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Guaranteed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 08:32 PM
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No- seriously. What's the BEST movie ever?
And no bullshit. Not your favorite. Objectively, in your mind- the BEST movie ever made. :)
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Texasgal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 08:35 PM
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1. The cider house rules.
Beautifully directed, outstanding cast. Great story line. In my opinion ofcourse! :)
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pokerfan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-11-06 03:46 AM
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33. Bang the Lesbian Slowly
Ooooops. Wrong thread.

But seriously, Lawrence of Arabia. Winner of seven Academy Awards including Best Picture.

General Murray: "I can't make out whether you're a bloody madman or just half-witted."
T.E. Lawrence: "I have the same problem, sir."


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EstimatedProphet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 08:35 PM
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2. Tie between Citizen Kane and 2001
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Guaranteed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 09:02 PM
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12. Stanley Kubrick had a number of amazing movies.
His last, Eyes Wide Shut, I actually liked a lot, even though most people hated it.

And not just for the boobs. I thought it had a great message. And there was a lot of plot trickery that I thought was pretty clever.
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ghostsofgiants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-11-06 01:24 AM
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24. Agreed about Eyes Wide Shut, seriously underrated.
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BelleCarolinaPeridot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 08:36 PM
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3. Shaun Of The Dead
:hide: :hide: :hide: :hide: :hide:

But seriously I think its a good movie lol .
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Generator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 08:39 PM
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4. One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest
Seriously,I was just a kid when I saw it-with my mom but the message of freedom over chains resonated. It's very sad though-realistic. It's high up there. I could never pick just one-but it would probably be the one I would pick since you made me. Hah.
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-11-06 01:34 AM
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26. hands down it is THE best
absolutely
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DainBramaged Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 08:39 PM
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5. Used Cars


Mornin', roy!
Same to you, asshole.

Rudy russo, mi amigo!
I bring you your cars.

- They are beautiful, no?
- No! Are you using water-based paint?

Sure, we don't get much rain around here.

What do you want for ?
Metalflake?

Listen, you don't like these cars...
here's my inventory.

- That's a picture of cars.
- cars.

The river has been
very good to me this year...

i can't make a deal
off a picture like this.

How about some girls? I got all kinds!

Short, tall, fat,
uglies, bonitas, seoritas, big tits...

later, i think i got a customer.
I'll think of something.
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philosophie_en_rose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 08:43 PM
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6. South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut.
:P
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Benfea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 08:44 PM
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7. "'Manos' The Hands of Fate"
It's either that or "Red Zone Cuba" (also known as "Night Train to Mundo Fine").
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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 08:49 PM
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9. Manos just may be slightly better than Cave Dwellers, but it's fine art
in it's own right and highly worthy of recognition. :P
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Benfea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 11:51 PM
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18. Did you say that with a straight face?
I'm impressed! :D
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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-11-06 01:19 AM
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21. Yep. I almost suggested The Giant Spider Invasion and Pod People, too
but I started thinking about Trumpy killing people and just couldn't maintain a straight face then.
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Random_Australian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 08:46 PM
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8. The End Of Evangelion.
Edited on Fri Mar-10-06 08:47 PM by Random_Australian
After the original series, the creator had a mental breakdown and made a new ending in movie form.
It's AMAZING!

WOW! 225 POSTS! That's 15 Squared!
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henslee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 08:52 PM
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10. Chinatown or Goodfellas.
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Katherine Brengle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 08:58 PM
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11. Damn, this is hard...
I am mostly a documentary junkie... but I would say that, to date, the best movie I have ever seen is Crash.

I'm sure something even better will come along to usurp the title though...

I also think Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is incredible.
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Solon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 09:04 PM
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13. Romancing the Bone (1984)
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:evilgrin:
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begin_within Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 09:21 PM
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14. Tie between Casablanca, Psycho, Chinatown, 2001 and Faster, Pussycat
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begin_within Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 09:23 PM
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15. Poll at IMDB lists top 250 movies as chosen by IMDB users....
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bertha katzenengel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 09:23 PM
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16. I don't think I can be objective. But in trying, I have to say -- Tootsie.
Honestly. Script, cast, directing, timing, music -- it had everything. It was just a fantastic movie.

Or The Silence of the Lambs -- ditto above.
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Blue-Jay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 09:23 PM
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17. This is Spinal Tap
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-11-06 12:01 AM
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19. "Our amps go to 11"
:rofl:
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name not needed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-12-06 05:22 PM
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40. We've got Armadillos in our trousers. It's really quite frightening.
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-11-06 12:02 AM
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20. Forest Gump
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Bullwinkle925 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-11-06 01:23 AM
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22. Hmmm - movie, eh??
Jeez - this is a difficult one. I can't just name ONE.

"Dog Day Afternoon"

"The Godfather"

"12 Angry Men"
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XemaSab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-11-06 01:36 AM
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27. 12 Angry Nipples
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Bullwinkle925 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-11-06 01:39 AM
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28. that would be either 6 angry women or men????
:shrug:
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XemaSab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-11-06 01:23 AM
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23. Shallow Grave
It's a great film.
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Bullwinkle925 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-11-06 01:40 AM
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29. I have'nt heard of that . Details, pleas?
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XemaSab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-11-06 01:56 AM
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30. It's a great film....
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sofa king Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-11-06 02:20 AM
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32. Loved it!
Edited on Sat Mar-11-06 02:21 AM by sofa king
One of those great little flicks that nobody knows about, sort of like the original D.O.A. or In the Nick of Time.
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amitten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-11-06 01:25 AM
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25. Kiss of the Spider Woman. Either that or Gone With the Wind.
Yeah, I have strange tastes.

PS-Forrest Gump is pablum.
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sofa king Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-11-06 02:13 AM
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31. The Seventh Seal
No, not that crappy flick with Demi Moore. I'm talking about Ingemar Bergman's magnum opus with this friendly guy in it:



Its a beautiful little haiku of life, death, and humankind's search for meaning. And like Casablanca, it's one of those pictures where everything comes together perfectly, even the mistakes. If it's not the finest film ever made, I've yet to see the one that exceeds it.

As a perverse measure of how good the film is, watch it and then think about how many really bad films refer to it--Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey, for example.
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Nostradammit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-11-06 05:16 AM
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35. Might be my choice as well -
of course, almost any other Bergman film could be in the running.
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Starbucks Anarchist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-11-06 04:45 AM
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34. I can't pick just one:
The Apartment
Some Like It Hot
Double Indemnity
The Godfather I and II
Goodfellas
Chinatown
The 400 Blows
Dr. Strangelove
2001: A Space Odyssey
A Clockwork Orange
Taxi Driver
Raging Bull
Seven Samurai
Vertigo
Psycho
The Shawshank Redemption
Pulp Fiction

So many more, but I can't pick just one.
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sofa king Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-12-06 03:14 PM
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36. Wow.
That could be my list of favorites, too. You've got most of my favorite directors, and my favorite films by them.

Will you marry me? Or, if we are not of compatible sexual leanings, will you recommend a picture for me?
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Starbucks Anarchist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-13-06 06:58 AM
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43. Are you a female?
Because if you're not, then we can't really do anything. ;)

I forgot to add "Network" to that list, which you should check out if you haven't already. Is there any genre you're a fan of? I could recommend something for you based on that.
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serryjw Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-12-06 03:21 PM
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37. Tough but between
The Shawshank Redemption & Forrest Gump
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maveric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-12-06 03:21 PM
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38. Blazing Saddles.
A satire on American racism and ignorance. I could watch this one every day, over and over again if I could.
Classic!
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bmbmd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-12-06 05:16 PM
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39. My vot e goes to
"Some Like It Hot".
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SaveElmer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-12-06 07:01 PM
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41. Patton...
Without a doubt my choice for best movie of all time...

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JanMichael Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-12-06 07:06 PM
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42. Dr. Zhivago or Body Heat
The Dr. because it's simply a beautiful movie with spectacular scenes and fabulous acting.

Body Heat because it's one of the very few seamless movies with ZERO wasted time or images. Plus it's just a badass film from the get go.

I also tip a hat to the Seventh Seal (or "Seals") that Bergman did. Holy crap what a fabulous movie.
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