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Re: What are you favorite Top 5 Movies of all time?
« Reply #105 on: May 20, 2003, 03:15:14 PM »
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No mumbers, I couldn't stand putting one over the other.

Magnolia
Withnail & I
Almost Famous
Back to the Future
Trainspotting

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Re: What are you favorite Top 5 Movies of all time?
« Reply #106 on: May 20, 2003, 03:22:35 PM »
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No mumbers, I couldn't stand putting one over the other.

Magnolia
Withnail & I
Almost Famous
The Godfather pt. II
Trainspotting


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Re: What are you favorite Top 5 Movies of all time?
« Reply #107 on: May 20, 2003, 05:42:18 PM »
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Re: What are you favorite Top 5 Movies of all time?
« Reply #108 on: May 21, 2003, 11:21:20 AM »
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Movies I've viewed the most times:

1.  The Wizard of Oz
2.  Ferris Bueller's Day Off
3.  Caddyshack
4.  The Breakfast Club
5.  Star Wars

Films I respect most for their artistry:

1.  Citizen Kane
2.  The General
3.  Blade Runner
4.  8 1/2
5.  The Cook, The Thief, His Wife, and Her Lover

Films I Consider Extremely Important for Different Reasons:

1.  Citizen Kane
2.  The Wizard of Oz
3.  Reservoir Dogs
4.  Metropolis
5.  Star Wars

The word "favorite" just isn't specific enough for me when it comes to movies.

Also:  How in the world could Almost Famous be in anyone's Top Five?  I mean, it's an OK movie, but....huh?  Kate Hudson's character is shallow, annoying, and badly acted...for starters....

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Re: What are you favorite Top 5 Movies of all time?
« Reply #109 on: May 31, 2003, 12:22:46 AM »
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5 is easier than 10 for me.

1.) 2001: A Space Odyssey
2.) 8 1/2
3.) Grave of the Fireflies
4.) Apocalypse Now
5.) L'Avventura

(revised with PDL taken off and L'Avventura put on)

~rougerum

I can't seem to find L'Avventura on IMDb.  Did you misspell it accidentally?  When searching on that string, several movies come up, but none of them seem to be of the quality of that that would make one's top five.  Could you give the full title or a link to its IMDb page?  Thanks!

As for me, right now it's:

1) Magnolia
2) American Beauty
3) Fight Club
4) Pulp Fiction
5) Amelie

Donnie Darko is a runner up.  It really is so hard to rank one movie over another, because the more recently you've seen a film, the more you tend to love or hate it.

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Re: What are you favorite Top 5 Movies of all time?
« Reply #110 on: May 31, 2003, 12:26:58 AM »
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Also:  How in the world could Almost Famous be in anyone's Top Five?  I mean, it's an OK movie, but....huh?  Kate Hudson's character is shallow, annoying, and badly acted...for starters....[/quote]


Almost Famous is one of the greatest movies in recent memory.  You cant knock somones favorits lists.

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Re: What are you favorite Top 5 Movies of all time?
« Reply #111 on: May 31, 2003, 12:28:20 AM »
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Sure, you can.  It just might be in poor taste.  ;)  Besides, I think Almost Famous is vastly overrated, myself, but to each his own.

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Re: What are you favorite Top 5 Movies of all time?
« Reply #112 on: May 31, 2003, 12:33:48 AM »
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I can't seem to find L'Avventura on IMDb. Could you give the full title or a link to its IMDb page?  Thanks!


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Re: What are you favorite Top 5 Movies of all time?
« Reply #113 on: May 31, 2003, 02:19:54 AM »
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Thank you.  :)

EDIT: I'd also like to mention Clockwork Orange, A, Annie Hall, Punch-Drunk Love, Waking Life, Shawshank Redemption, The, Eyes Wide Shut, Casablanca, When Harry Met Sally…, Groundhog Day, Contact, Princess Bride, The, Dead Poets Society, Singin' in the Rain, Requiem for a Dream, Dancer in the Dark.

And, I was bored, so I thought I'd put together a list (using Excel -- I'm not that masochistic) because it'd be interesting to see some sort of indication of what the people at Xixax thought were the best movies.

   Title   Votes
1   Magnolia   29
2   Pulp Fiction   18
3   Boogie Nights   12
4   Clockwork Orange, A   12
5   Taxi Driver   11
6   2001: A Space Odyssey   10
7   Fight Club   10
8   Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb   8
9   Goodfellas   8
10   8 1/2   7
11   Citizen Kane   7
12   Apocalypse Now    6
13   Amelie    5
14   Big Lebowski, The   5
15   Full Metal Jacket   5
16   Lawrence of Arabia   5
17   Lost Highway   5
18   Mulholland Drive   5
19   Reservoir Dogs   5
20   Rushmore   5
21   Vertigo   5
22   Annie Hall   4
23   Casablanca   4
24   Chasing Amy   4
25   Dancer in the Dark   4
26   Donnie Darko   4
27   Empire Strikes Back, The   4
28   Godfather, The   4
29   Godfather: Part II, The   4
30   Punch-Drunk Love   4
31   Raging Bull   4
32   Requiem For A Dream   4
33   Seven Samurai   4
34   Star Wars   4
35   Waking Life   4
36   Wizard of Oz, The   4
37   400 Blows, The   3
38   Almost Famous   3
39   American Beauty   3
40   Apartment, The   3
41   Barton Fink   3
42   Blue Velvet   3
43   Chinatown   3
44   Eraserhead   3
45   Eyes Wide Shut   3
46   Fargo   3
47   It's a Wonderful Life   3
48   Paths of Glory   3
49   Royal Tenenbaums, The   3
50   Sunset Boulevard   3
51   Trainspotting   3
52   Trois Couleurs: Rouge   3
53   Way of the Gun    3
54   Wonder Boys   3
55   Back to the Future   2
56   Barry Lyndon   2
57   Being John Malkovich   2
58   Blade Runner   2
59   Brazil   2
60   Breaking the Waves   2
61   Buffalo '66   2
62   Carnal Knowledge   2
63   Carnival of Souls   2
64   Chungking Express   2
65   City Lights   2
66   Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover, The   2
67   Dark City   2
68   Exotica   2
69   Ghost World   2
70   Grave of the Fireflies    2
71   Hard Eight   2
72   JFK   2
73   Leaving Las Vegas   2
74   Leon   2
75   Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The   2
76   Midnight Cowboy   2
77   My Life to Live   2
78   Nashville   2
79   Network   2
80   North by Northwest   2
81   One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest   2
82   Out of Sight   2
83   Platoon   2
84   Scarface   2
85   Se7en   2
86   Shining, The   2
87   Silence of the Lambs   2
88   Singin' in the Rain   2
89   Spirited Away   2
90   Talented Mr. Ripley, The   2
91   Three Kings   2
92   Traffic   2
93   Trois Couleurs: Blanc   2
94   Trois Couleurs: Bleu   2
95   When Harry Met Sally…   2
It's not perfect, as I may have overlooked when some people repeated movies in different posts, but I tried to catch that when I could.  Also, where applicable I tried to use the official foreign title, or the most common title.  Anyway, IMDb Top 250 and AFI, eat your heart out.  :-D

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Re: What are you favorite Top 5 Movies of all time?
« Reply #114 on: May 31, 2003, 03:05:15 AM »
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Wow this is incredibly hard.  Surely it's impossible to have an accurate top five like this..here's a stab though:

1...2001: A Space Odyssey
2...Magnolia
3...Goodfellas
4...A Clockwork Orange
5...The Man Who Wasn't There

I tried not to list a director's film more than once but christ if you can keep 2001 & a clockwork orange off your top 5.

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Re: What are you favorite Top 5 Movies of all time?
« Reply #115 on: May 31, 2003, 10:32:52 AM »
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1) Loves of a Blonde (Forman)
2) True Romance
3) Magnolia
4) Boogie Nights
5) Apocalypse Now
.....but picking a top five is just so fucking hard!!!!! :x
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Re: What are you favorite Top 5 Movies of all time?
« Reply #116 on: May 31, 2003, 10:33:18 AM »
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L'Avventura was not spelled wrong and I'm not sure what to make of that. All I know is you will never see that movie on the top 250 there, just different crowd kinda movie.

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Re: What are you favorite Top 5 Movies of all time?
« Reply #117 on: May 31, 2003, 10:41:08 AM »
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top 10 (in no order and subject to change)

heavenly creatures
magnolia
donnie darko
fucking amal
marathon man
last of the mohicans (michael mann)
mulholland drive
exotica
adaptation
manhunter
i wanna lick 'em.

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Re: What are you favorite Top 5 Movies of all time?
« Reply #118 on: May 31, 2003, 11:26:02 AM »
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exotica


Yay!

Egoyan appreciators seem to be in a tiny minority here.

Spearking of which, I miss your avatar.  :(  He's awfully easy on the eyes, IMO.
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Re: What are you favorite Top 5 Movies of all time?
« Reply #119 on: May 31, 2003, 12:12:17 PM »
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Spearking of which, I miss your avatar.  :(  He's awfully easy on the eyes, IMO.


yeah!!  one really does earn an appreciation for armenian good looks while looking at his face... haha

have you seen ararat? (egoyan's film about the armenian genocide)  looks interesting, but it got surprisingly bad reviews... :shock:
i wanna lick 'em.

 

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