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  1. sleazo

    sleazo Jedi Padawan star 4

    Aug 13, 2001
    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

    KakaLulu Jedi Youngling star 1

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

    Debo Jedi Grand Master star 6

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

    swizzard Jedi Youngling star 3

    Jul 25, 2001
    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

    Mastadge Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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

    Oakessteve Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    May 9, 1999
    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

    sleazo Jedi Padawan star 4

    Aug 13, 2001
    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

    neimoidian_85 Jedi Padawan star 4

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

    obi-wannabe1 Jedi Padawan star 4

    Jun 11, 2001
    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


    The Man Who Would be King

    Grave of the Fireflies

    Picnic at Hanging Rock

    Princess Mononoke

    Young Frankenstein



    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


    Raiders of the Lost Ark


    Schindler's List

    Jurassic Park

    Annie Hall

    Love & Death

  10. obi-wannabe1

    obi-wannabe1 Jedi Padawan star 4

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

    JediYvette Pacific RSA emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Jan 18, 2001
    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.

    ST-TPM-ASF-TNE Moderator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Jun 27, 2001
    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


    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



    The Sixth Sense


    American Pie

    American Pie 2

    Die Hard with a Vengence

    Batman Forever


    Three Kings

    Finding Forrester


    The Majestic

    A Beautiful Mind

    Monster's Ball

    The Thin Red Line


    American Grafitti


    The Godfather

    The Godfather 2

    Sleepy Hollow

    Schindler's List


    The Green Mile
  13. goldbubbly

    goldbubbly Jedi Padawan star 4

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

  14. Ricky_Dante

    Ricky_Dante Jedi Youngling star 1

    Dec 30, 2001
    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

    Obi_Wan_01 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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

    and some more...

  16. Adakin

    Adakin Jedi Youngling star 1

    Dec 11, 2001
    The Colour Purple.

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

  17. sleazo

    sleazo Jedi Padawan star 4

    Aug 13, 2001
    i forgot 3 kings
  18. THX_Princess

    THX_Princess Jedi Knight star 5

    Aug 26, 2001

    All the Star Wars films

    Various Disney movies (Mulan, Tarzan, Lion King, Monsters Inc, Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, The Little 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


    Ever After

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

    Mr.Neck or Yarael Poof Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Apr 19, 2000
    A few in no particular order:

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

    LoveisSuicideSP Jedi Padawan star 4

    Apr 23, 2001
    Hmmmmm Lets see...

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

  21. jamesdrax

    jamesdrax Jedi Master star 6

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


    The Silence of the Lambs


    Fight Club



    Independence Day

    The Patriot

    Star Wars

    The Empire Strikes Back

    Return of the Jedi

    The Phantom Menace

    The Mummy

    The Mummy Returns


    Ghostbusters 2

    Men In Black



    Batman Returns

    The Nightmare Before Christmas

    Ed Wood

    Mars Attacks

    Sleepy Hollow

    Planet of the Apes



    Alien 3

    A Clockwork Orange

    2001: A Space Odyssey

    The Shining

    Eyes Wide Shut

    Moulin Rouge




    Close Encounters of the Third Kind


    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



    Boogie Nights

    Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring

    The Others
  22. dehrian

    dehrian Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Mar 18, 1999
    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_XandMan Jedi Youngling star 3

    Mar 23, 2001
    Almost Famous
    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

    audio_karate Jedi Master star 3

    Jul 23, 2001
    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
    Europa, Europa
    Hiroshima, My Love

  25. Obi Wan Bergkamp

    Obi Wan Bergkamp Jedi Master star 3

    Oct 19, 1998
    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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