Your favorite movie's of all time

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  1. echo-3 Former RSA

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    Since we have a lot of new members,I would like to know what your favorite movies are.
    They don't have to be in order unless you want.
    mine are..........


    1) A New Hope
    2) The Shawshank Redemption
    3) The Matrix
    4) The Empire Strikes Back
    5) The Blue's Brothers
    6) Raiders of the Lost Ark
    7) Saving Private Ryan
    8) Toy Story
    9) Kill Bill Vol 1
    10) Narnia : The Lion The Witch and the Wardrobe
    11) Black Hawk Down
    12) ..And the Band Played on
    13) The Hollywood Knights
    14) Back to the Future
    15) Close Encounter of the 3rd Kind
    16) Roadhouse
    17) Alien's
    18) Young Frankenstein
    19) Blazing Saddles
    20) Batman Begins
    20a) E.T.
    Just my top 20.
    Eric
  2. darth_tristar Jedi Master

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    Had a few spare minutes between finals so I thought I would post mine in order:

    1. Empire Strikes Back
    2. Ocean's 11 (original w/ the Rat Pack)
    3. John Q
    4. Radio
    5. Revenge of the Sith
    6. Monty Python and the Quest for the Holy Grail
    7. Men of Honor
    8. Anchorman
    9. Super Troopers
    (t)10. The Bird Cage
    (t)10. The Last Crusade
    (t)10. Gone in 60 Seconds
    (t)10. National Treasure
  3. Sword_of_SPEA Jedi Knight

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    Taking a study break, and thought I'd throw these up here (even though, not a new person...just needed a break from studying):
    1.Mary Poppins
    2.Star Wars (specifically A New Hope and Revenge of the Sith)
    3.Lord of the Rings (all of them)
    4.Newsies
    5.Beauty and the Beast
    6.Indiana Jones Movies (all of them)
    7.X-Men (both, and probably soon to be all three of them)
    8.Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
    9.Boondock Saints
    10.Any and all Buddy-Buddy Cop Movies (seriously! I love them)

    and now, back to studying (hooray Negotiation and Alternative Dispute Resolution!)
  4. SKOTTO Jedi Padawan

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    1) The Empire Strikes Back
    2) Star Wars A New Hope
    3) Indiana Jones (All 3)
    4) Lord of thr Rings (All 3)
    5) Toy Story (1 & 2)
    6) Ferris Bulear's Day off
    7) The Incredibals
    8) THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST
    9) Back to the Future (All 3)
    10) Disney's Beauty and the Beast
  5. daemondred Jedi Knight

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    Hmmmm.....favorite ten movies. Well in no particular order
    1. Star Wars movies
    2. Lord of the Ring Trilogy
    3. Tron
    4. Transformers the Movie (cheesy , I know)
    5. X-Men 1&2
    6. Spider-man 1&2
    7. Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels
    8. Blazing Saddles
    9. Any crappy barbarian movie (the cheesier the better)
    10. Serenity
  6. MusicTrooper Force Ghost

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    hhhhmmmmmmmm........of all time?

    How about for now.....and with the note that I see Star Wars films as docu-dramas,
    and since "The Force" does exist.....ok, I digress....

    Great Thread Eric, had me thinking about this all day at work,

    also, Great films everyone, very cool to see your thoughts on this.

    tried to pick films I thought I would watch over and over and over again,
    as opposed to really great and/or important films that I find
    to be favorites as well.


    and so, I just put my list in date order, just so I could say that was the order.

    1927__Metropolis (Fritz Lang) silent
    153-minutes restored. Giorgio Moroder

    1954-Seven Samurai (Akira Kurosawa)
    206-minutes restored. Sub-titled Black&white
    (staring Toshire Mifune)

    1963__From Russia with Love__ 115-min
    (best spy film ever)

    1964__Zulu (music by John Barry) 138-min

    1968__Barbarella___(guilty pleasure)

    1974__Young Frankenstein___Black & White

    1975__Rocky Horror Picture Show
    (over 100 viewings at the show)

    1981__Heavy Metal_____animated

    1983__ Koyaanisqatsi: Life out of balance.
    (no dialogue, but not a silent, Music by Philip Glass specifically for this film)

    1999__Galaxy Quest___The geek/nerd in me can not get enought of this one:)


  7. Bodknocks_ Jedi Knight

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    I couldn't limit myself to ten! Here's my top twenty in order somewhat:


    1. Tie: A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back
    3. Return of the Jedi
    4. Shawshank Redemption
    5. The Matrix
    6. A Few Good Men
    7. Lord of The Rings: Fellowship of the Ring
    8. Kill Bill (1&2)
    9. Revenge of the Sith
    10. Serenity
    11. Akira
    12. Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark
    13. Lord of the Rings: Return of the King
    14. Ghostbusters
    15. Field of Dreams
    16. Batman Begins
    17. Pirates of the Carribean
    18. Star Trek II: The Wraith of Khan
    19. Saving Private Ryan
    20. Broken Arrow, Face Off, Paycheck, or any other John Woo movie :D
  8. LITO-JEN_VELASHUU Jedi Knight

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    I'm not going to try to rank them because I love them all so I'm not really sure which stand where. I do which film is my favorite of all time so I can list that safely. The rest are up for grabs as far as spots in the ranking go...

    #1 - "Halloween" (1978) - My favorite film of all-time. I know some of you will probably be shocked or think that is somewhat strange (most people I tell this to react that way)...but, whatever. I love it and it's my fave. 'Nuff said.
    "The Godfather" (1972) - Probably the best overall film ever made. Everything about this film is classic, timeless & nearly flawless.
    "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade" (1989) - Never sure whether I like this or the original more. I LOVED learning Indy's backstory!
    "Raiders of the Lost Ark" (1981) - The greatest adventure yarn ever put on film. Escapism cinema at its finest, Spielberg at his best.
    "Spider-Man 2" (2004) - Thrilling, beautiful and ultimately quite romantic. The greatest comic-book movie...ever. 'Nuff said.
    "Caddyshack" (1980) - One of the funniest movies ever made. Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield, Bill Murray, Ted Knight...what a cast!
    "A Nightmare on Elm Street" (1984) - The original is still a classic masterpiece of horror.
    "Terminator 2: Judgment Day" (1991) - Breathtaking, ingenious, heart-pounding...a candidate for best sequel ever. This film is awesome.
    "Back to the Future" (1985) - The innocent, Capra-esque charm is still strong, even after 21 years. They don't make 'em much better than this.
    "It's a Wonderful Life" (1946) - Speaking of Capra...a timless classic whose heart-wrenching tale of everyman George Bailey is as powerful today as it was 60 years ago.
    "Star Wars, Episode III - Revenge of the Sith" (2005) - Could very well be the best of the six. Powerful, emotional and downright masterful IMO.
    "The Godfather, Part II" (1974) - Competing with "Last Crusade", "T2", "Spider-Man 2", "Episode III" for best sequel of all-time. Just when I thought they couldn't top the original...they make a masterpiece like this!!!
    "Star Wars, Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back" (1981) - It only takes two lines for me to sum up why this is one of my favorite films ever...LEIA - I love you. HAN - I know.
    "Jaws" (1975) - "You're gonna need a bigger boat." When I heard this line at the tender age of 7 and then saw the overhead shot of the 25-foot monster under Captain Quint's boat, the Orca, I knew I was witnessing movie magic at its finest.
    "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Kahn" (1982) - This movie features one of the greatest scripts ever written. It honors the legendary crew of the Enterprise while putting them through hell and back. Kirk's emotional character arc is powerful and if you have any love for the series it is still almost impossible to watch the finale between Kirk and Spock without shedding a few tears.

    There are a ton more that I would consider among my favorites of all time...but I won't bore you all with listing them!
  9. TheQueenMother Jedi Knight

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    Having a hard time with this one so I'm just going to post a few movies that I like to watch and rewatch and then rewtach again and they still get me.

    Pirates of the Caribbean
    Blues Brothers
    The Two Towers
    Breaking Away
    The Matrix
    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
    Prisoner of Azkaban
    Sleepy Hollow
    Napolean Dynamite
    Office Space
    Gone with the Wind
  10. greedofan Jedi Knight

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    I have way too many favorites, but I'll try to list some in no particular order. And Lito, I don't think that your first choice is strange; Halloween is a great horror movie classic!

    Star Wars original trilogy (A New Hope being my favorite)
    Lord of the Rings Trilogy
    Indiana Jones-Raiders & Crusade
    Back to the Future I
    Matrix I
    Singin' in the Rain
    Superman- I & II
    Spiderman- I & II
    Ferris Bueller's Day Off
    Pee Wee's Big Adventure
    Better Off Dead
    The Graduate
    Die Hard I
    Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory
    Nine To Five
    Office Space
    The Shaggy Dog (1959)
    Shaolin Soccer

    Maybe I should start a list by genre :)

  11. commander_cody_fan Jedi Padawan

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    I can't think of very many, sorry.
    1.) Army of Darkness
    2.) Clone wars series 1+2 (if elligable)
    3.) The Others
    4.) The Terminator
    5.) Star Wars Ep. 5
    6.) SW. Ep. 4
    7.) SW. Ep. 6
    8.) Paycheck
  12. callsignchecksix Jedi Padawan

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    #1... Serenity

    As for the rest, here's a few, and in no particular order, or genre.

    Star Wars Ep V, The Empire strikes back
    Indiana Jones & the last crusade
    The Usual Suspects
    Aliens
    Night of the Living Dead original
    Dawn of the Dead both
    All Universal Horror Classics
    Cursed
    LOTR triology
    Die Hard
    Godfather 1&2
    Good Fellas
    Flash Gordon (hey I like cheese)
    Any Chow Yun Fat movie.
  13. 114 Jedi Knight

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