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#26 deathwolf

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Posted 10 June 2007 - 08:55 PM

In order:

1) American Beauty
2) Lord of War
3) Saving Private Ryan
4) The Matrix
5) Boondock Saints
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#27 Ronster

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Posted 10 June 2007 - 09:22 PM

Does nobody remember Batman Begins? Totally kick-ass amazing.


Oh, and I'll also have to agree with CS.

Just because a movie won awards doesn't mean it correlates to being great or being worthy of being someones favorite movie.

Any one seen the Aviator?
Worst. Movie. Ever.
And talk about boring.

And you're right, Rosencrantz and Gildenstern Are Dead is an amazing play. I saw it for UIL State compition for Texas in Austin and... I gotta say... I was prolly the best play I've ever seen.
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Posted 10 June 2007 - 09:31 PM

For me is, in no exact order:
1) Fast and The Furious Tokyo Drift
2) Fast and The Furious
3) Saving Private Ryan
4) Blade 2
5) Resident Evit(I would say the 2nd one too, but I haven't seen that yet)
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Posted 10 June 2007 - 10:28 PM

In no order, this is my list:

StarWars movie's(All of them)
Lord Of The Rings(All of them)
Final Fantasy vii Advent Children
Kung Pow
I don't know about my fifth one yet.
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Posted 10 June 2007 - 10:35 PM

Well here you go...
1. Date Movie
2. All the Scary Movies
3. Dodgeball
4. Zoolander
5. Oceans Eleven
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#31 Pineapple

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Posted 11 June 2007 - 06:01 AM

I would like to point out that this is AN OPINION THREAD. You might as well try to argue with someone that their favorite flavor is not Vanilla or that their favorite kind of dog should be Labrador Retrievers. Just because a movie won awards doesn't mean it correlates to being great or being worthy of being someones favorite movie.



Agreed with Captain. If this descends into an argument thread....well, you know already.

Preference of movies is largely dependent on generational factors, frequency of viewings (some people, like me, don't go out to/ watch DVDs of movies all that much), and personal preference (some enjoy comedy, others action, others historical).

For example, I present to you mine (although I do enjoy what few movies I watch...)


1) Star Wars (1977); the original BEFORE all the sequel/ prequel business. The "Episode IV" was added to the opening crawl in 1981, after they decided to do a trilogy. The only NerfHaven user who posted anything understanding this is Talio, who also is a big SW fan.

2) The Last Samurai (2003)

3) Jesus of Nazareth (1977)

4) A River Runs Through It (1992)

5) Disney animated movies; many of them have great morals to the story. Examples that I particularly like are Balto (1995), The Lion King (1994), and Cars(2006).

Again, I don't watch a whole lot of movies, and some that I enjoy are total nonsense, but funny as can be, but these choices are movies that basically I can sit through without falling asleep or walking out.


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Posted 11 June 2007 - 06:21 AM

I'm glad people are finally putting Star Wars up. I love the movie and am a complete Star Wars junkie/nerd/collector/prop-maker.
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Posted 11 June 2007 - 10:37 AM

Top 5 Movies(No Particular order)

1)Clerks
2)V for Vendetta
3)Star Wars:Return of the Jedi
4)Boondock Saints
5)Fight Club


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#34 Carrtoon

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Posted 11 June 2007 - 01:07 PM

1. Passion of the Christ

2. Crash

3. The Forgotten

4. Sixteen Blocks

5. March of the Penguins
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Posted 11 June 2007 - 01:30 PM

1.Saving Private Ryan
2.First Pirates of the Carribean
3.Dodgeball
4.Talledaga Nights
5.Clear and Present Danger
They are in no order. I mainly watch War and comedies.
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Posted 11 June 2007 - 04:04 PM

A lot of good movies and only 5 to choose.

1.Night of the Living Dead
2.Dawn of the Dead
3.Crash
4.28 days later
5.Hot Fuzz

What can I say I'm a zombie movie junkie

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Posted 11 June 2007 - 04:42 PM

The Exorcist
Kenneth Branaugh's Hamlet
American Beauty
Apocalypse Now
300


Of the movies I've seen, these are I think the best films. That is not the same as the films that I enjoyed the most or entertained me the most. I based my judgment primarily on writing and ability to draw me into the movie. Although acting was a factor.

The Exorcist:
Freakiest movie of all time, hands down. When this movie was released people vomited in theaters because of how graphic it is. It uses subliminal messaging to increase the tension even during relatively mild scenes by flashing for only one or two frames the image of a death's head/skull. If you've seen it, you know what I'm talking about when I mention the crucifix scene. Probably one of the most disturbing images I've ever encountered. Interestingly enough, it's based on a true story.

Hamlet:
Kenneth Branaugh is the man. Everything he touches is golden. He is primarily a Shakespearean actor, although he played Gilderoy Lockhart in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets and Dr. Arliss Loveless in Wild Wild West. (Okay, maybe not everything is good.) When most directors take on a Shakespearean play they cut a majority of it out of the picture. Branaugh does not. His version of Hamlet is unabridged, four hours long, and an amazing piece of cinematography.

American Beauty:
A very dark film that is essentially about a man having a mid-life crises wherein he chooses to assert himself and take control of his job, family, and body all with the help of marijuana. There's a lot of sexual tension in the film, and it examines the social expectations of sexuality and the consequences thereof.

Apocalypse Now is based on Josef Conrad's Heart Of Darkness. It's not a happy movie. Watch it anyway. It's amazing. It has Martin Sheen, Harrison Ford, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall and a very young Lawrence Fishburne in it. It should be required viewing for anyone studying Military Science, Political Science, or Psychology.

300 simply tells a great story and tells it well. The acting is decent, the camera work and special effects are brilliant, but it's the stories that really make this film great. Sin City almost ties with this one, but the Historical basis of 300 gave it the edge.



On an unrelated note, putting an Adam Sandler movie on the list of the Top 5 All Time Best Movies is an abomination.
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Posted 11 June 2007 - 05:30 PM

Ummm Star Wars hello. Thanks Piney.

1. Star Wars VI
2. Star Wars V
3.Star Wars III
4. Star Wars IV
5. Star Wars I

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Posted 11 June 2007 - 09:15 PM

1) Napolean Dynomite (WHO DOESN'T AGREE?)
2) Bad News Bears
3) Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (I love this movie)
4) Remember the Titans
5) Jarhead
Also Not In Order

P.S. Jake, don't think The Pianist was a top 5'er.

Edit 6) The Benchwarmers (Pee In Your Pants funny)


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Posted 11 June 2007 - 09:30 PM

His profile age displays a whopping 15, but age is not the greatest indicator. Look at my movies and his. Would you ever venture a guess to say we're only one year apart?
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Posted 12 June 2007 - 10:16 AM

As far as I can tell, none of you have mentioned "The Godfather" yet. Because of this, I feel that this entire conversation is void. I can't name a top 5 but I know of lots of movies I love for lots of different reasons. I think if I had to round out a modest top 5 it would include (in no particular order):

1) The Godfather - One of the greatest character-based films of all time. Pacino and Brando make this movie brilliant. Along with some excellent direction and memorable scenes/lines, it is easily in the top 5 if not automatically #1.
2) Forest Gump - One of the best scripts ever. Period. Well acted and lovable, the ending is brilliant/sad everytime you see it, even if you just flip to that scene.
3) Gladiator - Ridley Scott is one of my favorite directors, this movie is a combination of moving art and beautiful violence. Well acted, well written, well directed and enthralling. Revenge is a dish best served with a side-order of Russel Crowe.
4) Pulp Fiction - I was never a Tarrantino fan. Until about a year ago. Pulp Fiction is one of the coolest, smoothest movies of all time. Violent and hysterical. Mr. Wolf is my hero.
5) The Usual Suspects - Bryan Singer struck gold when he landed this script. I don't care what anyone says, he's a mediocre director, but even Brett Ratner couldn't fuck this script up. Don't let anyone ruin the ending for you.

I could name another 50 movies I love but I'll spare you guys. If you have an IMDb.com account here's a link to my voting history:

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Posted 12 June 2007 - 10:53 AM

There are a lot of good movies that I forgot about.

6) Shaun of the Dead
7) Pan's Labyrinth
8) The Last Samurai
9) Jarhead
10) 28 Days Later
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Posted 12 June 2007 - 01:17 PM

1. Yojimbo- Not Kurosawa's most merited work, but his most fun and re-watchable.
2. Delicatessan- this movie has just so much charm and a crazy plot, it's very enjoyable to watch. A delight.
3. Brazil- Terry Gilliam's finest moment in my opinion.
4. Alien- Probably my favorite Ridley Scott film.
5. Layer Cake
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#44 nerfer34

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Posted 12 June 2007 - 01:19 PM

I finsished Pan's Labyrinth today in Spanish class. It is a good movie. That Captain guy is a physco.

Finally, someone else with Forrest Gump, for a minute I thought I was the only one.

ANd I completely forgot about Gladiator. I believe that was the first R rated movie I saw.
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Posted 12 June 2007 - 02:19 PM

1. Yojimbo- Not Kurosawa's most merited work, but his most fun and re-watchable.
2. Delicatessan- this movie has just so much charm and a crazy plot, it's very enjoyable to watch. A delight.
3. Brazil- Terry Gilliam's finest moment in my opinion.
4. Alien- Probably my favorite Ridley Scott film.
5. Layer Cake


I plan on seeing Delicatessan. Brazil is brilliant. I loved it. Its so bizarre but incredibly powerful. Alien is good, but Aliens is far better. Ridley Scott is the man but James Cameron took the Alien franchise to a completely new level with the sequel. Layer Cake I've heard good things about and Yojimbo is solid, but not a movie I particularly enjoyed. I would argue that it is his most "merited work", second only to Seven Samurai considering how many Japanese and American remakes Yojimbo was treated to.

Hell Clint Eastwood starred in two remakes of Yojimbo, "Fistful of Dollars" and the sequel "For a Few Dollars More" are both the Yojimbo plot with a wild west treatment. Not to mention that mediocre Bruce Willis remake "Last Man Standing".

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Posted 12 June 2007 - 03:34 PM

Damn it, piney beat me to the disney animated's. Those are some of the best movies ever made no matter how old you are.
So my top 5 is

1.Disney animated's
2.Dazed and Confused
3.Boondock saints
4.Forrest Gump
5.Gattaca
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Posted 12 June 2007 - 04:22 PM

1. Yojimbo- Not Kurosawa's most merited work, but his most fun and re-watchable.
2. Delicatessan- this movie has just so much charm and a crazy plot, it's very enjoyable to watch. A delight.
3. Brazil- Terry Gilliam's finest moment in my opinion.
4. Alien- Probably my favorite Ridley Scott film.
5. Layer Cake


I plan on seeing Delicatessan. Brazil is brilliant. I loved it. Its so bizarre but incredibly powerful. Alien is good, but Aliens is far better. Ridley Scott is the man but James Cameron took the Alien franchise to a completely new level with the sequel. Layer Cake I've heard good things about and Yojimbo is solid, but not a movie I particularly enjoyed. I would argue that it is his most "merited work", second only to Seven Samurai considering how many Japanese and American remakes Yojimbo was treated to.

Hell Clint Eastwood starred in two remakes of Yojimbo, "Fistful of Dollars" and the sequel "For a Few Dollars More" are both the Yojimbo plot with a wild west treatment. Not to mention that mediocre Bruce Willis remake "Last Man Standing".


I would say Seven samurai as his first merited work, then Rashomon. Rashomon redefined storytelling. And Yojimbo is just such a fun film for me. The sound track and the goofy characters make it great.

Alien vs. Aliens is a debate that is a pointless one. Do you like horror, or do you like Marines blowing shit up?

Edited by SirTofu, 12 June 2007 - 04:24 PM.

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Posted 12 June 2007 - 05:51 PM

2) The Last Samurai (2003)


A Very good movie.. Setting was outstanding and Tom Cruise actually pulled off a good role. Saw it in history class this year and have watched a couple more times since then.

Nice Choice Piney.

1) Napolean Dynomite (WHO DOESN'T AGREE?)
2) Bad News Bears
3) Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (I love this movie)
4) Remember the Titans
5) Jarhead
Also Not In Order

P.S. Jake, don't think The Pianist was a top 5'er.

Edit 6) The Benchwarmers (Pee In Your Pants funny)


Wow, how old are you?


He is 15. I see him every day in school... He actually is much more mature than the movie choices that he picked... Which Disappointed me.

Edited by Substance Abuse, 12 June 2007 - 05:53 PM.

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Posted 12 June 2007 - 05:53 PM

Tofu, I agree about the genre issues involved in arguing Alien vs. Aliens. I just think that as a whole experience the sequel is so much better. Its more entertaining, more intense, and more "watchable" I felt. I understand and concede your point though.

Oh and "Cool Hand Luke" is now up there in my Top 10 or so. Just watched it today.
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Posted 12 June 2007 - 05:59 PM

Tofu, I agree about the genre issues involved in arguing Alien vs. Aliens. I just think that as a whole experience the sequel is so much better. Its more entertaining, more intense, and more "watchable" I felt. I understand and concede your point though.

Oh and "Cool Hand Luke" is now up there in my Top 10 or so. Just watched it today.


Cool hand luke is a great movie.
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