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captain swoop
2005-Mar-03, 12:22 PM
Where Eagles Dare, Duck Soup, Good, Bad and Ugly, Oklahoma, Singing In the Rain, Zulu, Trains Planes and Automobiles, Rio Bravo, Oh Mr Porter and Blazing Saddles.

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2005-Mar-03, 01:42 PM
Right off the top of my head:

Basketball Diaries, Pulp Fiction, Repo Man, Reservior Dogs, Suicide Kings, Thursday, The Dunebar Boys, The Field; Bodies, Rest & Motion; Zero Effect.

10 very good films, very subjectively put forth.

captain swoop
2005-Mar-03, 01:51 PM
Suicide Kings was on UK tv last night, forget the channel, BBC 2 or Channel 4 probably, Iwas in the Pub watching a Band.

2005-Mar-03, 02:18 PM
Hey there Captain Swoop, are you a skydiver?

captain swoop
2005-Mar-03, 04:27 PM
No, I'm not a Skydiver. Captain swoop is an old Superhero character an artist friend of mine created back in the early 80s

2005-Mar-03, 05:18 PM
Wings of Desire, Magnolia, Godfather Part II, Manhattan, Field of Dreams, Always, Until the End of the World, Empire Strikes Back, Goodfellas, Dr. Strangelove.

If I reposted, this list would change. :D

2005-Mar-03, 05:23 PM
Right now if I had to pick 10 films that I would like to watch this weekend I'd choose: Chicago, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Pink Floyd the Wall, Dark City, Born into Brothels, Kill Bill Vol. I, Wizard of Oz, Aliens, Ataranquat: The Fast Runner, and Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon

2005-Mar-03, 06:04 PM
The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, The Return of the King, National Treasure, Sneakers, Spiderman, Spiderman II, Platoon, Full Metal Jacket, M*A*S*H

2005-Mar-03, 07:28 PM
Line for line and scene for scene, Casablanca can't be overlooked (co-incidentally now playing on the Turner Broadcasting Channel).

2005-Mar-03, 10:32 PM
okay, this is my list right now, and like all the others, it's subject to change w/out notice.

American Beauty, Shakespeare in Love, Operation Petticoat, Chicago, Roman Holiday, Sleeping Beauty, Princess Bride, Candleshoe, Gone With the Wind, and Elizabeth.

wow, that's a girly list. okay.

2005-Mar-03, 10:34 PM
I'll can't think of all 10 right now, but I will stick with Pulp Fiction, Dr. Strangelove, and The Godfather as being up there for sure.

2005-Mar-04, 12:22 AM
Lion in Winter, Great Escape, French Connection I & II, LA Confidential, Ronin, Grand Prix, Italian Job (original), Les Miserables (1952) and Maltese Falcon.

paulie jay
2005-Mar-04, 12:27 AM
My top 10

*Taxi Driver *This Is Spinal Tap *The King Of Comedy *The Great Escape *Little Shop Of Horrors (later version)* Stand By Me *Full Metal Jacket *Casino *Dial M For Murder *Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Of course, this will change daily :P

2005-Mar-04, 12:30 AM
(Casablanca, A Few Good Men, Finding Nemo, Contact, The Dish) x2 because I'm too lazy to think up more right now :wink:

2005-Mar-04, 01:32 AM
I want to add The Incredibles. I love that movie!

2005-Mar-04, 01:38 AM
In no particular order: Casablanca, all three LOTR films, Star Trek IV, Star Wars I, MASH, Clockwork Orange, Contact, Casino.

2005-Mar-04, 02:29 AM
Dr. Strangelove. The Great Escape. The Mission. The Time Machine (old version). Harold and Maude. Treasure of the Sierra Madre. Casablanca. All Quiet on the Western Front. Goodbye Mr. Chips.

No particular order except for Dr. Stangelove (my favorite). I could have included a few sci-fis but they just don't have the impact now that I'm 'old'. I recently saw 'The Day the Earth Stood Still' and could only think what a self-centered pompous movie. As a kid I was petrified by 'Devil girl from Mars'..gag...what a bad movie when I saw it as an adult!

2005-Mar-04, 02:37 AM
Uhm, let's see.

I liked the Lord of the rings (all three). I also liked The game (the first time I saw it was the best of course). The Great escape, though I haven't seen it completely. I bought the PC game of that movie 2 weeks ago in fact. Other movies, uhm I love Monty Python from time to time, I like Life of Brian and The Holy grail specifically. Mars Attacks! was good fun. The Green Mile had its charms (especially that huuuuge actor). I can't think of other films at the moment. Oh yes, the new computer animation movies (Shrek series, Finding Nemo, For the Birds =D> )

Charlie in Dayton
2005-Mar-04, 07:42 AM
Just to list a few that I've gotten my grubby little paws on recently, and regard extremely highly, to the point of regarding them as defining moments in filmmaking...

Fritz Lang's Metropolis
The Phantom of The Opera and The Hunchback of Notre Dame, both with Lon Chaney Sr.
Nosferatu, starring Max Schreck

There are at least forty more moom pitchers in this bargain pack, some of which are definitely B-grade stinkers (The Indestructible Man with Lon Chaney Jr), some are cult classics (Carnival of Souls, The Little Shop of Horrors with Jack Nicholson, and The Terror with Nicholson and Boris Karloff), and some are just so bad they're good (The Amazing Mr. X, with Turhan Bey).

Needless to say, I've got a lot to keep me occupied when the phone doesn't ring here at The Computer Help Desk... :wink:

2005-Mar-04, 09:40 AM
In no particular order

Metropolis... Yes, even with Giorgio Moroder's soundtrack..

The General... The Buster Keaton one. The man is a genius.

Dr Strangelove... Kubrick's best imho

Léon... (aka The Professional in the USA) A great great film.

Casino... From the Saul Bass credits through the entire film. An utter classic

Can't think of any others off the top of my head...


2005-Mar-04, 10:41 AM
Looking at the stacks of recently watched DVDs: Snatch, Amelie, Napoleon Dynamite, Spirited Away, The Royal Tennenbaums, Spaceballs, Super Troopers; Lock, Stock, And Two Smoking Barrels; Ocean's 11 (the new one), and the Lord of the Rings trilogy (it's really just one very long movie, so I'll count it as such)

Kind of an odd mix.

2005-Mar-04, 01:32 PM
Looking over other's favorites, I'm reminded of all the great flicks out there. I think my top ten would change with mood. I need a list for every genre just to come close to including all my favorites.

How could I have forgot Casablanca and The Maltese Falcon? And Young Frankenstein and The In-Laws (". . . salamander Sal, salamander."

jami cat
2005-Mar-04, 01:50 PM
The Wall, Clockwork Orange, Alien, Terminator, Indiana Jones, Contact, Blade Runner, Good Bad Ugly, Unforgiven, Willy Wonka...

2005-Mar-05, 03:07 AM
It can drive anyone crazy to come up with a Top Ten list; my list doesn't vary much and includes movies I can see over and over again and/or had some personal impact on me. Still it leaves out so many others! Dr Strangelove, Full Metal Jacket and LOTR appear to be common...all great movies. I had to write papers on Goodfellas and The Maltese Falcon in my Literature Into Film class, so I love those too and watched certain shots a zillion times.

My list for now: Apocalypse Now, The Seventh Seal, Das Boot, One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest, Schindler's List, A Hard Day's Night, The Road Warrior, Fanny & Alexander, Koyaanisquatsi, Romeo & Juliet (1968)

Useless trivia:
The first movie I remember seeing in a "big theater" at 6 yrs old: Sounder (cried my eyes out)
Movie I've seen the most times - a 3-way tie: Citizen Kane, Mad Max, Young Frankenstein
First movie I recall walking out on: Bronco Billy

If anyone cares for lists, this site lists the 300 tops films in 100 increments. Most of the movies mentioned here are on the lists, though they don't include foreign movies. You could probably do no wrong watching these 300 films: http://www.filmsite.org/momentsindx.html

2005-Mar-05, 03:53 AM
A few of my all-time favorites, which are not subject to change:

12 Angry Men (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0050083/) (the original, not the awful '90s remake)
Forbidden Planet (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0049223/)
The Searchers (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0049730/)
The Shawshank Redemption (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0111161/)
A Beautiful Mind (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0268978/)

2005-Mar-07, 05:15 PM
And now for something really different.
Godzilla vs the Thing
Godzilla vs. Megaguirus
Godzilla Final Wars
(I'm a BIG Godzilla fan :D )
Pitch Black
Forbidden Planet
First Space Ship on Venus
Once Upon a Time in the West
Ghost and the Darkness


2005-Mar-07, 05:55 PM
(I'm a BIG Godzilla fan :D )

I gathered that from your sig. Only three Godzilla movies? :)

2005-Mar-07, 06:17 PM

I see you listed The Matrix, and not the sequels or the trilogy as a whole. Did you not like the sequels, or just not like them as much?

Love Once Upon a Time in the West, one of the great westerns.

2005-Mar-08, 02:55 AM
I gathered that from your sig. Only three Godzilla movies? :)

hehe, well, I tried to give a well-rounded top 10 without posting all my favorite Goji movies. (grin)

farmerjumperdon, I do like the Matrix Trilogy, as well as the Animatrix. But I think out of all of them, I like the first one best. Once Upon a Time in the West is about the only western that really grabs me. Love it!


2005-Mar-08, 03:10 AM
Claudia Cardinale - sigh....