
The Godfather

 checkmark 

Others:

Tora!Tora!Tora!
The Sting
Rio Bravo
Goldfinger
Raiders Of The Lost Ark



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User currently offlineLHboyatDTW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (6 years 8 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3543 times:

Ferris Beuler's Day Off

other's are good too


User currently offlineDAL767400ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (6 years 8 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 3522 times:

Monty Python's Life of Brian, hands down Big grin .

User currently offlineGreggarious From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 361 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (6 years 8 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 3512 times:



Quoting VC10 (Reply 13):
or that mandatory Christmas film " It's a Wonderful Life"

Don't you mean... "Die Hard?"  duck 


User currently offlinePope From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (6 years 8 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 3513 times:

Without a doubt the best movie ever is WALL STREET.

Quote:
The point is, ladies and gentleman, that greed -- for lack of a better word -- is good.

Greed is right.

Greed works.

Greed clarifies, cuts through, and captures the essence of the evolutionary spirit.

Greed, in all of its forms -- greed for life, for money, for love, knowledge -- has marked the upward surge of mankind.

And greed -- you mark my words -- will not only save Teldar Paper, but that other malfunctioning corporation called the USA.

No truer words have ever been spoken.


25 F4phantom : So lieutenant, what were you thinking of when you were with the Mig, Tom Cruise........ well ma'am i didnt have time to think, if you think, then you
26 Pyrex : Of course it is always going to be subjective (there are movies out there that most people who saw it love but I am just not interested in watching be
27 AR385 : To sir with love. Great movie, Sidney Poitier at its best.
28 GEEDO : The Good, The Bad and The Ugly "Hey amigo! You know you have a face beautiful enough to be worth two thousand dollars?" "Yeah. But you don't look like
29 AAFLT1871 : Nuff Said.... j.k
30 FlyDeltaJets87 : My favorites: Stupid Comedy: Airplane! Spaceballs Hot Shots! Hot Shots Part Duex Comedy Caddyshack Back to School My Fellow Americans Happy Gilmore Ac
31 Confuscius : The Story of O Behind The Green Door I Am Curious (Yellow) Emmanuelle The Grafenberg Spot Fritz the Cat Last Tango In Paris Bad Timing: A Sensual Obse
32 Moose135 : Casablanca fill fill fill[Edited 2008-02-21 17:10:55]
33 US330 : Apocalypse Now, anybody?
34 Rara : Yeah! I remember that from being a kid. "Die verrückten Männer in ihren fliegenden Kisten". What a wonderful movie... where can I get that? I wanna
35 Post contains images GQfluffy : The Hunt For Red October... Connery...one helluva stud...I'll say it, and I'm straight.
36 Halcyon : You're the man now dog. And you're completely correct. Great book too.
37 Post contains links JeffSFO : That's an absolutely brilliant film. Oh yes! Apocalypse Now "charlie don't surf !" Also, don't forget Repo Man.
38 FlyDeltaJets87 : An even better book than the movie. As with all the Clancy novels I've read, the books have always been far superior to the movies.
39 Post contains images A380US :
40 Halcyon : I'll agree with that. The Sum of All Fears was an excellent book, but the movie was really terrible. Since I hear that they're doing Without Remorse,
41 FlyDeltaJets87 : I'm reading Without Remorse right now. So far pretty good. I'm up the part where John Kelley just arrived at Eglin to begin training. I thought The S
42 Post contains images Halcyon : You'll love it. I should reread it, because I think I read it back in eighth grade...I started reading the Clancy books in sixth grade with Rainbow S
43 WrenchBender : If (and that's a big IF) you could get hollywood to park their collective egos at the door, this movie could be made. Think along the lines of 'The L
44 Post contains links StasisLAX : United 93 http://youtube.com/watch?v=km-dhumCD1w
45 Aloha73G : Overall Top 3: Forest Gump Braveheart Crash Drama: American Beauty The Color Purple Jerry Maguire Comedy: Liar Liar Austin Powers in Goldmember Whats
46 Moose135 : Red Storm Rising was published in 1986 - I read it when it first came out, while sitting EWO alert on the KC-135. Back then, it wasn't just some inte
47 Aloha73G : Whoops! I forgot: Rudy Shrek 2 My name is Rudy so I don't know how that one slipped my mind. I cry like a litle girl every time I see it. -Aloha!
48 Halcyon : That was almost a year and a half before my birth. Which doesn't mean you're old, it means you're experienced. Although I know it's a thriller, did y
49 RayChuang : I think most people consider Citizen Kane the greatest movie ever made. It was superb for a number of reasons: 1) Some of the most revolutionary use o
50 Kaitak : I was wondering when this would be mentioned; purely on the basis of quotables, this has to be the best ever. I know there are many great films menti
51 SQ325 : My favourites are German Movie "Das Boot" Hunt for red October We were Soldiers Best "Cartoons" 1. Madagascar 2. Finding Nemo 3. Monster INC.
52 Post contains images Newark777 :
53 OhTheDrama747 : I'm in a Disney kick just now. I find if you watch them again you find great things that you don't notice when you are a child...just extra humour etc
54 KPWM : After watching it again. I really like Forrest Gump. I love all the history in the movie.
55 Post contains images KC135TopBoom : Well, I guess anything rated XXX would count too, for some.
56 WesternA318 : I loved all 10 Star Trek movies, Airplane, Airplane II, the Airport movies, and Mel Brooks High Anxiety THAT was a classic!
57 StealthZ : I read Red Storm Rising while travelling in Germany in 1989... sitting in a train that had been switched to a siding and looking up from the book to
58 Elite : Now as I read more posts, more and more movies belong on my "top movies list". I think that I have something like 50 movies on my top list. Then again
59 Bmacleod : My list: 1. The Godfather (1972) 2. Ben Hur (1959) 3. Star Wars (1977) 4. Revenge of the Sith (2005) 6. Return of the Jedi (1983) 7. Empire Strikes Ba
60 Post contains images Allstarflyer : Probably would have to pick something on which everyone could agree: Pulp Fiction. Seriously, my picks would include: Gladiator Bourne Films Most movi
61 Post contains images Confuscius : The Mack (1973) Great Script Romance Dramatic Scene Music and Action (1:20 - END)
62 AirAotearoa : Here's my selection - far too many - but movies I've connected with and can watch over and over! The Color Purple Shawshank Redemption Life is Beautif
63 Seb146 : Xanadu Clue To Wong Foo: Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert Those are my contributions...
64 CO777ER : Crimson Tide The message you were about to post is too short and probably not of any higher value to the topic at hand. You should think long and hard
65 Type-Rated : I'm actually kinda surprised that it took 62 posts until Brokeback Mountain came up, considering all the controversy it caused. My Favourites.... Wiza
66 Post contains images Vaporlock : Love Story... vaps
67 Bill142 : Debbie does Dallas. "Oh Mr Greenfield!"
68 BN747 : Foreign (to Americans) 1) Downfall (Hitler's last days in the bunker) 2) The Bandit Queen (India-not even REMOTELY recommended for the faint of heart)
69 Post contains images LOT767-300ER : Signed, Me, Superfly and KROC.
70 TUNisia : Lilja 4-Ever Gilda Magnolia It's a Wonderful Life
71 Wolverine : -Das Boot -Apocalypse now!
72 RJAF : Shawshank Redemption Troy Star wars Jaws
73 787seattle : Anchorman is definitely the best. along with Amistad, Monty Python's Holy Grail, and others.
74 Post contains images TheCol : I would have to say that these, IMHO, are the top movies of all time: Taegukgi hwinalrimyeo (The Brotherhood of War) Lawrence of Arabia Caddyshack St
75 BN747 : How I missed that one on my best Foreign (and War) List, I'll never know..once the bullets and bombs start flying in this flick..they just stop! Grea
76 CXfirst : Not too long ago I saw Forrest Gump for my first time. I have to say, that rated on top or at least near the top of my favourite movie of all time. I
77 BCAL : 74 posts before my favourite film of all time came up. Shame on you a.netters! I first saw this brilliant movie as a young child and even though I kn
78 NoWorries : One great movie comspicuously absent from any mention -- "The Great Escape"
79 Post contains images Sprout5199 : I forgot one: Howard the Duck Dan in Jupiter
80 Blackbird1331 : Stalag 17 with William Holden.
81 AirTranTUS : There are very few movies that I have thought to my self "Wow, that was really good" when they had finished. The three at the top would be (in no part
82 Post contains images Superfly : LOL! That is a great movie but not the best. I have that on VHS tape. My favorite movie of all time is Black Shampoo Check out this movire trailer. A
83 Queso : Death Wish 3. Here's the greatest scene of the greatest movie ever: And another good scene:
84 LHStarAlliance : Really a great Movie ! I've to add : Saving Private Ryan Constantin
85 Post contains images Sean377 : Agreed. I'd put Some Like It Hot up there too.
86 Post contains images Dreadnought : Booty Fest, Volumes 1 through 43 Seriously, I'd have to say the first Star Wars movie. Timeless fairy tale story (young knight rescues princess, aided
87 Post contains images JGPH1A : But it's so looongggggg. It's good, but you need more popcorn. Excellent choice. One of my faves. Here's my list. 1. L.A. Story. I don't even know wh
88 Confuscius : How 'bout Willie Dynamite? WIth Sesame Street's Gordon as Willie.
89 RedFlyer : - Ben Hur - Blazing Saddles - Young Frankenstein - Animal House - Dr. Strangelove - Tin Men - The Wedding Singer - Master and Commander - Gladiator -
90 CATSFAN : The Usual Suspects is my favorite movie. Like others have said Shawshank Redemption and all of the Bourne movies are great. If anyone is a fan of mock
91 JGPH1A : The first one had the advantage of slight originality (unless you'd read the book). The others were long rock videos advertising VW's.
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