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Posted - 2004.08.17 23:44:00 - [31]

Not the best per se, but something that comes to mind:

Groundhog Day. Best comedy of the 90's imho.

The Second Sons
Posted - 2004.08.18 02:41:00 - [32]

My top ten fave films (in no particular order)

Saving private ryan
The pianist
Full metal jacket
Apocolypse now
Once upon a time in the west/Hombre (top westerns, cant make my mind up between the 2)
Ghost in the Shell

And a special mention to the Band of Brothers Box set, awesome!

Luc Boye
Band of Brothers
Posted - 2004.08.18 02:52:00 - [33]

Edited by: Luc Boye on 18/08/2004 02:53:17
Originally by: Vegeta
Debbie Does Yulai

/me laughs so hard he farts! Laughing

Neon Genesis
Posted - 2004.08.18 02:53:00 - [34]

28 days l8r, shawshank and donnie darko are all amazing.

All time favourites are a clockwork orange and the original psycho.

corporal hicks
Naughty 40
Posted - 2004.08.18 04:34:00 - [35]

The longest day
Bridge over the river kwai
The great escape, such a classic
Disneys Aladdin, Robin williams as Genie is cool
The Rings trilogy,
Some like it hot,
Citizen Kane.

Lots of classics.

Hellsing Enterprises
Posted - 2004.08.18 04:53:00 - [36]

Favourite movie ever is the whole LOTR trilogy... and I'm a hardcore Tolkien fan so I tell you it respects Tolkien's thought and universe...

Other great movies:
too much to name in fact I just love moviesRazz

But watch Patton if you havent
Oh and Clint Eastwood rocks
Arnold too...

ok I need to stop

Rodj Blake
PIE Inc.
Posted - 2004.08.18 10:08:00 - [37]

Pulp Fiction
The Shawshank Redemption
Blade Runner
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

are all pretty good films

Caldari Provisions
Posted - 2004.08.18 13:11:00 - [38]

The Boondock Saints...
with Pulp Fiction as a runner up..

Terran Robotics
Posted - 2004.08.18 19:30:00 - [39]

My Kind of thread.

Top 5 Films, in no order coz its too hard:

- American Psycho
- Leon
- True Romance
- Nil by Mouth
- The Stand (More of a Teleplay)

Miner Protection Guild
Posted - 2004.08.18 22:49:00 - [40]

my top five films would have to be

1:) kingpin
2:) lord of the rings, 2 towers
3:) lord of the rings, fellowship of the ring
4:) lord of the rings, return of the king
5:) shaving private ryan

Bared Bel'Medar
Drunken Wookies
BricK sQuAD.
Posted - 2004.08.19 01:44:00 - [41]

Apocolypse Now
Full Metal Jacket
Kill Bill Vol. 1
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country.

Carl Bowmore
North Star Networks
The Kadeshi
Posted - 2004.08.19 13:08:00 - [42]

Edited by: Carl Bowmore on 19/08/2004 13:09:57
Apocalypse now
The Wall
Das Boot

Mijstor Jedann
IT Alliance
Posted - 2004.08.20 05:17:00 - [43]

das boot is a great movie btw..

but to the point of this post-

has anyone seen "Four Rooms" ? terantino is in it but i can't remember if he made it or not.
Either way its good for a laugh or two.

Posted - 2004.08.20 11:25:00 - [44]

Edited by: Estios on 20/08/2004 11:27:51
Yeah I have Four Rooms at Home, only one of the 4 stories was written by Tarantino (the one with him in it funnily enough) but the whole film is SUPERB. Tim Roth is amazing.
True Romance was another great film and if you do like Tarantino check out Sleep With Me, he does a GREAT rant in that film about how Top Gun was a cleverly disguised homoerotic film.

Apocalypse now > all other war movies.

Danton Marcellus
Nebula Rasa Holdings
Posted - 2004.08.20 11:29:00 - [45]

Could be 'cause Apocalypse Now is based on Joseph Conrads Heart of Darkness, a classic and not really dealing with war as such but rather an inner journey, this whilst most other movies depicting war merely is a lay of the land and those who lay in it.

darth solo
Celestial Apocalypse
Posted - 2004.08.20 16:34:00 - [46]

1. apocalypse now
2. Aliens
3. the thing
4. butch cassidy and the sundance kidEmbarassed
5. predator
6. saving private ryan
7. space odesy

in no order.

Vance Valorium
Black Viper Nomads
Posted - 2004.08.21 02:00:00 - [47]

Reading through these posts, there are some very "educated" film fans here. It gives me hope that there is still a future for good film-making.

While agreeing that there is no "best," here are a few of my favorites (some of which, to my delight, have already been mentioned):

"The Mission"


"Citizen Kane" (it is amazing how well this movie has aged - still so pertinent)

"12 Monkeys" (Yes, I know...Gilliam again!)

"Ordinary People"

"Six Degrees Separation"

"The Right Stuff"

"The Sting"


"Master and Commander: The Far Side of The World"

"Changing Lanes" (Shocking...a Ben Affleck film that was not only tolerable, but great!)

"Leon" ("The Professional" in America)

"Eternal Sunshine of The Spotless Mind" (I hesitate to put such a recent film on my "favorites" list. I usually allow more time to reflect. But I think this one is here to stay.)

"Amores Perros" (Translated "Love's a *****.")

"Three Kings" (Can't believe this film didn't get more buzz.)

And just for fun:

"Spy Game"

"Equilibrium" (Don't think Christian Bale can pull off Batman? See this film, and you'll be psyched for "Batman Begins" in 2005! Without a doubt some of the best action choreography ever done in American cinema.)


"Cradle Will Rock"

corporal hicks
Naughty 40
Posted - 2004.08.21 04:38:00 - [48]

"Master and Commander: The Far Side of The World"

hmmm Apart from having one moderatly funny line in it I really hate to say this movie sucked other ones were good but this sucked, personnally crows best film is still romper stomper.

State Protectorate
Posted - 2004.08.21 06:35:00 - [49]

Edited by: hellwarrior on 21/08/2004 06:36:30
Hmm dno, lately tho one of the movies i've enjoyed the most:
the last samurai

and for a movie that was like wtf weak:
the chronicles of riddick , however they have decent special effects, and those contacts vin diesel(sp?) wears are tehpwn.

and a classic:
harry potter!Laughing.. k... its a joke... really :|

also i was watching 'the butterfly effect', and err passed out, but that really messed with my head.. until i passed out :| dno why, needa finsih it.

there are many movies that i enjoy, can't think of a list of favorites atm, aprt of the reason i can't think is because its pretty late. (233am)

F.R.E.E. Explorer
Wildly Inappropriate.
Posted - 2004.08.21 08:44:00 - [50]

Donnie Darko, Fight club, We were soldiers.

Mi Canio
Posted - 2004.08.21 12:47:00 - [51]

city of god - totally blew me away....

12 angry men - the original 50's version, amazing

akira - still beats the crap out of 99.9% of all sci fi films..

the killer - John Woo and Chow Yun Fat before they sold out..

hard boiled - see above

man bites dog - the best film to come out of Belgium - has to be seen to be believed

those and too many others to mention

PIE Inc.
Posted - 2004.08.22 00:46:00 - [52]

Best Evar(tm)? I have to go with Saving Private Ryan, if only for the first twenty or so minutes. Normandy was a few decades before my time, but from what I've heard from WW II veterans, it was a shockingly accurate portrayal of the horrors of modern warfare.

I have to put a blurb in for Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, however. That certainly takes the cake for best translation of written word to a movie. I thank pantheons of deities daily that Weir didn't Peter Jacksonize it. *shudder*

Deep Core Mining Inc.
Posted - 2004.08.22 01:06:00 - [53]

Lost in Translation

scarlett johanssons pink panties at the beginning ShockedShocked

ill search for a pic, bahh **** cant find it, have to make a screen cap soon™

but the movie was just great!!

Gerome Doutrande
Posted - 2004.08.22 07:58:00 - [54]

sooo many good movies, just three that come to my mind are

psycho, the big lebowsky, fight club

Alexis Machine
Asmoday Entertainment
Posted - 2004.08.22 09:49:00 - [55]

Top 10, in no order.

1.) Full Metal Jacket
2.) Band of Brothers
3.) GunGrave (not a "movie" but it's still one of the most played DVD's at my house)
4.) Mononoke-hime
5.) Final Fantasy: The spirits within
6.) Dune
7.) Wizards (1977, by Ralph Bakshi)
8.) Pulp Fiction
9.) Basketball Diaries
10.) Requiem For A Dream

Jade Constantine
Jericho Fraction
The Star Fraction
Posted - 2004.08.22 13:19:00 - [56]

I watch an awful lot of films and so tend to define my personal "best" (favourites) as those that still manage to draw me into watching them when I just happen to randomly see them on television or something. That drawing power is the secret formula that I think separates "good" from truly "great". So, (in no particular order)

Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon (Sublime camerawork and great story, excellent fighting and a genuinely moving conclusion)

The Duellists (A Joseph Conrad adaption by Ridly Scott, beautiful looking tale of obsession and rivalry between the Napoleanic officers. The PA should watch this ;)

El Cid (For my money, the Charlton Heston film, epic and inspiring. The scene where he holds the new King to account for past deeds and forces him to swear on the bible is a single defining example of how to stand up to tyrants. Its impossible to watch this film and not want to lead a rebellion.

Excalibur (Believe it or not I mastered in Arthurian mythology at the university of Bangor and I love all things celtic and dark age mythological. Excalibur is John Boorman at his visual best, mingling lush forestry and glorious evocations of feudal brutality. It does go a little new-agey but you can forgive it anything for its quoteable lines and inspiring imagery and soundtrack. I also find it impossible not to shed a tear at the end with the sunrise and climax to the musical score as arthur is taken to avalon.)

Fight Club (Hell yes! This is movie about 20-30 something kids in adult bodies and actually doing something rather than wallowing in post-adolescent angst. Its clever, uncompromising, subversive and compelling, and frankly I think the director needed burning with lye for going on to make Panic Room rather than trying to top the Pixes's scored conclusion "you met me at a strange time in my life".

Usual Suspects (A top notch cast, a very good story, twists and turns and the creation of something rare in the mordern world: a genuinely scary bogeyman figure and believable myth)

Once upon a time in the West (Buy it on DVD and watch with digitally remastered 5.1 stero. It is a work of art. I love the Clint Eastward westerns but this film beats them hands down for storytelling and an incredible slow burning inevitability of revenge.)

Magnolia (Great storytelling, intermingled plots, human drama, its funny and tragic and moves along like a forced march to a great conclusion. The music is again fantastic and well worth investing in the DVD to see the film in its best state.)

Battleship Potemkin (The "daddy" of propaganda film-making. Open your mind and heart and tell me you don't feel just the slightest urge to rise up and throw off shackles of the proletariat after watching this film. It really is piece of art. Forget your political bias and just be moved by it for a little while.)

Kelly's Heroes (yes I know, Saving Private Ryan and Shindlers List are much more worthy WW2 films etc, but Kelly's heroes is the one that made me go out and "play war" with my friends when I was a kid. I think because it concentrates on the soldiers, their friendships, and what they are hoping to get out of the dog days of the war when things are pretty much decided and the conflict is won. I also liked the fact that the character of the "enemy" soldiers is developed and they become people again. The Tiger Tank german is not some faceless German goon, he's a guy just like us at the end of day. Ironically its also pretty good for the depiction of the hardware. Classic film!


And for the "never heard of it on release but randomly saw it at the video shop and boy what a little gem it was" category.

"Revengers Tragedy" (with Eddie Izzard Christopher Eccleston and Derek Jacobi, a superb post apocalypic retelling of a Jacobean play to a glorious soundtrack by Chumbawumba. The richness of the original dialogue is spiced with amusing anachronistic moments and the tale moves along beautifully. Because the language is by turns so dense you have to think about it ... and that allows you to dwell on the motivation and actuality of revenge as a core foundation to a life.)


ISD Interstellar Correspondents
Posted - 2004.08.22 13:31:00 - [57]

Requiem fora Dream and S.F.W. spring to mind ._.

Deep Core Mining Inc.
Posted - 2004.08.22 17:03:00 - [58]

nobody mentioned pulp fiction so far?

Luc Boye
Band of Brothers
Posted - 2004.08.23 00:02:00 - [59]

Originally by: darth solo
4. butch cassidy and the sundance kidEmbarassed

Hey, I lub that movie too. Cool

Posted - 2004.08.23 01:52:00 - [60]

Originally by: Orestes
Requiem fora Dream and S.F.W. spring to mind ._.

At last. Someone on this god forsaken dustbowl that thinks S.F.W is one of the best movies made.

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