Your Favorite Movie (general movie thread)

Griffith

My posts are better.
Oburi said:
Field Of Dreams? really?
Out of all those, that's the only entry you found questionable? I did forget to mention Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (Costner again!). :carcus:

Anyway, how dare you, why not Field of Dreams? It's an effective sentimental yarn about life, family, baseball, the 60's, and J.D. Salinger (if he were a black man =).

Oh yeah, and I added In the Mouth of Madness since I was reminded of it here and quite like it, though I think for different, albeit unintended, reasons.
 

yesmilord

千年王国
Braveheart
Hero
Infernal Affairs (Chinese original of "The Departed")
Fight Club

If I had to pick one....probably Hero. No, actually Infernal Affairs. NO DONT MAKE ME DO THIS

Oh and I don't know if anime movies count separately, but I am quite in love with the Rebuild of Evangelion so far.
 
yesmilord said:
Oh and I don't know if anime movies count separately, but I am quite in love with the Rebuild of Evangelion so far.
I was wondering if I should nominate End of Evangelion as my favorite movie, but I decided against it since it's debatable whether it can be seen as a standalone movie or not.

Thus my # 1 choice is Battle Royale. I expected to see an entertaining movie about teenagers killing each others or maybe a cheap commentary on the future of reality TV-shows, but it made a much deeper impression on me. Endlessly thought-provoking in spite of some flaws (which I didn't get until I read the more fleshed out book and manga). It was partially responsible for getting me into Asian movies and manga.

Contenders for silver medal: 5 Centimetres per Second, 12 Angry Men, Alien, Aliens, Audition, Beetlejuice, Blade Runner, Brazil, Das Experiment, Dinner Rush, Festen, Fight Club, Grave of the Fireflies, Funny Games, Grosse Point Blank, Heathers, House of Sand and Fog, Idi i Smotri, Interstella 5555, Irreversible, Let the Right one In, Lilja 4 Ever, Lost Highway, Martyrs, Ondskan, The Sweet Hereafter, Threads, Titus, Zelig.
 

yesmilord

千年王国
D-Scape said:
I was wondering if I should nominate End of Evangelion as my favorite movie, but I decided against it since it's debatable whether it can be seen as a standalone movie or not.

Thus my # 1 choice is Battle Royale. I expected to see an entertaining movie about teenagers killing each others or maybe a cheap commentary on the future of reality TV-shows, but it made a much deeper impression on me. Endlessly thought-provoking in spite of some flaws (which I didn't get until I read the more fleshed out book and manga). It was partially responsible for getting me into Asian movies and manga.

Contenders for silver medal: 5 Centimetres per Second, 12 Angry Men, Alien, Aliens, Audition, Beetlejuice, Blade Runner, Brazil, Das Experiment, Dinner Rush, Festen, Fight Club, Grave of the Fireflies, Funny Games, Grosse Point Blank, Heathers, House of Sand and Fog, Idi i Smotri, Interstella 5555, Irreversible, Let the Right one In, Lilja 4 Ever, Lost Highway, Martyrs, Ondskan, The Sweet Hereafter, Threads, Titus, Zelig.
I'm still not quite sure how I feel about 5CM/sec. On one hand, it's a really touching/sad story, on the other I feel like it was poorly executed at some points (namely the little "music video" at the end). I suppose if I were to add in some favorite anime movies, I'd probably include Kara no Kyoukai 5: Mujun Rasen, Princess Mononoke, Totoro, and The Girl Who Leapt Through Time.
 
If I had to pick a favorite movie, I'll have to be think about the movie I've watched the most times from beginning to end.

ALIENS

I must have watched it hundreds, if not literally, a thousand times in my lifetime thus far.

Se7en is also a movie that whenever I begin to watch it, I feel like I've never seen it before. My eyes drift and I begin to focus on the the background, the extras, the wallpaper, etc.

Oh and Old Boy was a big time favorite for years.
 

Walter

Administrator
Staff member
Oburi said:
C'mon Green, I'm eagerly awaiting an honest post from you, being the film buff that you are.
I think he's serious dude. I like some highbrow films myself, but my favorite teen comedy is Encino Man :carcus:
 
Angel Heart
John Carpenter's The Thing
T2
Jacob's Ladder
JFK
The Truman Show
The Road (just saw it last weekend...wow)
Alien & Aliens
Blade Runner

That's all that comes to mind right now.
 
Oburi said:
C'mon Green, I'm eagerly awaiting an honest post from you, being the film buff that you are.
Have you seen The Goonies?
I tear up everytime I eat a babyruth or hear Cindy Lauper on the radio! :judo:

Of course, I could go with some of my other pretentious choices, but why bother? =)
 

NightCrawler

Aeons gone, vast, mad and deathless
グリフィス said:
A partial list:

A Christmas Story, A Fistful of Dollars, Alien, Aliens, Alladin, Almost Famous, American Beauty, Animal House, Apocalypse Now, Back to the Future, Back to the Future Part II, Back to the Future Part III, Batman, Batman Begins, Beauty and the Beast, Beetlejuice, The Big Lebowski, Big Trouble in Little China, Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, Blade Runner, Blazing Saddles, The Blues Brothers, Casablanca, Casino Royale, Citizen Kane, Cannibal! The Musical, Chasing Amy, Chinatown, Clerks, The Color of Money, Commando, Conan the Barbarian, The Dark Knight, Dawn of the Dead, Day of the Dead, The Devils, Diamonds are Forever, Die Hard, Dr. No, El Mariachi, The Empire Strikes Back, Escape from New York, E.T., Field Of Dreams, The Fifth Element, Fight Club, First Blood, Fletch, For a Few Dollars More, From Russia With Love, Ghost In The Shell, Ghostbusters, The Godfather, The Godfather Part II, Goldeneye, Goldfinger, The Good The Bad & The Ugly, Goodfellas, The Great Muppet Caper, Gremlins, Gremlins 2: The New Batch, Groundhog Day, Halloween, He Got Game, Highlander, Hoop Dreams, Hot Shots! Part Deux, The Hustler, In the Mouth of Madness, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Interview with the Vampire, Jackie Brown, Jaws, Killer Clowns from Outer Space, King Kong, L.A. Confidential, Lady and the Tramp, The Land Before Time, Lawrence of Arabia, Léon, The Little Mermaid, Mad Max, Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome, The Maltese Falcon, The Matrix, Memento, Metallica: Some Kind of Monster, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, The Muppet Movie, The Naked Gun, The Natural, Never Say Never Again, Nice Dreams, Night of the Living Dead, Office Space, Once Upon a Time in the West, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, The Passion of the Christ, Predator, Princess Mononoke, The Princess Bride, Pulp Fiction, Raiders Of The Lost Ark, Rambo: First Blood Part II, Reservoir Dogs, Return of the Jedi, Return of the Killer Tomatoes, Revenge of the Nerds 1-2, Road House, The Road Warrior, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, Robocop, Rocky, Rocky II, Rocky III, Rocky IV, Rushmore, The Samurai Trilogy, Saving Private Ryan, Schindler's List, Scrooged, Se7en, Seven Samurai (and anything by Kurosawa), The Shawshank Redemption, The Silence of the Lambs, Son of Godzilla, Spaceballs, Spider-Man, Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, Star Trek VIII: First Contact, Star Wars, Super Troopers, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Teen Wolf, The Terminator, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, The Thing, This Is Spinal Tap, Thunderball, Troll 2, True Lies, UHF, Unforgiven, Up in Smoke, Vampire Hunter D, Wayne's World, Wayne's World 2, The Wizard of Oz, X2: X-Men United, You Only Live Twice

Many omissions, especially among movies I've seen more recently, though it would probably be best to go the other way and prune, ironically the shorter list might have some that aren't on here...
And these.

グリフィス said:
Oh yeah, and I added In the Mouth of Madness since I was reminded of it here and quite like it, though I think for different, albeit unintended, reasons.
What reasons?
 

Griffith

My posts are better.
NightCrawler said:
What reasons?
It's also a good movie to watch drunk with friends and have a laugh at. Underrated for its versatile enjoyment actually, depending on how seriously you want to take it on a particular viewing.

Speaking of which, I have an interesting movie watching story to share that's probably one of my favorite movie experiences, even though I can't call it one of my favorite movies. Total Recall isn't on that list because although I've sat through it twice, in both cases I became so blackout drunk that I can't remember the majority of it, scenes are jumbled together, it jumps in and out, and even though I can remember a lot of things, they're all out of order, don't make sense, and I can't be sure what was real and what I imagined due to how I perceived it (adding to the confusion, it just seemed full of crazy shit anyway). So, while I still haven't really seen Total Recall coherently from beginning to end, I kind of feel like I did one better and lived it, and at this point would avoid seeing it again sober so as not to ruin the experience.
 

Vampire_Hunter_Bob

Meh at large.
グリフィス said:
Speaking of which, I have an interesting movie watching story to share that's probably one of my favorite movie experiences, even though I can't call it one of my favorite movies. Total Recall isn't on that list because although I've sat through it twice, in both cases I became so blackout drunk that I can't remember the majority of it, scenes are jumbled together, it jumps in and out, and even though I can remember a lot of things, they're all out of order, don't make sense, and I can't be sure what was real and what I imagined due to how I perceived it (adding to the confusion, it just seemed full of crazy shit anyway). So, while I still haven't really seen Total Recall coherently from beginning to end, I kind of feel like I did one better and lived it, and at this point would avoid seeing it again sober so as not to ruin the experience.
Can't blame you. I haven't seen the movie since I was 10, but I have nothing but the fondest memories of it. Something about the lack of clear memories that makes you remember a movie so fondly.
 

NightCrawler

Aeons gone, vast, mad and deathless
グリフィス said:
It's also a good movie to watch drunk with friends and have a laugh at. Underrated for its versatile enjoyment actually, depending on how seriously you want to take it on a particular viewing.
Totally agree. I've watched that movie so many times, in so many different situations. And i always enjoyed it, not matter what mood i was in.

Speaking of which, I have an interesting movie watching story to share that's probably one of my favorite movie experiences, even though I can't call it one of my favorite movies. Total Recall isn't on that list because although I've sat through it twice, in both cases I became so blackout drunk that I can't remember the majority of it, scenes are jumbled together, it jumps in and out, and even though I can remember a lot of things, they're all out of order, don't make sense, and I can't be sure what was real and what I imagined due to how I perceived it (adding to the confusion, it just seemed full of crazy shit anyway). So, while I still haven't really seen Total Recall coherently from beginning to end, I kind of feel like I did one better and lived it, and at this point would avoid seeing it again sober so as not to ruin the experience.
So, that means you lived it like Ahnolds character.
 

Griffith

My posts are better.
NightCrawler said:
So, that means you lived it like Ahnolds character.
Yeah, I comprehended just enough of what was going on to feel that way while watching without consciously thinking about it, only to appreciate the irony later. I would go in and out of consciousness during a scene (in one case, jarred awake by Arnold escaping the memory place) and have no idea if I'd been out for five minutes or an hour and therefore had no idea if what I was watching was from the beginning, middle, or end of the movie. The key is that this same thing happened over two different viewings, so I was in and out of different parts of those different viewings, and now the memories all run together, making it truly impossible to straighten out. If someone could somehow consistently recreate and regulate this experience, 3D fare like Avatar would be dead... oh wait, it's called alcoholism. =)

Funny aside on that note, this has never happened to me with another movie, but somehow twice with Total Recall, and the only reason I watched it the second time was to straighten it out after what happened the first time, only to have it happen again... very strange, ironic, and yet somehow fitting.
 

Walter

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Tiredness and alcohol aside, it's no surprise Total Recall is hard to follow. It's based on a Philip K. Dick novel.
 
My Favourite movie of all time.



Also just to get this out of the way now, I've taken my time to see the flaws of the Live Action TF movies. They're decent, but I wont go any further than that.
 

Johnstantine

Skibbidy Boo Bop
Skullgrin140 said:
My Favourite movie of all time.



Also just to get this out of the way now, I've taken my time to see the flaws of the Live Action TF movies. They're decent, but I wont go any further than that.
I was going to post this, but thank you for doing the work for me.
 

Lithrael

Remember, always hold your apple tight
Haahahaha. :serpico: I have to admit I've watched oldschool Transformers the Movie more times than anything else ever. And I still enjoy the hell out of it. It's so awesome. If you have to knock out your old toylines to make room for new ones, at least make sure you murder them all horribly. :rakshas:

And I still really dig that Vince DiCola soundtrack too.

After that, for a long, long time, Terminator 2 was my favorite movie ever ever.

Then The Adventures of Baron Munchausen was my favorite movie ever.

Now I'm not sure. Withnail & I is definitely one of my post-college favorites though.

And I absolutely love Muppet Treasure Island but I'm not sure exactly why. I remember on first viewing I was just kind of like 'eh' but if I watch it now I'm cracking up practically the whole movie. Except the romantic song, because just STOP. JUST STOP.
 
yesmilord said:
I'm still not quite sure how I feel about 5CM/sec. On one hand, it's a really touching/sad story, on the other I feel like it was poorly executed at some points (namely the little "music video" at the end).
Awww... I like that part.
And speaking of ending montages I like: Mind Game.
 

Dar_Klink

Last Guardian when? - CyberKlink 20XX before dying
Olivier Hague said:
Awww... I like that part.
And speaking of ending montages I like: Mind Game.
Oh man, that scene was fucking insane and intense. The first time I saw it was at 4am with no sleep for a few days(a showing at a convention) so it was even more crazy to me at the time.
 
Leon

Shaun of the Dead

Zatoichi

Shaolin challenges Ninja (guilty pleasure this one, even though there are some far better kung-fu movies like ip man, hero, drunken master etc I still love this movie)

And speaking of Kung-fu also Kung-Fu hustle

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Perfect Blue

Can't think of anymore off the top of my head, there is no western included in this as I can never decide which one I like the best :puck:
 

Oburi

All praise Grail
Just because I have some new pictures I want to show off of some more favorite films.



Buster Keaton in The General.



Pans Labyrinth



Apocalypse Now


Easy Rider



Kill Bill



Reservoir Dogs



One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest.



The Empire Strikes Back

And finally


o wait... that never happened :judo:
 
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