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Old 10-17-2001, 09:18 AM   #1
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best films/worst you've seen?

the shawshank redemption
stand by me
terminator 2- best special fx film ever
crouching tiger hidden dragon
almost famous
this is spinal tap
lock stock and two smoking barrels
shrek- best animated film ive ever seen
nikita- 'the assassin' with bridget fonda is a blatant english speaking rip of this film
the matrix


tomb raider
robin hood prince of thieves
a simple plan
scary movie- had discussions with my work colleagues over this film, they were disgusted by it that they walked out
lethal weapon 4

Underrated films

anything by jackie chan, the man never fails to entertain, you have to give him credit with the fact he does alot of his own stunts, he's the only actor in the film you'd recognise, and his shoddy english
u2- rattle and hum, pretty good rock and roll film, despite the fact its a little shameless by the band themselves
back to the future films

most overrated films
traffic- SO LONG, just hurry up and FINISH THE FILM already
mission impossible 2 - how on earth can saving the world from a deadly virus lead to an out and out kungfu fighting film?
titanic- advice on life #32497235877- dont take a large coke to see the movie, youre kidneys will just BURST!
any movie by kevin costner
star wars episode I- what did yousa say? thisa film issa notsa overrated-a
disney cartoons after the lion king, with talking animals and overcuteness
cast away

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Old 10-17-2001, 09:29 AM   #2
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Best - Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amlie Poulain (Amlie from Montmartre) (completely mindblowing; a film that only comes once every ten years or so), Three Colours Trilogy (brilliant, beautiful, and intelligent)

Worst - too difficult. Probably Armageddon (bad script, bad casting, borderline propaganda film).

Underrated - A.I. (I loved it completely), Memento (a purely brilliant, yet underpromoted film)

Overrated - Star Wars series (bad scripts, erratic casting), Titanic (too much hype, too formulaic)


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Old 10-17-2001, 10:00 AM   #3
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It's A Wonderful Life
Les Miserables (1998, with Liam Neeson)
Edward Scissorhands
The Party
The Out Of Towners (The original version, with Jack Lemmon, not the new one with Steve Martin)

Permanent Record
Working Girl
Say Anything
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Old 10-17-2001, 12:19 PM   #4
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Everything that Paul Thomas Anderson, Coen Brothers, Woody Allen and Robert Altman have done,
+ American Beauty and Happiness (by the hilarious Todd Solondtz).

Too much to list.

Why the worst are always more than the best?


Got to walk out of here, I can't take anymore
Gonna stand on that bridge, keep my eyes down below
Whatever may come and whatever may go
that river's flowing

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Old 10-17-2001, 12:52 PM   #5
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The Phantom Menace
Star Wars
Empire Strikes Back
Return of the Jedi
Million Dollar Hotel
Chasing Amy
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back
Fight Club
Pulp Fiction

and a bunch of other ones.

Surf Nazis Must Die
Robo Vampire
Killer Klowns from Outer Space

American Beauty
American Pie
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Old 10-19-2001, 12:49 AM   #6
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Probably a bit late for this but here goes nothing
Best Flicks
-American Beauty
-Green Mile
-Traffic (yeah a bit long but still)
-The Insider
-Vertigo (actually I like any of the Hitchcocks)
-Clockwork Orange (Kubrick another legend)
-Fight Club

Worst (c'mon too many)
-The Avengers
-Batman and Robing (definately)

-Thomas Crown Affair 1999 remake

-American Pie
-Forrest Gump
-Cast Away
-The Sixth Sense

Now that I think about 1999 was a great year for movies, this year sucked major ass. Unless they realese everything in the next months, you might as well skip the Oscars.

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Old 10-19-2001, 04:59 PM   #7
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Titanic is decidedly the worst movie I've ever seen.
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Old 10-19-2001, 05:57 PM   #8
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My favorites: ET and It's a Wonderful Life.
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Old 10-19-2001, 07:11 PM   #9
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I saw Titanic before the hype so I loved it.
Cinema Paradiso
La Vita E Bella
Not One Less
the most famous ones by Kubrick, inc Eyes Wide Shut
Jet Li's Wong Fei Hoong films
Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon

I'm shooting down:
Kiss of the Dragon!
any action film

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Best :
Le Magnifique ( Magnificent One ) ,Nikita ( Luc Besson ) ,
Batman , Batman Returns , Star Wars ( I , IV , VI , V ) , Robocop 1&2 , Fight Club , Wings Of Desire , Doberman , The Professional ( With Jean - paul belmondo ) , Professional ( with Jean Reno and Gary Oldman ) , Terminator 1,2 , Predator , The Blues Brothers , Pink Floyd : The Wall , Forrest Gump , Trainspotting , Siberyada , Burned By The Sun , The Abyss , 7even , Pulp Fiction . Million Dollar Hotel . Stalker , The Thing . The Doors. Space Balls . Basic Instinct , Blade Runner . Le Marginal ( The Outsider ) , La Chevre , Le Jouet ( The Toy ) , Les Comperes , Man On The Moon , U2 Sydney ZOOTV 93 , U2 POP-MART 97 - Mexico
Les Fugitifs , Le Grand Blond avec une chaussure noire ( The Tall Blond Man with one Black Shoe ) , Le Return du Grand blond ( The Return Of The Tall Blond Man with One Black shoe ) , Barracuda ,

Worst : Me,Myself and Irene , Batman Forever , Batman & Robin , Robocop 3 , Titanic , Astin P... II , City of Angels , Alien 4 : Resurrection . Street Fighter , Mortal Combat : Anihilation , SuperMan , Commando , Pure Luck , Gladiator , Nikita ( US version ) , Beautiful . Rocky II , III , etc.

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Old 10-19-2001, 10:34 PM   #11
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American Beauty
Fight Club
Gone with the Wind
Clockwork Orange
Girl Interrupted
Edward Scissorhands
Annie Hall
The Shining
...lots more I can't think of now.

The Worst:
Gone in 60 Seconds (yes, I paid money to see this)
Anything starring Sarah Michelle Gellar, Freddie Prinze Jr., Jason Biggs or Tara Reid

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Old 10-20-2001, 01:01 AM   #12
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Some of the best:

Schindler's List
Godfather & Godfather Part II
The Producers
Terminator II
Pulp Fiction
American Beauty
Shrek & Toy Story movies

Some of the worst:

Mission: Impossible II
ANYTHING with Freddie Prinze Jr. in it
Batman & Robin


Elizabeth (Cate Blanchett was bloody robbed at the Oscars that year)
Devil's Advocate


The Silence of the Lambs
Agree with Disney movies after Lion King (except the Toy Story ones)
Star Wars movies (entertaining, yes, but still ridiculously overrated IMO)
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Old 10-20-2001, 02:37 AM   #13
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Lion King---> (yeah so?? )
Brave Heart
Pulp Fiction
American Beauty
Scary movie
Jurassic Park
The Mermaid
Mulan [ he he ]
Saving Private Ryan
The Million Dollar Hotel

The Ladies Man (This has been the only one I've had to take out of the VCR)
Tomb Raider
Me, Myself and Irene
The "Scream" Saga
The "I know what you did last summer" saga

There's a lot more, but I just erased them from my memory...

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Just you...
and you are not mine...

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Old 10-20-2001, 06:56 AM   #14
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LOTR I, II and III ( I hope)
Dr. Stranglove (the best kubrick ever)
Gross point blank (almost anything with John Cusack)
Galipoli (with young Gibson)
Zelig (quasi-documentary by Woody Allen - mastepiece)
Take the money and run - again Allen
The right stuff
The millers crossing
Big Lebovsky
Alien I&II
Anymal House
there are so many more that I can't remember right now...

Surf nazis must die - terible terible terible
gone in 60 seconds
Star Wars I
Pearl Harbour - this is pure junk
anything with Jan Claude Van Dame
The end of days
Down to you - and any crap like that (loser etc.)
The species
The Sphere - I love SF, but it's rarely good, it's mostly just shite
Pret a porter
as well as above there are many more...

Fallen with Densel Washington (great movie, go see it)
In the name of the father
LOTR the cartoon

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Old 10-20-2001, 06:57 AM   #15
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About John Cusack - he's great, but Con Air sucks
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Old 10-20-2001, 11:49 AM   #16
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Great movies:
Le grand bleu ( I think that's the correct title)
Festen (danish movie)
Welcome to Sarajevo
The Thin Red Line
American History X
...just to name a few.
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Old 10-20-2001, 03:52 PM   #17
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Among the better ones I've seen:
American Beauty
Godfather I&II
Alien, Aliens
The Deer Hunter
American Graffiti
Apocolypse Now!
Raiders of the Lost Ark
West Side Story
North by Northwest
Rear Window
The Verdict
Star Wars
The Empire Strikes Back
Sunset Boulevard
L.A. Confidential
Raging Bull
Midnight Cowboy
Swimming With Sharks (Kevin Spacey)

Among the worst I've seen:
Black Sheep
Almost Heroes

Perhaps the worst movie ever made:
The Virgin Suicides

Guilty Pleasures:
Forrest Gump
Die Hard
Someone to Watch Over Me
Waynes World

Sometimes funny but lame over all:
Dumb and Dumber
The Brady Bunch Movie

Huge Disappointment:
Planet of the Apes (the new one, of course)

Films that didn't translate well to the small screen:
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Old 10-21-2001, 04:07 AM   #18
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best(not in any order):
regarding henry..stealing beauty..shakespeare in love..when harry met sally..a room with a view..elizabeth(yes she was definitely robbed)..the untouchables..witness..field of dreams..philadelphia story(katherine hepburn one)..almost famous..stand by me..roman holiday..michael collins..dead poets society..high fidelity

Personal alltime faves: Indiana Jones trilogy

worst..there was this film about a killer lawn mower once. it went nuts on a golf course chomping up people in its teeth.
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Old 10-21-2001, 11:12 AM   #19
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Oh my god I forgot Witness. That's definitely among the best I've seen.

Oh, and add Lake Placid to the worst.
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Old 10-23-2001, 10:29 PM   #20
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Dude Where's My Car...I can't believe this movie.. I am one of those guys who likes 'every movie', just cuz i love art, film, but this one i just could not take/understand...

Memento.. Awesome movie... Sure to be one of those cult hits...
Down Periscope.. hah.. Just kidding

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