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Favorite movies besides any Star Wars movie

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I'd be interested in seeing other users favorite movies besides any of the Star Wars movies.

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Rad
ST VI
Aliens
Robot Jox
Monster Squad
Terminator 2

Anything from the 80s that could be categorized as cheesy or awesome

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These are in no particular order:

Godfather
Casablanca
Rocky
High Noon
12 Angry Men
Die Hard
The Hustler
The Enemy Below
Patton
Judgment At Nuremberg
King of Kings(silent Version)
Dracula(Lugosi version)
Frankenstein(Karloff version)
Bride Of Frankenstein(Karloff)
Laura
Gone With The Wind
A Star Is Born(Garland version)
The Shootist
Rio Bravo
Stagecoach
It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
Shot in the Dark
Terminator 1 and 2
Star Trek I-IV

There are many others I could put on this list, but these are what come to mind right now.    

 


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In now particular order, and just off the top of my head:

All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)
War of the Worlds (1953)
Blade Runner
Brazil

Planet of the Apes (1968)
The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
Casablanca
Alien
(am I the only one who liked Alien better than Aliens?)
Primer
Raiders of the Lost Ark
A Clockwork Orange
Full Metal Jacket

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Shaun of the Dead

Hot Fuzz

12 Angry Men

Witness for the Prosecution

Psycho

The Elephant Man

Silence of the Lambs

Bubba Ho-tep

 

Just a few that spring to mind.

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No I prefer Alien head and shoulders above Aliens.

In fact all fine films in that list C3PX.

For me.

The Ninth Configuration.

The Exorcist,

Raiders Of The Lost Ark,

Lawrence Of Arabia.

Picnic At Hanging Rock,

Alien,

2001 A Space Odyssey,

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974),

Night Of the Living Dead,

Anything via Michael Powell,

Anything via Val Lewton.

Almost anything from Hitchcock but I can't stand Frenzy.

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C3PX said:

In now particular order, and just off the top of my head:

All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)
War of the Worlds (1953)
Blade Runner
Brazil

Planet of the Apes (1968)
The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
Casablanca
Alien
(am I the only one who liked Alien better than Aliens?)
Primer
Raiders of the Lost Ark
A Clockwork Orange
Full Metal Jacket

 

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Shaun of the Dead

Hot Fuzz

12 Angry Men

Witness for the Prosecution

Psycho

The Elephant Man

Silence of the Lambs

Bubba Ho-tep

 

Just a few that spring to mind.

man, I wish I had added the highlighted to my list. 


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In no particular order - most of this is just me reading what's on my movie hard drive:

Blade Runner (Final Cut)

Planet of the Apes (original)

Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)

Raiders of the Lost Ark

Let the Right One In

Close Encounters of the Third Kind (Director's or Theatrical cut; just not the SE)

Das Boot (4.5-hour miniseries cut)

The Lord of the Rings Trilogy (1&2 Extended, 3 Theatrical)

Almost Famous (Untitled Director's Cut)

Back to the Future (the first one)

Alien (theatrical cut)

Aliens (theatrical cut, but ONLY because the scenes on LV-426 before the Marines land there shouldn't have been restored in the SE)

A Boy and His Dog

City of God

Pan's Labyrinth

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Kingdom of Heaven (Director's Cut)

The Fountain

Moon

The Fugitive

The Hunt for Red October

Jaws

Jurassic Park

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

The Road

Office Space

Open Your Eyes ("Abre los Ojos" - was remade into the inferior Vanilla Sky)

The Wrestler

WALL-E

Toy Story Trilogy

Finding Nemo

The Incredibles

The Princess Bride

Six-String Samurai

The Terminator and Terminator 2 (either cut)

Thank You for Smoking

The Thing (Carpenter)

The Usual Suspects

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In no particular order :  Robocop

                                      First Blood

                                      The Warriors

                                      Escape From New York

                                      Dirty Mary Crazy Larry

                                      Two Lane Blacktop

                                      Saving Private Ryan

                                      Christine

                                      Jaws

                                      Close Encounters

                                      The Thing ( Carpenter )

                                      Taxi Driver

                                      The King Of Comedy

                                      Raiders Of The Lost Ark

                                      Terminator 2                                       

                                      Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid

                                      Bladerunner

                                     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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C3PX said:
Alien
(am I the only one who liked Alien better than Aliens?)
 

I might as well just out myself now, since you guys are bound to find out sooner or later. In fact, I've been meaning to start a thread called I've Never Seen... 

Alien is one of my favorite films of all time and has been since I first sat in the theater in 1979 - and I've never seen any of the sequels. Nor will I ever.  I have zero interest in knowing what happened before or after.  It was a complete story that didn't need expanding on.  I learned my lesson with Star Wars.

And while I'm on the subject - the same goes for Planet Of The Apes, Jaws, and Back To The Future

Now, regarding my list. This is just off the top of my head;

Apollo 13
Blade Runner
Alien
Jaws
The Conversation
American Graffiti
2001 A Space Odyssey
Patton
Indiana Jones (all)
Star Trek (2009)
Serpico
Dances With Wolves
Casino Royale (2006)
Sideways
Batman Begins
A Good Year

 

 

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Anchorhead:

I recommend watching Aliens once.  The theatrical cut.  Part of why it's good is that it doesn't try to be like Alien - it is its own movie.  If you like it, watch the extended cut, too, because there are good things added.

Definitely skip the other sequels, though.

I agree with you about Back to the Future.  The sequels are unnecessary, and not nearly as good as the first.  I think it's the whole "chicken" thing that really turns me off of Part II and Part III.

There's nothing redeeming about any of the Jaws sequels, and I haven't watched them in about ten years.

And Conquest was the only Apes sequel I enjoyed.

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In no specific order:

A Clockwork Orange

The Godfather part I & II

Apocalypse Now

Taxi Driver

Jaws

Raiders of the Lost Ark

Alien

Psycho (the original of course)

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (the original of course)

Blue Velvet

 

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Oh, shit.  I definitely need to add:

Apocalypse Now (theatrical cut)

Blue Velvet

Taxi Driver

and, because Taxi Driver got me thinking about Scorsese:

Raging Bull

After Hours

Goodfellas

The Departed

(I also kinda like Bringing Out the Dead, but it's not one of my favorites by a long stretch.  And Shutter Island was great, too.)

I still need to see Mean Streets, Casino, Cape Fear, and Gangs of New York.

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Raiders Of The Lost Ark

Alien

Predator

Home Alone

Jurassic Park

Silence Of The Lambs

Close Encounters Of The Third Kind

Wishmaster

Harry Potter

Pumpkinhead

Amadeus

One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest

Shutter Island

Immortal Beloved

The Fifth Element

Blade Runner

Sergeant York

Tombstone

Shenandoah

It's A Wonderful Life

Chinatown

Braveheart

 

 


 

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ChainsawAsh said:

(I also kinda like Bringing Out the Dead, but it's not one of my favorites by a long stretch.  And Shutter Island was great, too.)

I still need to see Mean Streets, Casino, Cape Fear, and Gangs of New York.

Bringing Out The Dead is great. Mean Streets is fantastic, and I liked Casino more than Goodfellas. You can safely skip the other two.

In no order here are a few of mine:

James Bond 1-15

The Killing/Paths of Glory/Spartacus/Lolita/Dr. Strangelove/2001/A Clockwork Orange/Barry Lyndon/The Shining/Full Metal Jacket/Eyes Wide Shut

The 39 Steps/Foreign Correspondent/Saboteur/Notorious/Rope/Strangers On a Train/Rear Window/Vertigo/North By Northwest/Psycho/Marnie/Frenzy

Bridge On The River Kwai/Lawrence of Arabia/Dr. Zhivago/Ryan's Daughter

A Fistful of Dollars/For a Few Dollars More/The Good The Bad And The Ugly/Once Upon a Time In The West/Duck, You Sucker!/Once Upon A Time In America

Citizen Kane/Lady From Shanghai/Touch of Evil

Double Indemnity/Sunset Blvd./Ace In The Hole/The Apartment/The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes

The 400 Blows/Shoot The Piano Player

The Godfather/The Conversation/Apocalypse Now (original)

Blade Runner/Kingdom of Heaven (DC)

Who's That Knocking At My Door?/Mean Streets/Taxi Driver/After Hours/Casino/Bringing Out The Dead

The Killer/ Hard Boiled

Sunrise

THX-1138 (original)

Breathless

Out of the Past/Night Of the Hunter/The Yakuza

Chinatown

The Maltese Falcon/Casablanca/To Have And Have Not/The Big Sleep/Dark Passage/The Treasure of The Sierra Madre/In A Lonely Place

The Man Who Would Be King

The IPCRESS File

Get Carter

The Third Man

Duel/Jaws/Raiders of the Lost Ark/Temple Of Doom

Drunken Angel/Stray Dog/Rashoman/Ikiru/Seven Samurai/Yojimbo/Sanjuro/

Solaris (original)

The Wild Bunch/Straw Dogs/Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid

Hammer horror: Horror of Dracula/Prince of Darkness/Curse of Frankenstein/Monster From Hell/The Mummy

Universal horror: Dracula/Frankenstein/Bride of Frankenstein/Son of Frankenstein/The Mummy/The Invisible Man

Sherlock Jr./The General

The Gold Rush/The Circus/City Lights/Modern Times/The Great Dictator

Mr. Smith Goes To Washington

The Awful Truth/Bringing Up Baby/Only Angels Have Wings/Holiday/Arsenic And Old Lace/The Philadelphia Story/His Girl Friday/Gunga Din

A Matter of Life and Death/Peeping Tom

Pinocchio

Bullitt

The French Connection/To Live and Die In L.A.

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I felt this deserved a list separate from my main one.

Bond films (this one IS in order, from my favorite to my least favorite):

  1. From Russia with Love
  2. On Her Majesty's Secret Service
  3. The Living Daylights
  4. Casino Royale
  5. Licence to Kill
  6. Goldfinger
  7. GoldenEye
  8. Dr. No
  9. Quantum of Solace
  10. The Spy Who Loved Me
  11. You Only Live Twice
  12. Live and Let Die
  13. Thunderball
  14. For Your Eyes Only
  15. Diamonds Are Forever
  16. A View to a Kill
  17. Tomorrow Never Dies
  18. The Man with the Golden Gun
  19. Octopussy
  20. The World is Not Enough
  21. Moonraker
  22. Die Another Day

 

Note that, in all honesty, I don't remember Thunderball, You Only Live Twice, or any of Roger Moore's films very well.  I plan to watch all of them and amend their positions on the list in the near future.  I should also probably rewatch Tomorrow Never Dies and The World is Not Enough, but nothing can ever make me watch Die Another Day ever again.

Oh, and my top 5 shift around quite a bit, but that's where they are right now (Licence to Kill being the most recent one I re-watched).

Best Bonds:

  1. Timothy Dalton
  2. Daniel Craig
  3. Sean Connery
  4. Pierce Brosnan (too bad he only had one good one)
  5. George Lazenby
  6. Roger Moore

 

I don't forsee that list changing at all, unless Craig blows me the fuck away in his next one.

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Aliens visually and content wise closely emulates Alien (and Them! and Starship Troopers) which is no biggy as Alien was in terms of plot practically steals from many a 50's B Movie, only with such Panache it really doesn't matter.

The action movie tone is the key difference (and the crappy aspect ratio and back-projection).

Cameron pinched all the lighting effects and the basic plot structure (replacing the one perfect organism with one bigger perfect organism with lots of squishable ones).

Aliens is visually more clumsy though and some of the performances are too cheesy.

The film I would love to see is Vincent Ward's Alien 3 because that would have really have been a visual departure from the first film and a completely unique story (but I'd have to jump through the dimension gate to find it).

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Bingowings said:

Aliens is visually more clumsy though and some of the performances are too cheesy.

Boooooo.

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ChainsawAsh said:

Best Bonds:

  1. Timothy Dalton
  2. Daniel Craig
  3. Sean Connery
  4. Pierce Brosnan (too bad he only had one good one)
  5. George Lazenby
  6. Roger Moore

 

I'm sorry, but you Sean Connery is only your 3rd favorite Bond?   

here is my list:

1. Sean Connery
2. Roger Moore
3. Pierce Brosnan
4. George Lazenby
5. Daniel Craig
6. Timothy Dalton 

 


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Bingowings said:

The film I would love to see is Vincent Ward's Alien 3 because that would have really have been a visual departure from the first film and a completely unique story (but I'd have to jump through the dimension gate to find it).

Talking about things like this make me sad. So many great things that could have been that are constantly being ruined by studio interference.

However, from all I read about the Vincent Ward version of Alien 3, it seems much of it remained in the actual filmed version. Just swapped out monks for prisoners, and had less exciting sets than Ward's would have been, and it really isn't all that different.

You still have Ripley's surviving companions from Aliens dying before the film even starts, you still have Ripley finding herself  a lone woman on a planet/satellite full of bald men, and you still have her getting her head shaved. Eventually monks/prisoners start getting picked off by the alien after not taking Ripley's warnings seriously and start to try to defend themselves from it.

Maybe it would have been better, certainly it would have been as far as visuals are concerned. But I think a lot of the things people hated about Alien 3 would have still been there. Newt and Hicks dying before the film starts, making the ending of Aliens pointless, being one of the biggest complaints I hear about the current Alien 3.

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Each film presents a different flavor of Bond, whether comedic or serious. That's one of the things that keeps it fresh.

As far as the "best" film is concerned it falls between FRWL or OHMSS.

My favorites (in some kind of relative order..I love them all.)

LALD, FRWL, OHMSS, Dr. No, Thunderball, TLD, Goldfinger, TSWLM, YOLT, TMWTGG, Moonraker, DAF, LTK, FYEO, Octopussy, AVTAK, GE, TWINE, DAD, TND.

I pretend the reboot, and Craig as Bond never happened. Like Indy 4 and Mad Max 3.

My favorite Bond changes depending on my mood. I flop between Moore, Connery, Lazenby, and Dalton.

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