I thought this would be an interesting topic to start up. What is everyones favourite movie? I’m always looking for new stuff to watch, and I’m sure others are too, so give us all some ideas!
July 23, 2012 at 12:52 pm
July 23, 2012 at 2:17 pm
My favourite movie is ‘Almost Famous’. Cameron Crowe just tells such a great story in this and the music, oh the music. I loooooooove the soundtrack to this. I also loved ‘Vanilla Sky’ and remember how much it made my head spin when the big reveal is shown at the end. Just awesome.
July 23, 2012 at 2:24 pm
‘The Empire Strikes Back’. You’ve already seen it.
So now you have to go watch ‘The Bicycle Thieves’… which you might have already seen (when it was remade liberally and brilliantly as ‘Pee’s Big Adventure’).
July 23, 2012 at 11:21 pm
Aliens, John Carpenter’s The Thing, Evil Dead 2 Dead by Dawn, Night of the Living Dead (1968) and so many others.
July 24, 2012 at 11:12 am
@Jonathan Have you seen the Icicle Thief? it’s a little long in the tooth, but I liked it when it came out.
My favorite film remains “Wings of Desire”
…someone please explain to me why when a ‘what is your favorite’ thread goes up we end up with reply posts with 6 or 7 movies in them… that’s not a favorite, that’s a list of favorites… and then I think we should just link to Ranker at that point.
July 24, 2012 at 2:54 pm
Children of Men. I could watch this movie every day. The visuals and audio are absolutely incredible, the plot is (mostly) believable, and the performances are wonderful.
I really don’t know what to say, except that I freaking love it.
July 24, 2012 at 6:30 pm
Harold and Maude is my all-time favorite movie (Clerks and Garden State are close behind). All three films are what motivate me to write what i do. I love a well crafted coming of age dramedy and to me those are 3 fine examples of blending an interesting coming of age story (less so in Clerks), good dramatic moments and plenty of laugh out loud comedic moments.
July 24, 2012 at 7:26 pm
Back to the Future all the way, I love the idea of time travel and love the characters (Doc by far) in it.
July 24, 2012 at 7:34 pm
Rocky, followed closely by Rocky III, followed closer still by Rocky II, followed ridiculously close by Rocky IV.
July 27, 2012 at 9:27 am
Dave … I must break you.
Legends of the Fall is my all time favorite movie. It gets me out of any and all emotional jams. Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins, and Aidan Quinn. Their performances just blow my mind. I’ve seen it countless times, and each time I get something new out of the experience. And I just love Alfred, damnit.
July 27, 2012 at 9:29 am
@Scott I loved Vanilla Sky, too! I finally saw it for the first time this year, and thoroughly enjoyed it. Much to my surprise, since I heard a lot of bad reviews …
July 27, 2012 at 10:16 am
Vanilla Sky is amazing and the soundtrack is great too! TECH SUPPORT!!!!!!!!
July 30, 2012 at 10:48 am
I didn’t actually say anything about Wings of Desire did I? I think I’ve convinced a couple of people to watch it, although I have never heard back on what they thought of it. An American remake of it was attempted, but they missed the entire point of the story, it’s a metaphor for east and west Germany joining back together and it’s told through the story of an Angel who decides to become a mortal after listening to the thoughts of a trapeze artist. In the American version they skip the metaphor and instead tell the story of an angel who falls in love with a doctor…. The American version is called City of Angels and I’ve not seen it because the reviews were so poor.
Here’s a scene that shows the brilliance of the Camera work it’s just stunning… Sorry, there’s a tiny bit that’s in German and there’s no subtitles on this youtube clip.
July 31, 2012 at 5:04 pm
Sounds like I need to finally watch Vanilla Sky.
I even worked at Blockbuster for 2 years back in the day and still haven’t seen it.
Side note – Fuck that place.
August 1, 2012 at 3:29 pm
Right now i’d have to say my favorite movie is The FP. B-Flicks are my favorite kind of movies and i think it’s the best.
Also I love. Drive, Requiem For a Dream, Sin City, The Exorcist, The Big Lebowski, Dark City, The Raid, Scott Pilgrim, The Dark Knight, Man From Earth, Warrior.
August 2, 2012 at 1:21 pm
Gah, The FP! Lest we forget … I ran into JTro at the Expendables 2 SDCC party, practically fangasmed all over his good eye.
August 2, 2012 at 4:57 pm
August 2, 2012 at 6:34 pm
I wanna glomp him SO HARD.
Wow, glomp. That’s a word I have not used in nearly ten years.
August 2, 2012 at 6:52 pm
August 2, 2012 at 7:29 pm
Hahaha! “Who is THAT bitch!?!”
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