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NavyStyles

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Well, Versace, I figured I'd take you up on the offer.  How bout it fellas?  What - in your opinions - are the great movies of all time?

(I'm sorry I'm not starting, but I just got in really late and need to get to sleep.  I'll post mine tomorrow.)
 

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Batman
The Rock
Das Boot
The Matrix(only the first)
Speed
Cinema Paradiso
Starship Troopers
Blade
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Office Space
Seven Samurai
Dr. No
Goldfinger
The Gods Must Be Crazy
The Lord of the Rings trilogy
E.T.
Bad Boys
Mary Poppins
Coming to America
Terminator
Terminator 2
LA Confidential
Meet the Parents
Die Hard
Pulp Fiction
True Romance
Ronin
Heat
Blade
Taxi Driver
Raging Bull
The Usual Suspects
The Graduate
 

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banksmiranda - Especially good calls on Office Space, Meet the Parents, Ronin, and Heat (sounds like you're a DeNiro fan as well).

I'm not sure if the following movies would be classified as 'all-time greats, but they are worth taking a look at if you are interested.

Independant Films:

Pi - Darren Arnofsky's first film. About a socially-reclusive mathematician that discovers the mathimatical 'code' needed to predict the stock market. He slowly goes insane as people trying to get the numbers from him push him over the edge. Done in black and white on grainy film.

Requiem for a Dream - Darren Arnofsky's second film (better, IMO). Three kids (age 22?) living in Brooklyn strive for a better future. They are living ok lives, but strive for happyness. They use drugs as both their means for temporary happyness and as a means of getting money. Every time they try and better their lives it makes it a lot more screwed up. The music score is great; the soundtrack is the thing that led me to watch the movie in the first place.

Mainstream Films:

Snatch - Guy Ritchie's second film. Starring Brad Pitt, Vinnie Jones, Jason Statham. I'd consider this a heist-comedy. Several different parties are all after an 84-carat diamond. Lots of humor along the way. Its a British movie and very well done. I don't know a single person that has watched this and disliked it. Also, check out Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels (Ritchie's first film). A high-stakes poker game leaves some friends 500,000 pounds in the hole. Kind of similar to snatch as far as the humor and antics, but with a different plot.

I'll add more later, I'm off to take some ebay photos.
 

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Lock Stock and Snatch were enjoyable, though compared to Tarantino's movies they seem like Disney productions.
 

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Big Fish - see related post
Catch Me If You Can
The Count of Monte Cristo
Gangs of New York
Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark/ The Last Crusade
Men of Honor
Ocean's Eleven (remake)
Orange County
Philadelphia
The Sandlot
Star Wars (the original trilogy)
The Sting
The Usual Suspects
Zoolander
 

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Memento
House of Games
The Spanish Prisoner
Identity
Minority Report
Pulp Fiction
Face/Off
Changing Lanes
About a Boy
Thelma & Louise
Alien
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Seven
Fight Club
 

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What about godfather and scarface.?

Godfather I and II are the best
Scarface
Pulp Fiction
Reservoir Dogs
Kill Bill
Bowling for Columbine
Usual Suspects
Fight Club
Punch Drunk Love
Lost in Translation
El Mariachi/Desperado
The Shawshank Redemption
American History X
Saving Private Ryan
Ocean's 11
Memento
Silence of the Lambs
Citizen Kane
Se7en

Not in any particular order, jus off the top of my head. Never get tired of watchin those movies.

- Andrew
 

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Everybody seems to have mostly newer movies on the list. In addition to many of the ones listed I have to add some older movies that fit the list-

Citizen Kane
Touch Of Evil
The Big Sleep
Casablanca
The Maltese Falcon
Psycho
Notorious
Rebel Without A Cause
Rio Bravo
It Happened One Night
Singin' In The Rain
Taxi Driver(this isn't EALLY old, but not really NEW)

-And then the newer ones
The Untouchables
Ocean's Eleven
Analyze This/That
Thomas Crown Affair(Either Version)
Out OF Sight
Reservoir Dogs
Pulp Fiction
Usual Suspects
Godfather I & II (These are the same as "Taxi Driver")
GoodFellas
Casino
L.A. Confidential

...and so many more
 

NavyStyles

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How could I forget?.

   The Godfather

Also gotta mention these...

   About A Boy
   Big
The Family Man
   Gladiator
   My Cousin Vinnie
   Rudy
   The Patriot
   Some Like It Hot
   Spy Games
 

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many of the films mentioned so far are good and entertaining, but not what i'd consider to be great. great art moves you emotionally, intellectually, and sometimes spiritually-it hits you in the gut and when the film is over you feel you've truely experienced something. at the risk of sounding like the simpson's comic book guy...

italian:
la dolce vita
accatone- best movie about a pimp
rocco and his brothers
8 1/2
le notte di cabiria-funniest movie about a prostitute
il bell'antonio-best movie about a dandy (or metrosexual)
amore-best performance by an actress ever, also best "just got dumped" scene ever

in english:
taxi driver
raging bull- robert de niro's best performance and best boxing movie ever.
2001: a space odyssey
a clockwork orange
husbands-best guy/middle age crisis movie ever
a woman under the influence
godfathers 1 and 2
last tango in paris
the last emperor

shanghai triad (chinese)
yojimbo (japanese)
hunger (danish or norwegian) best starving artist movie ever
tampopo (japanese)
rififi (french) the original 'ocean's eleven' was based on this
my life to live (french) best drama about a prostitute ever
les enfants terrible (french)

comedies (though any of the above is good for laughs):
man bites dog (belgian) best movie about a serial killer
the hot chick with rob schneider
the doors
natural born killers
the graduate
almost any woody allen film (i said 'almost')
anything by almodovar
anything by pasolini
 

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When Harry Met Sally (Billy Crystal's great in this)
Beverly Hills Cop
Trading Places (Eddie Murphy/Dan Aykroyd)
 

NavyStyles

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many of the films mentioned so far are good and entertaining, but not what i'd consider to be great.
Good point -- I guess the subject shoulda been "Movies We Love." I'll have to remember to check this thread the next time I decide to rent a movie. I hate when I have to spend half an hour wandering around looking for something I haven't seen and would like to.
 

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glad to hear it navystyles. i edited my list with a little more info about some of the films. some of them will be hard to find, but you'll find them with a little searching.
 

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I've always like The Iron Giant. It's animated, but it's still awesome. Especially the end.
 

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Here are some of my favorites -

Lord of the Rings - amazing.
Star Wars - the original trilogy
The Adventures of Robin Hood - with Errol Flynn
Boiler Room - Hey, I used to be a broker
When Harry Met Sally - my all time favorite romance
Saving Private Ryan - powerful
Say Anything - "I gave her my heart and she gave me a pen."
Breakfast at Tiffany's - Love the style of George Peppard and Audrey Hepburn.
American Pie - my guilty pleasure, hilarious.
To Catch a Thief - Cary Grant and Grace Kelly - wow.
The Right Stuff - American ingenuity at it's best.
The Insider - IMHO - Russell Crowe's best work so far.
Traffic - powerful look at the drug problem.
Love, Actually - best movie I've seen recently.

I know there are more, but this is a decent start.

Bradford
 

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