Abq Best movies you've ever seen (besides Star Wars)

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  1. propgeek1701 Jedi Knight

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    Of course, I liked Aliens, MIB, all the even numbered Treks (don't shoot me!), The Matrix trilogy, the LOTR trilogy, Full Metal Jacket, Platoon, all that normal stuff. But here are some of my favorites that did absolutely nada at the box office or were ignored by the cinenazis, and yet were some of the greatest, most important, or most touching films I've ever seen... ready?

    The Passion of the Christ (actually sobbed at that one, obvious if you've seen it)
    Antwone Fisher (actually cried at that one, as his life story unfolded)
    Groundhog Day (multiple lumps in throat, especially toward the end as hero becomes real)
    Gladiator (perseverance, divine justice)/ Ben Hur for same reasons
    The Count of Monte Cristo (heroic restraint)
    The Last Samurai (fallen mighty, restoration of honor)
    The Great Santini (Pat Conroy's honesty)

    Not necessarily in that order. Solid films that had important things to say and were completely ignored or dismissed or only had like 3 weeks in theatrical release.

    There are a number of others, but these were the ones that came to mind.

    -propgeek
  2. cyndilt76 Jedi Knight

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    i loved boondock saints!!! it's frickin awesome!

    in addition i love danny boyle as a director so:

    Life Less ordinary
    Trainspotting
    and 28 days later

  3. ObeyTheFist Jedi Master

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    have to agree with you on those cyndi... just got in trainspotting the other day
  4. Qui-Gon-Matt Jedi Master

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    Almost Famous
    Miracle
    Rudy
    Love Actually
    dazed and Confused
    Can't Hardly wait
    LOTR trilogy
    Evil dead 1 and 2
  5. Lord_Melkor Jedi Knight

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    the lotr trilogy (the best ever made) sorry yall
    stella
    Monty Python and the Holy Grail
    the matrix (the 2nd and 3rd put me to sleep as did pulp fiction)
    the patriot
    pale rider
    platoon
    dances w/wolves
    and the color purple
  6. Commander_Clem Jedi Master

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    The Great Santini, that has one of the greatest scenes ever in it....the banquet.
  7. Redgek Jedi Knight

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    Lawrence of Arabia
    The Jerk
    Ghost World
    Boogie Nights
  8. SithLordAaron Jedi Knight

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    Indiana Jones Trilogy
    The Abyss
    Gladiator
    The Phantom of the Opera
    The Black Hole
    A Knight's Tale
    My Life
    Radio Flyer
    It's a Wonderful Life
    A Christmas Story
    Beauty and the Beast
    Peter Pan
    Toy Story 1 & 2
    Weekend at Bernie's
    Weird Science
    Goodfellas
    The Adventures of Ford Fairlane
    Austin Powers Trilogy
  9. Jerahl Jedi Knight

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    Here are a few of mine

    LOTR trilogy
    Indy trilogy
    Back to the Future trilogy
    A.I.
    Minority Report
    The Matrix
    The Terminal
    Flight of the Phoenix
    X-men 1,2
    Dead Poets Society
    The Godfather (first one)
    Saving Private Ryan
    Jurassic Park
    E.T.
    Casablanca(I think thats how its spelled)
    All of the Pixar films
    The Professional
    Amile`
    Signs
    Braveheart
    Big Fish
    The Harry Potter movies
    Apollo 13


    just to name a few... but there are many many more
  10. Andromeda13 Jedi Youngling

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    I would have to agree with just about everything on your list!
  11. propgeek1701 Jedi Knight

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    I have a new favorite. It's bound to become a cult classic zombie film. It's called "Phone Friends" by the new director. What is her name? Trustle. Trist. Trissel! Yeah, that's it. Look out Gale Ann Hurd!

    [face_skull] [face_skull] [face_skull] :D
  12. Flamingcupcake Jedi Knight

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    i would Have to say

    Black Hawk Down
    saving private ryan
    The longest yard
    tommy boy
    black sheep

    and any war movie
  13. karenec1 Jedi Master

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    LOTR Trilogy
    Grosse Point Blank
    Fast Times @ Ridgemont High
    Matrix
    Kill Bill 1 & 2
    Better Off Dead
    Office Space
    Back to the Future
    Any movie by Hitchcock
    Pulp Fiction
    Pirates of the Carribean
    Bend it Like Bechham
    Love Actually
    Baz Luhrman Films
    Tim Burton Films
    Nightmare Before Christmas
    Trainspotting

    Uh, actually, I could go on and on, so let's just say I love movies.
  14. BrotherHalo RSA Emeritus and Heckler

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    Thank goodness, Jon! Another AI fan. Man, I love that movie.


    HEY! WHO'S JEANINE SALLA? ;)






    LOTR Trilogy
    BTF Trilogy
    IJ Trilogy
    AI
    Jaws
    Schindler's List
    Casablanca
    Gone With the Wind
    When Harry Met Sally
    Sleepless in Seattle
    Bladerunner
    The Matrix Trilogy
    The Thing
    Contact
    Even numbered Treks
    Jurassic Park
    The Planet of the Apes (original)
    Terminator Trilogy
    Night of the Living Dead
    Stargate
    The Incredibles
    Finding Nemo
    Toy Story 1&2
    The Lion King
    Aladdin
    Highlander

    Many others...
  15. ObeyTheFist Jedi Master

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    don't forget Excalibur and the musical Camelot! I love those movies...
  16. cyndilt76 Jedi Knight

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  17. Darkmood Jedi Master

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    Hello NM people!

    I hope you don't mind if I post.

    Batman Begins
    Batman: Mask of the Pahntasm
    Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker
    Raiders of the Ark and Last Crusade (Hated Temple of Doom)
    LOTR trilogy
    Matrix trilogy
    Kill Bill vol. I&II
    Saving Private Ryan
    Phantom of the Opera
    Terminator and Terminator 2
    Ferris Bueller's Day Off
    Grosse Pointe Blank
    Bullitt
    The Transporter
    Ninja Scroll
    Street Fighter II (original Japanese animated edition)
    Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz
    All the Bruce Lee movies
    The One
    Bewitched
    Mr. and Mrs. Smith
    Kiss of the Dragon
    Ladder 49
    Shall We Dance (Yes I enjoy some chick flicks)
    The Rock
    Con Air
    Face/Off
    Finding Neverland
    Pirates of the Carribean
    The Blade Trilogy
    The Die Hard Trilogy

    And that's enough for now! LOL
  18. propgeek1701 Jedi Knight

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    Darkmood, thanks for visiting our forum. I liked "The Transporter" as well. Say, where are you from?

    -propgeek

    Oh, and cyndilt... you're the one who rocks!
  19. Qui-Gon-Matt Jedi Master

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    I can't believe I left out my favorite all-time non Star Wars Movie. JAWS!!! That movie is incredible. I also like almost every war movie except for the "Thin Red Line" that was terrible.
  20. karenec1 Jedi Master

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    I forgot Jaws too! How could one forget that?? The Thin Red Line did suck. I forgot the Indiana Jones movies as well.

  21. EvilPrincess Jedi Master

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    i think Thin Red Line was one of 3 movies i've ever just walked out of...
  22. Qui-Gon-Matt Jedi Master

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    A movie that I thought was going to suck, but ended up loving is The Count of Monte Cristo. I thought they would ruin it, but they did a great job I thought.
    Starship Troopers is also a good one. It has everything you could ever want in a movie!
  23. karenec1 Jedi Master

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    Could your love for Starship Troopers have anything to do with the shower scene? Hmmmm????
  24. Andromeda13 Jedi Youngling

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    I can't believe I forgot that one either........ the movie that ruined my swimming career in just one short summer.....
  25. Qui-Gon-Matt Jedi Master

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    I don't remember a shower scene in Starhip Troopers....;) =P~
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