Movies The Best film you've ever seen?

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  1. HammydiRestarules

    HammydiRestarules Di Resta fan :). Contributor

    Following on from FB's Worst one. I've done a best one.

    So what was the best film you've ever seen?

    For me it has to be Die Hard. I know many of you will think thats not the best ever film. But i have loved it and have watched it over and over again for aslong as i can remember. It was probably one of the first action films to produce special effects (could be wrong), but their made it a very good film.
     
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  3. mjo

    mjo Procrastinating Contributor

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    I think my favourites would be Forrest Gump, Die Hard, Borat, the Hangover, etc...
    but I'd have to say Saving Private Ryan.
     
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  4. Johnny Carwash

    Johnny Carwash Champion Elect Contributor

    Without a doubt The Shawshank Redemption.
     
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  5. Slyboogy

    Slyboogy World Champion Contributor

    Don't really have standout film :dunno:

    A film I can watch over and over again, is probably the first Rush Hour, the other two are disappointing, but this one is hilarious with a good story :)

    There's also 2 Fast 2 Furious, I know it isn't the best, but when I was young, I could watch it everyday, it had so many good cars! Like that Silver/Blue Nissan Skyline (I still have that poster of it in my room!!!), the Mitsibushi Evo (one of the best ones, with a great design!), those two muscle cars, the blue one my favourite. The race at the start was great!

    I know this one will be kiddish, but there's also the first ever Ice Age and The Lion King LOL

    Those films aren't necessarily the best I have ever seen, but they are ones I can keep watching and never get sick off.

    If I was pushed for best film I ever saw, it would probably be "Batman Begins", liked Batman when I was younger (wasn't crazy about it like those comic dudes though!), and it was more serious than your average Batman films, plus the bad guy wasn't the usual one such as Joker and all.

    People say the Dark Knight is one of the greatest films, quite frankly I can't really remember it, only watched it in the cinemas.
     
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  6. GeoffP

    GeoffP Thank you and good night Contributor

    Lawrence of Arabia, Goodbye Mr Chips (Robert Donat, of course), Galaxy Quest, Blues Brothers, Animal House, Reach for the Sky, The Incredibles, Life of Brian, Kelly's Heroes, Without a Clue, Withnail & I, Saving Grace, Hot Fuzz, Sean of the Dead, Tha Man Who would be King, M.A.S.H., Keeping Mum, Father Goose, Down Periscope, 51st State, 13th Warrior and pretty much anything old Ealing

    I'm rubbish at this - I like too many and collect a load more....
     
  7. siffert_fan

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    Anything with Humphrey Bogart.
    Monty Python and the Holy Grail
    Letters from Iwo Jima
    Any Pixar movie
     
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  8. FB

    FB Not my cup of cake Valued Member

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    Too many to list...
     
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  9. gethinceri

    gethinceri "suck my balls honey" Contributor

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    Top Gun, Pretty Woman, Ghost, Dirty Dancing, The Bodyguard.
     
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  10. Jen

    Jen Here be dragons. Contributor

    A sentimental softie then, Geth :D
     
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  11. Jen

    Jen Here be dragons. Contributor

    Serge Leone and his spaghetti westerns with Clint Eastwood
     
  12. gethinceri

    gethinceri "suck my balls honey" Contributor

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    I was in a strange mood, Jen. In reality those should be in the worst thread and replaced in this thread by these:
    Life of Brian
    Withnail and I
    Delicatessen
    La Haine
     
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  13. Greenlantern101

    Greenlantern101 Super Hero And All Round Good Guy Contributor

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    All time favorite very hard to choose. But here is my shortlist.

    The Empire Strikes Back
    L.A. Confidential
    Unforgiven
    Planes Trains and Automobiles
    Aliens
    Blade Runner
    Rocky
    Terminator 2
    Airplane
    Kill Bill Vol 1
    Fight Club
    Reservoir Dogs
    Top Gun
    First Blood
    Uncle Buck
     
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  14. GeoffP

    GeoffP Thank you and good night Contributor

    For fun you should always include the ultimate spaghetti - They call me Trinity

    But full respect to mr. Leone who defined the sound of a pistol in the same way mr Lucas defined the sound of a space ship!
     
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  15. Slyboogy

    Slyboogy World Champion Contributor

    Forgot to add

    Cool Runnings!!!

    Represents my Jamaican side, and inspires me to get dreadlocks!

    Sanka ye deaaad??

    Ya man!!!!
     
  16. Puhoon

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    Forrest Gump
    Stalingrad
    Green Mile
     
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  17. Cookinflatsix

    Cookinflatsix Banned

    Lots of contenders including Once upon a time in the West, Time Bandits, Pulp Fiction

    But ultimately, as far as impact and sheer enjoyment;

    The Matrix (the first one)
     
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  18. Road of Bones

    Road of Bones MTC Mole Premium Contributor

    In no particular order:

    The Abyss
    Saving Private Ryan
    V for Vendetta
    Star Wars & Empire Strikes Back
    Lord of the Rings
    Jaws
    Withnail & I
    Thirteen Days
    The World's Fastest Indian
    We Were Soldiers
    The Right Stuff
    Glen Garry Glen Ross
    This is Spinal Tap

    (these are just off the top of my head - there are many more in my collection!)
     
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  19. canis

    canis Race Winner Valued Member

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    So many contenders for this title, not sure I could pick just one...

    Matrix (the original), saw it by accident at the cinema, didn't expect much but they created a world which totally ensnared the viewer from the moment you saw it.
    LotR (Fellowship), waited for years for this film to be done properly, had read the books over and over as a kid and was a bit worried they would do the usual hollywood job on it, but sat and watched the whole thing mesmerised as scene after scene came up looking exactly how I had sen it in my head as a kid.
    Green Mile, still not really sure what genre the film fits into, but could sit and watch it again and again as the whole story just comes across beautifully in the film.
    Pitch Black, can't believe nobody has mentioned this yet! Low budget sci-fi/horror film, spawned a whole series of films, cartoons, games and everything else as a non-perfect future was played out. Managed to buy a copy the other week and educated the other half with it, she now can't wait for the next film to be made.
    Aliens, what can you say? Perfect for the genre.
    Predator, so cheesey, so badly dialogued and acted, but what a film :D

    I could go on for days about films, mainly as I love a good (or even a really bad) film and appreciate the efforts the actors and crew go to to make their story the one you want to watch...
     
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  20. no-FIAt-please

    no-FIAt-please Champion Elect Premium Contributor

    Schindler's List, The Prestige, Goodfellas ,Leon, Gladiator ,Saving Private Ryan, Die Hard, Snatch, Austin Powers (1,2 &3), Independence Day, Sherlock Holmes (Basil Rathbone ones), Indiana Jones (only the first 3), The Departed, The Green Mile, Unforgiven, The Godfather (1 & 2), The Rock, Hot Fuzz, Training Day, The Last Samurai, Speed, Lord of the Rings, V for Vendetta, Fast and Furious (1 & 5 are best), Up, The Incredibles, Jurassic Park, Castaway and Under Siege.

    To name but a few...
     
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  21. Slyboogy

    Slyboogy World Champion Contributor

    Jurassic Park!

    Just saw that yesterday...the T-Rex is bad ass :D
     
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