Your Favorite Films?

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  • chrisisallchrisisall Brosnan Defender Of The Realm
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    Creasy47 wrote: »
    It's hard to go wrong with a movie like 'Die Hard.' Don't think I've ever heard a negative thing spoken about it.
    Why does Hans say to shoot ze glass in English, huh? Makes no sense. Ruins an otherwise good film...


    :P
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    Given this a lot of thought lately and my top 5 (non bond) would be
    1.Shawshank Redemption
    2.Empire strikes back
    3.The Edge
    4.The fellowship of the ring
    5.Terminator 2
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    Too hard to rank 5 for me, here's a few good ones though

    The Godfather
    The Godfather Part II
    The Red Shoes
    Casablanca
    Apocalypse Now
    2001: A Space Odyssey
    Lawrence of Arabia
    The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
  • edited January 2016 Posts: 11,175
    Never saw LA Confidential.

    Your first two are abysmal. The next two are great, so not sure what to think.

    You don't like Jaws? :-O
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
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    chrisisall wrote: »
    Creasy47 wrote: »
    It's hard to go wrong with a movie like 'Die Hard.' Don't think I've ever heard a negative thing spoken about it.
    Why does Hans say to shoot ze glass in English, huh? Makes no sense. Ruins an otherwise good film...


    :P

    I guess Karl had a memory lapse and completely forgot what the German language was! ;)
  • Posts: 11,175
    Also, Bruce Willis isn't THAT great in the film.

    "think godammit think"
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Das Boot Hill
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    BAIN123 wrote: »
    Never saw LA Confidential.

    Your first two are abysmal. The next two are great, so not sure what to think.

    You don't like Jaws? :-O

    I find it utterly boring.
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
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    BAIN123 wrote: »
    Also, Bruce Willis isn't THAT great in the film.

    "think godammit think"

    Because who doesn't watch a movie like 'Die Hard' expecting an Oscar-winning performance from someone like Bruce Willis?
  • edited January 2016 Posts: 11,175
    BAIN123 wrote: »
    Never saw LA Confidential.

    Your first two are abysmal. The next two are great, so not sure what to think.

    You don't like Jaws? :-O

    I find it utterly boring.

    Hmm...the section at sea maybe is a bit slow but otherwise its fin-tastic :p

    What about Duel? Spielberg's breakthrough film.
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Das Boot Hill
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    I love Duel. Poor, poor Dennis Weaver.
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
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    'Jaws' is boring? You're fired, @Thunderfinger. That movie is pure horror to me, never fails to keep me intrigued and nervous.
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Das Boot Hill
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    The one thing I love about Jaws is the Shark Theme. I do remember people were afraid to go swimming after that film came out. And there aren t that many sharks around here, either.
  • Posts: 11,175
    I love Duel. Poor, poor Dennis Weaver.

    I love it too. Brief, tense and brilliantly shot. .
  • bondjamesbondjames You were expecting someone else?
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    Duel is pure class all round. Such a simple premise but so brilliantly executed.

    I also like the pseudo remake, Joy Ride, with Paul Walker. Different, but also quite well done.
  • TripAcesTripAces Universal Exports
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    What makes Jaws brilliant is the characters and the setting. The film was almost entirely shot on location at Martha's Vineyard, and Speilberg took a huge gamble insisting it be shot in the ocean and not some tank at Universal. It was delayed, went over-budget, and looked like it would be a bomb. They were revising the script while shooting. And yet Spielberg pulled the thing together and made a masterpiece. It's an unbelievable.

    Spielberg was unable to duplicate the same "human touch" with Jurassic Park.
  • RC7RC7
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    TripAces wrote: »
    What makes Jaws brilliant is the characters and the setting. The film was almost entirely shot on location at Martha's Vineyard, and Speilberg took a huge gamble insisting it be shot in the ocean and not some tank at Universal. It was delayed, went over-budget, and looked like it would be a bomb. They were revising the script while shooting. And yet Spielberg pulled the thing together and made a masterpiece. It's an unbelievable.

    This. The shifting dynamics between Brody, Quint and Hooper are superb. It's a character study masquerading as block-buster cinema. You can keep your Force Awakens', Your Avengers' and your Jurassic Worlds - this blows them all away.
  • Posts: 11,493
    I love Jaws. Duel is great as well, but Jaws added more depth with the characters. Both are great thrillers and extremely re-watchable for me.
  • Posts: 5,501
    Difficult to pick 5!
    1)The French Connection
    2) The Day of the Jackal
    3 )Where Eagles Dare
    4 )Get Carter
    And I'm a big fan of Director Walter Hill, so I have to pick one of his. Very difficult, but i'll go for his debut
    5 ) Hard Times
    Oh, and I would definitely put Jaws in my top ten!
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    1) John Carpenter's The Thing
    2) Payback
    3) Office Space
    4) Goodfellas
    5) One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
  • bondjamesbondjames You were expecting someone else?
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    This is very difficult to do (narrowing it down to 5, that is). I'm a thriller guy primarily with a bit of action orientation so that's what gets my vote.

    1. North By Northwest
    2. From Russia With Love
    3. The Dark Knight
    4. Die Hard
    5. Terminator 2

    Honourable mentions to: To Catch A Thief, A Few Good Men, Casino Royale, all 3 Lord of the Rings, Indiana Jones & The Last Crusade, Alien and a few more.
  • Posts: 11,493
    Birdleson wrote: »
    Sorry, I have to do 10 (actually 11*).

    1. THE GODFATHER PARTS I & II (Coppola 1972&1974) *
    2. CASABLANCA (Curtiz 1942)
    3. [url][/url]APOCALYPSE NOW (Coppola 1979)
    4. DR. STRANGELOVE OR HOW I STOPPED WORRYING AND LEARNED TO LOVE THE BOMB(Kubrick 1964)
    5. THE WIZARD OF OZ (Fleming 1939)
    6. CITIZEN KANE (Welles 1941)
    7. THE BICYCLE THIEF (De Sica 1947)
    8. METROPOLIS (Lang 1926)
    9. THE MALTESE FALCON (Huston 1941)
    10. RAGING BULL (Scorsese 1980)

    I like several of these choices, especially #1, 4, 5, and 6.
  • 4EverBonded4EverBonded the Ballrooms of Mars
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    top 5 too difficult to be honest

    But here are some who would make my list (not counting Bond):

    To Kill A Mockingbird
    A Hard Day's Night (just captures the period & music perfectly)
    The Philadelphia Story
    North by Northwest
    Roman Holiday
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    Birdleson wrote: »
    Sorry, I have to do 10 (actually 11*).

    1. THE GODFATHER PARTS I & II (Coppola 1972&1974) *
    2. CASABLANCA (Curtiz 1942)
    3. [url][/url]APOCALYPSE NOW (Coppola 1979)
    4. DR. STRANGELOVE OR HOW I STOPPED WORRYING AND LEARNED TO LOVE THE BOMB(Kubrick 1964)
    5. THE WIZARD OF OZ (Fleming 1939)
    6. CITIZEN KANE (Welles 1941)
    7. THE BICYCLE THIEF (De Sica 1947)
    8. METROPOLIS (Lang 1926)
    9. THE MALTESE FALCON (Huston 1941)
    10. RAGING BULL (Scorsese 1980)

    Not a single bond movie :0 Do you watch these more then bond?
  • GoldenGunGoldenGun Per ora e il momento che verrà
    edited January 2016 Posts: 6,158
    Birdleson wrote: »
    Sorry, I have to do 10 (actually 11*).

    1. THE GODFATHER PARTS I & II (Coppola 1972&1974) *
    2. CASABLANCA (Curtiz 1942)
    3. [url][/url]APOCALYPSE NOW (Coppola 1979)
    4. DR. STRANGELOVE OR HOW I STOPPED WORRYING AND LEARNED TO LOVE THE BOMB(Kubrick 1964)
    5. THE WIZARD OF OZ (Fleming 1939)
    6. CITIZEN KANE (Welles 1941)
    7. THE BICYCLE THIEF (De Sica 1947)
    8. METROPOLIS (Lang 1926)
    9. THE MALTESE FALCON (Huston 1941)
    10. RAGING BULL (Scorsese 1980)

    Great choices. You, Sir, know your subject. Nice to see The Bicycle Thieves (AKA Ladri di biciclette) on your list.

  • chrisisallchrisisall Brosnan Defender Of The Realm
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    top 5 too difficult to be honest

    But here are some who would make my list (not counting Bond):

    To Kill A Mockingbird
    A Hard Day's Night (just captures the period & music perfectly)
    The Philadelphia Story
    North by Northwest
    Roman Holiday
    Ummm.... no Charade....???
  • chrisisallchrisisall Brosnan Defender Of The Realm
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    Birdleson wrote: »
    GONE WITH THE WIND (Fleming
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    ????????
  • Posts: 11,493
    @Birdleson you have quite good movie taste.
  • 4EverBonded4EverBonded the Ballrooms of Mars
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    chrisisall wrote: »
    top 5 too difficult to be honest
    But here are some who would make my list (not counting Bond):

    To Kill A Mockingbird
    A Hard Day's Night (just captures the period & music perfectly)
    The Philadelphia Story
    North by Northwest
    Roman Holiday
    Ummm.... no Charade....???

    chrisisall, that is the problem with top 5. Mine would change every time probably.

    Here's another 5 I can say easily:

    Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid
    Psycho
    Singing In The Rain
    Charade (happy now?) I love ALL of Audrey's films
    The Quiet Man
    (gamut of emotions with those 5 ...) ;)
  • suavejmfsuavejmf Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England
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    Casino Royale
    From Russia With Love
    Bullet
    The Godfather
    American Psycho
  • AnthraxAnthrax Sweden
    edited February 2016 Posts: 77
    This was a tough one, so I'll instead list my favorite film of each category I know of:

    Bond film: TWINE and GE
    Action (Non-Bond): The November Man
    Comedy: Drop Dead Gorgeous
    Romance/Drama: I Do (But I Don't)
    Horror: Valentine (2001)
    3D animated film: Shrek 2 or Ice Age 1
    2D animated film: The Last Unicorn (1982)
    Fantasy (Non-Harry Potter) : Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief
    Sci-Fi (Non-Star Wars) : Starship Troopers (1997)
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