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    Best non-SW movie

    My nod goes to Goodfellas. What do you guys think?

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    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.
    "Watch this, I'm going to horrify you into a coma..."

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    CaptainSolo1138, now go get your shoe shine box.

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    Indian Jones and the Last Crusade.

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

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    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!!!!

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    CaptainSolo1138, now go get your shoe shine box.
    Caeser, don't make me get my shoes bloody!!

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    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."
    Civilized men are more discourteous than savages because they know they can be impolite without having their skulls split. - Robert E. Howard

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    "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.

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    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!

    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.


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