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Post by Shadow Diggory » Fri Aug 16, 2002 8:20 pm

My all-time favorite is The Shawshank Redemption.

Followed by LotR: Fellowship of the Ring, The Matrix, Star Wars original trilogy, Casablanca, Memento, A Clockwork Orange, Braveheart, all movies by Kevin Smith (Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back), Pulp Fiction, The Usual Suspects, Fight Club and the list goes on....

I recomend any of these films worth watching, of course respecting the rating in your countries. For ratings, check http://www.imdb.com
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Post by Flea » Fri Aug 16, 2002 8:23 pm

Shadow Diggory wrote:My all-time favorite is The Shawshank Redemption.

Followed by LotR: Fellowship of the Ring, The Matrix, Star Wars original trilogy, Casablanca, Memento, A Clockwork Orange, Braveheart, all movies by Kevin Smith (Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back), Pulp Fiction, The Usual Suspects, Fight Club and the list goes on....

I recomend any of these films worth watching, of course respecting the rating in your countries. For ratings, check http://www.imdb.com
Wow, Shadow!
Our lists are very similar!
Though Rocky IV is the tops on my list, followed by I-III in no order.
Then Braveheart and LotR.
I also love (in no order) The Shawshank Redemption, Memento, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Fight Club, The Matrix, Jaws, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Dumb and Dumber, Star Wars 4-6, The Waterboy, Happy Gilmore, Forest Gump, Along Came a Spider, and many many more.
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Post by Prof. Artimus Zeln » Fri Aug 16, 2002 8:39 pm

Cassandra, I hate the HP movie. It was down-right rotten. The visuals were decent and a few of the adults, but the rest stunk. Especially emotionless Daniel Radcliffe and the worst special effect of the year - unicorn's blood.
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Post by Mila Charity Abbott » Fri Aug 16, 2002 10:26 pm

i love any kind of movie....

A walk to remember
grease
harry potter
the house of haunted hill
the faculty ...in honor of elijah wood /wub.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":wub:" border="0" alt="wub.gif" />
lord of the rings
valentine
spiderman
ohh....and i also like the disney movies
movies on BBC America are cool too
The Mummy Returns

are just a few of the movies i like. horror is the best tho. sappy movies get me all sick. lol. jk.

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Post by Angelina Osbourne » Fri Aug 16, 2002 11:02 pm

My favs are: LotR, the Crow, Interview with the vampire (sorry that I taped over half, Zerah!!!) Dogma, HP, Blade, X-men, the Matrix...um Austin Powers is fun, Monty python also, both MiB...annnnnd, can't think of more...
I also liked the ten or so minutes of House on Haunted hill that James Marsters was in /tongue.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":P" border="0" alt="tongue.gif" />
I have to see Fight Club, it sounds like such an...educating movie /tongue.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":P" border="0" alt="tongue.gif" />
And I absulutely HATE war-movies!!! /dry.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="<_<" border="0" alt="dry.gif" />
I like all the SW-movies except the last one, it was way too mushy for my taste! But Christopher Lee was great though, he's one of my fav actors
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Post by Selena Astralis » Fri Aug 16, 2002 11:35 pm

Hmm...
I like Velvet Goldmine, yes.
And also..the Crucible (made me cry),
Newsies
Lord of the Rings
Minority Report
What Lies Beneath
The Counte of Monte Cristo
The Patriot
Queen of the Damned
Monty Python. Hee.
Prolly the Omega Code too.
And..uhm. That's all I can think of.
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Post by Amelie Felton » Fri Aug 16, 2002 11:47 pm

Selena Astralis wrote:And also..the Crucible (made me cry)
SQUEE! I was in my school's production of "The Crucible" last year. /biggrin.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.gif" />
I was Betty. (Mostly because I'm pretty small.) I spent most of my time screaming or lying in a bed. It was my most relaxing role...I was a schizophrenic pyromaniacal (is that a word?) convict. XD

I don't have any favorites in particular, but I really like Harry Potter, LotR, Monty Python and ooh! Anything from MEL BROOKS! /biggrin.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.gif" />
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Post by Prof. Artimus Zeln » Sat Aug 17, 2002 2:17 am

My absolute favorite is Almost Famous.
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Post by Linnea Huse » Sat Aug 17, 2002 2:22 am

ooohh these are alwayz fun,

Top Gun
Star Wars
Save the Last Dance
chick flicks ya know
luv alwayz,
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Post by Flea » Sat Aug 17, 2002 4:33 am

Prof. Artimus Zeln wrote:Cassandra, I hate the HP movie. It was down-right rotten. The visuals were decent and a few of the adults, but the rest stunk. Especially emotionless Daniel Radcliffe and the worst special effect of the year - unicorn's blood.
amen, Zeln.
Exactly what I say when people ask me about it.
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Post by Daisy Diggory » Sat Aug 17, 2002 5:02 am

Well, my favorite movies are The Matrix, LOTR, and especially Harry Potter.. I Love to watch fantasy movies, horror, and Action, but I dont like drama that kind of movie makes me cry...
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Post by Shadow Diggory » Sat Aug 17, 2002 6:31 am

I think the best movies are the ones that make you cry (yes, I can cry), or have a big plot twist or non-stop action (hehe)

Flea, excellent taste you have /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" /> I have Rocky I in DVD, my personal favorite, followed by Rocky III (Mr. T!! - who remembers "The A Team"? - ok, a little off-topic here, sorry /tongue.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":P" border="0" alt="tongue.gif" />)
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Post by Amatsu Tenrai » Sat Aug 17, 2002 7:03 am

Ok, I guess the "best of the best of the best" for me would have to be... Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi (Sorry, I just felt that this movie was just awesome!), Mononoke, HP, LOTR, me quote up there from MIB (the first one).... and oh yes, "Better a silly girl with a flower than a silly boy with a horse and a stick!" "Hello, it's called a laaance...".. LoL A Knight's Tale
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Post by Andromache Eetionades » Sat Aug 17, 2002 12:35 pm

I must agree with Elizabeth Granger, Flea, and Prof. Zeln. I was really disappointed with the HP movie. The books are so much better. So why am I gonna go see CoS? Probably just for the duelling and the Chamber itself.

Shadow and Flea, I thought The Shawshank Redemption and Memento were excellent, too. How could I forget those? Memento just blew me away...The ending was such a kicker. Made me think, and I felt sad. A realistic ending with a shocking surprise. I found it hard to follow at first because of the format going in flashbacks and yet going forward at the same time, but it was a brilliant way to keep you guessing, thinking one of the characters was a bad guy. At least, I thought so. Well-crafted movie.
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Post by Gregory Potter » Sat Aug 17, 2002 3:24 pm

I like a lot of movies... LOTR, SW (excluding 1), etc...

And, of course, anything Disney /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />
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Post by Anne Marie Granger » Sat Aug 17, 2002 5:14 pm

Here are my all time favorite. If you haven't seen those already, go straight to rent it! I couldn't tell you, of all these, wich is my favorite. They are all so great!

American movies:
Cape Fear (1991)
A River Runs Through It (1992)
The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
The Usual Suspects (1995)
The Game (1997)
MIB (1997)
The Fifth Element (1997)
The 6th Sense (1999)
Memento (2000)
Moulin Rouge! (2001)

French movies:
Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulin (2001 - The Fabulous Destiny of Amélie Poulin)
Le dîner de con (1998 - The Dinner Game)
Taxi I and II (1998 and 2000)

Italian movie:
La vita è bella (1997 - Life Is Beautiful)

Quebec movie:
Le violon rouge (1998 - The Red Violin)

German movie:
Lola rennt (1998 - Lola Runs)
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Post by Aferie Bobalynski » Sat Aug 17, 2002 5:33 pm

ummm legally blonde and moulin rouge and spiderman /biggrin.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.gif" />
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Post by Guest » Sat Aug 17, 2002 6:44 pm

Oh oh oh! I love movies!

I love so many...lets see...

In no particular order:

The Mask of Zorro
Ever After
Anne of Green Gables (one and two..NOT three. What a nightmare!)
Hook (John Williams is awesome! So is Robin Williams...lol...)
Harry Potter
Star Wars
A Walk to Remember...

So many...

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Post by Fay Lloyd » Sat Aug 17, 2002 7:59 pm

that's a hard question, there are sooo many good movies.
but here are a few who pop into my mind.

star trek V - the voyage home
star trek IX - resurrection
moulin rouge
batman&robin
fried green tomatoes
5th element

and i have a soft spot for british films
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Post by Holly Lawrence » Sat Aug 17, 2002 9:10 pm

I love old movies--from the 30's, 40's and 50's.

*Musicals--from the 30's through the 60's (Sound of Music, My Fair Lady, Oklahoma, South Pacific, King and I, Mary Poppins, West Side Story, Meet Me in St. Louis, Singing in the Rain, White Christmas, Wizard of Oz and on and on)
*Disney movies (almost all of them)
*Gone with the Wind (both the book and the movie are excellent, and in a class by themselves)
*Hitchcock movies (much better than the recent slasher movies that are supposed to be scary--they are just disgusting)
*Star Wars (esp. the first ones)
*Indiana Jones (all--and there will be a 4th one in a couple of years--yay!)
*Romancing the Stone (I've ridden on a bus like that and walked on trails like that)
*American Graffiti
*An Affair to Remember
*Mr. Holland's Opus
*A Man Called Peter
*the older war movies--Patton, The Longest Day, Tora!Tora!Tora!, Midway, From Here to Eternity--there were some really good ones, before they decided they had to show killing in slow motion with all the gore (I hated Private Ryan)
*Doris Day movies--they were cute and sweet and just fun
*Cary Grant movies--hilarious
*To Kill a Mockingbird--excellent book also
*Anne of Green Gables (great books too)
*and of course--Harry Potter and Fellowship of the Ring

I've found that books are usually better than the movies, just because they give you more detail and you can see it with your own imagination, not someone else's. Also--it's hard to put everything in a movie--for a book that has a lot, it would mean having the movie last for 6 to 10 hours.

*Roots was done that way--as a miniseries on TV (exellent) and they still left some things out. It happens when you try to change from print to the big screen.
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