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Post by vbooy57 on Sun Mar 17, 2013 7:21 pm

I've been watching a lot of films lately, and I've gone looking for recommendations. So tell me EFR, what are your favorite movies and what films do you recommend? Do you have a favorite genre? Any movies you cannot stand? Any you are looking forward to?

My top 5:
1. Se7en (1995)
2. A Beautiful Mind (2001)
3. The Boys In Company C (1978)
4. Saw (2004)
5. Session 9 (2001)

Other favorites include Hamburger Hill (1987), Full Metal Jacket (1987), Breathing Room (2008), Cube (1997), District 9 (2009)

Favorite genres of mine are Thriller, Horror, War (preferably modern, WWI or later). I also enjoy a good comedy now and then, like Stepbrothers (2008) or Superbad (2007)

I don't really despise any movies. My least favorite is Contact (1997). I don't know why, but I greatly disliked the ending.

I don't really pay attention to upcoming movies because I've got so many past movies to watch.

Now you!
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Re: The Movies Thread

Post by kensethfan on Sun Mar 17, 2013 8:14 pm

I only really have a few favorite movies. One is Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, but more out of fascination of the live action/animation crossover than the actual movie. Embarassed

I also like Days of Thunder, hence my signature, and the first two Smokey and the Bandit titles.
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Post by Cardinals5 on Sun Mar 17, 2013 8:29 pm

American Beauty is a personal favorite of mine.

As is Kenneth Branagh's Hamlet and Henry V.

Other movies that I personally love to watch:

The Great Dictator
Senna
Airplane!
The Naked Gun trilogy
The Green Mile
American History X
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Re: The Movies Thread

Post by Rykia on Sun Mar 17, 2013 9:05 pm

Some of my favorites:

Inception
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The Hunger Games
iRobot
The Proposal (NO idea why, but I found this movie hilarious)
21 Jump Street
Zombieland
...I could probably think of others if I actually put thought into it.
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Post by JMac525 on Sun Mar 17, 2013 11:00 pm

As a movie fan, this will be fun. lol. Here's my top 15! (Only one movie per series)

1. Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991)
2. The Dark Knight (2008)
3. Skyfall (2012)
4. Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (2003)
5. Star Wars Episode V1: Return of the Jedi (1983) [I know I'm in the minority here]
6. Toy Story (1995)
7. Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
8. The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)
9. Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997)
10. Godfather: Part II (1974)
11. Up (2009)
12. Inception (2010)
13. Inglorous Basterds (2009)
14. The Departed (2006)
15. Saving Private Ryan (1998)
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Post by Cardinals5 on Sun Mar 17, 2013 11:12 pm

JMac525 wrote:As a movie fan, this will be fun. lol. Here's my top 15! (Only one movie per series)

1. Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991)
2. The Dark Knight (2008)
3. Skyfall (2012)
4. Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (2003)
5. Star Wars Episode V1: Return of the Jedi (1983) [I know I'm in the minority here]
6. Toy Story (1995)
7. Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
8. The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)
9. Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997)
10. Godfather: Part II (1974)
11. Up (2009)
12. Inception (2010)
13. Inglorous Basterds (2009)
14. The Departed (2006)
15. Saving Private Ryan (1998)

I liked Return of the Jedi.

Then again, I also liked the Dr. Who TV movie, so what do I know? Razz
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Post by day500champ1 on Sun Mar 17, 2013 11:37 pm

For film type, I'm mainly action or comedy. But, I've seen some good ones.

1. Animal House (1978) and The Blues Brothers (1980). Easily my two favorite movies of all time.
2. Gone in Sixty Seconds (1974). I like the Nicholas Cage remake, but I frickin' love the original movie. I recommend seeing it if you haven't. The movie has a (and I'm not kidding) 40 minute chase scene. The movie is 90 minutes. Enough Said.
3. Pirate Radio (aka The Boat That Rocked {international title}) (2009). I really liked this one. It's basically about a radio station that is broadcasting from a ship because of the British government banning rock and roll in the mid 1960s. I also enjoy for the music (for anyone that knows my music taste), but it's got a good story as well.
4. Striking Distance (1993). This is good movie if you like Bruce Willis action movies. It's about a cop who was demoted after saying that a serial killer the department was after is a cop. When the killer resurfaces, he goes about trying to solve the case.
5. The Jerk (1979). Steve Martin plays a white guy in a poor black family. Enough said. This movie is great.

Some other ones I've seen and would recommend:
6. Bullitt (1968)
7. The Graduate (1967)
8. West Side Story (1963)
9. American Graffiti (1973)
10. The Junkman (1980), by the same guy who did the original Gone in Sixty Seconds.
11. Pink Floyd's The Wall (1983), granted more of a big rock opera then a movie, but I still recommend it.
12. Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
13. Clue (1985)
14. Citizen Kane (1941), old movie but really good. Seen it a couple times now.
15. Casablanca (1942), same as above.
16. La Bamba (1987), bio picture about the life and death of singer Ritchie Valens.
17. Mad Max (1979)

Ok, I'm going to stop right there. I may list others later, but I've seen a lot of movies (understatement of the year).
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Re: The Movies Thread

Post by day500champ1 on Sun Mar 17, 2013 11:39 pm

Just remember a couple of others I'm going to add.

Goodfellas (1990)
Casino (1995)
My Cousin Vinny (1992)
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Re: The Movies Thread

Post by BWard on Mon Mar 18, 2013 3:16 am

Some of my favourites:

James Bond: Skyfall (2012)
Cars: the Movie (2006)
Cars 2: the Movie (2011)
Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011)
James Bond: Casino Royale (2006)
Senna: the Movie (2011)
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006)
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Re: The Movies Thread

Post by f1fan12 on Mon Mar 18, 2013 6:38 am

Monty Python and the Search For The Holy Grail

Monty Python: The Life of Brian

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Post by Nascar9fan on Mon Mar 18, 2013 7:37 am

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Re: The Movies Thread

Post by JMac525 on Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:16 pm

Cardinals5 wrote:
JMac525 wrote:As a movie fan, this will be fun. lol. Here's my top 15! (Only one movie per series)

1. Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991)
2. The Dark Knight (2008)
3. Skyfall (2012)
4. Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (2003)
5. Star Wars Episode V1: Return of the Jedi (1983) [I know I'm in the minority here]
6. Toy Story (1995)
7. Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
8. The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)
9. Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997)
10. Godfather: Part II (1974)
11. Up (2009)
12. Inception (2010)
13. Inglorous Basterds (2009)
14. The Departed (2006)
15. Saving Private Ryan (1998)

I liked Return of the Jedi.

Then again, I also liked the Dr. Who TV movie, so what do I know? Razz

Hah, good to hear you liked RotJ too. Most people I know believe it's the worst of the original trilogy and that Empire Strikes Back is the best. I respectfully disagree with them. Very Happy
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Re: The Movies Thread

Post by crl on Tue Mar 19, 2013 1:59 am

Downfall (yes, the Hitler movie that so many parodies, including mine, have been produced from)
Casino Royale
Skyfall
Spider-Man 2
Love Actually
Senna
The Dark Knight
Breakfast at Tiffany's (yes, I really just typed that, but it is a FABULOUS film)
Life is Beautiful
The Simpsons Movie
The Odd Couple 2
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Post by day500champ1 on Wed Mar 20, 2013 8:55 pm

I have to add this one to my list. I saw in a long time ago I'd say 2005 I think. I've been trying to find it ever since. Finally found it on Youtube with it being uploaded a week ago.
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Post by tommykl on Tue Apr 09, 2013 1:03 pm

After seeing the trailer, I have to say I can't wait for Rush to come out. It's going to be epic.
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Post by Mother of Invention on Tue Apr 09, 2013 1:09 pm

Please tell me that I am not the only one who loves the 'Black Dynamite' movie?
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Re: The Movies Thread

Post by LadyKathy on Tue Apr 09, 2013 1:38 pm

Smokey and the Bandit (i liked all 3, but as always the original is best)
Days of Thunder
all the 007 movies
and i'd list a couple more, but i'll leave those out because i doubt the guys would be interested

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Post by Nascarfan13 on Wed May 08, 2013 8:47 pm

Requiem for a Dream is an excellent film. If you're interested in checking it out, it's worth a watch.

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Post by Racerfan275 on Fri May 10, 2013 11:19 pm

O Brother Where Art Thou
Tron Legacy
The Hobbit (Most Recent version)
Les Miserables
The Cars series
Remember the Titans
(May add more in the future)

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Post by Chives2112 on Fri May 10, 2013 11:28 pm

I just re-watched The Incredibles this evening on Disney Channel. One of my all-time favorite movies. Very Happy
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Post by Alta on Sat May 11, 2013 3:58 am

Most recent ones i've seen were the Dark Knight series (Which was fucking awesome), Monty Python, and Rocky Horror Picture Show.

All pretty awesome in there own way.
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Post by RealRacer4 on Fri May 24, 2013 1:18 am

I just got back from watching the Fast and Furious 6 movie, and I have to say, it was good...surprisingly good. I was expecting to be disappointed for some reason but I ended up liking it more than I thought. I thought the movie was directed very well and it focused on relationships a lot more than the other movies did, which I think is part of the reason why I enjoyed it. It had some pretty decent plot twists, filled in the plot holes it had and it looked like a lot of thought was put into making it. There were some WTF moments but I still enjoyed watching it, nonetheless. If I had to rate this movie, I'd give it an 8.5/10.

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Post by Metro 6r4 on Fri May 24, 2013 2:37 am

RealRacer4 wrote:I just got back from watching the Fast and Furious 6 movie, and I have to say, it was good...surprisingly good. I was expecting to be disappointed for some reason but I ended up liking it more than I thought. I thought the movie was directed very well and it focused on relationships a lot more than the other movies did, which I think is part of the reason why I enjoyed it. It had some pretty decent plot twists, filled in the plot holes it had and it looked like a lot of thought was put into making it. There were some WTF moments but I still enjoyed watching it, nonetheless. If I had to rate this movie, I'd give it an 8.5/10.
I've never been a huge fan of the Fast and Furious thing mainly because they sped up the footage when the cars raced making it look like something that should be played to the Benny hill theme. For some reason this new one looks quite appealing, so I might try and see it.
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Post by day500champ1 on Fri May 24, 2013 10:43 pm

RealRacer4 wrote:I just got back from watching the Fast and Furious 6 movie, and I have to say, it was good...surprisingly good. I was expecting to be disappointed for some reason but I ended up liking it more than I thought. I thought the movie was directed very well and it focused on relationships a lot more than the other movies did, which I think is part of the reason why I enjoyed it. It had some pretty decent plot twists, filled in the plot holes it had and it looked like a lot of thought was put into making it. There were some WTF moments but I still enjoyed watching it, nonetheless. If I had to rate this movie, I'd give it an 8.5/10.

6 really did tie up a lot of the plotlines from the others. That's probably why it focus more on the relationships. Was cool to the "ending bit". Wink
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