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Films Your all time 5 favourite films.

Discussion in 'General' started by Kronos, 20 Aug 2014.

  1. erratum1

    erratum1 New Member

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    So many films are good so this is just the ones I have watched more than a few times.

    Kill Bill
    Vanilla sky
    Diary of a wimpy kid series
    Kick Ass
    Scott pilgrim vs the world
     
  2. hyperion

    hyperion Active Member

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    I used to rock out to the ending song when I was a kid :blush:
     
  3. Nexxo

    Nexxo Queue Jumper

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    Howard the Duck mainly for the Lea Thompson knickers shot. Yeah, that one.
     
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  4. Big Elf

    Big Elf Oh no! Not another f----ing elf!

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    Has anyone mentioned Lawless yet? Tom Hardy's performance alone makes it one of my all time favourites.
     
  6. glaeken

    glaeken Freeeeeeeze! I'm a cawp!

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    This is a tough one. I'm sure my list changes all the time. Also made harder by the fact that I can't sort by rating for films I've rated in Netflix any longer. Currently:

    Heat
    Bronson
    Der Untergang
    Das Leben der Anderen
    Old Boy (2003)

    Special Mention:
    Pretty much any Michael Mann movie ( Last of the Mohicans, Miami Vice, etc ).
    Many Scorsese films ( Raging Bull, Casino, The Aviator, etc ).
    All Tarantino films.
    Glengarry Glen Ross
    Lost in Translation
    12 Angry Men (1957)
    There Will Be Blood
    True Grit (2010)
    No Country for Old Men
    City of God
    Elite Squad
    The Raid
    The Machinist

    Ok, I need to cut myself off. +Films already mentioned here, and many other films :).
     
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  7. Mister_Tad

    Mister_Tad Super Moderator Super Moderator

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    Wow, so that list was in jest, and I would have thought the last stellar entry would have made that clear...

    I thought long and hard about my 5 top films and then decided it was too difficult to figure it out, so opted for 5 terrible films. Granted, Howard the Duck was a laugh when I was 6, but top 5 material? :blush:

    I'll try harder this time, in no particular order...

    Pulp Fiction
    Goodfellas and Donnie Brasco (It would feel improper to take two slots with one genre)
    Sound of Music (shut up)
    Heat - desperately looking forward to watching this again once my cinema renovation is finished
    Full Metal Jacket

    I'm not saying these are what I view as the five best films ever, but they're films that I could literally watch any time, any place, and not get bored of, ever.

    Indiana Jones and Star Wars Trilogies get an honourable mention. And if it was December, Elf.
     
  8. Nexxo

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    There's your problem. You should have seen it when you were about 16 (I was 20). Then you would have appreciated the Lea Thompson knickers shot. :p

    There are many other films I could have added to my top five. Anything Studio Ghibli, the original Star Wars trilogy, Raiders of the Lost Ark (not the sequels), Terminator and Terminator 2 (not the sequels), ALIEN and Aliens (nor the sequels), The Matrix (not the sequels). Coraline, Nightmare Before Christmas, The Corpse Bride, Franklyn.

    Other honourable mentions: CE3K, Ghostbusters, Back to the Future, Labyrinth, Sneakers, Tremors, Muriel's Wedding (yes, really), Strictly Ballroom (yes, really), Nineteen Eighty-Four (the 1984 version), Contact.
     
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  9. Nealieboyee

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    Gladiator
    Braveheart
    The Shawshank Redemption
    Equilibrium
    Captain America: The Winter Soldier
     
  10. Mister_Tad

    Mister_Tad Super Moderator Super Moderator

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    Maybe I was a bit older than 6 (or maybe I was a horny 6 year old), I definitely recall the shot. These kids these days with their digital video and fancy pauses that don't totally corrupt the screen and wear the tape prematurely don't know how lucky they have it.

    It's just struck me that there are many members of this very forum who have likely never watched a VHS tape... for those members, this is what I mean - http://cnet3.cbsistatic.com/hub/i/2...913cb7c560e6cbbf52a6418/youtube-tape-mode.jpg
     
  11. Smellyhead

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    Fight Club
    A Beautiful Mind
    Requiem for a Dream
    Martyrs
    American Beauty

    Obviously I enjoy things like Star Wars, Lord of the Rings other trilogies aswell but I guess their a given since 99.9% of people seem to like them.
     
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    Trainspotting
    The Deer Hunter (Christopher Walken totally shines in this film)
    The Outlaw Josey Wales
    Star Wars IV
    Persepolis (with subtitles, not the english one - can't explain why but it works better that way)
     
  13. hyperion

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    Really liked Mary Shelley's Frankenstein too, the one with Kenneth Branagh, Robert DeNiro and Helena Bonham Carter. The music was haunting.
     
  14. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    As i think most of what i'd pick has been mentioned I'll add these -

    Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
    Little Shop of Horrors
    BASEketball
    M*A*S*H*
    The Ladykillers [the original, not the Tom Hanks abortion]
    Sin City

    Also The Lion King was the first film I ever saw at the cinema when I was 7, haven't watched it again in the 20 years since...
     
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