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  1. saucytoe

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    The Best of all movies has got to be The Matrix, any film that can out do a Star Wars film in the Box Office after been released at the same time deserves credit. it is also revolutionary for its camera sequences and of course the Kick ass action. Role on the sequel. Oh yeah........... a bit more of Trinity in leather please :D
     
  2. gimli

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    Almost correct. The Matrix is certainly one of the best action films starring Keanu Reeves released in the last couple of years.

    Best film ever, hardly
     
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    A quick trip to the imdb will show you that the Matrix didn't do anywhere near the same box office as TPM. And whilst it is an ok film, Keanu couldn't act his way out of a paper bag. The scene where he is on the mobile to Morpheus and his "No way, No way, this is crazy" line is hilarious the acting is so bad. Now The Shawshank Redemption, that is a good film or how about everyones current fave LOTR:FOTR.
     
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    For a substantially smaller budget I think 'The 13th Floor' is a very good film and has more depth than 'the matrix'. Any matrix fan should see 13th floor :)

    Both good films, very hard to say a certain film is the best because there are so many genres.
     
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    id have to say jaws quints speach aboard the boat when he talks about the indianapolis boat is superb
     
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    i also think The Matrix ROCKS & so does Blade

    i dont thik their are best fims ,but you can keep on watching them over & over again

    Tafsir
     
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    My favourite film is Thomas and the Magic Railroad . It made more money than Star Wars and the Matrix combined and has better special FX, also the acting from Thomas is not as wooden as Keanu ;)
     
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    Is it just me or is the only time Mr. Keanu hasnt been a plank is as Ted theodore Logan in Bill & ted's... I think that is embarassing. Poor boy
     
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    Blades my favourite to date!

    LIDDERS
     
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    My favourite movie so far is probably The Matrix. I could watch it over and over again and have. I wouldn't say it's the best movie ever made though. Those are two different things entirely.

    I own the Thirteenth Floor as well - it's a good movie, but nothing compared to the Matrix.

    Coming in at a close second in my favourites list would probably be Memento :)
     
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    Because of the many genres of film, perhaps a better way to choose is 'which film would you take to the proverbial desert island'.......

    I would take 'The Commitments'.

    "Your not taking that horse in the lift are ya?"

    "Sure I am. The stairs would kill him!"

    Joey 'The Lips' Fagan & Imelda Cork.

    Fantastic.
     
  12. Ian J

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    Squirrel, I am surprised. It's a good film but surely not that good.
     
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    Well, I have only seen it twice so far so I may get bored with it after future viewings. At the moment, it stays in 2nd place though.

    Of course, there is also the chance that I just haven't seen enough movies ;)

    To be honest, I thought you'd be more suprised at The Matrix being my favourite movie!

    I would also have to include the following in any top list I drew up (in no particular order):

    An American Werewolf In London
    Donnie Darko
    Face/Off
    Bound
    Mulholland Drive
    Go
    Reservoir Dogs
    Pulp Fiction
    The Usual Suspects

    It's so hard to do these things though... it really is a function of time and mood. :rolleyes: I could add a few more to the list but then it would never end :rolleyes:

    Some fave movies of yours would be nice Ian! ;) :D
     
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    Shawshank Redemption
    Blade Runner


    Too close to call.
     
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    Dark City is better than The Matrix in my opinion.

    Call me a pansy if you will, but one of the best all-round films of all time is 'It's A Wonderful Life'.

    My favourite comedy of all time is 'Strange Brew'... which is finally coming to DVD on 1 October :)
     
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    I've never seen Strange Brew but may have to check it out.

    I own Dark City as well and while it is miles better than the Thirteenth Floor it's still not a patch on The Matrix in my mind. I don't think it will stand up to intense repeated viewing either. But it's horses for courses ain't it. :)
     
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    I own an original VHS copy of it and, while it hasn't aged brilliantly, if you drink beer and like dumb humour now and again, it's hilarious... DVDempire.com have it for $13.99 so it'll probably be cheap through other UK based R1 retailers.
     
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    HI,

    I'm sorry, but "The Matrix" as best film ever.... You've got to be f***ing kidding me!

    As a sci-fi film, it's okay. However, as I've said before it's basically a rip-off of a lot of other movies, including John Woo's "Hard-Boiled" from 1991!

    Anyway, I also disagree with "Sight & Sound"'s recent Best Film Ever Poll as well. "Citizen Kane" is a good film, but it's not THAT good a film, and it sure as hell isn't the BEST film ever.

    Personally, I'd say, their would have to be two films that would have to be voted for:

    Best Modern Film (after 1947) - "The Godfather"
    Best Old Film (pre 1947) - "The Phantom Of The Opera" with Lon Chaney Jr. (Is it 1927?)

    Just my opinion, of course.

    Pooch
     
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    Well, it's not one of my personal favourites either. I watched Citizen Kane once and enjoyed it, but I certainly wouldn't want to sit through it again anytime soon (and I watched it several years ago as well!). If a film is not up to repeated viewing than it can't be one of my favourites :)

    As to whether it's the best film ever, I'll leave that up to the industry itself to decide. A film as a favourite is a personal issue but discussing the technical excellence of a movie (and I use "technical" to mean everything associated with the putting together of a movie and its later analysis) is best left to the industry through peer review IMO. Having said that, I've never really understood why the industry feel this film is so excellent though! But there must be something about it as it comes up time and time and time again on whatever list you look at.
     
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    My all-time favourite films, in no particular order.

    2001, the scene where the bone is thrown up, and cuts into the Blue Danube music and the space craft docking.

    Starwars: A New hope, Traffic, Schlinders list, Pitch Black

    Das Boot (better than The Hunt for Red October and Crimson Tide and U571)
     
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    My two cents...

    Thought Dark City was pants, Matrix good.

    Favs include (not in order) :

    American History X
    The Man Who Would Be King
    Goodfellas
    This Is Spinal Tap
    Fight Club
    Se7en
    Life of Brian
    Bad Wives
    Unforgiven
    The Talented Mr Ripley

    To name but 10... I could go on... and on...
     
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    Alien
    Blade Runner
    Apocalypse Now - until Marlon Brando appears
    Das Boot
    Predator
    Pulp Fiction
    Reservoir Dogs
    Shrek
    12 Monkeys
    Anything and everything by the Coen Brothers
     
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    LA Confidential
    Usual Suspects
    Memento
    Nikita
    Star Wars (the first one - by which I mean the one released in 1977, not episode I)
    Cyrano de Bergerac
    Rear Window
    Some Like it Hot
    Aliens
    Ferris Bueller's Day Off
     
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    Here´s a few of mine:

    Unbreakable
    Star Wars Trilogy (Originals not the butchered Special Editions)
    A Beautiful Mind
    Spy Game
    Lord of the Rings
    Se7en
    Angel Heart
    The Abyss
    American Pie 1 & 2
    The Sixth Sense

    I´m sure the list will change next time though;)
     
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    Some of mine are in no particular order.

    The Fifth Element.
    Ben Hur.
    El Cid.
    The Vikings.
    Wild At Heart.
    A Matter Of Life and Death. Possibley my favorite film of all time.
    Leon.
    The Big Blue.
    Pulp Fiction.

    Plus stacks of others I can't think of at the moment.
     
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    I forgot about Fargo :( Probably because I don't have it on DVD yet :(
     
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    The one with David Niven? aka Stairway to Heaven?
     
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    My favourites hadn't changed in about 5 years:

    Leon
    Scent of a Woman
    Shawshank Redemption

    Then along comes:

    Matrix
    Sixth Sense
    Shrek
     
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    12 Monkeys
    Brazil
    ..lots of other stuff by Terry Gilliam
    Gladiator
    Ronin
    SW : Empire Strikes Back
    Blade runner

    amongst others

    PK
     
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    For me this week;)

    LOTR: FOTR
    Matrix
    Gladiator
    Ben Hurr
    Angel Heart
    StarWars originals
    Shawshank Redemption
    So I Married an Axe Murderer
    Last of the Mohicans
    Bingo
     
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