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over there
In order:
City of God
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
The Godfather Part II
Fantasia
Full Metal Jacket

Honorable mentions (not in order):
The Godfather
The Shining
2001: A Space Odyssey
The Jungle Book
The Sword in the Stone
Toy Story
Fargo
A Clockwork Orange
Kill Bill vol. 2
Slacker
rmz
No order:

Memento
The Big Lebowski
Snatch
Pulp Fiction
Rashomon

Honorable mentions:

The Godfather
American History X
The Usual Suspects
North by Northwest
The Silence of the Lambs
Schlagwerk
In no order:
Jesus Christ Super Star
Dr. Strangelove (favorite final line of any movie)
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Star Wars (A New Hope, not the whole series)
Donnie Darko

(last spot was a tough choice between Donnie Darko, Fight Club, The Crow, and Labyrinth)
Theoretically Gay
my tastes change all the time, so this is really more of a "5 movies i've scene probably relatively recently that i remember enjoying" list

Survive Style 5+
Sympathy for Lady Vengeance
Across the Universe
City of Lost Children
Primer


notable mentions
most anything with Audrey Tautou (i'm a fanboy, whatever)
most Cronenberg bs
i dont know alot of other stuff i need to think about this alot more
Theoretically Gay
OH and for like 15 minutes before the first S3 got deleted my avatar was the train from the scene in Mind Game when Myon and Nishi were getting it on, so that probably fits in there somewhere
spineshark
I'm not much of a movie person so I won't pretend to have much taste. (But I am in good company with all the Strangelove fans apparently!)

Sleeping Beauty
The Princess Bride
Dr. Strangelove
Serenity
Hellboy 2
Schala
Titanic
Fake-ass John Travolta
Pulp Fiction
The 40 year old virgin
Better off dead
Clerks
This is Spinal Tap
mind the gap
No particular order,

Evangelion 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone
Crank
300
Planet Terror
Children of Men
Theoretically Gay
QUOTE (Milk Chan @ Jul 30 2009, 02:59 PM) *
This is Spinal Tap


If this is in your top 5 you'd probably love Fear of a Black Hat. Easily my favorite "mockumentary" type move.

QUOTE (boss matsumoto @ Jul 30 2009, 03:00 PM) *
Planet Terror


Did you know Rodriguez is making Machete into an actual movie? (i didn't until very recently)
grayfox9996
No particular order (and it changes on and off, too):

Memento
Fight Club
The Truman Show
The Shawshank Redemption
Raiders of the Lost Ark

Honorable Mentions:

Requiem for a Dream
The Usual Suspects
The Departed
Raging Bull
Citizen Kane
Rear Window (and most of Hitchcock's other stuff)
Throne of Blood
2001: A Space Odyssey
Unbreakable
Mazrim
This thread is funny because I realized I have no/bad taste in movies, just whatever is popular I tend to like. *shrug* Oh, and of course I like space movies, go figure. I suppose if I only went by movies I've bought and would watch a few times, then that would make things easier.

- Star Wars (probably Return of the Jedi)
- Iron Man
- Armageddon
- Top Gun
- Casino Royale

Honorable Mention
- Apollo 13
- Dances With Wolves
- The Last Samurai
b00geyman
these are in no particular order. i love them all

North by Northwest - by far my favourite Hitchcock movie
Blast from the Past
Terminator 2
Speed Racer
Scarface

others include;
American History X
Back to the Future
License to Kill (James Bond)
Goldfinger (ditto)
the Incredibles
The Truman Show
Moogy
daisuke
so fabulous
dazzlin' darlin
sense 2007
last message
rmz
QUOTE (Moogy @ Jul 31 2009, 06:04 PM) *
daisuke
so fabulous
dazzlin' darlin
sense 2007
last message

This paints a very ambiguous and confusing picture of one's sexual orientation
over there
QUOTE (Mazrim @ Jul 31 2009, 05:28 PM) *
This thread is funny because I realized I have no/bad taste in movies, just whatever is popular I tend to like. *shrug* Oh, and of course I like space movies, go figure. I suppose if I only went by movies I've bought and would watch a few times, then that would make things easier.

- Star Wars (probably Return of the Jedi)
- Iron Man
- Armageddon
- Top Gun
- Casino Royale

Honorable Mention
- Apollo 13
- Dances With Wolves
- The Last Samurai


I actually like all of the movies on your list sans The Last Samurai, so I think you have pretty good taste! Also glad to see a lot of people like The Truman Show, I felt that movie was really underrated when it was released.
Theoretically Gay
QUOTE (GOLDEN CROSS @ Jul 31 2009, 10:03 PM) *
This paints a very ambiguous and confusing picture of one's sexual orientation


He likes guys.
He likes women.

How is that confusing?
Moogy
QUOTE (GOLDEN CROSS @ Jul 31 2009, 09:03 PM) *
This paints a very ambiguous and confusing picture of one's sexual orientation

i ran out of fabulously fabulous ones and had to settle for fabulous ones with chicks
Eggman of the Strata
No order:

Adventures of Baron Munchausen
Beautiful Mind
Princess Bride
Shawshank Redemption
Awakenings

Honorable mentions:

The Adventures of Milo and Otis
Speed Racer
Usual Suspects
Cinderella Man
3:10 to Yuma
There Will Be Blood
King of Kong
Iron Man
Dark Knight
Rocky I/II
Empire Strikes Back
a billion other movies
over there
QUOTE (Rowen of the Strata @ Jul 31 2009, 11:34 PM) *
The Adventures of Milo and Otis


omg this movie is so good

my childhood ffffffffffffffffff
Schala
Celine Dion
Paradox
In no particular order:

Lucky Number Slevin
Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels
Battle Royale
Kung Fu Hustle
Enter the Dragon

Honorable Mentions
Snatch
Fight Club
The Departed
Fearless
Legend of the Drunken Master
Brick
Hot Rod
Princess Mononoke
Akira
More that I can't Remember
THE SHINING POLARIS
A Clockwork Orange
Battle Royale
Tetsuo (The Iron Man)
Fong Sai Yuk
Pi


Best I've seen this year:

Ghosts Of Girlfriends Past
The Duchess


One Niceass Individual
1. Star Wars 3: Revenge of the Sith
2. The Matrix Revolutions
3. Indiana Jones: Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
4. Star Wars I The Phantom Menace
5. Star War II Attack of the Clones
Brazoliange
Brazil
The 400 Blows
Graveyard of Honor (the Miike remake)
Blade Runner
The Dreamers
Saiyajin
Favorite 5:

Classic: It's a Wonderful Life
Comedy: Zoolander
Artsy: Being John Malcovich
Adventure: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Action: Iron Man

I had to pick one movie from each genre, because it's so hard otherwise. I know now a days The Matrix is basically a joke, but the first one was really really great and revolutionized the way movies were made. So it was really hard for me to choose between that for it's great direction/compilation, and Iron Man for the great acting and role recruitment. I felt that acting and character synergy stood stronger than direction/compilation. The Artsy one was a tossup between Being John Malcovich and Death to Smoochy. Death to Smoochy was so good, but I'm a big fan of both John Cusack and John Malcovich so I went with the former. Adventure was a tough one, it was a tossup between Harry Potter and Ocean's Eleven-Thirteen, and I went with Harry Potter because I can't choose a favorite Ocean's movie. It's always a tossup between Ocean's Eleven and Ocean's Thirteen for my favorite, soooo I went with my hands down favorite potter movie. Classic and Comedy were the easiest choices, it's so obvious. Hahaha.

Worst 5:
All Japanese movies ever made
All Chinese movies ever made
All Korean movies ever made
All Jap Cartoon movies that were made into American live action (This includes Transformers, Speed Racer, Dragonball, and so on)
All movies that focus more on making a statement than making a good movie (like A Clockwork Orange, pi, Requiem for a Dream, and so on)
One Niceass Individual
QUOTE (Saiyajin @ Aug 11 2009, 07:06 PM) *
Adventure: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

All movies that focus more on making a statement than making a good movie (like A Clockwork Orange, pi, Requiem for a Dream, and so on)

ok
Saiyajin
QUOTE (Sense2007 @ Aug 11 2009, 11:36 PM) *
ok


:>
One Niceass Individual
i'm gonna make a movie where i don't try to be "good" or anything i just try to make a statement
it'll be a chick pissing on a couch and the movie will be called The Golden Mummies
Spooky
the golden mummy and the golden mummy's gay golden mummy friends
Theoretically Gay
QUOTE (Saiyajin @ Aug 11 2009, 10:06 PM) *
Worst 5:
All Japanese movies ever made
All Chinese movies ever made
All Korean movies ever made
All Jap Cartoon movies that were made into American live action (This includes Transformers, Speed Racer, Dragonball, and so on)
All movies that focus more on making a statement than making a good movie (what does this even mean) (like A Clockwork Orange, pi, Requiem for a Dream, and so on)


the fuck

how does any of that part of your post make sense
Schlagwerk
QUOTE (Saiyajin @ Aug 11 2009, 07:06 PM) *
All Jap Cartoon movies that were made into American live action (This includes Transformers, Speed Racer, Dragonball, and so on)

LOGIC FAULT

Transformers 2 was still pretty bad, though
One Niceass Individual
QUOTE (Xenogenesis @ Aug 12 2009, 09:04 AM) *
the fuck

how does any of that part of your post make sense


stupid movies like a COCKwork orange or requiCUM for a dream are just like "Oh, violence is bad, and countering violence with violence is bad" cuz they wanna make a statement. How stupid. Whoeveer made a COCKwork orange must not read any books. And requiCUM for a dream is just about people doing ILLEGAL drugs, who wants to watch a movie about that? Nobody whose ever done ILLEGAL drugs has ever contributed anything to society, it's just plain not right to do mind-altering substances.

Now starting day 2 of my masturbation abstinence plan, wish me luck guys ! !
THE SHINING POLARIS
QUOTE (Sense2007 @ Aug 13 2009, 05:34 AM) *
Now starting day 2 of my masturbation abstinence plan, wish me luck guys ! !

QUOTE (SilentSuzumiya @ Aug 00 0000, 00:00 AM)
wtfz, is your avatar from hentai? O.o
THE SHINING POLARIS
QUOTE (Sense2007 @ Aug 13 2009, 05:34 AM) *
stupid movies like...


Three of your top 5 fav movies are star wars movies... and they happen to be star wars 1, 2, 3...
grayfox9996
QUOTE (♦sunsilk♦ @ Aug 15 2009, 06:11 PM) *
Three of your top 5 fav movies are star wars movies... and they happen to be star wars 1, 2, 3...

BEEP BEEP FLORIDA ALERT BEEP BEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP

way over yo' head like a tsunami
One Niceass Individual
good bump. And here I thought I'd successfully killed this thread, after Saiyajin lodged his foot deep into his gullet
grayfox9996
QUOTE (Saiyajin @ Aug 11 2009, 07:06 PM) *
Worst 5:
All Japanese movies ever made
All Chinese movies ever made
All Korean movies ever made

Man, I can't even begin to say what's wrong with this. It's like saying "I hate anime!" when people equate all anime to being Dragonball Z or Gundam or Lucky Star or something.

QUOTE
All movies that focus more on making a statement than making a good movie (like A Clockwork Orange, pi, Requiem for a Dream, and so on)

Er...you know, you could pick BAD movies that are particularly focusing on making a statement (can't think of any right now), as opposed to good movies that you don't like just because the overall meaning behind them is complex and requires some interpretation, and the movie doesn't make you feel good after seeing it. A depressing movie isn't necessarily a "bad" movie. On top of that, MOST good movies are trying to "make a statement" - that's what art is about. Film is an art form as well as an entertainment medium. Yes, some movies are out there just to put a lot of action and explosions on the screen, but almost EVERY movie is trying to make some kind of statement in the process of the film. It's the basis of scriptwriting - you can build off of a genre (like a crime drama, adventure film, etc.), make something that's based on certain themes, or you can try and make a statement with your film (or - and more often - any combination of those three).

Look at It's A Wonderful Life, for example, just because that's one of your favorites. The entire purpose of the movie is to show the importance of one man on many others. That's the statement it's trying to make - it's trying to show you just how important YOUR life could be to other people. Even YOU can make a difference! This is a rather prevalent theme throughout the entire film, and it's obvious that great care was taken to make that the primary thing that people think about as you go through the movie - just how MUCH of an impact George makes on everyone in the town. They weren't setting out to make a "good" movie - they were trying to make that statement, while developing the themes and characters in the process.

You could easily make the argument of "of COURSE they're trying to make a good movie, a good movie is what sells!" which is fair enough - but, in THAT case, almost EVERY film that ends up going to a national/global release level is trying to be a "good" movie. If you're trying to sell it in any way, you're trying to make a good movie. Simple as that. There are "artsy" (your terminology) films that just try to make statements, and aren't considering quality or anything in the process...and those are generally BAD films, and usually from bad filmmakers (granted, there are plenty of "artsy" films that are quality cinema - then again, I wouldn't exactly consider Being John Malkovich "artsy," but I digress). Darren Aronofsky is not a bad filmmaker - pi was certainly a bit more rough around the edges (although still a good film - just a bit "artsy," is all), but Requiem had everything that people can expect from modern feature films - it had an excellent cast, fantastic acting, a strong storyline, AND it made a very clear statement in the process.

Anyway, I know you probably don't care about my rant, and it's not going to change your mind at all, but my point is that you shouldn't judge a film's quality by the message it's delivering. It doesn't directly control the quality of the film. A poor theme CAN affect a film, but it can also be held up by countless other things. Conversely, a fantastic and unique theme can help overcome other hurdles in a film's quality. Look at Blade Runner - it's a slower "action"-oriented sci-fi film, and where would it be today without the themes and the underlying statements behind it all that the film's trying to make? It certainly wouldn't be as highly-regarded as it is - it would be considered a generic, plodding sci-fi film, more than likely. That film is ALL ABOUT its statements. It wasn't trying to be a good film - it was trying to make those statements. But does that make it BAD, because it was so focused on the themes? Not in the slightest, as far as I'm concerned.

So, uh, I guess give some of those statement-based movies more of a chance. Because they can turn out really well. Go into them with the right mindset - an open one - and you'll walk away with something to think about, AND you'll get an enjoyable 2 hours in the process. I can't fault your opinion of movies - it's opinion, after all, and I'm not stupid enough to fall into flame wars over something like that - but knocking the very idea of films that try to make statements is something that I can't just sit back and watch. Go watch Blade Runner or The Shawshank Redemption or something else like those that you might enjoy, and then tell me that movies based entirely around a statement (or several) can't be good.
Theoretically Gay
QUOTE (LOW @ Aug 15 2009, 10:24 PM) *
Er...you know, you could pick BAD movies that are particularly focusing on making a statement (can't think of any right now)


ooo oooo this one's easy

The Cook, The Thief, His Wife, and Her Lover

(if anyone can explain why this movie *isn't* horrible I'd definitely be willing to try it again, as it has been a few years and my tastes do crazy things)
Jadin
QUOTE (Y&Co is dead or alive @ Aug 15 2009, 10:44 PM) *
ooo oooo this one's easy

The Cook, The Thief, His Wife, and Her Lover

(if anyone can explain why this movie *isn't* horrible I'd definitely be willing to try it again, as it has been a few years and my tastes do crazy things)

come on man who doesn't like pisssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss
One Niceass Individual
DJ Jon you done been called out on your bullshit. What do you have to say for yourself. How do you plead, mothafucka?
Krazy




holy shit this is like surreal.

Let me think... maybe

The Departed
Fight Club
Gran Torino
Saving Private Ryan
Fargo
The Truman Show

no real order, some of them I saw recently so that may be influencing it. Also I may be forgetting about some movies. Also I don't watch movies very often so there's a lot of stuff I haven't seen. Of these Gran Torino is probably my favorite at the moment.
One Niceass Individual
yeah krazy i like black people :> thanks for noticing
Eggman of the Strata
Lions for Lambs is the worst movie focused solely on trying to make a point that I have ever seen. I saw it for free and I wanted my money back. Tom Cruise, Meryl Streep and Robert Redford and that's what I get? Wow.
THE SHINING POLARIS
QUOTE (HONEY♂PUNCH @ Aug 23 2009, 10:15 PM) *
sense 2007 is the worst movie focused solely on trying to make a point that I have ever seen.

Schala
QUOTE (Saiyajin @ Aug 11 2009, 09:06 PM) *
Favorite 5:

Classic: It's a Wonderful Life
Comedy: Zoolander
Artsy: Being John Malcovich
Adventure: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Action: Iron Man

I had to pick one movie from each genre, because it's so hard otherwise. I know now a days The Matrix is basically a joke, but the first one was really really great and revolutionized the way movies were made. So it was really hard for me to choose between that for it's great direction/compilation, and Iron Man for the great acting and role recruitment. I felt that acting and character synergy stood stronger than direction/compilation. The Artsy one was a tossup between Being John Malcovich and Death to Smoochy. Death to Smoochy was so good, but I'm a big fan of both John Cusack and John Malcovich so I went with the former. Adventure was a tough one, it was a tossup between Harry Potter and Ocean's Eleven-Thirteen, and I went with Harry Potter because I can't choose a favorite Ocean's movie. It's always a tossup between Ocean's Eleven and Ocean's Thirteen for my favorite, soooo I went with my hands down favorite potter movie. Classic and Comedy were the easiest choices, it's so obvious. Hahaha.

Worst 5:
All Japanese movies ever made
All Chinese movies ever made
All Korean movies ever made
All Jap Cartoon movies that were made into American live action (This includes Transformers, Speed Racer, Dragonball, and so on)
All movies that focus more on making a statement than making a good movie (like A Clockwork Orange, pi, Requiem for a Dream, and so on)

people still wonder why oni trolls jon so much?
sir nabsalot
Wow, yeah Jon gotta work on those opinions there.

TOP 5 BEST MOVIES EVER + VAGUELY CONTEXTUALLY RELEVANT DETAILS
primer whenever I smoke pot
pi when I was in college
fight club when I was in college
secret of N.I.M.H. age 8
both kill bill movies while on shrooms a few years back

HONORABLES
Matrix + college/pot (YES even the second one)
Most Movies while stoned
Yeah sorry too many great movies out there to even reasonably think about
One Niceass Individual
QUOTE (SCORE @ Sep 3 2009, 03:11 PM) *
HONORABLES
Matrix + college/pot (YES even the second one)


"Even the second one"? The third one is the one that reeked the most. "here watch a generic CG mech vs robot tentacle rape alien shootout involving characters you don't give a shit about, also Neo vaguely saving the world or something"
rmz
The second one had that pointless party scene which pretty much cancels out anything redeeming about that movie
chotto kiitena
Yeah but the third one had that pointless 75% of the movie, and like two scenes actually in the Matrix
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