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diana_m at 1:26PM, Aug. 17, 2008
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In order:
Karate Kid
The Lion King
Ironman
Spiderman 3
One Piece 6
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willisokong at 3:37PM, Aug. 18, 2008
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Harold and Maude (see the av)

Gandhi

…after that it's a free for all, but at a push I'd say

Whisper of the Heart

INLAND EMPIRE

Koyaanisqatsi

many, many, many others though.

'Harold and Maude' rules! Go see it.
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jgib99 at 8:08PM, Aug. 18, 2008
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Raiders of the Lost Ark (Hands down the best adventure movie ever. Proof that both Speilberg and Lucas used to make good movies.)
The Exorcist
Alien
The Big Lebowski
Animal House
Karen's Edge- The beginning of the wildest road trip ever!!
How Unfortunate- Coming back in mid-July!
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Sysli at 10:26AM, Aug. 19, 2008
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Mmm, a lot of the movies I like have been mentioned, so I'll do my best to list five that haven't.
And I like the way this topic was worded by the way. I refuse to pick favourites because there just isn't an ultimate answer to that questions. Anyway.

Last Life in the Universe
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0345549/
I saw this movie about two years ago and I've desperatly wanted to see it ever since. I barely remember the story, but the images etched into my mind are so hauntingly beautiful that I don't care.

Immortel
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0314063/
The movie stays really close visually to the comic (which is very good by the way) and surprisingly enough almost makes more sense. But even if it does make more sense, the story is still weird and very dreamlike.

Mirrormask
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0366780/
If you cut the story down to the bone it's nothing new, but the way it's told is.. Well, it's animated Dave McKean more or less, and I happen to like his style quite a lot. There's some very funny moments in it too.

Strings
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0374248/
This story is anything but new. The story is predictable. It's not the story I love, it's the world that's created. There's something facinating about the fact that they are aware that they are puppets and doesn't act like the strings aren't there.

Goodbye Lenin!
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0301357/
This story is told in a low-key sorta quirky way, and it works so well. It really gets to my emotions, and I'll have to admit that it gets hard for me not to cry a little at the end. But don't get me wrong, there's funny moments too, it's just the kind of story that balances both beautifully.

Aaand that's that.
Hopefully I'll have mentioned something you never even knew existed.
Because I may as well show a bit of pride. ^___^

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Bittenbymonk at 3:39PM, Aug. 20, 2008
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Forrest Gump
Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind
me, myself and Irene
KISS meet the phantom of the park
Animal house
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Aioazech at 9:25PM, Aug. 20, 2008
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Currently my favorites areeee:

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind - It is my all time favorite movie. I've watched it at least 15 times and I could definitely watch it 100 more.

V For Vendetta - I wish I saw this one in theaters.

The Dark Knight - DUH.

Napoleon Dynamite
- I'm sorry, I have the stupidest sense of humor. I find this movie hilarious every time I watch it.

Arsenic and Old Lace
- An oldie, but a goodie.
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Brogan at 9:59PM, Sept. 6, 2008
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My top 5:

JAWS - I've probably seen it 100 times and I never EVER get tired of it.

KILL BILL 1 & 2 - Probably my favorite fairly current movie.

THE GOOD, THE BAD, THE UGLY - Best western ever?

POINT BREAK - Not really a fan of Reeves or Swazy (sp?), but what a cool movie!

SAVING PRIVATE RYAN - Just an unbelievable opening scene…
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Sea_Cow at 11:55AM, Sept. 7, 2008
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Made some revisions to my list.

Pulp Fiction

Harold and Kumar go to White Castle

The Green Mile

The Shining

The Big Lebowski
I am so happy to finally be back home
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SpANG at 1:34PM, Oct. 17, 2008
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Buncha CHEATERS here, using multiple sequels as ONE MOVIE. :P

I have a ton of favs like everyone else, but these movies I can watch over and over. In order:

1. Mr Hollands Opus
2. Shawshank Redemption
3. Mystery Men
4. One Flew Over the Cukoo's Nest
5. Kill Bill Volume 2

simonitro
- The Fifth Element
We cannot be friends.

diana_m
Spiderman 3
I hate you so, so much now.
“To a rational mind, nothing is inexplicable. Only unexplained.”
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Chernobog at 8:01PM, Oct. 17, 2008
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Natural Born Killers

Falling Down

Silent Hill

300

LOTR
 
 
“You tell yourself to just
enjoy the process,” he added. “That whether you succeed or fail, win or
lose, it will be fine. You pretend to be Zen. You adopt detachment, and
ironic humor, while secretly praying for a miracle.”
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NickGuy at 2:18PM, Oct. 18, 2008
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woo…5…wow…well, here goes…

in no particular order…

Vanilla Sky-Both the original and the tom cruise one. just fantastic movies.

Speed Racer-the best movie of 08. iron man was ok and i enjoyed dark knight, but speed racer was simply better. the end.

Matrix reloaded- aside from the fact that this movie is a MUST SEE for dynamic storytelling/composition, *see image when agent is on car and all the chaos is happening on the freeway-one of the greatest composed shots ever* this was the movie where neo kicks ass…he took forever to get around to it in 1, and in 3 he just…well.,..hmm.

Requiem for a dream- i know this gets on alot of peoples list, and deservedly so. this is the movie to watch if you need a reason to never do drugs. unless you WANT to end up on a table with a dildo up your butt….

28 Days later-im also throwing weeks in here too, the first scene of weeks was the most intense shit ibve ever seen in a horror movie, and days' cinematography was and still is amazing.

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HippieVan at 5:57PM, Oct. 19, 2008
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Not in order…

A Hard Day's Night
Life of Brian
Detroit Rock City
Haiku Tunnel
And I dunno what to choose for the fifth…I'm sure it will come to me later.
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Ironscarfs Ghost at 4:54AM, Oct. 20, 2008
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And I dunno what to choose for the fifth…I'm sure it will come to me later.

Have you seen Citizen Kane?!
Er……..boo!
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HippieVan at 6:29AM, Oct. 20, 2008
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And I dunno what to choose for the fifth…I'm sure it will come to me later.

Have you seen Citizen Kane?!

FINE. I will watch your silly little movie.
In the meantime, though, I think it will be either Creature from the Black Lagoon or that old Batman movie(the one with Adam West). They both make me laugh.
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Starbraces at 8:45AM, Oct. 20, 2008
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1. Edward Scissorhands
Allthough I'm not a fan of the gothic imagery, I truly love how it contrasts to the urban town with it's 50's pastels and its equally vivid citizens. This was a movie I grew up with, so, yeah it might be something alot of Tim Burton fans love as well… For me it was the first movie that made me cry, and the first score I actually went out to BUY (the Ice Dance is just such a nostalgic master piece)

2. The Incredibles
Brad Bird blew me away with this one. Sure, it had no pairings, no deep moral or even a message. But holy Hell how I enjoy it. The voices, acting, action, animation, characters and… JUST EVERYTHING is so freaking perfect. There's not ONE boring moment, and most notable of all: The story arch is actually unique from most Disney movies. Something that Brad Bird should've stuck to in Ratatouille (and the only reason Ratatouille isn't on this list). What I'm talking about is the happy times > action > happier times > downward spiral where the main character is thrown into the gutter due to guilt or betrayal > everything becomes happy again > the end. Thankfully The Incredibles didn't have that, it was just pure action all the way through =D

3. Meet The Robinsons
Yes yes, I know. It suffers from the “Hercules Syndrome” (ie. too many characters), but oh my gosh how this movie stood out. The trailers made me go “Meh, seems messy.” but when I watched it, and when the end came. I bawled. And I've watched it 38 times now. STILL cry every single time the ending song comes in "Let it go, let it roll right off your shoulder. Don't you know? The hardest part is over…" gah! DX It was a perfect movie with so many great characters. You can really tell the producers put their very heart and soul into the production, because it shows. And that's how it should be =]

4. The Last Action Hero
I know, corny old movie with MISTAH GOVERNA OF CALIFORNIA'! But it's hilarious. My favorite scene just has to be when the bad guy comes to the real world and sees two robbers mug a guy and then go “Take his shoes! Take his shoes!” only to then run away after taking his shoes, upon the bad guy goes “…Take is SHOES?”

5. The Burbs
This movie could also be called “Inventor of the Space to Earth to Town to Neighbourhood Sequence Movie”. Because it did that too. But nevertheless, I love this movie. Because og my GODS, be was right all along! D:
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Ironscarfs Ghost at 1:07PM, Oct. 20, 2008
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FINE. I will watch your silly little movie.

Hey - I didn't make that silly little movie! Anyways, here's five:

How to murder your wife.
When I saw Jack Lemmon's fancy townhouse, I knew I had to draw comic strips. I'm still waiting.

Once Upon a Time in the West
Henry Fonda's turn as a bad guy has to be one of the meanest ever; elaborate killing involving mouth organ?!- and those tunes!

Casablanca.
Rick, Rick, you've got to help me Rick!

I know where I'm going
The one he made before A Matter Of Life And Death.

The Abominable Dr. Phibes.
Ghastly murder, art deco sets, Somewhere Over The Rainbow, Vincent Price talking out of the side of his neck through a gramophone - this one has it all.
Er……..boo!
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ozoneocean at 10:28PM, Oct. 20, 2008
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Umm…

Porkies 1

Porkies 2

Porkies 3

Police Academy 6

Debbie Does Dallas

YEAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!! \^_^/

…no -_-
I haven't even seen the last one on that list.
 
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NickGuy at 11:15AM, Oct. 21, 2008
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Ironscarfs Ghost
Hippie Van
FINE. I will watch your silly little movie.

Hey - I didn't make that silly little movie! Anyways, here's five:



Casablanca.
Rick, Rick, you've got to help me Rick!


you know i just dont get the casablanca love, or gone with the wind…ive watched both, multiple times, both as a kid and again as an adult…and i dont think either one of them deserves the credit they get. The Wizard of Oz was a much better movie than those two.

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Ironscarfs Ghost at 5:03PM, Oct. 21, 2008
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you know i just dont get the casablanca love

You'll regret it. Maybe not today. Maybe not tomorrow, but soon and for the rest of your life.
Er……..boo!
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HippieVan at 5:54PM, Oct. 21, 2008
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Erm, Ironscarf, why isn't Citizen Kane on your list?
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Ironscarfs Ghost at 6:16PM, Oct. 21, 2008
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Erm, Ironscarf, why isn't Citizen Kane on your list?

Because this is the favourite films list!

Now, if this was the list of ‘films most likely to give you some really inventive visual storytelling ideas when there’s not much action taking place', Citizen Kane might get a look in.

Why are you frowning at me like that?!
Er……..boo!
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Mushroomcomix at 6:35PM, Oct. 21, 2008
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In no particular order what so ever

300- because Frank Miller and Lynne Varley kick ass even though they are no longer together

Who Framed Roger Rabbit- because it was my favorite as a kid, and a frequent watch on those red eyed nights of my teen years

Boondock Saints- because Irish people kick ass and this movie was perhaps one of the best ever made! If you haven't seen it yet go do it right now drop whatever you're doing and go see it!!

Sin City- Refer back to 300 minus the Lynne Varley part

Kung Fu Hustle and Shaolin Soccer- Couldn't pick between the two so I put both down. These movies are awesome and I thank the people who brought them to America!
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NickGuy at 12:36PM, Oct. 22, 2008
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In no particular order what so ever

300- because Frank Miller and Lynne Varley kick ass even though they are no longer together



GASP! WHEN DID THIS HAPPEN?!?!?! I dont keep tabs on their personal lives…

hell id marry lynne so she could color all my artwork DK2 style. then wed pork all day. and make more art.

“Kung Fu Komix IS…hardcore martial art action all the way. 8/10” -Harkovast
“Kung Fu Komix is that rare comic that is made with heart and love of the medium, and it delivers” -Zenstrive
“Kung Fu Komix is…so awesome” -threeeyeswurm
“Kung Fu Komix is..told with all the stupid exuberance of the genre it parodies” -The Real Macabre
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lothar at 9:55AM, Oct. 25, 2008
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Blade runner
Mad max beyond thunderdome
2001 a space odyssey
Dune (the original directors cut) not the peice of crap CG remake

and of course

ZARDOZ !@!!!!!!


dammn i just realized all those movies were made over 20 years ago
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ozoneocean at 10:11AM, Oct. 25, 2008
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Dune (the original directors cut) not the peice of crap CG remake
All good films… but I don't think the remake was that crappy. I never saw all the parts of it though, but what I did see seemed very well done and it was truer to the books. The actors in Lynch's version were way better though, especially Kyle MacLachlan as Paul, but all the rest too.
The worst version of Dune would have to be the extra long TV cut that did of Lynch's original. Even he disowned it. It was really, really nasty, including crappy illustrations and even orse animation to pad it out. Such a shame.
 
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lothar at 10:39AM, Oct. 25, 2008
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Dune (the original directors cut) not the peice of crap CG remake
All good films… but I don't think the remake was that crappy. I never saw all the parts of it though, but what I did see seemed very well done and it was truer to the books. The actors in Lynch's version were way better though, especially Kyle MacLachlan as Paul, but all the rest too.
The worst version of Dune would have to be the extra long TV cut that did of Lynch's original. Even he disowned it. It was really, really nasty, including crappy illustrations and even orse animation to pad it out. Such a shame.


and patrick stewart as gurney hallek ! overall i liked the original better because it was gritty and seemed to be coated with a layer of spice dust , or slime . and the guild navigators kicked serious ass in the first movie .
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but it was cool to see the “children of dune” portion, as that was not in the original.
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Ironscarfs Ghost at 1:17PM, Oct. 25, 2008
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ZARDOZ !@!!!!!!

I want to meet Lothar!!!!@!!!!!

Sorry, wrong thread.
Er……..boo!
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Lonnehart at 2:28PM, Oct. 25, 2008
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In no particular order…

Spaceballs

Trading Places (with Eddie Murphy and Dan Akroyd)

Brewster's Millions (with Richard Pryor)

Cheech and Chong's “Corsican Brothers” (only because of a character named the iere… (yeesh that guy was ridiculous)

Conan the Destroyer
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Crimsonskystudio at 2:55PM, Oct. 27, 2008
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Top 5 for me:

1. Star Wars Ep6: Return of the Jedi

2. Starship Troopers (actually i like all 3, yes even 2)

3. Pulp Fiction

4. Lord of the Rings The Two Towers (I would like to say all 3)

5. Evil Dead 2 (Though Army of Darkness comes very close)
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Bradleyo at 9:07AM, Oct. 28, 2008
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Empire Strikes Back.
The Fellowship of the Ring (Yes all three, but that to me is the best.)
Casino Royal
The Dark knight
BeerFest

In no particular order.
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