All time top 3 favourite films

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All time top 3 favourite films

Postby gremlin » 19 Dec 2011, 8:44pm

Looking forward to the Christmas break and planning what films to watch (especially golden oldies) and got round to debating with the family our top 3 favourite films of all time. Although not golden oldies these these are my favourites of modern times, just can't decide the order....

Bladerunner - great Vangelis music, Harrison Ford and Rutger Hauer in top form and superb direction from Ridley Scott to make what must be one of the best sci fi films of all time.

The Shawshank Redemption - "either get busy living or get busy dying" says it all really!

Saving Private Ryan - what an opening 5 minutes. It just rams home the horrors of war.

As for the golden oldies there are too many to mention, but a mug of Gluhwein, a nice traditional Christmas dinner and then curl up to watch some classic oldies.......can't wait.

Only problem might be the 3 women in my life who love chick flicks, so might have to go out for a ride when they have control of the remote!
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Re: All time top 3 favourite films

Postby Coolcat » 19 Dec 2011, 9:01pm

In no particular order

1. Dances with Wolves .... Excellent - nothing more to say.

2. Iron Will ...... based on a true story - brilliant.

3 The Spy Who Loved me (Bond Movie) .... I was in my early teens when it was released. Saw it 5 times over the school summer holidays. :lol:
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Re: All time top 3 favourite films

Postby gremlin » 19 Dec 2011, 9:03pm

Can't disagree with the first and second but am not familiar with Iron Will?
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Re: All time top 3 favourite films

Postby al_yrpal » 19 Dec 2011, 9:52pm

Oh brother where art thou - Cohen brothers masterpiece with fab musical score

Mars Attacks - says it all about the sick and great aspects of America

Lawrence of Arabia - inspirational true tale of daring do

Recently reread all the Bond books. Except for the recent Casino Royale all the others are nothing compared to the books. Although the books are now quaint only Daniel Craig ever captured the real cold killer that was Bond.

Anything by the Cohens rocks but Oh Brother is the greatest. Who can forget that moment when Jack Nicholson holds out his hand to the head Martian and says 'can't we all get along? ' and the Martian skewers him!!!

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Re: All time top 3 favourite films

Postby JohnW » 19 Dec 2011, 10:00pm

my four best films - not necessarily in that order, are

The Dam Busters,
The Manificent Seven,
Dr. Zivago (there's an H in the somewhere, but I can never remember where).
Schindler's List.

Why four and not three? - I couldn't narrow it down that far.

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Re: All time top 3 favourite films

Postby Malaconotus » 19 Dec 2011, 10:09pm

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Re: All time top 3 favourite films

Postby DavidT » 19 Dec 2011, 10:24pm

Top 3? In no particular order;

In the heat of the night
Operation Daybreak (Unbelievably not available on mainstream DVD release)

No comedy ones there I'm afraid! :wink: On that note, I had a good laugh at Hot Fuzz again the other night though.

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Re: All time top 3 favourite films

Postby thirdcrank » 19 Dec 2011, 10:52pm

Whenever I see a repeat on the tele of something I saw and enjoyed years ago, I usually end up thinking "What on Earth did people use to see in this?" Either the attitudes seem outmoded or the filming techniques are dated. Recently, I've repeatedly watched Madagascar with my grandchildren at their insistence and always enjoyed it. Probably the arrival of my second childhood - "Smile and wave boys." :D
PS I'll nominate the Olivier wartime version of Henry V and there was a good Hamlet filmed in Russia with English subtitles. I looked on Wiki and the Russian version they mention was made in 1964 which must be after the one I have in mind.

PPS Charles Laughton in Hobson's Choice, in fact Charles Laughton in just about anything.

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Re: All time top 3 favourite films

Postby Tigerbiten » 19 Dec 2011, 11:37pm

Flims not in any order are ......
The African Queen.
Lord of the Rings.
Nausicaa of the Valley of the Winds, or any of the Studio Ghibli anime films.

But I'm into Anime at the moment so the best series for me are ..........
Ghost in the Shell.
Ride Back.
Sora No Woto / Sound of the Sky.

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Re: All time top 3 favourite films

Postby Erudin » 20 Dec 2011, 2:09am

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Re: All time top 3 favourite films

Postby sean178 » 20 Dec 2011, 2:50am

picking 3 is pretty hard, there are so many great films...

pulp fiction is one i can easily watch every time it is on.
both kill bill's are a must
despicable me, i challenge anyone not to laugh at it

so that is violence and kids cartoons for me :D :roll: :D
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Re: All time top 3 favourite films

Postby reohn2 » 20 Dec 2011, 10:13am

Theres so many to pick from three is hard,those that spring to mind in no particular order are:-
The Village
Crocadile Dundee
Charlotte Grey
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Re: All time top 3 favourite films

Postby jezer » 20 Dec 2011, 11:36am

I am no great film fan, I prefer books, but one I always enjoy is The Titfield Thunderbolt. This is because it was mainly filmed on location in the area I grew up in. My father was an extra in it, and I remember being taken to see the engine parked up in a siding during filming in 1953. If I have to choose two others I will say any Carry On films :D
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Re: All time top 3 favourite films

Postby BSRU » 20 Dec 2011, 11:46am

In no particular order.

The Fifth Element
The Empire Strikes Back

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Re: All time top 3 favourite films

Postby horizon » 20 Dec 2011, 12:15pm

I cannot be the only one so:

1. Nothing American.

2. Generally with subtitles.

3. Black and white only.

Then I'll watch.

(Kind of thing that makes me unpopular.) :D

(PS They're not film titles).
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