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

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    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

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    If only I could afford such a lifestyle.

    Oh. That Harvey.

    :p
     
  3. Kelso

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    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. Bah Humbug

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    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

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    The Godfather. Nothing else is close.
     
  6. species5618

    species5618 Commodore Commodore

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    Goodfellas--Martin Scorsese at the height of his considerable directorial power IMO.
     
  7. Kirkman1987

    Kirkman1987 Commodore Commodore

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    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

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    This one.

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

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    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
    RoboCop
    Airplane!
    Red Dawn
    The Big Lebowski
     
  10. Too Much Fun

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    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

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    Gone With The Wind
     
  12. selina

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

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    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

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

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    The Sound of Music
     
  16. The Boy Who Cried Worf

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    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!

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    Die Hard
     
  18. Snaploud

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    The Shawshank Redemption

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

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    THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER

    'Cause:

    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

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