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Re: Your Favorite Movies.

Postby TyrantGojira » Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:50 pm

Jurassic Park
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
How to Train Your Dragon
Ed Wood
The Green Mile
Grand Torino
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
The Thing (1982)
Robocop (1987)
Tarzan (1999)
Pee Wee’s Big Adventure
American Werewolf in London
Up
Clue
King Kong (1933)
Godzilla 2000
Blazing Saddels
The Princess Bride
Blues Brothers
Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe
Coming to America
Hardcore Henry
Freddy vs. Jason
Pacific Rim
Toy Story 2
Shrek 2
Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Guardians of the Galaxy
Gamera 3 Revenge of Iris
Spiderman (2002)
Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls
Tommy Boy
Raiders of the Lost Arc
Pulp Fiction
The Sound of Music
Predator
Return of the Jedi
The Lion King
Evil Dead 2
Sweeney Todd
Terminator 2
Ghostbusters (1984)
The Producers (2005)
Tremors
Reanimator
Frankenstein (1931)
Logan
Spaceballs
Clash of the Titans
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Re: Your Favorite Movies.

Postby Desghidorah » Fri Nov 02, 2018 6:12 am

In terms of specific category, Star Wars Episode 3: Revenge of the Sith is my favorite of the franchise. Part of it might be nostalgia as I went to see it with my best friend for his birthday, but I still think it has splendid effects and pretty good acting with only a few hiccups. I don't feel like it's talking down to me like some of the new films or grubbing for nostalgia, using some familiar stuff while still using a lot of new locations and appearances.

The Lost World is my favorite of the JP franchise. Yes, the gymnastics kick is silly, but I seriously think people nitpicked the heck out of this movie while ignoring the weird parts of the first film. Why is it okay to harp on Nick Van Owen (a womanizing liar) disarming Roland's gun (and only that gun) in TLW but completely ignore the aimless subplot of dinosaur breeding (given content cut from the novels), the Tyrannosaurus being loud at times and stealthy others, or the miraculous skeleton breaks in the first film? The effects were improved by an extra four years of refinement by the same teams, there's lots more creature action, the setting is a nice change; and I really got a kick out of the dinosaur media tributes at play. Is it flawless, heck no. But when I want to enjoy myself with a dinosaur movie, it's my Go-To.
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Re: Your Favorite Movies.

Postby Titanoterror98 » Thu Nov 29, 2018 3:01 pm

I'm sure that I'll be revising this till my time on this world comes to an end, but I've always wanted to do this so here goes!
    20. Jesus Christ Superstar
    18. The Nightmare Before Christmas
    17. The LEGO Movie
    16. Spirited Away
    15. Kiki's Delivery Service
    14. Lu Over the Wall
    13. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 1 & 2
    12. Star Wars: The Original Trilogy
    11. Castle in the Sky
    10. The Iron Giant
    9. Whisper of the Heart
    8. Princess Mononoke
    7. GMK: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack
    6. The Gamera Trilogy
    5. Gojira/Godzilla: King of the Monsters ('54)
    4. How to Train Your Dragon (1,2, and hopefully 3)
    3. Big Fish
    2. Lilo & Stich
    1. Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind
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Re: Your Favorite Movies.

Postby Gojirawars 03 » Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:58 am

Well overall, for most of my favorite films:
1. Star Wars (all 6 original films, prequels included)
2. Jaws
3. Jurassic Park
4. Godzilla vs Mechagodzilla 2
5. The Princess Bride
6. Godzilla vs Destroyah
7. Monty Python and the Holy Grail
8. Godzilla vs King Ghidorah
9. The Lost World: Jurassic Park
10: Transformers (2007)
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Re: Your Favorite Movies.

Postby Grievous » Mon Dec 17, 2018 5:25 pm

Well...I tend to keep my kaiju films separate from the other
genres I enjoy...so this list will not feature any kaiju films.

Them! (1954)
Alien (1979)
Kagemusha (1980)
Blade Runner(1982)
Gremlins (1984)
Ghostbusters (1984)
The Terminator 1984)
Robocop (1987)
Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
Total Recall (1990)
Tremors (1990)
Jurassic Park (1993)
Ed Wood (1994)
Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels (1998)
Snatch (2000)
Unbreakable (2000)
Death Note (2006)
Death Note 2: The Last Name (2006)
Zodiac (2007)
Split (2016)

And I'm sure there is more...but that will do for now.
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Re: Your Favorite Movies.

Postby Bane » Sat Dec 22, 2018 2:28 pm

Taxi Driver, American Psycho, and Eyes Wide Shut have solidified their place as some of my favorite movies of all time.
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Re: Your Favorite Movies.

Postby Tyrant_Lizard_King » Sat Mar 02, 2019 8:19 am

Desghidorah wrote:The Lost World is my favorite of the JP franchise. Yes, the gymnastics kick is silly, but I seriously think people nitpicked the heck out of this movie while ignoring the weird parts of the first film. Why is it okay to harp on Nick Van Owen (a womanizing liar) disarming Roland's gun (and only that gun) in TLW but completely ignore the aimless subplot of dinosaur breeding (given content cut from the novels), the Tyrannosaurus being loud at times and stealthy others, or the miraculous skeleton breaks in the first film? The effects were improved by an extra four years of refinement by the same teams, there's lots more creature action, the setting is a nice change; and I really got a kick out of the dinosaur media tributes at play. Is it flawless, heck no. But when I want to enjoy myself with a dinosaur movie, it's my Go-To.


Bravo! :applause:

Or the aimless subplot of Grant hating kids. It was lame, unnecessary, and completely made up by Spielberg and co. At least the dinosaurs breeding had a basis in the book and was meant to give some weight to Malcolm's chaos theory talk. Of course dinosaurs breeding and getting off the mainland was a major plot point in the novel and it is sorely missing from the film if you ask me. Though in hindsight it did help to lay foundation for TLW.
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Re: Your Favorite Movies.

Postby Desghidorah » Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:10 am

Tyrant_Lizard_King wrote:
Desghidorah wrote:The Lost World is my favorite of the JP franchise. Yes, the gymnastics kick is silly, but I seriously think people nitpicked the heck out of this movie while ignoring the weird parts of the first film. Why is it okay to harp on Nick Van Owen (a womanizing liar) disarming Roland's gun (and only that gun) in TLW but completely ignore the aimless subplot of dinosaur breeding (given content cut from the novels), the Tyrannosaurus being loud at times and stealthy others, or the miraculous skeleton breaks in the first film? The effects were improved by an extra four years of refinement by the same teams, there's lots more creature action, the setting is a nice change; and I really got a kick out of the dinosaur media tributes at play. Is it flawless, heck no. But when I want to enjoy myself with a dinosaur movie, it's my Go-To.


Bravo! :applause:

Or the aimless subplot of Grant hating kids. It was lame, unnecessary, and completely made up by Spielberg and co. At least the dinosaurs breeding had a basis in the book and was meant to give some weight to Malcolm's chaos theory talk. Of course dinosaurs breeding and getting off the mainland was a major plot point in the novel and it is sorely missing from the film if you ask me. Though in hindsight it did help to lay foundation for TLW.


Oh very much so! I love the Jurassic Park series but I love all of the series. If someone says they love the first movie and treat it as gold, while saying the sequels are all nothing but crap, I feel that someone risks being hypocritical. Heck, the NC review of TLW was almost nothing but nitpicks that ranges from odd things to harp on (like the raptor reacting to Kelly shouting at it) to outright lies (like saying Nick Van Owen took away all the hunter's weapons when he obviously didn't, people are shooting guns later).

Are they perfect? No. Could you make the argument some of the series are better than others? Certainly. But I feel the nostalgia goggles are very strong with some to ignore the faults in the first film to such a degree they go out of their way to bash the sequels.
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Re: Your Favorite Movies.

Postby Terasawa » Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:19 am

Tyrant_Lizard_King wrote:Or the aimless subplot of Grant hating kids. It was lame, unnecessary, and completely made up by Spielberg and co.


It’s not a subplot nor is it “aimless.” It’s not integrated all that well but it does serve a purpose: to develop Grant more. I think it also helps balance out the character roles after the decision to turn Hammond into a nice guy.
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Re: Your Favorite Movies.

Postby eabaker » Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:54 am

Terasawa wrote:
Tyrant_Lizard_King wrote:Or the aimless subplot of Grant hating kids. It was lame, unnecessary, and completely made up by Spielberg and co.


It’s not a subplot nor is it “aimless.”


Indeed, it took a plot thread already present (Grant and the kids making their way back together) and gave it some character shading which was sadly absent from the novel.
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Re: Your Favorite Movies.

Postby tbeasley » Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:17 am

Made a big long list before but thought I'd try to make a nice clean Top 10 which of course became a Top 15. All these had an enormous impact on me growing up, some more than others perhaps...

Godzilla (1954)
Seven Samurai (1954)
Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)
The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (1958)
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
A Clockwork Orange (1971)
Alien (1979)
Blade Runner (1982)
The Fly (1986)
Akira (1988)
Tetsuo: The Iron Man (1989)
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
Jurassic Park (1993)
The End of Evangelion (1997)
Hellboy (2004)

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Re: Your Favorite Movies.

Postby MorgansTShirt » Tue Apr 02, 2019 12:00 pm

Hm...

I don't have a lot of favorite movies... Even Godzilla movies don't make the cut... But I think the ones I like enough to watch more than once would be the films of Jan Svankmajer (Alice, Little Otik, etc.) and Hayao Miyazaki (everyone knows his work). Not that I like everything they make, but I find their work consistently amazing and enjoyable.

Oh, and Jacob's Ladder! Definitely Jacob's Ladder.

Ringu has also left a deep impression on me in terms of horror (I prefer it over the messy and cluttered American Ring).

I also have a soft spot for The Dark Crystal, but if only Jen were a better protagonist, or just make Kira the main character! Also a shame the movie couldn't expand on the multilayered mysticism inherent in its world's setting and history. I wonder if the movie could have been better if it were presented as a series of interconnected segments narrated by Aughra, from her mythical birth out of stone and wood to the restoration of the Crystal, with the fluid and enchanting atmosphere of a fairytale.
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Re: Your Favorite Movies.

Postby CommanderBowser » Tue Apr 02, 2019 12:17 pm

Here is some of my favourite films

Note: they are listed by category

Kaiju Films
Godzilla: Final Wars
Godzilla (2014)
Kong: Skull Island
Pacific Rim
Godzilla vs Biollante
Terror of MechaGodzilla
King Kong vs Godzilla
Godzilla vs Destoroyah
Gamera: Guardian of the Universe
(Note, this is just to name a few)

Dinosaur Films
Jurassic World
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
Jurassic Park (I love all the Jurassic Park films, even Jurassic Park 3)

MCU Films
Guardians of the Galaxy
All 3 Iron Man films
Dr.Strange
Ant-Man
(This is just to name a few that I saw)

Animated Movies
SpongeBob SquarePants Movie
SpongeBob SquarePants: the Sponge Out of Water
Amoung a few other animated films.
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Re: Your Favorite Movies.

Postby Vakanai » Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:36 am

My absolute favorite movie of all time is without a doubt The Dark Crystal. To me that film has been beautiful, mysterious magic since like kindergarten or maybe preschool, back whenever I first saw it. There's nothing else like it, and I simply love it.
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Re: Your Favorite Movies.

Postby eabaker » Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:43 am

Vakanai wrote:My absolute favorite movie of all time is without a doubt The Dark Crystal. To me that film has been beautiful, mysterious magic since like kindergarten or maybe preschool, back whenever I first saw it. There's nothing else like it, and I simply love it.


I also fell in love with that movie as a kid. I got to see a 35mm screening a few years back, and that was awesome.
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Re: Your Favorite Movies.

Postby Kaltes-Herzeleid » Fri Jun 19, 2020 4:06 pm

Made this a few months ago, the list could go on and on but I'm pretty satisfied with it. I'd say only the first five are in any real specific order.

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Postby Jetty_Jags » Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:23 pm

Here's a list of some of my favorite movies,

The Incredibles,
Casablanca
Godzilla 1954 & Shin Godzilla,
Taxi Driver
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
The Terminator

And my all time favorite movie
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Postby VoyagerGoji » Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:41 pm

Mothra vs Godzilla
Terror of Mechagodzilla
Empire Strikes Back
Revenge of the Sith
Jurassic Park
Toy Story 3
Wall-E
How to Train Your Dragon
Kung Fu Panda 2
Shrek 2
Terminator 2
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Postby UltramanGoji » Fri Jun 19, 2020 9:44 pm

Newer list than before. Same shtick though: fifty movies, first twenty posted outside of the spoiler.

1.) Godzilla (1954)
2.) Star Wars (1977)
3.) Alien
4.) Pacific Rim
5.) King Kong (1933)
6.) Creature from the Black Lagoon
7.) Jurassic Park
8.) The Blues Brothers
9.) Killer Klowns from Outer Space
10.) Gremlins
11.) Hellboy (2004)
12.) Cloverfield
13.) The Great Dictator
14.) True Stories
15.) Raiders of the Lost Ark
16.) Clash of the Titans (1981)
17.) Jaws
18.) The Iron Giant
19.) Army of Darkness
20.) Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse
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21.) 9 (2009)
22.) The Monster Squad
23.) The Big Lebowski
24.) The Invisible Man (1933)
25.) Attack the Block
26.) The Godfather
27.) Forrest Gump
28.) Aladdin
29.) Rocky
30.) Fantastic Mr. Fox
31.) Iron Man
32.) Back to the Future
33.) Interstellar
34.) Seven Samurai
35.) Terminator 2: Judgment Day
36.) Dawn of the Dead (1978)
37.) Citizen Kane
38.) The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
39.) Chappie
40.) Office Space
41.) Troll Hunter
42.) The Town that Dreaded Sundown
43.) Phantom of the Opera
44.) 12 Angry Men
45.) Wes Craven's New Nightmare
46.) Ed Wood
47.) Harry and the Hendersons
48.) Singin' In the Rain
49.) Good Morning Vietnam
50.) Princess Mononoke
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Postby Kaiju-King42 » Fri Jun 19, 2020 10:39 pm

1. Godzilla (1954) – You all know it. You all love it.
2. Jurassic Park – The only other movie/franchise that can stand a chance against my love for Godzilla.
3. The Terminator – The original, not T2. Love its dark atmosphere, its story, its eerie techno-music, its perfectly constructed time travel plot. James Cameron's finest movie, IMO. It's a skreeonking creepy one too. It's a better slasher film than practically any actual slasher film, and its visions of humanity's bleak future is so horrific that it has people talking about "Skynet's uprising" to this very day. I don't know what people are smoking when they say this isn't a horror movie, because not only is it absolutely a horror film – it's my favorite horror film (Unless you count Godzilla, which is arguably a horror film too. Blah. Genres are fickle things).
4. The Lion King – This was THE Disney movie I watched as a kid. It still holds a special place in my heart.
5. The Lord of the Rings Trilogy – Yeah, I cheated and put a trilogy in my top ten. This is still the benchmark that all other fantasy films aspire to be. Unpopular opinion, but I think the movies are superior to the books as well.
6. Jaws – Another movie that is superior to the book. This is a not-so unpopular opinion. The book is terrible, lol. It's quite a feat that Speilberg got such a great film out of it.
7. Princess Mononoke – My favorite Studio Ghibli film. My favorite anime too. I got the pleasure of seeing this in theaters last November. Combines my love for great 2D animation with my love for epic fantasy!
8. Mad Max: Fury Road – A flawlessly constructed action film. Great characters, fantastic visual storytelling, refreshingly progressive, practical effects galore. I can't believe I missed this gem in theaters!
9. The Matrix – This was my first ever R-rated movie, so there's a lasting impact right there. It has a really fantastic and creative science fiction story, and one of my favorite villains in fiction: Agent Smith.
10. The Gamera Trilogy – Yeah, I cheated and put in another trilogy. Sue me. These films, to me, represent the modern day benchmark for kaiju films.
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