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siavoshkc
08-22-2006, 04:00 PM
What is the best movie you have ever seen?

Mine is Terminator 1 and 2 specialy 1.

cboard_member
08-22-2006, 04:06 PM
Yeah they were ok. I've got no single favourite movie - I watch so many of the damn things.
Favourite actors is easy (no particular order):

Steve Buscemi
Harvey Kietel
Tom Cruise (in most of his movies)
Chris Tucker
Tom Hanks
Jim Carrey
Johnny Depp
Will Smith
Jackie Chan
Nicholas Cage (in 1 or 2 of his movies, most of the time I find him annoying. I think Face/Off and The Rock are the only two I enjoyed actually)
Which brings me to Sean Connery

That's about it :p

Mario F.
08-22-2006, 04:13 PM
I think it's impossible to know. Someone else will always be naming some other movie that I will immediatly want to post on my favorite list. But here goes an effort. Of the top of my head, my favorite movies ever:

Blade Runner
Once Upon a Time in The West
Pulp Fiction
Lord of the Rings Trilogy

joeprogrammer
08-22-2006, 04:16 PM
How come no one's mentioned Star Wars?

Mad_guy
08-22-2006, 04:36 PM
Pulp Fiction. Donnie Dark is really awesome too.

siavoshkc
08-22-2006, 04:47 PM
I only mentioned my best, but there are also other movies which I really like. I really loved independence day when I saw it for the first time. But one year later I saw it and saw it was not that good.

Star Wars is good. It is very looks like to Lord of the rings, fight of good and bad. I have seen 4 of its six episodes.

I don't see Lord of the rings as a very good movie.

Titanic was good, but more told to be good than it really was (It could be if the girl was a little more beautiful!).

Shining was not a good movie.

I like old James Bond movies.

Face-off is a really good movie.

One of the most ridicules movies that I've ever seen is Tomb Raider.

Total Recall was good.

And Hot Shots, very funny.

[edit]
B-13, french movie is good too.

jmd15
08-22-2006, 05:28 PM
The Matrix trilogy ESPECIALLY the first one. Those 3 movies just blow all other movies outta the water.

SlyMaelstrom
08-22-2006, 07:47 PM
The Matrix trilogy ESPECIALLY the first one. Those 3 movies just blow all other movies outta the water.Heh, you must not see many movies.

I'd either go with The Shawshank Redemption or Pulp Fiction as my favorite movie. My favorite scene ever has to be this: warning: may contain inappropriate material (http://youtube.com/watch?v=vs1Yuvq6I1w)

Mad_guy
08-22-2006, 09:30 PM
I have Pulp Fiction on my iPod so worship me.


Also, an awesinine movie is Snakes on the Plane. Go see it or be killed.

Wraithan
08-22-2006, 09:35 PM
SLC Punk! and Malcolm X

itsme86
08-22-2006, 09:45 PM
American History X is one of my favorites.

Also, I have to agree with the first Matrix movie. It's an awesome movie.

axon
08-22-2006, 10:04 PM
i don't have an all time fav, but here is a couple i really enoy:

seven samurai (and almost every other kurosawa film)
raging bull
deer hunter
apocalypse now
platoon
citizen kaine
legends of the fall
taxi driver
dog day afternoon
heat
pi
the ninth gate
full metal jacket (many other kubrick films as well)

nvoigt
08-23-2006, 02:07 AM
Well, there's good movies and good movies.

Good movies doesn't neccessarily have a happy end because life sucks. Good movies doesn't have a replay value because they are disturbing and while you are glad you watched them, you don't want to watch them again:

"Die Brücke" ( German for The Bridge ), probably one of the best anti-war movies ever. B/W. In '45, a group of friends between 14 and 15 are pressed into service with the Wehrmacht, the German Army. The war is already lost, US troops are over the Rhine. The teenagers get sent out to defend a small local bridge. The bridge is meaningless. Driven by their naive heroism and all the propaganda they have been fed, they assume positions and prepare for a heroic defense. Totally unprepared for the reality of war, thinking of it as nothing more but playing cowboys and indians and getting medals in the end, they open up fire on a US tank column trying to cross the bridge. Unsurpisingly, this does not end well.


And then, there's good movies, that you can watch time and again:

Pirates of the Carribean
Bad Boys
I Robot
Matrix
Sky Captain
Groundhog Day

prog-bman
08-23-2006, 02:10 AM
Equilibrium - Chritian Bale.

Of course there are others but they have been metioned so I left them out.

Rennor
08-23-2006, 02:30 AM
Léon (1994) (aka The Professional) Imdb linkage (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0110413/)

Thats the movie I like most.

Sang-drax
08-23-2006, 02:54 AM
The first few:

1. Ying Xiong / Hero
2. The Good, the Bad, the Ugly
3. Fight Club
4. The Matrix
5. Dogville
6. It's a wonderful life
7. American history X
8. Pulp fiction
9. Terminator 2
10. Star Wars
11. Kill Bill
12. Bubba Ho-tep

Mario F.
08-23-2006, 04:53 AM
"Die Brücke" ( German for The Bridge ), probably one of the best anti-war movies ever. B/W. In '45, a group of friends between 14 and 15 are pressed into service with the Wehrmacht, the German Army.

Based on an awsome novel by Manfred Gregor and one of my favorite war books.

ThWolf
08-23-2006, 04:58 AM
I don't really have any "favorite" movies, but I really like The fast and the furious 3, which happens to be the last movie I saw.

SlyMaelstrom
08-23-2006, 05:05 AM
I don't really have any "favorite" movies, but I really like The fast and the furious 3, which happens to be the last movie I saw.Try watching Memento. I think you'd like it cause you'd definitely relate to it. :p

twomers
08-23-2006, 05:16 AM
>> Pulp Fiction. Donnie Dark is really awesome too.

Yeah! I like pi too ... am, I like the lord of the rings (see sig). I like this link (Donnie Darko Memorable Quotes - "Sometimes I doubt your commitment to Sparkle Motion", HAHAHAHA). Fight club rocks too, the shining wasn't nearly as good as the book, The Green Mile was OK I guess, the Shawshank Redemption was very good.

This link (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0246578/quotes)

cboard_member
08-23-2006, 05:46 AM
Pulp Fiction just rocks. A lot of good memories (ain't seen it for like 2 years). That tasty burger clip... is that where some guy bursts out of the toilet with a .44 (or something very revolver-y and big) and completely misses with all 6? I forget exactly :(

SlyMaelstrom
08-23-2006, 06:11 AM
That's the beginning The Bonnie Situation. It starts out at the end of the scene I posted but is way later in the movie from the scene I posted. To summerize, the "tasty burger" scene is where Jules and Vincent go to pick up Marcelles' briefcase from the guys who screwed up the operation.

ThWolf
08-23-2006, 06:15 AM
Try watching Memento. I think you'd like it cause you'd definitely relate to it. :p

I'm familiar with the name, but if it is a movie about racing, know just one thing:
Racing is not something I really really love. In fact, I never liked it and pretty much hated it. But then I started to learn to drive, and now its a lot more interesting (I also play Need for speed, Toca race driver which is too realistic).

SlyMaelstrom
08-23-2006, 06:19 AM
I'm familiar with the name, but if it is a movie about racing, know just one thing:
Racing is not something I really really love. In fact, I never liked it and pretty much hated it. But then I started to learn to drive, and now its a lot more interesting (I also play Need for speed, Toca race driver which is too realistic).Well, you're in luck. It has nothing to do with racing. Rent it sometime.

Snip
08-23-2006, 07:17 AM
The Boondock Saints - probably my favourite one

Other ones I like are
- Full Metal Jacket
- Fight Club
- Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
- Batman Begins

Prelude
08-23-2006, 07:21 AM
The first one that comes to mind is The Last Samurai.

jmd15
08-23-2006, 08:41 AM
Heh, you must not see many movies.

I'd either go with The Shawshank Redemption or Pulp Fiction as my favorite movie. My favorite scene ever has to be this: warning: may contain inappropriate material (http://youtube.com/watch?v=vs1Yuvq6I1w)
I've seen tons of movies but those are ALWAYS my top 3. Another movie I liked alot was V for Vendetta, which just HAPPENS to be from the creators of The Matrix ;). Oh looks like a lot of people agree with me on The Matrix part. So in the words of Howard Dean, "Byaah!"

EDIT:
I see a lot of people talk about Pulp Fiction and I haven't seen it. Do you think it's worth a look? What kind of movie is it?

Mario F.
08-23-2006, 08:53 AM
I don't :)

Matrix for me was a series of cheap philosophy coupled with bad dialogs. Just an attempt at putting to movie one of the most ancient philosophies (that which we all are a dream of some higher being) and place it in a post modern world.

I also couldn't stand those "Oh It hurts so much to love you" type-of relationship between the two main characters. I mean... c'mon! Lighten up! It's reminiscent of those film noir and the femme fatale versus absent minded stylish hero. *watch out, I'm feeling sick now*

Nice SF though. What really saved the movie. The rest was... boring. What was it? 4 movies right? On all of them Neo with a Duh! expression and whats-her-name taking him by the hand.

SlyMaelstrom
08-23-2006, 08:56 AM
Do you think it's worth a look? What kind of movie is it?I and several others have considered it one of the greatest movies they've ever seen... ... yeah I think it's worth a look.

While I did like the first of The Matrix trilogy (which is the only one I've seen others mention here), I though two was mediocre and three was just rubbish. You can over analyse the plot all you want it was still lousy. In your defense, though, I can see some movies in this post that are certainly worse than The Matrix.

Oh, if you want to know what Pulp Fiction is like, you can watch the clip I posted. It won't ruin the movie for you.

Sang-drax
08-23-2006, 09:01 AM
I've seen tons of movies but those are ALWAYS my top 3. Another movie I liked alot was V for Vendetta, which just HAPPENS to be from the creators of The Matrix ;). Oh looks like a lot of people agree with me on The Matrix part. So in the words of Howard Dean, "Byaah!"

EDIT:
I see a lot of people talk about Pulp Fiction and I haven't seen it. Do you think it's worth a look? What kind of movie is it?
You might just be the first person I see who describes him/herself as "having seen tons of movies" and who haven't seen Pulp Fiction. :)
It is definately a must to see that movie.

Mario F.
08-23-2006, 09:14 AM
I wish I have never seen the movie just to enjoy seeing it again for the first time.

It's that good :)

jmd15
08-23-2006, 09:31 AM
Yeah, I'll concede the point that the second and third Matrix movies weren't as good as the first. The first was incredible, the other two were good. Yeah I don't know why I haven't seen Pulp Fiction, it sounds like a movie I'd watch. My favorite kind of movies: Horror/Thriller, Action, Comedy (in that order). Just two nights ago I saw The Descent and it was horrible :\. Horror my ass it was stupid and they explained nothing in the movie, things happened for no reason, etc. Oh and Mario, the relationship between Neo and Trinity was kinda... stupid, for lack of a better way to say it. Ahh well that little element didn't affect the movie as a whole for me.

Cheeze-It
08-23-2006, 09:34 AM
Titanic. And yes, I'm g'damn serious. Go to hell.

SlyMaelstrom
08-23-2006, 09:37 AM
Titanic. And yes, I'm g'damn serious. Go to hell.There will be one less in this topic if you don't shut that 'ole in your face!

cboard_member
08-23-2006, 09:39 AM
The first one that comes to mind is The Last Samurai.

I'm pretty sure that's one of Cruise's best movies to date - it's so well done.

I can't watch the last 20 minutes without welling up / lumpy throat.

Damn guns.

Mario F.
08-23-2006, 09:44 AM
Awww... those meanies ;)

I liked him in Vanilla Sky. Nice movie. Not on my fav list. But nice still. TC is nowehere close to my favorite actors.

SlyMaelstrom
08-23-2006, 09:47 AM
TC is nowehere close to my favorite actors.As much as he freaks me out on TV, he's probably one of the most consistent actors of his generation.

twomers
08-23-2006, 09:47 AM
Oh, I liked lord of war too.

>> ... consistent actors of his generation.
Consistent doesn't mean good! I can give you lots of examples of bad acting that's consistent!

Prelude
08-23-2006, 09:52 AM
>I'm pretty sure that's one of Cruise's best movies to date - it's so well done.
I'm not normally a big Tom Cruise fan, but he pulled that one off very well. It's rare that I actually cry while watching a movie, and despite seeing it at least a dozen times so far, I still get teary at various parts. ;)

twomers
08-23-2006, 10:23 AM
I don't think i've ever cried from watching a movie ... and if I did, at the age of 13 or so I began to deny every instance (which didn't occur), of it happening!!

Mario F.
08-23-2006, 10:30 AM
That's because you are dead for so long

twomers
08-23-2006, 10:31 AM
That's because you are dead for so long

Not like that movie, The Sixth Sense though!

Mario F.
08-23-2006, 10:34 AM
Nice movie too!
From when Shymalan(sp?) could still surprise us. Now, when a movie from him comes we already know that the end is always the least expected... So it becomes somewhat easy to predict :)

EDIT: And the young actor just reminded me of another great movie; A.I.

EDIT *2: And the director reminds me of two movies I should add to my favorite movies of all time list... Schindler's List and Color Purple.

cboard_member
08-23-2006, 11:10 AM
I don't think i've ever cried from watching a movie ... and if I did, at the age of 13 or so I began to deny every instance (which didn't occur), of it happening!!

Really? Like never ever not once ever bloody ever?

Weirdo. :p

indigo0086
08-23-2006, 11:32 AM
EDIT: And the young actor just reminded me of another great movie; A.I.



Y'know, when I watched it in the theatre I thought it was pretty boring, mainly because it was a little stretched out and had too much explinations. But a few weeks ago I re-watched it and was surprised how well it aged. It could have been released last week with the same effect. It goes without saying that I liked it much more, though the ending did have too much closure. I ususally prefer when movies leave much up to the imagination as possible without letting loose too many loopholes or deus ex machina. It was still a good movie.

Minority report not so much, but still good.

I also came to grips with the fact that despite it's '90s esque hair-band wildness that is a Michael Bay film, I still love the guy's movies. The Island and Bad Boys in particular (minus part two). If hell were ever to need scinematic direction, then it would be from Michael Bay. Destruction opera at it's finest.

nvoigt
08-23-2006, 11:39 AM
Flipping through my dvds, I decided to introduce a new category: relatively good movies. What is it ? Movies that should have sucked, but didn't, movies that delivered more than expected, movies that are trashy but still good:

Barb Wire. No, seriously. Taking into account that this movie had to live with Pamela Anderson as lead actress, it was pretty darn good. Not absolute good, but certainly not as crappy as one would have thought.

Pieces of April. Ok, I admit, the trailer sounded like comedy and I would have watched a movie about dentists at work eating live snails if it only had Katie Holmes starring. But it turned out to be more than the facade and a really good movie, although everything but comedy.

twomers
08-23-2006, 11:44 AM
Has anyone here seen Troll 2?It's a great story about goblins (Not trolls), from Nilbog, When we watched it, my friends and myself, it was rated the 6th worst movie of all time. EDIT :: Olé, it's now second worst (http://imdb.com/chart/bottom)!!

AI I wasn't too fond of.

cboard_member
08-23-2006, 01:09 PM
I thought AI was pretty boring. I think the most memorable scene was "don't drop me David, I'll break..." ... "ouch.".

The kids name was David, right?

Raven Arkadon
08-23-2006, 01:29 PM
brain dead :D

twomers
08-23-2006, 02:42 PM
Don't be stupid, who'd call a kid (or robot, he looked so read), Brain Dead?