What's your absolute favourite film ever?

Discussion in 'TV & Media' started by Bones2, May 29, 2010.

  1. Warp Coil

    Warp Coil Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Mar 15, 2001
    There's no way I could choose only one. I like variety. I could try to narrow it down by genre or something, but I couldn't pick a great comedy over a great drama... I mean, they're different beasts entirely.

    Here's a real quick and dirty Top Five (subject to change with my mood):

    Back to the Future
    The Breakfast Club
    Jurassic Park
    Rear Window
    Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
  2. Harvey

    Harvey Admiral Admiral

    Oct 8, 2005
    Los Angeles, California
    If only I could afford such a lifestyle.

    Oh. That Harvey.

  3. Kelso

    Kelso Vice Admiral Admiral

    May 3, 2001
    On the destruct button until the last minute!
    Yes, Elwood and Harvey did their share of drinking. :lol:

    I don't think you meant that as a criticism of the film, but it would be okay if you did. I'm well aware that it isn't the greatest film ever made. But it is a nice film, and one that I have a strong nostalgic attachment to due to my many fond memories of watching it with my late grandmother. For that, it will always be my favorite (followed closely by Arsenic and Old Lace).

    And, actually, I just picked up another of our favorite films, No Time For Sergeants, on DVD. Can't wait to watch that one again. It's been a long time.

    (And while I appreciate my old nemesis, Mitchell, coming to the defense of my favorite film, this doesn't make up for the murder :mad:)
  4. Gary Mitchell

    Gary Mitchell Fleet Admiral Admiral

    May 16, 2001
    Florida ¯\_(°·O)_/¯
    The unfortunate incident wasn't personal Kelso. It was just my nature. :D Come on. Let me bury the hatchet. Um, I mean let us bury the hatchet.

    So, No Time For Sergeants is finally on dvd, huh? I had to buy an unauthorized version because I was tired of waiting for it. I especially like the latrine scene.
  5. mredom

    mredom Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    Mar 8, 2005
    The Godfather. Nothing else is close.
  6. species5618

    species5618 Commodore Commodore

    May 16, 2005
    Toronto, Canada
    Goodfellas--Martin Scorsese at the height of his considerable directorial power IMO.
  7. Kirkman1987

    Kirkman1987 Commodore Commodore

    Mar 3, 2008
    Anybody like Gunga Din? Not my favorite, but a fantastic adventure movie. It has really great action/comedy beats, and so obviously inspired the Temple of Doom.
  8. Vendikarr

    Vendikarr Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    May 17, 2001
    This one.

    Honorable mention goes to "Key Largo."
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  9. Turd Ferguson

    Turd Ferguson Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Oct 8, 2003
    It's so hard for me to choose just one, but I do have a list of five that rotates in order every so often:

    Ghost Busters
    Red Dawn
    The Big Lebowski
  10. Too Much Fun

    Too Much Fun Commodore Commodore

    Feb 19, 2009
    I've got to give credit to "Harvey" for one thing - it was such a good movie that it made me actually like Jimmy Stewart for once. Seriously. His body language and voice annoy me so much. Most of the time I can't stand that guy and think most movies with him in them that are good are good in spite of him (I still don't like "Rear Window" and he's a big reason why). "Harvey" was so cleverly written and he gave such a great performance, though, that I had to set aside my Stewart hatred and begrudgingly admit that the movie was great, even with the abundance of him in it. He ALMOST ruined "Vertigo" for me, the lousy ham. :angryrazz:
  11. Vanyel

    Vanyel The Imperious Leader Premium Member

    Apr 23, 2001
    San Antonio, Texas
    Gone With The Wind
  12. selina

    selina Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Mar 1, 2005
    in the shadows
    Good to see that I'm not the only Godfather fan out there. Btw, nice avatar :).
  13. Gov Kodos

    Gov Kodos Admiral Admiral

    Mar 23, 2004
    Gov Kodos on Mohammed's Radio, WZVN Boston
    Casablanca, The Sea Hawk, The Day the Earth Stood Still, Patton, just a few off the top of my head that I can rewatch with pure enjoyment.
  14. gh4chiefs

    gh4chiefs Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Nov 1, 2001
    Jefferson City, MO
    Tough call, but I'd have to go with Rio Bravo starring John Wayne, Dean Martin, and Walter Brennan.
  15. C. Cole-Chakotay

    C. Cole-Chakotay Commodore Commodore

    Feb 5, 2004
    With Cmdr. D. Chakotay
    The Sound of Music
  16. The Boy Who Cried Worf

    The Boy Who Cried Worf Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Jul 12, 2008
    I was going to say I wasn't able to choose one and give a list of my favorites, but that list had entered into double digits so I'll just say Amadeus which is probably correct anyway.
  17. Shazam!

    Shazam! Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Feb 22, 2006
    Die Hard
  18. Snaploud

    Snaploud Admiral Admiral

    Jul 5, 2001
    Rhode Island, USA
    The Shawshank Redemption

    ...and, if given the option, tied with Searching for Bobby Fischer.
  19. Admiral2

    Admiral2 Admiral Admiral

    Sep 14, 2004


    1. I'm fascinated by Naval ships and Naval Warfare

    2. Alec Baldwin IS Jack Ryan. Not Indiana Jones, not Baffleck, Alec Baldwin.

    3. It turned me on to Tom Clancy's work in general, something I'll never regret.

    4. Sean Connery even speaks Russian with that accent of his. A must-hear.

    5. Home of this line: "Russians don't take a dump, son, without a plan..." delivered by the inestimable Fred Dalton Thompson.
  20. Kirkman1987

    Kirkman1987 Commodore Commodore

    Mar 3, 2008
    Oh, I would have killed for a series of Clancy films with Baldwin. He was perfect.