Favorite Film/Films

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#4
What are some of your favorites, personally I have to go with Lost In Translation (watched it last night) and anything by Wes Anderson.
Lost in Translation is a superb film :thumbsup:

Wonder what Bill said to Scarlett at the end?

I know what I would have said, but probably would have got me a slap across the face :D
 
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Dawn of the dead the original version
You should definitely try watching the Argento version.

Basically what happened was George Romero couldn't get the money to make the film so took the idea to Dario Argento to get his name onboard to get the funding (Basically Dario Argento is the biggest name in Italian horror films). And they made the film effectively together. But they made an agreement with each other that George Romero would produce and cut his version of the film for America and England. Whereas Dario Argento would cut and produce his version for Italy and a few other countries.

Basically Dario Argento is one of the greatest horror film directors of all time and a much better director than George Romero and what he did was cut the film for pace and make it an all out action-fest. Whereas George Romero made it slower paced and with a load of social commentary.

If you haven't done so, you should watch them both to see which version you prefer. The only reason I am saying this is a lot of peoples, and also my opinion is I much prefer the Argento version.

You can find where to get the Argento version from DVD Compare if you are interested

http://www.dvdcompare.net/comparisons/film.php?fid=676
 
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The Laurence Olivier version of Henry
The Taming of The Shrew (Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor version)
Citizen Kane
The Battle of Britain
Any Clint Eastwood western
Dead and Loving It

(to name but a few)
 
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#13
There are so many but some are;
Falling Down.
Hope And Glory.
Law Abiding Citizen.
The 51st State.
Dead Mens Shoes.
Colombiana.
Goodfellas.
A Bronx Tale.
Apollo 13.
The Dead Zone.
Rambo-First Blood.
Trainspotting.
The Wolfman.
Michael Collins.
Snatch.
Limitless.
Terminator 2-Judgement Day,
The Shawshank Redemption.
Fight Club.
Predator.
Braindead. The Peter Jackson gorefest one.
True Romance.
Die Hards 3 and 4.
I.D.
Notting Hill.
Public Enemies.
Full Metal Jacket.
 
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I have to admit I'm a hopeless romantic and the thought that walking the streets of London I might meet Julia Roberts ....one can dream!!

Notting Hill - lost count of the times I've seen that!
Message in a bottle
Shawshank Redemption
It's a Wonderful Life
Miracle on 34th Street
Die Hard Films
Lethal Weapon
 
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#19
I am a sci-fi and comic book geek so also enjoy these films -

Star Wars (ESB is my favourite)
Marvel (Cap 2 & Avengers Assemble in particular)
Star Trek (reboot films)
Chris Nolan Batman films
 
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Wowser think I need to start watching twilight! I have met the author a few times if that counts.
Oh wow lucky you!! I would absolutely love that! Love the books as much as the films but I have to use my imagination to imagine the guys then ;) haha x
 
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I have to admit I'm a hopeless romantic and the thought that walking the streets of London I might meet Julia Roberts ....one can dream!!

Notting Hill - lost count of the times I've seen that!
Message in a bottle
Shawshank Redemption
It's a Wonderful Life
Miracle on 34th Street
Die Hard Films
Lethal Weapon
Yes I never tire of watching Notting Hill either especially the dinner scene where they meet her.
 
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Oh wow lucky you!! I would absolutely love that! Love the books as much as the films but I have to use my imagination to imagine the guys then ;) haha x
One of the perks!:D To be honest I think this is where books win in my opinion it allows the reader to create their own version of the world they're reading, no one can tell them how to imagine a character. It's yours and yours alone. I think this is often where we are disappointed if we read a book and then watch a film, it somehow rarely lives up to our own imagination.
 
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My top 10 movies of all time:
Blade Runner, Field Of Dreams, Dead Poets Society, The Princess Bride, Leon, Last Of The Mohicans, Pleasantville, The Truman Show, 12 Monkeys, The Watchmen, The Matrix
Yeah, I know that's 11. Usually my top 10 list comes out being like 100 movies. :blush:
 
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My top 10 movies of all time:
Blade Runner, Field Of Dreams, Dead Poets Society, The Princess Bride, Leon, Last Of The Mohicans, Pleasantville, The Truman Show, 12 Monkeys, The Watchmen, The Matrix
Yeah, I know that's 11. Usually my top 10 list comes out being like 100 movies. :blush:
How could I forget Field of Dreams, cracking movie.
 
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My top 10 movies of all time:
Blade Runner, Field Of Dreams, Dead Poets Society, The Princess Bride, Leon, Last Of The Mohicans, Pleasantville, The Truman Show, 12 Monkeys, The Watchmen, The Matrix
Yeah, I know that's 11. Usually my top 10 list comes out being like 100 movies. :blush:
The Matrix was really amazing when it came out.
 
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#32
Bloody hell I keep remembering more films I like. This could take a few posts :rolleyes:

Gladiator
Bourne films (not the Jeremy Renner one)
Unbreakable
Sicario
Casino Royale (Daniel Craig version)
Death on the Nile
Donnie Darko
The Green Mile
Tangled (guilty pleasure :))
 
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#33
Silence of the lambs
The Godfather( all 3 of them)
Shawshank redemption
Scarface
Fight club
Donnie Brasco
88 minutes
The recruit
The curious case of Benjamin Button
And a few more. These are my favourites of all times
I keep meaning to watch Benjamin Button but for some reason I've not watched it.
 
#34
I keep meaning to watch Benjamin Button but for some reason I've not watched it.
I don't cry at movies but I did cry at this one. It is something different and it is interesting. It's emotional. It changes something in you. I was thinking about it days in a row after I saw it the first time and couldn't get tired of it seeing it again.
 
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I don't cry at movies but I did cry at this one. It is something different and it is interesting. It's emotional. It changes something in you. I was thinking about it days in a row after I saw it the first time and couldn't get tired of it seeing it again.
You've got to love movies that do that. That's done it, I'm going to watch that film now!!
 
#38
There are so many but some are;
Falling Down.
Dead Mens Shoes.
Goodfellas.
A Bronx Tale.
Rambo-First Blood.
Snatch.
Limitless.
The Shawshank Redemption.
Predator.
Die Hards 3 and 4.
Notting Hill.
Full Metal Jacket.
All of the above and...

Jerry Maguire
All spaghetti westerns with Clint Eastwood.
Top Gun
Wall Street 1 & 2
Rain Man
Basic Instinct
The Original Magnificent 7
All the Indiana Jones films
Titanic
Mission Impossible all of them.
Sin City 1 & 2
Django unchained
 
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#39
Inception, Adjustment bureau, Edge of Forever and Source Code.

Hunger games, twilight, old terminator.

Cant stand movies where the CGI supercedes a story. Eg New mad max, new terminator, new james bond. All bollocks.
 
#41
oh god, where to begin.... So many.....
In no particular order other than random memory selection:
Ran - Akira Kurosawa's epic reworking of Shakespeare's tragedy, King Lear. Produced long before any cgi techniques were available and still more powerful than contemporary cinema. You need to see this on a big screen to appreciate its grandeur.
Apocalypse Now - this, One From the Heart and his Godfather trilogy place Francis Ford Coppola as one of cinema's living greats.
Fitzcarraldo - Werner Herzog's tale of obsession and insanity in the South American jungle.
Brazil - more insanity, this time futuristic, in Terry Gilliam's dystopian nightmare.
Mulholland Drive - the dark underbelly of Hollywood, as depicted by David Lynch. "Seedy and demented" doesn't quite cover it.
Touch Of Evil - Orson Welles at his most imaginative, relying on implication to introduce fear in a small New Mexico border town. Seminal film noir.
Blade Runner - Ridley Scott's finest moment. Unimpeachable (yes, even over Aliens, imo). Keen to see how the Denis Villeneuve/ Roger Deakins collab for the upcoming sequel will pan out. They worked magic on the recent Sicario. Rutger Hauer's "Tears In Rain" dying monologue !
Once Upon A Time in America - Sergio Leone's shift from spaghetti westerns to the burgeoning New World. And Ennio Morricone's evocative score.
Taxi Driver - early Scorsese and still brilliantly raw. Early New York before it became a gated community for hedge fund managers.
Midnight Cowboy - as above, uses Manhattan's street life as a key character of the movie.
Paris, Texas - Wim Wenders' unique approach to the extremities of love and what that will do to a man.
Harold and Maude - Hal Ashby's oddball black comedy that remains a minor cult classic.
The Big Lebowski - or, indeed, everything from the magnificent Coen brothers' stable (Barton Fink, No Country for Old Men, etc). Who could ever forget Jeff Bridges' performance as 'El Duderino'.
Car Wash and Paul Thomas Anderson's Boogie Nights feature strongly for soundtracks that underpin the plot line.
More recently, American Hustle and Sicario really did it for me. Emily Blunt's transition from uptight Vogue secretary in The Devil Wears Prada to out of her depth FBI agent deserves serious industry accolades.

Have yet to see The Hunger Games trilogy.
No one opted for the Lord of the Rings/ Hobbit franchise? Or is it too recent for consideration. By the time I'd seen the 3rd Hobbit movie, I had OD'd on 'epic' battle scenes.
 
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I don't cry at movies but I did cry at this one. It is something different and it is interesting. It's emotional. It changes something in you. I was thinking about it days in a row after I saw it the first time and couldn't get tired of it seeing it again.
When he is a toddler
Then he dies at the end :cry:

Well I didn't cry but its a choker
 
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#43
Some of my favourite comedies -

Dodgeball
Blades of Glory
Ted
The Inbetweeners Movie
Trading Places
Blazing Saddles
Wedding Singer
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Airplane
 
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#44
Off the top of my head, in no particular order:-

Aliens (special edition)
Pulp Fiction
The Matrix
The Green Mile
Goodfellas
Se7en
The Usual Suspects
Saw (despite the shite acting)
Reservoir Dogs

I'm sure there's some I've missed.
 
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#49
I have to admit I'm a hopeless romantic and the thought that walking the streets of London I might meet Julia Roberts ....one can dream!!

Notting Hill - lost count of the times I've seen that!
Message in a bottle
Shawshank Redemption
It's a Wonderful Life
Miracle on 34th Street
Die Hard Films
Lethal Weapon
I only finally got round to watching It's A Wonderful Life last year (Christmas of course!). Great film. Interesting to see the similarities in parts of the Back To The Future movies which I also like but didn't know about.
 
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#50
Life of Brian Shawshank Redemption Mississippi Burning In The Heat of The Night Weekend at Bernies Back to the Future Die Hard (Alan Rickman is fantastically Hammy) Usual Suspects Blazing Saddles(Adore Mel Brooks) Silver Linings Playbook Warhorse but many others could replace some or all of these depending on my mood
 
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