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Best film(s) and TV series you have ever seen

Postby <R.t..>^>Fusionc » Sun Jan 14, 2007 8:28 pm

Calm down, this isn't spam. No pr0n here, unlike a few days ago.

As in the title, the best film I have ever seen was 2001: A space odyssey. First time I saw it, I was in awe. I think I was 12 years old when I saw it. I was so amazed at the effects and the mystery feeling of the film. It wasn't one of those cliched sci-fi films of today, it was different, enjoyable for anyone. One of the most memorable scenes was when HAL said "“I'm sorry Dave, I'm afraid I can't do thatâ€
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Postby nosirrah » Sun Jan 14, 2007 8:55 pm

No pr0n here, unlike a few days ago.


Damn , I mean good . :roll:
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Postby Sauron_Daz » Sun Jan 14, 2007 11:23 pm

I like a lot of films, mostly in the Fantasy or SF department, LotR being the favorite. That said, I also like Once upon a time in the West and other westerens where Ennio Morricone has done the soundtrack.
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Postby Tiggerz » Sun Jan 14, 2007 11:24 pm

So many movies, so little posting space.

The Birds (1963 a hitchcock film)
The Plank (1967 Tony Cooper and Eric Sykes)
I'm all right jack (1959, Ian Carmichael)
Any of the carry on films.
The original dracula movie (and frankenstein)

They are the kind I like at the moment, not too fussed on any of the newer ones although I am a fan of Michael Cain.
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Postby clone » Sun Jan 14, 2007 11:49 pm

the best films I've seen...... that's a tough one their have been so many good ones amongst all of the outright terrible ones.

I'd say Braveheart would make it onto the list along with Serenity althougth it makes it because it along with the series Firefly were simply to fantastic to ignore, The Lord of The Rings is worth mention as a whole and not on it's own while the first installment of the Matrix would make it onto the list with the sequels forgettable..... the first was literally the only part Keanu Reeves was ever meant to play.... or to be honest capable of playing given his limited talent.

I really enjoyed watching Children of Men recently and have found almost all of Clive Owen's films to be surprisingly good pretty much validating his position to avoid the James Bond series.

to do a top films of all time for me is difficult because I've seen so many and I've repeatedly watched films numerous times because I buy them and have decided not to pay for any television service beyond what my rabbit ears get... for example I'd have mentioned V for Vendetta but I've watched it about 4 times and now it's to slow and tells it's own story to many times during the film... while it was great upon 1st and 2nd viewing now it's kind of tired and drags...... literally 9 or 10 channels is all I get so the Fiance and I watch films we buy and because I work a swing shift nothing is consistent.....
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Postby Celt » Mon Jan 15, 2007 2:52 am

I'd agree with 2001, but would add The Shawshank Redemption, Schindler's List, and LoTR as well, with a special mention to Lost in Translation, which I think is an excellent film too, and The Fifth Element.
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Postby ford442 » Mon Jan 15, 2007 3:47 am

i really like Being There...
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Postby <R.t..>^>Fusionc » Mon Jan 15, 2007 7:29 am

Yes, the Fifth Element. Although I saw only when I was 10, it was still a very good sci-fi film. Loved the opera part and Chris Tucker made me and my mother break our ribs.
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Postby STBTechAL655 » Mon Jan 15, 2007 8:28 am

I liked a lot the Ghost In The Shell series, and one movie I could call my favourite would be Braveheart, with second fav being Gladiator.
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Postby clone » Mon Jan 15, 2007 8:40 am

yeah forgot Shawshank Redemption a very enjoyable film, I also enjoyed Road to Perdition but that is why it's so hard to only pick 5 or 10 or even 20 it would have to be a top 100 films and it would likely take a month or 2 to get a list compiled.

Shindler's list and Lost in Translation didn't do it for me, list was ok and Translation I just wasn't comfortable with given the age difference no matter how lonely or desperate.
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Postby Celt » Mon Jan 15, 2007 8:54 am

You're right of course . . .there are just so many good movies, and because we are all different we see them from different angles, which is perhaps why I enjoyed list and lost, and clone didn't . . . it's those few we *all* agree on that are really the greatest movies of all time. So how about Bambi ;-)
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Postby tranzistorx » Mon Jan 15, 2007 9:04 am

This topic is taxing my brain. I'm just gonna say LOTR series and that's it.. for now.
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Postby Akram » Mon Jan 15, 2007 11:03 am

Toy Story 1&2, Lion King, Osmoses Jones, Pirates Of the Caribbean 1, The Green Mile, Bourne 1&2, LOTR, The Incredibles, Shawashank, Forest Gump, Night Watch, Braveheart, Gladiator, Lion of the Desert, iRobot, Red Eyed, Terminator 2 ofcourse, Die Hard 1........can't think of more right now.

Edit: Add Casino Royale.
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Postby graf » Mon Jan 15, 2007 5:13 pm

I found LOTR to be not exacly what book seems to describe
In my personal opinion talented director could made it way better .30% of contents was junk but movie was saved by other 70%.Gandalf looked and acted like nursing home helpless drunk,hobbits were pedophilliac gay victim looking ,elfs were too melodramatic .Very metrosexual production
Magic should be used more often and with ease ,rationalization of imaginatory concepts killed my expectations for this unique movie :cry:
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Postby Tiggerz » Mon Jan 15, 2007 5:34 pm

What about the pink panther movie with david nivin and peter sellers. Havnt seen the new one yet.

I'm not a real fan of modern movies. Usually the first one in a genre is pretty good, then the rest seem to be pretty average. The thing is that I prefer a movie made on a proper set without much in the way of special effects or cg, being that once you know what to look for, its pretty annoying stuff.

Not sure when the last modern funny one I saw was. Would have had to have been the first scary movie I think.
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Postby DIREWOLF75 » Mon Jan 15, 2007 5:46 pm

STBTechAL655 wrote:I liked a lot the Ghost In The Shell series...

While i havent seen GITS, yet(its on my to get list), you might want to take a look at another series by the same folks, that i have seen and very much liked, Blood+.
Ill add the series Elfen lied(splatterwarning), Noir and Angel heart as others worth taking a look at from the same "genre".


Best movies i seen... hmm thats not easy to say...
Leon/The Professional, Aliens, Big trouble in little China, Sixth sense, Groundhog day, Pirates Of the Caribbean 1, Fifth element, Spaceballs, Pink Panther(dont recall which is the best one though...), Röd snö(ok series not movie... still among the top of the top, transl. "Red Snow"), Some like it hot, Svindlande affärer(transl. "Dazzling buisness"~?).....

mmm i could probably go on much longer just by going through a movie directory or three... :)
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Postby DIREWOLF75 » Mon Jan 15, 2007 5:52 pm

Tiggerz wrote:What about the pink panther movie with david nivin and peter sellers. Havnt seen the new one yet.

I'm not a real fan of modern movies. Usually the first one in a genre is pretty good, then the rest seem to be pretty average. The thing is that I prefer a movie made on a proper set without much in the way of special effects or cg, being that once you know what to look for, its pretty annoying stuff.

Not sure when the last modern funny one I saw was. Would have had to have been the first scary movie I think.

Modern special effects and especially CGI truly is used way too often indeed. And it really kills some movies, dont recall which one but i recently saw a movie where the CGI was totally insane, out of scale with everything else(and in being both too large AND too small...) and i can guarantee that airplanes 1, does not move like that and 2. prop airplanes can NOT fly mach 2. :wink:

Damn, they should go back and think about the original Star wars movies where so much was done with improvised miniatures and things like that and still became trendsetting for years. And why that was so.
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Postby Tiggerz » Mon Jan 15, 2007 6:49 pm

I much prefer the days were monsters were men in gorilla suits and daleks were trashcans with plungers glued on em.
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Postby <R.t..>^>Fusionc » Mon Jan 15, 2007 7:19 pm

Hells yeah, best horror film I have seen was the Blob, the 1988 version. Good God, I had nightmares from that movie. It felt authentic and real, it felt good when compared to today's CG'ed up horror films. I didn't care if the effects were cheesy, the movie was all there. I can't say the acting is great, but still scared the crap out of me. Three scenes from that movie were really memorable. The one where the lady is in the phone booth and then Blob just pwns the booth and the lady within. Also, the cook (I think it was a cook), reached down the drain of the sink. Seconds later, he is pulled down mercilessly down the drain. The foot was sticking out of the sink. Boy, did I have to go to the washroom after that. Finally, when a teenage couple were in the back seat of a car. And then when the man reached for her breasts, his hand gets stuck and then the girls face collapses, a really solid effect.

I agree that movies should be more old school, in the sense of using less, much less CG for live action. It just takes away from the feeling of a film, the satisfaction of seeing one. No wonder why I enjoyed the older movies before the millennium.

Another point I would like to make is that plot lines are becoming very small, meaning there is no originality anymore. Sci-Fi is a big example, always aliens, superweapons going wrong at the last second, invasions. I am currently trying to write a story about Mankind's a Galactic Federation surviving in the 30th century (not giving out all the details :P) but it always winding up to a cliched thing. It's incredibly hard to write something that hasn't already been there. I sometimes make bets with my friends of what will happen with a particular movie we are watching, making predictions. Some movies are so predictable that it makes you want to walk out the theatre, whining your money back.

I just hope Spielberg's nest sci-fi film on wormholes won't be a huge downer, I need a sci-fi film for my brain. I'm craving for one.
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Postby Tiggerz » Mon Jan 15, 2007 7:41 pm

Why not just take a bit of ancient history and transpose it into the future ?
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