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Opinion: Best Movie Ever?

Sun Oct 16, 2005 10:56 am

Which, in your opinion, is the best movie ever? THE movie?
For me, definitely and without a doubt, Lord of the Rings (the trilogy) being the best in here The Return of the King.
I would also nominate Van Helsing and The Hours.
What about you? Give me names.
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RE: Opinion: Best Movie Ever?

Sun Oct 16, 2005 12:00 pm

I have a few...

A Patch of Blue
It's a Wonderful Life
Lilja 4-Ever
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RE: Opinion: Best Movie Ever?

Sun Oct 16, 2005 12:02 pm

At the moment it's still... "CONSTANTINE"
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RE: Opinion: Best Movie Ever?

Sun Oct 16, 2005 12:02 pm

The Dukes of Hazard.

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RE: Opinion: Best Movie Ever?

Sun Oct 16, 2005 12:03 pm

GoodFellas (Joe Pesci, Ray Liotta, Robert DeNiro) from 1990
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RE: Opinion: Best Movie Ever?

Sun Oct 16, 2005 12:04 pm

"Citizen Kane"!

Followed closely by "All About Eve".
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RE: Opinion: Best Movie Ever?

Sun Oct 16, 2005 3:12 pm

A.I. - Artificial Intelligence.

Funny
Interesting
Disturbing
Sad

One of the best movies I have ever seen - and one of the more disturbing emotionally.

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RE: Opinion: Best Movie Ever?

Sun Oct 16, 2005 3:32 pm

Caddyshack

purely original, brilliant, and in a league of its own.
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RE: Opinion: Best Movie Ever?

Sun Oct 16, 2005 3:35 pm

The Big Lebowski.
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RE: Opinion: Best Movie Ever?

Sun Oct 16, 2005 5:37 pm


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RE: Opinion: Best Movie Ever?

Sun Oct 16, 2005 8:47 pm

"Lord of the Rings Return of the King" is a cinamatic masterpiece (all of them were IMO). I waited > 30 years to see this movie after I first read the book(s).
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RE: Opinion: Best Movie Ever?

Mon Oct 17, 2005 12:33 am

A few off the top of my head ..

Rear Window
Tremors
Deliverence
Jaws
Blade Runner
Oh Brother Where Art Thou?
Silent Running
Midnight Cowboy
Midnght Express
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RE: Opinion: Best Movie Ever?

Mon Oct 17, 2005 12:37 am

Any Police Academy film
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RE: Opinion: Best Movie Ever?

Mon Oct 17, 2005 12:42 am



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RE: Opinion: Best Movie Ever?

Mon Oct 17, 2005 12:49 am

Philadelphia Story - Katherine Hepburn, Cary Grant, Jimmy Stewart - unbeatable.
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RE: Opinion: Best Movie Ever?

Mon Oct 17, 2005 12:51 am

Quoting Gkirk (Reply 12):
Any Police Academy film

I don't know anybody that drinks enough to agree with you on this!  Wink
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RE: Opinion: Best Movie Ever?

Mon Oct 17, 2005 12:51 am

Quoting JeepBoy (Reply 6):
Funny
Interesting
Disturbing
Sad

Kind of like some of the movie choices here. AI? Van Helsing? Constantine? WTF?  yuck 

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RE: Opinion: Best Movie Ever?

Mon Oct 17, 2005 1:03 am

The Horse Whisperer

 
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RE: Opinion: Best Movie Ever?

Mon Oct 17, 2005 1:05 am

Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 14):
Philadelphia Story - Katherine Hepburn, Cary Grant, Jimmy Stewart - unbeatable.

I would have thought you'd choose "Eating Raoul."  Wink
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RE: Opinion: Best Movie Ever?

Mon Oct 17, 2005 1:09 am

Either Pulp Fiction or Casino.

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RE: Opinion: Best Movie Ever?

Mon Oct 17, 2005 1:30 am

The best films that I have seen are ..... in order of appearance:

Citizen Kane (1941)
Casablanca (1942)
Sunset Boulevard (1950)
To Kill A Mockingbird (1962)
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
The French Connection (1971)
The Godfather (1972)
One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
Schindler's List (1993)
Fargo (1996)

However, tomorrow I might think otherwise!

Other than for horror films, I'm very omniverous.

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RE: Opinion: Best Movie Ever?

Mon Oct 17, 2005 1:34 am

Citizen Kane, The Exorcist, Donnie Darko and of course, Airplane!
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RE: Opinion: Best Movie Ever?

Mon Oct 17, 2005 1:41 am

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RE: Opinion: Best Movie Ever?

Mon Oct 17, 2005 1:48 am

Clockwork Orange
The Exorcist
Immortal Beloved
The Red Violin
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RE: Opinion: Best Movie Ever?

Mon Oct 17, 2005 1:52 am

Quoting Checo77 (Thread starter):
For me, definitely and without a doubt, Lord of the Rings (the trilogy) being the best in here The Return of the King.



Quoting Lumberton (Reply 10):
"Lord of the Rings Return of the King" is a cinamatic masterpiece (all of them were IMO).

Couldn't disagree more. The effects were truly spectacular, but that's about all. Practically all the characters were two-dimensional, the exceptions of course being Smegel/Gollum, Sam Gamgee and the Ents. Did anyone care at all what happened to any of the others? I wanted to punch Frodo in the face with his stupid caught-in-the-headlamps stare. It's a great story, but cramming it into three three-hour films was crazy.

My vote would have to go to "Schindler's List".
 
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RE: Opinion: Best Movie Ever?

Mon Oct 17, 2005 2:06 am

My favorite commedy, as stupid as it was: Wet Hot American Summer

some good ones: Shawshank Redemption, Hotel Rwanda (disturbing but excellent IMO), The Great Escape

[Edited 2005-10-16 19:06:57]
 
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RE: Opinion: Best Movie Ever?

Mon Oct 17, 2005 2:10 am

Joe versus the Volcano
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RE: Opinion: Best Movie Ever?

Mon Oct 17, 2005 2:10 am

To be honest there are loads..

Top of my list usually comes The Shawshank Redemption, I think it's an amazing story that is amazingly well done, poignant and powerful. Other's that I think are great include North by Northwest (lol), One flew over the cuckoo's nest, Requiem for a dream, Memento and Fight Club.

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RE: Opinion: Best Movie Ever?

Mon Oct 17, 2005 2:25 am

My picks in Order

1) M*A*S*H Goodbye, Farewell, Amen
2) The Thing (remake)
3) Bullet
4) Casino
5) Pulp Fiction
6) A time to kill
7) Godzilla vrs the Smog monster (lol)
8) Battle of the Bulge
9) Kelly's Hero's
10) The Great Escape
 
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RE: Opinion: Best Movie Ever?

Mon Oct 17, 2005 2:32 am

I can't believe no one has said Forrest Gump. It may not rank up there with movies like the Godfather, Pulp Fiction, or Schindler's List, but it is still one of my favorite movies of all time.

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RE: Opinion: Best Movie Ever?

Mon Oct 17, 2005 2:37 am

Quoting Waterpolodan (Reply 25):
Shawshank Redemption

Absolutely! Couldn't agree more. I experienced practically every emotion possible watching that movie. No matter what you think about him Tim Robbins is a great actor.

After that, and in no particular order, Moulin Rouge (yeah, I know, flame me but I am a sucker for absinth and a good love story), Monty Python and the Quest for the Holy Grail and Dr. Strangelove.
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RE: Opinion: Best Movie Ever?

Mon Oct 17, 2005 2:40 am

Quoting EGGD (Reply 27):
To be honest there are loads..

Top of my list usually comes The Shawshank Redemption, I think it's an amazing story that is amazingly well done, poignant and powerful. Other's that I think are great include North by Northwest (lol), One flew over the cuckoo's nest, Requiem for a dream, Memento and Fight Club.

I think we have exactly the same taste in movies, that are all favorites of mine  Smile

I add :

City of God
Lilja 4-ever
Pulp Fiction
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RE: Opinion: Best Movie Ever?

Mon Oct 17, 2005 3:12 am

I have to add Bob Roberts to my list, and not just to irritate the righties - it really was a great film.
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RE: Opinion: Best Movie Ever?

Mon Oct 17, 2005 3:22 am

Best movie ever: Chinatown

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All About Eve
Casablanca
It Happened One Night
The Maltese Falcon
The Third Man
His Girl Friday
Bringing Up Baby
Some Like It Hot
Auntie Mame
Duck Soup
12 Angry Men
The African Queen
It's a Wonderful Life
Godfather I & II
Schindler's List
The Color Purple
Silence of the Lambs
Sling Blade
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RE: Opinion: Best Movie Ever?

Mon Oct 17, 2005 3:27 am

Once upon a time in America ... of course !
 
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RE: Opinion: Best Movie Ever?

Mon Oct 17, 2005 3:29 am

Quoting BR076 (Reply 31):
I add :

City of God
Lilja 4-ever
Pulp Fiction

Forgot to add:

American History X
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RE: Opinion: Best Movie Ever?

Mon Oct 17, 2005 4:15 am

I agree that American History X is one of the greatest race films ever made.

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It's interesting that the script actually had Derek shaving his head and putting the Nazi uniform back on at the end of the film after the death of his brother. It was never filmed and dropped from other rewrites of the screenplay.
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RE: Opinion: Best Movie Ever?

Mon Oct 17, 2005 6:38 am

Quoting PA110 (Reply 34):
The Third Man

Totally agree!!!

Some more:

The right stuff
Blade Runner


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RE: Opinion: Best Movie Ever?

Mon Oct 17, 2005 7:38 am

Seriously, best one ever is Braveheart (despite Mel Gibsons dodgy accent)  Wink
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RE: Opinion: Best Movie Ever?

Mon Oct 17, 2005 8:08 am

There is but one greatest film of all time:

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RE: Opinion: Best Movie Ever?

Mon Oct 17, 2005 8:36 am

My top three are:

Don't look now (Thriller: Julie Christie etc) Set in Venice.

The Exorcist (Horror)

About a Boy (Comedy: Hugh Grant etc)

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RE: Opinion: Best Movie Ever?

Mon Oct 17, 2005 8:45 am

Quoting WunalaYann (Reply 3):
*woooops, escaped my mouth*

You were supposed to say:

Signed by,

IHAP

Quoting JeepBoy (Reply 6):
A.I. - Artificial Intelligence.

Funny
Interesting
Disturbing
Sad

One of the best movies I have ever seen - and one of the more disturbing emotionally.

Anyone who has a family of their own and doesn't cry like a bitch at the end, is a REALLY heartless bastard.

Quoting DaddiesSecret (Reply 11):
Jaws
Blade Runner

Jaws was great at it's time, but there is something about Blade runner that keeps you comming back again and again and.... and ALMOST always see something new.

Quoting HAJFlyer (Reply 17):
The Horse Whisperer

Nice, but a touch campy

Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 19):
Pulp Fiction

The best modern example of fu¢ked up things happening.

Quoting RobertNL070 (Reply 20):
To Kill A Mockingbird (1962)
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

and

Quoting RobertNL070 (Reply 20):
Schindler's List (1993)

and

Quoting 777236ER (Reply 21):
Airplane!

and

Quoting Logan22L (Reply 23):
Clockwork Orange

and

Quoting Roger136913 (Reply 28):
The Thing

and

Quoting Newark777 (Reply 29):
Forrest Gump

and

Quoting Waterpolodan (Reply 25):
Shawshank Redemption

and

Quoting PA110 (Reply 34):
Some Like It Hot

and

Quoting PA110 (Reply 34):
It's a Wonderful Life

and

Quoting PA110 (Reply 34):
Silence of the Lambs

and

Quoting Mygind66 (Reply 38):

The right stuff

ABSOLUTE CLASSICS!!!

The Thing: Original and the remake for their own reasons, Original because the second one isn't as thrilling, the second one because it's grusomely disgusting.

It's a Wonderful Life: How can you have the holidays without this one?

Silence of the Lambs: Chianti anyone?
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RE: Opinion: Best Movie Ever?

Mon Oct 17, 2005 8:45 am

Anyone ever seen, "The Castle"? Australian movie, rates right up there. I bought the DVD, it went straight to the pool room.

"Seven" is also right up there for quality.
 
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RE: Opinion: Best Movie Ever?

Mon Oct 17, 2005 8:54 am

I just couldn't stop at one, and had to pare down my list before it got out of hand. In no particular order:

The Wizard of Oz
Casablanca
L.A. Confidential
Sunset Blvd.
Cool Hand Luke
Citizen Kane
Field of Dreams
The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
Some Like It Hot
Auntie Mame
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
Breakfast at Tiffany's
Harold and Maude
The Princess Bride
2001: A Space Odyssey
Pulp Fiction
International Homo of Mystery
 
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RE: Opinion: Best Movie Ever?

Mon Oct 17, 2005 8:59 am

I'll go four favorites:

Raidres Of The Lost Ark
Godfather
Das Boat
The Sting
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RE: Opinion: Best Movie Ever?

Mon Oct 17, 2005 9:52 am

A few of my favorites:

-The Princess Bride
-My Big Fat Greek Wedding
-Clueless
-Erin Brockovich
-The Birdcage
-Mrs. Doubtfire
-The Sixth Sense
-About a boy
-Pirates of the Caribbean

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RE: Opinion: Best Movie Ever?

Mon Oct 17, 2005 9:57 am

My list is too close to call so I will list my top three

"Dark City"

"Kalifornia" (where you first month's rent is free, state law, so I think we should just move around at first)

"Three Came Home"


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RE: Opinion: Best Movie Ever?

Mon Oct 17, 2005 10:01 am

LA Confidential
Shawshank Redemption
Titanic
Life is a House ....... I think I cried my yes out in that one
Braveheart
Sin City
Magnolia
The Door in the Floor
Closer
Crash
Proof
and tons and tons more, they are all amazing movies
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RE: Opinion: Best Movie Ever?

Mon Oct 17, 2005 10:31 am

Not that I think these are the best movies but I really enjoy the 'Indian Jones' trilogy. I could watch them over and over... I guess I like all the action and adventure.

Give me a good comedy any day - I get a kick out of comedies.


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