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GRapeman1
07-17-2009, 12:39 AM
My top ten movie list whats yours?
10:transformers
9:land of the dead
8:hotfuzz
7:shawn of the dead
6:run fat boy run
5:the search for the holy grale
4:big fish
3:land of the lost
2:transformers 2

1:role models

Mod5.0
07-17-2009, 12:57 AM
10. Hanckock
9. Hellboy 2
8. Hellboy
7.Marley and me
6.Ghostbusters 2
5.Click
4.Longest Yard (Remake)
3.Iron Man
2.Tropic Thunder

1.Ghostbusters!!!

NinjaMicWZ
07-17-2009, 01:21 AM
Fight Club
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (the old one) :P
Legend
Ghostdog
Predator
Brother
Evil Dead 2
The Goonies
Sin City
From Dusk Til Dawn
The Wanderers
The 'burbs
Scarface
Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas

Couldn't do just 10.

comphermc
07-17-2009, 01:53 AM
Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay
The Prestige
Casino Royale
Troy
Super Troopers
Memento
Role Models
I Love You, Man
Pineapple Express
City of God*

*If you can read, go watch this movie. It's got subtitles, but it's a fantastic movie.

This list is not very accurate, I just looked for good movies saved on my computer.

Outlaw-Jack
07-17-2009, 02:05 AM
Hmmm..... lemme see:

10. Ghostrider
9. Dawn of The Dead
8. Borat
7. Rocky Balboa
6. The Kingdom
5. Star Trek
4. Gran Torino
3. The Dark Knight
2. The Ultimate Gift
1. Braveheart

For Scotland!!! :mad: Yaaaaa!!!!!!!

mrsupercomputer
07-17-2009, 02:44 AM
Top Ten lists are sooo hard for me to do, but I guess my list would look something like this:

1. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
2. Memento
3. The Lord of the Rings
4. Raiders of the Lost Ark
5. The Empire Strikes Back
6. Back to the Future
7. Shawshank Redemption
8. The Dark Knight
9. Pulp Fiction
10. Run Lola Run

Of course, pretty much all of Pixar's movies hold a special place in my heart and there are a lot of other movies that I love just as much as those above, so picking ten is pretty tough.

comphermc
07-17-2009, 02:48 AM
Oh, I forgot Shawshank. That's my #2... what was I thinking?

gersan93
07-17-2009, 04:18 AM
1. Saving Private Ryan
2. Wall-E
3. Gladiator
4. The Departed
5. The Dark Knight
6. The Prestige
7. V for Vendetta
8. Moulin Rouge
9. The Last Samurai
10. Troy

Numbers 2-10 are actually in no certain order, just movies I think are great. But, Saving Private Ryan is my favorite movie.

brnxblze
07-17-2009, 06:25 AM
The Prestige
Toy Story
Pineapple Express
Transformers
The Dark Knight
Tropic Thunder
Click
Meet The Parents
Scarface
Iron Man

Sorry I couldn't sort it into a top 10, these are all #1 in my opinion. As you can see, not much variety in the movies I like :p .

GRapeman1
07-17-2009, 12:21 PM
ha all your guys list look pretty awesome. i didnt relize how hard it was top make a top 10 list entil i made this thead o and comphermc u so so so copyed my 8 year old bro u should check it out its called brain hoppers but no problem any ways

GRapeman1
07-17-2009, 12:37 PM
i havent seen shaw shank redemtion what s it about

wexfordian
07-17-2009, 01:06 PM
i havent seen shaw shank redemtion what s it about

Its one of the best films ever made. Make it the next film you see seriously!

Although not sure what age you are but I'm thinking that there might be a few adult things in this movie.....

Here would be some more unusual ones people might not have seen but are brilliant none the less...

Battle Royale (1 not 2)
Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind
Lost in Translation
The Notebook (Very girly I know)
The Station Agent
The Darjeeling Limited
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
Ed Wood
Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter... and Spring
Let the Right One In

BSprague
07-17-2009, 01:15 PM
1. The Diving Bell And The Butterfly
2. Shawshank Redemption
3. Requiem For A Dream
4. The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button
5. The Dark Knight
6. Transformers 2
7. Transfomers
8. Sex Drive
9. The Hangover
10.Forrest Gump

NinjaMicWZ
07-17-2009, 01:18 PM
lol @ The Notebook... I could probably beat that with other movies I was coerced into watching, but ended up liking.

That reminds me of a movie I stupidly forgot -

http://www.horroria.com/i/nposters/00/43/4346-SU.jpg

wexfordian
07-17-2009, 01:23 PM
That reminds me of a movie I stupidly forgot -

http://www.horroria.com/i/nposters/00/43/4346-SU.jpg

No way! Dude.... seriously.....

I feel so much better for saying the notebook now :)

GRapeman1
07-17-2009, 01:33 PM
ha ok thanks ill haf to watch it

brnxblze
07-17-2009, 04:07 PM
4. The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button

Oh yeah, forgot about that one. That was a great movie, great book too.

BSprague
07-17-2009, 08:03 PM
Oh yeah, forgot about that one. That was a great movie, great book too.

At 2 hours and 45 minutes, it definitely isn't a movie for people with short intention spans. :)

Outlaw-Jack
07-17-2009, 08:16 PM
^^
Huh? Only 2 hrs. 45 min.? Hmm, I thought it was 3... very long movie nonetheless. Everyone except me fell asleep at one point in time watching it. :p

MrsSpookyBuz
07-17-2009, 08:32 PM
Woah, top tens are always hard to compile. But, in no particular order, mine are currently these...

ET - the Extra Terrestrial
The Shawshank Redemption
The Green Mile
The Lord of the Rings
Finding Nemo
The Exorcist
Alien
Big Fish
Star Wars
The Big Blue

jwwphotos
07-17-2009, 10:11 PM
Wow.. I have issues remembering 10 movies. :rolleyes: Nah.. just limiting to a 10 ten is pretty darn hard. I will go with the ones I seem to replay quite a few times as well as some new recent favorites.

In no particular order

Star Wars
Star Trek
Casino Royale (2006)
Fifth Element
Stargate
The Day the Earth Stood Still (either version!)
The Dark Knight
Lord of the Rings
Saving Private Ryan
Forbidden Planet

alternates that could easily replace some of the above depending on what day you asked....

Matrix
Life of Brian
Ed Wood
Holy Grail
Pulp Fiction
Roadie
Chicken Run
Wallace and Grommit

I guess I have more of a top 18 list!!

supersickie
07-21-2009, 03:37 PM
Just going to rattle these off; no use even trying to rank them...

Fight Club
Seven
The Shawshank Redemption
Ghostbusters
High Fidelity
The Godfather, Part II
Rocky
Apocalypse Now
First Blood
Willow

Morgana25
07-21-2009, 03:47 PM
Star Trek
Star Wars
Lord of the Rings
The Lost Boys
Alien
Apollo 13
True Lies
The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover
Finding Nemo
Blade Runner


I have more fav's but this is the best top 10 I can think of right now for me. :)

Dexiro
07-21-2009, 03:52 PM
I can't think of 10 but my current favourite is Bolt :D

springs86
07-21-2009, 04:39 PM
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jwwphotos
07-21-2009, 04:49 PM
Star Trek
Star Wars
Lord of the Rings
The Lost Boys
Alien
Apollo 13
True Lies
The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover
Finding Nemo
Blade Runner


I have more fav's but this is the best top 10 I can think of right now for me. :)

ARGH!! I forgot about Alien and Apollo 13!! As well as Blade Runner was for the longest time my all time fav!!! There's just too many great movies for a top 10 list!!!

Kiminski
07-21-2009, 05:08 PM
The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover

Saucy! lol

There's plenty more that I regard equally to these, but off the top of my head..

Alien
Audition (1999)
Dawn of the Dead (1978)
Sunshine
War if the Worlds (2005)
Zombie Flesh Eaters
Lord of the Rings Trilogy
Star Wars Trilogy (IV - VI)
Signs
2001 A Space Odyssey

I've not seen Moon yet (Can't wait!), but reckon that might replace one of those. :)

Calster17
07-21-2009, 05:09 PM
I dont have one that i like most, but heres ten that make the list...

Hot Fuzz
Cars
The Italian Job(original...not the remake)
All the Back to the Future Films
Waynes World 2
Transformers
The Naked Gun
The World in not enough
Shaun of the Dead
Grand Torino

Like them all for diffrent reasons...When i First seen Grand Torino, i thought it would be about the car, the 'Ford Grand Torino', but its got Clint Eastwood in it, and a Grand Torino!:)

Walter-Kovacs
07-21-2009, 05:26 PM
The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover

Blade Runner

Wow I didn't think anyone else saw The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover, crazy movie from what I remember. Good choice with Blade Runner.

My List:

Old Boy
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer
No Country for Old Men
Frenzy
3-Iron
Dogville
Hard Candy
Sunset Boulevard
Rocky
American Beauty

Morgana25
07-21-2009, 05:51 PM
Yes - it's a strange but interesting movie. I actually scoured the internet years ago to find it on DVD. Helen Mirren is lovely in that one and if you start looking at all the metaphors and symbolism it's a pretty deep movie.

Coxy224
07-21-2009, 06:10 PM
Morgana! You forgot Ghostbusters!
How could you!

Morgana25
07-21-2009, 06:34 PM
I love it - true - I only got 10 slots though and as influential as Ghostbusters is in my life - I had to prioritize.... although it's one of the few I can quote verbatim at will. ;)

Yarbone
07-22-2009, 04:24 PM
guys... i want to know something :O

Some movies have something like a director's cut version. What does it exactly mean?
And wich version do i watch? D:

sorry for offtopic'ness btw.

i'm gonna post my top 10 soon... maybe :p

Morgana25
07-22-2009, 04:42 PM
Director's cut is a version of the film usually re-cut by the director as he wants it without worrying about length or anything the studio wanted (in general) It can include new scenes or just a rearrange of scenes from the original. It's all up to the director.

Good example is the Directors cut of Blade Runner. I prefer the Director's cut over the original.

MrsSpookyBuz
07-22-2009, 07:57 PM
Top fifty would have been fairer! Mine were ones that I could remember.

Good call with The Cook, The Thief... Morgana! That film is underrated, and probably remembered more for its saucy bits than the cruel, sadistic actions of the main protagonist.

Kudos too to my mate Kiminski for mentioning Zombie Flesh Eaters. Not sure whether it's my favourite zombie film, but it's a lot better than the 'Scream' pap of today!

After flipping through my DVD/Blu-rays, I'm amending my list to include:

Dark City
Bladerunner (Director's Cut)
Schindler's List
Leon
THX1131

(And about 40 others!)

NinjaMicWZ
07-23-2009, 02:59 AM
Leon


How could I forget The Professional?

Takelow
07-23-2009, 08:07 AM
1) Avalon (what a movie guys!!!, what a movie!)
2) Requiem for a dream
3) Donnie Darko
4) Fight Club
5) The Godfather
6) Lord of the Rings (trilogy)
7) Eternal Sunshine of a spotless mind
8) Memento (Nolan)
9) OldBoy
10) Citizen Kane

EDIT: Good, Leon is known here ! It is a french movie (directed by Luc Besson, a french guy), and i didn't really know it was known on the other side of the atlantic! It is not in my list, but it is definitely a good movie, even more the director cut (extended version).

NinjaMicWZ
07-23-2009, 08:26 AM
Leon's actually got quite a cult following... anybody into John Woo flicks, or stuff like Shoot 'Em Up reveres that movie for being the golden standard. If you like that kind of stuff (and Old Boy... good flick), definitely check out this one I mentioned -

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/c/cf/Ghost_Dog_poster.jpg/200px-Ghost_Dog_poster.jpg

...not quite as avant garde as Leon, but very profound, stylish, smooth, and slick.

Takelow
07-23-2009, 08:29 AM
Ok, Ninja, i will take a look to this movie!

Btw, yeah, i loved a lot OldBoy and, in a more general manner, all the Park Chan Wook movies (JSA, Sympathy for Mr Vengeance, Lady Vengeance, I am a cyborg, Cut....).

miltonTPS
07-31-2009, 02:36 AM
Shawshank Redemption
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Blow
The Doors
The Big Lebowski
A Clockwork Orange
Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas
Airplane!
Rocky Horror Picture Show
The Shining

Hybrid
07-31-2009, 12:25 PM
1 28 weeks later
2 28 days later
3 300
4 the mist
5 cloverfield
6 green street hooligans
7 the longest yard
8 rambo 2 first blood part 2
9 rambo 1 first blood
10 saving private ryan

Teebonesy
08-21-2009, 11:21 AM
I'm going to blow everyone's minds and make my own 10 list of favorite movies (NOT A TOP TEN! JUST A TEN!), and then I'm going to make a second ten list of my favorite top-10 lists in this thread. In no particular order please.

A few favorite movies:

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Brazil
The Fountain
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
Titanic
The Great Dictator
Blue Velvet
Princess Mononoke
Half Nelson
Amadeus

A top 10 list of top-10-lists:

MrSuperComputer - We Reagan babies got to stick together. Actually I'm only assuming you're a Reagan baby by your list.
Supersickie: Bonus points for listing Godfather 2 and not 1. That's what I would do. We godfather twosies got to stick together!
Wexfordian - I like your list, but you get a hearty slap for The Notebook. A HEARTY SLAP! But then again, you had the balls to list it. You know what, screw it, just because you listed The Notebook, I'm replacing T2 on my list with Titanic. We chick-flickers got to stick together!
MrsSpookyBuz: I hope you don't mind, but I nudged The Green Mile off your list in my mind's eye and replaced it with Dark City or Schindler's List. We big fans of both Dark City and Schindler's List, we're a rare breed, we got to stick together!
miltonTPS: Wow, Blow, nearly forgot all about that one. Interesting list, Airplane AND A Clockwork Orange? What are you, a deranged lunatic?? Man, we deranged lunatics though, we gots to stick 2gether!
Morgana: True Lies, well I'll be ****ed! Points to you for James Cameron's oft-forgotten comedy. We troo liars, we gts 2 stick 2gthr.
kiminski: Where zombies and scifi intersect. But I have to ask... Signs?? I don't know man... Signs?? I love your list's bookends. Alien on one end, 2001 on the other. Man, us alien 2001 zombies blah blah stick gether.
walter-kovacs: Getting a little obscure there, aren't you? 3-Iron? Frenzy? I mean, in all of Hitchcock's ouvre, who lists Frenzy? I'd start to think you were blatantly anti-social, but you threw Rocky in there. Man, us inwardly antisocial whatever, we gotta... uuh...
takelow: Requiem for a Dream and Donnie Darko, eh? I'll let it slide THIS TIME!! MAN, US STICK TOGETHERS GOT TO GETHER STICKS



I'm back. I just passed out for some reason, not sure when I blacked out or why. Don't have much memory of what I was... What the hell...
What is this? A top ten list of top ten lists?

Jesus christ, what is wrong with me?? What TIME is it???

CheesyMcFly
08-21-2009, 02:44 PM
Mulholland Drive
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me
Vertigo
Zodiac
Fight Club
City of Lost Children
Amelie
The Shining
Brazil
Time Bandits
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Adaptation
Blade Runner
Apocalypse Now
Chungking Express
Ashes of Time

Just a random list of my favourite films of all time as they come to me. Definitely not a definitive list, but it's a start.

Teebonesy
08-21-2009, 07:30 PM
Mulholland Drive
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me
Vertigo
Zodiac
Fight Club
City of Lost Children
Amelie
The Shining
Brazil
Time Bandits
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Adaptation
Blade Runner
Apocalypse Now
Chungking Express
Ashes of Time

Just a random list of my favourite films of all time as they come to me. Definitely not a definitive list, but it's a start.

Great, now I have to squeeze you into my top ten list of top ten lists.

would you believe it though, I still haven't seen Fire Walk With Me. I've been waiting until I finish Season 2, but my god it gets HARD TO WATCH halfway through. Not David Lynch, Inland Empire hard to watch either. Ridiculously stupid, don't care about anything that's happening hard to watch. I think I just gotta power through it at some point.

Wow, Eternal Sunshine is popping up on a lot of lists! I'm thrilled to see that, it's me own favorite movie.

Hybrid
08-21-2009, 10:58 PM
A top 10 list of top-10-lists:

MrSuperComputer - We Reagan babies got to stick together. Actually I'm only assuming you're a Reagan baby by your list.
Supersickie: Bonus points for listing Godfather 2 and not 1. That's what I would do. We godfather twosies got to stick together!
Wexfordian - I like your list, but you get a hearty slap for The Notebook. A HEARTY SLAP! But then again, you had the balls to list it. You know what, screw it, just because you listed The Notebook, I'm replacing T2 on my list with Titanic. We chick-flickers got to stick together!
MrsSpookyBuz: I hope you don't mind, but I nudged The Green Mile off your list in my mind's eye and replaced it with Dark City or Schindler's List. We big fans of both Dark City and Schindler's List, we're a rare breed, we got to stick together!
miltonTPS: Wow, Blow, nearly forgot all about that one. Interesting list, Airplane AND A Clockwork Orange? What are you, a deranged lunatic?? Man, we deranged lunatics though, we gots to stick 2gether!
Morgana: True Lies, well I'll be ****ed! Points to you for James Cameron's oft-forgotten comedy. We troo liars, we gts 2 stick 2gthr.
kiminski: Where zombies and scifi intersect. But I have to ask... Signs?? I don't know man... Signs?? I love your list's bookends. Alien on one end, 2001 on the other. Man, us alien 2001 zombies blah blah stick gether.
walter-kovacs: Getting a little obscure there, aren't you? 3-Iron? Frenzy? I mean, in all of Hitchcock's ouvre, who lists Frenzy? I'd start to think you were blatantly anti-social, but you threw Rocky in there. Man, us inwardly antisocial whatever, we gotta... uuh...
takelow: Requiem for a Dream and Donnie Darko, eh? I'll let it slide THIS TIME!! MAN, US STICK TOGETHERS GOT TO GETHER STICKS



where am i :p

CheesyMcFly
08-22-2009, 12:52 AM
would you believe it though, I still haven't seen Fire Walk With Me. I've been waiting until I finish Season 2, but my god it gets HARD TO WATCH halfway through. Not David Lynch, Inland Empire hard to watch either. Ridiculously stupid, don't care about anything that's happening hard to watch. I think I just gotta power through it at some point.

I know!!

But as painful as INLAND EMPIRE is to watch, I sometimes wish that Twin Peaks Season 2 would be challenging and bold like that film, rather than degenerating into pointless, idiotic soap opera and "comedy" plotlines.

Still, it is worth persevering for the brilliance that is the final, David Lynch directed finale (episode 29). And of course for the film, which just blows my mind every time I watch it. It may even be my all time favourite Lynch film.


Wow, Eternal Sunshine is popping up on a lot of lists! I'm thrilled to see that, it's me own favorite movie.

It really is an incredible movie! But there is always space on my list for either a Michel Gondry film or a Charlie Kaufman screenplay. Honourable mentions would include Be Kind Rewind (HUGELY UNDERRATED, although I absolutely did not like it at all the first time I watched it) and I suspect Synecdoche, New York will make it onto this list when I eventually see it...it sounds incredible!

Incinerator22
08-22-2009, 01:15 AM
my god ive barely heard of any of these movies :0 But you should add titanic and Pearl Harbor to the list, they're classic! :)

Teebonesy
08-22-2009, 01:26 AM
Still, it is worth persevering for the brilliance that is the final, David Lynch directed finale (episode 29). And of course for the film, which just blows my mind every time I watch it. It may even be my all time favourite Lynch film.

I know! I've heard the final episode of Season 2 is incredible! And I think it was the first episode, or maybe the first 2 episodes of season 2? I'm not sure which, but there was an absolutely amazing episode David Lynch did. The one with the record playing in the living room. the stain on the carpet. Ghosts in the walls. The man is a genius.

It's a testament to how botched the mid-season is that i haven't stuck with it, even with such brilliance right around the corner. But I've since loaned it out in exchange for Twilight Zone, and now I can't watch if it I wanted to!

Your words I think did it though, as soon as I get those DVDs back I'm going to plunge right into the deep-end. Bulldoze my way through Nadine as a super-powered high school cheerleader and get to the goods.



But there is always space on my list for either a Michel Gondry film or a Charlie Kaufman screenplay. Honourable mentions would include Be Kind Rewind (HUGELY UNDERRATED, although I absolutely did not like it at all the first time I watched it) and I suspect Synecdoche, New York will make it onto this list when I eventually see it...it sounds incredible!

I've done a lot of talking on these boards about Synecdoche, New York, particularly with supersickie. I've seen it 3 times now, I guess? It was not the movie I expected. But for me time has been very kind to this movie. This is the film that, long ago, was rumored as a Charlie Kaufman-Spike Jonze "horror movie" collaboration. Spike ended up taking on Wild Things and Charlie Kaufman decided to make his directing debut with this project that started off as a "horror" film - not a genre horror, but a movie about genuinely scary things.

So, in spite of the trailer which might have you believe it's a magical, but sad little drama-comedy, it's better you be properly forewarned - this is an unpleasant, bleak, at times incredibly depressing piece of work. with little moments of that loveliness and magic. But for the most part it's a prolonged nightmare of life gone wrong. Your worst fears coming true.

What I love about the movie is the point of view. It's told from inside the protagonist's mind, it has a dream logic and a delirious surrealistic tone that often combines unimaginable heartbreak with strange dreamlike humor. It's a unique cocktail that's proven to be way too difficult to digest for many people. I myself am quite mixed on the movie. I love the interior style of the storytelling. I'm not the biggest fan of the prolonged endurance match of total bleakness, and the more truthful the movie is, the more it hurts to watch.

It's Kaufman's own "Science of Sleep" in the fashion that it's Kaufman unleashed and unfiltered. It's like both of these filmmakers went off to do their own thing, and each of them made a movie with a profoundly personal vision that some have suggested was specifically made for himself. Makes you realize how much of a lightning strike Eternal Sunshine was. It was exactly the right story, written by the right guy, directed by the right guy, in which both of their sensibilities melded in a once-in-a-lifetime alchemy. EVERYTHING clicked in that movie. It may be that neither Kaufman nor Gondry will ever top it.

CheesyMcFly
08-22-2009, 01:43 AM
Beautifully said Teebonesy. In fact it may have been your previous comments on this site about the film that led me to suspect I will love it when I eventually see it. And indeed everything you write here about it just confirms that suspicion more and more.


I really do hope you manage to persevere with Twin Peaks, believe me there are parts still to come that will break down your resolve and will make you question your desire to continue. DON'T GIVE UP!

There are actually some really incredible episodes in the second season, but I suspect you might have already passed them and only have the finale to look forward to. Episode 14 (the killer is revealed) and Episode 16 (the aftermath) in particular are among the very best episodes in the series, and even approach what was acheived with the Pilot (the most I think about it, the more I believe that it actually is the greatest film made by David Lynch) and the perfect first season.


PS SORRY TO EVERYONE FOR THOROUGHLY DERAILING THIS THREAD!

squirlin
08-22-2009, 03:54 AM
Bottle Rocket
Conan The Barbarian
Jurassic Park
Jaws
Jason and the Argonauts
The Princess Bride
The Dark Crystal
Silence of the Lambs
Unforgiven
Sexy Beast

Not my top ten i'm sure, cause i've never really tried to rate them like that. (this list doesn't even include kung fu films!) Just a list of 10 great films I didn't catch anyone else mentioning. Lol, If I had included already mentioned films I likely would have had nothing new to ad to this forum! And talking about good movies is too good an opportunity to pass up.

Hmm. . . I now feel the need to list off a few good animated films. . .
all the Miyazaki films- Spirited Away, Howls Moving Castle, Princess Mononoke. . . instant classics.
And The Flight of Dragons- A made for TV Animated Film based on a book by the same name, featuring the voice of James Earl Jones as the evil wizard Omadon.

Teebonesy
08-22-2009, 08:47 AM
...
Unforgiven
...
Hmm. . . I now feel the need to list off a few good animated films. . .
all the Miyazaki films- Spirited Away, Howls Moving Castle, Princess Mononoke. . . instant classics.
And The Flight of Dragons- A made for TV Animated Film based on a book by the same name, featuring the voice of James Earl Jones as the evil wizard Omadon.

Unforgiven's a great Western, though not my favorite genre... I have an old friend who would KISS you for listing Unforgiven. I believe it's his single all-time favorite movie.

And Myazaki, I agree. He's got the Midas touch. I'm beginning to believe he can do no wrong. He certainly has some movies that are stronger than others, but he has a knack for hitting this magical childlike dream tone in his movies that never fails to totally transport me. I saw Ponyo and loved it so much, I went home and instantly watched Spirited Away again, one of my favorite movies. As soon as the ghosts begin to appear in the streets of the little "town" at dusk, he has me right by the balls, and there is no way, under any circumstances, you could peel my eyes off the screen.

jeffcu28
08-31-2009, 08:34 PM
In no particular order:

Pan's Labyrinth
Crash
Howl's Moving Castle
Spirited Away
V for Vendetta
Lord of the Rings Trilogy
Chronicles of Narnia
Pirates of the Carribean
Step Up
Sydney White

MrsSpookyBuz
08-31-2009, 08:43 PM
In no particular order:

Pan's Labyrinth
Crash
Howl's Moving Castle
Spirited Away
V for Vendetta
Lord of the Rings Trilogy
Chronicles of Narnia
Pirates of the Carribean
Step Up
Sydney White

Not a bad list there, jeff!

V for Vendetta is PAINFULLY underrated, and Pan's Labyrinth is magical :)

Matt 82
08-31-2009, 09:00 PM
In no particular order, and no doubt missing a few:

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Godfather
The Empire Strikes Back
Wall-E
JAWS
Shawshank Redemption
Lawrence of Arabia
City of God
Goodfellas
Schindler's List

jeffcu28
08-31-2009, 09:06 PM
V for Vendetta is PAINFULLY underrated, and Pan's Labyrinth is magical

Remember, remember the fifth of November, the Gunpowder Treason, and plot...

I couldn't agree with you more. V for Vendetta was an incredibly well written movie, and the dialogue was carved with memorable quotes:

"V: Voilą! In view, a humble vaudevillian veteran, cast vicariously as both victim and villain by the vicissitudes of Fate. This visage, no mere veneer of vanity, is a vestige of the vox populi, now vacant, vanished. However, this valorous visitation of a by-gone vexation, stands vivified and has vowed to vanquish these venal and virulent vermin van-guarding vice and vouchsafing the violently vicious and voracious violation of volition.

V: The only verdict is vengeance; a vendetta, held as a votive, not in vain, for the value and veracity of such shall one day vindicate the vigilant and the virtuous.

V: Verily, this vichyssoise of verbiage veers most verbose, so let me simply add that it's my very good honor to meet you and you may call me V."


"It seems strange that my life should end in such a terrible place, but for three years I had roses and apologized to no one."


"...artists use lies to tell the truth, while politicians use them to cover the truth up."


And the artistic direction of Pan's Labyrinth was mesmerizing, especially the way warm and cool colors separated the worlds of fantasy and reality...perhaps a LittleBigPlanet level can recreate the magic?

MrsSpookyBuz
08-31-2009, 09:18 PM
Wow, nice one.

And it showed that Natalie Portman can actually act! Woot! ;)

creelers
08-31-2009, 10:13 PM
In no particular order:

Gran Torino
Pulp Fiction
The Dark Knight
Saving Private Ryan
Pirates of the Carribean (Trilogy)
Black Hawk Down
The Hangover
Anchorman
Pineapple Express
Step Brothers

ChristmasJew
09-01-2009, 05:50 PM
Hmmm, hard to point out 10. Especially seeing as if you have a favorite comedy and a favorite say drama it's very hard to compare them because you like them in completely different ways.

So I'll try to do a top 5 for Comedies and Drama's.

Comedy
5. Superbad
4. Role Models
3. Forgetting Sarah Marshall
2. The Hangover
1. I Love You, Man

Drama

5. Ummm, I can't think of anything at the moment that sticks out.
4. The Dark Knight
3. Watchmen
2. Inside Man
1. The Departed

Yup.

Deftmute
09-01-2009, 06:31 PM
fight club
se7en
fallen
memento
dark city
blade runner
donnie darko
watership down
legend
dark crystal
the game
casino
boogie nights
gladiator
300
pulp fiction
being john malkovich
fear and loathing in las vegas
the prestige
shawshank redemption
12 monkeys
falling down
the big lebowski
no country for old men
three burials of melquiades estrada
gran torino
a fistfull of dollars
for a few dollars more
the good the bad and the ugly
a history of violence
eastern promises
silent hill
the life aquatic with steve zissou
eternal sunshine of the spotless mind

...for starters

comphermc
09-01-2009, 07:31 PM
That's not 10 movies...

Teebonesy
09-01-2009, 08:06 PM
That's not 10 movies...

I know, right??

That's more like... one-two-three-f...

It's more like... twelve movies! Thirteen? It's too many movies to even COUNT!!

Shris
09-01-2009, 08:18 PM
I can't come up with 10 now but these I like.

Fight Club
V for Vendetta
The Departed
The Nightmare Before Christmas

creelers
09-01-2009, 11:39 PM
Hmmm, hard to point out 10. Especially seeing as if you have a favorite comedy and a favorite say drama it's very hard to compare them because you like them in completely different ways.

So I'll try to do a top 5 for Comedies and Drama's.

Comedy
5. Superbad
4. Role Models
3. Forgetting Sarah Marshall
2. The Hangover
1. I Love You, Man

Drama

5. Ummm, I can't think of anything at the moment that sticks out.
4. The Dark Knight
3. Watchmen
2. Inside Man
1. The Departed

Yup.

I'd call the dark knight an action film and Watchmen a crime fiction/action

but thats just my opinion

ChristmasJew
09-02-2009, 05:00 AM
I'd call the dark knight an action film and Watchmen a crime fiction/action

but thats just my opinion
I consider mainly anything not to be a comedy to be a Drama.

I didn't feel like saying Drama/Action/Crime/Thriller/etc.