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PostSubject: Most Enjoyed Movies    Thu Sep 19, 2013 5:28 pm

On the suggestion in the "Most Hated Movies!" thread, I decided to start a thread for movies that people actually enjoyed for whatever reason. I am not a "Movie Buff" by any means, and I rarely go to the theater but I do have a few movies that I enjoy and can watch multiple times. What are some of the movies that you enjoy?

1. Water World
2. Airheads
3. The League of Extraordinary Gentleman
4. Batman (1989)
5. Starship Troopers
6. Mad Max (all 3)
7. Undercover Brother
8. Death Race
9. Patriot Games
10. The Patriot


Some honorable mentions would include the Lethal Weapon and Beverly Hills Cop series, the most recent Batman Trilogy and Star Trek movies, one and all.
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PostSubject: Re: Most Enjoyed Movies    Thu Sep 19, 2013 6:04 pm

Easy Rider
Shawshank Redemption
Donnie Brasco
The Departed
Boondock Saints
The Godfather
The Godfather Part II
JAWS
2001:A Space Odyssey
Fast Times At Ridgemont High



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PostSubject: Re: Most Enjoyed Movies    Thu Sep 19, 2013 6:07 pm

jettafiend wrote:
On the suggestion in the "Most Hated Movies!" thread, I decided to start a thread for movies that people actually enjoyed for whatever reason. I am not a "Movie Buff" by any means, and I rarely go to the theater but I do have a few movies that I enjoy and can watch multiple times. What are some of the movies that you enjoy?

1. Water World
2. Airheads
3. The League of Extraordinary Gentleman
4. Batman (1989)
5. Starship Troopers
6. Mad Max (all 3)
7. Undercover Brother
8. Death Race
9. Patriot Games
10. The Patriot


Some honorable mentions would include the Lethal Weapon and Beverly Hills Cop series, the most recent Batman Trilogy and Star Trek movies, one and all.
Some of those are pretty terrible, some of those are really good. Hmmm. Perhaps a poll just kidding here's my list, separated by genre (to combine would just take all day):

Sci-Fi:
Star Trek 2
Aliens
2001: A Space Odyssey (top film of mine since 1986)

Horror:
The Descent
Evil Dead
Dawn of the Dead

Romance:
Before Sunrise
Before Sunset
Most likely will be Before Midnight when I get around to seeing it

Thriller:
Night of the Hunter
Peeping Tom
Psycho

Animation:
Wall-E
Beauty and the Beast
Snow White and the Seven Dwarves

Drama:
Tokyo Story
The Godfather
E.T. (I don't count this as sci-fi)

Adventure:
Robin Hood (Errol Flynn)
Mask of Zorro
Raiders of the Lost Ark

Action:
Lethal Weapon
Goldfinger
Die Hard

Classics:
Cocteau's Beauty and the Beast
Treasure of the Sierra Madre
Citizen Kane
Gotta throw in Sunset Blvd.

Musicals:
The Music Man
An American in Paris
Singing in the Rain

Silent:
City Lights
Flesh and the Devil (Garbo = most beautiful woman other than my wife)
The Crowd

Comedy:
Talladega Nights
Superbad
Some Like it Hot

War:
Hamburger Hill
Platoon
Saving Private Ryan

Fantasy:
This is a tough one. Most if not all fantasy movies tend to be middle of the road. They always lack something. I'll have to get back to this one later.

That's all I can think of for now.
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PostSubject: Re: Most Enjoyed Movies    Thu Sep 19, 2013 6:28 pm

Audition
Dead Alive
Re-animator
From Beyond
Planet Terror
Texas Chainsaw Massacre (original)
Dagon
Midnight Meat Train
Hellraiser
The Thing (original)

And on the non-horror front:

Cool Hand Luke
The Mission
Monsters Inc
Monty Python and The Holy Grail
Life Of Brian

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PostSubject: Re: Most Enjoyed Movies    Thu Sep 19, 2013 6:33 pm

Need to think about that......
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PostSubject: Re: Most Enjoyed Movies    Thu Sep 19, 2013 6:36 pm

James B. wrote:
Easy Rider
Shawshank Redemption
The Departed
Boondock Saints
I totally forgot about those 3. Great movies right there. Some very good selections on that list.
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PostSubject: Re: Most Enjoyed Movies    Thu Sep 19, 2013 6:39 pm

I hate all movies ever
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PostSubject: Re: Most Enjoyed Movies    Thu Sep 19, 2013 6:43 pm

corplhicks wrote:
jettafiend wrote:
On the suggestion in the "Most Hated Movies!" thread, I decided to start a thread for movies that people actually enjoyed for whatever reason. I am not a "Movie Buff" by any means, and I rarely go to the theater but I do have a few movies that I enjoy and can watch multiple times. What are some of the movies that you enjoy?

1. Water World
2. Airheads
3. The League of Extraordinary Gentleman
4. Batman (1989)
5. Starship Troopers
6. Mad Max (all 3)
7. Undercover Brother
8. Death Race
9. Patriot Games
10. The Patriot


Some honorable mentions would include the Lethal Weapon and Beverly Hills Cop series, the most recent Batman Trilogy and Star Trek movies, one and all.
Some of those are pretty terrible, some of those are really good. Hmmm. Perhaps a poll just kidding here's my list, separated by genre (to combine would just take all day):

Sci-Fi:
Star Trek 2
Aliens
2001: A Space Odyssey (top film of mine since 1986)

Horror:
The Descent
Evil Dead
Dawn of the Dead

Romance:
Before Sunrise
Before Sunset
Most likely will be Before Midnight when I get around to seeing it

Thriller:
Night of the Hunter
Peeping Tom
Psycho

Animation:
Wall-E
Beauty and the Beast
Snow White and the Seven Dwarves

Drama:
Tokyo Story
The Godfather
E.T. (I don't count this as sci-fi)

Adventure:
Robin Hood (Errol Flynn)
Mask of Zorro
Raiders of the Lost Ark

Action:
Lethal Weapon
Goldfinger
Die Hard

Classics:
Cocteau's Beauty and the Beast
Treasure of the Sierra Madre
Citizen Kane
Gotta throw in Sunset Blvd.

Musicals:
The Music Man
An American in Paris
Singing in the Rain

Silent:
City Lights
Flesh and the Devil (Garbo = most beautiful woman other than my wife)
The Crowd

Comedy:
Talladega Nights
Superbad
Some Like it Hot

War:
Hamburger Hill
Platoon
Saving Private Ryan

Fantasy:
This is a tough one. Most if not all fantasy movies tend to be middle of the road. They always lack something. I'll have to get back to this one later.

That's all I can think of for now.
I agree, most fantasy ends up lacking that little something, I guess like forgetting salt when cooking. A little bland. I did enjoy The Lord of the Rings trilogy quite a bit although the jury is still out on The Hobbit. Other than those though, I don't really remember any fantasy flicks off the top of my head that I have seen. I don't see a big difference between Sci-Fy and Fantasy a lot of the time though, unless you are talking Blind Guardian/HammerFall lyrics - Goblins, Orcs, Faeries, Wizards and such. The Sword in the Stone is a good fantasy movie I guess, and Shrek would qualify Laughing

I have not seen An American in Paris, although I want to.
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PostSubject: Re: Most Enjoyed Movies    Thu Sep 19, 2013 7:09 pm

I'll have to come back when I have time and post a list of 10,000 or so titles. I could probably come up with over 100 and not even get out of the 1930s. Razz 
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PostSubject: Re: Most Enjoyed Movies    Thu Sep 19, 2013 7:52 pm

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I'll have to come back when I have time and post a list of 10,000 or so titles.  I could probably come up with over 100 and not even get out of the 1930s.  Razz 
So are movies a hobby then or more of a career thing?
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PostSubject: Re: Most Enjoyed Movies    Thu Sep 19, 2013 8:01 pm

Here's a few in no particular order:

Jacobs Ladder
2001: A Space Odyssey
Star Wars
Empire Strikes Back
Battle Beyond The Stars
Raiders Of The Lost Ark
Alan Quartermain and the Lost City Of Gold(I think that's what it's called)
Legend
Mad Max
The Road Warrior
Jaws
Fast Times At Ridgemont High
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PostSubject: Re: Most Enjoyed Movies    Thu Sep 19, 2013 8:15 pm

chewie wrote:
Here's a few in no particular order:

Alan Quartermain and the Lost City Of Gold(I think that's what it's called)
Legend
Mad Max
The Road Warrior
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The Alan Quartermain movie, is that one also based on The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen graphic novel? I have never heard of that one.
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PostSubject: Re: Most Enjoyed Movies    Thu Sep 19, 2013 9:44 pm

Star Wars
Falling Down
Walk The Line
Clerks
This Is Spinal Tap
Any of the old Godzilla movies
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PostSubject: Re: Most Enjoyed Movies    Thu Sep 19, 2013 9:45 pm

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So are movies a hobby then or more of a career thing?
Movies are my passion, have been since I first saw Singin' In The Rain when I was 4 years old.  I've spent decades studying films from all eras, but primarily focused on Hollywood and the UK.  I've read probably a hundreds books on filmmaking, countless biographies of directors, cinematographers, producers and stars and of course watched thousands of movies.  I also have friends that work in the industry and I get together with them and talk movies for hours on end anytime I get the chance.

I've basically amassed more knowledge than most people graduating film school I just don't have the degree.  Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Most Enjoyed Movies    Thu Sep 19, 2013 10:20 pm

gotta list forreals now...straight up enjoyment and enrichment for varying reasons..


Dune
Eraserhead
Hellraiser
Hellraiser 2
Blade Runner
Alien
Aliens
Il Deserto Rosso/Red Desert
Dead Poet's Society
2001
Apocalypse Now!
Bram Stoker's Dracula
Oblivion
Tombstone
Midnight In Paris
History of the World Pt. 1
T2
Tetsuo: The Iron Man
V For Vendetta
Seven Samurai
Fantasia
City of Lost Children


and there's definitely more I'm forgetting here.
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PostSubject: Re: Most Enjoyed Movies    Thu Sep 19, 2013 10:35 pm

A couple favorites off the top of my head:

Blade Runner
X-Men 2
Most of the Bond movies, License to Kill being my very favorite
Big Trouble in Little China (along with the other Carpenter/Russel movies)
Mad Max (and Road Warrior)
Pitch Black
Aliens
Terminator
Dune
Lethal Weapon series
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PostSubject: Re: Most Enjoyed Movies    Thu Sep 19, 2013 10:46 pm

Damn, I left Blade Runner off my list. I love that movie.

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PostSubject: Re: Most Enjoyed Movies    Thu Sep 19, 2013 10:48 pm

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The Thing (original)
1951 original or Carpenter's 1981 remake?
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PostSubject: Re: Most Enjoyed Movies    Thu Sep 19, 2013 10:51 pm

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tohostudios wrote:

The Thing (original)
1951 original or Carpenter's 1981 remake?
Good point. I meant Carpenter's remake. I always forget that 50s one because it's so different from Carpenter's vision.

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PostSubject: Re: Most Enjoyed Movies    Thu Sep 19, 2013 11:12 pm

tohostudios wrote:
S.D. wrote:
tohostudios wrote:

The Thing (original)
1951 original or Carpenter's 1981 remake?
Good point.  I meant Carpenter's remake.  I always forget that 50s one because it's so different from Carpenter's vision.
Both are great, though wildly different.
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PostSubject: Re: Most Enjoyed Movies    Thu Sep 19, 2013 11:19 pm

tohostudios wrote:
S.D. wrote:
tohostudios wrote:

The Thing (original)
1951 original or Carpenter's 1981 remake?
Good point.  I meant Carpenter's remake.  I always forget that 50s one because it's so different from Carpenter's vision.

The 50s version is awesome. It has one of the first jump scares that I recall seeing (when the one guy opens the door and the Thing is standing there and takes a swing at him). Carpenter's remake is also a classic, one of the few remakes that I truly enjoy as much as the orignal.


And for right now , let me add one of the greatest comedies ever made....Caddyshack ! I still quote this movie quite a bit.
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PostSubject: Re: Most Enjoyed Movies    Thu Sep 19, 2013 11:28 pm

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The 50s version is awesome. It has one of the first jump scares that I recall seeing (when the one guy opens the door and the Thing is standing there and takes a swing at him). Carpenter's remake is also a classic, one of the few remakes that I truly enjoy as much as the orignal.
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You might want to check out the cycle of films Val Lewton produced in the 1940s, many modern horror elements can be traced back to those movies...

Cat People (1942)
I Walked With A Zombie (1943)
The Leopard Man (1943)
The Seventh Victim (1943) - one of the first films about a Satanic cult.
The Ghost Ship (1943)
The Curse Of The Cat People (1944)
The Body Snatcher (1945)
Isle Of The Dead (1945)
Bedlam (1946)


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PostSubject: Re: Most Enjoyed Movies    Thu Sep 19, 2013 11:30 pm

An American Werewolf in London
Escape From New York
The Thing 1982
The Evil Dead
Dawn of the Dead
Day of the Dead
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PostSubject: Re: Most Enjoyed Movies    Thu Sep 19, 2013 11:45 pm

some that I forgot to add to my list are the Marx Brothers and Abbott and Costello movies. One of my all time favorites is Abbott and Costello meet the Wolfman and The Marx Brothers Duck Soup. Of the entire comedy genre, the classics had it in spades, and the majority of stuff now just does not hold up. The last comedy that I literally laughed out loud to was Demolition Man (yeah, I know, Sci-Fi) and Liar Liar.
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PostSubject: Re: Most Enjoyed Movies    Thu Sep 19, 2013 11:47 pm

Orion Crystal Ice wrote:
gotta list forreals now...straight up enjoyment and enrichment for varying reasons..


Dune
Blade Runner
Alien
Aliens
Dead Poet's Society
2001
Apocalypse Now!
Bram Stoker's Dracula
Oblivion
Tombstone
T2
V For Vendetta



and there's definitely more I'm forgetting here.
Now there are some more that I really enjoyed as well. I would add both of the original Predator movies to the list.
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