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Music, art, and film are three of my major interests, so this thread has intrigued me since it was started, so here I go. The following is a partial list of some of my favorite films of all time. The first three listed are my top three of all time, and the rest are a bunch of my personal favorites in no particular order. I should also mention that Iím a huge comedy fan, so you will notice quite a few of those on my list. Also, being a serious film buff, I watch everything in widescreen format (if available), and I prefer directorís cuts, anniversary editions, and special edition DVD versions of my favorite films. Obviously I could elaborate on each film, and why I like it, but Iíll just stick to the strict listing for now.

1. FOTR (extended DVD version)
2. SW EP5 The Empire Strikes Back
3. SW EP4 A New Hope

One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest
Jaws (widescreen collectorís edition, only the first Jaws is good, the others bite)
Caddyshack (20th anniversary DVD)
Enter The Dragon (25th anniversary special edition DVD)
Spinal Tap (I donít have the extended DVD version yet)
Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon
The Green Mile (this film didnít get enough credit, IMO one of the best of all time)
The Shawshank Redemption
Ferris Buellers Day Off
Fast Times At Ridgemont High
The Jerk
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Roxanne
Planes, Trains, And Automobiles (yes I love Steve Martin)
Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory
Fletch (the original only)
Apocalypse Now
Platoon
Wall Street
Forrest Gump
Conan The Barbarian (only the first one is any good)
Pulp Fiction
American Beauty (widescreen awards edition DVD)
Gladiator
Office Space
The Goonies
Blade Runner (directors cut widescreen DVD)
Kingpin (the comedy with Bill Murray, and Woody H.)
Stripes
Escape From New York (I donít know why, but itís been one of my favs since I was 11)
Mad Max
MM2 The Road Warrior
Tombstone
SW EP6 Return Of The Jedi
Escape From Alcatrazz
Unforgiven
Pale Rider
Hang Em High
High Plains Drifter (had to give Clint his due)
Raiders Of The Lost Ark
Last Of The Mohicans
Legends Of The Fall
The Perfect Storm (I canít stand Clooney, but I liked this film a lot)
Pink Floyd, The Wall
The Shining
Star Trek 2 The Wrath of Kahn
Jurassic Park (things went awry after the first one, but the original was great)
Cheech & Chong, Up In Smoke
Bad Boys (mid 80ís film starring Sean Penn)
The Hobbit (Rankin & Bass, been one of my favs since I was a little kid)
Splash
Big
Saving Private Ryan
Shine
Braveheart
Days Of Thunder
Colors
Snatch (special edition DVD)
Trading Places
Cool Hand Luke (ďWhat we got here is failure to communicate.Ē)
Never Say Never Again
The Man With The Golden Gun
Weird Science
Real Genius
Disneyís Peter Pan (another fav since I was little)
Disneyís Fantasia
Disneyís Beauty And The Beast
The Abyss (special edition, so much better than the theatrical version)
Predator (I wasnít crazy about the second one)
Patton
Jazz (the Ken Burns documentary)
Roadhouse (kinda cheesy, but I like it anyway)
Mutiny On The Bounty (the one with Mel Gibson, and Anthony Hopkins)
Strange Brew (take off eh!)


I know that Iím forgetting quite a few, but itís hard to sit here and remember every single one of my favorite films without having some kind of list in front of me. Iíll try to add a few more as they come to me, or as I see others mention them. Also, most of you will probably notice that there arenít a lot of so called ďclassicsĒ on my list which is kind of weird because when it comes to music, 90% of what I listen to was recorded between 1915 and 1966. I guess Iím just a little more contemporary when it comes to my taste in movies. My wife is way into the classics though, and we own a bunch of those films as well, so over the last couple of years I have been going back and trying to watch a lot of those films too.
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Just thought I'd fill you guys in on another sequel rumor I heard-

Mel Gibson is apparently hard at work on a 4th Mad Max movie. Just to warn you ahead of time, Tina Turner is part of the rumored cast list.

Now, instead of trying to think of all my favorite films I think I'll just list what I have on DVD and VHS. With a few exceptions, I only buy movies that I really, really love.

in no particular order, whatsoever:

(* DVD)

The Patriot*
Spider-Man*
The Mummy*
The Mummy Returns*
Tomb Raider*
Saving Private Ryan*
Pearl Harbor*
The Hobbit
Jurassic Park
The Lost World, JP II
Jurrassic Park III*
Castaway*
Snatch*
Ghosts of Mars*
Unbreakable*
Signs*
The Postman*
Shrek*
Mystery Science Theater 3000
Contact*
Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within* (A rare case where I bought the movie before I saw it... DOH!)
Deep Blue Sea*
The Song Remains The Same*
Blade*
Blade II*
Jaws: 25th Anniversary Edition*
FotR*
FotR Extended Version*
Air Force One
The Matrix
A Beautiful Mind
Gladiator*
Titan A.E.*
Predator
Brazil
2001: A Space Odyssey
Southpark...
Sleepy Hollow*
Moulin Rouge*
Blade Runner Directors Cut*
Rat Race*
Das Boot Directors Cut
Zoolander*
Stargate
Dark City*
The Mothman Prophecies*
Joyride*
X-Men*
The Cell*
Dune (David Lynch... yes, I loved this film at one time)
The Firm
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
The Night of the Living Dead (original and 1990 remake)
Dawn of the Dead
Day of the Dead
Interview With The Vampire
Good Will Hunting
Austin Powers (all three movies)
Speed
Beautiful Thing
Titanic
Independence Day
What Dreams May Come
Me Myself and Irene
The Game
American Beauty
Magnolia
Twister
Armageddon
The Fifth Element*
Erin Brockovich
Starship Troopers
Ransom
Star Trek (the first 9 films)
Deep Impact
Dante's Peak
Batman
Batman Returns
Ace Ventura 1 and 2
Black Hawk Down*
Star Wars eps 1*, 4, 5 and 6
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon*
The Shawshank Redemption
The Abyss
Dracula 2000*
Alien
Aliens
Alien 3
Alien: Resurrection
The Terminator
T2
True Lies (I'm a James Cameron fan... can you tell?)

There's more but I can't see them from here and I don't feel like getting up and looking Big Laugh Smilie
I just gotta say that these are great: The Fellowship of the Ring(EXCELLENT), Starwars Episode 4-6(sketans jšvla bra filmer) and then we have Jenna Jameson goes west Big Laugh Smilie no I was only joking.......T2 is the one instead of Jenna Jameson goes west Smoke Smilie
I would post my movie collection, but there isn't enough room on the servers, and I can't be bothered to look. And as for sequel rumours at the moment, just think of any movie you've ever seen, and right now they seem to be making a sequel to it (and I bet you all think I'm exaggerating, go read any movie mag at the minute, and you'll see I'm right)
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But has anyone seen or heard of another great New Zealand film called "Once were warriors"?
I saw it several years ago. I liked it, but it's not the sort of thing I'd let my kids watch.
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Oh god!........That starwars 4 was on the telly last night and I could only stand about 6 minutes of it.............yuk!


Rhodry, do you mean Episode IV: A New Hope or the 4th film that was released, which would be Ep I: The Phantom Menace? I only ask because you don't often hear criticism of Ep IV... the original Star Wars but most everyone has some negative things to say about Ep I.

Doesn't really matter to me... just curious.

Oh yeah, and Plastic, I know what you're saying. I've been reading a lot lately about Jaws 5! Some rumors have even suggested that Roy Scheider would return (despite the fact that his character is supposed to be dead) and that they're even trying to get Steven Spielberg involved in some fashion! While I definitely rolled my eyes when I first read about it, I have to admit that, being a Jaws fan, I'd probably go see it anyway Big Laugh Smilie

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Yeah I heard about that Prog, I'm just waiting for the Casablanca remake starring Freddie Prinze Jr and Jennifer Love Hewitt and then I'm going to give up on movies forever.
"You can't improve on the Peter beardsley version, it's a classic"
Reasons why I'm not going to type in my video DVD collection:
1. there's to many
2. there at home I'm at work
3. there packed in boxes for saturday (woohoo I'm moving)

I bought bill and teds bogus journey on DVD on friday and it was only £8.99
Here's a few more that I forgot to put on my original list,

Big Trouble In Little China
Romancing The Stone
Airplane
The Terminator
Maverick (with Mel Gibson, and Jodie Foster, etc...)
The original Planet Of The Apes
Xmen (special edition comes out tomorrow)
The Sixth Sense

I'm still forgetting a lot, but what can ya do? There was a movie I saw a few years back that was about this little boy, I think that the title of the movie was like Simon something or the other. If anyone out there has seen this movie, help me out cause I can't remember the title. Fantastic movie though, very moving.
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That was a short post for you Elfstone! Tongue Smilie
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I bought bill and teds bogus journey on DVD on friday and it was only £8.99


There's a very good reason for that...

btw, my DVD troubles are over, we got the money back on the piece of **** we got at Xmas and went out and got a decent one today (twice the price, but ay least it plays)
I take it you're not a fan then Plastic!
Ah well it takes all kinds, you can't win 'em all, yadda yadda yadda.

They Melvyned me! Wink Smilie
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That was a short post for you Elfstone! Tongue Smilie


Just trying to spare you some of the agony Ross!
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I take it you're not a fan then Plastic!


Depends on my mood, more often than not, it just annoys me, but some days I really like them (the first movie was great, and the ending montage of Mag covers in "bogus" is very funny). But it's hardly a great movie is it?
My favourite movies(except the LOTR movies) is the following:
Starwars Episode 6 - The Return of the Jedi
Taxi
Terminator 2
Romper Stomper
Braveheart(William Wallace is a true hero)
Jay and Silent Bob Strikes Back(completly hilarious movie)
Jay and Silent Bob Strikes Back, was really good if you're a fan of kevin smith's other films as it had refrences from them strew through out the film.
Well Kevin Smith ROCKS!!!!!
JAY AND SILENT BOB RULES!!!!
And of course AULň RULES!!!!!!!
Yeah, Kevin Smith's 5 movies featuring Jay and Bob are fantastic. Shame he's not doing anymore really.
Mallrats is most deffinately the best one.
I'm a big fan of Clerks myself, though Bob trying to "use the force" was very funny, and the fortune telling lady...

I was initially upset that Kevin Smith became the darling of the indie movie scene stealing a title previously held by none other than Peter Jackson, but by then Pete had sold out and made commercial pictures like the Frighteners and Heavenly Creatures toning down the hellishly violent humour of Bad Taste (still a genuine masterpiece in gore on a shoestring) but after a while I became quite attached to these movies, though I still maintain that Chasing Amy is a bit cack here and there. As is Dogma, only in places mind you, I liked most of it... oh and all you geek-boys and girls out there, keep your eyes peeled for Mr Smiths Cameo in Daredevil when it comes out tommorrow.
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but by then Pete had sold out and made commercial pictures like the Frighteners and Heavenly Creatures toning down the hellishly violent humour of Bad Taste (still a genuine masterpiece in gore on a shoestring)

But he's up for best new comer!
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Mel Gibson is apparently hard at work on a 4th Mad Max movie

Yeah, it's being filmed in Namibia... a friend of mines brother was called by a casting agency to go to Namibia for 6 months to be in the movie - pretty cool.
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But he's up for best new comer!


You're having a laugh! Maybe it's cos he only just hit the mainstream?

And Mallrats is on BBC1 tonight, for any brits interested.
Dazed and Confused was on Sky movies last night, that's a brilliant film, with a rocking sound track.

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You're having a laugh! Maybe it's cos he only just hit the mainstream?


Most likely, but it's still pathetic he's been around for years.
Okay, in regards to my last post in this thread, Simon Birch I think is the name of the movie I was trying to remember. Anyway, thatís a great film, and since Iíve got a little time, Iím going to list a few more films from my original list that I forgot about. I donít really expect anyone to give a flying falcon, but I realized that Iím only about 14, or 15 short of what would essentially be close to my top 100 personal favorite films of all time (at this moment, I reserve the right to change my opinion), so Iím pretty much just doing this for me at this point.

Club Paradise (Robin Williams, Eugene Levy, etcÖ)
The Fisher King (1991, Robin Williams, Jeff Bridges, etcÖ)
Spiderman (IMO probably the best super hero movie thatís been done so far)
Wildcats (Goldie Hawn, etcÖ)

Thatís all for now. Ciao,
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IS Elfstone ill, whats with all the short posts?
I like Akira Kurosawa's films. Especially Seven Samauri, Yohimbo and Sanjuro. On the nutty side Top Secret is great. Let's see there's Logan's Run, and The Day the Earth Stood Still. But greatest of all is Williy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Smoke Smilie
So it's good then? I might watch that then It looked quite scary, not being effects and all,b ut I didn't know anyone who had seen it!
Just saw K-19: The Widowmaker. Great movie! Baaaaad accents (why did they feel the need to have them speak with russian accents, anyway? If they wanted to be accurate they should have been speaking Russian!)Historically rather inaccurate which comes as a surprise seeing as how it's produced by National Geographic. Must be something with submarine movies... go figure.

Anyway, it got me on a submarine movie kick. Since then I've watched Das Boot, Crimson Tide, U-571 and The Hunt for Red October again... all great movies.
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Just saw K-19: The Widowmaker. Great movie! Baaaaad accents (why did they feel the need to have them speak with russian accents, anyway? If they wanted to be accurate they should have been speaking Russian!)Historically rather inaccurate which comes as a surprise seeing as how it's produced by National Geographic. Must be something with submarine movies... go figure.

Anyway, it got me on a submarine movie kick. Since then I've watched Das Boot, Crimson Tide, U-571 and The Hunt for Red October again... all great movies.


Yeah, I liked K-19 too, great film, but very depressing. I liked the Hunt for Red October also, and I know I'm stating the obvious here, but it wasnít anywhere near as good as the book.

On a side note, I saw that elemuel mentioned Logan's Run. I don't know how I forgot about that one, but I have to add that to my list as well.
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Sorry Skwerl, I'm with Perwing on this one PJ sucks big time, plus with that beard he looks like he needs a damn good wash!
How about "The Man Who Would be King" with Sean Connery and Michael Caine. I thought to movie was better than Kipling's story.
Grondy Kim is another good film based on Kipling's works!
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The Last Boyscout (WHY isn't this on Kazaa?? WHY? So Angry Smilie )

Because it's rubbish.

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Bad Boys

Really?

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I may be expanding on this list if Peter Jackson ever makes a decent film though.... rofl


Then go see his first five movies then, fantastic and nothing to do with Tolkien, shouldn't upset you at all.
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So now we are calling "Braindead" and the likes good movies??? OMG...........


Yep. Not a fan of B-Movie horror then Perwing?
would personally not class either Braindead or the Last Boy Scout as brilliant film's, but each to his (or her) own!
Yes but you can take pleasure in the fact that you're not a shallow as me!
Big Laugh Smilie Cheers Perwing

I just bought Time bandits and the Beach on DVD
Just finished watching Vanilla Skies, brilliant film really recommend it *wipes tears from eyes*
Tears Taz, I didn't actually belive anybody cried during movies. Ah well maybe if I had a soul! Wink Smilie
I'm sorry the best Tom Cruise movie is Legend!
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Just finished watching Vanilla Skies, brilliant film really recommend it *wipes tears from eyes*


Then go get yourself a copy of "Open your Eyes" the original spanish language version, it's a far better movie, although I am a huge fan of Cameron Crowe's work normally, I thought this didn't quite live up to expectations.
Can I just say Time bandits, I think I forgot to tell you all I bought it on DVD, you get a copy of the map with it!
No Ross I think you DID point it out earlier!Big Smile Smilie
Yes proably! Sorry.
Just curious, what did anyone think about The Count of Monte Cristo? Iíve just finally seen it twice, and I thought it was excellent! Too bad because of some guy named Tolkien, I still havenít read my copy of the book I bought 4 years ago.
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yea, that tolkien-guy really knows how to ruin a good movie doesn't he?? Big Laugh Smilie (or was that PJ ruining a good book..??)

As for T. Cruise movies, the best one is certainly that one he's playing agaist J.Nickolson. Don't remember the name but Tom plays a navy advocate and nails Jack in the end. Now that was a good movie, if someone could remind me what it was called i think i will buy it too. Wink Smilie


Yeah I just meant that Tolkien is practically all I ever read anymore, so there is a stack of other books I have been meaning to read piling up at my house. Not very well rounded I know, but heh, quality over quantity right! BTW Perwing, the movie you were asking about is called ďA Few Good MenĒ.
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"I want the truth"

"YOU CAN'T HANDLE THE TRUTH!!!!!"
Yes yes Jack Squirrelson!
Great film that is! I could watch that alot. Big Smile Smilie
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Just finished watching Vanilla Skies, brilliant film really recommend it *wipes tears from eyes*


Woaw Taz! I didn't knew you'd like Vanilla Skies! I loved it, only problem was, I had to explain everything to my friend during the entire movie, because she just didn't get it. Hehehe. That kind of ruined the experience a bit...
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