What is Your Favourite Movie?



  • @dominica and I are currently watching Blade Runner, my second favourite film. My all time favourite is, with no doubt, is 1994's Chung King Express by Wong Kar-Wai. You have to watch it a few times, probably while drinking heavily, to really appreciate it. I owned Chungking since its original LD release around 1995 - I rented it so many times the shop finally gave me the disc for about $5 as I was the only customer renting it. I own Blade Runner: The Director's Cut (1992) on LD as well.

    So what movies do you enjoy?



  • My favorite movie of all time remains "The Princess Bride"

    I enjoy watching Science Fiction and Fantasy movies in general. I will also watch a Wuxia at the drop of a hat. That interest stemmed off the Sci-Fi/Fantasy element a lot of the Wuxia movies have.



  • @JaredBusch Can't go wrong with a Tony Leung flick.



  • I'd probably have to say Blues Brothers. But it's a close call between that and Pirate Radio, American Graffiti, and Dazed and Confused. I love movies with a good sound track.



  • @jasonh American Graffiti definitely a classic. I have that on LD too.



  • The original Star Wars trilogy tops my list.



  • @Dashrender said:

    The original Star Wars trilogy tops my list.

    The original trilogy is definitely high on mine.



  • I always have a hard time picking this one. I have a list of around 10 that I keep as my top 10. That list includes (in no particular order):

    The Shawshank Redemption
    V for Vendetta
    The Princess Bride
    The Green Mile
    Up
    The Last Samurai

    Forrest Gump
    The Muppet Movie
    The Great Muppet Caper
    The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh

    The ones in bold are the ones for sure. The others I kind of thought of now but the others are definites and have been considered over time and many times.



  • @ajstringham No question, Shawshank is always very, very high for me. That is a seriously good film.



  • @scottalanmiller said:

    @ajstringham No question, Shawshank is always very, very high for me. That is a seriously good film.

    I can't help but watch this and Mr Holland's Opus and Finding Forrester when I find them on tv.



  • My all time favorite is Hunger Games 🙂



  • You can really tell who is in their early 20s and who is in their 30s from the movie selections 🙂



  • @scottalanmiller hahhaha of course yes



  • @ajstringham said:

    I always have a hard time picking this one. I have a list of around 10 that I keep as my top 10. That list includes (in no particular order):

    The Shawshank Redemption
    V for Vendetta
    The Princess Bride
    The Green Mile
    Up
    The Last Samurai

    Forrest Gump
    The Muppet Movie
    The Great Muppet Caper
    The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh

    The ones in bold are the ones for sure. The others I kind of thought of now but the others are definites and have been considered over time and many times.

    A.J. your here now 🙂



  • @dashrender There are two I couldn't think of. Both AMAZING movies! Always cry at the end of Mr. Holland's Opus. Finding Forrester was just...wow!!



  • @scottalanmiller Also, can't believe I forgot American History X. Just a flat out powerful movie. Kingdom of Heaven was amazing too!



  • @ajstringham said:

    @dashrender There are two I couldn't think of. Both AMAZING movies! Always cry at the end of Mr. Holland's Opus. Finding Forrester was just...wow!!

    It's weird... for me these two movies are way outside my wheelhouse, but for some reason they just speak to me.



  • One movie that I absolutely loved, and no one else seems to know, from the 1990s Laserdisc era is "Tune in Tomorrow." Some seriously weird stuff but a classic film. Good cast too.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tune_in_Tomorrow



  • I am a big fan of the classic John Woo films like "The Killer" in 1989 and "Hard Boiled" in 1992. Those are two that I never managed to own myself but was able to rent on Lasterdisc in the 1990s. Those were great movies. I feel like no one makes good stuff like that anymore.



  • The Big Lebowski. I couldn't imagine anyone else playing the dude besides Jeff Bridges.



  • Also love the Kill Bill movies.



  • @lance said:

    The Big Lebowski. I couldn't imagine anyone else playing the dude besides Jeff Bridges.

    That was definitely a great movie. Laserdisc title for me too 🙂



  • @lance said:

    Also love the Kill Bill movies.

    Those were not ones that did it for me, but from much of the same crew I loved "El Mariachi" and "Desperado." Those were amazing.



  • @scottalanmiller said:

    @lance said:

    The Big Lebowski. I couldn't imagine anyone else playing the dude besides Jeff Bridges.

    That was definitely a great movie. Laserdisc title for me too 🙂

    Laserdisc 🙂 I have haven't seen one of those for awhile. Good Stuff.



  • Was a huge fan of Jackie Chan's middle era films. His early stuff was too cheesy and later stuff is too American. But in the middle his catalogue really was good. Exciting, interesting and fun and enjoyable.

    • Who Am I?
    • Drunken Master II (Legend of Drunken Master)
    • Mr. Nice Guy
    • Gorgeous
    • Accidental Spy

    The last one is the late era but kept the awesome feel of much of the middle era. There are good films from every era, especially the later with many good Americanized titles like the Rush Hour and Shanghai Noon series.



  • @lance said:

    Laserdisc 🙂 I have haven't seen one of those for awhile. Good Stuff.

    I still have about 350 of them. All mint in boxes at my dad's place. Don't use them anymore but can't get rid of them. I have things like the impossible to get reference standard 1985 digital transfer Star Wars Trilogy before any of the crappy modifications were made to them. Casablanca, Citizen Kane, Shawshank Redemption.... all kinds of stuff. And horrible B movies too. Death Race 2000 and worse. I was a serious cinemaphile in the 1990s.



  • @scottalanmiller said:

    Was a huge fan of Jackie Chan's middle era films. His early stuff was too cheesy and later stuff is too American. But in the middle his catalogue really was good. Exciting, interesting and fun and enjoyable.

    • Who Am I?
    • Drunken Master II (Legend of Drunken Master)
    • Mr. Nice Guy
    • Gorgeous
    • Accidental Spy

    The last one is the late era but kept the awesome feel of much of the middle era. There are good films from every era, especially the later with many good Americanized titles like the Rush Hour and Shanghai Noon series.

    I never really watched any kung fu movies. I think I will have to check some of these out.



  • Legend of Drunken Master is awesome but doesn't make much sense unless you have seen the not very good original, Drunken Master. But the original is early era that gives you a feel for Jackie Chan when young - when developing his career. The sequel is him in command at the height of his career. Two very different films but they go together.



  • Dirty Dancing has been my favorite movie since 5th grade. I love tons of movies, but that one I can watch over and over again. My number of views must be in the 50's or above at this point.



  • @Dominica said:

    Dirty Dancing has been my favorite movie since 5th grade. I love tons of movies, but that one I can watch over and over again. My number of views must be in the 50's or above at this point.

    Don't forget...

    • Never Been Kissed
    • Ever After
    • The Wedding Singer

    Those are in your watch over and over list.


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