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No particular order...

Se7en
Pulp Fiction
The Dark Knight
There Will Be Blood
LA Confidential

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children of men
heat
prestige
inception
dark knigh
Why you lurking my page brah?

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1.Memento
2.Inception
3.Fight Club
4.Pulp Fiction
5.The Prestige

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1. E.T.- The Extra-Terrestrial: Definitely the most personal film to me. It's the most touching story I've ever seen an never fails to uplift me. Spielberg's ultimate masterpiece, in my opinion. If I had twenty four hours to live, this would be the last movie I'd ever watch.

2. Titanic: Another one that's pretty personal, I was about seven or eight when this came out. The special effects were magnificent (and most of them still hold up today) and the romance was a classic Hollywood love story that was easy to engage with. The audience I saw it with all became one in the theater that night, and all five hundred people in there had a singular motion picture experience unlike anything I've ever had before or since. It was just incredible.

3. Signs: I know I'm going to get a tremendous amount of shit for this, especially since everyone hates basically anyone who had anything to do with this movie, but once upon a time, M. Night Shyamalan was still capable of letting his ego go and creating movie magic. The atmosphere that this film weaved through me left a great impression on me and for the first time in my life (I was 13 or so when it came out) I was able to see how the LACK of music can create suspense. Also, this pre-Crazy Mel film really showcased the actors humanity. I have minor quibbles with the ending (it's all a little obvious in its use of symbolism) but for a damn good time watching a fun alien invasion flick with a really charming family, pop this one in.

4. The Exorcist: This one has terrified me for years, and I've never quite been able to get over it. A lot gets said about this revolutionary horror film, and one of the biggest things people say about it is how "negative" it is, which I've never understood. Yes, I understand it's an incredibly DARK film about, you know, Satan and all of that, but beneath that is a very touching and moving story about characters dealing with crises of faith, and how none of that matters as long as the life of a little girl gets saved. And the craziest thing about it is, I don't even actually believe in any of the religious implications the film makes at all. But it's still that powerful.

5. The Wizard of Oz: Another personal one. No matter how old I get, I can always pop this one in and have a great time watching it. It's pure cinema magic. The musical numbers, the acting, the set pieces, all of it just adds up to a great movie experience that always warms the heart up.

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waveking wrote:Btw I just checked out the site in your sig and its loaded with awesomely hilarious scripts. Fantastic!! Are you someone involved with that site or just a fan?
I'm not involved, but I've had a response from one of the writers about possibly joining. I'm a huge fan of the site, really hoping to get in to writing a few of my own (abridged) scripts.

@sanford: I also love "Signs". It's my second favorite Shyamalan movie.

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1. The Lord of the Rings Motion Picture Trilogy (treated as one film)
2. District 9
3. The Dark Knight
4. The Shawshank Redemption
5. Moon

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Batman Begins
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28 Days Later
Jurassic Park
The Matrix
Terminator 2: Judgement Day

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MrG wrote:1. The Lord of the Rings Motion Picture Trilogy (treated as one film)
2. District 9
3. The Dark Knight
4. The Shawshank Redemption
5. Moon

Close calls:
Batman Begins
Avatar
28 Days Later
Jurassic Park
The Matrix
Terminator 2: Judgement Day
That's a darn good list, I love almost all those movies (except maybe Shawshank)

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I'm sorry but you can't count three films as one that is absolutely ridiculous.

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RomanM wrote:I'm sorry but you can't count three films as one that is absolutely ridiculous.
Agreed. I don't understand the logic behind counting a set of films as a single movie; it doesn't make sense.

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Those movies feel like one giant film that was edited into three films. There not like Star Wars where each film had a very unique feel and were directed by different filmmakers. I can understand how a huge fan of Lord Of The Rings could be seen as one huge film. I just don't see them that way.
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