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  • 0BradyM0Bondfanatic70BradyM0Bondfanatic7 Quantum Floral Arrangements: "We Have Petals Everywhere"
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    The Godfather is what I sincerely consider to be the best film ever made. Flawless film.
    2001 is second.
    Chinatown is in my top five, too. I feel that its underrated now: it got critical acclaim and everyone I know who's seen it has called it one of the best movies of all time, but its kind of been forgotten over time, hasn't it?
    Also, even though it's not currently my #1 Bond film, as a quality piece of cinema Casino Royale is the only Bond film that I believe is in my top twenty. From an objective viewpoint, it's head and shoulders above the other Bond films in that regard. Bond films aren't like other films: CR is the exception.
    And how can I forget Traffic, rounding off my top three.
    Also, I would imagine Kubrick and Kurosawa have at least three films apiece in my top twenty.
    I have been meaning to get into Kurosawa.
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    It is tough for me to name my five favorite films of all times. I will give this a try"

    The Godfather (1972)
    Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
    Predator (1987)
    Psycho (1690)
    The Wolf Man (1941)

    I am listing films that I never get tired of watching and can watch them over and over again. The Wolf Man scared the shytt out of me when I saw it on "Shock Theater" back in grade school. I purchased the VHS back in the Nineties and enjoy it now.
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    If we are including Bond then, but again I will only include one entry from any series, then my top 5 films/series of all time are.

    1. Diamonds Are Forever
    2. Planet of the Apes
    3. The Godfather
    4. High Plains Drifter
    5. Dirty Harry
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    5. The Thing (1982)
    4. The Empire Strikes Back
    3. True Grit (1969)
    2. Ocean's Eleven
    1. Alien

    I'm a big sci-fi fan, and some of the others may change, but those sci-fi films will always be on this list.

    Honourable Mentions:
    Ocean's Twelve
    Ocean's Thirteen
    Monty Python and The Holy Grail/Life of Brian
    Apocalypse Now
    The Dark Knight
    The Dark Knight Rises
    Star War A New Hope
    Star Wars Return of The Jedi
    Shawshank Redemption
    Aliens
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    What a tough list. I am not going to put them in order, but here is a preliminary list of my five all time favorites....

    - Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
    - Casino Royale (2006)
    - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
    - Jurassic Park (1993)
    - The Artist (2011)

    Reading over that list, it is quite obvious to see which film does not belong. ;)
  • Shaving Ryan's Privates
    Forrest Hump
    In Diana Jones
    Saturday Night Beaver
    Lord of the Rings
  • 0BradyM0Bondfanatic70BradyM0Bondfanatic7 Quantum Floral Arrangements: "We Have Petals Everywhere"
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    Sammm04 wrote:
    5. The Thing (1982)
    4. The Empire Strikes Back
    3. True Grit (1969)
    2. Ocean's Eleven
    1. Alien

    I'm a big sci-fi fan, and some of the others may change, but those sci-fi films will always be on this list.

    Honourable Mentions:
    Ocean's Twelve
    Ocean's Thirteen
    Monty Python and The Holy Grail/Life of Brian
    Apocalypse Now
    The Dark Knight
    The Dark Knight Rises
    Star War A New Hope
    Star Wars Return of The Jedi
    Shawshank Redemption
    Aliens

    Great picks, @Sammm04! Apocalypse Now is one of the few films I could literally classify as near perfection. What a masterpiece, both in onscreen content and in the story behind its filming. It just goes to show you that sometimes reality can be stranger than fiction.
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
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    In terms of sci-fi, 'The Thing' is always going to be my number one. It's such a fantastic film.
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    Without a doubt, my favorite is Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, followed by Jeremiah Johnson, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, The Hunt for Red October, and Casablanca.
  • 007InVT007InVT Classified
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    'Blood Diamond' is excellent ! Must have seen it 3 times in the cinemas when it got released !

    Yes, this is great. Could almost be a Diamonds Are Forever?!
  • chrisisallchrisisall Brosnan Defender Of The Realm
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    I have been meaning to get into Kurosawa.
    My personal favourite is Sanjuro, but Rashomon, Yojimbo & Seven Samurai were awesome.
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
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    Ahh, yes, 'Blood Diamond' is an excellent film. I know a lot of people trashed Dicaprio for his accent, but I loved the film.
  • QsAssistantQsAssistant All those moments lost in time... like tears in rain
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    1. Star Wars Episode V The Empire Strikes Back
    2. Anchorman
    3. The Last Samurai
    4. Fanboys
    5. The Fifth Element

    I feel I must update this even though I love the ones I already have listed.

    1. Star Wars Episode V The Empire Strikes Back (can I just make it the original trilogy?)
    2. Oblivion
    3. The Last Samurai
    4. Looper
    5. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

    There are so many I would like to add to this list and from time to time the last two many change.

  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
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    Nice to see some love for 'Oblivion.' I was blown away by it.
  • QsAssistantQsAssistant All those moments lost in time... like tears in rain
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    Oblivion was an amazing movie! I'm looking forward to owning it on Blu-Ray when it's released in August.
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
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    Oblivion was an amazing movie! I'm looking forward to owning it on Blu-Ray when it's released in August.

    You and I both! It's going to look amazing on blu-ray.
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    Goodfellas
    Jaws
    The Omen
    Godfather 1 & 2 (slight cheat I know)
    The Shawshank Redemption

    Next 5 would be

    Alien
    TSWLM
    GF
    Die Hard
    Aliens
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    @StirredNotShaken I agree regarding Chinatown loved this film for twenty years. Bought it on Bluray last year and the cinematography is astounding. Any one who loves cinema should watch this film.
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
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    @WillyGalore, great list. 'Alien' and 'Aliens' stand as some of my favorite sci-fi films of all time, and 'Die Hard' is the greatest Christmas movie ever.
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    Creasy47 wrote:
    @WillyGalore, great lost. 'Alien' and 'Aliens' stand as some of my favorite sci-fi films of all time, and 'Die Hard' is the greatest Christmas movie ever.

    Have to agree with Die Hard being the best Christmas movie ever. 'let it snow, let it snow, let it snow'. What has happened to Bruce Willis last half a dozen or so movies i have watched him in he really is not trying on any level.
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    Creasy47 wrote:
    @WillyGalore, great lost. 'Alien' and 'Aliens' stand as some of my favorite sci-fi films of all time, and 'Die Hard' is the greatest Christmas movie ever.

    Yup. I make a point of watching Die Hard once a year, on Christmas Eve before I go to bed :)
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    Creasy47 wrote:
    @WillyGalore, great lost. 'Alien' and 'Aliens' stand as some of my favorite sci-fi films of all time, and 'Die Hard' is the greatest Christmas movie ever.

    the first movie of the Lethal weapon series was very much a christmas movie as well.
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    SaintMark wrote:
    Creasy47 wrote:
    @WillyGalore, great lost. 'Alien' and 'Aliens' stand as some of my favorite sci-fi films of all time, and 'Die Hard' is the greatest Christmas movie ever.

    the first movie of the Lethal weapon series was very much a christmas movie as well.

    Opening scene with Jingle Bell Jingle Bell Jingle Bell Rock playing quite a impactfull scene, to a superb film.
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
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    Creasy47 wrote:
    @WillyGalore, great lost. 'Alien' and 'Aliens' stand as some of my favorite sci-fi films of all time, and 'Die Hard' is the greatest Christmas movie ever.

    Have to agree with Die Hard being the best Christmas movie ever. 'let it snow, let it snow, let it snow'. What has happened to Bruce Willis last half a dozen or so movies i have watched him in he really is not trying on any level.

    That's how he was in 'A Good Day To Die Hard.' He just showed up for the paycheck, seems like that's how he has been for the past five years or more. He just wants the money, doesn't care about the film. Even at some recent 'Red 2' interview, he got offended that they wanted to talk about the film...during an interview for the film.
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    Creasy47 wrote:
    Creasy47 wrote:
    @WillyGalore, great lost. 'Alien' and 'Aliens' stand as some of my favorite sci-fi films of all time, and 'Die Hard' is the greatest Christmas movie ever.

    Have to agree with Die Hard being the best Christmas movie ever. 'let it snow, let it snow, let it snow'. What has happened to Bruce Willis last half a dozen or so movies i have watched him in he really is not trying on any level.

    That's how he was in 'A Good Day To Die Hard.' He just showed up for the paycheck, seems like that's how he has been for the past five years or more. He just wants the money, doesn't care about the film. Even at some recent 'Red 2' interview, he got offended that they wanted to talk about the film...during an interview for the film.

    Was pretty dreadful in Die Hard 5 and Looper just appalling for me. Cameo in G.I. Joe ok not expecting much was pretty much Phoned in. Think since Surrogates he has just been collecting a pay check. Maybe not enough challenging roles? When you look at Die Hard and Twelve Monkeys he is capable of more.
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
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    @fire_and_ice, that he is. It's a real shame he's kind of changed course and just wants the paycheck. I don't blame him, of course, but it's very obvious what he's doing.
  • MurdockMurdock The minus world
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    My current list

    1. GoldenEye
    2. Death Wish III
    3. Back to the Future
    4. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
    5. Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
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    Creasy47 wrote:
    @fire_and_ice, that he is. It's a real shame he's kind of changed course and just wants the paycheck. I don't blame him, of course, but it's very obvious what he's doing.

    I agree we work ourselves and money talks. Though would like to see him have a renaissance, still a good role there. Showing my age used to watch Moonlighting great show, Bruce these days seems lifeless.
  • Samuel001Samuel001 Moderator
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    Creasy47 wrote:
    @fire_and_ice, that he is. It's a real shame he's kind of changed course and just wants the paycheck. I don't blame him, of course, but it's very obvious what he's doing.

    I agree we work ourselves and money talks. Though would like to see him have a renaissance, still a good role there. Showing my age used to watch Moonlighting great show, Bruce these days seems lifeless.

    After Die Hard 6 I really can't see Willis doing any other noteworthy films. He'll just fade into obscurity and as harsh as that is to say, it's probably true.
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    Samuel001 wrote:
    Creasy47 wrote:
    @fire_and_ice, that he is. It's a real shame he's kind of changed course and just wants the paycheck. I don't blame him, of course, but it's very obvious what he's doing.

    I agree we work ourselves and money talks. Though would like to see him have a renaissance, still a good role there. Showing my age used to watch Moonlighting great show, Bruce these days seems lifeless.

    After Die Hard 6 I really can't see Willis doing any other noteworthy films. He'll just fade into obscurity and as harsh as that is to say, it's probably true.

    You are probably right, cinema has changed dramatically. He is paying his mortgage attaching himself to random action movies, though getting the pay check none the less. Only a independent movie is likely to give him a role of any critical acclaim.
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