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    Whats everyones Top 10 favourite films?

    Just interested in what sorta movies you guys watch...


    Here's my list in (no particular order, except the first three which are my most favourite...):
    • The Shawshank Redemption
    • Memento
    • Fight Club
    • Gattaca
    • Groundhog Day
    • Se7en
    • American History X
    • American Beauty
    • The Truman Show
    • Monty Python and the Holy Grail
    • The Professional


    oh wait thats 11, oh well.

    edit: I forgot! Being John Malkovich!




    EDIT BY BUBZ: there were around eight or nine "favourite movie" threads, so i merged them all together and stickied it so that people (hopefully) won't make any more.

    enjoy!
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    they are all great movies except i find gattaca the most intriguiging, just amazing how a guy is told that he can't achieve certain things just because of his genes but proves them all wrong in the end and accomplishes the almost unbelivable( no, not scoring with the head pe teacher)really puts a perspective hsc wise and that maybe trying to achieve the uai of our dreams doesn't seem far off.

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    Originally posted by Slice of heaven
    they are all great movies except i find gattaca the most intriguiging, just amazing how a guy is told that he can't achieve certain things just because of his genes but proves them all wrong in the end and accomplishes the almost unbelivable( no, not scoring with the head pe teacher)really puts a perspective hsc wise and that maybe trying to achieve the uai of our dreams doesn't seem far off.
    Yeah, I agree.

    The tagline for the movie was "There's no gene for the human spirit" which just sums it all up nicely.
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    i dont know why but i am strangely drawn to teen movies made around the mid 80s, like the breakfast club, pretty in pink, some kind of wonderful,... etc. I just see something in them that i dont see elsewhere(not just the hairdos) it seems that teen movies of today may have lost some of the flair and certain ingerdients that these movies offered, John Hughes was argueably a very good director at the time, also responsible for home alone.

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    Originally posted by Slice of heaven
    i dont know why but i am strangely drawn to teen movies made around the mid 80s, like the breakfast club, pretty in pink, some kind of wonderful,... etc. I just see something in them that i dont see elsewhere(not just the hairdos) it seems that teen movies of today may have lost some of the flair and certain ingerdients that these movies offered, John Hughes was argueably a very good director at the time, also responsible for home alone.
    Yeah strangly I like some teen flicks from the 80s as well, namely "Breakfast Club" and "Ferris Buller's Day Off".

    And I agree most teen flicks today are very dire...
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    ali g indahouse is high on my list
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    Hmm... no mention of The Matrix, Gladiator or even The Fellowship of the Ring!

    You're seeing the wrong movies. =P
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    You have to go back to classics such as Godfather Part 1 and 2, silence of the lambs
    Usual suspects was really good also Pulp fiction
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    Heres a few of my fav's

    Three Kings (lol im using it for one of my change texts)
    Snatch/Lock Stock
    The Life of Brian
    Hunt For Red October
    Fight Club
    Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
    Predator / Commando (classic arnie)
    Matrix (just for the lobby scene)
    Dr. Strangelove (bit old but still funny i love the guy that rides the bomb)
    Usual Suspects - yeah great movie
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    gladiator a bit long for me
    fellowship was good but im waiting for the next 2

    btw the life of brian is the only monty python movie i liked (meaning of life was a bit too odd and holy grail was friggin boring)

    i've been meaning to watch Shawshank Redemption and Pulp Fiction for ages but never get round to it.
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    Originally posted by Lazarus
    Hmm... no mention of The Matrix, Gladiator or even The Fellowship of the Ring!

    You're seeing the wrong movies. =P
    I liked all the movies you mentioned, but I they weren't my favourites. Have you seen any of the movies on my list? They are much better.

    Matrix probably comes close to my list, but somethings let it down a bit. Keanu Reeves while looking the part, isn't really much of an actor, and the last bit where he realises he is the chosen one and does all that crap was a bit bleh and predictable.

    Fellowship is very overrated. I'm a fan of the book and the movie but it really wasn't that good. For instance, there was very little characterisation (due to there being to many characters), it was a little too long and the acting at times was a bit meh.
    Other than that it was really good, cinematography, casting, editing, special effects and music were all top notch.
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    Originally posted by bacco|007
    ali g indahouse is high on my list
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    hmmm, I probably don't quite have ten but here goes..

    fight club
    Clerks
    Truman show
    American Beauty
    Mr. Holland's opus - (what can I say?)


    I can't really think of many others I liked...not a huge movie buff here...don't have enough time to watch entire movies anymore. Maybe I'll become a movie freak after the HSC?..,.
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    its annoying when movies which had the potential to be really great are runied by endless promotions and mindless propaganda. like LOTR, that shits me.

    umm im pretty much the same as u mercury drinker, cept shawshank redemption never seen that before..

    * thelma and louise
    * american beauty
    * fight club
    * seven
    * breakfast club
    * ferris bueller's
    * deep impact (concept was shithose but tea leoni was mad in it!)
    * romy and michele's
    * empire records (has the BEST 80's music EVER!!)
    * minority report recently was actally not too bad, consideing that tom cruise usually really shits me but he was okay in Min Rep.
    * the beach (leonardo di-fucken-caprio sucked ass, the book was better but the direction was still great (in the movie))
    * spaceballs (the funny star wars spoof)
    * sliding doors
    * amelie
    * the son's room (this italian dendy film, was heaps good though considering [i had to sit there reading subtitles the whole time])

    that is all i can think of at the moment. not in any order, i probably have another million i love but i cant think of em atm.

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    ahhhh movies are my life! (sad i know...) i've been missing them so much during this bloody hsc lead up. such great movies you've all said...
    don't forget
    The Labyrinth
    Gone in 60 Secs (the re-make)
    Half-baked
    Wayne's World (1&2)
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    Bill & Ted's; Excellent Adventure
    AND Bogus Journey

    rah! there are just too many to name. i pretty much love every movie ever made so i have a looooong list...

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    Some pretty good movies being listed

    Some of my faves:

    - Star Wars: Empire Strikes Back
    - Terminator 2
    - Big Daddy
    - Face/Off

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    well i haven't been to da movies 4 ages!..been bizzay and stuff.. last movie i saw was "40 days 40 nites" i'm not really into renting vids so if i miss it at the cinemas then yeh...unless i'm at friends or whatever.. well ma fave movies are...

    - save the last dance
    - lord of the rings
    - the matrix
    - a knights tale
    - clueless
    - airborne
    - speed
    - scary movie
    - 5th element
    - enemy of the state
    - bad boys
    - MIB (i haven't seen the 2nd one tho)

    i'm not a big fan of horror..cos me scared!!! hehe.. but sometimes i watch it anyway..

    - sixth sense
    - what lies beneath
    - bone collector

    they're good!

    btw how is american beauty a good movie??
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    Originally posted by lazychic

    btw how is american beauty a good movie??
    How isn't it?

    Its awesome, just beautiful....
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    its weird! and its jus ewww...

    but i mean no one in da movie is like real good lookin or whatever.. so its jus dumb! hehe

    i wouldn't say its awesome or beautiful!
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    but American beauty's message is that there can be beauty in everything, if you look hard enough. So, therefore...it has to be beautiful, even if you don't like it!

    you can't really argue with that movie once you think about about it...but it doesn't really help you get motivated for the HSC. I remember watching it and then realising how absolutely meaningless the HSC is in relation to everything else in life....

    Maybe I'll chuck a Lester, drop out of school now, get a job at McDonalds, smoke a little pot and start enjoying life again!



    .....doesn't sound like such a bad idea does it
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    Originally posted by dissonance
    but it doesn't really help you get motivated for the HSC.

    sure it can as its my related material
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    yeh yeh i know its a related material!
    but i still dont think its a good movie haha
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    well someone was bound to not like american beauty! though i must say you're the first person i've met whose ever said they didn't think AB was great.

    as a film, it was so jizmy cos the acting was so well done, ricky's home video shots were funky and kevin spacey just narrated the whole damn thing so well. and annette bening *swoons* she was fanshpastic! i can't get over "fuck me harder your royal majesty!" (or something like that)

    it was just like a two hour non-stop orgasm for the senses!

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    screenplay was great...........so many memorable quotes
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    blah blah blah.... it sux!!!
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    I could add another couple of hundred but these are the first ten I thought of. Some are from the eighties when I was a little kid but there still classic to me.

    The Shawshank Redemption
    The Matrix
    The Labrynth
    Clueless
    Annie
    The Lord of the Rings
    The Professional
    Chorus line
    The Sixth Sense
    Girl Interupted

    basically any movie with dancing, muppets or action sequences are what I love!!!!

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