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Top5 Favorite Films (inspired by spirito's hollyweird rant)128
Jul 12, 2002 11:08 AM
and my likewise low opinion of hollyrock "movies"
and besides,i always forget what movies i like until it's too late anyway...

1- King of Hearts
2- Rocky
3- Diva
4- The Big Knife
5- High Plains Drifter
re: Top5 Favorite Films (inspired by spirito's hollyweird rant)McAndrus
Jul 12, 2002 11:21 AM
- The Wizard of Oz
- Lawrence of Arabia
- She Wore a Yellow Ribbon
- Citizen Kane
- The Searchers
My favoritesLeane Wild
Jul 15, 2002 6:04 PM
- Clueless
- Legally Blonde
- Sixteen Candles
- Breakfast Club
- Office Space
re: Top5 Favorite Films (inspired by spirito's hollyweird rant)Dave Hickey
Jul 12, 2002 11:56 AM
1. Casablanca
2. Airplane- After 30 times, I still laugh
3. Forest Gump
4. Key Largo
5. Any Dirty Harry movie
re: Top5 Favorite Films (inspired by spirito's hollyweird rant)AllisonHayes
Jul 12, 2002 12:03 PM
Hollywood, not foreign, right?

1. Citizen Kane
2. The Third Man
3. King of Hearts
4. Casablanca
5. The Last Temptation of Christ

and the wild card....(drum roll)...The Last Tango in Paris
Comedy-Black & OtherwiseAllisonHayes
Jul 14, 2002 12:35 PM
1. Eating Raoul
2. Repo Man
3. Catch 22
4. Young Frankenstein
5. Blazing Saddles

wild card - After Hours
LOL...Eating Raoulspookyload
Jul 15, 2002 9:43 PM
I can't believe anyone remembers that movie besides me.
re: Top5 Favorite Films (inspired by spirito's hollyweird rant)Len J
Jul 12, 2002 12:24 PM
1.) Young Frankenstein
2.) Harold & Maude
3.) The Godfather
4.) Lawrence of Arabia
5.) The Conversation
re: Top5 Favorite Films (inspired by spirito's hollyweird rant)mr_spin
Jul 12, 2002 12:58 PM
Don't know if these are my top 5, because I've seen far too many amazing films. These are five off the top of my head.

1. Schindler's List
2. The Best Years of our Lives
3. Roman Holiday
4. Sunrise (1927 silent)
5. Love Me Tonight (best musical ever made)

I've no room for A Place in the Sun, Unforgiven, Red River, North by Northwest, The Apartment, and about 200 more....
re: Top5 Favorite Films (inspired by spirito's hollyweird rant)Softrider
Jul 12, 2002 1:42 PM
1. Cool Hand Luke
2. Saving Private Ryan
3. Animal House
4. the Odd Couple
5. Caddyshack
re: Top5 Favorite Films (inspired by spirito's hollyweird rant)Starliner
Jul 12, 2002 5:01 PM
Here's a few off the top of my head

Saving Private Ryan
It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World
Paper Moon
Back to the Future

maybe Sleeper, but Woody is more NY than Hollywood
re: Top5 Favorite Films (inspired by spirito's hollyweird rant)mickey-mac
Jul 12, 2002 9:10 PM
I know I'm leaving out some stuff, and in no particular order:

Becket/Lawrence of Arabia (can't get enough young O'Toole)
Raising Arizona (Do these blow up in funny shapes?)
Cool Hand Luke (Everything's as cool as can be.)
Raging Bull (You never got me down, Ray.)
To Kill a Mockingbird (Boo Radley)

Honorable mention: Goodfellas, MASH, The Ruling Class, Das Boot, North by Northwest, White Heat, Miller's Crossing, Angeles with Dirty Faces, Wild in the Streets, Straight to Hell, The Hustler, Duck Soup, Casino Royale.
re: Top5 Favorite Films (inspired by spirito's hollyweird rant)jrm
Jul 13, 2002 6:53 AM
1. Un Couve En Hiver
2. Grace of my Heart
3. T2
4. Hunt for Red October (the book's better)
5. UHF
re: Top5 Favorite Films (inspired by spirito's hollyweird rant)The Walrus
Jul 13, 2002 10:02 AM
1-Seven Samurai
2-The Makioka Sisters (Some of the best visuals ever)
3-Raise the Red Lantern (Ditto--plus Gong Li!)
4-Hard Boiled (Hands-down the best action movie ever)
5-To Kill a Mockingbird

...and Lonely Are the Brave, Jean de Florette/Manon of the Spring, Dirty Harry, The Great Escape, The Magnificent Seven, Bullitt, Last Night, The Joy Luck Club, etc, etc...
Damn! I forgot The Road Warrior... (nm)The Walrus
Jul 13, 2002 10:04 AM
re: Top 5 Favorite FilmsTig
Jul 13, 2002 2:11 PM
The Godfather
Schindler's List
Cool Hand Luke
Saving Private Ryan
To Kill a Mockingbird

honerable mention: The Great Escape, Seven Samurai, The Magnificent Seven, MASH
One more!: "Dr. Strangelove" -nmTig
Jul 14, 2002 6:21 PM
re: Top5 Favorite Films (inspired by spirito's hollyweird rant)rwbadley
Jul 14, 2002 6:48 PM
You all have great taste,

I have to list mine as no particular order, as these are all great films on any given day/mood.

1- The Road Home - gorgeous visual with achingly beautiful Zhang-zhiyi
2- Caddyshack - Gets better all the time, with Ted Knight, Rodney Dangerfield, and Bill Murray
3- All the Clint Eastwood Spaghetti Westerns
4- Drunken Master II- amazing martial arts flick, with some pretty funny scenes as well
5- Anything with Jack Nicholson. Easy Rider, One flew over the Cuckoos nest, A Few Good Men.
re: Top5 Favorite Films (inspired by spirito's hollyweird rant)girchygirchy
Jul 15, 2002 7:57 AM
1) Apocalypse Now (NOT Redux)
2) Citizen Kane
3) Requiem for a Dream
4) Mulholland Drive
5) Pulp Fiction
Do only artsy types answer these posts?Kristin
Jul 15, 2002 8:14 AM
I'm simple. I'm just in it for the mindless emotional fix.

- Where the Heart Is
- Groundhog Day
- Emma
- Anne of Green Gables
- Sneakers
eye of the beholdermr_spin
Jul 15, 2002 9:18 AM
You can still get your mindless emotional fix from films that might be considered "artsy." Try these comedies, which might show up at an "art house" theater (most of which you can also rent):

Safety Last - a silent classic, definitely one of the funniest films of all time.

The General - another silent comedy classic. Pure genius from Buster Keaton. Also Sherlock Jr.

Arsenic and Old Lace - Cary Grant in a hilarious movie from 1944. If you like that one, check out His Girl Friday, My Favorite Wife, The Awful Truth, and I Was a Male War Bride.

Anything from Preston Sturges "golden" era, but especially Sullivan's Travels and The Lady Eve. Also The Miracle of Morgan's Creek, Hail the Conquering Hero, The Palm Beach Story.

Of course, don't forget Billy Wilder. Some Like it Hot and The Apartment are hilarious films.

From more recent times, I like Notting Hill with Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant. Romantic comedy is the toughest genre of all, and this film is probably the only one made in the last decade that nails it.

By the way, the title of my post, "Eye of the Beholder" is an awful film starring Ashley Judd and Ewen Macgregor. Don't bother.
Interesting that the Matix has not made anyones listKristin
Jul 15, 2002 8:54 AM
Two years ago, I could not find a person who didn't claim this as their favorite movie.
re: Top5 Favorite Films (inspired by spirito's hollyweird rant)spookyload
Jul 15, 2002 9:42 PM
Mine are a little more childish. With the stress levels work provides I need a way to check my mind in at the door when watching movies. So keep that in mind when you all roll your eye's at my list

1. Happy Gilmore
2. Mallrats
3. Shrek
4. Jurassic Park
5. American Flyers (a bike movie nobody mentioned)
Jul 16, 2002 6:41 AM
I didn't think too much of this movie, but if you are going to watch it, watch it on DVD. There's a "bonus" segment where Kevin Smith basically rants about the studio ruined the film and then produces the missing footage to prove it. One element is a different beginning to the film that goes on for about 20 minutes. The film makes so much more sense once you see it.