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What's your favourite film?

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What's your favourite film?

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Just realised we don't even have a thread like this already (WUT).

My favourite film of all time is One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and has been since I first watched it in 2005.
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Banshun/Late Spring (1949)
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My current top 3 would be: 12 Angry Men, Bicycle Thieves, Sansho the Bailiff
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The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007)
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bal3x on Feb 5 2012, 07:21:13 AM wrote:My current top 3 would be: 12 Angry Men, Bicycle Thieves, Sansho the Bailiff
Those three would make my Top 20 at the least.

12 Angry Men would be second.
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intothewild on Feb 5 2012, 05:43:02 AM wrote:Banshun/Late Spring (1949)
Woooot? Thought it was 12 Angry Men! :O
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My favorite film is The Departed.

It might have (lots of) flaws, but I like it. :wub:
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George Bailey on Feb 5 2012, 07:41:25 AM wrote:
intothewild on Feb 5 2012, 05:43:02 AM wrote:Banshun/Late Spring (1949)
Woooot? Thought it was 12 Angry Men! :O
He BETRAYED 12 Angry Men and changed his mind a while ago. Very disappointing.
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mightysparks on Feb 5 2012, 07:43:47 AM wrote:
George Bailey on Feb 5 2012, 07:41:25 AM wrote:
intothewild on Feb 5 2012, 05:43:02 AM wrote:Banshun/Late Spring (1949)
Woooot? Thought it was 12 Angry Men! :O
He BETRAYED 12 Angry Men and changed his mind a while ago. Very disappointing.
I must say Banshun is a worthy contender, it would probably make my top 10.
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bal3x on Feb 5 2012, 08:02:29 AM wrote:
mightysparks on Feb 5 2012, 07:43:47 AM wrote:
George Bailey on Feb 5 2012, 07:41:25 AM wrote:Woooot? Thought it was 12 Angry Men! :O
He BETRAYED 12 Angry Men and changed his mind a while ago. Very disappointing.
I must say Banshun is a worthy contender, it would probably make my top 10.
:( That's not the point. A favourite film should be a stand-out and remain that way!
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mightysparks on Feb 5 2012, 08:19:02 AM wrote:
bal3x on Feb 5 2012, 08:02:29 AM wrote:
mightysparks on Feb 5 2012, 07:43:47 AM wrote:He BETRAYED 12 Angry Men and changed his mind a while ago. Very disappointing.
I must say Banshun is a worthy contender, it would probably make my top 10.
:( That's not the point. A favourite film should be a stand-out and remain that way!
Are you saying a favorite film is cast in stone and should never change?! You could watch a new movie that can become a favorite, I don't see a problem there..
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Yes my favourite varies at different times. At the moment I will go for Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949) but I nearly went for Groundhog Day as no matter how many times I see it, I still find it very funny. :D
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Well, I used to change my all time favorite film every week or month, but It's a Wonderful Life has been my all time favorite since I saw it in 2009.
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bal3x on Feb 5 2012, 08:21:17 AM wrote:Are you saying a favorite film is cast in stone and should never change?! You could watch a new movie that can become a favorite, I don't see a problem there..
Yes and no.. When I was a kid it changed constantly based on whatever I was obsessed with at the time. But now, for a new movie to go straight in my top 100 is huge. Time is an important factor for me as well. I don't think I will ever have a new favourite movie, and it will be unlikely anything new will ever enter my top 10. Other people seem to work differently, but it makes no sense for me for someone to watch a new movie and have it suddenly become their new favourite movie.

Although I was half-joking about Adam and it didn't work like that in his case. I just get annoyed when people when change their favourite movie after all that time. Feels like betrayal :P
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I see, well, I actually find it very hard to rank them so even top 10 might be fluctuating.. and I've had quite a few new movies enter top 100 so I'm certainly not that strict :)
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I am just very loyal to my old favourites.
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The Big Lebowski. It's a miraculous movie that should have been quoted to death years ago, but somehow survives whatever is thrown at it and I still find it funny whenever I watch.
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Even Film Critics change their mind, David Thompson hailed The Big Lebowski as “a key work of late-twentieth-century culture (whereas a lot of more vaunted things aren’t)”, yet in another place says that the film “felt too cute by half, like a film watching itself, more intent on being droll than life.”

In an interview he said of the Coens:

"I have liked the Coens a lot more lately (have you seen ‘A Serious Man’?). Lebowski is a film on which I’ve really changed my mind – or seen the light – so you get different comments in different books. Plus I haven’t caught up enough to make them consistent."
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I can't imagine coming to dislike a film I loved (though sometimes my opinion drops when I see another film that does the same thing better, particularly if it did it first), but I'm often finding new films that quickly rise to the top. I'd soon lose interest in watching new films if I never found anything that I liked as much as my established favourites.
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My favorite is La Double vie de Veronique. This thread reminds me that in two days I'll be sending reminder notices for people who volunteered to make lists of their top fav films!
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I don't have much luck with new films these days. I was pretty frisky to begin with, but now I hardly like anything. I've having a particularly bad run this year and at the moment I absolutely hate films, it's torture for me to watch anything. Unfortunately I have no other interests, so I just keep forcing myself through them until I find something to rejuvenate my interest.

I am much harder to please now than when I was younger, and I'm harder to please than most people as well. Sometimes I watch something great that ends up surpassing old favourites (and actually I have quite a few in my top 250, a lot of the older ones are starting to drop), but my top 100 is very much made up of childhood favourites. The longer I've loved something, the more I love it, so a favourite I've had for 10 years I will probably love much more than something I only watched a few months ago.

I wish I was easier to please, I don't like near enough films as I should for someone who watches movies as much as I do :( And I'd probably be more comfortable pushing down an old favourite, but as it is, I'm fiercely loyal to them and not many films affect me as much now. On the other hand, if I love a movie it should feel pretty damn special.
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Personally I was quite taken by Jimbo's documentary on Mormon Dreamers.
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I'm also a massive fan of the best movie ever, Monty's Lil Moms P..n Movie.
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I've heard a lot about it, but I am too scared to try to track it down, much less watch it.
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mightysparks on Feb 5 2012, 11:13:04 AM wrote:I'm also a massive fan of the best movie ever, Monty's Lil Moms P..n Movie.
It's number two. No, not my second favorite...
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Aguirre, the Wrath of God
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Last Year at Marienbad (1961)
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Toast_and_Butter on Feb 5 2012, 03:04:42 PM wrote:Last Year at Marienbad (1961)
Typical mainstream trash, I'll never watch it in a million years.
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Goodfellas is mine
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Toast_and_Butter on Feb 5 2012, 03:04:42 PM wrote:Last Year at Marienbad (1961)
I'll hopefully watch that this year. I've only seen Nuit et brouillard by Resnais.
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Toast_and_Butter on Feb 5 2012, 03:04:42 PM wrote:Last Year at Marienbad (1961)
The problem with the film, is that all the characters are just writing random posts, to up their post count. Pathetic...
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OUATITW, too beautiful for words.
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Officially I call Chungking Express my favourite, though to be honest The Red Shoes and L'Atalante could just as easily claim that title.
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Ivn0716 on Feb 6 2012, 01:24:22 PM wrote:OUATITW, too beautiful for words.
Indeed. So beautiful for words you turned them into an acronym

Had to google it :lol:

I don't have a favorite film. I have maybe 12 films I like the most.
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Amelie.
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Ouatitw = Once Upon A Time in the West. I adore that movie.
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My Three Favorite Films would be Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind, American Splendor and Eyes Wide Shut.
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Amélie
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Chelovek s kinoapparatom/The Man with a Camera, 1929.
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