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05-29-2002, 12:07 AM
My nod goes to Goodfellas. What do you guys think?

05-29-2002, 12:25 AM
There are a lot of movies I like more than Star Wars;

Godfather I & II
Jurassic Park
Evil Dead 2
Fight Club

I'd have to give "The Godfather'' a nod as the greatest though.

05-29-2002, 02:22 AM
CaptainSolo1138, now go get your shoe shine box. :D

05-29-2002, 07:40 AM
Indian Jones and the Last Crusade.

The Matirix comes in third, but the race isn't close.

05-29-2002, 12:48 PM
I think the Matrix was designed for people who loved StarWars as kids, and have since grown up with it. I can't explain why, but the Matrix appeals so much to me....and I can watch it over and over like the SW movies. I don't get much enjoyment out of watching many movies repeatedly, in fact maybe ONLY SW and the matrix. Oh, and Blade Runner. Wow. And HEAT, oh, and maybe The Color of Money and Top Gun and X-Men and Clerks.....okay sorry. There's a few out there.

05-29-2002, 01:15 PM
Just a few:

One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest
Fight Club
Evil Dead 2
Escape From NY
The Thing (remake)
The Fifth Element
From Beyond
Groundhog Day
The Life of Brian
Monty Python and the Search for the Holy Grail
Vampire Hunter D
Breakfast at Tiffanys
Playing By Heart
The Sixth Sense
American Werewolf in London
The Aristocats

Talk about a variety of tastes! I love Chinese Buffets!!!!

05-29-2002, 09:18 PM
CaptainSolo1138, now go get your shoe shine box.

Caeser, don't make me get my shoes bloody!!:D

05-29-2002, 11:24 PM
I can't really pick a single best movie, since I like a lot of different movies for a lot of different reasons.

For now I'd go with Fellowship of the Ring, since it is the other trilogy I am excited about.

I'm not much of a movie buff, so the movies I really like appeal to me for my own reasons. I very rarely listen to what critics have to say. I know that movies like Godfather, Citizen Kane, Casablanca, etc are supposed to be the best movies ever; but I have seen Godfather and Casablanca each once and have no desire to ever see them again. So how good can they possibly be?

"Critics choice," to me, has become synonymous with "boring and pretentious."

05-30-2002, 12:34 AM
"Critics choice," to me, has become synonymous with "boring and pretentious."

My sentiments exactly. Though their are exceptions to every rule, "Saving Private Ryan" being one of several to this one. That's one of the few movies that actually stood up to it's critical acclaim IMO.

05-30-2002, 01:24 AM
B, a great deal of my favoriute flicks have been critically panned, actually The Godfather films are probably among the few that I actually agree with "the critics" on.

There's just something about me and Mafia films . . . I know the popular theory is that people like to romanticize the life of organized crime because they are too weak/afraid to live on the edge of society themselves. I don't know that I fit that mold completely, because I can't say that I daydream of getting away with murder and racketeering. In real life, I am horrified by mob stories that I've seen and heard but in the context of a movie (or TV show like the Sopranos) I really get into the characters and all the gray areas. Okay, so maybe I do fit that mold! :crazed:

CaptainSolo, dare I assume you like other mob flix? Or just Goodfellas? Casino and Gotti rank up there for me . . . there are a lot of good ones.

05-30-2002, 01:33 AM
I'm not a fan of mob flicks per say, but I enjoy them and have seen "Casino", which is my second favorite mob movie. There's just something about Joe Pesci and his repeated delivery of the "F-word"! Behind "Goodfellas", my favorite movies are "The New Jersey Saga" ("Clerks","Mallrats","Chasing Amy","Dogma", and "Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back"), and "Ghost World", which is an EXCELLENT movie. I recommend it to everyone. Steve Buscemi is at his best!!

05-30-2002, 06:40 AM
Other than Star Wars, my favourite movie has got to be either Indian Jones and the Last Crusade, or The Matrix.


05-30-2002, 07:00 AM
Mine is Jurassic Park, followed by Mallrats, Jay and Silent Bob Strikes Back, the rest of Kevin Smiths movies, ie. Chasing Amy, Dogma, didn't really like clerks.

then theres the nightmare on elmstreet collection.

and for the children, Tarzan

05-30-2002, 02:45 PM
Saving Private Ryan was an excellent movie; but I didn't think that the critics liked it. The only good review I remember reading was from the Star & Stripes Army newspaper.

Definitely one of the best war-movies ever made, it completely revived the genre which I was beginning to fear was dying out.

Aside from SW, LOTR and Indiana Jones which are unique in their respective genres. My favorite movies usually end up being war-movies:
All Quiet on the Western Front
Tora! Tora! Tora!
Memphis Belle
The Great Escape
Kelly's Heroes
Full Metal Jacket

However, I hate the movie Patton! Not because it was a bad movie; but because Patton himself was such a bastard in real life, he should never have been immortalized with a movie. If he hadn't been relieved of duty the Jews would have gone from Nazi concentration camps to American concentration camps, because he believed that they were "lower than animals" and "would spread across the countryside like locusts" if not kept under constant military guard.

05-31-2002, 12:06 AM
Its hard to mention them all, but my fav non-SW films would be:
Indiana Jones Trilogy
Austin Powers 1&2
James Bond (most of them)
Black Hawk Down
Kevin Smith Movies

I am sure I will think of more after I post this, but I will leave it at that.

06-01-2002, 12:02 PM
I don't really know what the best is. I have my favorites though, but I'm only going to post one here right now:


The first one. Chris Lambert, Sean Connery, Clancy Brown...
2 and 3 were okay and Endgame sucked, but the first Highlander is just great...awesome :).

End :).

06-01-2002, 12:23 PM
Lord of the Rings , by far, I liked more than I did EPS1

06-07-2002, 03:18 PM
IMHO, the best film ever made: Vertigo.

Other non-SW notables:
The Godfather
LA Confidential
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Lord of the Rings FOTR
Enter the Dragon
Rebel without a Cause
The Best Years of Our Lives
The Conversation

06-07-2002, 03:45 PM
Shawshank Redemption, Raiders of the lost Ark, Goodfella's, Gladiator, Saving Private Ryan, Forrest Gump and many more.

Brave Sir Robin
06-07-2002, 04:21 PM
Hard to say, I have an awful lot of favorite movies. I'd say right now my favorite non-Star Wars film is Batman Returns.

Exhaust Port
06-07-2002, 06:21 PM
bigbarada, I love your choices in movies. I too have a passion for war movies, preferably the older stuff. My absolute favs are Midway, Tora Tora Tora and the Great Escape. I would also add 30 Seconds Over Tokyo, Purple Heart and Bridge Over the River Kwai (staring everyones favorite Jedi) to your list.

The absolute worse war themed movie of all time is Pearl Harbor. I won't even go into all the reasons here but I'm sure you'd agree.

Favorite non-war movies:

Dark City
Monty Python SftHG/LoB
Spinal Tap

06-07-2002, 10:04 PM
all kevin smith movies
To name a few

06-08-2002, 01:38 AM
Like most, I have way to many other movies that I like. I tend to lean towards Sc-fi flims,but there are other that I like. The one that I have seen this year that I really like is Spiderman.

06-08-2002, 01:53 AM
Gosh there are so many...

Star Trek First Contact
Serial Mom
Heavy Metal (original)
Hellraiser 1 and 2
Spaceballs The Movie
The Abyss
The Nightmare Before X-mas
Bonnie and Clyde (the orginal)
Mars Attacks
and I'm sure there's a whole host of others I'm missing.

out of this list, the movies I could watch over and over and over...

Serial Mom, Star Trek FC, T2, Alien

06-11-2002, 06:25 PM
So, so many. I'm not sure I have a favorite, but Field of Dreams keeps coming to mind as a definite favorite of mine.

06-14-2002, 02:16 AM
I know I already posted on this, but you know what's friggin terriffic? The Lion King. No kidding. At an hour 10min, there is more story, more pain, loss and suffering followed by ultimate redemption than just about any other movie Ive seen. Yes Im a father of young children. I know many other people would not sink so low as watching a show like this without kids, but I DARE - no DOUBLE DARE you to watch The Lion King and tell me it's not amazing.

04-28-2003, 03:36 PM
Brave Heart, The Godfather Trilogy, Scarface, Toombstone and Highlander to name afew...

04-28-2003, 08:38 PM
There are many that I like
LOTR, all Indiana Jones, Dances with Wolves, Nightmare before Christmas, 5th Element, Pitch Black, Edward Scissorhands, Shawshank Redemption, The Patriot, Total Recall, Waterworld, Scent of a Woman (my favorite), Dolores Claiborne, and What about Bob? All of these are good IMO.

04-29-2003, 07:59 AM
I'll have to get back on here and say, best Sci Fi comedy
Back To The Future

best drama


best sci-fi action- T2

Best comedy new school-Dumb and Dumber

Old School comedy- Blazing Saddles(uncut of course)

best Horror(because it was cool)- Friday the 13th Pt. 6 Jason Lives
Best horror(because it disturbed me to the bone) remake of Night Of The Living Dead
Best old skool horror- Texas Chainsaw Massacre
Best Horror Drama- Interview With the Vampire
Best Comedy Drama- Man On The Moon

04-29-2003, 08:07 AM
Glad to see so many Jersey Kevin Smith fans.

I like a ton of movies as much as Star Wars, but only a few better.

My favorite movie of all time is Radiers of the Lost Ark.

Has anyone mentioned the Evil Dead trilogy and Army of Darkness is particular? Gotta love that movie.


Mandalorian Candidat
04-29-2003, 02:57 PM
Favorite film with best use of profanity: Full Metal Jacket

Favorite David Lynch film: Blue Velvet

Favorite ST film: First Contact

Favorite Hitchcock film: Psycho

Favorite comedy: Better Off Dead

Favorite film with most use of f-word: Goodfellas

Favorite horror film: Aliens

Favorite war film: The Longest Day

Favorite Disney film: The Lion King

Favorite musical: The Sound of Music

Favorite buddy film: Midnight Run

Favorite Ah-nuld film: T2

05-06-2003, 08:57 AM
There are so many...

Schindler's List
Saving Private Ryan
Shawshank Redemption
Toy Story 1 & 2
Moulin Rouge!, yes...I said Moulin Rouge!
Jesus Of Nazareth