Favourite Films?

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Leading off from the "Favourite Film Quotes" thread, what are your favourite films? Or what films have you watched recently that you want to discuss?

Recently, I saw The Shawshank redemption (for the first time, I know *bows head in shame*), that was amazing obviously.

Ray, the film following Ray Charles' story played by Jamie Foxx is fantastic, especially if you enjoy Ray's music already.

My favourite single film has to be The Crow. It always has been, just something about that movie that I really like. It's boosted by nostalgia as I remember watching it when I was growing up.

I watched Interstellar in IMAX, which if you've not seen, don't waste the film on your home kit, no matter how good it is, it's thee most brutally powerful film I've ever seen. It's almost painful. Well worth seeing it at IMAX for the sheer power and weight of the film's audio... If you suffer from brittle bones disease, you're gonna need be swept out of the cinema...

Seen American Sniper last week, which was really good too. Bradley Cooper excelled himself playing by far the best role of his career, and hats off to Eastwood for having the balls to depict the barbaric reality of what's going on in the world, and it tells the story of Chris Kyle very well. You really bond with the Character, partly through Bradley's excellent performance.

What's your favourite film(s) and which have you seen recently that you enjoyed, and why? :glad:

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I'm waiting for Interstellar on BD and believe me my home kit is more than capable of true cinema experiences. Can't wait for it now!!! But I bet the neighbours can't  :smiley:

And waiting for American Sniper also.

Watched a few the past week.....Fury with Brad Pitt, not a bad film, apart from it took up to the last 20-30 minutes to get going.

Quijja was a good horror as was You're next but a little predictable.

My all time favourite film I think is Reservoir Dogs.....

And The Shawshank Redemption....which the Mrs now wants to watch!

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Was looking at Fury just then, but you've put me off it, so probably won't bother. I've got 3 other things enqueue; The Equalizer, John Wick and The Judge.

I tend to just sort IMDb by highest rated 2014 descending, and watch trailers of anything that doesn't look girly...  :glad:
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The Matrix!  :cool:

Love how it makes you think, kind of wish it was a stand alone film though as the sequels sort of took something away from how groundbreaking the original was. "Bullet time" has since been utilised in so many ways.

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Quote from: i-CONICA on Today at  8:07:00 pm
Was looking at Fury just then, but you've put me off it, so probably won't bother.

Don't get me wrong Mike it was a good film but not worthy of 7.8 on IMDB.

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Midnight express , just amazing, more so that  it was based on a real story , also very scary

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Pulp Fiction....because it is so slick, Tarantino  at his best not the egocentric shit he chucks out now...


Original and first Highlander , tho its getting a bit dated


DarKStar ..mainly for the pumpkin


Donnie Darko  ..coz its weird


Most enduring tho old  the original Wicker Man with Christopher Lee  forget the remake anything with Nicholas Cage is dire sadly ....


I am sure theres a few more ...




Midnight Express, very heart rending i seem to remember , watched it when I was quite young , that will be the time before Dinosaurs to you lot  :tongue:

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+1 with matrix, I also enjoyed the second one. Third was a bit poo. I loved blade. Was a childhood fav. All The Lord of the rings are very well made and allow you to switch of and watch. Recently one of my favs is captain Philips (hat of to tom hanks). Wolf of Wall Street was wicked. I love films so can't pick a fav. I've seen most the ones out. Fury will be getting watched tomorrow when I collect my mac :). Needs the retina display. :)

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A lot of mine have already been mentioned...

Most Tarantino films, but I love Pulp Fiction. 

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Ah you reminded me Lock Stock ,thats comical in places and Brad Pitt doing a pikey accent.... :grin:


Ooo original 300 because of it  lighting mood etc..the rise of an empire is real poo....

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Ah you reminded me Lock Stock ,thats comical in places and Brad Pitt doing a pikey accent.... :grin:


Ooo original 300 because of it  lighting mood etc..the rise of an empire is real poo....
Lock stock , forgot about that one ,   periwinkle blue.  .... its fer me ma ...    hilarious

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Ok good topic I have so many but the top 3 ok 4 would be something like.

1) Star Wars.............Simply the biggest film trilogy/story in the world, I grew up watching this saw Star wars a new hope in 1977 and every Star Wars since, I love it and now my kids love it, it spans generations, not many films can do that.

=2) Forrest Gump.........For me one of the best films ever made, its sad, funny, uplifting and a tear jerker all at the same time.

=2) Aliens.............Made in 1986. Introduced the world to the modern sci-fi, and great Alien effects and filmed entirely over here with actors that are now household names as well as a young James Cameron directing.

=2) Goodfellas..............Ok ive got too many favs,  Another great gangster film and a superb soundtrack to match.

3)  The Warriors...............Another 1970's master piece about new York gangs, the Warriors from Coney island have to fight their way home after a gang land killing. Great stuff.

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Sorry if it's resurrecting an old thread but always liked this sort of thing. I tend to go with the more 'Human Frailties/Human Drama' theme, though my first choice contradicts this completely.

1. Jaws. The film that sent me in a direction I never thought possible. Meaning my travels to and fro to Australia.

2. Damage (The one with Jeremy Irons)

3. Guns at Batista

4. One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest

5. 10 Rilington Place

6. A Cry In The Dark

7. Last King of Scotland

8. Taxi Driver

9. The Green Mile

10. Deuce Bugelo American Gigolo. Well you've got to have a laugh (believe me after the previous nine films I need it) and it does feature a lot of marines.

That list is in no way exhaustive and is constantly in flux but for now that'll do.


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Sorry if it's resurrecting an old thread

There's none of that here, resurrect away.  :D

There's a few on your list I've not even heard of let alone seen, so I'll check 'em out. Maybe I'm showing my youth! but in my defence have seen metropolis!
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There's none of that here, resurrect away.  :D

There's a few on your list I've not even heard of let alone seen, so I'll check 'em out. Maybe I'm showing my youth! but in my defence have seen metropolis!

Hi Mike.

Ahh the days of youth, I remember them well, JUST.  :umhum:

Metropolis, 'sounds' science fiction, my grey matter has trouble keeping up with the Teletubbies. I 'tried' to watch 2001 once and lost the will to live half way through.  lol lol

Keep em coming Mike.

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