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    Since I'm on a Movie Kick...Your Top *FIVE* Films

    I've always thought you could tell a good deal about people by their favorites in film and literature, and, as I'm on a movie kick tonight I'd like to start up a thread with everyone's top FIVE movie picks. Somehow, people always manage to pop a tie or two in or even honorable mentions to expand the list to upwards of eight, but we're disciplined iron warriors...let's exercise (no pun intended) some of that discipline and cap it at FIVE (ranked or unranked...your choice...though indicate if it's in no particular order or not, por favor). So, you're forced to exclude some of your faves and narrow it down to a list of five films that absolutely engage you, changed you and/or simply provide everything that you believe a film should be.

    I'll start it off, though I'm ashamed to say that my list is fairly narrow in that my top five are dominated by films in the last ten years. A few that I'm leaving off the list go back much further...but when forced to choose an absolute top five, it simply pans out that way. So, without further delay, my top five (in no particular order) -

    1. Vanilla Sky
    2. Fight Club
    3. Say Anything
    4. Chasing Amy
    5. American Beauty

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    hmm mine...in no particular order...

    Days of Thunder
    Goodfellas
    Coyote Ugly
    XXX
    Wizard of OZ

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    Ummmm... Goodfellas, Scarface, Blow, Patriot, Braveheart, Apocolypse Now (the horror ), Full Metal Jacket, Platoon, Saving Private Ryan, American Pie 1 and 2, Resevoir Dogs, Happy Gilmore, Waterboy (eeeeeee), Big Daddy, Gladiator, Matrix, The Lost Boys, Heartbreak Ridge (I could put a round up a fleas ass from 500m)...

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    rocky 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

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    Originally posted by hawk9603
    rocky 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    your inclusion of Rocky V disturbs me greatly....it is the irremovable blemish on an otherwise brilliant collection. I often pretend it did not happen, as it helps me sleep at night, but at times like this, when I am forced to confront its existence, I become very saddened.

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    Originally posted by kc
    hmm mine...in no particular order...

    Days of Thunder
    Goodfellas
    Coyote Ugly
    XXX
    Wizard of OZ
    Well, I don't think anyone can ever accuse you of not being diverse in your life...i can honestly state that I didn't ever think I would see XXX and Coyote Ugly on the same list for *anything*, let alone a top five list.

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    BG, I like the way you think. I agree with you whole heartedly that you can tell a great deal about someone based on their fav books, movie and such. So in no particular order.....

    1. Tombstone (yes that one, not the old one)
    2. Jaws (12 when I saw that, made my mom go out and get tickets again cause I was not leaving my seat)
    3. Heat of the Night (Mr. Tibbs - smart, tough and class)
    4. Blazing Saddles (Laughed so hard I swear a lung came up)
    5. Big Jake (John F***ing Wayne! But this one is very special to me. If I was to put them in order this would be number one.)

    Wished you'd have said top five.

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    Originally posted by kc
    Wizard of OZ
    But have you ran it without the sound and starting Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon right as the MGM lion takes his seat? I tried it in high school w/some buddies and it had a very eerie match...

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    1. Clockwork Orange
    2. Dr. Strangelove
    3. Full Metal Jacket
    4. 2001: A Space Odessy
    5. The Shining


    All from the greatest film director and producer....

    July 26, 1928 - March 7th, 1999

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    I meant top 10, I wished you'd have asked what was our top 10 fav movies! Long day Bro's, sorry.

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    ALL STAR WARS MOVIES!!!!

    IMPERIAL 4 LIFE!

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    Warrior, did the Oz thing with Floyd. Wild as hell.

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    - The Godfather 1 & 2 (Its one long movie really!)
    - Replacement Killers
    - Blues Brothers
    - Star Wars (saw it as a kid when it came out, was freakin magical!)
    - The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

    Top 5... ugh this is so limiting! I'm gonna cheat and put up my top 3 by genre:

    Action:
    1 - Raiders of the lost Ark
    2 - Terminator
    3 - First Blood (First and only good Rambo flick)

    Sci-Fi:
    1 - Star Wars
    2 - The Matrix
    3 - Alien

    Horror:
    1 - The Shining
    2 - Jaws
    3 - The Omen

    Comedy:
    1 - Monty Python - The Holy Grail
    2 - Airplane! (or any Zucker bros. films!)
    3 - National Lampoon's Animal House

    Western:
    1 - The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
    2 - Pale rider
    3 - High Plains Drifter (you see a pattern forming?)

    Mystery:
    1 - Seven
    2 - Vertigo (Hitchcock)
    3 - The name of the rose

    Drama:
    1 - Godfather I and II
    2 - Witness (Harrison Ford)
    3 - Taxi Driver

    War:
    1 - Bridge on the River Kwai
    2 - Das Boot
    3 - Apocalypse Now

    Musical:
    1 - Blues Brothers
    2 - This is Spinal Tap
    3 - The Rocky Horror Picture Show

    Animated:
    1 - Ghost in the Shell
    2 - Akira
    3 - The Iron Giant

    Kids movie:
    1 - Shrek
    2 - The Jungle Book
    3 - Willy Wonka and the chocolate factory

    There we go.... enough cheating

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    Originally posted by BigGreen


    Well, I don't think anyone can ever accuse you of not being diverse in your life...i can honestly state that I didn't ever think I would see XXX and Coyote Ugly on the same list for *anything*, let alone a top five list.
    you can't survive as a bartender, hang out with all guys, be a chick and train seriously without having a bunch of interests

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    Originally posted by Warrior

    But have you ran it without the sound and starting Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon right as the MGM lion takes his seat? I tried it in high school w/some buddies and it had a very eerie match...
    never done that...did see that floyd thing...freaked me out by itself

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    Holy Crap Red! Well if you're going to cheat, cheat big right. Your list hits a close homer for me though. Loved them all.

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    BG those are great picks!!

    Mine Include
    1.Ocean's Eleven
    2.Outlaw Jose Whales
    3.Friday
    4.Pulp Fiction
    5.Debbie Does Dallas(this flick has yet to let me down, gotta love
    ol school porn!)

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    1) Boondock Saints
    2) American Beauty
    3) Reservoir Dogs
    4) Tombstone
    5) Dumb and Dumber

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    citizen kane
    one flew over the cuckoo's nest
    full metal jacket
    city of angels
    a river runs through it

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    Wow, it's so tough to actually rank them. So I'll just list them in no particular order.

    Good Will Hunting
    All of the Star Wars movies ( I'm gonna list it as one movie)
    The Godfather Trilogy (Again, one movie)
    Braveheart ( Watched it again the other day, still cried!)
    Back To The Future trilogy ( Yes, one movie)

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    RED ketchup, you are a movie buff! Only on the comedy selection did you think about Mel Brooks', History of the World or Spaceballs? My personal faves bro!

    OK now mine:

    Varsity Blues
    Happy Gilmore
    Aliens
    Life as a House
    Good Will Hunting


    honorable mention: RUDY
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    WE Were Soldiers
    Saving Private Ryan
    Good Will Hunting
    Life
    The Great Outdoors (only cxause it came on tv today and I laughed my ass off at it, it's been a few years since I saw it last)

    Honorable mentions (just to give BG somethjing to gripe about)
    Boiler Room
    Jaws

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    ok here are my top 5, no particular order:

    Snatch
    Pulp Fiction
    Lock Stock and 2 smoking barrels
    Dazed and Confused
    Matrix

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    In no order

    Pulp Fiction
    Lord of the rings
    The Thing(damn this is a awsome movie!!)
    Aliens
    The predator

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    Originally posted by BIG R
    RED ketchup, you are a movie buff! Only on the comedy selection did you think about Mel Brooks', History of the World or Spaceballs? My personal faves bro!
    Hell yeah! I actually had "History of the world Part 1" written and had the moral dilema of a lifetime when I changed it to "Animal House"

    Anything by Mel Brooks will have me pissing my pants. Lets not forget "To be or not to be" (Mel Brooks as Hitler... too funny!) Dracula Dead and loving it (come on! Mel brooks AND Leslie Nielson together? woah!) Blazing Saddles (who else can take a western and make it so funny?)

    Hee hee! I guess I do like my movies

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    Not in any particular order.

    1.Gladiator
    2.Lord of the Rings series
    3.Saving Private Ryan
    4.The Shawshank Redemtion
    5.Braveheart

    Also a big fan of Goodfellas, The Outlaw Josey Wails (seen it at least 20 times), Pulp Fiction is excellent, Total Recall, Moulin Rouge, Terminator movies

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    So you wanna play games RedKetchup?

    Well, you're on. My complete list...all in no particular order:

    Top 3 Comedy:
    1. Dogma
    2. Animal House
    3. Dumb & Dumber

    Top 3 Horror:
    1. The first and last Nightmare on Elm Streets viewed as one movie
    2. Halloween
    3. Dead Dudes in the House

    Top 3 Sci-Fi/Fantasy
    1. Star Wars
    2. Minority Report
    3. Back to the Future

    Top 3 "Teen" Movies
    1. Fast Times at Ridgemont High
    2. The Breakfast Club
    3. Can't Hardly Wait

    Top 3 Romantic Comedies
    1. Can't Buy Me Love
    2. My Best Friend's Wedding
    3. When Harry Met Sally

    Top 3 Sports Films
    1. Rocky
    2. Hoosiers
    3. Field of Dreams

    Top 3 "Karate" Films
    1. Enter the Dragon
    2. Best of the Best
    3. Kickboxer

    Top 3 Action Films
    1. The Matrix
    2. Point Break
    3. Independence Day

    Top 3 Dramas
    1. Vanilla Sky
    2. Goodwill Hunting
    3. American Beauty

    Top 3 "Postmodern" Mainstream Films:
    1. Fightclub
    2. Simone
    3. Vanilla Sky

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    Originally posted by Warrior
    Heartbreak Ridge (I could put a round up a fleas ass from 500m)...
    Gunny Highway!! I know I've seen that movie 100 times..Hooorahhh!!

    My List: No Particular Order

    1.) Braveheart
    2.) Saving Private Ryan
    3.) Last of the Mohicans
    4.) Gladiator
    5.) Blackhawk Down

    Honorable Mentions:

    1.) Patch Adams
    2.) Legends of the Fall
    3.) Apocalypse Now
    4.) Antwone Fisher ( Just viwed this movie last week, excellent life story)
    5.) Scarface ( When I'm in one of those moods )

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    Citizen Kane
    Pot O' Gold (Jimmy Stewart, 1936-ish)
    The 39 Steps
    All of the old Sherlock Holmes flix with Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce
    Taming of the Shrew, with Richard Burton and Liz Taylor

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    Not in any specific order...

    1)gladiator
    2)blade runner
    3)donny brasco
    4)Predator
    5)American History X
    6)Very bad things
    7)Snatch
    8)Matrix
    Last edited by Matt Foley; 06-08-2003 at 02:34 PM.

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    top 5, no order....

    1)the matrix
    2)fight club
    3)zoolander
    4)braveheart
    5)chasing amy/clerks

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    scarface
    friday
    next friday
    friday after next
    old school

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    My first choice is an easy one, Rounders...followed closely after by My Big Fat Greek Wedding which truly struck a cord in my heart concerning my family and relationships I have encountered. In third place is Minority Report because the conceptual idea of this movie is absolutely mindblowing. In fourth place is Vanilla Sky, because after watching this movie more then five times, I still notice something new each time I watch it. It truly takes a good movie to posess that quality. And in fifth place is a rather old movie, Nothing But Trouble, which features Chevy Chase, Dan Akroyd, John Candy and Demi Moore, in a movie which takes me back to '91. Ahh, memories....

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    1.) Gladiator
    2.) Usualsuspect
    3.) Goodfellas
    4.) Nat'l Lampoon's X-Mas vacation
    5.) MAtrix

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    empire strikes back
    return of the jedi
    dumb and dumber
    black hawk down
    equilibrium

    if you haven't seen equilibrium yet, check it out. i like the idea behind the movie (very brave new worldish), i like christian bale, and they do a good job of combining guns and martial arts.

    -- clocky baby

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    I've got to do the genre thing as well. And even then, I probably have too may in each but I'll limit it to 3. And you forgot thrillers BG

    Top 3 Comedy:
    1. As Good as it Gets
    2. Going South(if you havn't seen it, then your missing out)
    3. Young Frankenstien

    Top 3 Horror:
    1. Dracula
    2. Jaws
    3. Aliens

    Top 3 Sci-Fi/Fantasy
    1. Star Wars 7, 8, 9
    2. Terminator
    3. LOTR 1 & 2

    Top 3 "Teen" Movies
    1. Fast Times
    2. Breakfast Club
    3. Risky Business

    Top 3 Romantic Comedies
    1. Pretty Woman
    2. As Good as it Gets
    3. Shakespear in Love

    Top 3 Sports Films
    1. Color of Money
    2. The Hustler
    3. Rocky


    Top 3 Action Films
    1. Die Hard
    2. Road Warrior
    3. T2

    Top 3 Dramas(this is by far the hardest)
    1. Heat
    2. Godfather 1 & 2
    3. Raging Bull

    Top 3 "Postmodern" Mainstream Films:
    1. Minority Report
    2. Oceans Elevan
    3. Matrix

    Top 3 thrillers
    1. Usual Suspects
    2. Memento
    3. China town

    Top 3 Westerns
    1.Unforgiven
    2.Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
    3. Good bad Ugly/Fist full of Dollars(tie)

    Top 3 War movies
    1. S.P.R.
    2. Bridge over River Kwai
    3. Patton

    And an added top 3
    Top 3 Actor Duos
    1. Paul Newman & Robert Redford
    2. Mel Gibson and Danny Glover
    3. Brad Pitt and George Clooney
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    Here they Are:
    0.All of the Bond Movies
    1.The Matrix
    2.Shawshank Redemption
    3.Titanic
    4.Spaceballs
    5.Better Off Dead
    6.Happy Gilmore

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    It's so hard to chose and put in a category, but I'll be alittle unconventional:
    My fellow Italians:
    Godfather 1 & 2
    Pope of Grenwich Village (spelling)
    Goodfellas
    The Untouchables - Bobby DeNiro made one of the best performances EVER! as Cappone.
    Bronx Tale

    Comedy (Movies I watch entirely too many times)
    >Fletch (and to a lesser extent Fletch 2) - Just unbelieveably influential to my life and way of speach
    >Jay and Silent Bob - Kevin Smith movies period...but who doesn't love saying "have you had a$$ eaten by a fat man in an overcoat" Priceless
    >Austin Powers - Nothing funnier than me and my bro's gigglin and adding our own lines to this priceless series.
    >Meet the Parents - Another priceless DeNiro performance.

    Tear Jerkers aka Sport movies
    The Natural - nough said
    Field of Dreams - Start every spring training watching this!
    Rudy - I still dream about playing football for ND, I'm 33!

    Just Really Good Movies on different levels...
    John Cusack Movies - High Fidelity, 8 men out, Grose Point blank...it goes on!
    5th Element - Lilo is my goddess! Milla Jovavich is a Goddess! She can sing too!
    Christmas Vacation - Not another word needs to be spoken about this classic peace of Art! Watch it year round!
    Above the Law - Biker flick that's true...Hard to believe I'm saying I really enjoy a Charlie Sheen flick.
    Usual Suspects - AWESOME! Even the 300th time around
    Good Will Hunting - Great Flick!
    Braveheart - Willam Wallace KICKS ASS! (said in my Scottish accent smelling like Glenfidech - "FREADDOOOOOOOOOOOOOMMMMMMMMMM!" Then I cry like a baby!!!!!!!!

    So many more movies I can't remember right now...

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    Originally posted by Latin-muscle

    0.All of the Bond Movies
    Surely you are not including "On her majesty's secret service" with Lazenby in the All of bonds films list? Wow what a mistake that movie was.



    Red

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