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Pokemon the First Movie
Pokemon the Movie 2000
Pokemon 3 the Movie
Pokemon 4Ever
Pokemon Heroes
 

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5. The Gods Must be Crazy
Hey, I saw this during my last days of class in highschool. Never got a chance to finish it, but I thought it was pretty cool, once it started. I logged it to watch it sometime later, should get around to it sometime soon.
 

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Donnie Darko
Pulp Fiction
Släpp Fångarne Loss Det Är Vår
Stranger Than Fiction
V for Vendetta.
 

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apocalypse now (total chaos)
where the buffalo roam, lost in translation (bill murray)
saving private ryan
pulp fiction
the matrix
reservoir dogs
the worlds fastest indian (inspirational, anthony hopkins as a motorcycle nut who follows his dreams)
 
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My top 5 favourite movies are:
1. Harry potter 7-2.
2. 300.
3. Toy story 3.
4. Inception.
5. Dumb and Dumber.
 
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2001: A Space Odyssey
Pi
Waking Life
Paprika
The Science of Sleep

The films are placed in some sort of order which does not discriminate between them in the context of preference for one more than the other on my part or anyone else's for that matter, as far as my knowledge goes.
 

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1. Inception- Excellent concept very ingenious

2. Limitless - Intuition in full display

3. Apocalypto - One man against invaders with destiny on his side.

4. The Dark Knight - I love intellect as insane as it might be.

5. Gladiator- 'nuff said

Honorable mention - LOTR series
 

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I am so surprised no INTP has yet to mention The Truman Show. Jim Carrey (the main character) so brilliantly shows how a completely normal and happy person can turn into a rather paranoid and psychotic 'patient', as he experiences his reality gradually slipping (although that's not the main theme; his acting was close to perfect). If anyone is interested in movies with themes about new perceptions of reality, you should really watch this movie.

I've watched so many good movies (they're all out there) i can't really just choose the top 5, but The Truman Show is definitely in there. I don't know exactly where i'd put these, but The Dark Knight, The Godfather, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Der Untergang, The Matrix, Forrest Gump, Inception, American Psycho, Catch Me If You Can, Perfume: The Story of a Murderer, Dark City, Fight Club, American Beauty, Annie Hall, The Breakfast Club, The Silence of the Lamb etc. are all on my favorite movies list.
 

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Godfather
Matrix 1
Fight Club
Se7en
Donnie Darko
Closer
Hero
The Prestige
Training Day
American Psycho
Silence of the Lambs
Eternal Sunshine
Infernal Affairs Trilogy
Oldboy/Revenge for Mr. Vengeance
Lucky Number Slevin
V for Vendetta
Pans Labyrinth
City of God
The Usual Suspects
Pulp Fiction
Heat
Leon the Professional
Amelie
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory(original)
The Big Lebowski
Run Lola Run
Sin City
Interview with the Vampire
Eyes Wide Shut
Desperado
Snatch
In Bruges

*yes, I cheated. 5 was not enough.
 

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*yes, I cheated. 5 was not enough.
"cheated"? Lol, dude -- you posted enough 'top 5's" to cover the list for the entire starting offensive lineup for the Baltimore Ravens!

I am so surprised no INTP has yet to mention The Truman Show. Jim Carrey (the main character) so brilliantly shows how a completely normal and happy person can turn into a rather paranoid and psychotic 'patient', as he experiences his reality gradually slipping (although that's not the main theme; his acting was close to perfect). If anyone is interested in movies with themes about new perceptions of reality, you should really watch this movie.
It was an okay movie, it just wasn't "top five material" (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, for me, would have a shot at my top five). Apparently it resonated with you, but it didn't do much for me; and my top five would include movies that resonate and that I can watch over and over again without tiring of them. it doesn't mean "The Truman Show" was a bad movie; the concept was kind of intriguing.
 

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Ha, I figure it is proportional. I have probably watched at least 5 times as many movies as the average person. Top 5 per genre?
 

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I can't do a top five, I can do a top three(/ten):

Alltime:
The Matrix
The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
Superbad

Tier Two:
Friday
Back to the Future
SLC: Punk!
Clerks (Both 1 & 2)
The Dark Knight
The Machinist
Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas
Escape From New York
Pulp Fiction

Tier Three:
Escape From LA
American Psycho
Apocalypse Now
The Shining
Full Metal Jacket
The Usual Suspects
Die Hard trilogy*
The Warriors
Saving Private Ryan
A Clockwork Orange
Sniper
The Silence of the Lambs
Mullholland Dr
Munich
The Untouchables/GoodFellas


*The 4th was pretty bad, in my opinion.
 
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Back to the Future
Royal Tenenbaums
Jurrasic Park
Shawshank Redemption
Forrest Gump
 
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Lord of the Rings Trilogy
Apocalypse Now
Life of Brian
Brick
Pan's Labyrinth
 

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Touch of Evil
Clerks
Silence of the Lambs
Blue Velvet
Shawshank Redemption
The Last Temptation of Christ
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Taxi Driver
Groundhog Day
On the Waterfront
Paris, Texas
Hoop Dreams
Rebel Without a Cause
Alice in Wonderland
Dirty Harry
Closer
The Shining [almost all Kubrick]
Apocalypse Now
Pulp Fiction
Harold and Maude
Whatever Works
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Fargo
Happiness
Decalogue
Children of Men
Belle De Jour
Unbreakable
Crumb
Nightmare Before Christmas
Stroszek
Stop Making Sense
The French Connection
Black Swan
The Green Wall
Dog Day Afternoon
Contact
Half Nelson
Squid and the Whale
Naked Lunch
A Very Long Engagement [like this list]
Inception
Sin City
The Orphanage [frazzled snafu]
 
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I can't do five, but I can narrow it down to this:

Raiders of the Lost Ark:
Star Wars original trilogy
The Godfather
Remember the Titans
Full Metal Jacket
The Big Lebowski
Office Space
Life of Brian
Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls
 
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Lord of the Rings Trilogy
Apocalypse Now
Life of Brian
Brick
Pan's Labyrinth
I'm actually going to change/ tie this with a Korean film called "I'm a Cyborg, but that's ok"
 
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I have plenty of favorites, but I'll put the top five in order an then just name plenty more that I also enjoy a lot.

5. Twelve Monkeys
4. Drive
3. Memento (It's like a video puzzle)
2. Inception
1. Fight Club (Put simply, the best movie ever)

Others I really like:
The Shawhank Redemption
Schindler's List
The Dark Knight
Donnie Darko
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
25 Hours
The Butterfly Effect
V for Vendetta
12 Angry Men
Blade Runner
Requiem for a Dream
City of God
Black Swan
District 9
True Grit (2010)
Pi
The Fountain
The Following
Limitless
Pulp Fiction
Dark City
The Crow
Natural Born Killers
Gran Torino
Inglorious Basterds
Kill Bill
The Prestige
The Godfather Trilogy
The Matrix
Apocalypse Now
Se7en
The Social Network
The Green Mile
The Big Lebowski
Original Star Wars Trilogy
Taxi Driver
The Shining
2001: A Space Odyssey
A Clockwork Orange
Raging Bull
Goodfellas
Kick-Ass
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
The Artist
The Departed
American Gangster
Black Hawk Down
Gladiator
Sin City
Snatch
Shaun of the Dead
Hot Fuzz
Watchmen
American Psych
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Casino
L.A. Confidential
Forrest Gump
Leon: The Professional
Iron Man
The Usual Suspects
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Taken
Midnight in Paris
The Silence of the Lambs
Full Metal Jacket
Mission: Impossible
The Grey
Wall-E
Up
Ratatouille
Cast Away
Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Rango
The Nightmare Before Christmas
3: 10 to Yuma
American History X
Reservoir Dogs
Alien
Aliens
Raging Bull
50/50
Brick
Moneyball
Shutter Island
The Bourne Trilogy
Terminator 2: Judgement Day
The Game
Being John Malkovich
The Machinist
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
No Country for Old Men
300
A Beautiful Mind
Heat
OO7: Casino Royale
OO7: Goldeneye
Layer Cake
Michael Clayton
The Ides of March
The Illusionist
Blood Diamond
The Cell
The Fall
Law Abiding Citizen
Fracture
Collateral
In Bruges
Harry Brown
The King's Speech
Body of Lies
Inside Man
Inside Job
Zodiac
The Sixth Sense
Signs
Unbreakable
Matchstick Men
Edward Scissorhands
Beetlejuice
Big Fish
Act of Valor
Stranger than Fiction
Moon
The Town
Training Days
Road to Perdition
Lord of War
The Next Three Days
Minority Report
Jaws
Avatar
The Fast and the Furious
You Don't Know Jack
Insomnia
The Bank Job
Crank 2
Sherlock Holmes (2009)
Speed
Jurassic Park
Hanna
 

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I have plenty of favorites, but I'll put the top five in order an then just name plenty more that I also enjoy a lot.

5. Twelve Monkeys
4. Drive
3. Memento (It's like a video puzzle)
2. Inception
1. Fight Club (Put simply, the best movie ever)
Others I really like:
The Shawhank Redemption
Schindler's List
The Dark Knight
Donnie Darko
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
25 Hours
The Butterfly Effect
V for Vendetta
12 Angry Men
Blade Runner
Requiem for a Dream
City of God
Black Swan
District 9
True Grit (2010)
Pi
The Fountain
The Following
Limitless
Pulp Fiction
Dark City
The Crow
Natural Born Killers
Gran Torino
Inglorious Basterds
Kill Bill
The Prestige
The Godfather Trilogy
The Matrix
Apocalypse Now
Se7en
The Social Network
The Green Mile
The Big Lebowski
Original Star Wars Trilogy
Taxi Driver
The Shining
2001: A Space Odyssey
A Clockwork Orange
Raging Bull
Goodfellas
Kick-Ass
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
The Artist
The Departed
American Gangster
Black Hawk Down
Gladiator
Sin City
Snatch
Shaun of the Dead
Hot Fuzz
Watchmen
American Psych
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Casino
L.A. Confidential
Forrest Gump
Leon: The Professional
Iron Man
The Usual Suspects
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Taken
Midnight in Paris
The Silence of the Lambs
Full Metal Jacket
Mission: Impossible
The Grey
Wall-E
Up
Ratatouille
Cast Away
Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Rango
The Nightmare Before Christmas
3: 10 to Yuma
American History X
Reservoir Dogs
Alien
Aliens
Raging Bull
50/50
Brick
Moneyball
Shutter Island
The Bourne Trilogy
Terminator 2: Judgement Day
The Game
Being John Malkovich
The Machinist
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
No Country for Old Men
300
A Beautiful Mind
Heat
OO7: Casino Royale
OO7: Goldeneye
Layer Cake
Michael Clayton
The Ides of March
The Illusionist
Blood Diamond
The Cell
The Fall
Law Abiding Citizen
Fracture
Collateral
In Bruges
Harry Brown
The King's Speech
Body of Lies
Inside Man
Inside Job
Zodiac
The Sixth Sense
Signs
Unbreakable
Matchstick Men
Edward Scissorhands
Beetlejuice
Big Fish
Act of Valor
Stranger than Fiction
Moon
The Town
Training Days
Road to Perdition
Lord of War
The Next Three Days
Minority Report
Jaws
Avatar
The Fast and the Furious
You Don't Know Jack
Insomnia
The Bank Job
Crank 2
Sherlock Holmes (2009)
Speed
Jurassic Park
Hanna
With a list like this, it's too bad to see that Munich is not on it. You have to check it out.
 

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With a list like this, it's too bad to see that Munich is not on it. You have to check it out.
Christopher Nolan directed both Inception and Memento, by the way. That's your Snapple (TM) mother fuckin' fun fact for the day. Christopher Nolan cannot be a drug-free individual...I refuse to accept the hypothesis that he lives above the influence...ridiculous!
 

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Christopher Nolan directed both Inception and Memento, by the way. That's your Snapple (TM) mother fuckin' fun fact for the day. Christopher Nolan cannot be a drug-free individual...I refuse to accept the hypothesis that he lives above the influence...ridiculous!
I haven't seen Momento but I hear it's good, I need to watch that one(Inception seems meh, not interested).
 

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I haven't seen Momento but I hear it's good, I need to watch that one(Inception seems meh, not interested).

With little effort you could write off bigger stuff with that same winning strategy: family, meh; life, meh; career, meh; food, meh; breathing...me...gasp...h...swoon and...die.
 

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To be fair, Inception was a bit, how do I put it, meh. :p

I did enjoy Memento though.
 

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Inception was pretty meh. One of those movies that I think is pretty decent, but it gets way too much credit.
The movie definitely deserves all five stars but probably not even honorable mention status in a discussion of one hundred all-time best flicks, agreed.
 

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^ That's a fair comment, but can we say 4.5 stars or maybe 4? :p
 

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^ That's a fair comment, but can we say 4.5 stars or maybe 4? :p
You can say whatever you want. I retain my five star rating. Often professional reviews are made spur the moment, which is a good practice. We're sitting here talking about movies way past their expiration date. Consider how ridiculous doling out a rating for Touch of Evil would be if done today. You rob the film of its context and sense of surprise that way. Any artistic venture is potentially depleted by time and imitation, so distributing awards years later is cheap. I loved the movie at the time, and even if piled-up years sully that sentiment, which has happened before, I would stick to my initial reaction and appraisal.
 
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I have a new list according to what I like right at this moment. I'm not even going to look at my old list. I don't remember what's on it. :p

1. Ran - Saw in college for a King Lear lecture. Saw it 10 times after that. I really loved it.

2. Blade Runner - It will always be in my top 10 I think. It goes up and down the list but right now it's at #2.

3. Cabinet of Dr. Caligari - My first viewing of this was boring. My second was surreal. My third was mind blowing.

4. Darjeeling Limited - I may just be choosing this one because I haven't seen it in ages and I've been thinking about it recently.

5. Drive - For the pure fun factor.
 

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Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead -- I was in real physical pain after watching this movie the first time. I laughed a ridiculous amount (completely sober, fyi)

Ondskan (Evil) -- I usually hate (hate!) coming-of-age dramas, but this movie is amazing.

The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou -- Because of the awesomeness.

Oscar -- It's a comedy. With Sylvester Stalone (I know!) as the straight-man. Somehow it is hilarious and even clever. (The other actors are actually talented)

Serenity -- Because I really, really liked Firefly and I watch it every time I re-watch the season/series.
 

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5. Slacker
4. SLC Punk
3. Every Quintin Tarantino movie ever made, strung together into one long film.
2. Punching the Clown
1. Fight Club is number one. Always.
 
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I pretty much agree with 90% of the movies already listed on here, the other 10% being movies I haven't seen.

Some movies that I love that haven't been mentioned (or I may have missed their mention):

Biutiful
The Hours
Babel
TREE OF LIFE
Y Tu Mama Tambien

These aren't my top five though, I don't think I could even narrow it down to a top 20...I hate decisions. I could give multiple top 5's based on what mood I'm in/what I'm looking for in a film at a particular moment, though.

The movies I listed are for when I'm in a more emotional mood, I think, or when I just want to be overwhelmed. Which is how I probably feel right now.
 
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Lord of the Rings Trilogy
Apocalypse Now
Life of Brian
Brick
Pan's Labyrinth/I'm a Cyborg, but that's ok
Brick is being replaced with "The Ruling Class" with Peter O'Tool. It is truly fantastic.
 
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Don't really watch much but as a shot in the dark these three come to mind:
The Dark Night
Requiem for a Dream
Inception (! Suprised this hasn't been mentioned, by far the only movie i've seen more than five times (which is really saying something). Saw it first time with my cousins and after whilst they were complaining about how pointless and complex it was i was there on the internet trying to figure out if such an awesome idea had actually been created in reality. Sadly not, as of yet.)
 
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My bad, seems i took too long to write my last post, Inception has been mentioned a few times up to where i last read. Sorry all.
 

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I just have one I think of as my favorite.

Duck Soup

"I'm in a hurry! To the House of Representatives! Ride like fury! If you run out of gas, get ethyl. If Ethel runs out, get Mabel! Now step on it! "

Here are the plans of war. They're as valuable as your life. And that's putting them pretty cheap. Watch them like a cat watched her kittens. Have you ever had kittens? No, of course not, you're too busy running around playing bridge. Can't you see what I'm trying to tell you, I love you.

Honorable mention goes to Castaway. What a lovely notion.
 
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Because favorite movie lists are--IMO--a bit pedestrian, I’m going to apply a loose interpretation and list my favorite movies to despise.

My criterion is that my choices are movies that are otherwise popular or acclaimed. Thus, Plan 9 from Outer Space does not qualify, since it is universally recognized as a bad movie and is only beloved because of its unintentional hilariousness.

So in no particular order:

Pretty Woman- Because a hooker with a heart of gold doesn’t get drug addicted, pimp slapped or an STD. She meets billionaires and lives happily ever after. Sure. Just don’t forget to floss.

Batman- The only explanation is that Tim Burton’s visuals were so dazzling, it hypnotized everyone into looking past its stupid script and the absurdity of Michael Keaton as the caped crusader. Nolan and Bale have done the human race a service by making us forget this blight ever darkened a theater.

Titanic- There is a special level of Hell awaiting whoever told James Cameron he could write dialogue. In this special level, one will be forced to watch repeated showings of Titanic for all eternity.

TIE: The Matrix Reloaded/Revolutions- As brilliant and innovative as The Matrix was, the sequels were bound to be a let down anyway. What’s makes them really a letdown? Fights scenes that go on forever, heavy handed philosophizing, and Roy Jones Junior. Speed Racer tends to confirm the Wachowski’s are drinking the same Kool-Aid as Francis Coppola and Michael Camino.

Clash of the Titans- The original kitschy Harry Hamlin version is about a hundred times more entertaining that this convoluted remake.

The Searchers- One of the most acclaimed westerns of all time, and it makes my skin crawl. The Duke looks for his lost niece among the Indians, but only so that he can kill her to save her the shame of being made an Indian. Wow.
 
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Lord of the Rings Trilogy
Apocalypse Now
Life of Brian
The Ruling Class
Pan's Labyrinth/I'm a Cyborg, but that's ok
Sorry, Coppola, you're cool and all, and Immaletchu finish, but I gots to say,Ben-Hur is the best movie of all time-ALL TIME. (I've decided that LOTR Trilogy has eternal dibs as first place for so many reasons.) and The Ruling Class is being tied with Becket- because Peter O'Tool is a wonderful human, and this movie is just wonderful
 

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In no special order:

2001: A Space Odyssey
Otto e Mezzo
Persona
Taxi Driver
Mulholland Dr.
 

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Donnie Darko
The Wall
Contact
Beetlejuice
Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark
 
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