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Reply #15 on: April 05, 2004, 09:20:53 PM
And finnaly, here's my top ten list of 1999 since I'm new and couldn't post it before (why is this one in a different forum, btw?). Boy, I remember this being a great year for movies!

1. The Straight Story
2. Being John Malkovich
3. Man On The Moon
4. Princess Mononoke
5. Magnolia
6. The Sixth Sense
7. Bringing Out The Dead
8. The Red Violin
9.  Sweet and Lowodwn
10. South Park: Bigger, Longer, & Uncut
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Reply #16 on: April 05, 2004, 10:09:34 PM
you chose south park instead of American Beauty, bad form.
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Reply #17 on: April 05, 2004, 10:14:56 PM
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you chose south park instead of American Beauty, bad form.


I think South Park is much more genuine than American Beauty. It's also one of the funniest movies I've ever seen. So therefore it moved me a lot more than American Beauty.
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Reply #18 on: April 05, 2004, 10:46:38 PM
South Park is a great inclusion. although the lack of Kubrick love worries me. otherwise this is the best of all ur lists.
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Reply #19 on: April 05, 2004, 10:57:25 PM
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South Park is a great inclusion. although the lack of Kubrick love worries me. otherwise this is the best of all ur lists.


Oh I love Kubrick. Eyes Wide Shut almost made it but not quite. This was one of the best years for movies I can think of so a lot of great choices had to be left out.
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Reply #20 on: April 05, 2004, 11:32:44 PM
Since this was the only year I ever tried making a top films of the year list (I generally don't like making lists and even this is a top 5 list), I'm gonna post that, not that it's much different from many others:

1. Magnolia
2. Princess Mononoke
3. Eyes Wide Shut
4. American Beauty
5. Boys Don't Cry

... I guess South Park would be maybe number 6... I can't remember what else would be on there... Fight Club might be a number 10, but not near the top 5...

But yeah, that WAS a great year for movies.


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Reply #21 on: April 06, 2004, 02:37:46 PM
I remember thinking that the studio system was gonna go back to the kind of movies they made in the 70s after '99. I don't think I've lived through a more stellar year for movies.
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Reply #22 on: January 28, 2005, 11:28:57 PM
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and speaking of 1999, what were your favorite movies? heres mine...

magnolia
fight club
american beauty
being john malkovich
three kings
eyes wide shut
toy story 2
the matrix
the green mile
girl interrupted

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Reply #23 on: January 28, 2005, 11:37:39 PM
1. Eyes Wide Shut
2. American Beauty
3. Magnolia
4. Bringing out the Dead
5. Three Kings
6. Fight Club
7. Being John Malcohvich
8. Office Space
9. Any Given Sunday
and a four way tie for tenth place
10. The Matrix/Election/Go/South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut
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Reply #24 on: January 29, 2005, 05:17:53 AM
i think you guys are seriously overlooking toy story 2.  it's a flawless film.

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Reply #25 on: January 29, 2005, 01:04:11 PM
My top ten feels very young. Many would be taken off and many more would be viewed, but its a shame I hadn't seen The Straight Story until years later.


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Reply #26 on: January 29, 2005, 03:09:20 PM
1)   THE STRAIGHT STORY
2)   EYES WIDE SHUT
3)   MAGNOLIA
4)   AMERICAN BEAUTY
5)   BEING JOHN MALKOVICH
6)   TODO SOBRE MI MADRE
7)   THE SIXTH SENSE
8)   FIGHT CLUB
9)   ELECTION
10)   THE TALENTED MR. RIPLEY


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Reply #27 on: January 29, 2005, 03:31:50 PM
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7)   THE SIXTH SENSE
8)   FIGHT CLUB
9)   ELECTION

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Reply #28 on: January 29, 2005, 03:57:43 PM
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and a four way tie for tenth place
10. The Matrix/Election/Go/South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut


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Reply #29 on: January 30, 2005, 12:14:48 AM
I was actually very surprised that a lot of people didnt mention The Matrix here... and also that almost all the lists look similar... it doesnt happen so much these days  :yabbse-grin: