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What are your favorite movies?

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What are your favorite movies? I really like movies in the thriller genre. I love Hitchcock films, but there are also some of my favorite films from new ones, such as The Oxford Murders, the disappeared.
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My favourite of all time has to be 2001 a Space Odyssey, Followed by Star Trek 4 - The Voyage Home. At one stage I even had Back to the Future 1,2 and 3 all recorded so that they ran together without the credits in between. That was back in the days of VHS, have yet to do it in digital. There are certainly many other Genre's that I like. A good crime movie, documentary, good comedy (which excludes 99% of American stuff ;)). Recently I watched "last Cab to Darwin" for no other reason than I had been to many of the places that it was travelling through. It was a trip down memory lane, the characters and the scenery. :D
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I recently watched "Roma" from three times oscar winning director Alfonso Cuaron. Nothing much happens in "Roma"at the first hour and a half, it has a fragile, slowburning pace that is not of this time, yet it is still incredibly mesmirising and beautiful from beginning to end. The still shots of some scenes are still in my memory, because they were so gorgeous and powerful.

To answer the general question what are my favorite movies, I can tell that any movie with true to life acting and with true to life dialogues will rock my boat. The older I get, the more important characters and story become to me. Without characters I can relate to, or without a story that has credibility, I just loose my patience. And while nothing much happens in "Roma" , the characters and especially HOW these characters are being portrayed is so mesmirising and beautiful, that I believe director Alfonso Cuaron made one of the most unique portraits about family life and the bonds of love that hold a family together, come hell or high water...

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It just occurred to me that, as we are a very cosmopolitan board, we might also say which language is used in said movies. Not all of us are multilingual, and something may appeal, only to be disappointed because we do not understand the dialogue.
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lsemmens wrote:
Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:43 pm
It just occurred to me that, as we are a very cosmopolitan board, we might also say which language is used in said movies. Not all of us are multilingual, and something may appeal, only to be disappointed because we do not understand the dialogue.
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There was this movie about the forgotten cinema pioneer Colin McKenzie, a New Zealand native born in 1888.
The director is said to have become very famous a few years later... :mrgreen:
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John Q

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This American movie showed us good spirit, John Q wasn't a violent man or man of dirty level, he's normal citizen, he's not rich nor ignorant, his son life was in so dangerous and legal ways don't work, the seriousness of someone life being in dangerous, he's a father and his feelings about his son is more high than a doctor studying the situation from the other aspects in more mentality, he decided in the end to make unusual thing, illegal one to force the system to save his son life, what we can call this? Is he real criminal? according to radicalism, this man is criminal, he shoudn't do what he did or that way, with that kind thinking his son will die simply and he's watching, he can do nothing, so, he's in fact isn't real criminal, he tried to get some care for his son case instead of the careless of the radicalism that is working according the apparent letters of the law.
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End of days

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This movie is one of movies that make taste to scriptures, it used a scripture and made an atmosphere for the movie, it showed us a supernatural power and suggested how man or normal man dealt with that supernatural power, it imagined the devil from scriptures and gave us kind of understanding for the divilism, it showed us the conflict that can be between radical ideology and maybe liberalism that it's not a solution to stop an evil to do a crime, crimes aren't solutions, this kind of crimes are serious ugly one "the murdering", I'm not agree all of the point of view of the movie but although that it's still good movie.
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An addition: Through my watching the movie I expect that it'll offer a solution for man against the evil supernatural power, not an expected solution for normal man that another good supernatural power will invade the problem to solve, supernatural vs supernatural, I assumed that the movie wants to say that normal man if he made something like for example faith in movie, that he'll be like if he gained a supernatural power, something normal man do, that will make him as a supernatural creature and can face this kind or that thing will make him to do abnormal solution to solve the problem, but the movie offered the sacrifice as a solution, it was a point of view for the movie as a solution that I'm not agree with.

Another thing I noticed is that the movie showed us like if God closes doors around man to make him in the end to be like if he forced indirectly to accept God way and return back, maybe this idea has a kind of radicalism but anyway it was the opinion of the movie and the understanding of scriptures the movie is based on.
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SCIENCE FICTION:
• Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
• Star Wars: A New Hope
• Terminator
• The Matrix
• The Black Hole
• Back To The Future
• Stargate
• Wing Commander

ACTION/ADVENTURE:
• Speed
• Gone In 60 Seconds
• Indiana Jones and The Temple of Doom
• Top Gun

SUPERHERO:
• Man of Steel
• Spider-Man (2002)
• Spider-Man 2 (2004)
• Iron Man
• Wonder Woman
• Captain America

COMEDY:
• Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure

ANIMATED:
• A Bug's Life
• Toy Story
• Ratatouille
• The Incredibles
• Despicable Me
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Ghostbusters (original)
Weird Science
Flight of the Phoenix (enjoyed both the original and the remake)
Dawn of the Dead (again I enjoyed both original and remake, although original despite its quirks is far superior)
Night of the Living Dead (90's Savini remake)
Terminator (1 and 2 - no others exist)
Aliens
The Thing (80's remake)
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Chain Reaction

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Analyse: We've a scientific research here vs business in dirty way, science vs money with any price, Keanu and Rudall and others represents the noble science spirit, Brian Cox represents the business and dirty level, anything can be with any price, evil but not wise, Morgan Freeman represents the dirty job too but a power in the country, can be evil but wise, he's like a part of a secret level in government, the level that is high over than the normal citizens understanding, for that they can do dirty works but in general for the general benefit of the nation, not like Brian Cox model, they can use someone like Brian Cox but they don't leave someone like this to be really so powerful in government, but he can be some powerful, he used the power with no necessary, his management to the situation the evil and unwise. I liked Morgan Freeman position in the movie, you can't judge him as an evil one 100%, it's like we've to do some evil in some situations, like a kind of justifying but not absolute one. For Keanu, he can't understand this kind of ideology Morgan have or high level in government can work with, he's normal citizen who want to feel safe in his country, for that the FBI agents in movie are of appropriate kind for Keanu when they understood that he's innocent, he can't imagine another secret dark level in his country or he feel no safe living in his country. FBI agents seemed as ignorants in the beginning of the movie, and through the movie their opinion changed about Keanu, but with the sense of normal citizens not a high agents in government those lean on good oil and calculation, mentality, so FBI agents in the movie are of the simple kind, those who have simple understanding like the other normal citizens in the country.

An addition: I think Brian Cox represented too the extreme form of capitalism ideology, Morgan Freeman represented kind of liberalism, FBI agents thought with simple socialistic way in some scenes vs Morgan Freeman.
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Koyaanisqatsi: Life Out of Balance (1982) Definitely this one but all 3 if you can.
Powaqqatsi: Life in Transformation (1988)
Naqoyqatsi: Life as War (2002)

The Butterfly Effect - original ending

Running Man 1987
Terminator 1984
Terminator 2 1992
Predator
Red Heat
Total Recall (bit of an Arnie fan as a kid!)

They Live

Matrix Trilogy
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My favorite movies are Avengers,Lego and COCO
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