Favorite Movie "Besides Star Wars"

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  1. darthmaul3162 Jedi Master

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    Whats your guys Favorite Movie besides Star Wars. Mine include "Pirates Of the Carribean", "Spiderman",
    "The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, The Fellowship of the Ring Extented being the best so far", "Bruce Almighty", "The X-Men Movies". And Also Just a ?? Do you guys like DVD's or VHS.
  2. Jade-Walker Jedi Master

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    LOTR Triology
    The Philadelphia Story
    Gone With The Wind
    Moulin Rouge
  3. TheRandomMenace Jedi Master

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    The Matrix Trilogy
    LOTR
    8 Mile
    both Charlie's Angels movies
    the Mission: Impossible movies
    A lot of comic movies (X-Men, X2, Spider-Man, the first 3 Batmans)
    the Jurassic Park movies
    pretty much anything with Jennifer Love Hewitt [face_love], Jim Carrey, Adam Sandler, Tom Green, or Will Smith in it
    Fight Club
    Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs, and Kill Bill
  4. Jedi_Outcast77 Jedi Master

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    Definately have to go with the LotR and Matrix trilogies.
    I'm also a big fan of the comic-to-big screen movies like Spiderman, Daredevil, Batman (I agree with you Random about the 1st three, George Clooney just didn't do the cape & cowl justice).
    Can't forget movies like Braveheart, Gladiator, Saving Private Ryan, and U-571. Great movies that were either a true story or something based off of a time in history.
  5. TheRandomMenace Jedi Master

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    Yeah, not too mention he smiled too damn much under the cowl. Batman doesn't smile. Ever. At least the pictures some of our fellow comic geeks have posted of Bale as Batman are giving me a lot of hope that this movie will do the franchise the justice it deserves.
  6. JediKnightPasJoDacle Jedi Master

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    1. Aliens
    2. Preditor
    3. Terminator 2
    4. The Big Libouski
    5. X-Men
    6. (any movie I worked on...hehehehe...jk)
  7. Krash RSA Emeritus

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    Raiders of the Lost Ark (and the entire Indy trilogy)
    LOTR trilogy

    Gladiator
    Aliens
    The Right Stuff
    MClintok
    Gettysburgh
    Mister Roberts
  8. Jedi_Outcast77 Jedi Master

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    Raiders of the Lost Ark (and the entire Indy trilogy)

    Forgot all about that one [face_shocked]! Another great trilogy.
  9. Douz Jedi Knight

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    Raiders of the Lost Ark
    The Great Escape
    LOTR Trilogy
  10. skyedancer Jedi Knight

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    These are in no special order:
    LOTR trilogy
    Indiana Jones trilogy
    Casablanca
    African Queen
    Ben-Hur
    Schindler's List (depressing but powerful)
    Chocolat
    Harry Potter 1 and 2

    I could probably think of a lot more. And no one say, "Huh?" at some of my choices or I might have to get out my marshmallows again! [face_mischief]
  11. _nassgirl_ Jedi Knight

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    The Emperors New Groove...
  12. JediKnightPasJoDacle Jedi Master

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    The Emperors New Groove...

    Your kidding...right?
  13. Krash RSA Emeritus

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    The Great Escape
    Great movie Douz!

    Memphis Belle
    Glory
    Princess Bride
    Life as a House
  14. Malo-ha Jedi Knight

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    LOTR
    Spirited Away
    Princess Mononoke
    Princes Bride
    Beauty and the Beast
  15. ben_ethus Jedi Master

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    Greetings, blokes.

    Since I'm what you'd call a fan of movies, I tend to group my favorites by filmmaker, as opposed to individual film, so my list goes something like this (in no particular order):

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    Stanley Kubrick flicks
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    2001: A Space Odyssey
    Clockwork Orange
    Dr. Strangelove: or How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
    Full Metal Jacket

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    Coen Brothers flicks
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    Raising Arizona
    Big Lebowski
    The Man Who Wasn't There
    Barton Fink
    Miller's Crossing
    Blood Simple
    Fargo

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    Sam Raimi flicks
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    Evil Dead I & II
    Army of Darkness

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    Wes Anderson flicks
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    Bottle Rocket
    Rushmore
    Royal Tenenbaums

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    Peter Jackson flicks
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    Dead Alive
    Meet the Feebles
    Heavenly Creatures
    Lord of the Rings Trilogy

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    Kevin Smith flicks
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    Clerks
    Mallrats
    Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back

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    Random Oddities
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    Run, Lola, Run
    Casablanca
    Pee Wee's Big Adventure
    Brazil
    Death Race 2000
    John Carpenter's The Thing
    Who Framed Roger Rabbit
    Fight Club
    Boogie Nights
    Cannibal: The Musical
    Donnie Darko
    Way of the Gun
    Pi

    Also, as an aside, I'm of the opinion that "The Emperor's New Groove" is easily the best Disney cartoon ever produced and is a work of utter brilliance. No sarcasm intended.

    Loves movies,
    Yours Truly
  16. skyedancer Jedi Knight

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    Mary, I liked "Spirited Away" a lot too but very few people seem to know what I'm talking about. The animation is incredible.
  17. Darthvaderocks06 Jedi Master

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    Pirates Of the Carribean
    The Matrix Trilogy
    Dumb and Dumber
    Indiana Jones Movies
    Dumb and Dumberer
  18. ben_ethus Jedi Master

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    Greetings, blokes.

    On the topic of "Spirited Away..."

    I caught that a whiles back when they tried releasing it in some major theaters. The animation is indeed very nice, and it was a very interesting and incredibly memorable movie to see. (I can still vividly recall certain key scenes from it, even though it's been a long time since I've seen it, and I only saw it once.)

    And, I'm not sure why, but watching that movie dredged up the same feelings that I experience when I play exceedingly excellent role playing games, such as Final Fantasy III/VI on my SNES way back in the day: those of exploration, adventure, and fun.

    Weird...

    Was never sure of why that happened,
    Yours Truly
  19. JediCandii Jedi Master

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    Pirates of the Caribbean
    Can't Hardly Wait
    LOTR
    Harry Potter
    American Outlaws
    Now & Then
    Rat Race
    Beauty and the Beast
    Aladdin
    The Little Mermaid
  20. skyedancer Jedi Knight

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    If you liked "Spirited Away," you might also like "Princess Mononoke" also by Miyazaki. Don't be put off by the title. It's not a Cinderella story!
  21. ben_ethus Jedi Master

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    Greetings, blokes.

    skyedancer... Wasn't a huge fan of "Mononoke." Too preachy for my tastes. Of course, it didn't help that I saw the celebrity-dubbed version. I felt it was incredibly distracting to have Agent Scully tell me not to cut down the trees and to be nice to animals.

    To be fair, though, I should probably sit and watch the subtitled version. Maybe that would help.

    Wonders where the Lorax is when you need him,
    Yours Truly
  22. _-Reborn_Jedi-_ Jedi Master

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    Here's a list of my all-time favorites:

    Star Wars movies (duh)
    Matrix Trilogy (also The Animatrix)
    Lord of the Rings Trilogy
    Freddy Got Fingered (Tom Green owns!)
    Jacka$$: The Movie
    The Terminator Trilogy
    The Indiana Jones Trilogy
    Full Metal Jacket (R. Lee Ermey also owns!)
    Meet the Parents
    Clerks
    Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back
    Donnie Darko (Way to go, ben_ethus! Glad to see someone else likes this strange flick)
    Fast and the Furious (only part 1, part 2 was awful)
    Fight Club
    Half-Baked (finally, Dave Chapelle owns all)

    I think that's about it, but I'm sure there's others I haven't mentioned.

    And to answer your question, darthmaul3162, DVD is way better than VHS. 2x better picture and sound, it holds more data, allowing for bonus footage, it saves space, it doesn't deteriorate in quality like VHS does, it doesn't need to rewind or fast forward when you're done watching it, and you can copy DVDs with ease, and will even be able to soon copy shows onto them ala VHS. Need I say more?

  23. DonC Jedi Master

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    Well, if we had to limit it to one movie, that would be Superman: The Movie.
  24. REBO1971 Jedi Knight

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    I am somewhat of a movie geek and am in the process of ranking my all time favorite movies. Of course, the Star Wars saga is #1. The rest of the list is as follows (this is a work in progress :)).

    2. Tucker-The Man and His Dreams
    3. Casablanca
    4. Les Miserabes (1998 with Liam Neeson and Geoffrey Rush)
    5. October Sky
    6. Seabiscuit
    7. Spider-Man
    8. Aladdin
    9. The Day the Earth Stood Still
    10. Dragonheart
    11. Stargate
    12. Bend It Like Becham
  25. DarthZome Jedi Master

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    1. Jackie Brown
    2. The Godfather
    3. Full Metal Jacket
    4. Office Space
    5. Boondock Saints
    6. Dumb and Dumber
    7. Citizen Kane (although I still think it's overrated)
    8. A.I (mediocore story, fantastic presentation)
    9. LOTR Trilogy (the musical score was a little weak, as was the cinematography in FOTR)
    10. The Matrix
    11. Any film that isn't a ripoff of the Matrix or feel like it was driven by the director's massive ego.
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