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The Official Films Thread

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Well bollocks, we've got a telly thread so I thought I'd create one for films too.

I'm currently working my way through Movies With A Twist Collection 3 which I downloaded years ago from TPB. All of those torrents are now dead which is a shame because I didn't get around to downloading Collection 4. I'm downloading all of those separately which is a hassle but will be worth it in the end going by 1-3 so far.

Am in the middle of watching Law Abiding Citizen, I think I've seen it before but i was so long ago I've forgotten what happens.

The problem with watching these films knowing that there's a twist makes it easy to work out what the twist in question is so probably better if you watch them without that knowledge lol

Here's a list of some of my all-time favourite films of all-time in no particular order:

Brazil
The Life Of Brian
The Holy Grail
The Meaning Of Life
Star Wars
The Empire Strikes Back
Lifeforce (a terrible film but the female lead vampire spends most of it naked lol)
All Lethal Weapons
All Die Hards
Every Dirty Harry Film
The Jungle Book (the Disney original)
Pi
Falling Down (just for the McDonalds scene lmfao)
Silent Running
Logan's Run
All 60s-70s Planet Of The Apes
Soylent Green

Am going to stop there otherwise this post is going to be HUGE lol



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Zoolander has so many good scenes.



You know what I actually enjoyed Constantine, I know it got a lot of flack, but it was pretty great, had potential.


It was a good movie, I only watched it when it came out - it is hard to hate anything Keanu does, except 2nd and 3rd Matrix movies... mind you I haven't watched the Matrix trilogy in like nearly 20 years. I wonder how well it holds up today. Both John Wick movies are favourites for me.

RedRizla said:

The Shining

I know Stephen King hates it, but I think as a standalone movie it is just so well done - it has such an atmosphere of dread throughout with so much imagery laced into each scene with the music accentuating the way the camera moves and the meticulous decoration of the Overlook. The performances are perfect for the story it is trying to tell - even if that story is not as all encompassing as the novel is, and works on the surface as much more of a standard horror story.

I am a huge fan of Stephen King's book (well, he is my favourite author - I never tire of his books) - but his miniseries adaptation was so cheesy, actually so much of Stephen Kings movies are just terrible adaptations.

The best faithful adaptations are the Frank Darabont movies (The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile and The Mist) of which only The Mist is a horror movie.

I like when some liberties are taken with Stephen Kings books - The Shining may have gone too far for him, but the new It movie takes almost as much liberty and works much better for it.

That said, when to much liberty is taken you get what is arguably the worst Stephen King movie, The Dark Tower which was such a let down - even the little nods to the universe throughout just made it harder to stomach. There is so much that they cut out of the story - and then this whole thing of it being canonical to the books, kind of like the final chapter... yeah I'll never accept that.

/rant over LOL

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RedRizla said:

The Shining

I know Stephen King hates it, but I think as a standalone movie it is just so well done - it has such an atmosphere of dread throughout with so much imagery laced into each scene with the music accentuating the way the camera moves and the meticulous decoration of the Overlook. The performances are perfect for the story it is trying to tell - even if that story is not as all encompassing as the novel is, and works on the surface as much more of a standard horror story.

Great movie.
But watching it makes me a bit uncomfortable now that I know about the crap Shelley was put through by Kubrick.
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Zenbane said:

So many to name from various eras, but I will start with my "top" list, in no particular order:
  1. Conan the Barbarian (original)
  2. Blade Runner
  3. Fight Club
  4. Meet Joe Black
  5. The Wanderers
  6. The Outsiders
  7. 300
  8. John Wick
  9. Troy
  10. Snatch
  11. Sin City
  12. Waiting
  13. The Cable Guy
  14. Requiem for a Dream
  15. Avengers: Infinity War
  16. Pulp Fiction
  17. The Godfather 1 &2
  18. Scarface
  19. Lord of the Rings trilogy
  20. Day of the Dead (original)

Several of my favorite movies have Brad Pitt as the star. I may have a man-crush.



Interesting to meet another Conan fan - Arnold wasn't bad, I grew up reading the comics and still hope they will one day make the ultimate Conan movie - I'm still working on my Savage Sword of Conan collection 🙂 

Making a list of favorite movies isn't easy - here're some of my suggestions - in prioritized order 😉

Alien(s)
2001: A space Odyssey 
The Deer Hunter
Gladiator
Planet of the Apes (original).
No Country for Old Men
https://youtu.be/qnwNuG1ayno

Original Star Wars trilogy
Der Untergang (must be in German - yes do get ready to read some subtitles - it's not that hard 😉
https://youtu.be/pwi7mmYqV-Y

The Shining
Godfather 1-2
Her
https://youtu.be/XsQqMwacZQw

The Exorcist
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
Pulp Fiction
Jaws
The Good, The Bad and the Ugly
There Will be Blood
https://youtu.be/OjZ1rUQQKxY

Mad Max Fury Road - must be in 3D
The Thing (original)
The Dark Knight
Ghost in the shell - original
https://youtu.be/SvBVDibOrgs

Guardians of the Galaxy
Gravity - must be in 3D
The Hateful Eight
https://youtu.be/1Bzbj_9nhTQ

Avatar - must be in 3D
Dredd - must be in 3D
https://youtu.be/7fFAoG1wRI4

Platoon 
Blade Runner
Apocalypto
https://youtu.be/gSw5l5jMnPM

Predator
Barry Lyndon
https://youtu.be/JFgplStCMwo

Lord of the Rings trilogy
The Matrix trilogy

Honorable mention could be 30 Days of Night... Couldn't find the red band trailer in nice quality on YouTube:

https://www.traileraddict.com/30-days-night/red-band-trailer

It's a great idea with this thread to inspire and share experiences - I've already spotted several movies I'd like to watch!

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My approximate all time top movie list (maybe, it's hard to remember them all) in no particular order:
- The Thing
- They Live
- Big Trouble In Little China
- Ninja Scroll
- Redline
- Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
- Phantasm 2
- The Raid
- The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across The 8th Dimension
- Robocop
- Evil Dead 2
- Army Of Darkness
- Starship Troopers
- 2001
- Dune
- Brazil
- Top Secret
- Who Killed Captain Alex


I won't put videos of them all here, instead I'll just post one: Buckaroo Banzai.
Peter Weller, John Lithgow, Jeff Goldblum, Christopher Lloyd and Clancy Brown star in a movie about a rock star, brain surgeon, scientist, action hero (Peter Weller) and his gang fighting an invasion of Red Lectroids from the 8th dimension.
Great 80's scifi.


Ok, one more.
Top Secret
One of the best spoof movies


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Buckeroo Bansai was an awesome film. Brilliant!

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OMG I forgot about Big Trouble In Little China

SUCH A GOOD MOVIE!!!

@kojack yeah, plus King had a huge issue with the female character being just a screaming weak mess, she was meant to be strong and unafraid. The Shining was written during Kings darker times, he was suffering from alcoholism and very bad dreams. He dreamt once that he strangled his kids with a fire hose. (At the Stanley Hotel room 217) the book was almost autobiographical and King felt the movie went in the wrong direction. He also hated that Nicolson was cast.
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Some More I've enjoyed..

Sicario
Predestination
The Descent
I am legend           
Pitch Black
Riddick
Apocalypse Now
Full Metal Jacket
28 Days Later





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Big Trouble in Little China is definitely a legend!

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The Great Escape
Bridge on the River Kwai 
Dambusters
633 Squadron 
The Sound Barrier
The Right Stuff
All Airport films but 75 my fav
Battle of Britain
Bat 21 (awesome movie)
And the old Pink Panther movies
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Techy111 said:

The Great Escape
Bridge on the River Kwai 
Dambusters
633 Squadron 
The Sound Barrier
The Right Stuff
All Airport films but 75 my fav
Battle of Britain
Bat 21 (awesome movie)
And the old Pink Panther movies



Don't mention the War!!!  😄 😄 😄