What's your all time favorite movie?

gidrahgidrah Posts: 3,031
edited June 2002 in Music & Movies
Just one and why. Possible 2nd.
Mine has to be "It's a Wonderful Life". I love this movie. I blubber like a little schoolgirl, but I like it.
My 2'nd would be "The Empire Strikes Back". I can't go a month without watching this one. If it was on DVD, I probably couldn't go a week.
Make it Funky! :)
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  • nascarmannnascarmann Posts: 1,464
    edited May 2002
    Crocodile Dundee! Don't know why? Just never get tired of it.:confused:
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  • RuSsMaNRuSsMaN Posts: 17,995
    edited May 2002
    The Right Stuff

    Cheers,
    Pancho Barnes
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  • Ron-PRon-P Spaceman Spiff Posts: 8,511
    edited May 2002
    Edward Scissorhands

    It's got it all. My favorite director (Tim Burton), actor (Johnny Depp), actress (Winona Ryder) and composer (Danny Elfman). Very imaginative and very well done. I love the fantasy/fairy tale theme of the film.

    ...as for a 2nd. That'd be Moulin Rouge. From the fast pace direction, to the music, to the tragic love story.....excellent, excellent film.


    Peace Out~:D
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  • Billm57Billm57 Posts: 689
    edited May 2002
    Goodfellas ..hands down
  • juice21juice21 Posts: 1,866
    edited May 2002
    EMPIRE STRIKES BACK
  • AaronAaron Posts: 1,853
    edited May 2002
    Star Wars Triology

    Aaron
  • juice21juice21 Posts: 1,866
    edited May 2002
    c'mon aaron, that's 3, the easy way out...

    which ONE is your favorite?
  • RuSsMaNRuSsMaN Posts: 17,995
    edited May 2002
    3 what? What is a triOlogy anyway?

    Speak and spell brotha......

    R
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  • shackshack Posts: 11,284
    edited May 2002
    Raiders of the Lost Ark - followed closely by a three way tie for 2nd - Star Wars, Jurassic Park, and Planet of the Apes (original).
    "Just because you’re offended doesn’t mean you’re right." - Ricky Gervais

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  • juice21juice21 Posts: 1,866
    edited May 2002
    Originally posted by RuSsMaN
    3 what? What is a triOlogy anyway?

    Speak and spell brotha......

    R

    3 mOvies. a trilOgy is (ie.) a new hOpe, empire strikes back, return of the jedi. 3 individaul segments(mOvies) that stand On their Own, yet cOmplement and cOmplete each Other as a whOle(trilogy)

    speak and spell Out...
  • RuSsMaNRuSsMaN Posts: 17,995
    edited May 2002
    Thanks for the lesson Orenthal, I was dogging on Aarons spelling....

    'if it doesnt fit, you must acquit'

    Cheers,
    Johnny Cochrane
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  • juice21juice21 Posts: 1,866
    edited May 2002
    didn't even catch the mis-spelling. i just noticed the big 'O'.

    i'm claiming the chewbacca defense.

    it just does not make sense...
  • RuSsMaNRuSsMaN Posts: 17,995
    edited May 2002
    Nice, almost made me think Trubuluc posted another limerick....

    R
    Check your lips at the door woman. Shake your hips like battleships. Yeah, all the white girls trip when I sing at Sunday service.
  • AaronAaron Posts: 1,853
    edited May 2002
    You're all ****, every last one of you! It's a tough call for me to choose between "A New Hope" and "Return of the Jedi." This all goes back to when I was a kid. I never like ESB as much, because the good guys got their butts kicked. RotJ, on the other hand, was all about the Luke as the Jedi Knight and the Rebels whoopin' some booty. Of course, there's the whole Ewok thing......you know what, screw you guys! I like the TriOlogy.

    Aaron
  • TroyDTroyD Posts: 12,138
    edited May 2002
    I don't care HOW you cut it, George Lucas did NOT make the best movie ever.......

    Lesse, how about, oh I don't know:
    Magnificent Seven
    Godfather
    Casablanca
    North by Northwest
    Psycho
    The Searchers
    The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
    Dog Day Afternoon
    In Harm's Way
    From Here to Eternity

    I dunno, to pick my fave though, that's a tough one.

    Troy
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  • shackshack Posts: 11,284
    edited May 2002
    "Troy.....I am your father" (GL)
    "Just because you’re offended doesn’t mean you’re right." - Ricky Gervais

    "For those who believe, no proof is necessary. For those who don't believe, no proof is possible." - Stuart Chase

    "Consistency requires you to be as ignorant today as you were a year ago." - Bernard Berenson
  • TroyDTroyD Posts: 12,138
    edited May 2002
    My old man is sitting at the kitchen table smoking a Lucky Strike (unfiltered) drinking a cup of coffee (2 sugar and coffee mate) bitching about how the Red Sox are going to blow it again this year just wondering when the stripers (Striped Bass) are going to start running in the Piscataqua and Saco rivers.

    Haven't talked to him today but I know him like a book.

    Big Dumb (missing his ol' man) Troy
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  • nascarmannnascarmann Posts: 1,464
    edited May 2002
    Big Dumb (missing his ol' man) Troy

    GOOD for you Troy!!!
    My "daddy" is my best freind and always missing him!
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  • shackshack Posts: 11,284
    edited May 2002
    Troy - I hope I did not offend you with my post. I was just trying to poke a little fun at your feelings about Mr. Lucas. I can tell your dad meant a lot to you. I can understand that.

    Shack
    "Just because you’re offended doesn’t mean you’re right." - Ricky Gervais

    "For those who believe, no proof is necessary. For those who don't believe, no proof is possible." - Stuart Chase

    "Consistency requires you to be as ignorant today as you were a year ago." - Bernard Berenson
  • TroyDTroyD Posts: 12,138
    edited May 2002
    Hell no brotha! I am not easily offended.......My dad, last time I checked was still hacking, coughing and bitching.

    Guys, feel free with the funnies.....a little good natured needling is some funny stuff.

    BDT
    I plan for the future. - F1Nut
  • gidrahgidrah Posts: 3,031
    edited May 2002
    TroyD: You are absolutely correct by this statement. All the movies you listed are "great movies". But 9 times out of 10 I'd rather watch the 2 Austin Powers movies, than to invest the same time watching Citizen Kane.
    Make it Funky! :)
  • briancsbriancs Posts: 193
    edited May 2002
    one word BACKDRAFT !! There is not a close second
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  • mantismantis Posts: 15,490
    edited May 2002
    Just picking one all time favorie movie is really tuff, theres so many great ones.

    THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK.

    BETTER OFF DEAD...with John Cuzak.And all 80's movies.
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  • ntculenuffntculenuff Posts: 1,155
    edited May 2002
    mall rats followed closley by happy gilmore, these are my any time movies i just throw them in and laugh or fall asleep if i am tired..
    2nd vote for better off dead..
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  • OrangeToupeeOrangeToupee Posts: 488
    edited May 2002
    'Grandma Does Dallas'
  • hoosier21hoosier21 Posts: 4,404
    edited May 2002
    1. The Godfather (1972)

    2. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
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  • Stocks_sdStocks_sd Posts: 28
    edited May 2002
    Number 1 movie of all time? Easy.

    Dances with Wolves. Nothing else like it. Beautful movie from beginning to end.

    After that the list could go on and on.
    The Shawshank Redemption
    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
    Braveheart
    Dead Poets Society
    Rob Roy
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 43,378
    edited May 2002
    BLUE VELVET - Dennis Hopper & two lovely ladies, Isabella Rossellini & Laura Dern. NOT your usual Hollywood crap. Has my favorite movie line, "I'll f*** anything that moves!"

    PULP FICTION - Great story line, banter & of course "The Bonnie Situation."

    MIDNIGHT in the GARDEN of GOOD and EVIL - Directed by Clint Eastwood (Top Ten Favorite Actor). Murder, mystery, voodoo & a wacky cast of characters. What more could you ask for. Again, NOT the usual mindless crap!
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  • pensacolapensacola Posts: 269
    edited May 2002
    Too difficult.
    But here are a few I have that make me laugh/cry/think EVERY time I watch them, and will therefore stand the test of time.

    Amistad
    Dead Poets Society
    Glory
    Good Will Hunting
    Meet Joe Black

    Runners-up would include:

    A Few Good Men
    Big Business
    Legends of the Fall
    Music of the Heart

    Give War A Chance
  • Micah CohenMicah Cohen Ruler of the gnome universe Posts: 2,020
    edited May 2002
    You guys are all over the place.

    Gotta have CASABLANCA. It's a perfect film, and has everything: love, death, deceit and revenge and redemption. And Bogart. And I cry every time at the same moment: "I thought I told you never to play th--..." Man, I just die.

    Gotta have GUNS OF NAVARONE. It's the godfather of all modern action adventure films. There wouldn't be an Indian Jones if it weren't for GUNS OF NAVARONE.

    Gotta have GOODFELLAS. Even in light of a great great film like THE GODFATHER (and GFII), there is nothing as powerful and real in the whole genre as GOODFELLAS. It is simply an awesome statement of the art of film.

    Would a better way to do this be to try to your ultimate fave in each GENRE? Western, sci-fi, horror, comedy, etc? Cause even with these "gotta haves," I'm missing all the great great films I love. Like Troy's list. Hitchcock, ALL THE PRESIDENT'S MEN, THE SEARCHERS, ALIEN, STAR WARS (untampered with), JAWS...

    BLAM!

    That's my head exploding from all the great great films on my list.

    BACKDRAFT? MALL RATS? PULP FICTION? GOOD WILL HUNTING? Yikes.

    MC
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