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For me there are several candidates for the best film of all time. Going as far back as 1982 'Bladerunner' was a new breed of sci-fi which incorporated drama and raw emotion whilst contemplating the reality of the human condition. This was beautifully encapsulated when juxtaposed with replicants striving for that human quality which was so elusive.

'Goodfellas' by Scorsese was a very slick gangster flick which went behind the macho image of the gunrunner (who was always loaded) and showed a human side to the man who was struggling and deeply disturbed which went some way in explaining his violence to others.

'Pulp Fiction' was an all time great (and my favourite) because it was such a smooth black comedy and looked at the lighter side of the life of hitmen with an exceptionally dark twist - brilliantly directed by Tarantino who exploded ideas about luck and tragedy in life in this amazing film.

'As good as it gets' starring Jack Nicholson is a fantastically understated and intellectual comedy which takes the meaning of both cynicism and sardonism to another level as the OCD suffering writer (Nicholson) always seems to hurt people around him when he means to get closer to them - it reveals some home truths about normal people.

Finally 'High Fidelity' (only just second to the aforementioned in my favourites) probes the workings of the human mind especially concerning love - and in this film the protagonist retells his coming of age by relating it to his vinyls saying that he can account for just about every moment of his formative years and adulthood by looking at his music collection - what a concept!

Props to those who mentioned 'The Shawshank Redemption' and also anyone who was heartened by the raw emotion in 'American History X' because these two are also gr8 films.
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Most of my favourite films have Tom Hanks in them.
Either he makes them great, or picks good scripts.
Yeah, some of the films he has starred in are pretty decent.

Castaway
Saving Private Ryan

To name but a few, has anybody seen 'Road to Perdition', what did you think of it?
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'Pulp Fiction' was an all time great (and my favourite) because it was such a smooth black comedy and looked at the lighter side of the life of hitmen with an exceptionally dark twist - brilliantly directed by Tarantino who exploded ideas about luck and tragedy in life in this amazing film.
Well summed up.
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Cyrano De Bergerac - it's such a great story
The only good thing about Gladiator is the soundtrack. The rest is rubbish. :mad:
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Yeah, some of the films he has starred in are pretty decent.

Castaway
Saving Private Ryan

To name but a few, has anybody seen 'Road to Perdition', what did you think of it?
Adding to your list:

Forrest Gump (his best)
Philadelphia (immensely moving)
Catch me if you can (a very clever film)
The Green Mile (a slow-burning classic)
Sleepless in Seattle (one of the best romances made)
Apollo 13

Also;

That thing you do
Splash

are good films
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I wasn't too impressed with Gladiator - found it flipped to often and too quickly between action/adventure and weepy/loveydovey...although it wasn't so noticable on the small screen as at the cinema it was still enough to put me off.
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(Original post by Bigcnee)
Adding to your list:

Forrest Gump (his best)
Philadelphia (immensely moving)
Catch me if you can (a very clever film)
The Green Mile (a slow-burning classic)
Sleepless in Seattle (one of the best romances made)
Apollo 13

Also;

That thing you do
Splash

are good films
Whoops. How could I ever forget those titles.
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That thing you do
Is that the one were he plays a med student who does stand up? Really enjoyed that film but haven't seen it on tv for years...
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(Original post by Bigcnee)
Well summed up.
thanks
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(Original post by Bigcnee)
Adding to your list:

Forrest Gump (his best)
Philadelphia (immensely moving)
Catch me if you can (a very clever film)
The Green Mile (a slow-burning classic)
Sleepless in Seattle (one of the best romances made)
Apollo 13

Also;

That thing you do
Splash

are good films

You have a soft spot for Tom Hanks I would presume?
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American History X just for the emotion.
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thanks
Good call with the Hanks' films by the way Bigcnee
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Is that the one were he plays a med student who does stand up? Really enjoyed that film but haven't seen it on tv for years...
He plays the manager of an up-and-coming band in the 60's, as far as I remember.
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I wasn't too impressed with Gladiator - found it flipped to often and too quickly between action/adventure and weepy/loveydovey...although it wasn't so noticable on the small screen as at the cinema it was still enough to put me off.
Yeah... it tries too hard to be a big hit with the action movie fans and the romantic movie fans at the same time. It was too 'Hollywoody' for me.
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You have a soft spot for Tom Hanks I would presume?
He is the best actor the world has ever seen.
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He is the best actor the world has ever seen.
Well I reckon he is up there but not thee best.

But the worst actor has got to be the posh Hugh Grant. He is rubbish and I dont see why he is rated so much. And his films are absolute crap regardless of the bias english media ratings he maybe getting.
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For me Jack Nicholson is the best actor - his style is timeless which means he can be cast in big films. I also have a high regard for De Niro because he has such a range which allows him to transpose between serious and comical films. Raging Bull/Goodfellas etc. vs. Meet the parents
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I agree that some of those Tom Hanks films are good, but Apollo 13 was dull and boring.
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Yeah... it tries too hard to be a big hit with the action movie fans and the romantic movie fans at the same time. It was too 'Hollywoody' for me.
Give us a break LilMissSunshine!! It's a good movie and I'm gonna buy the DVD just to annoy you!
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For me there are several candidates for the best film of all time. Going as far back as 1982 'Bladerunner' was a new breed of sci-fi which incorporated drama and raw emotion whilst contemplating the reality of the human condition. This was beautifully encapsulated when juxtaposed with replicants striving for that human quality which was so elusive.

'Goodfellas' by Scorsese was a very slick gangster flick which went behind the macho image of the gunrunner (who was always loaded) and showed a human side to the man who was struggling and deeply disturbed which went some way in explaining his violence to others.

'Pulp Fiction' was an all time great (and my favourite) because it was such a smooth black comedy and looked at the lighter side of the life of hitmen with an exceptionally dark twist - brilliantly directed by Tarantino who exploded ideas about luck and tragedy in life in this amazing film.

'As good as it gets' starring Jack Nicholson is a fantastically understated and intellectual comedy which takes the meaning of both cynicism and sardonism to another level as the OCD suffering writer (Nicholson) always seems to hurt people around him when he means to get closer to them - it reveals some home truths about normal people.

Finally 'High Fidelity' (only just second to the aforementioned in my favourites) probes the workings of the human mind especially concerning love - and in this film the protagonist retells his coming of age by relating it to his vinyls saying that he can account for just about every moment of his formative years and adulthood by looking at his music collection - what a concept!

Props to those who mentioned 'The Shawshank Redemption' and also anyone who was heartened by the raw emotion in 'American History X' because these two are also gr8 films.
Blade Runner, awesome film.
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