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    Re: Top 10 movies

    Quote Originally Posted by RamFan_Til_I_Die View Post
    LOL I have a feeling you may only be serious about the last one.
    I'll seriously second HUbison's Citizen Kane, one of my favorite classics. Earth Girls Are Easy reminds me of another 80s great that'll go down for the ages... Killer Klowns from Outer Space.

    Quote Originally Posted by RamFan_Til_I_Die
    Someone did list Memoirs of a Geisha....
    Hey now, you watched it, didn't you?

    Avenger's Annie Hall and Dr. Strangelove are two other great ones I'd add to my favorites.

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    Re: Top 10 movies

    Quote Originally Posted by HUbison View Post
    Don't let Wraith get to you, laram. In fact, just thinking of you.....I got chills, they're multiplying, and I'm looooooosin' control. laram, you're the one that I want (you are the one I want), o-o-ooooh, honey.
    Hub are you flirting with me?:x

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    Re: Top 10 movies

    Quote Originally Posted by RamFan_Til_I_Die View Post
    LOL I have a feeling you may only be serious about the last one.
    Yea, but I have to admit that's just my self-defense mechnism. The truth is I get a little self-conscious when the discussion turns to movies. I just don't "get" movies the way others do. It's like that episode of Friends where Rachel says her favorite movie is "Dangerous Liasons", but it's actually "Weekend at Bernie's".

    My rule of thumb is: if critics love it, I hate it. More times than not, if it won an award, I probably didn't "get" it. But that's just my weird sense of (dis)taste, I suppose.

    My actual top 10 list:

    1. The Star Wars epic
    2. The LOTR trilogy
    3. Harry Potter epic
    4. Meet the Parents/Fockers
    5. Jaws
    6. Twister
    7. Signs
    8. Armageddon
    9. Ocean's 11
    10. Apollo 13
    11. National Treasure
    12. The Waterboy
    13. Happy Gilmore
    14. The Longest Yard

    Yes, I know that's actually 26 movies, and yes, I know I have a slight weakness for Adam Sandler...........I'm ashamed, but I'm getting help.
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    Re: Top 10 movies

    Quote Originally Posted by laram0 View Post
    Hub are you flirting with me?:x

    Sorry, straight and narrow buddy.
    laram, that's going to be a hard sell, seeing as how YOU are the one that mentioned GREASE.

    "look at me, I'm Sandra Dee.....won't go to bed til I'm properly weeeeeed!!!"
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    Re: Top 10 movies

    Quote Originally Posted by HUbison View Post
    won't go to bed til I'm properly weeeeeed!!!"
    That sounds more like a line from a Cheech and Chong movie.

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    Re: Top 10 movies

    1) The Indiana Jones Trilogy
    -My all time favorite movie is Raiders of the Lost Ark; I grew up in awe of it and am still in awe of it. It's the greatest adventure story, in part because of its every-man hero. Plus, fedoras need to make a comeback. Last Crusade is only slightly behind Raiders, and the chemistry of Ford and Connery as a father/son duo is classic.

    2) The Star Wars Trilogy
    -If I were ranking them individually, this is one of the few times when I think the sequel would outrank the original; Empire wins out over A New Hope for me in large part because of the darker tone and conflicts. But IMO, this space opera succeeded in transporting you to another galaxy while also providing real conflict with applicable larger messages.

    3) The Godfather Trilogy
    -If this wasn't a personal list of MY top movies, this trilogy would probably be ranked #1. The acting in this mafia epic is just phenomenal, but that's not exactly a surprise when you consider the powerhouses collected in this movie. I couldn't ask for more - drama, action, intrigue, historical perspective.

    4) Blade Runner
    -The seventh Harrison Ford movie of my list comes in at #4 (the first six being grouped into #1 and #2 respectively), in what might be the greatest single sci-fi movie of all time. Not only is this film intriguing from a plot and character standpoint, but the greater themes - the definition of humanity, technology's effect on our world and lifestyle, death, to name a few - are what really make this film stand out.

    5) The Shawshank Redemption
    -In terms of characterization, dramatic storytelling, and fulfilling plotlines, this film is near the top of the list. Director Frank Darabont takes his time establishing the friendship between Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman, so that when you reach the movie's climax, you're incredibly involved in what happens to them. The resolution of this movie is priceless, IMO.

    6) Schindler's List
    -Arguably the most powerful historical movie I've ever seen. The first time I saw it was when it was broadcast without interruption on television in 1997, and it remains as powerful now as it was in that first viewing. Additionally, I also gained a new respect for actors Liam Neeson, Ben Kingsley, and Ralph Fiennes for their work in this movie.

    7) Leon: The Professional
    -I'm a huge Natalie Portman fan, admittedly for more reasons than one. But in my opinion, one of her best works as an actor was actually her young film debut in Leon. The premise of this movie – a professional assassin takes in and trains an orphaned 12-year-old – is unique and quirky, and the movie packs plenty of action and drama as well.

    8) Office Space
    -A comedy classic simply because of how much you can relate to in this movie. Any time I go out to eat, I take a look at how much “flare” the place has. I think secretly we all wish at some point in our lives for the dream of Ron Livingston’s character, of being able to just not work anymore because we’re so fed up with our jobs and just don’t want to put up with it. John C. McGinley also shows why he’s such a great character actor with his short but well-done role as one of the Bob’s.

    9) Pulp Fiction
    -No top movie list of mine would be complete without a Tarantino movie, and it was tough to chose between this and Reservoir Dogs. In the end, I went with Pulp Fiction though because of the larger scope of the plotline and the more interwoven subplots among characters. The team of John Travolta and Samuel L. Jackson as Vincent Vega and Jules, respectively, is one of the most memorable and enjoyable on-screen duos I’ve seen, and I believe this might be my favorite Samuel L. Jackson performance to date.

    10) Crash
    -What I love about Crash is the “small world” mentality, where all of these seemingly unrelated subplots and diverse characters are able to come together or at least are related in strange and unique ways. Both the acting and storytelling is extremely compelling, and I admit that a key climactic scene between Michael Pena and his on-screen daughter brought me to tears. The performances in this film are some of the most genuine I think I’ve seen in a long time.
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    Re: Top 10 movies

    Star Wars (Empire Strikes Back)
    The Second Godfather
    LOTR (Trilogy)
    Lock Stock and 2 smoking barrels
    Fight Club
    The Usual Suspects
    Pulp Fiction
    American Beauty
    Braveheart
    Seven
    memento
    Harvey
    A Clockwork Orange
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    Re: Top 10 movies

    What surprises me out of these lists is how many movies I haven't seen or haven't heard of.

    Leon
    Office Space
    Lock Stock and 2 smoking barrels
    Signs
    Say Anything
    L.A. Story
    Nosferatu
    Harvey
    Spirited Away

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    Re: Top 10 movies

    Quote Originally Posted by RamWraith View Post
    What surprises me out of these lists is how many movies I haven't seen or haven't heard of.

    Leon
    Office Space
    Lock Stock and 2 smoking barrels
    Signs
    Say Anything
    L.A. Story
    Nosferatu
    Harvey
    Spirited Away

    Well, Nosferatu is the first Dracula movie ever made. It was made in I believe 1922 with Max Schreck (who really thought he was a vampire; they made a movie about him decades later called "Shadow of the Vampire") as Dracula. Obviously, black and white and no dialogue.

    Spirited Away is an anime film which I guarantee you you can rent or buy and watch with the whole family and although a cartoon you can equally enjoy it as much as your young daughter or son would. There is something truly magical about the story but I recommend it to anyone. Kids can enjoy it, along with a teenage son or daughter, its just an awesome movie.


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    Re: Top 10 movies

    Office Space is a good one that pokes fun at life in a cubicle. A lot of people can relate.

    My list would be something like this:
    Star Wars
    Indiana Jones
    Godfather
    Casablanca
    Braveheart
    L.A. Confidential
    Batman Begins
    Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome
    The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (maybe not a true cinematic masterpiece, but a personal favorite)

    The last spot would be one of a handful:
    The Princess Bride
    Pulp Fiction
    Back to the Future
    Forrest Gump
    Gladiator
    and probably a few more I'm forgetting

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    Re: Top 10 movies

    Miracle

    Ghostbusters

    Angels in the Outfield

    Mystery Alaska

    Scarface

    300

    Four Brothers

    Bad Boys 2

    Wedding Crashers

    Bourne Trio (soon to be :P)

    Liar Liar

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    Re: Top 10 movies

    In no particular order ...

    The African Queen
    High Noon
    Casablanca
    The Shawshank Redemption
    Driving Miss Daisy
    Second Hand Lions
    "The Cuckoo" (foreign)
    Lonesome Dove (mini-series)
    Fried Green Tomatoes
    The Godfather
    Rich Man Poor Man (mini-series)
    Tortilla Soup

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    Re: Top 10 movies

    I don't think I could come up with a top 10, but my favorite movie ever is Spinal Tap

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    Re: Top 10 movies

    Quote Originally Posted by cfh128 View Post
    I don't think I could come up with a top 10, but my favorite movie ever is Spinal Tap
    Of course, if you put that on your list, it would have to go to eleven.

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