What's your absolute favourite film ever?

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

  1. ManOnTheWave

    ManOnTheWave Vice Admiral Admiral

    Feb 10, 2005
  2. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

    May 10, 2005
    Confederation of Earth
    Why didn't he do any of the other ones, BTW? :confused:
  3. The Great Meech

    The Great Meech Vice Admiral Admiral

    Aug 14, 2001
    Out There
    Children of Men, for being the most interesting dystopian future I've seen and for also being a, ahem, bitchin' action movie.
  4. Kirkman1987

    Kirkman1987 Commodore Commodore

    Mar 3, 2008
    Baldwin had other commitments, and the producers opted not to wait for him. I'm sure they didn't care once They got Harrison Ford. It's a shame though, because Baldwin's performance just cries out for a few more films.

    It's like if Sean Connery had only done one Bond film. :(
  5. Orcus

    Orcus Captain Captain

    Jul 12, 2009
    New Zealand
    Casablanca for my money. One of the best - if not the best - screenplay ever written...
  6. Deckard

    Deckard Captain Captain

    Aug 9, 2005
    Blade Runner (obviously)

    For me its tricky to pick one favourite film as, to me, it applies to any film that you don't need to be in a particular mood to watch (you can just watch it whenever and still enjoy it)

    In which case I would also have to add:

    Withnail & I
    Dark City
  7. Locutus of Bored

    Locutus of Bored One of these days, Artemis. Pow! Right to the Moon Moderator

    Jul 5, 2004
    Viva Las Vegas!
    1) The Empire Strikes Back
    2) Raiders of the Lost Ark
    3) Aliens
    4) The Wrath of Khan
    5) Return of the King
  8. Ethros

    Ethros Vice Admiral Admiral

    Nov 4, 2001
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    Back to the Future
  9. JacksonArcher

    JacksonArcher Vice Admiral Admiral

    Aug 16, 2001
    The Bourne Supremacy.
  10. MoonlightSinatra

    MoonlightSinatra Lieutenant Red Shirt

    Jan 3, 2008
    My House
    The Searchers
  11. Captain Gandalf

    Captain Gandalf Commodore Commodore

    Apr 12, 2005
  12. Sagart

    Sagart Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Apr 3, 2001
    Northern Ireland
    Shouldn't that be 'musht-hear' as in "we shail into hishtory", "Mishter Ryan" and "One ping only pleashe".

    Love this movie!!
  13. Smiley

    Smiley Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Feb 8, 2005
    Chandler, AZ
    The Sound of Music is my #1 movie.

    The Lion King is right behind it.
  14. tharpdevenport

    tharpdevenport Admiral Admiral

    There's simply no such thing as a best film, no more than there is a single best song (unless you limit to one director, or to one songwriter, then there could be).

    Some of the very best films I have seen (any genre):

    "The Shawshank Redemption"
    "The Great Escape"
    "Plains, Trains, and Automobiles"
    The Godfather" (all three parts)

    I am blanking at the moment on other titles.
  15. Blue_Trek

    Blue_Trek Captain Captain

    Mar 7, 2009
    I judge a movie by how many times I want to watch it after I first see it. So here is my list

    A New Hope (#1)
    The Hunt for Red October
    First Contact - Star Trek

    Honorable mention: Gladiator
  16. PKTrekGirl

    PKTrekGirl Arrogant Niner Thug Admiral

    Aug 17, 2001
    Anchorage, Alaska
    This is a very difficult question, because it's really hard to compare, say, Apocalypse Now (which is the film that effects me most whenever I watch it - I'm haunted for days, and vaguely depressed for a while each time I see it) to something like Out of Africa...or Casablanca...or Amadeus, or Doctor Zhivago, or The English Patient, or Dances With Wolves, or The Breakfast Club, or any of my other favorites. And that doesn't even get into some of my favorite silents - The Kid, Sunrise...or some wonderful foreign films.

    I guess if I have to pick just one though, I'd go with Out of Africa. Meryl Streep and Robert Redford are wonderful...the score is fabulous (John Barry is wonderful), the costumes are beautiful, the cinematography breathtaking. This film has got it all. It even has a good cry at the end. Wonderful movie.
  17. paudemge

    paudemge Captain Captain

    Nov 11, 2004
    I have a lot of favorites, but in general i have two kinds of favorite films,
    one is great films that I really enjoyed but because of the type of story are not really all that rewatchable, then there are others that I can sit down and rewatch all the time.

    If I had to pick one i'd probably pick Star Wars: A New Hope, but if I picked next week it might be the Godfather or Gladiator or Aliens or Wrath of Khan or lotr or Ghostbusters..
  18. Mark Antony

    Mark Antony Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

    Jun 1, 2010
  19. PKTrekGirl

    PKTrekGirl Arrogant Niner Thug Admiral

    Aug 17, 2001
    Anchorage, Alaska
    I agree. As much as I love Harrison Ford in pretty much everything he's ever done, Alec Baldwin was born to play Jack Ryan. I love that movie (another of my top films of all time), and consider it to be one of the best CAST movies ever made. Sean Connery, Alec Baldwin, Scott Glenn, Sam Neill, James Early Jones, Courtney Vance, Fred Thompson - I wouldn't change a single one of them. They were all perfect for their roles.
  20. Chris_Johnston

    Chris_Johnston Captain Captain

    Jul 3, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    Pretty sure I'll have this one all to myself.

    Le Mans

    When I was eight, I was taken to see this (one of my first "non-kiddie" movies), and instantly became obsessed with it, begging to be taken to see it whenever I saw the title on a theater marquis.
    When I found it on DVD, I wore out my player from having run it on "Loop" for two weeks straight.
    I can only guess how many times I've watched it... 237 maybe?

    Le Mans (film) - Wikipedia

    I even bought the coffee-table book! (But I didn't have to pay $146!)

    Dunno what it was that pulled me in, and made it feel so realistic. Maybe it was the in-cockpit shots of McQueen that showed you he was really driving that car at full speed.
    (Unfortunately, the only good clips I could find on YouTube have those shots edited out!:scream:)
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