My nod goes to Goodfellas. What do you guys think?
There are a lot of movies I like more than Star Wars;
Godfather I & II
Evil Dead 2
I'd have to give "The Godfather'' a nod as the greatest though.
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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
Evil Dead 2
Escape From NY
The Thing (remake)
The Fifth Element
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
Talk about a variety of tastes! I love Chinese Buffets!!!!
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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."
"To be concerned about being grown up, to admire the grown up because it is grown up, to blush at the suspicion of being childish; these things are the marks of childhood and adolescence… When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up." - C.S. Lewis
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."Critics choice," to me, has become synonymous with "boring and pretentious."
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.