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What's your favourite film?

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What's your favourite film?

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Post by mightysparks » February 5th, 2012, 12:23 pm

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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Post by AdamH » February 5th, 2012, 12:43 pm

Banshun/Late Spring (1949)

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Post by bal3x » February 5th, 2012, 2:21 pm

My current top 3 would be: 12 Angry Men, Bicycle Thieves, Sansho the Bailiff

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Post by TheRedDeath » February 5th, 2012, 2:24 pm

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007)

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Post by AdamH » February 5th, 2012, 2:29 pm

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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Post by George Bailey » February 5th, 2012, 2:41 pm

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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Post by jvv » February 5th, 2012, 2:42 pm

My favorite film is The Departed.

It might have (lots of) flaws, but I like it. :wub:

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Post by mightysparks » February 5th, 2012, 2:43 pm

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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Post by bal3x » February 5th, 2012, 3:02 pm

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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Post by mightysparks » February 5th, 2012, 3:19 pm

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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Post by bal3x » February 5th, 2012, 3:21 pm

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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Post by Cippenham » February 5th, 2012, 3:27 pm

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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Post by George Bailey » February 5th, 2012, 3:31 pm

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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Post by mightysparks » February 5th, 2012, 3:33 pm

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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Post by bal3x » February 5th, 2012, 3:36 pm

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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Post by mightysparks » February 5th, 2012, 3:39 pm

I am just very loyal to my old favourites.
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Post by brokenface » February 5th, 2012, 3:39 pm

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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Post by Cippenham » February 5th, 2012, 4:12 pm

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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Post by brokenface » February 5th, 2012, 4:27 pm

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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Post by allisoncm » February 5th, 2012, 4:52 pm

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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Post by mightysparks » February 5th, 2012, 4:53 pm

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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Post by Kasparius » February 5th, 2012, 6:04 pm

The Room

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Post by St. Gloede » February 5th, 2012, 6:06 pm

Personally I was quite taken by Jimbo's documentary on Mormon Dreamers.

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Post by mightysparks » February 5th, 2012, 6:13 pm

I'm also a massive fan of the best movie ever, Monty's Lil Moms P..n Movie.
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Post by allisoncm » February 5th, 2012, 6:14 pm

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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Post by Kasparius » February 5th, 2012, 6:19 pm

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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Post by Mr Hulot » February 5th, 2012, 7:13 pm

Aguirre, the Wrath of God

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Post by Zeppo » February 5th, 2012, 10:04 pm

Last Year at Marienbad (1961)

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Post by Bobby Peru » February 5th, 2012, 11:27 pm

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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Post by Bobby Peru » February 5th, 2012, 11:28 pm

Goodfellas is mine

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Post by AdamH » February 5th, 2012, 11:51 pm

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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Post by Kasparius » February 6th, 2012, 12:07 am

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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Post by Ivan0716 » February 6th, 2012, 8:24 pm

OUATITW, too beautiful for words.

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Post by TheMadcapLaughs » February 6th, 2012, 9:44 pm

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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Post by lampadatriste » February 6th, 2012, 9:47 pm

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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Post by Jook » February 6th, 2012, 9:47 pm

Amelie.

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Post by Kasparius » February 6th, 2012, 9:50 pm

Ouatitw = Once Upon A Time in the West. I adore that movie.

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Post by Nuclearplanet » February 6th, 2012, 10:48 pm

My Three Favorite Films would be Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind, American Splendor and Eyes Wide Shut.

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Post by Enigma » February 7th, 2012, 5:22 pm

Amélie

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Post by Kongeslask » February 7th, 2012, 5:28 pm

Chelovek s kinoapparatom/The Man with a Camera, 1929.

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