Greatest Movies of All Time

Discussion in 'Entertainment' started by cmdrmonkey, Dec 13, 2011.

  1. Alright, we have one of these for bad movies, so why not one for good movies? What would you guys say are some of the greatest movies ever made?

    Pulp Fiction
    The Shawshank Redemption
    The Godfather
    Fight Club
    Apocalypse Now
    Full Metal Jacket

    Action and Sci-Fi:
    Terminator 2 Judgement Day
    The Matrix
    Total Recall
    Blade Runner
    Star Wars Trilogy (original, not the crapass prequels)
    Leon the Professional
    Die Hard
    Sin City

    Little Miss Sunshine
    Shaun of the Dead
    Groundhog Day

    The Shining
    The Thing
    Dawn of the Dead
    The Exorcist
  2. Add Battle Royale in there.
  3. I never felt the same about Battle Royale as most people seemed to have felt. It was an edgy subject, but the movie seemed somewhat shallow. I didn't really feel much for the characters and even chuckled during the scene where the girls went ballistic on each other.
  4. Battle Royale was alright I guess. The whole thing just seemed to be for shock value and felt kind of shallow.
  5. I don't think anyone was supposed to take that film seriously. I watched it expecting ultra violence and it delivered, shame it got bogged down with a plot... ish. I love the way Hwoarang was the leader of the kids in BR2 lol.

    There aren't really that many films that I can be bothered to watch over and over again. Here's some of my favourite films that I LOVE watching.

    Jurassic Park
    The Dark Knight
    Tenacious D and the pick of destiny
    Pulp Fiction
    Kill Bill 1 + 2
    Ghostbusters 1 + 2
    Total Recall
    Who Framed Roger Rabbit? FTW
    The Matrix 1 + 2
    The Green Mile
    Finding Nemo
    The Incredibles

    I'll add more as I remember them.
  6. Scarface never gets old. It's one of those movies you can watch pretty much endlessly. Pacino's performance is ridiculously over the top, but it's over the top in a good way.

    Pulp Fiction also never loses its charm.
  7. I only saw scarfsace for the first time in 2007 and I loved it, it was epic. It starts to drag a little after a while but not so much that it detracts from the sheer awesomeness of the film. The chainsaw scene is one of my favourite scenes ever. The film is legendary for a reason.
  8. dumbledore uses a sword? I never knew that
  9. He has it throughout the films, I think you first see it during the mines of Moria, cant remember if he uses it there but he definitely whips it out in Return of the King.
  10. I never got on with Scarface when I saw it. Seemed to go on forever. I normally like gangster films too and had high expectations of it.
  11. Samurai flicks
    Hidden Fortress
    Seven Samurai
    Samurai Rebellion
    The Twilight Samurai
    Sword of the Beast
    Lone Wolf and Cub series

    B movie horror
    The Body Snatcher (1945)
    Night of the Demon
    Horror of Dracula
    Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed
    Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
    Planet of the Vampires
    The Flesh and the Fiends
    The Devil Rides Out

    Film Noir
    L.A. Confidential
    Touch of Evil
    Out of the Past
    Fallen Angel
    Sunset Boulevard
    The Third Man
    Get Carter
  12. Different strokes for different folks I guess. I thought Scarface had pretty relentless pacing compared to most gangster flicks I've seen. If anything it might be a bit overedited.

    Speaking of Scarface, something I'm still not quite clear on even after seeing the movie so many times, did Tony have incestuous feelings towards his sister, or was he just overprotective? They leave it pretty ambiguous. Almost every time he looks at her it's in a creepy way, and there's horror movie music playing, so I'm guessing incest.
  13. I think the version I saw was a special edition; think it was around 3 hours (or seemed it). I don't remember much about his sister in it; it was about 7 years ago when I saw it.
  14. I'm not sure what the differences are between the special edition and the regular version. They may have added too much back in and screwed up the pacing. The movie is a bit slow in the early parts, but it picks up a lot.
  15. I watched Dark Krystal and Goonies over and over again... my parents wouldn't let me watch the R stuff and I never really took to them now either. Willow and Mad Max probably passed too, I remember my sister watching Labrynth a lot. Anything with puppets, my parents would leave these lying around a lot so we'd watch em.

    Short Circuit was a big one too...

    Really enjoyed Godfather when I saw it though. Oceans is always fun, it's not as much of a thinker as the Bourne (BOREn) movies.
  16. I don't get why people like the Goonies so much. Even as a kid, it just seemed like a stupid little kids' movie.

    But then again I grew up on Arnold Schwarzenegger action flicks like Commando. I never liked childrens' stuff.
  17. It's a childrens film about adventure and discovery, every kid can relate to that, especially boys. You just don't like much things Monk, your turning into an old grumpy man.
  18. Here's a good chunk of the best movies I've seen:

    Grave of the Fireflies
    The Lord of the Rings
    Fanny and Alexander
    The Shawshank Redemption
    Lilja 4-ever
    Seven Samurai
    Mulholland Dr.
    Blue Velvet
    Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
    A Clockwork Orange
    The Thin Red Line
    Wild Strawberries
    2001: A Space Odyssey
    Late Spring
    Princess Mononoke
    Ghost in the Shell
    Show Me Love
    Cries and Whispers
    8 1/2
    Chungking Express
    The Bicycle Thief
    Dr. Strangelove
    Schindler’s List
    To Kill a Mockingbird
    The Elephant Man
    Magnetic Rose, Memories: Episode 1
    Akira Kurosawa's Dreams
    Fallen Angels
    Red Cherry
    Kill Bill
    Pulp Fiction
    Citizen Kane
    Raise the Red Lantern
    Taxi Driver
    Rosemary’s Baby
    To Live
    Nowhere in Africa
    Night and Fog
  19. Short Circuit is amazing.