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What is the best movie ever?

Postby Buzzelli » Fri May 15, 2009 3:10 pm

Here are some good ones to start us out with.
Grind
The Bucket List
Forest Gump

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Postby O-Seventon » Fri May 15, 2009 4:09 pm

The Matrix
Iron Man
Step Brothers

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Postby Ravea » Fri May 15, 2009 4:37 pm

The Seventh Seal, Yojimbo, Sanjuro, Hidden Fortress, The 7th Seal, 7 Samurai, Throne of Blood, Children of Men...and many others.
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Postby Twinpappia » Fri May 15, 2009 4:44 pm

Fight Club
Pulp Fiction
Harold and Maude

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Postby Objectivist Thinkers » Fri May 15, 2009 4:52 pm

28 Days Later and 28 Weeks Later are tied.

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Postby Ravea » Fri May 15, 2009 5:01 pm

Objectivist Thinkers wrote:28 Days Later and 28 Weeks Later are tied.


I actually thought the 2nd movie was crap.

Liked the original, though.
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Postby Boonytopia » Fri May 15, 2009 5:11 pm

Buzzelli wrote:Here are some good ones to start us out with.
Grind
The Bucket List
Forest Gump


Are you serious?

Bucket List was completely unfunny & predictable. You could see that Nicholson & Freeman just didn't care, they were only there for the money.

Forest Gump is scmaltzy, unrealistic, mass market dross.

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Postby Ravea » Fri May 15, 2009 5:12 pm

Boonytopia wrote:
Buzzelli wrote:Here are some good ones to start us out with.
Grind
The Bucket List
Forest Gump


Are you serious?

Bucket List was completely unfunny & predictable. You could see that Nicholson & Freeman just didn't care, they were only there for the money.

Forest Gump is scmaltzy, unrealistic, mass market dross.


Bucket list was awful. Forrest Gump wasn't too bad, I thought.
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Postby Grays Harbor » Fri May 15, 2009 5:25 pm

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Postby Dolbri » Fri May 15, 2009 5:34 pm

Jurassic Park.
I was just a kid back then, and it made a huge impression on me.
Close second:
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Postby Big Jim P » Fri May 15, 2009 5:38 pm

Porkys. :mrgreen:

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Postby The Blaatschapen » Fri May 15, 2009 5:47 pm

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Postby Maurepas » Fri May 15, 2009 5:54 pm

Star Wars, Pulp Fiction, and The Dark Knight...


Oh, and of course, 300, Bar None...

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Postby Trve » Fri May 15, 2009 7:08 pm

Platoon.

Maurepas wrote:Oh, and of course, 300, Bar None...


Are you serious? The movie barely had a script, let alone any acting talent, depth, or complexity.
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Postby Bluth Corporation » Fri May 15, 2009 7:22 pm

Except for the one person who mentioned Platoon, you people have absolutely no taste whatsoever.

Lawrence of Arabia
Doctor Zhivago
A Passage to India
Hell, any Sam Spiegel/David Lean epic
Fargo
Sophie's Choice
Out of Africa
Gandhi
Amistad
I Am Sam
Kramer vs. Kramer
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
A Bridge Too Far
3:10 to Yuma
Casablanca
The Maltese Falcon
The African Queen
Rain Man
Raging Bull
Woodstock
Easy Rider
The Graduate
Fiddler on the Roof
Midnight Cowboy

EDIT: Forgot Deer Hunter and The Fountainhead
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Postby Trve » Fri May 15, 2009 7:28 pm

Bluth Corporation wrote:3:10 to Yuma


I have to say, I was suprised with how much I loved that movie.

The directors and writers did their fuckin homework with it.
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Postby The Blaatschapen » Fri May 15, 2009 7:48 pm

More seriously than my earlier reply:

Eurotrip, it is simply awesome, probably the only movie I can watch again and again and again without getting bored 8-)
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Postby Yootopia » Fri May 15, 2009 8:09 pm

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Postby Bluth Corporation » Fri May 15, 2009 8:15 pm

The Blaatschapen wrote:More seriously than my earlier reply:

Eurotrip, it is simply awesome, probably the only movie I can watch again and again and again without getting bored 8-)


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Postby Yootopia » Fri May 15, 2009 8:16 pm

Bluth Corporation wrote:
The Blaatschapen wrote:More seriously than my earlier reply:

Eurotrip, it is simply awesome, probably the only movie I can watch again and again and again without getting bored 8-)


You, sir (or ma'am), are an uncultured buffoon.

You pretend to enjoy Lawrence of Arabia, 'nuff said.
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Postby H N Fiddlebottoms VIII » Fri May 15, 2009 8:51 pm

Statistically (as in, the movie I've rewatched more often than any other): Ginger Snaps

Pretentiously (as in, I really liked it, and would probably cite it as a great film to impress people): M

Actionwise: Leon. There aren't many action scenes in it (it is more of a drama, for the most part), but the apartment siege at the end and the beginning action scene at the hotel are awesome beyond words. Easily cooler, more exciting and more impressive than any soulless, modern CGI crap-fest (I'm looking at you, 300).

Overall: Save the Green Planet. Somehow, this movie manages to combine Goofball comedy, science fiction weirdness (and I mean in the completely WTF-sense; you'd have to see the ending to understand), social commentary, social drama, revenge drama, crime drama, romance and action-hero parody into an entrancing torture flick. It is beautiful, hilarious and depressing as all Hell. Everyone should watch it at least once, even if you don't normally like subtitles or crucifixion sequences.

Best series: The Yakuza Papers. Really complicated (the boxed set I have came with a handy chart so you could keep track of who was who's boss/blood brother/underling/lover and what feuds they were involved in), but definitely worth the effort to keep track of it. A lot of movies (Godfather, etc) have dealt with the dance of underworld politics and it's consequences, but none did it so thoroughly or so well.

An honorable mention goes to House of Cards, which was a BBC miniseries (and therefore doesn't properly qualify). Not only was it several times better than the original book (and the book was pretty good too), but it had Ian Richardson's mesmerizing performance as Francis Urquhart, the anti-hero to end all anti-heroes.
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Postby Memeplex » Fri May 15, 2009 10:07 pm

I'll be boring and go for Citizen Kane
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Postby Techno-Soviet » Fri May 15, 2009 10:23 pm

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Postby Azimutha » Fri May 15, 2009 10:33 pm

How about
Saving Private Ryan
Band of brothers and
The Untouchables?

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