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Winged Shadows
09-04-2005, 10:57 PM
To quote Nemo:

"...maybe someone should start a "favourite movies" thread to findout what genres and specific groups of favourite movies people tend to go for."

So here is that thread.

They don't have to be ranked in order ( how hard would that be???). You can include animated movies. But try and keep your adult movie collection outta this, okay? :poke

My list is coming...

09-05-2005, 06:29 AM
So no Debbie Does Dallas? :hat

Nemo Nint
09-05-2005, 06:43 AM
I will start off after Winged Shadow's and Nessa's post by stating my preferred types of films and following up with my top 20 favourites that I can think of, and then fit those into the categories.

Categories I like (In no order): Western, Sci-fi Thriller, Epics, Period Pieces, Action/Adventure, Drama, Comedy/Cartoon

That covers most I guess minus chick flicks, which for the most part I don't like (some I have been okay with).

= I typed out a no-particuar-order list and have now grouped them so there's no need to read my list twice.=

What I can think of (at this exact moment) as my somewhat definitive top 20 favourite movies ever list, grouped (you make up the name for the group):

Ben Hur, The Mission, The Passion of the Christ, Schindler's List, The Seven Samurai (criterion)

Alien Quadrilogy, 12 Monkeys, The Matrix

The Lord of The Rings (PJ), Back to the Future trilogy

Monty Python & the Holy Grail, Aladdin, The Mask

Lonesome Dove, Once Upon a Time in The West, Unforgiven

Brotherhood of the Wolf, Vidocq

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Suspicion

So if anyone connects with most or all of the movies in a particular group of my list, then it'd be a connecting thing and it'd be interesting to see what you have for your favourites of that same group, I'll probably like them too. The obvious weak point is the sci-fi adventure movies like The Lord of the Rings, Star Wars etc etc, those that most on this board like more than most other movies. So it's not like everyone connecting in that group means anything special.. we're all interested in that genre to some degree!

Winged Shadows
09-05-2005, 07:27 AM
Genres I am most interested in are: Sci Fi, Horror, Drama, and Epic though not necessarily historical. Don't really like "comedies" (especially if it's anything like the tacky American Pie films!), but laced humour is always a good thing.

I've gone for the A-Z for my list:

American History X
Blade 2
Enter the Dragon
Fight Club
Final Fantasy (Animated)
Independence Day
Indianna Jones and the Temple of Doom
Natural Born Killers
Road to Perdition
Terminator 2
The Green Mile
The Incredibles (Animated)
Young Guns

There are some very notable ommissions, but i'll add them on as soon as they come to me.. or grow enough on me.

09-05-2005, 10:00 AM
1. Lord of the Rings
2. All About Eve
3. Paths of Glory
4. Annie Hall
5. Pulp Fiction
6. Goodfellas
7. Dr. Strangelove: Or How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
8. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
9. Alien
10. Rebecca
11. Mulholland Dr.
12. 2001: A Space Odyssey
13. Magnolia
14. Kill Bill
15. Who's Afraid of Viginia Woolf?
16. Sunset Blvd.
17. Rashomon
18. The Big Labowski
19. A Clockwork Orange
20. Brazil

09-05-2005, 11:03 AM
Here are my top 20

1. LOTR Trilogy
2. Star Wars 1-6
3. 12 Angry Men (original)
4. Indiana Jones Trilogy
5. Gladiator
6. Blues Brothers
7. Blazing Saddles
8. Stalag 17
9. Pretty much any John Wayne Movie
10. Jaws
11. A Time To Kill
12. Tombstone
13. The Mummy
14. Die Hard Trilogy
15. To Kill a Mockingbird
16. The Agony and the Ecstasy
17. Tora Tora Tora
18. The Killing Fields
19. POTC
20. It's a Wonderful Life

Azog of Moria
09-06-2005, 04:44 AM
My list is quite diverse....

1. Shawshank Redemption
3. Spider-Man
4. The Mosquito Coast
5. Snatch
6. Pale Rider
7. Bulworth
8. Boondock Saints
9. Spider-Man 2
10. City of Joy
11. The Professional (Leon)
12. Unforgiven
13. TRON
16. POTC
17. Conan: The Barbarian
18. The 13th Warrior (Eaters of the Dead)
19. Field of Dreams
20. Jurrassic Park

Nemo Nint
09-06-2005, 07:57 AM
<blockquote><strong><em>Quote:</em></strong><hr>The 13th Warrior (Eaters of the Dead)<hr></blockquote>

Hmm I forgot to put that in my list. It's one of my most favourite epic/action adventure movies, if not THE most favourite. My favourite scene in it, that is so great for a cinematic device that is so thrilling to watch and I've never seen used in any other movie, is the part where Banderas' character learns the Norse language. I own the Jerry Goldsmith score album, though I"ve always been interested to hear the trashed Graeme Revel score album.

09-06-2005, 08:03 AM
1. The Fellowship of the Ring
2. The Two Towers
3. The Return of the King
4. Seven
5. The Ususal Suspects
6. Braveheart
7. Tombstone
8. The Rock
9. Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
10. Absolute Power
11. Raiders of the Lost Ark
12. Predator
13. Major League
14. Unbreakable
15. X-Men
16. Terminator 2
17. Goin' South
18. Empire Strikes Back
19. Sin City
20. Batman
21. The Breakfast Club
22. The Goonies
23. Happy Gilmore
24. Tin Cup
25. Lethal Weapon Quad.

:gandalf :balrog :gandalf2

09-06-2005, 11:24 AM
Hre is my list:

1. Se7en
2. LOTR Trilogy
3. Incredibles
4. The Professional (Leon)
5. Star Wars OT
6. Star Wars NT
7. Saving Private Ryan
8. Rob Roy
9. Raiders of the Lost Ark
10. Temple of Doom
11. The Ring or Ringu
12. Unbreakable
13. The Sixth Sense
14. The Crow
15. The Iron Giant
16. Unforgiven
17. Harry Potter & the Prisoner of Azkaban
18. Sling Blade
19. Jurassic Park
20. Blade Runner

Some more because I just couldn't stop!

21. Roadhouse
22. Man on Fire
23. Alien(s) Trilogy - (not quadrilogy)
24. Sinbad Trilogy
25. Clash of the Titans
26. Jason and the Argonauts
27. Forest Gump
28. Shawshank Redemption
29. Batman
30. Count of Monte Cristo
31. Butterfly Effect
32. Fright Night
33. The Howling
34. American Werewolf in London
35. Gladiator
36. Braveheart
37. Glengarry Glen Ross
38. Top Secret
39. Airplane
40. Mask (one with Cher- NOT Jim Carrey)
41. Something Wicked This Way Comes
42. Conan the Barbarian
43. The Wall
44. Holes
45. Pretty Woman
46. When Harry Met Sally
47. Terminator
48. Terminator 2
49. Goodfellas
50. Robocop
51. Salem's Lot
52. King Kong (new one coming out)

There are many, many, more, but that is a pretty good start!

09-06-2005, 01:19 PM
here's list with a few extra. theres no way I could put these in any kind of order.

Jacob's Ladder
Hellraiser & Hellbound
House of Flying Daggers
Requiem for a Dream
Saving Private Ryan
The Professional
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Shawshank Redemption
Training Day
Rear Window
The Shining
Pulp Fiction
American Psycho
True Romance
Monty Python Holy Grail
Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas
Sin City

09-06-2005, 03:28 PM
In no particular order and off the top of my head and will probably change tomorrow...

Moulin Rouge
Star Wars
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Strictly Ballroom
Spider-man 2
Batman Begins
The Stuntman
Arsenic and Old Lace
The Philadelphia Story
My Man Godfrey
Henry V (Brannagh version)
Pulp Fiction
Kill Bill
Holy Grail
Meaning of Life
Groundhog Day
Godfather 1 & 2
Once More with Feeling (Buffy episode but better than most feature films)

09-06-2005, 04:11 PM
In no particular order:

01- Planet of the Apes
02- Beneath the Planet of the Apes
03- the Magnificent Seven
04- the Dirty Dozen
05- all Connery Bond movies
06- Star Trek VI
07- Star Trek: the Wrath of Khan
08- Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
09- Buckaroo Banzai & his Adventures Across the 8th Dimension
10- Remo Williams: the Adventure Begins
11- ALiENS
12- This Island Earth
13- Forbidden Planet
14- Terminator 2
15- Star Wars ep 4-6
16- John Wayne well....anything :D
17- the Black Hole
18- SpiderMan
19- Replacement Killers
20- the Great Escape


09-07-2005, 10:18 AM

In no order:

Godfather & Godfather II
All 3 LOTR as a trilogy
Blues Brothers
Gimme Shelter
Blue Velvet
Terminator 2
The Hours
Blazing Saddles
Silent Movie
Wizard of Oz
Dr Strangelove
Planet of The Apes (original)
Get Carter (original)
Saving Private Ryan

:bonk :eye :bonk

09-07-2005, 11:44 AM
In no particular order at all, just what comes to mind, now don't laugh:-

1.LOTR (of course)
2.Pretty in Pink
3.Perfect Storm
4.A time to Kill
5.Alien/s Quadrilogy
6.Spiderman 1 & 2 (put them as one choice for convenience)
7.Jurassic Park Trilogy
8.A league of their own.
10.A Bugs Life
11.Willy Wonka- The original !
12.Finding Nemo
14.The Outsiders
16.The best little whorehouse in Texas-makes me laugh every time!
17.Deep Impact
18.Shawshank Redemption.
20.Breakfast Club

:clap Some bizarre ones i know but I like 'em so there !

09-07-2005, 04:29 PM
I have a huge list of over 100 films that Ill load up soon when i have the time. Im lovin the lists so far!

09-07-2005, 10:54 PM
1.&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp Akira
2.&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp Grave of the Fireflies
3.&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp The Battle of Algiers
4.&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp Kill Bill
5.&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp Aliens
6.&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp Wes Cravens: New Nightmare
7.&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp The Godfather
8.&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp The Lord of the Rings
9.&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp The Hours
10.&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp Pulp Fiction
11.&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp Ran
12.&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp The Shining
13.&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp Donnie Darko
14.&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp Halloween
15.&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
16.&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp Million Dollar Baby
17.&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp A Nightmare on Elm Street
18.&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp The Terminator
19.&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp Carrie
20.&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp Misery
21.&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp Five Easy Pieces
22.&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp Amores Perros
23.&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
24.&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp Star Wars: A New Hope
25.&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp Terminator 2 Judgement Day
26.&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp Oldboy
27.&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp Sin City
28.&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp Star Wars: Return of the Jedi
29.&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp House Of Sand & Fog
30.&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp 21 Grams
31.&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp The Conversation
32.&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp Psycho (original)
33.&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp Ikiru
34.&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest
35.&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp Blade Runner
36.&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp Sideways
37.&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp About Schmidt
38.&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp The Invisible Man
39.&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp American Splendor
40.&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp Snatch
41.&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp The Elephant Man
42.&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp Hero
43.&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp Mystic River
44.&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp Spirited Away
45.&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp Indiana Jones Raiders of the Lost Ark
46.&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp Indiana Jones Raiders and the Last Crusade
47.&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp Planet of the Apes (1967)
48.&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp Vertigo
49.&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp Batman Begins
50.&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp Dark City
51.&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp A Tale of Two Sisters
52.&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp House of Flying Daggers
53.&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp War of the Worlds
54.&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp In The Bedroom
55.&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
56.&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp The Last Samurai
57.&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp A Very Long Engagement
58.&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp The Usual Suspects
59.&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp Laputa Castle in the Sky
60.&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
61.&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp Get Shorty
62.&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp Ray
63.&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp The Incredibles
64.&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp American Werewolf in London
65.&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp Ringu
66.&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp Road to Perdition
67.&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp Mulholland Drive
68.&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp Clockwork Orange
69.&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp Batman
70.&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp Identity
71.&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp Adaptation
72.&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp Whale Rider
73.&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp Batman Returns
74.&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp The Thing
75.&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp 12 Monkeys
76.&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp Day of the Dead
77.&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp Army of Darkness
78.&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp Monty Python and the Holy Grail
79.&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp Looking for Alibrandi
80.&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp Life of Brian
81.&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp Goldfinger
82.&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp Bowling for Columbine
83.&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp Unforgiven
84.&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp The Eye
85.&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp Dark Water
86.&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp Team America: World Police
87.&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp Animal House
88.&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp Collateral
89.&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp Jackie Brown
90.&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp The Blues Brothers
91.&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp The Aviator
92.&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp Forrest Gump
93.&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp Finding Neverland
94.&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp Rio Bravo
95.&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp Dawn Of The Dead (original)
96.&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp Napoleon Dynamite
97.&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp I, Robot
98.&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp Blade
99.&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp One hour photo
100.&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp Bad Santa