Best Movie List
Hey everyone, at the risk of sounding a bit cliche, i'd just like to know what everyones favourite films are. Even if its just the one or a HUGE list of films they love. If your compiling a list, it doesn't need to be in order, but if thats how you want to do it, thats fine. As a new user i'm not sure if a thread like this has been posted before, but hey, any excuse for a conversation. Thanks :p
I guess as i'm the one posting this thread i need to put my own list so here it is. Excuse me for the unprofessional way i explain my choices :p
Apocalypse Now - I just love the beginning when 'The End' by The Doors is played, just an iconic moment for me. The music a film has really plays a huge role for me anyway, just adds to the whole experience. I also love the famous assault on the 'charlie' camp when Kilgore (appropriate name) plays Wagner. To think, its all because the waves 'crash both ways'.
Forest Gump - Don't judge me, as i said the soundtrack is a big thing for me, and this film has an EXCELLENT one. I think it really sucks you in as you see his life develop through those amazing decades. The subtle (or not so) references to famous people such as Elvis really make the film worth watching. All round a nice, spirit lifting film.
Goodfellas - I could watch this all day (and i have). When they have to kill everyone off after the La Tonza heist is one of the many parts in the film that makes you really question the former morals of the gang that lure you in at the start. The way you see former friends switch completely so save their own skin is a real highlight of the film and makes it so much more dramatic then it already is. Apart from the amazing soundtrack, the highlight of the film for me is definatley the way in which Henrys life spirals out of control when drugs are added into the mix or illegal activities he is trying to juggle. My personal opinion of this film is that the moral (in which every film as one) is that money can draw you in and take over your life, and once it is taken away from you, you will do anything to get it back... but i suppose we all knew this anyway. :D
The rest i'm just going to list as it's getting late but they are all amazing films
-The Lives of Others
-The Godfather Trilogy
-Dead Mans Shoes
-Nightmare Before Christmas
I made a list a while ago of my favourite films, but because there are so many greats I might have forgotten about I restricted it only to ones that I own.
1. Fight Club
2. Taxi Driver
3. Donnie Darko
4. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
5. Malcolm X
7. Pan's Labyrinth
8. LOTR trilogy
9. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
11. Pulp Fiction
14. Once Upon a Time in the West
15. The Shawshank Redemption
17. Sin City
18. Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang
20. X-Men 2
At the very top of my list, I could only order the films by how affecting I found them personally. Like I said, I made this list a while ago and so there should be plenty of films that I've bought since then that would go high up on the list, and also it seems that every time I see any of these films, they go a little higher in the list. :D
Oh, and my least favourite film of all time is Forrest Gump. :p
1. A Clockwork Orange
2. Psycho [Original]
3. Bonnie & Clyde
4. Halloween [Original]
5. Reservoir Dogs
6. Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs
7. The Running Man
8. The Terminator
9. The Exorcist
10. Singin In The Rain
11. A Nightmare On Elm Street [Original]
12. Eyes Wide Shut
15. The Idiots
19. Shadow Of A Doubt
20. Toy Story
Edited: Due to opinion changes/maturity and in no particular order bar the first 2.
1. Taxi Driver
2. Star Wars
3. The Godfather
It's a Wonderful Life
The Last Picture Show
Once Upon A Time In America
Back to the Future
2001: A Space Odyssey
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
I too have to put a thumbs down on Forrest Gump, I'm afraid. I find it well made, but morally bankrupt.
If anyone fancies spending an evening in a London pub debating how Gump is a work of revisionist history from the far right, I'll happily be there :)
Wow, theres a few on there that i've seen, but not enough :p Leon and Fight club being among them. You know the type, the ones you saw but didn't appreciate as much. Don't get me wrong, both great films but i was young.
Seeing as though the reception to Forest Gump wasn't all that great, how about adding the worst films you have ever seen? The type that make you angry watching them, mine has got to be Sweeney Todd. I know in some peoples eyes Johnny Depp cant put a foot wrong in any film he's in, but the music (not singing) really ruined the film for me. I thought the one with Ray Winstone in it was alot better but i suppose that could be down to the fact of Tim Burtons film being based on the musical, while Dave Moores being more about the actual story.
But coming on to another point, if a director makes a film that everyone hates, has he not done he's job right? If your the type of person that feels film should provoke intense emotions, even if it is anger or frustration, then has the director not suceeded in his mission? Theres obviously no right or wrong answer, just down to preference i guess. I'd like to hear your views on this, or maybe i should make another thread :p
I also despise Forest Gump. Complete Oscar winning trash.
Top 10 films in no particular order (which I posted a multitude of times on the other forum, so apologies to old members):
Singin' in the Rain
Night of the Hunter
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Life of Brian
When asked this I always want to pick something different, so my list stands out from others, but it never does. :rolleyes:
Off the top of my head, In no particular order:
The Shawshank Redemption,
Life of Brian,
The Empire Strike Back,
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade,
The Princess Bride.
Based more on the pleasure I get from watching them than any 'critical' merit-
Star Wars (77 edition)
Raiders of the Lost Ark
2001: A Space Odyssey
Dances with Wolves
The Shawshank Redemption
Last of the Mohicans
1492:Conquest of Paradise
In no order whatsoever, these are the ones I can think of at the moment, as it generally depends what mood I'm in and what films I can remember. :)
Howl's Moving Castle
2001: A Space Odyssey
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Lost in Translation
The Lion King
Alice in Wonderland
That'll do for now...
I'll just chuck a few out there in no particular order...
No Country For Old Men
The Assassination Of Jesse James
A Bittersweet Life
The Third Man
12 Angry Men
The Thin Red Line
Dead Man's Shoes
and so on...
There's a huge amount of fairly well known films i still need to see let alone, less common ones :(
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