what are your top five films?

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Post: #102432 WiseBird
Mon May 12, 2008 4:08 pm

mmm...tough one this, but I'll try to nail it down to just 5

1. Sliding doors - keeps you on your toes, you have to follow the plot!

2. Sleeping With The Enemy - Good tense thriller

3. Went The Day Well - probably my fav ww2 film

4. Alfie - Michael caine's original version

5. All Kenneth Branagh's Shakespeare films - he is IMO the best at doing Shakespeare

Then of course I would like to have added Jaques Tati, especially Jour de Fete, the new James Bond because it is so full of action and the really girlie films like Brigit Jones's diary, Notting Hill, Four Weddings - all the stuff I watch when hubby isn't around... :wink:

Oh and of course I'm a big fan of the Back to the Future films too...especially 1 & 2

Nope...its impossible to get a list like this down to just 5... :lol:

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Mon May 12, 2008 6:31 pm

pan's labyrinth
conan the barbarian
cyrano de bergerac
the english patient
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Mon May 12, 2008 10:48 pm

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Top 5 films

Matter of Life and Death
Fargo
Seven samurai (or any Kurosawa film)

Those are always in my top 5 and then currently

Taxi (1,2,3 and waiting for 4 to come out on DVD) (original french version)
Kung fu hustle (so funny)
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Post: #102613 Thurston Garden
Tue May 13, 2008 8:42 am

Not much of a film buff (cant sit still long enough!) but here's mine:

The Shawshank Redemption (surprised nobody else had listed it....)
The Italian Job (1968)
The Sting
Ice Cold in Alex
Lord of the Rings trilogy.
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Post: #102763 red
Tue May 13, 2008 7:38 pm

ooo ice cold in alex is good

I think we did the exercise before? I prolly listed different films!
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Tue May 13, 2008 10:00 pm

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Farenheit 451
Brief Encounter
Rebecca (B&W of course!)
Star trek Films - polly one with the Borg - they give me the creeps!

Can't wait for the new S£x in the city film to come out - loved the tv series!
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Post: #102815 tim&fatima
Tue May 13, 2008 10:35 pm

off the top of my head.. no particular order.

One flew over the cuckoo's nest
The deer hunter
Awakenings
Legends of the fall
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Post: #102869 Brod
Wed May 14, 2008 9:55 am

My favorite 5 films:

The Day the Earth Caught Fire (and you thought todays climate change was bad)

Aliens (Thats it, game over man, game over)

Pat Garret and Billy the Kid (The real wild west, warts and all)

Brotherhood of the Wolf (Period murder mystery meets Kung Fu)

A Matter of Life and Death (You always knew that David Niven would get the girl)

Now have I ticked all the boxes ? Post-apocolypse, check, Sci-Fi, check, Western (Peckingpah), check, Costume drama, check, Romantic comedy/fanasty, check.
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Post: #102873 MKG
Wed May 14, 2008 10:04 am

As a bit of an aside as Lord of the Rings seems popular ...

It did strike me that if I hadn't read the book (a zillion times) I wouldn't have had a chance of understanding the films. Did anyone who hasn't read the book like the films?

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Post: #102928 red
Wed May 14, 2008 1:31 pm

I didn't like the book or the films. (to be fair I only made it through the first film)

does that count?
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Post: #102934 MKG
Wed May 14, 2008 1:50 pm

Eeerrmmm ... possibly ... probably ... maybe ... eeerrrrmmm ....no.

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Post: #102978 Moonwaves
Wed May 14, 2008 4:47 pm

I'm sure I'd have a different list on any given day but here are five:

1. Some Like It Hot
2. What's Up Doc
3. Pump Up the Volume
4. Ferris Bueller's Day Off
5. Back to the Future (but only the first one, 'cos I have nearly the whole sticker book for that filled in :) )
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Post: #102983 marshlander
Wed May 14, 2008 5:08 pm

Re Lord of the Rings
I didn't like the book so didn't bother to watch the film.
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Post: #104182 circlecross
Mon May 19, 2008 9:40 pm

Henry and June
Addams family & Values
Leon
Pulp Fiction (maybe)
Preaching to the Perverted

But this is only 5 films that I would watch again and again. Other films that I would watch again and again, but maybe are a bit easier to ignore are
Practical Magic
The Craft
Sleepy Hollow
Ginger Snaps
Moulin Rouge

Oh!!! A few Good Men!

Nah. Too Hard. We like our films.

I didn't read the LOTR books, and enjoyed the films.

We like Star Wars in our house, liked the Family Guy Blue Harvest. But where was the Stormtrooper banging his head???

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Post: #104194 gettingthere
Mon May 19, 2008 10:58 pm

Here are my fav 5-- think I get a little obsessed since when I like a flick watch it over and over and over--Ok--you get the idea! :lol:

1. A Home of Our Own
2. Bridges of Madison County
3. The Patriot
4. The Apostle
5. The Horse Whisperer


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