Top 5 Films ever (in your opinion)

#42
SoftPawn said:
Films I can watch again and again:

Blade Runner - atmospheric, good action, good dialogue & acting. Rutger Howar at the end in the rain...
If you liked the film, you might like the novel on which it was loosely based, "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?," by Philip K. Dick.

I've seen the film and read the novel. The film wasn't bad, but the novel was better.

Dick's stuff has been done up in the movies fairly often, but, I thought, it rarely did him justice. "Total Recall," which starred Gov. Schwartzenegger, was a conflation of two brilliant P.K. Dick short stories, "Paycheck," and "We Can Remember It For You Wholesale." The film, alas, was just an excuse for machinegun fire, Schwartzenegger's biceps-flexing and Sharon Stone, then at her apex as a cinema sex kitten.
 
#43
If you liked the film, you might like the novel on which it was loosely based, "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?," by Philip K. Dick.
Yers; I tried the book and didn't like it, even though I'm generally keen on sci fi stuff. One of those rare occasions when I preferred the film to the book!
The twisty mind bits I think came across in both Blade Runner (memories, mortality) and Total Recall (memories again - ie does the film end just before he wakes up at Holidays inc?).
 
#45
Lawrence of Arabia.
Life of Brian.
Wizard of Oz - Whilst listening to Dark Side of the Moon
Carry on Up the Khyber.
Ice Cold In Alex

Eraser Head. OK This is not one of my favourites - but the weirdest thing I have ever seen.
 
#46
The Lord Flasheart said:
4. Full Metal Jacket (Cos I was in it!)
Doing what, Flash? Something glorious or just bashing pans outside Bassingbourn cookhouse?
 
#47
1. Casablanca
2. Grosse Pointe Blank
3. A Matter of Life and Death
4. The English Patient
5. Defence of the Realm

Forgot Lawrence of Arabia :oops:
 
#48
1. The Cruel Sea
2. Saving Private Ryan (particularly the first twenty minutes 8O)
3. Lawrence of Arabia
4. Conspiracy (Branagh)
5. Battle of Britain

...and some great TV drama
1. Monocled Mutineer
2. Anzacs
3. All the King's Men (David Jason)
 
#49
mucus said:
where eagles dare........broadsword calling danny boy......
Wasn't that from The Wild Geese?
 
#50
1. Zulu
2. The Dambusters
3. Ice Cold in Alex
4. Seven
5. The Usual Suspects
 
#51
SoftPawn said:
If you liked the film, you might like the novel on which it was loosely based, "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?," by Philip K. Dick.
Yers; I tried the book and didn't like it, even though I'm generally keen on sci fi stuff. One of those rare occasions when I preferred the film to the book!
The twisty mind bits I think came across in both Blade Runner (memories, mortality) and Total Recall (memories again - ie does the film end just before he wakes up at Holidays inc?).
No, the film ends, quite predictably, with Arnold wising up, leading the oppressed against the wicked, with a machine gun in each fist, blasting the place to smithereens, killing a bunch of bad guys, getting off a few signature wisecracks while he does the killing, then riding off into the sunset with his arm around the girl.

In short, the kind of film I could have gotten excited about when I was about ten years old.
 
#52
All a bit strange and girly but they make a change from repetition

The Assasin (Bridget Fonda is a babe)

Better than Chocolate (Sweet love story and great lesbian sex)

If These Walls Could Talk 2 (Ellen and Sharon Stone in bed together)

Miracle on 34th Street (the original - it's got the real Santa in it)

Calamity Jane (Doris Day is my hero - she sooo apple pie)
 
#53
in no order;
Zulu
Full metal jacket
Monty Python Life of Brian
Monty Python Holy Grail
Pulp Fiction
 
#54
Top Five + one:

Zulu
Dogs of War [ Christopher Walken at his most skeletal ]
Mon Lisa [ go Bob Hoskins ]
Too Late The Hero [ Michael Caine, again ]
Ilsa, She Wolf of the SS

an a little seen German film on the Hitler youth called
The Bridge
still creeps me out...
 
#55
there was a vote for the boondock saints which is a classic apart from the brief IRA mention has any one seen the sequal or know if it is on general relese (pref on DVD) [/quote]
 
#56
In no particular order (cos that's too hard)

Full Metal Jacket

The Longest Day

The Matirx (the first one)

Shrek (not seen 2 yet or it might make it as well)

The Princess Bride


Close runners up:

Lord of the Rings (all of them)
The Shawshank Redemption
Maverick
Kelly's Heroes
Gallipoli
 
#58
FLLnurse said:
All a bit strange and girly but they make a change from repetition

The Assasin (Bridget Fonda is a babe)

Better than Chocolate (Sweet love story and great lesbian sex)

If These Walls Could Talk 2 (Ellen and Sharon Stone in bed together)

Miracle on 34th Street (the original - it's got the real Santa in it)

Calamity Jane (Doris Day is my hero - she sooo apple pie)
Is it me or is there a hidden message here?
will have to check out Better than chocolate for scientific reasons. honnest.
 
#59
Battle of Britain

Dr Stangelieb (only Film to have a Groin Toppee in a leading role)

Zulu

Italian Job

Life of Brian

EVERY B&W British war film from the Fifties
(where there is ALWAYS one bloke about to get the chops, as he has "so much to live for now *insert Female name*")

As to Flshy's Movie career:-
I am betting that Flash was the 6 foot Garden Fence, hiding the Naafi sign at the "US Marine Corps Depot Paris Island"
 
#60
1. Heat
2. Happy Gilmore
3. Alien
4. Man On Fire
5. The Home Movie of Sally from Home and Away doin' it doggy.
 

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