Cool Movies (What Are Your Favorite Movies)
Last edited by Hatesink; 05-11-2007 at 10:35 AM.
there are so many movies i like... especially everything by George Lucas and Jim Jarmusch. a really nice film is Brazil by Terry Gilliam...
Pootie Tang FTW!
Pink Floyd's The Wall
how could i forget... i like all movies by Stanley Kubrick
Originally Posted by D'Sparil
and The Wall... what can i say, everything by Pink Floyd is perfect. the film is really great! Gerald Scarfe made the legendary animation passages... everybody, just watch it!
Do we have all day?-ALIEN,THE SHINING,1984,THE PRESTIGE,HALLOWEEN,THE GREEN MILE,THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION.THE SKELETON KEY,THE DESCENT,SLUETH....AND ON AND ON.....
I wrote this up a while ago when a friend asked me my favorites but I had never defined them, so it's a quickly thought out shortlist:
1977 Star Wars
1981 Indiana Jones
1982 The Thing
1982 Blade Runner
1987 Lethal Weapon
1987 The Princess Bride
1988 Die Hard
1990 Total Recall
1991 Robin Hood - Prince of Thieves
1991 Terminator 2
1992 Reservoir Dogs
1994 Pulp Fiction
1994 True Lies
1995 Johnny Mnemonic
1997 Event Horizon
1997 Fifth Element
1999 Boondock Saints
1999 Fight Club
1999 The Matrix
2000 Pitch Black
2001 Lord of the Rings trilogy
2003 Pirates of the Caribbean
2004 Shaun of the Dead
2005 Lord of War
2005 Sin City
2006 V for Vendetta
2006 The Prestige
2006 Casino Royale
2007 Children of Men
Last edited by Raveness; 04-11-2007 at 03:37 PM.
And some random others I've seen in recent years which I'm not sure will stay in my list forever.
Children of Men
Pirates of the Caribbean
Michael Mann probably stands out as my most favourite filmmaker, I like all of his films, and the series he has produced. I've recently been watching Crime Story re-runs, which stars the ever watchable Dennis Farina and features one of the best mafia villains in Ray Luca (Anthony Denison); compulsive viewing before it unfortunately jumped the shark near the end of the first series.
Anyway, a quick and not particularly thought out list:
The Last of the Mohicans
The Big Lebowski
The Lost Boys
The Thin Red Line
Additionally, all those 80's teen movies by John Hughes, I basically grew up on those.
The Fifth Element
The Matrix (but not the sequels)
Chicken Run (Aardman FTW)
O Brother, Where Art Thou?
Catch Me if You Can
Forgot to mention Vanilla Sky, a film I really like. But most people feel the opposite..
A few others that come to mind:
A Midnight Clear
Romeo Is Bleeding
American History X - not the easiest movie to sit through, but a great story.
Night of the Living Dead (original)
The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
Highlander (I actually like the 2nd one a lot too)
Akira (Japanese or the original dub only)
Transformers The Movie
The Road Warrior
Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome
Run Lola Run
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure
probably many many others too
I'll just post a few of my favorites that come to mind:
Babe: Pig in the City
The Straight Story
Les triplettes de Belleville
Kind Hearts and Coronets
The Elephant Man
The Station Agent
...and I could go on till tomorrow.
Last edited by Club Heaven; 04-13-2007 at 01:47 PM.
just random names lol
@Hatesink - DarkStar is classic...right up there with Death Race 2000!
Yup Roger Corman classic starring David Carradine and sylvester stalone. Was the inspiration for both Mad Max and Carmageddon
Basically there's a cross country race in which you score points for hitting pedestrians (and probably also for finishing first). Most points wins.
The whole thing is televised as a sort of gameshow (victims families can win prizes) like The Running Man.
also looking at my old VHS collection is Dr. Strangelove which was a stroke of pure genius, along with the (can it even be called a documentary) The Atomic Cafe.
Has no one mentioned Army of darkness yet?
Hail to the king baby.
that's got me thinking of Duke Nukem 3D - which stole half it's line from that.
And the other hand from another true er...classic?
(it's so bad it's great!)
ooh! how about -
Big Trouble in Little China
Tango and Cash
That's a movie that I definitely want to see, but had bad luck doing so. Once I started watching it at a party, but playing a Wii overrode it.
Then I borrowed a friends copy, and the f'in video skipped and would not continue playing past the part where Private Pyle is losing it on the toilet with his rifle.
A great movie, really creepy at the end too (gotta love Micky). Also, I happened upon Jacob's Ladder on a recommendation from someone that told me it was inspiration for Silent Hill. Now it's in my top ten with a great performance by Tim Robbins.
Originally Posted by Hatesink
Originally Posted by Hatesink
OI! This is considered the best moment in the film by most, but it has some disturbing images and is a big spoiler for the film. WATCH at your risk.
Here's a trailer for the film:
Clue (Has two of the best 'that guy can play anyone' comedic actors - Tim Curry and Michael McKean)
on the McKean note "This Is Spinal Tap" is great
not a movie, but there's gotta be some Red Dwarf fans on these forums too right?
i love Red Dwarf... the book(s) and series are great!
Originally Posted by nmrahde
I love the Norweb bit.
"He's dead. They're all dead. Everybody. Is. Dead. Dave."
"See this hand? It is mine. See these shiny things? They are mine."
...and to think I prolly never woulda found out about it if PBS hadn't decided to air it over here. Although they gave it (literally) a random time slot, so we'd be like "Holy Sh*t" Red Dwarf is on!
Last space scifi I got hooked on was Farscape. Never saw past season 2 because I'm too broke for cable and my HDD filled up near the end of season 2
Growing up in the granite city, it was probably the most thought about show we hankered for all those adolescent and teenage years. The mixture of hilarity with space travel, and they really did manage a lot with the budget, was what people like me needed (girl geek).
I never did catch the 9th season, as my family moved over to BC before it aired. Over here the stupid SPACE IMAGINATION STATION, a subsidiary of the Sci-Fi network for Canada, has not picked up Red Dwarf, nor Babylon 5 for that matter. BABYLON FREAKIN 5!!! WTF
I used to be a trekkie, but at the moment my favourite series is SG-1 (going through the first few seasons that I never saw).
My ULTRA-favourite TV series is 24. good ol' Jack Bauer
Saving Private Ryan
Black Hawk Down
The 2 Greatest war films of all time.
my favorite one is Duel... it's perfect!
Originally Posted by Hatesink
Saw Kung Fu Hustle last night. Nothing owns more than axe-wielding top hat wearing gangsters who dance
Shaolin Soccer also good (earlier film by the same actors)
Just saw Disturbia along with Shooter recently at the theatre. The former was an OK current-gen take on Rear Window, though not as good it had the intensity at points.
Shooter was a jumbled mess of an action film. Had the 'been there, done that' feel to it, and the last 30 minutes had the characters jumping to about 10 new places. I was thinking to myself that I'd rather be at home playing STALKER than watching it, as the Ukranian game has better gunplay than the movie did.
Glad somebody else could see that Disturbia was a ☺☺☺☺ty remake. I'll just watch the original (tho the remake with Christopher Reeves was really good too).
Except that Rear Window was boring when compared to say...Vertigo or North by Northwest.
What is your favorite movie?
mine is a tie between "man on fire" and "The Big Lebowski"
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. That movie is a classic!
hmm so many great movies! But I'll call my favorites the ones that inspire me the most in my living and my creations:
The Truman Show
Hmm there are much more... but I guess these ones more frecuently visiting my mind than the rest.
Take a good look above!
The remains of the day
The Shawshank Redemption
The Elephant man
Secrets And Lies.
Driving Miss Daisy