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Post by gau dog » Mon Dec 19, 2005 1:35 pm

What's your top ten movies for any category? List top tens by any genre, studio, country, director, actor, favorites, anything.

I have a particular liking for Asian movies. Here's my overall fav 10 for that category.

A Better Tomorrow
An Autumn’s Tale
Castle of Cagliostro
Fist of Legend
Ikiru
Just One Look
Only Yesterday
The Killer
To Live
Zatoichi Challenged

It's very hard to narrow it down and keep it balanced. Some movies, I felt were better but weren't as accesible.

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Post by Joe Shig » Wed Dec 21, 2005 7:06 am

I've tried many a time to come up with a top ten, but I've come to the conclusion that it's nigh impossible. Instead, I give you:

MOVIES THAT DON'T SUCK

:: Legendary ::

The Big Lebowski
Chopper
Duck Soup
The Matrix
O Brother, Where Art Thou?
The Original Star Wars Trilogy

:: Favourites ::

25th Hour
Adaptation
Amores Perros
The Back to the Future Trilogy
Dogma
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Fargo
Fight Club
The Man Who Wasn't There
Old School
Punch Drunk Love
Rules of Attraction
The Truman Show

:: Movies I love (but never admit to because everyone else likes them too and I just have to be different) ::

American Beauty
Donnie Darko
Memento
Pulp Fiction
Reservoir Dogs

I've got another list that's about 300 strong, but I don't think anyone will bother to scan through it.
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Post by Ian Jay » Thu Dec 22, 2005 2:06 pm

Ten movies, in no particular order, that I rather like right now:

~The Blues Brothers (Favorite movie of right half of my brain)
~Brazil (Favorite movie of left half of my brain)
~Pulp Fiction
~2001: A Space Odyssey
~Smokey And The Bandit
~The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
~Young Frankenstein
~This Is Spinal Tap
~Goldfinger
~The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra

Yeah. I know. There's a fine line between brilliance and crap when it comes to movies, and, in my mind, that line is perforated.

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Re: Top Tens

Post by Coheteboy » Tue Dec 27, 2005 5:55 pm

gau dog wrote:I have a particular liking for Asian movies. Here's my overall fav 10 for that category.

A Better Tomorrow

Yiiikes, I hated that movie! Sorry, don't mean no disrespect but it didn't interest me in the slightest and was filled with subpar acting. It has a lot of things going for me where I SHOULD like it (filmed in my neighborhood, my high school, asian cast, etc etc) but I got absolutely nothing from it.

I'm glad that the director is doing well for himself though since this release. Kudos to him.


OH WAIT.. I thought you meant "BETTER LUCK TOMORROW" tee hee! Whoops.
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Post by gau dog » Wed Dec 28, 2005 2:11 am

Well, have you seen A Better Tomorow? In spirit, it's like the complete antithesis of Better Luck Tomorrow, which I didn't like at all either. I loved the character interactions in A Better Tomorrow as well as it's moral aspirations and depictions of honor, justice, reformation. I'll admit the movie didn't strike me the first time I saw it (The Killer did that for me) but after repeated viewings, it grew on me.

How 'bout my fav Disney movies:
1 Pinocchio
2 Dumbo
3 Mary Poppins
4 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
5 Toy Story 2
6 A Bug's Life
7 Nightmare Before Christmas
8 The Little Mermaid
9 Beauty and the Beast
10 Mulan

And Ghibli and related movies...
1 Nausicaa (First time I saw this was as "Warriors of the Wind" and I was like this is like nothing special. Then watching the full version, it started off slow but then I just just blown away at the end.)
2 Pom Poko
3 Only Yesterday
4 Kiki's Delivery Service
5 Porco Rosso
6 Castle of Cagliostro
7 Laputa
8 My Neighbor Totoro
9 Whisper of the Heart
10 Grave of the Fireflies

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Post by Coheteboy » Wed Dec 28, 2005 11:23 am

gau dog wrote:Well, have you seen A Better Tomorow? In spirit, it's like the complete antithesis of Better Luck Tomorrow, which I didn't like at all either. I loved the character interactions in A Better Tomorrow as well as it's moral aspirations and depictions of honor, justice, reformation. I'll admit the movie didn't strike me the first time I saw it (The Killer did that for me) but after repeated viewings, it grew on me.

How 'bout my fav Disney movies:
1 Pinocchio
2 Dumbo
3 Mary Poppins
4 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
5 Toy Story 2
6 A Bug's Life
7 Nightmare Before Christmas
8 The Little Mermaid
9 Beauty and the Beast
10 Mulan

I didn't see A Better Tomorrow but now I will find it on netflix.

I'll do my top 10 Disney movies, but I'll leave out Pixar's because they'd just dominate the list.

Well... I really don't know if I can rank them at all. All of these in the top 10 are kind of my favorite movies equally.

Disney ANIMATED
1. Lion King
2. Beauty and the Beast
3. Pinocchio
4. Peter Pan
5. Sleeping Beauty
6. Hunchback of Notre Dame
7. Aladdin
8. Emperor's New Groove
9. Atlantis: The Lost Empire
10. Mulan


Top Pixar films in order of favorite to least favorite:

1. The Incredibles
2. Toy Story 2
3. Toy Story
4. Monsters Inc
5. A Bug's Life
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Post by Joe Shig » Wed Dec 28, 2005 4:28 pm

Coheteboy wrote:Top Pixar films in order of favorite to least favorite:

1. The Incredibles
2. Toy Story 2
3. Toy Story
4. Monsters Inc
5. A Bug's Life
What about Nemo?
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Post by y2kin » Thu Dec 29, 2005 8:53 am

Top Ten Movies:
Gattaca
Good Will Hunting
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Iron Giant
Spider-Man :)
Spider-Man 2
Roger Dodger
What Dreams May Come
Gladiator
Braveheart

Top 10 Disney/Pixar:
Little Mermaid
Lilo & Stitch
Aladdin
Incredibles
Finding Nemo
Toy Story
Beauty & The Beast
Tarzan
Lion King
Dumbo

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Post by Clank » Thu Dec 29, 2005 1:03 pm

Top Ten Animated (CG or Traditional)- No particular order.

Spirited Away
Mulan
Princess Mononoke
Iron Giant
The Incredibles
Howl's Moving Castle
Finding Nemo
Totoro
Nightmare Before Christmas
Nausicaa

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Post by gau dog » Thu Dec 29, 2005 1:30 pm

What do you guys like most about some of your highest rated movies? Like for Pinocchio, to me the characters are irresistably classy and appealing. I liked how they showed consequences for Pinocchio's naive actions and his selfess sacrifice. I liked Nausicaa for her selfless character, gutsy and peaceful attitudes. Dumbo's loving interactions with his mother are very enduring to me. Movies like Ikiru and Pom Poko make me appreciate and celebrate living more. Red Beard's also a great movie that shares many of these things like selflessness and appreciation of life. I think some of the more appreciated movies are the ones that've brought something new to my table rather than something I could already related to. They bring ideas or emotions to me that I guess I'm lacking but desire.

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Post by Hanniballistic » Fri Dec 30, 2005 3:35 pm

These aren't in any particular order.

Naked Lunch- one of the most bizarre movies I have ever seen, it takes the book (which I think is overrated) and turned it into something worth watching. Out of all of Cronenberg's movies (I love them all) this ranks the highest. My whole list could be dedicated to him.

Porco Rosso- I just think this is the best Miyazaki has done. I love airplanes, so this could be me being biased. :)

The Last Waltz- I love The Band and this is their best work, caught on film. Go figure it's their farewell concert. Plus it has Bob Dylan and Muddy Waters! Best music documentary ever. (Festival Express and the Complete Monterey Pop Festival come next!)

Dawn of the Dead- What hasn't been said about this movie?

Rushmore- I know the main character is a smug prick, but that's what makes him so fun to watch!

Ghost World- One of my favorite movies of all time, I was pleasantly surprised at how it gets the feel of the book down while adding much more and even surpassing it. And Thora Birch just looks hot as Enid. :P

Paper Moon- Really captures Depression-era America. Great performances all around and the black and white cinematography looks fantastic.

Barton Fink- This movie will put you in a weird mood. Confusing at first, as you go along you'll get it.

Dead Man- The Johnny Depp film many people don't even know of, it's funny, violent, hypnotic and full of sociopaths! A slow movie, but if you're patient, you'll be rewarded.

Brazil- Be sure you see the full version of this and be prepared to be amazed. It's a fun movie with this sense of dread cast over it. It, like Barton Fink, will put you in a weird mood.

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Post by Coheteboy » Tue Jan 03, 2006 5:32 pm

Joe Shig wrote:
Coheteboy wrote:Top Pixar films in order of favorite to least favorite:

1. The Incredibles
2. Toy Story 2
3. Toy Story
4. Monsters Inc
5. A Bug's Life
What about Nemo?

OMG!!!! HOW COULD I???

new list:

1. The Incredibles
2. Toy Story 2
3. Toy Story
4. Finding Nemo
5. Monsters Inc
6. A Bug's Life
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Post by geckochan » Tue Jan 03, 2006 11:30 pm

Um, how about just 10 random favourites off the top of my head?

1. Millenium Actress - I don't think I could ever get sick of this movie, it's gorgeous, poetic, comlex, mildly confusing, and a practical chronology of the portrayal of japanese history through film.

2. Waking Ned Devine - lovely mild, quirky little film

3. Nausicaa - I think of this as a movie that can conquer all cynicism and make you want to be a better person.

4. The Life Aquatic - it might be a little gimmicky, but I'm a total sucker for this sort of thing, and thoroughly enjoyed it ^_^

5. Gattaca - quiet and contemplative sci-fi.

6. Ghost in the Shell - another smart, contemplative sci-fi

7. Mind Game - wasn't too sure about it at the start, but once it got going was entrancing - gives a sense of joy and innocence to the simple act of going through daily life.

8. Lilo and Stitch - it's so warm and fuzzy, without being saccharine or annoying at all...sweet, modest, amazingly good

9. Beauty and the Beast - classic.

10. Ever After - I really enjoy this movie

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Post by Dan Santat » Fri Jan 06, 2006 12:31 am

My Top Ten (Not in any order)

The Big Lebowski
Fight Club
Pulp Fiction
The Triplets of Belleville
Napoleon Dynamite
Punch Drunk Love
The City of Lost Children
Breaking Away (An old movie)
Hedwig and the Angry Inch
The Godfather

Honorable Mentions:

Anything with Christopher Walken
Stand By Me
Star Wars Trilogy
Anchorman (I know I'm probably the only person in the world who thought it was funny)
When Harry Met Sally
Waiting for Guffman
Spinal Tap


OTHERS:

Favorite Horrors:
The Shining
Jacob's Ladder (Maybe, more of a mind thriller?)
SHAWN OF THE DEAD!!!!!!
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Post by Joe Shig » Fri Jan 06, 2006 6:43 am

Dan, you and I have pretty much identical taste in movies.

And Anchorman is hilarious. I know plenty of people who think the same.
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