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Initial post: 27 Jun 2012 16:01:12 BDT
John Brennan says:
Had some debate and fun with the worst films ever - would be interested in others views on the greatest films they have seen.

Posted on 27 Jun 2012 16:04:28 BDT
John Brennan says:
Dr Zhivago - haunting
Godfather - 1- 2- 3 - all good in their different ways
Lord of The Rings - As a Tolkien buff, thought Jackson did a good transfer to the big screen (and yes he left a lot out)
City Of God - Excellent
Its a wonderful life - love watching this at Xmas
Ghandi - Kingsleys performance was one of the greatest I have sen on the big screen

Posted on 29 Jun 2012 00:44:40 BDT
Fearless........... wonderful film.. Jet Li in his finest Wushu epic.
Infernal Affairs...... Need i say more often copied but never will be equaled
Wizard of Oz............ Chirstmas wouldnt be Christmas without it
IP Man....Donnie Yen in his most iconic role and he didnt disappoint
KungFu Hustle....One Mighty Slap sums it up

Posted on 29 Jun 2012 23:53:48 BDT
Rikeh says:
Has changed a lot for me over the years. First film that I can remember actually classing as my "Best film ever" was as a kid - Enemy Mine. As for the greatest film that I have seen, well surely it's generally considered to be The Empire Strikes Back? Or did you want people's personal view of what they think is currently their favourite film?
Right now my favourite is Back to the Future.
Tomorrow it will probably be something else, and by Monday it could be John Carter.

Posted on 30 Jun 2012 00:00:58 BDT
Shazzerman says:
Great, not necessarily favourites (although a few are):
RULES OF THE GAME
LA STRADA
SUNRISE
MCCABE & MRS MILLER
CHINATOWN
PATHER PANCHALI
PERSONA
CITY LIGHTS
L'ECLISSE
UGETSU MONOGATARI
HIS GIRL FRIDAY
BARRY LYNDON
TOUCH OF EVIL

Posted on 30 Jun 2012 00:06:23 BDT
Rikeh says:
Is that an official International list Shazz? Have to admit I haven't heard of any of them, but in my defence I am English.

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Jun 2012 00:10:43 BDT
Shazzerman says:
Films I have seen that I consider great. Random list.

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Jun 2012 00:11:11 BDT
Anita says:
For someone who's crazily in love with Antonioni, it's nice to see at least one of his films mentioned... :)

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Jun 2012 00:16:12 BDT
Shazzerman says:
Yep, he IS the man - love every one of his works. I could have thrown all of them on there. If I had to choose just one, I'm going with L'Avventura. That closing scene, with the mountain, the building, the man, the woman, the hand on the shoulder...true cinema.

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Jun 2012 00:19:46 BDT
Anita says:
Maybe strangely - I'd go for "Il deserto rosso". But it's hard to choose, really

Posted on 30 Jun 2012 00:24:39 BDT
Shazzerman says:
Yeah, that is the most recent one I watched, actually. A second viewing on blu-ray. Strange to see Richard Harris in this, and dubbed as well. I live in Harris' hometown. Brilliant film. He certainly says it all about modern malaise.

Posted on 30 Jun 2012 08:59:56 BDT
XRNOHPORTER says:
JAWS.
ZULU.
Er.......thats it, all done.

Posted on 4 Jul 2012 10:24:59 BDT
Mr. J. Smith says:
Aliens for me.never tire watching it.

Posted on 6 Jul 2012 17:51:17 BDT
DB Edwards says:
Two flms I can, and really, watch over and over again. LAWRENCE OF ARABIA and THE GODFATHER. There is superb acting, splendid colour and powerful moments in each. Extraordinary Motion Pictures filmed by Extraordinary Directors.

Posted on 8 Jul 2012 22:17:03 BDT
josiew says:
Without a doubt - Cross of Iron (James Coburn) and Dead Mans Shoes (Paddy Considine)....watch em !!!!!

Posted on 9 Jul 2012 01:10:13 BDT
Merseygull says:
Shawshank redemption
The Empire strikes back
Superman
Once upon a time in the west
Once upon a time in America
Reach for the sky

I could go on, but it's getting late...

NN

ATB,J.

Posted on 9 Jul 2012 08:57:18 BDT
Ken O'Neill says:
Alphabetically, and very multi-genre:-

Aliens
Batman (Tim Burton version)
Blade Runner (Basically the cinematic cut, but I stop watching when Deckard finds the origami unicorn).
Das Boot (best submarine film ever)
The Descent
Helldrivers
L'Histoire d'O (Best erotic film)
The Italian Job (Michael Caine version, in case there was any doubt)
The Longest Day (Best and most accurate war film, but by a short head from Battle of Britain)
Plan 9 From Outer Space (best bad film ever)
Zulu

Posted on 9 Jul 2012 23:04:26 BDT
Nio says:
Just watched Green Mile again....its sort of gets you in its slow plodding way....

Posted on 12 Jul 2012 13:53:21 BDT
n dunne says:
Edward Scissorhands
Willow
Ben Hur
Shawshank Redemption
The Green Hornet
Lord of the Rings - Fellowship
Planet of the Apes (original)
Pans Labyrinth
How Green is your Valley
Hellraiser

Posted on 14 Jul 2012 22:34:43 BDT
P. Chowdhury says:
Many of the movies mentined by others here are certainly worthy of being in my "top n movies list" but none have ever come close to what I consider the best movie of all time.

The Swimmer (1968 or 69, starring Burt Lancaster)

Plenty of other movies can rate the same or better in certain areas, but none tick all the boxes together so well as this classic adaptation.

In reply to an earlier post on 15 Jul 2012 16:26:52 BDT
BRADL says:
The Heiress (1949) Quiet Man - Fatal Night (48)Jassy (48

Posted on 17 Jul 2012 20:07:29 BDT
Dogmatix says:
When I was about 14, I saw "The Magnificent Seven" at the Cinema and I've liked it ever since, not any of the sequels though, they're all pretty poor.
Another favourite of mine from way back Is "El Cid" with Charlton Heston.

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Jul 2012 08:34:04 BDT
Ken O'Neill says:
Bradl, I'm not clear if you mean "The Quiet Man" with John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara and the longest (duration and distance covered) fist fight in cinematic history or not?

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Jul 2012 10:43:05 BDT
BRADL says:
Yes,Ken,Quiet Man was John Wayne - lots of favourite scenes for me.

Gordon

Posted on 23 Jul 2012 10:02:24 BDT
Is He Busy says:
Ever since I first saw it at the cinema (I was under age at the time!) 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest' has remained my all-time favourite movie. Nicholson has never been better and deservedly won the Best Actor Academy Award.

Ken Kesey's novel was a brillaint read too: if you've not read it. do yourself a favour. Then watch the movie!
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