your favourite movies and why?

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  1. sleazo Jedi Master

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    Date Posted: 5:06pm Subject: Your Other faboutrite movies and why?
    I would like to find out what other movies are the favourites of my fellow star wars fans. I'm wondering how varied it will be due to the tremendous popularity of the star wars trilogy in different groups of people.
    A few of mine are Clockwork Orange, Dr. Strangelove, Fight Club, Tombstone, and The Big Lebowski
  2. KakaLulu Jedi Knight

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    Jan 10, 2002
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    The Wedding Singer, or Rush Hour 2.
  3. Debo Chosen One

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    Sep 27, 2001
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    Eyes Wide Shut, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Yellow Submarine, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and The Seven Year Itch.
  4. swizzard Jedi Knight

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    Jul 25, 2001
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    first off, i have no favourite movies. i do have favorite ones.

    they include: monty python-search for the holy grail, life of brian; mel brooks-spaceballs, robin hood: men in tights; UHF (the weird al movie), army of darkness, the matrix, go, the naked gun films (classic!), wrongfully accused, and others.




    swizzard, the Iron Pope
  5. Mastadge Manager Emeritus

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    Jun 4, 1999
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    My favorite movie is Conan the Barbarian. Others that are near the top are RoboCop and Army of Darkness.
  6. Oakessteve Manager Emeritus

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    May 9, 1999
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    Blimey, I've got loads. Apart from Star Wars, my favourite films are, in no particular order:- Jaws, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, the Back to the Future trilogy, Withnail and I, A.I, A Clockwork Orange, Raiders of the Lost Ark, American Graffiti, The Sixth Sense , The Shining, Duel, Schindler's List, Manhattan, The Italian Job, Jurassic Park, and Animal Crackers. There is more, but I don't want to bore you all :D.
  7. sleazo Jedi Master

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    Aug 13, 2001
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    actually swizzard that is how the rest of the world besides you yanks spells the word favourite.
    And im glad to see some kubrick, i also forgot american beauty, south park bigger longer uncut, thin red line, and empire of the sun
  8. neimoidian_85 Jedi Master

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    Dec 30, 1999
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    All the Star Wars films
    The Godfather
    AI
    Indiana Jones (EXCEPT TEMPLE OF DOOM)
    The Untouchables
    The Goonies
    Fellowship of the Ring
    Harry Potter
  9. obi-wannabe1 Jedi Master

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    Jun 11, 2001
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    My Favorite Movies:

    Leon: The Professional

    Monty Python's Life of Brian

    Monty Python and the Holy Grail

    Bonnie and Clyde

    Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

    The Sting

    Spaceballs

    The Man Who Would be King

    Grave of the Fireflies

    Picnic at Hanging Rock

    Princess Mononoke

    Young Frankenstein

    Verigo

    Zulu

    Toy Story (1 & 2)

    Fellowship of the Ring

    Harry Potter

    The Elephant Man

    Murder by Death

    All the Pink Panther movies

    All the Vacation movies

    Back to the Future trilogy

    A.I.

    Raiders of the Lost Ark

    Duel

    Schindler's List

    Jurassic Park

    Annie Hall

    Love & Death



  10. obi-wannabe1 Jedi Master

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    Jun 11, 2001
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    think that's about all of em...
  11. JediYvette Pacific RSA emeritus

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    Jan 18, 2001
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    1. Star Wars--the reasons are obvious
    2. Lord of the Rings--OMG! That movie rocks! MUST SEE IT AGAIN! And Aragorn is just so damned hot.
    3. Dead Poet's Society--I will not conform! (Any other Emerson and Thoreou fans? What about Whitman??)
    4. The ODESSA File--Just so awesome...
    5. Schindler's List--That is the most profound movie EVER
    6. 1776--Normally I don't like musicals, but this one is cool. I am also a major early American history geek.
    7. Sword and the Stone--My favorite Disney movie--I am also an Arthurian Folklore geek.
  12. ST-TPM-ASF-TNE Moderator Emeritus

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    Jun 27, 2001
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    I'm not going to explain my choices, I'll just list them...

    Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace

    Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

    Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi

    Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope

    Dr. Suess' How the Grinch Stole Christmas

    Pearl Harbor

    Saving Private Ryan

    Planes, Trains, & Automobiles

    Black Hawk Down

    Ali

    Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

    Harry Potter and the Scorcerer's Stone

    The Mummy Returns

    Meet the Parents

    A.I.: Artificial Intelligence

    Little Nicky

    American Beauty

    The Matrix

    Gladiator

    CastAway

    The Sixth Sense

    Unbreakable

    American Pie

    American Pie 2

    Die Hard with a Vengence

    Batman Forever

    Shreek

    Three Kings

    Finding Forrester

    Titanic

    The Majestic

    A Beautiful Mind

    Monster's Ball

    The Thin Red Line

    Platoon

    American Grafitti

    Casablanca

    The Godfather

    The Godfather 2

    Sleepy Hollow

    Schindler's List

    Fargo

    The Green Mile
  13. goldbubbly Jedi Master

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    Jan 5, 2002
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    Meet the parents
    Dead Poets Society
    Rear Window
    Ever After
    Kate & Leopold
    A walk in the clouds
    Matrix
    The man who knew to much
    Young Frankenstein<not sure on title
    might python search for the wholy grail
    conspiracy theory
    Jacob the Liar
    Casablanca
    Beauty and the beast
    Aladdin

  14. Ricky_Dante Jedi Knight

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    Dec 30, 2001
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    In no particular order:

    Moulin Rouge because the music was great, the acting was superb, and the ending made me cry and still does. And the way it was filmed was very artistic.

    A Beautiful Mind because the acting was simply astounding, the way it was filmed was breathtaking, the music was beautiful and complemented the film very nicely, and the story itself was incredible.

    Band of Brothers even though it's a miniseries. I can't say enough about it. It was funny, sad, chilling...beautifully filmed and written with an excellent score and wonderful actors.

    Immortal Beloved because Beethoven is my favorite classical composer. Gary Oldman gave a wonderful performance, and the pieces of music selected for the film include some of my favorites.

    Tron because the idea of it is so fascinating, and the special effects, for that time, are very good.

    2001: A Space Odyssey because, well, it's great. Great music (I love The Blue Danube), and I really like Hal.

    The Black Stallion because I love horses, and this is simply the best horse movie ever made. The way it is filmed is simply beautiful. I like the fact that there is no dialogue for about half the movie. Also, the race scene at the end is nicely done.

    Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Rings for its breathtaking scenery and special effects. The acting was also good (I especially loved Ian McKellan) and, as someone who has never read the books, I found the story easy to follow.

    And that's all, I think. :)
  15. Obi_Wan_01 Force Ghost

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    Aug 17, 2001
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    All of SW
    LOTR
    The Mummy
    The Mummy retuns
    Matrix
    Mr.Nice guy
    Rush Hour 1/2
    Gladiator
    Robocop
    Indiana Jones series

    and some more...



  16. Adakin Jedi Knight

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    Dec 11, 2001
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    The Colour Purple.

    I can be walking down the street & if someone yells "CEEEELIEEEEEE" I just start crying.

    NETTTTIEEEEEEEEE
  17. sleazo Jedi Master

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  18. THX_Princess Jedi Grand Master

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    Aug 26, 2001
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    LORD OF THE RINGS! :D

    All the Star Wars films

    Various Disney movies (Mulan, Tarzan, Lion King, Monsters Inc, Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid...in no particular order :) )

    Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

    A Knight's Tale

    Center Stage

    Mask of Zorro

    Star Trek IV TVH, and all the TNG movies (sorry if you don't know what those acronyms mean!)

    The Princess Bride

    Hackers

    Ever After


    I think that's about it... :)
  19. Mr.Neck or Yarael Poof Manager Emeritus

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    Apr 19, 2000
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    A few in no particular order:

    Rushmore
    The Game
    Fight Club
    Dead Poets Society
    Schindler's List
    Fallen
    The Nightmare Before Christmas
    Falling Down
    Jaws
    Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels
    Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
    Rounders
    Nixon
    JFK
    Reservoir Dogs
    Batman
    Full Metal Jacket
    The Usual Suspects
  20. LoveisSuicideSP Jedi Master

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    Apr 23, 2001
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    Hmmmmm Lets see...

    Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring
    Memento
    Reservoir Dogs
    Fight Club
    Se7en
    The Big Lebowski
    Cast Away
    O Brother, Where Art Thou?
    Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon


  21. jamesdrax Force Ghost

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    Aug 30, 2000
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    Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

    Gladiator

    The Silence of the Lambs

    Hannibal

    Fight Club

    Braveheart

    Stargate

    Independence Day

    The Patriot

    Star Wars

    The Empire Strikes Back

    Return of the Jedi

    The Phantom Menace

    The Mummy

    The Mummy Returns

    Ghostbusters

    Ghostbusters 2

    Men In Black

    Beetlejuice

    Batman

    Batman Returns

    The Nightmare Before Christmas

    Ed Wood

    Mars Attacks

    Sleepy Hollow

    Planet of the Apes

    Alien

    Aliens

    Alien 3

    A Clockwork Orange

    2001: A Space Odyssey

    The Shining

    Eyes Wide Shut

    Moulin Rouge

    Sommersby

    Poltergeist

    Jaws

    Close Encounters of the Third Kind

    1941

    Raiders of the Lost Ark

    Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

    Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

    Jurassic Park

    The Lost World: Jurassic Park

    Back to the Future 1,2 and 3

    Predator 1 and 2

    The Exorcist

    A Civil Action

    A Simple Plan

    The Omen

    Ben-Hur

    Maverick

    Boogie Nights

    Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring

    The Others
  22. dehrian Manager Emeritus

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    Mar 18, 1999
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    From this year:

    1. Mulholland Drive
    2. Gosford Park
    3. Memento
    4. A.I.
    5. Moulin Rouge
    6. Ocean's 11
    7. A Beautiful Mind
    8. The Royal Tenenbaums
    9. Black Hawk Down
    10. In the Bedroom
  23. Jedi_XandMan Jedi Master

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    Mar 23, 2001
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    Almost Famous
    Rushmore
    The Royal Tenenbaums
    Back to the Future
    Planes, Trains and Automobiles
    Die Hard
    Lord of the Rings--Fellowship of the Ring
    Fight Club
  24. audio_karate Force Ghost

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    Jul 23, 2001
    star 3
    Seven Samurai
    Reservoir Dogs
    Life Is Beautiful
    Like Water for Chocolate
    Run Lola Run
    The Yellow Rolls Royce
    Breakfast At Tiffany's
    Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy
    Stealing Beauty
    Empire of the Sun
    Dream for an Insomniac
    Beautiful Girls
    A Love Story
    Tampopo
    Europa, Europa
    Hiroshima, My Love
    Ran

    ...
  25. Obi Wan Bergkamp Jedi Knight

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    All four Star wars films - obviously - and I've no doubt Eps 2 & 3 will be added

    Pulp Fiction - Tight , well written & directed and very, very funny

    Se7en - Note for all horror film makers, the depths of the human soul are far scarier than any beastie or demon could ever be

    Gremlins - dementedly brilliant with just a touch of menace

    Jaws - Another note for horror film makers, if you are going to put some sort of beastie in the film, don't show it in it's entirity in the opening 5 mins, there is a thing called suspense that should be used.

    Alien - see above & a feminine hero, a rarity before this film.

    Die Hard (only the first one) - the hero is not indestructable, and Alan Rickman is the best baddie actor ever.

    Restless Natives - little known whimsical scottish comedy that just .... I dunno it just touches all the right buttons

    Lock Stock & Two Smoking barrels - The best gangsters come from London

    The Terminator - IMHO much better than the sequel.

    The Princess Bride - Wonderful, innocent fun. Everyone in my family, across three generations, loves it.

    Jurassic Park - the only film that has come clost to AHN to providing that initial WOW factor.

    Star Trek 2 The Wrath of Kahn - what Star Trek should be, nasty, vengefull, full of hatred (both ways, Kahn hates Kirk, Kirk hates Khan), death of a leading character/hero (the good guys shouldn't always come out unscathed) and the realities of battle.

    Bill & Ted films - stupid, moronic, clueless, make-it-up as-we-are-filming-it plots, completely inane, unbeliveable (Bill & Ted as the greatest people ever) but just wonderfully, wonderfully funny
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