BEST films you've seen

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Re: BEST films you've seen

Postby Simina » 2008-10-02, 14:41

sorry for "seen and soon"

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Re: BEST films you've seen

Postby Trapy » 2008-10-02, 18:31

Battle Royale
V for Vendetta

There are probably more, but I can't think of them right now. Best films I take seriously, very good like R point, Brotherhood, Saving Private Ryan and Midnight Express not included :)
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Re: BEST films you've seen

Postby sa wulfs » 2008-10-03, 10:39

Everybody I have asked says Battle Royale is shit compared to the original novel and the manga adaptation.
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Re: BEST films you've seen

Postby Trapy » 2008-10-03, 17:48

sa wulfs wrote:Everybody I have asked says Battle Royale is shit compared to the original novel and the manga adaptation.


The movie > The manga (The manga is still good for back stories, even though it's a different plot). The novel? never read, but the movie was great.
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Re: BEST films you've seen

Postby mastermind786 » 2008-10-11, 10:41

The God Father and pulp fiction Both movies are simply Awesome

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Postby Monsieur-Kiwi » 2008-10-11, 21:17

I saw "Babel" for the first time last night. It was absolutely amazing and I can't wait to watch it again. Although there were four different storylines all eventually intertwining near the end, it wasn't hard to follow and gave it an interesting edge, showing the viewer that at the end of the day, we truely aren't all that different from one another. The characters were complex and gave touching performances, especially Chieko, a deaf-mute girl from Japan who simply craved human attention and who I felt stole the show and gave the best performance of them all. For those of you who haven't seen it yet, I strongly advise you to watch this extraordinary film!

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Postby angarpreveza » 2008-10-12, 16:23

A film that really astonished me was 'The day after tomorrow' bacause it handled a global and ecological issue in a very impressive way and showed how are future might be,hoping to awaken all those responsible for the current situation of our planet.As it seems though, it hasn't done much.

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Postby Varislintu » 2008-10-12, 17:56

angarpreveza wrote:A film that really astonished me was 'The day after tomorrow' bacause it handled a global and ecological issue in a very impressive way and showed how are future might be,hoping to awaken all those responsible for the current situation of our planet.As it seems though, it hasn't done much.


:shock: I was so disappointed by that movie, it was quite bad in my opinion. And it tried to present a street with traffic lights suspended from a cable as being in Britain. Hah!

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Re: BEST films you've seen

Postby Meera » 2008-10-19, 5:49

It's hard to say the best movie's I have ever seen because I like soo many. But here are a couple I really liked:
Devdas, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Black Hawk Down, My Best Freind's Wedding, Diwale Dulhania le Jayenge, Saathiya, Dil Se, Lucky Number Slevin, The Wedding Singer, Paradise Now, Bachna Ae Hasseno.

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Postby Tenebrarum » 2008-10-20, 13:26

Yesterday I watched another good film - Premonition, starring Sandra Bullock and Julian McMahon.
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Re: BEST films you've seen

Postby Supreemio » 2008-10-25, 8:07

The Green Mile, Football Factory, The Shawshank Redemption, Midnight Express, Casino, Ghost, Michael Collins, etc.

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Re: BEST films you've seen

Postby Alejo » 2008-11-13, 13:44

Ah, I just saw Paris, je t'aime.

Arguably the best movie I've seen in a while.
My favorite part was Quais de Seine.

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Re: BEST films you've seen

Postby Broken Wolf » 2016-08-14, 9:49

I have many favourites in all genres.

Animation: All movies in the Disney canon, Finding Nemo in Pixar and the Prince of Egypt in DreamWorks.
Western: Dance With Wolves and the Good, the Bad & the Ugly
Comedy: Monty Python & the Holy Grail and Spaceballs
Horror: Bride of Frankenstein or 1931 Dracula
Sci Fi: Terminator 2 and Wrath of Khan
Fantasy: The Middle Earth Saga and the Narnia Saga
Action: GoldenEye and the Dark Knight
Foreign: Pan's Labyrinth and Passion of the Christ
Romance: Casablanca and Romeo + Juliet

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Re: BEST films you've seen

Postby dinorasantana » 2016-08-16, 10:21

For me the best movie was Frozen, Ttanic and MI-IV

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Re: BEST films you've seen

Postby subquadam » 2018-09-19, 5:32

I like very much La fille sur le pont, it's the only movie I've seen that seems a tale, not a novel.

I like the feeling of "nothing happens" in Kiarostami's movies, just as the deep simplicity of Pather Panchali.

When I saw Bergman's Circus, I often hated it - but I can't take the scenes out of my mind, they are as impactant as those of a great novel... I don't know if it was the best or the worst movie I've seen. :hmm:

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Re: BEST films you've seen

Postby vijayjohn » 2018-10-07, 18:11

My favorite movie for a while at least was an Indian movie called Ankur.

My favorite Iranian movie remains Bashu.

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Re: BEST films you've seen

Postby Widukind » 2018-11-19, 15:40

The Big Lebowski (just plain silly), Ofelas (Pathfinder), O Brother Where Art Thou?, Conan The Barbarian, Stalingrad, The Fellowship of The Ring, Mongol, Orda (The Horde), Tombstone, Ogniem I Mieczem (With Fire And Sword), ...

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Re: BEST films you've seen

Postby vijayjohn » 2018-11-19, 21:49

I don't think I've even heard of most of those. :P

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Re: BEST films you've seen

Postby linguoboy » 2018-11-19, 21:54

vijayjohn wrote:I don't think I've even heard of most of those. :P

I've seen The Big Lebowski and O Brother Where Art Thou?, both of which have cult followings. I guess Conan The Barbarian does, too, but I just think of it as a cheeseball fantasy flick from when I was young. Mongol was okay. There's some pretty great scenery in it and it's interesting to hear spoken Mongolian. I've always meant to see Ofelaš [sic] but just somehow never gotten around to it.
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