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Slatherer #141 Posted Mar 21 2018 - 03:05

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Altwar #142 Posted Mar 21 2018 - 03:14

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Back To The Future, because it hit all the right notes for me as far as what I want out of a movie.

 

A Knight's Tale because I enjoy the mish mash of medieval and 70s themes

 

Casino Royale (2006) because I think Daniel Craig just took the James Bond role and made it his in the first scene, no questions asked, in my book

 

The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe (2005) because they did such a great job at making one of my favorite books come to life in a movie

 

Raiders of The Lost Ark because it took the adventure theme to new heights and made every adventure movie afterward try harder.

 

My 5 favorites here.  Watched them all scores of times and still watch them anytime I see them on TV.

 



Iron_Soul_Stealer #143 Posted Mar 24 2018 - 07:21

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View PostSlatherer, on Mar 20 2018 - 21:05, said:

^..Yep, I remember that movie. That's a Jim Henson classic...:rolleyes:

 

*And if you liked that one, you will love this one, too:

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schwert_2015 #144 Posted Mar 24 2018 - 07:25

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If I have to pick one, I guess I'd go with one that I can watch over and over and over, that I've watched a hundred times and I still enjoy it. Not the best movie I've seen, but the one I still enjoy watching: Hot Fuzz (with Simon Pegg and Nick Frost).

Klaatu_Nicto #145 Posted Mar 24 2018 - 07:48

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Earlier today I watched this movie again.

 


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Iron_Soul_Stealer #146 Posted Mar 24 2018 - 07:58

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Here's our "word of the day", folks. Defense Condition 1.

 

I couldn't find the trailer, so I just 'dropped' the whole movie here, for your enjoyment. {Even better}.

 

The Day After (1983)

 

 

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Iron_Soul_Stealer #147 Posted Apr 03 2018 - 02:42

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I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend...:B

 



Iron_Soul_Stealer #148 Posted Apr 18 2018 - 23:51

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Still one of my most favourite films of all time.

 

Life Is Beautiful

 

 

Truly a masterpiece from Roberto Benigni.

 

 



Ericmopar #149 Posted Apr 23 2018 - 08:44

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These are cult classics I can watch over and over.

Sunset Boulevard, 1950, Gloria Swanson, Willian Holden, Erich von Stroheim and other silent film stars in the background.

Cecil B. Demille and a young Jack Web are in it too.

The Train 1964, Burt Lancaster.

The Longest Day, 1962,  A huge cast of stars like Sunset Boulevard.

Human Desire, 1954. Glen Ford, Gloria Grahame and a cast of stars in a Railroad drama of love and murder.

 

I also love many of the movies already mentioned in other posts.

 



Red_Ensign #150 Posted Apr 23 2018 - 10:33

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because love, blood and rhetoric :)

(movie is rosencrantz and guildensteran are dead)



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Not_Connery #152 Posted May 02 2018 - 07:03

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I don't know that I have an absolute single favorite movie (it changes depending on my mood), but one movie that I think I could just about always watch and enjoy is O Brother, Where Art Thou?

 

 

Great story (it IS based on Homer's Odyssey, after all), AMAZING soundtrack (to the point that I have it and REALLY enjoy listening/singing along to it), really funny, has a quotable line in PRACTICALLY EVERY SCENE, and the cinematogrophy is really just quite well done.

 

The more I think about it, this movie will quite probably always be one of my favorite movies, and may eventually become my absolute favorite.

 


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Iron_Soul_Stealer #153 Posted Jun 04 2018 - 23:44

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Well, once again...it's blackfly season here, in our neck of the woods. And I just got back from another fishing trip.

 

It's nice to get back out there again...:B

 

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nuclearguy931 #154 Posted Jun 05 2018 - 00:29

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Dumb and Dumber

Scarface

Goodfellas

Saving Private Ryan

Step Brothers

Flight

Night of the Generals

The Great Outdoors

Armed and Dangerous

Lawless

Untouchables

Shawshank Redemption



1Sherman #155 Posted Jun 05 2018 - 17:59

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I have two all-time favourites; The Avengers (the first one) and The Martian. 

I like them for the same reasons: They are both well-acted with whip-smart dialogue, all the characters are intelligent and make decisions with their heads rather than their hearts, they both have creative concepts which I very much enjoyed, they both had unique visual styles I found very attractive, they have excellent senses of humour which are incorporated excellently into the screenplay, and they both maintain a sense of hope and optimism throughout that leads to a satisfying conclusion.

 

From there, I'd have to say the rest of the movies I listed here are my the ones I enjoy the most, with a short blurb on why I like them. Full disclosure; I'm a grown man who likes animated films more than I probably should, but I'm still going to put them on my list.

 

Dead Poets' Society. I try to live my life by what Robin Williams says in this movie.

 

Rear Window. The first Alfred Hitchcock film I saw and it blew me away. A masterpiece of the highest order

 

Inside Out. An animated film that touched very close to home.

 

Mary Poppins. This movie IS my childhood. I cannot watch the "Feed the Birds" scene without crying tears of joy.

 

Gran Torino. Clint Eastwood.

 

Forrest Gump. I'm a huge history buff and I love most of the movies that Tom Hanks is in.

 

Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Funniest. Movie. EVER.

 

The Princess Bride. Pure enjoyment the whole way through (and a soundtrack done by my favourite guitarist, Mark Knopfler)

 

Shawshank Redemption. For obvious reasons.

 

Logan. People talk about The Dark Knight being the best "mature" superhero movie. Those people haven't watched Logan.

 

Fury. I can point out every inaccuracy in the tanks and their portrayal, but I watch it because of the atmosphere it creates. All the characters are war-weary, warped versions of what were once good people, forced to become darkly cynical and desensitized in order to survive and keep what's left of their humanity intact. The performances of the cast (Brad Pitt and Shia Lebeouf in particular), the soundtrack, and the cinematography all contribute to that atmosphere.

 

The Sound of Music. This movie is just as much my childhood as Mary Poppins, only it doesn't make me cry. It does have Christopher Plummer though.

 

The Godfather. As a Shakespeare fan, I draw a lot of comparisons to Macbeth whenever I watch this movie.

 

WALL-E. If there is any animated film that can be called 'art', it's this one.

 

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly. The Western that all other Westerns are compared to.

 

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance. Jimmy Stewart doing what he does best; Being my favourite actor.

 

12 Angry Men. Henry Fonda putting on the performance of a lifetime.

 

Skyfall. My favourite 007 movie because it humanizes him. Where Bond once jovially cracked one-liners in every situation and was always at the top of his game, this one drags him down a few levels, shows him as having fallen behind the times and trying to regain a place in the world.

 

North By Northwest. Another Hitchcock masterpiece.

 

Atlantis: The Lost Empire. The single most underrated movie Disney has ever made. Fantastically animated, whip-smart dialogue, and overall just amazing.

 

Captain Phillips. The most suspenseful movie I've ever watched. I was pushed further and further to the edge of my seat until I was basically on the floor by the ending.

 

Infinity War. A massive spectacle that raises the stakes incredibly well.

 

Captain America: Civil War. Same thing as Infinity War.

 

Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Basically if you made a superhero movie as a really good political thriller.

 

Ocean's 11 (the remake with George Clooney, Matt Damon, and Brad Pitt). Lightning-fast paced, great performances, and I love seeing how they make everything play out.

 

Breakfast at Tiffany's. Audrey Hepburn is the most beautiful woman to have ever graced the planet. My heart melts whenever I watch the Moon River scene.

 

Deadpool 1 and 2. Some of the funniest movies I've ever seen.

 

How To Train Your Dragon 1 and 2. Beautiful, beautiful animation, some wonderful heartfelt moments, and a great movie score.

 

Star Wars (the OT, Rogue One, and Episode III specifically. Yes I know, but I like the prequels. The writing is definitely cringe-worthy and it's overall not as good as the OT, but I enjoy them.)

 

Ghostbusters. So unbelievably funny.

 

Guardians of the Galaxy 2. Funny as all get out, a few heartfelt moments, and a killer soundtrack.

 

Cars. A beautifully animated love letter to small-town Americana and the American automotive industry, with a generous helping of NASCAR added to taste.

 

Cars 3. Again, beautifully animated, but this time completely seeped into NASCAR lore and featuring a poignant story about staying relevant as the world changes.

 

V For Vendetta. Hugo Weaving's best performance and a political commentary that is particularly relevant in a certain country that my home shares a border with today.

 

The Emperor's New Groove. The funniest movie Disney's ever made.


Edited by 1Sherman, Jun 13 2018 - 16:27.


Iron_Soul_Stealer #156 Posted Jun 07 2018 - 08:20

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^..Wow! That was a pretty comprehensive list, Sherman...:rolleyes: 

 



1Sherman #157 Posted Jun 09 2018 - 01:31

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View PostIron_Soul_Stealer, on Jun 07 2018 - 07:20, said:

^..Wow! That was a pretty comprehensive list, Sherman...:rolleyes: 

 

 

And I could have added more.

Captain_Rownd #158 Posted Jun 12 2018 - 23:38

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Favorite movie is Monty Python's Holy Grail, which is hilarious and endlessly quotable.  Also from that era I've always loved Excalibur - in particular because of Helen Mirren and Nicol Williamson. 

 

For a more "serious" movie my favorite is Gosford Park, which has a wonderful period setting, is full of excellent characters, and has numerous tiny interactions and clues that take multiple watchings to catch. 

 



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View PostCaptain_Rownd, on Jun 12 2018 - 17:38, said:

Favorite movie is Monty Python's Holy Grail, which is hilarious and endlessly quotable.  Also from that era I've always loved Excalibur - in particular because of Helen Mirren and Nicol Williamson. 

 

For a more "serious" movie my favorite is Gosford Park, which has a wonderful period setting, is full of excellent characters, and has numerous tiny interactions and clues that take multiple watchings to catch. 

 

 

Yep, one of my personal favourites, too.

 

 



Gnomon #160 Posted Jun 20 2018 - 20:57

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Alien - Kind of obvious because of my avatar. It's just such a good sci-fi movie. Although, we don't talk about the travesty that is Alien 3 :sceptic: 

 

Event Horizon - Freaked me out when I was younger. I love it now and should probably read the book at some point...

 

Pan's Labyrinth: My first Guillermo del Toro movie. I just really enjoy the story and the monsters in it. 

 

The Princess Bride - Classic.

 

Fargo - I love the dark humor.

 

LoTR: Fellowship of the Ring: Tolkien is king and this is my favorite of the series. Two Towers was just blah, and Return of the King was okay. 

 

 

 






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