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The Naitch
08-22-2006, 04:51 PM
1.
2.
3.

And why?

Triple A
08-22-2006, 04:56 PM
A Clockwork Orange
American Beauty
Happiness

El Fangel
08-22-2006, 05:04 PM
1) Final Fantasy 7 : Advent Children
2) Batman Begins
3) The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers

1) Waiting since 97
2) Was just an awesome movie.
3) Helms Deep :drool:

PapaGeorgio
08-22-2006, 05:11 PM
Really enjoy all of Triple A's picks, some of my favorites for sure.
Top 3 for me though:
1. The Elephant Man- to me this movie has everything. It's artistic, while very entertaining. It has great acting and directing. It also manages to tap into a wide array of emotions while watching it. And I have a certain interest in freaks.
2. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest- It won the top 5 Oscars for a reason, enough said.
3. The Kid - Charlie Chaplin's more famous movie. Amazing how a silent film can touch someone in such a way.

Close-but-no-cigars:
Glengarry Glen Ross - This film just has so much going for it, two of my favorite actors of all time, plus other actors I am a big fan of.
Dawn of the Dead(original) - I'm a big fan of this movie. While it entertains me to death, it lacks in other key categories.
American Beauty - Kevin Spacey is awesome in this. Probably have seen this, if not go see it.
Other cult films like Clockwork Orange, Freaks, Harder They Come, Harold and Maude. Big cult film fan.

Yeah I'll stop now I could keep going on and on, already did way more than 3.

Kris P Lettus
08-22-2006, 06:56 PM
Labyrinth-I'm a huge Jim Henson mark and this movie all around rules..

Princess Bride-Comic timing, setting and all around acting make this a f'n classic..

Goodfellas-"Ever since I was little, I always wanted to be a gangster.."

Kris P Lettus
08-22-2006, 06:56 PM
1) Final Fantasy 7 : Advent Children
2) Batman Begins
3) The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers

1) Waiting since 97
2) Was just an awesome movie.
3) Helms Deep :drool:



You are a nerd..

El Fangel
08-22-2006, 07:05 PM
Maybe, Im not going to deny any nerdiness, I see where you are coming from, but I loved FF7 as a game it was awesome, and I liked the older batman movies, also I liked the LOTR books and liked the way Helms Deep was portrayed in the movie. If that makes me a nerd, well I guess I am

el fregadero
08-22-2006, 07:18 PM
The Big Lebowski
Jurassic Park
Spaceballs

1) Just a "brilliant" movie. I quoted that thing for a few months nonstop. Nobody else around here seems to like it as much as me though.
2) I love dinosaurs. I love Sam Jackson. I love great graphics. I love this movie.
3) Funniest movie ever to me, since I was like 7 I have loved it.

Kris P Lettus
08-22-2006, 07:28 PM
Coming to America is the funniest movie of all time..

Skippord
08-22-2006, 07:39 PM
1.Snakes On A Plane: Awesome
2.Garden State:Amazing movie
3.The Punisher: My personal favorite movie

NoJabbaNoBogRoll
08-22-2006, 07:48 PM
1. Monty Python & The Holy Grail - Funniest film ever made. Anyone who says otherwise has never seen it.
2. Naked Gun 1, 2, & 3 - Maybe the second/third/fourth funniest films ever made.
3. Critical Mass - Possibly the worst film ever made, but I love it.

MVP
08-22-2006, 07:52 PM
Pulp Fiction
Scarface
Shawshank Redemption

Reason for all 3: cause they aren't LOTR or Star Wars

ClockShot
08-22-2006, 08:24 PM
1. The Searchers
2. Lawrence of Arabia
3. Crimson Tide

1. It's John Wayne. Probably the his greatest film to date, Natalie Wood was very pretty in that movie, and It's the one movie I stop dead in my tracks to watch no matter how far along in it is.

2. Alec Guiness, Omar Sharif, and Peter O'Toole.

3. It's one notch above Hunt for Red October in my book.

el fregadero
08-22-2006, 08:27 PM
Coming to America is the funniest movie of all time..
Spaceballs has been with me since I was a yound boy though. I don't think many 7 year olds should be watching Coming to America.

#1-wwf-fan
08-22-2006, 08:40 PM
1) Punch-Drunk Love - Probably the most unique movie i've ever seen. It's completely unconventional and everything a good movie seems like it shouldn't be but it still works out to be a GREAT movie. Plus there is so much subtle humor in the movie... like, I find myself laughing my ass off at stuff I didn't even accept as a "joke" when I first saw it. I could go on forever about this movie! :love:

2) Chasing Amy - The dialogue is insanely realistic and great... the best I've ever seen. This is completely not my type of movie but the character development and the dialogue are amazing. Plus I'm obsessed with Alyssa... the character herself, not the actress. That actually says alot about Joey Lauren Adams that I can seperate the two so easily. Her acting in this movie is probably my favorite acting performance ever.

3) The first two are pretty constant... this one changes often. Right now, I think I'd go with Office Space... or Groundhog Day. I dunno. Both original and genius comedies.

Triple A
08-22-2006, 08:54 PM
The Big Lebowski

1) Just a "brilliant" movie. I quoted that thing for a few months nonstop. Nobody else around here seems to like it as much as me though.

I was "this" close to putting The Big Lebowski in my top 3. It is like such a perfect movie in so many ways. It is so fucking hilarious but completely in its own way. CAN'T EVEN EXPLAIN IT. It is like ridiculously funny without even trying to be funny or something. ROFLed 2937238 times in that movie. I could seriously watch it over and over and never get tired of it.

Fignuts
08-22-2006, 09:00 PM
1. Shawshank Redemption
2. Boondock Saints
3. Spider-man 2

1. Doesn't matter how many times i watch it. Still brilliant. Never gets old.
2. Just a really bad ass movie. Great little bits of humor as well.
3. Come on, dude.

The Mask
08-22-2006, 09:09 PM
1. Adaptation
2. Terminator 1&2 (sue me)
3. The Pianist

1. incredible film, requires thought all the way through and you can work out what's happening and what's real and whats not but some of it only becomes apparent over time. not one of those films where you have to require to be a psychologist or liar to understand.

2. Everything you could possibly want your action movies to be. awesome near indestructable machines, come on. Arnie was born to play that role.

3. made me a lot more appreciative of the things i have, great story and very touching.

Pinnacle Charisma
08-22-2006, 09:18 PM
1) One flew over a cuckoo's nest.
It had everything. Fantastic story, great characters and great acting. And the end was immense.

2) Old School
Funny stuff. Just some great moments. Who could forget the rendition of Bonnie Tyler's Bright eyes, franks transformation into Frank the Tank and Frank at the bday party.

3) Donnie Darko

Around the time it came out it was a breath of fresh air and I still enjoy it. I was kinda young when I first saw it and I was like "wow". Cool storyline that leads up to an awesome ending. And I love good endings

road doggy dogg
08-22-2006, 09:21 PM
Snakes on a Plane
The Wizard
Anchorman



1. Snakes. On a plane.
2. Best NES commercial ever?
3. Probably like the most quotable movie of all time

Pinnacle Charisma
08-22-2006, 09:25 PM
Lol at The Wizard.

Didnt It have the kid from The Wonder years

redoneja
08-22-2006, 10:55 PM
1)Boondock Saints- Movie is fucking amazing, but just Willem Dafoe's performance alone makes this one great for me

2)American Psycho- Do you like Phil Collins? I've been a big Genesis fan ever since the release of their 1980 album, Duke. Before that, I really didn't understand any of their work. Too artsy, too intellectual. It was on Duke where Phil Collins' presence became more apparent. I think Invisible Touch was the group's undisputed masterpiece. It's an epic meditation on intangibility. At the same time, it deepens and enriches the meaning of the preceding three albums. Christy, take off your robe. Listen to the brilliant ensemble playing of Banks, Collins and Rutherford. You can practically hear every nuance of every instrument. Sabrina, remove your dress. In terms of lyrical craftsmanship, the sheer songwriting, this album hits a new peak of professionalism. Sabrina, why don't you, uh, dance a little. Take the lyrics to Land of Confusion. In this song, Phil Collins addresses the problems of abusive political authority. In Too Deep is the most moving pop song of the 1980s, about monogamy and commitment. The song is extremely uplifting. Their lyrics are as positive and affirmative as anything I've heard in rock. Christy, get down on your knees so Sabrina can see your asshole. Phil Collins' solo career seems to be more commercial and therefore more satisfying, in a narrower way. Especially songs like In the Air Tonight and Against All Odds. Sabrina, don't just stare at it, eat it. But I also think Phil Collins works best within the confines of the group, than as a solo artist, and I stress the word artist. This is Sussudio, a great, great song, a personal favorite.

3) Fight Club- existentialism at its finest.

PapaGeorgio
08-22-2006, 11:13 PM
1)Boondock Saints- Movie is fucking amazing, but just Willem Dafoe's performance alone makes this one great for me

2)American Psycho- Do you like Phil Collins? I've been a big Genesis fan ever since the release of their 1980 album, Duke. Before that, I really didn't understand any of their work. Too artsy, too intellectual. It was on Duke where Phil Collins' presence became more apparent. I think Invisible Touch was the group's undisputed masterpiece. It's an epic meditation on intangibility. At the same time, it deepens and enriches the meaning of the preceding three albums. Christy, take off your robe. Listen to the brilliant ensemble playing of Banks, Collins and Rutherford. You can practically hear every nuance of every instrument. Sabrina, remove your dress. In terms of lyrical craftsmanship, the sheer songwriting, this album hits a new peak of professionalism. Sabrina, why don't you, uh, dance a little. Take the lyrics to Land of Confusion. In this song, Phil Collins addresses the problems of abusive political authority. In Too Deep is the most moving pop song of the 1980s, about monogamy and commitment. The song is extremely uplifting. Their lyrics are as positive and affirmative as anything I've heard in rock. Christy, get down on your knees so Sabrina can see your asshole. Phil Collins' solo career seems to be more commercial and therefore more satisfying, in a narrower way. Especially songs like In the Air Tonight and Against All Odds. Sabrina, don't just stare at it, eat it. But I also think Phil Collins works best within the confines of the group, than as a solo artist, and I stress the word artist. This is Sussudio, a great, great song, a personal favorite.

3) Fight Club- existentialism at its finest.

Not to slag you off but you basically just named 3 films I think are overrated. Just need to add in like Donnie Darko to round off the list. Again not slagging you off, just seems 90% of college students are in love with these films, I like to think it's because they haven't really seen films that could be considered better, but that is an opinion. Of course there are other films college kids can love, the one-liner comedies and of course there is the special Asian film club. (And while I said they are overrated, that does NOT mean they are terrible and not good films). Just a viewpoint i have.

Stickman
08-23-2006, 03:22 PM
I'm surprised nobody has said The Godfather 1 and 2.
I also loved both volumes of Kill Bill.

There's other good ones out there that could be top three but I can't think right now.

redoneja
08-23-2006, 07:53 PM
Although I stand by my original list, I could also make an arguement for the following as my three favorite movies:

1) Requiem for a Dream- Its just so beautifully tragic. I watched this movie with my girl a few weeks ago and by the end, we were both just sitting there in a stunned silence(IE I wasn't getting sexed up like we had expected)

2) Apocalypse Now(either the original or redux)- I couldn't say enough about this movie. This is the quisessiental war movie for me.

3) Training Day- Just a bad-ass movie. Loved it.

Kapoutman
08-23-2006, 11:10 PM
1) Ghostbusters - The four guys have the greatest chemistry I've ever seen in a comedy.

2) Star Wars: Return of the Jedi - I love Star Wars, and this episode has always been my favorite.

3) Ghostbusters II - Vigo the Carpathian would be a good reason enough. Even though it is not as good as the first one, I still find the lighter tone to be really enjoyable.

Blitz
08-23-2006, 11:25 PM
1) American Beauty-First really dramatic movie I saw. Great perfomances (KEVIN FUCKING SPACEY), great script, nicely shot, etc..

2) Sin City-The visuals just blew my away. Also a phenomenal ensemble cast, including the minor players (see Nicky Katt damn near stealing the movie in his one scene).

3) Suicide Kings-Maybe my favourite Christopher Walken performance. Fine supporting cast as well, including Dennis Leary delivering one of my favourite monologues in movie history.

Honorable mentions:
-The Crow-Great lead performances from Brandon Lee, but also notable for having one of the most underappreciated movie villains ever in Top Dollar.

-Clerks-Anything Kevin Smith= :heart:

Shaggy
08-24-2006, 12:13 AM
Die Hard----best action movie ever...

Evil Dead 2---Best Sequel ever...mix of both comedy and horror...a true masterpiece...

The Crow----ITS THE F'N CROW!!!

Crippla
08-24-2006, 12:14 AM
A day in the life of Alverado.

wwe2222
08-24-2006, 09:37 AM
hmmm...


Shawshank: Everything about this movie is perfect

American Beauty: I saw a bootlegged copy and even then I loved it...acting, writing, filming were all great

Goonies: brings me back to my childhood

others close to the top that I wouldnt hesitate to put in my top 3: GhostBusters, Big Lebowski, raiders of the lost ark

FakeLaser
08-24-2006, 12:27 PM
1) Donnie Darko
2) A Clockwork Orange
3) Requiem For A Dream

1) Incredible movie, original, trippy, well acted. It has its share of comic relief to go along with a great story.
2) My favorite Kubrick film (followed immediately by The Shining, probably). Strong social commentary, but not one sided.
3) The most emotionally involved movie I've ever seen. Directing is original, very trippy, captures the feeling of being high and the terrors of addiction better than anything I've ever seen.

Honorable mentions: Clerks, Chasing Amy, Se7en, Memento, The Naked Gun, Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974), The Shining, Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas, Pulp Fiction, One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest

The Greater Power
08-24-2006, 06:16 PM
Pulp Fiction - The total package as far as a movie goes
American Beauty - Total package, it's like a comedy that you are supposed to take seriously.
Fight Club - Knew about the twist before seeing it, but still amazing

Yeah, they aren't older "classics", but those are three of the greatest movies I have ever seen.

Avenger
08-26-2006, 08:39 PM
1.Snakes On A Plane: Awesome
2.Garden State:Amazing movie
3.The Punisher: My personal favorite moviethe fuck age are you?

Avenger
08-26-2006, 08:39 PM
Rocky
Annie Hall
Lethal Weapon

Loose Cannon
08-26-2006, 09:02 PM
Stand By Me: reminds me of my childhood I guess
Dumb and Dumber: seen it like 60 times and still keeps me laughing
The Goonies: greatest adventure movie ever.

Skippord
08-27-2006, 12:07 AM
the fuck age are you?
15

Rammsteinmad
08-27-2006, 12:34 PM
3.The Punisher: My personal favorite movie

:love:

Rammsteinmad
08-27-2006, 12:37 PM
1. The 40 Year Old Virgin
2. Dawn of the Dead 2004
3. Donnie Darko

Can't be bothered to say why... I just like them all.

YOUR Hero
08-27-2006, 09:04 PM
The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Contact

Saving Private Ryan

1) This is my all time favourite, the other 2 can be replaced, this one never. It's much like Pulp Fiction, in so much that it has inter-woven stories that connect. That plus I'm a sucker for westerns.

2) I can't exactly put my finger on it, but the whole story really touches a chord with me. I like the science VS religion aspect of it and how the two come together at the end.

3) Like westerns, I like war movies. I could have went with so many other choices, including sci-fi stuff like 2001, but this movie was action packed, purposefully graphic and told a good story.

el fregadero
08-28-2006, 12:15 AM
Damn, I really liked Contact too. Real underrated flick.

Pinnacle Charisma
08-28-2006, 07:23 AM
2) Chasing Amy - The dialogue is insanely realistic and great... the best I've ever seen. This is completely not my type of movie but the character development and the dialogue are amazing. Plus I'm obsessed with Alyssa... the character herself, not the actress. That actually says alot about Joey Lauren Adams that I can seperate the two so easily. Her acting in this movie is probably my favorite acting performance ever.



:y: :y:

I agree man. The character of Alyssa was so attractive and desirable. I fell in love with her.

I have seen Joey Lauren Adams in other movies and she hasnt come close to even having the same affect on me.

And Chasing Amy is the foshizzle

Rammsteinmad
08-28-2006, 11:56 AM
Chasing Amy is the only Kevin Smith DVD I haven't got yet.

Requiem
08-29-2006, 05:27 AM
1. Boondock Saints
2. Braveheart
3. Fight Club


1 - Dunno what made me like it so much. After the first time I saw it with a friend, we ended up watching it almost every night for the next week, and then it was almost a weekly or bi-weekly movie to watch for the next few months. It's been a while since I've watched it, but it's going to be on top of my list for a while. Lots of memorable parts, both funny and action related, and lots of quotable parts.

2 - Classic. Nuff said. Was my favorite movie for years since I was a young kid, and is still a -very- close second to Boondock Saints. Mel Gibson is the man, and this movie is one of his greatest ever.

3 - Not really sure why. I only saw this movie within the last year, and then I ended up watching it like five more times just in the next month. It just owns. I like movies that kinda make you go "What the fuck?" at parts.

Petethegeekstreet
08-29-2006, 08:08 AM
Blood Sport-Fuck yeah, no reason necessary, its blood sport

Terminator- Are you Sarah Conner?

and then Gone with the Wind

wwe2222
08-29-2006, 01:33 PM
Stand By Me: reminds me of my childhood I guess
Dumb and Dumber: seen it like 60 times and still keeps me laughing
The Goonies: greatest adventure movie ever.

:y: to stand by me

forgot about that one...the voice over at the end always gets me.

Aussie Skier
08-31-2006, 02:39 AM
1. Pulp Fiction

2. American Pyscho

3. Batman Begins

HeartBreakMan2k
09-01-2006, 01:13 AM
Shawshank
Fight Club
Pulp Fiction

Close but no cigar: Snatch, Seven, Seven Samurai and Silence of the Lambs

The Naitch
09-01-2006, 10:53 PM
Good Fellas

Lost In Translation

Clerks II- I've seen all the Kevin Smith films and this one has got to be my favorite

Honourable mention:

Adaptations

Dumb and Dumber. Watched it LC_style, 60 plus times. When I was younger. I was in Australia and had food poisoning so I stayed home and watched this over and over again. If I rewinded, then pressed play during a certain scene, I would just watch from there becasue I'd be so caught up in the scene then watch it til the end. Repeat cycle. But recently I saw it on TV but it wasn't the same. I've seen it so much, I guess I got tired of it. Still has a place in my :heart:

John la Rock
09-02-2006, 04:31 PM
In No Order:

Pulp Fiction, Goodfellas, The Usual Suspects, and Taxi Driver

can't narrow it down to 3 sorry

The Naitch
09-03-2006, 02:29 PM
you better be sorry

NoRoolz
09-03-2006, 06:56 PM
The Rugrats movie should have been mentioned by now.

ct2k
09-03-2006, 07:01 PM
Garden State
Batman Begins
Angels With Dirty Faces

Cagney + Bogart = :cool:

Crippla
09-03-2006, 07:41 PM
The Godfather wasn't mentioned? WTF?

jindrak
09-03-2006, 07:55 PM
1) Forrest Gump
2) Harold and Kumar Go to Whitecastle
3) Rocky 1

spilzrvd_69
09-05-2006, 03:28 PM
GoodFellas
Dazed and Confused
Rocky

Destor
09-05-2006, 03:35 PM
The Princess Bride
The Boondock Saints
The original 12 Angry Men

Crippla
09-05-2006, 07:00 PM
I like Boondock Saints.

Supreme Olajuwon
09-05-2006, 07:16 PM
City of God
A Clockwork Orange
Forrest Gump

Honorable Mentions:
Goodfellas
Snatch
American Beauty
Taxi Driver
The Big Lebowski

Crippla
09-05-2006, 08:03 PM
Maurice Clarett fell down the shitter, eh?

Supreme Olajuwon
09-05-2006, 09:08 PM
are you suggesting they should make a movie about it

Crippla
09-05-2006, 09:10 PM
Sure why not and don't forget about the Grey Goose.