What's your absolute favourite film ever?

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

  1. Chris_Johnston

    Chris_Johnston Captain Captain

    Jul 3, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    Concur. And my favorite line of his was after he finally makes it aboard the Dallas, and makes a little note-to-self: "Next time, Jack, write a fuckin' memo!"
  2. Edgarus

    Edgarus Ensign Newbie

    Jul 1, 2010
    For me its Aliens, ive loved it since i was young, and i still do, classic
  3. Temis the Vorta

    Temis the Vorta Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Oct 30, 1999
    I'm in the mood to attempt a Top Ten:

    1. Dr. Strangelove
    2. Casablanca
    3. The Wizard of Oz
    4. Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
    5. Blade Runner
    6. Fantasia
    7. The Godfather
    8. Double Indemnity
    9. Amadeus
    10. Star Wars: A New Hope

    Shit...no room for It's a Wonderful Life or Sunset Boulevard or The Shawshank Redemption or Some Like It Hot or Raising Arizona or The Blue Brothers or WALL*E...I hate Top Ten lists. :klingon:
  4. Sci

    Sci Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Mar 2, 2002
    Montgomery County, State of Maryland
    My favorite film is probably The Last King of Scotland, directed by Kevin Macdonald and written by Peter Morgan, based upon the novel by Giles Foden.
  5. Rii

    Rii Rear Admiral

    Jul 22, 2008
    After much wailing and gnashing of teeth, I managed to confine myself to a Top 20:

    1. Apocalypse Now (Redux)
    2. The Fountain
    3. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
    4. Into the Wild
    5. Three Colours: Blue (Trois couleurs: Bleu)

    6. Amelie (Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain)
    7. Amadeus
    8. Taxi Driver
    9. A Clockwork Orange
    10. Se7en
    11. Requiem for a Dream
    12. The Double Life of Veronique (La double vie de Véronique)
    13. Fight Club
    14. American Beauty
    15. Antichrist
    16. The White Ribbon (Das weisse Band - Eine deutsche Kindergeschichte)
    17. Memento
    18. Casablanca
    19. The Sixth Sense
    20. Together (Tillsammans)

    Three-way tie in the director's chair between David Fincher, Darren Aronofsky and Krzysztof Kieslowski at two films each.

    Must ... resist ... urge to do ... Top 30.
  6. PointyHairedJedi

    PointyHairedJedi Vice Admiral Admiral

    Feb 21, 2003
    The Scotlands
    Doo de doo de doo, de doo, doo-doo, doo de doo de doo doo doo doo...

    Well actually it's an Ealing Comedy from the early fifties called The Man in the White Suit, but the above comes awfully close.
  7. jtkirk

    jtkirk Captain Captain

    Mar 15, 2005
    The Wizard of Oz

    Also, I don't think it's right for people to post their top 10 or 20 lists here since the topic is "ABSOLUTE FAVORITE FILM", not FILMS. Unless that is, the favorite film in the list is identified as such.
  8. Admiral2

    Admiral2 Admiral Admiral

    Sep 14, 2004
    These might be in my top twenty, but the beginning of the list would be dominated by naval war movies. I've already said Red October's my number one. After that it would be:

    2. Action In The North Atlantic!
    3. Run Silent, Run Deep!
    4. Sink The Bismarck!
    5. The Enemy Below
    6. The Final Countdown
    7. Gray Lady Down
    8. Top Gun
    9. McHale's Navy
    10. Ice Station Zebra
    11. Down Periscope!

    Yes, I know. It's a little one track, but before sci-fi and stuff, this is my thing.
  9. Chris_Johnston

    Chris_Johnston Captain Captain

    Jul 3, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    What about The Hunt for Red October or Crimson Tide?
  10. J.T.B.

    J.T.B. Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Jun 14, 2005
    Interesting. What do you think of They Were Expendable, The Cruel Sea, The Sand Pebbles and Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World? Those are my favorite navy movies.

  11. Admiral2

    Admiral2 Admiral Admiral

    Sep 14, 2004
    Chris: It says right up there in the beginning paragraph of the post: "I've already said Red October's my number one." I posted that ages ago.

    As for Crimson Tide, it's not on my list because I think the ending is stupid. Denzel Washington's character should be in jail, not getting his own command.

    J.T.B.: Master and Commander is a fantastic film! (That little kid with the one arm showed more balls in that movie than any character I've ever seen.) It's just not on this list because I'm more of a steam and nuclear enthusiast than a sail enthusiast. I haven't seen the other films.
  12. Bloodwhiner

    Bloodwhiner Commodore Commodore

    Apr 25, 2001
    Where I is, except when I ain't
    One film?

    "The Great Dictator", a Charles Chaplain classic propaganda, satire piece against the Nazi's.

    A top ten list would be quite mixed up with propaganda, war films, musicals, drama and comedies. here is a list off the top of my head (with thought it might change some) - In no particular order:

    The Great Dictator
    12 Angry Men
    The Producers (1968)
    The American President
    The Seven Samurai
    Fiddler on the Roof
    Run Silent, Run Deep
    Terror of Tiny Town

    Hey Admiral2,
    Ever seen the Japanese film "Yamato"? I have a digital copy (~6gb) if you have a way to get it
  13. J.T.B.

    J.T.B. Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Jun 14, 2005
    If you like steam propulsion, you should see The Sand Pebbles. The warship is a small US river gunboat, stuck in the middle of revolution in China in the 1920s. The scenes of Steve McQueen running a real, functional vertical triple-expansion piston engine are priceless. The movie was also the first to team Robert Wise and Jerry Goldsmith, of ST:TMP fame.

    They Were Expendable is my favorite WW2 movie, directed by John Ford fresh from navy service and with wartime PT boat skipper Robert Montgomery playing a PT boat skipper. It deals with the "downer" days of early US defeats in the Far East.

  14. MeanJoePhaser

    MeanJoePhaser Admiral

    Aug 21, 2003
    Missile Command
    It used to be The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, but the restored version killed it for me. Those new dubs don't work. It would've been better if they left them in Italian and used subtitles!

    I don't see how you could narrow films down to one absolute favorite. It's not a color or something.
  15. Kegg

    Kegg Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Sep 24, 2009
    Ikiru, probably. The conclusion of that film made me weep openly, and I never do that. Truly inspiring.

    I love that movie.

    I love that movie too.
  16. PointyHairedJedi

    PointyHairedJedi Vice Admiral Admiral

    Feb 21, 2003
    The Scotlands
    I keep hearing great things about Ikiru. I really must watch it someday...
  17. miraclefan

    miraclefan Commodore Commodore

    Dec 6, 2008
    The F U state of TEXAS!
    Hands down my favorite film.
  18. sidious618

    sidious618 Admiral Admiral

    Feb 21, 2005
    It's a great, moving film.
  19. GMac

    GMac Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Jul 29, 2002
    The Dales
    It's a toss up between "The Hunt For Red October" and "Apollo 13"

  20. Wynterhawk

    Wynterhawk Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    A movie that I can watch over and over no matter my mood probably would be "Alien", with "The Thing" tied with "The Fog" at a very close second. Hm, I feel like watching "The Fog" right now.