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13 Nov 2012, 8:02 pm

Marathon Man
Ronin
To Live and Die in L.A.
The French Connection
The Exorcist
Heat
Die Hard
The Terminator
Terminator 2: Judgment Day
RoboCop
Batman
The Dark Knight
The Dark Knight Rises
The Fly
Akira
Seconds
Alien
Blade Runner
The Matrix
Demolition Man
Dirty Harry
Psycho
Vertigo
Marnie
Rope
The Shining
12 Monkeys
2001: A Space Odyssey
Enter the Dragon
Apocalypse Now
The Silence of the Lambs
Manhunter
Fight Club
Shutter Island
Taxi Driver
Full Metal Jacket
Straw Dogs
Dr. Strangelove, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
Forrest Gump
Ed Wood
Godzilla
Predator
The Devil’s Advocate
Scarface
One Hour Photo
Pulp Fiction


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13 Nov 2012, 9:02 pm

dead poet's society
the sting
platoon



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13 Nov 2012, 9:38 pm

Batman Begins
The Dark Knight (Haven't seen TDKR yet)
The Green Mile
Lord of the Rings (trilogy)
V for Vendetta
Labyrinth
Edward Scissorhands

I'll add more if I think of them later, these are just the ones I can list off the top of my head.



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13 Nov 2012, 10:40 pm

Amadeus
Jean de Florette
Manon of the Spring
Finding Nemo
Beauty & the Beast
The Search
Umberto D



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13 Nov 2012, 10:42 pm

Forbidden Planet
The Day The Earth Stood Still (the original)
Mars Attacks!
A.I.
2001: A Space Odyssey
Stargate: The Movie
Stargate: Continuum
Stargate: Ark of Truth


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13 Nov 2012, 11:39 pm

Marathon Man - I liked this. Made me nervous when I was a kid. Did they remake this recently? I meant the old one then with Dustin Hoffman and Lawrence Olivier.
Ronin - Unfortunately, I didn't see this because the reviews I'd read said fair to middling.
To Live and Die in L.A. - Mainly liked this because of the soundtrack by Wang Chung. Wasn't "Forever Live And Die" by O.M.D. also in this film?
The French Connection - Excellent film! "You know all his dogs aren't barking!"
The Exorcist - Man, the extended cut I saw two years ago trumps the original, and the original was frightening enough. Then again, the first time I saw it was on TV so it was highly edited.
Heat - I had high hopes for this film. Di Nero, Pacino, Kilmer - what can go wrong, right? The pacing for one thing. Kinda dark and overly blue in most sections, too.
Die Hard - Yippie kay ya, mf! Where are II, III and IV? They're kinda the same, no? Fun popcorn flicks. I used to have Die Hard: Nakatomi Tower on PC. It was fun - for a while.
The Terminator - Saw this with a girl I liked. I actually went in not expecting to like it, after all, I was supposed to be paying attention to the girl. The story got me hooked, though.
Terminator 2: Judgment Day - Oh, yes. Liquid man. What an effect.
Robocop - I didn't see this in the movies. I rented it. It was okay. I'm not sure why it didn't knock me out. Maybe I'll give it another look.
Batman - If this is the Michael Keaton film then it was okay. What did The Penguin say about reassembling reams of torn paper with scotch tape? It requires luck and patience? It was funny at the time.
The Dark Knight - Oh, yes. They spent a lot of time on backstory but it was necessary. Batman's body is really torn up from years of training. I thought this was an excellent film.
The Dark Knight Rises - Dark movie. The only thing that perplexes me is how a mental patient can take a pummeling from The Batman like this. How'd he get so super strong?
The Fly - Good film, one of Jeff Goldblum's best. This movie is probably due to remade soon. Should be interesting.
Akira - I've written before in this forum how anime tests my patience. They present a story, and you follow along with it logically, then - wham! - out of the blue, odd, unrelated, unexplained things happen.
Seconds - Never heard of this one. Sounds like a John Badham/Denzel Washington type of film. (What's embarrassing is I probably saw it but forgot already).
Alien - Ripley in her skivvies. In Space No One Can Hear You Clash (the writing on the London Calling album). I'm also a fan of II-IV. Yes, even the one with the shoplifter.
Blade Runner - Harrison Ford hated this film. Isn't that weird? He thought the narration was unnecessary. The studio disagreed. I saw both versions. This film is so important its influence can't be understated.
The Matrix - Blew my mind. The Wachowski Brothers go from an indie crime drama to this? What a stretch! Visionary and influential film.
Demolition Man - I had a problem with this. It was okay, but not really. When I hear the title I think of the song by The Police. I thought the acting was over the top.
Dirty Harry - I didn't see this in the movies, just an edited TV version so I guess the full impact was lost. To really appreciate these gritty 70's films, like Taxi Driver, you have to see them in the theatres.
Psycho - Rented this one when I was going through a Hitchcock phase. Good movie.
Vertigo - Same here. In the same vein, I also liked Double Indemnity and similar noir movies from that period.
Marnie - Oops. Never saw this one (I think).
Rope - Hey! I saw this one in the movies when it came out. It was okay. Back then I didn't know who Hitchcock was.
The Shining - It's funny how this movie ends up in people's 10 best list all the time. Maybe I'm jaded. I thought it was long winded and not really scary. (Yeah, I know. Sacrilege, right?)
12 Monkeys - Oh, boy. Fans of this film will hate me. I forgot the director's name, but his experimentation with film techniques leaves me a little cold.
2001: A Space Odyssey - I would've liked to have seen this in the movies as opposed to video, but such is life. I probably would've appreciated the larghesse more. Stirring score, though.
Enter the Dragon - Oh, yes. Bruce Lee's last movie. Saw this again recently in an enhanced version. Angela Mao Ying, Jim Kelly, everyone looked good. One of my favourites.
Apocalypse Now - Dark confusing film. I'll admit it - I saw this when I was about 16 so I didn't get it. Like the movie Coma. I didn't get that one either.
The Silence of the Lambs - Boy, was I nervous when I saw this at a theatre in NYC with my friend. I thought it was a very good film. Didn't think it was Oscar bait, though. You never know.
Manhunter - I don't think I saw this.
Fight Club - Just like Silence, I was nervous. Saw this in the movies with my younger friend, I thought it was probably too ultra violent for him.
Shutter Island - I didn't see this one.
Taxi Driver - Saw this in a Bronx theatre when it came out. Oy! It's like I saw it yesterday, and I was 14! Powerful, terrifying film. "You talkin' to me?"
Full Metal Jacket - The first part, killer. The second? Not so much. I dragged my feet going to see this because I thought it would've been a copy of Platoon. Hey, where is Platoon on this list, BTW?
Straw Dogs - They remade this recently but I saw the original with Dustin Hoffmann. Talking about Dustin, where is Midnight Cowboy?
Dr. Strangelove, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb - Stanley Kubrick can test my patience sometimes. Hey, where's Clockwork Orange. That's really an unforgettable brutal film.
Forrest Gump - The leader of everyone here on WP! Oh, wait. That's Rain Man. Never mind. Come to think about it, where is Rain Man, giftorcurse?
Ed Wood - Didn't see this. I guess people have read here how I think Johnny Depp is getting a free ride in Hollywood. Okay, I shouldn't say that. I'll give the move a look see.
Godzilla - Godzilla-la-la-la-la-la! Boy, you sure have a fascination with our mutant fire breather friend. Kinda funny. After all these years, the original is still the best IMHO.
Predator - and Predator II - He's in town with a few days to kill. Wasn't that a nice logline? Killer rastas from out of space. What are they up to now? Predator vs Alien IX?
The Devil’s Advocate - See? That's the problem I have with some so-called actors (Keanue Reeves) getting a free ride though Hollywood. Their films are just okay with me. This one was kinda stagey, though.
Scarface - Oh, yes. Now that's what I'm talking about. "Say hello to my little friend." "Say goodnight to the bad man." Classica lines, like Casablanca, Hey, where is Casablanca anyway?
One Hour Photo - Didn't go where I thought it was gonna go. What a rip. I was expecting some real menacing and a dark twist. I want my money back!
Pulp Fiction - Saved the best for last, huh? This film has more classic lines, and spawned more imitators, than any film in recent memory. "C'mon. Let's get into character." "You see this watch?"



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14 Nov 2012, 12:38 am

Giftorcurse wrote:
Alien
Blade Runner
2001: A Space Odyssey
Dr. Strangelove, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

These are the only movies on your list that I have seen (either cinema or DVD) - but all four are among my favourites.



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14 Nov 2012, 4:30 am

A lot of my favorites have already been listed(some multiple times), so heres some other favorites of mine that have not yet been posted.

Almost Famous
Back to the Future series
Burn After Reading
The Cabin in the Woods
Casino Royale
The Cable Guy
Clerks 1 and 2
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Dark City
The Departed
Equilibrium
Event Horizon
Fargo
The Fifth Element
Good Will Hunting
The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy
Hot Fuzz
Inception
Inglourious Basterds
Insomnia
Jackie Brown
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back
L.A. Confidential
The Last Samurai
The Last Starfighter
Little Shop of Horrors
Logan's Run
Mallrats
Memento
Minority Report
Mission: Impossible series
Office Space
Planet of the Apes series
The Prestige
Reservoir Dogs
Rounders
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
Shaun of the Dead
Sin City
Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow
Snakes on a Plane
Snatch
South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut
Speed Racer
Spider-Man 1 and 2
Star Wars
Super 8
The Thing
Tron and Tron: Legacy
The Truman Show
The Usual Suspects
X-Men 1 and 2



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14 Nov 2012, 7:51 am

The highlighted ones are in my top 20, the rest just miss out

Alien
Aliens
American Psycho
An American Werewolf in London
Apocalypse Now
Apocalypto
Batman Begins
Beavis and Butthead Do America
The Big Lebowski
Blade 2
Blade Runner
Casino
Casino Royale
A Clockwork Orange
Con Air
The Crow
The Dark Knight
The Dark Knight Rises
Dead Man's Shoes
District 9
Dog Soldiers
Drive
Dumb and Dumber
The Exorcist
Falling Down
The Fighter
The Fly
From Dusk Till Dawn
Full Metal Jacket
Ghostbusters
Gladiator
Harry Brown
Hellboy 2: The Golden Army
In Bruges
Inception
Kick-Ass
Layer Cake
Leon: The Professional
The Lord of the Rings trilogy
The Matrix
Memento
Monster
No Country for Old Men
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Pan's Labyrinth
Platoon
Predator
Pulp Fiction
Reservoir Dogs
Se7en
The Shawshank Redemption
The Silence of the Lambs
Sin City
Snatch
South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut
The Terminator
Terminator 2: Judgement Day
The Thing 82
This Is England
Trainspotting
The Warriors
Withnail and I
Zombieland


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14 Nov 2012, 6:28 pm

I've already listed quite a few in the past but I'll do so again. I going in no particular order as lot of the lower ones may be extremely better than some of the higher ones. Also I'm listing movie series' but keep in mind some of the movies in the series' aren't that good. I won't say which ones. Try to guess.

Star Wars Saga
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
Batman (Tim Burton ones)
Batman: Mask of the Phantasm
The Dark Knight Trilogy
Toy Story Trilogy
Indiana Jones Series
The Shawshank Redemption
The Terminator Series (First Two)
WALL-E
The Back to the Future Trilogy
The Incredibles
Star Trek Movies (Not all of them)
Marvel Cinematic Universe
Rise of the Planet of the Apes
X-Men Movies
Spider-Man Movies
Superman Movies
The Lion King
Avatar
Ted
Finding Nemo
Kick-Ass
How To Train Your Dragon
Ratatouille
Up
Monsters Inc
The Iron Giant
Jaws
Watchmen
The Adventures of Tintin: The Scret of the Unicorn
Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Shrek Movies
Puss in Boots
Kung Fu Panda Movies
Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
Dredd
Super 8
District 9
The Matrix Trilogy
Jurassic Park
Beauty and the Beast
Aladdin
Sleeping Beauty
The Little Mermaid
The Princess and the Frog
Tangled
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Tarzan
Chicken Run
Hellboy Movies
Pirates of the Caribbean Series
Megamind
Hot Fuzz
Robocop
Paul
Ghostbusters
Spaceballs
South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut
The Simpsons Movie
King Kong (2005)
Groundhog Day
Inception
E.T. The Extra Terrestrial
Sin City
Cast Away
Peter Pan (Disney one)
Robin Hood (Disney one)
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Bolt
Transformers The Movie
Transformers (1 & 3)



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14 Nov 2012, 7:56 pm

My favorite movie is "The Silence of the Lambs."

It would take too long to organize the rest, but I prefer cartoons and horror movies.


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14 Nov 2012, 8:07 pm

Just to warn you upfront, I don't exactly have the best taste in movies. I have a tendency to disagree with the critics on a lot of things. Now that that's out of the way, here is my list:

Alice in Wonderland (2010)
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (both versions)
Sweeney Todd (2007)
Edward Scissorhands
Sleepy Hollow
Ed Wood
Pirates of the Caribbean series
Secret Window
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Finding Neverland
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Repo! The Genetic Opera
Fight Club
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (both versions)
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
Tarzan (1999)
Brave
Tangled
How To Train Your Dragon



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14 Nov 2012, 8:30 pm

The list I posted earlier was mostly my blu-ray collection, but putting more thought into it, this would be my top 5, with 3 runners up each by genres I watch regularly. I tend to include series as one entry.

1: The Lord of the Rings
2: Star Wars(All 6 are good for different reasons, unlike some I don't despise the prequels)
3: Serenity
4: The Big Lebowski
5: The Prestige


and the runners up

Sci-Fi/Fantasy: Bladerunner, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Stargate
Horror: The Cabin in the Woods, The Thing, Pitch Black
Drama: Almost Famous, Good Will Hunting, Man on the Moon
Crime/Heist/Whatever: The Usual Suspects, L.A. Confidential, The Departed
Comedy: History of the World Part 1, Clerks, Hot Fuzz
Superhero: Watchmen, Avengers, The Dark Knight trilogy
Animated: Titan A.E., Wreck-It Ralph, The Incredibles



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15 Nov 2012, 2:37 am

AI-Artificial Intelligence [all time fave]

ReAnimator [uncut version] - Blade Runner [original international uncut version] - Made in Heaven - Star Trek [the whole movie series up to VIII] - Smokey & the Bandit - Waking Life - B2TF I, II & III - Tommy - Brave New World [both TV movie versions 1978 and 1998] - Amelie - Silent Running - The Poseiden adventure [1972] - Breezy - The Great Scout & Cathouse Thursday - The Night They Raided Minskys - Hedwig & the Angry Inch - The Electric Grandmother - The Reivers - Polar Express - The Santa Clause - The Great Waldo Pepper - The FlimFlam Man - Forbidden Planet - The Day of the Locust - Across the Universe - The Crying Game - Little Big Man -
Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam - It's a Wonderful Life [digital colorized version] - The Last Temptation of the Christ - The Meaning Of Life - Wired - Jesus Christ Superstar - Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Dreamscape - Carnival of Souls - The Blue Lagoon - Tank Girl - The Little Prince - Hair - The Wizard of Oz - Fantasia - Snow White - Freebie & The Bean - Heavy Metal - A Shot In The Dark - Revenge of the Pink Panther - Time After Time - Tron - The Illustrated Man - Planet of the Apes [1968] - Contact - You Only Live Twice - The Black Stallion - The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill - Wall-E - Rage - Dr. Strangelove - The Reincarnation of Peter Proud - Flash Gordon [1980] - Flesh Gordon - Spirit of '76 - too many others to list here.