What's your favorite movie?

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Love Jim Carrey and Will Ferrel's movies.

Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind. The Aviator. The Life of David Gale. The Matrix. That movie where Ferrel plays an elf, anyone? And some other ones I can't remember right now.

Edit: I really enjoyed Into the Wild. Thought it was fantastic!
 
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That movie where Ferrel plays an elf, anyone?
It was called 'Elf'. :rolleyes:
 
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How about the Elegant Universe series on the PBS website? :P

Boondock Saints, my favorite movie of all time hands-down. Gratuitous violence, extreme profanity and sexual content. Plus great music.
 
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Boondock Saints, my favorite movie of all time hands-down. Gratuitous violence, extreme profanity and sexual content. Plus great music.
Well, if we're counting that type of movie, then Flesh Gordon and Sex World have to be in the running.
 
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Get Shorty was dreadful! :yuck: Angry angry story!
 
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I haven't seen either of those but if by "that type of movie" you mean weird semi-porno-type movies that would be awkward to watch with close friends, it isn't that type of film. It's really a pretty good one, but it was produced on a low budget and was given really bad reviews. It's very similar to a Tarantino movie.
 
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The Man From Earth is my newest favorite.
 
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Transformers was a pretty good movie. Also, Fantastic 4 was good too.
 
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I haven't seen either of those but if by "that type of movie" you mean weird semi-porno-type movies that would be awkward to watch with close friends
They were both hard-core porn, but Flesh Gordon was cut to get better theatre distribution. I don't think that any original versions are available anywhere. It's funny as hell, though, with some decent special effects. You can think of it almost like a film of the real Flash Gordon, but with nudity and some off-colour language.
As to the awkwardness, that depends entirely upon the standards of you and your friends. Both were regularly screened at our science fiction conventions with no adverse reactions. The people that I hang out with now wouldn't want to see Sex World, but they might find (the edited) Flesh Gordon amusing.
 
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How about the Elegant Universe series on the PBS website? :P
Ah, the movie has nothing on the book. Some of the visuals and explanations were nice, but there was such little detail in the movie. Of course, it's better than lots of documentaries...
(anyone ever see the History Channel one trying to convince people that there was a black hole in the Bermuda Triangle? :P)
 
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Man, I could make a long list of good movies. American History X, Boys N da Hood, The Matrix, Ali, Batman Begins, The Shawshank Redemption, Outbreak, A few good men, Solaris, Ray, Rain man, US Marshals, The Tuskegee Airmen ...so many more im not listing.

Im very very picky on movies. I never got into any of the disney movies, as I grew up watching top gun when I was 5-ish. Probably not the best movie for a 5 year old. (I had to fast forward through the sex scene :grumpy:) But I also watched ghost busters and ninja turtles. Never really saw any disney movies. I just cant sit through them, I dont find that kind of humor funny.
 
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Yeah, Cy, Shawshank Redemption and Rain Man both should have been in my list earlier. I have watched them both many times. Ray impressed me, in part because I grew up listening to his music and had a better appreciation of the back-story than younger people could have. Also, having played music professionally, I have an appreciation for the stuff that he must have gone through early in his career, especially when venues were segregated.
 
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I never got into any of the disney movies... ...I dont find that kind of humor funny.
I would recommend, however, Fantasia. It's not meant to be funny; but the music and 'choreography' are awsome.
 
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Another movie I like that I just remembered is "A Beautiful Mind". I remember that one being pretty good but it has been a long time since I've seen it.
 
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Another movie I like that I just remembered is "A Beautiful Mind". I remember that one being pretty good but it has been a long time since I've seen it.
Thats a pretty good movie, but im not super crazy about the storyline. Even though its true, it comes off as too 'hollywood'.

Last king of scotland is good. So is hotel ruwanda.


Im trying to think of a good spy movie that was true to reality, but I cant. There are some ok movies like bourne identity, but those are just action movies. I like true story movies because they are more interesting. Id like to see a 'real' spy movie, not a karate chop james bond spy movie. One where the spy has to use his brain not to get caught and killed. I.e., real life. Actually, Id like to see the guy get caught in the end and die. Because thats what really happens when spies get caught. They dont john wayne their way out. They just 'dissapear'.


The fastest indian is also a good movie.
 
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It seems that people are taking the scenic route around the original question. If this is to be about movies that I really love (or at least like a lot), there are hundreds more that I could mention. 'Inherit the Wind' was brilliant (and philosophically pleasing). I have every Spider-Man, X-Men, and 'Fantastic 4' DVD, and am breathlessly awaiting the theatrical release of 'Iron Man'. I've watched 'Terminator II' probably a dozen times, and never get tired of it. I can't hear 'Bad to the Bone' without seeing Arnie sparking up that hog. :biggrin:
 
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Id like to see a 'real' spy movie, not a karate chop james bond spy movie. One where the spy has to use his brain not to get caught and killed. I.e., real life.
Check out 'A Man Called Intrepid'. I believe that it stars David Niven. It's the true story of a Canuk spy in WWII Germany.
 
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Ghandi is also a good movie. American Psyco is a good movie too. Eat drink man woman (chinese w/subtitles) is good, and so is the inheritance (dutch? with subtitles).

All the President's Men is also good.
 
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Fantasia (thanks, Danger!) is a killer. The music is wonderful, and the (cartoon) choreography is wonderful. Hippo ballerinas - yeah, that could happen!
 
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Fantasia (thanks, Danger!) is a killer. The music is wonderful, and the (cartoon) choreography is wonderful. Hippo ballerinas - yeah, that could happen!
I dont think I'll be watching that guys, sorry.
 
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I dont think I'll be watching that guys, sorry.
If you ever become a dad, you will...over and over and over....!
 
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If you ever become a dad, you will...over and over and over....!
The music is classic and the juxtapositions of the music with the animation are killer. The movie is old and it is timeless.
 
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Actually, when I was little my mom said I used to watch follow that bird, over, and over, and over. Starring big bird. I just remember he got kidnapped in the back of a pickup truck and painted blue. I used to love that. Also, I would sing along to wheels of fortune.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=RhVxfD1Eph4

:rofl: Look at count draculas car. FOUR TELEPHONE POLES!!!
 
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For my daughter, it was "Lion King." Not a bad movie, but it does get old after watching it about a million times.
 

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