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May 2, 2013 6:31 pm  #1


Favourite Films- *Top 20*

We have so many different film (movie) threads I thought it might be fun if we were to post a list of our favourite films. Let's say...our top 10. You might want to say why you like them so much. I'm going to put on my thinking cap on and try to come up with my 10 favourites (which might be difficult as I watch so many).

Anyway, over to you folks! What are your 10 favourite films?

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May 2, 2013 6:35 pm  #2


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I will go to my mind palace and check my video shelf. Although I know by now that it might be more than ten. AND it might be difficult to find the right order for all of them.

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May 2, 2013 6:37 pm  #3


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Now Mary, think! There are lots of films I like, though I don't think I can embrace them with a Top 10 list. http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/confused.png
 
However, nice challenge. I will think about it. Here are some of my favorites:

- Shutter Island
- Road to perdition
- The Hobbit ( of course)
(generally all films with Martin Freeman or Benedict Cumberbatch in it)
...

To be continued... 


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May 2, 2013 6:37 pm  #4


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Mwahahah! I'm thinking the same myself! Oo err! 


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May 2, 2013 6:41 pm  #5


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Hmmm....

Sherlock 1 1-3
Sherlock 2 1-3
Sherlock pilot
The Hobbit

Let me see.... that makes ..... 8. Two left. 


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May 2, 2013 6:44 pm  #6


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Mattlocked wrote:

Hmmm....

Sherlock 1 1-3
Sherlock 2 1-3
Sherlock pilot
The Hobbit

Let me see.... that makes ..... 8. Two left.

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"Falling is just like flying, except there’s a more permanent destination."

"Sherlock Holmes is a great man, and I think one day—if we’re very very lucky—he might even be a good one."

"Would you like to-"
"-have dinner?"
"-solve crimes?"
"Oh"



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May 2, 2013 6:46 pm  #7


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I just wanted to suggest to Davina to make an edit.
Could be a boring thread otherwise. 


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May 2, 2013 6:49 pm  #8


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That's hard. There are so many. Let me see. Only feature films, no television? Here are some:

Lawrence of Arabia (for everything)
Casablanca (it's the all-time classic)
Life of Brian (for the fun and the wit)
Das Leben der anderen (Lives of others)
Dead Poets Society
A Short Film about Killing
Amazing Grace
Amélie 
Fur 
Henry V (Branagh, not Olivier)

Oh, that's ten already? I'm sure I could fine some more. http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/wink.png


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May 2, 2013 6:51 pm  #9


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Shall we make it our top 20? We could you know. There's no one around to stop us! 

Oh and films/ movies not TV programmes (programs)- that's taken Sherlock out of the equation.


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May 2, 2013 6:53 pm  #10


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Dead Poets Society is amazing! That's one of my favorites too! Oddly, most of my grade do not know the film for some reason. We were going to read that book in english but unfortunately our class chosed another one in the last second. How dull.


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"Falling is just like flying, except there’s a more permanent destination."

"Sherlock Holmes is a great man, and I think one day—if we’re very very lucky—he might even be a good one."

"Would you like to-"
"-have dinner?"
"-solve crimes?"
"Oh"



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May 2, 2013 7:02 pm  #11


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Fine, seriously:

Some of the ones mentioned above.
Then there is Alan Rickman of course:

Dark Harbor
Snow Cake
Das Parfum
Truely, Madly, Deeply

Something different:
I also liked Alice in Wonderland with Johnny Depp a lot!


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May 2, 2013 7:06 pm  #12


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Well. Some more: 

The Remains of the Day
Odd Man Out (for me one of the absolute classics)
Schindler's List
Brokeback Mountain
Sophie Scholl - Die letzten Tage (Sophie Scholl - The Final Days)
My Favorite Year (should be more famous, it's one of the best comedies I know)
 


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"It is what it is says love." (Erich Fried)

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May 2, 2013 7:11 pm  #13


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- Shutter Island
- Road to perdition
- The Bourne films
- Minority report
- Lord of the rings
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"Falling is just like flying, except there’s a more permanent destination."

"Sherlock Holmes is a great man, and I think one day—if we’re very very lucky—he might even be a good one."

"Would you like to-"
"-have dinner?"
"-solve crimes?"
"Oh"



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May 2, 2013 7:18 pm  #14


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SusiGo wrote:

That's hard. There are so many. Let me see. Only feature films, no television? Here are some:

Lawrence of Arabia (for everything)
Casablanca (it's the all-time classic)
Life of Brian (for the fun and the wit)
Das Leben der anderen (Lives of others)
Dead Poets Society
A Short Film about Killing
Amazing Grace
Amélie 
Fur 
Henry V (Branagh, not Olivier)

Oh, that's ten already? I'm sure I could fine some more. http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/wink.png

How abotu Branagh's Hamlet? I love that one, too.
 

 

May 2, 2013 7:21 pm  #15


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Oh, yes, I have some left. 

Hamlet (again Branagh, not Olivier http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/wink.png
. The fall-of-a-sparrow scene with Horatio always makes me cry). 


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"To fake the death of one sibling may be regarded as a misfortune; to fake the death of both looks like carelessness." Oscar Wilde about Mycroft Holmes

"It is what it is says love." (Erich Fried)

“Enjoy the journey of life and not just the endgame. I’m also a great believer in treating others as you would like to be treated.” (Benedict Cumberbatch)

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May 2, 2013 9:58 pm  #16


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Can't settle just for 10. I'll do 20. Sue me.

The Shining
2001 : A Space Odyssey
Jaws
Alien
Back to the Future
Blade Runner
Monty Python's Holy Grail
Once
Vertigo
Les Diaboliques
(500) Days of Summer
Annie Hall (and many others by Woody)
The Dark Knight
Die Hard
Le Trou
Memento
Swingers
This is Spinal Tap
The Blues Brothers
Fargo
Se7en
One Flew Over Cuckoo's Nest
Reservoir Dogs
Inception
The Empire Strikes Back
Groundhog Day
Evil Dead 2
Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)
When Harry Met Sally
The Lord of the Rings - Return of the King

Ok so that's more than 20. Bite me.

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May 2, 2013 11:20 pm  #17


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I have over one thousand titles on my IMDb list over movies I've watched so, eh, I've got quite a few favorites. Here's just some that sprang to mind for the moment (in no particular order):

Amadeus
A Clockwork Orange
The Usual Suspects
Brick
In Bruges
The Big Sleep
Hard Candy
American Psycho
Se7en
Fanny & Alexander
Wristcutters: A Love Story
Reservoir Dogs
The Breakfast Club
True Romance
Dead Poets Society
A Love Song for Bobby Long
American Beauty
Battle Royale
Breakfast at Tiffany's
Natural Born Killers


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May 3, 2013 6:53 am  #18


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Nice, guys.  Ha, yes - I noticed there was a 'favorite films' thread already that kinda dwindled out before got around to posting in, but… to ask for the top 10 instead?!  Ack… Davina… good thing changed it to 20!  o.o c ;)     Haven't gotten to many of the 'classics', unfortunately, but definitely amazing acting, story, production, or just plain hilarious/feel-good great ones here, I'm sure other movie-lovers would enjoy any of:


Shawshank Redemption
Unleashed  (Li and Freeman are awesome in this)
Nolan's Batmans
Waking Ned Devine
O Brother Where Art Thou
Stardust
the Tolkien movies
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Dogma
The Artist
Ghost
Inception
Scent of a Woman
Avatar
Labyrinth
Vantage Point
A Beautiful Mind
Dances With Wolves
Slumdog Millionaire
Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon
Oceans Eleven (et al)
V for Vendetta
Almost anything by Pixar or Marvel or Studio Ghibli, since no room to list them all.  Plus a soft spot for quite a few of Mel Brooks' for a laugh.
Oh…  was that more than twenty?   Oops.  0:-)



Hmm… maybe have a sub-set for 'top favorites from childhood'?  0:-)
Would be cool, really, to see what those in various countries recall holding highly in fond regard from then, and if shared any similar ones.  Such as Labyrinth, Goonies, The Last Unicorn, The White Seal, Rikki Tikki Tavi, Short Circuit, the TMNT films, any animated Disney and a lot of Don Bluth for me… what about you?


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May 3, 2013 10:56 am  #19


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I'm more a serial person, hence I'm not sure I'll find 10. Hm, let's see:

- Big Fish
- Pleasantville
- Back to the future (1-3)
- Rear Wondow (from 1954)
- Jurassic Park

Um, well. My top 5 then.


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May 3, 2013 11:33 am  #20


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I'm sure I've forgotten some wonderful movie that I watch five times per year or something,
but for now...here goes.

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
Hot Fuzz
The Avengers
Shaun of the Dead
Avatar
Love Actually
Serenity
Mister Ernest
Spirited Away
Mirrormask
Lord of the Rings Trilogy
Les Miserables
Inglorious Basterds
Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow
Hocus Pocus
Stardust
Sleepy Hollow
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Battle Royale
Cast Away
Life of Brian
Beauty and the Beast
the Little Mermaid
The Boondock Saints
The Harry Potter movies...

Too many but I can't cut anything. T__T


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