Favourite films ever? (in Off-topic)

QBJohnnywas August 1 2006 7:44 AM EDT

Just because Ambidextrous asked!

I have way too many favourites to actually remember all of them but I'll work my way through my DVD collection in my mind and see if I can remember a lot of them.

Star Wars original trilogy
Grosse Point Blank
The Royal Tennenbaums
The Third Man
To Have and Have Not
Planet of The Apes (original)
King Kong (original)
Wizard of Oz
Blade Runner
Baron Munchausen
Lost In Translation
Near Dark
Stand By Me
The Warriors
Withnail And I
Gregory's Girl
Captain Kronos Vampire Hunter
A Fistful of Dollars
For A Few Dollars More
The Good, The Bad And The Ugly
Silent Running
Sin City
The Prisoner Of Zenda (Ronald Colman)
Back To The Future
The Terminator
The Thing

.. I'll be back with some more I think....

QBJohnnywas August 1 2006 7:54 AM EDT

Some more:

Koyaanisqatsi (thanks to Ranger for making me dig that out again)
The Hitcher
Logans Run
The Wild Bunch
What's Up Doc?
A Clockwork Orange
Body Heat
Cat On A Hot Tin Roof
The Usual Suspects
Pulp Fiction
Some Like It Hot
Roger Rabbit

There will be some more soon...bet you really can't wait....lol

Rubberduck[T] [Hell Blenders] August 1 2006 7:58 AM EDT

Chitty chitty bang bang :)

QBJohnnywas August 1 2006 7:59 AM EDT

Do you know what BL? I've got that too..I grew up with those songs...and as for The Childcatcher....one of the scariest characters ever! :)

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] August 1 2006 8:07 AM EDT

Ever watched 'Ghost Dog, Way of the Samurai' or '13th Warrior'?

QBBarzooMonkey August 1 2006 8:08 AM EDT

Hey, Chitty, you Chitty
Pretty ChittyBangBang
ChittyChittyBangBang, we love you!
And Chitty, our Chitty
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I just saw "Serenity" for the first time last night, and thought it was one of the most brilliant films I've seen in a while. I'm saw glad I took the time to sit and watch it! I never saw the series, but now I'm going to be scrambling to find it...

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] August 1 2006 8:10 AM EDT

:) BM, you should have watched the series first.

Darkwalker [Jago] August 1 2006 8:16 AM EDT

Locked, Stocked and barrel
From dust till dawn
Ace ventura Pet Detective (the first one)
Reservoir Dogs

QBJohnnywas August 1 2006 8:24 AM EDT


Magnolia (my favourite use of a song in a film. If you've seen it you know which bit)
Fight Club
Superman The Movie
Excalibur (pretty bad take on the Arthur legends but it looks fantastic)

QBJohnnywas August 1 2006 8:31 AM EDT

And some more:

Big Fish
Twelve Monkeys
28 Days Later
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

and some more in my Bill Murray corner:

Groundhog Day
Quick Change

QBRanger August 1 2006 8:52 AM EDT

Shawshank Redemption
Groundhog Day
The Princess Bride

My top 5

There are others floating out there, but these 5 make me stop channel surfing and sit and watch.

QBsutekh137 August 1 2006 9:57 AM EDT

GL, are you submitting 13th Warrior as a _good_ film? Just wondering...

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] August 1 2006 10:48 AM EDT

Antonio does it for you huh GL?

QBBarzooMonkey August 1 2006 11:00 AM EDT

I have a "no matter how many times I've seen it, if it's on I stop and sit and watch" list too! It includes Aliens ("Game over, man, game over...") and The Princess Bride, too, as well as
Field of Dreams ("People will come, Ray"...)
Raising Arizona (no matter how many times I've seen it, and it's been dozens, I laugh irrationally every time when Holly Hunter whacks the motorcycle guy with the plank...)
and any of the 6 Star Wars films...

QBJohnnywas August 1 2006 11:04 AM EDT

Field Of Dreams yup. And Holly Hunter. I love her accent.

Aha...Oh Brother Where Art Thou, The Big Lebowski, Millers Crossing. The last one especially is one of those films that stayed with me from first watching. I almost don't need to see it again it's that vivid in my mind.

(CB1)logan666 [Jago] August 1 2006 11:08 AM EDT

The Great Escape
Raiders of the Lost Ark
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
The Sting
The Hustler
The Godfather series
The Boondock Saints

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] August 1 2006 12:09 PM EDT

"QBsutekh137, 9:57 AM EDT
GL, are you submitting 13th Warrior as a _good_ film? Just wondering... "


No Sute, don't tell me you don't like it....

It's brilliant! The cinematography is great, the story fresh and makes sense (as long as you relaise it's not overnight he learns the language, but that the journey took ages...), action with a touch of comedy.

What can be considered bad about it?

Oh yeah, Nov, Antonio flots my boat! ;) From Assassins to Desperado! ;)

QBsutekh137 August 1 2006 12:16 PM EDT

Oh my goodness, Assassins? I have two buddies who couldn't stop saying how bad it was, so I'll admit I never watched it.

No, I didn't care for 13th Warrior. It was a poor-man's Braveheart in my estimation.

It wasn't him learning the language that got me, it was him becoming such a great fighter. That takes longer than one journey, no matter how long. *smile*

QBJohnnywas August 1 2006 12:30 PM EDT

Maybe he had been around before and came back for the NUB...

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] August 1 2006 12:31 PM EDT

;) Grinding down a Long/Broadsword into a scimitar is feasible. He was obviously of some noble birth, so it isn't out of the question for him to have leaned some kind of 'fencing'.

I see him as the finesse fighter compared to the Norse barbarians. ;)

But Braveheart? It should never be compared to Braveheat! :P

To be honest, I haven;t watched Assassins for years, I just couldn't think of another Antonio movie that wasn't anything to do with the Spy Kids.. >_<

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] August 1 2006 12:41 PM EDT

Hedwig and the Angry Inch (rock opera anyone?)
Meet the Feebles (early Peter Jackson)
Dead Alive (another early Jackson)
Joe verses the volcano

QBJohnnywas August 1 2006 12:50 PM EDT

Omigod I'd forgotten Joe Versus The Volcano. I loved that. It's the only time I've enjoyed watching a film with Meg Ryan in it.

Brain cloud!

{Quitter}Gah August 1 2006 3:20 PM EDT

Fight Club

Maelstrom August 1 2006 4:12 PM EDT

Some of my favourites, by no means a complete list:

A Clockwork Orange
Being John Malkovich
Doctor Strangelove
Donnie Darko
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Hedwig and The Angry Inch
Howl's Moving Castle
Spirited Away
The Big Lebowski
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
The Royal Tenenbaums
The Shining
12 Monkeys
28 Days Later

th00p August 1 2006 5:04 PM EDT

Fight Club!

Mrs Beee August 1 2006 5:22 PM EDT

Some of my favourite films are ;

An Officier and a Gentleman
Pretty Woman
One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest
Wizard of Oz
The King and I
The Untouchables and every other film with Sean Connery in it
Indiana Jones films
Trainspotting which was so funny seeing this in a cinema in England as it had subtitles! ( G you were drunk at the time, remember?)

[SIBT]Gardiner Amarth August 1 2006 5:50 PM EDT

All Star Wars films, Boondock Saints, We Were Soldiers, Full Metal Jacket, Platoon, Office Space, Braveheart, Heat, Wrath of Khan, a bunch more I can't remember atm.

RAMPAGE August 1 2006 6:52 PM EDT

My 2 favorite movies,
Lord of the Rings (To really enjoy it watch all 3 extended movies back to back in one sitting)

Patton (I watch that tape (now DVD) every year on Memorial Day)

Mem August 1 2006 7:49 PM EDT

North By Northwest
The Maltese Falcon
Birth Of A Nation
Strangers On A Train
Muppets Take Manhattan

Adminedyit [Superheros] August 1 2006 9:21 PM EDT

1. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
2. The Nightmare Before Christmas
3. Full Metal Jacket
4. The God Father
5. A Clockwork Orange

skurj August 1 2006 9:38 PM EDT

Lord of the Rings
Clockwork Orange
Endless Summer

Vaynard [Fees Dirt Cheap] August 2 2006 1:02 AM EDT

Best movie of all time, without a doubt: The Lord of the Rings Trilogy. You can't count just one, and together they are the most epic and amazing story ever shown on film!

Other movies I love:
Pirates of the Caribbean
Office Space
The Princess Bride
The 5th Element
Sin City
Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome
Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon
Requiem for a Dream

All great movies, any of which I love!

Dragon Slayer August 2 2006 2:00 AM EDT

hmm lets see heres a few of my favorites
clerks 1 & 2
meet the feebles
Sin City
Dr. Strangelove
North by Northwest
Full Metal Jacket
Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy
High Fidelity
The Usual Suspects
The Producers
among many other those are just what came to mind now

{Quitter}Gah August 2 2006 2:19 AM EDT

oh yeah, definitely Dr. Strangelove

Mikel August 2 2006 2:20 AM EDT

I give up, I have tried to come up with a short list, but it's over 100 long.
If I had to narrow it down to one type, then I'd stick with Westerns. There's just nothing better than a good old gun fight to get the blood pumping.

Mem August 2 2006 9:56 AM EDT

Add Black Narcissus to my list. ;)

Mrs Beee August 2 2006 6:48 PM EDT

Grease... Need I say any more.

SBW August 2 2006 6:51 PM EDT

dodgeball/wedding crashers

GO PATS August 2 2006 10:35 PM EDT

Seven Samurai
Samurai (1, 2, & 3)
The Princess Bride
Full Metal Jacket
Easy Rider
Yellow Submarine
2001: A Space Oddysey
The Last Samurai
Star Wars (Episodes 4, 5, & 6)
Fight Club
That'll do for now.

Slashundhack [We Forge Our Own Stuff] August 3 2006 12:51 AM EDT

Believe it or not it still has to be road warrior something about the utter freedom.Other than that any good Sci-Fi.

Grimmjow August 3 2006 1:03 AM EDT


AdminQBVerifex August 3 2006 5:26 AM EDT

Oh man, Silent Running, I thought nobody heard about that one! crazy!

Lets see here is a short list:
Forest Gump
Blazing Saddles
The Princess Bride
Dark City

and when I was younger:
Labyrinth and The Fantastic Adventures of Unico

QBJohnnywas August 3 2006 6:19 AM EDT

Silent Running is a classic. I love that film!

Phrede August 3 2006 7:10 AM EDT

Anything by David Lynch but especially
Blue velvet and Eraserhead

Yes I am a little weird :-)

After those come a whole host of Movies incl.

Apocalypse Now (Directors Cut)
Lord of the Rings (Trilogy - Directors Cut)
Deer Hunter
We were soldiers
Silent Running
Bonnie and Clyde
Picnic at Hanging Rock
Day after Tomorrow (first half for effects)
Early Woody Allen
Godfather (all parts)
Grosse Pointe Blank
Vanishing Point
Zabriskie point
The Body - (Music by Roger Waters and Geeson)
The Valley (obscured by clouds)
French Connection
... and any Science Fiction for eye-candy watching especially the various Dune (science fiction channel production) films and not the early film with Sting (rubbish)
There are so many others

QBJohnnywas August 3 2006 7:50 AM EDT

I went through some old notebooks at my mum's house last night - I'm in the middle of clearing out some of my old things as she's retiring soon and is moving home. These notebooks were the closest I came to keeping a diary when I was about 15 years old ( a very long time ago).

Anyway, there were lists and lists of things I liked - music and films mostly.

My favourite films as they were back when I was a weird teenager

Star Wars
The Empire Strikes Back
Return Of The Jedi
Blade Runner
Conan The Barbarian
Hawk The Slayer
The Warriors
Raiders Of The Lost Ark
Close Encounters Of The 3rd Kind
Star Trek 2 - The Wrath Of Khan
The Terminator
Captain Kronos Vampire Hunter
The Land That Time Forgot
Superman The Movie
The Spy Who Loved Me
Clash Of The Titans
Jason And The Argonauts
The Golden Voyage of Sinbad

*it has to be said at this point that I was absolutely mad about Ray Harryhausen movies*

Dark Star
A Boy And His Dog
Logans Run
Mad Max 2
Flash Gordon

It was kind of interesting to read - this particular list was films to own on video, with ones I owned or had taped from the tv ticked off. What was mostly interesting were the films that I still watch now and the ones that I haven't seen for years. Oh and the ones that I consider to be rubbish now. A Boy And His Dog is great. If you haven't seen it you need to see it now. It's based on a book by Harlan Ellison and stars a young Don Johnson. He's travelling around a post nuclear war world accompanied by his dog with whom he can communicate telepathically. Apparently it was a huge influence on the Mad Max movies, but is a lot more 'science fiction' than those and quite dark and funny.

I'm going to see if I can get hold of a copy for myself right now...

QBJohnnywas August 3 2006 7:59 AM EDT

Heh heh, it came out on UK dvd last year!! I'm off to the shops! There's a few more films in this thread that I need to see again! Hopefully they'll be cheap right now!

Negator August 3 2006 11:36 AM EDT

Ok, I'll see if I can do this categorised:

Best action flicks:
Die Hard with a Vengeance
The Long Kiss Goodnight
Con Air

North By Northwest
The Court Jester
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (seen it about 30 times)

A Knight's Tale
Kingdom of Heaven
Rob Roy
El Cid

The Princess Bride
Ladyhawke (I just cannot bring myself to dislike this flick)
The Matrix (all three, but especially the first)
Batman (the first - the second was OK, after that it went way south)

Bridget Jones' Diary
Monty Python's The Meaning of Life
Four Weddings and a Funeral
Groundhog Day

Oddball flicks not everyone may know about:
Grosse Pointe Blank (does Cusack ever NOT do a good job?)
Peter's Friends (slightly bittersweet comedy with more British comedians than you can shake a stick at)
An Ideal Husband (Minnie Driver, Rupert Everett, plus an Oscar Wilde story - if you like Wilde, you're gonna love it)
Orlando (Tilda Swinton does a great job of acting male and female in the same movie, and the costumes are gorgeous)
Baraka (about as arty as it gets, and simply stunning)

oh, and...

Plan 9 from Outer Space.

molans[Grumpy] August 9 2006 5:45 PM EDT

The Big Blue [Le Grand Bleu]. It is French film from Luc Besson.

If I was to go to the Moon, this is the film I would pack to fo with me.

AdminShade August 9 2006 8:27 PM EDT

atm I own 100+ original DVD movies, a friend of mine owns 300+ and his brother 400+

will be a long long list ;)

[P]Mitt August 10 2006 1:05 PM EDT

I dunno, but I like the miyazaki anime films. They're not stupid crappy anime that is dubbed in like a day, but they're very very well done.

Spirited Away
Princess Mononoke
Howl's Moving Castle
Kiki's dilivery service

And there are some miscellaneous ones.. like
LoTR series
Romance of the Three Kingdoms (the chinese version with english subtitles and has 48 episodes)

BadFish August 10 2006 1:34 PM EDT

Triplets of Belleville: a French Anime (nothing like the japanese kind) that won numerous awards and is hilarious. Let me count... there's, if I'm not forgetting any, 10 spoken words in the whole movie. WATCH IT!

Blue's Brothers
The Power of One
Anything by M. Night Shyamalan
Saw I, not II
Fried Green Tomatoes
On Golden Pond
The Meaning of Life
The Life of Brian
The Search for the Holy Grail
Spider-Babe- Hilarious film, i suggest you watch it if you can handle a certain amount of exposed flesh
The Hobbit- the one done cartoon style. the opening song makes me laugh so hard... "THE greaaaaatest adveeeentuuuree....."

I love a lot of the movies already posted, but I tried to post a couple of new ones that people may not have heard of.

aBrAcAdABrA August 11 2006 12:46 AM EDT

SubUrbia - the one made from the screenplay.

Mem August 11 2006 11:51 AM EDT

Whale Rider
What's Eating Gilbert Grape?
Before Sunset
A Beautiful Mind
An American Tail
The Secret of NIMH
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
The Virgin Suicides
Mars Franco
Don't Push That Button
What Dreams May Come

Darkwalker [Jago] August 11 2006 3:40 PM EDT

anyone up for Naturo?
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