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fp
07-11-2004, 12:35:10
My my, this is a Sunday thread if ever I saw one. Anyway, in no particular order...

Pulp Fiction
Scarface
Star Wars
Fight Club
Top Gun

Debaser
07-11-2004, 13:12:34
I'm probably forgetting loads, but my five favourite films on sunday the 7th of November 2004 at 10 past 1 are... in no particular order...

American Beauty
Rushmore
The Virgin Suicides
Lost In Translation
La Haine

protein
07-11-2004, 16:36:30
This changes all the time but

Taxi Driver
Prodigal Son
Scarface
Lost in Translation
Fear & Loathing...

Ask me again in a couple of weeks and it will probably be all different.

Lazarus and the Gimp
07-11-2004, 20:29:51
Odd man out
The Wicker Man
Sex and Lucia
To kill a mockingbird
Get Carter

protein
07-11-2004, 20:44:24
The Wicker Man! I should have guessed you'd like that.

Angelhorns
07-11-2004, 23:03:17
Lost in translation
Gone with the Wind
Citizen Kane
Wizard of Oz
Angels with Dirty Faces

BigGameHunter
08-11-2004, 00:01:32
The Mission (sentimental shmaltz, but powerful!)
Blade Runner
A Clockwork Orange
The Duellists
Manhunter

Nills Lagerbaak
08-11-2004, 10:31:38
The ones that spring to mind now are....

Blade runner
Drunken Master
City of Gods
The Elephant Man
Gattaga

DevilsH@lo
08-11-2004, 12:26:22
Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon
Pulp Fiction
The Breakfast Club
Ice Age
Platoon

Funkodrom
08-11-2004, 12:55:55
This is Spinal Tap
Silent Running
Shawshank Redemption
Star Wars
Enter the Dragon

Something like that anyway.

MOBIUS
08-11-2004, 13:08:29
Did you see Silent Running on TV on saturday?:)

Funkodrom
08-11-2004, 13:27:26
No! I didn't know it was on. :(

Angelhorns
08-11-2004, 20:36:22
Bollocks- I forgot Its a Wonderful Life, which is in fact my all time favourite and will have to float above the other five.

Angelhorns
08-11-2004, 20:39:37
Originally posted by DevilsH@lo
Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon
Pulp Fiction
The Breakfast Club
Ice Age
Platoon

You freak- I have been going out with you for two (long) years, and I would never have thought you'd look twice at crouching tiger or pulp fiction.

What happened to the Matrix and LOTR then?

Bollocks- just remembered LOTR

Japher
09-11-2004, 00:05:16
Harvey
Hook
12 Monkeys
The Usual Suspects
The Shinning

Darkstar
09-11-2004, 00:16:03
Is "The Shinning" a porn? Or is it a comedy spoof of "The Shining"? ;)

DevilsH@lo
09-11-2004, 06:47:01
Originally posted by Angelhorns
You freak- I have been going out with you for two (long) years, and I would never have thought you'd look twice at crouching tiger or pulp fiction.

What happened to the Matrix and LOTR then?

Bollocks- just remembered LOTR

Crouching tiger is an awesome film, it redefined what was possible using wire work, instead of seriously flakey CGI, pulp fiction i had to watch about 4 times before i got a complete grasp of what was going on.

The Matrix, the original was the best executed story, although it was only the final 5 minutes where i actually really enjoyed it, the second 2 overused CGI which to be honest was horrible, i enjoyed the films more because of the concept of a machine run world than the actual execution.

LOTR would be in there, around 5 and a half i guess, more due to the director having the bollocks to try and stay as close as possible to tolkeins ideas. Although i think the foundation still disowned it, probably weren't getting a sufficient cut or something.

It maybe 2 years, but i still try to keep some mystery. :cute:

Scabrous Birdseed
09-11-2004, 08:51:52
Solaris (not the remake)
Barry Lyndon
Pulp Fiction
Picnic at Hanging Rock
Vertigo

I seriously considered including The Truman Show, but that would have meant two Peter Weir movies and I don't even like the man!

Greg W
09-11-2004, 09:05:12
Lord of the Rings trilogy (cheating I know)
Aliens
Terminator 2
Highlander
Indiana Jones and the last Crusade

(and damn but there's a hell of a lot that should also be on that list - 5 is too small a number)

Chris
09-11-2004, 21:14:34
Hard to pick five movies, as my tastes change.

Sand Pebbles - Always enjoy it, people caught up in events they can't understand, as their world crumbles around them, probale McQueen's best flict.

Great Escape- I always find the story uplifting, a bunch of guys who never give up, and will try anything to escape.

Caine Mutiny - I come from a navy family, it fits for reasons I won't explain.

Robbin Hood - (Errol Flynn version) I love the old hollywood flicks, so much better than crappy remakes.

Casablanca - Bogart's best.

The list changes all the time.

MoSe
10-11-2004, 15:09:37
ALL TIME favorites?
I'd have hard times picking the best 50....
off the top

Distant Voices, Still Lives (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0095037/) (T.Davies)
La Ronde (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0042906/) (M.Ophόls)
The Third Man (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0041959/) (C.Reed)
Vertigo (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0052357/) (A.Hithchcock)
Querelle (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0084565/) (R.W.Fassbinder)

and I had to pry my heart off to leave out Ikiru (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0044741/) (i.e. To Live) by Kurosawa...
and The Servant by Losey...
or Kieslowski's "Dekalog 5", or Brazil, or Murnau's Nosferatu, or Dreyer's Ordet, or Pabst's Lulu, or Limelight....
OK, next time we'll have at least a top 20 list!

of all your above selections, I'd feel closer to Scabby's one...

King_Ghidra
10-11-2004, 16:19:20
Apocalypse Now
Goodfellas
2001: A Space Odyssey
Bladerunner
The Killer

a very 'masculine' list, it doesn't really represent the broad range of films i like, but it's a fair guide to my absolute favourites, films which made a huge impact on me artistically or philospohically and which i would happily watch again and again

there are films which made me laugh and cry and that i loved that i haven't put in that list, it was a very tough choice.

Nills Lagerbaak
11-11-2004, 10:14:39
2001 was my first "trip" as a child!

Planet of the Apes was probably my second.

The Andromeda strain is pretty cool too.

Always a tough choice, there'll always be ones you've forgotten

Funkodrom
11-11-2004, 10:16:36
I found it hard to decide which films were elevated from the "films I really like" pile to the "top 5".

Angelhorns
12-11-2004, 00:06:34
Originally posted by DevilsH@lo
The Matrix, the original was the best executed story, although it was only the final 5 minutes where i actually really enjoyed it, the second 2 overused CGI which to be honest was horrible, i enjoyed the films more because of the concept of a machine run world than the actual execution.


It maybe 2 years, but i still try to keep some mystery. :cute:

And yet you still dragged me to see them all, kicking and screaming.
YOu could have seen Westworld 3 times instead.



There is no mystery anymore, I've seen your power tools. :)

Debaser
12-11-2004, 00:26:39
Westworld!!! That could have been in my top 5! Definately top 10...

paiktis22
14-11-2004, 16:47:06
hmmm

Το κορίτσι στα μαύρα (the girl in black)
Μάθε παιδί μου γράμματα (learn my child letters)
Το παράθυρο (the window)
Roseta
The believer

(there should be links but)

Gramercy Riffs
15-11-2004, 00:06:06
Dazed And Confused
City Of God
This Is Spinal Tap
Back To The Future
Ferris Buellers Day Off

Morte
16-11-2004, 15:05:09
Alien
This is Spinal Tap
Harold & Maude
Braindead
Wings of Desire