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PostPosted: Fri May 23, 2008 1:51 pm 
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Share your movie wisdom and tastes, refining your top lot down to 5 all time greats (in your own opinion) in no particular order.

Feel free to give a general synopsis or reasoning if you desire


Myself:
Pirates of the Caribbean (watched this whilst on acid and became part of the film)
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Gone in 60 seconds
Interview with a Vampire
Casino

Could add so many more, or easily swap a few over, but this was the first few that sprang to mind.




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Dead Man
Fight Club
House of 1000 Corpses/The Devils Rejects
There Will Be Blood
They Live

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Hmmm - whittling this down to five is always hard, so here's five random favourites:

2001 - A Space Odyssey
La Jetée
Inland Empire (or Lost Highway)
Stalker
Pink Flamingos

I also want to add in Salo and SW: TESB.

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The Road Warrior
Conan The Barbarian
The Wild One
Castle Keep
The Crow

Although They Live, Highlander, Hellraiser and Night Of The Living Dead were next on the list.

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Life of Brian
Akira
Aliens
Fight Club
SW:TESB

Lots more......

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Only five hmmm

Dawn of the Dead
Road Warrior
The Matrix
The Bourne Trilogy (I guess this is cheating)
Aliens

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1. Kingdom of Heaven
2. Band of Brothers series
3. The Man Who Would be King
4. Godfather I & II (can't choose)
5. Dazed and Confused

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SW: TESB
Fifth Element
A Clockwork Orange
Goodfellas
Shawshank Redemption


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1984, Animal House, Something About Mary, Godfather I, and Blazing Saddles

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Some that are up there -

Brazil
A Boy and his Dog
Royal Tenenbaums
Magnolia
Road Warrior

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Is this the russian movie? I keep seeing it at the library and meaning to check it out.


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PigKiller wrote:

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Is this the russian movie? I keep seeing it at the library and meaning to check it out.


Yeah, it's an Andrei Tarkovsky film, probably his best. I can't recommend it enough, really - beware, though, it's long, hard and rambling so you have to be in the mood to sit down and watch a film rather than just want to pass a few hours being entertained. If you put the effort in, though, it's an incredible film.

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PigKiller wrote:
A Boy and his Dog


That is a strange one.

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oooh sooooooo many to choose from :P
i think i'll say:

Seven Samurai
Battle Royale
Dead Mans Shoes
Aliens
Ghostbusters(1&2)

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Fight Club,
Toombstone
LA Confidential
Hard Boiled
Boondock Sains

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The DVDs I watch most frequently tend to be the fairly mindless action type. They make a good background activity when I'm doing something else. Movies that require paying attention and thinking get less play time, but they're no less good. I have attempted to combine a few of both in my list.

Aliens
Fight Club
Robocop
Thank You For Smoking
V for Vendetta

Since it's not on anyone else's list yet, maybe some people haven't seen it. In that case, I recommend Thank You For Smoking. In its own way, just as much a cynical critique of the American system as Fight Club, and a lot funnier. Unfortunately, nobody gets shot and there no fist fights, car chases or explosions. The movie has an amazing cast. Curiously enough, cross-referencing the Superhero Movies thread, a surprising number of the actors in Thank You For Smoking have superhero movie credentials.
- Aaron Eckhart plays Two Face in The Dark Night.
- Katie Holmes played Rachel Dawes in Batman Begins.
- J.K. Simmons is of course excellent as J. Jonah Jameson in the recent Spider Man movies.
- Robe Lowe played The Weevil in The Specials.
- William H. Macy was great as The Shoveller in Mystery Men.
- Cameron Bright played Leach in X-Men: The Last Stand and he was Six in Ultraviolet.
- Robert Duvall deserves honorable mention for being in just about everything. He was in The 6th Day with Schwarzenegger, which was almost a superhero movie.

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ThousandPlateaus wrote:

Yeah, it's an Andrei Tarkovsky film, probably his best. I can't recommend it enough, really - beware, though, it's long, hard and rambling so you have to be in the mood to sit down and watch a film rather than just want to pass a few hours being entertained. If you put the effort in, though, it's an incredible film.


yeah, that is kind of what I figured, and is why I never really picked it up. I am sure I'll get around to it sometime.


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