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Old 04-26-2006, 09:39 PM   #1
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Your Top Five Favorite Movies

5.) The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)

4.) Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)

3.) Full Metal Jacket (1987)

2.) To Kill A Mockingbird (1962)

1.) A Clockwork Orange (1971)

How 'bout the rest of you?
Old 04-26-2006, 10:43 PM   #2
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I'm a bit cheesier at movie selections:

5)12 Angry Men (1957)
4)The Replacements (didn't I say I like cheesy ones)
3)Indiana Jones (liked 'em all)
2)Empire Strikes Back (original 3 are great, the new 3 leave something to be desired)
1)Die Hard (rest of series is ok)

Can't believe I couldn't find room for Toy Story, Groundhog Day, or V for Vendetta...
Old 04-26-2006, 10:50 PM   #3
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Hmmm, off the Top:

1. War of the Worlds (original)

2. Andromeda Strain

3. Posiden Adventure (original)

4. China Syndrome

5. The Thing (Remake)

Old 04-26-2006, 10:57 PM   #4
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Yipes! Top Five is way too limiting. Let's do Top 10. In alphabetical order, for me it would be

0. Airplane!
1. Amadeus
2. Blade Runner
3. Good Fellas
4. Monty Python and the Holy Grail
5. Office Space
6. Pulp Fiction
7. Raising Arizona
8. Star Wars *still the coolest movie I have ever seen in my life; it took sci-fi seriously
9. Swingers
Old 04-26-2006, 11:04 PM   #5
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I agree that 5 is way too limiting. Here are some of mine of the top of my head:

The Blues Brothers
The Godfather
Any Marx Brothers movie
The World's Fastest Indian
Old 04-26-2006, 11:46 PM   #6
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1. The Matrix, 2 and 3 weren't as good
2,3,4. LOTR trilogy
5. Ummm.....Duck Soup
Old 04-27-2006, 12:14 AM   #7
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In no particular order:

Real Genius
Top Gun
Shawshank Redemption
Saving Private Ryan
Lawrence of Arabia

1st Matrix
Dr Zhivago
The Usual Suspects

BTW, great thread peter_89
Old 04-27-2006, 09:29 AM   #8
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In no specific order
- L'age d'or (Luis bunuel & Salvador Dali) (1930)
- Dracula (Bela Lugosi) (1931)
- The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (mini serie) (1981)
- Glen or Glenda (Ed Wood) (1953)
- Wasabi (2001)
Old 04-27-2006, 12:25 PM   #9
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In no discernable order:

1) Batman Begins
2) Saving Private Ryan
3) A Shot in the Dark (the second Pink Panther)
4) Dr. Strangelove
5) The Incredibles
6) Life of Brian (actually any Monty Python flick)
7) K-Pax
8) Being There
9) Where Eagles Dare
10) Star Trek: First Contact
Old 04-27-2006, 12:45 PM   #10
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Awesome thread

1) Batman Begins
2) Starwars EP IV
3) Starwas EP V
4) LOTR: Return of the King
5) Back to the Future
6) The Terminator
7) The Terminator 2
8) Raiders of the Lost Arc
9) Die Hard
10) The Incredibles

I really wish my list could go on ^_^. I also found difficult to choose the best one out of a sequel/prequel. I really can't say I prefer Terminator 2 over 1 or vice-versa. Same could be said about Star Wars and LOTR. Those movies are all in the same level for me .

Impressed to see that Batman Begins was already mentioned here. I can't wait to see a sequel. After seeing Clooney playing Batman with rubber nipples under the nothing-but-horrible Joel Schumaker direction, hope has finally come to the Dark Knight
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Lets see, I can come up with at least ten..

1. Batman & Batman Returns (Tim Burton's version)
2. Young Frankenstein
3. Johnny Dangerously
4. Beetlejuice
5. Spaceballs
6. All three Monty Python movies
7. History of the World Part I
8. LOTR Trilogy
9. Harold and Kumar go to WhiteCastle
10. Mortal Kombat (first one)
11. Dumb & Dumber (not the prequel)
12. The Mask
13. Liar Liar
13. Ghostbusters
14. Office Space
15. Nightmare Before Christmas
Well ok, there are more than 10, maybe top 15 or 20 will do?
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No particular order
Bourne Identity + supremacy
Saving Private Ryan
Band of brothers (HBO SERIES)
Batman Begins (2005)
Rehna Hai Tere Dil Main (INDIAN romantic movie)
Godfather Trilogy
Scent of a woman
Old 04-27-2006, 08:07 PM   #13
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hunt for red october
state of grace
bourne identity/supremacy
lock, stock & two smoking barrels
gangs of new york
usual suspects
pulp fiction
l.a. confidential
mulholland falls
15 minutes
silence of the lambs
french connection
get shorty
under siege
die hard
fifth element

I'm sorry but I have seen an awful lot of movies that I liked!
Old 04-28-2006, 12:24 AM   #14
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1- The Tin Drum (Die Blechtrommel by Volker Schlöndorff)
Too much better to see it in german, subtitled.

2- Clockwork Orange.

3- The Shining (by Stanley Kubrick, same as above, I didn't like Stephen King's though).

4- The last temptation of Christ

5- Caligula (uncut version). Easily the most violent movie I've ever seen, featuring the same guy as in Clockwork Orange.

6- U-turn (Oliver Stone)
Old 04-28-2006, 12:56 PM   #15
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There should be categories:

General Entertainment:
1. Raiders Of The Lost Ark
2. The Hudsucker Proxy
3. Das Boot
4. Blade Runner
5. V For Vendetta

1. The Thing From Another World (the original, the remake blows)
2. The Day The Earth Stood Still
3. 2001 - A Space Odyssey
4. Star Wars
5. The Fifth Element

1. Monty Python And The Holy Grail (or almost any Monty Python)
2. To Be Or Not To Be (Mel Brooks remake of a great Jack Benny movie - in parenthesis - those of you who have seen it will get that)
3. Big
4. Duck Soup
5. Blues Brothers

1. Love Actually
2. You've Got Mail
3. Sleepless In Seattle
4. When Harry Met Sally
5. Wuthering Heights (Lawrence Olivier version)

Animated feature films:
1. The Secret of NIMH
2. Shrek
3. Heavy Metal
4. Yellow Submarine
5. Fantasia

Five greatest short cartoons:
1. What's Opera Doc? aka: Kill The Wabbit
2. PowerPuff Girls - Meet The Beatalls
3. Pinky And The Brain - You Said A Mouseful (the tongue twister episode)
4. Dexter's Lab - Mock Five
5. Family Guy - Road To Rhode Island

Others? Action Adventure? Adult? Musicals?

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