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#1 Posted by OperationPrometheus (78 posts) -

So I was just curious as to what some of your favorite films are GB community. I am a huge movie buff and I feel like I practically live at the theater. I've seen so many movies that its hard to just pick five that I enjoy more than all the others. To be completely honest, I feel like my Top 5 Films change depending on my mood or just time of the year. I always have one or two that will be in that Top 5, but my other 3 really seem to shift around a lot. Your Top 5 doesn't even have to be in any specific order. Just been wondering if there are any other people out there that love movies as much as I do. Well, in no particular order here are my current favorites:

1. The Dark Knight

There is just something about this film. Maybe it is the fact that I have been a huge Batman fab since birth, maybe its Heath's unreal performance, or that its just a damn good film. All I know is I still get chills every time I see this movie and its awesome.

2. The Departed

Some of my favorite actors of all-time all in the same film. I love mob/crime films and this one is just a breath of fresh-air. Not since The Godfather have I watched a mob film that excited me. And that leads me to my next film.

3. The Godfather: Part II

Claimed to be one of the best films of all-time I can finally see why. I finally watched it and absolutely loved it. Great performances, and great story.

4. Gladiator

Been a long time since I have seen this film but it has to be one of Russel Crowe's best, if not his best.

5. The Lord of the Rings: Trilogy

Ok so I am counting this as one film because I really just can't choose which of the three I like best. It is almost all ROTK that I prefer but some days I just am feeling different. Like I said though, my top 5 films change a lot, but the one film that never leaves the top 5 is The Dark Knight. True masterpiece. They made that film so much more than a superhero flick. Anyways, what are yours?

#2 Posted by Video_Game_King (36013 posts) -

I can't even name my favorite film ever; how can you expect me to come up with four others?

#3 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19308 posts) -

Haven't watched that many and I've never thought of it, but here:

  1. Battle Royale
  2. Inception
  3. The Matrix
  4. Kill Bill Volume 1
  5. The Dark Knight / The Truman Show
#4 Posted by OperationPrometheus (78 posts) -

@Video_Game_King:

Well like I said in my original post, even those 5 aren't really my "favorite of all-time" because they change around so much. I guess I'm asking for 5 films you really, really enjoy. Maybe I should have phrased the topic title better.

#5 Edited by Schmollian (259 posts) -

These five litterally tie for first place for me. I love them so much, I have declared it a five way tie!

1: The Prestige

2: The Book of Eli

3: The Departed

4: Office Space

5: Braveheart

Runners up - Gladiator, Star Trek (2009), and Pitch Black

#6 Posted by OperationPrometheus (78 posts) -

@Schmollian:

I love The Prestige! And The Book of Eli is one that is always close to cracking my Top 5. I'm just a huge Denzel fan. I don't think I have ever seen a movie of his that I didn't like!

#7 Posted by ThePickle (4153 posts) -
  1. Fight Club
  2. Seven Samurai
  3. Aliens (Special Edition)
  4. The Big Lebowski
  5. Goodfellas
#8 Edited by DisquisedJustin (39 posts) -

(Are in no particular order, sorry, just not one who can definately say what is my favorite movie ever, that's a "in the moment" thing for me))

1. Goodfellas

2. Mystic River

3. Shawshank Redemption

4. Pulp Fiction

5. Princess Mononoke

6. The Departed

7. Saving Private Ryan

8. Empire Strikes Back

9. Back to the Future

10. Aliens

Runners Up: Fargo (have only seen it recently, would feel like cheating to me to put it on here having only seen it for the first time recently), Big Lebowski, Apollo 13, No Country for Old Men, A Clockwork Orange, Inglorious Basterds, Jurassic Park, Fight Club, Se7en, Unforgiven, Toy Story, The Dark Knight, and Akira.

#9 Posted by joshthebear (2700 posts) -

In no particular order:

- Blade Runner
- Say Anything
- Se7en
- North by Northwest
- Shawshank Redemption

#10 Edited by L44 (552 posts) -

No real order, not really a top 5 either, just 5 films I really fucking love:

  • Dead Man
  • Blade Runner
  • The Big Lebowski
  • The Last Battle
  • The Machinist

Also, because everyone else wants to know my opinion. Previously mentioned films by others that I think arent that good:

  • Shawshank Redemption
  • Inception
  • The Book of Eli
  • Aliens
  • Gladiator
#11 Posted by Dawglet (312 posts) -
  • Oldboy
  • Reservoir Dogs
  • Fight Club
  • Dirty Harry
  • Return of the Living Dead

or something

#12 Posted by Liquidus (946 posts) -

I always finding it difficult ranking my top whatever movies so here's 5 in no particular order:

2001: A Space Odyssey

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Pulp Fiction

Terminator 2

Apocalypse Now

#13 Posted by ImaTreee (209 posts) -

Pulp Fiction

Memento

Reservoir Dogs

The Dark Knight

The Matrix

#14 Posted by OperationPrometheus (78 posts) -

Yeah, it doesn't really have to be your top 5 of all-time. I know it can be difficult to choose. But these are all great movies. Haven't really seen any bad ones yet. Shawshank Redemption is also an Honorable Mention for me. So close to being one of my favorites.

#15 Edited by newhaap (417 posts) -

What I consider my favorite movies are the ones I have enjoyed watching several times and still enjoy watching again & again, and those are:

Kill Bill Vol.1

Little Miss Sunshine

Let the Right One In

Spirited Away

Up

#16 Edited by rockyhorrorgerri (373 posts) -

Mine are deff. in order, I love a good musical hense why 3 of my top 5 are musicals.

  1. Rocky Horror Picture Show
  2. Clue
  3. Beetlejuice
  4. Little Shop of Horrors
  5. Muppet Treasure Island
#17 Posted by triviaman09 (785 posts) -

1) Heat

2) Heat

3) Heat

4) Heat

5) Heat

(Not really, but I just watched Heat and damn is that movie good.)

#18 Posted by d_breeze (223 posts) -

In no particular order:

> The Taking of Pelham 123

> Shooter

> Be Cool

> The Avengers

> The Rundown

#19 Posted by Animasta (14648 posts) -

oh god

1. Stalker

2. Eternal Sunshine for the Spotless Mind

3. The Girl Who Leapt Through Time

4. The Big Lebowski

5. Battle Royale

#20 Edited by believer258 (11637 posts) -

Pulp Fiction, Aliens, Alien

#21 Posted by OperationPrometheus (78 posts) -

@believer258:

Twilight, really? Lol. Well to each his own as they say.

#22 Posted by believer258 (11637 posts) -

@OperationPrometheus said:

@believer258:

Twilight, really? Lol. Well to each his own as they say.

(It's actually just a joke to see how many people will quote me and say that. Shhh! My lame humor is at work!)

#23 Posted by aquamarin (555 posts) -

1. The Fifth Element

2. Bloodsport

3. Commando

4. Cliffhanger

5. Jackie Chan's First Strike

What? I like dumb movies. Sorry to all the other movies mostly from the 90s or late 80s that didn't make it.

#24 Edited by nywt (439 posts) -

1. The Empire Strikes Back

2. A Night at the Roxbury

3. Jurassic Park

4. Cashback

5. Raiders of the Lost Ark

#25 Posted by PeasantAbuse (5138 posts) -

1. Stand By Me

2. The Thing

3. Pulp Fiction

4. Jaws

5. The House of the Devil

#26 Edited by AlexanderSheen (4929 posts) -

Some of my favorites, not in any order:

  • To Kill A Mockingbird
  • Apocalypse Now
  • Oldboy

And 2 other incredible movies.

Even these 3 were hard to pick.

#27 Edited by Soapy86 (2620 posts) -
  • Ghostbusters - If I'm being honest, I'm one of the few that actually like the sequel more than the first one, but I can't have Ghostbusters II and Avatar on the same list. :P
  • Alien - The first movie is definitely my favorite. I like the two sequels a lot as well, but Alien 3 isn't quite as good, and with Aliens I find the whole SPACE MAREENZ thing to be incredibly tiresome and played out. Not a fault of the film since it practically invented that concept, but that's just how I feel about it.
  • Jurassic Park - I feel very fortunate to have watched this opening weekend as a kid. I can only imagine, but it must have been similar to how kids in 1977 felt watching Star Wars for the first time.
  • The Dark Knight - Because Batman.
  • Avatar - Is this movie the best ever? No, but it's pretty damn awesome. And just like with Titanic, ten years from now its detractors will realize that it wasn't so bad and they were acting like insufferable cunts spewing so much hatred at it.
#28 Edited by MightyDuck (1502 posts) -

In no order...

Ferris Bueller's Day Off

The Matrix

D2: The Mighty Ducks (nostalgia is a big one here)

Jerry Maguire

The Fifth Element

#29 Posted by MightyDuck (1502 posts) -

@Soapy86 said:

  • Alien - The first movie is definitely my favorite. I like the two sequels a lot as well, but Alien 3 isn't quite as good, and with Aliens I find the whole SPACE MAREENZ thing to be incredibly tiresome and played out. Not a fault of the film since it practically invented that concept, but that's just how I feel about it.

I actually just picked up "Alien" on BluRay. I can honestly say I've never seen it before. Looking forward to finally getting around to watching it.

#30 Posted by chrissedoff (2075 posts) -

Stalker, Wayne's World, Barry Lyndon, Once Upon a Time in the West, Blue Velvet.

#31 Posted by VierasTalo (677 posts) -

Oh crap, not this topic. I've kind of been dreading seeing one, because I always have to write in it. So here's what I did: I went to my Listal-profile and checked all the movies I had given five stars to, picking whatever I felt might make a top-5. These are not in any order, because that is impossible for me.

Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes - This is to me Herzog's best work. Grizzly Man comes pretty damn close too. Fata Morgana... god damn it, let's just not go down the route of Herzog's work, I could just fill this post with his movies. Anyhow, this movie to me describes perfectly the view Herzog has towards nature as the ultimate form of chaos and anarchy, and has always appeared to me as darkly comedic in nature as well. It also talks to great lengths of not just the deterioration of the psyche of it's characters, but of what useless schlock life tends to be when following the orders of others. I also basically grew up with this movie, so there's that too. I saw it like five times a year since I was seven or so, as it was one of the few VHS tapes we had back then.

Profondo Rosso - Argento's ultimate giallo. Despite having shortcomings in story, the overall mood and atmosphere is possibly the best come of any movie in the 70s. The music from Goblin is also just astonishing. To me, Argento was always the only man capable of using blood as if it was paint, sprayed in a macabre fashion over a starkly painted canvas.

The Passion of Joan of Arc - To me, this is what auteurs like Bela Tárr attempt capturing with movies like Satantango. Pure, unadultered human emotion that is transferred from the screen on to whoever watches the film. Maria Falconetti's performance is one of the most touching things I think has ever been captured in basically any format of art I've seen. Those eyes... man. Makes me speechless.

Gui tu lie che - One of the most heartbreaking movies I have ever seen. A clichéd thing to say, but it is. I couldn't help but be completely demolished by it the further the stupidity of the family's child was portrayed. We basically see the destruction of the individual out of her own will up close and personal. The effects it has on everyone and thing around her. It just brought me to tears that such underappreciation of life can even exist.

- To lighten things up, here's the best comedy I've ever seen. It's also chock full of surreal imagery and storytelling to the extent that I am yet to watch it without seeing something new in it. I won't spoil a minute of it in case someone reading this hasn't seen it. Just watch it.

It kills me to not mention films such as Halloween , the single film I've loved through my entire life after seeing it, or Les parapluies de Cherbourg , or any other great musical for that matter, so I'll namedrop those two. There are tons of others too, but what not. These will do for now.

#32 Posted by Red (5994 posts) -

It changes around a lot, but here's a rough version:

1. Rushmore

2. Empire Strikes Back

3. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

4. UP

5. Lost in Translation

#33 Edited by Doctorchimp (4069 posts) -

In no order,

Heat

The Big Lebowski No Country for Old Men

Blade Runner

Primer The Life Aquatic

Dr. Strangelove

Now I'm super conflicted. I have no idea what my 5 favorite movies.

#34 Posted by PSNgamesun (394 posts) -

Goodfellas,T2,Darkcity,predator, and minority report. All of which change everyday lmao.

#35 Edited by NathHaw (2760 posts) -

No particular order (as fav it's probably The Shining):

  • The Shining
  • Office Space
  • Singin' in the Rain
  • Forrest Gump
  • Jurassic Park
#36 Edited by Aetheldod (3511 posts) -

@VierasTalo: I thought I was the only one who liked The Passion of Joan Arc :D

This is easy for me (in no particular order tho)

1-Passion of Joan Arc

2-Ghost in the Shell

3-Mad Max 2 The Road Warrior

4-Heart Of Glass

5- (ok this one always changes :/) I will say.... Barry Lyndon

#37 Posted by VierasTalo (677 posts) -

@Aetheldod said:

@VierasTalo: I thought I was the only one who liked The Passion of Joan Arc :D

This is easy for me (in no particular order tho)

1-Passion of Joan Arc

2-Ghost in the Shell

3-Mad Max 2 The Road Warrior

4-Heart Of Glass

5- (ok this one always changes :/) I will say.... Barry Lyndon

On this site, possible I guess. It's a pretty famous movie though, thankfully. Very happy to see someone like Heart of Glass, it's usually one of the more forgotten Herzog-flicks. It's been ages since I've seen it too, although I have some boxset with it. Also, I was soooo close to putting Ghost in the Shell to my list. It's probably my favourite sci-fi flick of all time, but on one hand I love Neon Genesis Evangelion so much that I couldn't put Ghost in the Shell on to my list without putting End of Evangelion there which would just be silly.

#38 Posted by SUPER_STANO (45 posts) -

Empire Strikes Back

Pulp Fiction

Dawn Of The Dead (1978 Version)

Aliens

Snatch

#39 Posted by ssj4raditz (1125 posts) -
  1. Back to the Future
  2. The Lion King
  3. The Blues Brothers
  4. Avengers
  5. Die Hard
#40 Posted by Adaurin (186 posts) -

In no particular order:

Laputa: Castle in the Sky

Groundhog Day

Shaun of the Dead

Jurassic Park

Deathproof

#41 Posted by NTM (7266 posts) -

Fuck this, I can't do it.

#42 Posted by Sparky_Buzzsaw (6087 posts) -

My list is going to raise some eyebrows, but oh well.

1) Army of Darkness

2) Titus Andronicus

3) Southland Tales (yes, really)

4) Big Lebowski

5) Oh Brother Where Art Thou?

Runner-ups: Desperado, Kill Bill, From Dusk Till Dawn, It's a Wonderful Life, Sin City, Forrest Gump, When Harry Met Sally, Elizabethtown (again, yes, really), Lord of the Rings trilogy, and so many, many more.

Moderator
#43 Edited by VierasTalo (677 posts) -

@Adaurin said:

Deathproof

Please, please tell me why. I want to hear at least some reasoning behind why someone likes Death Proof. I just can't imagine any reason for it. This isn't me mocking the film, I'd just really appreciate someone shedding some light on it.

@Sparky_Buzzsaw said:

3) Southland Tales (yes, really)

Ooh, cool. This is one of my favourite guilty pleasures. The soundtrack is effin' amazing.

#44 Posted by dr_nefarious (1614 posts) -

1) The Godfather

2) The Godfather part II

3) On The Waterfront

4) Angels with Dirty Faces

5) 2001 A Space Odyssey

#45 Posted by pantzing_nome (583 posts) -
  1. Fight Club
  2. Apocalypse Now
  3. Team America World Police
  4. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
  5. The Dark NIght
#46 Posted by Redbullet685 (6025 posts) -
  1. Back To The Future
  2. Dawn Of The Dead (1978)
  • Return Of The Living Dead
  • Aliens
  • Alien
  • The Godfather
  • Westworld
  • Stand By Me
  • Pulp Fiction
  • The Warriors

Those first two at the top are always easy. Its the rest that takes time to come up with. Though, I think I'm quite satisfied with my list.

#47 Posted by Razorlution (186 posts) -

Casino, Goodfellas, The Matrix, ET, and Apollo 13.

#48 Posted by OmniscientCajun (117 posts) -

Right now, it's probably something like:

  1. It's a Wonderful Life
  2. Saving Private Ryan
  3. A Clockwork Orange
  4. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
  5. Wall-E
#49 Posted by TehFlan (1944 posts) -
  • Dark Knight
  • Avengers
  • Gladiator
  • Apollo 13
  • Lion King
#50 Posted by KillyDarko (1888 posts) -
  1. 2001: A Space Odyssey
  2. Persona (1966 Swedish movie)
  3. Blade Runner
 
After the third one I can't really come up with just 2 more, so here's a bunch of them in no specific order whatsoever ^^
Fight Club, The Fountain, Requiem for a Dream, Princess Mononoke, Bram Stoker's Dracula, Eyes Wide Shut, The Shining, A Clockwork Orange, Aliens, Silence of the Lambs, Stalker, Solaris (1972 Russian original), V for Vendetta, Metropolis (1927 silent film), Black Swan, Children of Men, Se7en, Mulholland Drive, Edward Scissorhands, The Thin Red Line, In the Mood for Love, Grave of the Fireflies, Lord of the Rings (trilogy), Empire Strikes Back..... etc etc etc xD