Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by kenobi#1878, May 21, 2021.
For me it’s Star Wars EP 3 revenge of the sith
Nostalgic for the prequels? I... Er... What...? I'm nostalgic for the time I thought Star Wars (none of that "Episode IV: the Grab Bag of Bits From War Films, Westerns and Pulp SF" malarkey) was a great film.
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The question should really be What is your favourite film rather than what is the best film as it is subjective. I’ve seen all the Star Wars films and while they were (mostly) enjoyable, I wouldn’t say any were the best film. Personally I like American Werewolf in London, The Blues Brothers (both 40 year old John Landis films) and Local Hero. More recently, I can’t get excited about any films apart from Bohemian Rhapsody and Yesterday.
And even if you try to be objective, there are so many things to consider, such as camera work, direction, storyline, special effects, costume, acting peformance, as well as prevailing cultural trends.... it is a complete minefield.
But - all that said, there is actually an answer to the OP's question, and the best film of all time (including future time) is clearly this one:
And I think you will find that you will be compelled to agree, after you have watched the whole thing through.
For a few hours of pure enjoyment you can’t go far wrong with stuff like ‘Where eagles dare’, ‘Terminator 2’, ‘Zulu’, ‘The good the bad and the Ugly’, ‘Dirty Harry’ and most of the older James Bond movies are some of my favourites.
As for Star Wars my favourite is ‘Rogue One’, mainly for the last half. I enjoyed ‘Solo’ too and thought it far better than any of the new Disney trilogy- I can’t stand any of them.
Aliens (1986). Stands the test of time and so many politically incorrect one liners, most of which can't be posted here. Well, maybe Private Hudson… "Game over man, game over." Or Newt, "They mostly come at night, mostly..."
I agree, "Where Eagles Dare" is a terrific WW2 movie. But the best movies for me are:
"On The Beach" (1959)
"Once Upon A Time In America" (1984)
"A Man For All Seasons" (1966)
Seven Samurai. It's a funny, sad, thrilling, contemplative, action packed art movie.
I could list some my 'favourite' films, rather than 'best' films. In no order...
The Living Daylights (1987)*
Ice Cold In Alex (1958)
The Good The Bad & The Ugly (1968)
The Shadow (1994)
School For Scoundrels (1959)
Swing Time (1936)
The Omen (1977)
The Night Of The Seagulls (1975)
The Big Sleep (1978)
The Incredibles (2004)
To Catch A Thief (1955)
Hard Target (1993)
* There's got to be a token Bond film, and it is my favourite.
** The English language version, with Bela Lugosi in the title role
Well done for nominating a Timothy Dalton James Bond film. He is unfairly underrated in my opinion.
Living Daylights by A-ha is my favourite theme song as well
Hot Fuzz. It is an absolute joy to watch and does make for a brilliant Buddy Cop style comedy. Also, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, I needn't say more..
Oh and here are some others I consider to be good in my opinion:
Shaun of the Dead
Le Mans 66 (or Ford vs Ferrari for the Americans)
The Inbetweeners Movie 1&2
So on so forth...
Timothy Dalton had the best films out of all of them- very underrated.
Ice Cold in Alex is extremely good but you never hear about it. Maybe the black and white puts people off.
Dalton is my favourite, so I am always at the ready to fly the flag in his defense. Though more people like him these days, as opposed to back in the day. Back in the 90's telling someone that my favourite Bond was Dalton, would get one of two responses. Either 1) a look of confusion followed by "Which ones was he in?" or 2) "Oh, really, him?". Not unlike how it took about 20 years for Lazenby / On Her Majesty's Secret Service, to finally get the appreciation they deserved. These last few years, it has happened with Dalton.
That's true of Ice Cold In Alex, it doesn't get talked about. But I don't know if being a b/w film is the reason. Citizen Kane is frequently called the best film of all time, and that was in b/w. With one of Britains most beloved stars in the lead, it definitely deserves more respect. The BFI don't even rank it amongst the 100 Greatest British Films!
Best train based movies?
The Lady Vanishes.
The Taking Of Pelham One Two Three.
The Railway Children.
why did I laugh so much lol
General Kenobi!!! Empire Strikes Back is my favourite film of all time. I’m a Star Wars nerd and big James Bond fan.
ESB is one of my favourites, probably best OT film in my opinion
It’s hard to choose a single one but probably Tarkovsky’s Andrey Rublev. I liked the atmosphere and some ideas from the movie and understood it better than in his Mirror.
I watched tons of movies on the TV when I was a teenager. We had a good IPTV connection with multiple channels, and I could always find the one with a cool movie. I didn’t like watching the news or scientific programs – only movies. It was the time I watched all the classics like Some Like it Hot and The Wizard of Oz. It was a good time, and I always remember when I wanted to watch a movie again because now I don’t have that much time for that.
Sully; a film about the US Airways flight on the Hudson
The Imitation Game; a film about Alan Turing and the Enigma machine
The Love Bug; A really old Disney film about a Volkswagen Beetle called "Herbie"
Kung Fu Panda 1, 2, and 3; A trilogy about a Panda who loves Kung Fu!
The Bee Movie; I haven't seen it, but I hear good things(!)
As mentioned above, Pelham 123 is pretty much a perfect film. Great score, brilliant acting, perfect pacing. I've never found anything quite like it in any language or era. Let's not mention the very stupid remake though.
All of them movies.
How are these not mentioned yet?
Frightening. I mean, c' mon, what if...???
For me it has to be mutiny on the buses or most of the carry on films.
Top gun or Top gun maverick imo
James Bond and the Madagascar series
I'd probably have to go with Stanley Kubrick's masterpiece 'A Clockwork Orange'
Everything from the character of Alex himself (played by an incredibly talented, young Malcolm McDowell), to the story and themes of the insidious government and moral psychology...I just can't fault anything with this film.
Granted, it might take a few viewings to get over the peculiarity of certain scenes, but it's a film I always go back to whenever I want to watch something outstanding.
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