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  #2467778 22-Apr-2020 13:18
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While WW is my favorite movie,  honorable mentions go to

 

1) Star Wars 1977 (and Battlestar Galactica 1978) 

 

2) The 1931 Dracula

 

 

 

 





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  #2467874 22-Apr-2020 14:05
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Geektastic:

 

Starwars, The Blues Brothers or Starship Troopers. Can't decide really.

 

 

 

 

Holy crap, you've pretty much described 3 of my all time favourite movies of all time (assuming of course you mean Star Wars episode IV)!!






 
 
 
 


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  #2467902 22-Apr-2020 14:43
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Highlander


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  #2468044 22-Apr-2020 19:26
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Empire Strikes Back

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  #2468046 22-Apr-2020 19:27
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The avengers!!!!

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  #2468048 22-Apr-2020 19:38
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Boondock Saints.....no idea why, but that just hooked me


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  #2468097 22-Apr-2020 21:18
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wow, 7 pages in and no Pulp Fiction.  


 
 
 
 


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  #2468116 22-Apr-2020 21:43
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Many of my favourites have already been listed somewhere so here's one that hasn't and I'm chosing this one because it represents the timeless nature of human behaviour: the French movie Jean de Florette which has its denouement in the sequel Manon de Source (Manon of the Spring)

 

The older I get, the harder it gets to pick one favourite movie because so many caught something special from their era or were groundbreaking at the time but couldn't have the same impact today. I'm still amazed at 2001: A Space Odyssey but it just can't be my favourite movie today because the art of film making has moved on so much. It would still be my favourite 1968 movie or my favourite 1960's sci-fi movie. On that theme: Star Wars for 1970's sci-fi; Blade Runner for the 1980s; 1990s 12 Monkeys; etc.


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  #2468126 22-Apr-2020 21:52
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allan: Lawrence of Arabia.

 

 

I'd definitely go with Lawrence of Arabia as a "must see" movie.
Amusing factoid: O'Toole's looks prompted a different reaction from Noël Coward, who quipped after seeing the première of the film, "If you had been any prettier, the film would have been called Florence of Arabia".
The cinematographic skill in that movie is breathtaking.  Nope - I didn't think Peter O'Toole was pretty - not that there'd be anything wrong if I did.

 

Standard warning for people of generations later than mine who for some reason (mothers were using cocaine when they were being breast-fed - or maybe just over-stimulated because of some deluded concept that you can turn a normal kid into an Einstein by pressure-cooking them?) : Older movies tend to have a slower pace - so don't measure them in explosions per hour.  Let it flow over you.

 

I don't have film "favourites" any more than I have music favourites.  It's a variable thing and depends on the mood.  Unlike music there are very few movies I'd tolerate watching more than once, hence my DVD/Bluray collection is zero.  Knowing what comes next isn't a plot-spoiler with music - it often improves the experience. So my "favourite" movie - nope - I really don't know. 

 

It's pretty sh*t times at the moment.  If anybody who hasn't already seen it wants something a bit uplifting, then maybe "The Intouchables" from 2011 (French - subtitled).

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  #2468153 22-Apr-2020 22:43
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“Pulp Fiction”, because it’s got about 5 separate gritty stories, and amazing dialogue...


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  #2468161 22-Apr-2020 23:54
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12 Monkeys. I know that may not be appropriate right now.





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  #2468309 23-Apr-2020 08:36
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I have been gently making fun of this thread because like some other recent posters I find the premise of it impossible. There have been many outstanding films over the years and the ones that leave an impression depend on many things, like the age and circumstances of the viewer at the time. I don't think it is possible to make a sensible answer to the single greatest film of all times. The best anyone can do is come up with a list, and any worthwhile list is going to be a long one.

 

For what it's worth, nearly every film mentioned here so far would be on my list. Here are some more: Casablanca, To Have and Have Not, Singing in the Rain, Taste of Honey, West Side Story, Sound of Music, The French Connection, King Kong (original version), Colour Purple, Last Emperor, Wizard of Oz, Gone With the Wind, How the West Was Won, Goldfinger, Citizen Kane, etc. etc. etc. See? It depends on your taste, background, age, context, whatever, whatever. 

 

 





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  #2468319 23-Apr-2020 08:58
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Hammerer:

 

Many of my favourites have already been listed somewhere so here's one that hasn't and I'm chosing this one because it represents the timeless nature of human behaviour: the French movie Jean de Florette which has its denouement in the sequel Manon de Source (Manon of the Spring)

 

 

In the 90's I was dragged to Wellington's Paramount theatre to watch the Jean de Florette, Manon de Source double bill. I went under duress as I had no interest in watching a double set of slow-moving subtitled foreign films.

 

I was absolutely captivated and credit that theatre visit in being pivotal in sparking my love for cinema.


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  #2468379 23-Apr-2020 09:14
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NumPy:

 

Still can't believe nobody has mentioned ET.

 

But the Matrix is probably the best for me. I'm looking forward to Matrix 4 next year.

 

 

 

 

ET!! Same.






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  #2468391 23-Apr-2020 09:36
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Yes, certainly ET, also Close Encounters and Schindler's List. And many, many others that momentarily slip the mind. How can there be just one?

 

 





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