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Top five favorite movies

Anamnesis

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No particular order:

1. Blade Runner - Wonderful.
2. Inception - The idea is fascinating. DiCaprio is a great actor, IMO.
3. ST: First Contact - Trekkie through and through.
4. The Prestige - Beautiful.
5. Platoon - Moving.

Since so many people made lists long enough for a small town I feel justified in adding two more:

6. Hackers - corny, fun, nostalgic.
7. 1408 - the only movie that made me feel a little frightened.
 

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not definitive, just ones i love and otoh (no order)

-leon the professional
-the usual suspects
-the secret garden
-martyrs
-pans labrynth
 
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1. Pulp Fiction
2. American Beauty
3. Road to Perdition
4. Fight Club
5. ANY Korean film

-- us Americans are so full of BULLSHIT
 
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1. Gone in 60 seconds
2. Patton
3. Pirates of the Carribbean (all of them)
4. Goodfellas
5. The Godfather
6. And for good measure, the new Star Trek (and no i'm not a Trekkie)
 

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I feel like updating...

1. Stalker (Tarkovsky)
2. Vertigo (Hitchcock)
3. Blue Velvet (Lynch)
4. The Shining (Kubrick)
5. La Jetee (Marker)
 

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West Side story
300
Crash
Chronicle
Cant think of a 5th, But a reoccurring theme to these movies is that the Protagonist ultimately dies, I hate happy endings lol, especially unrealistic ones.
 
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that's hard.. let's see
1- memento
2- revolver
3- beautiful mind
4- sherlock holmes serie.
5- V for vendetta
 
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1.) Eraserhead
2.) Dr. Strangelove or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
3.) Pi
4.) Primer
5.) Monty Python and the Life of Brian
 

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The black stallion
one night with the king
The African queen (and most bogie films)
Lawrence of arabia
The last unicorn
I robot
Contact
far and away
firelight
Out of africa
Anna and the king
Cast away
the abyss
Spartacus--the one starring kirk douglas
gladiator
Ben hur

Those are the ones I love the most :)
 

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Requiem for a Dream
American Psycho
Clockwork Orange
12 Monkeys
Into the Wild
Sleuth
Good Will Hunting
(want to list so many more but I've already surpassed THE mighty limit!)

I quite enjoy pornographic material too; the plots are ingenious.

Also, has anyone watched Magnolia? - I don't get the point of the movie, but it was enjoyable to watch.
To whoevers watched Vanilla Sky; the movie Open Your Eyes is the original.
 

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People actually put Sin City as their top 5? - That is some dumb ass vulgar and sexist pile of fucking shit. Liked the visuals and colors though; but damn.
 

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People actually put Sin City as their top 5? - That is some dumb ass vulgar and sexist pile of fucking shit. Liked the visuals and colors though; but damn.
I didn't even like the visuals, but it just wasn't my kind of movie.
 
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ipman
ipman 2
inception
chronicle
push
jumper
limitless
the butterfly effect
national treasure
national treasure 2

There's probably more but I can't think of them right now.
 

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Dogville
The Departed
Requiem for A Dream
Snatch.
Revolutionary Road
La Haine
Bad Education
Atonement
In Bruges
A Serious Man
No Man's Land
Memento

It's too hard for me to pick out only five! I Really love all of these movies.
 

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I can not pick only 5.

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
The Dark Knight
Apocalypse Now
Fight Club
Seven Samurai
The Silence of the Lambs
Leon: The Professional
American History X
Dr. Strangelove
The Departed
Gladiator
Reservoir Dogs
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Full Metal Jacket
Rashomon
Grave of Fireflies
Yojimbo
Ran
Inglourious Basterds
Blade Runner
Million Dollar Baby
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
Papillon
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Run Lola Run
Cube
The Warriors
The Little Mermaid (I loved this movie as a kid and still do)
Brazil
Martyrs
Hannibal
Breakfast Club
The Fly
Office Space
Napoleon Dynamite
The Crow
Mad Max
Night of the Living Dead
Twilight Saga (yupp :) )
The Thing
Space Balls
Casablanca
Lost in Translation
Love Actually
Pride and Prejudice
Titanic
Groundhog Day
Ever After
Lord of War
End of Watch
Ghost in the Shell
Spirited Away
 

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Some users, and I'm not going to name names, appear to have exceeded the five movie limit. :angel:
 
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The Big Labowski
Boondock Saints
Girl With the dragon tattoo (the Daniel Craig version)
Serenity
Pulp Fiction
:D
 

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Wow...I posted in this thread four years ago and it's still alive. Time to repost.

Wings Of Desire
The Princess Bride
They Live
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (trilogy)...the real one without Mr Craig, & with Noomi Rapace!
What Dreams May Come
 

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Blade Runner
Brazil
LOTR trilogy
Matrix 1
 
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In no particular order (More than 5, but I try to keep to the most influential):
You'll notice I highly enjoy self-reference (the mathematics of recursion, infinity, and fractals) mythological reference and Campbellian monomyth (I'll stick to listing the most novel uses though, i.e. no Matrix or Star Wars, mainly inverted uses appeal to me).


- Amadeus (I enjoy the aesthetic self-referencing of aesthetics.)

- A Clockwork Orange (Like the above, I enjoy the aesthetic self-reference. The main character, Alex DeLarge, being contrasted with Beethoven who both lose the ability to hear Beethoven's work. I feel like it is a tragedy that Beethoven's Grand Fugue was not used in the closing of the film, it is likely his most infamous work and is a perfect reflection of one of film's most infamous works.)

From his Ninth Symphony:
The whole audience acclaimed him through standing ovations five times; there were handkerchiefs in the air, hats, raised hands, so that Beethoven, who could not hear the applause, could at least see the ovation gestures.
From his Grand Fugue:
Beethoven originally composed the Große Fuge as the final movement of his String Quartet No. 13 (Op. 130). When the work was first performed, the audience demanded encores of only two of the middle movements of the quartet. Beethoven, enraged, was reported to have growled, "And why didn't they encore the Fugue? That alone should have been repeated! Cattle! Asses!"

However, the fugue was so demanding of contemporary performers and unpopular with audiences that Beethoven's publisher, Matthias Artaria, urged him to write a new finale for the string quartet. Beethoven, although notorious for his stubborn personality and indifference to public opinion or taste, acquiesced to his publisher's request on this occasion. He composed a replacement finale in late 1826. In May 1827, about two months after Beethoven's death, Artaria published the first edition of Op. 130 with the new finale, and the Große Fuge as Op. 133, as well as a four-hand piano arrangement, Op. 134.
- Fight Club (An inversion of the Hero's Journey)

"Refusal of the summons converts the adventure into its negative. Walled in boredom, hard work, or 'culture,' the subject loses the power of significant affirmative action and becomes a victim to be saved. His flowering world becomes a wasteland of dry stones and his life feels meaningless—even though, like King Minos, he may through titanic effort succeed in building an empire or renown. Whatever house he builds, it will be a house of death: a labyrinth of cyclopean walls to hide from him his minotaur. All he can do is create new problems for himself and await the gradual approach of his disintegration."
- Meshes of the Afternoon (Thanks to @Puffy for introducing it to me. See that thread for discussion.)

- Inception (Like the above deals with mise en abyme, i.e. dream within a dream and has a scene reflecting this when Ariadne faces two mirrors together. This also occurs in Citizen Kane where he has a hallway with two mirrors reflecting each other. Inception is also a strong reference to the myth of Theseus and the Minotaur with Ariadne being the one who gave Theseus the thread to navigate the labyrinth.)

- Citizen Kane (Mise en abyme; Nobody ever hears him say 'Rosebud' when he dies at the beginning of the film; The film opens and closes on the sign, 'No Trespassing,' outside of his mansion Xanadu; Famous for all the real life speculations and inferences that can be discussed; Orson Welles had made headlines previously for the infamous 'War of the Worlds' broadcast which has subsequently been called into doubt as to the actual extent of the incident.)

- Memento (This and Inception are my favorite two of Christopher Nolan's work. The editing structure is brilliant, innovative, and mesmerizing.)

Many more are in my favorites, but I feel these are the most influential so far. (If I forgot any, then I'm going to edit this.)
 
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Oh man, this is tough, but my top 5 are:

1. A Clockwork Orange
2. The Shining
3. The Wall
4. The Exorcist
5. Jacob's Ladder

Other films that almost made the cut are Twin Peaks:Fire Walk With Me, Mulholland Drive, Lost Highway, Naked Lunch, and, of course--Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.
 
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Casino Royale
Kung Fu Panda (surprisingly brilliant film!)
Star Wars V
Harvey
V for Vendetta

Runner-up is Spirited Away. I loved that movie as a kid.

SW
 

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So I can't pick just 5 top movies I love movies to much therefore here is a list of all the movies that I give 5 stars.

Star Trek (2009)/Star Trek into the darkness (2013) Both were awesome but into the darkness was even better then the original.

The Avengers (2012)

XXX (2002)

The Dark Knight (2008)/ The other two dark knight movies were great as well but my top vote goes to Dark Knight.

Iron Man all 3 though the 3rd one left me with more questions.

300 (2006)

Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)

Star War Episode IV: A New Hope (1977)

The James Bond Series though I like the Daniel Craig movies the best.

X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)

The X-Men Series.

The Transformers Series.

American Beauty (1999)

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012)

Sin City (2005)

The Resident Evil Series

Zombieland (2009)

A Beautiful Mind (2001)

Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World (2010)

Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)

Life is Beautiful (1997) The only movie to ever make me cry.

Moulin Rouge (2001) Yes, I like musicals.

The Butterfly Effect (2004)

Kill Bill Vol 1 and 2

A Knight's Tale

March of the Penguins.

The Boondock Saints and The Boondock Saints: All Saints Day.

The Saw Series I still need to watch the last one though.

Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)

The Day After Tomorrow (2004)

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005)

The Devil's Advocate (1997)

28 days/weeks latter

10,000 BC (2008)

Enemy at the Gates (2001)

The Blade Series but Blade: Trinity is my favorite probably because I find Jessica Beil so attractive.

Eragon (2006) I am upset that they are not making the rest of the series.

Kung Fu Hustle (2004) its incredibly funny no matter if you are watching in on Japanese or English.

Speed Racer (2008)

Pleasantville (1998)

Fantasia (1940)

The Bone Collector (1999)

Mr. Popper's Penguins (2011)

I have very a eccentric verity of favorite movies. I like anything that speak to me is some way rather an expression of my favorite childhood memories. or something that makes me gasp, laugh and even in very rare moments cry.
 
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The top five favorites that I can think of right now are:
(I'm gonna pretend trilogies and such are one movie :))

Matrix trilogy, most people say they only like the first one or it was the best or w.e but I love them all for the emotions and ideas they evoke :matrix: I just saw this epic smilie and had to put it
GITS movies
LOTR trilogy
V for Vendetta
If I asked myself 15 years ago I might've said The Land Before Time :D

Maybe it was a compliation album for 10.6 people.
BWAHAHA! Why'd you count them all? I was like, "did she really count them all?", so then I counted them x.x

Read your sig and it made me get the feeling I describe in http://www.intpforum.com/showthread.php?t=17548 thanks for that and the laugh!
 
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Can't pick only five either. Could pick only one though.

Sci-fi/fantasy:
Blade Runner
Gattaca
Metropolis (Lang)
The Fountain
The Prestige
Solyaris (Tarkovsky)
Stalker
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Inception
A Clockwork Orange

Noir:
Drive
The Third Man
Casablanca
Le Salarie De La Peur
Du Rififi Chez Les Hommes
Heat
Léon
Blue Velvet

European:
Burnt by the Sun
12
Dogville
Melancholia
Underground (Kusturica)
Wings of Desire
La Strada
Viridiana
El Angel Exterminador
The Cremator
The Witchhammer
Shop on a Main Street
Taxidermia

Other:
Dr. Strangelove etc.
Network
Pink Floyd: The Wall
Turkish Star Wars
Seppuku
American Beauty
Schindler's List
Amadeus
The Godfather I & III
 

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1.Fast and Furios Series(Tokyo Drift - my fav)
2.V for Vendetta
3.Stoner films(this is the end, pineapple express,etc...)
4.Inception(just the whole idea is intriguing)
5.Zeitgeist Series
 
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Man 5 is so little, here's an attempt anyway:

In no specific order:

-There will be Blood
-Wild at Heart
-Sympathy for Mr Vengeance
-Werckmeister Harmonies
-My life as a Dog
 

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Man 5 is so little, here's an attempt anyway:

In no specific order:

-There will be Blood
-Wild at Heart
-Sympathy for Mr Vengeance
-Werckmeister Harmonies
-My life as a Dog
Wild at Heart is a highly underrated film. :D

I (just about) have to keep with Blue Velvet as my favourite Lynch though...
 
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It is really hard to make a list of my favourite movies, even though I have an excel sheet with all the movies I've watched for many years.

  • Akira
It's nothing when compared to the manga (but it made me read it) but a masterpiece nonetheless. Like a Japanese lord of the Rings.
  • Rec 1/2
My most favourite zombie movie (you have to see them as a whole). Both have their flaws, but when I finished them, I was scared. Something no other movie has achieved since I was about 15.
  • Event Horizon
It's scifi, it's disturbing, it's about other dimensions, hell and the unkown. I absolutely love this movie. This is how the DooM movie should have been made!
  • A simple plan
A movie unkown to the majority. Yet, one of the best I've ever seen. Brilliant, characters with realistic motives. It's like a Breaking Bad movie.
  • Aliens
I was extremely disappointed by the first one (imo it didn't age well...) but this one is a blast. Just watch it.

Other movies which are worth mentioning:

Meikyû Monogatari (it's like a japanese Twilight Zone, what to want more?)
Poltergeist (a stunning from the beginning till the end.)
John Carpenter's The Thing (it's damn gorgeous and great characters
Mothman Prophecies (I don't know why I love this movie, it's so philosophical?)

The Usual Suspects & Angel Heart (those movie does not deserve spoilering of any kind)

And Prince of Darkness:
"Your God of repentance will not save you. Your holy ghost will not save you. Your God plutonium will not save you. In fact... You will not be saved!"

Enough said
 
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1-Fight Club
2-The Shawshank Redemption
3-The Matrix
4-Forrest Gump
5-The Dark Knight/Good Will Hunting
6-The Usual Suspects (from the bench LOL)
 
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Scarface - best cinema ever - Credit to Oliver Stone
Forrest Gump! - Best Tom Hanks Ever
Training Day - Great concept and Denzel (great Bad guy!)
Terminator 1 (1984) - Way ahead of it's time!
Goodfellas - Cult classic can watch it 5 days a week and not be "over it"


And a few more :confused:

* Edit*

Add a few

Dazed and confused - Best in capturing the era
Toy Story - Another great concept featuring Tom Hanks
 
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In no particular order:
1. The Crow
2. Passion of The Christ
3. The Boondock Saints
4. LOTR
5. Hackers
 

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1. The Dark Knight
2. The Prestige
3. The Godfather
4. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
5. Princess Mononoke

I could go further, but as the thread stipulates five, I will leave it at that.
 

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not in order and possibly one of many similar that could replace these:
Ran
The Matrix
Apocalypse Now
Trainspotting
Ghost in the Shell 2 : Innocence

some of the notable mentions:
Clockwork Orange, (The Good, the Bad and the Ugly), Fight Club, Taxi Driver, Pulp Fiction, The Godfather, No country for old men, The Big Blue, Grave of the Fireflies, Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind
 

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No paricular order

1. Avengers
2.guardians of the galaxy
3. Lotr trilogy
4. Hobbit movies
5. Christian bales batman trilogy

Im not sure if i could put the batmans and lotrings trilogys but i couldnt distinguish a favourite. Hope you guys dont mind
 
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Fight Club, Fight Club, Fight Club

(after this it's harder...just going to list the random ones that come to my head)

Pulp Fiction?
What Dreams May Come? (for the visuals only)
Blade Runner?
The Matrix?
 
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dunno i have outsourced my movie taste to friends :D

used to be really deeply suspicious of the film medium (to the point of nausea/anxiety) but now i have begun to understand it better
 

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Red Shoes
Jean de Florette
The Last Picture Show
39 Steps
Das Boot
Raging Bull
Rashomon
My Life as a Dog

I could go on and on...
 
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1.Good Will Hunting- surprised I haven't heard it yet
2. The Shawshank Redemption
3. Get him to the Greek- Hilarious
4. Harry Potter Series
5. American Beauty
 
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Wow, this was the worst movie I've seen this year. Whoever made those "dinosaurs" should be fired. The movie is focused on a completely unsympathetic team of soldiers in an unexplored crater somewhere in South America, where dinosaurs somehow have survived for millions of years. We never get any kind of working explanation for this.

The soldiers don't seem very shocked to suddenly be faced with long dead reptiles, they just pull out their guns and shoot the T-Rex in the head. Which works. That is something i can not forgive. A T-Rex taken out with a handgun? Really? The dinosaurs don't seem to be a big threat at all.


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2303110/

Sounds awesome
 

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The soldiers don't seem very shocked to suddenly be faced with long dead reptiles, they just pull out their guns and shoot the T-Rex in the head. Which works. That is something i can not forgive. A T-Rex taken out with a handgun? Really? The dinosaurs don't seem to be a big threat at all.


Sounds awesome
A handgun sometimes can't even take down a bear, depending on the caliber. And especially not an elephant or rhino.

Then again, maybe those T-Rex's look pretty bad but have glass jaws.
 
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