what are your top five films?

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Post: #104438 JustinFun
Wed May 21, 2008 7:54 am

Wow, everyone here has such a great taste in films!

My five (in no particular order, and it'll have changed by tomorrow)

1. Withnail and I
2. To have and have not
3. Wild Zero (bonkers Japanes Zombie/Punk rock film that has to be seen to be believed)
4. Fight Club (I think the fact that a lot of films are now made in the same vein as this, with similar camera tricks and narrative style, sort of undermines the impact it had when it came out - seeing it at the cinema it was like no film I'd ever seen before)
5. Oh Brother Where Art Thou

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Post: #104461 MrsD'ville
Wed May 21, 2008 10:18 am

JustinFun wrote:Wow, everyone here has such a great taste in films!

And then I posted my five!

Gosh, hmm. Once upon a time I would definitely have said Highlander - I'm another one who knew it inside out and backwards - but I cringe a bit now when I see it. Would still sell my soul for Christophe Lambert though! Unless Rufus Sewell was available mind, in which case CL could amuse himself for a while, hmm, mind back on the subject girl! :wink:

The Go-Between, a definite, head and shoulders above, Number One
Cold Comfort Farm (Roof, you see)
The Long Good Friday, really fantastic film, if dated now
Wallace & Gromit Curse of the Wererabbit
Love Actually - I know, I know but I can't help it, esp the bit where Huge Grunt's dancing to the Pointer sisters!

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Post: #106058 Helsbells
Wed May 28, 2008 5:26 pm

Hmm tricky, I would have to say:

Legally Blond,
A little Princess,
A lot like love,
Down with love,
10 things I hate about you.

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Post: #106073 Evilspartacus
Wed May 28, 2008 7:19 pm

Evil Dead II Dead by Dawn
Spartacus
Star Trek II The Wrath Of Khan
Bubba Ho-Tep
The Night of the Hunter

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Post: #106517 circlecross
Fri May 30, 2008 8:11 pm

Ohmigods - Some Like it Hot! How could I forget - "Nobody torks loyk that".

And yes, Rufus Sewell. MMMMMMMMMMmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. Don't even have to be moving around. Don't bother to wrap him, I'll have him now..................mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

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Post: #106520 ina
Fri May 30, 2008 8:21 pm

Evilspartacus wrote:Evil Dead II Dead by Dawn
Spartacus


Is that where you get your name from? :wink:
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Post: #106538 Annpan
Fri May 30, 2008 10:04 pm

circlecross wrote:Ohmigods - Some Like it Hot! How could I forget - "Nobody torks loyk that".


"I'm a girl, I'm a girl, I'm a girl, I'm a girl"

I forgot about Some like it hot too :roll:

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Post: #106659 circlecross
Sat May 31, 2008 9:03 pm

wheeeee! I want to watch it now! "Sometimes I like to slap it!" Marvellous.

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Post: #106685 camillitech
Sat May 31, 2008 10:22 pm

1 Run Lola run, a German amalgamation of sliding doors and trainspotting better than both with a soundtrack that will leave you breathless
2 Belleville rendezvous, a better cartoon than any of the pish to come out of hollywood.
3 Beautiful people, a great film of intertwined lives by some Yugoslav director
4 Das boot, you can taste the fear, smell the diesel and you don't even notice the subtitles
5 Pulp fiction, a film I hated when I saw it but couldn't stop thinking about for months.

And as far as the cinema and one eyed monster go get real guys it's the difference between watching a festi on the box and being there in the mud with the crowd. I hate all that queuing pish and the rip of prices but give us a break Martin the TV doesn't even come close which is why I don't watch it :lol:

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Sat May 31, 2008 11:11 pm

1 - Blade Runner (the original cinema release. I was taken to see it for my 21st birthday and it's stuck with me ever since)

2 - The Princess Bride (even my 9 year old can quote the script these days and watching it at the Discworld convention a few years ago, with all the girls sighing at Carey Elwes and all the lads sighing at Robin Wright. Just too much fun for words)

3 - LOTR trilogy (simply stunning)

4 - Natural Born Killers (one of the funniest films I've seen in a long time, made all the funnier by two things. a - nobody else in the cinema seemed to realise it was a black comedy. b - the chap next to us whose girlfriend asked whether Apollo 13 was a true story [furing a trailer for the movie] and him saying, "don't be stupid. They made that up!")

5 - Mouin Rouge (nuff said)

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Post: #107689 missie moo
Thu Jun 05, 2008 9:23 pm

without thinking too much...

life is beautiful
monsters inc
life of brian
6th sense
misery

...and i've probably left out some of my favourites now!

i watch girlie stuff like bridget jones, 4 weddings, about a boy (ok, i watch hugh grant :oops:) when i'm doing a half marathon on my rowing machine as this takes about 1hr40mins.

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Post: #107705 circlecross
Fri Jun 06, 2008 7:33 am

argghhh Belleville Rendevous, and Life of Brian!!! I like films too much...can't pick just 5 :(

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Re: what are your top five films?

Post: #111218 Badger Bob
Mon Jun 23, 2008 1:40 pm

Sorry to resurrect the thread but nobody has mentioned my favourite fillum yet...

1. The Wicker Man - original Edward Woodward version
2. Withnail and I
3. Monty Python and the Holy Grail
4. Oh! Mister Porter!
5. Carry On Up The Khyber

I'd have thought there would have been a few more Wicker Man fans on here, after all Summerisle was self-sufficient-ish - they only imported a virgin to sacrifice! :wink:

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Re: what are your top five films?

Post: #111227 MKG
Mon Jun 23, 2008 2:21 pm

Wicker Man!!!! Oh yes - slap that wall :lol:
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Re: what are your top five films?

Post: #111249 pogostemon
Mon Jun 23, 2008 4:04 pm

Oh Yes Another for the original & fab Wicker Man, oh & Withnail & Practical magic
I also love
1.Tampopo
2.Bull Durham
3.The Producers ( the proper one with Zero mostel,)
4. All about my mother
5 South park Bigger, Longer, Uncut.
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